By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | June 6, 2007
At yesterday's first day of mandatory minicamp, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs felt as if he were back at home, running with the NFL's top-ranked defense on the field and joking with his teammates off it. It was the type of day that makes Suggs excited about this season with the Ravens and beyond. The two-time Pro Bowl linebacker said yesterday that he is interested in signing an extension with the Ravens before he becomes one of the most sought-after free agents at the end of the season.
By Frank A. DeFilippo | April 14, 1994
LADIES and gentlemen of the General Assembly, start your campaigns. And in case all of you incumbents don't get it, the just completed session is a casebook example of why it's better to be running on the outside than playing on the inside.This is the year of the massive turnover, and incumbents are becoming more endangered than the spotted owl. The rap sheet brackets both sides of the assembly's record -- what they did do and what they didn't.At one extreme the legislature repealed the income surtax on the very rich.
By GREGORY KANE | January 3, 1999
LET'S CALL THEM the "take it one step further" stories of 1998.The first is Gerard Shields' April 7 story on the Baltimore City Council passing a bill permitting the killing of vicious dogs. The headline read "euthanize," of course, but the meaning's the same: kill the ornery fleabags.Shields' article noted that 4th District Councilwoman Agnes Welch was bitten by a dog several weeks before she proposed the legislation. Welch cited the need "to protect our children, our seniors and all of our citizens from the vicious behavior of dogs."
By Andrew Ferguson | June 27, 1994
INTO A world in which a modern parent shepherds tots through MTV, Sharon Stone, 2 Live Crew and X-Men comic books comes the imposing figure of William J. Bennett.Under one arm is his best-seller, "The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories."It is a new and unexpected stage in the public life of the former drug czar and secretary of education.For the moment he has shrugged off his partisan belligerence. In his current incarnation he transcends politics.He aims instead to provide a moral compass to parents buffeted by the winds of societal decay, to help us rediscover the old truths, to return us to our moral roots.
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | October 19, 1996
Prime-time may not look like much today, but if you're into old bones, there's some interesting dinosaur stuff on TBS this morning."Second Noah" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Borrowing a page (and a plot) from "Babe," Hannah (Ashley Gorrell) tries turning Homer the pig into a trained dog. ABC."Dark Skies" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Some interesting developments for Kimberly (Megan Ward): she meets astronaut who was abducted by aliens at the same time she was, and she relives that abduction thanks to the wonders of hypnosis.
July 3, 2006
Trying to figure out how to celebrate the Fourth of July this year? Here are some Independence Day options: Take a minicruise from Annapolis City Dock today or tomorrow for an unobstructed view of the fireworks. Snacks and a cash bar will be on board, and a DJ will entertain on the Fourth. The boats will board at 7:15 p.m. and cruise from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tickets for today are $20-$40. Tickets for tomorrow are $25-$45. 410-268-7601, ext. 104. Today and tomorrow, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra brings its Star-Spangled Spectacular to Oregon Ridge Park, 13401 Beaver Dam Road.
By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,SUN STAFF | July 4, 2003
The National Archives, the guardian of the Declaration of Independence, has shuffled through its files and come up with a sampling of Revolutionary factoids for the Fourth of July. The original declaration remains tucked away in a secure "undisclosed location" until its latest preservation and re-encasement and the renovation of the Rotunda of the National Archives are complete. The declaration, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights will go on display again in September at the Archives building on the Mall in Washington.
By Jan Winburn and By Jan Winburn,Sun Staff | August 19, 2001
Where Dead Voices Gather, by Nick Tosches. Little, Brown and Company. 330 pages. $24.95. After 23 years, Nick Tosches' crusade to uncover the lost story of Emmett Miller, a yodeling blackface performer whose songs influenced many blues and country musicians, comes to an end with this little book. But the most interesting parts of Where Dead Voices Gather are not so much Tosches' discoveries about Miller as his revelations about himself, this admittedly lunatic pursuit and the evolution of music.
"OK, class, what great-and-famous person grew up there?" I ask, pointing to an 1840s brick house behind a scrap of privet-hedged yard in Charles Village."You did, Ma'am," comes the rote reply. "And you have to admit your old homestead is looking pretty good. Love the antique etched glass they've installed in the front door. And those mulberry-colored shutters."A colleague who also happens to be a longtime best friend sits next to me, at the wheel of his little blue Dodge. Together we're headed from Towson State University to an academic conference taking place at a downtown Baltimore hotel.
By Detroit Free Press | March 27, 2007
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. is not actively pursuing a purchase of the Chrysler Group after talking in January about a potential transaction, people familiar with the talks say. People close to the talks told the Detroit Free Press that they don't expect GM to be in the running to buy Chrysler because privateequity firms are expected to offer more. And, they said, GM hasn't budged from its initial position. Just moments after DaimlerChrysler Chairman Dieter Zetsche announced Feb. 14 that all options were on the table for Chrysler Group, including selling it, speculation jumped to a possible alliance with GM. Sources confirmed that GM had conversations beginning last fall with DaimlerChrysler about a potential deal but said there have been no talks of late.
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