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By James Thurber | November 22, 1998
"What can I do for you, your Majesty?" asked the Court Jester."Nobody can do anything for me," said the King mournfully. "The Princess Lenore wants the moon, and she cannot be well till she gets it, but nobody can get it for her. Every time I ask anybody for the moon, it gets larger and farther away. There is nothing you can do for me except play on your lute. Something sad.""How big do they say the moon is," asked the Court Jester, "and how far away?""The Lord High Chamberlain says it is 35,000 miles away, and bigger than the Princess Lenore's room," said the King.
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January 19, 2004
In celebration and memory of CHARLES "CHUCK" GILL, who died on January 14, 2004. A warm, gentle soul with an enormous zest for life and an unrelenting sense of humor. Chuck is survived by Darlene (Lovell) Gill, his wife and best friend of 32 years, daughter Christine, son Sam, daughter-in-law Mandy, grandson "Little Sammy", mother Doris L. Gill , brother Bruce A. Gill and sister Ruth A. Engel. Chuck was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, graduated from New Mexico State University and received his master degree from the University of Florida.
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By DAN BERGER | April 7, 1995
Alfonse d'Amato for Court Jester!Everyone is running for City Council president. Everyone's cousin is running for Council.Federal spooks are raiding all the spy gear shops in the country. Privatization goes only so far.Tax cuts for everyone but thee and me!
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | September 30, 2002
It's not hard to find Richard Simmons in a crowd. He bounded into the Baltimore Convention Center yesterday, screaming, "I'm over heeeere!" as a crowd of devotees shrieked and surrounded the fitness/weight-loss guru, hoping for a kiss or a few cherished words of approval. Simmons, looking bronzed and remarkably fit at 54, worked his way up to the stage, lavishing praise on his fans and shimmying in an outfit nearly as loud as his greeting, with tiny striped shorts and a sea-blue, sequin-covered tank top. Disco music blasted as he began a low-impact aerobics class that was the featured event of the Healthy Living Choices Expo held there during the weekend.
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January 19, 2004
In celebration and memory of CHARLES "CHUCK" GILL, who died on January 14, 2004. A warm, gentle soul with an enormous zest for life and an unrelenting sense of humor. Chuck is survived by Darlene (Lovell) Gill, his wife and best friend of 32 years, daughter Christine, son Sam, daughter-in-law Mandy, grandson "Little Sammy", mother Doris L. Gill , brother Bruce A. Gill and sister Ruth A. Engel. Chuck was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, graduated from New Mexico State University and received his master degree from the University of Florida.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | November 18, 2001
I hate to give you something else to worry about, but you need to be aware of this situation in the Kingdom of Tonga. The Kingdom of Tonga, as you know if you just now looked it up in the encyclopedia, is a nation way out in the Pacific Ocean consisting of roughly 170 small islands (the exact number depends on the height of the waves). Tonga boasts a monarchy-style government and an ecology that features a huge fruit bat whose actual, legal bat name is the "giant flying fox." The giant flying fox has a wingspan of up to 2 meters.
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By KEN MURRAY and KEN MURRAY,SUN STAFF | January 27, 1999
MIAMI -- Depending on point of view, Shannon Sharpe either has elevated trash talk to art form, or taken it right down the gutter.He is either court jester (if you're on his side), or team agitator (if you're not).There is no middle ground, no misunderstanding, with the Denver Broncos' tight end. You either appreciate his piercing humor or resent his haughty arrogance.Come Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons will have to withstand his hyperbole and decide for themselves."I'm like this," Falcons defensive end Chuck Smith said yesterday.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | November 21, 1998
In his musical "Into the Woods," Stephen Sondheim contends: "Anything can happen in the woods." That's certainly the case in Shakespeare's pastoral comedy "As You Like It," which is receiving a high-spirited production at Center Stage.Most of what happens in Shakespeare's woods is orchestrated by Rosalind, the character described as "the most admirable personage in all of Shakespeare" by literary critic Harold Bloom in his new book, "Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human."In director Irene Lewis' production, Diana LaMar's admirable Rosalind is giddy and girlish, but determined.
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By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,Staff Writer | December 24, 1992
Nikki Guy beams with delight when she spots Santa strolling through the halls of University of Maryland Medical Center's pediatrics ward.L But sorry, Santa, you are not the only reason she's smiling.The bouncy 7-year-old Cockeysville youngster was hospitalized after suffering an asthma attack five days before your visit. This day, Nikki is going home. She's busy making plans, inspired, of course, by your visit."I'm going to bake cookies for Santa, and then I will take some outside to leave for his reindeer," Nikki says.
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By ERNEST F. IMHOFF | October 25, 1992
From Sept. 1 to Oct. 20, The Sun's cartoonist KAL blasted George Bush 7 times while The Evening Sun's Mike Lane hit Mr. Bush 17 times and Dan Quayle twice. They virtually ignored Bill Clinton.According to this informal count, Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) knocked Mr. Clinton and Mr. Bush together twice and all candidates once while Mr. Lane skewered Mr. Clinton once. The artists ridiculed Ross Perot four times.Welcome to the world of the political cartoonist.If you're looking for balance in the normal sense, you won't find it here or in cartoons on other big papers.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | November 18, 2001
I hate to give you something else to worry about, but you need to be aware of this situation in the Kingdom of Tonga. The Kingdom of Tonga, as you know if you just now looked it up in the encyclopedia, is a nation way out in the Pacific Ocean consisting of roughly 170 small islands (the exact number depends on the height of the waves). Tonga boasts a monarchy-style government and an ecology that features a huge fruit bat whose actual, legal bat name is the "giant flying fox." The giant flying fox has a wingspan of up to 2 meters.
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By Andy Knobel and Andy Knobel,SUN STAFF | November 19, 2000
The speech was one that Harlem Globetrotters owner and general manager Mannie Jackson hadn't used very often. In fact, it had been five years. "You saw history tonight," Jackson said after defending national champion Michigan State beat his barnstorming basketball team, 72-68, Monday night to end its 1,270-game winning streak. "How many people were here? 20,000? In 10 years there will be 10 million who said they saw this game. People don't expect us to lose." Now people will. The Globetrotters are celebrating their 75th year by trying something new - or rather something from their distant past.
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By KEN MURRAY and KEN MURRAY,SUN STAFF | January 27, 1999
MIAMI -- Depending on point of view, Shannon Sharpe either has elevated trash talk to art form, or taken it right down the gutter.He is either court jester (if you're on his side), or team agitator (if you're not).There is no middle ground, no misunderstanding, with the Denver Broncos' tight end. You either appreciate his piercing humor or resent his haughty arrogance.Come Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons will have to withstand his hyperbole and decide for themselves."I'm like this," Falcons defensive end Chuck Smith said yesterday.
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By James Thurber | November 22, 1998
"What can I do for you, your Majesty?" asked the Court Jester."Nobody can do anything for me," said the King mournfully. "The Princess Lenore wants the moon, and she cannot be well till she gets it, but nobody can get it for her. Every time I ask anybody for the moon, it gets larger and farther away. There is nothing you can do for me except play on your lute. Something sad.""How big do they say the moon is," asked the Court Jester, "and how far away?""The Lord High Chamberlain says it is 35,000 miles away, and bigger than the Princess Lenore's room," said the King.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | November 21, 1998
In his musical "Into the Woods," Stephen Sondheim contends: "Anything can happen in the woods." That's certainly the case in Shakespeare's pastoral comedy "As You Like It," which is receiving a high-spirited production at Center Stage.Most of what happens in Shakespeare's woods is orchestrated by Rosalind, the character described as "the most admirable personage in all of Shakespeare" by literary critic Harold Bloom in his new book, "Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human."In director Irene Lewis' production, Diana LaMar's admirable Rosalind is giddy and girlish, but determined.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | July 4, 1996
CHICAGO -- Charles Barkley considers himself a halfway decent golfer. And David Robinson, according to Barkley, is not. Which is why Barkley yesterday was in a state of shock -- or at least doing a pretty good job acting the role -- as he described the golf outing the two had the previous day."David Robinson was good on the golf course, which only lets you know that a broken clock is right twice a day," Barkley said, shaking his head. "I lost to David Robinson. It's like me beating [PGA golfer]
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | September 9, 1993
NEW YORK -- He could fill the void left by the retirements of John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors, giving a sport that has become the bland leading the bland a top player with an often outrageous personality.He could become the Ilie Nastase of his generation -- minus the contretemps that marred the Romanian's career -- by mixing one-liners off the court with the magic he can create on it.And by Sunday, Andrei Medvedev of Ukraine could become something else.A full-fledged star.A U.S. Open champion.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Staff Writer | January 19, 1993
COLLEGE PARK -- Katrina Colleton has developed a reputation as the cutup on the Maryland women's basketball team, the one player most likely to make the rest of the squad break up in laughter."
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By DAN BERGER | April 7, 1995
Alfonse d'Amato for Court Jester!Everyone is running for City Council president. Everyone's cousin is running for Council.Federal spooks are raiding all the spy gear shops in the country. Privatization goes only so far.Tax cuts for everyone but thee and me!
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | September 9, 1993
NEW YORK -- He could fill the void left by the retirements of John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors, giving a sport that has become the bland leading the bland a top player with an often outrageous personality.He could become the Ilie Nastase of his generation -- minus the contretemps that marred the Romanian's career -- by mixing one-liners off the court with the magic he can create on it.And by Sunday, Andrei Medvedev of Ukraine could become something else.A full-fledged star.A U.S. Open champion.
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