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By Peter A. Jay | July 31, 1997
HAVRE DE GRACE -- Beep beep!Here it comes again, making its cartoonish noises, and once again Maryland Democrats are making fools of themselves by running out the streets to chase it. But though it's painted an antiseptic white and looks incredibly clean, it isn't the Good Humor truck. It's only the Ben Cardin bandwagon.Lots of the same people who helped bring Maryland Parris Glendening three years ago, and who you'd think would be pleased with their man's performance, have been reading the recent polls and have caught a whiff of approaching political extinction.
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September 19, 2013
Disasters don't make big headlines when they are averted, but last week's decision by a U.S. district court judge in Pennsylvania upholding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan was a big victory for environmentalists. But more important was what didn't happen: Had the judge ruled otherwise, the future of the nation's largest estuary - and Maryland's most precious natural resource - would have been bleak. The American Farm Bureau had brought suit against the EPA's Chesapeake Bay plan, which sets a total maximum daily load, or TMDL, of pollutants flowing in from the watershed's six states and the District of Columbia.
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NEWS
January 13, 1994
Like many legislators, Carroll's state delegates and senators are mounting the anti-crime bandwagon. The members want to get tough by abolishing parole, increasing penalties for a variety of crimes and requiring mandatory life sentences for people convicted of three violent crimes. Their focus is understandable, given the public's current preoccupation with crime and the politicians' belief they can get a great deal of mileage out of the issue.The delegation is not focusing on crime to the exclusion of other matters, though.
SPORTS
By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2013
To understand how very conflicted Washington is about rooting for Baltimore, consider what happened to one of its biggest football fans when she dared suggest that Redskins supporters offer the Ravens a congratulatory word. The superfan in question dresses as a caped crusader and goes by the superhero name RG3 Woman, in honor of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. After Baltimore trounced the Patriots in the AFC championship game Sunday, she tweeted: "DC supports Baltimore! Let's go Ravens #semihometeam.
NEWS
August 12, 1991
Is the confirmation process for Supreme Court justices getting out of hand? Is it becoming too much of a political campaign? It sure looks like it is in the present case of Judge Clarence Thomas. There is more overt and covert politicking going on here than in the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination.Consider that a conservative organization in Washington paid to bring 45 of Judge Thomas' old neighbors from his little home town of Pin Point, Ga., to Washington to show their support and pride and to lobby for him. A pure media event.
SPORTS
By John Eisenberg | April 24, 2001
COME ON. BE HONEST. Until a few day ago, if Hasim Rahman had come up to you on the street, introduced himself and forced you to guess if he was, a) a backup defensive back for the Ravens, b) a middle school science teacher, or, c) a heavyweight title contender from Abingdon in Harford County, you never would have guessed the last of the three. Ordinarily, the phrases "heavyweight title" and "Harford County" belong in the same sentence like Art Modell and Peter Angelos belong at the same table at a party.
SPORTS
By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | August 5, 1992
HERNDON, Va. -- Anita Nall's North Baltimore Aquatic Club teammates pressed against the fence in Dulles International Airport's visitors lobby, eagerly asking questions."
SPORTS
By John Steadman | April 19, 1994
How much importance is attached to Baltimore's entry into the Canadian Football League can be measured via the comments of the commissioner, one Larry Smith, who says the reaction was so overwhelming that representatives from 22 other cities called almost immediately to inquire about the criteria for making application and gaining acceptance.So Baltimore now, in reality, has become an attention-getting billboard for the CFL, a catalyst to its future growth. What happens to the Baltimore (CFL)
SPORTS
By John Steadman | March 29, 1991
What John Akridge III, the man leading Washington's effort for a baseball expansion franchise, hopes to do is arrange a meeting with officials of the Baltimore Orioles and solicit their support. He sees it as a necessity; not an adversarial confrontation.Akridge desires to establish the Orioles as an ally in furthering the return of major-league baseball to the nation's capital. "I am hopeful we can get together with the Orioles," he said, "because it would be important to have them on our side."
SPORTS
September 12, 2006
Good morning --Ravens fans -- Give a hand up to everybody who's jumping on the bandwagon.
SPORTS
By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2012
Apparently, the world's most powerful man doesn't think much of the Maryland women's basketball team's chances of enjoying March Madness past Monday. In his NCAA tournament bracket breakdown on ESPN, President Barack Obama predicted No. 7-seeded Louisville would take care of Michigan State -- which it did Saturday afternoon -- then upset the second-seeded Terps at Comcast Center on Monday night. If it's any consolation to the team -- and you'd have to think it isn't, really -- the former hoopster has the Cardinals winning once more before falling to top-seeded Notre Dame in the Elite Eight.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | January 3, 2012
After weeks of questioning the Ravens' credentials as a Super Bowl contender, former Indianapolis Colts coach and current NBC analyst Tony Dungy positioned himself for a seat on the Ravens bandwagon. Appearing on the network's “Football Night in America” program Sunday night, Dungy was asked to provide his thoughts on the best team in the AFC, and his answer involved the top-seeded New England Patriots - but for not the reason one might expect. “Their defense scares me,” Dungy said of the Patriots.
SPORTS
By Kevin Cowherd | June 13, 2010
No one jumps on and off the soccer bandwagon like the American sports fan. And right now, we're on again, baby. Oh, yeah, we're troweling on the red, white and blue face paint, waving the American flag, breaking out our Uncle Sam hats and Lady Liberty earrings. We've got World Cup fever — although how big a case is still a matter of debate. And we owe it all — well, a lot of it, anyway — to a goalkeeper named Robert Green, who pulled a Bill Buckner and let an easy bouncing ball get by him for a goal that helped the U.S. to a 1-1 draw with England in the opening match for both teams Saturday.
SPORTS
April 15, 2009
1 Swish pitch: The O's and Rangers (8 p.m., MASN2) might want to look at Yankees first baseman Nick Swisher (left) to pitch. He threw a shutout inning Monday. 2 It helps: Please watch the White Sox-Tigers game at 1 p.m. on WGN. The station is owned by Tribune. 3 The Alex O Show: Not too late to jump on the Capitals' bandwagon. They open the playoffs against the Rangers (7 p.m., Comcast SportsNet). 4 Clear skies?: It's supposed to rain Wednesday, but No. 1 North County is scheduled to visit No. 13 Old Mill at 4 p.m. in baseball.
SPORTS
December 30, 2008
1 Hit the road, Terp: As you watch Maryland in the Humanitarian Bowl (4:30 p.m., ESPN), note the sponsor, Roady's, is a chain of truck stops. As opposed to the movie Roadie, starring Meat Loaf (left). 2 Odds are: In the Holiday Bowl (8 p.m., ESPN), it's the Cowboys vs. the Ducks. And if you don't know which colleges those are, you shouldn't be betting the game. 3 Read all about it: In the Texas Bowl (NFL Network, 8 p.m.), maybe Western Michigan has a short player who will score five times against Rice.
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | October 2, 2008
Oregon State@Utah 9 p.m. [Versus] Sure, you were part of Beaver Nation last week when Oregon State (right) was upsetting top-ranked Southern California, but are you still on the bandwagon for a road game against the No. 15 Utes? However, if they spring another upset, the Beavers might not want to play games on any day other than Thursday.
NEWS
By Jill Jacobs | October 9, 2001
NEW YORK - Kansas state Sen. Kay O'Connor, a self-described "old fashioned conservative lady," recently admitted that she "does not celebrate the enactment of the 19th Amendment in 1920" - a woman's right to vote. "We have a society that does tear families apart," said the Republican legislator, who originally entered the workplace to assist with her daughter's medical expenses. "I think the 19th Amendment, while it's not an evil in and of itself, is a symptom of something I don't approve of. The 19th Amendment is around because men weren't doing their jobs, and I think that's sad."
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | October 2, 2008
Oregon State@Utah 9 p.m. [Versus] Sure, you were part of Beaver Nation last week when Oregon State (right) was upsetting top-ranked Southern California, but are you still on the bandwagon for a road game against the No. 15 Utes? However, if they spring another upset, the Beavers might not want to play games on any day other than Thursday.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | August 30, 2007
During the early months of the 2007 baseball season, I took it upon myself - on a number of occasions - to talk Orioles fans off the proverbial ledge as the club floundered for the 10th straight season. Now, I'm standing on it myself. The team that was supposedly turning a corner has turned south again, this time in such dramatic fashion that I could have sworn I heard Jim Hunter's voice crack during that 11-run eighth inning in Tuesday night's 15-8 loss to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Things have gotten so bad that the big media question going around the clubhouse afterward was which game was worse, that one or the 30-3 fiasco against the Texas Rangers that sent the Orioles into their current spiral.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | April 25, 2007
In the space of three weeks, the prevailing sentiment in the Big Apple toward Alex Rodriguez has gone from "How can we get rid of this guy?" to "How can we make sure he doesn't exercise the out clause in his contract next winter?" Rodriguez is absolutely unconscious, tying the record for home runs in April with a week to go in the month, and it sure seems like a long time ago when he hit that walk-off grand slam to defeat the Orioles during the first week of the season. Back then, he was getting intermittently booed and cheered at Yankee Stadium.
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