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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ron George usually keeps quiet about the flashiest part of his biography. But as he fielded a question about film tax credits at a candidates forum last week, George let slip that he had a brief and unglamorous career as a daytime soap opera actor. "I got to die once and come back a couple months later," George told a crowd at the University of Maryland law school. That's not all. The Republican delegate from Anne Arundel County is still a card-carrying member of the Screen Actors Guild, he said, a distinction that over the decades has earned him bit parts in various productions.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ron George usually keeps quiet about the flashiest part of his biography. But as he fielded a question about film tax credits at a candidates forum last week, George let slip that he had a brief and unglamorous career as a daytime soap opera actor. "I got to die once and come back a couple months later," George told a crowd at the University of Maryland law school. That's not all. The Republican delegate from Anne Arundel County is still a card-carrying member of the Screen Actors Guild, he said, a distinction that over the decades has earned him bit parts in various productions.
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By Carleton Jones | September 15, 1991
Today, a divorce case that doesn't involve gunfire or million or titillating details rates not much more attention than a three-bumper accident on Erdman Avenue.It was different back in 1915 when men were snickering and women sniffing at what was called "The Snyder Case" (always written in capital letters). It played like an old silent movie -- lovely wife, handsome alleged seducer, wronged hubby and possibly a lady in the wings -- an irresistible quartet of solid-gold, middle-class innuendo that was served up to Baltimore society at nickelodeon prices.
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By Jonah Goldberg | August 5, 2013
"I think she's one of the most fascinating women of our time and this world," confessed Bob Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC, as part of his announcement that his network is making a miniseries about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with Diane Lane in the starring role. Words are funny things. For instance, G.K. Chesterton once remarked that that the word "good" has many uses: "For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of 500 yards, I should call him a good shot but not necessarily a good man. " So it is, I suppose, with the word "fascinating.
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By Phil Jackman | January 7, 1991
They say life mirrors art. Actually, that's not what Seneca said at all, but it's close enough for our purposes.One of the lead characters on the soap opera "Another World" is named Ryan, which seems extremely appropriate thinking backover Wild Card Weekend.Another world, time and dimension was where Philadelphia Eagles coach Buddy was coming from when he momentarily benched Randall Cunningham during a drubbing administered by the Washington Redskins.The curmudgeon of Philly has long imbued his rakish Eagles with a siege mentality.
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By Sara Oppenheim and Sara Oppenheim,Contributing writer | January 9, 1991
Laureen Benson Hall, a television-acting instructor at Howard Community College, always told her students they would have three takes toget a scene right.But her experience acting in "The Raven," the first evening soap opera featuring a cast of black actors, has taughther that even second chances can be rare.Hall, 32, of Catonsville, has the only white principal role in the one-hour drama, which premiers at 11:30 p.m. Saturday on WJZ-TV (Channel 13). The locally produced program is being considered for syndication.
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By Susan Milligan and Susan Milligan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 6, 1996
ALMATY, Kazakstan -- You could think of it as "The Guiding Light" with a political subtext.Lydia and Ermek are struggling with a mixed marriage: She's ethnic Russian; he's Kazak.They live in a one-room apartment in this newly independent nation, trying to make ends meet with the uncertain profits from Ermek's news kiosk.Gleb and Camilla, another Russian-Kazak couple, also are feeling the pressure. Gleb is being hassled by unsavory types who want him to pay protection money from the proceeds of his cafe.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2012
It's a story that simply won't go away. It's an upper-class soap opera, and even after the passage of 75 years it still packs a sentimental punch and draws a willing audience into the glittering world of the British aristocracy. It is the saga of England's Edward VIII (he reigned for less than a year and was never crowned), who found it simply impossible to continue with his royal responsibilities without the love of an ambitious commoner from Baltimore, Wallis Warfield Simpson, the Belle of Biddle Street, who was determined to bag a royal and crash her way into the upper strata of British society.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | February 15, 2001
Shemar Moore can barely keep track of what day it is, much less what city he's in. Wait. It must be Friday because he's just flown in on the red-eye from Los Angeles, where he wrapped up another week on "The Young and the Restless." He happens to be in Philadelphia, but as of tomorrow, he'll be in Baltimore for the return engagement of the stage play "The Fabric of a Man" at the Lyric Opera House. "I'm doing so many things right now you'd swear I had three or four of me, which I wish I did have because sleep is a hard thing to find in my life," Moore says after delaying an interview for several hours in an effort to catch up on some of that elusive sleep.
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June 22, 2012
Clearly, neither defense attorney Joe Amendola, who has represented Jerry Sandusky in the Penn State sexual abuse trial, nor anyone close to him has ever been a victim of sexual child abuse ("Sandusky's wife: Accuser conniving," June 20). Whether or not the charges against Mr. Sandusky prove to be true, this case needs to be handled with the utmost professionalism. Mr. Amendola's remarks including "stay tuned," and "it's like a soap [opera]," etc., show a complete lack of understanding of the seriousness of cases like this one. It is one thing to believe in your client.
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Mike Preston | May 3, 2013
OK, so now that the Ravens have re-signed left offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie to a two-year contract, the real drama begins. We're starting the official McKinnie Watch here. When will he report to training camp? How much will he weigh? When will he be in condition to play his first game? Will his annual visit to coach John Harbaugh's doghouse last 16 games like last season, or will McKinnie not dog it this season? With McKinnie, there is always theater. Just about everybody around town wanted the Ravens to upgrade at the tackle position in the offseason, but when that didn't happen in the NFL draft , the Ravens had virtually no choice but to bring back the often-disgruntled giant left tackle.
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September 9, 2012
Boston drama never ends Paul Doyle Hartford Courant This one's not even close — the Red Sox are beyond dysfunctional. Once considered baseball's model franchise after winning two titles in four years, the Red Sox are a mess. The team experienced an epic meltdown in 2011, and management responded by dumping manager Terry Francona before GM Theo Epstein bolted for the Cubs. The answer? Hire Bobby Valentine, a guy whose skin is too thin for Boston. Valentine accurately said the season has been miserable, as players revolted against their manager and the remnants of last year's "chicken-and-beer" collapse still lingered at Fenway Park.
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June 22, 2012
Clearly, neither defense attorney Joe Amendola, who has represented Jerry Sandusky in the Penn State sexual abuse trial, nor anyone close to him has ever been a victim of sexual child abuse ("Sandusky's wife: Accuser conniving," June 20). Whether or not the charges against Mr. Sandusky prove to be true, this case needs to be handled with the utmost professionalism. Mr. Amendola's remarks including "stay tuned," and "it's like a soap [opera]," etc., show a complete lack of understanding of the seriousness of cases like this one. It is one thing to believe in your client.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2012
It's a story that simply won't go away. It's an upper-class soap opera, and even after the passage of 75 years it still packs a sentimental punch and draws a willing audience into the glittering world of the British aristocracy. It is the saga of England's Edward VIII (he reigned for less than a year and was never crowned), who found it simply impossible to continue with his royal responsibilities without the love of an ambitious commoner from Baltimore, Wallis Warfield Simpson, the Belle of Biddle Street, who was determined to bag a royal and crash her way into the upper strata of British society.
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By Peter Schmuck | July 2, 2011
The Orioles are about to hit the mathematical midpoint in the 2011 season, and the question hangs in the air like a fat curveball. Is this progress? If you're measuring improvement strictly by the numbers, the answer is obvious. The Orioles are far better off today than they were a year ago at the same time. They won just 25 of their first 81 games of 2010 and were already 25 games out of first place in the American League East. The actual midpoint this year comes Sunday, but you don't have to wait until then to figure out that this year's team is 22 fewer games under .500 and half as many games out of first place in the division.
SPORTS
June 30, 2011
Don't spoil the fun Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune Please, Bud Selig, don't step in. For the good of the sport, Major League Baseball will probably step in to seize control of the Dodgers from Frank McCourt. But watching from a distance there's something entertaining about the whole fiasco. What will Frank do next? Will he hire himself as the third-base coach, paid $10 million a year? Will he sack Ned Colletti and hire his son as general manager, at $20 million a year?
NEWS
May 19, 1999
Kyriacos Demetriou, 80, a haircutter whose old-fashioned barbershop was re-created in the Museum of the City of New York when he retired three years ago, died Friday. Known by customers as Mr. Kay, he took over the Broadway Barbershop in the 1950s. The shop, with its old, shiny appliances and a radio tuned to a classical music station, was founded in 1904 and was the oldest in the city.Alfredo de Freitas Dias Gomes, 77, a soap opera writer who used his position in television to fight Brazil's dictators, died early yesterday in a traffic accident in Sao Paulo, authorities said.
FEATURES
November 13, 1992
Attention fans of ABC soap opera "General Hospital." If you couldn't find it on WJZ-Channel 13 yesterday: Blame it on President-elect Bill Clinton and ABC. Mr. Clinton's first post-election broadcast press conference aired live at 1 p.m. yesterday, in the position usually occupied by the network serial "All My Children." But because that show boasts higher ratings, the network decided to run it late, at 3 p.m., and pre-empt "General Hospital." Today's edition of the long-running hospital soap will include an opening synopsis of what happened in yesterday's show, according to Channel 13 program chief Mike Easterling.
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By Phil Rogers, Tribune Newspapers | January 2, 2011
What has been more notable about the White Sox this winter — what they have done or what they have not done? They have super-sized the payroll. Specifically, they have added free agent Adam Dunn and re-signed Paul Konerko and A.J. Pierzynski in the wake of adding Jake Peavy, Alex Rios and Edwin Jackson in the previous year and a half, taking the Opening Day figure near $130 million from $103 million at the start of 2010. They haven't extended manager Ozzie Guillen's contract.
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September 20, 2010
Favre's soap opera Dom Amore Hartford Courant An athlete who would have made my favorites list a few years ago now sits atop my negative list: Brett Favre. Favre has committed no crime or reprehensible act. He just wants to keep playing football until they tear the jersey off his back. Fine. Say so, and show up when your teammates do. When Favre led the Packers to the 2007 NFC championship game, fans poured out the love and appreciation for all he'd accomplished.
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