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May 31, 2013
I was very pleased to read your recent editorial on gun control opponents in Carroll County ("Carroll Co.'s nullification fantasy," May 24). Carroll Country is an integral part of the Baltimore metropolitan area, and despite the current state of denial our five county commissioners are in, Carroll is also connected to the Chesapeake Bay and regional environmental concerns. Despite the moat that the current commissioners have built around their make-believe fortress, the vast majority of Carroll County citizens are embarrassed by efforts such as the commissioners' recent, meaningless resolution to declare Carroll a weapons sanctuary; deprive public schools of funding while creating an unmanageable slush fund for fundamentalist home-schoolers; ignore state ethics law requirements for elected officials and attempt to avoid state planning mandates for responsible growth.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2014
The new fall network TV season begins this week, and one of the most highly touted dramas of the year is one of the biggest disappointments. So big is the failure of “Madam Secretary,” a new CBS drama starring Tea Leoni as Secretary of State Elizabeth Faulkner McCord, that it makes me angry. Usually I like TV shows that rattle my emotional cage, but not this one, which premieres at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. What maddens me about “Madam Secretary” is the lie it's selling about Washington and the people who work there.
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FEATURES
By MICHAEL SRAGOW and MICHAEL SRAGOW,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | March 3, 2006
The smash Russian fantasy Night Watch arrives here with its graphic potency intact and a rush of inventive subtitles that ramp up its comic-book-like energy - when vampires summon their latest victim, the letters run red and trail off in wispy streams of blood. The plot depicts one of those never-ending battles that start in antiquity and persist to the present day. Night Watch (Fox Searchlight) Starring Konstantin Khabensky, Vladimir Menshov, Maria Poroshina and Galina Tunina. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov.
NEWS
September 4, 2014
World events over the last month or so have proven that we do have a very creditable terrorist threat, not only to the Middle East, but to Europe and the U.S. As this is the start of the NFL season and all the fantasy leagues are in full force, I would like to recommend a World Leader Fantasy League. As we already have a World Leader team in place, I propose trading our current world leader, President Barack Obama, for Great Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron. Last week demonstrated that Mr. Obama is not up to the task.
SPORTS
April 3, 2013
As you surely know by now, last year's Orioles made their first playoff appearace since 1997. Before we completely close the book on that team and turn our full attention to 2013, we thought it would be fun to compare the 2012 Orioles to the 1997 version, which advanced to the ALCS. So, join in and play our “fantasy lineup game,” where you build your own team pick the player you want at each position from one of those two clubs. CLICK HERE to play.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2011
Jonette Butler wants something understood: Balticon is not a comic book convention. "It's nothing like a comic book convention," said the chairwoman of this weekend's Balticon 45, which started Thursday and will run nearly continuously through 4 p.m. Monday at the Marriott in Hunt Valley. Pausing a moment for effect, Butler then adds mischievously, "and it's everything like a comic book convention. " What she probably means is that Balticon, like any good fan convention (be it dedicated to comic books, "Star Trek" or Civil War memorabilia)
BUSINESS
By CHARLES JAFFE | November 13, 2005
The baseball season ended last month. Football is at midseason, hockey has returned and the basketball season just started. But mutual funds season runs all year long. And for investors trying to get a better handle on choosing and managing an investment portfolio, here's an idea that is long overdue: fantasy mutual fund leagues. Sure it's quirky, but so is the Fantasy Fashion League (fantasyfashionleague.com), where players score points based on the actions of famous designers and celebrities.
FEATURES
By J. L. Conklin and J. L. Conklin,Special to The Sun | May 17, 1994
"Faith Healing," the evening-length performance piece conceived and directed by Jane Comfort that appeared at the Baltimore Museum of Art on Saturday night, is both a screwball adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play "The Glass Menagerie" and an insightful psychological commentary.At one moment, the audience is laughing at the characters, who spout both Williams' and Ms. Comfort's dialogue, and in the next, the audience is quietly empathetic with them. The strength of this work is that it has its feet in both dance and drama and uses both components effectively.
SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERG | March 13, 1991
The ending was obvious from the moment the Boston Red Sox began knocking his pitches around in the Florida sunshine Monday afternoon. Jim Palmer wasn't fooling anyone. His fastball wasn't fast. His control wasn't under control. There just wasn't much there there.Actually, the ending was obvious long before that. At no point in this comeback did anyone ever say Palmer was throwing magnificently, outrageously well, which was the minimum requirement if this dream were to come true. No, everyone always nodded and said, yeah, he's throwing pretty well, you know, he looks good for 45.You aren't about to pull off a comeback from seven years in the broadcast booth if people are saying, yeah, he's throwing pretty well for 45. You might stand a chance if people are saying, wow, this is a miracle, he has sensational stuff.
SPORTS
By DAVE ALEXANDER | October 21, 2004
There was a point last Sunday afternoon, not too long after the 1 p.m. kickoffs, when I started thinking about going outside. Taking a walk, maybe. Without my television. remote control in the other, flipping back and forth between the Redskins-Bears and the Bengals-Browns. Then wandering to MTV, the Discovery Channel and TBS. Ooooh, "Jumanji!" That's when I knew something was terribly wrong. Two NFL games to choose from, and I was watching Robin Williams run away from stampeding rhinoceroses and a crazed safari hunter with a muzzle-loader.
SPORTS
By Paul Tierney and The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
The Orioles open their season Monday against the Boston Red Sox, so you're running out of time to draft your fantasy baseball team, if you haven't already. With just a few days left to set your roster, we spoke with ESPN fantasy baseball expert Eric Karabell about his projections for some of the Orioles' key players heading into the season. Baltimore Sun: Which Chris Davis will we see this season? Will he be the guy who hit .315 and 37 homers in the first half of last season, or who hit .245 and 16 homers in the second half?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Denise Weiss and For The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
It's Fantasy Suite time, aka the night that you show the world that you are easy and will sleep with a guy who will also be sleeping with two other women. Juan Pablo is walking around St. Lucia in a mint green shirt and white shorts, biding his time until he can get some quality alone time with his three remaining ladies: Clare, Neekee and Andi. He says with a twinkle in his eyes that he is “going to get a chance to talk to the girls with privacy ... all the time we want, no cameras.
NEWS
By Sue van Essen, Svanessen2@hotmail.com | December 30, 2013
On a Saturday morning in December, well before the sun was up, 3-year-old Bobby Mercado was up and ready to go. His destination: the North Pole. First came the long drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, a ride which, despite light traffic, seemed to take forever. As Bobby and his parents, Jean and Robert Mercado, approached the airport, a series of three large flashing signs directed them - as well as other children who were arriving - to special parking for the North Pole flight.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | December 24, 2013
Three years before the next presidential election, Republican also-rans are making noises about trying again. The most conspicuous is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 but quickly faded and pivoted to his own television show to lick his wounds and contemplate his future. Mr. Huckabee wisely decided to take a sabbatical from office-seeking in 2012 as another previous GOP loser, Mitt Romney, dug himself deeper in political obscurity by losing again.
NEWS
December 4, 2013
Pigs will soon fly in Hampden. Guinea pigs, that is. Bazaar, purveyors of "oddities and curiosities" on Chestnut Avenue, will be offering a six-hour class in "fantasy creatures taxidermy" on Jan. 19. During the class — taught by renowned taxidermist Katie Innamorato — students will fashion winged guinea pigs. Before you get your fur ruffled over the thought of taxidermy-ing the poor little creatures, the store's co-owner, Greg Hatem, said the guinea pigs are "ethically sourced.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | July 23, 2013
Looking ahead to the 2013 NFL season, Matt Vensel over the next few days will break down the five Ravens players worth drafting in your fantasy league and when you should draft them. Though they are worth picking up, he did not include the Baltimore D/ST or kicker Justin Tucker because they should go in the final two rounds . The Ravens liked Bernard Pierce so much coming out of Temple, they traded up in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft to select him. He might have exceeded their early expectations for him in his rookie season.
SPORTS
By CHILDS WALKER | October 12, 2006
It's been one strange fantasy football season, hasn't it? I know I'm hardly the first one to chime in on this, but it seems that every time I talk to a friend who takes his fantasy seriously, that's the theme. In leagues around the country, owners who thought they had great drafts are staring at 1-4 records. Meanwhile, the miscreants who drafted Frank Gore in the second round and snatched Bernard Berrian off the waiver wire look like championship contenders. Weird, I tell you. Who would have thought you'd rather have Brian Westbrook as a featured back than Shaun Alexander, LaDainian Tomlinson or Tiki Barber?
NEWS
By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,Staff Writer | April 19, 1992
When Stacy Keach clanked on stage in the sinister title role in "Richard III" in the Shakespeare Theater production at the Folger in 1990, he wore "Armor by Stagmer."When Adam West, television's Batman, brandishes a huge sword with a bronze hilt and flaming blade in the sequel to the 1987 locally produced thriller "Maxim Xul," it is "Cutlery by Stagmer."For Kerry Stagmer, 27, who might be called "Kerry the Red" for his carrot-colored, shoulder-length locks and droopy mustache, it romantic fantasy come true: He is an armorer in the medieval tradition.
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