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By Sandra McKee and The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2012
UPDATED (10:55 p.m.) -- St. Frances won the semifinal game, 4-0, and will advance to play The Heights in the championship game on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at a site to be determined.   On April 27, members of the St. Frances baseball team were near tears. Today, the Panthers are in the Maryland State Private School semifinals and putting a positive ending on a season that could have been a disaster. Until that Friday in April, St. Frances had been among the leaders in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference.
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By Ben Steffen, Donna Kinzer and Patricia Tomsko Nay | August 7, 2014
A recent Baltimore Sun article ("Maryland hospitals aren't reporting all errors and complications, experts say," July 26) focused on the benefit of facility-specific adverse medical event reporting to state regulators to improve patient safety, enhance consumer decision making and increase health care facility accountability. The article noted that reporting of "adverse events" — including wrong site surgery, surgeries on the wrong person, medication errors and assaults on patients — is not made public in Maryland.
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By Carol Kleiman and Carol Kleiman,Knight-Ridder News Service | March 2, 1992
Taking lemons and making lemonade -- squeezing the best out of a bad situation -- is an important survival technique to learn in this harsh economic climate.That's what a supervising architect earning about $55,000 had to do when a new managing partner was hired and targeted him for criticism."There was bad chemistry between us," said the architect, who had been with the firm for three years and also had supervisory responsibilities. "He thought I was spending too much time on architecture and not enough on managing.
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From Inside Lacrosse | April 10, 2014
This time a week ago, Cornell was the lone undefeated team in Division I and was No. 2 in the nation. Consecutive 14-9 losses at home to Harvard and Syracuse have altered its national standing dramatically, but coach Matt Kerwick and his players say the team's psyche remains undamaged. "I'm not concerned," Kerwick said. "We have great leadership in that locker room. Two games don't determine a season. We're not worried about that at all. Confidence is a very important part of lacrosse, probably more so than any sport I've been around, and we have to make sure we continue to stay confident because we have all the faith in the world in this team and I don't second-guess it at all. " "Our ticket's the Ivy League," defenseman Tom Freshour said after Tuesday's loss to the Orange.
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By Eric Siegel | April 1, 1991
Even off the ice, Dorothy Hamill glides.Call: (800) 448-9009 for tickets; 730-1384 for information
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By KEN MURRAY and KEN MURRAY,SUN STAFF | October 6, 1995
In the wake of Penn State's first loss in two years, and in the middle of a players-only team meeting this week, Bobby Engram talked about confronting adversity.It is a subject for which Penn State's All-America split end is most qualified.Four years ago, Engram had to deal with the sudden loss of his father, Simon Engram, killed in an accident back home in Camden, S.C.Three years ago, he had to deal with his dismissal from the university after being charged with burglary, theft and receiving stolen property -- a stereo -- from a State College apartment.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 8, 1999
All the world, to borrow from the Bard, seemed to be outside the stage of Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre Saturday for the opening of Shakespeare's "As You Like It." The worst time to attend a play there has to be on a major holiday weekend. By the time we found a parking space, we were in desperate need of a captivating performance. It was captivating -- at least the parts of it we could hear. Ordinarily the outdoor location of the Garden Theatre -- on Compromise Street near City Dock -- adds to its charm, but too many revelers were shouting in the streets for the Fourth.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2000
Navy's football team hasn't played a down yet, but adversity has already struck. First, the squad lost No. 1 quarterback Brian Madden, the nation's leading rusher among quarterbacks despite starting only five games last season, to a knee injury late in the spring game. Madden may not play at all this fall. Two other starters, cornerback Bas Williams and slotback Dre Brittingham, were suspended indefinitely last month after being indicted on felony charges. Then, in fall practice, reserve nose guard Alan Thompson was felled for the year by a broken leg, leaving Navy thin at a key position on the defense.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2013
Most football coaches would be troubled if their teams fell into deep, first-quarter holes in back-to-back games. Rob Ambrose is clearly not like most coaches. No. 3 Towson has scored 35-21 and 44-28 victories over Stony Brook and No. 19 New Hampshire in the past two weeks, but neither came easily. The Tigers (6-0 overall, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) had to overcome first-quarter deficits of 14-0 to the Seawolves (2-3, 1-2) and 20-3 to the Wildcats (1-3, 0-1). That might seem distressing, but Ambrose hardly sounded concerned after the team beat New Hampshire.
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By NEWHOUSE NEWS SERVICE | July 8, 2006
I was always taught by my parents to stand up to challenges, stand up to adversity. It would be easy to walk away, but I felt a commitment, a responsibility to work in the hospitals and be part of the renaissance."
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2013
Most football coaches would be troubled if their teams fell into deep, first-quarter holes in back-to-back games. Rob Ambrose is clearly not like most coaches. No. 3 Towson has scored 35-21 and 44-28 victories over Stony Brook and No. 19 New Hampshire in the past two weeks, but neither came easily. The Tigers (6-0 overall, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) had to overcome first-quarter deficits of 14-0 to the Seawolves (2-3, 1-2) and 20-3 to the Wildcats (1-3, 0-1). That might seem distressing, but Ambrose hardly sounded concerned after the team beat New Hampshire.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2013
The director of the Maryland Republican Party resigned without notice. One of its state delegates was arrested for the second time on a serious alcohol-related charge. And a virtual civil war broke out over who should replace a leading senator who's moving to Texas. And that's just the past week's news for the state's embattled minority party. Over the last year, Maryland Republicans have lost one of their two seats in Congress, absorbed defeats in several statewide referendums and watched as their previous party chairman resigned and decamped to West Virginia.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2013
Lauren Williams and her father unbox the treasure: a three-wheeled cycle, powered by the arms. Larry Williams adjusts the footrests and affixes Lauren's feet with Velcro straps. Lauren, 26, narrows her eyes in determination, pushes one pedal with her right hand, the other with her left, and rolls away at a good clip. Her father, a baseball coach, watches her go. "If I had a team full of players like her, I could own the world," he says. For other young adults, a new bicycle might mean an opportunity to shed pounds, travel sustainably or just get out in the elements more often.
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By Michael Hill | April 16, 2013
The Boston Marathon resonates deep within my memory. I don't know when, exactly, it got there. My older brother ran distances, gliding around the streets of Atlanta in the days when that meant regular harassment from motorists, long before anyone had heard of the word "jogger. " Few of them knew we had a marathon in Atlanta - it was 10 laps around a golf course - but most had heard about the one in Boston. My brother and I watched delayed coverage on "Wide World of Sports," with Jim McKay telling us of the challenges of Heartbreak Hill.
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Kevin Cowherd | February 10, 2013
If you follow the Ravens at all, you know this was the season John Harbaugh pushed all the right buttons - and pushed himself into the top tier of NFL head coaches, too. Wonder why so many of these guys burn out? Think about all the challenges Harbaugh faced in his fifth year running this team. Every NFL season is an emotional rollercoaster. But the ride Harbaugh and the Ravens took to their Super Bowl win was as exhausting and as exhilarating as any in recent memory. It started around the April draft when the Ravens learned that Terrell Suggs, their best pass rusher and the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, had torn his Achilles tendon.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2012
Despite a three-game losing streak and a seemingly never-ending string of depth-sapping injuries - the latest including the team's top offensive and defensive playmakers - Maryland enters the toughest stretch of its 2012 schedule with something it lacked a year ago: cohesion. Maryland (4-5, 2-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference) was likely not going to beat No. 10 Clemson (8-1, 5-1) in Death Valley Saturday with either freshman wide receiver Stefon Diggs or senior linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield healthy and on the field at Memorial Stadium.
SPORTS
July 1, 1991
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Fred Couples, capitalizing on Peter Persons' two shots into the water on consecutive holes, went on to a three-stroke victory yesterday in the $1 million Federal Express St. Jude Classic.Couples followed Persons' adversity with birdies at Nos. 12 and 14 to pull away from the field and tie the Tournament Players Club at Southwind 72-hole course record set last year by Tom Kite with a 15-under-par 269 total."I feel like I played a good round of golf. I kept the ball in play and made a few putts when I had to," said Couples, who earned $180,000.
NEWS
June 23, 1995
New PSC chief faces tough fight on ratesWhen Mayor Kurt Schmoke persuaded Gov. Parris Glendening to appoint H. Russell Frisby Jr. to chair the Public Service Commission, he did his friend no favor (news article, June 8). In accepting, Mr. Frisby took a long step backward.Rather than directing the deregulation of the electric utility to a positive conclusion, he will find himself in a negative situation unable to protect the consumer. The reasons are many.Those who favor deregulation treat electricity as a commodity.
NEWS
June 12, 2012
Singing the praises of major U.S. insurance companies is not a common pastime on these pages, but recent events require at least a stanza and perhaps even a chorus. Such is the tuneful news that several have decided that no matter how the U.S. Supreme Court rules, they intend to retain certain provisions of President Barack Obama's health care reform law. UnitedHealth Group, Inc. was the first to make that announcement and was later joined by Aetna and Humana. The move will allow policyholders to get certain kinds of preventive care without a co-payment, allow adult children up to age 26 to stay on parents' health plans, and avoid lifetime claims limits on individuals with chronic diseases, just as they would under the health care reform act. UnitedHealth's leadership in this is particularly helpful because it is the nation's largest health insurer by market value.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2012
UPDATED (10:55 p.m.) -- St. Frances won the semifinal game, 4-0, and will advance to play The Heights in the championship game on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at a site to be determined.   On April 27, members of the St. Frances baseball team were near tears. Today, the Panthers are in the Maryland State Private School semifinals and putting a positive ending on a season that could have been a disaster. Until that Friday in April, St. Frances had been among the leaders in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference.
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