May 30, 1997
Rob Burnett is lying on a training table with ice bags on his right knee, a grin on his face and another grueling workout behind him. His mind races forward, to the days when he can line up at left defensive end, fire out of his stance, take on a blocker and get after an opposing quarterback.To the days when he can feel whole again.For now, Burnett must concentrate on putting his football future back together, one tedious step at a time. Burnett is preparing for his eighth NFL season, yet he has never known an off-season like this one, mainly because it began Oct. 13. That night, Burnett tore up his knee while running on the RCA Dome turf in Indianapolis.
November 5, 1992
A photo caption in The Sun yesterday incorrectly identified skipjack under sail on the Chesapeake. The vessel was the Caleb W. Jones.The Sun regrets the errors.
January 29, 1991
Don't look now, but the Maryland General Assembly is mulling over legislation to require motorists to put on their headlights every time they they turn on their windshield wipers.The bill, which would make it illegal to drive through an August sun shower with lights off, was proposed by Sen. William Amoss, who thinks the legislation should be approved because "it's a good bill."There is plenty room for argument on that score -- weighing, for instance, the safety benefits of headlights in the fog to, say, the increased risk posed by drivers fumbling to turn on the lights, flip on the wipers, turn down the radio and the watch the road.
June 14, 2002
CITY COLLEGE is reclaiming its stature as an incubator for college-bound students. This is an achievement to be savored, not just by the public high school's visionary leaders and high-profile alumni, but by all who care about the future of Baltimore. Excellent public schools give families reasons to stay in the city. And families with children aspiring to higher education form a core population that Baltimore should be fighting to keep. To restore academic prestige that had waned, Principal Joseph Wilson and the school's extended family held themselves and the students to high standards.
June 8, 2007
The Ravens wouldn't be the leading candidate to sign soon-to-be released Daunte Culpepper, but they have not eliminated the possibility of adding the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback, a league source said. Because the Ravens are committed to Steve McNair as their starter, it's unsure whether Culpepper would want to come here since he might have an opportunity to compete for a starting job elsewhere, the source added. Culpepper, who is expected to be cut by the Miami Dolphins, has been linked to the Ravens because McNair is 34 and backup Kyle Boller is only signed through this season.
August 6, 2006
With tales of the world's woes grabbing too many headlines this summer, it might be remedial to consider the subject of happiness. We might not agree on how to define it, but we want it. Even our Declaration of Independence asserts that pursuing happiness is an unalienable right. And so off we go, chasing that subjective and capricious state of being that teases us into thinking it can be ours through chance and circumstance. Apparently, plenty of people have achieved a high level of happiness, if you believe studies that claim to have examined the subject closely.
March 15, 2004
"SAFETY FIRST!" We hear it all the time, like a mantra. Agreement is assumed. What could be more important? Then a gust of wind turns an afternoon boat ride into a hideous immersion in dark, cold water. Is there a moral to this story beyond the ability of nature to confound our best efforts to remain protected 100 percent of the time? In our obsessive pursuit of security in an uncertain world, we lock our doors, alarm our cars, fasten our seatbelts, drive defensively, insure our lives and sue anyone whose mistake injures us or makes us afraid.
July 19, 1992
Americans who rallied to the banner of H. Ross Perot are entitled to sympathy, not only because they were taken by a Texas swashbuckler but because they now will be wooed by the Republican and Democratic Establishments they rebuffed in the first place. Their initial temptation, we suspect, is to say the hell with it and boycott the political process. This temptation should be resisted.What was attractive about the Perot voters, despite their gullibility, was their desire to do something about a political system that needs a lot of fixing.