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Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2013
William Goldenberg, who won the Editing Oscar for "Argo," faced perhaps his closest competition from an editor he knew well -- himself. Goldenberg was also nominated for "Zero Dark Thirty" (with Dylan Tichenor), a rare double nomination for a single person. Director Steven Soderbergh was once similarly conflicted, nominated for both "Traffic" and "Erin Brockovich" in 2001; he won for "Traffic. " Backstage, Goldenberg didn't seem too upset about losing to himself, or exultant over beating himself.
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July 8, 2014
Sunday's cartoon by Kevin Kallaugher regarding Richard Cheney was right on ( "The Cheney tour," July 6)! Single-handedly behind the scenes, Mr. Cheney has wreaked more havoc than any other American citizen ever. In 1976, he met with three other Republicans and they started the movement that led to the marriage of corporate and congressional economic interests which have eliminated the distancing from corporate influence that is supposed to exist when congressional members are elected.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2012
According to a police report, a woman was waiting in line to make a purchase at the Exxon in the 800 block of York Road in Towson at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday when a man plucked her iPhone from her hand and fled with a cohort down York Road.                   You may want to ask: How many were in the cohort?  Cohort  is traditionally a mass noun for a military unit or other grouping of people. I am in that cohort known as the baby boom generation that has not had the common decency to die and make room in the sun. But in the United States over the past half-century and more,  cohorts  has been understood as meaning "companions" or, in criminal matters, "accomplices.
NEWS
April 9, 2014
The belief that legislation can curb obscenely large contributions to individual candidates for office may be hopeful, but not realistic ( "A win for billionaires," April 6). Ever since our nation was founded, candidates favored by a wealthy few have received funds and are expected to vote the "right" way. Certainly, President Barack Obama during his two election campaigns refused to accept governmental funding and went to rich individuals to support his election and reelection.
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | April 14, 1991
If you are a single person, perhaps the worst thing that could happen to you is that you become disabled and unable to work to support yourself. That means you need a top-notch disability policy.Chances are the one you have at work doesn't qualify. Seventy percent of U.S. companies do not have disability policies, according to Jeffrey J. Bell, director of individual disability marketing at Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee.You need a policy that will replace 60 percent to 70 percent of your income if you cannot work in your own profession, not "just something that stops paying benefits once you get back on your feet," Barbara J. Pope, partner in charge of personal financial services at Price Waterhouse in Chicago, says.
NEWS
April 9, 2014
The belief that legislation can curb obscenely large contributions to individual candidates for office may be hopeful, but not realistic ( "A win for billionaires," April 6). Ever since our nation was founded, candidates favored by a wealthy few have received funds and are expected to vote the "right" way. Certainly, President Barack Obama during his two election campaigns refused to accept governmental funding and went to rich individuals to support his election and reelection.
NEWS
July 8, 2014
Sunday's cartoon by Kevin Kallaugher regarding Richard Cheney was right on ( "The Cheney tour," July 6)! Single-handedly behind the scenes, Mr. Cheney has wreaked more havoc than any other American citizen ever. In 1976, he met with three other Republicans and they started the movement that led to the marriage of corporate and congressional economic interests which have eliminated the distancing from corporate influence that is supposed to exist when congressional members are elected.
BUSINESS
By Jane Bryant Quinn | September 5, 1999
SINGLE PEOPLE, unite. You have nothing to lose but the "singles penalty" in the federal income tax.You've probably never heard of it. Everyone shouts about the "marriage penalty." But singles pay more than marrieds do on the same income.Congress' $792 billion tax-cut proposal would make the disparity worse.Under the famous marriage penalty, two working people might pay more in taxes as a couple than they would as two singles. But that applies only to a portion of married taxpayers.The rest pay less as a couple than they would as two singles.
NEWS
By Pat Burson and Pat Burson,Newsday | August 7, 2005
In the new comedy Wedding Crashers, two divorce mediators and longtime friends get their kicks by inviting themselves to other people's weddings. They scarf down hors d'oeuvres, drink from the open bar, tear up the dance floor and compete to meet -- and bed -- bodacious bridesmaids and other single women. For singles who have their minds on something more meaningful than a roll in the hay, professional matchmakers, wedding professionals and relationship experts agree, weddings can be the ideal place to meet someone special.
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By Jeff Barker and By Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | September 2, 2001
If a hardware store could speak, it would speak of home. It would speak of Dad buying tools, paint, garden hose and grass seed and sundry other accessories of American domestic family life. It would not necessarily speak to the single person, at least not until recently. Hardware store marketers have lately begun to notice that unmarried folks also need paint, extension cords, spackle. The retail chain Ace Hardware, for example, has been changing its tone, tinkering with the store signs and colors in hopes of seeming more friendly to women and others whom no one calls "Dad."
ENTERTAINMENT
Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2013
William Goldenberg, who won the Editing Oscar for "Argo," faced perhaps his closest competition from an editor he knew well -- himself. Goldenberg was also nominated for "Zero Dark Thirty" (with Dylan Tichenor), a rare double nomination for a single person. Director Steven Soderbergh was once similarly conflicted, nominated for both "Traffic" and "Erin Brockovich" in 2001; he won for "Traffic. " Backstage, Goldenberg didn't seem too upset about losing to himself, or exultant over beating himself.
NEWS
January 21, 2013
Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:    Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution.  We affirm the promise of our democracy.  We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names.  What makes us exceptional -...
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By Mike Giuliano | September 10, 2012
There is reason to be concerned that a didactic drama will be too, er, didactic, but John Marans' "The Temperamentals" explores the early history of the gay rights movement with a generally winning blend of pathos and humor. It helps that the play's many scenes are short and breezy rather than long and preachy. Audiences for the Rep Stage production will be entertained while receiving a history lesson. That history is centered around a single person, Harry Hay, who founded a pioneering organization in the 1950s, the Mattachine Society, which was named after a secretive society from the Renaissance.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2012
According to a police report, a woman was waiting in line to make a purchase at the Exxon in the 800 block of York Road in Towson at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday when a man plucked her iPhone from her hand and fled with a cohort down York Road.                   You may want to ask: How many were in the cohort?  Cohort  is traditionally a mass noun for a military unit or other grouping of people. I am in that cohort known as the baby boom generation that has not had the common decency to die and make room in the sun. But in the United States over the past half-century and more,  cohorts  has been understood as meaning "companions" or, in criminal matters, "accomplices.
EXPLORE
February 9, 2012
One of the first solutions suggested when the subject of government being out of touch with the voters comes up is term limits. By limiting the number of years in office someone can serve, so goes the logic, it is assured new people who are closer to the issues are always entering elected office and making decisions. Presumably, such well-intentioned sentiments are behind a proposed change to Harford County's charter to limit county council members to two consecutive four-year terms, the same limit imposed on the office of county executive.
NEWS
By Pat Burson and Pat Burson,Newsday | August 7, 2005
In the new comedy Wedding Crashers, two divorce mediators and longtime friends get their kicks by inviting themselves to other people's weddings. They scarf down hors d'oeuvres, drink from the open bar, tear up the dance floor and compete to meet -- and bed -- bodacious bridesmaids and other single women. For singles who have their minds on something more meaningful than a roll in the hay, professional matchmakers, wedding professionals and relationship experts agree, weddings can be the ideal place to meet someone special.
EXPLORE
February 9, 2012
One of the first solutions suggested when the subject of government being out of touch with the voters comes up is term limits. By limiting the number of years in office someone can serve, so goes the logic, it is assured new people who are closer to the issues are always entering elected office and making decisions. Presumably, such well-intentioned sentiments are behind a proposed change to Harford County's charter to limit county council members to two consecutive four-year terms, the same limit imposed on the office of county executive.
NEWS
By Mark Clarence Walker | June 11, 2003
WASHINGTON - Now that the war with Iraq is over and fresh questions about its legitimacy have begun to surface, one has to wonder about the role that Congress has played in international affairs since Sept. 11. One would not be remiss or incorrect to say that Congress has given the president total control over the conduct of international and security affairs even though the Founding Fathers of this country never meant it to be that way. They did not want a king to rule over them; they wanted a government that made good decisions at best but would take no action at worst.
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By Mark Clarence Walker | June 11, 2003
WASHINGTON - Now that the war with Iraq is over and fresh questions about its legitimacy have begun to surface, one has to wonder about the role that Congress has played in international affairs since Sept. 11. One would not be remiss or incorrect to say that Congress has given the president total control over the conduct of international and security affairs even though the Founding Fathers of this country never meant it to be that way. They did not want a king to rule over them; they wanted a government that made good decisions at best but would take no action at worst.
NEWS
By Jeff Barker and By Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | September 2, 2001
If a hardware store could speak, it would speak of home. It would speak of Dad buying tools, paint, garden hose and grass seed and sundry other accessories of American domestic family life. It would not necessarily speak to the single person, at least not until recently. Hardware store marketers have lately begun to notice that unmarried folks also need paint, extension cords, spackle. The retail chain Ace Hardware, for example, has been changing its tone, tinkering with the store signs and colors in hopes of seeming more friendly to women and others whom no one calls "Dad."
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