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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2012
Critics regaled "The Wire" for many reasons. Being funny was never one of them. But they never saw "The Wire: The Musical. " On the 10th anniversary of David Simon's Baltimore-based HBO drama, the parody site Funny or Die has released a riff on what would happen if someone turned "The Wire" into a musical. And if that wasn't reason enough to watch, the online sketch, which is framed as a commerical for the show, stars the actor who played Omar, Michael Kenneth Williams. The sketch opens with the grimmest of grim footage and a deep-voiced narrarator saying: "America's war on drugs has failed.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2014
The typically sound Orioles defense didn't help starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez on Sunday afternoon against the Kansas City Royals at Camden Yards. Center fielder Adam Jones dropped a fly ball on the first play of the game that led to an unearned run, and the Orioles botched a rundown play that opened the door for a two-run fifth inning in the 9-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals in front of an announced 38,368. After finishing a 15-game stretch against American League East teams with a 9-6 record, the Orioles (12-12)
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2012
If you ever wanted to get inside Omar's head, here's your best shot. Actor Michael K. Williams, who played everyone's favorite gay hitman on "The Wire," has just shared with New York Magazine the songs that he'd play to get himself in the Omar mood. It's hip-hop heavy, for sure. But what else would it be -- Barry Manilow? “Music is always a part of my characters' make-up,” he told New York. “All my characters have playlists.” Williams told the magazine he carefully curates the list, making sure he picks just the right tunes for each character.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
Omar comin'. But the scar-faced "Wire" character is not here to steal a dealer's stash or whip a weapon from his long overcoat. No, Omar Little is here to raise money for charity. The Twitter account @FundraisingOmar , which popped up last month, whistles "The Farmer in the Dell" and raises awareness of philanthropic campaigns, such as Giving Tuesday, as the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has now been designated.  The #BmoreGivesMore campaign raised $5.4 million for charity on Giving Tuesday.  Omar also shares advice for professional fundraisers.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2012
Michael K. Williams, who played Omar in "The Wire," is talking about his years of drug abuse and saying he's surprised it didn't lead to him ending up in a body bag. Williams tells the Newark Star-Ledger that while he was playing Omar in the Baltimore-based HBO series, he was doing cocaine and marijuana and hanging around with felons on some of the scarier streets of Newark. “I was playing with fire,” Williams tells the paper. “It was just a matter of time before I got caught and my business ended up on the cover of a tabloid or I went to jail or, worse, I ended up dead.
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July 23, 2008
On July 19, 2008, OMAR K. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 E. North Avenue on Wednesday after 11 P.M., where the family will receive friends on Thursday at 11:30 A.M. Funeral services will at 12 noon.
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By ASHRAF KHALIL AND JAILAN ZAYAN and ASHRAF KHALIL AND JAILAN ZAYAN,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 14, 2005
CAIRO -- Bald, chubby underachiever Omar Shamshoon works each day at the local nuclear power plant owned by vulturelike millionaire Mahrooey Bey. Every evening, Omar comes home to a family that includes his blue-haired wife, Mona, hyper-smart daughter, Beesa, and troublemaking son, Badr. Along the way, wacky hijinks invariably ensue, involving the moronic police chief, the television clown and Omar's disturbingly perfect neighbor. Sound familiar? This may not: Omar doesn't drink beer.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2012
The 2012 Sweet 16 has been completed . Now it's time for the reader vote. Since this year's list had 17 players, we'll get started with a play-in game between Texas Southern guard Omar Strong (Douglass) and UAB guard Terence Jones (Lake Clifton). The winner will face DePaul forward Cleveland Melvin (Lake Clifton), the No. 1 seed.
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By Helen Chappell | November 10, 1990
Oysterback, Maryland.---OMAR HINTON'S Store sits at the corner of Log Cabin Point Road and Razor Strap Lane, just far enough from where you live that you can't just stroll over and buy a quart of Two Percent Milk and a can of Happy Cat, but not so far that you don't feel guilty every time you get in the car to drive.Although Omar has taken to stocking a few bottles of Perrier in the cooler, just to the left of the King Cobra Malt Liquor, he really doesn't get that many strangers shopping there.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2012
From the Baltimore corners to off-Broadway lights comes "The Wire: The Musical" ... except not really. Leave it to Funny or Die to take Baltimore's most beloved HBO series about the failings of, ahem, Baltimore and parody it as an over-the-top theater production. There's really no knocking this: FOD gathered Michael K. Williams(Omar), Sonja Sohn (Kima), Andre Royo (Bubbles) and Felicia Pearson (Snoop) for the four-minute piece that features a song with the lyrics "I'm just a burner.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2013
Sometimes the quarterback and wide receiver need only a quick hand signal to relay a change of plans at the line of scrimmage. Other times, it's a shared glance. Or, they just know. C. Milton Wright's Omar and Osiah Walker, Franklin's Jacquez and Jordan Adams and Perry Hall's Jeff and Jerry Iweh have felt that connection all their lives, so it's not surprising to see it on the football field. It's not just about being brothers; it's about being twins. At quarterback, Omar, Jacquez and Jeff have experienced moments when each has thrown the ball without seeing his brother down field only to find Osiah, Jordan or Jerry coming out of nowhere to catch it. It's that "twin thing.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2013
Eleven days ago, Ravens coach John Harbaugh vowed to do “whatever it takes” to turn around a season headed in the wrong direction. As Ravens' players reported to the team facility Wednesday and learned of the release of defensive end Marcus Spears and free safety Michael Huff, two veterans signed this past offseason as part of the organization's defensive makeover, they had officially been put on notice. “It shows that everybody is going to be held accountable whether it's a rookie guy or a veteran guy,” fullback Vonta Leach said.
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July 30, 2013
Today in 1729, Baltimore was founded. Omar immediately robbed a stash house. - Disalmanac (@Disalmanac) Perfection.    
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
Former Orioles infielder Omar Quintanilla has signed a minor league deal with the Mets, according to a report from ESPNNewYork.com. The Orioles acquired Quintanilla from the Mets in July for cash and he immediately became a contributor at second base, becoming the everyday starter there from late July through mid-August. But as Quintanilla's bat cooled, he made just four starts over the regular season's final six weeks. Quintanilla recorded a .232/.284/.354 batting line with three homers and 12 RBIs in 36 games with the Orioles while providing steady defense at second.
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By Edward Lee | December 24, 2012
Bernard Pierce led the rushing attack. Chykie Brown broke up the most passes. And Brendon Ayanbadejo and Omar Brown each registered a sack. The Ravens relied on their usual stable of superstars to throttle the New York Giants, 33-14, Sunday evening, but they also got some opportune contributions from younger and unheralded players. Pierce, a third-round pick in April's NFL draft, outgained starter Ray Rice, 123-107, on the ground although Rice did add 51 receiving yards and a 27-yard touchdown catch.
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By Justin Fenton and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2012
Like the television character he helped inspire, Donnie Andrews lived by a code. In his earlier years when he was robbing rival dealers as a young hustler in West Baltimore - experiences that would later form the basis for the popular Omar Little character on the Baltimore crime drama “The Wire” - he vowed to never involve women or children in his crimes. But after confessing to a murder and helping authorities bring down a crime syndicate, he took on a different mission: working to prevent youth from going down the same path that he did. Andrews died Thursday following heart complications while in New York City, where he was attending an event as part of his efforts to promote a non-profit outreach foundation.
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By HELEN CHAPPELL | December 23, 1992
Oysterback, Maryland. -- It's amazing how rumors get started. Like what happened last Saturday when Earl Don and I were on our way to his parents' 40th anniversary party over to Wallopsville. Now, if some people in this town have nothing better to do than hang around Omar Hinton's store and listen to other peoples' business, that's their problem, and they need a life. This community has lots of opportunities to do volunteer work, for one thing.I, Desiree Grinch, proprietor of the Blue Crab Tavern, have a life, and believe me, it keeps me busy enough minding my own business without looking into everyone else's, like some.
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By Kim Barker and Kim Barker,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | December 30, 2006
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Mullah Mohammed Omar, the reclusive leader of the Taliban, said in a letter yesterday that international troops face a "thumping defeat" in Afghanistan. The authenticity of the letter, which also congratulated Muslims on the religious holiday of Eid al-Adha, "the festival of the sacrifice," could not be independently verified. Mohammed Hanif, a purported spokesman for the Taliban, sent a scanned copy by electronic mail yesterday to news media. The letter was written in the Pashto language on Taliban letterhead and signed by Omar and Hanif, with an incomplete English translation.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2012
The 2012 Sweet 16 has been completed . Now it's time for the reader vote. Since this year's list had 17 players, we'll get started with a play-in game between Texas Southern guard Omar Strong (Douglass) and UAB guard Terence Jones (Lake Clifton). The winner will face DePaul forward Cleveland Melvin (Lake Clifton), the No. 1 seed.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2012
If you ever wanted to get inside Omar's head, here's your best shot. Actor Michael K. Williams, who played everyone's favorite gay hitman on "The Wire," has just shared with New York Magazine the songs that he'd play to get himself in the Omar mood. It's hip-hop heavy, for sure. But what else would it be -- Barry Manilow? “Music is always a part of my characters' make-up,” he told New York. “All my characters have playlists.” Williams told the magazine he carefully curates the list, making sure he picks just the right tunes for each character.
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