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By JUSTIN PRITCHARD | February 2, 1997
NEWT GINGRICH, despite lying to peers, you've just been re-elected the first Republican House Speaker since Gatsby danced the Charleston. What can you say?"
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2014
A couple of times during "Sincerely, Me," an ambitious production presented by ArtsCentric, the audience is asked to imagine how poorer our world would be without the legacy of African American women who raised their voices in song. For the bulk of the show's two-and-a-half hours or so, the all-female cast offers a high-octane reminder of that legacy. About 40 covers of songs originally performed by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, the Shirelles, and the Supremes are packed into this work, all delivered with intense commitment and energy.
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By Michael Ollove Sandy Banisky of The Sun's metropolitan staff contributed to this article | August 11, 1991
In the humidity of a July evening, Kurt Schmoke stands in shirt-sleeves and suspenders on a sidewalk in Northeast Baltimore, listening to a catalog of community troubles.He promises to put an end to the dumping of garbage in a nearby lot.He frets that it will be a trickier business to start a recreation center.He sips lemonade, flashes the most dazzling grin in Maryland politics, and then moves on, striding athletically down the street at the head of an entourage of aides.As he leaves, many in the cluster of neighborhood residents watch the mayor a few moments more, the smiles not yet ready to leave their faces.
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By Harry Bosk | November 6, 2012
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg came to his senses and canceled the NYC marathon. But he didn't sound very happy about it. He can take credit for finally doing the right thing even if he had little choice. The visual juxtaposition of runners waiting for the race to start on Staten Island in warming tents with bagels and water, contrasted with nearby homeless Staten Island hurricane victims, would have been indefensible. In their joint statement Friday, Mayor Bloomberg and New York City Road Runners Director Mary Wittenberg blamed the growing controversy about holding the race as their reason for canceling it. The controversy, they argued, distracted from the recovery.
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By Mike Ollove and Mike Ollove,Sun Staff | January 11, 2004
Long before baseball, in the year 1077, Henry IV, king of Germany and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, committed a famous act of self-flagellation by crawling through snow to the feet of Pope Gregory the Great. It was a stunning demonstration of abjection. It was also unlikely to have struck anyone at the time as sincere -- least of all the pope and Henry himself. "I doubt that anyone believed that the emperor was ... contrite," said Robert Neville, a professor of philosophy, religion and theology at Boston University.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | December 19, 1996
Sincerity. Sounds like a virtue, right?But what if the folks being sincere are ignorant? What if they know they're ignorant and sincerely don't care?That's the setup for Mac Wellman's dark comedy, "Sincerity Forever," receiving its local premiere at AXIS Theatre in a double bill with another short Wellman comedy, "A Murder of Crows."These aren't plays for those seeking a lite nite out. Not only is the language profane enough to remove paint, but the points Wellman makes -- lambasting hypocrisy, ignorance and self-absorption -- are equally intense.
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November 6, 2005
On November 4, 2005 Past W.M.1942, of Sincerity Lodge GEORGE F. #181 beloved husband of the late Betty"Leighty" Schafer. Devoted father of Phyllis and Betty Jo Schafer and the late Ronald Schafer. Dear brother of Kenneth Shafer loving grandfather of Micheal Brandon and Heather Schafer Relatives and friends may call at MILLER-DIPPEL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 6415 Belair Rd., on Monday only, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9P.M., where a funeral service will Held Tuesday 11A.M. Interment Parkwood Cemetery.
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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,Art Critic | November 24, 1993
Art reflects its time, they say -- and whoever they are, they're right.As evidence, visit the Baltimore Museum of Art's recently opened show of drawings from the 1960s. It was a decade that produced strange interfacings and interlacings of sincerity and cynicism, illusion and reality. As the decade of Vietnam wore on, it was hard to tell what was illusion and what was reality. Those who opposed the war and those who supported it did so with a blend of sincerity for their own cause and cynicism about the opposition.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | November 23, 1999
The hardest thing about listening to a Beck album is knowing when to take it seriously.It isn't just that Beck is one of the most mutable musicians in pop. Over the course of his career, he has moved from earnest, antiquarian folk (1994's "One Foot in the Grave") to slick, post-modern hip-hop (1996's "Odelay"), to gutsy, rough-edged roots rock (last year's "Mutations") as easily as a CD changer switches between songs. Not since Neil Young has rock had a star as eager to upend his audience's expectations.
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By KASEY JONES MALCOLM X: AS THEY KNEW HIM. David Gallen. Carroll & Graf. 288 pages. $21.95. and KASEY JONES MALCOLM X: AS THEY KNEW HIM. David Gallen. Carroll & Graf. 288 pages. $21.95.,LOS ANGELES TIMES THE PLAGIARIST. Benjamin Cheever. Atheneum. 322 pages. $20 | July 5, 1992
SCRUPLES TWO.Judith Krantz.Crown.571 pages. $22. Let's get right to it: The first good sex scene doesn't appeauntil well after 100 pages.Was it worth the wait?One might ask the same question of the entire novel. Written 14 years after "Scruples" was published, the book picks up exactly where the first book left off.And this is a flaw; Judith Krantz must spend way too much space refreshing the reader's memory.We pick up the story of Billy Ikehorn, filthy rich and beautiful, yet unable to find true happiness.
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By Dave Gilmore | June 15, 2012
During the entire duration of my odd email exchange with "PASSIONGAMER4CHANGE," I was never completely sure whom I was talking to. If 60 percent of statistics are made up, then 40 percent of all Twitter accounts are owned by someone who is not who they portray themselves as. "PASSIONGAMER4CHANGE" is a character (probably), who masterfully satirizes what's going on in the video games world by portraying a disillusioned fanboy through Twitter (@RPGsbebroke) and Tumblr (rpgsbebroke.tumblr.com)
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By Cal Thomas | March 10, 2012
The first apology by Rush Limbaugh, posted on his website over the weekend, sounded forced, qualified, almost defensive. The second, broadcast live on his Monday show, sounded sincere and heartfelt. Rush Limbaugh did something not usually associated with either himself or bombastic talk radio. He apologized for calling a woman a "slut" and a "prostitute. " The woman, 30-year-old Sandra Fluke, a law student at Georgetown University, wants the Catholic school to pay for contraceptives in its insurance policy because, she says, she and her friends cannot afford the cost otherwise.
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By Sam Farmer, Tribune Newspapers | December 5, 2010
The forecast for tonight's AFC showdown between the New York Jets and New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium calls for a 30 percent chance of precipitation, and it certainly will be cold enough for flurries. Regardless, Jets Coach Rex Ryan said he believes his team has already been buried beneath a full-fledged snow job. Ryan said he thinks the Patriots weren't overflowing with sincerity last week when they repeatedly referred to the Jets as a "great team. " It sounded respectful enough, but the way Ryan sees it, New England Coach Bill Belichick and his players were taking a tongue-in-cheek swipe at the Jets, who share an NFL-best 9-2 record with them.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock | August 22, 2010
Reggie Prasad wants to stop slot machines from coming anywhere near Arundel Mills mall, but he has never heard of the Maryland Jockey Club, the track owner working toward the same goal. He has never been coached on talking points by the Ford Group, the public relations agency being paid by the corporate suits fighting slots at the mall. He doesn't know superlawyer Alan M. Rifkin or anybody else associated with the jillion-dollar offensive of anti-slots TV ads, news releases and litigation.
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March 4, 2010
The public sincerely believes Tiger Woods was sincere in his apology. But given his overall poll numbers, Woods probably couldn't win a seat on his local school board. An ABC News/ESPN poll revealed 54 percent believe Woods truly is sorry for the extramarital affairs that have put his marriage and reputation in peril. Of the more than 1,000 polled last week, 22 percent did not believe he was sincere and 24 percent hhad no opinion. His overall favorable rating, though, is at 39 percent, compared with 88 percent in 2000 and 85 in 2005.
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By Nick Madigan | nick.madigan@baltsun.com | February 10, 2009
The e-mail message was written in February 2007, a year after an underground leak at an Exxon gas station in northern Baltimore County fouled wells and hammered property values. After cleanup efforts are completed, "no one will remember Phoenix," the message said, referring to the address of the Jacksonville area where the spill occurred. "Just another notch in the tree of life. " Written by an Exxon Mobil Corp. project manager to a colleague, the text was enlarged and projected onto a screen in a Towson courtroom yesterday by Stephen L. Snyder, a lawyer for 309 residents who are suing the oil company for at least $1 billion in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
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April 19, 1993
Karen Brown, 18, of Olde MillSchool: Old Mill High SchoolAccomplishments/Interests: Karen is in the top 1 percent of her class, the treasurer in the National Honor Society and a member of the Key Club, the Math Team, the Prom Promise Committee and president of her school's chapter of Students Against Driving Drunk (SADD).As part of her work with the Prom Promise Committee, Karen and fellow students have been instrumental in providing forms that students sign, promising not to drink and drive on prom night.
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By Wiley A. Hall 3rd | January 30, 1992
The State of the Union address was billed as George Bush's answer to accusations that he neither understood nor cared about the problems of those less fortunate than himself and, indeed, the president came out spitting fire.He gritted his teeth to demonstrate his fierce determination.He pounded the podium to show his solemn resolve.And when he looked into the camera, every man, woman and child in the television audience could see and judge the depth of his sincerity."And let me tell you right from the start and right from the heart," said the president, looking fierce, resolute and sincere, "I know we're in hard times, but I know something else: This will not stand."
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | February 10, 2009
The e-mail message was written in February 2007, a year after an underground leak at an Exxon gas station in northern Baltimore County fouled wells and hammered property values. After cleanup efforts are completed, "no one will remember Phoenix," the message said, referring to the address of the Jacksonville area where the spill occurred. "Just another notch in the tree of life." Written by an Exxon Mobil Corp. project manager to a colleague, the text was enlarged and projected onto a screen in a Towson courtroom yesterday by Stephen L. Snyder, a lawyer for 309 residents who are suing the oil company for at least $1 billion in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
ENTERTAINMENT
By RASHOD D. OLLISON | July 17, 2008
All he had was an acoustic guitar - no band, no dancers, no props. And he was casually dressed in a baseball cap and loose-fitting jeans. This was not a folk concert by the way. But Anthony David, an R&B upstart from Georgia, still managed to move the stylish crowd at Washington's Lincoln Theater on that chilly night last November. His voice - rough-hewn yet buttery in some parts, slightly reminiscent of Terry Callier - was full and engaging as he crooned self-penned, down-to-earth ballads of lust and heartbreak.
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