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September 23, 1990
Congratulations to Atlanta for winning the 1996 Olympic Games over Athens, sentimental favorite and site of the 1896 first modern Olympiad. It is not possible to put on the map a city already there as world headquarters of Coca-Cola, the most ubiquitous product in the world. But in future editions, the dot for Atlanta will be larger. Congratulations as well to U.S. television for winning the Games only 12 years after the spectacularly remunerative 1984 Los Angeles Games. At last we will have an Olympiad on East Coast time.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2014
Former Maryland linebacker Darin Drakeford signed with the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night, the team announced. The Falcons cut kicker Sergio Castillo to create a roster spot for Drakeford. Drakeford previously tried out for the New York Jets this year. After going undrafted last year, Drakeford had practice squad stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts last year. At Maryland, Drakeford recorded 171 tackles, 19 for losses, eight sacks, seven forced fumbles and one interception. He played in high school at Thedore Roosevelt High in Washington.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman | January 18, 2009
Tomorrow is the national holiday celebrating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Atlanta, the birthplace and resting place of King, is a great destination for exploring the rich cultural heritage of African-Americans. The Sweet Auburn Historic District, along Auburn Avenue, features several preserved sites reflecting the civil rights movement and King's legacy. 1 Honor history : The Martin Luther King National Historic Site is one of the most-visited attractions in Atlanta. Here you can take a guided tour of the two-story house where King was born and see the tomb where he was laid to rest.
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By Amy Watts and For The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
Here we are in Atlanta. You can tell the auditions were in winter, as there is only a narrow window for wearing scarves in Georgia. Joining Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy is Lil Buck, a Memphis-based dancer known for a style called " jookin . " Mariah Reives , 18, from Sanford, N.C., is a jazz dancer with charisma and legs for miles. Her style is very slinky and sexy, but still playful and young. She nailed the audition and you can tell by her giant smile that she knows it. Mary Murphy says she could see Mariah "doing almost anything we asked" her to do. Nigel says it was good technique married to great performance, so she's through to callbacks.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2012
The Orioles are looking to continue their interleague success this season and get a series win with a victory this afternoon in Atlanta. Left-hander  Wei-Yin Chen  takes the mound for the Orioles. He's struggled a bit on the road, going 2-2 with a 4.81 ERA and going six or more innings just twice in six road starts. But with a Chen win, the Orioles could have two seven-game winners this early in the season for the first time since 1999, when Mike Mussina and Sidney Ponson both had seven by June 17. The Orioles are 8-3 in interleague play this season and have won all three previous interleague series.
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By Cal Thomas | April 6, 2013
My first question after reading about seven teachers in an Atlanta, Ga., public school accused of altering standardized test scores to make it appear students performed better than they actually did was: How could they!? The seven were nicknamed "the chosen" and, according to Georgia state investigator Richard Hyde, the less than magnificent seven sat in a locked room without windows, erasing wrong answers and inserting correct ones. It's one thing for a child to cheat on a test; it's quite another for teachers to do it. Compounding the cheating scandal is that the children in this elementary school are mostly poor and African-American.
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By Krishana Davis | November 19, 2012
This week on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," we finally get introduced to the second new housewife, Porsha Stewart, wife of former NFL athlete Kordell Stewart and granddaughter of late Civil Rights activist and chief field lieutenant for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Hosea Williams. Porsha is continuing her grandfather's legacy by hosting an all-women fundraising event for his foundation and meets up with Kenya Moore to ask her to attend the event. Kenya happily agrees to go because she is confident her stardom will illicit donations.
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August 5, 1996
Final medal count.. .. .. .. .. ..G . ..S .. ..B .. .. .Tot.U.S. .. .. .. ..44 ...32 .. .25 .. .. ..101Germany .. .. ..20 ...18 .. .27 .. .. ...65Russia .. .. ...26 ...21 .. .16 .. .. ...63China .. .. .. .16 ...22 .. .12 .. .. ...50Australia .. .. .9 .. .9 .. .22 .. .. ...40France .. .. ...15 .. .7 .. .15 .. .. ...37Italy .. .. .. .13 ...10 .. .12 .. .. ...35South Korea .. ..7 ...15 .. ..5 .. .. ...27Cuba .. .. .. ...9 .. .8 .. ..8 .. .. ...25Ukraine .....
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By Krishana Davis | November 6, 2012
After watching the scene between new real housewife Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey's assistant Carlton "Mr. Couture" Morton play out on the season premiere of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," we had to know more about the incident. In case you missed it, on Sunday's episode Kenya Moore was invited by Cynthia Bailey to a be a judge at a casting call for JET magazine's Beauty of the Week. At the casting Kenya practically tore the girls apart throwing out rude comments after ruder comment.
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By Neal R. Peirce | April 29, 1996
ATLANTA -- In 80-some days, the Centennial Olympic Games open in this brash capital of the New South. Exhilarated Atlanta is one great mud- and rubble-strewn mess. Construction cranes soar, traffic crawls past barriers, jackhammers pound. Everything rushes pell-mell toward July 19, Olympic opening day -- in Mayor Bill Campbell's words, ''our completely unnegotiable deadline.''With millions of people crowding into Atlanta's small downtown, immediate success or failure may focus on whether the host city avoids total gridlock.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Catcher Matt Wieters underwent successful Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction surgery, performed by renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, on Tuesday afternoon. Wieters will miss the rest of this season, but the Orioles are hopeful he will be ready to return by Opening Day next year. A position player's estimated recovery time from the surgery is nine months. In the procedure, the palmaris longus tendon on the palm side of his right wrist was removed to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
No one writes a love song like Future. The 30-year-old, born Nayvadius Wilburn, hinted at his prowess on earlier mixtapes, but the Atlanta artist set himself apart from peers on his 2012 debut album, “Pluto.” In particular, Future won a legion of fans with the hit ballad-meets-banger, “Turn on the Lights,” which found him tenderly singing, through amplified Auto-Tune, “I wanna tell the world about you just so they can get jealous.” His...
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2014
Orioles reliever Brian Matusz remembers laughing when he opened the piece of fan mail in Sarasota, Fla., last month. He immediately showed the contents of the manila envelope to Orioles head athletic trainer Richie Bancells before informing manager Buck Showalter. "I'm like, Richie, can you believe this?' Then I told Buck about it," Matusz said recently, chuckling. "That's probably the most unusual, interesting item any fan has ever asked me to sign. I thought it was hilarious.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - The scene played out on a sun-soaked afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium last week with Orioles manager Buck Showalter watching intently and chuckling. Atlanta Braves budding superstar shortstop Andrelton Simmons was on second base, trying to get the attention of Orioles rookie infielder Jonathan Schoop. Simmons was hoping to mess with the kid, distract him, make him laugh. But Schoop, who had spent several minutes before the game chatting with Simmons, wanted no parts of the potential frivolity.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Ervin Santana sweepstakes have come to a conclusion. After being courted heavily by the Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays recently, Santana has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves, the club announced Wednesday. The deal is reportedly worth $14.1 million, the amount of the qualifying offer he rejected from the Kansas City Royals in the offseason. The longer Santana remained unsigned this week -- especially after the Orioles and Blue Jays emerged as frontrunners over the weekend -- it appeared that the 31-year-old would eventually go to the Braves, who suddenly need rotation help after injuries to starters Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2014
Joseph Young, who left a most favorable mark locally as the first recipient of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra-Peabody Institute Conducting Fellowship, has been moving steadily up the ladder since his years with the BSO, 2007-09. Effective June 1, Young will be the new assistant conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, one of the country's finest. In addition, he will become music director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. It's a one-year contract to start. In addition to his BSO work, which impressed musicians, staffers and audiences alike, Young has served as resident conductor of the Phoenix Symphony and assistant conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic.
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By From Staff Reports | November 6, 1994
ATLANTA -- Brian Moore and Garth Pollaris each scored three goals to lead the Atlanta Magic past the Baltimore Bays, 11-2, in an United States Interregional Soccer League opener last night.Chris Hellenkamp added two goals for the Magic (1-0). Billy Ronson and John Stroud scored for Baltimore (0-1), which will meet Reading on Saturday in the Bays' home opener.Baltimore 0 2 -- 2Atlanta 3 8 -- 11
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
Thomas Horne Voss, a nationally known thoroughbred trainer and a lifelong Maryland horseman, died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday at his Monkton home. He was 63. Mr. Voss trained his horses at Atlanta Hall, a 1,200-acre farm in Monkton, where he developed a state-of-the-art thoroughbred racing training center for both flat runners and jumpers. "He was extremely intuitive when it came to understanding the psyche of horses and loved them with all of his heart and soul," said Ross Peddicord, executive director of the Maryland Horse Industry Board.
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By Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson | January 22, 2014
I probably won't have time to write this op-ed because my kids are at home.  As they have been for all but nine full days since Dec. 20. - more than a  month ago . Between a longer-than-normal Christmas Break, a snow day on Jan. 3, a chaotic late day the next week in which the school bus never showed up because it couldn't start in 7-degree weather, and then another extra-long MLK weekend, we have been homebound in a way I didn't think possible...
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