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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | April 7, 1992
Dolly Parton is so good-hearted and beams with such amiability and country-morning charm that the temptation to sit back, shut up and simply bask in her screen presence is nearly overwhelming."
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May 15, 2014
A public policy that regulates and controls marijuana will likely make it easier, not harder, for parents and educators to rationally and persuasively discuss this subject with young people ( "Teens want real talk about pot," May 12). After all, many parents who may have experimented with cannabis during their youth - or who continue to indulge occasionally - will no longer feel the social and legal pressures to lie to their children about their own behavior. Rather, just as many parents presently speak to their children openly about their use of alcohol - instructing them that booze may be appropriate for adults in moderation but that it remains inappropriate for young people - legalization will unburden parents so that they can talk objectively and rationally to their kids about marijuana.
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NEWS
May 15, 2014
A public policy that regulates and controls marijuana will likely make it easier, not harder, for parents and educators to rationally and persuasively discuss this subject with young people ( "Teens want real talk about pot," May 12). After all, many parents who may have experimented with cannabis during their youth - or who continue to indulge occasionally - will no longer feel the social and legal pressures to lie to their children about their own behavior. Rather, just as many parents presently speak to their children openly about their use of alcohol - instructing them that booze may be appropriate for adults in moderation but that it remains inappropriate for young people - legalization will unburden parents so that they can talk objectively and rationally to their kids about marijuana.
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By Andy Wolt | June 11, 2013
Some of you may recognize me from my SpaceManAndy advice column in City That Breeds. Well, I've decided to focus my efforts here, on the LGBT community. As a gay man living in Baltimore, I'm here to answer any and every question you can throw at me. Sometimes it just helps to get a little third party perspective. Your friends might tell you what you want to hear, but I will give you my honest opinion on what's best. I mean, I don't even know you, I wouldn't even know how to placate you. You can write in with questions on all sorts of topics.
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By Andy Wolt | June 11, 2013
Some of you may recognize me from my SpaceManAndy advice column in City That Breeds. Well, I've decided to focus my efforts here, on the LGBT community. As a gay man living in Baltimore, I'm here to answer any and every question you can throw at me. Sometimes it just helps to get a little third party perspective. Your friends might tell you what you want to hear, but I will give you my honest opinion on what's best. I mean, I don't even know you, I wouldn't even know how to placate you. You can write in with questions on all sorts of topics.
NEWS
August 26, 2005
THE DISCONNECT between President Bush's rationale for U.S. involvement in Iraq and what is actually going on there is becoming ever more evident to the American people. A majority of Americans now believe the war in Iraq was a mistake, a significant shift from just a month ago, polls show. An even larger percentage believe the Iraq war has increased rather than diminished the terrorist threat against them personally. Further, the increasingly bloody civil and sectarian strife in Iraq and the so far unsuccessful struggle of its interim government to shape a constitution that reflects a fair measure of democratic ideals underscores the growing sense that continued American military presence in Iraq is doing more harm than good.
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By Los Angeles Times | March 1, 1991
HOLLYWOOD -- Dolly Parton will star as a radio-station receptionist who winds up as a talk-show psychiatrist in the Hollywood Pictures-Sandollar musical "Straight Talk." Parton will write the songs, Tim Rice will oversee the music. Barnett Kellman directs Pat Resnick's script in Chicago in June for producer Robert Chartoff.Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas will star in Pace Films' "Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love," based on Oscar Hijuelos' award-winning novel. Arnold Glimcher produces and directs Cynthia Cidre's script in New York and Los Angeles beginning March 12.
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By KEVIN THOMAS | December 5, 1993
There is little doubt that a new political mood is sweeping the nation.For the first time in a long while, the dialogue on important issues has taken on a more honest tone. Whether the talk is about crime, free trade or health care, the public is getting some straight scoop for a change.I don't necessarily credit the politicians for this. I suspect they're motivated by the same things that have always motivated them, which is whatever will get them re-elected. Instead, it's the voters from coast to coast who are demanding that their representatives cut to the chase or get out of the way.Some of this refreshing honesty blew through Howard County last week, when Del. Elijah Cummings spoke at Wilde Lake High School on the crisis that confronts the African-American male.
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October 15, 2006
General Growth Properties and Howard Community College will present "Voices of Vision," a series of talks and discussions with experts on effective urban planning and design, and its impact on quality of life. Residents are invited to participate in open forums on topics that relate to the future of Columbia and Howard County. Architect and planner Vernon D. Swaback will begin the series at 7 p.m. Thursday in the college's Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. As Frank Lloyd Wright's youngest apprentice, Swaback spent more than two decades with the Wright organization before founding Swaback Partners, a firm of architects and planners.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | April 3, 1992
Dolly Parton is so good-hearted and beams with such amiability and country-morning charm that the temptation to sit back, shut up and simply bask in her screen presence is all but overwhelming."
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2013
Minutes after the Baltimore Ravens beat the New England Patriots to advance to the Super Bowl, Seth Meyers, the head writer for “Saturday Night Live,” tweeted: “Baltimore vs. San Francisco! Brother vs. Brother! The Wire vs. Full House!” The message linking Baltimore, “The Wire” and the Ravens resonated nationally with more than 3,000 retweets. Terrell Suggs repeated the connection while speaking at Super Bowl Media Day in New Orleans. Great sports franchises do reflect their communities - or, maybe, they shape the perception of their communities among the millions who watch them on TV in championship games.
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By The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2011
Elsie Entwisle, a retired senior departmental administrator at the Johns Hopkins University, died March 11 of leukemia at Gilchrist Hospice. She was 84 and lived in Parkville. Born Elsie Marie Miller in Pigtown, she and her two brothers were raised by their grandparents after their mother died of tuberculosis when Ms. Entwisle was 4. She graduated from Southern High School and then went to work at Domino's Sugars and the old Baltimore City Traffic Court. In 1946, she met the Rev. Willard M. Entwisle, who came to Baltimore to lead what was then St. Paul's Chapel on Washington Boulevard and who would become her husband.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2010
Louis Laurence DePazzo Sr., a former state delegate and Baltimore County councilman whose characteristic candor helped make and then break his political career, died Friday of cancer at the Stella Maris hospice-care facility in Timonium. He was 77. His children and their spouses, along with his wife, the former Irene Bavis, gathered in the family's Dundalk hometown Sunday night, sharing a crab feast Mr. DePazzo had insisted upon and trading memories of a man they knew as a straight-talking practical joker, who once painted his wife's eyeglasses with clear nail polish while she dozed.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,jamison.hensley@baltsun.com | December 13, 2009
Editor's note:: Ray Lewis spoke with The Baltimore Sun about the Ravens' problems on the field and his life off it. The Pro Bowl linebacker discussed his weekly training sessions with the Baltimore Police Department, and his relationship with Steve McNair's mother. Lewis also addressed the team's focus for today's game against the Detroit Lions (2-10), the reason for the team's penalties and why he is convinced that the Ravens (6-6) will make the playoffs. Question:: The Ravens, who are 13 1/2 -point favorites over the Detroit Lions on Sunday, have a 7-1 record under coach John Harbaugh in games in which they are favored by at least seven points.
NEWS
February 25, 2009
For years, Americans have been kidding themselves about the fragile state of the nation's economy. President Barack Obama is having none of that. He's telling the painful truth about who's responsible for the current economic turmoil and the need for shared sacrifice to pull the nation out of the ditch. The public is showing its appreciation for the straight talk with strong support, despite a plummeting stock market, soaring unemployment and a broken financial system. The president has convinced a majority of Americans - 63 percent (including many Republicans)
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By THOMAS F. SCHALLER | June 18, 2008
Two weeks ago, I suggested that we ought to be able to conduct a presidential election without creating superficial and misleading personal caricatures of the nominees - that it was sufficient to make a case for or against Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama based solely on their records and their proposals. Today, I offer a strong case against Mr. McCain on strictly policy terms. The foundation of that case rests on a single, damning observation courtesy of Cliff Schecter in his new book, The Real McCain: For the sake of political-electoral expediency, the Arizona senator has taken or changed far too many of his positions.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | April 10, 2008
If there was ever any doubt about the forgiving nature of Baltimore sports fans, it did not survive the first week of the baseball season. Some of the same fans who booed Aubrey Huff unmercifully on Opening Day cheered him unabashedly after his game-winning home run Monday, and it didn't stop there. I made the mistake of offering the opinion on WBAL on Tuesday night that if Huff continued to swing a productive bat for a couple of months, the Orioles might be in a position to shed his big contract at midseason - something no one would have dreamed possible a few weeks ago. It seemed like a fairly benign comment to me, until the first talk-show caller blasted me for being too negative about the Orioles' chances of staying competitive all year and suggesting a roster-altering deal while the team was on such an upbeat, season-opening roll.
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