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Marta H. Mossburg | April 24, 2012
We live in fascinating times. On the one hand, it is OK to detail the most intimate aspects of a woman's reproductive health in congressional testimony and to demand "free" birth control pills from employers and/or the government. It is also OK to label those who object to such public displays of personal choice and state-sponsored free love as leading a "war on women. " On the other hand, it is also OK for those who hew to the same ideology as that above to condemn a woman who chooses to raise her children for a living as someone who "never worked a day in her life.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
Destiny Hartis had made up her mind. She would be elected Digital Harbor High School's prom queen at the school's senior prom on May 15, she remembers thinking that night -- even if it meant spending part of the dance gathering votes from her fellow classmates. "It was my day," said Hartis, 20, who attended the end-of-year event with her cousin, Kerstin Jones, in a long blue dress. "I was going to win. " And she did -- becoming the Baltimore high school's first transgender student in faculty memory to walk away with the prom queen's crown and sash.
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By Ron Smith | February 3, 2011
The current revolutionary mood sweeping the Middle East is looking very much like another real-life example of philosopher Auguste Comte's observation, "Demography is destiny. " At the turn of the 19th century, Westerners made up roughly 30 percent of the people on this planet. By the middle of this century, extrapolating present trends, Muslims will be about 30 percent of a much more crowded human population and Westerners reduced to less than 10 percent. This has all sorts of implications, laid out thoroughly by Bill Bonner and Addison Wiggin in their book, "Financial Reckoning Day. " But I want to focus on just one: how a population explosion in the Arab world, stretching from Morocco through the Levant, has set the stage for the revolutionary fervor we've seen on the streets of Tunis, Cairo, Amman and elsewhere in the last couple of weeks.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2014
Maggie Kaulius is the latest in an Archbishop Spalding legacy that includes her entire immediate family and much of her extended family. Like her mother, Mary Love Kaulius, she plays field hockey and lacrosse. The younger Kaulius helped the No. 2 field hockey team to its first Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship and the No. 4 lacrosse team to the fourth seed in the IAAM tournament this season. The Cavaliers play Monday in the quarterfinals. A regional All-American in lacrosse last season, the senior midfielder has 45 goals and 25 assists this spring and more than 100 career goals.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | March 1, 1991
"I gather you had a bit of trouble getting through to Mr. Beers," laughs INXS bassist Garry Gary Beers as he comes on the line.Trouble? Well, there was a bit of confusion when the interviewer, calling the designated number at the designated time, was told, "There's no one by that name registered at the hotel." But that was mainly the fault of the band's New York hotel, which didn't quite grasp the fact that big-time rock acts never register under their real names."You'd think they'd be used to that by now," Beers says.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | November 22, 2006
Garage rock meets garage moviemaking: that should have been the mandate of Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, featuring Kyle Gass and Jack Black as the amateur-hour power-guitar duo Tenacious D, who believe they're God's (or Satan's) gift to rock 'n' roll. Instead, with the collusion of director and co-writer Liam Lynch, Gass and Black make a spectacle of themselves. They create a joke-ridden fantasy complete with tarot card chapter breaks boasting titles like "Destiny" and "The Quest."
SPORTS
October 27, 2006
St. Louis-- --When you're a team of destiny, the ground does not come apart under your feet, as it did under Detroit Tigers outfielder Curtis Granderson at a pivotal moment of last night's pivotal Game 4 of the 102nd World Series. When you're a team of destiny, the guy throwing 100 mph strikes everybody out at the end. The little leadoff hitter on the other team doesn't turn your velocity against you and drive the ball over the center fielder's head to bring home the winning run in the eighth inning.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2011
As a member of the hit girl-group Destiny's Child, Michelle Williams had a backup role to frontwoman Beyonce. But as an actress, Williams has found herself playing the leading lady. With stints in Broadway plays such as "Aida," "The Color Purple" and "Chicago," Williams is quickly establishing herself as a seasoned thespian. Williams' latest role, in the play "What My Husband Doesn't Know," is Lena Summer, a married woman who struggles with fidelity. Williams talked about her longtime love of acting, her future projects in music and on stage, and about Beyonce's pregnancy.
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | August 11, 1992
Surely one of the most ambitious, provocative and strangely poignant projects in all of documentary filmmaking is the "7 Up" series, begun in 1964 by Britain's Grenada TV and continued every seven years since then. The new installment, "35 Up," opens today at the Charles, and it is by far the most compelling.For those unfamiliar with the concept, the "Up" series is an examination of class, heredity and destiny, played out in real time. It began in 1964, when the British commercial network Grenada did a soporific profile on 14 "typical" British TC schoolchildren, then all 7 years old. The kids were drawn from all classes, meant to provide a "cross-section" of the future of society, as the narrator grandly put it.Somewhere along the line, somebody got the bright idea of revisiting the children every seven years to gauge their progress: "35 Up" is the fifth such enterprise, using footage from the four previous visits.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | June 3, 1996
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- The man who led the Serbs into Bosnia's heart of darkness now resides in his own shadowland, holed up in a glum mountain resort while the world waits to arrest him for genocide.But Radovan Karadzic is still the dominant ruler in Bosnia's Serbian Republic, and the longer he remains in power, the more deeply he entrenches his policies of ethnic intolerance, opponents say.More than six months after the November signing of the Bosnian peace accord in Dayton, Ohio, Muslims in Bosnian Serb territory are still being forced from their homes and jobs.
NEWS
January 10, 2014
Joy night Asbury Town Neck United Methodist Church holds a Leonard Glenn Joy Night Service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at 429 Asbury Drive in Severna Park. The Men of Unity Choir will be in concert along with the group God's Destiny. The program includes the presentation of the Leonard Glen Youth Award and Mission and Music awards. Open to all. Information: 410-647-3461.
NEWS
January 17, 2013
Is life great or what? For Baltimore Ravens fans - and we're guessing that this newspaper's readership is pretty much birds of a feather in this regard - the last two weeks have been a delight. To beat the Indianapolis Colts in a home playoff game and then the highly-touted Denver Broncos in the mile-high city in a nail-biting double-overtime contest the following week has not only been a thrill ride, but it has united this city - or at least diverted its collective attention from the less easily-resolved challenges of the day - in the way that only popular sporting events can. "Team of destiny" is how a lot of the nation's sportswriters have taken to describing the Ravens after their upset victory over Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2012
The Ravens' first goal every season is to make it to the playoffs so in that sense, Sunday wasn't as big of a disaster as it once appeared. But the manner in which it happened leaves plenty of questions about whether the Ravens will be able to accomplish their other goals, which go far beyond just qualifying for the postseason. Long after the last player had filtered out of M&T Bank Stadium following a humbling 34-17 loss against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, the Ravens (9-5) got an early Christmas gift when the Pittsburgh Steelers were beaten in overtime by the Dallas Cowboys.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Meagan O'Neill | October 1, 2012
Like last year, this season of "Revenge" kicked of with a traumatic scene from Labor Day weekend, where we are led to believe that Amanda has sank and a guy (Jack, if the pocket watch is to be a clue) has drown. But of course, we will be left wondering about this for the next few months, because where do shows begin in the Hamptons? Memorial Day, of course. All of our regular favorites make their way back to the Hamptons as they prepare for the kick-off to summer and Victoria Grayson's annual art auction, even though Victoria is no longer in the picture.
NEWS
April 27, 2012
Regarding Marta Mossburg's column "Biology really is destiny" (April 25), biology really is not destiny in any meaningful sense. Is a woman who chooses not to have children willfully - or stupidly - defying her destiny? Would that make her a failure as a woman? Are birth control pills thus evil? It's a shame Ms. Mossburg got so caught up in the media frenzy that she couldn't usefully reflect on Hillary Rosen's comment about Ann Romney. As a single father who raised three teenage boys while working 50 hours a week, I can certainly attest to the difficulties of parenthood.
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Marta H. Mossburg | April 24, 2012
We live in fascinating times. On the one hand, it is OK to detail the most intimate aspects of a woman's reproductive health in congressional testimony and to demand "free" birth control pills from employers and/or the government. It is also OK to label those who object to such public displays of personal choice and state-sponsored free love as leading a "war on women. " On the other hand, it is also OK for those who hew to the same ideology as that above to condemn a woman who chooses to raise her children for a living as someone who "never worked a day in her life.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | February 11, 2001
Two guys from Bawlmer did a little bit of weekend construction yesterday, adding a 28-foot room to the International Space Station. In a spacewalk lasting more than 7 1/2 hours, Baltimore-born astronauts Tom Jones and Robert Curbeam stepped outside the shuttle Atlantis and successfully attached the $1.4 billion U.S.-built Destiny science laboratory to the station as it orbited more than 200 miles above Earth. They were assisted by a third city native, Marsha Ivins. She lifted the 15-ton lab out of the shuttle's payload bay with a Canadian robotic arm, then eased it into its berth on the station's Unity module.
SPORTS
By Sam Smith and Sam Smith,Chicago Tribune | June 21, 1993
PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns talked of destiny throughout this season, and then throughout these playoffs as they held off final defeat in five different games. But destiny is something to be achieved, and so it finally, inevitably, belonged to the Chicago Bulls here last night in the NBA Finals.And the victory for the so-called threepeat was symbolically earned with John Paxson's three, a three-point field goal that left a city and a team stunned and gasping."For it to be over so quickly, that's the thing," said Charles Barkley, sitting still stunned in his locker stall some 30 minutes after the game, a towel draped over his shoulder and beads of sweat rolling down his thick neck.
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By Janene Holzberg | March 28, 2012
Growing up in a Baltimore row house, Elaine Northrop had a happy, if somewhat unconventional, childhood. Her father was a dreamer and a gambler, recalls Northrop, who grew up to build one of the most successful real estate companies in Howard County from the ground up. Her mother was the family's breadwinner and dealt with their money woes, but her father was an eternal optimist who taught her to believe in herself. At age 23, such life lessons would be called into play when she agreed to marry her first husband on their second date.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2011
Baltimore County has had two murder-suicides, homicides within families and among longtime friends, and an increase in suicides in the past few months. And on Tuesday evening, officers defused a hostage situation on the 12th floor of a high rise. The recent spate of violence prompted health officials and police to organize a news conference Wednesday that addressed holiday stress and the tragedies that can occur when family, friends and neighbors miss the signs of emotional, economic or physical troubles in others.
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