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By Dan Berger | July 31, 1998
If everyone received transactional immunity for telling the truth, more of us might.What good is $161.5 million if you have to split it 13 ways and pay tax on each slice?This stock market does not need a whole lot of good news to mount a rally. Any at all will usually do.Cheer up. GM will keep the Broening Highway assembly plant going for at least two more years.Pub Date: 7/31/98
By Noel Levy | July 4, 2013
Having lived in Baltimore for two decades, I've noticed an increased intensity of the storms we've had in just the last few years. From Hurricane Sandy to last summer's derecho, extreme weather is causing huge power outages and putting peoples' lives and property in danger. It is now well-established that overheated air and water, caused by the burning of fossil fuels and other pollution, is having influencing our weather patterns. When I turn on the local television news, I expect to hear accurate reporting on these trends.
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 30, 2004
CHICAGO - Because lying is more work for the brain than telling the truth, scanning the organ that holds our deepest secrets could be the ultimate way to separate fact from fiction, researchers said yesterday. Using a brain-scanning technology known as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers were able to determine when subjects were not telling the truth as well as with a conventional polygraph. Ultimately, they say, the technology should prove to be even more accurate than the decades-old method, which is correct about 90 percent of the time and remains inadmissible in most court proceedings.
May 26, 2012
I agree with Del Pat McDonough for telling it like it is ("Baltimore and bigotry," May 22). He is the only delegate who has the guts to tell the truth. He was just calling it as it was. You have no right to get on him for that. Delegate McDonough didn't do anything wrong, the mob did. By the way, I didn't need anyone to tell me what color the mob was. I knew just by hearing the 911 tapes. It is amazing to me, when black people do bad things, The Sun will always blame it the other guy. And yes, if the mob was white, The Sun would have been all over it along with the mayor, police, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton.
February 13, 2006
Is Wayne Gretzky telling the truth about his involvement in the NHL gambling controversy? I'm glad Wayne Gretzky didn't appear on the old TV show, "To Tell the Truth." The celebrity guest had to tell the truth, while two impostors could lie when questioned about their work ethic. Gretzky would have cheated, and lied, just as he's doing now. David Boyd White Hall NEXT QUESTION Did Michelle Kwan give up too soon on skating in Turin? Selected responses to today's question will be printed tomorrow on The Kickoff page.
December 12, 1991
The swift acquittal of William Kennedy Smith in the sensational rape trial in Florida yesterday should surprise no one. As we stated at the outset of this spectacle, when a case comes down to one person's word against another's, it is virtually impossible to establish guilt "beyond a reasonable doubt," which is the long-established standard required under our legal system.This being so, it is not accurate to say that the jurors believed Smith was telling the truth and his accuser was lying.
By New York Daily News | May 13, 1994
In her first public statement since filing a sexual harassment suit against President Clinton last week, a defiant Paula Jones declared this week: "He needs his day in court and I need my day in court."Ms. Jones, 27, said in an exclusive interview on Wednesday that she had no regrets about suing the president, but admitted that she sometimes fears for her life.Asked if she was scared about taking on the world's most powerful man, the petite woman, clad in a blue jogging suit, said: "No, because I know I'm telling the truth -- I am telling the truth."
May 5, 1993
Some midshipmen do lie, cheat or steal. Some get caught. Some confess. Some get away with it.Although the U.S. Naval Academy claims a higher moral ground, its honor system is no more perfect than those at other colleges and universities. Did the honor code bring to justice every midshipman who saw a copy of a stolen electrical engineering test before it was given last Dec. 14? Probably not.This was the biggest cheating scandal at the academy in 20 years, with 28 juniors accused and others suspected of knowing about the stolen test.
January 5, 1994
Teachers and other school workers are calling for sanctions against students who willfully make false accusations about them. It is impossible to disagree with their idea, but difficult to figure out how it could or should be enforced.How do you determine when a student is not telling the truth? If only human beings were like Pinocchio, who wore his lies on his face, it would be easy. Take the boy who accused Northeast High teacher Laurie Cook of sexual abuse. If he made it all up, his nose would be a mile long by now and no one could argue that he should not be punished.
September 29, 1992
Five years ago, Lynne V. Cheney, who chairs the National Endowment for the Humanities, co-authored (with Victor Gold) "The Body Politic," a satire on the vacuousness of U.S. presidential campaigns. On the cover page of that book was an aphorism from Machiavelli: "The great majority of mankind is satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities."Half a decade later, Ms. Cheney is living proof that Machiavelli was right. She is out with a "report" on the "state of the humanities in higher education."
March 22, 2012
Ouch! Apparently the truth hurts, as evidenced by the visceral reaction to last week's "Doonesbury" cartoons. The strip dealt honestly and pulled no punches about the utter hypocrisy and lack of morals of the so-called "right to life" zealots. They're upset that Gary Trudeau dared to utter the truth about anti-abortion fanatics - that they don't so much hate abortion as they hate women, especially women who refuse to live their lives barefoot, pregnant and chained to a stove.
By Peter Morici | January 26, 2011
President Obama's State of the Union address and Rep. Paul Ryan's Republican response offered few new ideas and weren't forthright about what needs to be done to get America thriving again. The November elections plainly established voters want less government and a focus on jobs, and they don't believe we have to choose between the two. President Obama proposed freezing domestic discretionary spending to reduce the deficit by $400 billion over 10 years, but he offered no substantive changes to Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and other entitlements.
By Jen Bem | and b free daily | March 7, 2010
Pisces 02.19-03.20 Ignoring a problem does not make it go away. You hate confrontation, but that doesn't mean you should turn a blind eye. Give it some thought and handle the situation. Aries 03.21-04.19 Boldly go where you've never gone before when gutsy Mars give you extra confidence. An adventurer such as yourself can never have too much of a good thing. Taurus 04.20-05.20 Saturn is making you want bigger and better things today. You're no longer satisfied with your apartment, car or your significant other.
By BILL ORDINE | February 19, 2008
After listening to Andy Pettitte yesterday, it's easy to understand why the Congressional committee that conducted last week's steroid hearing found him to be believable. Pettitte was contrite and, as far as I could tell, candid as he faced reporters for nearly an hour, answering most questions. One that he dodged probed the apparent disconnect between how he and Roger Clemens recollect conversations about human growth hormone. One of the most refreshing things Pettitte said was that he did not feel he was a "victim."
By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,Sun Reporter | February 14, 2008
When pitching great Roger Clemens and his former trainer, Brian McNamee, answered questions from a congressional committee yesterday about Clemens' alleged steroid use, one of them wasn't telling the truth. That disconnect in credibility, rather than steroids or human growth hormone, was the theme of the nearly five-hour hearing. Congressmen spent much of the session picking at the stories of Clemens and McNamee. "Someone's lying in spectacular fashion," Rep. Tom Davis, a Virginia Republican, said in setting up the thrust of questioning.
By HANAH CHO | November 14, 2007
Is simple really better than complicated? Does being nice help you climb the corporate ladder? Yes, argues Baltimore consultant James Dale in his new book, The Obvious: All You Need to Know in Business. Period. Dale has worked in advertising for 25 years, including a stint as chief executive officer of the largest U.S. independent advertising agency, W.B. Doner & Co. Dale and his business partner, Gar Richlin, now run a management advisory firm, Richlin/Dale, in Baltimore, helping startups and young businesses grow.
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | May 28, 1997
A Westminster man convicted in March of raping a 15-year-old girl last summer was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison.Ronald E. Muller, 20, lived in Mount Airy when the girl, who is not being identified to protect her privacy, charged that Muller raped, bit and sodomized her in a remote field off Gillis Falls Road on Aug. 31.Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. imposed a 20-year sentence before suspending 10 years. Burns also imposed a 10-year concurrent sentence for sodomy and merged other charges with the second-degree rape count.
At 95, Kitty Carlisle Hart doesn't exactly have to sing for her supper. Yet, she's doing just that, singing American show tunes and sharing stories about the people in her life, from the Marx Brothers to George Gershwin, in an act she has taken around the country. Now she's bringing, Here's to Life, her tribute to American musical theater (and, of course, to longevity itself) to Olney Theatre, where she will perform on the afternoon of May 14. HERE'S TO LIFE / / One-woman show by Kitty Carlisle Hart / / 4 p.m. May 14 / / Olney Theatre, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney / / $55 / / 301-924-3400 or olneytheatre.
By MARK FRANEK | May 4, 2006
In the late 1980s, when I was an undergraduate at Duke University, I stumbled into a lacrosse party in a dormitory, which was situated about a lacrosse-man's long-pole throw from the office of the president. I didn't see any strippers, but the party was rowdy and raucous in the way that most college parties are when they involve alcohol, a high percentage of male student athletes and one oblivious resident adviser. This was before the university boxed out members of the lacrosse team and moved its residential quarters to an off-campus but university-owned house, away from the center of campus and closer to Durham.
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