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HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2010
Mercy Medical Center is converting a former Giant grocery store in Lutherville into a hub where patients can go for lab work, minor surgeries and to visit primary care physicians. Urgent care centers such as Patient First and Doctors Express are taking over retail spaces in high-traffic areas, including where a Roy Rogers fast-food restaurant was once located. And Thomson Reuters this summer opened its first branch dedicated to health care research in Woodlawn office space, where more than two dozen employees will provide data and analysis to the federal government.
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NEWS
By Diana Nguyen and Capital News Service | January 25, 2010
Hermine Duebsie needs this job. She holds her application and I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form in hand and waits for a proctor from the U.S. Census Bureau to administer a basic skills test. The test, meant to be fairly simple - gauging skills in reading, basic math, map reading and following instructions - is a deciding factor in securing a part-time, six-to-10-week interviewer's job with a flexible schedule and $18.50 an hour, a rate that varies by location. "The pay is great, and it's a government job. I think this job is most important," said Duebsie, a Montgomery County Community College student with no other source of income.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent | March 17, 2000
It's no secret that sports television is an analyst-driven medium, and no more so than during the NCAA tournament. Sure, the play-by-play man frames the action, but it's the color guy who sets the tone and benevolently dictates how we, the home viewer, will see what we see. In that regard, there is no more kindly dictator than CBS analyst Bill Raftery, who is working the tournament games from Minneapolis, including tomorrow's second-round action....
SPORTS
By Jerry Bembry | November 25, 1991
Loyola dropped its first two games on the West Coast in the Apple Invitational Tournament at Stanford, but the box scores from those contests indicate Greyhound followers will get a real treat when Michael Reese makes his Baltimore debut Dec. 3.Reese, a 6-foot-8 transfer from Boston College, made an impressive Loyola debut, averaging 26 points and 7.5 rebounds, and was the only Greyhound on the all-tournament team. Reese had 18 points and seven rebounds in Friday's 98-56 loss to host Stanford and followed with a 34-point, eight-rebound effort in Saturday's 90-82 loss to Pacific in the consolation game.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Evening Sun Staff | November 25, 1991
Not all the news from Annapolis has been gloomy this year. Lottery players, at least, are holding up their end of the state budget.The Maryland Lottery Agency said today the state netted $6.4 million more during the first four months of this fiscal year than during the same period last year, a gain of more than 6 percent.By comparison, the state's total lottery revenues climbed $4.4 million in all of fiscal 1991 compared with the year before."We are up in net earnings as well as total sales in spiteof the recession and the economy," said lottery spokesman Carroll H. Hynson Jr. He credited the agency's "tremendous effort insofar as changing the games and being creative."
SPORTS
By John Eisenberg | July 9, 2000
As the Orioles limp into the All-Star break in the same, sad shape as a year ago, former manager Ray Miller, the anointed scapegoat for the debacle of 1999, surely is feeling vindicated. The 2000 season has been a carbon copy of '99 in many ways, with a weak bullpen, a lack of speed and general mediocrity consigning the Orioles to the depths of the American League East. Replacing Miller with Mike Hargrove hasn't seemed to help much, at least not with the won-lost record. But when you dig below the record, you find evidence that, strangely enough, the disappointing first half of 2000 actually has confirmed that Hargrove is a major upgrade over his fired predecessor.
NEWS
By Will Englund and Will Englund,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | May 11, 1995
MOSCOW -- Ukraine, where President Clinton arrives today, was for three years the place where the post-Soviet disaster was supposed to unfold -- but somehow never did.A year ago the country was hopelessly split along regional and ethnic lines. It had made no efforts at economic reform, its energy bills were skyrocketing, its finances a shambles. It faced a breakaway movement in the Crimea and nothing but difficulties in its relations with Russia.None of those problems has been solved. But Ukrainians have fended off total collapse, and the government installed in July finally seems to have found the will to push for economic reform.
NEWS
By Ed McDonough and Ed McDonough,Contributing sports writer | September 27, 1990
WESTMINSTER - Perhaps the most significant result for the Old Mill cross country team at yesterday's Westminster Invitational came in the boys B race.The Patriots' Shaun Black took first in that race to earn a spot on the varsity seven for the upcoming meets. And it wasn't an easy win, either, as he had to hold off Oakland Mills' Jeff Herdson to do it."He'll be up on the A team," Coach Gary Bater said. "We're quite pleased."On the varsity, though, the Patriots finished ninth in both the boys and girls races in a talented field that included several individual and team champions from last year's state championships.
SPORTS
By DAVID STEELE and DAVID STEELE,david.steele@baltsun.com | March 22, 2009
Who will be the Adam Morrison of this version of March Madness? The Joakim Noah? The Sean May, the Emeka Okafor, the J.J. Redick, the Shane Battier ... You get the point. Some player in the NCAA tournament will either elevate himself into the heavens or ride a wave of adulation that was built pre-tournament - and by the time he lands, he will be not only a college legend, but also the talk of the run-up to the NBA draft. Except the landing will come far short of the same level of pro stardom that he enjoyed in college.
NEWS
By Rob Kasper | February 3, 2002
ORANGES HELP ME make it through the winter. Their bright color, their tangy flavor and their powerful aroma stand in marked contrast to days that are often dim, dull and repetitive. Traditionally one bright spot in the gray season has been the arrival of a box of navel oranges from Arizona. They are part of a cross-country exchange of holiday foodstuffs among family members. My sister-in-law ships oranges from Phoenix to Baltimore, and we in turn ship homemade fruitcake from Baltimore to Phoenix.
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