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By GREGORY KANE | September 21, 1997
YOU COULD CALL Lino Graglia a loose cannon. Or you could call him a man dedicated to saying what he believes to be the truth. But if his critics get their way, you'll be calling him fired.For those of you who haven't heard of Graglia, some background is in order. He is a University of Texas Law School professor who had the effrontery to say that blacks and Mexican-Americans couldn't compete with whites in higher education. Pulling no punches, Graglia went on to say that blacks and Mexican-Americans "have a culture that seems not to encourage achievement."
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NEWS
By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | August 29, 1997
Was it the lack of a pass rush, injuries, poor cover skills or too many blown coverages that caused the Ravens' secondary to be exposed repeatedly as the league's most porous backfield last year?Probably an unhealthy dose of each. And after an off-season in which safety Eric Turner departed for Oakland via free agency, ++ safety Rondell Jones left Denver for Baltimore, and safeties Kim Herring and Ralph Staten come on board through the draft, the Ravens are hoping their shaky secondary emerges as a strength.
NEWS
October 27, 1996
FOR A HARD-EYED insider view of the Clinton presidency, consider this comment by White House aide George Stephanopoulos: "The system doesn't allow anything of any scale to be achieved. Grand ambitions are much easier to stop than they are to start. That was the case with health care in 1993, and it was the case with the Republican budget in 1995."So if President Clinton is incapable of achieving "grand ambitions," what is the outlook for Bob Dole if he attains the Oval Office?Probably the same.
NEWS
October 6, 1996
WHEN BILL CLINTON and Bob Dole meet tonight in their first presidential debate, you can be sure neither believes the election has already been decided. They know that in at least two (and maybe more) of the six such encounters since John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon started this ritual in 1960, the debates were probably decisive. Republican Dole will be looking for a breakthrough; Democrat Clinton will be trying to protect his big lead.Why then is President Clinton willing to debate at all?
FEATURES
By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | September 8, 1996
John Standiford, president and would-be resuscitator of the Charles Theatre, is sitting in his comfortably disheveled second-story office on a Friday afternoon anticipating tonight's gate. A new movie, "Celestial Clockwork," which he doesn't like very much, is beginning its run this evening, as is "Lone Star" a critically acclaimed film that Standiford is counting on for a needed infusion of cash.Unfortunately, money -- and the lack thereof -- is in the forefront of Standiford's mind these days.
NEWS
By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 13, 1996
SAN DIEGO -- When Republican Party chief Haley Barbour issued invitations to prospective convention speakers last month, he notified them that their remarks would have to be reviewed, edited and tightly controlled by convention planners "in order to ensure each presentation enhances the objectives of the convention."Translation: We're not going to have another 1992 on our hands.Republicans have been so intent on avoiding a repeat of their gathering four years ago -- in which Patrick J. Buchanan delivered a fiery speech that many thought set a tone of intolerance -- that they have insisted on having a hand, a heavy hand in some cases, on the words emerging from the podium.
NEWS
June 19, 1996
EVENTS OVER the last six months have raised troubling questions about the Howard County Detention Center. Can taxpayers be certain the 235-inmate jail won't be awash in lawsuits because of the actions -- or the lack thereof -- of improperly trained corrections officers? Can the public be certain that the officers they're paying are certified to perform their jobs?The first of these questions arose in December when Edward Leroy Bennett Sr., a longtime drug user, hanged himself from a sprinkler in his jail cell.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | April 19, 1996
That was Jesse James buried face down in Jesse James' grave in Kearney, Mo. No doubt about it. He was 34 years old when he died from a single bullet to the head April 3, 1882. At HTC the time, James had tobacco-stained teeth, long hair dyed darker that its natural chestnut (possibly in an attempt at disguise), a .36-caliber bullet lodged in his rib cage (probably fired from a Union officer's Navy Colt at the end of the Civil War)and, while ole Jess might have been addicted to painkillers, he probably didn't do dope for at least three months prior to his death.
FEATURES
By SUSAN REIMER | October 10, 1995
I COULD NOT HAVE found a better father for my children if I had handed out applications.But if my husband had known more about the job -- specifically how many school projects he would someday have to do -- he might have turned it down, choosing instead his efficiency apartment in the city, his sailboat and his running shoes.Thanks to me, my children were the first in their neighborhood to receive their MMR booster shots, but I cannot cut, paste or draw. So my husband spends his weekends wielding a glue gun like a six-shooter.
SPORTS
By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,Sun Staff Writer | April 28, 1995
MINNEAPOLIS -- The failure of the Orioles' bullpen in the first two games, that's fathomable. But getting beat because of Cal Ripken's defense -- or lack thereof -- that's something wholly unexpected.A paltry performance by the Orioles' relievers and a couple of errors by Ripken helped the Minnesota Twins beat the Orioles last night, 7-4. The Metrodome crowd of 26,425 was the smallest ever for a home opener at the Metrodome.New manager Phil Regan removed starter Ben McDonald after five innings with the Orioles ahead 4-3. But an exhausted and lame-armed McDonald might've been more effective than the bullpen, as it turned out.The first reliever in the line of fire was Brad Pennington, who lasted one-third of an inning and surrendered the tying and go-ahead runs in the sixth.
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