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By Gordon Livingston | 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.
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NEWS
By ELLEN GOODMAN | February 10, 1993
Boston -- When Zoe Baird streaked across the national sky from anonymity to ignominy in two weeks, I was one of her few defenders. I didn't think that hiring an undocumented nanny was a career-ending injury. Illegal child care is as common in the '90s as smoking dope was in the '60s.Well, if Zoe Baird was judged and convicted of smoking without inhaling, Kimba Wood was just found guilty of getting a contact high. She didn't break any law, she was just standing around breathing in the atmospheric fumes.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
FEATURES
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.
SPORTS
By Jon Morgan | October 27, 1994
Peter Angelos denied yesterday that he is actively pursuing a third NFL team, although he said he is open to the idea if he is unsuccessful in luring the Los Angeles Rams or Tampa Bay Buccaneers to town.Denying a report on Channel 11 news Tuesday night, Angelos said he thinks more teams may become available but said he has had no contact with them and declined to specify which team or teams would go on the sales block."I just have a sense," Angelos said.Angelos has spoken with Rams officials several times in recent months and has offered to purchase a minority stake in the team if it moves to Baltimore.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
SPORTS
By RICK MAESE | September 27, 2006
Though there are still a few playoff spots to be decided, the most intriguing story line in the remaining days of baseball's regular season revolves around Ryan Howard and his long-shot run at one of the most hallowed records in sports. In a game that loves its past, we're forced to skip over an entire chapter in the history books, the one titled "Too Good to Be True." Despite whatever whispers you might be hearing or whatever nagging doubts you might be having, all indications suggest that Howard is helping to write the next chapter, the one about a clean athlete giving honest pursuit to the single-season home run record.
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