The attack on Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan, say sports specialists, has raised the ante
on sports violence and provided a grimly telling commentary on the larger culture.
This high-touch-inspired design feature, however, raised the ante
on high-tech system design requirements.
Whilst only Difford and Tilbrook remain from their early days, they still manage to maintain a band mentality with great contributions all round and the addition of a brass section raised the ante
giving the songs a powerfully different edge.
Since both the President and half of Congress in the person of the Speaker of the House have raised the ante
by making dismissive and hostile statements about the Supreme Court, nervous types have become skittish over the possibility of a constitutional crisis.
The bagman raised the ante
earlier this week when he told an Australian news agency that he believes the golfer's kidnapping story is untrue.
Ulster were disappointed to lose in Edinburgh last weekend and McLaughlin has raised the ante
ahead of Leinster's visit.
But then Bees raised the ante
to trade 5-1s in heats 10, 11 and 12, and then hit the ragged Robins with two more maximums in heats 14 and 15.