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By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,SUN STAFF | March 26, 1999
If only "The Mod Squad" were as sophisticated as it is self-referential, or as smart as it is funny.The movie, like the 1968-1973 TV show, was produced by youth-TV king Aaron Spelling. And, like the worst kind of TV show, it's really, really dumb.That's not to say it isn't likable. The chief reasons for its appeal are its stars: Claire Danes, Omar Epps and Giovanni Ribisi as the young would-be criminals who are recruited as an undercover police squad.They're supposed to be really tough, though we never see the lives of crime from which they've been redeemed.
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By Kenneth Harney and Kenneth Harney,Earthlink | April 13, 2007
With large numbers of homeowners falling behind on mortgage payments, lenders across the country are seeking creative ways to keep delinquent customers out of foreclosure. One of the newest approaches: the "Mod Squad," a roving 50-person team of problem-solvers who work for Texas-based EMC Mortgage Corp., a subsidiary of Wall Street investment bank Bear Stearns. EMC services about 500,000 loans nationwide, with $78 billion in outstanding balances. Named after a hit TV series from the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Mod Squad consists of experts in loan modifications - custom-crafted solutions for borrowers who no longer can afford their mortgages at current rates and terms.
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By Susan King and Susan King,Los Angeles Times | September 14, 1993
Peggy Lipton's blond hair is shorter. And she's not wearing bell-bottoms or love beads. But all in all, Ms. Lipton really doesn't look much different from when she burst on the TV scene 25 years ago as undercover cop Julie Barnes on ABC's "The Mod Squad."These days, the former model is one of the stars of the new CBS continuing drama "Angel Falls," which premiered on Aug. 26. Ms. Lipton plays Hadley, the wife of Luke (James Brolin), the high school basketball coach in a fictional Montana town.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | August 10, 2005
The world canters by from the back seat of Frank Barich's Bajaj Chetak 150 motor scooter. There's time to study the expression of an old woman in a housecoat sitting on her porch, to admire red hibiscus blooms as large as pie pans, to silently freak out at the prospect of rounding a hairpin curve at an alarming angle. Down and around, down and around, Barich deftly banks his scooter, while keeping an eye on some 15 others also wending through the turns and "twisties" of rural Oella and Ellicott City.
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By Donald G. Vitek | September 8, 1991
Betty Hale picked the right spot for her career-high, three-game tenpin series. The 167-average bowler threw a big 637 series in the summer tournament at Kings Point Randallstown lanes. That set was worth $80.Hale bowls in the Friday Night Friendship league at Brunswick Normandy, the Wednesday Anytime/Funtime league, and the Wednesday morning Queen Bees. That's a lot of leagues for a lady who only began bowling four years ago.Four years ago her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and John Jacobi, were bowling in the Captain and Crew Wednesday night league at Normandy and invited Betty and her husband, Bob, to bowl with them.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 26, 1996
Those lucky enough to have New Jersey's WOR on their cable system can pull out the love beads and watch "The Mod Squad" every day. The rest of us, unfortunately, may have to make due with this afternoon's showing of the 1979 reunion movie.* "Step by Step" (11:30 a.m.-noon, WBFF, Channel 45) -- Here's your chance to see Elizabeth Berkley, whose naked body was the star of "Showgirls," without having to sit through two hours of bad cinema. Rated G.* "World Professional Figure Skating Championships" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11)
BUSINESS
By Kenneth Harney and Kenneth Harney,Earthlink | April 13, 2007
With large numbers of homeowners falling behind on mortgage payments, lenders across the country are seeking creative ways to keep delinquent customers out of foreclosure. One of the newest approaches: the "Mod Squad," a roving 50-person team of problem-solvers who work for Texas-based EMC Mortgage Corp., a subsidiary of Wall Street investment bank Bear Stearns. EMC services about 500,000 loans nationwide, with $78 billion in outstanding balances. Named after a hit TV series from the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Mod Squad consists of experts in loan modifications - custom-crafted solutions for borrowers who no longer can afford their mortgages at current rates and terms.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | April 8, 1999
'The Matrix'Music from the Motion Picture (Maverick 47390)It used to be that sci-fi soundtracks emphasized music that was eerie and otherworldly, evoking the mysteries of outer space with moans and all sorts of atonal creepiness.Not anymore. Today's S.F. films believe that techno music is the sound of the future -- particularly if the action takes place not in outer space but cyberspace. Rock and roll may be great for evoking the sweaty exuberance of flesh-and-blood heroes, but it takes the cool, clockwork precision of techno's synths and sequencers to convey the cold, electronic world of computer logic.
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By GEORGE F. WILL | May 22, 1994
Washington. -- Although the phrase ''inside the Beltway'' has become an epithet, Washington has attracted many people who are so intensely interested in public policy they do not even take lunch breaks from their work of making the Republic all that it can be. For example, a new book describes three such people who call themselves the Mod Squad -- remember the 1960s television series about three young, hip, crusading cops? -- and meet regularly in a downtown restaurant for lunchtime discussions.
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By LORI SEARS and LORI SEARS,Sun Staff | January 2, 2005
You're getting warmer Baby, it's cold inside. You turn the heat on, but it's just not enough. Every night, you're bundled up in flannel pj's, long undies, thick socks and toasty slippers, but still you freeze. You need to be warmer. So pick up one of several new warm bedding products from Equinox, Sunbeam and Select Comfort. Equinox has just introduced its new Dual- Layer Down Comforter (right, $179-$299). Use the lightweight layer for summer months, the medium-weight layer for cooler months, or fasten them together for a heavyweight down comforter for frigid months.
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By LORI SEARS and LORI SEARS,Sun Staff | January 2, 2005
You're getting warmer Baby, it's cold inside. You turn the heat on, but it's just not enough. Every night, you're bundled up in flannel pj's, long undies, thick socks and toasty slippers, but still you freeze. You need to be warmer. So pick up one of several new warm bedding products from Equinox, Sunbeam and Select Comfort. Equinox has just introduced its new Dual- Layer Down Comforter (right, $179-$299). Use the lightweight layer for summer months, the medium-weight layer for cooler months, or fasten them together for a heavyweight down comforter for frigid months.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | April 8, 1999
'The Matrix'Music from the Motion Picture (Maverick 47390)It used to be that sci-fi soundtracks emphasized music that was eerie and otherworldly, evoking the mysteries of outer space with moans and all sorts of atonal creepiness.Not anymore. Today's S.F. films believe that techno music is the sound of the future -- particularly if the action takes place not in outer space but cyberspace. Rock and roll may be great for evoking the sweaty exuberance of flesh-and-blood heroes, but it takes the cool, clockwork precision of techno's synths and sequencers to convey the cold, electronic world of computer logic.
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By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,SUN STAFF | March 26, 1999
If only "The Mod Squad" were as sophisticated as it is self-referential, or as smart as it is funny.The movie, like the 1968-1973 TV show, was produced by youth-TV king Aaron Spelling. And, like the worst kind of TV show, it's really, really dumb.That's not to say it isn't likable. The chief reasons for its appeal are its stars: Claire Danes, Omar Epps and Giovanni Ribisi as the young would-be criminals who are recruited as an undercover police squad.They're supposed to be really tough, though we never see the lives of crime from which they've been redeemed.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 26, 1996
Those lucky enough to have New Jersey's WOR on their cable system can pull out the love beads and watch "The Mod Squad" every day. The rest of us, unfortunately, may have to make due with this afternoon's showing of the 1979 reunion movie.* "Step by Step" (11:30 a.m.-noon, WBFF, Channel 45) -- Here's your chance to see Elizabeth Berkley, whose naked body was the star of "Showgirls," without having to sit through two hours of bad cinema. Rated G.* "World Professional Figure Skating Championships" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11)
NEWS
By GEORGE F. WILL | May 22, 1994
Washington. -- Although the phrase ''inside the Beltway'' has become an epithet, Washington has attracted many people who are so intensely interested in public policy they do not even take lunch breaks from their work of making the Republic all that it can be. For example, a new book describes three such people who call themselves the Mod Squad -- remember the 1960s television series about three young, hip, crusading cops? -- and meet regularly in a downtown restaurant for lunchtime discussions.
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By Susan King and Susan King,Los Angeles Times | September 14, 1993
Peggy Lipton's blond hair is shorter. And she's not wearing bell-bottoms or love beads. But all in all, Ms. Lipton really doesn't look much different from when she burst on the TV scene 25 years ago as undercover cop Julie Barnes on ABC's "The Mod Squad."These days, the former model is one of the stars of the new CBS continuing drama "Angel Falls," which premiered on Aug. 26. Ms. Lipton plays Hadley, the wife of Luke (James Brolin), the high school basketball coach in a fictional Montana town.
NEWS
By Jeffrey S. Miller | November 14, 1991
NOT SINCE George Bush's "kinder, gentler America" has a phrase caught the imagination the way "political correctness" has. Even after a war in the Mideast and the collapse of communism, critics from the right still are on the offensive, attacking higher education for its alleged indoctrination of leftist ideals in naive, fair-minded students.All the PC tempest, however, has never signified anything but a lot of hot wind and very little rain. Colleges and universities are no more the primary arbiter of political correctness in this country than is Manuel Noriega.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | August 10, 2005
The world canters by from the back seat of Frank Barich's Bajaj Chetak 150 motor scooter. There's time to study the expression of an old woman in a housecoat sitting on her porch, to admire red hibiscus blooms as large as pie pans, to silently freak out at the prospect of rounding a hairpin curve at an alarming angle. Down and around, down and around, Barich deftly banks his scooter, while keeping an eye on some 15 others also wending through the turns and "twisties" of rural Oella and Ellicott City.
NEWS
By Jeffrey S. Miller | November 14, 1991
NOT SINCE George Bush's "kinder, gentler America" has a phrase caught the imagination the way "political correctness" has. Even after a war in the Mideast and the collapse of communism, critics from the right still are on the offensive, attacking higher education for its alleged indoctrination of leftist ideals in naive, fair-minded students.All the PC tempest, however, has never signified anything but a lot of hot wind and very little rain. Colleges and universities are no more the primary arbiter of political correctness in this country than is Manuel Noriega.
NEWS
By Donald G. Vitek | September 8, 1991
Betty Hale picked the right spot for her career-high, three-game tenpin series. The 167-average bowler threw a big 637 series in the summer tournament at Kings Point Randallstown lanes. That set was worth $80.Hale bowls in the Friday Night Friendship league at Brunswick Normandy, the Wednesday Anytime/Funtime league, and the Wednesday morning Queen Bees. That's a lot of leagues for a lady who only began bowling four years ago.Four years ago her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and John Jacobi, were bowling in the Captain and Crew Wednesday night league at Normandy and invited Betty and her husband, Bob, to bowl with them.
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