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By Joan Mellen and Joan Mellen,Special to the Sun | September 16, 2001
You have to be from Louisiana and live there to write a meaningful book about that state. Yet few Louisianians can afford to reveal what they know. Only insiders have the story; only outsiders are willing to tell it. The exceptions include A. J. Liebling, who in 1970 wrote a devastating book called The Earl Of Louisiana (Louisiana State University Press, 252 pages, $14.95) about Gov. Earl K. Long. Uncle Earl, smarter than his brother Huey, was a master of politics practiced the Louisiana way. "Those who are with me in the first primary get the jobs," Uncle Earl liked to say, referring to the Louisiana system -- primary, then runoff -- where elections happen twice.
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NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | July 5, 1997
Leakin Park is a place where a person can go from a crowded urban road to a secluded wooded path in minutes. But what makes the wilderness expanse a sanctuary for city dwellers makes it attractive for killers as well.It has been dubbed "the city's largest unregistered graveyard" -- an urban forest in Dead Run Valley where children discover skeletons and city workers find bullet-riddled corpses draped over guardrails.Established six decades ago on land once owned by a Prussian railroad industrialist, Leakin Park is simply the place to dump a body in Baltimore.
SPORTS
By ROCH KUBATKO and ROCH KUBATKO,Sun Reporter | March 26, 2007
Nothing extra The Orioles' game against the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday didn't go past regulation because Cesar Crespo wouldn't allow it. Crespo, summoned twice from the minor league camp, singled with two outs in the ninth inning to score Terry Tiffee and give the Orioles a 6-5 victory in Jupiter, Fla. Crespo's hit came against major league veteran Russ Springer. Still struggling Freddie Bynum has been regarded as a leading candidate to fill the last spot on the 25-man roster, but he went 0-for-4 with one strikeout, lowering his average to .135.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2012
Adam Jones has proven his toughness all season long, playing through pain in both of his wrists, starting in center field in every game but one this season -- all while being hit by pitches 10 times, second most in the AL. But Orioles fans - and manager Buck Showalter - had to cringe during the team's five-run sixth inning in their 5-3 win over Boston on Wednesday night. That's when Jones lowered his left shoulder on a play at the plate and collided full force with Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
NEWS
April 7, 1995
MANY people have strong feelings for their cars. The direction those feelings take depends usually on how well the car runs.When someone pays several thousand dollars for a mound of metal and plastic that does nothing but consume gas and leak motor oil, those strong feelings tend to be negative. People have been known to swear, kick and make crude gestures to their automobiles on the occasion of flat tires, failure to start and other common auto hazards.On the other hand, there are some people who love their cars.
NEWS
September 22, 1993
Student charged with carrying BB gun at schoolState police arrested a Westminster High student yesterday after school officials found he was carrying a BB pistol on school grounds.The boy was arrested just before school dismissal at 2:30 p.m. and charged with carrying a weapon on school property, police said. He was released into his father's custody.The gun was never fired and no one was hurt, police said."Appropriate disciplinary action is being taken," said Peter B. McDowell, director of secondary education for Carroll County schools.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 1, 1997
REDFORD, Texas -- A Marine will be the subject of a grand jury inquiry into the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old who was tending a herd of goats on his family's farm near the Mexican border.District Attorney Albert Valadez said he would proceed with the investigation of the Marine, whom he did not identify, based on reports from Texas Rangers who are investigating the shooting of the youth, Ezequiel Hernandez Jr.Hernandez died May 20 after he was shot by a member of a Marine team from Camp Pendleton, Calif.
NEWS
Jacques Kelly | November 23, 2012
The project manager at the former Patterson Park High School in Highlandtown stood atop a roof terrace and said, "This is not a cookie-cutter property. " That's an understatement. Shaffin Jetha and Chuck Nale, officials of Focus Development, gave me a tour of the Southeast Baltimore landmark it has taken me 50 years to visit. I wasn't procrastinating; I just never got an invitation to view this under-recognized Art Deco-style school that once accommodated 3,200 students. It is now being made into 138 apartments.
NEWS
December 2, 1991
Conventional wisdom holds that the Cold War is over. But is it? Consider the implications of Secretary of Defense Cheney's recent commitment to keep large numbers of American troops in South Korea, on the grounds that such defenses are required because North Korea is at the threshold of nuclear capability.Cheney didn't say so, but the implication is clear: The presence of 40,000 U.S. troops currently based in South Korea would deter North Korea from striking its neighbor with nuclear bombs.
NEWS
June 16, 2001
PROBABLY NO one thought George W. Bush's election as president would doom the U.S. Navy's use of Vieques Island for target practice. The military, most Republicans and Puerto Rican demonstrators expected the opposite. President Bush's decision that the Navy go elsewhere within two years is cheering to many Puerto Rican citizens of the United States who found the bombardment of the island a relic of colonialism. It is welcome to the fewer than 10,000 persons, many of them fishermen, many of them hearing-impaired from years of bombardment, who live on Vieques, which is east of Puerto Rico but within the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
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