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By Mark Heisler, Tribune Newspapers | March 27, 2011
Has the Mike D'Antoni countdown begun in New York? With the Knicks unable to run his offense and playing no defense before owner James Dolan traded most of their players for Carmelo Anthony — guess who gets to be the scapegoat? D'Antoni has done all he can do to keep himself from screaming he hated the Anthony deal. Here's what he said last week about the Knicks' and Nuggets' differing directions: "We were going well on a team that was playing a certain way and in the playoffs, and they (Nuggets)
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By Mark Heisler, Tribune Newspapers | March 27, 2011
Has the Mike D'Antoni countdown begun in New York? With the Knicks unable to run his offense and playing no defense before owner James Dolan traded most of their players for Carmelo Anthony — guess who gets to be the scapegoat? D'Antoni has done all he can do to keep himself from screaming he hated the Anthony deal. Here's what he said last week about the Knicks' and Nuggets' differing directions: "We were going well on a team that was playing a certain way and in the playoffs, and they (Nuggets)
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | June 28, 1996
A former Northeast High School principal has sued Anne Arundel County and state school officials for $15 million, claiming they made him a scapegoat in a 1993 student-teacher sex scandal and ruined his reputation.Joseph J. Carducci, 47, of Edgewater claims he was "targeted" because of controversy surrounding his Catholic beliefs and was made the "fall guy" to protect higher-level administrators, including Superintendent Carol S. Parham, in the aftermath of the scandal, according to the civil suit.
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March 30, 2007
The former Justice Department official who designed the plan for firing eight U.S. attorneys took the rap for its ineptitude. But Kyle Sampson told Congress yesterday that his boss, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, was far more deeply involved than Mr. Gonzales has admitted, and that top White House aides gave the final sign-off. Mr. Sampson's voluntary appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee underscored the importance of congressional efforts to get to the bottom of this sorry saga.
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August 31, 2003
Billick again shows bad judgment on QBs Ravens coach Brian Billick has again demonstrated his poor judgment when it comes to quarterbacks. Let us never forget the trashing of Trent Dilfer after his deliverance of the Super Bowl trophy to the Ravens. Now, the Ravens coach has opted to throw a promising rookie (Kyle Boller) into a situational disaster by naming him starting quarterback for the coming year. As for Chris Redman, who's in the option year of his contract, my best advice would be for him to simply be patient and get out of town.
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By Edward L. Heard Jr. and Edward L. Heard Jr.,Evening Sun Staff | June 17, 1991
The big-screen heroics of John Rambo may be fiction, but for green beret Roy Benavidez the horror of the Vietnam War was a reality, hardly the stuff of reminiscence over a bucket of popcorn and a Coke.Unlike Sylvester Stallone, Roy Benavidez had no fall guy -- no stunt man -- to endure the 57 wounds he received in one six-hour nightmare of hand-to-hand combat."You've never lived until you've almost died," said Benavidez, a retired Special Forces sergeant and the last man to receive the Medal of Honor, America's highest award for a combat soldier.
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June 9, 2004
Current course in Middle East just won't work Jules Witcover is absolutely right: The Bush administration's "staying the course" in Iraq is a sham ("On staying the course," Opinion * Commentary, June 2). Everything the Bush administration has done concerning the war on terror, Iraq and the 50-year Arab-Israeli conflict - which is the source of most, if not all, anti-American sentiment in the Middle East - is part of a disturbing pattern that clearly illustrates excruciating ignorance.
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March 7, 2007
The vice president's chief of staff lied, made a false statement and obstructed an investigation. Those acts may have prevented prosecutors from getting to the bottom of the Valerie Plame Wilson case. They strongly suggest that he was attempting to divert the investigation - because there was something to hide, and someone to protect. One of the jurors who convicted I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr. yesterday spoke on the courthouse steps after the verdict had been delivered. He described how the jury had been frustrated at having to stand in judgment of Mr. Libby when it was clear that others had also been involved in revealing Ms. Wilson's identity as a CIA agent, in what was plainly an attempt to lash back at her husband, Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV. The issue was Iraq.
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By New York Times News Service | January 24, 2007
WASHINGTON -- I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the vice president's former chief of staff, was made a scapegoat by the White House to protect the president's longtime political adviser Karl Rove, Libby's lawyer asserted in his opening statement in Libby's trial yesterday, foreshadowing an unexpected defense based on a split with the administration. The statement by Theodore V. Wells Jr. was the first indication that Libby, who is facing five felony counts of lying to investigators, would seek to deflect some of the blame onto his former White House colleagues, though he never clearly explained the connection between the alleged attempt to protect Rove and the actions that led to his indictment.
NEWS
June 9, 2004
Current course in Middle East just won't work Jules Witcover is absolutely right: The Bush administration's "staying the course" in Iraq is a sham ("On staying the course," Opinion * Commentary, June 2). Everything the Bush administration has done concerning the war on terror, Iraq and the 50-year Arab-Israeli conflict - which is the source of most, if not all, anti-American sentiment in the Middle East - is part of a disturbing pattern that clearly illustrates excruciating ignorance.
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August 31, 2003
Billick again shows bad judgment on QBs Ravens coach Brian Billick has again demonstrated his poor judgment when it comes to quarterbacks. Let us never forget the trashing of Trent Dilfer after his deliverance of the Super Bowl trophy to the Ravens. Now, the Ravens coach has opted to throw a promising rookie (Kyle Boller) into a situational disaster by naming him starting quarterback for the coming year. As for Chris Redman, who's in the option year of his contract, my best advice would be for him to simply be patient and get out of town.
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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,SUN STAFF | August 12, 2002
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Calling himself a "fall guy" in the anthrax investigation, Dr. Steven J. Hatfill vehemently denied yesterday he had anything to do with the mail attacks and accused the FBI and the news media of a campaign of "character assassination" that he said has severely damaged his career. "I am a loyal American and I love my country," Hatfill, wearing a U.S. flag pin, told several dozen reporters and photographers gathered outside his lawyer's office. "I had nothing to do with the anthrax letters, and it is extremely wrong for anyone to contend or suggest that I have."
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | January 15, 2002
In Victorian times, they built furniture for people prone to the unexpected swoon. It was called a fainting couch - usually an upholstered chaise with one arm that allowed the suddenly lightheaded to sit down quickly and put their feet up. Unfortunately, when President George W. Bush swooned Sunday evening, reportedly while coughing up a wayward pretzel, he had no fainting couch to catch him. "I hit the deck," Bush told reporters yesterday. "Woke up, and there was Barney and Spot [his dogs]
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1999
Ray Miller comprehends the inevitable when he sees it. That he also can feel it, hear it and taste it makes the sense only more palpable that this afternoon's game will be his last as Orioles manager.The Orioles must decide whether to exercise the option on Miller's contract before Thursday. Orioles officials have given no indication to believe that a search for Miller's successor won't be under way before the postseason's first pitch. Miller says he will remain in town until told.Miller says if fired he isn't likely to pursue an opening elsewhere as pitching coach as the last two years have constantly tested him professionally and personally -- so much so that he asked Peter Angelos to fire him several times this season if the majority owner thought it in his franchise's best interest.
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