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By Chip and Jonathan Carter and Chip and Jonathan Carter,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | February 27, 2003
An early note of warning: Don't come to the Daredevil game for the Game Boy Advance expecting the same kind of tricks and treats you see in the movie. They aren't there. Don't come looking for the same kind of gaming adventures you'd find on your Xbox or PlayStation 2 - those aren't there either. What this is, however, is a fairly decent old-school, platform-style superhero brawler. This used to be standard game fare for the old NES, Super NES and Genesis. If you expect more than that, you're definitely going to be disappointed.
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June 24, 2013
A daredevil and two dissidents are piquing online readers' interest this morning as Edward Snowden, Nelson Mandela and Nik Wallenda all make the news again. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for June 24, 2013. Nik Wallenda, who teetered his way over Baltimore's Inner Harbor last year, took on a much larger task as he crossed the Grand Canyon on a high wire. A similarly precarious bit of footwork appears to be underway in Moscow (or maybe Cuba ), as constitutional activist and former Marylander Edward Snowden is reported by several media outlets to have left Hong Kong for Russia.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | February 14, 2003
How did an embarrassment of comic-book riches become simply an embarrassment as a movie? Chalk it up to mistaking the fannish enthusiasm of writer-director Mark Steven Johnson for instinct or skill. Before penning the script and taking the reins on Daredevil, Johnson was best known for the scripts to Grumpy and Grumpier Old Men. But he managed to convince this film's producers that because of his passion for the comic book he was perfect for the job. He's going to make a lot of young men grumpy with this movie.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2012
He didn't fall — but it looked like he came close. Daredevil Nik Wallenda made it nearly all the way across a wire over the Inner Harbor, stepping steadily and deliberately, when he stopped to kneel and pump his fist in the air. He was walking 300 feet across, up to 82 feet in the air, in a stunt to mark the imminent opening of a Ripley's Believe It or Not museum. The rapt crowd, cell phone cameras in the air, sighed with relief. But their celebration — and Wallenda's, too — was premature.
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By Amy P. Ingram and Amy P. Ingram,Contributing Writer | April 28, 1993
Glenn Mathiasen has finally learned to fly without wings. He used to fly planes for the U.S. Air Force, but now, at 61, he just jumps from them.He enjoys falling 10,000 feet to Earth, traveling at speeds over 120 mph. "It's a challenge of new feelings," he says.His free-falling partner, 55-year old Mike Shultz, agrees. "It's a psychologically demanding and emotional experience, but it's a thrill of a lifetime -- bar none."Mr. Shultz, a sky-diving trainer with Aquafoil Inc., taught Mr. Mathiasen how to sky-dive three years ago. The two have jumped a tandem free fall (strapped together)
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | April 26, 1998
Ryan Sutter ticks off a few items from his list of boyhood scrapes and bruises, revealing a daredevil mentality that could serve him well in the NFL.As a first-grader growing up in Fort Collins, Colo., Sutter got a little too sloppy attempting a jump on his dirt bike. He ended up on the ground with a rock embedded in his knee.There's also the 3-inch scar on the back of his head, a mark that Sutter's crew cut can't hide. He picked up that souvenir in a skiing accident.As much as Sutter loved football and basketball, he was equally happy colliding with hockey opponents on an ice rink or negotiating a dangerous maneuver on a skateboard or a snowboard.
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November 14, 1995
JET SKIS, those high-powered personal watercraft that have become so popular, look like incredible fun. But they're not toys, as the events of the past summer proved.Four Marylanders died this year in jet ski mishaps. The youngest was a 13-year-old Severna Park girl who fell off a jet ski and was run over by a second one. Thirty-two other people were injured in a total of 89 accidents. With speeds averaging 50 mph, high maneuverability, a propulsion system that requires operators to apply power in order to steer and a reasonable price tag, jet skis attract daredevils and novices.
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By Eric Malnic and Eric Malnic,Special to the Los Angeles Times | December 1, 2007
Evel Knievel, the flamboyant motorcycle stuntman whose thrilling triumphs and spectacular failures enshrined him as America's consummate daredevil, died yesterday in Clearwater, Fla. He was 69. Mr. Knievel, who survived at least 38 broken bones, multiple concussions and countless abrasions acquired in daring jumps that ended in unplanned crashes, had been in failing health for years, including suffering from diabetes and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an...
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November 10, 1990
Charles F. Lombard, a rocket-sled daredevil who helped pioneer seat belts and who developed a revolutionary crash helmet used by test pilots and police motorcycle officers, died Nov. 3 in Orange, Calif. He was 83.
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By Rick Kogan and Rick Kogan,Chicago Tribune | January 8, 1992
I've got to hand it, reluctantly, to a movie that is able to make me wistful for the artistry of that famous stuntman Evel Knievel."Drive Like Lightning" (9 tonight on USA cable) takes its dramatic narrative through that long -- but perhaps understandably -- neglected subculture of daredevil automobile drivers.The stunt driver of most concern is Charlie Webster (Steven Bauer), a one-time hotshot who gave up the vrooom-vrooom life after his brother suffered a paralyzing crash. Charlie breaks out of his fog when asked to drive the car of former rival to Los Angeles.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | February 28, 2010
Sewall W. "Susie" Mann, a lifelong athlete who was known as the "Daredevil Granny" and who embarked on an odyssey of adventures that included sky diving and swimming with dolphins after receiving a diagnosis of terminal cancer last summer, died of the disease Feb. 15 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The Mercy Ridge resident was 79. After a long history of cardiac disease, Mrs. Mann, who was known as "Susie," had successful bypass surgery last March, only to find out four months later that she had terminal stomach cancer.
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May 2, 2008
When director Jon Favreau isn't calling the shots on his own movies, you can find him in front of the camera as a character actor. Swingers (1996). In his big break, Favreau starred as a lovelorn schlub who gets schooled by his gregarious friend (Vince Vaughn) on the swinging singles scene. Friends (1997). Favreau showed up on the hit series as a rich guy who braved the Ultimate Fighting Octagon to impress Monica. Daredevil (2003). In his other foray into comic-book movies, Favreau played the blind superhero's law partner, Foggy Nelson.
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By Eric Malnic and Eric Malnic,Special to the Los Angeles Times | December 1, 2007
Evel Knievel, the flamboyant motorcycle stuntman whose thrilling triumphs and spectacular failures enshrined him as America's consummate daredevil, died yesterday in Clearwater, Fla. He was 69. Mr. Knievel, who survived at least 38 broken bones, multiple concussions and countless abrasions acquired in daring jumps that ended in unplanned crashes, had been in failing health for years, including suffering from diabetes and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an...
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By Janet Gilbert and Janet Gilbert,Special to the Sun | January 26, 2007
"I have a little bit of a daredevil in me," said Chris Eatough of Ellicott City. "I like to go fast - very fast." But it takes more than speed to be a six-time winner of the World Solo 24 Hours of Adrenalin championship mountain bike races, held once a year at grueling courses in the United States and Canada. "Most of the race, to be honest - you're fighting the instinct to want to stop, to quit," Eatough said. "You're in some pain - it's not an easy thing. The good moments are few and far between.
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By JANET GILBERT | January 26, 2007
I have a little bit of a daredevil in me," said Chris Eatough of Ellicott City. "I like to go fast - very fast." But it takes more than speed to be a six-time winner of the World Solo 24 Hours of Adrenalin championship mountain bike races, held once a year at grueling courses in the United States and Canada. "Most of the race, to be honest - you're fighting the instinct to want to stop, to quit," said Eatough. "You're in some pain - it's not an easy thing. The good moments are few and far between.
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By Scott Carlson and Scott Carlson,[Special to The Sun] | October 18, 2006
In November of 1996, a scarred and bankrupt Mick Kipp found himself in his kitchen in Baltimore making hot sauce as an inexpensive Christmas gift that he could bottle for his family and friends. He had just come through a four-year battle against cancer. The disease had more or less killed his blossoming career as a stuntman and left him with tens of thousands of dollars in hospital bills. As he threw serrano peppers, onions, lemon juice and vinegar into a pot, he had no idea he also was cooking up a whole new line of work.
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March 19, 2003
Top films at the box office over the weekend, with distributor, weekend gross, total gross, number of weeks in release: 1 Bringing Down... Disney $22.1 million $61.3 million 2 2 ...Cody Banks MGM $14.1 million $14.1 million 1 3 The Hunted Paramount $13.5 million $13.5 million 1 4 Tears of Sun Sony $8.7 million $30.7 million 2 5 Chicago Miramax $7.1 million $124.8 million 12 6 Old School DreamWorks $6.7 million $60.8 million 4 7 How to Lose... Paramount $4.7 million $93.7 million 6 8 Willard New Line $4 million $4 million 1 9 Daredevil Fox $3.03 million $96 million 5 10 Cradle 2 Grave Warner Bros.
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May 2, 2008
When director Jon Favreau isn't calling the shots on his own movies, you can find him in front of the camera as a character actor. Swingers (1996). In his big break, Favreau starred as a lovelorn schlub who gets schooled by his gregarious friend (Vince Vaughn) on the swinging singles scene. Friends (1997). Favreau showed up on the hit series as a rich guy who braved the Ultimate Fighting Octagon to impress Monica. Daredevil (2003). In his other foray into comic-book movies, Favreau played the blind superhero's law partner, Foggy Nelson.
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By John Jurgensen and John Jurgensen,HARTFORD COURANT | April 19, 2004
Blockbuster. The word just sounds like a superhero, doesn't it? Fitting, because smashing box-office records seems like part of the mission today for the leading men of comic books. Whether it's the anti-heroics of Hellboy or The Punisher (which opened Friday) or the classic valor of Spider-Man (returning to the big screen in July), testosterone seems vital to the formula for breaking out of the comics subculture and into the mainstream. But where are the women? Stuck in wardrobe, apparently, if sneak peeks at Halle Berry's turn as Catwoman (supposedly coming this summer)
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March 19, 2003
Top films at the box office over the weekend, with distributor, weekend gross, total gross, number of weeks in release: 1 Bringing Down... Disney $22.1 million $61.3 million 2 2 ...Cody Banks MGM $14.1 million $14.1 million 1 3 The Hunted Paramount $13.5 million $13.5 million 1 4 Tears of Sun Sony $8.7 million $30.7 million 2 5 Chicago Miramax $7.1 million $124.8 million 12 6 Old School DreamWorks $6.7 million $60.8 million 4 7 How to Lose... Paramount $4.7 million $93.7 million 6 8 Willard New Line $4 million $4 million 1 9 Daredevil Fox $3.03 million $96 million 5 10 Cradle 2 Grave Warner Bros.
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