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January 13, 2011
Since the bloodbath in Tucson last Saturday there has been much talk of ratcheting down the rhetoric in what presently passes for political discourse in this country. I'm sorry to say I'm pessimistic that has even the slightest chance of occurring. The reason for my doubtfulness lies in my belief that, since the days of the late Lee Atwater, the political right in this country is a one trick pony. They are simply not equipped to back off the vitriolic rhetoric since it's just part of the way they operate politically.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2014
The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University opens its school year this week with about 600 students, 150 faculty members and a new dean. Fred Bronstein, who started on the job in June after six years as president of the St. Louis Symphony, is the 16th person to take the helm since the music conservatory was founded in 1857. His title is different, though. The designation was changed to "dean" from "director," established before the conservatory became affiliated with JHU in 1977, to make Peabody consistent with the university's other academic divisions.
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SPORTS
By Sports Digest | November 14, 2009
In his first start since a 12th-place finish behind Rachel Alexandra in the Preakness in May, Tone It Down won Friday's seventh race at Laurel Park, a $32,000 allowance test. Under Abel Castellano , the son of Medaglia d'Oro rallied down the lane on the sloppy main track to win by 1 1/4 lengths and pay $11.60. He covered the seven furlongs in 1 minute, 25.83 seconds. Our Second Slew finished second, and Ijada's Run rallied for third. Tone It Down has won three of seven starts during his 3-year-old campaign.
NEWS
August 4, 2014
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's last four years have been about not listening to the people who elected him, and that will not bode well for him in November. Residents of Baltimore County are used to thoughtful, transparent and open discussions on issues that affect their neighborhoods. Mr. Kamenetz has been running Baltimore County like his own kingdom where residents' opinions and concerns fall on deaf ears. Mr. Kamenetz is more in tune with the developers and construction companies that are overbuilding our county to the point of being ridiculous.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
Denver's Bill Tierney is arguably the best coach in college lacrosse history, but he should be careful not to tarnish his legacy. Tierney, who won six national championships at Princeton, has done a great job of turning around Denver's program in recent years, but a lot of fans at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday weren't applauding him. Rather, they were criticizing him for his behavior during the game. On almost every whistle, Tierney seemed to be ranting and criticizing the officials in Denver's game against Loyola.
NEWS
By C. Fraser Smith | October 6, 2002
SO, YOU wanted issues in the campaign for governor? You wanted to know more about the candidates' problem-solving skills? Sorry, that part of the campaign is over. From now on, it's all about tone. Who was shrill in the NAACP debate? Who was defensive? Who called whom a bad name ("Ma'am," etc.)? If he hint of an issue arises in the next few weeks, it will come wrapped in tone: a disparaging tone, a deprecating tone, a tone of frustration, a tone of ridicule. There will be beef -- and there's been more already than you may realize -- but most of what you're going to get in this campaign you've got already.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec | jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | January 24, 2010
In his first opportunity to speak in person to fans and the Baltimore media, starting pitcher Kevin Millwood disputed the notion that he's unhappy being an Oriole. That perception is "wrong," said Millwood, who was acquired by the Orioles from the Texas Rangers in December for reliever Chris Ray . "If you're looking for me to get real excited, it's not going to happen. I'm the same way on the mound. If I'm getting my brains beat in, I'm not going to get too down about it, and if [I'm pitching well]
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2012
Miguel Gonzalez spent two full years out of the game, one with a torn miniscus in his knee and the other recovering from Tommy John surgery. When the Orioles signed him to a minor-league deal in late February, the Angels and Red Sox had already given up on him. And on Friday night - in the middle of a pennant race - the 28-year-old right-hander put the Baltimore Orioles within two games of the AL East lead with seven shutout innings against the...
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | August 2, 1991
If you've ever been puzzled about why the members of Tony! Toni! Tone! took on such a name when there isn't an Anthony among them, it's only because you're thinking of the wrong kind of "tony." As Dwayne Wiggins explains, what the group actually had in mind wasn't the nickname "Tony," but the slang term meaning high-class and stylish."It's just another way of saying 'a fly outlook,' " he says. "We came up with that before we came up with the group. It started out being a nickname for the way we used to dress and party and stuff."
FEATURES
By Dr. Modena Wilsonand Dr. Alain Joffe | April 9, 1991
Q: What do you think of a 10-year-old boy lifting weights?A: If your son's interest in lifting weights is founded in a desire to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger or Bo Jackson, he'll be disappointed. At 10, his body is not yet secreting large enough amounts of testosterone to produce significant muscle growth through weight lifting.Nonetheless, boys can improve muscle tone and increase strength by lifting weights. It is important the regimen not be excessive; tired muscles are more prone to injury.
NEWS
July 10, 2014
It's heartening that Baltimore City's new schools CEO, Gregory Thornton, has made limiting the number of out-of-school suspensions for the system's youngest children a priority in his first weeks on the job. In doing so he has sent a strong signal to principals and teachers that they need to find alternative methods for disciplining troublesome or disruptive students and that kicking kids out of school is rarely effective and should only be used as...
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
There will undoubtedly be a solemn tone to this week's Civil Rights Game festivities in Houston. Nationally renowned poet and essayist Dr. Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday , was scheduled to be one of three Beacon Awards recipients in a luncheon prior to the Civil Rights Game between the Orioles and the Houston Astros on Friday. Last week, Major League Baseball announced that Angelou would be unable to attend the Beacon Awards luncheon because of health reasons. “It is with deep regret that I able unable to attend the MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon,” Angelou said in a statement to MLB.com.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
Gregory P. Kane, a former Baltimore Sun columnist known for his perceptive observations, died of cancer Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 62. "He challenged a lot of traditional political thought in the African-American community," said Anthony McCarthy, a talk-show host at radio station WEEA-FM. "When I'd have him as a guest on my show, he'd say to me, 'I'm your token conservative.' " Mr. Kane became a Sun reporter in 1993 and began writing his local column in 1995. Recalled for his provocative style, he wrote a description of himself in his first column: "a lifelong Baltimore resident, liberal on some issues, conservative on others, a veritable fascist on the topic of crime.
FEATURES
By Michael Gold, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2013
Knocking down the barrier preventing federally-recognized same-sex marriages just doesn't have the same punch it used to. Edith Windsor, the 84-year-old woman whose legal fight ended with the Supreme Court declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, took the number three spot in Time magazine's annual Person of the Year contest . The top Person of the Year honors went to Pope Francis , the first non-European leader of...
SPORTS
By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2013
Ravens coach John Harbaugh made a smart move this week by cutting safety Michael Huff and defensive end Marcus Spears. You're never happy when someone losses their job, but Harbaugh set the tone going into a very big week. He gave out a warning after the Ravens lost to the Steelers that the team was willing to make changes or do whatever necessary to win. That in itself kept the players on edge over the bye week, and those announced cuts on Wednesday sent a message and created a sense of urgency.
SPORTS
Peter Schmuck | August 20, 2013
If you think that numbers don't lie, you might want to look at the stat sheet and try to figure out how the Orioles lineup can be so good on paper and look so bad in clutch situations. It's right there in black and white. The Orioles entered Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays ranked third in the major leagues in both batting average and slugging percentage with runners in scoring position, but lately they've been on top of the world in frustrating their fans by making the least of promising scoring opportunities.
ENTERTAINMENT
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 16, 1999
Suzanne Ciani's most famous piece of music lasts approximately one second, and is heard about 280 million times every day. In 1988, she created what may be the world's best-known audio signature: the miniature chordal flourish that introduces every AT&T call. Known within the company as the sparkle tone, the brief chime was the first concerted foray into sonic branding in "phonespace."Now, driven by the competition, the wires are clogged with audio logos and announcements. If a line is busy in the Bell Atlantic calling area, a voice will intrude for a moment to offer the company's new call-back service.
NEWS
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2013
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: PULE Whining is an annoying tone that gets on the nerves, and the British whinge , at least to my ear, is whining with a little more edge to it. But that's not the end of it. You may find your irritation rising as well at puling . To pule (pronounced PYOOL)
SPORTS
Mike Preston | June 21, 2013
With about one month before the opening of training camp, the Ravens have had one of their best offseasons in recent years, and coach John Harbaugh has set the perfect tone going into the 2013 regular season. When a team wins a Super Bowl , a lot of times there is a turbulent offseason with player arrests, suspensions or major contract holdouts, but the Ravens have avoided those issues this year. They caused a stir early in the offseason with the trade of wide receiver Anquan Boldin, the release of safety Bernard Pollard, the failure to re-sign safety Ed Reed and the retirement of linebacker Ray Lewis, but most of those moves were expected, and had to be done to allow the Ravens to become faster, younger and stronger and allow Harbaugh to develop a new team chemistry.
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