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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,mary.mccauley@baltsun.com | October 11, 2009
The Walters' big fall exhibit celebrates four larger-than-life heroes from Greek mythology: Achilles, Odysseus, Hercules - and, um, Helen of Troy, an unfaithful wife who caused a war that wreaked havoc on two cities. Under what criteria could Helen even conceivably be considered a "hero"? Might she be more accurately termed a celebrity? Wasn't she merely the 12th century B.C. equivalent of Britney Spears, whose romances and legal scrapes vastly entertained the citizenry? Regine Schulz, curator of ancient art at the Walters Art Museum, begs to differ.
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SPORTS
By MIKE LITTWIN | October 25, 1991
ATLANTA -- Mark Lemke drove home late Wednesday night after the game, accompanied by his mom and dad.And a parade of CBS-TV trucks right behind.Yes, you read it right. Mark Lemke now travels with an entourage."All we want to do," the producer explained to Lemke, who was having some problem grasping the concept, "is get a shot out of you getting out of the car and walking into the house."Talk about drama. Should he wave? Should he jump up the steps? What if he can't get the key to work?Mark Lemke, this is your life.
SPORTS
By Ken Rosenthal | January 13, 1992
WASHINGTON -- You ask about a unique show of courage, and you leave thinking it was nothing special. The Washington Redskins brainwash you that way. They convince you what Darrell Green did yesterday was routine.It wasn't, but these are the Redskins, and they're going to the Super Bowl, and just leave it at that. "You're trying to make me a hero," Green told one reporter yesterday. Only in the Redskins' locker room does that qualify as a sin.The Redskins don't do heroes. If they did, they'd be just another gifted team, not the brutally efficient unit that pounded Detroit 41-10 in the NFC championship game yesterday at RFK Stadium.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | August 18, 1992
An outsider dressed in black rides into an idyllic looking community. The outsider wants only to rest and then move on.But there's trouble in the community. The town-folk are being terrorized by thugs. Before long, the outsider is drawn into the trouble, fighting for the town-folk and urging them to stand up and fight for themselves.Sound familiar? Like the plot for the classic western "Shane," starring Alan Ladd?It is. But it's also the plot of a made-for-TV movie called "Shame," which stars Amanda Donohoe and airs at 9 tonight on Lifetime, the cable network targeted to women.
NEWS
By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,Staff Writer | July 31, 1992
When the junior high and college-aged players gather for their respective Hero's Lacrosse All-Star teams tomorrow at Anne Arundel Community College, few will be taking the exhibitions too seriously.But, when the high school-aged All-Stars face-off at 5 p.m., they'll be all business.For many of the male high school players, tomorrow's game is the only opportunity they'll get to display their skills in front of college scouts. Mike Bellotte, coach of the South, expects that everyone will be trying to leave a favorable, lasting impression.
SPORTS
By Wiley A. Hall 3rd | November 8, 1991
On television last night, Earvin "Magic" Johnson sat before a score of journalists, a bank of microphones, a forest of television cameras, and told the world he had contracted the HIV -- AIDS virus.His wife sat beside him. They have been married for about two months."This is not like my life is over," he said. "I'm going to live a long time. This is another challenge, another chapter in my life. It's like your back is against the wall and you just have to come out swinging. And that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to go on. I'm going to beat it and I'm going to have fun."
NEWS
By GREGORY KANE | September 18, 2004
IT'S BEEN over a week since the hurricane rightly called Ivan the Terrible ripped through Grenada, destroyed or damaged 90 percent of the homes and left at least 39 people dead and thousands homeless. Electricity was kaput. I've heard that phone service has been restored, but I still haven't been able to get in touch with the one Grenadian I hope was not among the 39 fatalities. My list of heroes is a short one, but Leslie Pierre sits at the very top of it. Pierre is the founder, publisher and editor of The Grenadian Voice, a newspaper he started in the early 1980s in direct defiance of the Provisional Revolutionary Government, which was run by devotees of the Marxist New Jewel Movement.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | October 17, 1997
A long time ago, Gil Dunn discovered a truth about his hero's hometown -- the people in Sudlersville who remembered Jimmie Foxx didn't want to talk about him. He might have been one of the greatest right-handed sluggers ever, but his life after baseball seemed like one long stumble down a dark staircase. Years after his best clippings had turned yellow, his name would appear in sad newspaper updates that described him as broke or suggested a drinking problem. During one of the last trips Jimmie Foxx made to Sudlersville, on Maryland's Eastern Shore, he couldn't get a personal check cashed.
FEATURES
By Scott Timberg and Scott Timberg,Special to The Sun | May 31, 1994
His friends dreamed of the Shadow and the Lone Ranger, but young David Sawyer had only one hero: Stonewall Jackson."Back then, there were people like Tom Mix, Tex Ritter, Buck Jones," Mr. Sawyer, 66, says of his boyhood in Depression-era North Carolina. "These were white cowboy heroes. Their deeds of daring were nothing in my mind compared to the legendary Stonewall Jackson."Friends, relatives and teachers were confounded by this young black boy who idolized a Confederate general. But to Mr. Sawyer, Jackson was not only an idol and a role model, he was a relative.
SPORTS
By Mike Preston | January 25, 2001
LAKELAND, Fla. - Above the entrance leading into the gymnasium at Lakeland's Kathleen High School is a full-body photo of Ray Lewis after capturing a Florida state wrestling championship. After eight years, the picture is still very clear, and so is the image of Lewis in his hometown. About 30 miles from Lakeland up Interstate 4 is the greatest media circus event of the year, Super Bowl XXXV, and a Kathleen High alumnus is the featured attraction. While Lewis is being probed for answers to a double-murder case he was involved in nearly a year ago in Atlanta and his image is under siege, he is still looked upon as a hero by a lot of Lakeland residents.
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