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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2013
We have all seen adults acting - to borrow a song lyric - more like children than children. But, if you're lucky, you've never met anyone quite like the people who spout, spar and spew in “God of Carnage,” the Tony Award-winning Yasmina Reza play currently getting an effective workout at Everyman Theatre. Meet the Novaks, Michael and Veronica, well-to-do parents of a boy who has lost some teeth and a whole lot of playground cred after being clobbered by the son of the likewise well-off Raleighs, Alan and Annette.
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By Cal Thomas | August 2, 2014
NEWBURY, England -- World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. While the match igniting the "war to end all wars" was lit by the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, formal declarations of war occurred 100 years ago on July 28 (Austria declares war on Serbia) and Aug. 1 (Germany declares war on Russia, and Russia on Germany). Aug. 1, 1914 will be commemorated Sunday at a charity event to benefit current British war veterans at Highclere Castle, the site of the PBS series "Downton Abbey.
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NEWS
December 26, 2012
During the war in Iraq, public opinion was mobilized in some newspapers by listing the number of lives lost during the conflict in a small corner on their front page. In the same way, we must focus in on the carnage caused by guns in our country. While we now grieve the deaths of innocent children in Newtown, Conn., we must recognize that gun deaths occur every day in the United States. Keep us focused beyond the latest event. Continue to remind us that action has to be taken to prevent this continuing carnage.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | May 29, 2014
I am running out of words. Some crackpot who couldn't get a date stabs and shoots his way across the Southern California college town of Isla Vista, killing six people and wounding 13 before apparently turning his gun on himself. This happened Friday night. And what shall I say about that? I mean, I know how this goes. We all do. Weren't you sort of expecting it when the father of one of the Isla Vista victims blamed his son's death on the NRA? Would you really be stunned if the NRA countered that none of this would have happened had there been more guns in Isla Vista?
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By CAL THOMAS | April 25, 2007
Last week, there were two stories about carnage - the tragedy at Virginia Tech and the Supreme Court's decision on partial-birth abortion. At Virginia Tech, 32 people and the gunman were killed. The worst of the pictures were kept from us, but we saw enough, as bleeding students and faculty members were carried out of buildings. There were no pictures released of what some witnesses described as blood and gore on the floors and walls of the classrooms where Seung-Hui Cho performed his evil deeds.
NEWS
December 31, 1992
Last March, students at Edgewood High School in Harford County mourned the deaths of two members of the school's "It's Academic" team. The two boys, ages 17 and 15, died in a car crash. Less than a month earlier, Edgewood students had mourned two other classmates -- who also were killed in an automobile accident.This sad tale has an eerie counterpart at Howard County's Glenelg High School. From last February through November, three students and a recent graduate of the school died in car accidents.
NEWS
December 31, 1992
Five 17-year-olds were driving on Outing Avenue in Pasadena last month when a passenger in the back seat reached in and grabbed the steering wheel, apparently as a joke. The driver lost control and slammed the car into a tree, killing one girl and critically injuring another.This tragic tale echoes others from around Maryland this year. Howard County's Glenelg High School was hit especially hard in 1992, when three students and a recent graduate died in car wrecks.Angered by all the carnage, residents of Howard and Carroll counties have spearheaded a petition campaign to raise the state's minimum driving age from 16 to 17. The campaign's organizer contends that adding a year to the minimum age will add that much more maturity to young drivers.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | February 24, 1991
Now and then one of them comes along so spectacularly malevolent that you can but wonder at the presence of an evil that transcends the concept of scale. And they have been around for a long time.The original Bluebeard, for example, was a French nobleman named Gilles de Rais who in the 15th century is said to have murdered not wives, as the folk tales insist, but boys, in the hundreds. The original Dracula, on the other hand, was a 14th century Romanian nobleman known to history as Vlad Tepes, or Vlad the Impaler.
NEWS
July 4, 2012
Letter writer Larry Sturgill ("Fast & Furious probe not a partisan fishing expedition," July 2) comments that a program similar to one begun under the Bush administration and conducted by the Obama administration, Operation Fast & Furious, was "atrociously ill conceived. " What is not in doubt is that thousands of guns cross the border into Mexico every day. Lax gun laws championed by the National Rifle Association are the direct cause of this flood. Authorities are hamstrung in their efforts to stem the tide by laws that favor the purchasers of large numbers of guns over the interests of law enforcement.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2013
There has been a change in the lineup for the second production in Everyman Theatre's new home -- Yasmina Reza's bitingly funny "God of Carnage. " Due to a shoulder injury, resident company member Bruce Randolph Nelson had to bow out. The role of Alan Raleigh, half of one of the two tense couples at the heart of the play, will now be performed by Tim Getman. (Nelson is expected to be back onstage as scheduled for Everyman's season finale, George Farquhar 's "The Beaux' Stratagem.
NEWS
August 1, 2013
Rep. Andy Harris recently suggested that, rather than focusing on crisis pregnancy centers, "maybe the time, money, and attention of the mayor and city solicitor would be much better spent dealing with the increasing carnage on the streets of Baltimore" ( "City should stop attacking pregnancy centers," July 28). Lately, this seems to be a common refrain for conservatives: They need to stop complaining about ____ (insert any injustice in this space) and worry about all of the violence in their community.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2013
We have all seen adults acting - to borrow a song lyric - more like children than children. But, if you're lucky, you've never met anyone quite like the people who spout, spar and spew in “God of Carnage,” the Tony Award-winning Yasmina Reza play currently getting an effective workout at Everyman Theatre. Meet the Novaks, Michael and Veronica, well-to-do parents of a boy who has lost some teeth and a whole lot of playground cred after being clobbered by the son of the likewise well-off Raleighs, Alan and Annette.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2013
There has been a change in the lineup for the second production in Everyman Theatre's new home -- Yasmina Reza's bitingly funny "God of Carnage. " Due to a shoulder injury, resident company member Bruce Randolph Nelson had to bow out. The role of Alan Raleigh, half of one of the two tense couples at the heart of the play, will now be performed by Tim Getman. (Nelson is expected to be back onstage as scheduled for Everyman's season finale, George Farquhar 's "The Beaux' Stratagem.
NEWS
December 26, 2012
During the war in Iraq, public opinion was mobilized in some newspapers by listing the number of lives lost during the conflict in a small corner on their front page. In the same way, we must focus in on the carnage caused by guns in our country. While we now grieve the deaths of innocent children in Newtown, Conn., we must recognize that gun deaths occur every day in the United States. Keep us focused beyond the latest event. Continue to remind us that action has to be taken to prevent this continuing carnage.
NEWS
July 4, 2012
Letter writer Larry Sturgill ("Fast & Furious probe not a partisan fishing expedition," July 2) comments that a program similar to one begun under the Bush administration and conducted by the Obama administration, Operation Fast & Furious, was "atrociously ill conceived. " What is not in doubt is that thousands of guns cross the border into Mexico every day. Lax gun laws championed by the National Rifle Association are the direct cause of this flood. Authorities are hamstrung in their efforts to stem the tide by laws that favor the purchasers of large numbers of guns over the interests of law enforcement.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2011
The Intercounty Connector isn't finished yet, but already the new six-lane highway across the Washington suburbs is drawing traffic — beneath it. Deer hoofprints and tracks of raccoons and other small animals traverse the soft dirt floor of an oversized stream culvert under an almost completed stretch of highway near here. It's one of 10 wildlife crossings being installed along the 18-mile, $2 billion transportation project. Crews are still putting the finishing touches on the western half of the ICC, which is to open in early 2011, weather permitting.
NEWS
October 10, 1992
Other international proclamations of horror at the butchery in the former Yugoslavia have brought little result, so it would be foolish to expect much of the U.N. Security Council resolution to investigate atrocities in the ethnic strife there. As a practical matter, it will take months of tranquillity to establish, legally, whether war crimes have been committed and who is responsible.That tranquillity is nowhere in sight. But there can no longer be a question that there has been systematic, large-scale murder -- not just hot-blooded slayings in battle or civil strife but cold, calculated murder of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of prisoners and non-combatants.
NEWS
By Patrick J. McDonnell and Raheem Salman and Patrick J. McDonnell and Raheem Salman,Los Angeles Times | September 2, 2006
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The civil defense men in blue uniforms joined neighborhood volunteers picking through the rubble with their hands, there being no heavy equipment to aid in the task. Dedicated young men used a nylon sack to bag bits of flesh, now destined for a proper Muslim interment. "Why so many explosions at the same time?" asked Mohammed Mayahi, 57, whose sons were among the people burrowing for signs of life and death in the heap of debris that a day earlier had been a two-story apartment building, alive with families, shops and a restaurant.
NEWS
By MICHAEL DRESSER | May 21, 2007
When you have a really bad problem, and American solutions aren't working, do you consider ones that work but are - shudder - foreign? For the past two weeks, I've explored some of the approaches Australian states have taken to reduce that country's once-appalling highway death rate. They have included the widespread use of speed cameras, tough drunken driving laws and confiscation of vehicles owned by "hoons," an Australian term for aggressive and antisocial drivers. Australia must be doing something right.
NEWS
By MICHAEL DRESSER | May 7, 2007
More than 600 people a year die on Maryland roads, and Edward F. Kuespert of Ellicott City doesn't like it one bit. He's upset enough that he sat down and typed out an impassioned, three-page letter calling for a concerted effort to reduce this highway carnage through improved driver education and stepped-up traffic enforcement. He didn't e-mail it. He sent it to The Sun in an actual envelope with real postage - a rarity in the brief tenure of the column. There's something refreshing about Kuespert's dedication on this issue.
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