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By James Asher and James Asher,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1997
"Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned," by Walter Mosley. Norton. 208 pages. $23.Violence haunts every corner of Walter Mosley's newest novel. It permeates the characters. It dribbles over scenes. It becomes an ethic unto itself.In spite of myself, I like "Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned." I like it very much and I admire the killer hero, Socrates Fortlow. His solutions, his observations, his friendships have their origins in the primordial ooze. In my weary world, they seem fretfully reasonable.
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By MICHAEL SRAGOW and MICHAEL SRAGOW,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 14, 2006
Peaceful Warrior fails pitifully at being transcendent. This New Age movie about living in the moment gets you looking at your watch and squirming in your seat. It's a self-defeating movie: It uses fustian, volatile melodrama to salute the serenity of Eastern spirituality. There are few more dynamic or fascinating presences in pictures today than Nick Nolte, who wears the lines of innocence and experience on his face and carries them like an artist. But he alone can't vitalize this quasi-Buddha-like tale of a wise, grizzled gas-station attendant named Socrates (Nolte, of course)
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May 21, 2005
On May 18, 2005, ANGELA KAVNAUDIS; beloved wife of the late Socrates Kavnaudis; devoted mother of Stella Tunanidas and Despina "Grace" Lewis and her husband Howard and the late Manuel Kavnoudis; sister of Bessie Karras. She is also survived by five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the family owned Bradley-Ashton Funeral Home, P.A., 2134 Willow Spring Road at Dundalk Avenue, on Saturday, 7 to 9 P.M. and Sunday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where a Trisaghion Service will be held on Sunday at 3 P.M. Viewing will also be held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, on Monday from 10:30 to 11 A.M., where funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery.
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May 21, 2005
On May 18, 2005, ANGELA KAVNAUDIS; beloved wife of the late Socrates Kavnaudis; devoted mother of Stella Tunanidas and Despina "Grace" Lewis and her husband Howard and the late Manuel Kavnoudis; sister of Bessie Karras. She is also survived by five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the family owned Bradley-Ashton Funeral Home, P.A., 2134 Willow Spring Road at Dundalk Avenue, on Saturday, 7 to 9 P.M. and Sunday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where a Trisaghion Service will be held on Sunday at 3 P.M. Viewing will also be held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, on Monday from 10:30 to 11 A.M., where funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery.
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January 1, 1994
In the 5th century B.C., the Greek philosopher Socrates warned his fellow citizens of Athens that unsupervised access to the popular music of the day would surely corrupt the morals of the city's youth. The authorities duly noted Socrates' complaint, then decided that it was he, with his iconoclastic wit, who posed the greater risk and forced him to drink hemlock.Mindful of the philosopher's fate, we are reluctant to broach the subject again. But there's been no shortage recently of critics who blame today's popular music -- particularly the in-your-face, rhyming genre known as "gangsta rap" -- for much of today's violence, bigotry and misogyny.
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June 9, 2003
On June 6, 2003, ELENI L. FOUDOS (nee Lagos); beloved wife of John Nick Foudos; devoted mother of Nick Foudos and Anastasia O'Donnell; dear sister of Fotini Paxenos, Marika Angelus and the late Socrates Lagos; grandmother of Sean and Devin Foudos and Deanna O'Donnell. A Trisaghion Service will be held at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (beltway exit 26A), on Monday at 7 P.M. Mrs. Foudos will lie in state at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, on Tuesday from 10:30 to 11 A.M. the funeral hour.
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By MICHAEL SRAGOW and MICHAEL SRAGOW,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 14, 2006
Peaceful Warrior fails pitifully at being transcendent. This New Age movie about living in the moment gets you looking at your watch and squirming in your seat. It's a self-defeating movie: It uses fustian, volatile melodrama to salute the serenity of Eastern spirituality. There are few more dynamic or fascinating presences in pictures today than Nick Nolte, who wears the lines of innocence and experience on his face and carries them like an artist. But he alone can't vitalize this quasi-Buddha-like tale of a wise, grizzled gas-station attendant named Socrates (Nolte, of course)
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By Alexander Hooke | December 13, 1996
''This is is the only way I want to die: To make my death the occasion of a crime is an idea that causes my head to spin.'' IS THIS A QUOTE found by investigators of the Sharon Lopatka crime? Could this be one of the unerased messages expressing her secret desires on the Internet?The death of the Marylander has drawn widespread attention. For months she had been planning her death by trying to find someone to assist her in a spectacular and, in most of our eyes, horrible experience.So far, commentators have largely worried whether Sharon Lopatka's death will affect the use of telecommunications by the crazies of the world.
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By Molly Dunham Glassman and Molly Dunham Glassman,Sun Staff Writer | April 29, 1994
Dogs are loving and smart. Or slobbery and stubborn, depending on how you look at it. If you share a house with a dog or two, here are a few books that will remind you why you got involved with them in the first place.* Anyone who has watched a pet grow old and feeble can relate to "Toby," by Margaret Wild, pictures by Noela Young (Ticknor & Fields, $13.95, 32 pages, ages 4-8).Toby is a 14-year-old golden retriever who is "a little blind and a little deaf, and he often makes such bad smells that everyone shouts and leaps for the window."
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By Robert Lipsyte and Robert Lipsyte,New York Times | August 11, 1991
Call it a slow-mo revelation, but I have finally figured out why I am having such trouble getting into baseball in the '90s. I miss George and Pete and Bart.perfect commissioner, a charming, eccentric, rumpled conservative who would be a steward for the owners. But had he lived longer, Giamatti would have defied them in some meaningful way; he would have tried to teach them their place in the cosmos.Saving the image of the game -- he fired Dave Pallone basically for being gay -- was his job, but as a man who saw himself as the Socrates of sport, that public-relations function would have eventually rubbed up against his higher conceits.
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June 9, 2003
On June 6, 2003, ELENI L. FOUDOS (nee Lagos); beloved wife of John Nick Foudos; devoted mother of Nick Foudos and Anastasia O'Donnell; dear sister of Fotini Paxenos, Marika Angelus and the late Socrates Lagos; grandmother of Sean and Devin Foudos and Deanna O'Donnell. A Trisaghion Service will be held at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (beltway exit 26A), on Monday at 7 P.M. Mrs. Foudos will lie in state at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, on Tuesday from 10:30 to 11 A.M. the funeral hour.
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By Judith Green and Judith Green,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 14, 1998
This review appeared in later editions of yesterday's Today section.Baltimore's own Hilary Hahn plays with the zest appropriate to her age (18) and the lyricism of a much more seasoned player. The piece she is performing this weekend with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein's "Serenade" for violin, string orchestra, harp and percussion, is the one she'll record with the BSO for her first CD with a orchestra.Though not the expected work for a young violinist's debut, it's a charming choice: American, like its player, and unburdened with the interpretations of older violin masters.
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By James Asher and James Asher,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1997
"Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned," by Walter Mosley. Norton. 208 pages. $23.Violence haunts every corner of Walter Mosley's newest novel. It permeates the characters. It dribbles over scenes. It becomes an ethic unto itself.In spite of myself, I like "Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned." I like it very much and I admire the killer hero, Socrates Fortlow. His solutions, his observations, his friendships have their origins in the primordial ooze. In my weary world, they seem fretfully reasonable.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF | June 9, 1997
For asking students questions rather than giving them answers, Socrates was offered exile or death. He chose death. Now, 24 centuries later, adversaries are still trying to kill off his teaching method.This time, the dispute arises at American law schools, where a caustic version of the Socratic method, once the standard, is on the wane. Disliked by students who are put on the spot, condemned as hostile to women and minorities, the teaching style again is at risk of exile.The teaching practice evolved from Harvard Law School, where students were questioned on legal arcana in what often felt like an interrogation.
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By Alexander Hooke | December 13, 1996
''This is is the only way I want to die: To make my death the occasion of a crime is an idea that causes my head to spin.'' IS THIS A QUOTE found by investigators of the Sharon Lopatka crime? Could this be one of the unerased messages expressing her secret desires on the Internet?The death of the Marylander has drawn widespread attention. For months she had been planning her death by trying to find someone to assist her in a spectacular and, in most of our eyes, horrible experience.So far, commentators have largely worried whether Sharon Lopatka's death will affect the use of telecommunications by the crazies of the world.
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By Lowell E. Sunderland and Lowell E. Sunderland,SUN STAFF Staff writer Linell Smith contributed to this story | April 23, 1996
Erma Bombeck happily chucked her job in 1953 to stay home full-time with her first child. But she soon discovered that being a housewife wasn't what it was cracked up to be."I was really bored, cleaning the same stupid stove again and again," she told a reporter for the Phoenix (Ariz.) Gazette more than 30 years later. "There was an isolation to it that I cannot begin to describe."Not exactly.She became the voice of an entire generation of American women describing it pretty darned well. Her syndicated newspaper column, "At Wit's End," transformed the drudgery of housework and the trials of raising children into the rich stuff of humor, assuring millions of housewives that they weren't alone.
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By LIZ ATWOOD | February 12, 1995
Socrates favored instruction in music and gymnastics, but opposed the teaching of poetry.John Locke believed a gentleman's education should start with cold foot baths and hard beds.For centuries, the world's great minds have debated what to teach children, and still the issue isn't settled.It recently emerged again in Anne Arundel County when school Superintendent Carol S. Parham introduced a $437 million operating budget to the county Board of Education. Dr. Parham, who appears to have listened to the criticism heaped on public education during last fall's election, proposed a spending plan that would cut administrative positions and add money for textbooks and computers.
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By STEPHEN VICCHIO | May 12, 1995
Misshapen, black, unlovely to the sight,O mute companion of the murky mole,You must feel overjoyed to have a whiteImperious, dainty lily for a soul--Richard Kendrell Munkittrick, ''A Bulb''=/The person who cannot wonder, who does nothabitually wonder . . . is like a pair of spectacles,behind which there sits a pair of blind eyes.-- Thomas Carlyle, ''Sartor Resartus''I used to believe that the loss of wonder was merely a symptom of our age. In my job I spend a good bit of time living in the ancient world.
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By STEPHEN VICCHIO | May 12, 1995
Misshapen, black, unlovely to the sight,O mute companion of the murky mole,You must feel overjoyed to have a whiteImperious, dainty lily for a soul--Richard Kendrell Munkittrick, ''A Bulb''=/The person who cannot wonder, who does nothabitually wonder . . . is like a pair of spectacles,behind which there sits a pair of blind eyes.-- Thomas Carlyle, ''Sartor Resartus''I used to believe that the loss of wonder was merely a symptom of our age. In my job I spend a good bit of time living in the ancient world.
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By PETER A. JAY | February 19, 1995
Havre de Grace. -- Since my son went off to college last fall, he has been communicating with his family primarily by e-mail. This makes me feel a little fusty, because I don't know how to do it.Fortunately, Irna does, and when she comes home in the evening and turns on her computer, a synthesized voice often chirps ''you have mail.'' Then she clicks the little mouse thing at the screen, and the message pops up. Often she prints me out a copy, so that I can read it on paper as though it were a real letter.
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