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By Philadelphia Daily News | October 18, 1991
THERE COULD be no better symbol of the Reagan administration than Elliott Abrams -- a war wimp who spent the Vietnam War in Cambridge, Mass., and London, getting lots of postgraduate training so he could later more effectively advocate sending other people marching off to their deaths.Abrams went to Washington as a 33-year-old assistant secretary of state, youngest person to hold such high rank in this century.There, he was a good soldier of the Reagan Revolution, neo-conservative battalion.
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By Jules Witcover | July 27, 2012
As Eliza Doolittle put it in "My Fair Lady": "Words, words words, I'm so sick of words!" Once again, in the wake of the latest shooting spree in Colorado, presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney ran a race to the microphones to deplore it, with more words of sympathy than promises or plans to do anything about it. Mr. Obama, who hops aboard Air Force One at the drop of a megabucks fund-raiser these days, jetted out to Colorado to commiserate...
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By Wiley A. Hall | December 13, 1994
Truth be told, I believe I also would have fired Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders had I been President Clinton and was as occupied as he was with dodging the endless barbs from the conservative right.But that's purely politics: Dr. Elders has come to be perceived as the president's nuttiest political appointee, an impression amplified last week by the report that she advocated teaching masturbation in schools.But politics isn't always fair or right. Dr. Elders is not a nut. And although she responded to a direct question by appearing to endorse the inclusion of masturbation in sex education courses, that is not quite the same as championing it as a form of playground recreation or advocating that youngsters be trained to do it properly or any of the other crazy interpretations people have put on her remarks.
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March 7, 2011
Shame on us! We Marylanders, primarily lawmakers, developers and farmers do not have the guts and the willingness to share the pain in support of our governor's bold move to restrict rural and suburban development on septic systems ( "Septic curb not dead yet," March 3). It is easy to unconsciously foul the Chesapeake Bay. To conscientiously help clean the bay's water is difficult and takes new actions which may restrict the size and monetary value of some endeavors. We all must share in healing our bay, and it will not always be pleasant.
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By Tom Webb and Tom Webb,Knight-Ridder News Service | November 21, 1990
WASHINGTON -- Six members of one of the world's greatest deliberative bodies considered yesterday the question of which U.S. senator had been called a "wimp."At Senate ethics hearings on the so-called "Keating Five," two staffers for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., recounted that in March 1987, savings and loan owner Charles H. Keating Jr. angrily called their boss "a wimp" for refusing to pressure S&L regulators on Mr. Keating's behalf.Mr. Keating's "wimp" remark made Mr. McCain furious and ended their friendship.
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October 31, 1990
The magazine editor is telling me about the cover story he is planning on President Bush."It's gonna be 'Return of the Wimp,' " he says. "But I think we'll make it 'Weturn of the Wimp.' It sounds more wimpy that way, don't you think?"I am silent. I am digesting this."The cover is going to be a cartoon of Bush in high school," the editor goes on. "But he'll be a nerdy kid with glasses and 12 pens stuck in his shirt pocket in one of those plastic holders."I think I get the idea, I say."But wait, wait," the editor says.
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By Dan Berger | June 27, 1997
The Supremes have ruled that if Bawlmer County looks hard enough for reasons to keep Bethel Church out of Owings Mills, it probably can.The line has to be drawn somewhere and Disney Co. has drawn it between Ellen and Insane Clown Posse.Whatever landed in Roswell, N.M., 50 years ago did it as much good as Nessie did Drumnadrochit.Marlboro Man is a wimp.Pub Date: 6/27/97
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By Dan Berger | July 26, 1996
Were women's gymnastics a wimp's game like boxing or football, Kerri Strug would have had a medical timeout to see what was wrong.Hillary C. wins the gold medal for brass. Bob D. wins silver for long pauses.Today's GOP views the moderately affluent, moderately conservative, middle-aged, traditionally Republican, suburban matron as an enigma if not enemy.Slow down. The Gubner's new highway builder from Pa. will make Md.'s roads more like the ones up there.Pub Date: 7/26/96
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | May 23, 1994
BERLIN -- In Germany, it might be a good idea to consult your lawyer before you squabble with a neighbor about a parking space.Rocco Klotsche certainly will the next time.The 27-year-old student was fined $120 for losing his temper during a quarrel in the parking lot behind his apartment house. No threats were made, no weapons were drawn; nothing weightier than words flew across the parking lot. But the neighbor was able to sue -- and win -- on the grounds that Mr. Klotsche had "insulted his honor" by calling him a dirty name.
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December 10, 2005
On December 6, 2005, WILLIAM M. "Wimp" ALGER SR. beloved husband of Margaret "Hubbie" Alger (nee Hubbs); devoted father of Barbara Hansen and the late Billy M. Alger Jr.; loving grandfather of Crystal, April, Jenny, Anita, and the late Hillary Hansen; great-grandfather of Patrick, Kirsti, Erin, Cameron and Sophia. Friends are invited to call at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home Inc., 3631 Falls Rd., on Saturday from 7 to 9 P.M. and on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services on Monday at 1 P.M. Interment at St. Abraham Cemetery in Beckleysville, MD.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2010
The Charm City Roller Girls have a message for all those old-time roller derby fans out there: This isn't your grandma's roller derby. "All that stuff is actually completely gone right now," says Hilary Rosensteel, a roller girl almost since the team was founded in 2005. And by "stuff," she means the elbows, extravagant cheating and over-the-top showmanship that, back in the '60s and '70s, made roller derby the female equivalent of professional wrestling. These days, she insists, roller derby is more about competition than show.
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By Matt Jablow | February 14, 2007
On Dec. 25, 1776, Gen. George Washington led a brave band of 2,500 soldiers through a driving snowstorm across the icy Delaware River. Their surprise attack caught British troops in Trenton, N.J., entirely by surprise and provided a major boost to the American war effort. One year later, General Washington's troops, without nearly enough food or warm clothing, braved the bitter cold and snow of Valley Forge for six full months in a display of bravery and loyalty virtually without parallel in our nation's history.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun reporter | October 4, 2006
Southside Academy linebackers Kevin Bowie and A.J. Cox were separated by only a few feet during a recent practice as they recounted a fierce rivalry that has existed for as long as they can remember. "I remember when Alvin was turning 3 years old - yes, I call him Alvin even though he doesn't like it - and he started crying because his mother put his hand in the birthday cake," said Bowie, who smiled as looked at his first cousin. "That's the first time I realized he was a little wimp like that."
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December 10, 2005
On December 6, 2005, WILLIAM M. "Wimp" ALGER SR. beloved husband of Margaret "Hubbie" Alger (nee Hubbs); devoted father of Barbara Hansen and the late Billy M. Alger Jr.; loving grandfather of Crystal, April, Jenny, Anita, and the late Hillary Hansen; great-grandfather of Patrick, Kirsti, Erin, Cameron and Sophia. Friends are invited to call at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home Inc., 3631 Falls Rd., on Saturday from 7 to 9 P.M. and on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services on Monday at 1 P.M. Interment at St. Abraham Cemetery in Beckleysville, MD.
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By THOMAS SOWELL | November 10, 2005
The recent announcement by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter that confirmation hearings on Judge Samuel Alito Jr. have been postponed until January was only the latest in a series of painful examples of what happens when Senate Republicans wimp out. The Pennsylvania Republican did not wimp out. The Senate Republican "leadership" wimped out when they made him chairman of the Judiciary Committee after he had fired a shot across the bow...
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2005
Whether shoveling out or trying to enjoy their wintry new landscape yesterday after the season's first significant snowfall, Marylanders had to ward off bitter cold and stiff, biting winds. "This weather is not for wimps," said a rosy-faced sledder braving gravity and the fiercely cold gusts that battered the steep slopes of Baltimore's Federal Hill. Stinging Canadian air, whipped southward by the counter-clockwise flow around the snowstorm as it raced off for New England, swept across Maryland at 20 to 25 mph yesterday, with gusts up to 35 mph. With daytime highs stalled near 20 degrees, the wind chill made it feel like single-digit temperatures.
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By THOMAS SOWELL | November 10, 2005
The recent announcement by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter that confirmation hearings on Judge Samuel Alito Jr. have been postponed until January was only the latest in a series of painful examples of what happens when Senate Republicans wimp out. The Pennsylvania Republican did not wimp out. The Senate Republican "leadership" wimped out when they made him chairman of the Judiciary Committee after he had fired a shot across the bow...
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By Jack W. Germond & Jules Witcover | November 6, 1990
WASHINGTON -- When President Bush once again compared Saddam Hussein to Adolf Hitler the other day, he sounded for all the world like the candidate he was in 1988, given to shamefully excessive rhetoric to make a point. His overblown bashing of Michael Dukakis worked then, but such hyperbole on a matter of war or peace undermines his credibility, and risks restoring a public image that has plagued him much of his public life.Like the kid who uses purple language to convey a toughness that isn't really there, Bush has always tried to compensate with macho talk for the "wimp" label that his preppy style and his celebrated obeisance toward Ronald Reagan pinned on him. It is as if he feels he needs to offset his ordinarily gentlemanly ways, drilled into him in an aristocratic upbringing, with such talk -- often fractured, unfortunately for him.Doing so has, in fact, been an effective counter to "the wimp factor" for Bush in the past.
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October 21, 2003
Addicts still face a stigma that blocks recovery I read Steve Chapman's column "Drug abuse as disability" (Opinion * Commentary, Oct. 14) and believe that he failed to be thorough. First and foremost, addiction is classified as a disease by the American Medical Association. It is not a "largely self-inflicted" problem, as Mr. Chapman suggests it is. Addiction is a physical compulsion combined with a mental obsession. When a person takes that first drink or drug (prescribed or otherwise)
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By Dennis Bishop and Dennis Bishop,Special to the Sun | January 19, 2003
My pansies were buried in the recent snowfalls and look kind of pitiful. Will they come back, or should I pull them out and plan on replacing them in early spring? Pansies have weak branches and appear to be wimpy plants, but they are very resilient and can tolerate most winter weather. If your only problems were snow and cold, I would expect that your plants will slowly recover from the piles of snow and will come back strong in the spring. On the other hand, there are several fungal diseases that thrive in cool, wet weather and can kill pansies.
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