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By Jeff Shain, Tribune newspapers | February 2, 2012
What figures to be golf's most scrutinized new course could have its architect by the end of the week. The eight finalists for the 2016 Rio Olympics design project — a list that includes Jack Nicklaus , Greg Norman , Annika Sorenstam and Gary Player — wrapped up two days of presentations to organizers Wednesday in Brazil. From there, a selection committee will wrestle with the final choice. Rio 2016 will mark golf's return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
DETROIT - Since the moment right-hander Bud Norris joined the Orioles in a trade last July, he has talked about pitching in the playoffs. The chatty 29-year-old finally received the chance Sunday on a blistery afternoon at Comerica Park against the celebrated Detroit Tigers offense. He seized it, throwing 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a 2-1 victory, catapulting the Orioles into a second postseason round - the first time they've reached the American League Championship Series since 1997.
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February 11, 2014
I keep waiting for the Republican Party to show some respect for the poor and to stop doing the bidding of the 1 percent. But then I saw that Republicans cut back funding for food stamps while providing more tax dollars for corporate-operated farms. Even Sun columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. recognizes that the Republican Party needs to be revitalized ( "Nine ideas to revive the Republican Party," Feb. 9). However, his nine tips are hardly the needed elixir. For example, the greatest problem facing this country is wasting tax dollars on military spending and the dirty wars undertaken by our government.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
The chairman of the committee seeking to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to the Washington area said Thursday that he is intrigued by the possibility that an Olympic stadium could be built on the RFK Stadium site, perhaps becoming the future home of the NFL's Redskins. "When the ownership of the Washington NFL team talked about looking, that's probably one of the places they'd like to look, so that's something we'd like to understand better," said Russ Ramsey, who has been visiting other potential Olympic venues in Maryland and around the region.
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Baltimore Sun staff | February 19, 2013
1. Phoenix 2. Los Angeles 3. Sacramento, Calif. 4. San Diego 5. San Francisco 6. San Jose, Calif. 7. Denver 8. Washington, D.C. 9. Jacksonville, Fla. 10. Miami 11. Orlando, Fla. 12. Atlanta 13. Chicago 14. Indianapolis 15. Baltimore 16. Boston 17. Detroit 18. Minneapolis 19. St. Louis 20. Las Vegas 21. New York 22. Rochester, N.Y. 23. Charlotte, N.C. 24. Columbus,...
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | April 16, 1995
Carroll County educators, parents and school bus drivers remained polarized last week in the debate over whether Carroll County schools should award bus route contracts based on competitive bids or continue a sign-up system in which the county sets the pay rate.Education officials who support a bidding system argue that local school bus contractors would have an advantage under it, but the local contractors contend it would put them out of business.Some parents worry that contractors from outside the county would hire less conscientious drivers, but school officials counter that anyone who drives a bus in Carroll must meet the same qualifications.
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By C. Fraser Smith | October 26, 1990
C The Maryland State Lottery Agency's struggle to buy $75 million worth of computer equipment should be taken out of the agency's hands and turned over to the Department of Budget and Fiscal Planning -- a state agency of "independence, integrity and skill," according to Delegate Timothy F. Maloney, D-Prince George's.In a clear vote of no confidence in the lottery management, the chairman of the subcommittee that oversees the lottery agency's budget said, "We want to make sure we have a truly competitive environment, and the best way to do that is to have greater scrutiny by Secretary [Charles L.]
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By Edward Gunts | November 8, 1991
Two of the seven local developers originally interested in bidding to construct a $97 million headquarters for the U.S. Health Care Financing Administration say they will not submit bids.That leaves five developers with sites in Baltimore City and the Owings Mills and Woodlawn-Security sections of Baltimore County vying to construct the headquarters for up to 3,300 federal employees. The deadline is 4:30 p.m. today.The U.S. General Services Administration is expected to pick one team in the first half of 1992 to build a 664,000-square-foot nTC headquarters to replace facilities in half a dozen buildings in the Woodlawn area.
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By New York Times News Service | July 27, 1994
WASHINGTON -- By the time the Federal Communications Commission's first auction of the public airwaves adjourned for the day yesterday, bids had more than doubled from Monday's steep opening round and were still climbing."
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April 29, 1997
THE STORY IN The Sun on Sunday that revealed sloppiness, and perhaps worse, in the Columbia Association's bidding process should give pause to the many smaller, quasi-governmental homeowner associations around, from Crofton to Odenton.In Howard County's Columbia, one of the nation's largest planned communities, the semi-public association that builds and runs recreational facilities must make immediate changes to restore confidence that it is properly spending millions of dollars it collects yearly from homeowners.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Alas, they still haven't found the missing star. But several fragments of the 30-foot-by-42-foot star-spangled banner that flew over Fort McHenry after the Battle of Baltimore are up for sale this week at a Boston auction house. Pre-bidding is under way for the 3-inch-by-3-inch swatches of the flag, a smaller version of which inspired Francis Scott Key to write the song that became the national anthem. Bidding at RR Auction began at $10,000 but is expected to go much higher. Live auction bidding will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday.
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By Jeff Barker and Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is on the board and Gov. Martin O'Malley offered his preliminary backing, but Maryland's role in a bid to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to the Washington region remained largely undefined. The nonprofit Washington 2024 unveiled a website and announced its board Thursday, but Plank was its only Baltimore-area member, and Maryland's participation is only nominally suggested in the newly released promotional material. Maryland appears to be a secondary partner in this effort, but likely would host multiple events if the bid is successful and be asked to make a significant financial contribution.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Thursday put his support behind efforts to bring the 2024 Olympics to the greater Washington-D.C. area. The term-limited governor added his voice to that of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in backing the endeavor, which could cost billions if approved. Washington is competing with Boston, New York and San Francisco to convince officials with U.S. Olympic Committee that the city is the country's best shot at winning the games on an international stage.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2014
CHICAGO -- Being swept out of the Windy City this weekend by a Chicago Cubs team already auditioning for 2015 roster spots didn't sit well with Orioles manager Buck Showalter. By the end of their 2-1 loss to the Cubs on Sunday afternoon, the Orioles had seen enough of historic Wrigley Field. Held hitless by former teammate Tsuyoshi Wada for six innings, they managed just one hit overall on the day. The Orioles (73-55) left Chicago having scored just one run -- Steve Pearce's seventh-inning solo home run, which broke up Wada's no-hit bid -- over 16 innings after play resumed Saturday following a three-hour, nine-minute rain delay.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
As the Maryland Renaissance Festival prepares to open for its 2014 season on Saturday in Crownsville, hearings are looming on the festival's proposal for a future move to Lothian. The festival is seeking zoning approval to move to a farm in Lothian. Anne Arundel County's administrative hearing officer denied the festival the zoning approvals it needed. The festival appealed to the county's Board of Appeals, which has scheduled six nights of hearings for the case. The first hearing will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Sept.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
An Italian renewable-energy company won the rights to develop offshore wind projects in nearly 80,000 acres of Atlantic waters off Maryland's coast with an $8.7 million bid Tuesday. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management declared US Wind Inc. the provisional winner of a daylong auction for a pair of federal leases 10 nautical miles offshore, where federal officials say enough turbines could be placed to power 300,000 homes. US Wind is an offshoot of Renexia, the renewable-energy arm of Italian construction giant Toto S.p.A.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | December 20, 1994
Angelos vs. Steinbrenner.That sounds fun.Angelos vs. the NFL.Even better.Officially, it would be Angelos v. NFL -- as in antitrust lawsuit, as in treble damages, as in humiliation for Paul Tagliabue, Jack Kent Cooke and the rest of the anti-Baltimore brigade.Merry Christmas, Tampa.You better not shout, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why.An-ge-los is coming to town.Let George Steinbrenner try to keep the Buccaneers in Tampa -- Orioles runner-up Jeffrey Loria can advise him on the perils of bidding against Angelos.
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By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Staff Writer | July 3, 1992
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reopened bidding yesterday for the Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore Hotel, saying none of the sealed bids submitted Tuesday was acceptable.FDIC officials would not say why the bids were rejected, said William S. Roohan, a vice president of CB Commercial Inc., which is coordinating the sale. The agency had set minimum requirements of a $6.9 million bid with a non-refundable 5 percent deposit and financing of the balance by someone other than the FDIC.One bidder said he thinks all of the bidders tried to "low-ball" federal regulators.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig contends that the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network television rights dispute between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals can be resolved before he leaves office in January and that both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., are viable candidates to host an All-Star Game in the near future. Perhaps more important for Orioles fans, Selig said the two issues are not connected - that there is no consideration in holding the All-Star Game hostage from either franchise if the MASN legal entanglement continues.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
When you're a Libertarian candidate in Maryland, garnering more than 1 percent of the vote on Election Day counts as a win. But for Shawn Quinn, candidate for governor, nothing short of toppling both the major-party candidates will feel like victory. "People think I'm nuts," Quinn said last week. "But I want to be the next governor of Maryland. " The Libertarian Party, founded in 1971, has never won more than a full percentage point of Maryland voters in statewide races. Quinn is undeterred.
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