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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | August 6, 1993
SIAMESE DREAMSmashing Pumpkins (Virgin 88267)Not all guitar noise is created equal. Some albums may make the mighty crunch of Marshall amps seem screechy and abrasive, but not "Siamese Dream." Even when the members of Smashing Pumpkins crank their amps to 11 (which is most of the time), the resultant roar is smooth and polished, keeping the instrumental clangor for crowding out the band's melodic flair. Add in the cool understatement of Billy Corgan's vocals, and the Pumpkins are left with a sound that's as tuneful as it is powerful -- and that's as true of full-throttle romps like "Cherub Rock" or "Geek U.S.A."
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Former Pro Bowl outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil is hoping to crank up the Ravens' languishing pass rush. Through three games, the Ravens have recorded just three sacks with two of them registered by Dumervil during a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens (2-1) are tied for 27th in the NFL in sacks. Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs has zero sacks this season and just one sack in his past 11 games, the last one coming last December when he tagged down New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | April 22, 2001
HAPPY HARBOR - Of this I am certain: The opening day of trophy rockfish season Friday beat anything at Camden Yards this month, including the Orioles' debut. Camden Yards may have Cal, but the Chesapeake Bay has "The Legends," an angling bunch that has been going out with Capt. Jim Brincefield since 1992. The reverence these guys have for the start of the season is personified by Dennis "Ed" Greenway, 72, who shuffles up to the dock just past 5 a.m. and just one month after two triple heart bypass operations.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
When the Ravens' pass rushers went after Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton on Sunday, they got stonewalled by his blockers. The Ravens finished with zero sacks and zero quarterback hits in the 23-16 defeat, as Dalton had plenty of time to operate. The Ravens play the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight at M&T Bank Stadium and will need to generate pressure against star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. "Yeah, we got to do a better job of trying to get to him," said outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil,  who had one tackle in the opener.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
Jeremy Wells would not be competing in the Baltimore Marathon Saturday had he not broken his back in a motorcyle accident last November. Now paralyzed below the waist, Wells, of Abingdon, will race in the handcycle event, perched in a three-wheeler and pedaling furiously with his hands. It's his way of flirting with normalcy, the 27-year-old paraplegic said. "Running was never my thing. I wouldn't have given this race a thought," Wells said. Then came that day in Essex when he skidded off his motorcycle at 55 miles per hour, got hit by a car and lost the use of his legs.
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | July 16, 2006
Bell's law: If your cell phone battery is dead, it really doesn't matter how many bars you have. Enter SideWinder, a small hand-crank charger that can give you enough juice to make or receive emergency calls. The unit, half the size of your fist, has a small crank on the side. Hook it up to your cell phone using one of the five adapter tips. Turn the crank two revolutions per second for two minutes and you've got the power--the manufacturer claims at least six minutes of talk time and about 30 minutes of standby.
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By ANNA EISENBERG | February 16, 2006
Wanda Sykes Comedian Wanda Sykes, who provided laughs in such films as Monster-in-Law and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, hits the stage of the Warner Theatre, 13th Street between E and F streets in Washington, tomorrow at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Sykes has also been featured on a variety of television shows -- from Crank Yankers to Curb Your Enthusiasm to her own Comedy Central special, Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied. Tickets are $39. Call 410-547-SEAT or visit ticketmaster.com.
NEWS
March 2, 1991
Services for Louis C. Cephus, a retired major in the Army's Medical Administrative Corps who later held a series of civilian jobs, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Cherry Hill United Methodist Church, 3225 Round Road.Major Cephus, who was 61, died Monday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, at his home on Pentwood Road.Born in Flatonia, Texas, he studied business administration at several colleges while in the Army.After retiring from the military in 1968, he traveled extensively as a detail man, promoting the use of pharmaceutical products for Sterling Drugs Inc. until 1984.
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By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,SUN STAFF | May 12, 2004
Betty Kincheloe of Kelso, Wash., asked for help in finding a misplaced recipe for strawberry ice cream that uses frozen berries. Alma Brockman of Toledo, Wash., responded with tester Laura Reiley's choice. "I don't recall the source of this recipe. It's been around the house for perhaps 25 or more years. My family members and guests all loved it," Brockman said. Recipe requests Bill Wise of Chestertown and the 1950 class of Forest Park High School is seeking a recipe for the cinnamon buns that were served in the school's cafeteria.
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November 24, 2005
It's bright green and yellow. It's foldable in different ways. You have to crank it by hand to power it up. And it just might help bring millions of impoverished, isolated children around the globe into the 21st Century. We're talking about one of the better ideas to be unveiled in years: the $100 laptop, a novel experiment in the power of technology to transform lives. The ultra-low-cost device is no mere toy; it reportedly will offer wireless connectivity and many of the key features of $1,000 laptops.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
Jeremy Wells would not be competing in the Baltimore Marathon Saturday had he not broken his back in a motorcyle accident last November. Now paralyzed below the waist, Wells, of Abingdon, will race in the handcycle event, perched in a three-wheeler and pedaling furiously with his hands. It's his way of flirting with normalcy, the 27-year-old paraplegic said. "Running was never my thing. I wouldn't have given this race a thought," Wells said. Then came that day in Essex when he skidded off his motorcycle at 55 miles per hour, got hit by a car and lost the use of his legs.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
DETROIT - Inside a silent visiting clubhouse at Comerica Park, Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta sat and stared blankly at his locker until he was summoned into manager Buck Showalter's office. Following the Orioles' 5-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Monday, Arrieta's return to the starting rotation lasted just one night. Selected to fill a void created when right-hander Jason Hammel couldn't make his scheduled start Monday because he was still weak from a stomach virus, Arrieta had an opportunity to jump back into the Orioles' rotation.
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August 30, 2011
The other night I was awakened at 2 a.m. by a robocall from the "mayor and city council of Baltimore" alerting me about the upcoming hurricane. I am thoroughly disgusted and very angry about it - even more so because I couldn't speak to anyone in city government on Sunday. When I called the City Hall operator I was given the number for the mayor's office of constituency, which, of course, was closed. I wonder who was responsible for this snafu... Naomi Walpert, Baltimore
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By Bob Allen | July 3, 2011
Vintage Civil War era "base ball" exhibition introduced fans to some new terms, but in many ways the game is the same. In base ball — as in the vintage circa 1865-style, two-word version of the all-American pastime — you not only have the exhilarating crack of the narrow bat hitting a slow, underhand-"hurled" (pitched), straw-filled ball. You also have the sharp smack — as in "ouch!" — of a sharply hit "stinger" (line drive) rocketing into a "ballist's" (fielder's)
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,jeff.barker@baltsun.com | September 11, 2008
COLLEGE PARK - Dave Sollazzo might not be the face of Maryland football, but he's the voice. His raspy, drill-sergeant growl can be heard through meeting-room doors and echoing around the Terps' football complex. "All right, men, let's go!" bellows Sollazzo, the frenetic defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator. "First-and-10 and they're in the Ace set. They're not going to throw the damn football, YOU GOT ME?" On this day, Sollazzo's rant was not for the benefit of Terrapins players, but for cameras shooting an Under Armour commercial starring the 6-foot-3, 240-pound former defensive lineman as himself.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN REPORTER | May 24, 2008
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Fireworks are difficult to see in broad daylight, but those who plan to watch the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament shouldn't have any problems seeing the pyrotechnics. That's because the four teams in the national semifinals have some of the most explosive offenses in the country. Top seed Duke (18-1), No. 3 seed Syracuse (14-2) and No. 2 seed Virginia (14-3) rate first, second and fourth in the nation in scoring, respectively, and No. 5 seed Johns Hopkins (10-5)
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | September 22, 1994
In real estate, they say location is everything. That's true, too, for new TV shows. No single factor is more important than where a show is located on the prime-time schedule.No new series makes that point better than "Madman of the People," the NBC sitcom starring Dabney Coleman, which will premiere at 9:30 tonight on WMAR (Channel 2).I don't think much of "Madman." But it is the one new series that virtually every advertising agency media buyer has picked as a hit.It's not that the ad gang thinks all that much more of the quality of "Madman" than I do, but it's got one of best locations in all of prime time.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Evening Sun Staff | October 11, 1991
A South Baltimore dockworker, who police say was the so-called "bridal caller" who made more than 3,000 obscene phone calls in the last 23 years, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, with all but 18 months suspended.Victor Herbert Gardner, 46, of the 1100 block of Hull St., was sentenced yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court by Judge William R. Buchanan Sr., who is allowing Gardner to serve his time at the county detention center.The sentence means Gardner, who police arrested in January after years of vain efforts to track him down, can continue to receive therapy at the Sexual Disorders Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | March 26, 2008
The clubhouse television usually is turned off in the mornings, unless reliever Jamie Walker decides to crank up CMT and torture his teammates with the latest country hits. But players gathered around the set yesterday to catch a few innings of the Boston Red Sox-Oakland Athletics season opener from Tokyo. By the time the media was allowed inside at 8 a.m., the game already had progressed to the sixth inning. Jeremy Guthrie and Jim Johnson pulled up chairs so they could watch in comfort.
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By RAY FRAGER | November 2, 2007
Looking out over the sports media landscape while hoping for a big breeze to blow the leaves into the neighbor's yard: Maybe you didn't hear, but the coach who loses Sunday's New England Patriots-Indianapolis Colts game must either appear on next season's Dancing With The Stars in a sequined sweat shirt or audition for American Idol by singing "Feelings." Somehow, even if that were true, it wouldn't add to the buildup for this matchup of unbeatens. Listen to what CBS' play-by-play man for the game, Jim Nantz, had to say this week (according to highlights from a conference call)
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