March 6, 2007
Donald Trump has surprised the audience with double firings in the past on The Apprentice, but never for a sillier reason than on Sunday. Explaining why he had pitched the idea of go-karts at an event for Lexus, Derek classified himself as "white trash," in a joking way. Trump seized on this, declared it stupid, wouldn't let it go, and finally, impulsively, fired him. And you thought you had a crazy boss.
November 13, 2003
Galactic launch Funk all-stars Galactic will blast off tomorrow and Saturday at the 9:30 Club in Washington. The New Orleans sextet, which includes two ex-Washingtonians, will bring its unique funk-rock-jazz style to the stage around 10 both nights. Opening acts, tomorrow's Benevento Russo Duo and Saturday's Louque, will also shake it for the crowd. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 each night. The 9:30 Club is at 815 V St. N.W., Washington. For more information, call 202-393-0930 or visit www.930.
June 26, 2003
For theater, classical music and dance reviews and event listings, go to www.SunSpot.net/stageWelcome to Baltimore, Hon. During the summer tourist season, the simple phrase can be heard all around the city. To some locals, it symbolizes Baltimore's friendly working-class reputation. To others, it's just a reminder that the bay-side port is still packed with Waters-esque characters. But the turn of phrase takes on a different meaning in Brandon Welch's new comedy. The actor-writer-producer used it as the title for his award-winning play, a show that chronicles Charm City's prominent and sometimes gloomy "white trash" culture.
July 16, 2001
SAG HARBOR, N.Y. - It has been very hard this summer for Hamptons people without the Clintons to talk about. For nine years, the bad and the beautiful could endure the long days by complaining about President Bill and Hillary before they came out to collect money. It's true that Senator Hillary will be here in a week or so, but she's coming to inspect a contaminated ground-water site or something boring like that. There is the unfolding Congressman Condit and the missing intern story, but New Yorkers can't sustain more than a minute or two of conversation about people from Modesto.
July 7, 1999
The men who haul away the president's trash might take away your garbage someday, too.Moving to expand in the Baltimore-Washington market, Waste Systems International Inc. of Lexington, Mass., said yesterday that it has acquired Eastern Trans-Waste of Maryland Inc., a Prince George's County company that serves the White House and other federal buildings."This is a platform acquisition for us," said Bob Rivkin, Waste Systems' chief financial officer and executive vice president of acquisitions.
March 16, 1999
LOOK at my name. Now, read about my family.My brother and his wife are crack addicts and high school dropouts. When money was tight, my mother worked as a prostitute. She was held hostage once by her crazy ex-convict boyfriend, who dunked her head in a toilet, at knifepoint.My cousin is in prison for stealing cars and checks from my aunt and grandmother. Her two sons, both teen-agers, are in jail for murder. My grandmother lives in a trailer park. I am the only one of my American cousins to go to college.