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By Liz Bowie and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
It was just a moment of poor teenage judgment: One student threw a marker across a classroom at Digital Harbor High, sparking an argument between a Latino student and a black student. Since they couldn't fight in class, they agreed to meet after school on Federal Hill. The fight was a nasty one, and the Latino boy was sent to the hospital with a concussion. Then word spread, and though school leaders believe the incident wasn't about race, it was impressions that mattered last week.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
Baltimore police plan to deploy officers around city schools until the school year ends to ensure student safety amid recent racial tensions, while school officials joined civil rights leaders to urge students of different races to peacefully resolve differences. The actions followed recent threats and violent attacks on Latino students as well as the Memorial Day robbery and murder of a 15-year-old Mexican student who had dropped out of high school to help his family. Black and Hispanic leaders called for peace at a news conference Monday afternoon, before police deployed several officers to Federal Hill near Digital Harbor High School to deter groups of students from fighting in the streets.
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By John L. Hudgins | June 2, 2014
As the nation moves toward President Obama's goal of college degrees for 60 percent of Americans by 2020, the role of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) becomes even more important - particularly in Maryland, where 48 percent of African American students attend one of four HBCUs, compared with 16 percent nationwide. A college degree is more important than ever, with the pay gap between college graduates and non-graduates reaching a record high last year. According to a Washington Post report, graduates earned on average nearly double the hourly rate of non-graduates.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
If folks were waiting for Julius Henson's campaign for state Senate to go negative, they didn't have to wait long. Within days of a city judge's clearing the way for Henson to run in East Baltimore's 45th District, the longtime political consultant distributed his first negative flier about incumbent Sen. Nathaniel J. McFadden. Entitled "McFadden's Dirty Dozen," the list of 12 criticisms included the assertion that McFadden, who walks with a cane, isn't "healthy enough" to serve in the General Assembly.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
I'm having a hard time figuring out how to dress business casual with my work boots today at Pimlico, but if that's the worst problem we have this weekend, it should be a good time. But before we go forward, let's look back on yesterday's local headlines in the Coffee Companion. - It's going to be a messy Black-Eyed Susan Day at Pimlico, but it should clear up tomorrow for the Preakness Stakes . - California Chrome is the overwhelming favorite after his Kentucky Derby win, but it's hardly guaranteed.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
Nearly 2 inches of rain fell across the region Thursday night into Friday morning, canceling some races at Pimlico Race Course , closing roads and disrupting rail travel. At Pimlico, all six turf races scheduled for Black-Eyed Susan Day were moved to the dirt track, where conditions were listed as sloppy. But the tracks were expected to dry out in time for Saturday's Preakness. The rainfall, combined with the morning high tide, caused minor flooding on low-lying streets in downtown Annapolis, including Dock Street and Compromise Street.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
Friday morning's torrential rain gave fans and handicappers at Pimlico's Black-Eyed Susan Day a much different race card than they had planned for. But by the time the showpiece Black-Eyed Susan Stakes ran under a clear blue sky Friday afternoon and the Counting Crows took the stage later that evening, the torrential downpours that Pimlico officials said dumped 2 1/4 inches of rain at the track were a distant memory. "The track is going to be fast [tomorrow]," Pimlico racing analyst Gabby Gaudet said from her trackside post Friday evening.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
The deluge forecast to soak the region Friday could make for a soggy, miserable Black-Eyed Susan Day at Pimlico Race Course — though officials remain confident in a fast track for a sunny and cool Preakness Stakes on Saturday. A cold front was expected to bring storms overnight and into Friday morning, followed by a moisture-laden low pressure system, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy downpours are expected to dump 2-3 inches of rain, with higher amounts in some areas, flooding streams and small rivers, with a flash flood watch in effect through Friday afternoon.
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May 15, 2014
Richard Gorelick seems content to let a hundred black-eyed Susans bloom with recipes featuring the likes of ginger beer, Fernet Branca and elderflower liqueur ( "New life for black-eyed Susan drink at Preakness," May 12). I say save your exotics for the betting window. Come post time on Preakness Day, pop open a Maryland brew or a Natty Boh if you must. Then put some ice in an Old-Fashioned glass and top with a generous pour of good rye. If it needs a name, call it a Lazy Susan.
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By Aaron Dodson and The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
Mounted next to Stall 40 in the Preakness Stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course is a three-foot plaque emblazoned by black-eyed susan flowers. Each year, Stall 40 houses the Kentucky Derby winning thoroughbred, and the adjacent wooden sign commemorates the horses that ended their stay at Pimlico with a Preakness victory. If trainers were immortalized on the plague, John Servis would find his name near the bottom, next to one of the latest celebrated horses. Ten years ago, Servis trained Smarty Jones to wins in the 2004 Derby and Preakness before just falling short of claiming the Triple Crown with a second-place finish at the Belmont Stakes.
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