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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | March 4, 1994
People who use people are the greediest people in the world -- and that includes movie producers.Thus "Greedy," which arrives advanced by a hilarious and promising trailer that's been playing for weeks now, is not only a shocking disappointment but feels almost like a swindle. The movie makes you feel used.Its trailer seems to promise a deliciously cynical view of an insanely greedy family, in which cousins maneuver and counter-maneuver for position as they try to kiss up to a rich, hopelessly debauched old uncle to get first in line for the coming inheritance.
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NEWS
April 8, 2014
We have learned the deaths of 13 people due to a faulty ignition part/switch in General Motors vehicles could have perhaps have been avoided. Pathetically, the situation could have possibly been averted by simply adding a two-dollar part to each ignition in those automobiles. Repeat, a two-dollar part. The deaths of 13 people (or more) was caused by the unwillingness to add a two-dollar part per vehicle? All this hot mess, loss of life and limb, for a two-dollar part per vehicle?
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By Kenneth Lasson | July 8, 1993
HOW unseemly it is, the good burghers of Baltimore groveling at the feet of professional football's greedy lords, bidding us to sell out a ballpark before it is built, then having to implore the NAACP to withdraw its cheap endorsement of the challengers from Charlotte!We're the ones who are being sold out. What price dignity? Better to place our faith in good will and blind fortune than send delegates 'round the countryside begging to buy into an elitist club of well-groomed extortionists.
NEWS
December 24, 2012
The United Steelworkers Local 9477 has dreamed up a number of fictitious reasons for the demise of the mill at Sparrows Point ("Union's account of steel mill's end," Dec. 18). They have refused to admit, and The Sun seems afraid to say, that the real reason there will no longer be a steel mill at Sparrows Point stems from the fact that no corporation in the U.S. can make money in that business because of high labor costs due to union demands. Why are our shoes no longer made in the United States?
NEWS
By Maura Reynolds and E. Scott Reckard and Maura Reynolds and E. Scott Reckard,Los Angeles Times | March 5, 2009
WASHINGTON - The administration's plan for a housing rescue aids two groups of homeowners largely left out of previous efforts but will deny benefits to those who have been greedy or unwise, according to details released yesterday. President Barack Obama's plan would greatly expand mortgage relief to those who have not missed payments and those whose homes are worth less than the mortgage. What the program will not do, officials insisted, is reward the unwise or the greedy. Nor will it provide much help to those in the highest-priced areas, though it does reinstate last year's higher loan limits for refinanced or modified mortgages to $729,750 in the most expensive areas, such as Southern California.
NEWS
By Wiley A. Hall 3rd | January 8, 1991
Last year, Maryland National Bank reported gigantic losses.The popular chairman of the bank's holding company resigned. The value of its publicly traded stock plummeted. The bank announced that many employees may lose their jobs."What happened?" I asked my friend, the banking expert and financial genius.So he started to tell me about the federal government's deregulation of the banking industry, and how deregulation led to the merger and acquisition fever, and how the merger and acquisition fever led bank officials to make unusually speculative investments in risky real estate ventures, and how speculative, risky investments led to. . ."
NEWS
February 7, 1995
Dead on arrival is the usual fate of federal budgets sent to a hostile Congress, and President Clinton's third budget will be no exception. Indeed, first assessments suggest he considered his blueprint for fiscal 1996 merely a holding document until the Republican-controlled Congress works its will.Both parties have tainted their claims to fiscal frugality by offering massive middle class tax cuts that make no sense for an ebullient economy. Such payoffs in advance of next year's elections make it that much harder to hold down yearly deficits.
NEWS
May 26, 2010
Ex-Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is whining again over the high tax rate of 67 percent that is imposed upon his very rich and uncaring friends who want to build casinos here in Maryland ("Slots to open in October," May 26), but let us remember that it was Bob Ehrlich who gave us the famous flush tax of $30 per year and also added insult to injury when he allowed greedy corporations amnesty to avoid pay their fair share of much needed state tax revenue. Let it also be noted that Maryland lost $90 million when these corporations didn't pay up!
NEWS
By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,Evening Sun Staff Mark Bomster contributed to this story | January 17, 1991
Deborah Hamlette drilled her eighth grade social studies students on what she called the bottom line of today's world events: "History repeats itself."A sign bearing the slogan in her classroom at Chinquapin Middle School in north Baltimore sat below a poster of the Middle East with the giant screaming headline, "Oil and Power."Elsewhere in the room were T-shirts the students had designed last year with anti-war slogans. Another sign read, "How much do you trust your government?"The television remained on all morning, so Hamlette's students wouldn't miss any news of war in the Persian Gulf.
NEWS
January 7, 2007
THE ISSUE: -- Claiming that county rules limit their options, developers planning projects in some rural areas of Howard County have scheduled meetings outdoors at night during the winter to inform residents of their building plans. One hired a charter bus because no nearby public rooms were available. A bill to widen the choices of rooms was introduced last week. Do you think the county government should take over responsibility for scheduling these meetings, as one developer suggested?
NEWS
November 15, 2012
Thomas F. Schaller's commentary ("Older, wealthier get plenty of 'free stuff,'" Nov. 14) is typical of the far-left position that everything an American citizen owns belongs to the federal government. He talks of "benefits" that the government bestows upon us peasants as magnanimous grants from on high which we may use to sustain ourselves. In my opinion, this is not the case. We citizens toil in our everyday life to earn a living. Taxes of any sort are an imposition by the government to maintain itself in order to serve its citizens.
NEWS
December 21, 2011
Dan Rodricks ' commentary on the towing industry highlights an obvious problem that allows towing companies to make a lot of money at the expense of vehicle owners ("Towing the line on property rights," Dec. 18). But the problem is even larger than Mr. Rodricks suggests. Victims of auto theft or crimes that result in the towing of their vehicle must pay all the associated fees required to retrieve their car after it is recovered by police. As Mr. Rodricks explained, this amount can quickly add up. This is an excellent example of secondary victimization that occurs when crime victims receive unfair and insensitive treatment in the aftermath of a crime.
NEWS
October 8, 2011
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died this week after a long battle with cancer, is rightfully being lauded as a visionary, a person who brought technology seamlessly into our lives and who could all but see the future in his development of new ideas that would change whole industries. But for all the cutting-edge sleekness of the Apple he envisioned, there was something decidedly old-fashioned about him. At a time when corporate executives are being picketed by an encampment on Wall Street, Mr. Jobs stood apart.
SPORTS
Kevin Cowherd | July 25, 2011
As usual, it's the fans that got played for suckers. Go ahead and cheer the end of the NFL lockout if you want. And I'll cheer with you. Well, sort of. Sure, I'm happy football's back, too. Think I wanted to spend the rest of the summer writing about the Orioles and their annual cliff-dive onto the rocks? Or writing about all the whining that's emanating from the Baltimore Grand Prix over traffic congestion and noise? But if I hear one more NFL owner or player say he's happy for the fans now that this whole labor mess is almost settled, I swear I'm going to hurl.
NEWS
May 14, 2011
We were told during the eight years of the previous administration that high gas prices were a result of evil, greedy oil companies and the Bush/Cheney ties to that industry. Now we are told that high gas prices are a result of evil, greedy oil companies and the Republican-led Congress. Now there's change we can believe in. Dave Reich, Perry Hall
SPORTS
Peter Schmuck | October 15, 2010
News item: The Ravens will improve to 5-1 on Sunday if they can beat the New England Patriots for the first time ever in the regular season. My take: But it won't be the end of the world if they don't. If I had told you in Week 1 that they would be 4-2 after the toughest six-game stretch of the season, you would have signed on the dotted line. Now, you're just getting greedy. News item: Brett Favre is facing a possible suspension by the NFL for allegedly sending obscene cell phone pictures of himself to a young New York Jets game hostess.
NEWS
March 18, 1994
Pfaff on IsraelI am annoyed with William Pfaff's Opinion * Commentary column, "Victory to the Extremists," March 7. On the whole, it is seriously anti-Israel and devoid of any understanding of the complexities there.To shorten this letter, I will cite two items which particularly annoyed me:1. By omission, he implies that extremists exist only among the Israelis. No mention is made of the Hamas and the other Palestinian extremists who have taken a tremendous toll killing Israelis.2. He has the chutzpah to dictate what Israel's government should do with respect to the settlements.
BUSINESS
By Russel Kinnel and Russel Kinnel,MORNINGSTAR.COM | April 1, 2001
Do you own a couple of stock funds that are actually in the black this year? Way to go. Now, consider selling them. Just about the entire market is down, so your fund might be doing something pretty weird to be making money. If you look at the long-term record for most of these funds, you'll see they aren't really attractive propositions. A handful, like Oakmark Select, are most definitely keepers that you don't want to unload, but most are not. However, if you had the remarkable good fortune to have bought some of them a few months ago, you probably have made a tidy profit.
NEWS
May 26, 2010
Ex-Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is whining again over the high tax rate of 67 percent that is imposed upon his very rich and uncaring friends who want to build casinos here in Maryland ("Slots to open in October," May 26), but let us remember that it was Bob Ehrlich who gave us the famous flush tax of $30 per year and also added insult to injury when he allowed greedy corporations amnesty to avoid pay their fair share of much needed state tax revenue. Let it also be noted that Maryland lost $90 million when these corporations didn't pay up!
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck | February 10, 2010
W hile the NFL's union and management suits seemingly prepare to tarnish another one of our favorite pastimes with a protracted labor dispute, I'd like to join the chorus of those calling for a dose of common sense. I certainly will not be the first to caution the owners and players that they've got too much going for them to turn pro football into a collective bargaining train wreck. The warning signs have become more and more visible over the past year. Former Ravens coach Brian Billick even devoted a large chunk of his recent book, "More Than a Game," to the notion that everyone associated with the NFL has way too much to lose in this greedy game of chicken.
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