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By Anne Tallent and Anne Tallent,Sun Reporter | May 16, 2007
If mac and cheese had a televised equivalent, it would be The Price Is Right. Familiar, warm, carb-heavy. Cheesy, goes down easy. Nothing disagreeable. "It's comfort food," says Marc Green, founder and administrator of fan site Golden-Road.net. And this televised comfort food, which tests participants on their familiarity with the prices of fruit hammocks and baker's racks, has become the longest continuously running game show in the United States. It has inspired song tributes, video re-creations, TV parodies, fan sites, clever T-shirts and not-altogether-rational outpourings of emotion.
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By Kevin Eck and Kevin Eck,kevin.eck@baltsun.com | November 29, 2009
Pro wrestling star John Cena made a grand entrance last Sunday to a sold-out crowd filled with cheering young fans. Packed into Washington's Verizon Center, kids stood on their feet waving foam fingers and wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the defiant yet wholesome slogan "Never Give Up." Over the course of the three-hour World Wrestling Entertainment show, heroes and villains battled it out in the ring, and parents didn't feel compelled to shield their kids' eyes from the action.
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February 14, 2006
Critic's Pick-- Bob Barker (above) brings his game show to prime time with The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13).
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By From Sun staff and news services | March 27, 2009
Bob Barker comes on down to 'Price' Bob Barker returned to The Price Is Right - and this time he was the showcase. After nearly two years in retirement, the 85-year-old former game show host was invited to come on down to The Price Is Right to promote his memoir, Priceless Memories, due out April 6. The silver-haired host appeared Wednesday alongside successor Drew Carey near the finale of the show, which airs April 16, to present two prize showcases that...
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By From Sun staff and news services | March 27, 2009
Bob Barker comes on down to 'Price' Bob Barker returned to The Price Is Right - and this time he was the showcase. After nearly two years in retirement, the 85-year-old former game show host was invited to come on down to The Price Is Right to promote his memoir, Priceless Memories, due out April 6. The silver-haired host appeared Wednesday alongside successor Drew Carey near the finale of the show, which airs April 16, to present two prize showcases that...
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June 12, 1994
Now that Leonard Coleman and Gene Budig have assumed the helms of the National and American leagues, respectively, there is still a giant vacuum in baseball's leadership circle. The commissioner's office has been vacant for over a year, and "Winners and Losers" has assembled a list of serious and not so serious candidates to fill the post.CANDIDATES .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... COMMENTMadonna .. .. .. Winner .. .. Really knows the players... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Really knows the game.DTC Michele McCloud ... Winner .. Never seen, never heard from.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,Sun reporter | July 3, 2008
The state of Maryland has contracts with at least four public employee uniform companies that allegedly use sweatshop labor to turn out inexpensive shirts, jackets and pants, according to a report by SweatFree Communities, a group that wants to create a consortium of federal, state and local governments that oppose such labor practices. In the first report of its kind, SweatFree Communities reached out to workers in factories in China, Bangladesh, Honduras and several other nations to gauge working conditions.
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By Kevin Eck and Kevin Eck,kevin.eck@baltsun.com | November 29, 2009
Pro wrestling star John Cena made a grand entrance last Sunday to a sold-out crowd filled with cheering young fans. Packed into Washington's Verizon Center, kids stood on their feet waving foam fingers and wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the defiant yet wholesome slogan "Never Give Up." Over the course of the three-hour World Wrestling Entertainment show, heroes and villains battled it out in the ring, and parents didn't feel compelled to shield their kids' eyes from the action.
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By Sorina Diaconescu and Sorina Diaconescu,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 30, 2002
HOLLYWOOD - For three decades and counting, Bob Barker and Co. have beckoned with the trademark "Come on down!" and viewers have tuned in, turning The Price Is Right into a perennial champ of daytime TV. In fact, with 30 years in, Barker has surpassed Johnny Carson's long tenure on The Tonight Show. This summer, with six specials broadcast during prime time, the ratings have flared higher than usual. Yet on a recent July morning, Barker contemplated scaling back on his duties as host and executive producer of the most durable game show ever.
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By Luke Broadwater | May 7, 2011
Everyone knows there will be a movie made about the death of Osama bin Laden. But who will play whom? Conan O'Brien has the answers:  (Spoiler alert: Joe Biden will be played by Bob Barker.)   
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,Sun reporter | July 3, 2008
The state of Maryland has contracts with at least four public employee uniform companies that allegedly use sweatshop labor to turn out inexpensive shirts, jackets and pants, according to a report by SweatFree Communities, a group that wants to create a consortium of federal, state and local governments that oppose such labor practices. In the first report of its kind, SweatFree Communities reached out to workers in factories in China, Bangladesh, Honduras and several other nations to gauge working conditions.
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By Anne Tallent and Anne Tallent,Sun Reporter | May 16, 2007
If mac and cheese had a televised equivalent, it would be The Price Is Right. Familiar, warm, carb-heavy. Cheesy, goes down easy. Nothing disagreeable. "It's comfort food," says Marc Green, founder and administrator of fan site Golden-Road.net. And this televised comfort food, which tests participants on their familiarity with the prices of fruit hammocks and baker's racks, has become the longest continuously running game show in the United States. It has inspired song tributes, video re-creations, TV parodies, fan sites, clever T-shirts and not-altogether-rational outpourings of emotion.
FEATURES
February 14, 2006
Critic's Pick-- Bob Barker (above) brings his game show to prime time with The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13).
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By Sorina Diaconescu and Sorina Diaconescu,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 30, 2002
HOLLYWOOD - For three decades and counting, Bob Barker and Co. have beckoned with the trademark "Come on down!" and viewers have tuned in, turning The Price Is Right into a perennial champ of daytime TV. In fact, with 30 years in, Barker has surpassed Johnny Carson's long tenure on The Tonight Show. This summer, with six specials broadcast during prime time, the ratings have flared higher than usual. Yet on a recent July morning, Barker contemplated scaling back on his duties as host and executive producer of the most durable game show ever.
SPORTS
June 12, 1994
Now that Leonard Coleman and Gene Budig have assumed the helms of the National and American leagues, respectively, there is still a giant vacuum in baseball's leadership circle. The commissioner's office has been vacant for over a year, and "Winners and Losers" has assembled a list of serious and not so serious candidates to fill the post.CANDIDATES .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... COMMENTMadonna .. .. .. Winner .. .. Really knows the players... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Really knows the game.DTC Michele McCloud ... Winner .. Never seen, never heard from.
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October 28, 2003
Rod Roddy, 66, the flamboyantly dressed announcer on The Price is Right whose booming, jovial voice invited lucky audience members to "Come on down!" for nearly 20 years, died yesterday in a Los Angeles hospital. He had been suffering from colon and breast cancer. He had been ill for more than two years but tried to work as long as he could, said Bob Barker, host of the popular game show. Mr. Roddy's announcing stints included Love Connection (1981-1985) and Press Your Luck (1983-1986)
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December 7, 2008
1 'Happy Gilmore': Adam Sandler trades in his hockey stick for golf clubs and gets beaten up by Bob Barker. Great start to your Sunday viewing (2 p.m., USA). 2 Baltimore's team?: Grab some friends and cowboy gear. Then line-dance your way around the tube and root for the Cowboys to rope the Steelers (4:15 p.m., chs. 45, 5). 3 Mids get a test: The streaking Navy men (7-1) step into ACC basketball competition vs. Virginia Tech in the BB&T Classic at Verizon Center (5 p.m., MASN). 4 By George: First Georgetown, now George Washington.
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