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By Randi Henderson | October 21, 1990
There's a phrase, Dan Katz feels, that aptly sums up his life right now."The expression 'Never in my wildest dreams' is applicable here," says the 34-year-old Baltimore attorney who describes himself as "boring" and readily admits that one of the thrills of his youth was appearing three times on "It's Academic."If "It's Academic" was a thrill, winning five straight games -- and $48,803 -- on "Jeopardy!" earlier this year was a thrill and a half. As a five-game winner, Mr. Katz is eligible to compete in Jeopardy's Tournament of Champions, where he could win $100,000.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,Sun reporter | July 27, 2007
Kriti Gandhi is $10,000 richer, thanks to intense preparation, a little luck, and a nudge of encouragement by her family. Gandhi, an 18-year-old graduate of Centennial High School, competed in the Jeopardy! Summer Games Teen Tournament, which has been airing on national television the past two weeks. On Wednesday night, Gandhi's winning ways ended with a loss in the semifinal round. For making it to the semifinals, she earned a $10,000 payoff. (She amassed $17,700 in winnings her first round, but contestants don't get to keep the opening round money unless they advance to the final round.
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2000
After a two-day trial in June, Calvin Ranson was acquitted by a Baltimore judge of charges he had an assault pistol in his closet. But until yesterday he was headed for trial again. It was a case of miscommunication vs. the U.S. Constitution, and for two months, the prosecutors' foul-up was beating the Fifth Amendment. By law dating back to the founding of the United States, a person cannot be taken to trial twice for the same crime, a legal principle known as "double jeopardy." "They should be embarrassed to even suggest that they should be allowed to put him on trial again," Ranson's lawyer, Leonard H. Shapiro said.
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By Joe Strauss and Roch Kubatko and Joe Strauss and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | April 25, 1997
The Orioles' training room removed its outfielders-only sign yesterday.Jimmy Key's start tonight is in jeopardy after the left-hander reported waking yesterday morning with neck stiffness.Key, 3-0 in his first four starts, would switch assignments with tomorrow's scheduled starter, Scott Erickson, if the condition persists. Key spent several hours receiving treatment for the stiffness before last night's game."It's not an issue right now. Not until I can't pitch. I'm receiving treatment and I hope I'll be OK for [tonight]
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,Nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | November 23, 2008
There's certain sophistication, as a high school junior, in knowing an obscure bit of 19th-century American history or the former names of the many African countries that have changed in times of turmoil. And then it's just plain cool to suddenly have 50 friend requests on Facebook from strangers who have cheered on your academic prowess on national television. Audrey Hosford, an Annapolis resident and a student at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, is basking in that sophisticated bliss.
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By Alfred Lubrano and Alfred Lubrano,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | June 12, 2005
LANCASTER, Pa. - Brad Rutter is proof that the gods keep an eye out for slackers. The 27-year-old Johns Hopkins University dropout and former record-store worker beat quiz-show legend Ken Jennings on Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions on May 25, winning $2 million. Add that to the Jeopardy! booty he has scored since he first played the game in 2000, and his total is $3,255,102, making Rutter the biggest TV game-show winner in history, according to the show's people. Not exactly tied to the fast track - "I'm not ambitious and I don't need to work for The Man" - Rutter is an amiable guy with a "flypaper memory" that allows him to capture and keep stray facts that he then marshals for money.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | March 17, 2000
North American Vaccine Inc. disclosed late yesterday that its deal to be acquired by medical supplies giant Baxter International Inc. on April 3 is in jeopardy because it has yet to meet key conditions of the agreement. Tom Newberry, a spokesman for Columbia-based North American, said there are two conditions of the $390 million agreement that have not been met. They are North American's failure to gain approval for its new meningitis vaccine in the United Kingdom and its inability to have a two-month supply of the vaccine ready by April 1. The company applied for United Kingdom approval for the vaccine in January.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | March 7, 2004
Ashley Judd has the face that launched a thousand conventional women-in-jeopardy movies -- not just her own, which usually depend on Judd's push and drive for their ratcheting momentum, but the rip-offs on TV, often on the Lifetime Channel. The genre as we now know it belongs to her; she and her writers and directors propelled it in liberating directions. A Judd suspense film like Double Jeopardy (1999), in which a foul husband sets up his wife for a fake murder, doesn't just reverse the moral and sexual dynamics of hard-shelled Hollywood melodramas about a femme fatale and a male sucker (Double Indemnity is the towering prototype)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | August 27, 1999
In a gamble calculated to draw viewers to its low-rated news programs, WMAR, Channel 2, is dropping a half-hour of news from its evening schedule and moving the megapopular "Jeopardy!" to 5: 30 p.m.The move, scheduled to take effect Sept. 6, means elimination of the station's 5: 30 p.m.-6 p.m. newscast. And it could also mean decreased viewership for "Jeopardy!" which, teamed with "Wheel of Fortune" at 7: 30, had proven one of the beleaguered station's few ratings successes.But station management said they were willing to take the gamble to put a more popular program in front of the station's 6 p.m. newscast, with veteran anchors Stan Stovall and Mary Beth Marsden.
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February 11, 1999
Andrew Maly has this gift.He can tell you that in 1846, the settlers in California staged the Bear Flag Revolt. He can name the capitals of Sri Lanka and Cyprus. He can tell you that Leon Spinks beat Muhammad Ali in 1978 to win the heavyweight title in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.Perhaps even more impressive: He can listen to a three-second snippet of a cartoon voice and tell you, with absolute certainty, that it belongs to Woody Woodpecker."I'm blessed," says Maly, 34, an environmental engineer from Bel Air, "with the ability to retain useless knowledge.
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