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By Dave Rosenthal | March 21, 2012
With the wide release of "The Hunger Games" movie in little more than a day, ticket sales are headed for a record, as fans across the country prepare for the biggest literary adaptation since the Harry Potter and Twilight films. And early ticket sales show that the movie is not just for teen-agers. The movie about post-apocalyptic North America is on track to become the biggest seller for the on-line ticket site Fandango, according to The Baltimore Sun's Jill Rosen.
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January 8, 2014
My husband and I are Ravens fans and have greatly enjoyed the six years that the team made the playoffs and finally the Super Bowl . What an amazing ride! Even this last year the team entertained us with some wild and woolly games. We are terribly sorry that they didn't make the playoffs for the seventh time in a row. However, we must admit that we are really enjoying watching the playoff games without our hearts in our throats and our stomachs in knots for a change. Perhaps we all need this break to regain our physical and mental balance.
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Tim Wheeler | April 13, 2012
Spring cleaning season is upon us, and Saturday there'll be a whole lotta cleaning goin' on along water ways around B'more. Project Clean Stream , the annual stream and shoreline cleanup campaign coordinated by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, kicks into high gear tomorrow (4/14).  There are dozens of cleanups scheduled in the Baltimore area and dozens more around Maryland.  Last year, more than 5,000 volunteers hauled roughly 300,000 pounds of trash and debris from streams and woods at more than 220 sites across the bay watershed.
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Dan Rodricks | August 2, 2013
When it comes to guns, there's Baltimore and there's the rest of Maryland. The city has a horrible problem with guns; the rest of the state can't seem to get enough of them. In Baltimore, people are marching against gun violence; in the rest of the state, they're lining up to buy guns by the thousands. Some gun dealers have been so eager to move inventory this year that they've sold weapons to people with criminal records. Indeed, with our largest city suffering through a summer of almost daily gun violence, Marylanders are in the midst of a gun-buying frenzy.
NEWS
December 15, 1994
Former Sen. Paul Tsongas, the fellow who beat Bill Clinton in Maryland's 1992 Democratic primary, had a word for it. He called it "pandering." And he refused to join other presidential hopefuls in advocating a middle-class tax cut that would cost the Treasury billions while offering citizens less than a dollar a day.Mr. Clinton, as president, predictably found he couldn't afford it. But now that Republicans have joined the tax-cut feeding frenzy, having won control of Congress in the November elections, the Democrats are back munching at the trough.
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By PETER A. JAY | April 24, 1994
Havre de Grace. -- Sometime before dawn Wednesday, the red and white 2-year-old heifer I knew as 223 made a decision that would prove fatal.She had been carrying the big calf within her for more than nine months, and when the time came to deliver it she chose to lie down on a hillside next to a board fence. It was the wrong place. Somehow she managed to slide halfway under the bottom board and became wedged, unable to get up. By the time I found her and freed her, her calf was dead and she was in tough shape herself.
NEWS
February 8, 2012
I'm beginning to wonder if there is a connection between the Super Bowl and heightened feminist frenzy. Last year, it was the Tebows' commercial celebrating life and the gift of children that had feminists all in a lather. This year it revolves around the Susan B. Komen Foundation's decision (and then the retraction of that decision) to stop funding Planned Parenthood. My wife and I are contributors to the Komen Foundation, and our decision to continue or discontinue contributing will depend on whether the foundation remains true to its mission.
NEWS
January 6, 2008
With just five days available for campaigning between Thursday night's Iowa caucuses and this Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, the leading candidates have raced to the Granite State to begin a frenzy of campaigning. On the road, again, they offered a bizarrely entertaining array of photo-ops.
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By Dave Rosenthal and Dave Rosenthal,dave.rosenthal@baltsun.com | July 26, 2009
The recent arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., the African-American scholar and author, has become a frenzy of accusations, recrimination and good old political spin. Just as the fire was dying down - and it seemed Gates could get back to writing more books such as Colored People: A Memoir and In Search of Our Roots - President Barack Obama's comment about Cambridge, Mass., police acting "stupidly" stoked it again. As a former Boston resident, I'm well aware of the area's history of racial tension.
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By DAN RODRICKS | November 5, 2006
Republicans had a good time with John Kerry's botched joke on military service and the Iraq war, and they'll try to keep this blip of a story alive through Tuesday's election, even though the stack of Iraq stories before and after Kerry's gaffe should be of far greater concern to those of us who still think -- and those of us who still believe our votes make a difference. Kerry, a decorated Vietnam veteran, blew a zinger aimed at President Bush, and his "joke" ended up sounding like a sneer at the men and women in our all-volunteer military.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
DETROIT - The Orioles waited until the 11th hour, but they added Travis Ishikawa to the 25-man roster Tuesday just before they were about to lose the hot-hitting first baseman because of an opt-out clause in his minor league contract. Ishikawa exercised the opt-out clause Sunday, giving the Orioles two days to add him to their 25-man roster, trade him or release him. The Orioles had until midnight to make that decision and officially added him to the 25-man roster less than two hours before Tuesday night's first pitch.
NEWS
February 11, 2013
Not being a football fan, I was absolutely frustrated with the wall-to-wall, tenacious coverage The Sun gave the Ravens and the Super Bowl . While expressing my annoyance with your paper and other media outlets that seemed to put the Super Bowl above war, the economy and life itself to an acquaintance from Scotland, she pointed out the tameness of American football as compared to soccer in Europe and the British Isles. She said that politics, flammable emotions and the very existence of people are intertwined with soccer in Europe.
NEWS
December 11, 2012
Hot pants, El Nino, Elite Republican Guard and now "fiscal cliff. " When the national news media grabs hold of one of these slogans, they're like a dog with a bone - or your pants leg! They won't let go and will repeat it ad infinitum, as if they know nothing else. Then, it will go away forever. Hot pants came and went in 1971, El Nino did not lead to El Nina, the ERG turned out to be bogus (and ran). Maybe now the fiscal cliff will join the dodo in the dustbin of history. I sure hope so. I'm sick of hearing it already.
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Tim Wheeler | April 13, 2012
Spring cleaning season is upon us, and Saturday there'll be a whole lotta cleaning goin' on along water ways around B'more. Project Clean Stream , the annual stream and shoreline cleanup campaign coordinated by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, kicks into high gear tomorrow (4/14).  There are dozens of cleanups scheduled in the Baltimore area and dozens more around Maryland.  Last year, more than 5,000 volunteers hauled roughly 300,000 pounds of trash and debris from streams and woods at more than 220 sites across the bay watershed.
NEWS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2012
Luck was on Grantland Jackson's side. When the 63-year-old Pigtown resident woke up Wednesday and heard the Mega Millions prize had been bumped up to $500 million, he knew he'd be heading around the corner to the Shop n Go food store on Washington Boulevard to buy a few tickets. What he didn't know was he was already a winner — $500 in the scratch-off lottery ticket he'd purchased the day before. Standing outside the corner grocery, he beamed about being $500 richer, though he joked that he'd have to share it with "the warden," his wife.
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By Dave Rosenthal | March 21, 2012
With the wide release of "The Hunger Games" movie in little more than a day, ticket sales are headed for a record, as fans across the country prepare for the biggest literary adaptation since the Harry Potter and Twilight films. And early ticket sales show that the movie is not just for teen-agers. The movie about post-apocalyptic North America is on track to become the biggest seller for the on-line ticket site Fandango, according to The Baltimore Sun's Jill Rosen.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | November 22, 2006
Director Christopher Guest and his stock company, who gave us Best in Show and A Mighty Wind, are such deft, humane comedians they put you in a happy daze even when they shred their characters' dreams. Their latest frolic, For Your Consideration, satirizes Hollywood awards frenzy -- and happily transcends its subject. It's about delusion and endurance. For Your Consideration (Warner Independent) Starring Catherine O' Hara, Harry Shearer, Parker Posey, John Michael Higgins, Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, Jane Lynch, Christopher Guest.
BUSINESS
By JUBE SHIVER JR. and JUBE SHIVER JR.,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 13, 2005
WASHINGTON -- In the month after Janet Jackson's breast was bared on CBS during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, the Federal Communications Commission was deluged with 13 indecency complaints per second, on average. That flood hasn't exactly become a trickle. About 70 complaints a day come in, but the frenzy over on-air indecency has cooled. The main reason is the lack of a high-profile incident. In addition, broadcasters say they are more cautious, radio shock jocks are being told to tone it down or are moving to satellite radio, and anti-indecency groups aren't flooding the FCC with as many complaints.
NEWS
February 8, 2012
I'm beginning to wonder if there is a connection between the Super Bowl and heightened feminist frenzy. Last year, it was the Tebows' commercial celebrating life and the gift of children that had feminists all in a lather. This year it revolves around the Susan B. Komen Foundation's decision (and then the retraction of that decision) to stop funding Planned Parenthood. My wife and I are contributors to the Komen Foundation, and our decision to continue or discontinue contributing will depend on whether the foundation remains true to its mission.
EXPLORE
By Kathy Hudson | February 5, 2012
The recent robbery of two women at the Roland Park Shopping Center created a media stir. Although I have lived in Roland Park most of my life, I am always surprised by how some occurrences that go with little mention in other neighborhoods create citywide attention if they happen in Roland Park. Not that a robbery of two city restaurant-goers, one a senior citizen, should go unnoticed. If all robberies received the attention of the recent one in Roland Park, perhaps more criminals would be caught.
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