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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | July 18, 1993
Has success spoiled Lollapalooza?At first glance, the question seems almost ludicrous. How could Lollapalooza (which arrives Tuesday at the Charles Town Races in Charles Town, W. Va.) be a loser when it has already focused mainstream media attention on bands as outre as Babes In Toyland? Who could possibly carp over an enterprise that will bring a variety of alternative rock acts to an audience whose numbers are likely to exceed 1 million nationwide?Start with some of the musicians on the tour, like Fishbone bassist Norwood Fisher, who complained to Rolling Stone that "there should be a little more hip-hop involved in the mix."
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By Georgea Kovanis and Georgea Kovanis,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | August 12, 1993
Eric Liu, conscientious twentysomething, was reading a Washington newspaper when he came across yet another story slamming his generation.Loser, it virtually screamed.And that was it. Mr. Liu decided he'd had enough of the stereotypes. He wasn't undirected or misguided or devoid of any sense of fun. He wasn't a slacker, either. "There was no one answering back," he says. "No one from my generation was telling the mainstream press 'This isn't right. It's inaccurate. It's not fair.' "So, on a gamble, he withdrew his post-college life savings -- $2,000 -- and with the help of some writer friends started his own magazine to make things right.
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By OLIVIA ABRAHAM | October 6, 1994
Philadelphia. -- The assumption was, and still is made by many educators, that African-Americans could not acquire standard English-language skills. It was advisable to leave black children alone and let them keep their language.I saw this then, and still see it today as self-serving to the mainstream. Self-serving as an attempt to assuage their guilt for the destruction of the black race in this country, which began with slavery.By others, I see it as an attempt to sabotage the efforts of the black community to succeed in society by encouraging a language that impedes assimilation.
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By Judy Foreman and Judy Foreman,BOSTON GLOBE | March 18, 1997
Maybe your boss is driving you crazy. Or it's dawning on you that your husband is acting just like your alcoholic father.Maybe you hear voices, or think about suicide. Or get so scared you can't leave home. Or so depressed you can't get out of bed.You decide the time has come to embark on that quintessentially American solution to life's woes: therapy. The question is, what kind of therapy and with whom?You've heard, of course, of psychoanalysis, and probably of psychodynamic therapy, too, where the idea is to understand your current troubles by tracing them to the emotional patterns laid down long ago in your family.
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By Cal Thomas | July 20, 2005
DOLGELLAU, Wales - Thank goodness for those history channels that bring back the generals and politicians of the past who, by contrast, make many of today's leaders look indecisive. I saw President Harry Truman on one of them last week. In a speech to the nation near the end of World War II, Mr. Truman rejected suggestions that the Allies seek accommodation with Japan rather than victory. Mr. Truman would have none of it, saying only Japan's "unconditional surrender" would be acceptable.
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August 1, 2005
Cox will protect public interest as head of SEC "Time for Democrats to take stand against run of corporate crime" (Opinion * Commentary, July 26) questions my former House Homeland Security Committee colleague Rep. Christopher Cox's commitment to corporate accountability. But there's no evidence for its charges. The column cites Mr. Cox's role in 1995 securities litigation reform but fails to note that the bill passed with a strongly bipartisan two-thirds majority in both houses of Congress.
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By Robin D. Givhan and Robin D. Givhan,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 7, 1992
Everyone knows an Alpha -- someone with a unique sensibility and unusual interests. We probably made fun of them in elementary school. Teased them for being oddballs. Now, as adults, they make our lives interesting. But they are still special, still standouts, because once an Alpha, Irma Zandl says, always an Alpha."All of us sort of know that first person who, when CDs came out and they were really expensive, they bought them. And we thought, 'What a waste of money,' " says Ms. Zandl, founder of Xtreme Inc., a New York forecasting company specializing in youth trends.
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September 29, 1996
Theft, vandalism ruin Metro experienceWe've all seen the ads on the television, radio and in the newspapers. Take the Metro to Camden Yards, beat the hassle of parking, save money and help the environment. . . .[But] as an Owings Mills subway customer for more than eight years, I have seen an excellent system go downhill when it comes to security on the parking lot. I and others have fallen victim to car thefts, vandalism and robberies within the Owings Mills station parking lots. Car alarms and "The Club" do not deter people if they want your car or what you have in it. These thefts are happening in broad daylight.
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By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | May 10, 1994
WASHINGTON -- The latest wrinkle in the latest womanizing (( charges against President Clinton is the disclosure that White House aides are considering forming a legal defense fund for him to which friends and supporters would contribute, possibly anonymously.There was a time when such an acknowledgment probably never would have been made in advance because legal defense funds resurrect memories of the legal scramblings of Watergate, Iran-contra and lesser scandals in which political figures have had to spend small fortunes trying to save their reputations or escape jail.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | November 10, 1997
I'VE BEEN black for many years. I've been too black for about six.That's how long I've been a newspaper columnist. Six years in which a succession of editors, a handful of race-phobic white readers and a smattering of fire-breathing black ones have sought to adjust the black content in my writing the way you would the picture on an old television.''Too black,'' they complain, followed moments later by, ''Not black enough.'' And that's just the editors.A Louis FarrakhanThe readers are worse.
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