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By Matt Vensel | August 9, 2011
Under Armour gave a sneak peek at its latest advertising campaign during last Thursday's season debut of "Jersey Shore," and you might have seen a 30-second "Footsteps" spot on TV or the Internet this week. The company's latest commercial, which is embedded at the bottom of this post, was directed by Peter Berg of "Friday Night Lights" fame. It features cameos by NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Cam Newton, and though Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis isn't seen in the ad, he narrates it in a very Ray-like manner.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
Ride On Curlin finished a distant seventh in the Kentucky Derby, yet he was treated like a rock star Monday on his trip from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Pimlico Race Course . That's what happen if you happen to be one of California Chrome's wing, uh, horses. It even took "Bronco" Billy Gowan , Ride On Curlin's trainer, by surprise. "We got a police escort," Gowan said after walking his horse around the shed row. "It was good. We didn't have to stop. " Asked whether he had ever received a police escort before, Gowan joked, "Not for a horse.
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September 8, 1995
"I only represent those people in the clutches of powerful government, who are activists from the left or center or those who are being persecuted . . . I choose very politically," William Kunstler said in an interview with The Sun last spring.He put it another way once, saying, "I'm not a lawyer for hire. I only defend those I love." Statements like that, plus his flamboyance, his gift for choosing high profile clients and his keen sense of p.r. made him probably "the most controversial lawyer since Clarence Darrow," as one observer of the legal scene put it.It also made him many enemies.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2014
Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player to get you better acquainted with his or her team. Today's guest is Mount St. Mary's attacker Hannah Gutcher, who is tied for third on the team in scoring with 10 goals and three assists and hopes to help the Mountaineers win their last three games to qualify for the Northeast Conference tournament. The Hampstead resident and Mount de Sales graduate followed all of her siblings, Emily, Jamie and twin brother Austin, to the Mount after spending a year at Towson.
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February 28, 2007
The American Dime Museum's mass of miscellany has been sold to the four winds. At an auction on Monday, owner-curator Dick Horne raised more than $107,000 at auction, with a replica of a Coney Island Ferris wheel fetching the top price of $4,750 - not far ahead of a 9-foot Peruvian mummy ($3,000), a monkey automaton ($2,100), and an abstract finger painting by Betsy the Chimp ($1,750). Now that fate has banged down its gavel on the Dime, we wondered: What is Baltimore's quirkiest collection now?
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By CHRIS KALTENBACH and CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN STAFF | May 3, 1998
When Alexander the Great set out to conquer the known world some 2,300 years ago, he did more than simply fight his way across Asia, southern Europe and northern Africa. He introduced civilizations to one another, opening the door for trade - both commercial and cultural - between regions that barely acknowledged one another's existence.Michael Wood is no Alexander, and he's not looking to conquer anyone, but his BBC- and Maryland Public Television-produced TV series, "In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great," does much the same.
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Compiled from Inside Lacrosse | September 21, 2013
Junior attackman Kyle Marr , the son of Albany coach and former Johns Hopkins player Scott Marr , committed orally to Johns Hopkins over the summer. A first-team All-Star in the Capital Region last spring, Marr helped guide Shenendehowa High in Clifton Park, N.Y., to a Section 2 Class A championship and an 18-4 record. Marr finished the season with 51 goals and 41 assists to lead the team in points. He will attend the Hill Academy in Vaughan, Ontario, in 2014-2015 for a postgraduate year before joining the Blue Jays.
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By Rick Bragg and Rick Bragg,New York Times News Service | March 11, 1995
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The marchers came to the old man in the wheelchair, some to tell him he was forgiven, some to whisper that he could never be forgiven, not now, not a million years from now.Yet to all of the people who retraced the steps of the Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march 30 years ago, George C. Wallace offered an apology for a doomed ideal.The former Alabama governor, whose name became shorthand for much of the worst of white Southern opposition to the civil rights movement, held hands with men and women he had once held down with the power of his office.
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By Robert Cross and Robert Cross,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | August 10, 1997
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France -- Painters know the region well because it has served so beautifully as subject matter: the French-blue Mediterranean, gnarled black-and-silver olive trees, chalky mountains, flirtatious villages, timeless brasseries and, of course, the ruins of an ancient Roman domain.Last fall, that fabulous setting attracted a swarm of amateur artists from Santa Barbara, Calif., who gathered noisily one rainy October morning in the medieval darkness of the breakfast room at Hotel Les Augustins.
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By Barbara Samson Mills | June 19, 1995
Walk on the beach together --it will be cool there.Taste the salt.Seaweed is clotted around a dead clam.The sun rolls like a blind eye.The waves steam.It is delightful here, they will say.Yellow-decaying waterforms your footsteps.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- With four minutes left in Saturday's Class 3A state title game, the City boys basketball team was beating Westlake by two points with its perfect season on the line. Coming out of a timeout, coach Daryl Wade sent out a small lineup, spread the floor and told his group to be patient. Mostly swinging the ball around the perimeter, the Knights' next two possessions ate up a good chunk of the remaining clock before senior guard Kamau Stokes found an easy path to the basket for two more points with 1:41 to play.
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Compiled from Inside Lacrosse | September 21, 2013
Junior attackman Kyle Marr , the son of Albany coach and former Johns Hopkins player Scott Marr , committed orally to Johns Hopkins over the summer. A first-team All-Star in the Capital Region last spring, Marr helped guide Shenendehowa High in Clifton Park, N.Y., to a Section 2 Class A championship and an 18-4 record. Marr finished the season with 51 goals and 41 assists to lead the team in points. He will attend the Hill Academy in Vaughan, Ontario, in 2014-2015 for a postgraduate year before joining the Blue Jays.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to help you become more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is UMBC midfielder Shannon Harkey, the youngest of four lacrosse-playing siblings from Purcellville, Va. A junior, Harkey ranks fourth on the team in scoring with 12 goals and three assists as the Retrievers are off to a 4-2 start heading into Friday night's home game against Mount St. Mary's. She began her college career at Florida but transferred before last season to UMBC; her father, Jay Harkey, played on the Retrievers' 1980 Division II national championship team before transferring and competing at Maryland.
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By Steve Jones | October 31, 2012
A beautiful fall afternoon provides youngsters with many options. Last week, more than 100 area schoolchildren chose to steer clear of video games and stay outside instead after they got out of class. Riderwood Elementary School was awash in runners on Oct. 23, as students from that school were joined by runners from eight other schools for the last scheduled elementary-school cross country event of the season. Cromwell Valley, Stoneleigh, Hampton, Rodgers Forge, Pinewood, West Towson and Kingsville elementary school students also participated in the program, where youngsters from grades three to five competed in six separate races in boys' and girls' divisions.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2012
If Dunbar's Carlos Austin slips a tackle, his next stop likely will be the end zone. The senior slot receiver and kick returner is just plain fast. That's no surprise, however, considering his last name and high school. Carlos is the half-brother of former Poets superstar Tavon Austin , who set a handful of state rushing records at Dunbar and is now blazing trails as a college senior at West Virginia. After seeing Carlos' speed, it's easy to draw comparisons to Tavon, Dunbar coach Lawrence Smith said.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2012
Assistant Maryland football coach Greg Gattuso pointed across a dining-hall table at Joe Vellano and said in his best deadpan: "His dad was better. " Gattuso said it loudly enough to make certain Vellano heard. Vellano, arguably Maryland's top returning player as the Terps open training camp today, only smiled at the coach, refusing to take the bait. Even after Vellano's 20-tackle game against Georgia Tech last season - impressive as it was - the defensive tackle was still teased by Maryland insiders that it may not even have been the best performance by a member of his own family.
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By Chicago Tribune | December 6, 1990
TORONTO -- The Inuit peoples of the Arctic, known in the past as Eskimos, drew heavily on their northern environment in the evolution of their language, Inuktitut.There are more than 30 words for snow, 15 for wind and countless others to describe every facet of winter weather. A partial list has been compiled by Canada's Department of Indian and Northern Affairs:Aniugavinirq: very hard, compressed and frozen snow.Apijaq: snow covered by bad weather.Apigiannagaut: the first snowfall of autumn.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2012
He didn't fall — but it looked like he came close. Daredevil Nik Wallenda made it nearly all the way across a wire over the Inner Harbor, stepping steadily and deliberately, when he stopped to kneel and pump his fist in the air. He was walking 300 feet across, up to 82 feet in the air, in a stunt to mark the imminent opening of a Ripley's Believe It or Not museum. The rapt crowd, cell phone cameras in the air, sighed with relief. But their celebration — and Wallenda's, too — was premature.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2012
For the second time in 40 years, a member of the "Flying Wallenda" family will wow Inner Harbor crowds Wednesday with nothing between him and the murky harbor waters but a wire cable. Self-proclaimed "King of the High Wire" Nik Wallenda will follow in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, Karl, "The Great Wallenda. " While Karl Wallenda crossed the harbor over 600 feet of wire 60 feet in the air in 1973, Nik Wallenda will ascend a wire stretched 300 feet from the Light Street pavilion to a barge in the harbor, up to a height of about 90 feet.
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