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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | July 25, 1993
SAN ANTONIO -- Weightlifter Mark Henry has never met a meal he didn't like.Or eat.All of it."If it's dead, I'll eat it," said Henry. "If it's alive, I'll eat it, too. Jus put it in front of me and get out of the way."His desire to become the strongest man in the world is just as big as his appetite."I don't want to be the second strongest man in the United States or the second strongest man in the world. They don't get much attention," said Henry. "I definitely want to be No. 1."Henry draws plenty of attention.
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August 21, 2012
Recently, my Dad received the following note from one of my brothers, and it deeply touched him to read these words: "Pop, when I was a boy, you were the bravest, strongest man I knew. Never did I go anyplace with you that I was ashamed to say you were my dad. Never was I afraid of anything when I was with you. When I needed a hand to hold, yours was the one I held, and it never let me go. You taught me many me things, how to hunt and how to fish, how to use my hands. But most of all, you taught me how to be a man. Then one day in a blink of my eyes, you were old and frail, and it hurts my heart to see that.
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By DAN BERGER | March 29, 1994
The West Coast turns out to be as fatal to foreign tourists as the East and Gulf Coasts.Tornadoes were sent to mop up any part of the Southeast that missed the ice storms last month.The trouble with strong-man government, as in Mexico, is that the lone assassin is the strongest man.Don't look now, but two nuclear powers, Russia and Ukraine, are heading to war over Crimea, over which wars have been fought before . . .Bill faces only two obstacles to his foreign policy: the Republicans and the Democrats.
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By David Steele and David Steele,david.steele@baltsun.com | January 13, 2009
The person considered the strongest Raven by coach John Harbaugh received the game ball after Saturday's AFC divisional playoff victory over the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, even though he didn't take a snap or put on a uniform. In the victorious locker room at LP Field, Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed handed the ball to O.J. Brigance, the Ravens' director of player development, saying, "This is for you." Brigance expressed thanks from the motorized wheelchair that he uses as he battles Lou Gehrig's disease, then added, "but we've got two more to play."
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By JOHN STEADMAN | December 23, 1994
There's a glass and an empty chair.Always on Christmas Eve, at least for the past 39 years, there was Garrett Billmire. He came with the season. Suddenly, he's gone.It started with two boys, who went to different high schools, nodding in a sort of vague recognition as they passed on the street. Eventually, they shook hands and one said to the other, "Let's have a holiday drink."So they did -- for the next three decades.It was always on the afternoon before Christmas. Some of their ports-of-call closed with the erosion that comes with the years, but they would move on to locate in still another establishment.
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By John Jeansonne and John Jeansonne,Newsday | August 4, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- America's feather, Shannon Miller, has finished her Olympic work, winning four of the five U.S. gymnastics medals. And now it's time for America's battleship, Mark Henry. Henry is the 19-year-old super-heavyweight weightlifter who has slimmed down, in the past year or so, from a high of 407 pounds to a relatively svelte 360. That makes him more than five times the size of Miller, who weighs 69 pounds.Just more evidence that the Olympics gives us the huge and the tiny, the long and the short, of everything.
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August 21, 2012
Recently, my Dad received the following note from one of my brothers, and it deeply touched him to read these words: "Pop, when I was a boy, you were the bravest, strongest man I knew. Never did I go anyplace with you that I was ashamed to say you were my dad. Never was I afraid of anything when I was with you. When I needed a hand to hold, yours was the one I held, and it never let me go. You taught me many me things, how to hunt and how to fish, how to use my hands. But most of all, you taught me how to be a man. Then one day in a blink of my eyes, you were old and frail, and it hurts my heart to see that.
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By David Steele and David Steele,david.steele@baltsun.com | January 13, 2009
The person considered the strongest Raven by coach John Harbaugh received the game ball after Saturday's AFC divisional playoff victory over the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, even though he didn't take a snap or put on a uniform. In the victorious locker room at LP Field, Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed handed the ball to O.J. Brigance, the Ravens' director of player development, saying, "This is for you." Brigance expressed thanks from the motorized wheelchair that he uses as he battles Lou Gehrig's disease, then added, "but we've got two more to play."
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By RICK MAESE | July 5, 2006
We needed a break. The two of us had been living together pretty seriously for a while, and the relationship had grown into something serious. We woke up together, ate together, worked together and went to sleep together. Was this the most successful relationship this side of 1950s television or an unhealthy lifestyle completely awash in co-dependency? "I don't really know how to tell you this -- geez, this is hard," I stammered. "Look, I'm just going to come out and say it: I think we need a break."
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By Arda Ocal | August 11, 2013
This past Saturday in Rolling Rock, Texas, Mark Henry further cemented his nickname as the "World's Strongest Man. " The 17-year WWE veteran pulled a semi-truck at the Press Forward Back to School charity event presented by Agape Christian Ministries. Here's footage of the pull: Also on hand to support his fellow WWE Superstar was none other than The Undertaker, who took time to sign autographs for fans attending the event. Bonus points for the "Deadman" wearing a T-shirt with Pinocchio on it!
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By RICK MAESE | July 5, 2006
We needed a break. The two of us had been living together pretty seriously for a while, and the relationship had grown into something serious. We woke up together, ate together, worked together and went to sleep together. Was this the most successful relationship this side of 1950s television or an unhealthy lifestyle completely awash in co-dependency? "I don't really know how to tell you this -- geez, this is hard," I stammered. "Look, I'm just going to come out and say it: I think we need a break."
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By JOHN STEADMAN | December 23, 1994
There's a glass and an empty chair.Always on Christmas Eve, at least for the past 39 years, there was Garrett Billmire. He came with the season. Suddenly, he's gone.It started with two boys, who went to different high schools, nodding in a sort of vague recognition as they passed on the street. Eventually, they shook hands and one said to the other, "Let's have a holiday drink."So they did -- for the next three decades.It was always on the afternoon before Christmas. Some of their ports-of-call closed with the erosion that comes with the years, but they would move on to locate in still another establishment.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | March 29, 1994
The West Coast turns out to be as fatal to foreign tourists as the East and Gulf Coasts.Tornadoes were sent to mop up any part of the Southeast that missed the ice storms last month.The trouble with strong-man government, as in Mexico, is that the lone assassin is the strongest man.Don't look now, but two nuclear powers, Russia and Ukraine, are heading to war over Crimea, over which wars have been fought before . . .Bill faces only two obstacles to his foreign policy: the Republicans and the Democrats.
SPORTS
By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | July 25, 1993
SAN ANTONIO -- Weightlifter Mark Henry has never met a meal he didn't like.Or eat.All of it."If it's dead, I'll eat it," said Henry. "If it's alive, I'll eat it, too. Jus put it in front of me and get out of the way."His desire to become the strongest man in the world is just as big as his appetite."I don't want to be the second strongest man in the United States or the second strongest man in the world. They don't get much attention," said Henry. "I definitely want to be No. 1."Henry draws plenty of attention.
SPORTS
By John Jeansonne and John Jeansonne,Newsday | August 4, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- America's feather, Shannon Miller, has finished her Olympic work, winning four of the five U.S. gymnastics medals. And now it's time for America's battleship, Mark Henry. Henry is the 19-year-old super-heavyweight weightlifter who has slimmed down, in the past year or so, from a high of 407 pounds to a relatively svelte 360. That makes him more than five times the size of Miller, who weighs 69 pounds.Just more evidence that the Olympics gives us the huge and the tiny, the long and the short, of everything.
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December 26, 2007
College football Motor City Bowl 7:30 p.m. [ESPN] It's Purdue vs. Central Michigan, and both offenses run the spread. Which is quite a coincidence, because - in the middle of a holiday run of fattening treats - you might be sporting a bit of a spread these days, too. NBA Wizards@Bobcats 7 p.m. [CSN+] Just because Michael Jordan was on the court during a Charlotte practice doesn't mean he's showing up to try showing up Washington for his unceremonious departure from the organization.
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By Arda Ocal | September 26, 2013
The World's Strongest Man will be with WWE for another 3 years. Henry revealed his contract extension on the Jay Mohr podcast . The agreement will keep the former world heavyweight champion in the promotion until 2016, marking his 20th year with WWE. Henry noted he received a raise, but he did not disclose the amount. Henry was an Olympian with the U.S. powerlifting team in 1992 and 1996, and he first appeared in WWE in March 1996. Along with the world heavyweight title, he is also a former ECW and European champion.
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