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By Dan Berger | December 1, 2000
Cheer up, Mexico is inaugurating a president. Many people are sick of Gore. More will get up fed up with Bush. A vote is a terrible thing to waste. If that power-hungry President Monroe hadn't grabbed Florida in 1821, none of this would have happened. No kid ever got into college on his MSPAP scores. Go, Navy!!!!
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July 16, 2013
When terrible things happen we look for someone to blame and we become angry when we feel that no one pays a price; in doing so we temporarily forget that revenge is not the answer to tragedy ("Martin verdict fires debate," July 15). Trayvon Martin's death was clearly unjustified. George Zimmerman should never have had a gun in the first place. Racial profiling and racial tensions are still very much alive in this county - another tragedy - and we should all take a good look at what we learned about these issues during Mr. Zimmerman's trial.
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NEWS
November 13, 1991
Long before the United Negro College Fund popularized the slogan "a mind is a terrible thing to waste," Tuskegee Institute in Alabama held a unique place in the universe of black higher education. Now this grand old university is experiencing unusually difficult times. Founded in 1891 by Booker T. Washington, the school in recent years has fallen victim to both the vagaries of state education funding and its own substantial growth, which has stretched operating revenues to the limit.Last week Tuskegee President Benjamin F. Payton announced a drive to raise $150 million for the school by the year 2000.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Mary Gail Hare and Jamie Smith Hopkins and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | April 3, 2003
The Sun is following several families with loved ones in the armed forces. This is one in a series of occasional articles. It's the little things that offer comfort when you're the mother of a Marine in Iraq, so just knowing that her son was backed up by a seasoned gunnery sergeant made Deb Hooper feel better. The gunny sarge was killed last week. Hooper's sense of security is shattered. "They were so close. They worked hand in hand. Randy really admired him," said Hooper, a Westminster resident whose 24-year-old son, 1st Lt. Randy D. Hooper, leads a platoon of about 30 Marines.
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By Wiley A. Hall 3rd | October 25, 1990
This is a story about the racist conspiracy to destroy black men.J.A. moved into Baltimore County last year and when he did, three terrible things happened to him; terrible things that he attributes to a racist conspiracy to ruin his life."
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By MIKE LITTWIN | April 28, 1993
A terrible thing happened to me the other day while visiting my college-age daughter. As we walked through the dorm hallway, we happened upon a young woman cradling a bottle of beer.This seemed normal enough. After all, drinking in the middle of the day is what people do in college. What -- you went to classes?But as we approached, all conversation ended. It became clear rather quickly what the problem was: An intruder had stumbled into Miller time. A grown-up. A parent. Yes, me.The young woman was the deer; I was the headlights.
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By ALICE STEINBACH | November 12, 1992
Finally, I've found something on which Dan Quayle and I agree. It took me a while to decipher the following remark but once I did, I realized the vice president and I were on the same wavelength: "What a waste it is," he said, "to lose one's mind, or not to have a mind is very wasteful."Which means, when translated from Quaylespeak into English: "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."Assuming you agree with me that there is much truth in this observation, we are now faced with the following dilemma: If a mind is indeed a terrible thing to waste, what are we going to do about Hillary Clinton when she becomes First Lady?
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By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | October 5, 1990
IF YOU ASK ME," said Slats Grobnik, "that woman sportswriter got what she deserved when the guy waved his whatsis at her in the locker room."I didn't ask you."Then ask me and I'll tell you."You already did."Oh. Yeah, I guess I did. What I mean is, she brought the whole thing on herself. If she hadn't been there, it wouldn't have happened, would it?"If we weren't sitting here having a beer, we wouldn't be sitting here having a beer, would we?"I don't understand what that means."I don't either.
NEWS
By Michael Olesker | May 28, 2000
I HOPE LINDA Tripp isn't doing any celebratory cartwheels over this. She beat a 50-to-1 sure-thing guilty verdict on a loophole, which is always a plus but is not to be confused with exoneration. When she looks in the mirror every morning, she will still see the face of the most vilified woman in America. She retired that trophy for violating not Maryland's wiretap law, but the laws of decency between human beings. When Howard County Circuit Judge Diane Leasure effectively killed the state prosecutor's case against Tripp last week by narrowing the evidence she would allow in open court, Leasure was looking at the technicalities of law books.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | June 8, 1993
This uniformed city cop at Eutaw and Lombard feints two jabs at my head and then throws a right that misses by a mile. I put up my own fists and fake a left hook. The cop jerks a thumb toward Camden Yards, which is just behind him. Late on this Sunday afternoon, the two of us then gaze longingly toward the ballpark, where minutes earlier somebody finally, inadvertently left a wake-up call for the 1993 Baltimore Orioles."They didn't call you in?" I ask the cop."No," he said, "I only knew about it because I heard it on the AM radio.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | November 12, 2001
Delayed deliveries of influenza vaccine to primary care physicians may be increasing the risks to elderly or chronically ill patients, public health officials are warning. "They need to be vaccinated immediately. They should not wait around," said Greg Reed, program manager at the state health department's Center for Immunization Those high-risk patients should have been vaccinated by Nov. 1, Reed said. If their doctors are unable to get the vaccine for them, they should go to commercial flu clinics or, if they can't afford the private clinics, call their local health departments.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | December 1, 2000
Cheer up, Mexico is inaugurating a president. Many people are sick of Gore. More will get up fed up with Bush. A vote is a terrible thing to waste. If that power-hungry President Monroe hadn't grabbed Florida in 1821, none of this would have happened. No kid ever got into college on his MSPAP scores. Go, Navy!!!!
NEWS
By Michael Olesker | May 28, 2000
I HOPE LINDA Tripp isn't doing any celebratory cartwheels over this. She beat a 50-to-1 sure-thing guilty verdict on a loophole, which is always a plus but is not to be confused with exoneration. When she looks in the mirror every morning, she will still see the face of the most vilified woman in America. She retired that trophy for violating not Maryland's wiretap law, but the laws of decency between human beings. When Howard County Circuit Judge Diane Leasure effectively killed the state prosecutor's case against Tripp last week by narrowing the evidence she would allow in open court, Leasure was looking at the technicalities of law books.
FEATURES
By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight-Ridder News Service | November 16, 1997
SHOULD AMERICAN schoolchildren be given standardized national educational tests? I believe they should, and I will tell you exactly why: Because I am not a schoolchild. I am strongly in favor of things that I, personally, do not have to do. Childbirth is another example.The testing program was proposed by President Clinton, who has been proposing new programs as fast as he can think them up, because he desperately wants to be remembered by posterity for some achievement other than being investigated and jogging around in shorts the size of a wedding tent.
NEWS
By Rob Hiaasen | October 13, 1996
PARENTS, WE have a problem. And we can't pretend that we don't just because it's embarrassing to discuss.Somehow we have lost our way and forgotten what is important. The buzz word is "values," but the term has been devalued from reckless and frequent use. We talk about "caring" for our children. What do we mean by "caring"? Hillary Rodham Clinton is right. It does take a village.A Barbie village.We've seen what our children have done to their Barbie dolls. But they are our Barbies, too. We must stop the madness.
FEATURES
By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | April 24, 1996
Solitary men, beware. One day you're pursuing the solitary life, spending hours in cafes in the company of a book, taking long walks in the company of your own thoughts, shunning parties and spending Saturday night in the company of a VCR. Next thing you know people are calling you a "loner."Uh-oh. We know what that means. Or do we?We certainly toss the word around. Lately the word comes up when people talk about Unabomber suspect Theodore J. Kaczynski. Seems it comes up every time someone does something horrifying.
NEWS
By Wiley A. Hall 3rd | March 21, 1991
"First one group wants rights, next thing you know, the whole damn world wants rights." -- Poet Gil Scott-Heron.*"I have worked with women who were raped as long ago as 40 years ago and who were still trying to come to terms with it, still trying to regain control of their lives," said Cecelia Carroll, director of the Sexual Assault Recovery Center here."That's the thing you have to understand about rape," Carroll continued. "It is such a terrible, terrible, terrible thing. You feel that you have lost control of your person.
NEWS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Mary Gail Hare and Jamie Smith Hopkins and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | April 3, 2003
The Sun is following several families with loved ones in the armed forces. This is one in a series of occasional articles. It's the little things that offer comfort when you're the mother of a Marine in Iraq, so just knowing that her son was backed up by a seasoned gunnery sergeant made Deb Hooper feel better. The gunny sarge was killed last week. Hooper's sense of security is shattered. "They were so close. They worked hand in hand. Randy really admired him," said Hooper, a Westminster resident whose 24-year-old son, 1st Lt. Randy D. Hooper, leads a platoon of about 30 Marines.
SPORTS
By The Boston Globe | October 3, 1993
CARDIFF, Wales -- Apparently International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe is facing a weighty problem as he prepares for his Nov. 6 rematch with former champion Evander Holyfield.One has to consider the source on such matters as a heavyweight's expansive waistline, but here is what former Sugar Ray Leonard associate Ollie Dunlop said last week concerning Bowe's physique."Bowe looked like a rhino before he left for his training camp," said Dunlop, who lives near Bowe outside Washington.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | June 8, 1993
This uniformed city cop at Eutaw and Lombard feints two jabs at my head and then throws a right that misses by a mile. I put up my own fists and fake a left hook. The cop jerks a thumb toward Camden Yards, which is just behind him. Late on this Sunday afternoon, the two of us then gaze longingly toward the ballpark, where minutes earlier somebody finally, inadvertently left a wake-up call for the 1993 Baltimore Orioles."They didn't call you in?" I ask the cop."No," he said, "I only knew about it because I heard it on the AM radio.
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