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June 23, 2003
NEVER MIND "Get Me to the Church on Time." Today that popular show tune of the 1960s might just as well say "Get the Church to Me on Time." Or so hopes Michael Gill, a British designer who paired inflation with religion and came up with the world's first inflatable church. The gray, Gothic-style, uh, structure contains an organ, an altar, pulpit and pews. Oh, and candles as well - though the church's marketing literature stresses that this is a "no smoking" building. And how. The whole business is made of plastic and stands 47 feet high, including the steeple.
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By Jules Witcover | January 17, 2014
Nine months before the midterm congressional elections that could make or break the final push for President Obama's legacy, he is revving up a broader outreach effort in the hope of reviving the support and spirit that brought him two terms in the Oval Office. He says he will make greater use of executive-branch initiatives to achieve aspects of his original agenda for change that have encountered legislative roadblocks over his first three years in the White House. He is launching a series of conversations with educators, private-sector leaders and outside nonprofit groups that has the look of an end-run around the recalcitrant Congress on projects achievable through the unique powers of the executive.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | February 16, 1997
Fans in Maryland, even those who don't like to leave the comfort of their living rooms, can glimpse racing's newest sensation Saturday in a potentially spectacular race in Florida.Pulpit, the most-talked-about horse in the East after only two races, will run in the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The key prep for the Triple Crown races, graced with other budding 3-year-old stars, as well, will be televised on ESPN.Frank L. Brothers, Pulpit's respected trainer, said Thursday that he and the colt's owners at Claiborne Farm had decided to enter the lightly raced colt against more experienced runners in what should be a highly competitive Grade II stakes.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
Now that the NFL season is here, I'm putting a twist on my weekly Blogger on Blogger series. Each week, I will enlist a blogger who regularly writes about the Ravens' opponent to help me break down the game. This week, I exchanged emails with Alec Shane, who blogs about the New England Patriots for Pats Pulpit . MV: The Patriots have experienced a lot of turnover at the skill positions on offense, letting Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker walk and releasing Aaron Hernandez before he went to prison.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | March 13, 1997
HALLANDALE, Fla. -- The name of the race is the Florida Derby, but the phenomenon running rampant in southern Florida is Pulpit-mania.Pulpit is the next Cigar, the second coming of Secretariat. He is the salvation of horse racing. He is the cure for the common cold. Pulpit-maniacs get a little carried away.But the fact is, Pulpit is racing's newest superstar -- after only three races. And Saturday here at Gulfstream Park, Pulpit is the early 3-5 favorite to win the $500,000 Florida Derby, the year's first Grade I prep race for the Kentucky Derby.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | May 2, 1997
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The score is tied. In their two encounters in Florida, they each won once.Tomorrow, in the 123rd Kentucky Derby, they meet again as likely co-favorites: the blue-blooded Pulpit vs. the blue-collar Captain Bodgit.They are merely two of 13 entrants in the first jewel of the Triple Crown, but they are the two whose rivalry excites the imagination. Their rematch is the centerpiece around which the Derby feast will be served.But their soft-spoken trainers -- Frank Brothers of Pulpit and the Marylander Gary Capuano of Captain Bodgit -- do not stoke the rivalry with heated rhetoric.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | March 16, 1997
HALLANDALE, Fla. -- Although Captain Bodgit knocked Pulpit off his throne, don't write him off yet.If expectations for Pulpit in yesterday's Florida Derby had not been outrageously high, his second-place finish would have been worthy of praise."
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | February 22, 1997
Pulpit grasps for stardom and Captain Bodgit for credibility, as the most competitive Triple Crown preview so far this year, the $200,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes, unfolds today at Gulfstream Park.Racing's newest sensation, Pulpit, tests his lightning-fast speed against the grit and experience of several of the top 3-year-olds in the East.Among them is Captain Bodgit, trained by Gary Capuano and based at Bowie but working this winter in southern Florida.The 1 1/16-mile race for Kentucky Derby and Preakness aspirants will be televised on ESPN.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | March 16, 1997
HALLANDALE, Fla. -- Gary Capuano is on his way to the Kentucky Derby, and everybody in his home state is welcome to tag along."This is for Maryland," Capuano said after Captain Bodgit, the horse he trained at his barn at Bowie, scored a decisive victory yesterday in the $500,000 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.Captain Bodgit, the horse that could get no respect, dethroned Pulpit, the prematurely crowned king of the 3-year-olds, with an explosive move around the far turn and a powerful drive to the wire.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | May 4, 1997
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The most surprising aspect of yesterday's Kentucky Derby took place before the horses ever entered the starting gate. Pulpit, long considered the probable favorite, went off at nearly 6-1.Bettors apparently reacted to the many references to Pulpit's ambitious attempt at making history. He was trying to become only the second horse in 123 runnings of the Kentucky Derby to win without racing as a 2-year-old.Pulpit out-wrestled the lead from Free House down the backstretch.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2013
A few years ago, the History Channel was best known to some as a punch line on HBO's “The Sopranos.” Remember mobster Tony Soprano sitting alone late at night in his New Jersey McMansion eating ice cream and watching World War II documentaries about Adolph Hitler and Winston Churchill? These days, no one is laughing at the History Channel - not with audiences like the 13.1 million viewers who tuned in last Sunday for the first two hours of “The Bible,” a 10-hour miniseries that runs through Easter Sunday.
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Dan Rodricks | November 14, 2012
Connoisseurs of political buffoonery give two thumbs up to the election season just ended, with Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate posing as evangelical gynecologists, and Karl Rove melting down after Fox News called Ohio for the president. But, here in Maryland, totally underrated nationally as a breeding ground of buffoons, we have great local resources. The Chesapeake crab population might rise and fall; the shad run might be robust in some years, slow in others. But you can always count on seeing bright new political stars rising to entertain us. So here comes John Grasso, Glen Burnie's biggest noisemaker.
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Dan Rodricks | November 3, 2012
Last Sunday in Baltimore's St. Vincent de Paul Church, its longtime pastor, the Rev. Richard T. Lawrence, delivered a thoughtful and nuanced argument for support of the Question 6 ballot referendum. This, of course, was news in Roman Catholic circles — an opinion from the pulpit fully at odds with the hierarchy of a church that has devoted much time and money to voter rejection of a Maryland law that allows couples of the same sex to wed. Lawrence is the most eloquent homilist I've ever heard.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2012
Bishop Willard E. Saunders Jr. quieted his Cherry Hill sanctuary Sunday morning, signaling for the music and the hallelujahs to stop so his words would come across clearly. "If something is perfect, it does not need changing," Saunders said, his image beaming from two screens on either side of the pulpit. "You can't redefine what God has already called perfect. "Marriage, the institution, is perfect," he continued. "It is the people who are imperfect. " The Hour of Power sermon was repeated in black churches across Maryland Sunday and will keep going all month, part of a coordinated effort by opponents of same-sex marriage to spread their message from the pulpit leading up to the referendum on Nov. 6. The Archdiocese of Baltimore, though technically not part of the "Marriage Sundays" effort, encouraged its priests to talk about the coming same-sex marriage referendum Sunday since the set scripture focused on marriage.
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By Mike Giuliano | October 4, 2011
The unconventional plays at Baltimore's Single Carrot Theatre often involve equally unconventional seating arrangements. You never quite know what you'll be facing on stage or literally how you'll be facing it. Young Jean Lee's "Church" is thematically true to form, but the seating is notable for its conventional configuration. Actually, it's true to the spirit of this play that the audience sits in two sections of seats divided by a narrow central aisle. Much as in a church, we look up to a stage that's anchored by an imposing pulpit that's backed by the slide projection of a stained glass window.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,Sun reporter | March 24, 2008
Ministers at black churches know the power of words. In recent weeks, the explosive words of one minister - the Rev. Jeremiah Wright - have been used to bludgeon one of his church members, Sen. Barack Obama, creating a national debate on race and religion. Yesterday, on the holiest day of the year for Christians, black ministers used more measured language to explain Wright's incendiary sentiments while also appealing to their congregations to not be divided and distracted by political games.
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By Robert A. Erlandso and Robert A. Erlandso,Baltimore County Bureau of The Sun | November 20, 1991
Monday though Friday, Dr. Patricia Anne Outlaw, the cool dispassionate scientist, treats the troubled minds at Spring Grove State Hospital.But on Sunday, her exuberant other self emerges as the Rev. Patricia Outlaw takes to her tiny Monkton pulpit to exhort her 25-member African Methodist Episcopal flock to seek Christ's help to save their immortal souls."
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | March 15, 1997
HALLANDALE, Fla. -- If all goes according to schedule -- and with ABC broadcasting it surely will -- the crowning will take place about 4: 40 p.m. today.After devouring his opposition in the Florida Derby, Pulpit will be anointed king of the 3-year-olds and overwhelming favorite to win the Kentucky Derby on May 3.Isn't that right, D. Wayne Lukas?"I think it's too early for a coronation," Lukas said.The winning trainer of the past two Kentucky Derbys and seven of the past eight Triple Crown races, Lukas blew into town at the last minute as usual and drew some of the attention away from Pulpit, the early 3-5 favorite to win today's race.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,Sun reporter | April 15, 2007
Throwing a few dollars into the collection plate may never be the same -- not, at least, if you want to deduct the gift on your taxes next year. As Americans finish their 2006 taxes this weekend, these returns mark the last time they can use a personal diary as a record of charitable contributions under $250. Under new IRS rules, all charitable gifts made in 2007 must be acknowledged with a detailed receipt, canceled check or credit card statement. These new rules will "impact how kids put money in the poor box ... especially Catholics who have three kids," says Jacqui Scher, who attends St. Patrick's Church in Havre de Grace with her husband and their two daughters and son. "You always have to have dollars for each of the kids to put one in," Scher says.
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By CLARENCE PAGE | February 14, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Conservatives pride themselves, accurately or not, on grounding their arguments in fact, not emotion. Yet some comments at Coretta Scott King's nationally televised funeral that were critical of President Bush, as he and first lady Laura Bush sat silently at center stage, made some of our country's most prominent right-of-center voices turn passionate to the point of silliness. Rush Limbaugh called the Democratic Party "funeral crashers" at the services. With breathtaking clairvoyance, he opined during an appearance on the Fox News Channel, "I think Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King Jr., if there was to be any anger from above looking down at that, it would be from them."
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