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July 5, 1996
THE WORD "hero" is an accurate description for those who make sacrifices to help others. The soldier who dies defending his country, the woman who donates a kidney to her mother, the teen-aged youth who raises his brother are examples that come to mind. "Hero" is not a fitting moniker for a tax resister, even when acquitted of federal tax evasion charges.But that is what Fred Allnutt Sr. calls himself as he criss-crosses the country via radio talk shows and cable television. He was also appearing at a California rally as the new poster boy for the tax protest movement.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2013
Criticism mounted Thursday over the gift of a National Rifle Association lifetime membership from Anne Arundel County Republicans to a boy who was suspended from school in March when he chewed a pastry into the shape of a pistol. "It's outrageous that elected officials in our state who don't have anywhere near all the facts of this situation would choose to exploit an 8-year-old child for political purposes in a stunt like this," Anne Arundel County schools spokesman Bob Mosier said Thursday.
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SPORTS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 28, 2000
INDIANAPOLIS - Eddie Cheever is too old and his racing portfolio too extensive and too impressive for him to serve as "poster boy" for an Indy Racing League that remains adrift in unfulfilled aspirations. Tony Stewart emerged from Midwest short-oval proving grounds to fulfill that role. But he won an IRL championship and bolted for NASCAR Winston Cup racing. No other young hero has surfaced from the grass-roots upbringing Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Tony George envisioned upon his 1996 IRL launch in conflict with the established CART open-wheel series.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2012
Miguel Gonzalez spent two full years out of the game, one with a torn miniscus in his kneeĀ and the other recovering from Tommy John surgery. When the Orioles signed him to a minor-league deal in late February, the Angels and Red Sox had already given up on him. And on Friday night - in the middle of a pennant race - the 28-year-old right-hander put the Baltimore Orioles within two games of the AL East lead with seven shutout innings against the...
BUSINESS
By Michelle Quinn and Michelle Quinn,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 16, 2007
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- In Silicon Valley, where youth is revered and twentysomethings are handed millions of dollars to start companies, 36-year-old Marc Andreessen has become an elder statesman. His image evokes a simpler time, when the Internet seemed cute and harmless, before the bust and before the rise of Google Inc. The man who helped develop the first commercial Web browser is still referred to in some circles as the poster boy of the Internet age. They remember him as the smiling, baby-faced kid from Wisconsin who appeared on a 1996 cover of Time magazine barefoot, sitting on a throne.
SPORTS
January 25, 2007
On Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as the NFL's top quarterbacks Both are big and slightly mobile. Both are students of the game. Both refuse to believe that they are going to lose. Manning didn't impress me against [the Ravens]. If we had any semblance of an offense that day, the Colts would have lost. My biggest problem with Manning is how he is the poster boy and shoved down my throat every commercial.
NEWS
August 11, 1996
New homes must affect school systemThe letter by Stewart J. Greenebaum, "New homes not causing school crowding," in The Sun July 31 raises several questions: If there were 19,000 new dwellings added to the area (Baltimore County) and if the families who moved into these dwellings located from older homes in the same area, what happened to the older dwellings that they moved from? Were they destroyed or were they sold to other families? And where did those families move from?Mr. Greenebaum states, "The vast majority of the people buying new homes already live within the county."
NEWS
October 28, 2005
If ever there was a guy who deserved to be fired, it was Michael Brown, the FEMA director in charge of responding to Hurricane Katrina. Yet Mr. Brown, who resigned in disgrace Sept. 12, is still on FEMA's payroll at his full salary of $148,000 a year - and will be until almost Thanksgiving. The spoils system is protecting the spoiled. Michael Chertoff, the homeland security secretary who approved two 30-day extensions of Mr. Brown's employment, told the Associated Press the former director is helping with a review of the Katrina debacle so newcomers can learn from "Mike's experiences."
FEATURES
By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,Staff Writer | March 17, 1993
Jim Holobaugh has gone from poster boy to . . . poster boy.In 1987, the ROTC cadet was the stuff of a recruiter's dreams. With his straight A's in all his military science classes and a milk-fed, Midwestern sort of handsomeness, he was selected to appear in a national ROTC recruiting ad. Today, as intelligent and presentable as ever, he still seems the perfect spokesman -- this time, though, as an openly gay man fighting the ban on homosexuals in the military.Mr....
ENTERTAINMENT
By Robin T. Reid and Robin T. Reid,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 17, 1999
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Perhaps nobody has been more stunned by the reaction to Jedediah Purdy's "For Common Things: Irony, Trust and Commitment in America Today" than the author himself. The 35,000-copy first printing of the slim volume, which calls for a retreat from the irony and cynicism that pervade modern culture, sold out within weeks of its debut last month. Reviews have run the gamut, from calling the book "the kind ... one finds oneself recommending unreservedly" to "arduous" and "self-righteous."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case | July 27, 2011
"Chillwave" is not a taboo word around these parts, so if you download only one song today, make it Neon Indian's latest, "Fallout. " Chillwave-detractors will laugh at this but it's true: frontman Alan Palomo shows growth on "Fallout" by finding structure in his songwriting. Where some of his tracks have felt directionless, "Fallout" floats along with a purpose, leading to the song's repeated mantra: "If I could fallout of love with you / I want to fallout of love with you. " Psychic Chasms , his first album, made him the poster boy of a genre, but it only hinted at Palomo's deft hand.
NEWS
October 18, 2010
In an ironic twist, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young, the council member who spoke up loudest in opposition to a plan last year to slash the budget of Baltimore's inspector general, finds himself in the crosshairs of the city government watchdog over spending on a computer contract. According to a report filed by Inspector General David N. McClintock, Mr. Young's office paid a private contractor who was already working for the transportation department $3,700 to work on his website without establishing a new agreement for the work.
BUSINESS
By Michelle Quinn and Michelle Quinn,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 16, 2007
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- In Silicon Valley, where youth is revered and twentysomethings are handed millions of dollars to start companies, 36-year-old Marc Andreessen has become an elder statesman. His image evokes a simpler time, when the Internet seemed cute and harmless, before the bust and before the rise of Google Inc. The man who helped develop the first commercial Web browser is still referred to in some circles as the poster boy of the Internet age. They remember him as the smiling, baby-faced kid from Wisconsin who appeared on a 1996 cover of Time magazine barefoot, sitting on a throne.
SPORTS
January 25, 2007
On Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as the NFL's top quarterbacks Both are big and slightly mobile. Both are students of the game. Both refuse to believe that they are going to lose. Manning didn't impress me against [the Ravens]. If we had any semblance of an offense that day, the Colts would have lost. My biggest problem with Manning is how he is the poster boy and shoved down my throat every commercial.
NEWS
By STEVE CHAPMAN | April 5, 2006
CHICAGO -- In 1998, when Mark McGwire was hitting home runs on a pace to break Roger Maris' record of 61 in a season, Barry Bonds detected a racist plot. "They're just letting him do it because he's a white boy," he groused to his girlfriend, according to a new book, Game of Shadows. Alas, we haven't heard his explanation of why "they" let a black man, Mr. Bonds, demolish Mr. McGwire's record just three years later. Or who "they" are. Was it a conspiracy of pale-faced pitchers? Embroiled in a scandal over his alleged use of steroids, Mr. Bonds, of the San Francisco Giants, finds that few people are rooting for him to break Hank Aaron's career mark.
NEWS
October 28, 2005
If ever there was a guy who deserved to be fired, it was Michael Brown, the FEMA director in charge of responding to Hurricane Katrina. Yet Mr. Brown, who resigned in disgrace Sept. 12, is still on FEMA's payroll at his full salary of $148,000 a year - and will be until almost Thanksgiving. The spoils system is protecting the spoiled. Michael Chertoff, the homeland security secretary who approved two 30-day extensions of Mr. Brown's employment, told the Associated Press the former director is helping with a review of the Katrina debacle so newcomers can learn from "Mike's experiences."
NEWS
By STEVE CHAPMAN | April 5, 2006
CHICAGO -- In 1998, when Mark McGwire was hitting home runs on a pace to break Roger Maris' record of 61 in a season, Barry Bonds detected a racist plot. "They're just letting him do it because he's a white boy," he groused to his girlfriend, according to a new book, Game of Shadows. Alas, we haven't heard his explanation of why "they" let a black man, Mr. Bonds, demolish Mr. McGwire's record just three years later. Or who "they" are. Was it a conspiracy of pale-faced pitchers? Embroiled in a scandal over his alleged use of steroids, Mr. Bonds, of the San Francisco Giants, finds that few people are rooting for him to break Hank Aaron's career mark.
NEWS
By Richard Reeves | March 5, 2001
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Paul Wellstone of Minnesota pledged to serve only two six-year terms when he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1990. The other day he announced that he would be running for a third term next year. The U.S. Term Limits Foundation responded to that with unusually direct language: "It's sad to see Sen. Paul Wellstone announce that he has been corrupted by the power politics of Washington. The desire for a political career has turned an idealistic college professor into a partisan political hack."
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | May 29, 2005
WASHINGTON - What do you suppose they'll say about the war hero's parents? After all, those who defend the present administration against charges of misinformation and misdirection have never been above a little character assassination where its critics are concerned. Their favorite tactic is to shout down dissent by yelling "Unpatriotic!" whenever it rears its head. So what will they say about the war hero's folks? Surely they'll have to say something. In interviews with The Washington Post published last week, Mary Tillman and Patrick Tillman Sr., parents of slain Army Ranger Pat Tillman, blasted the Army for "lying" about their son's death.
FEATURES
By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,SUN ART CRITIC | February 13, 2004
In the final decade of the 19th century, the bohemian quarter of Paris known as Montmartre was home to a remarkable community of avant-garde writers, artists and performers whose works would help change the course of modern art. Among them was a headstrong, rebellious painter of genius from a proud aristocratic family that traced its lineage back to the Crusades. Henri Toulouse-Lautrec was just 26 years old in 1891, when his first poster advertising Montmartre's racy night life suddenly appeared on walls all over Paris.
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