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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Movie Critic | June 23, 1992
Folks, we're happy to announce a new wrinkle in our little movie department at The Sun: investigative criticism.Now an investigative critic doesn't just sit there like a nodule on a stem or a pimple on a chin; no sir, he goes out and finds the dirt! He reads, as we say in investigative criticism, "between the lines." He digs.And so it was that this reporter uncovered a major "scoop." Investigating up a storm in the Movie Calendar, we uncovered a "clue" that led not to a "Deep Throat" but to the Westview Theater complex, out on Route 40. There, or so the very small type informed us, the movie "Brenda Starr" was playing.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1996
Welcome to a good night for watching something other than television."The Return of Hunter" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- He's back. Too bad. NBC."Sliders" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- The gang slides its way into a U.S. where Prohibition was never repealed. So what do fans do at football games? Fox."Evening at Pops" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- In the mood for a little Gershwin? Conductor Keith Lockhart leads his orchestra in a selection of some of the best music ever written, including "Our Love Is Here to Stay" and "Fascinatin' Rhythm."
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Movie Critic | June 23, 1992
Folks, we're happy to announce a new wrinkle in our little movie department at The Sun: investigative criticism.Now an investigative critic doesn't just sit there like a nodule on a stem or a pimple on a chin; no sir, he goes out and finds the dirt! He reads, as we say in investigative criticism, "between the lines." He digs.And so it was that this reporter uncovered a major "scoop." Investigating up a storm in the Movie Calendar, we uncovered a "clue" that led not to a "Deep Throat" but to the Westview Theater complex, out on Route 40. There, or so the very small type informed us, the movie "Brenda Starr" was playing.
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By Hal Piper | September 30, 1995
SO NOT ONE but two newspapers died in Baltimore this month. Flame-tressed Brenda Starr's paper, The Flash, was dropped from the comic pages. I am happy to report that The Sun's switchboard lighted up with outraged protest.Can't these (no doubt, well- intentioned) protesters understand that killing The Flash, like killing The Evening Sun, was a business decision, and therefore as necessary as the law of gravity? When the morning and evening features were merged we kept 37 comics -- more than most newspapers have.
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July 29, 1992
In our recent survey, "For Better or For Worse" was voted best-liked comic with 80.5 percent of readers' votes.Here are the other results:"Sally Forth" -- 77.3 percent."
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By Hal Piper | September 30, 1995
SO NOT ONE but two newspapers died in Baltimore this month. Flame-tressed Brenda Starr's paper, The Flash, was dropped from the comic pages. I am happy to report that The Sun's switchboard lighted up with outraged protest.Can't these (no doubt, well- intentioned) protesters understand that killing The Flash, like killing The Evening Sun, was a business decision, and therefore as necessary as the law of gravity? When the morning and evening features were merged we kept 37 comics -- more than most newspapers have.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1996
Welcome to a good night for watching something other than television."The Return of Hunter" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- He's back. Too bad. NBC."Sliders" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- The gang slides its way into a U.S. where Prohibition was never repealed. So what do fans do at football games? Fox."Evening at Pops" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- In the mood for a little Gershwin? Conductor Keith Lockhart leads his orchestra in a selection of some of the best music ever written, including "Our Love Is Here to Stay" and "Fascinatin' Rhythm."
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By Bob Strauss and Bob Strauss,Los Angeles Daily News | April 22, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- "Wayne's World" made the record books, family films flew, "The Babe" hit a grounder, "Howard's End" homered and "Basic Instinct" was back on top at movie box offices over the holiday weekend.With an Easter basket of new films that few wanted to see and a couple of rotten eggs that no one even went near, it was tried and true crowd-pleasers that occupied the lineup's top four spots. The explicit thriller "Instinct" returned to the No. 1 berth after several weeks out of the top spot, showing great legs (along with everything else)
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | June 28, 1992
It was an irony almost too trivial to be noticed. But there's no such thing as an irony too trivial for a movie critic, so I couldn't help noticing that exactly as "Batman Returns" was opening and raking in over $47 million in three days, so too, at least in Baltimore, was another film that once boasted a frenzy of hype and high expectations. It may have made $47.This was "Brenda Starr," the Brooke Shields starring vehicle of five years ago, which, for obscure reasons, snuck on little cat's feet into a single venue in a suburban multiplex, unsupported by a single advertisement.
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April 11, 2003
Car thief gets much more than Penn's '87 Buick Sean Penn's car -- with two guns inside -- was stolen earlier this week from a busy Berkeley, Calif., street while the actor was eating lunch at a nearby restaurant. The black 1987 Buick Grand National had a loaded 9 mm Glock handgun and an unloaded .38-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver inside, police said. Police Officer Mary Kusmiss said Penn had a concealed weapons permit to carry the guns. The car, stolen Tuesday afternoon, hadn't been recovered by early yesterday.
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July 29, 1992
In our recent survey, "For Better or For Worse" was voted best-liked comic with 80.5 percent of readers' votes.Here are the other results:"Sally Forth" -- 77.3 percent."
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | June 28, 1992
It was an irony almost too trivial to be noticed. But there's no such thing as an irony too trivial for a movie critic, so I couldn't help noticing that exactly as "Batman Returns" was opening and raking in over $47 million in three days, so too, at least in Baltimore, was another film that once boasted a frenzy of hype and high expectations. It may have made $47.This was "Brenda Starr," the Brooke Shields starring vehicle of five years ago, which, for obscure reasons, snuck on little cat's feet into a single venue in a suburban multiplex, unsupported by a single advertisement.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Movie Critic | June 23, 1992
Folks, we're happy to announce a new wrinkle in our little movie department at The Sun: investigative criticism.Now an investigative critic doesn't just sit there like a nodule on a stem or a pimple on a chin; no sir, he goes out and finds the dirt! He reads, as we say in investigative criticism, "between the lines." He digs.And so it was that this reporter uncovered a major "scoop." Investigating up a storm in the Movie Calendar, we uncovered a "clue" that led not to a "Deep Throat" but to the Westview Theater complex, out on Route 40. There, or so the very small type informed us, the movie "Brenda Starr" was playing.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Movie Critic | June 23, 1992
Folks, we're happy to announce a new wrinkle in our little movie department at The Sun: investigative criticism.Now an investigative critic doesn't just sit there like a nodule on a stem or a pimple on a chin; no sir, he goes out and finds the dirt! He reads, as we say in investigative criticism, "between the lines." He digs.And so it was that this reporter uncovered a major "scoop." Investigating up a storm in the Movie Calendar, we uncovered a "clue" that led not to a "Deep Throat" but to the Westview Theater complex, out on Route 40. There, or so the very small type informed us, the movie "Brenda Starr" was playing.
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By Bob Strauss and Bob Strauss,Los Angeles Daily News | April 22, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- "Wayne's World" made the record books, family films flew, "The Babe" hit a grounder, "Howard's End" homered and "Basic Instinct" was back on top at movie box offices over the holiday weekend.With an Easter basket of new films that few wanted to see and a couple of rotten eggs that no one even went near, it was tried and true crowd-pleasers that occupied the lineup's top four spots. The explicit thriller "Instinct" returned to the No. 1 berth after several weeks out of the top spot, showing great legs (along with everything else)
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September 27, 1992
Dear Stadium Doctor:If the ballpark keeps being a sellout into next season, is there a way of adding approximately 5,000 more seats so more fans can be accommodated?Michael ShaivitzOwings MillsDear Michael Shaivitz:Thanks for your excellent letter, which should be of interest to virtually all of this column's devoted readers, whose numbers are said rapidly to be approaching six.I didn't know the answer to your question -- extending that streak to 43 inquiries -- but an extremely knowledgeable person at the Maryland Stadium Authority did. He informs me -- and presumably you, if you're reading -- that several thousand temporary bleacher seats could be erected in outfield locations set aside for picnics and for the right-field flag court.
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By Anna Quindlen | July 19, 1994
WHEN I WAS a little girl I was enamored of the comic strip "Brenda Starr." Brenda was beautiful, a world traveler with masses of gracefully waving red hair and stars where her pupils ought to be.She had a mysterious boyfriend with a black eye patch named Basil St. John, and she never wore the same gown twice.Brenda was a reporter. This was my introduction to the newspaper business.Well, my own hair stayed brown, reporter or no reporter. And impressionable young people are still being fooled by popular culture into thinking that newspaper reporting is a glamorous occupation, instead of a business in which the best you can hope for is steady work and all the stationery supplies you can fit in your purse.
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