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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
When Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown declined to participate in a debate this week with his Democratic rivals for the governorship Attorney General Douglas Gansler and Delegate Heather Mizeur, his name was placed on a vacant lectern flanked by lecterns for the two participants.  But WBFF, the Fox affiliate the broadcast the debate, did not call the furniture lecterns , and neither has anyone else. Everyone refers to the vacant podium .  Podium  started out as a raised platform or dais, and its meaning was implicit in its etymology, from the Greek podion , a diminutive of the word for "foot.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
When Terrell Suggs spoke at last year's mandatory minicamp, his voice barely rose above a whisper. His first in-depth interview since the Super Bowl season was absent of colorful sound bites and shtick, a major departure from Suggs' normal fun-loving and quick-quipping persona. Whether it was intentional or not, the message was sent and it would be reinforced throughout the 2014 season. Suggs, who had become the undisputed defensive leader with Ray Lewis retired and Ed Reed playing elsewhere, was taking his new responsibilities seriously.
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NEWS
May 28, 2014
The last time someone tried to debate an empty chair (Clint Eastwood, Republican National Convention, 2012), the chair won. But when two of the leading Democratic candidates for governor did it last night (this time, it was an empty podium, actually), the chair was the big loser, but not for the reasons one might have expected. Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather Mizeur met at WBFF Fox 45 for an hour-long debate, but the presumptive front-runner, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, skipped the event with a lame explanation about this encounter exceeding the three debates the campaigns had agreed on. The TV station decided to leave a podium with Mr. Brown's name on it conspicuously in between the two candidates, and one might have expected Mr. Gansler, who has been aggressive in questioning Mr. Brown's qualifications for office, to tee off on his absent rival.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
When Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown declined to participate in a debate this week with his Democratic rivals for the governorship Attorney General Douglas Gansler and Delegate Heather Mizeur, his name was placed on a vacant lectern flanked by lecterns for the two participants.  But WBFF, the Fox affiliate the broadcast the debate, did not call the furniture lecterns , and neither has anyone else. Everyone refers to the vacant podium .  Podium  started out as a raised platform or dais, and its meaning was implicit in its etymology, from the Greek podion , a diminutive of the word for "foot.
FEATURES
By Tim Smith | November 3, 2003
Yuri Temirkanov, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, will not be on the podium this week as scheduled "so that he may undergo a routine medical procedure," according to a statement released by orchestra management over the weekend. Temirkanov is expected to resume his BSO schedule next week, rehearsing and conducting a program devoted to Sergei Prokofiev's score for the classic Sergei Eisenstein film Alexander Nevsky, performed in synch with the film. Last week, Temirkanov completed a month-long tour with his other orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, which began in Asia and concluded in Berlin.
NEWS
By Bonnie Bricker | March 12, 2008
Nausea, heartburn, headache, body pain and disorientation. Symptoms of the latest flu? No - just the look on the face of the latest woman to "stand by her man," Silda Wall Spitzer, replayed endlessly on TV. In the 21st century, isn't it time for a man who has disgraced himself and his family to stand at the podium by himself? To stand and - as it were - take it like a man? New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's saga is only the latest in a centuries-long line of powerful men who find the need to divert their risk-taking behavior into their personal lives.
NEWS
By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,London Bureau of The Sun | September 28, 1990
LONDON -- A bomb was discovered yesterday in the podium at an anti-terrorist conference in London that was to be addressed by a government minister and the country's top police commander.A small plastic lunch box packed with explosives was hidden under the top of the speaker's podium in a building in St. James, yards from where a terrorist bomb exploded in the Carlton Club in June.Shortly before the conference was to open, a television technician wiring a microphone to the lectern discovered the bomb.
FEATURES
By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | January 15, 2004
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director Yuri Temirkanov, still recovering from flu, has canceled another round of appearances with the ensemble. The conductor, who canceled programs last week and this week, will not be on the podium at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall for performances featuring pianist Lang Lang Jan. 22-25. "We are proceeding on the assumption that he will also not be here for the program Jan. 29-31 with violinist Gidon Kremer," BSO vice president of public relations Gregory Tucker said yesterday, "although that could change.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | February 2, 2005
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Somebody got to Freddie Mitchell. Somebody got to him and told him to stop being entertaining right before I ran into him at Alltel Stadium yesterday. This can't be the same guy who walked up to the podium after a big playoff performance 2 1/2 weeks ago and thanked his hands "for being so great." This can't be the same guy who sparked controversy when he called out Patriots defensive back Rodney Harrison and said he couldn't name any of the other players in the New England secondary.
FEATURES
By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | October 30, 2000
Although the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's season has been going on nicely for a month and a half now, it really hit the start button over the weekend. That's when music director Yuri Temirkanov, who hasn't been on the scene since a fund-raising gala in early September, made it back to the podium. The wait, as you might expect, was worth it. Chestnuts were the rule Friday evening at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, but there was nothing routine about the music-making. A potent charge through the Prelude to Act 3 of Wagner's "Lohengrin" set the concert on its course, given propulsive sweep by the conductor and a juicy sound by the orchestra.
NEWS
May 28, 2014
The last time someone tried to debate an empty chair (Clint Eastwood, Republican National Convention, 2012), the chair won. But when two of the leading Democratic candidates for governor did it last night (this time, it was an empty podium, actually), the chair was the big loser, but not for the reasons one might have expected. Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather Mizeur met at WBFF Fox 45 for an hour-long debate, but the presumptive front-runner, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, skipped the event with a lame explanation about this encounter exceeding the three debates the campaigns had agreed on. The TV station decided to leave a podium with Mr. Brown's name on it conspicuously in between the two candidates, and one might have expected Mr. Gansler, who has been aggressive in questioning Mr. Brown's qualifications for office, to tee off on his absent rival.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
In TV terms, there were two winners and one clear loser in Tuesday's night gubernatorial debate on WBFF-TV. The winners: State Delegate Heather Mizeur and the TV station itself. The loser: Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, who declined to participate in Baltimore's only TV debate and was represented by an empty podium between his two opponents, Mizeur and Attorney General Doug Gansler. Fox 45 wins for its skilled use of TV imagery. The empty podium with Brown's name on the front was a perfect symbol for a candidate who looks as if he refuses to be held accountable to the people he wants to serve, of a candidate who will decide based on the terms of his political goals, not the citizens' need for information before going to the polls, how engaged he is going -- or not going -- to be with the voters.
ENTERTAINMENT
Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2014
Gilbert Varga made a memorable debut as Baltimore Symphony Orchestra guest conductor four years ago and impressed again in a return engagement last season. He's three for three now. The Hungarian conductor is back this weekend to lead a hearty program that includes Tchaikovsky's searing "Pathetique" Symphony and a gem of a concerto by Saint-Saens, along with the "Roman Carnival" Overture by Berlioz. On Friday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, it was clear from the first notes of the overture that it was going to be a night of tightly focused, all-out music-making.
FEATURES
By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2013
Let's start with facts: Two members of the Russian women's 4x400-meter relay team, Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova, kissed on the podium after their team won gold Saturday at the World Athletics Championship in Moscow. The smooch sparked a huge response, with many on Twitter and in several media outlets (especially Spanish-language ones, judging by my search last night) framing it as a protest against Russia's "gay propaganda" law. It may have been a stand of solidarity with the LGBT community.
NEWS
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2012
From an account of Mitt Romney's appearance yesterday at the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: "Romney stood quietly behind the podium, smiling at the audience as it voiced disapproval. "               Let's voice disapproval of journalists who use words without knowing what they mean. A podium is a platform on which a speaker stands, from the Greek podion , "foot. " The object on the platform that the speaker stands behind is a lectern . An elevated platform for speakers may also be called a dais or a rostrum.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2011
Blond and boyishly handsome, Vasily Petrenko might be mistaken for a gymnast, or perhaps a player of his favorite sport, soccer. But when the 35-year-old Russian conductor steps onto a podium, there's no doubt about his true calling. In 2009, Petrenko made a striking debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in an all-Russian program that included the most arresting Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich performances since Yuri Temirkanov stepped down as that ensemble's music director a few years earlier.
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 6, 2000
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Philip Spletzer swapped one leadership role for another Friday evening when he left his customary perch in the first-violin section for the Maryland Hall podium to conduct a reduced-sized ASO in works by Bach, Vivaldi, Bartok and Joseph Suk. The 33-year-old violinist gave us passionate, viscerally exciting music-making that, while sometimes short on finesse and sheer beauty of tone, was seldom perfunctory or...
NEWS
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2012
From an account of Mitt Romney's appearance yesterday at the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: "Romney stood quietly behind the podium, smiling at the audience as it voiced disapproval. "               Let's voice disapproval of journalists who use words without knowing what they mean. A podium is a platform on which a speaker stands, from the Greek podion , "foot. " The object on the platform that the speaker stands behind is a lectern . An elevated platform for speakers may also be called a dais or a rostrum.
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