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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2012
Ray Lewis showed up Tuesday for the first day of the Ravens' mandatory minicamp, looking considerably leaner after an offseason in which he dedicated himself to adjusting to a quicker and pass-oriented NFL. Lewis' longtime teammate, Ed Reed, meanwhile, made his own statement by not showing up, spurring even more questions about the mercurial safety's commitment and mindset heading into the 2012 season. While running back Ray Rice expectedly stayed away from the mandatory camp as his agent works on a long-term contract extension , Reed was an unexcused absence, his latest display of discontent with the team as he heads into the final year of his contract.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy returned to the starting lineup for the opening game of Friday's split doubleheader, after nagging lower-back spasms had forced him to miss the previous five games. Hardy hadn't played since Friday's game in Tampa Bay, when pain in his lower back flared up and worsened throughout the game. He missed the final two games against the Rays and also sat out this week's three-game sweep in Boston when he was sent back to Baltimore to see team orthopedist Dr. Mike Jacobs.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | June 12, 2012
Ravens coach John Harbaugh hasn't spoken to Ed Reed, but did acknowledge that the enigmatic safety was not excused to miss the first day of the Ravens' mandatory three-day minicamp. "I have not communicated with Ed so I'm not sure what the situation is on that," Harbaugh said. Asked if he was concerned with Reed's absence, which adds to a tumultuous offseason for the safety, Harbaugh said, "The [collective bargaining agreement] applies and I haven't talked to him. " The CBA stipulates that players under contract could be fined as much as $63,000 for missing the mandatory three-day minicamp, and another $9,000 for not taking a physical that precedes the workout.
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By Bob Hough and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 10, 2014
David Verostic, who is in his second season as No. 2 Broadneck's volleyball coach, will be away from the team for an unspecified period of time. Parents of players on the volleyball team were informed of Verostic's absence in an email from Broadneck principal David Smith on Tuesday. Assistant coach Lindsay Harden will coach the team while Verostic is away, according to the email. Reached by phone Wednesday, Verostic declined to comment and said only that he has not been asked to step down.
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Dan Rodricks | November 12, 2012
Pardon me while I rant: Are you kidding me? According to a report from the Center for American Progress, about 35 percent of Maryland teachers missed 10 or more days of the 2009-2010 school year. Excuse me? Don't most teachers work 10 months? Don't they get vacation? I'm a union man, but I'll tell you one thing: The men and women who fought for and won sick-day privileges for teachers did not think there would be this kind of abuse of the privilege. And you can get all huffy-and-puffy about my use of the word "abuse," but a sick-day rate like this smells of it. I know what every reasonable person knows: We get sick.
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By Edward Lee | July 28, 2012
Bryant McKinnie's continued absence due to personal reasons may have forced the Ravens offense to shift Michael Oher from right to left tackle and rotate rookies Kelechi Osemele and Jack Cornell and Cord Howard at right tackle, but offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said he's not worried about not having McKinnie in camp. In fact, Cameron said McKinnie's absence has opened the door for others along the offensive line to get reps in training camp that they might not have gotten. “You just let it play out,” Cameron said.
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By Edward Lee | October 19, 2012
The loss of inside linebacker Ray Lewis to a torn right triceps suffered in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 31-29 win against the Dallas Cowboys saps the Ravens of their leading tackler and emotional sparkplug. But according to a pair of NFL Network analysts, the defense should fare fine even without the 13-time Pro Bowler. Speaking on “Thursday Night Kickoff,” former St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk pointed out that the unit hasn't been exactly suffocating through the first six games of the season and that was with Lewis in the starting lineup.
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By Paul McMullen | November 28, 1990
Two days ago, the third annual Beltway Classic looked to be as wide open as its predecessors, but Mount St. Mary's chances took a tumble when backcourt standout Kevin Booth suffered a serious knee injury in a 116-98 loss at Navy Monday.Seven minutes into the game, Booth hurt himself breaking free for an inbounds pass. It was originally feared that he had torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left leg, but an examination near his West Chester, Pa., home yesterday found that was not the case.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2013
News from this past weekend that Massachusetts senior attackman Will Manny would be out indefinitely with a broken thumb didn't impact the then-No. 14 Minutemen's ability to pull off a 12-11 upset of then-No. 6 North Carolina. But Manny's absence - if a long one - could have an impact on the race for the Tewaaraton Award. On the face of it, losing Manny - who recorded 44 goals and 33 assists in 2012 - would appear to open the race for candidates like Princeton junior midfielder Tom Schreiber (32, 28)
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | January 10, 1992
Theatre Project patrons will realize they're in for something different as soon as they see the physical set-up for Double Edge Theatre's "Song of Absence in the Fall of the Ashen Reign," which opens Wednesday. Instead of the usual bank of seats at one end of the room, the audience sits on elevatedbenches on either side of an elongated playing area.Doing things differently is practically a way of life for Double Edge founder and artistic director Stacy Klein, a native Baltimorean whose work is being seen in her hometown for the first time.
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By Jonathon Rondeau | September 4, 2014
Throughout the Baltimore City school year, student success will be measured in the traditional ways, through test scores and grades, and, for high school seniors, by whether or not they graduate. While tracking such standards is vital to understanding student achievement and progress as well as the success of our school system as a whole, another key indicator deserves far more focused attention: attendance. For students to succeed in school, they have to be in school. And not enough of Baltimore City students are attending school as much as they should.
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By a Sun Staff reporter | August 21, 2014
Towson University President Maravene Loeschke is taking a leave of absence through the end of the year because of "health and personal challenges," she wrote in a letter to the university community Thursday. She had announced in April that she was diagnosed with cancer of the adrenal gland but expected to make a full recovery. She said at the time that the cancer was found early and that she had surgery and would undergo radiation therapy. University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. "Brit" Kirwan approved the leave, which was effective immediately.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Orioles radio broadcaster Fred Manfra's familiar voice returned to the airwaves Tuesday for the first time since the first week of the season. Manfra, who has worked on the club's radio broadcasts since 1993, expected to only miss a month after undergoing a right hip replacement procedure in early April. But he needed a second surgery that kept him out for a total of 80 games. Both surgeries were performed by team orthopedist Dr. Michael Jacobs. Manfra said it was difficult being away from the club for an extended amount of time.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
BETHESDA - Like the superstar athletes who befriended and mentored him early in his career as he watched them grow old, Tiger Woods keeps staring at his own golfing mortality. Coming off a three-month layoff following back surgery, Woods returns to the PGA Tour this week for the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club with a bit of a different game than the one he has played for the past 18 years as a pro. “Just like M.J., I've got the fadeaway,” Woods said, referring to one of his longtime confidants, Michael Jordan.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
A six-year absence from the NCAA semifinals would usually sound the alarm at Johns Hopkins, where national championships are not a dream but almost an expectation. It's the longest drought in program history and one that has not escaped the notice of coach Dave Pietramala. But rather than hide from the disappointment, Pietramala is meeting it head-on. “That's the goal, and you want to meet your goals,” he said of reaching the Final Four. “We re-established the standard and raised the bar a little bit [by reaching the quarterfinals last month after sitting out the NCAA tournament in 2013]
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
For three years there have been no diamond rolls or sneak passes in the skies above Annapolis. That's changing this week as the Blue Angels elite aerobatic team returns to the Naval Academy for an air show scheduled for Wednesdayweather permitting, and for Friday's Naval Academy commencement, when they'll they soar over Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and the capital city at hundreds of miles per hour. Just a practice run Tuesday generated a buzz throughout Annapolis - and some deafening screeches from the Navy jets.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 28, 2005
BARCELONA, Spain -- In a summit marked as much by who was not there as who was, the European Union opened a two-day conference yesterday aimed at renewing its commitment to developing and democratizing Muslim nations on the Mediterranean's southern rim. Many of the North African and Middle Eastern leaders who had agreed to come to the meeting in Barcelona announced last week that they could not attend. Their absence weakens European claims that their approach to the Muslim world - based on economic development, dialogue, strengthening the rule of law and other forms of soft power - has greater credibility with the region's leaders than what they see as the Bush administration's more aggressive approach.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | January 17, 1992
"Song of Absence in the Fall of the Ashen Reign" is like an over-ornamented, darkly woven tapestry in which bright imagesoccasionally shine through the busy stitching.Conceived and directed by former Baltimorean Stacy Klein for her Boston-based company, Double Edge Theatre, the 65-minute piece -- currently at the Theatre Project -- is intended as an hommage to the Eastern European Hasidic culture that perished in the Holocaust. However, the nightmarish tone of this impressionistic work accentuates death and destruction more than that which was destroyed.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | May 11, 2014
Maybe you heard about the tribute Kevin Durant paid his mother last week. You probably missed the one he paid his dad. Both came during Durant's acceptance speech after being named the NBA's Most Valuable Player. Maybe you don't follow sports, maybe you've never heard of Mr. Durant, maybe you think a pick and roll is a roadside produce stand. You still should see the video. In a voice choked with tears, Mr. Durant, a ferociously talented forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder, thanks God. He thanks each teammate by name, thanks his coach, support staff, brothers, friends, grandmother, fans, the sportswriters who voted for him. And in the part that will have you clearing your throat and discovering a foreign particle in your eye, he speaks directly to his mother.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Del. Jon S. Cardin expressed remorse Thursday for missing nearly 75 percent of his committee votes this year but said the votes he missed generally weren't close, and he needed to spend time with his pregnant wife and young daughter. "I certainly regret missing the votes that I did," the Baltimore Democrat said in a telephone interview. "But I remain quite proud of the work I got done. " Cardin, who leads in polls for the Democratic nomination to become Maryland's next attorney general, said he spent more than 1,000 hours working over the 90-day session, had a near-perfect voting record on the House floor, and led passage of legislation that included a bill criminalizing online sexual harassment known as "revenge porn.
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