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By ELLEN GOODMAN | October 31, 2005
ATLANTA -- It is remarkable how often the legend survives the legendary figure. And so it is with Rosa Parks. The mythology describes the woman who died Oct. 24 at 92 as a "humble seamstress." The textbooks pay homage to a "simple woman" with tired feet whose refusal to give up her seat on the bus to a white man half a century ago sparked a movement. The eulogies cast her as the "mother of the civil rights movement," as if it were an unplanned parenthood. But the obituaries also suggest another side to her story.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
For the third time this season, Morgan State lost a game by less than a field goal. But unlike setbacks to Eastern Michigan on Aug. 30 and Holy Cross on Sept. 6, there was something different about Saturday's 15-14 loss to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference foe Norfolk State. The Bears had entered the contest on a two-game winning streak, and the Spartans wallowed their way through an 0-4 start. But Morgan State (2-3 overall and 1-1 in the league) couldn't prevent Norfolk State from scoring a game-winning touchdown with 29 seconds left in regulation.
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By GREGORY KANE | April 23, 2005
STANDING IN Baltimore Circuit Judge John M. Glynn's courtroom Thursday, Assistant Attorney General Glenn Marrow paused a second after the question was put to him. "Do you think Central Booking would be less crowded if police stopped arresting people on jive humbles?" "I can't comment on that," Marrow said. "All I can say is that my client is working toward a solution on this." Marrow's client was the state Department of Public Safety, which runs the Central Booking facility. The "this" was the problem of suspects spending 48 to 72 hours in Central Booking before seeing a court commissioner.
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June 9, 2014
Your editorial "Kamenetz the kingmaker" (May 22) was misguided conjecture based on a four-month-old campaign finance report. As The Sun recently reported, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz transferred the vast majority of the funds in the A Better Baltimore County slate to another campaign in January - well before my campaign was ever listed as an affiliate. Your editorial has mislead voters into believing that my campaign is some sort of surrogate for Mr. Kamenetz. I take issue with this implication, as I have been working extremely hard over the last two years to raise money in the form of campaign contributions from family, friends, colleagues, small business owners and, yes, some developers.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | September 1, 1994
On Saturday, the Naval Academy opens its 1994 football season against San Diego State at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego.On the same field, on Jan. 31, 1988, Doug Williams, the Midshipmen's new running backs coach, enjoyed one of pro football's most memorable performances in leading Washington to a 42-10 victory over Denver in Super Bowl XXII.Williams threw five touchdown passes, four in the second quarter, shattering Super Bowl records and also erasing generations of stereotypes about a black quarterback's ability to lead an NFL team to a title.
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By Tom Horton and Tom Horton,SUN STAFF | August 30, 1996
SUMMER HEAT and crabs are only just coming on; but oyster season has begun, if only literarily.First to arrive in the mail this week was "The Eastern Oyster," a new, definitive work on our bay's famed mollusk, which actually ranges from Brazil to Canada, the book says.Not for the casual, this 4 1/2 -pound volume from the Maryland Sea Grant Program devotes chapters to the likes of "Adductor and Mantle Musculature."But it has excellent, readable sections on oyster disease and the history of attempts to establish Crassostrea virginica in far-flung places.
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By WILEY A. HALL | September 5, 1995
My buddy, Will B. Humble, and I were trying to invent new ways to praise Cal Ripken Jr., which isn't easy since writers and broadcasters everywhere seem determined to outdo each other heaping superlatives on the baseball star.Ripken, of course, is the shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles who is expected tomorrow to set the major league record for consecutive games played. The Streak (and the word must be capitalized) now stands at 2,129 consecutive games before tonight's contest. The record was set by Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees.
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By Wiley A. Hall 3rd | June 16, 1992
"Suppose they sold the city to the Baltimore Orioles," said my friend, Will B. Humble.Lock, stock and barrel?"Lock, stock and barrel," said Humble. "The city would become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Baltimore Orioles Baseball Club Inc."Never happen."Don't be too sure," said Humble ominously. "Don't be too sure."We had been talking about what appears to be a slow auctioning off of city assets, mostly to the state.For instance, Maryland has taken over the former Baltimore City Jail and the Community College of Baltimore.
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By YOLANDA GARFIELD | September 5, 1993
They may be humble and practical or elevated by imagination to works of art.Lamps, that is.These inspired lamps by Massachusetts artist Janna Ugone are practical but by no means humble. With their flirtatious finials and jewel-studded aluminum or copper stems, they seem destined to become collector's items. Only a few are shown here but they're available in a staggering variety of patterns and colors because Ms. Ugone welcomes commissions.The mostly ceramic (and sometimes paper) shades are earthy and impeccably proportioned.
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By Wiley A. Hall 3rd | July 14, 1992
Will B. Humble walked into the bar, looking mighty unhappy."How was your weekend, good buddy?" I asked."Terrible!" exclaimed Humble. "My girlfriend spent the whole weekend reading that new Terry McMillan novel, 'Waiting to Exhale.'""Uh, oh.""Every few pages she'd shout something like, 'That's right!,' or 'You tell 'em, honey!' and then turn and shake her fist at me.""Uh, oh.""Yesterday, she left the distinct impression that I may never see her again," moaned Humble."What'd she say?""Well, I asked her about going to a movie today and she said, 'Don't hold your breath.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
The personality of veteran wide receiver Steve Smith is routinely on display, whether he's shoving cornerbacks around on the field or reacting to suggestions that he's past his prime. The Ravens' new starting wide receiver celebrated his 35th birthday this month. After organized team activities Thursday, during which Smith made several acrobatic catches, he was asked whether his best days as a football player are behind him. “The sense of urgency, I could really [not] care less about that,” Smith said.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Mike Klingaman | May 10, 2014
C.J. Mosley was exhausted, the day's events clearly taking a toll. The walk down the red carpet and into Radio City Music Hall was more unsettling than anything he did during the tedious pre-draft process. The two-plus-hour stay in the green room, waiting to hear his name called and for his lifelong dream to be realized, seemed endless. The holding up of a Ravens jersey spurred a mixture of emotions, from relief to satisfaction. It was nearing midnight Thursday when Mosley returned to his New York City hotel room and found something lying on his bed. A No. 32 T-shirt - a number he wore in honor of his late friend Robert Hardy - included pictures of Mosley and Hardy on it. "We'll keep him with us the whole way through.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | September 26, 2013
A few words on the new pope. Since ascending to the papacy in March, the former Jorge Mario Bergoglio has managed to surprise and impress the religious and irreligious alike by living a brand of faith seldom seen on the public stage. Pope Francis insists on carrying his own bags, living in a simple apartment and cooking his own supper. He has largely shunned the papal Mercedes-Benz in favor of a 5-year-old Ford Focus. One of the earliest acts of his papacy was to wash and kiss the feet of a dozen young prisoners, two of them girls, at least one of them a Muslim.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
Six of Ray Lewis' former teammates already have been inducted in the Ravens' Ring of Honor and he's watched his contemporaries around the league get recognized in a similar fashion. But the magnitude of what awaits Lewis on Sunday really didn't sink in until last week when the former linebacker watched Tedy Bruschi get inducted into New England Patriots' Hall of Fame. “I'm just watching from afar [thinking], 'Wow, I have to get ready to do something like that in front of my city that I've been with since I was 18 or 19 years old,'” Lewis said Monday during a national conference call.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2013
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker routinely booted clutch field goals with the poise of a veteran during his rookie season, displaying every quality that retired Ravens kicker Matt Stover looks for in a successful kicker. Beyond having the leg strength to rocket the football through the uprights, Tucker was about more than just power. He was uncommonly accurate. Tucker connected on 30 of 33 field goals for a 90.9 percent success rate, the second-best mark for a rookie in NFL history. What Tucker has also shown Stover in conversations is a willingness to listen to advice, the humility to realize he still has more to learn, and diligence in his preparations.
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By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
When Matt Hobgood stepped on the mound for the first time in rookie league on July 18, 2009, he couldn't find the arm strength that propelled his 98-mph fastballs and his rise to the fifth overall pick in that year's first-year player draft. In its place that summer in Bluefield, W.Va. - and later in Delmarva, Aberdeen and Sarasota, Fla. - was pain and soreness that never really subsided. His velocity dipped lower and lower while his ERA soared, and soon, the confidence of the top high school pitcher in the class of 2009 was all but gone.
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By Wiley A. Hall 3rd | November 21, 1991
"You know what?" said my buddy, Will B. Humble. "The day is fast coming when I'll be afraid to check a book out of the library.""What in the world are you talking about, Humble?" I asked."Here," said Humble mournfully, handing me the afternoon paper. "Take a look at this."The paper was full of the same old stories about the Great Depression of 1991-- all about how federal officials and state officials, city officials and captains of private industry, were all compelled by the economy to lay off employees and cut services.
NEWS
By WILEY A. HALL | May 25, 1993
"Well, I finally got to see that new movie, 'Posse'," said my friend, Will B. Humble, the other day.Humble and I were cooling out after work at our favorite tavern, the Old Briarpatch. It was Happy Hour, don't you know, and the peanuts were free."Oh yeah," I said, "the new Mario Van Peebles flick about black cowboys. What'd you think?""It was OK, I guess," said Humble thoughtfully. "I just wish it was the kind of movie I could take my nephews to see.""Too violent?""Nah, no more than any other western."
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Sports Digest | April 26, 2013
Colleges Oakland Mills forward Long will join Patsos at Siena Oakland Mills senior Lavon Long committed to Siena during an official visit Thursday. The 6-foot-6 forward signed with Loyola in November, but received a release from his letter of intent after Jimmy Patsos took the Siena job earlier this month. Long, a second-team Baltimore Sun All-Metro selection, joins St. Frances guard Maurice White in the Saints' 2013 recruiting class. - Matt Bracken More men's basketball: Forest Park senior Wayne Hill has signed with CCBC-Catonsville, according to Foresters coach Greate White . Hill, a 6-foot-4 point guard, averaged 15 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as a senior.
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The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2013
In a game marred by 63 penalty minutes -- 42 of which were against the home team -- the Baltimore Bombers suffered their first-ever loss Sunday afternoon, 20-9 to the Boston Rockhoppers at Du Burns Arena. The Rockhoppers (3-1) scored nine straight goals to break open a tied game at the half and take sole possession of first place in the North American Lacrosse League, dropping the Bombers to 2-1. Bombers coach Hunter Francis was displeased with his team's effort. “Before the game I felt we were focused and calm.
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