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By New York Times | December 4, 1990
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission moved last week to impose a fine of $2,000 on each of three radio stations -- including one heard in Washington, D.C. -- that broadcast a show two years ago by the New York radio personality Howard Stern.The FCC charged that Mr. Stern had violated the agency's standard for decency when he described a raucous Christmas party and used sexual references.The shows were broadcast on WXRK-FM in New York, WYSP in ## Philadelphia and WJFK in Manassas, Va., which is heard in the Washington area.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2012
Vulgar recycling scofflaws could be banned from Anne Arundel County recycling centers under a proposed law introduced Tuesday. County Councilman John Grasso said he crafted the measure after county workers relayed tales of miscreants who responded with obscenities when asked to separate trash from cardboard. "I don't think it's fair that the employees should have to take abuse from the customers going in there," Grasso said. "If you came into any other business, and you start telling the employees to [expletive]
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | November 17, 1996
In the music department at the Wal-Mart on U.S. 40 near Rolling Road, I ask Russ Rewling for something really vulgar and blasphemous to play in my car, to soothe the savage beast in my vulgar and blasphemous heart."
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2011
Mark Halperin, editor-at-large of Time magazine and  senior political analyst for MSNBC, said on live TV Thursday morning that he thought President Barack Obama had been acting like a "dick. " Hours later, MSNBC suspended him, saying, "Mark Halperin’s comments this morning were completely inappropriate and unacceptable. We apologize to the President, The White House and all of our viewers. We strive for a high level of discourse and comments like these have no place on our air. Therefore, Mark will be suspended indefinitely from his role as an analyst.
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By George F. Will | June 18, 2000
WASHINGTON -- In physics, a "unified field theory" purports to explain all fundamental relationships between elementary particles. With summer, and more "gross-out" movies, arriving, it is time for a unified field theory of contemporary vulgarity. Someday, cultural historians sifting the shards of America's fractured taste and manners will note that the late 1990s were golden years for that movie genre. In "There's Something About Mary" (1998) ... but wait. How to describe the problem of the desensitizing of America without aggravating the problem?
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | November 10, 1999
She has seen her husband, Ravens owner Art Modell, vilified since he announced he was moving his team from Cleveland to Baltimore in 1995. But Pat Modell spoke out publicly for the first time yesterday about the behavior of some of his detractors.Modell's wife called the actions of some of the fans in the parking lots at Cleveland Browns Stadium before Sunday's game against the Ravens "vulgar and disgusting" and criticized Channel 45 for showing some of their behavior on its Sunday night newscast.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 11, 2003
Two teen-agers were charged with malicious destruction of property and with violating Maryland's hate crime law after racial slurs and vulgar phrases were spray-painted on four Mount Airy homes, police said yesterday. Residents in the Friendly Acres neighborhood woke up Tuesday morning to find that the homes, a car, a sidewalk and two signs had been vandalized, said Sgt. David Warner of the state police Westminster barracks. Racial slurs were painted on at least one house occupied by African-Americans, Warner said.
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By Richard A. Knox and Richard A. Knox,BOSTON GLOBE | December 2, 1995
In an effort to clean up cyberspace, the nation's largest computer on-line service last week declared the word "breast" taboo -- thereby making it impossible for breast cancer patients to contact one another for information and support.An America Online spokeswoman said Thursday the action had been "an error" and promised to correct the problem within 24 hours and provide affected subscribers with five free hours of on-line time. The company's action came after several days of irate on-line protests by outraged breast cancer patients about the company's decision to put "breast" on its list of "vulgar" words.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | February 13, 2005
COLLEGE PARK - The Maryland student section was a lot of things last night in the Terps' 99-92 overtime win over Duke, including: loud, clever, energetic, excited and effective. The crowd was not, however, vulgar and offensive. Not for the most part, anyway. There were a few chants that might have flirted with the boundaries of good taste, but in the end, it was just a typical raucous college basketball crowd. Not worse and no better than any other Atlantic Coast Conference school. Fans poured onto the floor after the game was over, but it was controlled chaos, similar to what happened when the Terps football team beat Florida State this past fall.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | January 31, 1991
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein may be infuriated by President Bush's Kennebunkportian mispronunciation of his name.According to linguistics experts quoted in New York magazine, the name Saddam has two distinctly different meanings, depending on where the accent is placed. With the accent correctly placed on the second syllable, Saddam means "learned one" or "leader."But an Egyptian says the way George Bush pronounces Saddam gives the name "a very vulgar meaning."He says that when "Saddam" rhymes with "Adam," the word means "a boy who fixes or cleans old shoes.
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By Gadi Dechter and Gadi Dechter,SUN REPORTER | May 2, 2008
Baby-faced Johns Hopkins senior Andrew Mann is a budding astrophysicist, but his unlikely sideline as a cyberspace gossip-monger already has him exploring the darkest, dirtiest corners of the undergraduate cosmos and fending off attacks from campus lawyers and outraged students. Like JuicyCampus.com, boredat.net and other college-oriented Web sites that have recently exploded in popularity, Mann's upstart network of anonymous message boards - among them the Johns Hopkins University-focused JHUConfessions.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,special to the sun | April 10, 2007
Responding to complaints from about 40 parents, the Harford County schools superintendent has decided to remove a book from the high school curriculum, saying its message on the dangers of bullying is overshadowed by instances of vulgar language including homophobic slurs. In a memo on the county school system's Web site, Superintendent Jacqueline C. Haas said she will announce to the school board tonight that the novel The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier will not be permitted in a social studies curriculum for county ninth-graders.
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November 19, 2006
Somebody - OK, I'll do it - needs to say a few choice words to the thousands of 20- something guys who waited in long lines so they could spend a week's take-home pay for a PlayStation 3 game. So here goes: Grow up! Get a life! Volunteer to be a big brother somewhere. Coach a basketball team. Spend some quality time with your grandparents before they die. If you want to "experience the most realistic combat ever," sign up for the Marines and go to Fallujah! I'm not talking about the flippers - the guys who waited in line to buy PlayStation 3 so they could turn around and sell it for several times its already inflated retail cost.
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By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,Sun Reporter | November 2, 2006
COLLEGE PARK -- There were plenty of interesting - and vulgar - taunts coming from the student section last night at Comcast Center, but possibly the most reflective of what was actually happening on the court spoke volumes in the waning minutes: "Uh-oh." Terps opener Hampton@Maryland, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, ESPNU
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By John Anderson and John Anderson,NEWSDAY | July 21, 2005
One tends to forget, but before he was a movie star - and he is - Billy Bob Thornton was a writer. He put himself on the map with the original script for George Hickenlooper's short film Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade, and won an Oscar for adapting his script into the feature version (Sling Blade, which he directed and in which he starred). Before that, he co-wrote the Carl Franklin film One False Move, and later The Gift, which starred Cate Blanchett. Lately, though, he has been the moviegoer's favorite reprobate - namely as Bad Santa and now the coach of Bad News Bears in Richard Linklater's remake.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | February 13, 2005
COLLEGE PARK - The Maryland student section was a lot of things last night in the Terps' 99-92 overtime win over Duke, including: loud, clever, energetic, excited and effective. The crowd was not, however, vulgar and offensive. Not for the most part, anyway. There were a few chants that might have flirted with the boundaries of good taste, but in the end, it was just a typical raucous college basketball crowd. Not worse and no better than any other Atlantic Coast Conference school. Fans poured onto the floor after the game was over, but it was controlled chaos, similar to what happened when the Terps football team beat Florida State this past fall.
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By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,Sun Reporter | November 2, 2006
COLLEGE PARK -- There were plenty of interesting - and vulgar - taunts coming from the student section last night at Comcast Center, but possibly the most reflective of what was actually happening on the court spoke volumes in the waning minutes: "Uh-oh." Terps opener Hampton@Maryland, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, ESPNU
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 6, 2001
A black resident of Queen Mitchell Road in Gambrills found racist and other "vulgar" language spray-painted yesterday on his car, house and sidewalk, Anne Arundel County police said. The vandals also threw eggs on David Queen's property, police said. No other area residents reported similar vandalism yesterday, said police, who are investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-222-6155.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | February 13, 2005
COLLEGE PARK --- The Maryland student section was a lot of things last night in the Terps' 99-92 overtime win over Duke, including: loud, clever, energetic, excited and effective. The crowd was not, however, vulgar and offensive. Not for the most part, anyway. There were a few chants that might have flirted with the boundaries of good taste, but in the end, it was just a typical raucous college basketball crowd. No worse and no better than any other Atlantic Coast Conference school. Fans poured onto the floor after the game, but it was controlled chaos, similar to what happened when the Terps football team beat Florida State this past fall.
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By Katie Leslie and Katie Leslie,SUN STAFF | July 11, 2004
In between the delicate pages of Adam Blank's Field Guide to the North American Bird (Ten Speed Press, $9.95) are specimens of all shapes and sizes. There are birds for the bold and birds for cowards. Birds for sports fanatics and birds for the office worker. Even birds for musicians! Perhaps Vice President Dick Cheney should take a look. It's been more than two weeks since Cheney dropped an F-bomb on Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat with whom he had been spatting. Cheney said he felt better for his outburst, but the utterance still reverberates within the hallowed halls of Congress and beyond.
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