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FEATURES
By JEFFREY MARX and JEFFREY MARX,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 27, 1999
PEORIA, Ariz. -- As if it were not strange enough when Cal Ripken finally sat out a game at the end of last season, now the Baltimore Orioles star is beginning the new year as a pitcher instead of an infielder.From the height of the mound, Ripken peers into the opposing dugout, where Buck Showalter, manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, is pacing, spitting out shells from his sunflower seeds, barking out orders to his players. Nothing unusual about any of that.But Showalter is not exactly working with his usual roster of talent.
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NEWS
By Scott Timberg | March 13, 1994
We imagine our writers flamboyant aesthetes, subterranean bohemians, rough-hewn men of the people, surly hermits. But many of our finest writers have been more bourgeois than bohemian.Physicians and insurance executives have contributed more to American literature than most are prepared to admit. With "The Palace Thief," Ethan Canin -- the 33-year-old graduate of Harvard Medical School now doing his medical residency in California -- confirms his place as a short-story writer with few parallels on the contemporary scene.
SPORTS
By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | March 19, 1996
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - When they played together for the Orioles in 1971-72, Davey Johnson asked Pat Dobson a lot of questions about pitching, and Dobson's knowledge impressed him.Dobson knew mechanics, offered sound logic in his approach to pitching to hitters, and Johnson thought Dobson possessed a veritable master's degree in the art of throwing a slider. Dobson had to know something about pitching, Johnson figured, because he didn't have a great arm and still figured out a way to win.Every time Johnson interviewed for a managerial job, he thought about hiring Dobson.
FEATURES
By LAURA CHARLES | January 20, 1991
THE O'S ZONE: Rock singer and avid Orioles fan Joan Jett is one of the participants in the Orioles Fantasy Camp 1991, which gets into full swing next Sunday in Sarasota, Fla.About 100 fans will play with such pros as Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, former manager Earl Weaver and former O's such as Boog Powell and Al "the Bee" Bumbry.We hear Miss Jett is a left-handed hitter who's said to have a lot of pop in her bat. Probably good on base as well.OUR HALL OF FAMER spy Jim Palmer reports from sunny Florida that some people will do just about anything for a, er, bagel.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton and Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
A nightclub insurance mogul charged with fraud will remain detained after prosecutors alleged that bomb-making equipment and musings on killing discovered after his indictment — along with notes about disappearing in Croatia — made him too risky to release. The Wednesday hearing in federal court in Baltimore marked Jeffrey B. Cohen's first appearance since the allegations of an apparent plot to attack a Delaware judge and another elected official became public in an unsealed search warrant.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | February 12, 1996
Happy 187th, Mr. Lincoln.* "The American Experience" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- "The Wright Stuff" is a quiet look at Wilbur and Orville Wright, who took time from their jobs making bicycles to invent the airplane. Not the best or most enthralling "American Experience," it's still interesting stuff. PBS.* "Partners" (9:30 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- In a sweeps week coup that can't be making NBC happy, Jennifer Aniston of "Friends" shows up as a new girlfriend who asks Bob (Jon Cryer)
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | August 2, 1991
EMMITSBURG -- We are ready for the worst. People who had been through it before said it would be tough. Grueling. We smile, innocently. And after the first session of Wes Unseld's/Gatorade Fantasy Camp, we pooh-pooh, "Piece of cake!"THE ORDEAL: The 35 campers -- 33 men and two women -- ardivided into four teams as Unseld, the Washington Bullets coach, thanks all for signing up, explaining, "I have to thank you, because I don't have any idea why anybody would want to do this."No sooner is the welcoming address over when we are stretching and knocking off two laps around Knott Arena on the Mount St. Mary's campus.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2010
"I'm so happy my husband doesn't know who I am," Carolyn Williams said. No, she's not a misbehaving housewife on some tacky TV show. Williams was attributing her fresh rush of cheer to her participation in the inaugural BSO Academy, which wrapped up an intensive week of activities for adult amateur musicians with a "donor appreciation concert" and party on Saturday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Nearly 50 people from around the region paid up to $1,650 for this new community outreach venture by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, a camp for grownups who wanted to take their musical interests to a different level.
NEWS
By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | March 13, 2001
The last time Bill Moleton was in boot camp, there was a war in Vietnam and 180 pounds on his 6-foot frame. Three decades and 90 pounds later, Moleton, has enlisted again - in the new "boot camp" fitness program put on by the Howard County Office on Aging. A former Air Force sergeant with a commanding baritone and a body like an action figure leads Moleton and other seniors in an hour of push-ups, crunches and other calisthenics - toned down, of course, from the rigors of a real military boot camp, but macho enough to draw folks who believe Jazzercise is for wimps.
SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERG | March 10, 1994
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Most of the Orioles took the winter off. They worked on their golf swings. They bought new cars. They did whatever it is that 25-year-olds do when they earn more than 25 schoolteachers put together and don't have to get up until noon.But what did Jack Voigt, the hardest-working man in show business, do on his winter vacation?Played ball. Fought a batting slump. Got ripped in the papers. Worried about dodging election-related violence in Venezuela. Oh, and got shaken awake one night by an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale.
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