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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | September 13, 1991
ON EVERY STREETDire Straits (Warner Bros. 26680)As any Dire Straits fan knows, Mark Knopfler's singing is far from forceful -- half the time, he barely seems to be moving his lips. But he says a lot with that laid-back drawl, even if it takes a few listens to "On Every Street" to appreciate it. Unlike the brash, radio-friendly "Brothers In Arms," the songs here are restrained and reflective; even relatively raucous numbers like "The Bug" (as in "Sometimes you're the windshield/ Sometimes you're the bug")
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By Cal Thomas | June 21, 2014
George W. Bush never claimed to be prescient, but here he is in 2007, warning us what would happen if the United States prematurely pulled its troops out of Iraq before Iraqi forces were sufficiently trained, equipped and motivated to defend the country we gave back to them after the ouster of Saddam Hussein: "To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we're ready would be dangerous for Iraq, for the region and for the United States....
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun Staff Writer | September 25, 1994
When its timbers were new and its sails were filled, the sloop-of-war Constellation chased down slave ships off the coast of Africa. It blockaded Confederate ports and raced food relief to starving Ireland.It was the last and best of the Navy's all-sail fighting ships.Today, the Inner Harbor's 141-year-old centerpiece is so weakened by time and the elements that it has been stripped of its rigging to keep it from falling on tourists. Its timbers are turning to mush.Facing its most desperate crisis since arriving in Baltimore in 1955, the Constellation needs $25 million or more in restoration work, but its caretakers are broke.
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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2010
Like many nonprofit organizations, the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County has gone through some tough times over the years. But it's never been this bad for the county's largest shelter for domestic violence victims. Officials said two staff members would be let go at the end of September. Employees' paychecks have been issued late twice in the past month. Family counseling services have been discontinued, as has the agency's long-term housing program. The Dundalk center, which provides housing and counseling for victims of domestic violence, has only about a third of the $250,000 it needs for annual operating costs.
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By Gary Graff and Gary Graff,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | February 21, 1992
MARK KNOPFLER'S twin sons saw their first Dire Straits concert the other night.The 4-year-olds went to Phoenix to see their dad lead his group through its rock 'n' roll paces. They sat at the sound desk in the middle of the arena and had "a whale of a time," according to the proud papa.Good fun, to be sure, but Mr. Knopfler knew better than to get big-headed about it."I think they're a bit more into Hulk Hogan at the moment than they are into me," he says in a dry British accent. "I hope that's not permanent."
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December 1, 2005
"If Joe Paterno were any more successful this season, Anna Nicole Smith would want to marry him." Michael Ventre MSNBC.com columnist "You can't sleep. You want to throw up. It's awful." Bart Bryant PGA Tour player, on the pressure of playing in the tour's Qualifying School tournament "From strictly a business standpoint, maybe it seems like a slam-dunk to stay here. But we're from New Orleans. Our homes were under water, and our friends are in dire straits. The last thing New Orleans needs to hear right now is that it's going to lose something else because of the storm."
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By J.D. Considine | February 21, 1992
For a guy who has sold millions of albums across the globe, Mark Knopfler doesn't seem terribly impressed with what he does.It's not that he looks down on his work; far from it. But unlike a lot of rock stars, who dote on discussing the significance of their sound and the importance of their albums, the Dire Straits frontman would rather talk about music in general than his work in particular.Ask him about the differences between Dire Straits' albums -- for instance, if the current "On Every Street" is more typical of the group's approach than "Brothers in Arms" -- and he confesses that such considerations never even cross his mind.
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December 13, 2008
Although I am a graduate of Catholic schools, I oppose any form of tax aid to faith-based schools ("Catholic schools in dire straits," Dec. 5). In referendums held in 1972 and 1974, Maryland voters rejected even minor forms of tax aid to faith-based schools, and millions of voters in 25 referenda from coast to coast have defeated proposals for public assistance to faith-based schools. Tax aid to faith-based schools pays for separating kids by religion in institutions that discriminate in admissions and hiring in ways that would not be tolerated in public schools.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | May 21, 1993
BAD BOYSInner Circle (Big Beat 92261)No matter how many accommodations Inner Circle might make to the demands of the American R&B market, somehow the group never seems to shed its reggae roots. That's part of what makes "Bad Boys" so refreshing. It isn't just that the Circle has taken pains to include straight-up reggae numbers like "Looking for a Better Way" alongside pop songs like "Rock with You," although that's part of it. What really keeps the quintet on track is that it understands how reggae and R&B fit together, whether through the subtle, skanking groove of the title tune, or the distinctly Jamaican harmonies layered throughout "Sweat (A La La La Long)
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2010
Dr. Joan S. Morrison, a former longtime Goucher College mathematics instructor who also had a deep love of music and sang with the Archdiocesan Choir of Baltimore, died Wednesday of cancer at the Brightwood Center in Lutherville. The Govans resident was 63. Joan Scott, the daughter of printers, was born and raised in Eddystone, Pa. After graduating from Eddystone High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1969 from what is now West Chester University. She joined the Peace Corps in 1969 and worked as a teacher in Manila for a year.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2010
Dr. Joan S. Morrison, a former longtime Goucher College mathematics instructor who also had a deep love of music and sang with the Archdiocesan Choir of Baltimore, died Wednesday of cancer at the Brightwood Center in Lutherville. The Govans resident was 63. Joan Scott, the daughter of printers, was born and raised in Eddystone, Pa. After graduating from Eddystone High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1969 from what is now West Chester University. She joined the Peace Corps in 1969 and worked as a teacher in Manila for a year.
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December 13, 2008
Although I am a graduate of Catholic schools, I oppose any form of tax aid to faith-based schools ("Catholic schools in dire straits," Dec. 5). In referendums held in 1972 and 1974, Maryland voters rejected even minor forms of tax aid to faith-based schools, and millions of voters in 25 referenda from coast to coast have defeated proposals for public assistance to faith-based schools. Tax aid to faith-based schools pays for separating kids by religion in institutions that discriminate in admissions and hiring in ways that would not be tolerated in public schools.
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By Liz Bowie and Kelly Brewington and Liz Bowie and Kelly Brewington,liz.bowie@baltsun.com and kelly.brewington@baltsun.com | December 5, 2008
A 5 percent drop in Catholic school enrollment this year will leave the majority of the Archdiocese of Baltimore's schools in serious financial trouble, according to Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien. O'Brien said he would convene a summit of priests next month to consider innovative ways to combat the continuing decline in enrollment in schools from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore. The summit will consider higher tuition, consolidations and school closings, but O'Brien said the archdiocese will also look around the country for solutions Although Catholic schools have been gradually closing for decades, the concern became more acute a few weeks ago when enrollment figures were collected from the schools that serve nearly 20,000 students in primarily kindergarten through eighth grade.
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December 1, 2005
"If Joe Paterno were any more successful this season, Anna Nicole Smith would want to marry him." Michael Ventre MSNBC.com columnist "You can't sleep. You want to throw up. It's awful." Bart Bryant PGA Tour player, on the pressure of playing in the tour's Qualifying School tournament "From strictly a business standpoint, maybe it seems like a slam-dunk to stay here. But we're from New Orleans. Our homes were under water, and our friends are in dire straits. The last thing New Orleans needs to hear right now is that it's going to lose something else because of the storm."
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2000
When Sam Gash checked into the Ravens' offense yesterday, he did not bring the baggage that usually accompanies an eight-year NFL veteran. He had a one-way plane ticket, no change of clothes and a healthy perspective on his role as the team's newest fullback. One day after arm surgery shelved starting fullback Chuck Evans for at least three months -- and perhaps the season -- the Ravens effectively turned his job over to Gash, a two-time Pro Bowl pick and alluring free agent. "Is the glass half-empty or half-full?"
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | April 6, 1995
State Sen. Larry E. Haines fought for his farmland preservation bill in the House Appropriations Committee yesterday by warning that Maryland is in danger of losing nearly 25 percent of its agricultural land by 2020.That loss is a threat that could destroy farming as an industry in the state, said Mr. Haines, a Westminster Republican."Agriculture is still the No. 1 industry in the state," he said.But he said development trends indicate that Maryland could have 525,000 acres of new development by 2020, an area equal to Baltimore and Howard counties combined.
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By THEO LIPPMAN | March 16, 1992
PAUL TSONGAS won his letter at Dartmouth in the 1960s swimming the breaststroke. He swam the breaststroke when his "masters' medley" relay team set a national record recently.So why does he swim the butterfly in his campaign commercials?Because the breaststroke doesn't look as physically demanding as the butterfly. The whole point of the commercials is to dispel any notion that his lymphatic cancer has left him less vigorous than a president ought to be.This is not the first time that swimming as symbol has been used in presidential campaigning.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun Staff Writer | September 25, 1994
When its timbers were new and its sails were filled, the sloop-of-war Constellation chased down slave ships off the coast of Africa. It blockaded Confederate ports and raced food relief to starving Ireland.It was the last and best of the Navy's all-sail fighting ships.Today, the Inner Harbor's 141-year-old centerpiece is so weakened by time and the elements that it has been stripped of its rigging to keep it from falling on tourists. Its timbers are turning to mush.Facing its most desperate crisis since arriving in Baltimore in 1955, the Constellation needs $25 million or more in restoration work, but its caretakers are broke.
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