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July 6, 2011
The article in Friday's Sunpaper ("Petition drive yields big numbers," July 1) was an example of freedom at work. It seems from this article that the people of Maryland have had enough of Maryland politicians who ignore their constituents and kowtow to lobbyists and political correctness. I sincerely hope their next step is to vote every politician who voted for this legislation out of office as I intend to do. Hats off to the Sunpaper for using the correct terminology, "illegal immigrant," rather than the ridiculous terminology from Gov. Martin O'Malley in this article.
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July 6, 2011
The article in Friday's Sunpaper ("Petition drive yields big numbers," July 1) was an example of freedom at work. It seems from this article that the people of Maryland have had enough of Maryland politicians who ignore their constituents and kowtow to lobbyists and political correctness. I sincerely hope their next step is to vote every politician who voted for this legislation out of office as I intend to do. Hats off to the Sunpaper for using the correct terminology, "illegal immigrant," rather than the ridiculous terminology from Gov. Martin O'Malley in this article.
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By JAMISON HENSLEY and JAMISON HENSLEY,SUN REPORTER | June 10, 2006
After months of being locked out of the Tennessee Titans' facility, quarterback Steve McNair will receive the keys to the Ravens' building. He quickly needs to learn a new offensive system, new terminology, new receivers and new coaches in what has become his first hurry-up drill for the Ravens. MIKE PRESTON Offensive line still holds key to Ravens' fate in 2006. PG 9C
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | August 11, 2006
It's football and it's on television. For some of you, that's probably enough reason to watch tonight's Ravens-New York Giants preseason game (8 p.m., WBFF/Channel 45). But there are those of us who have something of an allergic reaction to the idea of exhibition games in which most of the regular starters barely play long enough to necessitate washing their uniforms afterward. It turns out we could be wrong. OK, it turns out I could be wrong. Take the word of no less an authority than Stan White, the veteran Baltimore sports yak personality who makes his debut as a Ravens radio analyst tonight on 98 Rock (WIYY/97.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sarah Kickler Kelber | March 17, 2005
Address: www.popstrology.com What's the point?: Forget celestial stars -- the star charts on this site help visitors gain "self-knowledge by examining the alignment of the pop music charts on the date of [their] birth." Read up on the terminology (Birthstars, Birthsongs, Constellations and Dominant Songs) in the Popstrology 101 section, then get started and enter your birth year and find your birthdate. Born between July 27 and Aug. 23, 1980? Then you're an Olivia Newton-John in the Year of Blondie.
NEWS
By RAFAEL ALVAREZ MISTY'S TWILIGHT. Marguerite Henry. Macmillan. 143 pages. Ages 8-12 | August 16, 1992
ELVIS 1956 REFLECTIONS.Morrie E. Kricun and Virginia Kricun.Morgin Press.182 pages. $49.95.This is a magnificent book of shadows and light.Elvis Presley was on his way out beyond the stratosphere of celebrity in 1956, a long, seemingly endless ride that continues today, 15 years after his death.This book, with more than 100 previously unpublished photographs by Ed Braslaff, frames the early ascent of that ride in the poetry of black-and-white.The size of a long-playing 33 rpm record album, the book shows Elvis resting, goofing, posing and pondering at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel before the filming of "Love Me Tender."
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | August 11, 2006
It's football and it's on television. For some of you, that's probably enough reason to watch tonight's Ravens-New York Giants preseason game (8 p.m., WBFF/Channel 45). But there are those of us who have something of an allergic reaction to the idea of exhibition games in which most of the regular starters barely play long enough to necessitate washing their uniforms afterward. It turns out we could be wrong. OK, it turns out I could be wrong. Take the word of no less an authority than Stan White, the veteran Baltimore sports yak personality who makes his debut as a Ravens radio analyst tonight on 98 Rock (WIYY/97.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | November 15, 1995
The last spoken words in "Lapis Blue, Blood Red" are: "Figures, lighting, perspective." Translated into theatrical terminology -- "characters, physical production and themes" -- these are some of the strongest assets of this dramatized biography of a female Baroque painter.Written by Baltimore native Cathy Caplan and given a stunning world premiere by the Splitting Image Theatre Company at the Theatre Project, "Lapis Blue, Blood Red" is a near-perfect blend of form and content.Artemisia Gentileschi -- the painter the play is about -- probably won't be familiar to most audiences.
FEATURES
By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Music Critic | January 24, 1994
There's a certain kind of concert reviewers dread. You are in utter agony: your ears hurt, your muscles cramp, your seat seems made for a Lilliputian, and, of course, you can't go to sleep. Only one thing gives you hope of salvation: the expectation that eventually you will see the musicians turn to the last page of the score that torments you.Such was this listener's situation during most of last night's concert by Polaris at Goucher College. Fortunately, the worst came first: Judith Shatin's unspeakably strident "1492" for percussion and piano.
NEWS
By LEONARD PITTS JR | November 6, 2005
WASHINGTON -- Would you mind if we talk about Geena Davis? In a recent column, I spent a few minutes discussing her new TV show, Commander in Chief, in which she plays the first female president. My aim was to explore what this said about changing gender roles, but that wasn't how Frank, a reader of mine, took it. We had a brief exchange by e-mail, which I share with you now in its entirety: Frank: "Commander In Chief is about a liberal woman president. What is new? Hollywood loves liberals.
SPORTS
By JAMISON HENSLEY and JAMISON HENSLEY,SUN REPORTER | June 10, 2006
After months of being locked out of the Tennessee Titans' facility, quarterback Steve McNair will receive the keys to the Ravens' building. He quickly needs to learn a new offensive system, new terminology, new receivers and new coaches in what has become his first hurry-up drill for the Ravens. MIKE PRESTON Offensive line still holds key to Ravens' fate in 2006. PG 9C
NEWS
By LEONARD PITTS JR | November 6, 2005
WASHINGTON -- Would you mind if we talk about Geena Davis? In a recent column, I spent a few minutes discussing her new TV show, Commander in Chief, in which she plays the first female president. My aim was to explore what this said about changing gender roles, but that wasn't how Frank, a reader of mine, took it. We had a brief exchange by e-mail, which I share with you now in its entirety: Frank: "Commander In Chief is about a liberal woman president. What is new? Hollywood loves liberals.
NEWS
By Ellen Goodman | May 12, 2005
BOSTON - I don't know whether to call this good news, but something is happening when the opponents of evolution recast themselves as defenders of academic freedom and guardians of open debate. This is the take-home lesson from Kansas, where another in the apparently endless controversies over science and religion took place on the 80th anniversary of the Scopes trial. This time, hearings were called by the State Board of Education on whether to change the science standards and require that Charles Darwin's theory be challenged in the classroom.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sarah Kickler Kelber | March 17, 2005
Address: www.popstrology.com What's the point?: Forget celestial stars -- the star charts on this site help visitors gain "self-knowledge by examining the alignment of the pop music charts on the date of [their] birth." Read up on the terminology (Birthstars, Birthsongs, Constellations and Dominant Songs) in the Popstrology 101 section, then get started and enter your birth year and find your birthdate. Born between July 27 and Aug. 23, 1980? Then you're an Olivia Newton-John in the Year of Blondie.
NEWS
By Dan Rodricks | February 22, 2002
LONG HAS IT been stated that the lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client. Even more foolish is the non-lawyer who represents himself. Attorneys have made these assertions for decades, though it always struck me as a self-serving effort to keep the paying customers coming. One might ask: Where is the proof that the man who represents himself in our complex legal system is foolish? Proof? I got your proof right here. I have an outrage-filled letter from a criminal defendant to Jennifer Loew (J-Loew to friends and newspaper columnists)
NEWS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | November 8, 2001
A waiver is still a waiver in Howard County. Some members of the County Council don't like using that word to describe the deals sometimes struck with subdivision developers seeking relief from normal zoning rules. But finding the right alternative has proved daunting. Planners think "waiver" is inaccurate because the developers are usually required to meet specially shaped terms in lieu of the usual regulations. They proposed that the name be changed to "alternative compliance." But a majority of the five-member County Council decided Monday evening that alternative compliance would sometimes be just as wrong.
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | August 30, 1991
According to several highly placed sources in a position to overhear recounted conversations among top-ranking officials who quickly glanced at blurred copies of faxed memos lying crumpled in wastebaskets before they were emptied by a janitor who requested anonymity with Russian dressing on the side, there reportedly would seem to be an apparent trend on NFL pre-game shows. From all indications, that is.Let's check the headlines:* USA Today: We're hearing less NFL inside info in USA* Variety: No wish to fish for grid dish* New York Post: TV cuts off NFL gossip's tongues* The New York Times: Professional football telecasts shift away from innuendo; reaction mixed; Gorbachev, Yeltsin too occupied with internal strife to take action* National Enquirer: Elvis, Michael Landon, Natalie Wood i heavenly love triangleElvis aside, you get the idea.
NEWS
By Knight/Ridder Tribune | April 12, 1999
As the NATO air campaign against Yugoslavia continues, there's been a torrent of milspeak (that's "military speech"). Here is a partial list of military terms and their English equivalents:AAA: ("Triple-A"): Anti-Aircraft ArtilleryAAM: Air-to-Air MissileACE: Allied Command EuropeAGM: Air-to-Ground MissileALCM (al-come): Air-Launched Cruise MissileBDA: Battle Damage Assessment C4I (C-four-eye): Command, Control, Communications, Computers and IntelligenceCIMIC: Civil Military Cooperation OfficeCollateral damage: Destroying or damaging a site next to an intended targetCJTF: Combined Joint Task Force, running humanitarian operations in Albania and MacedoniaDPA: Dayton Peace AccordsDeconflicted: Used by Pentagon spokesman Kenneth H. Bacon to describe Belgrade, the Yugoslav capital, when allied forces couldn't bomb it because a Cypriot peace envoy was thereDegrade: To reduce enemy forcesFRY: Federal Republic of YugoslaviaFYROM: Former Yugoslav Republic of MacedoniaGBU: Guided Bomb Unit, a so-called "smart bomb"HARM: High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile, used to attack anti-aircraft radarsICTY: International Criminal Trial for the former YugoslaviaJDAM: A Joint Direct Attack Munition is a satellite guidance kit that makes a free-fall bomb into a "smart" bomb.
NEWS
By Knight/Ridder Tribune | April 12, 1999
As the NATO air campaign against Yugoslavia continues, there's been a torrent of milspeak (that's "military speech"). Here is a partial list of military terms and their English equivalents:AAA: ("Triple-A"): Anti-Aircraft ArtilleryAAM: Air-to-Air MissileACE: Allied Command EuropeAGM: Air-to-Ground MissileALCM (al-come): Air-Launched Cruise MissileBDA: Battle Damage Assessment C4I (C-four-eye): Command, Control, Communications, Computers and IntelligenceCIMIC: Civil Military Cooperation OfficeCollateral damage: Destroying or damaging a site next to an intended targetCJTF: Combined Joint Task Force, running humanitarian operations in Albania and MacedoniaDPA: Dayton Peace AccordsDeconflicted: Used by Pentagon spokesman Kenneth H. Bacon to describe Belgrade, the Yugoslav capital, when allied forces couldn't bomb it because a Cypriot peace envoy was thereDegrade: To reduce enemy forcesFRY: Federal Republic of YugoslaviaFYROM: Former Yugoslav Republic of MacedoniaGBU: Guided Bomb Unit, a so-called "smart bomb"HARM: High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile, used to attack anti-aircraft radarsICTY: International Criminal Trial for the former YugoslaviaJDAM: A Joint Direct Attack Munition is a satellite guidance kit that makes a free-fall bomb into a "smart" bomb.
FEATURES
By Alfred Borcover and Alfred Borcover,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | August 30, 1998
It's kind of like the new homeowner grasping the difference between soffits and fascia, or looking puzzled when a contractor talks about bullnose tile or aluminum baby tins. What is this lingo?Infrequent travelers encounter the same thing. Terms such as rack rate, direct flight and European plan can be just as baffling.Take the person who walked into Kelly Cruises in suburban Oak Brook, Ill., looked at myriad cruise brochures and finally asked a counselor: "What is a category?" Category is the word cruise lines use to rank staterooms and thereby establish cruise fares.
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