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By Beverly Fine | March 22, 1995
THE POWER of love to overcome the lust for money -- something so rare today -- was demonstrated several months ago at a most unlikely place: a cemetery.It is the custom among most Jews to conduct a memorial service (Kaddish) at the graveside of a loved one, usually a spouse or a parent, within a year after his or her death. At that time, a monument or marker, is dedicated; and this ceremony, conducted by a rabbi, is called an "unveiling."The sky on the afternoon of Nov. 1, 1994, the date of my Uncle Aaron's unveiling, was as gray as the granite tombstones in the graveyard.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2014
Dr. Roy H. Brown, the father of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, died in hospice care in Huntington, N.Y. Thursday. He was 89. Dr. Brown, who battled cancer over the past four months, was surrounded by his wife, Lilly, his children and his family. Lt. Gov. Brown issued a statement Thursday evening, saying: "My father was a man who led by example. He rose out of poverty in Kingston, Jamaica and overcame incredible odds to become a doctor. As a loving husband and father, he worked tirelessly to provide every opportunity for his children.
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By DAVID STEELE | March 31, 2007
ATLANTA -- Georgetown, its coach, John Thompson III, told reporters yesterday, is "the son-of team." He quickly added, "And look, Florida might be the son-of team also." Ohio State might also fit that description, except only one of its players is a "son of." Poor UCLA, then. The Bruins are the only participants in the Final Four without a player whose father's name is instantly recognizable - as an athlete, and most likely as a basketball player. How'd they crash the family picnic? The better question is: How did the other three teams manage this, to get so much from the sons of highly accomplished fathers?
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By CLARENCE PAGE | June 17, 1994
Washington -- Fatherhood is full of surprises, big and small. There is the special thrill that comes on one's way to the bathroom in the dark of the night after one's bare foot has stepped on a tiny little ''power sword'' held aloft by a tiny little plastic Power Ranger action figure.There is the singular amazement one experiences after discovering how many chocolate-flavored Cocoa Puffs tiny hands have stuffed into the floppy disk drive of one's home computer.But nothing surprises a dad more than the strange out-of-body experience that comes when you hear yourself saying to your son something from your own lips that you swore you would never say, as your own father said the very same thing years ago.Now that the future Nobel Prize-winner Grady Jonathan Page has turned 5 (my, how time flies)
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By Knight Ridder News Service | January 5, 1993
It must be very strange playing your own grandmother in a movie about your father.Geraldine Chaplin, who is Charlie Chaplin's oldest child, portrays her grandmother, Hannah, in the film "Chaplin," which opens nationally Friday.She says it was far more startling seeing Robert Downey Jr. as her father.Chaplin was 55 when she was born, so she can't relate to Chaplin's early years. "As an older man he [Robert] looks exactly like my father," she says."It was very strange."Her father talked occasionally about Hannah, who suffered bouts of insanity and spent much of her adult life in asylums.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,Sun Staff Writer | August 31, 1994
Invoking the slaying last week of her father, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ruthann Aron called for tougher sentences for criminals and took shots at one of her chief rivals for the nomination during a televised forum last night.The one-hour session aired live on WBFF-TV (Channel 45) was the first head-to-head meeting of the leading four contenders for the job now held by three-term Democratic Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, who faces token opposition in the Sept. 13 primary.The participants included the political target of Ms. Aron's jabs, former Tennessee Sen. Bill Brock, as well as first-term state Del. C. Ronald Franks and perennial candidate Ross Z. Pierpont.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | September 24, 1992
Like his father before him, William Alex Haley stood on the Annapolis City Dock yesterday, stared out across the sparkling water, and fell silent.He had just spent the morning talking about cultural diversity, family values and the legacy of "Roots," the Pulitzer Prize-winning book that his father, Alex Haley, spent 12 years researching.Now he was standing at the foot of the harbor near the spot where his father had come on a pilgrimage and wept one September day 25 years ago. It's here that Kunta Kinte was led ashore in chains on Sept.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 19, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Her voice is a surprise.First, because it is so deep and husky, older than her 41 years, the kind of voice that goes with a smoke and a Scotch, not a tailored, working-woman wardrobe and a perfect orb of camera-ready hair.But second, because it is so remarkably unfamiliar.After Bob Dole's four decades in public life, his repeated presidential campaigns and his just-capped career in Congress, his grown daughter, Robin, who has lived near him in the Washington area almost her entire life, has remained virtually unseen and unheard by the public.
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By Lori Watkins and Lori Watkins,[Special to the Sun] | December 3, 2006
I know everyone has a story about the first person they loved. My story is different. My first love was my father -- boxer Rudolph Valentino Watkins Sr. My father is the first man who instilled in me what a man or what a gentleman is all about. My dad would always have these different sayings, such as, "A man has nothing but his word. If a man does not keep his word then he is not a true man." I did not understand what he meant as a child, but as I matured I grew to know what he meant.
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By ALICE STEINBACH | June 21, 1992
Occasionally, when I'm walking down the street, I'll spot a man and think: He looks like my father.I'm never quite sure what it is in these men that reminds me of my father. A tilt of the head, perhaps. Or a slightly amused expression around the eyes. Someone, perhaps, who telegraphs sense of pleasure about the state of being alive.One reason for my uncertainty about identifying the similarities between such men and my father is that I don't have a clear memory of what my father looked like.
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