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By ROCH KUBATKO | December 26, 2005
The Orioles continue to conduct their business with heavy hearts. Calls must be made and returned, but it's never easy while in mourning. Imagine how Mike Flanagan feels, having been a teammate and close friend of Elrod Hendricks, and the man who had to make the incredibly difficult decision to relieve Elrod of his bullpen duties for fear that the daily grind, including the travel, would be too much. I can only imagine. I hope Flanny knows how much Elrod loved him. I heard the man speak about him enough times to know this is true.
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By Mary Gottschalk and Mary Gottschalk,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 21, 1991
Imagine all the people . . . wearing John Lennon's eyeglasses.Although people have emulated the late singer's style for close to three decades by wearing round, wire-rimmed glasses, until this month none of those frames had the cachet of his signature on the inside of the right temple.Now New Jersey-based Eagle Eyewear is launching the first four models in the John Lennon collection of eye- and sunglasses for men, women and teen-agers. Priced at $70 to $80 in metal or plastic and expected in local stores by the end of this month or early March, the styles are named after popular Lennon songs or albums -- "Revolution," "Imagine," "The Walrus" and "Double Fantasy."
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By David Zurawik | January 11, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- If war breaks out next week in the Persian Gulf, all prime-time entertainment programs might be pulled from the air for up to a week for round-the-clock news programming. That was the word yesterday from Robert Iger, president of ABC Entertainment.Mr. Iger said it is easier to go with all-news in such a situation than trying to blend entertainment and news. "What do you put in the middle of two hours of coverage of the bombing of Baghdad?" he said. "Can you go right to Roseanne after that?
NEWS
April 17, 1991
Imagine, if you can, Baltimore with no electricity, no running water, no sewage disposal, no telephones or gasoline; the picture resembles an especially awful circle of hell. If you can imagine the thouands of ways residents of modern cities depend on basic infrastructures, perhaps you have some idea of the crisis confronting the cities of Iraq. Televised pictures of Kurdish refugees have justifiably stirred outrage and sympathy. But, so far at least, the West has not seen graphic evidence of the desperation of 14 million other Iraqis -- the other victims caught between Saddam Hussein's aggression and the allied coalition's determination to turn it back.
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By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,Staff Writer | July 17, 1992
NEW YORK -- Twelve years of "isolation and neglect" of American cities will end if the nation puts Bill Clinton in the White House, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke told assembled Democratic Party leaders and a national television audience here last night.Today, he said, American cities like Baltimore are places of "great pain," burdened by crime, by crumbling highways and water systems, and by poorly trained workers.The Bush administration did nothing in response, the mayor said. Instead, it punched holes in the ship of state and "started throwing people overboard."
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By Lani Harac and Lani Harac,SUN STAFF | July 13, 2001
Imagine maneuvering a vehicle through an obstacle course with a gate, a series of blocks and four structures topped with white barbell-shaped targets -- under water. Now imagine building a machine that can run the course by itself without remote controls or human assistance. Twelve teams of high school and college students have accomplished that and are competing in the fourth annual International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition, which starts tomorrow at the Naval Academy. In the contest, which will take place in murky College Creek behind Hubbard Hall, students will pit their independently intelligent contraptions against each other for $20,000 in prize money and "serious bragging rights."
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April 19, 1995
SINCE their conception, cars have been a thorn in the side of the average human being. People are run down by them, choke on their fumes, and become generally annoyed.But on whose shoulders does this blame really fall? The cars themselves are not the cause, nor even the people who produce them. The real responsibility belongs to the drivers.Imagine how much more pleasant the ride into work would be every day if everyone used turn signals when they were turning or changing lanes and then turned them off when they were finished.
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By John Eisenberg | October 8, 1997
Not to sour the sweet baseball high our city is experiencing, but, let's face it, the American League Championship Series just isn't the same without the Yankees.A series against the Indians? That's just baseball, regardless if the Orioles win or lose.Who cares about that?Honestly, what good is a World Series title if you don't get to zap the Evil Empire along the way?Just kidding.But a series against the Yankees would have been about more than baseball, that's for sure.It would have been, well, personal.
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By SUSAN REIMER | December 2, 2007
Boomers, I think, anticipate their retirement in ways our parents did not. We not only save for it -- our parents expected their companies to sustain them and we do not -- we think of retirement as a well-deserved vacation, while our parents might have felt discarded, put out to pasture. Some of my fellow boomers can't imagine not working and expect to leave their offices on a gurney. Some don't believe they will ever be able to afford not to work. But some imagine a retirement filled with recreation, hobbies, travel and grandchildren.
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