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By TRB | June 25, 1992
Washington -- Sister Souljah has been misunderstood. When the rap singer made her now notorious observation to the Washington Post -- ''If black people kill black people every day, why not take a week and kill white people?''-- she was not endorsing the proposition that black people should kill white people. As she explains it, she was expressing not her own views but the views of a black person who ordinarily kills black people.''I was just telling the writer that . . . if a person would kill their own brother, or a baby in a drive-by, or a grandmother, what would make white people think that [he]
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October 6, 2014
Marriage equality took one of its biggest leaps forward today without anything happening at all. By deciding not to hear any of the same-sex marriage cases appealed to it, the Supreme Court immediately voided bans on gay marriage in five more states - Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana and Wisconsin - and likely did so in six others that are part of the same appellate circuits. It was the largest number of states to realize marriage equality on one day, topping the three (including Maryland)
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,Sun Columnist | June 27, 2007
Italk to people for a living, but ask me to speak in front of a group and, well, you know. Sweaty palms. Nervous laugh. Many people dread public speaking and assume either you have the skills or not. That's a misconception, says Annapolis resident Timothy J. Koegel, who heads a presentation and media consulting firm in Washington. Based on his work with clients, Koegel recently wrote The Exceptional Presenter, which provides techniques to improve communication skills at all levels, either one-on-one or in large groups.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
I'm sure I'm alone in having watched all that I could of Game 1 between the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night, given the quick turnaround between Orioles games and the singular focus on the home team here in Baltimore. Watching the painfully slow extra-inning affair in Anaheim, Calif., only reinforced a thought I had during Kansas City's wild-card win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night, and baseball Twitter reinforced that reinforcement for me. What's up with Cal Ripken Jr.?
NEWS
By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,justin.fenton@baltsun.com | October 7, 2009
A Baltimore police officer facing internal discipline for speaking to a Baltimore Sun reporter said in court filings Tuesday that she was exercising free speech and that her comments served a public concern. Sgt. Carrie Everett, who was then assigned to the Southwestern District, spoke to a reporter after she was administratively charged in connection with an incident in which a murder suspect committed suicide by jumping from a top-floor window while under police supervision at Mercy Medical Center.
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By Geraldine Baum and Geraldine Baum,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 18, 2007
BRUSSELS -- To the uninitiated, the existential crisis splitting Belgium down the middle these days might seem like a (very) civilized war as told by Dr. Seuss, with the French-speaking Walloons on one side and the Dutch-speaking Flemings on the other. To continue the literary analogy, consider the library at Belgium's Leuven University. Make that two libraries. German armies had burned down Leuven's library in the two world wars, and it was rebuilt after each. But then in 1970, the last time the Flemings and the Walloons got seriously restive, the million-volume collection was carved into two: Odd-numbered books remained on the original campus in the Dutch-speaking part of the country, while even-numbered books went to a new Francophone school built in a field 17 miles to the south.
FEATURES
By Tim Warren and Tim Warren,Book Editor | September 9, 1992
McLean, Va.--There's usually a twinkle in his eye when Bob Tyrrell speaks, which is good since he says so many nasty things. In that way, he's not unlike one of his models, H. L. Mencken, a writer who could be as outrageous as he could be charming.That's why Mr. Tyrrell is an appropriate choice to speak at the Enoch Pratt Free Library's annual Mencken Day festivities, which will take place Saturday at the Central Branch.When Mr. Tyrrell speaks, liberals get the most flak, as one might suspect about this fiercely conservative writer and editor of the American Spectator, but here's an observation about the current president, who happens to be a Republican (like Mr. Tyrrell)
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 23, 1999
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Not long ago, Smith College English professor Patricia Skarda was walking behind two students deep in conversation. A strict grammatical constructionist, Skarda took note of their syntax."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 5, 1999
A Roman Catholic priest, ordered by the Vatican to end his ministry to gay and lesbian Catholics, has resumed public speaking, saying he could do so, within limits, and still respect the church's directive.The priest, the Rev. Robert Nugent of Baltimore, had worked for nearly three decades with Sister Jeannine Gramick, also of Baltimore, in reaching out to gay Catholics. But the church's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith told them on July 13 that they were permanently prohibited from further pastoral work with gays and lesbians.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | June 3, 2001
WHEN A TREE falls in a deserted forest, does it make a sound? It's an old riddle for which there is no answer. The transmission of sound depends equally on the originator and the receiver. In human language, it requires a speaker and a listener. Listening - to falling trees, to snoring grandparents, to story-telling parents, to bawling baby sisters - comes to children long before writing and reading. Listening and its oral counterpart, speaking, are the primary means by which children learn until they read well.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Midshipmen at the Naval Academy have filmed a video pledging to fight sexual assault at the academy and in the Navy and Marine Corps. "It's on us — USNA," a 90-second video, was posted Monday on YouTube. It features a succession of midshipmen, male and female, in uniform and Navy athletic gear, standing before different landmarks on the Annapolis campus, looking into the camera and reading lines. "If midshipmen are persons of integrity, and if we stand for that which is right, then we must stand for each other," the script reads, in part.
NEWS
September 29, 2014
Justin Schall, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's campaign manager, seems to be the only one making any kind of statements to The Sun. Everything I read says "Justin Schall, Brown's campaign manager, says ... " followed by some sort of negative on Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan. Is he the one who is actually running for the office or is it the lieutenant governor? Mr. Brown can't speak for himself, or is he afraid to actually say some of the misinformation and mistruths shown in his negative TV ads?
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Offering an emphatic response to what he perceived as an attack on his organization's integrity, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti on Monday rebutted a recent report saying that the organization engaged in a “pattern of misinformation and misdirection” following Ray Rice's arrest in February. In an unusual, nearly 50-minute news conference that brought the national media to the team's Owings Mills training facility, Bisciotti again acknowledged the organization's faults in how it handled the fallout of the former running back's assault on his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, in an Atlantic City, N.J., casino elevator.
NEWS
September 14, 2014
Whether "Baltimore - Birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner" is destined to become the city's official motto, as the City Council recently endorsed, is less important than a troubling bit of information that arose during the council's debate over the matter. Polls suggest only about one in five people living in Baltimore know of the city's link to the national anthem and even fewer are aware of it outside this state. This weekend's festivities may change that - although probably modestly so given that the PBS' Great Performances series doesn't exactly have the ratings of a "reality" TV show, let alone a major sporting event.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2014
Hours after the Ravens terminated the contract of  Ray Rice  on Monday,  John Harbaugh  stood behind a microphone and in front of a horde of cameras and reporters and addressed one of the most difficult days in franchise history. Where was owner  Steve Bisciotti  or general manager  Ozzie Newsome ? Both were criticized by the local and national media for their failure to make themselves available to answer questions. Bisciotti, however, defended the decision in an interview with The Sun earlier today.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2014
The day after the Ravens released Ray Rice, owner Steve Bisciotti wrote in a letter to fans and sponsors that the team “did not do all we should have done” after the star running back was accused of knocking his then-fiancee unconscious at an Atlantic City casino in February. “Seeing that video changed everything,” Bisciotti wrote in a letter to the team's personal seat license holders, suite owners and sponsors. “We should have seen it earlier.” Bisciotti's remarks came toward the end of a day of fallout in which NFL commissioner Roger Goodell defended the league's efforts to obtain the video of Rice striking Janay Palmer, whom he subsequently married.
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By Rick Rockwell | November 5, 2000
AS I WATCHED my friend Jorge Luis Sierra from Mexico City address a small group of college students in Washington, a worry formed in the back of my mind. But before we deal with my paranoia, a little background about my friend. Sierra is the managing editor of the newspaper, Mexico Hoy! He was on a trip to the United States sponsored by the Mexico Solidarity Network to lobby politicians on Capitol Hill. He was also promoting a book he edited about Mexico's military. All of these activities are something people living in the United States take for granted: writing, speaking your mind, exercising your right to contact politicians.
NEWS
By DAVID MORRIS | September 1, 1991
Switzerland celebrates Its 700th anniversary this year. At a historical moment when nations are being pulled apart by the centrifugal forces of ethnic and religious differences, the story of Switzerland is particularly instructive.On Aug. 1, 1291, in the Rutli Meadow on the shores of Lake Lucerne, the free peasants from the forest cantons of Schwyz (from which Switzerland was to gain its name), Uri and Unterwalden formed an "eternal alliance" of mutual defense. When the three communities successfully defended themselves against multiple attacks by the Hapsburg Empire, they emboldened surrounding communities to join their alliance.
SPORTS
Mike Preston | September 9, 2014
The Ravens have had many public relations blunders through the Ray Rice situation, and they had another major one Monday night. Where was owner Steve Bisciotti? And since he didn't post at a night time news conference, where were the other leaders in the organization -- president Dick Cass and general manager Ozzie Newsome? After terminating the contract of running back Ray Rice Monday afternoon, Bisciotti should have appeared before the media to address questions and publicly apologize for the poor judgment made by his franchise.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis spoke to the team before practice broke Friday afternoon, a day after his statue was unveiled outside M&T Bank Stadium “It was very profound,” Harbaugh said. “It was about team and what you sacrifice to accomplish things, and what happens when you look back.” Harbaugh said the players who have joined the team since Lewis retired after the 2012 Super Bowl season were particularly excited to meet him and hear what he had to say. He walked off the field with undrafted rookie inside linebacker Zachary Orr. For veterans and Lewis' friends and former teammates, though, it wasn't big news to simply have him around.
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