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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2012
For years, the stranger who raped her in her Annapolis bedroom maintained a hold over her. If it wasn't her self-imposed isolation from friends, it was the nightmares, or the difficulty of keeping up the facade that she was fine, or the drinking, or the self-blame. But that's all changed, said Jennifer Wheatley-Wolf, who said she hopes her newly published book, "One Voice Raised — A Triumph Over Rape," will help other women who have been devastated by sexual assault reclaim their lives.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Baltimore's Theatre Project 2014-15 season features a mix of cutting-edge shows and those with an established track record. The line-up, which the theater's artistic team announced on Tuesday in a news release, ranges from Charlie Bethel's one-man version of Homer's "The Odyssey," to storyteller Jon Spelman's musings about mortality in "The Prostate Dialogues" to an operatic version of Jane Austen's novel, "Mansfield Park" performed by the...
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | October 14, 1994
"The Odyssey" is one of the largest epic poems ever written, and Derek Walcott's West Indian-flavored stage version -- making its American premiere at Washington's Arena Stage -- is an appropriately large-scale theatrical event.A cast of 20 plays more than 40 characters and wears 150 costumes. The language in Walcott's three-hour verse marathon ranges from lyrical to irreverent, and there's an original island-inspired score composed by "Hair's" Galt MacDermot.Although Walcott, winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize, adheres to Homer's basic plot, he also makes numerous creative departures.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | February 13, 2014
The football life of former NFL running back Ricky Williams, who played the final season of his career in Baltimore, has been an adventure. The latest stop on his journey is China, where he is part of the coaching staff that is training a group of Chinese university students for an international football tournament in May. The Chinese will be playing their first international tournament in American football -- which they call “olive ball” in...
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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 22, 2002
TOMORROW, SEVEN local middle school girls will compete at the World Competition for Odyssey of the Mind in Boulder, Colo. Their appearance is evidence of their dogged persistence and desire to be part of the international creative-thinking competition. Since they began in September, they have beat the odds to reach the top. Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program for students, kindergarten through college. Working in teams, the students develop unique solutions to problems.
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By CINDY PARR | March 27, 1995
It's always nice to acknowledge young people for their educational efforts, especially academic endeavors that go above and beyond the normal school day and nightly regimen of required studies.Here's an example of seven students from Sandymount Elementary School who recently participated in the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition in Hagerstown.Odyssey of the Mind competitions are sponsored by the OM Association Inc., a nonprofit national organization. Competitions challenge student teams to work together and develop self-confidence by creating solutions and evaluating ideas that lead to a decision.
SPORTS
By Greg Abel and Greg Abel,Special to The Sun | October 19, 2007
New York -- His career on the brink of oblivion, Terence Morris took the first steps toward basketball revival in Jerusalem last winter. The University of Maryland product, who helped the Terrapins reach the Final Four for the first time in 2001, bounced around the NBA and the NBA Development League and competed for a team in Greece over the past five years, playing sparingly. In December 2006, his agent, Mike Kneisley of Washington-based The Neustadt Group, worked out a deal with Hapoel Jerusalem, a well-regarded Israeli club that was looking for a power forward for the remainder of the season.
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By Clara Germani | August 3, 1997
CHERNYAKHOVSK, Russia - Junior Sgt. Yevgeny Selemenev has the same peach-fuzz and cream face of youth he wore when he was swept into the feared Russian army at the height of the civil war in Chechnya.But the fear and bitterness that hardened the face of a kid who couldn't afford to buy his way out of the feared army draft has melted.Four months shy of his discharge, Selemenev is flush with optimism. He has survived the nightmare of every able-bodied Russian teen - service in a broke and chaotic army notorious for starvation, hazing and corruption.
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By Jamie Smith and Jamie Smith,SUN STAFF | June 6, 1997
Thousands of students from elementary school to college age are competing in an Olympiad of sorts this week at the University of Maryland College Park campus.Their sport is mental gymnastics; the event is the world finals of Odyssey of the Mind -- a 20-year-old educational program that challenges participants to solve difficult problems creatively.About 750 student teams from 16 countries and all 50 states began vying yesterday for coveted trophies and medals for such accomplishments as making the best android, strongest structure or top model car design.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,arin.gencer@baltsun.com | May 24, 2009
They've boxed up their scenery. Shipped their props. Created a banner of bobble-headed people with photos of their faces. The only thing left to do for Elmwood Elementary School's Odyssey of the Mind team members is to pack their game faces, brain power and spontaneity as they head to Iowa this week for the 30th World Finals. The Baltimore County team of five fourth-graders is the only elementary-school group representing Maryland in the international competition, which pushes students to channel their creativity into problem-solving activities.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - Maryland point guard Varun Ram used to get stares from opposing guards who thought they could dominate him on the court. When he played at River Hill in Clarksville and with a Howard County-based Amateur Athletic Union team, Ram said few opponents would take him or his teams seriously. "I always got underestimated, even in Howard County," Ram recalled Tuesday. "It was like, 'Who's this small Indian kid? What are you doing? You look like a soccer player; why are you even playing basketball?
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By Childs Walker and Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2013
Bob Bowman gets to the question before it can even be raised. "You guys want to know if Michael's coming back," he says to a pair of visitors. Michael is Michael Phelps , the greatest swimmer of all time and Bowman's pupil from gawky adolescence. Twitter has buzzed in recent weeks with rumors of Phelps abandoning his planned retirement. "I'd be the first to know," Bowman says. "And I haven't heard a thing from him. So the imminent comeback is not so imminent. " Furthermore, he would not want Phelps to resume swimming unless the great Olympian was absolutely committed, more committed than he was leading up to the 2012 London Games.
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By Dave Gilmore | February 22, 2012
"Baseball Superstars 2012" Developer: Gamevil Platofrm: iOS/Android (free) Score: 7/10 There's a saying that baseball is a simple game until you try and explain it to someone who has never played it. With major league teams gearing up for the 2012 campaign, I would like to amend that statement to "baseball is a simple game until you try and explain it to someone through a Korean role-playing game. " That is was Gamevil has done with “Baseball Superstars 2012,” the latest iteration in the popular mobile series.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2012
For years, the stranger who raped her in her Annapolis bedroom maintained a hold over her. If it wasn't her self-imposed isolation from friends, it was the nightmares, or the difficulty of keeping up the facade that she was fine, or the drinking, or the self-blame. But that's all changed, said Jennifer Wheatley-Wolf, who said she hopes her newly published book, "One Voice Raised — A Triumph Over Rape," will help other women who have been devastated by sexual assault reclaim their lives.
SPORTS
By Ken Murray, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2011
The mystery of Ricky Williams turned out not to be a mystery at all. World traveler, former Heisman Trophy winner and onetime NFL rushing champion, the Ravens' newest running back was anything but enigmatic Tuesday in his first meeting with the press. He was insightful, reflective and engaging, seemingly content with life. In an 8-minute interview conducted under a tent top in the middle of a downpour, Williams acknowledged past indiscretions but avowed few regrets. He said he was still a rebel at heart, but one who had learned to channel the rebelliousness.
FEATURES
By Dennis Hockman, Chesapeake Life + Home | April 29, 2011
What's it like to live in a design laboratory? Local furniture craftsman David Wiesand knows. He created one at his Mount Vernon home, spending years renovating the historic property and trying out a variety of decor and styles. The finished space — he continues to tweak — is featured in the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage that begins Sunday in the downtown Baltimore neighborhood. Now in its 74th year, the tour features more than 50 houses, gardens, farms, churches and historic sites throughout Maryland, with proceeds going to support a variety of preservation projects.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | June 1, 2004
COLLEGE PARK - The fans came from 14 countries and more than 30 states yesterday to cheer their favorite teams. They took over the University of Maryland's glitzy Comcast Center - but there would be no free throws or three-point shots on this day. This was a sport of a different sort. At the 25th Odyssey of the Mind World Finals this holiday weekend, 765 teams of elementary- through college-age competitors flexed their intellectual and creative muscles, hoping to take home a championship trophy from the Super Bowl of all brain games.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Baltimore's Theatre Project 2014-15 season features a mix of cutting-edge shows and those with an established track record. The line-up, which the theater's artistic team announced on Tuesday in a news release, ranges from Charlie Bethel's one-man version of Homer's "The Odyssey," to storyteller Jon Spelman's musings about mortality in "The Prostate Dialogues" to an operatic version of Jane Austen's novel, "Mansfield Park" performed by the...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | March 22, 2011
It's been revealed that the Obama administration named its war against Libya -- Operation Odyssey Dawn -- after a little-known album by English progressive rock band Yes.  But what hasn't been revealed are the names of other album titles seriously considered by Obama's inner circle during the build-up to the attack. Through our well-placed sources at the White House, we present to you the Top 10 Rejected "Operation Odyssey Dawn" Names.  Here we go:  10. C-Murder,  Operation The Truest S--- I Ever Said Why it was considered:  It sounded hard-core.
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By Geoff Boucher and Tribune Newspapers | January 1, 2010
There were inscriptions written above the entrance of the Temple of Apollo at the Oracle of Delphi, and the two most famous ones were cautionary words of wisdom: "Know thyself" and "Nothing too much." Those bits of ancient advice are worth considering as two Hollywood studios hope to launch film franchises that use Greek mythology as the unlikely premise for popcorn entertainment. "These are the stories that began storytelling in many ways," director Louis Leterrier said a few months ago on the London set of his "Clash of the Titans," the Warner Bros.
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