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By Susan Reimer | March 14, 2004
THERE IS NO parent-child scene more common than the one in which the child hotly declares that he wants to live under the more generous rule of a different mother. This demand is almost always followed by the mother bitterly granting her permission. "Fine," she will say. "Go ahead. I'll help you pack. Just see if life is so much better in that family." These trades are rarely consummated in real life, but television is not real life and it looks like some kids will get their wish on ABC. The network is currently shooting an adaptation of the hit British seriesWife Swap, though it will have the slightly less swingin' title of The Swap for American TV. Mothers of wildly different circumstances will trade families for 10 days or two weeks, including diets, child-rearing and housekeeping standards, and cameras will be there to record the fallout.
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By MICHAEL SRAGOW and MICHAEL SRAGOW,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | December 12, 2005
Richard Pryor forged in his soul the uncreated comic conscience of his race -- and proceeded to rock, rumble and pratfall all over it. He was a performing genius. A virtuoso of profanity, he fearlessly explored that jazzy realm where even curse words fail. Burblings of desire or yelps of pain or eruptions of rage took over to upsetting and uproarious effect. As elastic as Plastic Man, he boasted the balletic moves of a back-alley Baryshnikov, turning ghetto scenes into symphonies of the street.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | August 7, 1996
As our country's leadership slides farther to the right, Mother Lode Productions continues its support of the left by reviving one of America's landmark political dramas -- Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty."This local theater company dedicated to political change isn't content with a mere revival, however. Director Joe Brady's skillfully performed production includes several interesting additions to Odets' Depression-era, one-act play.The first of these is evident as soon as you take your seat.
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By ROB HIAASEN and ROB HIAASEN,SUN REPORTER | November 29, 2005
As hobbies go, privy hunting is not pretty. It's not like, say, remodeling a '55 Chevy. It takes a different searching soul to dedicate months to digging 8 feet down into century-old outhouses in search of ... what? And do we really want to unearth what is buried in those old pits? These aren't ancient art galleries, after all. Introducing Spencer Henderson, Baltimore privy hunter, different soul. Equipped with a rake and shovel, sensible work clothes, a "Police K-9" visor and a vibrant mustache, the 55-year-old Henderson spent his summer in the trenches of Fells Point.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | May 1, 1997
Mother Lode Productions, Baltimore's itinerant theater company dedicated to producing work with social and political themes, will premiere an original play, "Radio Free Baltimore," at the Center at St. John's beginning tonight.Written and directed by Mother Lode founder and artistic director Joe Brady, "Radio Free Baltimore" focuses on an average American boy who dreams of a career in broadcasting and ends up broadcasting from his bicycle. His adventures along the way include investigations by the FCC and a cameo appearance by Thomas Jefferson.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | January 12, 1992
Doug Elkins company featured in seriesThe New York-based Doug Elkins Dance Company will perform Friday and Saturday nights at 8 as part of the Dance on the Edge series in Towson State University's Stephens Hall. The company's unique style blends modern dance, break dance, martial arts, ballet and clowning.The audience is invited to engage in a post-performance xTC discussion with the artists after each of the shows. Tickets are $9 to $14. Call (410) 830-3369. Doug Elkins will teach a contemporary dance master class for intermediate and advanced students on Saturday; call (410)
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | November 12, 1994
From its evocative look and sound to the cast's tight ensemble work, Mother Lode Theatre Company's production of "Emma" -- a play about anarchist Emma Goldman -- is stirring, both emotionally and politically.The play traces three decades of Goldman's life, roughly from the time she left her parents' Rochester, N.Y., home to the 1917 draft-dodging speech that led to her deportation to Russia. Along the way, scenes depict the development of her political philosophy as well as her relationships with family, friends and lovers.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | November 6, 1994
Smith's PBS video at UMBC SaturdayAcclaimed Baltimore-born actress, writer and professor Anna Deavere Smith will return to her hometown Saturday to discuss and screen the PBS video of her 1992 one-woman show, "Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities" at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Based on the 1991 riots that erupted after a 7-year-old black boy was accidentally killed by a runaway car from the motorcade of a Hasidic rabbi, "Fires" features Smith portraying real-life characters ranging from the Rev. Al Sharpton to a Hasidic housewife.
NEWS
By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | March 4, 2003
A college student pleaded guilty yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court to possession with intent to distribute the drug PCP, a case that led authorities to what was called the largest PCP lab on the East Coast. Robert Brown, a 19-year-old student at Baltimore City Community College, could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. He was arrested Nov. 20, when police caught him with 4 ounces of liquid phencyclidine, or PCP, in a vodka bottle, according to court documents.
BUSINESS
By Leslie Cauley | August 31, 1992
Hopkins maps brain in computerized atlasTalk about a heady project.Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University are assembling a computerized atlas of the brain that is a mother lode of information for neurosurgeons and others with a keen interest in gray matter. It may also be a mother lode for Hopkins, which is hoping to sell its electronic atlas worldwide.Known as BrainMap, the goal of the ongoing project is to assemble a sophisticated data base of information about the brain, culled from data based on live and cadaver material, including a library of 3-D images of the brain's anatomy.
NEWS
By Susan Reimer | March 14, 2004
THERE IS NO parent-child scene more common than the one in which the child hotly declares that he wants to live under the more generous rule of a different mother. This demand is almost always followed by the mother bitterly granting her permission. "Fine," she will say. "Go ahead. I'll help you pack. Just see if life is so much better in that family." These trades are rarely consummated in real life, but television is not real life and it looks like some kids will get their wish on ABC. The network is currently shooting an adaptation of the hit British seriesWife Swap, though it will have the slightly less swingin' title of The Swap for American TV. Mothers of wildly different circumstances will trade families for 10 days or two weeks, including diets, child-rearing and housekeeping standards, and cameras will be there to record the fallout.
NEWS
By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | March 4, 2003
A college student pleaded guilty yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court to possession with intent to distribute the drug PCP, a case that led authorities to what was called the largest PCP lab on the East Coast. Robert Brown, a 19-year-old student at Baltimore City Community College, could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. He was arrested Nov. 20, when police caught him with 4 ounces of liquid phencyclidine, or PCP, in a vodka bottle, according to court documents.
NEWS
By David L. Greene and Laura Sullivan and David L. Greene and Laura Sullivan,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 3, 2003
WASHINGTON - As they began yesterday to interrogate Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks who was captured in Pakistan over the weekend, U.S. officials expressed confidence that he could lead them to other al-Qaida operatives within days. Intelligence analysts have gleaned crucial information from computers and documents in the house where Mohammed was captured Saturday by Pakistani authorities, a Bush administration official said. "This was the mother lode," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | June 29, 2000
More water will be in the pipeline by fall for South Carroll, the county's most parched and populous area. State officials issued a permit late Tuesday that will allow Carroll to build the Fairhaven well, a high-yield water source that could at least temporarily alleviate shortages. "The permit for water appropriations was issued and delivered to Carroll County on Tuesday," said Rich McIntyre, spokesman for the Maryland Department of the Environment. The well, called a "mother lode" water source by officials, could buy the county at least three years in its effort to address shortages that have often reached critical levels and prompted bans on use for the past three summers in South Carroll.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | August 18, 1999
While the state delays its approval of Carroll's plan for a series of wells on the grounds of Springfield Hospital Center, the county has located a "mother-lode" water source on property owned by Fairhaven Retirement Community, officials said.The county has negotiated a 40-year lease with Fairhaven for nearly 3 acres of the 32-acre parcel on the east side of Route 32 near Sykesville. Test drilling indicates a well that could be the most productive of a planned series of six."The Fairhaven well can provide 300,000 gallons a day, or 10 percent of what we need on a day with peak demand," said J. Michael Evans, county director of public works.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. Wynn Rousuck | May 1, 1997
Mother Lode Productions, Baltimore's itinerant theater company dedicated to producing work with social and political themes, will premiere an original play, "Radio Free Baltimore," at the Center at St. John's beginning tonight.Written and directed by Mother Lode founder and artistic director Joe Brady, "Radio Free Baltimore" focuses on an average American boy who dreams of a career in broadcasting and ends up broadcasting from his bicycle. His adventures along the way include investigations by the FCC and a cameo appearance by Thomas Jefferson.
NEWS
By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1996
As a show-and-tell item, this would be tough to top: A 1.5-pound gold bar shaped like a ruler, value $74,000.The gleaming, dented bar, more than 400 years old, is one of Ed Hinkle's nifty visual aids.The diver and aircraft pilot, who last month was scooping emeralds from the floor of the Florida Straits, came to Severna Park Middle School yesterday to share the tale of a search for sunken treasure lost in 1622.Hinkle, 41, wore a 400-year-old gold coin on a chain around his neck; in his pants pocket, a silver piece-of-eight coin made a funny clank against the more mundane change.
FEATURES
By MICHAEL SRAGOW and MICHAEL SRAGOW,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | December 12, 2005
Richard Pryor forged in his soul the uncreated comic conscience of his race -- and proceeded to rock, rumble and pratfall all over it. He was a performing genius. A virtuoso of profanity, he fearlessly explored that jazzy realm where even curse words fail. Burblings of desire or yelps of pain or eruptions of rage took over to upsetting and uproarious effect. As elastic as Plastic Man, he boasted the balletic moves of a back-alley Baryshnikov, turning ghetto scenes into symphonies of the street.
NEWS
By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1996
As a show-and-tell item, this would be tough to top: A 1.5-pound gold bar shaped like a ruler, value $74,000.The gleaming, dented bar, more than 400 years old, is one of Ed Hinkle's nifty visual aids.The diver and aircraft pilot, who last month was scooping emeralds from the floor of the Florida Straits, came to Severna Park Middle School yesterday to share the tale of a search for sunken treasure lost in 1622.Hinkle, 41, wore a 400-year-old gold coin on a chain around his neck; in his pants pocket, a silver piece-of-eight coin made a funny clank against the more mundane change.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | August 7, 1996
As our country's leadership slides farther to the right, Mother Lode Productions continues its support of the left by reviving one of America's landmark political dramas -- Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty."This local theater company dedicated to political change isn't content with a mere revival, however. Director Joe Brady's skillfully performed production includes several interesting additions to Odets' Depression-era, one-act play.The first of these is evident as soon as you take your seat.
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