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By Sarah Kickler Kelber and Sarah Kickler Kelber,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2001
Ever wonder what would happen if they crossed "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebeck and "McLaughlin Group" leader John McLaughlin? Anne Robinson, host of British game show import "The Weakest Link," could be the answer. The quiz show, which makes its debut tonight at 8 on NBC (Channel 11), at first seems to bear a resemblance to "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (also a British import), with its flashy set and questions worth more and more as each round progresses. But there are definitely some differences.
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March 11, 2011
Allowing children of undocumented immigrants to attend universities as in-state residents is logical ( "A flawed compromise," March 8). All involved are participating members of society and will ultimately make Maryland look good. When we read that U.S. schools are slipping in the global arena, imagine having bilingual youth moving up to assume responsibilities that will lift up the whole nation. I often hear Americans say we are only as strong as our weakest link. Well, here is a chance to remedy that.
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NEWS
March 11, 2011
Allowing children of undocumented immigrants to attend universities as in-state residents is logical ( "A flawed compromise," March 8). All involved are participating members of society and will ultimately make Maryland look good. When we read that U.S. schools are slipping in the global arena, imagine having bilingual youth moving up to assume responsibilities that will lift up the whole nation. I often hear Americans say we are only as strong as our weakest link. Well, here is a chance to remedy that.
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By DAVID ZEILER | January 31, 2008
With an extra 4 gigabytes of memory and two 500-gigabyte Seagate Barracuda hard drives installed in my new Mac Pro, I fired up the benchmark programs to see if the upgrades boosted performance. First I ran GeekBench. I saw very little difference in the scores but for one of the memory tests, "Stdlib Write." It appears having 4 sticks of memory installed does aid performance. Then I ran XBench, which includes a hard disk test. To my surprise, the new drive bested the Apple-supplied drive by about 33 percent.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | April 2, 2006
They planned to call a cab and visit some girls in Forest Hill. As they waited, the two teens bantered about rap songs they were writing. "Can I get on that?" one asked about a song the other had written. "You can get on two or three of them," his friend assured. The idle chatter was intended to change the subject from the dark task they had were about to carry out - to rob the cabdriver. Though one of the teens had a nickel-plated .38 caliber revolver tucked in his waistband, the two talked casually about music and CDs while they waited.
SPORTS
September 7, 2001
EAST DIVISION Buffalo Bills Last season: 8-8, fourth place. Coach: Gregg Williams, first season with Bills. Strength of schedule: 27th. Starting QB (W-L): Rob Johnson (9-10). Best move: Picking up FB Larry Centers in free agency for the new West Coast offense. Centers has 685 catches, most ever for a back. Weakest link: The Bills ranked last in the NFL in punt- and kick-return average. First-round pick Nate Clements, a CB, is expected to return punts, and Chris Watson will handle kick returns again.
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By Previews compiled by Ken Murray and Previews compiled by Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | September 7, 2001
EAST DIVISION Arizona Cardinals Last season: 3-13, fifth place. Coach: Dave McGinnis (1-8), second season with Cardinals. Strength of schedule: Tied for 13th. Starting QB (W-L): Jake Plummer (18-32). Best move: Starting over on a defensive line that finished 30th in rush defense. The Cardinals let DEs Simeon Rice and Andre Wadsworth become free agents, and will have four new starters up front. Weakest link: The Cardinals haven't exactly replaced Rice and Wadsworth. With the second pick in the draft, they went for OL Leonard Davis.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | August 23, 2001
Connie Chung's interview of Congressman Gary Condit will be presented tonight as an ABC News program. But don't let the label fool you: This is merely the latest entry in the blazing-hot genre of reality programming - somewhere between rats crawling over contestants on NBC's Fear Factor and Julie Chen interviewing the guy who put a knife to a woman's throat on CBS' Big Brother. Each of the Big Three networks can be equally proud of how they elevate the culture through video spectacles of voyeurism, narcissism, exhibitionism and titillation.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | October 8, 2001
It's a rare day when someone shuts down Shannon Sharpe. It's even more rare when someone shuts him up. The Tennessee Titans failed on both accounts yesterday. Sharpe caught three passes for 57 yards, making him the NFL's career leader in receiving yardage at the tight end position with 8,018, passing Ravens senior vice president of football operations Ozzie Newsome, who held the old mark with 7,980. Afterward, Sharpe let Newsome, and the Titans, hear about it. "I went up and told him, `Ozzie who?
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | September 9, 2003
Change was cheap this year. Eight teams started the NFL season with new quarterbacks, all hoping to turn the page from their past. The biggest name was Jake Plummer, who left a trail of inconsistency behind in Arizona to start anew in Denver. The only rookie to break in was the Ravens' Kyle Boller. In Chicago and Dallas, Kordell Stewart and Quincy Carter started because, well, someone had to start. Three teams changed quarterbacks because the incumbent was beaten out (Cleveland, Dallas, Ravens)
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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,Sun Foreign Reporter | October 22, 2006
MOSCOW -- The last time Russia put a group of international volunteers in a capsule to simulate the conditions of far-flung space travel, the mission nearly fell apart. As they were confined together for months, tensions between two Russian scientists erupted in a bloody fistfight during a millennium New Year's Eve celebration in the cramped quarters. One of them later allegedly tried to force a kiss on a Canadian researcher, triggering a furor on the ship and off. Members of one team eventually locked a hatch to separate themselves from the Russians.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | April 2, 2006
They planned to call a cab and visit some girls in Forest Hill. As they waited, the two teens bantered about rap songs they were writing. "Can I get on that?" one asked about a song the other had written. "You can get on two or three of them," his friend assured. The idle chatter was intended to change the subject from the dark task they had were about to carry out - to rob the cabdriver. Though one of the teens had a nickel-plated .38 caliber revolver tucked in his waistband, the two talked casually about music and CDs while they waited.
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By Henry Weinstein and Jean Guccione and Henry Weinstein and Jean Guccione,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 14, 2005
LOS ANGELES - Last fall, defense attorney Thomas Mesereau made a strategic move that may have provided the key to Michael Jackson's court victory yesterday: He hired a new private investigator and told him to focus relentlessly on the accuser's mother. Scott Ross had worked on the defense of Robert Blake, successfully digging up unsavory items about Blake's slain wife that allowed defense lawyers to argue that someone other than Blake had a motive to kill her. Moreover, the information gave jurors a reason to dislike her. Mesereau wanted a repeat performance, Ross recalled yesterday.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | September 9, 2003
Change was cheap this year. Eight teams started the NFL season with new quarterbacks, all hoping to turn the page from their past. The biggest name was Jake Plummer, who left a trail of inconsistency behind in Arizona to start anew in Denver. The only rookie to break in was the Ravens' Kyle Boller. In Chicago and Dallas, Kordell Stewart and Quincy Carter started because, well, someone had to start. Three teams changed quarterbacks because the incumbent was beaten out (Cleveland, Dallas, Ravens)
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By CANDUS THOMSON | December 29, 2002
In an argument before the Massachusetts Supreme Court in 1830, Daniel Webster said, "There's nothing so powerful as truth." A New Hampshire newspaper found that such a compelling statement that it publishes the quote on Page 1 every day. But there's a second part to the quote ... "and often nothing so strange." Here we are, the end of the year. Time to shake out the file folder filled with news oddities, tidbits that didn't fit elsewhere and nuggets that tickled the funny bone. As my good buddy, Sun Eastern Shore correspondent Chris Guy, always says, "We couldn't make this stuff up. It's too good."
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By Frank Bruni and Frank Bruni,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 10, 2002
TIVOLI, Italy -- Elisabetta Liberale had a bad knee, but she danced through it. She had slightly crooked teeth, but she smiled for all she was worth. At the moment of decision, it all paid off. A crown of cardboard paper and gold paint was placed on her head, and Liberale cried tears as big and wet as any Miss America ever did. She had won more -- much more -- than a mere beauty pageant. With her victory here on this starry summer night, Liberale, 24, advanced to the finals of a national star search for a role on Italian television as one of the showgirls who hovers almost wordlessly around everyone else, providing superfluous visual adornment, like a throw pillow.
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By Frank Bruni and Frank Bruni,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 10, 2002
TIVOLI, Italy -- Elisabetta Liberale had a bad knee, but she danced through it. She had slightly crooked teeth, but she smiled for all she was worth. At the moment of decision, it all paid off. A crown of cardboard paper and gold paint was placed on her head, and Liberale cried tears as big and wet as any Miss America ever did. She had won more -- much more -- than a mere beauty pageant. With her victory here on this starry summer night, Liberale, 24, advanced to the finals of a national star search for a role on Italian television as one of the showgirls who hovers almost wordlessly around everyone else, providing superfluous visual adornment, like a throw pillow.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | December 29, 2002
In an argument before the Massachusetts Supreme Court in 1830, Daniel Webster said, "There's nothing so powerful as truth." A New Hampshire newspaper found that such a compelling statement that it publishes the quote on Page 1 every day. But there's a second part to the quote ... "and often nothing so strange." Here we are, the end of the year. Time to shake out the file folder filled with news oddities, tidbits that didn't fit elsewhere and nuggets that tickled the funny bone. As my good buddy, Sun Eastern Shore correspondent Chris Guy, always says, "We couldn't make this stuff up. It's too good."
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | October 8, 2001
It's a rare day when someone shuts down Shannon Sharpe. It's even more rare when someone shuts him up. The Tennessee Titans failed on both accounts yesterday. Sharpe caught three passes for 57 yards, making him the NFL's career leader in receiving yardage at the tight end position with 8,018, passing Ravens senior vice president of football operations Ozzie Newsome, who held the old mark with 7,980. Afterward, Sharpe let Newsome, and the Titans, hear about it. "I went up and told him, `Ozzie who?
SPORTS
September 7, 2001
EAST DIVISION Buffalo Bills Last season: 8-8, fourth place. Coach: Gregg Williams, first season with Bills. Strength of schedule: 27th. Starting QB (W-L): Rob Johnson (9-10). Best move: Picking up FB Larry Centers in free agency for the new West Coast offense. Centers has 685 catches, most ever for a back. Weakest link: The Bills ranked last in the NFL in punt- and kick-return average. First-round pick Nate Clements, a CB, is expected to return punts, and Chris Watson will handle kick returns again.
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