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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | October 20, 1999
Susan Stamberg doesn't mind being referred to as one of the founding mothers of National Public Radio, even if that does make her sound more like a museum piece than a working journalist.And, like all good mothers. Stamberg believes the best of NPR is yet to come."Oh, absolutely," she says over the phone from her Washington office, where she continues to report as a special correspondent for NPR, concentrating on cultural affairs (which includes, she jokes, everything that "is not Wall Street or the White House or Capitol Hill")
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By Story by Gerard Shields and Story by Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | February 28, 1999
THE OLD TAILOR DOESN'T HAVE THE heart to throw away the winter coats, suits, summer dresses and trousers left behind by those who abandoned the city. Wrapped in cellophane, the garments hang from a dusty clothes carousel that stopped spinning long ago in his North Eutaw Street shop. The three-piece, pin-striped disco suit, the 1960s Gidget petticoat and the cotton seersucker dresses -- the styles of the clothing reveal when their owners left.Over the past 50 years, Sam Boulmetis watched the downtown shopping crowd thin through the front window of his tailor shop as one out of every three Baltimoreans -- 300,000 in all -- found a ribbon of new highway beckoning them to the suburbs.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 15, 1998
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- John Gennari of the University of Virginia argued that the tough Dolly Sinatra, "a political ward heeler, a saloonkeeper," should be seen in the context of "larger discourses of mother-bashing that pervade American culture." That way, people may gain an understanding of her son that "peels back his tough-guy disguise and reveals, ironically, a nurturing maternal figure."James E. Bruno of the University of California in Los Angeles offered a "Jungian psychological perspective" of the star, exploring his use of "archetypes that tap into the American collective unconscious."
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By ROB HIAASEN and ROB HIAASEN,SUN STAFF | May 18, 1998
HOBOKEN, N.J. - The lyrical loves of his life, Chicago, New York, L.A., can't claim him anymore. Having once lost its native son and "Brightest Star," Hoboken this past weekend brought Francis Albert Sinatra home for good.The town was swinging while in mourning. Just follow the music to the story of how the Mile Square City reclaimed Frank Sinatra - block by block, tune by tune, drink by drink:The stone-cold-serious cab driver at Newark's Penn Station sings along with his lousy radio, as Frank and daughter Nancy croon "Somethin' Stupid."
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By J. D. Considine and By J. D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | May 16, 1998
They called him "The Voice." It seemed an unremarkable description -- after all, what singer didn't have a voice? -- until you heard him. Then it all made sense.When he sang, he didn't just deliver the melody but animated it, filled it with passion and power, longing and loneliness. The voice revealed how the singer felt and let listeners share in those emotions. It touched untold lives' and brought him unimagined success.The voice was stilled early Friday morning when Frank Sinatra suffered a heart attack in Los Angeles.
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,SUN STAFF | April 21, 1997
WASHINGTON -- Frank Sinatra and Kitty Kelley are at it again, locked in a bitter squabble that has all the makings of a grudge match: pugnacious, press-hating crooner vs. celebrity-stalking biographer. He sued her even before she pulverized him in print.This time, though, their battle is being played out in the halls of the Capitol, where "Old Blue Eyes" has no shortage of fans. His admirers are rushing to honor the ailing, 81-year-old singer with a Congressional Gold Medal before the final curtain falls on his half-century career.
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By RICHARD O'MARA and RICHARD O'MARA,SUN STAFF | January 27, 1996
It's a good thing nobody ever told Mickey Light that the way to be happy is to just be yourself. Mickey was himself for 55 years and something always seemed to be missing.He got a better deal from life when he started being somebody else. When he started being Frank Sinatra."How many people do you know who just hate to go to work?" he asks. That's the way it used to be with him when he was lugging wire at Bethlehem Steel, or tending bar. But today, as he puts it, "I'm just tickled to death."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | December 12, 1995
Happy 80th birthday, Mr. Sinatra.* "Saved by the Light" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Once a young actor of considerable promise, now known primarily as Julia Roberts' older brother, Eric Roberts stars in this story of a disagreeable sort who changes his ways after being struck by lightning and spending 30 minutes clinically dead. In films from "Star 80" to "Runaway Train" to "The Coca-Cola Kid," Mr. Roberts has almost invariably played two characters, either a dangerous creepazoid only one step above pond scum or a guy who attended one too many acting classes.
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By DAN RODRICKS | January 11, 1995
Remember how some people went bonkers last week to get 3-cent stamps to go with their leftover 29-cent stamps to meet the new 32-cent price for first-class postage? Long lines were reported all over. Now I hear that people bought so many sheets of 3-cent stamps they're back this week looking for more 29s.Jake's brainchildI'm getting some good buzz from musicheads in the Annapolis-College Park-Baltimore triangle about WRNR-FM (103.1), the progressive free-form rock station that is the brainchild of Jake Einstein, at 77 "the oldest hippie in America" and the man who enjoyed the status of radio cult god as creator of the old WHFS.
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By MIKE ROYKO | September 2, 1994
It was once my privilege to be challenged to a public duel by Frank Sinatra.He was upset because I questioned the wasteful assignment of several Chicago cops to guard his hotel suite while he performed this city.In doing so, I made a fleeting reference to what appeared to be his splendid hairpiece.Angered by the suggestion that his tresses had been purchased, he sent a lunk over with a letter in which he called me a pimp and offered to let me pull his hair.The deal was, if the hair moved, he would pay me a large sum of money.
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