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By Jacques Kelly | March 24, 1996
A few weeks ago I arrived home from a snowy weekend in Sussex County, Del. My whole family had gathered there to celebrate the christening of the newest member, Paul Joseph Stewart Whaley. We drove back to Baltimore to accumulated mail, some newspapers and a red light flashing on the telephone answering machine. The message brought the news that an old family friend had died.At nearly 91, Therese L. Gonzalez had led a long life and always seemed blessedly free of major illnesses. Nevertheless, a death always comes as a shock.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Matt Nickasch's home is anything but typical - he lives in the tower of a repurposed grain silo in Locust Point. His condo on the 18th floor is marked as a "bin" instead of a unit, a nod to industrial days long gone. "I've always been a fan of historic reuse," said the 27-year old technical consultant for the federal government. "From the historical artifacts of the 1920s structure to all of the modern conveniences and amenities, I feel that it provides the best of all worlds - old and new. " There was, indeed, a former life for Silo Point as a grain terminal for the B&O Railroad - once considered the fastest grain elevator in the world.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | September 21, 1994
It's here, the worst new series of the TV season premieres at 9 tonight on WBAL (Channel 11). It's called "Touched by an Angel" and there's absolutely nothing divine about it.Well, OK, some might think Monica Downey ("A Woman Named Jackie") is pretty divine to look at. But CBS has Downey playing such a twinkie role that you wonder if her character, an angel named Monica, is on downers or something."I don't have any vices," Monica says tonight, "except I hate to wear shoes except when absolutely necessary."
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has spent the majority of the first two games running fly patterns and operating as something of a glorified decoy. The former Maryland star has been targeted 10 times and has just four receptions for 60 yards and no touchdowns. He drew one defensive pass interference penalty against the Pittsburgh Steelers on cornerback Cortez Allen that led to an Owen Daniels touchdown. Smith said he's not concerned about his workload and expects to get his touches as the season goes on. "I'm playing my part, and I know the ball is going to come more than it has been," said Smith, who caught a career-high 65 passes for 1,128 yards and four touchdowns last season.
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By Susan Reimer | October 3, 1999
When 20-year-old Miriam Wolfe died in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, Rosemary Mild first felt horror. Her only child had been taken from her.Over time, horror was replaced by a bottomless sense of loss, the wearying knowledge that grief would be with her as far into her own future as she could see.Then came a sense of urgency. Rosemary Mild feared that the world would forget her daughter in a way that would be a second death. She feared that Miriam's memory would grow dim in the hearts of those she touched -- and there were many.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,SUN STAFF | December 20, 2004
This is one in a series of occasional features highlighting people and organizations in the Baltimore area that exemplify the spirit of The Sun's annual Spirit of Sharing Holiday Campaign. To most people, gazing out the window onto a white Christmas can bring a sense of profound comfort. Eleven years ago, though, as a first snow fell on Baltimore just before the holidays, Jessie Snead felt something very different. Her son, Terrance Thompson, 26, had been killed in a Park Heights shooting only three months before, and the season was doing nothing to assuage her grief.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 18, 2005
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Two Los Angeles County social workers who interviewed the boy who said he was molested by Michael Jackson testified yesterday that the child insisted in an early interview that he was never touched inappropriately by the pop star. Irene Peters, a social worker in the sensitive case unit of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, took the stand in the Jackson molestation trial and described a Feb. 20, 2003, interview she conducted with the accuser and his family.
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By Gary Dorsey and Gary Dorsey,STAFF WRITER | November 26, 2000
On the second weekend of June, lightning killed two men in South Carolina, struck three dogs and knocked out radar at an airport in Rhode Island, sparked a fire in New Mexico that forced 33 families from their homes and blasted the lights above Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. That same weekend, lightning struck 842 times within a 15-mile radius of the playgrounds at Annapolis Middle School. Two bolts set houses on fire. Another touched an oak. The one that touched the oak killed a man and injured eight.
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By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | October 14, 1996
SAN DIEGO -- Leon Fields was squirting WD-40 under his Winnebago camper to stop corrosion, one of the advertised "1,000 uses" for the spray lubricant, when the can touched a live wire and another piece of metal and burst into a fiery ball of oil and propane."
FEATURES
November 19, 2005
Waking from a coma without his sense of touch, a man is rehabbed by a loving nurse (Jenna Elfman, above) in Touched (9 p.m.-11 p.m., Lifetime).
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 17, 2014
When former Maryland star Shawne Merriman watched the Seattle Seahawks play the Green Bay Packers earlier this month, he saw a Seahawks offense that found different, creative ways to get the ball in the hands of their top playmaker -- wide receiver Percy Harvin. The Seahawks lined Harvin up in the backfield, used Harvin as a traditional wide receiver and also put him in motion and handed him the ball on jet sweeps. In all, Harvin touched the ball 11 times. Merriman said he wants to see the Terps do more of those types of things to get the ball in the hands of wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 17, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  Maryland's coaches have personnel meetings every Wednesday night during which they discuss the depth chart and any potential changes. Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley reiterated Wednesday that C.J. Brown is the Terps' starting quarterback and that Caleb Rowe is his backup. Locksley was asked Wednesday whether he would consider using Rowe, who has a stronger arm, as a change-of-pace quarterback to Brown, a talented runner who has struggled at times throwing the ball this season.
NEWS
August 19, 2014
The photos of Gen. Harry Greene's funeral at Arlington National Cemetery were stunning, especially the two of his widow placing a rose on the coffin while their son was reaching to comfort her and the one of General Greene's daughter. Thank you for publishing these photos in color, and thanks to the photographer for excellent work. They took my breath away with sadness and sorrow for them. Mary Felter, Arnold - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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August 13, 2014
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July 9, 2014
I heartily agree with your editorial concerning Rep. Andy Harris ( "The Harris boycott," July 7). I have always been proud to be a Marylander. We have some of the most progressive legislators in Washington, from Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin to Reps. Elijah Cummings and Chris Van Hollen. Then there's Andy Harris. Somehow he was elected to represent Maryland's First District, where I live, in Washington. What an embarrassment he has been. Each time he opens his mouth it gets worse.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2014
Steven S. Hsiao, a Johns Hopkins scientist who studied how the brain perceives the shape, size and texture of three-dimensional objects, died of lung cancer June 16 at Hopkins Hospital. The Mount Washington resident was 59. "Steve has been a defining part of Hopkins brain science for over three decades," said Ed Connor, a professor of neuroscience and director of the Johns Hopkins University's Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. Hopkins colleagues said Dr. Hsiao's worked in basic science involving the brain, leading to advancements in complex information processing.
FEATURES
June 11, 1995
Touched by 'Erin'Editor: I must say the articles in the Sun Magazine are fantastic. And I mean with all CAPITALS! I look forward to reading nTC such informative pieces as "Letting Go of Erin," in the April 9issue.The reporter himself is the key to such a masterpiece. I know whoever else read this besides me was touched. Give that guy a raise!!Sharon HassellBaltimore
NEWS
January 28, 1997
LONG BEFORE Sun readers were caught up in the story of Marci Glazer Crosby's courageous battle to control the quality of her life and death, many people had been touched by her passion for life and her devotion to those she loved. In her final months, she inspired others as well. Family and friends, even people she never met -- including a contingent of Colorado students -- cheered her on in her fight for life.Those efforts may have seemed like a losing battle. But even though Marci Crosby did not survive her final bout with cancer, she was no loser.
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By Peter French | June 18, 2014
If I consider the span of my 59 years, there is an obvious theme: I don't deal well with authority. When my high school tennis coach wouldn't let me wear my tie dyed t-shirt to a match, I stormed off the bus. I was fired as a waiter after following a patron out the door to lecture her on how to tip. As a Baltimore City teacher, I left two schools because of my inability to accept what I considered to be overbearing principals. A third principal, spotting this characteristic, sent me packing before I could quit.
NEWS
June 13, 2014
It is very disturbing news to read in The Sun that the Citizen's Promenade walking area in Fells Point will be done away with by a decision coming from the Board of Estimates this coming Wednesday without any consultation with the Promenade Committee ( "Kevin Plank's Recreation Pier hotel plan moves forward," June 9). We know what the vote will be 3-to-2 because Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake controls the board and she always gets her way when it comes to "money over citizens.
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