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April 13, 1991
Kevin Peter Hall, 35, the 7-foot-2-inch star of the movie and the television series "Harry and the Hendersons," died Wednesday of pneumonia in Los Angeles. Mr. Hall played the lovable "Bigfoot" character in the 1987 feature film "Harry," as well as the alien in "Predator" and its sequel. Mr. Hall also appeared in the television series "Misfits of Science," "Shannon's Deal" and "227."
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Lionel Foster | September 14, 2012
Three weeks into a new school year, I still smile at the cartoon-themed book bags that have rejoined my morning commute. Optimism's sneaker-clad army has returned. It is a welcome sight. But as I think about the future of education in Baltimore, my greatest hopes lie not necessarily with these bright-eyed youngsters but with the rowdy bunch, the nonconformists - the pupils who don't always do as they're told. These are the kids who can keep us honest and may be best equipped to push for change.
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By ANN TALLENT | October 21, 2007
Paramount Home Entertainment / $129.99 George Lucas takes a lot of battering these days from those disappointed in the last three Star Wars films, the endless technological tinkering, the seeming inability to coach actors. MEET THE ROBINSONS Disney / $29.99 In this animated feature, a lonely orphan invents a brain-scanning machine to help him find memories of his mother. But when it's lifted by a time-traveling stranger, he and a new acquaintance follow the thief into the future. There he's accepted by a whole family of misfits - the Robinsons.
NEWS
September 8, 2012
Two upcoming events — both of them outside Carroll County — will benefit the Finksburg-based Misfits Animal Sanctuary. Misfits works to provide a sanctuary for abused and neglected animals, finding homes through adoption and connecting people to animals through educational programs. On Sept. 15, the Timber Ridge Pet Resort, at 17110 Ridge Road, Upperco, will host a Responsible Pet Ownership Day on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pets and owners are invited, and activities will include agility trials, a pet parade of rescued animals and a Halloween pet costume contest.
SPORTS
By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | March 14, 1997
PITTSBURGH -- It was a practice session that was running smoothly for Coppin State, until midway through when it came to a halt. As Terquin Mott, the Eagles' main low-post threat, fell to the court writhing in pain, a hush came over the crowd at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena.The early diagnosis: Mott sprained his left ankle after landing awkwardly on the foot of a teammate. A 6-foot-8 senior, he had to be helped off the court and could not resume practice. His status for this afternoon's game against second-seeded South Carolina is unknown.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Theater Critic | March 13, 1992
Pat Conroy's autobiographical novel "The Water Is Wide" would appear to be a solid foundation for a musical. Based on the author's experiences as a white teacher in a black school on an isolated island off the coast of South Carolina in 1969, it is brimming with sympathetic characters, liberalminded conflict and themes sufficiently uplifting to warrant breaking into song.Furthermore, the story proved its adaptability to another medium, as well as its audience appeal, when it was made into the 1974 movie "Conrack," starring Jon Voight.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2007
Just announced Stevie Wonder -- Verizon Center in Washington on Oct. 30. Tickets go on sale at noon tomorrow. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Trans-Siberian Orchestra -- 1st Mariner Arena on Jan. 6. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. The Misfits -- Sonar on Nov. 30. 410-327-8333 or ticketmaster.com. Paula Cole -- Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on Nov. 7. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com. Capitol Steps -- Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick on Nov. 17. 301-228-2828.
FEATURES
By Knight Ridder News Service | January 19, 1998
If you've had it with sweet, poem-carrying Beanie Babies, prepare yourself for the next-worst thing: gaseous, snot-dripping, vomiting little misfits called Meanies.The same size and shape as Beanies, Meanies have been in stores since last fall, but caught on during the holiday shopping season. Aimed at young boys who "like bathroom humor," says their creator, Allen LeWinter, they are already a hit among adults, too, following the same toy-as-collectible route as their sweeter predecessors.
SPORTS
May 9, 1999
O's a disgrace on, off fieldIt is a shame what the once-proud Orioles organization has become under the ruinous mismanagement of Peter Angelos.The game with Cuba last week was a perfect example. The Cubans played the game as it was meant to be played, while the Orioles showed an absolute lack of pride and desire.The only thing worse than the performance on the field was the Orioles' performance off it. The comments by some players afterward were an absolute disgrace. To call a kid an "idiot" for being excited about a home run in a big-league park is beyond classless.
NEWS
By Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr | December 3, 1996
AUBURN, Ala. -- The American tourist is the subject of legend, lore and some degree of reluctant affection around the world. Europeans and Asians may look down on us in some ways, but they're glad for the prosperity that comes with private spending.Not so with the U.S. troops. In almost every country, they are stirring up public controversy. People claim U.S. soldiers are so rowdy as to be culturally disruptive. Not even the Yankee dollar can paper over that fact. With U.S. troops come crime, social dislocation and cultural mayhem.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun movie critic | May 16, 2008
For much of its frolicsome, rambling running-time, Son of Rambow is like a guarana-spiked soft drink: It goes down easy and delivers a kick. Set in provincial England in the mid-1980s, this tale of a schoolboy with the pulpy name Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner), who falls prey at age 11 to the visceral power of movies, carries the audience along on a comic rush of unexpected incidents through its entire first half and even for parts of its sappy denouement. You can't accuse the writer-director, Garth Jennings, of burying the lead: Right at the movie's start, Will, part of a religious sect called the Plymouth Brethren, prays outside a cinema showing Rambo: First Blood, while inside, a young troublemaker named Lee Carter (Will Poulter)
NEWS
By ANN TALLENT | October 21, 2007
Paramount Home Entertainment / $129.99 George Lucas takes a lot of battering these days from those disappointed in the last three Star Wars films, the endless technological tinkering, the seeming inability to coach actors. MEET THE ROBINSONS Disney / $29.99 In this animated feature, a lonely orphan invents a brain-scanning machine to help him find memories of his mother. But when it's lifted by a time-traveling stranger, he and a new acquaintance follow the thief into the future. There he's accepted by a whole family of misfits - the Robinsons.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2007
Just announced Stevie Wonder -- Verizon Center in Washington on Oct. 30. Tickets go on sale at noon tomorrow. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Trans-Siberian Orchestra -- 1st Mariner Arena on Jan. 6. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. The Misfits -- Sonar on Nov. 30. 410-327-8333 or ticketmaster.com. Paula Cole -- Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on Nov. 7. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com. Capitol Steps -- Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick on Nov. 17. 301-228-2828.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 7, 2005
In July 1966, Marvel's Fantastic Four became the first comic book to introduce a recurring black superhero - an African monarch who assumed the identity of an animal revered in his kingdom, The Black Panther. So it's fitting that in July 2005, Fantastic Four has become the first big-budget superhero movie to boast a black director - Tim Story, a 35-year-old graduate of Los Angeles' Westchester High School and film school at the University of Southern California. Just three years ago, Story, with no major credits to his name, demonstrated a killer instinct for ensemble comedy and neighborhood culture in a sleeper smash called Barbershop.
NEWS
May 24, 2005
ANYONE WHO HAS ever tried to tame a tantrum-challenged toddler might disagree, but a new study showing that preschoolers are expelled three times more often than students in kindergarten through high school is pretty disturbing. Not just because so many 3-, 4- and 5-year olds are considered out of control, but also because such a drastic sanction at such a young age could start a struggle that ultimately pushes an alleged behavioral misfit out of school altogether. While there has been sporadic evidence of children being thrown out of early education programs, the study from Yale University's Child Study Center is the first nationwide research on preschool expulsions.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Shelden and Michael Shelden,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 23, 2005
Kafka on the Shore By Haruki Murakami. Alfred A. Knopf. 480 pages. $25.95. Kafka on the Shore is a wildly inventive modern epic by Japan's most popular novelist. In his native country Haruki Murakami has millions of fans who treat him more like a rock star than a novelist and eagerly await each new book. This is his 11th, and - like much of his fiction - it offers settings that are both grimly realistic and surreal, a labyrinthine plot, and lovably bizarre characters who can't get enough of life's strangeness.
NEWS
By Gregory N. Krolczyk | June 30, 1991
His name is Paul Giacomin. He is 24 years old. He is looking for the mother he left behind many years ago. Unable to find anything but dead-ends, Paul calls on the man who helped him long ago when he needed to get away from his parents: Spenser.His name is Luke. He's about 8 years old. He killed his foste brother. The D.A. wants to send him to jail. Others, those who are hiding him, know that Luke is just as much a victim as the baby he killed. They know whom to turn to to help them get their proof: Burke.
NEWS
May 24, 2005
ANYONE WHO HAS ever tried to tame a tantrum-challenged toddler might disagree, but a new study showing that preschoolers are expelled three times more often than students in kindergarten through high school is pretty disturbing. Not just because so many 3-, 4- and 5-year olds are considered out of control, but also because such a drastic sanction at such a young age could start a struggle that ultimately pushes an alleged behavioral misfit out of school altogether. While there has been sporadic evidence of children being thrown out of early education programs, the study from Yale University's Child Study Center is the first nationwide research on preschool expulsions.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Victoria A. Brownworth and Victoria A. Brownworth,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 19, 2004
Harbor, by Lorraine Adams. Knopf. 308 pages. $23.95. This elegiac debut novel about immigration - legal and illegal - by Pulitzer prize-winning Washington Post reporter Adams poses questions central to the way we live now: What defines terrorism and who decides on the definition? Aziz Arkoun, a 24-year-old deserter, flees Algeria huddled in the poisonous hold of a tanker bound for Boston. He swims ashore and, crazed with cold and gravely injured, is befriended by an Egyptian immigrant and his wife.
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