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By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,Sun Staff Writer | June 2, 1995
"The Bridges of Madison County" is as good as it is because of its performances. It's as bad as it is because of its source.In case you've been living under a rock, the plot of "The Bridges of Madison County" goes like this: Rugged individualistic photographer taking pictures of covered bridges in Iowa has affair with Italian-American farm wife that isn't just an affair, but the eternal love of a lifetime, even though it lasts only four days.Your faithful critic has to get her personal "Bridges" book bias out of the way. In spite of myself, I was moved by Robert James Waller's manipulative novel when, at the end, it tacked on its "proof" that his characters shared true love.
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By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,Sun Staff | February 9, 1997
"As Francesca" by Martha Baer. New York: Broadway Books. 288 pages. $22.50."As Francesca" is superficially about cybersex. But the medium is incidental to the story's point: power.That's not to say that this breathless first novel by Martha Baer, the executive editor of HotWired, always convinces with its depictions of the trade-offs between submission and dominance. But within its claustrophobic, desperate world, it's entirely engrossing.Baer's protagonist is Elaine, a number cruncher in a corporation of vague purpose, whose only real connection with people seems to be through the computer.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,Sun Staff Writer | June 2, 1995
Entire forests have been wiped out so that film critics could explain the evolution of Clint Eastwood characters from laconic, hard-bitten misanthropes to sensitive, vulnerable lugs. But say this about the old characters: At least you knew where they stood.In the 1976 western "The Outlaw Josey Wales," the Eastwood character kills a couple of ornery bounty hunters and grimaces as his young sidekick expresses the desire to see the bodies receive a decent burial.Eastwood's answer is to send a stream of tobacco juice splattering onto the forehead of one of the corpses.
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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2013
Date: June 7, 2013 Her story: Jennifer White, 29, was born in Citrus County, Fla., and moved to Middle River when she was 9. She is a prepress technician at Printing Corporation of America, located in Timonium. Her father, Neil Palmer, works for Crockett Facilities Services Inc., and her mother, JoAnn Palmer, is retired. His story: Christopher Nagle, 31, is originally from Highlandtown but grew up in Rosedale. He is a senior meter mechanic for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. His stepfather, Richard Brady, and mother, Faith Brady, live in Monkton.
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June 29, 2006
on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, FRANCESCA DANIELI (nee Costagliola). Beloved Wife of Gary Gensler of Brooklandville, Maryland. Beloved and Cherished Mother of Anna, Lee & Isabel of Brooklandville, MD. Loving Sister of Marisa Costagliola of Columbia, MD., Antonia Burns-Cambridge, MD and Rose Rubin of Falls Church, Virginia. Beloved Daughter of Francesco Costagliola-(Capt. Retired) and the late Agnes Costagliola Services from Home: 1116 Greenspring Valley Road Brooklandville, MD (21022) on Thursday, June 29, 2006 at 1:30 P.M. Interment Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery-Berrymans Lane.
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May 25, 2003
On May 23, 2003 FRANCESCA H. of Sykesville, MD, beloved wife of the late William Heimer and the late Charles Schreyer, loving mother of Michael, Fritz and Frank Heimer and Frances Cotter and loving sister of Frank Torcisi, Vivian Marchetti, Mary Sperrazzo and the late Rose Greene. Also survived by ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel (6416 Sykesville Rd) Sykesville from 3 to 5 P M. on Sunday. A memorial mass will be on Thursday at 6 P.M. at the St. Francis Xavier Church, 21370 Newtowne Neck Rd., Compton, MD (near Leonardtown)
NEWS
July 5, 2006
Francesca Danieli, an artist who won praise for her photo collages and politically themed video works, died of breast cancer June 27 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Brooklandville resident was 52. Born Francesca Costagliola in Bethesda, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and a master's degree in business administration from Columbia University. At age 25, she legally changed her name to Danieli. In 1986 she married Gary Gensler, a former partner at Goldman Sachs who became an assistant secretary of the treasury in the Clinton administration.
NEWS
January 1, 2005
Francesca Borrelli Johnson, an environmental scientist, died Sunday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries sustained in an early-morning automobile accident on Dulaney Valley Road. She was 35. Born in Towson, Mrs. Johnson graduated in 1987 from Westminster High School and received a bachelor's degree in geology from Towson University in 1992. At the time of her death, she was enrolled in a master's program in environmental sciences at Towson. She resided in Cockeysville with her husband of six years, Robert Johnson.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | May 6, 2000
Let's take the glass-is-half-full approach to this weekend of "sweeps" programming: At least there's one production that rises to slightly above average. I'm talking about "Cupid & Cate," the 205th Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, a made-for-TV movie that begins as a romantic comedy and ends as a family drama. While the drama part has some of the film's strongest moments, it's also where "Cupid & Cate" ultimately compromises its vision and turns to greeting-card mush. But, until that happens, you've got just under two hours of solid performances by fine actors.
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By DAVE BARRY | July 23, 1995
As a sensitive and artistic individual, I have spent a lot of time recently trying to figure out how I can cash in on "The Bridges of Madison County." This is of course the humongous best-seller book by Robert James Edward Henry Morton "Bud" Waller. It was recently made into one of the summer's top movies.It tells the compelling story of a lonely and bored Iowa farm wife named Francesca Johnson, who is actually Meryl Streep.One day Francesca's family goes away on a trip, and her life is changed forever by the arrival of photographer Robert Kincaid, who is really Clint Eastwood.
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