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By Peter A. Jay | December 14, 1997
HAVRE DE GRACE -- Any reporter who covers government soon learns that journalists are from Mars and public officials are from Venus, and that not only are the two sides instinctively suspicious of one another, but also a lot of the time they don't even speak the same language.Among the few people with first-hand experience on both planets are press secretaries, also known as official spokesmen -- or, less respectfully, as flacks. They're usually Martians who have been recruited by the Venusians to act as interpreters.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,Sun reporter | April 28, 2007
First, the Madden curse. Now, a Chunky Soup curse? With NFL players who grace the cover of EA Sports' most popular video game suffering season-ending injuries, a similar hex has been following players who serve as spokesmen for Campbell's canned product. But Ravens tight end Todd Heap, who is one of eight NFL players appearing in ads for Chunky Soup later this year, isn't buying the notion of a Chunky Soup curse. "I'm not really worried about that," said Heap, ignoring the injuries that have befallen previous Campbell's spokesmen such as quarterbacks Donovan McNabb, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Hasselbeck, linebacker Brian Urlacher and defensive end Michael Strahan.
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By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Annapolis Bureau | July 31, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- It was all just a big misunderstanding, Gov. William Donald Schaefer said yesterday as he untied the gag he had placed on state government spokesmen four weeks ago."A big to-do about nothing," the governor declared, admitting he has been irritated by newspaper and broadcast stories about the gag order and editorials criticizing it.It's not what he meant at all.He just wanted state agencies to coordinate what they say to the press and the public.He just wanted the teeniest bit of notice before some reporter asked him a question about something he otherwise would know nothing about.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 7, 2003
JERUSALEM - The television documentary that was rebroadcast twice the last weekend in June by the British Broadcasting Corp. was titled Israel's Secret Weapon, and its intent, with the help of hidden cameras, was to expose Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program. The documentary, originally aired in March, criticized what it characterized as Western hypocrisy that allows Israel to develop weapons of mass destruction while demanding that other countries end their own such activities under threat of force.
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By DAN BERGER | November 4, 1994
Bill is taking Hillary off health care. She told him to.A wave of religious righteousness is infusing the election. Oliver North in Virginia and Marion Barry in Washington are its principal spokesmen.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,Sun reporter | April 28, 2007
First, the Madden curse. Now, a Chunky Soup curse? With NFL players who grace the cover of EA Sports' most popular video game suffering season-ending injuries, a similar hex has been following players who serve as spokesmen for Campbell's canned product. But Ravens tight end Todd Heap, who is one of eight NFL players appearing in ads for Chunky Soup later this year, isn't buying the notion of a Chunky Soup curse. "I'm not really worried about that," said Heap, ignoring the injuries that have befallen previous Campbell's spokesmen such as quarterbacks Donovan McNabb, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Hasselbeck, linebacker Brian Urlacher and defensive end Michael Strahan.
NEWS
November 16, 1990
Naval reservists from all over the country have left Baltimore-Washington International Airport, destined ultimately for various Pacific bases, where they will fill in for active duty personnel who have been deployed to the Desert Shield operation in Saudi Arabia.Navy spokesmen said the Navy called up 739 reservists, 52 of them from the Baltimore area. The reservists are part of the Reserve Naval Mobile Construction Battalion-23, otherwise known as the Seabees, headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va.They took off last evening for Los Angeles and will report to Port Hueneme, Calif.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | November 18, 1992
Two Baltimore County police sergeants shot a Dundalk man yesterday morning after he allegedly hurled dirty syringes, cartridges and a fire extinguisher at them from a second-floor porch and then lunged at them with a butcher knife.Michael Thomas DeLoach, 35, of the 200 block of Baltimore Ave. was in serious but stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center last night, where he was taken by helicopter with chest and abdominal wounds after the 8:30 a.m. confrontation with police outside his home.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | November 18, 1992
Two Baltimore County police sergeants shot a Dundalk man yesterday morning after he allegedly hurled dirty syringes, cartridges and fire extinguisher at them from a second-floor porch and then lunged at them with a butcher knife.Michael Thomas DeLoach, 35, of the 200 block of Baltimore Ave. was in serious but stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center last night, where he was taken by helicopter with chest and abdomen wounds after the 8:30 a.m. confrontation with police outside his home.
NEWS
August 12, 1991
AFTER OUR favorite cartoonist, KAL, speculated a few months ago about the limberness of Texas Sen. Lloyd Bentsen's presidential aspirations for 1992 (see accompanying illustration), the senator wrote a letter to our artist.In the letter, Senator Bentsen asked for the cartoon to hang on his wall. He attributed his interest in the cartoon "to a love of art." KAL rebutted: Surely the senator's admiration for the cartoon was due to its accuracy. His request for the original was tantamount to announcing his candidacy, claimed KAL.But then he told KAL the real story:"I know better than to try to keep a secret from the press.
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By Sarah Koenig and Sarah Koenig,SUN STAFF | August 3, 2002
The public is hearing plenty from Republican gubernatorial candidate Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. But when voters listen for the voice of Democrat Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, they often hear a surrogate instead. Naturally, Townsend and Ehrlich have spokesmen to do their bickering or clarify their positions, but Townsend has more of them: Three people on her staff carry the title, and she has one or two unofficial mouthpieces as well. Ehrlich has two spokesmen - but he clearly prefers to sound off for himself.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 7, 1999
LONDON -- One is a Londoner with a working-class accent and a gift for tough sound bites. The other is a by-the-book pilot who succinctly analyzes deadly bombing missions.Jamie Patrick Shea and British Air Commodore David J. G. Wilby are the faces and voices of NATO's war against Yugoslavia.During their internationally televised briefings at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Shea and Wilby provide the first official daily helping of information on the allied air campaign to bring Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to heel.
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By Peter A. Jay | December 14, 1997
HAVRE DE GRACE -- Any reporter who covers government soon learns that journalists are from Mars and public officials are from Venus, and that not only are the two sides instinctively suspicious of one another, but also a lot of the time they don't even speak the same language.Among the few people with first-hand experience on both planets are press secretaries, also known as official spokesmen -- or, less respectfully, as flacks. They're usually Martians who have been recruited by the Venusians to act as interpreters.
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 29, 1995
WASHINGTON -- White House and congressional negotiators opened talks last night on balancing the budget amid signs that President Clinton may be less committed than the Republicans to striking a bargain.At a Capitol Hill meeting yesterday, Mr. Clinton promised Senate Democrats that he would resist Republican efforts to make savings in the social, environmental and education programs he has described as essential to the nation's well-being."We'd like to get a deal and are negotiating in good faith, but more important is the president's priorities and principles," George Stephanopoulos, a senior Clinton adviser, said in an interview.
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By Charles R. Wolpoff and Charles R. Wolpoff,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 9, 1995
A 78-year-old Pennsylvania man charged with murdering his wife was arrested last week in North Laurel, Howard County police said.James P. Gantz Sr., from Manheim Township in suburban Lancaster, waived extradition Friday and was returned to Pennsylvania Saturday, police spokesmen said.Mr. Gantz was arrested Thursday afternoon in his Chrysler minivan on the 9600 block of Canterbury Riding, said police Sgt. Steven Keller. Howard police had been alerted by Manheim police that Mr. Gantz might be with relatives in Howard or Montgomery counties, Sergeant Keller said.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,Sun Staff Writer | May 7, 1995
Far from running and hiding, several citizen militia groups across the country are capitalizing on their new-found notoriety, responding to a deluge of calls and letters they claim to have received and encouraging sympathetic Americans to join up.For every few members the militia movement may have lost because of publicity surrounding the Oklahoma City bombing, it has gained twice as many more supporters, militia spokesmen from Montana to Florida contend.People...
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By Fred Rasmussen | January 31, 1993
From The Sun Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 1843Jan. 31: We have no confirmation of the rumor that a large portion of the Texas army has been captured by the Mexicans.Feb. 3: Three-fifths of all the insane persons in the lunatic asylums in the United States are said to be bachelors and old maids.From The Sun Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 1893Feb. 3: All the wells except two on Lyman Avenue, Govanstown, have gone dry on account of the long dry spell in the fall and early part of the winter.Feb. 6: The new buildings of the Home of the Feeble-Minded, at Owings Mills, Md., have been so far extended and equipped as to be capable of accomodating about seventy-five children.
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By Charles R. Wolpoff and Charles R. Wolpoff,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 9, 1995
A 78-year-old Pennsylvania man charged with murdering his wife was arrested last week in North Laurel, Howard County police said.James P. Gantz Sr., from Manheim Township in suburban Lancaster, waived extradition Friday and was returned to Pennsylvania Saturday, police spokesmen said.Mr. Gantz was arrested Thursday afternoon in his Chrysler minivan on the 9600 block of Canterbury Riding, said police Sgt. Steven Keller. Howard police had been alerted by Manheim police that Mr. Gantz might be with relatives in Howard or Montgomery counties, Sergeant Keller said.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | November 4, 1994
Bill is taking Hillary off health care. She told him to.A wave of religious righteousness is infusing the election. Oliver North in Virginia and Marion Barry in Washington are its principal spokesmen.
FEATURES
By KEVIN COWHERD | May 27, 1994
It started a few nights ago, a horrible dream that left me shaken and sweat-soaked and obsessing about . . . the Flintstones.They were all there in the dream: Fred and Wilma, Betty and Barney Rubble and all their annoying kids and grinning domesticated dinosaurs, chasing me with flaming torches and yelling "Yabba-dabba-doo!" as we traversed some prehistoric suburban hell.And everywhere overhead there were huge, billowing clouds of smoke from a thousand pot-bellied cavemen grilling big, greasy bronto-burgers.
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