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By GREGORY KANE | March 15, 2008
I've been watching reruns of the final episode of The Wire all week. Yeah, the show is just that hard to let go. Fans of The Wire have been e-mailing me or talking to me for the past few months about the impending demise of what they consider the best television drama ever. Some have outdone themselves, watching the show a week in advance through an "on demand" service and then telling me the plot. "I don't want to spoil it for you," one of the students in my writing class at Johns Hopkins University told me the week before the character of Omar Little was killed.
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By GREGORY KANE | March 15, 2008
I've been watching reruns of the final episode of The Wire all week. Yeah, the show is just that hard to let go. Fans of The Wire have been e-mailing me or talking to me for the past few months about the impending demise of what they consider the best television drama ever. Some have outdone themselves, watching the show a week in advance through an "on demand" service and then telling me the plot. "I don't want to spoil it for you," one of the students in my writing class at Johns Hopkins University told me the week before the character of Omar Little was killed.
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NEWS
March 31, 1994
Help police win the battle for the streetsHeartfelt congratulations to city police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier, a very in-touch Judge Andre Davis and our front-line troops, the police officers.It is so healing to see a police chief who supports his men and a mayor and judge who openly support them.The Greenmount Avenue-East 20th Street area has been a parent's worst nightmare for years. I lived there as a child, so I know first-hand the decline of the area.Hooray and God bless the community people who have showed great character and guts in becoming involved, as opposed to having seen nothing when terrible things happen to their own.The police have the "manpower," but we in our neighborhoods really have the "power" to stop the brutality and turn things around.
NEWS
September 22, 2003
Driven to raise rate Used to be you could pull up close to the Inner Harbor, plunk quarters in a meter and leave the car for a spell. No longer. City officials, bugged that the Light Street lot was hogged by meter-feeding workers from area shops and restaurants, raised prices and put it under private control. Just before Labor Day, as it happened, rates at that lot shot up from $1 an hour to $5 for the first hour and $16 all day. "We don't want employees parking all day long," said Jeff Sparrow, who leads the Baltimore City Parking Authority.
NEWS
By KATHY LALLY | June 30, 1991
While other canny investors are waist-deep in soybeans or up to here in pork bellies, we have sunk everything into toilet-paper futures and detergent options, gone aggressively after ketchups and balanced the weak spots in our portfolio with a smattering of peanut butter and shampoo.Last week we left for the Soviet Union for three years, where my husband, Will Englund, and I will share a job as The Sun's Moscow correspondent, and where our daughters, 5 and almost-9, will live most un-Americanally without those small conveniences of life in the United States -- like toothpaste.
NEWS
September 22, 2003
Driven to raise rate Used to be you could pull up close to the Inner Harbor, plunk quarters in a meter and leave the car for a spell. No longer. City officials, bugged that the Light Street lot was hogged by meter-feeding workers from area shops and restaurants, raised prices and put it under private control. Just before Labor Day, as it happened, rates at that lot shot up from $1 an hour to $5 for the first hour and $16 all day. "We don't want employees parking all day long," said Jeff Sparrow, who leads the Baltimore City Parking Authority.
NEWS
July 5, 1992
Marylanders threw a diverse 216th birthday party for their Uncle Sam yesterday. There were bike races at Fort Meade, reggae in Columbia, hamburgers for the homeless in South Baltimore, tiny baton twirlers in Towson and politicians waving from convertibles everyplace.The celebration seemed to drive off the rain clouds that threatened in a few places in the morning, and the clear night skies were lighted with enough fireworks to imitate a medium-sized war.Perhaps in the spirit of Independence Day, plans for the holiday had been tinged with controversy and protest in a number of places.
TOPIC
By SCOTT SHANE | June 20, 1999
ON JULY 24, 1863, three weeks after the Battle of Gettysburg, Union officers freed the inmates of a slave trader's jail on Pratt Street near the Baltimore harbor. They found a grisly scene."In this place I found 26 men, 1 boy, 29 women and 3 infants," Col. William Birney of the U.S. Colored Troops wrote to his commanding officer. "Sixteen of the men were shackled and one had his legs chained together by ingeniously contrived locks connected by chains suspended to his waist."The slaves were confined in sweltering cells or in the bricked-in yard of "Cam- liu's slave-pen," where "no tree or shrub grows" and "the mid-day sun pours down its scorching rays," Birney wrote.
NEWS
January 24, 2002
Scott Shane, a staff writer for The Sun, was named yesterday as one of 12 winners of a 2001 Science Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his series of articles, "A Quiet Crusade." The three-part series, which appeared in The Sun in October 2000, was praised by the association for "painting a vivid portrait" of a Johns Hopkins University program that brings much-needed vitamins to the people of Nepal. The series was judged the best among newspapers with a circulation above 100,000.
FEATURES
March 13, 1994
BETTER AND BIGGEREditor: I enjoyed the Jan. 30 issue of the magazine. Scott Shane's article about Dr. Halsted was terrific! I wish you could publish more articles like that -- two or three in each issue. And the telemarketing essay ["Confessions of a Telemarketer"] was fun. What I really mean is that the magazine should be bigger as well as better -- but perhaps you have no control over the size. It does seem a shame, however, to put out such a skimpy magazine.Anyhow, I read the magazine (what there is of it)
NEWS
March 31, 1994
Help police win the battle for the streetsHeartfelt congratulations to city police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier, a very in-touch Judge Andre Davis and our front-line troops, the police officers.It is so healing to see a police chief who supports his men and a mayor and judge who openly support them.The Greenmount Avenue-East 20th Street area has been a parent's worst nightmare for years. I lived there as a child, so I know first-hand the decline of the area.Hooray and God bless the community people who have showed great character and guts in becoming involved, as opposed to having seen nothing when terrible things happen to their own.The police have the "manpower," but we in our neighborhoods really have the "power" to stop the brutality and turn things around.
NEWS
July 5, 1992
Marylanders threw a diverse 216th birthday party for their Uncle Sam yesterday. There were bike races at Fort Meade, reggae in Columbia, hamburgers for the homeless in South Baltimore, tiny baton twirlers in Towson and politicians waving from convertibles everyplace.The celebration seemed to drive off the rain clouds that threatened in a few places in the morning, and the clear night skies were lighted with enough fireworks to imitate a medium-sized war.Perhaps in the spirit of Independence Day, plans for the holiday had been tinged with controversy and protest in a number of places.
NEWS
By KATHY LALLY | June 30, 1991
While other canny investors are waist-deep in soybeans or up to here in pork bellies, we have sunk everything into toilet-paper futures and detergent options, gone aggressively after ketchups and balanced the weak spots in our portfolio with a smattering of peanut butter and shampoo.Last week we left for the Soviet Union for three years, where my husband, Will Englund, and I will share a job as The Sun's Moscow correspondent, and where our daughters, 5 and almost-9, will live most un-Americanally without those small conveniences of life in the United States -- like toothpaste.
ENTERTAINMENT
By From Staff Reports | June 2, 1995
Cinema Sundays at the Charles will continue this weekend with the showing of the film from Russia that recently won the Academy Award for best foreign film.The Charles is contractually obligated not to release the name of the films it shows during the Cinema Sundays program.The film will be introduced by Scott Shane, The Sun's reporter stationed in Moscow during the breakup of the Soviet Union and author of the recently published book, "Dismantling Utopia, How Information Ended the Soviet Union."
SPORTS
December 4, 1990
Mount St. Joseph's Khris Reina won his fourth Catholic Wrestling Tournament title, helping the Gaels to their 15th straight Catholic tourney championship. No other team has won the affair since its inception in 1976.The 16-team event, held at Archbishop Curley last weekend, culminated with Loyola's Chris Stratemeyer defeating DeMatha's Marcus Foran at 171 pounds. Both are returning national prep champions. Stratemeyer pinned opponents in three of his four matches.Mount St. Joe easily led the field (238.
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