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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | January 7, 1998
LONDON -- Before he became one of the century's renowned figures, Winston Churchill was 40 and depressed.The year was 1915. Golf bored him. Long walks left him lonely. And then, he reached for a paint brush."So very gingerly," he later wrote, "I mixed a little blue paint on the palette with a very small brush, and then with infinite precaution made a mark about as big as a bean upon the affronted snow-white shield."And so began Churchill's long romance with painting, the results of which can be seen in an extraordinary exhibition at Sotheby's auction house in London.
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November 29, 2013
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. recently reminded us of Winston Churchill's prescient warning of the dangers of European socialism ( "The challenges Churchill faced nearly 70 years ago mirror those of today," Nov. 24). I admired and liked Mr. Ehrlich as governor and thought he was fine public servant. Sometimes, however, his staying in that same echo chamber of like views allows his rhetoric to go a little overboard. While Churchill was prescient, his prescience was more directed toward Nazi Germany than toward European socialism.
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By Paul Duke and Paul Duke,Special to the Sun | December 28, 2003
Historians are a pertinacious breed. Never ever do they concede that the knowledge of any one subject has been exhausted, which explains why the life of Winston Churchill continues to serve as a limitless fount of exploration. This is mostly good news. Despite some 650 biographies and other interpretive works already on the shelves, new books with new and fascinating nuggets about the 20th-century's grand old warrior keep rolling out. To a large degree, this reflects the long-standing British mastery of biography, but in the case of Churchill it is much more, something akin to an insatiable and movable love feast.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2013
After surrendering a seven-goal lead in a loss to South River in last year's state championship, the Westminster boys lacrosse team vowed to return to the final game this season. The No. 8 Owls will do that with a chance to finish with a perfect record. A dominating offensive performance in Saturday's Class 4A-3A state semifinal against Winston Churchill assured the return trip for the Owls, who scored the first 11 goals in the second half against the Bulldogs, from Montgomery County, to pull away for a 23-9 win at Franklin.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | March 8, 2002
Nerves, stage fright, anxiety - whatever you call it, the Chesapeake-AA girls basketball team had it. The No. 15 Cougars, playing in their first Class 4A state semifinal in school history, withered under the spotlight of the state setting and fell, 72-58, to Winston Churchill at the UMBC RAC Arena in Catonsville yesterday. Chesapeake, which bore the title as the East region champions, committed 25 turnovers and couldn't find its offensive rhythm until it was too late. "I think we were pretty much nervous," said junior guard Lynnea Spinnenweber.
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By Sylvia Badger | September 6, 1991
NAME: Alan WaldenCLAIM TO FAME: President of the Patriots of Fort McHenry.WORK LIFE: WBAL radio news anchor and commentator.HOME LIFE: Married to actress Jeannie Houston Walden.PASSIONS: History, Fort McHenry, politics, cats and Miss Jeannie.HEROES: Winston Churchill, George Washington.QUOTE: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemnedto repeat it." -- George Santayana.
SPORTS
October 25, 1994
COLLEGE PARK -- Paul Wills of Arundel and Keith Unikel of Winston Churchill each turned in a 2-over-par 73 yesterday and will share the lead heading into today's second and final round of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association's state golf tournament at the University of Maryland Golf Course.Ryan McKinney of Dulaney and Annapolis' Pablo Ortiz each shot 75 and are tied for fifth behind Nate Bohn of Gaithersburg and Northern's Chad Smith.Churchill leads the team competition after shooting 314, but the tournament is still up for grabs with 15 strokes separating the top 7 teams.
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By MIKE FRAINIE and MIKE FRAINIE,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 28, 2006
COLLEGE PARK -- To say Wilde Lake's David Nguyen had a tough draw in the Maryland state high school tennis championships would be an understatement. All he had to do was beat a player ranked No. 3 in the nation among 16-year-olds by the U.S. Tennis Association -- and a two-time state champion -- in the semifinals and another ranked No. 1 in the Mid-Atlantic section in the same age group in the championship. Mission accomplished. Nguyen, a sophomore, used a powerful serve and an attacking strategy to beat Winston Churchill junior Jared Pinsky in the semifinals, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. The win over Pinsky was Nguyen's first over him in 10 tries.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,London Bureau of The Sun | April 27, 1995
LONDON -- In life, Winston Churchill's words stirred a nation. In death, they have caused a small controversy.Yesterday, 1.5 million pages of Churchill's letters, official documents and speeches from childhood to the end of World War II were purchased for $20 million.It took the combined purchasing power of Britain's National Lottery and American billionaire philanthropist John Paul Getty to obtain the papers from the Churchill Archive Settlement, a private family trust.The National Heritage Lottery Fund will pay $18.4 million, while Mr. Getty, a British resident, will contribute $1.6 million.
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By THEO LIPPMAN JR | February 23, 1991
SEN. PAUL SARBANES was musing on his Democratic Party'spresidential prospects in 1992 in the wake of a presumed victory in the Persian Gulf for the Republican commander in chief."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post | April 14, 2011
"Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny" would make a perfectly good PBS or History Channel documentary — Episode 4, say, in an exhaustive, 15-part miniseries about World War II. Sober, thorough and uplifting, it focuses on a very thin slice of historical pie: the career of the celebrated British prime minister from his ascension to the job in May 1940 to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and America's entry into World War...
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By MIKE FRAINIE and MIKE FRAINIE,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 28, 2006
COLLEGE PARK -- To say Wilde Lake's David Nguyen had a tough draw in the Maryland state high school tennis championships would be an understatement. All he had to do was beat a player ranked No. 3 in the nation among 16-year-olds by the U.S. Tennis Association -- and a two-time state champion -- in the semifinals and another ranked No. 1 in the Mid-Atlantic section in the same age group in the championship. Mission accomplished. Nguyen, a sophomore, used a powerful serve and an attacking strategy to beat Winston Churchill junior Jared Pinsky in the semifinals, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. The win over Pinsky was Nguyen's first over him in 10 tries.
SPORTS
June 7, 2004
BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR Ryan Lissner Centennial The freshman sensation was perfect until he lost in the state final to Winston Churchill's Jared Pinsky, 6-4, 6-4. He advanced to the final by defeating defending state champion and Montgomery County champion Michael Goodwin in the semifinals, 6-4, 6-1. Lissner was 18-0 at No. 1 singles during the 17-match regular season and one-game playoff to lead the Eagles to the county title. He won the county crown by forfeit and the regional title over Steven Murray of Glenelg, 6-3, 6-1. Lissner finished with a 28-1 record.
NEWS
By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | February 15, 2004
MY FELLOW and gal Americans: For the past few months, as I have traveled around this great nation talking about my campaign for president, the one question I have heard most often from the voters, in these troubled times, is: "President of what?" Ha, ha! Such kidders, those voters! But seriously: According to my team of policy advisers, it is now 2004, which means this November the American people will go into the voting booth and cast ballots for the leader of our nation, except in Florida, where they will become confused and attempt to produce urine samples.
NEWS
February 7, 2004
Zang Kejia, 99, Chinese poet and writer who edited a famous volume of poems by Mao Tse-tung, died Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency said, quoting the Chinese Writers Association. Mr. Zang published his first collection of poems, titled Brand, in 1937, and a collection of ironic political verses in 1946. After the Communist Party assumed power in 1949, he teamed with writer Zhou Zhenfu to edit the chairman's volume, Selected Poems of Chairman Mao. Born in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, Mr. Zang was trained at the Wuhan Branch of the Central Military and Political School.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | January 25, 2004
WASHINGTON -- So what's next for Howard Dean after his commanding victory in the Iowa caucuses? His money and message were simply too much for his rivals, who were ... were ... Beg pardon? What do you mean, Dr. Dean didn't win Iowa? Of course he did. Every pundit said he would. They said his lead was insurmountable. They said he was a steamroller and the other guys were tarmac. Surely he won. Definitely, he won. He didn't win? You're sure of this? Oh. Well, then ... hallelujah. I don't mind telling you that Howard Dean scares me. Not Howard Dean's proposals or his politics, but Howard Dean.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | March 9, 2001
This fairy tale was supposed to have a different ending. Top-ranked Arundel, winner of two Class 4A state titles in girls basketball, was supposed to streak past a young Winston Churchill squad making its first appearance in Maryland's version of the Final Four and then challenge undefeated Suitland, the Washington area's No. 1 team, for the state championship. Instead, the Montgomery Countians shocked the Wildcats, 70-61, in a state semifinal at UMBC's Retriever Activities Center Arena in Catonsville last night.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post | April 14, 2011
"Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny" would make a perfectly good PBS or History Channel documentary — Episode 4, say, in an exhaustive, 15-part miniseries about World War II. Sober, thorough and uplifting, it focuses on a very thin slice of historical pie: the career of the celebrated British prime minister from his ascension to the job in May 1940 to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and America's entry into World War...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Paul Duke and Paul Duke,Special to the Sun | December 28, 2003
Historians are a pertinacious breed. Never ever do they concede that the knowledge of any one subject has been exhausted, which explains why the life of Winston Churchill continues to serve as a limitless fount of exploration. This is mostly good news. Despite some 650 biographies and other interpretive works already on the shelves, new books with new and fascinating nuggets about the 20th-century's grand old warrior keep rolling out. To a large degree, this reflects the long-standing British mastery of biography, but in the case of Churchill it is much more, something akin to an insatiable and movable love feast.
SPORTS
By Glenn P. Graham and Katherine Dunn and Glenn P. Graham and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF | March 13, 2003
It's been quite the journey back to UMBC for Jessie Collins, Arundel's talented senior point guard. In her freshman year, she was a key component off the bench in helping the Wildcats to their second state title. Three seasons and two anterior cruciate ligament surgeries later - the first on her right knee the summer before her sophomore season and the second on her left knee at the end of that season - she's looking forward to the chance of ending her high school career the same way she started it. The team captain will lead the No. 3 Wildcats (22-3)
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