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July 5, 2011
For decades, Donald Button Holmes was part of the voice of The Aegis editorial page. His cartoons, put together in a style not typical of the craft, graced the opinion pages of this newspaper until his death a few years back. In all, he penned about 2,300 visual musings on the state of affairs in Harford County and environs beyond. An assemblage of his works is being put together for public display Sundays this month and in August at the Liriodendron Mansion at 502 W. Gordon St. in Bel Air. Also on display will be editorial cartoons by John Stees, longtime editorial cartoonist for The Sun and The Evening Sun of Baltimore.
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By Dennis C. McCornac | January 5, 2012
The information age is in full bloom. Rapid developments in technology let us store, retrieve and analyze data — available, literally, at our fingertips — at an unprecedented rate. Academic journals in all disciplines, newspapers, websites and cable television bombard readers and viewers with statistics and statistical analysis. Opinion polls tell us how we think or feel and who will win an election before the actual voting takes place. As reliable or unreliable as the flood of statistical information may be, it inevitably forms the basis for countless important decisions.
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NEWS
By Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover | April 26, 2000
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Janet Reno must be thinking these days that the guy who said a picture is worth a thousand words was a piker. That Associated Press photo of the federal agent brandishing a submachine gun while flushing a scared Elian Gonzalez out of that closet did more to cause her grief than all the words of reproach aimed at her for the armed assault she ordered to return the boy to his father. Without the photo, the protests no doubt would have come anyway from the boy's Miami relatives and all those onlookers who prefer to see the sad saga as a Cold War confrontation between Fidel Castro and Bill Clinton, who hid behind Ms. Reno's skirts for most of the extended episode.
NEWS
November 29, 2011
It is time for the military to get involved in the Occupy movements. But before conservatives and neocons start salivating over an idea they might agree with, let me make myself clear: When I suggest it's time for the "military" to get involved, I mean veterans must step forward to protect the protesters. In whatever uniform we served in and still proudly own, we should form a circle of protection against those who would punish our fellow citizens for exercising their constitutional right to freedom of speech and assembly.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | June 29, 1995
Be patriotic. Trade in your Lexus for a Mercedes.Everyone favors cutting the waste and down-sizing gummint -- but not at the expense of jobs in Merlin!The best way to improve security at the federal courthouse through art would be to commission Christo to wrap it.A cartoon is worth a thousand words, but who wants a thousand words?
NEWS
October 28, 2011
If a picture is worth a thousand words, your photo of a Baltimore Housing Department car booted by the city Transportation Department speaks volumes about life in our beloved Baltimore ("Nobody's safe," Oct. 27). The photo is pure poetry. It could be the centerpiece of a new, self-deprecating city marketing campaign — "Goodbye Charm City, Hello Chaos City!" The least we can do is put a humorous spin on a city that's always shooting itself in the foot. Maybe that way we can start attracting people back to Baltimore again — at least the ones with a very good sense of humor.
NEWS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,don.markus@baltsun.com | October 27, 2009
A jury in Howard County Circuit Court found a 38-year-old Laurel man guilty Monday of first-degree child abuse, second-degree assault and two counts of neglect for leaving his 2-year-old niece in a bathtub filled with scalding water last October, then leaving her alone again when he went to a pharmacy to buy an analgesic. The little girl suffered second-degree burns over 20 percent to 25 percent of her body, police and prosecutors said. Michael Oye-Adeniran, of the 9200 block of Traders Crossing, faces up to 25 years in prison when sentenced Dec. 21. Judge Timothy J. McCrone revoked Adeniran's bond after the jury took less than two hours to convict him after a five-day trial.
NEWS
November 29, 2011
It is time for the military to get involved in the Occupy movements. But before conservatives and neocons start salivating over an idea they might agree with, let me make myself clear: When I suggest it's time for the "military" to get involved, I mean veterans must step forward to protect the protesters. In whatever uniform we served in and still proudly own, we should form a circle of protection against those who would punish our fellow citizens for exercising their constitutional right to freedom of speech and assembly.
TOPIC
December 19, 2004
The World Jailed Palestinian activist Marwan Barghouti ended his on-again, off-again campaign for presidency of the Palestine Liberation Organization, clearing the way for interim leader Mahmoud Abbas, who is favored to win the vote next month. A Chilean judge charged former dictator Augusto Pinochet, 89, with kidnapping nine people and murdering one of them during his military rule, saying that the former dictator was competent to stand trial and placing him under house arrest. Tests showed that Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor A. Yushchenko had ingested dioxin, causing prosecutors to reopen an investigation into possible poisoning.
NEWS
By David Holahan | August 4, 1993
AS THE weather gets hotter than hell, the news goes to hell. At the risk of sounding like Oliver Stone, is this some sort of plot? I mean, who has the most to gain from this coincidence?Consider: When it's sunny and hot, fewer people stay mesmerized in front of the glow-box watching the world disintegrate; unless of course, Dan, Tom and Peter (when not on vacation) are proffering news you can't refuse: news that happens to be wildly titillating (Woody & Mia and Amy What's-Her-Name), surpassingly bloody (Bosnia and South Africa)
NEWS
October 28, 2011
If a picture is worth a thousand words, your photo of a Baltimore Housing Department car booted by the city Transportation Department speaks volumes about life in our beloved Baltimore ("Nobody's safe," Oct. 27). The photo is pure poetry. It could be the centerpiece of a new, self-deprecating city marketing campaign — "Goodbye Charm City, Hello Chaos City!" The least we can do is put a humorous spin on a city that's always shooting itself in the foot. Maybe that way we can start attracting people back to Baltimore again — at least the ones with a very good sense of humor.
EXPLORE
July 5, 2011
For decades, Donald Button Holmes was part of the voice of The Aegis editorial page. His cartoons, put together in a style not typical of the craft, graced the opinion pages of this newspaper until his death a few years back. In all, he penned about 2,300 visual musings on the state of affairs in Harford County and environs beyond. An assemblage of his works is being put together for public display Sundays this month and in August at the Liriodendron Mansion at 502 W. Gordon St. in Bel Air. Also on display will be editorial cartoons by John Stees, longtime editorial cartoonist for The Sun and The Evening Sun of Baltimore.
NEWS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,don.markus@baltsun.com | October 27, 2009
A jury in Howard County Circuit Court found a 38-year-old Laurel man guilty Monday of first-degree child abuse, second-degree assault and two counts of neglect for leaving his 2-year-old niece in a bathtub filled with scalding water last October, then leaving her alone again when he went to a pharmacy to buy an analgesic. The little girl suffered second-degree burns over 20 percent to 25 percent of her body, police and prosecutors said. Michael Oye-Adeniran, of the 9200 block of Traders Crossing, faces up to 25 years in prison when sentenced Dec. 21. Judge Timothy J. McCrone revoked Adeniran's bond after the jury took less than two hours to convict him after a five-day trial.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,ed.gunts@baltsun.com | September 14, 2008
What does power look like? What does it do to people? How can you tell who has it and who doesn't? No one has all the answers, of course, but valuable lessons can be gleaned from a timely, illuminating and, yes, powerful, new exhibit at Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art. Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power is a 50-year retrospective of the work of one of America's foremost fashion photographers and portraitists, an ad man turned fine artist who...
FEATURES
By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,Sun Art Critic | March 21, 2007
The Maryland Art Place describes its current show, Daily Encounters, as "an exhibition that raises awareness about media and global communications and the [effect] each has on an individual's personal privacy and security in a technologically-dependent world." That's certainly a mouthful, but what does it mean? Statements like this reflect the kind of sleek artspeak people now go to graduate school to learn. The problem is, it's so bloated with platitudes, commonplaces and cliches it could mean practically anything -- or it could mean absolutely nothing at all. The show presents works by Victoria Crayhon, Bethany Springer and the team of Mark Cooley and Edgar Endress.
NEWS
By Steve Chapman | January 4, 2005
CHICAGO - The Internet is an amazing creation, but not an entirely benign one. The upside is that you can post and find material that is accessible to countless people around the world. The downside is that you can post and find material that is accessible to countless people around the world. That drawback is no longer a secret to the Navy wife whose husband, a member of the elite SEALS, brought back photos of SEALS with Iraqi prisoners, some of which suggested that the inmates were being abused.
NEWS
By Dolly Merritt and Dolly Merritt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 3, 1996
A story in the March 3 Howard County edition of The Sun incorrectly named the founders of Columbia Aerial Photography. The company was co-founded by Patrick R. Carletto and LaVega "Bic" Green. Mr. Carletto since has left the company and has founded Carletto Aerial Photography in Ellicott City.A picture is worth a thousand words -- and up to $100 to LaVega "Bic" Green, owner of Columbia Aerial Photography, who plies the skies with a miniature, camera-equipped, remote-controlled helicopter that he built from a kit.His aerial photograph of snow-covered Columbia Town Center, taken during the January blizzard when larger aircraft were grounded, proves that bigger isn't necessarily better, he says.
TOPIC
December 19, 2004
The World Jailed Palestinian activist Marwan Barghouti ended his on-again, off-again campaign for presidency of the Palestine Liberation Organization, clearing the way for interim leader Mahmoud Abbas, who is favored to win the vote next month. A Chilean judge charged former dictator Augusto Pinochet, 89, with kidnapping nine people and murdering one of them during his military rule, saying that the former dictator was competent to stand trial and placing him under house arrest. Tests showed that Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor A. Yushchenko had ingested dioxin, causing prosecutors to reopen an investigation into possible poisoning.
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