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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.
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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.
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."
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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.
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By New York Times News Service | April 8, 1995
WASHINGTON -- All week long, House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been saying he wants to throw Rep. Robert G. Torricelli off the House Select Committee on Intelligence. He and others in the House were angry that the New Jersey Democrat had revealed evidence of CIA links to the killer of an American in Guatemala.But in the end, House Republicans decided yesterday that they so disliked Mr. Torricelli that they did not want to make him a martyr. And at the last moment yesterday afternoon, they referred the matter to the House ethics committee.
SPORTS
By KEN ROSENTHAL | August 14, 1995
He was bigger than life. But he was only human.Mickey Mantle should be remembered as the blond-haired, thickly muscled Oklahoman who became one of baseball's all-time greats.He also should be remembered as the gaunt, frail figure whose alcoholism was at least partly responsible for the liver cancer that left him dead at the age of 63.One image cannot endure without the other.To savor Mantle simply as a sports hero is to ignore his life of excess.But to dwell on his shortcomings is to ignore his mythic place in American sports history.
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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By Los Angeles Times | June 17, 1994
LOS ANGELES -- There is a moment, in the lives of some whom society holds up as idols, when private character collides with a public persona. It is at this juncture that Americans often make a jarring, unwanted discovery: Their gods have feet of clay.John F. Kennedy, we learn after his death, cheated on his wife. A bloated Elvis Presley, his body brimming with drugs, takes his last breath on a bathroom floor. Magic Johnson cuts short his brilliant basketball career, disclosing that his promiscuity is responsible for his infection with the virus that causes AIDS.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | March 25, 2004
The executive director of an embattled AIDS organization denied yesterday allegations that he had misused the group's money, and blamed the furor on "misinterpretation and a lack of communication." Dr. Leonardo R. Ortega, executive director of Health Education Resource Organization (HERO), said his contract allows him to bill the organization for a personal trainer, to make loans to other nonprofit organizations and to receive monthly bonuses even during tight financial times. Ortega made his comments in an interview yesterday as HERO's treasurer released a statement that said an internal review had found Ortega did nothing wrong.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | October 14, 2001
The highway helps. If it weren't for that, Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski's name may have been buried in obscurity long ago. But the name of the Polish-born general has probably been uttered by everyone familiar with Pulaski Highway, making the rededication of his monument in Patterson Park yesterday notable -- even for those who know little about the Revolutionary War and who are not part of the loyal Polish community that has recognized him...
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