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By Carrie Rickey and Carrie Rickey,KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | May 17, 1996
While "Flipper" doesn't exactly arrive dead in the water, the latest installment in that saga of America's most beloved bottlenose could be dubbed "Flopper."A limp update of the story about the boy and his dolphin, this one stars Paul Hogan as Uncle Porter, the Barnacle Bill of Beach Boys fans, and Elijah Wood as his grunge nephew, Sandy.In the first of many miscalculations, "Flipper" expects the audience to believe "Crocodile" Dundee as a hippie and The Good Son as a surly teen-ager. But the film's gravest error is in focusing on the bipeds and not giving Flipper a personality.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | September 7, 2004
September 7 Movies "The Ladykillers" "Jersey Girl" "Clerks" "Soul Plane" "The Punisher" "Alfred Hitchcock: The Signature Collection" "Star Trek: Generations" "More Treasures From American Film Archives, 1894-1931" "Genocide,""Liberation,""Photographer," "They Looked Away" Television "Without a Trace: The Complete First Season" "Alias: The Complete Third Season" "Angel: Season Four" "Columbo" "Magnum, P.I." "The Twilight Zone" "Everwood: The Complete First Season" "Mork & Mindy: The Complete First Season" August 31 Movies "The Passion of the Christ" "Twisted" "The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride" "Videodrome" "Robinson Crusoe" Television "South Park: The Passion of the Jew" "Star Trek: The Original Series -- The Complete First Season" "I Love Lucy: The Complete Second Season" "Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: Complete Season 2" "Touched by an Angel: The Complete First Season" August 24 Movies "Laws of Attraction" "Ella Enchanted" "The Girl Next Door" "Dogville" "Purple Rain," "Under the Cherry Moon," "Graffiti Bridge" "Lassie Come Home," "Son of Lassie," "Courage of Lassie" "Flipper," "Flipper's New Adventure" "I Vitelloni" Television "The Apprentice: The Complete First Season" "Dallas: The Complete First and Second Seasons" "Futurama: Volume 4" "The Munsters: The Complete First Season" "The Benny Hill Show: Set One" "Boy Meets World: The Complete First Season" "The World at War" "Harsh Realm: The Complete Series"
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF | October 7, 1995
It's a night of oldies -- or at least new oldies. "Flipper" has a new show, Oliver North re-surfaces in a fictional role, and Andy Griffith and the Mayberry gang are featured in a cable marathon.* "Flipper" (5 p.m.-6 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- The dynamic dolphin's back! Of course, the aquatic mammal playing the part is new, and so are the humans. But this syndicated show is a new version of the 1964-1967 series about a Florida Keys family.* "Nova: What's New About Menopause" (6 p.m.-7 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67)
SPORTS
By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 9, 2004
The late Doc Counsilman was a World War II pilot before he revolutionized swimming. He applied physics to the sport, but in addition to lift and drag and force vectors, Counsilman instructed his fellow coaches to consider dog breeding. Recruit Labrador retrievers, not dachshunds. The big dog is a natural swimmer, quickly learning to pick up his hind feet and swim with the front. The little one is just as likely to drown. Is that ability innate? Is it a product of body type? Michael Phelps has been working his mom for a pet since last summer.
NEWS
By John B. O'Donnell and John B. O'Donnell,SUN STAFF | December 15, 2001
A 31-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced yesterday to 30 months in federal prison for his role in helping a property flipper in a scheme to burn a house after the flipper discovered that he could not sell it for a huge profit. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz also ordered Paul Anthony Greene of Baltimore to repay $14,040.23 for insurance payments he collected after the fire. Greene pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to commit arson. Joseph L. Evans, an assistant U.S. attorney, told Motz that Scott Dunning Mead, the property flipper, "was the architect" of the arson scheme.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | June 7, 1991
'Jungle Fever'Starring Wesley Snipes and Annabella Sciorra.Directed by Spike Lee.Released by Universal.Rated R.*** 1/22 Give this to Spike Lee: He sees everything.In his private life he may be a strident polemicist, a hustling millionaire gym shoe salesman and a loudmouthed whiner who blames everything on "the problem" -- racism -- but behind the camera he's an artist, with an artist's vision and compassion.In his new "Jungle Fever," he sees the pain and hope of interracial love, the despair of drugs, the stifling crunch of orthodoxy, the tragedy of broken communications.
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By Jan Tuckwood and Jan Tuckwood,Cox News Service | July 3, 1991
Flipper Purify, the adulterous architect in Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever," may be the best-dressed man on film this summer.He wears $600 Gianni Versace sweaters and $150 Isaac Mizrahi ties. He has a tiny earring in his left ear. And he makes the men on "thirty-something" look like fashion wimps.Those guys Michael, Elliot and Gary inspired a new line of clothing, also called "thirtysomething," which is supposed to be in stores for fall. But if men want to steal some really creative wardrobe ideas, they should check out Flipper, played by Wesley Snipes.
SPORTS
By Bill Free | October 8, 1996
What's new: Wide receiver Michael Westbrook returned to practice yesterday and passed all his early tests in drills. Westbrook suffered a slight tear to his left posterior cruciate ligament in Washington's 31-10 victory over the New York Giants on Sept. 15 and has been undergoing rehab for three weeks.He has been fitted for a knee brace and is on schedule to return to action in one to two weeks, said coach Norv Turner. There is some slight swelling in the knee, but trainer Bubba Tyer said there is no reason for concern.
NEWS
December 27, 2000
What's for dinner? Penguins eat fish and squid. Positively Penguins... Some penguins like it cold. These penguins like it hot. African penguins live on islands off the coast of South Africa where the air is warm, but the water is cold. Like all penguins, African penguins can't fly in the air, but they can swim quickly under water, so they look like they are "flying." Using flipper-like wings to propel and feet and tail to steer, a penguin can swim 15 to 20 miles per hour.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | September 7, 2004
September 7 Movies "The Ladykillers" "Jersey Girl" "Clerks" "Soul Plane" "The Punisher" "Alfred Hitchcock: The Signature Collection" "Star Trek: Generations" "More Treasures From American Film Archives, 1894-1931" "Genocide,""Liberation,""Photographer," "They Looked Away" Television "Without a Trace: The Complete First Season" "Alias: The Complete Third Season" "Angel: Season Four" "Columbo" "Magnum, P.I." "The Twilight Zone" "Everwood: The Complete First Season" "Mork & Mindy: The Complete First Season" August 31 Movies "The Passion of the Christ" "Twisted" "The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride" "Videodrome" "Robinson Crusoe" Television "South Park: The Passion of the Jew" "Star Trek: The Original Series -- The Complete First Season" "I Love Lucy: The Complete Second Season" "Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: Complete Season 2" "Touched by an Angel: The Complete First Season" August 24 Movies "Laws of Attraction" "Ella Enchanted" "The Girl Next Door" "Dogville" "Purple Rain," "Under the Cherry Moon," "Graffiti Bridge" "Lassie Come Home," "Son of Lassie," "Courage of Lassie" "Flipper," "Flipper's New Adventure" "I Vitelloni" Television "The Apprentice: The Complete First Season" "Dallas: The Complete First and Second Seasons" "Futurama: Volume 4" "The Munsters: The Complete First Season" "The Benny Hill Show: Set One" "Boy Meets World: The Complete First Season" "The World at War" "Harsh Realm: The Complete Series"
NEWS
By Karen Klages and Karen Klages,Special to the Sun | June 1, 2003
Knitting, pleating, embroidery, quilting -- you would think this was a craft fair. And in a way, the 15th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair, which was held recently in New York and featured more than 450 exhibitors as well as a slew of design events around the city, was something of a touch fest. As contemporary and modern design goes, there are periods when austerity prevails. Sharp lines and right angles define products. Texture is viewed as excessive. Machine is god. And then there are moments when the opposite is true and curves return.
NEWS
By John B. O'Donnell and John B. O'Donnell,SUN STAFF | December 15, 2001
A 31-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced yesterday to 30 months in federal prison for his role in helping a property flipper in a scheme to burn a house after the flipper discovered that he could not sell it for a huge profit. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz also ordered Paul Anthony Greene of Baltimore to repay $14,040.23 for insurance payments he collected after the fire. Greene pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to commit arson. Joseph L. Evans, an assistant U.S. attorney, told Motz that Scott Dunning Mead, the property flipper, "was the architect" of the arson scheme.
NEWS
December 27, 2000
What's for dinner? Penguins eat fish and squid. Positively Penguins... Some penguins like it cold. These penguins like it hot. African penguins live on islands off the coast of South Africa where the air is warm, but the water is cold. Like all penguins, African penguins can't fly in the air, but they can swim quickly under water, so they look like they are "flying." Using flipper-like wings to propel and feet and tail to steer, a penguin can swim 15 to 20 miles per hour.
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By John B. O'Donnell | December 3, 2000
Robert L. Beeman faces the music Friday. Six years and three months after his name first appeared in Baltimore's real estate records, Beeman will stand before federal Judge J. Frederick Motz to be sentenced for his role in one of the city's largest property flipping schemes. Friday will mark a new chapter in flipping - the first time a sentence has been handed to any of the dozens of people whose fraudulent real estate deals have allegedly cheated lenders and buyers in the past five years.
SPORTS
By Bill Free | October 8, 1996
What's new: Wide receiver Michael Westbrook returned to practice yesterday and passed all his early tests in drills. Westbrook suffered a slight tear to his left posterior cruciate ligament in Washington's 31-10 victory over the New York Giants on Sept. 15 and has been undergoing rehab for three weeks.He has been fitted for a knee brace and is on schedule to return to action in one to two weeks, said coach Norv Turner. There is some slight swelling in the knee, but trainer Bubba Tyer said there is no reason for concern.
SPORTS
By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | October 8, 1996
ASHBURN, Va. -- Veteran receiver Willie "Flipper" Anderson has joined the Washington Redskins and might play as early as Sunday against New England.Anderson, 31, is best known for an NFL overtime playoff game on Jan. 7, 1990, at the Meadowlands when he caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from Jim Everett to help the Los Angeles Rams beat the New York Giants. After the catch, he kept on running into the locker room."I told Jim before the play that if I caught it I was going to keep on going because the game would be over," Anderson said yesterday after his first Redskins workout.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Josh Mooney | January 17, 1992
JUNGLE FEVERMCA/Universal Home VideoNo retail price listedWesley Snipes and Annabella Sciorra, who play a black architect and a white secretary, respectively, fall for each other in this Spike Lee film -- and the pair are such good actors thatthey add depth and humanity to their characters, which are, typical of Mr. Lee, designed to be less than realistic.This is a powerful, but flawed, film. When fate has it that Flipper (Snipes) and Angie (Sciorra) meet and begin a torrid affair, all hell breaks loose.
NEWS
By Suzanne Wooton | November 11, 1991
Flipper would have been proud.There was Ric O'Barry, the guy who taught the legendary dolphin everything he knew, unfurling a protest banner inside the National Aquarium, telling the world that "Captivity Kills."As surprised patrons filed out of the packed 3:30 show at the Lyn P. Meyerhoff Amphitheater, Mr. O'Barry and another protester quickly moved in front of the 1.2-million gallon tank where Nani and Akai had just finished their modern-day Flipper routine."These are disposable dolphins.
FEATURES
By Carrie Rickey and Carrie Rickey,KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | May 17, 1996
While "Flipper" doesn't exactly arrive dead in the water, the latest installment in that saga of America's most beloved bottlenose could be dubbed "Flopper."A limp update of the story about the boy and his dolphin, this one stars Paul Hogan as Uncle Porter, the Barnacle Bill of Beach Boys fans, and Elijah Wood as his grunge nephew, Sandy.In the first of many miscalculations, "Flipper" expects the audience to believe "Crocodile" Dundee as a hippie and The Good Son as a surly teen-ager. But the film's gravest error is in focusing on the bipeds and not giving Flipper a personality.
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