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By Clarinda Harriss and By Clarinda Harriss,Special to the Sun | July 1, 2001
"Bloodlines," by Fred D'Aguiar. The Overlook Press. 161 pages, $24.95. Fred D'Aguiar's novel-in-verse, "Bloodlines" is a brilliant venture that almost succeeds. It takes the reader on a wild voyage tossed by love, sex and violence; it's funny, satirical, serious. It's like a documentary done in Errol Flynn-movie style. It can be so poignant the reader aches -- or so off-the-mark the reader cringes. The big risk, obviously, is writing an "issues" novel -- "Bloodlines" tackles the consequences of U.S. slavery -- in verse: strict ottava rima (each stanza consisting of eight iambic pentameter lines end-rhymed abababcc)
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - Maryland had defeated Army 40 minutes earlier, and Terps players were picking up notepads and pens and filtering back toward the Comcast Center court to scout their next NCAA tournament opponent. They didn't need to watch long to grasp their formidable task in Tuesday night's second-round matchup: limiting the influence of Texas center Imani McGee-Stafford, the mobile, 6-foot-7 sophomore with the bright orange hair and impressive basketball pedigree. The fourth-seeded Terps (25-6)
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By Gina Spadafori and Gina Spadafori,McClatchy News Service | September 18, 1993
I meant to mention Susan Conant's new dog-lover's mystery, "Bloodlines" (Doubleday, $17), several months ago, when a review copy first crossed my desk. But then I did a foolish thing: I gave it to a friend who saw it at my house and begged me to let her have it "just for the weekend."I never saw that copy again.I tried to get it back recently, only to discover that to track it down I'd have to be as good a sleuth as Ms. Conant's dog-training amateur detective, Holly Winter."Great book," said the friend.
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By Colleen Thomas and The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2013
Matt McPhearson is the outlier of his family, the ugly duckling of sorts. With a family of football players, the gridiron seemed like the obvious choice. Instead, McPhearson chose baseball, and Thursday night the speedy center fielder could become the first high school or college player from the state to be drafted in the first or second round of baseball's amateur draft since 2007. "It's a blessing," said McPhearson, who lives in Columbia and just finished his senior year at Riverdale Baptist School in Prince George's County.
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By KEN MURRAY AND SANDRA MCKEE and KEN MURRAY AND SANDRA MCKEE,SUN REPORTERS | May 20, 2006
ENTRY INFORMATION COMPILED BY KEN MURRAY SUN REPORTER RACING COMMENTS BY SANDRA MCKEE SUN REPORTER 1 - LIKE NOW ODDS 19-1 COLOR BAY JOCKEY - Garrett Gomez -- Replaced regular rider, 18-year-old Fernando Jara, at the request of the owner. Ranked fifth in the nation in purse earnings last year with $14,221,321 and his 245 wins led all Southern California riders. TRAINER - Kiaran McLaughlin -- Lexington, Ky., native who got his start under D. Wayne Lukas and established himself in Dubai.
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By THEO LIPPMAN, JR | April 3, 1991
AT LAST. Three Democrats have said out loud they are ready to run for president in 1992. You know what that means.It means the political handicappers have to start giving odds.Paul Tsongas. 10,000 to 1 against winning the presidential nomination, 1,000 to 1 against winning the vice presidential. He has never run for national office before. Track record is very important. About 75 percent of all presidential nominees ran and lost before they ran and won the nomination.Some critics say Tsongas' liability is that he is a liberal Democrat from Massachusetts of Greek extraction.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,SUN STAFF | January 19, 1997
Westminster activist Patricia Holbert began making preparations yesterday to run for County Commissioner.Although the election is two years away, Holbert held an organizational meeting yesterday with campaign workers. She does not plan to announce her candidacy until September but wants "to get everything in place now.""I like to be organized," she said.Holbert, a Republican with strong GOP bloodlines -- "My father has been a Republican since God was a baby" -- sees the run as the pursuit of a lifelong dream.
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By NORRIS WEST | December 12, 1999
WE HAVE much in common, we Americans.It doesn't matter what the prefix -- African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, European American.We share quite a bit, sometimes more than we like to admit. Sometimes the commonalities reach our bloodlines.A furious debate ensued, and continues, over whether Thomas Jefferson fathered the children of his slave Sally Hemmings. Even those who ignore clear evidence about the Founding Father cannot deny that common blood in blacks and whites.If African Americans trace their roots deep enough, they are likely to find white ancestors.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1992
Cellular service for D.C. subwayBell Atlantic Corp. plans to provide cellular services throughout the Metro subway system in Washington later this fall, the company said yesterday. Bell Atlantic, working in conjunction with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), said it will make underground services available in six stations initially and expand to as many as 23 by the end of next year.The cellular system will eventually allow subway riders to initiate calls underground or above ground and continue those calls throughout their ride.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Staff Writer | May 21, 1992
Lacrosse has such a strong presence and following in the Baltimore area that the quality baseball played at the high school and college level here is often overlooked. UMBC has just one non-Marylander on the team that earned an at-large berth to the NCAA baseball tournament, and George Washington used local talent to win the Atlantic 10 Conference.Dave Fletcher, a senior catcher from Dundalk who's hitting .315, is a four-year starter for the Colonials, who open the Midwest Regional against host Wichita State tomorrow.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,tim.smith@baltsun.com | June 18, 2009
Faith, family, friendship - not to mention sexual abuse, illness and death. These are just some of the issues that will be addressed during the 28th Baltimore Playwrights Festival, in works that cover the stylistic waterfront - comedy, drama, and the festival's first musical - and that are set in a variety of places and times, including Thanksgiving and Passover. "It's a pretty eclectic group of plays," says Bob Russell, former owner of the Spotlighters Theatre and a two-decade veteran of the festival's organizational team.
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By Pat O'Malley | January 16, 2008
Archbishop Spalding forward Jordan Clinton "is having a breakout season," Cavaliers coach Deb Taylor said. Clinton's success on the basketball court is not surprising considering that her father, Tim Clinton, played at Glen Burnie and that her mother, Debbie Garrison Clinton, played for Brooklyn Park, where she scored 1,630 career points and was a member of state championship teams in 1985, 1986 and 1987. Jordan's younger brother, Trey Clinton, is on the Mount St. Joseph junior varsity team.
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By Nick Shields and Nick Shields,sun reporter | January 18, 2007
Baltimore County officials are applying stricter standards for the purchase of police dogs for a unit that has seen some dogs die of cancer. The tighter standards, based in part on recommendations from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, include a close review of the dogs' bloodlines, county officials said. The county plans to buy at least three dogs. A bidding process ended this month, but the county has not announced the results. The canine unit has 22 police dogs, according to the Baltimore County police union.
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By KEN MURRAY AND SANDRA MCKEE and KEN MURRAY AND SANDRA MCKEE,SUN REPORTERS | May 20, 2006
ENTRY INFORMATION COMPILED BY KEN MURRAY SUN REPORTER RACING COMMENTS BY SANDRA MCKEE SUN REPORTER 1 - LIKE NOW ODDS 19-1 COLOR BAY JOCKEY - Garrett Gomez -- Replaced regular rider, 18-year-old Fernando Jara, at the request of the owner. Ranked fifth in the nation in purse earnings last year with $14,221,321 and his 245 wins led all Southern California riders. TRAINER - Kiaran McLaughlin -- Lexington, Ky., native who got his start under D. Wayne Lukas and established himself in Dubai.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | February 6, 2005
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Winning two Super Bowls with field goals has allowed Adam Vinatieri to continue his family's flair for the dramatic. The New England Patriots' kicker is a second cousin of Evel Knievel, the 66-year-old retired motorcycle stunt man. "I have motorcycles, but I don't jump them over buildings and cliffs and stuff like that," Vinatieri said. "I'm a little bit tamer." No one has been more clutch with the Super Bowl title on the line than Vinatieri. His 48-yard field goal as time expired lifted New England to a 20-17 upset of the St. Louis Rams in 2002.
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By Sarah Weinman and Sarah Weinman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 30, 2005
Bloodlines By Jan Burke. Simon & Schuster, 464 pages. $25. When conversation turns to evaluating the best female crime writers, Jan Burke's name is too often omitted. It's an unjust fate, as she has steadily improved with each novel since introducing intrepid California journalist Irene Kelly to the landscape back in 1994. But Bloodlines, with its meticulous plotting and epic tale spanning six decades, is unlike anything Burke has attempted before; the novel's success lies in its grounding in history - both real and created.
NEWS
March 4, 1991
"Kuwait is liberated," proclaimed President Bush last Wednesday night.The news was greeted with justifiable jubilation by Americans who can certainly be grateful the war was won so swiftly and at such little cost in lives of U.S. and allied soldiers.But now that the victory has been achieved, we might do well to reflect upon just what "liberation" means.To illustrate the point, let us devise a scenario -- a scenario which, granted, is improbable but which nonetheless may serve its purpose.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | October 12, 1992
LAUREL -- John Friedman never gave up the dream.It's been 21 years since the retired Washington firefighter took on the biggest names in racing and won the 1971 Coaching Club American Oaks with the unfashionably bred filly, Our Cheri Amour. The filly cost her owner, the late Helen Vizzi, only $1,800 at the Timonium sales.It was one of racing's great Cinderella stories, ranking right up there in local lore with Harrison Johnson's victory in the Hopeful Stakes with Gusty O'Shay.Now Friedman, 60, has burst onto the scene with another stakes runner with similar unfashionable bloodlines.
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By John Eisenberg and John Eisenberg,SUN STAFF | June 4, 2004
When Smarty Jones bids for a Triple Crown in tomorrow's Belmont Stakes, could his toughest opponent be Smarty Jones? The question doesn't seem to make sense, but it reflects doubts about the horse's pedigree, seen in the racing industry as his only potential flaw. Undefeated in eight starts, Smarty Jones appears far superior to his competition, but his pedigree, though respectable, suggests he might not be able to dominate the longer Belmont. His biggest threat, in other words, might be his genes rather than another horse.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | April 4, 2002
Son of Drakula, the new one-man show by Obie Award-winning former Marylander David Drake, will make its world premiere at the Theatre Project May 16. The autobiographical show was inspired by a genealogical quest that took Drake (whose original surname was "Drakula") to Eastern Europe where he explored links to Vlad the Impaler. In the tradition of Drake's award-winning off-Broadway hit, The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, which was filmed at the Theatre Project in 1999, the new work also examines personal, political and psychological issues.
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