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By Phil Jasner and Phil Jasner,Knight-Ridder News Service | May 19, 1991
PHILADELPHIA -- Help.That's what Charles Barkley says he will ask for early next week when he meets with 76ers owner Harold Katz and coach Jim Lynam.Help.That's what the vast majority of visitors and telephone-callers were offering, at least on an emotional level, during the two hours of Barkley's radio show on station WIP Thursday night at Al E. Gators, a restaurant on Lancaster Avenue in Haverford, Pa.It was pure, unadulterated Barkleymania, complete with a phone call from his mother-in-law; a phone call from Roy Johnson, who is writing a book with him; and a visit from a woman from Reading who was delivering a birthday present for Barkley's daughter.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
Maryland joins at least a dozen other states Tuesday in banning the sale of 190-proof grain alcohol, a measure that lawmakers hope will help to reduce sexual assaults and binge drinking among college students. The bill is one of more than 200 that go into effect Tuesday; other bills expand the earned income tax credit for low-income residents and exempt more wealthy Marylanders from the estate tax, overhaul Baltimore City liquor board practices and establish incentives to encourage investment in research universities.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | May 13, 1991
PHILADELPHIA -- Charles Barkley didn't want to say anything, but being Sir Charles, the great mound of redound, he couldn't help himself. He never could. He spits in the wind, too, you know. He wants everything so badly that he can't understand why others -- his teammates, for starters -- don't share the ferocious enthusiasm that separates him from ordinary folk.Barkley is extraordinary in almost every sense of the word. And now, it seems, he wants to seek out others like himself, if they exist.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2012
From the moment Maryland freshman Charles Mitchell emerged as a legitimate Division I prospect a few years ago, the comparisons to another undersized and overweight power forward were pretty obvious. Mitchell had studied Charles Barkley, but mostly he listened to Portland Trail Blazers forward J.J. Hicks on, who starred at the same Atlanta-area high school Mitchell later attended. Hickson went off to North Carolina State for one season and was a first-round draft choice of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008, the year Mitchell started high school.
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By BILL ORDINE | May 16, 2008
Charles Barkley is a Las Vegas kind of guy - something he's not shy about. He said during a radio interview last year that he won about $700,000 gambling in Sin City around the time of the Indianapolis Colts-Chicago Bears Super Bowl. According to his green-felt war stories, his game of choice is blackjack. It's also clear he bets because Barkley mentioned that he won some money on Indianapolis in the Super Bowl. But at the same time, he admitted to losing $2.5 million in six hours in 2006.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 26, 1998
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Howard White, the former University of Maryland basketball guard who is Nike's most influential adviser to its athletic superstars, was in Hawaii when he saw a man with a chisel and a hammer standing beside a beautiful figure carved from a tree."
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 28, 1991
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Charles Barkley of the Philadelphia 76ers allegedly spit at an abusive spectator Tuesday night and missed, instead hitting an 8-year-old girl.The incident happened with 1 minute, 38 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the 76ers' game against the New Jersey Nets. The child had a front-row, baseline seat. A witness said Barkley had spit at a fan who had been harassing him.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
Maryland joins at least a dozen other states Tuesday in banning the sale of 190-proof grain alcohol, a measure that lawmakers hope will help to reduce sexual assaults and binge drinking among college students. The bill is one of more than 200 that go into effect Tuesday; other bills expand the earned income tax credit for low-income residents and exempt more wealthy Marylanders from the estate tax, overhaul Baltimore City liquor board practices and establish incentives to encourage investment in research universities.
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May 28, 1993
The Bulls' Michael Jordan and the Suns' Charles Barkley were the only unanimous picks to the 1993 All-NBA First Team. Results of balloting by a nationwide panel of media, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points:FIRST TEAM* Forwards -- Charles Barkley, Phoenix (98), 490; Karl Malone, Utah (45), 377.* Center -- Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston (83), 455.Guards -- Michael Jordan, Chicago (98), 490; Mark Price, Cleveland (44), 344.SECOND TEAM* Forwards -- Dominique Wilkins, Atlanta (47)
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By MILTON KENT | February 14, 1995
For the sake of argument, we'll take Charles Barkley at his word that he was joking when he said, "See, that's why I hate white people," at the end of a response to a question about NBA groupies during an All-Star Weekend news briefing.Even if the Phoenix forward was kidding -- and all who know him, coaches and teammates alike, say he was -- it was a stupid, childish thing to say from a man who has, during his NBA career, displayed a disturbing tendency toward saying and doing stupid and childish things.
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May 16, 2012
As a conservative Republican, I cannot believe that I actually agree with a Montgomery County Democrat ("Income tax is facing dissent," May 15). If you missed the story, Del. Charles Barkley, a Montgomery County Democrat, stated opposition to the Democratic leadership's "doomsday" tax plan, telling The Sun, "I don't like the income tax plan. I don't think it's fair to taxpayers. " No kidding. Delegate Barkley is right: the new income tax is unfair to taxpayers. If you work hard and obtain wealth, why should it be taken from you?
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September 18, 2010
Outspoken former NBA star Charles Barkley admitted during a radio interview on Friday afternoon that he took money from an agent while in college. Foxsports.com reported Barkley made the revelation during Dan Patrick's show when discussing Reggie Bush relinquishing his Heisman Trophy amid reports that the former USC running back received money from an agent while with the Trojans. "I got money from agents when I was in college," Barkley told Patrick. "Most of the players I know borrow money from agents.
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By RAY FRAGER and RAY FRAGER,ray.frager@baltsun.com | February 20, 2009
Presenting another column in the same week when I was hit with the sports media notes franchise tag, which works out to be enough to pay for just basic cable - no Cathouse on HBO! - for about six months: * Talkers magazine, a radio trade publication, ranked the top 250 talk show hosts in the country. Jim Rome, whose long pauses and almost incomprehensible self-references are heard locally on Fox Sports 1370, was the highest-rated of the sports variety at No. 29. No Baltimore sports types made the list.
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By Mark Heisler and Mark Heisler,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 12, 2008
BEIJING - With the U.S. men's basketball team determined not to overlook anybody, what can the Americans come up with for tonight's opponent, Angola? How about, they don't discourage easily? With all the reversals the U.S. has suffered in recent international competition, there was always some team it could beat, not to mention beat on. The Dream Team made its debut against Angola in Barcelona in 1992, winning, 116-48, although the 68-point victory margin isn't what it's remembered for. Nor was it because of the 46-1 run the U.S. went on with the score tied, 7-7, making it 53-8.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | May 18, 2008
News item: Former New England Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh said in an interview last week he knew at the time it was wrong to covertly videotape opposing teams signals for Patriots coach Bill Belichick. My take: Hence the term "covertly." If Belichick really thought it was within the rules, Walsh correctly pointed out, why did the Patriots go to such lengths to cover up what they were doing? News item: Sen. Arlen Specter has called on the NFL to institute an independent investigation into the Patriots' "Spygate" scandal, perhaps something like the one former Sen. George Mitchell undertook to get to the bottom of major league baseball's performance-enhancement drug problem.
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By BILL ORDINE | May 16, 2008
Charles Barkley is a Las Vegas kind of guy - something he's not shy about. He said during a radio interview last year that he won about $700,000 gambling in Sin City around the time of the Indianapolis Colts-Chicago Bears Super Bowl. According to his green-felt war stories, his game of choice is blackjack. It's also clear he bets because Barkley mentioned that he won some money on Indianapolis in the Super Bowl. But at the same time, he admitted to losing $2.5 million in six hours in 2006.
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December 20, 1995
Opponent: Phoenix SunsSite: America West Arena, PhoenixTime: 9TV/Radio: Ch. 50/WWLG (1360 AM), WTEM (570 AM)Outlook: This is game three of a five-game road trip for the Bullets. Washington has lost 14 straight to the Suns, including the past seven in Phoenix. The Suns have had seven straight seasons of at least 50 wins, but Phoenix is two games below .500. As usual, Charles Barkley is the heart of the Suns, averaging 22.9 points and 11.2 rebounds. Kevin Johnson averages 16.7 points and 7.4 assists, but didn't play in last night's 103-96 loss to Houston because of a groin injury.
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April 24, 1992
Contract negotiations between the NBA and its referees union became so ugly this week that the NBA threatened to fire all referees who refused to work the playoffs.The National Association of Basketball Referees is represented by Los Angeles attorney Fred Slaughter, who said the referees unanimously empowered him on Monday to initiate, ata his discretion, a work stoppage.The action was avoided late yesterday, when the NBA and the referees agreed to continue negotiating a new contract. The current contract, which expires in December, is said to have a no-strike provision.
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November 23, 2007
Presenting the Black Friday version of sports media notes while wondering whether America ever would have heard of turkducken if not for John Madden: As the NFL and the nation's cable giants go at each other over access to the NFL Network, it's hard to know whom to cheer for. The league that seems to always get its way and exudes a certain arrogance while doing so? Or the corporations that have had a monopoly on running television into your home and raising your rates after you're hooked?
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By PETER SCHMUCK | July 7, 2006
If anyone is wondering what happened to perennial Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, he's glued to the Outdoor Life Network like everybody else with an interest in world-class cycling, except when he's training for the New York Marathon and getting ready to stick his toe in the water at next week's American Century Celebrity Golf Championship near Lake Tahoe, Nev. No wonder his lawyers announced yesterday that he is dropping his remaining two...
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