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Mark Twain

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  • Former Maryland State Trooper enjoys role in front of camera

    Former Maryland State Trooper enjoys role in front of camera
    It happened during his senior year at North Carroll High School, John Patrick Barry recalled. As Mark Twain, the Asian-American actor wore a lot of makeup, a wig with hair everywhere and a fake mustache. It was his favorite role of his high school...
  • In a word: tautology

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  TAUTOLOGY Because the Greeks thought so hard about the way...
  • Obama's revealing reflections

    Obama's revealing reflections
    Probing questions at presidential news conferences sometimes have a way of getting their principals to reflect on their state of mind -- and at the same time the state their presidency, particularly when things aren't going well. Back in 1995, when Bill...
  • No reason to jump to conclusions about turtle derby [Editorial]

    No reason to jump to conclusions about turtle derby [Editorial]
    It was Jim Smiley, trainer of Dan'l Webster, who observed in a potential rival: "Maybe you understand frogs, and maybe you don't understand 'em." The same could be applied to speculation about those with a passion for training any number of other...
  • Aberdeen mayor and city council raises not justified [editorial]

    What's the fair going rate to pay someone who has been elected to public office? It's an open question, and one that needs to be asked often and, once settled for one generation, asked anew again for the next generation. These days it's being asked in...
  • In a word: autodidact

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: AUTODIDACT One of the most notable self-...
  • Volunteers from Halethorpe church among those helping homeowners in need

    Volunteers from Halethorpe church among those helping homeowners in need
    The sun hadn't reached its peak intensity by 10 a.m. on July 17, but the four volunteers from Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church were already sweating. Temperatures would rise into the upper 90s that day as volunteers painted the fence of a...
  • Eagle Archive: Where were you when Twinkie the Kid and Captain Cupcake died?

    November 21, 2012, was a sad day. As many were looking forward to sharing Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family; Hostess Brands, the makers of Twinkies, Wonder Bread, Ding Dongs and many other culinary delights high in the food pyramid,...
  • Book advises: Drink wine. With food. Not too much

    Every once in a while, a really, really good wine book comes along … something destined to become a classic. The "Food Lover's Guide to Wine" by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg is an amazingly fresh and novel exploration of the world of wine and...
  • A grass-roots cure for the Maryland GOP

    A grass-roots cure for the Maryland GOP
    Mark Twain supposedly quipped, "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." For Maryland Republicans, the joke is no laughing matter. Gov. Martin O'Malley and Democrats all but engineered the demise of the Maryland GOP through redistricting at...
  • Graphic novels, e-books on students' summer reading list

    Tom Miley, a media specialist for Baltimore County Public Schools, relayed something of an odd desire to a group of summer school reading students at Ridgely Middle School in Lutherville on Wednesday, July 25. "My goal in two or three years is to be...
  • In a word: parvenu

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be acquainted--another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: PARVENU The Mark Twain character who says, "A year...