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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | February 8, 1994
You want three hours of good TV? Watch "Marathon Man" on Cinemax, then switch to "NYPD Blue" on ABC.* "Saved By the Bell: The College Years" (8-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- The best news of the night: This is the last first-run network episode of this brain-dead series, which has proven so insufferably inane it makes "Archie" look like "Ulysses." Its retreat from the network schedule indicates that maybe, just maybe, taste and justice prevail on TV after all. NBC.* "Full House" (8-8:30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13)
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
When Steve Neibergall crosses the finish line at the Safaricom Marathon in Kenya on June 29, he will have finished more than just a 26.2-mile race. The Kenya event will be the 100th marathon the 52-year-old Annapolis resident has completed since he started running the races in 2005. He has run marathons in all 50 states; when he finishes Kenya, he will also have run on all seven continents. "I'm a very goal-oriented person," says Neibergall, president of the eastern division of Safeway.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
When Steve Neibergall crosses the finish line at the Safaricom Marathon in Kenya on June 29, he will have finished more than just a 26.2-mile race. The Kenya event will be the 100th marathon the 52-year-old Annapolis resident has completed since he started running the races in 2005. He has run marathons in all 50 states; when he finishes Kenya, he will also have run on all seven continents. "I'm a very goal-oriented person," says Neibergall, president of the eastern division of Safeway.
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December 16, 2003
Jeanne Crain, 78, an actress who specialized in frothy comedies in the 1940s and whose career was capped by her starring role in the controversial Elia Kazan classic Pinky, died of a heart attack in Los Angeles on Sunday. Ms. Crain appeared in 64 films and many television shows during her long career, playing opposite such stars as Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas and William Holden. Pinky brought her only Academy Award recognition, a nomination for best actress in 1949. It was a daring film at a time when Hollywood avoided racial controversy, about a girl who passes for white in the North but faces the bitter hatred of whites after returning to her grandmother's home in the Deep South.
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 3, 1996
OMAHA, Neb. -- Truck stops. bowling alleys, all-night diners. Rally after rally after rally. The landscape of America seen from buses and airport tarmacs starts to look all the same.But one-third of the way through Bob Dole's 96-hour, 19-state sprint to Election Day, there was little sign that "Marathon Man" would falter.Dole, a 73-year-old man who normally strives for at least seven hours of sleep a night, seems strained but also energized by this last-minute bid to change the widely anticipated outcome of his challenge to President Clinton.
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By Kevin Kallaugher | November 17, 1999
I NOW sit in the office that Tom Flannery once enjoyed. I did not have the privilege of working along side him nor the opportunity to enjoy his friendship. But as a colleague in the unique profession that we shared, I have a lasting admiration and respect for the kindly fellow whose place I inherited.Editorial cartoonists are forever employing visual metaphors as tools to express their opinions. When I think of Mr. Flannery's career, I suppose it is appropriate that I see a visual metaphor: the runner.
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Staff Writer | March 31, 1992
In terms of distance, Ronnie Wong and Bruce Holtman are Baltimore's ultra-marathoners.And in terms of numbers of events, Bailey St. Clair and Ben Mathews have run more marathons.But in terms of longevity, Bob Ray is Baltimore's marathon man.This Friday, barring catastrophe, Ray will reach 25 years of running every day.Friday, he will reach the 25th-year milestone of a streak thabegan April 4, 1967. It is believed to be the second longest such streak in the world -- second to that of Ron Hill, a native of England and a former Maryland Marathon winner.
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Staff Writer | October 26, 1993
Brad Uhlfelder lent new meaning to the term racing double 10 days ago.It's not unusual for runners to double up on races over jjTC weekend, doing, say, a 5K on Saturday and coming back and doing a 5-miler or 10K on Sunday.But Uhlfelder, of Owings Mills, traveled to Newark, Del., in the morning, ran in the Du Pont-Teflon 5K, returned the same day and competed in the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn 5K at Hunt Valley that afternoon."Over the next few months, I'm going to make my assault on the roads and I thought I would make a statement," Uhlfelder says.
NEWS
December 16, 2003
Jeanne Crain, 78, an actress who specialized in frothy comedies in the 1940s and whose career was capped by her starring role in the controversial Elia Kazan classic Pinky, died of a heart attack in Los Angeles on Sunday. Ms. Crain appeared in 64 films and many television shows during her long career, playing opposite such stars as Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas and William Holden. Pinky brought her only Academy Award recognition, a nomination for best actress in 1949. It was a daring film at a time when Hollywood avoided racial controversy, about a girl who passes for white in the North but faces the bitter hatred of whites after returning to her grandmother's home in the Deep South.
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | October 29, 1993
B. J. Murphy went home "relieved and disappointed" Tuesday night after more than three weeks living in the studios of WXYV-FM (102.7), after a marathon stunt supporting efforts to win an expansion franchise from the National Football League."
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By LOWELL E. SUNDERLAND | November 25, 2001
CLARKSVILLE'S Rick Mitchell has been a runner 23 of his 35 years. He's a veteran of 15 marathons and this year scratched one of his objectives - doing the Boston Marathon - off his to-do list. Then, he said, he began looking for another objective. "When someone first suggested to me to do the JFK, I thought, `It sounds long, painful and downright crazy - I'll do it,' Mitchell told some of his Howard County Strider friends last week, adding: "My family immediately thought I was out of my mind.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | February 28, 2000
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Charles Johnson, meet Greg Myers, your new best friend. Of the several problems the Orioles addressed over the off-season, among the most subtle was finding a complementary catcher to place behind Johnson, a four-time Gold Glove winner who endured the distinction last season of becoming the Man in the Iron Mask. Johnson caught day games after night games, both games of doubleheaders, even a meaningless in-season exhibition against a Cuban all-star team. The only thing Johnson didn't catch was a break.
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By Kevin Kallaugher | November 17, 1999
I NOW sit in the office that Tom Flannery once enjoyed. I did not have the privilege of working along side him nor the opportunity to enjoy his friendship. But as a colleague in the unique profession that we shared, I have a lasting admiration and respect for the kindly fellow whose place I inherited.Editorial cartoonists are forever employing visual metaphors as tools to express their opinions. When I think of Mr. Flannery's career, I suppose it is appropriate that I see a visual metaphor: the runner.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1997
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."-- Helen Keller When Mohamed Lehar first heard of Tierra del Fuego as a teen-ager growing up in Johannesburg, South Africa, he was -- at once -- captivated. If he was ever going to run away from the world, he told friends, it would be to the Land of Fire.Last month, Lehar, now a U.S. citizen, the father of two and at 48 a research associate in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine, didn't exactly run away -- but he did go to Tierra del Fuego on his way to running what was called "The Last Marathon" in Antarctica.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1996
Eric Clifton has put on nearly 50,000 miles -- not on his Nissan Maxima or his motorcycle, but on his feet.The 38-year-old Crownsville resident is one of the nation's premier trail ultramarathoners, an athlete who runs 100-mile marathons the same way people run to the convenience store to get some milk."
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 3, 1996
OMAHA, Neb. -- Truck stops. bowling alleys, all-night diners. Rally after rally after rally. The landscape of America seen from buses and airport tarmacs starts to look all the same.But one-third of the way through Bob Dole's 96-hour, 19-state sprint to Election Day, there was little sign that "Marathon Man" would falter.Dole, a 73-year-old man who normally strives for at least seven hours of sleep a night, seems strained but also energized by this last-minute bid to change the widely anticipated outcome of his challenge to President Clinton.
NEWS
By LOWELL E. SUNDERLAND | November 25, 2001
CLARKSVILLE'S Rick Mitchell has been a runner 23 of his 35 years. He's a veteran of 15 marathons and this year scratched one of his objectives - doing the Boston Marathon - off his to-do list. Then, he said, he began looking for another objective. "When someone first suggested to me to do the JFK, I thought, `It sounds long, painful and downright crazy - I'll do it,' Mitchell told some of his Howard County Strider friends last week, adding: "My family immediately thought I was out of my mind.
SPORTS
By Richard Finn and Richard Finn,Contributing Writer | November 1, 1992
NEW YORK -- Fred Lebow figures that when he runs the New York City Marathon today, far behind most of the 26,000 runners who will flood the city streets, no one will notice his plodding effort just to finish the race that he single-handedly made into a city-wide running extravaganza."
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | February 8, 1994
You want three hours of good TV? Watch "Marathon Man" on Cinemax, then switch to "NYPD Blue" on ABC.* "Saved By the Bell: The College Years" (8-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- The best news of the night: This is the last first-run network episode of this brain-dead series, which has proven so insufferably inane it makes "Archie" look like "Ulysses." Its retreat from the network schedule indicates that maybe, just maybe, taste and justice prevail on TV after all. NBC.* "Full House" (8-8:30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13)
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | October 29, 1993
B. J. Murphy went home "relieved and disappointed" Tuesday night after more than three weeks living in the studios of WXYV-FM (102.7), after a marathon stunt supporting efforts to win an expansion franchise from the National Football League."
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