By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | August 22, 1996
OXFORD, ENGLAND -- It's funny how sometimes a single will seem to take on a life of its own.When Radiohead's "Creep" first crept onto the airwaves back in 1993, it took radio listeners completely by surprise. It wasn't just the dry, self-deprecating chorus ("I'm a creep, I'm a loser . . .") that did it; it was also the blast of overdriven guitar that went with each self-flagellating admission. In no time at all, this British quintet began to be known as the "Creep" band.That was fine at the time, but over the years, things have gotten a little, well, creepy.
By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
Gilman and McDonogh, both coming off impressive MIAA A Conference wins, crept up one spot each and Milford Mill, the area's most prolific scoring team, cracked the Top 25 in this week's Maryland High School Football Media State Poll. The No. 2 Greyhounds and the No. 3 Eagles owe their rise largely to Good Counsel's 21-14 upset win over last week's No. 2 DeMatha. The loss knocked the Stags to No. 7. That and big A Conference wins opened the door for Gilman and McDonogh to move up. The Greyhounds won a slugfest with Archbishop Spalding, 69-40, while the defending A Conference champion Eagles dominated the upstart team of the fall season, Mount St. Joseph, 24-0.
December 18, 2005
Battling Turf Valley `development creep' Running roughshod over the public welfare seems to be the modus operandi of the Mangione family as they try to expand the development of Turf Valley and operate the Turf Valley Resort. Their approach to the proposed development has been deceptive, doling out incremental phases that fly under the radar of government oversight agencies as part of their master plan for "development creep." This cavalier attitude extends to the way the nearby Turf Valley Resort ignores community standards.
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
A hot and muggy week is forecast to begin Monday, with sunshine, highs in the upper 80s and slight evening storm chances. Overnight lows were expected in the 60s and close to 70 degrees in the city, surging into the mid-80s by midday. About a 30 percent chance of storms is forecast after about 6 p.m. A similar pattern is forecast through the week. Highs are forecast to reach the lower 90s Tuesday and Wednesday, with partly cloudy skies, high humidity and evening storm chances.
By Dan Berger | February 27, 1998
The allegation is that the Big Creep carried on with a young woman. No prosecutor, Republican, conservative, talk show host or member of Congress would ever do that.American teen-agers rank below Europeans in math and science but have more fun.Now that the Iraq crisis is defused, Trent Lott & Co. are talking how tough they are.Henny Youngman finally ran out of one-liners.Pub Date: 2/27/98
By Frank Roylance and Sun Reporter // Weather Blogger | January 14, 2010
T oday is Jan. 1, 2763, on the old Julian calendar . The years were originally counted from the founding of the city of Rome. The system was seriously flawed, however, and slowly got out of sync with the seasons. So it was replaced, beginning in 1582, with the Gregorian calendar we use today. Its leap-year rules were devised to solve the calendar creep problem. The Julian system, meanwhile, continues to fall behind. Jan. 1 (Julian) will slip to Jan. 15 (Gregorian) in 2101.
By Ellen Silbergeld | March 14, 1995
(with apologies to W.S. Gilbert)* When you're ready to breakAll the markets that makeExchange rates that roll on foreverI propose you should useAll the yen you can loseTo finance your risky endeavor;Wait till London's asleep,To your terminal creepMaking trades so quick and so daringNo one ever will knowWhat they reap you will sowBut please don't bankrupt poor Baring!Derivatives high,Let the futures fall by,By the time they wake up it's overYou'll be off to TibetWhere the market's not yetDiscovered something richer than clover;Meanwhile back on Threadneedle,The governors wheedle,They'd like a return on their cash, please;The Prince is a pauper,He can't buy a topperAnd the palace is in for a rash squeeze;And just when you're sureThat your money's secure,There's that nasty old man from the Fed;just like to knowWhere the dollars should goWhen Washington gets out of the red.
April 13, 1997
&TC Work week creep: Steelcase Inc., the office furniture maker, surveyed more than 1,000 people and found that 73 percent of those employed in an office of 100 people or more work on the weekend, either at home or in the office. Many put in a substantial time investment -- 60 percent said they do it once a month or more, and 42 percent said they work 6 to 10 hours on a weekend. Not surprisingly, nearly half the respondents said they are working more hours than they did five years ago.Virtual schlepping: The days of lugging reams of paper and piles of reference materials when visiting clients are disappearing, according to Ernst & Young, the accounting and consulting firm.
By ROB KASPER | June 2, 2007
I have been hearing voices. Sometimes they call out to me in the middle of the night. Mostly they bellow in the morning. They are familiar voices; they come from my pocket-size portable radio. Yet they startle me. The voices boom like intruders with perfect pitch, even though I have not turned the device on. Moreover, no matter how many buttons I push, I have great difficulty silencing the clamor. On a personal level, these radio eruptions are yet another instance of a guy struggling with a new gizmo.
By Russell Baker | March 8, 1994
THE OTHER night CBS cut Frank Sinatra off for a commercial. Sic transit gloria. I wept when I heard the news.In the old days Frank Sinatra would have cut off CBS. Frank was where the power was at. "Chairman of the Board," we called him. Can-do guys and, more importantly, will-do guys clustered around him, moth-to-the-flame style.If Frank said, "Cut off CBS," it was "So long, CBS" until Bill Paley came over to Frank's and stood on his knees in the snow begging his pardon, kissing Frank's hand, offering to cut off as many commercials as Frank wanted cut off.I'm talking not just old days, I'm talking good old days.
By Jules Witcover | February 17, 2014
Is it possible that the adults in Congress are finally taking over? That prospect has reared its head in the decision of Republican leaders in both the House and Senate to back away from another threatened government shutdown by swallowing an uncomplicated vote to raise the federal debt ceiling. First, House Speaker John Boehner looked down the black hole of government shutdown, a potential replay of the tea-party engineered kamikaze mission in October, and refused to lead his party into it again.
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2012
For the second consecutive year, transportation crews got their winter tune-up before Halloween, battling blinding rain and high winds as well as slick roads and blizzard conditions. At the height of the storm overnight, 132 state roads were closed and 111 signals were dark, according to the State Highway Administration. As snow piled up at more than an inch an hour in Western Maryland, a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 68 was closed as trucks with snowblower attachments and a "towplow," a double-wide snowplow, cleared the way. At the other end of the state, powerful floodwaters tore apart a 72-inch culvert under Old Ocean City Road and opened a huge sinkhole In all 1,200 SHA workers were on duty from Deep Creek Lake to Ocean City . "The challenge was the intensity and diversity of the storm," said Melinda Peters, SHA administrator.
Thomas F. Schaller | October 2, 2012
If a politician rose in the well of Congress to urge his colleagues to take action to repel the recent Martian attack, he'd be laughed out of office and strongly encouraged to get his head examined. Pondering solutions to imaginary problems is public policy insanity. So I ask: Given that the threat of socialism swallowing America is as imaginary as a Martian invasion, why aren't politicians and television pundits who warn that something must be done to reverse redistributive welfare in the United States also treated with dismissive ridicule?
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2012
The home Azam Khan sold on Fairbank Road in Northwest Baltimore last month strikes the real estate agent as a prime example of market shift. It changed hands for about $25,000 more than each of the similar Cape Cods that sold on the street last year - and it's smaller to boot. In a growing number of Baltimore-area neighborhoods, home prices have stopped their years-long march downward. Some areas have stabilized. Some actually are heading up. "The traditionally stronger neighborhoods are definitely on the rise," said Khan, who represented the seller of the three-bedroom, $312,000 home on Fairbank Road in Mount Washington.
By Scott Dance | March 8, 2012
The Sun's weather page in print and online don't show it quite yet, but spring allergy season has begun. Moderate mold levels have been reported for the past week. Low levels of cedar, maple and elm tree pollen are present and beginning to creep up. Tree pollen typically peaks in mid-April and lasts through early August. Grass pollen doesn't begin until late May. The fact that many flowering trees are already blooming around the region is probably not a good sign for allergy sufferers.
Marta H. Mossburg | December 20, 2011
Grandmothers being groped in airport security may make headlines, but many people take invasive tactics for granted as a tradeoff for safety. They shouldn't. We are increasingly living in a police state whose scope and technological complexity is redefining the meaning of Big Brother, while systematically violating Americans' right to due process under the law. Take the report last week in The Los Angeles Times on the widespread use of drones by local law enforcement agencies around the country.
By MIKE ROYKO | November 8, 1993
In the past, I've written unkind words about tiny dogs. I thoughtlessly said that all they're good for is being tied to long sticks to wash windows or being sprayed with Endust and shoved under beds to collect lint.But now I must apologize, and never again will I say such things.Not after hearing of the bold and amazing feat of a little Chihuahua named Rocky.Rocky lives with his owners in Key Largo, Fla., which is where he recently gained fame and admiration.It happened when he took a stroll around the neighborhood.
August 1, 1999
Arundel Mills would be a boon to the countyI was shocked and amazed to read the article by Jackie Powder "Residents try to stop mega-mall" (June 27) concerning the proposed Arundel Mills mall project.Instead of hurting Anne Arundel County, the Arundel Mills mall will bring hundreds of jobs to the area, bring added revenue to the county and provide a much-needed shopping area for people such as myself who have to travel 10 minutes just to go to the grocery store.For example, Franklin Mills mall, just outside of Philadelphia, has now become a major tourist attraction for tour buses leaving New York.
November 29, 2011
The Columbia Association's decision to hold women-only swim times is yet another example of a disturbing trend in this country which forces us all, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, into Sharia compliance. Like the kudzu weed, which now covers over 7 million acres of the American Southeast, the threat of "creeping Sharia" will adversely and unalterably change the social, cultural and political landscape of this country forever. Jesse Newburn, a spokeswoman with the Columbia Association, proudly proclaims that the "CA was founded on inclusion.
November 23, 2011
The Columbia Association's decision to hold women-only swim times is yet another example of a disturbing trend in this country which forces us all, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, into Sharia compliance. Like the Kudzu weed, which now covers over 7 million acres of the American Southeast, the threat of "creeping Sharia" will adversely and unalterably change the social, cultural and political landscape of this country forever. Jesse Newbum, a spokeswoman with the Columbia Association said "CA was founded on inclusion.
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