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By Greg Tasker | February 10, 1992
Comedian and activist Dick Gregory delivered a message to a meeting of black educators yesterday in Towson that was at times funny, at times angry, and always demanding.And none of it was lost on the Rev. Nathaniel B. Thomas, head residence counselor at Howard University in Washington, D.C."The message you brought touched my heart," Mr. Thomas told Mr. Gregory, one of the keynote speakers at the annual conference of the National Association of Personnel Workers of historically black colleges and universities.
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By Joe Capista and Joe Capista,contributing writer | March 14, 1999
The "holistic" health industry is booming -- best-seller lists are crammed with personal growth and spirituality how-to books, and the movement's major faces are familiar guests on leading talk shows. But this week, many of those big names will be in Baltimore.The Whole Life Expo returns to the convention center Friday, offering 250 exhibits, 100 speakers, dancing and food (natural, of course) for the interested, whether they are practitioners of holistic medicine or looking for direction on the road to Wellville.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | November 29, 1995
Sure, some people used to think he was nuts, says Dick Gregory, but that was decades ago. Today they know better.Today, says Mr. Gregory, folks can see he was onto something in the 1960s when he accused the U.S. government of involvement in the murders of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. And when he told a nightclub audience that FBI director J. Edgar Hoover was hostile to homosexuals because he was one. Even when he said the Central...
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 9, 1996
Up for 12 hours of Dick Gregory?Probably not, but you might find an hour or two interesting. Which is why, sometime during the day tomorrow, it might be worth spinning your radio dial to WOLB-AM (1010).From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Gregory, a man who's worn any number of hats over the past three decades, will join Radio One owner and CEO Cathy Hughes for a daylong talk marathon.Those who remember Gregory from his days as a stand-up comic might not recognize him today. He's become equal parts mystic, civil-rights activist, conspiracy theorist and health-food addict (he's worked extensively with the chronically obese, helping them slim down)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 9, 1996
Up for 12 hours of Dick Gregory?Probably not, but you might find an hour or two interesting. Which is why, sometime during the day tomorrow, it might be worth spinning your radio dial to WOLB-AM (1010).From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Gregory, a man who's worn any number of hats over the past three decades, will join Radio One owner and CEO Cathy Hughes for a daylong talk marathon.Those who remember Gregory from his days as a stand-up comic might not recognize him today. He's become equal parts mystic, civil-rights activist, conspiracy theorist and health-food addict (he's worked extensively with the chronically obese, helping them slim down)
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck | October 26, 1995
Eric Bogosian and Dick Gregory will present one-man shows next month as part of this season's Off Center Series at Center Stage, series curator Jill Rachel Morris has announced."
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | December 2, 1995
Among the few props that comedian and social activist Dick Gregory uses during his show at Center Stage are a basket of fruit, a glass of water and a pile of newspapers.The fruit -- apples and grapes -- he hands out to the audience; the water, he drinks, reminding the audience to drink eight glasses a day; and the newspapers he relies on to provide material for his show, "Live on the Great White Way." The show represents Gregory's return to stand-up comedy after an absence of more than two decades; it opens off-Broadway immediately after its engagement as part of Center Stage's Off Center series.
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By Sandy Grady | October 24, 1990
IF GEORGE BUSH looked out a White House window Monday, he might have spotted activist Dick Gregory carrying a sign:"Dear Mr. President, before you veto the Civil Rights Bill, please think about the number of black African-Americans you have sent to the Persian Gulf willing to die for someone else's human rights."Why should Bush pay attention to Dick Gregory, a washed-up comedian who became a public scold?Why should Bush listen to Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.? Kennedy, who warned, "when the chips are down, this White House doesn't believe in civil rights," has as much clout with Bush as Saddam Hussein.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | March 18, 1995
Tell it to the governor -- and the mayor."The Marc Steiner Show," heard at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on WJHU-FM (88.1), has scheduled live talk appearances next week by Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke.The governor is scheduled to take calls from listeners in the WJHU studios on Wednesday night, and the mayor appears Thursday.Family eventThe four urban-oriented Baltimore stations owned by Radio One -- WOLB-AM (1010), WWIN-AM (1400), WERQ-FM (92.3)
NEWS
By Joe Capista and Joe Capista,contributing writer | March 14, 1999
The "holistic" health industry is booming -- best-seller lists are crammed with personal growth and spirituality how-to books, and the movement's major faces are familiar guests on leading talk shows. But this week, many of those big names will be in Baltimore.The Whole Life Expo returns to the convention center Friday, offering 250 exhibits, 100 speakers, dancing and food (natural, of course) for the interested, whether they are practitioners of holistic medicine or looking for direction on the road to Wellville.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | December 2, 1995
Among the few props that comedian and social activist Dick Gregory uses during his show at Center Stage are a basket of fruit, a glass of water and a pile of newspapers.The fruit -- apples and grapes -- he hands out to the audience; the water, he drinks, reminding the audience to drink eight glasses a day; and the newspapers he relies on to provide material for his show, "Live on the Great White Way." The show represents Gregory's return to stand-up comedy after an absence of more than two decades; it opens off-Broadway immediately after its engagement as part of Center Stage's Off Center series.
FEATURES
By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | November 29, 1995
Sure, some people used to think he was nuts, says Dick Gregory, but that was decades ago. Today they know better.Today, says Mr. Gregory, folks can see he was onto something in the 1960s when he accused the U.S. government of involvement in the murders of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. And when he told a nightclub audience that FBI director J. Edgar Hoover was hostile to homosexuals because he was one. Even when he said the Central...
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck | October 26, 1995
Eric Bogosian and Dick Gregory will present one-man shows next month as part of this season's Off Center Series at Center Stage, series curator Jill Rachel Morris has announced."
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | March 18, 1995
Tell it to the governor -- and the mayor."The Marc Steiner Show," heard at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on WJHU-FM (88.1), has scheduled live talk appearances next week by Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke.The governor is scheduled to take calls from listeners in the WJHU studios on Wednesday night, and the mayor appears Thursday.Family eventThe four urban-oriented Baltimore stations owned by Radio One -- WOLB-AM (1010), WWIN-AM (1400), WERQ-FM (92.3)
NEWS
By Greg Tasker | February 10, 1992
Comedian and activist Dick Gregory delivered a message to a meeting of black educators yesterday in Towson that was at times funny, at times angry, and always demanding.And none of it was lost on the Rev. Nathaniel B. Thomas, head residence counselor at Howard University in Washington, D.C."The message you brought touched my heart," Mr. Thomas told Mr. Gregory, one of the keynote speakers at the annual conference of the National Association of Personnel Workers of historically black colleges and universities.
NEWS
By Sandy Grady | October 24, 1990
IF GEORGE BUSH looked out a White House window Monday, he might have spotted activist Dick Gregory carrying a sign:"Dear Mr. President, before you veto the Civil Rights Bill, please think about the number of black African-Americans you have sent to the Persian Gulf willing to die for someone else's human rights."Why should Bush pay attention to Dick Gregory, a washed-up comedian who became a public scold?Why should Bush listen to Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.? Kennedy, who warned, "when the chips are down, this White House doesn't believe in civil rights," has as much clout with Bush as Saddam Hussein.
SPORTS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2011
While many of the people in the infield were interested in the horses, or in other exploits,  Amanda Gregory of Arlington Va., was distracted by a white whale. Instead of reading a racing form, Gregory, 30, was sprawled on a blanket with two girlfriends, deeply immersed in reading Moby Dick.  Gregory said she is “long out of class” and was reading the book purely for pleasure. “I think I know how it turns out,” he said. “It doesn’t seem like anything is going to happen for another 500 pages.”  She said she hasn’t been paying much attention to the undercard – the preliminary races – but was waiting for the Preakness.
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By Linell Smith | January 19, 1991
LIVE IT NOT DIET CAFE, 900 Cathedral St. (entrance on Read Street.) Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. 234-0845.This health food carryout and market puts the accent on West Indian flavors and wholesome vegetarian foods. The regular hot food menu includes tofu pups, grilled vegetarian burgers with various cheeses, melts served on seven-grain bread, spinach pies and vegetable samosas.The veggie burger with cheese ($3.60) is served in whole wheat pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, spicy carrot mix, sprouts and a special sauce made from a canola oil base.
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