By Christopher Myers | February 7, 2001
Editor's note: An ancient Greek myth receives an urban update. "Look at that strange boy!" Everyone from the neighborhood is pointing fingers and watching the sky. "How's he doing that?" They stretch their necks and shake their heads. Ikarus Jackson, a new boy on my block, is flying about the rooftops. He is swooping and diving, looping past people's windows and over the crowd. I don't think he's strange. Ikarus Jackson, the fly boy, came to my school last Thursday. His long, strong, proud wings followed wherever he went.
By John Altavilla and Tribune Newspapers | August 6, 2014
History tells us the first documented version of lacrosse was played by native tribes inhabiting North America in the 1630s. Legend says the rules of the ancient sport were devised to help sharpen the focus, dexterity and courage of young warriors. Needless to say, much has changed over the past four centuries with a sport whose popularity seems to grow each year, especially in the wealthier suburbs where kids play it and parents watch it. But it was certainly intuition and opportunity that led the Mohegan Sun's Tribal Gaming Authority to pursue the sport's indoor professional league as a tenant for its arena, home of concerts and basketball games.
By John Thomas, For The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2013
Wings are the classic football appetizer. The usual flavor combination applied to wings is a buttery hot sauce and a salad dressing for dunking the wings. Nothing wrong with that. But if you want to take your tailgate to a new level, give these wings a try. The rich spicy heat from the habanero peppers along with the Jamaican jerk flavors of allspice, green onions, cinnamon, thyme and nutmeg really make these wings stand out. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can do most of the work the day before the game by placing your chicken in the marinade overnight and grilling it when you get to the stadium (or to your backyard grill)
By Jon Fogg and The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
Update: The Wings name and logo will stay in Philadelphia, according to Inside Lacrosse . Last month, NLL commissioner George Daniel issued a statement saying the league hopes to land a new ownership group and arena deal there. " To all of the Philadelphia Wings fans, keep the faith,” the statement read. ************************** The Philadelphia Wings of the indoor National Lacrosse League have been purchased by the Mohegan Sun Tribal Gaming Authority and will move to Connecticut for the 2014-2015 season, according to multiple reports.
By Edward Lee | May 27, 2012
If Josh Hawkins were to pull up his shirt, you might notice a pair of wings tattooed on his upper body. It's a fitting mark for the junior short-stick defensive midfielder who may be the fastest player for Loyola. An example of that burst of speed was provided when Hawkins scored a goal in the top-seeded Greyhounds' 7-5 victory over No. 4 seed Notre Dame in Saturday's NCAA tournament semifinal at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The Fighting Irish had scored twice in a span of six seconds to trim a three-goal deficit to just one with 2:04 left in the second quarter, but Hawkins went end-to-end and bounced a shot over junior goalkeeper John Kemp and under the crossbar to give Loyola a 5-3 lead at halftime.
November 20, 1990
The Baltimore Thunder will open its preseason schedule Dec. 7 with a game against the defending Major Indoor Lacrosse League champion Philadelphia Wings at the Hershey Park Arena in Hershey, Pa. For ticket information, call (717) 534-9311.
By SAM SESSA and SAM SESSA,SUN REPORTER | January 11, 2006
With the hottest Buffalo wings, it's tough to balance spice and taste. The scent alone should tingle your nose at arm's length, but the sauce can't overpower the chicken's flavor. Here's a roundup of four local restaurants' most fiery wings. All the orders came with celery sticks and blue-cheese dressing, but a couple of restaurants added extra side vegetables. Kisling's Tavern 2100 Fleet St. -- 410-327-5477 Hours --11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily Kisling's hot wings had a slow, rolling burn that set in after two or three drumsticks and took a handful of celery to cool down.
By James P. Pinkerton | July 5, 1995
REMEMBER when Tip O'Neill said that "all politics is local"? Today, the Republicans have built their majority on the opposite idea: that politics should be national.2 James P. Pinkerton is a columnist for Newsday.
By Kent Baker | May 15, 1993
Peter Kirk confirmed last night that if all attempts fail to get a new stadium for the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings, he "would love to be the one to try to buy the franchise."The chairman of Maryland Baseball Limited Partnership, Inc., which owns the Bowie Baysox and Frederick Keys, Kirk said he is working with Red Wings officials to try to keep the team in western New York."I'm very close to the people up there and have offered any assistance we can give to help them get a new ballpark," he said.
By Mal Elliott and Mal Elliott,Special to The Sun | December 31, 1994
WICHITA, Kan. -- Spirit goalkeeper Joe Mallia and a hustling defense shut down Paul Wright and sparked a 13-7 win over the Wichita Wings last night.And it wasn't as close as the score might indicate. A three-pointer by John Garvey closed the scoring, and it came with just 1:43 to play.Mallia set the tone early with some spectacular saves and an inspired defense took it from there in the first meeting between the teams this season.The Wings went to a sixth attacker with eight minutes left, but for long periods of time could not get the ball inside the yellow line.
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
State health officials are urging Marylanders to be wary of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus and, now, the dengue-like virus chikungunya - raising concerns after it was reported in a Florida man Thursday. The chikungunya case is believed to be the first that was contracted in the U.S.; other cases had been reported in people who had recently traveled to areas where the virus is prevalent. That is raising concern over the possible spread of the virus, which is not usually fatal but can cause fever and debilitating joint pain and cannot be treated.
The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
The owners of the Philadelphia Wings, one of nine teams in the indoor National Lacrosse League, plan to move the franchise for the 2015 season. The organization is taking part in discussions with a new strategic partner for relocation, pending NLL Board of Governors approval. Fans that have placed deposits or paid in full for the 2015 season will be issued a full refund, in the same manner in which they paid, within seven days. Inside Lacrosse has speculated that the team will move to Connecticut, but has no confirmation.
By Robert B. Reich | June 18, 2014
Rather than confront poverty by extending jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, endorsing a higher minimum wage or supporting jobs programs, conservative Republicans are taking a different tack. They're peddling three big lies about poverty. To wit: Lie No. 1: Economic growth reduces poverty. "The best anti-poverty program," wrote Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman, in the Wall Street Journal, "is economic growth. " Wrong. Since the late 1970s, the economy has grown 147 percent per capita but almost nothing has trickled down.
May 27, 2014
The Sun's recent editorial about the tea party's fortunes helps everyone understand why dinosaur media outlets are circling the drain toward oblivion ( "Weakened tea," May 21). In the view of some, every political issue fits into file folders - Fox News Channel or MSNBC, the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times, the tea party or the GOP establishment. The Sun derides me for filling in on conservative talk radio. But it is not conservative talk radio or Fox News that declared bankruptcy or sees its audience decline year after year.
Lorraine Mirabella | May 23, 2014
If you are a veteran or in the military, 10 chicken wings at Hooters are on the house on Memorial Day. This year, that goes for spouses, too. "Military spouses have to make some of the toughest sacrifices in the world, especially when their loved ones are away on active duty," said Andrew Pudduck, vice president of marketing for Hooters of America. This Monday, military personnel and spouses can choose from bone in or boneless wings with buffalo or other sauces. The deal is good with any drink purchase and ID at any of the 345 restaurants.
By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
All Earl Potts Jr. wanted was to find a Division I school where he could play basketball, study business and graphic design, and be relatively close to New York City for internship opportunities. In Fairleigh Dickinson, Potts found everything he was looking for. The former Archbishop Spalding star signed with the Knights this week. “[I feel] relieved,” Potts said Wednesday. “It's very good for my family. My family is really happy, so it's good.” "Earl is not only an incredible athlete, but he is very skilled and will add another dimension to our front court," FDU coach Greg Herenda said in a news release.
By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | February 1, 1993
The Thunder has almost three weeks to stew over its latest defeat.After Saturday night's 23-9 mauling by the Philadelphia Wings before 11,408 at the Baltimore Arena, the Thunder is idle until Feb. 20, when it will entertain the Buffalo Bandits.The Bandits lead the Major Indoor Lacrosse League's National Division, and the Thunder is last in the American with four straight losses since its opening victory."Buffalo is every bit as good as Philadelphia," Thunder coach John Stewart said. "They throw 16 quality players at you, a lot of them Canadians with long experience in the indoor game."
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | May 14, 2004
Broken Wings is a skillful Israeli family drama about a mother and four children at the start of a new school year, trying to repair themselves nine months after the death of the husband and father who was and still is at their household's center. The movie has a primal mother-daughter hook that never loses its point. Orli Zilberschatz-Banai is a midwife too depressed and overworked to mind her own offspring and Maya Maron is the 17-year-old daughter and would-be rock singer who for most of a year has brought up the youngest children (Daniel and Eliana Magon)
By Robert B. Reich | May 7, 2014
Even though French economist Thomas Piketty has made an airtight case that we're heading toward levels of inequality not seen since the days of the 19th-century robber barons, right-wing conservatives haven't stopped lying about what's happening and what to do about it. Herewith, the four biggest right-wing lies about inequality, followed by the truth. Lie No. 1: The rich and CEOs are America's job creators. So we dare not tax them. The truth is, the middle class and poor are the job creators through their purchases of goods and services.
Leonard Pitts Jr and Leonard Pitts Jr | April 3, 2014
"We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work. " -- Rep. Paul Ryan "You're facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a (poor) person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don't think too much further than that. " -- former South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer "There are 47 percent who are ... dependent upon government, who believe they are victims, who believe government has a responsibility to care for them.
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