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March 24, 1991
Sports columnist Mike Littwin of The Sun was honored last week with a third place in the Best Columnist category of the annual Associated Press Sports Editors Contest.Littwin has finished in the top five of the national contest for three straight years. He earned second place and fifth place the previous two years. Mitch Albom of the Detroit News finished first, and Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe (formerly of The Evening Sun) was second this year.Albom, who has finished first three consecutive years, and Littwin are the only columnists who have finished in the top five the past three years.
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April 23, 2006
Saturday By Ian McEwan Anchor Books / 292 pages / $14.95 A jittery, post-Sept. 11, London-based novel from the virtuoso author of the stunning Atonement. "This is McEwan at the height of his powers," Mike Littwin wrote here last year.
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SPORTS
March 3, 1991
The Sun sports section has been named one of the 10 best Sunday sports section in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors contest.In addition to the section award, Bill Glauber and Mike Littwin of The Sun sports staff were honored. Glauber is one of the 10 finalists in the Enterprise category for his series on the Baltimore Elite Giants of the Negro Leagues. Littwin is one of the 10 finalists in the Columnist category. First- through fifth-place awards in the writing categories will announced in late March.
NEWS
June 25, 1996
Littwin parody was offensiveI'm sure Mike Littwin meant no harm when he wrote his June 17 column, ''Of the Jewish persuasion: a Southern Baptist primer.'' While I do not condone the position taken by the Southern Baptists, not even the premise of satire makes appropriate the litany of anti-Semitic stereotypes that Mr. Littwin's article perpetuates. I was sickened by it.This is a dangerous kind of ''humor'' to attempt. Sometimes it is made palatable (and funny) when it is produced by someone who is Jewish (Woody Allen, Jackie Mason)
NEWS
April 23, 2006
Saturday By Ian McEwan Anchor Books / 292 pages / $14.95 A jittery, post-Sept. 11, London-based novel from the virtuoso author of the stunning Atonement. "This is McEwan at the height of his powers," Mike Littwin wrote here last year.
FEATURES
May 10, 1992
Of the six fat envelopes that arrived at Angie Littwin's door in April, she was most interested in the Brown one.As in Brown University, the Ivy League campus high atop a College Hill in Providence, R.I. Brown was Angie's first choice among the the nine colleges she applied to (and wrote about in her April 12 essay in the Sun Magazine). She also was accepted at Northwestern, Oberlin, the University of Pennsylvania, Wesleyan and Grinnell.Angie had Brown at the top of her list ever since her father, Sun sports columnist Mike Littwin, once told her he wished he had gone there.
NEWS
September 10, 1990
Two men were injured Saturday when their vehicles collided on Central Avenue in South County, the police reported.The police said one of the men who remained unidentified yesterday was driving a Porche east on Central Avenue near Route 2 about 5:35 p.m., and crossed the center line. He collided with a tow truck driven by Richard Littwin, 64, of the 4500 block Romlon Street in Beltsville.
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By Michael Davis and Michael Davis,Executive Editor | May 9, 1993
Down in North Miami Beach, Fla., Phyllis Littwin basks in the glow of her son Mike's writing accomplishments. He's added to them by penning today's romp of a Mother's Day cover story, "Mom's the Word."Mike, The Sun's thrice-weekly lifestyles columnist, dutifully mails his work to Mom for her critique."I think he's amazingly funny, but there are times when I disagree with him," his mother says. "But, as a son, I have never found fault with him. If I ever got angry at him as a child -- which wasn't often -- he would just put his arms around me, because he knew I couldn't talk without using my hands.
SPORTS
January 12, 1992
Q. They believe in letting the coaches, sportswriters and anyone else having legitimate second-opinion guesstimating powers select who they think is the nation's No. 1 football team. And, you know, no one agrees. Why not just pair up Washington and Miami and let them go at it in a postseason game?Vernon ThaxtonBaltimoreA. On this question, we needed to call in a great thinker. One was not available, so we settled for Sun columnist Mike Littwin. Here's what he had to say:"If issues were that easy to answer, we wouldn't need a 'Did You Ever Wonder Why?
NEWS
June 25, 1996
Littwin parody was offensiveI'm sure Mike Littwin meant no harm when he wrote his June 17 column, ''Of the Jewish persuasion: a Southern Baptist primer.'' While I do not condone the position taken by the Southern Baptists, not even the premise of satire makes appropriate the litany of anti-Semitic stereotypes that Mr. Littwin's article perpetuates. I was sickened by it.This is a dangerous kind of ''humor'' to attempt. Sometimes it is made palatable (and funny) when it is produced by someone who is Jewish (Woody Allen, Jackie Mason)
NEWS
January 21, 1996
Engineering in public schools is old hatAnne Haddad should be lashed with a wet noodle (in the vernacular of Ann Landers) for her Dec. 26 article, "With an eye to the future, students in Carroll County focus on engineering." It is replete with inaccuracy.The first time engineering courses moved into the high schools in Maryland was in 1885 in Baltimore City, not Carroll County in 1995. Baltimore Polytechnic Institute had engineering courses and two-period laboratory classes way before Anne Haddad was a gleam in her parents' eyes.
NEWS
May 8, 1995
I HATE," Mike Littwin writes, "everyone who uses a middle initial." He mentions, in the same Sun column, 29 people, celebrities all and two-namers all (plus Robert James Waller and William Donald Schaefer).How D. Michael Littwin (hi, Mike!) feels about everyone who uses a first initial is beside the point. In Maryland, you can also have TC last initial, if you're old-family and it's a bit branchy: George W. Abell of A, for instance. Last initials are beside the punctuation point.The issue here is between Booker T. Washington and John D. Rockefeller and, say, Joe Smith and Liz Smith.
NEWS
July 22, 1994
Metric Recipes?In reference to Jamie Blount's letter in The Sun (July 14): Americans still cling to an antiquated system of measurement that even the British have thrown away because we can better visualize distances graduated in miles than in kilometers and can more easily comprehend a weather report in Fahrenheit than in Celsius.And have you ever tried a new recipe written in metric? Give me a break.I personally prefer to rely on pounds and feet and let the rest of the world be out of step.
NEWS
June 13, 1994
Bembry's ArticlesMy attention is usually focused on two sections of The Sun. One, the sports section, specifically for basketball and tennis, and two, the editorial section, for the analysis of important issues and enlightenment.It is ironic that recently, some of your best social commentary has come from a sportswriter, Jerry Bembry. His articles on racial bias against black college basketball coaches and his review of "Rage of the Middle Class" by Ellis Cose were extremely topical, while doing a great job of articulating concerns and feelings of many blacks.
NEWS
June 12, 1994
Now You See It, Now You Don'tIn his May 27 column, Mike Littwin contended that legislation guaranteeing access to abortion clinics is really designed to prevent pro-life protesters from exercising their constitutional rights.He seems to have closed his eyes to the types of protests indulged in by pro-life protesters. What he terms as "justifiable" non-violent protests are anything but that. Does Mr. Littwin, for instance, condone intimidation and coercion as non-violent, peaceful actions?
NEWS
December 12, 1993
The Brady Bill Isn't The AnswerOf all the issues that concern the American people today, violent crime has to be one of the most critical. The phenomenal rise in violence over the past 20 to 25 years has to be approaching crisis proportions, not just in the inner cities, but everywhere.There are many factors that contributed to this situation, not the least of which was the 1960s assault on our moral and religious standards that had long guided traditional American family units. This led to far-reaching decay of sexual mores, as well as the sense of personal responsibility and respect for others.
NEWS
September 28, 1993
Lotteries don't create gamblersResponding to Mike Littwin's column of Sept. 6 -- "Life's a gamble, and in Maryland life just got easier" -- I'd have to say that Mr. Littwin comes across as one of those liberal "bleeding hearts" that he mocks in the column.Mr. Littwin seems to think that lottery machines would be another assault on those that Gov. William Donald Schaefer and the State of Maryland have gotten addicted to gambling. Why just the other day I saw the governor in the neighborhood liquor store forcing folks to spend all the money they had in their pockets on Lotto tickets, scratch-off tickets and keno!
NEWS
September 28, 1993
Lotteries don't create gamblersResponding to Mike Littwin's column of Sept. 6 -- "Life's a gamble, and in Maryland life just got easier" -- I'd have to say that Mr. Littwin comes across as one of those liberal "bleeding hearts" that he mocks in the column.Mr. Littwin seems to think that lottery machines would be another assault on those that Gov. William Donald Schaefer and the State of Maryland have gotten addicted to gambling. Why just the other day I saw the governor in the neighborhood liquor store forcing folks to spend all the money they had in their pockets on Lotto tickets, scratch-off tickets and keno!
NEWS
June 16, 1993
Killer InstinctTim Baker's essay on "Hero Warriors" (The Sun, June 7) couldn't have been closer to the mark regarding the overemphasis of sports in our scholastic environment -- and beyond in our country.Not only has the attitude toward the arts and sciences in education changed with the emphasis on sports over academics, but the acknowledgment of victory, in whatever physical contest, now ends up with "high fives," pumping up of the hands, usually with a near-murderous scowl on one's face.
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