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By Rachel Marsden | April 12, 2012
By now you've likely heard about the infamous Las Vegas convention bash during which federal civil servants at the General Services Administration indulged in various frivolities to the tune of $823,000 of your money. That conference featured, among other things, a hired professional clown -- which is like Picasso hiring some guy from out of the Yellow Pages to paint a mural. As with political sex scandals, nothing vaults a fiscal scandal into the headlines faster than photographic or video evidence.
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By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
This week 48 years ago, NBC boasted the first entire TV lineup in color, actor Ronald Regan was elected governor of California, John Lennon met Yoko Ono at an art gallery in London and the following songs were the most popular in the United States, according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive. 10. "I'm Your Puppet," James and Bobby Purify The million-selling "I'm Your Puppet" was the soul duo's biggest hit. By the way, their real names: James Purify and Robert Dickey.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | March 16, 1999
Erick Barkley had all the flash, style and prime time moves of a typical New York City high school point guard when he came out of renowned Christ the King in Queens nearly two years ago.But the freshman St. John's point guard didn't have the kind of polish and maturity to prompt a respected coach like Mike Jarvis to hand a top-notch Big East team over to his leadership.That smooth finish was applied by coach Max Good last season at Maine Central Institute prep school.Now the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Barkley will be making most of the decisions for the third-seeded Red Storm (27-8)
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By Paul Delaney | September 13, 1998
PETER ANGELOS is a throwback. Now, there are good throwbacks: recognizing things of principle from the past that may permit progress today; and there are bad: relying on things that don't help move society forward.Mr. Angelos is on the positive side of the past. That judgment may be too hasty, coming from someone who's relatively new to Baltimore who has met Mr. Angelos only once. But journalists are paid to do quick studies and are expected (at least by readers, family and editors) to make accurate judgments most of the time.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2011
Everyone in baseball, it seems, has at least one Vladimir Guerrero story. There was the time a ball bounced in front of home plate before Guerrero smashed it into the outfield for a base hit. There was the time, just goofing around at Yankee Stadium, he threw a baseball 370 feet, from one corner of the outfield to the other, and smiled as he watched it clear the fence. There was the 503-foot blast he hit when he won the Home Run Derby at the 2007 All-Star Game. "It's amazing to watch him for a whole year," said Orioles reliever Kevin Gregg, Guerrero's teammate with the Angels.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Staff Writer | January 19, 1993
In a sport where one-on-one ability draws most of the attention and headlines, Loyola High's Wes Unseld Jr. is a throwback -- a basketball player who thinks team first.It is the center's greatest strength and most nagging liability, a bittersweet trait that both serves him well and prevents him from reaching his full potential."What he lacks is sufficient confidence in himself," said Dons coach Jerry Savage. "He has to learn to be more assertive. He's very team-oriented, something you can't say about every kid on the roster."
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By LAURA VECSEY | February 1, 2003
WE'RE NOT saying Wes Unseld isn't cool, but how bad would a kid want a Wes Unseld throwback jersey? Granted, the 1977-78 replica jersey is fly. It features the old Bullets logo with the hands outstretched toward a red basketball. It's done up in that eye-popping red, white and blue of '70s double-knit. "You feel these things and you wonder how those players ran up and down the court like they did. These things are coarse, heavy, hot. But we've tripled sales in the past year," said Matt Bourne of NBA Properties What would a kid these days risk just to have one of these coveted, old-school jerseys?
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,Sun Reporter | November 11, 2007
Art Donovan saw a lot of stuff during his 12 years in pro football, but as the grizzled Hall of Famer settled in to watch the Ravens' game Monday night, something flashed on the TV screen that gave him pause. "It was a picture of four players getting ready for the game by having their nails polished," Donovan said, shaking his head in disbelief. "I said to myself, `This is the beginning of the end.' " But that wouldn't keep Donovan, the former Baltimore Colts great, from watching the game.
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By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,Contributing Writer | July 5, 1995
Cal Ripken and Kirby Puckett are throwbacks to an era when players stayed with one team their entire careers, and became a symbol of the city where they put on the home uniform.Ripken and Puckett have played only for the teams that drafted them. They came up through the minor leagues with the organization and are now permanent fixtures in Baltimore and Minneapolis, respectively.These similarities are the foundation of a strong friendship between the perennial All-Stars."Me, Cal and Eddie [Murray]
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | July 20, 1997
Brett Favre doesn't seem at home in today's corporate era.The colorful, outspoken Green Bay Packers quarterback is a throwback who would have been comfortable dueling Bobby Layne on the field a generation ago and then tossing down cold brews with him afterward.Favre has the habit of saying what he really thinks.When he arrived in training camp last week, he admitted he felt last year's march to the Super Bowl was easy. He even conceded that the Packers coasted through the playoffs."It was tough, but it did seem kind of easy.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | October 9, 1996
The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to be in a time warp these days.In these free-spending days of free agency, the Steelers operate almost the same way they did a half century ago when the team founder, the late Art Rooney, once said, "The biggest thrill wasn't winning on Sunday, but meeting the payroll on Monday."The Steelers act as if the hard cap the owners thought they negotiated in 1993 really exists. They virtually ignore all the loopholes that teams use to get around the cap.They simply spend the cap money.
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