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February 23, 2014
My heartfelt condolences to the family of Gregory Kane . I'm very sorry for their loss. I always looked forward to Mr. Kane's view on all things Baltimore. He was one of the best The Sun ever had. I missed him when he left. Go with God, Mr. Kane. Clay Seeley, Owings Mills - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
A memorial service for former Baltimore Sun columnist Gregory Kane, who died Feb. 18 at age 62, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the March Life Center, 5616 Old Court Road. A family hour precedes the service and begins at 2 p.m. Mr. Kane, who became a Sun reporter in 1993 and began writing his local column in 1995, was recalled for his provocative style and traditional tone. He often mentioned his family in his columns and wrote about politics, his favorite movies and wrestling.
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By GREGORY KANE | February 5, 2000
AS SURE as night follows day, the letters from the anti-gun crowd were sure to come in the wake of my Jan. 30 column expressing my disgust over the state of Maryland's gleeful evisceration of the Second Amendment. Merrill E. Milham of Baldwin wrote: "Gregory Kane uses the robbery of his son's jacket to launch an emotional and irresponsible verbal attack on gun laws, various political figures and the State of Maryland. "Mr. Kane makes the far-fetched claim that his son was victimized by the State of Maryland: He says that Maryland was responsible for disarming his son, who as a result was surprised by a criminal wielding a 12-gauge shotgun and robbed of his jacket.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
Gregory P. Kane, a former Baltimore Sun columnist known for his perceptive observations, died of cancer Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 62. "He challenged a lot of traditional political thought in the African-American community," said Anthony McCarthy, a talk-show host at radio station WEEA-FM. "When I'd have him as a guest on my show, he'd say to me, 'I'm your token conservative.' " Mr. Kane became a Sun reporter in 1993 and began writing his local column in 1995. Recalled for his provocative style, he wrote a description of himself in his first column: "a lifelong Baltimore resident, liberal on some issues, conservative on others, a veritable fascist on the topic of crime.
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By GREGORY KANE | April 19, 1997
Once again, Sun readers strike back at the bitter, angry B.R.U.T. (Black Racist Uncle Tom) Gregory Kane. Don't think I'm upset by these slings and arrows. Folks reading the paper and getting upset beats them not reading it at all by several light-years.A reader whose identity is known only as "subscriber" wrote in response to my Jackie Robinson column. Writing to Sun reader representative Ed Hewitt, subscriber gave the following tongue-lashing:"You don't have to scratch Gregory Kane too deeply to turn a nominally sensible American into a senseless African-American bigot."
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July 26, 2004
It's intolerance that threatens to ruin marriage What is striking about Gregory Kane's column arguing against same-sex marriage is how little he has to say in it about same-sex marriage ("Barring same-sex unions is in the state's best interest," July 21). Mr. Kane asks if there isn't a compelling state interest in preserving the nuclear family unit of husband, wife and children. What he doesn't say is how equal marriage rights for same-sex couples would destabilize those marriages. He argues that polygamy was once found to violate compelling state interests.
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May 24, 2000
Kane on guns: insulting mothers and others ... In his column "Misled moms march to back flawed gun cause" (May 17) Gregory Kane advises American men to "gird [their] loins" to protect themselves from the "gaggle of St. Georgettes" who marched in Washington for stricter gun control. Recalling the temperance movement of the 1870s, Mr. Kane suggests that lawmakers examine history before they "succumb to such pleas." Although 19th-century American women were not permitted to vote, Mr. Kane holds them -- and not male legislators -- responsible for amending the U.S. Constitution to prohibit alcohol.
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February 9, 2000
More guns on streets would only bring more gun violence It is unfortunate that Gregory Kane chooses to use inflammatory rhetoric and name-calling when he writes about handguns ("Carroll gun raffle highlights our right of self-defense," Jan. 30). A thoughtful and well-reasoned column could be written without using blanket terms such as "self-righteous," "knee-jerk" and "liberal anti-gun nuts." I would think a newspaper such as The Sun would promote a higher level of discourse on such an important issue.
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March 21, 2001
Criticizing the police as officer is mourned showed no empathy Although I don't always agree with Gregory Kane, I admire his work and appreciate the contribution his column makes. However, his March 14 column reached a new low and completely lacked compassion when he ended his discussion of the Stennett trial by saying that jurors "didn't fail Kevon Gavin. His fellow officers did" ("Police get blame for verdict, not jurors"). How dare Mr. Kane rub salt in the wounds of a grieving police force by implying they "failed" Officer Kevon Gavin.
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August 16, 2001
Little logic attends Kane's criticism of gay rights statute I am dismayed by the unvarnished bigotry expressed by Gregory Kane in his column "Gay rights law opponent says logic, not hate, is issue" (Aug. 8). Having served on the Governor's Commission to Study Sexual Orientation Discrimination, I learned of the extent of discrimination based on sexual orientation throughout our state. Mr. Kane's presumption that all gay people have high-paying jobs and fabulous lives is wrong. Gay and lesbian people come from all walks of life and struggle with the same problems as everyone else.
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February 23, 2014
My heartfelt condolences to the family of Gregory Kane . I'm very sorry for their loss. I always looked forward to Mr. Kane's view on all things Baltimore. He was one of the best The Sun ever had. I missed him when he left. Go with God, Mr. Kane. Clay Seeley, Owings Mills - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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November 19, 2007
Bishops, homeless: a troubling contrast Wednesday's columns by Gregory Kane ("Meeting puts new light on homeless," Nov. 14) and Laura Vozzella ("The cuisine is heavenly, I guess," Nov. 14) should provide all of us, especially Roman Catholics, with much food for thought. The picture of the homeless former high school coach bedding down under the Jones Falls Expressway while, at the very same time, Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien and his colleagues from the U.S. Conference of Bishops are swilling from $55 bottles of Italian wine at one of our new, high-end restaurants, just blocks south of the Jones Falls, causes me to wonder where we have gone wrong.
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By GREGORY KANE | July 8, 2006
The invitation to the independence day celebration of the "Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela" was addressed to George Kane. Yeah, that's me. George Kane, columnist. What the heck. I decided to go anyway. Who knows, I thought: I might meet someone interesting. Turns out I did. So, cleverly disguised as Sun columnist Gregory Kane, I slipped into the embassy about 7:30 Wednesday night. I was barely inside the door when I looked to my right. Who was standing there but my old pal, Harry Belafonte.
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By GREGORY KANE | July 8, 2006
The invitation to the independence day celebration of the "Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela" was addressed to George Kane. Yeah, that's me. George Kane, columnist. What the heck. I decided to go anyway. Who knows, I thought: I might meet someone interesting. Turns out I did. So, cleverly disguised as Sun columnist Gregory Kane, I slipped into the embassy about 7:30 Wednesday night. I was barely inside the door when I looked to my right. Who was standing there but my old pal, Harry Belafonte.
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