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By Phil Jackman | February 25, 1993
Like 98 percent of the so-called economic experts in this country, I have no idea if President Clinton's recovery package has a chance of succeeding -- assuming, of course, he gets it by the wake-me-when-it's-over Congress.However, there is one area where I would be happy to lend my expertise to Hillary's roommate, and that's in the area of the endless "White House Jogging Track" saga. For want of a better name, let's call it Quarter-Mile Gate.To facilitate things, just skip by the part where the overpriced track was started in the back yard of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. at the same time the Prez was preaching sacrifice and belt-tightening out front.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,kevin.cowherd@baltsun.com | March 29, 2009
I'm a little worried about President Obama. It's been 15 minutes and he hasn't been on TV. Is everything OK? Did he get lost on the way to makeup? Is he hanging in the Green Room waiting to go on with Jimmy Kimmel? Sure, the polls show Americans like the job he's doing so far. But that's not important now. The important thing is: How are his Nielsen ratings? If they're dropping, maybe a quick smackdown of Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View will help. Or he could go on with Oprah and give away cars.
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By DAVID ZURAWIK | September 17, 2006
Each Sunday throughout the HBO drama's 13-week season, TV critic David Zurawik will highlight a must-see character or story element appearing in the current episode. `The Wire' Watch Detective-turned-teacher Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski (played by Jim True-Frost) tonight on The Wire prepares for his first day of classes at the fictional Edward J. Tilghman Middle School. THE WIRE / / Tonight's episode begins at 10 on HBO
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By DAVID ZURAWIK | September 17, 2006
Each Sunday throughout the HBO drama's 13-week season, TV critic David Zurawik will highlight a must-see character or story element appearing in the current episode. `The Wire' Watch Detective-turned-teacher Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski (played by Jim True-Frost) tonight on The Wire prepares for his first day of classes at the fictional Edward J. Tilghman Middle School. THE WIRE / / Tonight's episode begins at 10 on HBO
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By Kevin Cowherd | September 10, 1998
If Larry King covered the Clinton scandal in his USA Today column:HEY, CAN somebody puhleeze explain the impeachment process to me? The only guy I know guilty of "high crimes and misdemeanors" is my last agent ...For the best corned beef in New York, try Manny's on 65th St. ...So Ken Starr's report about Clinton's shenanigans finally reached Congress. Hope the Honorables don't keep the prez twisting in the wind like a certain maitre d' at the Bombay Club did to Yours Truly Tuesday night..
NEWS
By George Neff Lucas | February 2, 1993
So Bill has made Hillary chairFor affordable medical care;If she's to succeed$ She'll probably needTo come in on West Wingand a prayer.Meet the deficit bashing duoOf P. Gramm and H.R. Perot:One ex-Democrat,$ One once-in-ring hatAll Tex'd up and no place to go.course, he could mopeon the shelfOr try playing golf for more pelf;But, gee, the rule says& Any boy can be prez --Or so Quayle keeps tellinghimself.Just 29 cents buys theWhite House,The Reagan-Bush keep-to-the-right house;But it's now come to pass)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,kevin.cowherd@baltsun.com | March 29, 2009
I'm a little worried about President Obama. It's been 15 minutes and he hasn't been on TV. Is everything OK? Did he get lost on the way to makeup? Is he hanging in the Green Room waiting to go on with Jimmy Kimmel? Sure, the polls show Americans like the job he's doing so far. But that's not important now. The important thing is: How are his Nielsen ratings? If they're dropping, maybe a quick smackdown of Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View will help. Or he could go on with Oprah and give away cars.
NEWS
By Sandy Grady | March 25, 1998
WASHINGTON -- "When they start laughing at you, you're through." Tell Kenneth W. Starr that President Clinton has broken another political law.One mystery of the endless sex scandal is how Mr. Clinton stays illogically afloat despite a disparaging storm of risque jokes.I mean, former Vice President Dan Quayle was doomed by gags about his intelligence and misspelling of potato. You didn't need polls to tell presidential candidate Bob Dole he would lose when late-night comics began ridiculing his age.Sure, there have always been sexual gags about presidents.
SPORTS
By Joe Strauss | July 6, 1997
Statistics through ThursdayUps and downsScott Erickson -- UP -- Has a chance for 12 first-half wins. He and Mike Mussina have enjoyed mirror first halves except for Mussina's near no-no's.Joe Torre -- UP -- Even if he aced out Erickson, Yankees manager pulled a class move by naming Jimmy Key to the AL roster despite Key's pending nuptials.The Bird -- DOWN -- If only Phillies coach John Vukovich had grabbed him by the tail feathers. We'll say it again: Mascots to the outfield!Bird watching -- UP -- The Orioles set attendance records for a four-game and three-game home series in a seven-day span.
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By M.C. Greenfield | December 9, 1990
Let me tell ya something son, to be Maryland's best, Ya' gotta pass the State Functional Citizenship Test.There's a lotta information I'll pass your way, And you better just listen, 'cuz the state don't play.So stop bein' silly and stop acting naughty, While I tell about the facts of a legislative body.In the U.S. Congress, you got senators and reps And they're both a little different; let's repeat the steps.Senate terms are six years, and a candidate's rejected If they don't live in the state in which they are elected.
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By Lowell E. Sunderland | August 19, 2001
Maybe Columbian John Passmore will get a footnote in horseshoe history - the man who turned "No. 43," a flipper of some note, into a turner, thus better equipped to beat No. 41 at his own game. Which would add zest to the competitive families of former President George Bush, the nation's 41st chief executive, and his son George W. Bush - "No. 43," as Passmore says the president is referred to among White House functionaries. Passmore should know. He worked for the White House communications agency until a couple of years ago, which is partly why he got called this summer to give George W. a private pitching lesson.
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By Kevin Cowherd | September 10, 1998
If Larry King covered the Clinton scandal in his USA Today column:HEY, CAN somebody puhleeze explain the impeachment process to me? The only guy I know guilty of "high crimes and misdemeanors" is my last agent ...For the best corned beef in New York, try Manny's on 65th St. ...So Ken Starr's report about Clinton's shenanigans finally reached Congress. Hope the Honorables don't keep the prez twisting in the wind like a certain maitre d' at the Bombay Club did to Yours Truly Tuesday night..
NEWS
By Sandy Grady | March 25, 1998
WASHINGTON -- "When they start laughing at you, you're through." Tell Kenneth W. Starr that President Clinton has broken another political law.One mystery of the endless sex scandal is how Mr. Clinton stays illogically afloat despite a disparaging storm of risque jokes.I mean, former Vice President Dan Quayle was doomed by gags about his intelligence and misspelling of potato. You didn't need polls to tell presidential candidate Bob Dole he would lose when late-night comics began ridiculing his age.Sure, there have always been sexual gags about presidents.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | August 9, 1997
Thank goodness, nobody had to make this up.Elvis did meet Nixon. On Dec. 21, 1970. In the Oval Office.There's a photograph that proves it. Elvis, looking as if he left his mind back at Graceland (perhaps inside the medicine cabinet), shakes hands with Nixon, who looks like the cardboard cutout he usually resembled when trying to act relaxed. Elvis is wearing one of his trademark capes. Nixon is wearing a suit.Neither man appears to be having much in the way of a good time.The story behind this picture is told in "Elvis Meets Nixon."
SPORTS
By Joe Strauss | July 6, 1997
Statistics through ThursdayUps and downsScott Erickson -- UP -- Has a chance for 12 first-half wins. He and Mike Mussina have enjoyed mirror first halves except for Mussina's near no-no's.Joe Torre -- UP -- Even if he aced out Erickson, Yankees manager pulled a class move by naming Jimmy Key to the AL roster despite Key's pending nuptials.The Bird -- DOWN -- If only Phillies coach John Vukovich had grabbed him by the tail feathers. We'll say it again: Mascots to the outfield!Bird watching -- UP -- The Orioles set attendance records for a four-game and three-game home series in a seven-day span.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 6, 1997
Unforgivably, tonight's big event, the late-night ABC premiere of "Politically Incorrect," is not being carried by the network's Baltimore affiliate. For shame. I envy those of you who can pick up WMDT in Salisbury or WJLA in Washington, which will broadcast the show nightly, beginning at 12: 05 a.m. on WMDT and 12: 35 a.m. on WJLA. As for Channel 2: Hey, let's get on the stick."Sunset Beach" (11 a.m.-noon, WBAL, Channel 11) -- Apparently nowhere in TV Land is safe from Aaron Spelling, the mega-producer who's brought the world everything form "Charlie's Angels" and "The Love Boat" to "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Melrose Place."
NEWS
By Sandy Grady | July 10, 1995
Washington -- YOU COULD argue that Bill Clinton won the presidency by the adroit way he cold-shouldered the Rev. Jesse Jackson in an obvious appeal to the white "Bubba" vote.Don't think Mr. Jackson has forgotten.One memorable scene from the '92 campaign came when Bill Clinton attacked Sister Souljah at the Rainbow Coalition, a tongue-lashing delivered as Mr. Jackson glowered at being "dissed" on his own turf.Don't think Mr. Jackson has forgiven.Soon it could be payback time.The most unnerving menace to Mr. Clinton's re-election, his own strategists admit, is not Bob Dole, Phil Gramm, Newt Gingrich or any of the Republicans swarming the summer barbecue circuit.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 6, 1997
Unforgivably, tonight's big event, the late-night ABC premiere of "Politically Incorrect," is not being carried by the network's Baltimore affiliate. For shame. I envy those of you who can pick up WMDT in Salisbury or WJLA in Washington, which will broadcast the show nightly, beginning at 12: 05 a.m. on WMDT and 12: 35 a.m. on WJLA. As for Channel 2: Hey, let's get on the stick."Sunset Beach" (11 a.m.-noon, WBAL, Channel 11) -- Apparently nowhere in TV Land is safe from Aaron Spelling, the mega-producer who's brought the world everything form "Charlie's Angels" and "The Love Boat" to "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Melrose Place."
NEWS
By Sandy Grady | July 10, 1995
Washington -- YOU COULD argue that Bill Clinton won the presidency by the adroit way he cold-shouldered the Rev. Jesse Jackson in an obvious appeal to the white "Bubba" vote.Don't think Mr. Jackson has forgotten.One memorable scene from the '92 campaign came when Bill Clinton attacked Sister Souljah at the Rainbow Coalition, a tongue-lashing delivered as Mr. Jackson glowered at being "dissed" on his own turf.Don't think Mr. Jackson has forgiven.Soon it could be payback time.The most unnerving menace to Mr. Clinton's re-election, his own strategists admit, is not Bob Dole, Phil Gramm, Newt Gingrich or any of the Republicans swarming the summer barbecue circuit.
FEATURES
By DAVE BARRY | April 2, 1995
I travel a lot throughout this great land of ours, and everywhere I go, in these politically uncertain times, people ask me the same question."Excuse me," they say. "Are you using that ketchup?"Of course that's not what they really mean. What they want to know, but are too shy to ask, is: "Dave, are you going to run for president again?"That is indeed a major question, and one that I have been pondering very seriously ever since I started writing this sentence. Having thought it over, I've decided to run.Why am I running?
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