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March 19, 2012
Susan Reimer decries the decision by the Susan G. Komen Foundation to stop funding Planned Parenthood (later rescinded), labeling it an attack on women's "reproductive freedoms" ("Week's events bear out suspicions about Komen," Feb. 4). It makes no sense for the Komen Foundation, dedicated as it is to wiping out breast cancer , to funnel money to Planned Parenthood when research has established a risk factor between breast cancers and having an abortion. Abortions at Planned Parenthood, the nation's biggest provider, number in the hundreds of thousands each year.
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NEWS
March 19, 2012
Susan Reimer decries the decision by the Susan G. Komen Foundation to stop funding Planned Parenthood (later rescinded), labeling it an attack on women's "reproductive freedoms" ("Week's events bear out suspicions about Komen," Feb. 4). It makes no sense for the Komen Foundation, dedicated as it is to wiping out breast cancer , to funnel money to Planned Parenthood when research has established a risk factor between breast cancers and having an abortion. Abortions at Planned Parenthood, the nation's biggest provider, number in the hundreds of thousands each year.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2012
"The Addams Family" seemed to have everything going for it when the musical opened on Broadway two years ago: a book by the creators of the mega-hit "Jersey Boys"; two exceedingly popular stars, Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth; and a title known to trigger fond memories and finger-snaps from any number of people who recall the 1960s sitcom of the same name. Then the reviews hit. They were about as cheery as the facial expression on Lurch, butler in the deliciously abnormal Addams household.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2012
"The Addams Family" seemed to have everything going for it when the musical opened on Broadway two years ago: a book by the creators of the mega-hit "Jersey Boys"; two exceedingly popular stars, Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth; and a title known to trigger fond memories and finger-snaps from any number of people who recall the 1960s sitcom of the same name. Then the reviews hit. They were about as cheery as the facial expression on Lurch, butler in the deliciously abnormal Addams household.
NEWS
By GLENN McNATT | November 13, 1993
An editorial page column Saturday incorrectly described the waiting period for gun purchases in the Brady bill, which was passed last week by the House of Representatives. The waiting period lasts five days.The Sun regrets the errors.When the House of Representatives passed the Brady Bill this week requiring a national seven-day waiting period for handgun purchases, I was reminded of the co-worker who, several years ago, asked my opinion on what sort of weapon she should purchase to keep at home for self-defense.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | March 20, 1997
Wonderful. For 10 weeks, Our Lady of the Public Schools, Dr. Nancy Grasmick, has been selling this good-faith $254 million rescue plan for the schools of Baltimore, worrying she wouldn't be able to sell suburban legislators on the deal, only to find herself blindsided by politicians back in the city.The mayor of all Baltimore, Kurt L. Schmoke, is said to be having second thoughts, and maybe even third. Then the president of the City Council, Lawrence A. Bell III, a man of generally diplomatic temperament, talks of "hidden agendas" and "castration."
SPORTS
By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | March 5, 2004
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Larry Bigbie has hit second in the Orioles' lineup through two intrasquad games and yesterday's exhibition opener, and he's beginning to ask questions. Bigbie approached manager Lee Mazzilli on the field during batting practice Wednesday to inquire about the change. He hit second only once last year, on May 14, and was third most of September. Mazzilli said it's too early to decide Bigbie's placement during the regular season, and the left fielder has no complaints about his current slot.
SPORTS
May 28, 1991
* BRAV-O: For the first time since May 1987, the Braves have guaranteed themselves a .500 month.* GOPHER SHIFT: Five games ago, Boston pitchers had given up 21 homers -- fewest in the majors. In the past four games, they've allowed 13.* SECOND THOUGHTS? Eddie Murray, who has eight RBIs in his last four games, is hitting .306 with 27 RBIs.* GOOD MOVE: Iffy starter Ivan Calderon (shoulder) had two home runs and five RBIs for Montreal.
NEWS
By Ellen Goodman | January 4, 1991
Boston--MY FRIEND has called to deliver season's greetings and second thoughts. The greetings come seriously, deliberately. A Happy New Year is nothing to be assumed as the odds against it amass in the desert. The second thoughts come more haltingly.This is what she has seen on her television set over the holidays. Men and women in uniform saying ''Hi Mom'' to the television camera. Men and women in uniform saying ''Hi Kids'' to the children they've left behind.At least once she heard a small boy talk proudly and sadly about his parents, who were both overseas.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | May 3, 2011
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National  • U.S. investigating Pakistan's connection to bin Laden . (WSJ)  • Obama to visit Ground Zero . (WSJ)  • Will the U.S. release photos of bin Laden's body ? (Perthnow.com)  • Burial at sea video may be released . (ABC News)
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn | February 1, 2012
Franklin wide receiver Ian Thomas had a few reservations about his intention to sign with Rutgers after the Scarlet Knights coach Greg Schiano announced his departure late last week for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After a lot of thought, however, Thomas decided Rutgers was still the place for him. “I can't stand here and tell anyone that I will be playing in the NFL,” Thomas said during his Wednesday morning signing ceremony, “but I can guarantee I will have a degree from Rutgers in the next four years.” In the Franklin gym before a crowd of family, teammates and friends, Thomas signed his national letter of intent to accept a full football scholarship from the New Jersey university on the opening day of the football signing period.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | May 3, 2011
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National  • U.S. investigating Pakistan's connection to bin Laden . (WSJ)  • Obama to visit Ground Zero . (WSJ)  • Will the U.S. release photos of bin Laden's body ? (Perthnow.com)  • Burial at sea video may be released . (ABC News)
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | June 24, 2009
When Brett Rogers bought his house on Fawn Street in Little Italy in 1999 for $115,500, the budding attorney was 24, living with roommates and happy to rehab the property. His home was surrounded by two public housing complexes, the water and a parking lot. Living in the city with its crime and grime was a challenge but also an adventure. He kept his Baltimore house when he moved to New York's Upper East Side a few years later, took a job as a corporate attorney for an international bank on Wall Street and married.
NEWS
By John A. Gans Jr | August 8, 2008
WASHINGTON - "John, it was destiny." Those were the words spoken to me by a young staffer to the Beijing Olympic bid as we walked in Moscow's Gorky Park the day after the membership of the International Olympic Committee had voted to give the 2008 Summer Olympics to China. We had worked together as part of the public relations team supporting the bid. A recent college graduate, I had innocently remarked how surprised I was the bid had succeeded. My walking partner then instructed me in the power of Chinese nationalism and patience.
NEWS
By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,Sun reporter | June 6, 2008
WASHINGTON - It has been hard for Hillary Clinton to step down, and even tougher for Lanny J. Davis, the longtime Clinton defender from Maryland who is the force behind an online petition to persuade Barack Obama to make her his running mate. The nascent effort has been widely criticized, and Obama said that "everybody just needs to settle down" about his selection. The Clinton campaign tried to tamp down the movement yesterday, declaring that she is not seeking the vice presidency. But Davis remains unapologetic about pushing the discussion and said critics who accuse him of pressuring Obama misrepresent what he is trying to accomplish.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Reporter | December 12, 2007
Days after its publication, a largely positive review of The Golden Compass that appeared in Catholic newspapers across the country was retracted this week by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The bishops, who could not be reached for comment, offered no explanation for the decision. But Catholic groups, including the conservative Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, have urged moviegoers to boycott the film, saying the film and the book on which it is based are anti-Catholic.
NEWS
April 14, 1992
Major league baseball owners are having sensible second thoughts about selling the Seattle Mariners to a local group largely financed by Nintendo, the Japanese video-game firm. Word from an owners meeting indicates they are no longer horrified at the idea of Japanese money backing a team.The deal could still collapse, and the extent of Japanese ownership could be diluted to appease jingoists. But the owners now appear to view the proposal correctly: a choice between local ownership of a faltering franchise or abandonment of Seattle for a more lucrative market.
NEWS
By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,Staff Writer | April 9, 1992
They scorned it as extravagant. They mocked it as unnecessary. They fought it tooth and nail. And last night, they ate it all up. A small band of state legislators who voted against spending public money to build Oriole Park at Camden Yards swallowed their pride.They were among the 800 special fans -- legislators, their family members and friends -- who accepted free tickets, caps, pennants and food at the ballpark's Legislative Appreciation Night."I've been very supportive since it opened," said Del. Martha S. Klima, a Baltimore County Republican, who fought public spending on the stadium.
SPORTS
By CHILDS WALKER | September 13, 2007
I took some dispiriting losses during Week 1 of the fantasy football season. Donovan McNabb, the quarterback of both my teams, played indifferently. Larry Johnson did nothing to allay my fears that he's a diminished runner at the heart of a terrible offense in Kansas City. And former Terps tight end Vernon Davis, with a chance to help me to a comeback win, caught a whopping two balls for 4 yards Monday night. I feel a fantasy funk coming on. To prevent or at least delay it, I'll attempt a constructive look at what we learned from the first weekend of games.
NEWS
By Laura Vozzella and Nicole Fuller and Laura Vozzella and Nicole Fuller,Sun reporters | May 11, 2007
In a town so tough that most murders get just a few paragraphs in the paper, somebody called The Sun about 8 a.m. yesterday with a tip about a vandalized billboard. By noon, the story was all over the Internet, Rush Limbaugh was kicking off his national radio show with it, and City Hall was fielding calls from as far away as California. By 5 p.m., the story had become one of the three most popular individual articles in the history of the paper's Web site, with nearly 200,000 page views.
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