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July 13, 2010
The Page One article ("Obama rebuked over science," July 12) addressed concerns by various scientists that the Obama administration is disregarding science in decision-making to the same extent as did the Bush administration. Unfortunately, views of many of the scientists quoted in the article seem based on the false premise that science can provide unequivocal answers to difficult questions, and on the belief that their own answers (which the administration is ignoring) are the correct ones.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
You may have heard that Ocean City boardwalk landmark Ocean Gallery is packing up and moving to Hollywood, but don't book that flight to Los Angeles quite yet. Owner Joe KroArt explains that he's been in talks for nearly five years with various television producers in an effort to create a reality TV show centered on the gallery. After going back and forth with a number of pitches, one idea kind of floated to the top: a show that would follow his team as they relocated the beloved 50-year icon from Ocean City to Hollywood.
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SPORTS
By KEVIN ECK | January 17, 2009
The feud between The Main Event Mafia and The Front Line is becoming a little less one-sided, but the original premise has gotten convoluted in the process. It wasn't working, because the heels were booked to be cool and calculating, while the babyfaces were booked to be incompetent. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.com/ringposts)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Andrew Zaleski and For the Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
Brewers, the professionals as well as the amateurs that hoist 5-gallon pots atop apartment-oven burners, come in two varieties, according to Ryan Boddy, one of the co-founders of city-based beer club Baltibrew. There are those that brew beer like cooks, finagling with a standard recipe, improvising with each new batch, adding or subtracting ingredients with the seasoned hand of an experienced sous-chef. And there are those that brew beer like scientists, working strictly from a set of instructions and precisely annotating even the minutest deviations in a notebook.
NEWS
April 9, 2005
A March 31 article regarding Baltimore's legal settlement with former Fire Battalion Chief Andrew P. Shows might have left the wrong impression about the actions of the fire officers union leadership. Union President Stephen G. Fugate says that while the union leaders did not agree with the premise of Shows' argument, they provided the required legal representation for Shows through the Civil Service Commission appeal process.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Laura Vozzella | June 14, 2011
And now, a follow-up email from David Simon: Comments no longer appear on my screen, or on my wife's, or on the office computer.  Nor is there a link to comments, which appeared there yesterday evening.  Very strange.  I've tried to call it up on three separate computers and no link.  If they are back now, they are back after an absence.  I haven't checked. As to your characterization of your item and its intent, Ms. Vozzella, I can't agree.  By omission, you have implied, with all vigor, that I have let the MacArthur stuff go to my head and have made a demand of the AG that is steeped in arrogance.
NEWS
September 14, 2012
Dan Rodricks ' assertion that there are no rational arguments against same-sex marriage is unfounded ("Same-sex marriage foe: irrational fear," Sept. 11). In fact, there are logical arguments both for and against same-sex marriage, but they differ in their premises. The argument against same-sex marriage assumes that marriage is primarily oriented toward the generation and upbringing of children. Since homosexual relationships are inherently incapable of generating children, they cannot be the basis for marriage.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | September 19, 1992
The premise of characters in their 20s, fresh out of college and entering the workaday world, is not exactly new. There are only about half a dozen shows stroking that concept this season.But in only one of those shows does the young graduate wind up working for singer Patti LaBelle -- she of the mighty hair, flying hands, impossible voice and regal carriage. And that show is "Out All Night," which premieres at 8:30 tonight on WMAR (Channel 2).Part Earth Mother and part Queen of the Universe, moving like someone wired into a Walkman pumping out the hottest sounds you never heard, LaBelle is all over the place in tonight's pilot as Chelsea Paige, a former singing star who now owns a successful nightclub.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan | August 6, 2000
Here's a list of dating shows currently on TV or scheduled for this fall. 'Lover or Loser' Scheduled to debut Aug. 21 on USA Network, 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. In brief: "Jerry Springer" meets "The Dating Game." Premise: An audience of 100 women gets to grill two men on every topic imaginable before voting one the lover and one the loser. ("What was your most embarrassing sexual moment?" is a question recently asked. The answer: "When I threw up on my partner during sex.") The lover gets to pick a woman from the audience to go on a vacation with.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Larry Williams and By Larry Williams,Sun Staff | June 17, 2001
It's time to get rich. And there is no shortage of stock-market seers eager to help you do it. The latest flood of investment advisory books offers something for almost anyone with a little spare cash. The problem, of course, is a perennial question: If these authors are so smart, why aren't they getting rich instead of wasting their time helping you and me? Setting aside that discomfort, recently published advice books offer a cheery break from the gray realities of day-to-day living.
NEWS
September 14, 2012
Dan Rodricks ' assertion that there are no rational arguments against same-sex marriage is unfounded ("Same-sex marriage foe: irrational fear," Sept. 11). In fact, there are logical arguments both for and against same-sex marriage, but they differ in their premises. The argument against same-sex marriage assumes that marriage is primarily oriented toward the generation and upbringing of children. Since homosexual relationships are inherently incapable of generating children, they cannot be the basis for marriage.
NEWS
April 4, 2012
One of the main reasons Baltimore MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakeprovided for her effort to move the city's primary elections from their current off-year schedule to the presidential election cycle was the idea that it would help boost turnout. The idea, which has been floating around Baltimore and the General Assembly for years, gained significant traction this year in the wake of record-low turnout in the 2011 mayoral primary. Only about 22 percent of eligible voters cast ballots then.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Laura Vozzella | June 14, 2011
And now, a follow-up email from David Simon: Comments no longer appear on my screen, or on my wife's, or on the office computer.  Nor is there a link to comments, which appeared there yesterday evening.  Very strange.  I've tried to call it up on three separate computers and no link.  If they are back now, they are back after an absence.  I haven't checked. As to your characterization of your item and its intent, Ms. Vozzella, I can't agree.  By omission, you have implied, with all vigor, that I have let the MacArthur stuff go to my head and have made a demand of the AG that is steeped in arrogance.
NEWS
July 13, 2010
The Page One article ("Obama rebuked over science," July 12) addressed concerns by various scientists that the Obama administration is disregarding science in decision-making to the same extent as did the Bush administration. Unfortunately, views of many of the scientists quoted in the article seem based on the false premise that science can provide unequivocal answers to difficult questions, and on the belief that their own answers (which the administration is ignoring) are the correct ones.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | June 26, 2009
It's beautifully shot and skillfully acted, but My Sister's Keeper, an earnest family-faces-cancer drama, is a bit like a real-world horror film with "heart," right down to the trick ending. To its credit, it contains unblinking depictions of the retching, bleeding and scarring that come with extreme medication. (That's the most original thing about it.) But even if you judge it by the rules and standards of horror movies instead of family dramas, My Sister's Keeper flunks some basic tests.
SPORTS
By KEVIN ECK | January 17, 2009
The feud between The Main Event Mafia and The Front Line is becoming a little less one-sided, but the original premise has gotten convoluted in the process. It wasn't working, because the heels were booked to be cool and calculating, while the babyfaces were booked to be incompetent. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.com/ringposts)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | March 4, 1994
Charlie Chaplin once said that the only truly cinematic subjects were fights and chases. But if he saw "The Chase," he might reconsider. He might even throw up.Let's skip the lecture on the dubious ethics of the premise -- another one of those criminal-as-victim jobs that looks with only mildly raised eyebrows at kidnapping, carjacking, unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, reckless endangerment and speeding -- and concentrate on the sheer stupidity of...
NEWS
October 17, 1993
Title: "The Queen and I"Author: Sue TownsendPublisher: Soho PressLength, price: 239 pages, $22"The Queen and I" starts with a wonderfully hilarious premise -- what if the British royal family were thrown out of its palaces, and Queen Elizabeth and her clan were forced to live like commoners? Clearly, the pampered ex-princes and princesses have no marketable skills, so they'd need to go on welfare. Sue Townsend's sadistic scenario sends the Windsors to Hellebore Close (Hell for short), a squalid public housing development.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | January 14, 2007
Frustrated by runaway health costs, America's largest employers are moving rapidly to open more primary-care medical centers in their offices and factories as a way to offer convenient service and free or low-cost health care. Within the past two years, companies including Toyota, Sprint Nextel, Florida Power & Light, Credit Suisse and Pepsi Bottling Group have opened or expanded on-site clinics. Many employers are adding or planning to add even more clinics, which were experimented with about 30 years ago but fell out of favor amid questions about their cost-effectiveness.
NEWS
By E.A. Torriero and E.A. Torriero,Chicago Tribune | December 30, 2006
LOUISVILLE -- Samantha McCandless began smoking when she was 9 after her teenage baby sitter introduced her to cigarettes. More than a quarter-century later, despite being a nursing supervisor at a busy trauma center, McCandless has no plans to stop her two-pack-a-day habit. Three to four times during a 12-hour shift, McCandless takes a break and smokes in the hospital's designated area. She knows the health risks. "But I like smoking," McCandless, 36, said during a break at Louisville's University Hospital emergency room.
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