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By MIKE LITTWIN | March 27, 1996
IF YOU'RE surprised that "Braveheart" is, now and forever, the official very best flick of 1995, it can mean only one thing.You haven't seen the movie.Like many of you, I had resisted the allure of actor/director/producer/face-painter Mel Gibson in kilts. After "Rob Roy," I figured I'd done the Scottish revolutionary genre to a farethewell.But then it's late into Oscar night and everything changes. Either I'm suffering from sleep deprivation or possibly cleavage overload or they're actually giving Oscars to Gibson as best director and "Braveheart" as best picture.
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By Mike Frainie and Mike Frainie,Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2009
Covenant Community School's Lillie Happel and Mount de Sales' Katy Buck have been best friends since they were 10 years old. They grew up playing volleyball together, and it has earned both of them college scholarships. On Thursday night, however the battle lines were drawn. Chalk one up for Buck and Mount de Sales. Buck recorded 11 kills, five digs and five aces as her top-ranked Sailors (13-0) defeated the No. 10 Bravehearts, 25-14, 25-12, 25-23, in a key game for both teams. Happel had 11 kills, one block and one ace. "We joked about trash-talking through the net," said Happel, who will play volleyball at Liberty University next year.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 27, 1997
My daughter and I will be in Scotland in September and would like to attend events associated with the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Stirling Bridge. Please provide details.An extensive program of events to mark the anniversary started in April and will continue throughout September, with some events scheduled later in the fall. You may be just in time for the actual anniversary of the Battle of Stirling Bridge, which occurred Sept. 11, 1297.Its leading figure has recently become more familiar in the United States: William Wallace, better known as Braveheart, whose exploits were dramatized in the Academy Award-winning movie starring Mel Gibson.
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By MILTON KENT | November 14, 2004
IN THE MIDDLE of a gym full of mirth and jocularity, Brittany Umetin's countenance and demeanor are all business. While her CHEN volleyball teammates are cutting up and cracking wise throughout practice, Umetin is calm and determined, shouting out directions and providing a sense of order to the proceedings. And, while the rest of the seven-member Braveheart team rotates around from spot to spot, Umetin, the team's 5-foot-5 senior setter, is always at the center of things, which is usually where the leader is. "Leadership is big," said Umetin.
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January 19, 2001
"I've thought about face paint. I'd like to do face paint. A sort of Braveheart, tasteful Braveheart." - Mayor Martin O'Malley Memo to the mayor: Ditch the button-down and the Brylcreem. Ditto the dignity you're so worried about. This is the Super Bowl, hon, an event that has nothing to do with tasteful - unless it's Budweiser, of course. Take your own advice and go "Festivus Ravenus to the Maximus!!!" And in case you're still feeling a little bashful, check out this suggestion on what to sport for that Ravens dress casual day you proclaimed.
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July 3, 2000
Terry Forrestal, 52, a veteran British stuntman who appeared in Hollywood blockbusters such as "Titanic" and "Braveheart," died in a jumping accident in Norway on June 10, news reports said. For 15 years, he was one of Europe's leading film stunt coordinators. His British credits include "The Full Monty," "Trainspotting" and "Elizabeth." He died while parachuting from the 3,000-foot Kjerag cliff in Lysefjord, Norway. Ray Scherer, 81, a former chief White House correspondent for NBC News and an RCA Corp.
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By Ron Dicker and Ron Dicker,Special to the Sun | March 10, 2002
Old soldiers never die -- they're played by Mel Gibson. "I guess I'm drawn to those stories," he said of his new film, We Were Soldiers, "the whole idea that when your back's against the wall, where do you go?" Gibson said he did not want to stake out any moral ground in this true Vietnam tale. His hero in The Patriot (2000) began as a pacifist. His blue-faced Scotsman in Braveheart was a freedom fighter. In We Were Soldiers, he's a leader just doing his job. Taking a cue from the man he portrayed in We Were Soldiers, Lt. Col. Harold Moore, on whose book the movie is based, Gibson wanted to act in a Vietnam story that would let audiences "hate war but love the warrior."
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By New York Times News Service | June 4, 1995
PITTSBURGH -- It hardly mattered whether they had come to the Showcase Cinema to see "Casper," "The Bridges of Madison County" or rough and tumble movies like "Braveheart," "Johnny Mnemonic" and "Die Hard With a Vengeance."Most moviegoers interviewed yesterday as they filed into the suburban theater complex disagreed with Bob Dole's finger-pointing at Hollywood and the recording industry as causes of a morality meltdown in America. If society has gone awry because of "casual violence and even more casual sex," as the Senate majority leader asserted in a speech on Wednesday in Los Angeles, patrons of all ages were more likely to blame parents and family breakdowns stemming from economic causes than to blame moviemakers and recording artists.
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By MILTON KENT | November 14, 2004
IN THE MIDDLE of a gym full of mirth and jocularity, Brittany Umetin's countenance and demeanor are all business. While her CHEN volleyball teammates are cutting up and cracking wise throughout practice, Umetin is calm and determined, shouting out directions and providing a sense of order to the proceedings. And, while the rest of the seven-member Braveheart team rotates around from spot to spot, Umetin, the team's 5-foot-5 senior setter, is always at the center of things, which is usually where the leader is. "Leadership is big," said Umetin.
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By Lloyd George Parry and Lloyd George Parry,Special to the sun | January 4, 1998
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Here in the land of bagpipes, good whiskey and bad dentistry, the natives, as usual, are not going along with the program. With the British government committed to full participation in the European Union, the Scots are 'N seriously debating a major retrograde maneuver: pulling out of the United Kingdom and establishing their own republic.As Europe lurches fitfully toward the Brussels-based New World Order and the nirvana of a centralized super-government guaranteed to solve all problems from global warming to hangnails, Scotland is taking the first steps toward becoming an independent nation.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF | October 8, 2003
For the 13th-ranked CHEN volleyball team, the chance to play a ranked team doesn't come around too often, so the Bravehearts made the most of their second meeting yesterday with No. 15 Annapolis Area Christian School. Roberta Holehouse had 20 kills and Brittany Umetin contributed 28 assists as the Bravehearts swept the Eagles for the second time this season, 25-15, 25-18, 25-16, at the Christian Home Educators Network team's home court at the Lamb of God School in Halethorpe. The Eagles simply could not contend with Holehouse, a 5-foot-7 junior powerhouse who attacked from the outside, the middle and the back and showed off a devastating jump serve.
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By Ron Dicker and Ron Dicker,Special to the Sun | March 10, 2002
Old soldiers never die -- they're played by Mel Gibson. "I guess I'm drawn to those stories," he said of his new film, We Were Soldiers, "the whole idea that when your back's against the wall, where do you go?" Gibson said he did not want to stake out any moral ground in this true Vietnam tale. His hero in The Patriot (2000) began as a pacifist. His blue-faced Scotsman in Braveheart was a freedom fighter. In We Were Soldiers, he's a leader just doing his job. Taking a cue from the man he portrayed in We Were Soldiers, Lt. Col. Harold Moore, on whose book the movie is based, Gibson wanted to act in a Vietnam story that would let audiences "hate war but love the warrior."
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January 19, 2001
"I've thought about face paint. I'd like to do face paint. A sort of Braveheart, tasteful Braveheart." - Mayor Martin O'Malley Memo to the mayor: Ditch the button-down and the Brylcreem. Ditto the dignity you're so worried about. This is the Super Bowl, hon, an event that has nothing to do with tasteful - unless it's Budweiser, of course. Take your own advice and go "Festivus Ravenus to the Maximus!!!" And in case you're still feeling a little bashful, check out this suggestion on what to sport for that Ravens dress casual day you proclaimed.
NEWS
July 3, 2000
Terry Forrestal, 52, a veteran British stuntman who appeared in Hollywood blockbusters such as "Titanic" and "Braveheart," died in a jumping accident in Norway on June 10, news reports said. For 15 years, he was one of Europe's leading film stunt coordinators. His British credits include "The Full Monty," "Trainspotting" and "Elizabeth." He died while parachuting from the 3,000-foot Kjerag cliff in Lysefjord, Norway. Ray Scherer, 81, a former chief White House correspondent for NBC News and an RCA Corp.
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By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2000
Dressed in black and carrying a battle-ax, Phillip Morris spent yesterday recruiting soldiers for an underground army of hand-to- hand combatants. In a Baltimore hotel room, Morris, 38, cast off his weekday persona as a top manager at software giant Sun Microsystems and became a dark elf, a long-haired warrior in the service of the wicked goddess Lloth. Breathing hard and dripping with sweat, the elf warrior viciously swung his foam-padded weapon below the shield of Sir Bendore Dubh, a knight of Paledor.
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By Lloyd George Parry and Lloyd George Parry,Special to the sun | January 4, 1998
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Here in the land of bagpipes, good whiskey and bad dentistry, the natives, as usual, are not going along with the program. With the British government committed to full participation in the European Union, the Scots are 'N seriously debating a major retrograde maneuver: pulling out of the United Kingdom and establishing their own republic.As Europe lurches fitfully toward the Brussels-based New World Order and the nirvana of a centralized super-government guaranteed to solve all problems from global warming to hangnails, Scotland is taking the first steps toward becoming an independent nation.
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By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2000
Dressed in black and carrying a battle-ax, Phillip Morris spent yesterday recruiting soldiers for an underground army of hand-to- hand combatants. In a Baltimore hotel room, Morris, 38, cast off his weekday persona as a top manager at software giant Sun Microsystems and became a dark elf, a long-haired warrior in the service of the wicked goddess Lloth. Breathing hard and dripping with sweat, the elf warrior viciously swung his foam-padded weapon below the shield of Sir Bendore Dubh, a knight of Paledor.
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By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,Sun Staff Writer | May 24, 1995
Epic! Huge! Sweeping! Did we mention epic?Mel Gibson's "Braveheart" is a stouthearted, old-fashioned hero movie in which honorable Scottish underdogs fight nasty British nobles. It lacks refinement, but it's a satisfying war story (and mediocre love story) in the grand Hollywood tradition.It's the late 13th century (several hundred years before the time of the more-focused "Rob Roy," this year's other Scottish tale). This retelling of the legend of freedom fighter William Wallace (Gibson)
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By Jarrett Graver and Jarrett Graver,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 9, 1997
It's hard to believe that a pair of flinty blue eyes and two knobby knees under a tartan kilt could grant a whole nation of hale and hearty people instant international cachet, but that's just what happened a few years ago, when Mel Gibson's rabble-rousing blockbuster, "Braveheart," endeared Scotland, that rugged little chunk of real estate north of England, to millions worldwide.This Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sixth Annual Anne Arundel Scottish Highland Games at the county fairgrounds in Crownsville, you too can revel in the vibrant and richly textured culture that has flourished for a thousand years, long before any expensive Hollywood film crews could capture it on celluloid.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 27, 1997
My daughter and I will be in Scotland in September and would like to attend events associated with the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Stirling Bridge. Please provide details.An extensive program of events to mark the anniversary started in April and will continue throughout September, with some events scheduled later in the fall. You may be just in time for the actual anniversary of the Battle of Stirling Bridge, which occurred Sept. 11, 1297.Its leading figure has recently become more familiar in the United States: William Wallace, better known as Braveheart, whose exploits were dramatized in the Academy Award-winning movie starring Mel Gibson.
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