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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2010
County Executive John R. Leopold is recovering from his second back surgery in five months, his spokesman said Monday. Leopold underwent revision lumbar spinal fusion surgery Friday afternoon at Anne Arundel Medical Center and was released from the hospital Sunday, said spokesman Dave Abrams. He had a similar procedure in February. "After the initial surgery, unfortunately he still was experiencing some pain," said Abrams. "He decided to have this procedure done so he can mount a full and vigorous campaign in the fall.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
BETHESDA - Tiger Woods had a feeling his first competitive round in more than three months after back surgery was not going to be easy. It was not his back that gave the 38-year-old Woods trouble in Thursday's opening round of the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club. It was his hands. The touch around the greens that has often eluded Woods since he won the last of his 14 major championships six years ago was missing until the final six holes, when three birdies helped him overcome a terrible start to finish with a 3-over par 74. Still, Woods didn't make a putt longer than 10 feet, missed several short birdie and par save possibilities, and didn't chip particularly well.
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October 24, 1990
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State football coach John Cooper still plans to direct his team against Minnesota on Saturday despite being hobbled by back surgery.Cooper underwent surgery Sunday to repair a ruptured spinal disk.Speaking on the Big Ten Conference teleconference yesterday, the third-year coach of the Buckeyes said he expected to be released from University Hospital today."There won't be any changes at all," he said.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Tiger Woods has long been known for wearing red and black on Sunday, his wardrobe of choice for nearly all of his 79 victories on the PGA Tour. When the 38-year-old tees off Thursday for the first time in a tour event in more than three months, Woods and the rest of the field will be thinking about how much rust he will be wearing. The atmosphere for his practice round Wednesday at Congressional Country Club during the pro-am for the Quicken Loans National was reminiscent of when he played here in the 1997 U.S. Open a couple of months after winning the Masters by a dozen shots.
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By McClatchy News Service | January 19, 1993
To cover the incision from Dale Borgman's recent bac surgery, his doctor needed only a Band-Aid. That's because the incision consisted of a single needle puncture.Yet that needle -- as skinny as a plastic coffee-stirrer -- contained a miniature laser and fiber optic lens that made it possible for Sacramento orthopedic surgeon Paul Lim to operate on the ruptured disk that had plagued Mr. Borgman for several months. The procedure was done in a half hour.Dr. Lim and other doctors believe the laser surgery, which has been used on a small scale around the country, may revolutionize back surgery, allowing those who suffer from debilitating back and leg pain to be cured relatively easily.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Staff Writer | July 16, 1993
A Maryland defensive unit that was a disappointment in 1992 lost one of its top players this week, as the career of senior nose guard Jim Panagos was declared over after back surgery.Panagos underwent surgery Monday to repair a bulging disk in his lower back, an injury that occurred in early June. He also had back surgery in 1989, his redshirt season, to repair a herniated disk, and team doctors have advised him not to play football.Since it was my second operation, I was told it's best that I not play anymore," Panagos said from his family's home on Long Island.
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May 17, 1991
Phoenix Suns swingman Dan Majerle is suffering numbness and strength loss in his right leg after back surgery, and doctors say it might be a year before it is known whether the problems are permanent.Majerle, the runner-up for the National Basketball Association's Sixth Man Award this season, first experienced the symptoms during an April 4 game against the Los Angeles Lakers. He missed the next five games but was bothered by the condition throughout Phoenix's first-round playoff loss to the Utah Jazz.
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By Stephanie Hanes and Stephanie Hanes,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2003
After 10 days of testimony and less than two hours of deliberations, a Baltimore County jury awarded $4 million this week to a 35-year-old woman who said she has suffered chronic pain and partial paralysis since 1998 because a doctor in Fallston General Hospital's emergency room delayed sending her for back surgery. Linda McAlexander, a Harford County resident who worked as a real estate loan processor, had an established diagnosis of lumbar disc disease when she went to the emergency room in June 1998.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to the Sun | May 9, 2004
At age 70, Charles Slechta loves dancing with his wife, Viola. And thanks to a new kind of back surgery, the Pikesville resident is again able to do the jitterbug and the polka. Slechta and more than 40 other area residents have taken part in a Food and Drug Administration clinical trial testing a surgical procedure designed to relieve chronic back and leg pain without the need for a spinal fusion. With as many as 400,000 Americans a year undergoing spinal fusion surgery, the potential benefit of this relatively new technique, called Dynesys, is significant.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | September 23, 1999
ARLINGTON, Texas -- No longer able to withstand the pain and numbness that have followed him much of this year, Orioles third baseman Cal Ripken will undergo back surgery this morning, ending his season.To alleviate the nerve condition that twice sent Ripken onto the disabled list this year, Dr. Henry Bohlman will perform what is expected to be a 2 1/2-hour procedure, beginning at 10 a.m. at Case Western Reserve University Hospital in Cleveland, the team announced. Orioles officials were told Ripken will be hospitalized for at least three days and unable to resume normal activities for about a month.
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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 Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
Kelechi Osemele had just practiced for two hours under the hot afternoon sun and then retreated to the weight room for an extended workout after the Ravens' organized team activities were over on Wednesday. Sweat streamed down his forehead and his saturated white Ravens' T-shirt clung to his 6-foot-5, 330 pound frame. Yet, Osemele couldn't stop smiling. "This is the best I've felt since I was probably 19 or 20," Osemele said. "I feel great. " As the Ravens ramp up preparations for the start of training camp next month and attempt to solidify an offensive line that was arguably the 8-8 team's biggest issue last season, the health of Osemele is providing plenty of optimism.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
The most pleasing sight for Ravens officials during the first week of organized team activities had to be Kelechi Osemele popping off the ball and running around the field like a guy who was truly happy to be healthy again. There's not enough contact in these OTAs to determine how healthy and strong Osemele is after his back surgery in November, but the third-year guard certainly looked the part, sprinting from drill to drill and to and from the huddle. There is a lot of talk about the competition at right tackle, and that's understandable.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2014
Ravens offensive guard Kelechi Osemele has made enough progress after undergoing back surgery that he's expected to participate in the first day of the offensive conditioning program in April. Osemele had a herniated disk repaired in November. "K.O., we expect him to start the offseason program," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said at the NFL scouting combine. "He's in there working out. K.O. is way far along in his training. He's doing great. He's in there every day. " The Ravens haven't decided where Osemele will line up next season.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2013
An appeals court has chosen January to hear the challenge by former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold to his convictions for criminal misconduct in office. The 70-year-old Pasadena Republican was found guilty in January of having public employees do his political and personal tasks, including draining a urinary catheter bag he used after back surgery in 2010, and he resigned from office. His sentence included a month in jail, a month of home detention and 400 hours of community service.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2013
Former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold walked out of the jail shortly after 10 this morning where he has been locked up after being convicted of misconduct in January. Rain fell outside at the jailhouse, which stands on a four-lane road near the Anne Arundel County Medical Center. Leopold was led here from court in handcuffs in March and hauled to the jail to serve a 30 day sentence. He was also ordered to pay a $100,000 fine. He is expected to walk out with a GPS tag clasped around his leg to monitor him while he serves a further 30 days of home detention.
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By Rasmi Simhan and Rasmi Simhan,SUN STAFF | June 22, 2000
Gary Hatter likens his vehicle to a large citrus fruit. Or an orange UFO. But when passers-by in Manhattan saw Hatter roll down Broadway at nine miles per hour, they knew he was riding a lawnmower. They'd just never seen one before. Children touched the hood in awe. People drove by, doubled back to stare, then doubled back again to give him a thumbs-up. One man even offered him $12,000 for it. Hatter declined. After all, his 14,000-mile drive through the lower 48 states in the next five months will help cover the $100,000 pricetag of his third back surgery.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | February 19, 2000
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- An endless winter's abstinence from 3-on-3 basketball combined with a frequently tedious rehabilitation finally pushed Cal Ripken to the breaking point. Along with the Orioles' pitchers and catchers, Ripken walked into Fort Lauderdale Stadium yesterday, pulled on his uniform, grabbed hitting coach Terry Crowley and disappeared to a back field. Providing camp's first positive sign, Ripken's playful shouts carried almost as far as a series of line drives. Position players aren't due until Tuesday; however, a serious case of cabin fever caused the Orioles third baseman to interrupt his final week of vacation to begin a personal confirmation.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2013
Despite a warning from the county attorney that the move was premature, the Anne Arundel County Council pressed ahead Wednesday with a plan to remove County Executive John R. Leopold from office for criminal misconduct. Some voters, meanwhile, said it was time for the two-term executive to go, after he was found guilty of using county employees to perform political and personal errands. "He looks like a jackass," said Michelle Cook, dining with friends at Chick and Ruth's Delly in downtown Annapolis.
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The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2012
North Carolina junior midfielder Duncan Hutchins will miss the 2013 season as he will be undergoing back surgery and will redshirt, the team announced Friday. Hutchins, a Baltimore native and Gilman grad who has played on the Tar Heels' first- and second-team midfield units the past two years, has been troubled by back problems since his arrival at North Carolina.  In consultation with doctors, he elected to undergo surgery in January and will miss the spring semester during his recovery.  He will return to school in the summer, and it is anticipated he will make a full recovery and be ready to compete with the Tar Heels in 2014 and 2015.
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