December 3, 2009
By the time Florida goalie Tomas Vokoun boarded the team plane with his head wrapped and left ear stitched up, the shock and confusion of defenseman Keith Ballard's ill-advised actions had worn off. The Panthers could laugh again. "It looked a lot more scary than it really was," Vokoun said Wednesday morning, wearing a black ski cap and a white bandage over his ear that was cut in the middle and required more than 10 stitches. "I do have a nasty cut on my ear, but it's not usual for goalies, but players get cut all the time.
June 30, 2011
We have countless awesome sports photos in the archives here at The Baltimore Sun , and I have decided to share one with you each week in a regular feature called "Throwback Thursday. " Since I fantasized about Peter Angelos -- let me finish this sentence -- using his Exxon money to sign slugger Prince Fielder in this Thursday morning post , I decided to do an extensive search of Mr. Mesothelioma in our photo archives. God, did I find an amazing photo of Angelos and Governor William Donald Schaefer back in 1993.
September 29, 2010
I received mail from the people against slots at the Arundel Mills this weekend showing a picture of a mother with the headline, "I may never leave my kids at the mall again. " I laughed out loud at the absurdity of the idea and then came to realize that there might really be people in our county who view a mall as a babysitter — which isn't laughable at all. A mall is not intended to be a babysitter, and the fact that this idea is being pushed by the against-slots people is mind-blowing.
April 11, 2010
The portraits cast stern gazes over the hallway. These titans of philosophy - Hegel, Kant, Nietzsche - look every bit as complex and daunting as the works they produced. Jim Thomas shuffles into view. Clad in red Converse All-Stars, worn jeans and an unbuttoned, untucked flannel shirt, he appears no match for the guys on the wall. The words spill out of his mouth in an Arkansas drawl that just might be his secret weapon. "Some people may think I'm stupid," says the University of Maryland, Baltimore County philosophy professor.
October 22, 2011
Baltimore celebrities will take their best shot at comedy, all in the name of giving back. The first Chimes Charity Chuckle seeks to raise funds for the Chimes, a Baltimore-based nonprofit group that provides services for the disabled, on Oct. 29 at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. "We're looking to provide the town with a good night out," said Marty Lampner, president and CEO of Chimes. "I think we'll have a very good time and it will be a lot of fun. " When Lampner took over as president and CEO last year, organizers decided to put a fresh face on the annual Chimes fundraising event that for the past 20 years consisted mostly of concerts or dinner-dance receptions.
March 7, 2002
"I'M FUNNY," Neal Graham says. He shouldn't have to lobby on his own behalf, but there you have it. He's talking on the telephone from College Park, where he currently resides, while readying for a professional return this weekend to the Baltimore area of his youth. He grew up in Cockeysville, graduated from Dulaney High, went to the former Towson State University where he managed to graduate, with slight pauses here and there for a few "behavioral dismissals," after just seven years. Did somebody say "behavioral dismissals"?