May 12, 1994
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A 325-pound police officer was a bit too ambitious when he tried to squeeze through a broken window to rescue a man fighting a burglar.Officer Jorge Benitez-Merlo got stuck."It must have looked pretty ridiculous with me stuck halfway in and halfway out," Officer Benitez-Merlo said yesterday.The 6-foot, 1-inch tall weightlifter was able to free himself quickly, but not before being cut by jagged glass.A neighbor who saw the officer's problems offered to crawl through the window and open the front door from the inside.
June 8, 1993
After hitting .341 as a team in the previous 10 games, the Bowie Baysox ran into an offensive drought just in time for a doubleheader last night.So, manager Don Buford decided that the squeeze play was the proper remedy and the Baysox salvaged a 2-1 victory in the nightcap after losing to the Binghamton Mets, 4-0."We weren't swinging the bats well, so we had to go to something else," said Buford. "We got the first squeeze man in all right and then tried to do it again for the winning run."
December 1, 1993
Because there's a different lineup every time Squeeze heads out on tour, some people might think the band is in constant state of flux.But Glenn Tilbrook sees the situation a little differently. To him, what truly defines Squeeze are the songs he and Chris Difford have written together over the past two decades. Consequently, all those personnel changes really are is little more than "an opportunity to play with different people under the umbrella of Squeeze."Squeeze," he adds, "is a sort of collective body of people that gather around Chris and my songs.
October 21, 2007
In late June, as we were driving along the Dordogne in Perigord, southwest France, we came upon the tiny town of La Roque-Gageac. It is squeezed between limestone cliffs and the river, with just enough room on its narrow main street for two cars to pass. In January 1957, a huge mass of the cliff came crashing down on the village (toward the far end of the photo), killing three and destroying a dozen homes. With that exception, the town is much as it was three centuries ago. Gary Vikan, Baltimore The Sun welcomes submissions for "My Best Shot."
April 8, 1995
Steve Nagrabski is struggling for words, trying to say what it is about the accordion that grabbed him and has held him for a half-century, through its peak in the 1950s and later exile to the ethnic fringe of American culture. Something about the sound, "the accordion has a sound of its own," he says.He can't describe it, so he leans down in his chair to lift from the floor a 30-plus-year-old Italian accordion, a wheezy thing with papery lungs and keys yellowed the shade of a jaundiced eye."
April 16, 1998
BOWIE -- D. C. Conner's bases-loaded, one-out squeeze bunt in the eighth inning lifted the Bowie Baysox to a 5-4 Eastern League victory over Trenton last night at Prince George's Stadium.The hit off knuckleballer Jared Fernandez scored Tommy Davis, who had led off the inning with a double -- his third hit of the game -- to set up the rally.Ryan Minor was intentionally walked and Danny Perez reached on an error on a potential double-play grounder to fill the bases.Ryan Kohlmeier pitched a flawless ninth to save the win for Aaron Lane (1-0)