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By Los Angeles Times | November 1, 1990
HOLLYWOOD -- "The Bonfire of the Vanities" is getting a chilly reception at test screenings, sources say. The cold shoulder has generated at least one report that the film will not make its scheduled Christmastime release -- which Warner Bros. flatly denies."It will absolutely be at theaters on Dec. 21," says Rob Friedman, Warners' president of worldwide advertising and publicity. He stresses that the controversial film is a work-in-progress. "Any screenings you may be reporting on do not necessarily reflect the final cut of the movie."
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2012
Anne Arundel police have charged a 29-year-old homeless man with attempted murder. Louis Vaden also faces assault charges stemming from an incident involving his girlfriend Monday in Brooklyn Park. The victim told police that the suspect had violently assaulted her early in the day in a wooded area behind the 6000 block of Ritchie Highway, where the couple had been living. Investigators said the two became involved in an argument that led to an altercation. The suspect dragged the victim through a bonfire, police said.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | August 2, 1992
When the kids can eat free at a restaurant, I'm always suspicious about where corners will be cut.Will portions be smaller? Will prices be higher on other items? Will we be ignored once the food is served?My suspicions were for naught at the Bonfire, where one kid eats free with each paying adult from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. And it isn't just hamburgers and hot dogs being offered to kids here. Their choices included Chinese dishes and prime rib.By arriving early, adults may take advantage of several "early bird specials," featuring everything from prime rib to chicken cordon bleu at reduced prices.
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By Rachael Pacella, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2012
For those in search of a calmer beach experience, nearby Assateague National Island Seashore can be a good alternative to Ocean City. And there's another perk to this great park- you can have bonfires on the beach. There is no better way to unwind than to sit around a fire with friends, eating s’mores, and looking up at the stars - which are easier to see at the park, miles away from civilization. It’s something I’ve done regularly for many years. If you’re going to have a fire on the beach, you'll need to pay an entry fee to get into the park.
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April 27, 2006
Like every other observer of the sex-race-class-legal-political-media drama unfolding at Duke University, we can't possibly yet know if any crimes were committed, or even who may turn out to be the true victims - if any - in this story. But this grotesque bonfire in Durham, N.C., is impossible not to watch, nonetheless. Take a big dose of privilege. (Who doesn't know by now that Duke, where the annual tab is about the same as the U.S. median household income, is among the most impossible-to-get-into schools?
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2010
Two men were seriously burned at a northeast Baltimore County party when someone sprayed a form of fuel on a bonfire, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. Fire investigators said a group of people were standing around a fire pit in a driveway of a home in the 11500 block of Wallace Drive at about 3:15 a.m. Sunday when the flames started to die down. Witnesses later told police that Nicholas Hamel, 20, tried to reignite the fire with nitro fuel, which is used to power remote control cars.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | December 21, 1990
Call it "Bonfire of the Calamities." Brian De Palma's version of the great, tough Tom Wolfe best seller "Bonfire of the Vanities" has been turned into a pie-fight. You could say, Send in the Clowns, except that the clowns are already there.De Palma is clearly frightened by the book, and so it is fair to inquire why he made the movie in the first place. There can be no answer, but certainly never has a director worked more assiduously to subvert the vision of the book he is charged with adapting and never has one copped out more insipidly at the end.Wolfe's panoramic chronicle of New York City in the grip of racial paranoia and social disintegration watched as a smug WASP bond trader was, after a moment's bad judgment, brought low by venal, barbaric forces.
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By Lou Cedrone and Lou Cedrone,Evening Sun Staff | December 21, 1990
IF YOU CAN put the book behind you and take the film as it is, ''Bonfire of the Vanities'' is a pleasant surprise.It's a surprise because it comes to us on a float of negativism. Some movies get that treatment. Word sneaks out that the test screenings have been bad, and the movie is damned thereon.''Bonfire'' has been getting that kind of treatment. Some critics have been calling it ''Bombfire of the Vanities.''Well, it is far from that. It is also a good distance from the book. The movie script (by Michael Cristofer)
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2012
Anne Arundel police have charged a 29-year-old homeless man with attempted murder. Louis Vaden also faces assault charges stemming from an incident involving his girlfriend Monday in Brooklyn Park. The victim told police that the suspect had violently assaulted her early in the day in a wooded area behind the 6000 block of Ritchie Highway, where the couple had been living. Investigators said the two became involved in an argument that led to an altercation. The suspect dragged the victim through a bonfire, police said.
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By NEWSDAY | November 30, 1996
NEW YORK -- The wait for a new novel from Tom Wolfe willhave lasted 10 years -- until next November -- when his publisher brings out the writer's first hardcover fiction since the popular "Bonfire of the Vanities."Meanwhile, Wolfe is offering an appetizer in the pages of Rolling Stone, where "Bonfire" first appeared as a 27-part "serial novel," and his book publisher has offered a few other details of the much-anticipated work."Ambush at Fort Bragg," a tale of sensationalistic TV reporting that debuts in the Dec. 12 issue of Rolling Stone, was spun off by Wolfe from his novel-in-progress.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2010
Two men were seriously burned at a northeast Baltimore County party when someone sprayed a form of fuel on a bonfire, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. Fire investigators said a group of people were standing around a fire pit in a driveway of a home in the 11500 block of Wallace Drive at about 3:15 a.m. Sunday when the flames started to die down. Witnesses later told police that Nicholas Hamel, 20, tried to reignite the fire with nitro fuel, which is used to power remote control cars.
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April 27, 2006
Like every other observer of the sex-race-class-legal-political-media drama unfolding at Duke University, we can't possibly yet know if any crimes were committed, or even who may turn out to be the true victims - if any - in this story. But this grotesque bonfire in Durham, N.C., is impossible not to watch, nonetheless. Take a big dose of privilege. (Who doesn't know by now that Duke, where the annual tab is about the same as the U.S. median household income, is among the most impossible-to-get-into schools?
BUSINESS
By Russel Kinnel and Russel Kinnel,MORNINGSTAR.COM | February 9, 2003
Who were the biggest wealth-destroyers of 2002? Some of you asked that after I wrote about last year's biggest wealth-creating funds. I do take requests, so here, then, are the funds that suffered the largest dollar-value decreases in assets after taking cash flows out of the equation. It's a depressing thought, and Ralph Wanger, manager of Liberty Acorn (LACAX) - which, by the way, was only No. 97 on the list - expressed it quite well in his third-quarter shareholder report, titled The Vanity of the Bonfire: "The terrible stock market has cost us a lot of money.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | July 14, 2001
The University of Maryland, College Park is seeking to expand its ability to discipline students convicted of misdemeanors for off-campus incidents, according to a report presented to the Board of Regents of the state's university system yesterday. The move comes in the wake of destructive bonfires after Maryland lost to Duke in the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament in March. After the game, several hundred students roamed the campus and the College Park area, setting numerous fires.
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By Michael Pakenham and Michael Pakenham,SUN BOOK EDITOR | May 20, 2001
Since the mid-1960s, Tom Wolfe has anatomically dissected U.S. institutions ranging from the space program to stock car racing, from the pomposities of limousine radicals to the postmodernist high-art market, from urban grub politics to Olympian venture capitalism. And more, lots more. None of those books has failed to yield, cooing on one flank, a righteous chorus of admirers who believe Wolfe has the clearest grasp of the American social fabric of anyone writing. Gnashing at the other flank is a pack of condemners balefully keening he is dead, wise-guy, reactionary wrong.
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February 12, 2001
SADLY ENOUGH, Maryland profits from the tobacco business, collecting $197 million in per-pack taxes last year alone. Sadder still? The national tobacco settlement's $4 billion to Maryland plunges this state even more deeply into its cigarette tax addiction: The settlement is being paid for with price increases passed on by manufacturers to smokers. But let's not make matters worse. Don't sell the cigarettes seized from those who bought cheap in Virginia (where the tax is 2.5 cents per pack)
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By Lou Cedrone | December 20, 1990
* ''Bonfire at the Vanities'' A Wall Street man's future is threatened when his car hits a young black man. Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis and Melanie Griffith star.* ''Kindergarten Cop'' A comedy thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as an undercover cop who poses as a kindergarten teacher to find a witness to a murder.* ''The Russia House'' Sean Connery is a British publisher, and Michelle Pfeiffer is the Russian woman who wants him to smuggle a manuscript out of Russia.
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By Russel Kinnel and Russel Kinnel,MORNINGSTAR.COM | February 9, 2003
Who were the biggest wealth-destroyers of 2002? Some of you asked that after I wrote about last year's biggest wealth-creating funds. I do take requests, so here, then, are the funds that suffered the largest dollar-value decreases in assets after taking cash flows out of the equation. It's a depressing thought, and Ralph Wanger, manager of Liberty Acorn (LACAX) - which, by the way, was only No. 97 on the list - expressed it quite well in his third-quarter shareholder report, titled The Vanity of the Bonfire: "The terrible stock market has cost us a lot of money.
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By FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM | November 23, 2000
A Houston couple is urging lawmakers to increase the $500,000 lawsuit limit against Texas A&M University, saying that the school and the state "need to accept responsibility" for the Aggie bonfire collapse that took the lives of their son and 11 others last year. The Nov. 17 letter from the parents of Christopher Lee Heard was sent to the families of the other victims. It is one of the first public signs of dissatisfaction with the university over the accident that killed 12 and injured 27 on Nov. 18, 1999.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 12, 2000
A Reisterstown couple was shot and wounded early yesterday after a man opened fire on them in the middle of their neighborhood street. Sylvia Brasher, 29, of the 12000 block of Bonfire Drive, and Kenneth Wiley, identified by police as Brasher's 24-year-old boyfriend, were taken to separate hospitals after a gunman shot them during a dispute about 5 a.m. Police were searching for the suspect yesterday. The motive for the attack was unknown. At least one town home and several automobiles were hit when the gunman sprayed the street with gunfire.
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