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May 2, 1996
Time crawls, time flies, depending on how you use it. What can happen in four hours, 21 minutes -- besides Tuesday's longest 9-inning baseball game in history.Secretariat runs Kentucky Derby 130 times.Average runner places 23,541st in the 100th Boston MarathonThe late Artur Rubinstein plays the Minute Waltz 145 times (Yes, it takes almost two minutes. go figure.)Watch Ken Burns "The Civil War" three of eight episodes (minus Lincoln freeing the slaves)Computer whiz downloads Plato's Republic 32 times (using Pentium 90 mhz and a 28.8 kpbs modem)
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2012
After a run of the best of the '80s, Lighthouse Tavern's music selection hit its nadir with Eddie Murphy's "Party all the Time. " Most bartenders would have quickly pushed 'skip,' but not mine, who pumped up the volume - and, when asked if the singer was Eddie, said, "[Expletive] yeah!" and did a little jig. Like its music, much of Lighthouse, a bar that opened a month ago, seems caught in a time warp. It looks like a dive in a John Landis movie, its decor as vintage as the music playing on the speakers.
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June 13, 1991
Eleven years of civil war and still the killing goes on, pushed by a perverse belief that increased military pressure is the required precursor to a cease fire. The nation thus trapped between a right-wing army and a left-wing insurgency is poor little El Salvador, which has nothing to show for the mayhem except 72,000 graves, a destroyed economy and enough heartache to last generations.El Salvador does not even get the headlines that placed it on the front pages of the Reagan era. Which is just as well.
NEWS
July 12, 2011
Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a $650 billion Pentagon budget ("House targets 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal," July 9). Am I in a time warp? I thought that it was necessary to cut back on spending in order to cut the deficit. Then I read this: "The Defense Department is the only government agency that will receive a double-digit increase in its budget for fiscal year 2012. " What gives? Why is the War Department funding being increased when social services are being slashed?
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2012
After a run of the best of the '80s, Lighthouse Tavern's music selection hit its nadir with Eddie Murphy's "Party all the Time. " Most bartenders would have quickly pushed 'skip,' but not mine, who pumped up the volume - and, when asked if the singer was Eddie, said, "[Expletive] yeah!" and did a little jig. Like its music, much of Lighthouse, a bar that opened a month ago, seems caught in a time warp. It looks like a dive in a John Landis movie, its decor as vintage as the music playing on the speakers.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | June 4, 1996
The ghost of Edgar Allan Poe emerges from his grave looking a little jauntier than expected for a guy who's been dead 147 years. Not to worry, he's been back twice before, he says: once for the invention of electricity, and once for the Ali-Frazier fight in '75.What could bring him back for one more surrealistic touch? Only a football team identified with a Poe poem, plus an early shot at tickets on the 50-yard line. Is Poe a little out of time here? Yeah, and that's the point in the new Baltimore Ravens TV commercials, in which the great poet and all-time Depressed Guy raven-ously gobbles a hot dog, dons raven wings, barbecues at a pregame tailgate party, contorts his body like some pigskin Wild Bill Hagy ("R-A-V-E-N-S")
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By Annie Linskey | annie.linskey@baltsun.com | February 10, 2010
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller hurled a verbal snowball at the city of Annapolis on Tuesday morning, criticizing what he called the municipality's "disgraceful" efforts to clear icy and slippery roads. Annapolitans, he said, "should have better treatment from their elected officials." "This is a high-end city," he said. "It is a very wealthy city. What was good in the 1700s is not acceptable." The weekend blizzard left snowdrifts in Annapolis that reached 33 inches, said a spokesman.
ENTERTAINMENT
By The Hollywood Reporter | April 14, 1995
"Land of the Lost," the innovative Saturday morning TV show about a prehistoric world from Sid & Marty Krofft Pictures, will get a big-screen treatment by Walt Disney Pictures.Peter Lenkov (who wrote "Demolition Man" and produced "Jury Duty") is writing the screenplay. Sid and Marty Krofft will produce the theatrical version.The TV show originally aired on NBC 1974-1976 and has returned several times in the '80s and '90s to CBS and ABC. It is about a forest ranger and his two children who get caught in a time warp and find themselves in a prehistoric world.
NEWS
July 12, 2011
Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a $650 billion Pentagon budget ("House targets 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal," July 9). Am I in a time warp? I thought that it was necessary to cut back on spending in order to cut the deficit. Then I read this: "The Defense Department is the only government agency that will receive a double-digit increase in its budget for fiscal year 2012. " What gives? Why is the War Department funding being increased when social services are being slashed?
SPORTS
By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1995
The window of opportunity is closing fast. Beat up on North Carolina? Not in this time warp.All the speculation that the Tar Heels would take their lumps this season is proving to be nothing more than wishful thinking. They're 6-1 going into tomorrow night's game against Dartmouth, and it has not been against a patsy schedule filled with, well, Dartmouths.They have wins over Vanderbilt and Stanford and Georgia. Their only loss was a two-pointer to Villanova.Carolina lost Jerry Stackhouse and Rasheed Wallace to the NBA, and just like that found itself picked fourth in the preseason Atlantic Coast Conference media poll.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey | annie.linskey@baltsun.com | February 10, 2010
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller hurled a verbal snowball at the city of Annapolis on Tuesday morning, criticizing what he called the municipality's "disgraceful" efforts to clear icy and slippery roads. Annapolitans, he said, "should have better treatment from their elected officials." "This is a high-end city," he said. "It is a very wealthy city. What was good in the 1700s is not acceptable." The weekend blizzard left snowdrifts in Annapolis that reached 33 inches, said a spokesman.
NEWS
September 21, 2007
Almost everything about the case of the Jena 6 is a sad and troubling reminder of this nation's racially charged past and its still racially tense present. There was the initial request, about a year ago, by a black student to sit under a tree on the grounds of a high school in Jena, La., where white students tended to congregate. The next day, three nooses were left dangling on the tree. Three white students were suspended for two days. In December, six black schoolmates beat up a white student; they were initially charged with attempted murder.
FEATURES
By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,Sun theater critic | September 13, 2007
Signature Theatre long has been known for staging Broadway-caliber works by that genius, Stephen Sondheim. Unfortunately, in the current production of Merrily We Roll Along, Signature's "signature" gets blurred. If You Go Merrily We Roll Along runs through Oct. 14 at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Sundays. $40-$69. Call 703-820-9771 or go to signature-theatre.
NEWS
July 1, 2005
Bush overlooks need to change course in Iraq Listening to the president's speech Tuesday night made me realize how little he's in touch with the reality in Iraq and the very pressing need to change direction ("Iraq war vital to U.S. safety, Bush declares," June 29). Once, I was convinced that our troops, though sent to Iraq under false pretenses and in a misbegotten strategy, needed to stay until the bloodshed our invasion had unleashed was under control. No longer. It's becoming all too apparent that it is the very presence of an overwhelming American military force that is fueling the violence in that country.
SPORTS
By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | September 3, 2002
To scout Rodney Peete, it sounds like the Ravens will be calling ESPN Classic for some film. In what will be a battle of youth against wisdom, the Ravens will open the season Sunday against the Carolina Panthers and Peete, their new yet old quarterback. The Panthers officially benched a struggling Chris Weinke yesterday and named Peete as their starter just six days before the opener. While Peete, 36, is a 14-year veteran, few Ravens even knew he was still an NFL quarterback. It's a natural assumption since none of the Ravens' starters on defense were in the NFL in 1995, the last time Peete was a full-time starter.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | August 22, 2001
In all its many versions - including Elisabeth Sanxay Holding's 1947 story and novel The Blank Wall, and Max Ophuls' 1949 movie adaptation The Reckless Moment - the plot of The Deep End, a hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival, is about a responsible mother who hides a corpse. She hopes to prevent police from connecting her family to the accidental death of her college-age child's sleazy older lover. There's one big difference in the new-millennium edition: the straying progeny, previously an antsy daughter, becomes a homosexual son. The current version's co-directors, Scott McGehee and David Siegel, vainly try to use the issue of adolescent gay activity to contrive a buttoned-up, ersatz-'40s atmosphere in the middle of a 2001 movie.
NEWS
July 1, 2005
Bush overlooks need to change course in Iraq Listening to the president's speech Tuesday night made me realize how little he's in touch with the reality in Iraq and the very pressing need to change direction ("Iraq war vital to U.S. safety, Bush declares," June 29). Once, I was convinced that our troops, though sent to Iraq under false pretenses and in a misbegotten strategy, needed to stay until the bloodshed our invasion had unleashed was under control. No longer. It's becoming all too apparent that it is the very presence of an overwhelming American military force that is fueling the violence in that country.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | April 6, 2001
"Just Visiting" is what happens when you take the various components of a movie, throw them into a blender and turn it on. You get a mess. This painfully unhinged remake of the 1993 French comedy "Les Visiteurs" imprisons fine actors in a comedy that's pretty unfunny, with no sense of pacing, and no sense of plot or story development. In fact, there's little sense of anything but panic - particularly by the filmmakers, who apparently tried everything short of black magic to salvage this turkey.
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