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October 13, 2012
Beware, residents of Fells Point. Again the Baltimore Running Festival will proceed through Lancaster Street and Aliceanna Street to Boston Street on Saturday morning, Oct. 13 ("Street closures for the Running Festival," Oct. 11). As usual the organizers have chosen to hold hostage residents of the Fells Point community by blocking all egress from south of the above-mentioned streets - unless you have a boat - from 8:10 a.m. to noon. The race starts at 8 am and travels to Druid Hill, Locust Point and then around the Inner Harbor before getting to Lancaster Street.
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September 18, 2014
As a 92-year-old great grandmother, I have this to say about the Ray Rice situation: Ray Lewis gets a statue. Ray Rice gets the shaft. While it is impossible to ignore the detestable action caught on videotape, the outrage and vitriol seem more a product of our vicious social media-driven culture than an honest reaction to a grievous event. These media people put a flock of vultures to shame. What happened to Ray Rice is more about PR damage control - and money - for the NFL and for the Ravens than about a measured response to an admittedly horrific act. What about redemption?
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,Sun Staff | July 9, 2000
Almost 30 years ago in the movie "Shaft," detective John Shaft made an impact on the fashion world with his turtleneck sweaters, leather jackets, bell-bottoms and Afro. Tough, sexy, suave, Shaft was, as the movie tagline went, "Hotter than Bond, Cooler than Bullitt." If you think Samuel L. Jackson looks as cool in this year's Shaft as Richard Roundtree did in the 1971 version of the movie, you've got Giorgio Armani to thank. Armani, Jackson's designer of choice for the role, reportedly told Jackson: "I'll design the clothes.
NEWS
October 13, 2012
Beware, residents of Fells Point. Again the Baltimore Running Festival will proceed through Lancaster Street and Aliceanna Street to Boston Street on Saturday morning, Oct. 13 ("Street closures for the Running Festival," Oct. 11). As usual the organizers have chosen to hold hostage residents of the Fells Point community by blocking all egress from south of the above-mentioned streets - unless you have a boat - from 8:10 a.m. to noon. The race starts at 8 am and travels to Druid Hill, Locust Point and then around the Inner Harbor before getting to Lancaster Street.
NEWS
September 18, 2014
As a 92-year-old great grandmother, I have this to say about the Ray Rice situation: Ray Lewis gets a statue. Ray Rice gets the shaft. While it is impossible to ignore the detestable action caught on videotape, the outrage and vitriol seem more a product of our vicious social media-driven culture than an honest reaction to a grievous event. These media people put a flock of vultures to shame. What happened to Ray Rice is more about PR damage control - and money - for the NFL and for the Ravens than about a measured response to an admittedly horrific act. What about redemption?
NEWS
By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Sun Staff Writer | July 1, 1994
A broken metal shaft caused the Camden Yards escalator accident that injured 44 people last month, Bruce E. Hoffman, executive director of the Maryland Stadium Authority confirmed yesterday. But investigators still haven't determined why the shaft broke, he said.Meanwhile, he announced that four of the five escalators at the ballpark will be operating for tonight's game as the Orioles return to town for a 10-game homestand.The right field-side escalator that malfunctioned June 18 will remain out of service while a San Antonio laboratory examines parts damaged in the accident, Mr. Hoffman said.
NEWS
By New York Daily News | September 1, 1992
NEW YORK -- Jose Naranjo was retelling the chilling moment when he saw Rebecca Rosado get into the elevator Saturday night and fall into the darkness."
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Sun Staff Writer | June 24, 1994
The Camden Yards escalator accident that injured more than 40 baseball fans Saturday was caused when a metal shaft broke, sending the moving staircase "freewheeling" downward at high speed, specialists close to the investigation say.The tear in the shaft left the escalator's safety brakes ineffective, and the staircase continued its near free fall until several steps were mangled at the bottom. After the accident, a sneaker was left wedged in the jumble.Michael T. Shiflet, a consultant hired by Forensic Technologies International of Annapolis, said the break occurred within a large assembly that moves the steps along and is supposed to stop the escalator when problems occur.
FEATURES
February 18, 1999
Who's a really swingin' Jedi master? SHAFT!It's not a great theme song, but it's descriptive. Samuel L. Jackson, who's a Jedi guru in the forthcoming "Star Wars" prequel, is also in final talks to reprise the title role in a remake of 1971's "Shaft." Variety reports that Paramount Pictures will update the original film, which was adapted from a novel by Ernest Tidyman and starred Richard Roundtree as a tough-talking P.I. enlisted by a Harlem mob boss to rescue his kidnapped daughter.PAINTED LADY: Sports Illustrated porn issue -- uh, swimsuit issue cover wench Rebecca Romijn-Stamos endured as many as 14 hours of body-painting at a time for some of the painted-on swimsuit shots in the magazine.
NEWS
By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | April 13, 1992
A 14-year-old boy was trapped for almost two hours yesterday morning in an elevator shaft in an East Baltimore high-rise before firefighters rescued him with the help of air bags, electric saws and a quart of borrowed dishwashing liquid.Embarking on a joy ride on an elevator car in the Lafayette Courts public housing complex, Kevin Glenn slipped and fell from the roof of the car as it was descending from the eighth to the seventh floor of the 11-story building, according to housing authority and fire officials.
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By Julie Baughman, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2011
Anne Arundel County's youth soccer Blackhawks have played this season with Trooper Shaft S. Hunter's memory firmly in mind. Hunter, who was killed in an on-duty crash this spring, was a major benefactor of the team. His son, Deion, is a midfielder for the Blackhawks, and Hunter regularly worked extra shifts to help pay for players who could not afford team fees and travel costs. "Those are sort of like his sons," his wife, Rose Hunter, said. The Blackhawks, ages 13-14, won their regional championship this year and earned a second-straight bid to the US Club Soccer national finals.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2011
Although Shaft S. Hunter evidently took very seriously his job as a Maryland state trooper, he always hailed his supervising officer with the same impish greeting. "Hey, Sarge, what's crackalackin'?" Hunter would say, according to the supervisor, Sgt. Dwayne Lightsey, now retired. "He was full of energy," Lightsey said. " Too much energy. " The recollection was one of a litany of remembrances — many of them humorous, others bitterly sad — at Hunter's funeral service Friday, a week after he was killed in an accident on Interstate 95 in Howard County.
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By Tricia Bishop and Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2011
Maryland State Trooper First Class Shaft S. Hunter made one of Howard County's biggest drug busts in 2004, pulling a half-million dollars in heroin from a Mitsubishi he had stopped for speeding along Interstate 95. Early Saturday, the 39-year-old trooper and father of six was killed on that same highway, about five miles from that traffic stop, when his cruiser slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer parked along southbound lanes near Route 32....
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2010
Baltimore City Police have identified a woman who fell down an elevator shaft of a vacant building downtown Thursday. Tracey Baird, 43, and two others had been walking inside a dark, vacant building in the 300 block of N. Howard St. around 8:30 p.m., when the witnesses who were with Baird told police she fell, said Detective Jeremy Silbert, a Baltimore police spokesman. An autopsy was completed Friday, ruling the manner of death as accidental and consistent with a fall. jkanderson@baltsun.com
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By CHRISTOPHER T. ASSAF and CHRISTOPHER T. ASSAF,SUN REPORTER | February 19, 2006
I was working last Saturday on a travel story in Garrett County centered around Wisp, the only Alpine ski facility in Maryland. I started the day there carrying my cameras while skiing the slopes. Later, the snow grew heavier as the sky darkened, and my fingers became increasingly numb as I looked for a setting to make night skiing pictures before heading for home. After 30 minutes I spotted a shaft of light near the end of Deer Run. People rarely came through the light, so I heavily photographed each instance to increase my odds of a good shot.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | February 13, 2005
With the passing of a multitalented artist and public figure like Ossie Davis, it's tempting to recall his most solemn accomplishments as an orator, an activist, a spokesman for the power of film and theater, a friend to Martin Luther King Jr. and eulogist of Malcolm X. But Davis was a virile and complex creative force who did sublime, engaging work as a popular entertainer. Whether acting in a Western called The Scalphunters (1968) or directing that milestone in soul cinema, Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
NEWS
By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | April 13, 1992
A 14-year-old boy was in critical but stable condition today at Johns Hopkins Hospital with injuries he suffered when he was trapped for almost two hours in an elevator shaft in an East Baltimore high-rise.Firefighters rescued him yesterday with the help of air bags, electric saws and a quart of borrowed dishwashing liquid.Embarking on a joy ride on an elevator car in the Lafayette Courts public housing complex, Kevin Glenn slipped and fell from the roof of the car as it was descending from the eighth to the seventh floor of the 11-story building, according to housing authority and fire officials.
FEATURES
By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | June 16, 2000
Let's talk trash. There's bad trash - those summer movies on the order of "M:I2" and "Gone in 60 Seconds," whose cardinal emotional effect on filmgoers is the feeling that they've been bludgeoned to death by the filmmakers' egos, cynicism and newly laden coffers. Then there's good trash - throwaway, intellectually undemanding action movies that, despite their heavy body counts and hard edges, are executed with a touch of class and a sunny disposition. The good news is that "Shaft," John Singleton's eagerly anticipated updating of the 1971 Blaxploitation classic, can be happily tossed into the latter bin. Featuring a magnetic performance by Samuel L. Jackson in the very cool lead role, "Shaft" is a throwback in the best sense of the word.
NEWS
December 18, 2004
On Thursday, December 16, 2004, JAMES "GIMMEL" HOWARD, loving husband of Beverly Howard (nee Glick), formerly of Richmond, VA. Beloved father of Judy Silverman of Atlanta, GA, J. Michael Howard of Richmond, VA, Linda Shaft of Atlanta, GA, Neil Howard, Sandy Crutti, both of Baltimore, MD, Rochelle Mc Donald of Atlanta, GA and Scott Howard of Baltimore, MD; devoted father-in-law of Dr. Harvey Silverman, Lenette Howard, Jack Shaft, Jo Anne Howard, Thomas Mc...
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By Nicky Penttila | December 13, 2003
IT'S NOT ONLY the legion of baby boomers who never fell out of love with folk crooners Simon and Garfunkel. For their children, captive home audiences for furniture-size hi-fis also playing the likes of Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Judy Collins, that color of their music is the clarion of first memories. Spare, coordinated, harmonic. Melody over rhythm, perfect for dancing one of those otherworldly child-dances in a shaft of afternoon sunlight, staying out of mom's way so she can have a quiet hour.
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