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June 6, 2011
Regarding the restriction of political activity at Honfest: Is Denise Whiting's ego so inflated that she thinks her seeming endorsement of a candidate would sway an election? I wonder what William Donald Schaefer's response would have been to such a ban. Stephanie Charles
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October 21, 2012
After watching the first two presidential debates, I can't help but wonder if we might not be better served by having a debate between Sen. Rob Portman, who stood in for President Obama in mock debates with Mitt Romney, and Sen. John Kerry, who stood in for Mr. Romney in mock debates with Mr. Obama. These two senators studied hard to be able to be convincing surrogates and would probably do a great job in debating each other on the real facts and issues in this campaign without letting tempers or one-upmanship get in the way. David Gosey, Towson
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SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | October 19, 2011
We always learn a little something about Ravens players when we do our weekly Ravens Q&As. We learned why Lardarius Webb doesn't use Twitter often anymore . We learned that Bryant McKinnie changed the name of his music label from Swagga Entertainment to B Major Music Group. And we learned from Andre Gurode that switching from center to guard is tough and sometimes really boring to hear about . This week, we learned that Ravens safety Bernard Pollard has an alter ego named " Chocolate Therapy . " Asked about the time he busted a move on “Hard Knocks,” Pollard told our Ed Lee: “Oh man, I've still got it. I'm telling you, I can move, man. … It's a long story, but nevertheless, everybody saw what I'm capable of. Everybody tried to get me to break it down in the locker room, but like I told them, it's one of those things where I've got to keep 'Chocolate Therapy.' That's my other name, my alter ego. I've got to keep that in the box.” Chocolate Therapy?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Nicholas Page | October 5, 2012
Round two of boot camp! The mission, should they choose to accept it, was to have a sing-off with a contestant that has already been chosen for them. This is when the claws come out. While some basked in the Miami heat, all too many were eaten alive in the 'X Factor' jungle. Jennel Garcia was up to face Tara Simon. They chose to sing "Landslide. " Tara strongly believed that it was a good song choice for the both of them saying, "I'm not the girl that has to try hard every time and kill them.
FEATURES
By Greg Dawson and Greg Dawson,Orlando Sentinel | August 29, 1991
When Howard Cosell dies he should leave his ego to science, but they don't make glass jars the size of Montana.As we're reminded in "The Life and Times of Howard Cosell" (8 p.m. tonight, ESPN), the Cosellian ego is a wondrous, many splendored thing that is to the normal human ego what the Hanging Gardens of Babylon are to a K mart Garden Center."I knew that I was the right one to tell America that John Lennon had been assassinated. I had a very special relationship with him," Cosell says in a one-hour monologue interrupted by questions by New York Times columnist Robert Lipsyte.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | November 9, 1992
PHILADELPHIA -- You think you've heard everything once, right? Well, get this: A team loses three of four games, changes quarterbacks and wins by three touchdowns, but the head coach immediately announces that the other quarterback, the one who was losing, has become the starter again.Does that make sense? Let's just put it this way: Are Philly fans known for their courtesy? No, it does not make an ounce of sense. But no one ever said the Philadelphia Eagles, the closest thing in the NFL to an episode of "Geraldo," ever make sense.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | August 10, 1993
Autobiography has always been something of a dicey gambit for pop songwriters.Tempting as it may seem to take Whitman at his word and sing an actual "Song of Myself," there's a certain risk in any celebration of self. Because whenever a writer turns his or her glance inward, there's a chance that what he or she sees will be of little interest to other people -- that instead of illuminating the human condition, their self-reflection only spotlights an oversized ego.Worse, the odds against autobiography turning into meaningful entertainment seem to increase with the fame of the subject.
SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERG | February 1, 1993
PASADENA, Calif. -- The NFL, which has its own official car, camera, videotape, potato chip, soft drink and kitty litter, yesterday unveiled the official word of the Super Bowl:Ego.The tangible difference between the Cowboys and Bills was five touchdowns on a postcard-pretty day at the Rose Bowl, but the real difference was attitude. Confidence. Swagger. Strut.The Bills thought they could win, but, having lost two Supes, were too afraid of sports' biggest stage. Too aware of the stakes. The Cowboys?
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | March 11, 1994
Cheer up, everybody. We're all supposed to be happy about this deal with Jack Kent Cooke. If this doesn't put you in a back-slapping mood, what will?Let's see: An 81-year-old godzillionaire with a Jurassic ego gets to build a football stadium in Laurel, abandoning the District of Columbia, tearing up open space and creating a potential suburban nightmare for years to come. (When a consultant's report predicts two hours of stop-and-go traffic before and after each game, you can count on four hours, and you can count on the state spending millions more in road construction to solve the problem.
SPORTS
By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | December 22, 1998
In a high-stakes battle of money and ego, the next round of offers for the Washington Redskins is due today in a bidding war that likely will lead to the highest price ever paid for a sports franchise in this country.New York banker Howard Milstein and Bethesda businessman Daniel M. Snyder have bid more than $700 million and now the other contenders, including current owner John Kent Cooke and Orioles owner Peter Angelos, have to decide whether to match or top it.When Milstein and Snyder made their bid last week, they said it would be on the table for one week.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2012
Renee Stout is the winner of the 2012 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, but a look at her photos, prints and other creations gives a glimpse of another woman — Fatima Mayfield. The woman is an alter ego Stout created, pulling her name from those of a poor, friendly elderly neighbor named Fatima and a vendor of mystical and spiritual supplies in Washington known as Miss Mayfield. Stout said she began using the character nearly two decades ago to overcome her own shyness about making observations about culture and spirituality.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | October 19, 2011
We always learn a little something about Ravens players when we do our weekly Ravens Q&As. We learned why Lardarius Webb doesn't use Twitter often anymore . We learned that Bryant McKinnie changed the name of his music label from Swagga Entertainment to B Major Music Group. And we learned from Andre Gurode that switching from center to guard is tough and sometimes really boring to hear about . This week, we learned that Ravens safety Bernard Pollard has an alter ego named " Chocolate Therapy . " Asked about the time he busted a move on “Hard Knocks,” Pollard told our Ed Lee: “Oh man, I've still got it. I'm telling you, I can move, man. … It's a long story, but nevertheless, everybody saw what I'm capable of. Everybody tried to get me to break it down in the locker room, but like I told them, it's one of those things where I've got to keep 'Chocolate Therapy.' That's my other name, my alter ego. I've got to keep that in the box.” Chocolate Therapy?
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2011
Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is strong safety Bernard Pollard. You've been a starter since 2007, your second year in the NFL. How did you cope with backing up Tom Zbikowski here? The biggest thing about it is, I know and understand my skills. I know and understand what I have to offer. One of my concerns involved me coming over from a 4-3 system my whole career to a 3-4 system.
NEWS
June 6, 2011
Regarding the restriction of political activity at Honfest: Is Denise Whiting's ego so inflated that she thinks her seeming endorsement of a candidate would sway an election? I wonder what William Donald Schaefer's response would have been to such a ban. Stephanie Charles
NEWS
By Dan Rodricks and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 18, 2011
Dan Rodricks is right on the money ("O'Malley shows more ambition than leadership," March 15). It seems our governor's ambition is matched only by his ego. He effectively stopped being mayor of Baltimore when he decided to run for governor. As a result, he resigned early from that office, leaving the mayor's job he begged city voters to give him in the first place. Can I get my campaign donation back since he didn't stay for the term he promised? I firmly believe he will leave the State House early as well, again not fulfilling his term, either seeking an appointment from the White House (the continual accolades he heaps on President Obama support this)
NEWS
By Melinda Clem | September 7, 2010
How do you describe a Gen X'er who doesn't tweet and isn't on Facebook? Options include "Luddite," "afraid of change," or "privacy nut. " But the answer is not so simple. This type of technology user — seemingly about as common as the ivory-billed woodpecker — does enjoy the online world, though with skepticism and increasing concern. I am an example of such a "technoddity. " I spend hours online, have a career in technology and can wirelessly access this column from a number of gadgets.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | November 24, 2003
CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- They seem an unlikely pair -- the courtly Richmond lawyer who can stretch his vowels into next week and the Bronx native who bottles up New York intensity in a voice often so flat and low that the judge reminds him to speak up. These two, who met in January when a Virginia judge teamed them, are the lead defense lawyers for Lee Boyd Malvo, who is suspected of acting as the teen-age half of another seemingly unlikely duo -- the sniper...
NEWS
By Lynn Smith and Lynn Smith,Los Angeles Times | January 7, 2007
HOLLYWOOD -- Before Tony Shalhoub broke through as the obsessive-compulsive detective Monk, the Lebanese-American actor had compiled a long list of supporting characters with widely diverse names: Haddad (The Siege), Kwan (Galaxy Quest), Scarpacci (Wings), Reyes (Primary Colors) and Riedenschneider (The Man Who Wasn't There). This year, he has again been nominated for a Golden Globe, and he won his third Emmy for Monk, USA Network's highest-rated show, which on Jan. 19 will launch Season 5 1/2 . Lately, Shalhoub, 53, has been adding to his resume, not only as an actor but also as a producer and advocate, reaching back to his Arab-American roots.
SPORTS
Mike Preston | September 7, 2010
It was on but quickly turned off. New Ravens receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh defused any potential clashes of egos with fellow receivers Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason as fast as Randy Moss can run the 40-yard dash. "As long as you win, it doesn't matter," Houshmandzadeh said Tuesday. "Do I want the ball? Of course. And I'm sure they feel the same way. But as long as you win games, it doesn't matter who gets the glory or who's getting the ball, because at the end of the day, everybody benefits when you win. Period.
NEWS
Susan Reimer | July 19, 2010
It has been a busy few weeks for those of us in the Glass House Club who keep track of the bad behavior of others. Almost before we finished shaking our heads and tsk-tsking at Al Gore's purported bad massage table behavior, we had Lindsay Lohan's bad nail polish behavior and Mel Gibson's bad telephone behavior. Anyone concerned about the coarsening of the cultural conversation has got to admit that that horse has left the barn. We are now hip-deep in I-can't-believe-anyone-would-actually- do -that.
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