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By Hal Piper | October 5, 1996
TED RALL, a cartoonist whose work appears occasionally on the page opposite, dislikes small talk. In social situations he doesn't ask ''Where are you from?'' or ''What do you do?'' -- questions that ''don't tell you a damn thing about the individual with whom you're dealing.''He asks, ''What's the worst thing you've ever done?''Some people say they've never done anything really all that bad. Mr. Rall doesn't believe them: ''Can it be that there are human beings so inexperienced and unadventurous that they've never even flirted with the dark side of human nature?
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 16, 2013
In 1865, American slavery ended with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. Since that time, these things have happened: •In 1871, fire destroyed the city of Chicago. •In 1896, the Supreme Court legalized segregation. •In 1906, an earthquake leveled the city of San Francisco. •In 1929, the stock market crashed, plunging the nation into the Great Depression. •In 1941, more than 2,400 Americans died in a sneak attack upon Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 16, 2013
In 1865, American slavery ended with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. Since that time, these things have happened: •In 1871, fire destroyed the city of Chicago. •In 1896, the Supreme Court legalized segregation. •In 1906, an earthquake leveled the city of San Francisco. •In 1929, the stock market crashed, plunging the nation into the Great Depression. •In 1941, more than 2,400 Americans died in a sneak attack upon Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore sun | October 11, 2013
Apparently quoting Vladimir Lenin to explain the deeper meaning of Obamacare, and stopping just short of calling President Barack Obama a communist, isn't inflammatory enough for Ben Carson in his new role as a paid Fox News contributor. After leveling the Joe-McCarthy-like charges against Obama on Megyn Kelly's show earlier this week, here's Carson raising his game and introducing "slavery" into the already fevered debate over the Affordable Care Act. I wonder how Johns Hopkins is feeling now about that "emeritus" title they gave Carson when he resigned in July.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2004
"I've never particularly cared about the money. I don't like the fame ... that's the worst thing about it for me. I don't like being recognized shopping for pants." -- Comedian Ricky Gervais
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | April 11, 2001
Sykesville's efforts to renovate aging hospital buildings at the Warfield Complex into a business and academic center received a $300,000 boost from the Carroll County commissioners yesterday. The commissioners unanimously approved a $300,000 grant and made Carroll a partner with the town and state in the restoration of the Warfield Complex. The state recently budgeted $100,000 for the effort, bringing Maryland's contribution to nearly $400,000. "The county has given us the spark to start the fire," said Sykesville Mayor Jonathan S. Herman.
SPORTS
By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | January 5, 1993
Jim Poole didn't have to wait until New Year's Day to make a resolution. It was about this time a year ago that he realized a change would have to be made for 1993.When he showed up for the Orioles' first day of informal off-season workouts yesterday, it created a flashback to last year. The left-hander had felt the timing was right to make a change in his preparation for spring training.Instead of a winter tuneup, Poole gave his arm what he thought was a needed rest. It turned out to be a disastrous choice.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | April 11, 2001
Sykesville's efforts to renovate aging hospital buildings at the Warfield Complex into a business and academic center received a $300,000 boost from the Carroll County commissioners yesterday. The commissioners unanimously approved a $300,000 grant and made Carroll a partner with the town and state in the restoration of the Warfield Complex. The state recently budgeted $100,000 for the effort, bringing Maryland's contribution to nearly $400,000. "The county has given us the spark to start the fire," said Sykesville Mayor Jonathan S. Herman.
SPORTS
By Thomas Bonk and Thomas Bonk,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 16, 2004
HONOLULU - The worst thing that happened to Michelle Wie wasn't the 2-over 72 she shot yesterday in the first round of the Sony Open. No, the worst thing was Wednesday afternoon's storm that knocked out the electricity at her house and meant she couldn't watch television. Possibly missing the cut at a PGA Tour event is one thing, but don't mess with a 14-year-old's television time. Wie, 14, believed to be the youngest player ever in a PGA Tour event, didn't blow away the field, but she certainly caused a stir at Waialae Country Club just by showing up. Afterward, Wie said she had learned something.
NEWS
By Art Buchwald | November 23, 1993
NEW YORK prides itself on being one of the toughest towns in the world. People actually take special trips there to be insulted. It makes them feel so good when they return home.I was in a drug store on Lexington Avenue the other day. After handling my purchase, the clerk said to me, "Thank you."Two men in raincoats and slouch hats, who were pretending to read a magazine, twirled around and flashed their badges from New York's elite Rudeness Police."What did you say?" one asked the clerk.
NEWS
By Tom Horton | June 24, 2013
Don't mess with Mother Nature, they say; but we do, perhaps must - hard-wired like steroidal beavers to be forever engineering our environment. Some of our most emphatic "messing" is to pave and roof over the soft, vibrant skin of green earth. This obviously deadens it for the rest of life. Less obviously, by disrupting the natural flow of rain, it disrupts all manner of complex and vital communication between watersheds and waters. We lump all this under "stormwater pollution," oversimplifying the problem, ensuring that we take too narrow an approach to solutions.
NEWS
May 3, 2013
To the age-old question of how many conservatives does it take to screw in a light bulb, we now have a definitive answer: Just one, but it will take him weeks to chase down a vintage incandescent bulb because he won't touch an energy-efficient one. At least that's the obvious conclusion to draw from a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study, put together by researchers from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, asked hundreds of people to pass judgment on light bulb options.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | October 11, 2011
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has been catching a little flak for his decision to play several starters into the fourth quarter of an eventual 48-3 laugher against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The greatest heat has been applied after top receiver Josh Morgan suffered a fractured right ankle with four minutes left in the contest. Harbaugh, however, has a compatriot in Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who has been known to keep his starters in a contest that has already been decided.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | April 28, 2011
When Donald Trump was publicly proven wrong yesterday by President Barack Obama releasing his long-form birth certificate (reiterating what we already know is true: He's a U.S. citizen), most people expected Trump to react with some variation of "I'm an idiot. I was wrong. " Instead, Trump used the opportunity to praise himself.   "Today, I am very proud of myself," he said at a news conference. "... I feel I've accomplished something really, really important and I'm honored by it. "  How does one make sense of this inexplicable behavior?
SPORTS
By SANDRA MCKEE and SANDRA MCKEE,SUN REPORTER | May 23, 2006
The day after Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro had successfully come through four-plus hours of surgery after his breakdown in the 131st Preakness Stakes on Saturday, his co-owner, Gretchen Jackson, still sounded heartsick. "It's sad, so sad," she said. "I know he's doing well right now, but it's hard to get over - and there is such a long way he has to go." Barbaro was undefeated, 6-for-6, and projected to be the next Triple Crown winner by many experts. But on Saturday, his racing career ended when he suffered three major breaks in his right hind leg shortly after the start of the Preakness.
FEATURES
By CARL SCHOETTLER and CARL SCHOETTLER,SUN REPORTER | January 7, 2006
Clutter, disorder, disarray. A desk inundated by papers last examined in 1998. Books stacked beyond recall by the Dewey Decimal System. John Coltrane CDs "filed" next to Vivaldi. Forgotten substances stored at the back of the refrigerator. Closets stuffed with stuff unworn since the Nehru-collar era. Pantry and garage indescribable to ordinary mortals. Perhaps you, as I do, face this new year threatened by the dreaded syndrome Chronic Disorganization. I sought professional help. January is, after all, Get Organized Month.
NEWS
By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 28, 2002
A standout Westminster High School athlete remained in critical condition yesterday after a one-car accident Thursday night near Taneytown. Carrie Serio, 17, of Finksburg lost control of her Saturn about 11 p.m. and hit a utility pole on Mayberry Road near Halter Road, Maryland State Police said. She was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she was listed in critical but stable condition yesterday, nursing coordinator Therese Trainum said. The news about Serio, a soccer goalie, basketball guard and lacrosse midfielder, upset her classmates.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | April 28, 2011
When Donald Trump was publicly proven wrong yesterday by President Barack Obama releasing his long-form birth certificate (reiterating what we already know is true: He's a U.S. citizen), most people expected Trump to react with some variation of "I'm an idiot. I was wrong. " Instead, Trump used the opportunity to praise himself.   "Today, I am very proud of myself," he said at a news conference. "... I feel I've accomplished something really, really important and I'm honored by it. "  How does one make sense of this inexplicable behavior?
FEATURES
By KEVIN COWHERD | July 1, 2004
SINCE THERE are only about six of us left in the entire country who still eat bread, I probably shouldn't have been surprised about what happened when my wife and I went to a local restaurant the other night. After we were seated, our server appeared with a basket of dinner rolls. "I don't know whether you still eat this stuff," she said, putting the basket on the table. Then she looked down at it the way you'd look at medical waste. Apparently, she figured us for two of the millions of diet zombies who have joined the low-carb cult.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2004
"I've never particularly cared about the money. I don't like the fame ... that's the worst thing about it for me. I don't like being recognized shopping for pants." -- Comedian Ricky Gervais
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