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By Kay Chubbuck and Kay Chubbuck,Special to the Sun | March 2, 2003
Somersault, by Kenzaburo Oe. Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel. Grove Press. 720 pages. $26. Imagine, for a moment, that members of a religious cult have infiltrated a nuclear power plant near a major metropolis. They intend to blow it up to hasten the end of the world, to persuade others to repent and follow their path. But when the cult's leaders find out, they are horrified. This was never part of their plan. To stop the bomb, they appear on national television just as their followers have broken into the plant.
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February 13, 2008
Every day, folks find new uses for this magical thing we call the Internet. Baltimore's own Rudy Gay, now playing for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, has appealed for help in the league's All-Star Slam Dunk Contest in New Orleans by asking high-flyers to post their own best dunks on YouTube. For me, the most impressive ones involve guys doing a somersault on their way to the hoop. Gay said he plans to use the best slams in the contest. His rules are no props allowed and nothing that's obviously unsafe.
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By GEORGE F. WILL | January 7, 1994
Washington -- His enthusiasm having dethroned his judgment, Newt Gingrich, that highly carbonated congressman, has joined the Republican clamor for an independent counsel to investigate whether the Clintons did serious wrongs regarding the Whitewater land development in Arkansas.Mr. Gingrich adopts the egalitarian cant normal when politicians express synthetic altruism: He says an independent counsel is needed lest adolescent miscreants in East L.A. think presidents are above the law. But in addition to being concerned about the civic sensibilities of wayward youths, Republicans are seeking vengeance, albeit tarted up with pieties about ''the public's right to know.
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By Martha Thomas and Martha Thomas,Special to the Sun | September 28, 2003
Liddy Marquez takes her workouts seriously. At 43 years old, she has been a runner and a cyclist, has competed in road races and biathlons, and is training for a triathlon in the spring. Her current workout routine? "Kayaking is my first interest," said the Bel Air mother of four. "I try to get out three to four times a week." It's not just the exercise that paddling provides, she said. "It's a meditative thing. Kayaking takes me out of the stresses of normal life." One of the fastest-growing sports in the nation, kayaking is being embraced by athletes looking for an alternative to the gym as well as those who simply want to get out and experience nature.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Writer | August 28, 1994
Yesterday was a day when Norv Turner was able to savor his first victory as a head coach.As he reviewed the Washington Redskins' 22-21 decision over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday night in the final preseason game, he was asked whether he had any problem with rookie William Bell's doing a somersault into the end zone at the end of a 42-yard touchdown run.Turner replied jokingly, "After you've been with Michael Irvin, that is minor, believe me."That was a reference by Turner, Dallas' offensive coordinator the past three years, to the Cowboys' flamboyant, outspoken wide receiver.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Staff Writer | June 13, 1993
ROCKVILLE -- It appeared that two Olympic medalists wer headed to victory in 10-meter platform diving events in the HTH Classic at the Montgomery Aquatic Center yesterday. Mary Ellen Clark had claimed the women's championship and Scott Donie had a 30-point lead with three dives left.But while Donie compiled average scores, Pat Evans scored two 80-point dives in his last three to come back from fourth place to first."I didn't know what I needed," said Evans, 27, of Cincinnati. "If I count numbers, I get away from what I am supposed to do. My last three dives are typically my best."
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By Barbara M. Simon | March 23, 1995
Today, we give ourselves allthe morning, consider the sunlighta personal gift. The world beginsits somersault from winterto renewal. We waken.Almost secure within suburbansplit levels and bungalows, we takelife in megabytes and soundbitesMinutely measured and analyzed,experience diminishes to excitement;passion shrinks to interest;wonder disappears. Distancemuffles our words, clouds our thoughtsthe way winter seeps backinto the afternoon, drawing shadowsup the bricks into the window.Done in by endless change,the unpredictable assault, we shrugaway the afternoon.
SPORTS
February 13, 2008
Every day, folks find new uses for this magical thing we call the Internet. Baltimore's own Rudy Gay, now playing for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, has appealed for help in the league's All-Star Slam Dunk Contest in New Orleans by asking high-flyers to post their own best dunks on YouTube. For me, the most impressive ones involve guys doing a somersault on their way to the hoop. Gay said he plans to use the best slams in the contest. His rules are no props allowed and nothing that's obviously unsafe.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | March 3, 1994
Jenny Stewart can tell you whatever you want to know about a dive, no matter how difficult it may be.That's because during seven years of year-round training with the Johns Hopkins Diving Club, as well as summers with the Padonia Club, the Western senior has developed an intricate knowledge of her sport."
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | September 27, 1994
Calvert Hall's title-game loss to Archbishop Curley last year has left stopper Ryan Lachowicz feeling he has some unfinished business to attend to.The Cardinals trailed 3-0 before Lachowicz pounded home their first goal with 19:51 left in the game. Four minutes later, the Cardinals scored again. But a final shot sailed inches wide of the goal with seven seconds left, securing Curley's 16-0-1 season.Lachowicz earned All-Metro honors for scoring eight goals with two assists and anchoring Calvert Hall's defense to 10 shutouts.
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By Kay Chubbuck and Kay Chubbuck,Special to the Sun | March 2, 2003
Somersault, by Kenzaburo Oe. Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel. Grove Press. 720 pages. $26. Imagine, for a moment, that members of a religious cult have infiltrated a nuclear power plant near a major metropolis. They intend to blow it up to hasten the end of the world, to persuade others to repent and follow their path. But when the cult's leaders find out, they are horrified. This was never part of their plan. To stop the bomb, they appear on national television just as their followers have broken into the plant.
FEATURES
By Sarah Pekkanen and Sarah Pekkanen,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2000
COLUMBIA -- The bookstores are full of volumes on how to maximize your child's potential. "Raise a brighter child," promises one book. "Awaken the genius in your child," urges another. But if Ellen and Bill Ray were to write a book, it might be titled something like: "How to make your exceptional child normal." You may not have heard much about the Rays' daughter, Elise -- not yet, anyway. She's a rising gymnastics star who may be the United States' best hope for a medal in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
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By Emily Arnold McCully | September 6, 1998
One hundred years ago in Paris, when theaters and music halls drew traveling players from all over the world, the best place to stay was at the widow Gateau's, a boardinghouse on English Street.Madame Gateau worked hard to make her guests comfortable, and so did her daughter, Mirette.One evening a tall, sad-faced stranger arrived. He told Madame Gateau he was Bellini, a retired high-wire walker."I am here for a rest," he said.The next afternoon, when Mirette came for the sheets, there was the stranger, crossing the courtyard on air!
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By Norman Solomon | August 30, 1998
AFTER U.S. missiles hit sites in Sudan and Afghanistan, some Americans seemed uncomfortable. A vocal minority voiced opposition. But approval was routine among those who had learned a few easy Orwellian lessons.When terrorists attack, they're terrorizing. When we attack, we're retaliating. When they respond to our retaliation with further attacks, they're terrorizing again. When we respond with further attacks, we're retaliating again.When people decry civilian deaths caused by the U.S. government, they're aiding propaganda efforts.
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By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,SUN STAFF | July 12, 1998
For Dan Murphy, the scariest thing about ski jumping into the Inner Harbor yesterday wasn't the murky green water. It was screaming four stories down a 4-foot-wide white carpet at 30 mph, heading for his somersaults."
NEWS
By Barbara M. Simon | March 23, 1995
Today, we give ourselves allthe morning, consider the sunlighta personal gift. The world beginsits somersault from winterto renewal. We waken.Almost secure within suburbansplit levels and bungalows, we takelife in megabytes and soundbitesMinutely measured and analyzed,experience diminishes to excitement;passion shrinks to interest;wonder disappears. Distancemuffles our words, clouds our thoughtsthe way winter seeps backinto the afternoon, drawing shadowsup the bricks into the window.Done in by endless change,the unpredictable assault, we shrugaway the afternoon.
FEATURES
By Emily Arnold McCully | September 6, 1998
One hundred years ago in Paris, when theaters and music halls drew traveling players from all over the world, the best place to stay was at the widow Gateau's, a boardinghouse on English Street.Madame Gateau worked hard to make her guests comfortable, and so did her daughter, Mirette.One evening a tall, sad-faced stranger arrived. He told Madame Gateau he was Bellini, a retired high-wire walker."I am here for a rest," he said.The next afternoon, when Mirette came for the sheets, there was the stranger, crossing the courtyard on air!
SPORTS
By Susan Reimer and Susan Reimer,Staff Writer | May 17, 1992
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- John Roethlisberger never looks up when he competes.But just once yesterday, he looked up. And he couldn't believe what he saw."I didn't see anybody else all day," said the NCAA all-around gymnastics champion from Minnesota. So focused, he competes in a fog of concentration."But I was putting stuff in my bag. I looked up and I saw Scott Keswick fall."I knew the door was open for me, and all I to do was hit."And that's all he did, winning the U.S. Gymnastics Championships all-around title and a pass to Baltimore for the Olympic gymnastics trials June 6-13.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | September 27, 1994
Calvert Hall's title-game loss to Archbishop Curley last year has left stopper Ryan Lachowicz feeling he has some unfinished business to attend to.The Cardinals trailed 3-0 before Lachowicz pounded home their first goal with 19:51 left in the game. Four minutes later, the Cardinals scored again. But a final shot sailed inches wide of the goal with seven seconds left, securing Curley's 16-0-1 season.Lachowicz earned All-Metro honors for scoring eight goals with two assists and anchoring Calvert Hall's defense to 10 shutouts.
SPORTS
By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Writer | August 28, 1994
Yesterday was a day when Norv Turner was able to savor his first victory as a head coach.As he reviewed the Washington Redskins' 22-21 decision over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday night in the final preseason game, he was asked whether he had any problem with rookie William Bell's doing a somersault into the end zone at the end of a 42-yard touchdown run.Turner replied jokingly, "After you've been with Michael Irvin, that is minor, believe me."That was a reference by Turner, Dallas' offensive coordinator the past three years, to the Cowboys' flamboyant, outspoken wide receiver.
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