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By MICHAEL OLESKER | December 2, 2005
I'll match my patriotism with anybody's. You say "America," I get a lump in the throat. You sing "God Bless America," I'm reaching for hankies. Every time I see the Statue of Liberty, I tell my family, "There's our girl." But, on the issue of kids in a classroom not standing up to salute the flag, I pledge allegiance to those refusing to pledge allegiance. To me, that's the American way. And America still includes the state of Maryland, a fact that apparently comes as news to some of our public school teachers, who wish to create marionettes instead of citizens.
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By Amy Oakes and Amy Oakes,SUN STAFF | September 22, 1998
In the dead of winter last year, Gary Ricktor walked the streets of Fells Point for 45 minutes, pushing through crowds of fellow bar-goers and lost tourists in search of a taxicab.After calling one taxi when the bars closed at 2 a.m., Ricktor, 44, of Baltimore gave up waiting and walked seven blocks until he found one. It's an experience all too familiar for Ricktor and others who frequent the bar scene in Fells Point."It's really hard to get a taxi around here," Ricktor said. "My friends from New York City hate it when they visit.
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By Los Angeles Times | April 1, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- Laurence M. Powell, the Los Angeles police officer who delivered the majority of baton blows against black motorist Rodney G. King, rested his case without taking the witness stand, a surprise development that rocked the civil rights trial of the officers.Officer Powell's lawyer, Michael P. Stone, has said for weeks that Officer Powell would take the stand in his own defense and announced as late as Tuesday that Officer Powell would be a witness. But lawyers for the other officers have expressed misgivings about Officer Powell's testifying, and during a meeting Tuesday the attorneys agreed that, despite Officer Powell's strong desire to testify, he should not take the stand.
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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 23, 2010
Walter Fullwood strode up to the window of the Snowball Stand in Woodstock on a recent, steamy afternoon and handed over a bag of four "empties" before placing his carryout order. One of the stand's original customers, he has made weekly summer pilgrimages from his Ellicott City home of 42 years to the nearby rural spot since it opened in 1975. He has also made a habit of returning the cardboard containers as a courtesy. Fullwood requested four of the 101 varieties of the tasty treat Tuesday, including chocolate with a center of marshmallow for his wife, Marilyn, and plain vanilla for Winston, their 2-year-old Australian shepherd.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent | April 30, 1996
In support of his upcoming memoirs, Chicago Bulls forward Dennis Rodman is hitting the tube this week, appearing on an episode of "The Tonight Show" and tonight's "Dateline NBC," in what should be a "probing" interview with Stone Phillips, as the two hit the town.Whatever.Actually, a big tip of the cap goes to ESPN and reporter Bonnie Bernstein, who sat down with Rodman for the network's "Sunday Conversation" and grilled him on just what it would take to achieve whatever might pass for happiness in that multi-hued head.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,SUN STAFF | September 6, 1998
Dr. Michael Ain stands 4 feet 3. It's the first thing you notice. There's no way around it. He rolls his green surgical pants around the ankles. He climbs a step-stool to reach the operating table. Even then, his colleagues stand a foot or so above him.He's an orthopedic surgeon, a specialty usually reserved for the jocks of medicine. Ain doesn't exactly fit the stereotype, but he did wrestle in high school, and now he golfs on weekends and fixes bones with big power tools that could tear down walls.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2012
A Southern Maryland man fell to his death after climbing a tree to get to his hunting stand, Maryland Natural Resources Police said Sunday. Albert Attanacio Castro, 62, had been trying to get to his lock-on tree stand, which has screwed-in steps, police said. He fell about 21 feet. Police said he had medical issues that might have contributed to the accident, which happened on his property near Dentsville in Charles County. The Chief Medical Examiner's office in Baltimore will perform an autopsy.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | May 21, 2005
Alex Scott died last summer, just when most of the horses in today's Preakness were beginning careers as 2-year-olds. Hope springs eternal for promising 2-year-old thoroughbreds. But for Alex, who was found to have cancer two days before her first birthday, hope ended Aug. 1 when she was 8. For 7 1/2 years, she had fought bravely through six surgeries and seemingly endless radiation and chemotherapy. When Alex was 4, she told her parents she wanted to operate a lemonade stand in her front yard to raise money to help find a cure for childhood cancer.
BUSINESS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | January 20, 2004
NEW YORK - The Martha Stewart show opens today in federal court in Manhattan, with the domestic goddess ready to take off the kitchen mitts and fight back on the witness stand. Stewart has been undergoing mock cross-examinations and is eager to testify at her trial on conspiracy, securities fraud and obstruction of justice charges, say her lawyers and others familiar with her thinking. "Of course the defendant wants to testify," said co-counsel Robert Morvillo, who declined to discuss specifics of her pretrial preparation.
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