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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2000
Cal Ripken would have made Eddie Gaedel proud. Almost as proud as his orthopedist. Participating in a packed afternoon fan forum at yesterday's FanFest at the Baltimore Convention Center, Ripken fielded a question about his myriad batting stances. A topic that has frequently irritated the Orioles third baseman throughout his career this time elicited a chuckle while bringing him out of his chair. "I've been working on a new stance. Want to see it?" At that, Ripken went into a convoluted crouch -- even for the Iron Man of 1,000 stances -- that included a deep knee bend with him hunched over so his elbows were no higher than his knees.
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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 SYLVIA BADGER | January 12, 1991
It was celebration time at the Knights of Columbus in Perry Hall last week when more than 60 people gathered to roast their good friend George Stover, an award-winning news photographer for WMAR-TV. Stover's friends celebrated his 40th in style -- story-telling style.Susan White Bowden told funny stories about the birthday boy, including the time she had to interview Rock Hudson. She was mooning over Hudson's good looks and Hudson only had eyes for George!Good-natured teasing also came from Jack Bowden, Sandy and Tony Pagnotti, Toba and Andy Barth, Elaine and Jack Dawson and WPOC's evening deejay Diane Lyn.Others at the party were Sheila and Craig Silverstein, she's with WPOC and he's a lumber company exec; Norm Vogel, Channel 13 cameraman; Harold Glaser, attorney; and Channel 2's Mark Vernarelli.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | February 21, 2005
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - In every life, there should come at least one moment of perfect clarity, and mine came yesterday when Sidney Ponson told me that I ought to think about losing some weight. It's time to get my act together, so I'm going on the Sidney Ponson Diet, which is a little like the South Beach Diet, except that you actually spend a lot of time at South Beach while you're on it. "I eat grilled fish every day," Sidney said. "I eat meat only once a week and pasta once a week."
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)
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.
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.
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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