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By Mark Heisler and Tribune Newspapers | January 3, 2010
How do you like the New Year so far? Reports that Wizards teammates Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton had guns in the dressing room - and even may have pointed them at each other - set off so many alarms, it's hard to know where to begin. We will have to forgo common sense because it obviously doesn't apply here. The way to avoid trouble is to avoid trouble, as opposed to carrying a gun and allegedly drawing it to settle an argument, in this case about a bet Arenas hadn't paid off. Even with former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress sitting in jail for attempted criminal possession of a weapon, the lesson is lost on young stars at dizzying heights of fame, for whom there's nothing common about sense.
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By Jules Witcover | January 4, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden, the Republicans' favorite punching bag, gave his critics nothing to laugh about as President Barack Obama's ultimate fireman in rescuing the country from the fiscal cliff it teetered on as 2012 ended. Mr. Biden's 11th-hour entry by partnering once again with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell struck a modest but crisis-postponing deal, raising taxes on the richest Americans but entailing little or no serious debt reduction. It enabled the president to say the middle class had been protected, but it also let the Republicans claim former President George W. Bush finally had finally gotten his way in making his tax cuts permanent.
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April 16, 2012
George Zimmerman was not properly doing his job as a volunteer neighborhood watch captain. He had no right to follow a person and make contact with the person. If you suspect something while performing that role, you call 911 give location and stand way back, and you should not carry a gun on watch, even with a permit. How do I know this? I lived in Florida for 18 years. I was in a gated community and pulled neighborhood watch duty many times. I also had a concealed gun permit for 17 years in Florida, which is not easy to get. You get a book of laws for when you can use it. I guess George Zimmerman did not understand the laws or just did not pay attention.
SPORTS
October 24, 2012
A team where he wins Dylan Hernandez Los Angeles Times The Cuban national team? In all seriousness, I don't even know how to answer this question. Only three teams are looking for a manager and one of them is the team that fired Guillen. It's impossible to correctly guess which managers will be fired in the next two to five years, which, no doubt, is necessary to create a right fit for Guillen. I suppose what this question is really asking is, "What market would be most tolerant of Guillen's antics?"
NEWS
By Dan Berger | April 8, 1998
Assume nothing. Ken Starr is one loose cannon on the deck of the ship of state.Q. Cross a megabank with a mega-insurance company and what do you get? A. Big bucks for somebody.UGThe Dow is so high, it is either on to something, or on something.When they cleaned up the rivers of America, they left out the poor Pocomoke.Pub Date: 4/08/98
FEATURES
March 29, 1996
Collins leaving Genesis after 25 years in bandIt's an exodus from Genesis for drummer and vocalist Phil Collins, after 25 years with the band.Mr. Collins, 45 announced yesterday that he will do music for movies, "some jazz projects and of course my solo career."That means Genesis will be looking for a new memeber for the first time since Peter Gabriel's departure in 1975.Russia will exhibit hidden masterpiecesRussia showed off a drawing by Vincent van Gogh yesterday when the Hermitage Museum announced a new exhibition of art seized from Nazi Germany.
NEWS
By Ellen Goodman | May 21, 1996
BOSTON -- I'm not exactly sure how to address this letter.Should I address it to the "obiatrist" who once wanted to harvest the organs of death row inmates?Or to the defendant who came to court in full Thomas Jefferson regalia spouting 18th century sound bites of freedom?Or to the doctor in the videotapes speaking gently to patients in pain?Or to the man shouting in hallways about a "political lynching"?But let's keep it simple. Here we go: Dear Dr. Jack, Congratulations . . . and please retire.
NEWS
By GREGORY KANE | September 13, 1997
The controversy that continues to swirl around Officer Charles Smothers' fatal shooting of James Quarles last month has, as such things inevitably must, brought forth some other issues. Let's look at some of the more interesting ones.Charles Smothers vs. O. J. Simpson: We've heard much talk over the past month about how Smothers' being charged with assault for shooting at his girlfriend's car during a domestic dispute two years ago indicated he was a loose cannon who should not have been out on the street.
FEATURES
By Matthew Gilbert and Matthew Gilbert,BOSTON GLOBE | January 11, 1998
Reading intensely intimate accounts of depression can be like hearing tales of bad LSD experiences. Little objects and activities turn into giant obstacles, a roll out of bed in the morning is a row across the Atlantic, food is pointless, fear is constant, and the rawest, darkest, most ungenerous truths about being human become the only truths. Andrew Solomon's autobiographical "Anatomy of Melancholy," in the New Yorker for Jan. 12, is a terrifyingly clear window on the life of a seriously depressed man. Solomon, author of a novel and a study of Soviet artists, is explicit about the depths of despair to which he sank during his worst periods, one of which coincided with a book publicity tour.
SPORTS
October 24, 2012
A team where he wins Dylan Hernandez Los Angeles Times The Cuban national team? In all seriousness, I don't even know how to answer this question. Only three teams are looking for a manager and one of them is the team that fired Guillen. It's impossible to correctly guess which managers will be fired in the next two to five years, which, no doubt, is necessary to create a right fit for Guillen. I suppose what this question is really asking is, "What market would be most tolerant of Guillen's antics?"
NEWS
April 16, 2012
George Zimmerman was not properly doing his job as a volunteer neighborhood watch captain. He had no right to follow a person and make contact with the person. If you suspect something while performing that role, you call 911 give location and stand way back, and you should not carry a gun on watch, even with a permit. How do I know this? I lived in Florida for 18 years. I was in a gated community and pulled neighborhood watch duty many times. I also had a concealed gun permit for 17 years in Florida, which is not easy to get. You get a book of laws for when you can use it. I guess George Zimmerman did not understand the laws or just did not pay attention.
SPORTS
By Mark Heisler and Tribune Newspapers | January 3, 2010
How do you like the New Year so far? Reports that Wizards teammates Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton had guns in the dressing room - and even may have pointed them at each other - set off so many alarms, it's hard to know where to begin. We will have to forgo common sense because it obviously doesn't apply here. The way to avoid trouble is to avoid trouble, as opposed to carrying a gun and allegedly drawing it to settle an argument, in this case about a bet Arenas hadn't paid off. Even with former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress sitting in jail for attempted criminal possession of a weapon, the lesson is lost on young stars at dizzying heights of fame, for whom there's nothing common about sense.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | November 30, 2005
DALLAS -- Richard W. Fisher, who calls himself the Federal Reserve's "weakest member," nonetheless is one that investors can't afford to ignore. Baseball metaphors that the Dallas Fed president tossed into a June interview left investors parsing whether a central bank in the "eighth inning" of rate increases was nearing a pause. Over two days in October, traders say, Fisher contributed to the loss of $235 billion in stock market wealth when he said inflation was near the top of "the Fed's tolerance zone" and that central bankers must pre-empt an "inflation virus."
NEWS
By Arthur S. Obermayer | April 28, 2002
WEST NEWTON, Mass. - Give Ariel Sharon an inch, and he'll take a mile. This is his pattern. Early in his military career, he was asked to respond to Palestinian attacks from a village along the Israeli frontier. His commando unit reacted by decimating the entire village; more than 69 people died, two-thirds of whom were women and children, crushed when their homes were destroyed. Twenty years ago, he was supposed to get rid of Palestine Liberation Organization fighters firing rockets across Israel's border with Lebanon.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | April 8, 1998
Assume nothing. Ken Starr is one loose cannon on the deck of the ship of state.Q. Cross a megabank with a mega-insurance company and what do you get? A. Big bucks for somebody.UGThe Dow is so high, it is either on to something, or on something.When they cleaned up the rivers of America, they left out the poor Pocomoke.Pub Date: 4/08/98
FEATURES
By Matthew Gilbert and Matthew Gilbert,BOSTON GLOBE | January 11, 1998
Reading intensely intimate accounts of depression can be like hearing tales of bad LSD experiences. Little objects and activities turn into giant obstacles, a roll out of bed in the morning is a row across the Atlantic, food is pointless, fear is constant, and the rawest, darkest, most ungenerous truths about being human become the only truths. Andrew Solomon's autobiographical "Anatomy of Melancholy," in the New Yorker for Jan. 12, is a terrifyingly clear window on the life of a seriously depressed man. Solomon, author of a novel and a study of Soviet artists, is explicit about the depths of despair to which he sank during his worst periods, one of which coincided with a book publicity tour.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | January 4, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden, the Republicans' favorite punching bag, gave his critics nothing to laugh about as President Barack Obama's ultimate fireman in rescuing the country from the fiscal cliff it teetered on as 2012 ended. Mr. Biden's 11th-hour entry by partnering once again with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell struck a modest but crisis-postponing deal, raising taxes on the richest Americans but entailing little or no serious debt reduction. It enabled the president to say the middle class had been protected, but it also let the Republicans claim former President George W. Bush finally had finally gotten his way in making his tax cuts permanent.
NEWS
By GREGORY KANE | September 13, 1997
The controversy that continues to swirl around Officer Charles Smothers' fatal shooting of James Quarles last month has, as such things inevitably must, brought forth some other issues. Let's look at some of the more interesting ones.Charles Smothers vs. O. J. Simpson: We've heard much talk over the past month about how Smothers' being charged with assault for shooting at his girlfriend's car during a domestic dispute two years ago indicated he was a loose cannon who should not have been out on the street.
NEWS
By Ellen Goodman | May 21, 1996
BOSTON -- I'm not exactly sure how to address this letter.Should I address it to the "obiatrist" who once wanted to harvest the organs of death row inmates?Or to the defendant who came to court in full Thomas Jefferson regalia spouting 18th century sound bites of freedom?Or to the doctor in the videotapes speaking gently to patients in pain?Or to the man shouting in hallways about a "political lynching"?But let's keep it simple. Here we go: Dear Dr. Jack, Congratulations . . . and please retire.
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