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December 29, 2009
The Capitals shook up their roster a bit Monday, acquiring left wing Jason Chimera from the Blue Jackets in a trade that sends Chris Clark and defenseman Milan Jurcina to Columbus. The deal cuts about $2 million in salary this season from Washington's payroll, which could clear room for another trade. Chimera has eight goals and nine assists this season, along with 47 penalty minutes, more than anyone on Washington's roster. The deal moves him from the last-place Blue Jackets - a team on a franchise-record-tying nine-game losing streak - to a first-place Capitals club.
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By Natalie Sherman and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
The city expects a flood of applications when it opens the wait list for Section 8 housing vouchers this month for the first time in more than a decade. Housing advocates say 50,000 families or more might sign up for a lottery to fill 25,000 places on the Housing Authority's wait list for the tenant-based housing choice vouchers. The coveted federal subsidies help families pay the portion of their rent that exceeds 30 percent of their income. The vouchers can be used to rent any residence, subject to a cap. In Baltimore, that is roughly $900 for a one-bedroom apartment.
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By Sports Digest | July 3, 2010
The Washington Capitals signed unrestricted free-agent goaltender Dany Sabourin, 29, to a one-year contract. Sabourin has played 57 games for the Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks. He spent 2009-10 with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League, going 28-27-0 with a 2.67 goals-against average, a .915 save percentage and three shutouts. José Theodore, the Capitals' starter for much of 2009-10, is a free agent and is not expected to be retained. That leaves Washington with two 22-year-olds, Semyon Varlamov and Michal Neuvirth, likely to get most of the starts.
NEWS
August 4, 2014
How would you like to receive a quarterly check from the federal government? Most taxpayers would surely be happy with such an arrangement. But here's the really good part: What if by accepting that check you were also helping your country reduce a form of air pollution that is a threat to human health and responsible for climate change while simultaneously developing a rational, sustainable energy policy? That sounds too good to be true, but remarkably, it may not be. Under The Healthy Climate and Family Security Act introduced last week by Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, companies that drill for oil and gas or mine for coal would have to purchase through auction a permit to do so. Not a dime of the resulting revenue would be kept by the government but would simply be forwarded as checks to every man, woman and child.
SPORTS
November 15, 2009
Capitals right wing Mike Knuble has a broken finger and will be sidelined three to four weeks. Knuble was injured on a power play in the first period of Friday's 3-1 victory over the Wild. He crashed into the net when defenseman Marek Zidlicky sent him hurdling over goaltender Josh Harding . The Capitals said Knuble will have surgery. The team did not say which finger was broken. Knuble has five goals and 10 assists for the Capitals this season. He was one of Washington's major offseason acquisitions, signing a two-year deal, $5.6 million deal on the first day of NHL free agency in July.
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | November 29, 2009
Nicklas Backstrom scored the only shootout goal on Washington's third attempt to give the Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Backstrom secured the win when he put a shot past Carey Price . Varsity: Dylon Cormier, a 6-foot-1 guard who has committed to play at Loyola University next year, scored a game-high 37 points to power host Cardinal Gibbons past Annapolis Area Christian School, 66-56, in boys basketball Saturday. - From Sun staff and news services
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2012
First it was the drug testing, now it's the swim caps. Michael Phelps isn't being shy this year with his Olympic criticisms. On Twitter Thursday the Olympian expressed his displeasure with the new look of team USA's swim caps. His main gripe was their flaglessness. "Front and back of our caps...," he wrote on Twitter. "We used to be able to have front and back side with flags but for some reason there are rules that tell us we cant do that anymore? Smh gotta love an organizing committee telling us we can't do that anymore...
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | April 6, 2010
The Washington Capitals signed free-agent defenseman Dustin Stevenson to a three-year entry-level contract. Stevenson, 20, is a 6-foot-5, 220-pound player for the La Ronge Ice Wolves of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. - From Sun staff and news services
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By Sports Digest | November 21, 2009
Travis Moen and Tomas Plekanec scored in a three-minute span early in the second period, Michael Cammalleri added a goal in the third and the visiting Montreal Canadiens withstood a comeback to beat the Washington Capitals, 3-2. Brendan Morrison scored with 2:32 remaining to pull Washington within a goal. Then Maxim Lapierre was whistled for hooking with 1:52 to play, giving the Capitals a power play through the end of regulation. Washington pulled its goalie with a minute to play, a Canadiens player lost his stick and the Capitals held siege in the offensive zone.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2013
New Era has revealed the design for this year's special Memorial Day caps, which the Orioles will wear May 27 against the Nationals in Washington. Since 2008, Major League Baseball has honored the holiday by wearing special commemorative caps. Typically, the caps have featured red, white and blue regardless of the teams' usual colors. This year, the emphasis is on camouflage. The caps will be available at neweracap.com, MLB.com and at clubhouse stores with proceeds going to the Welcome Back Veterans Fund.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
McDonogh standout defenseman Alex Hurdle started thinking about playing in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic when he was 10 years old, glued to the television set. Now, it's his turn. The All-Metro first-team selection graduated from McDonogh this spring and is looking forward to playing with and against the country's top players. The Classic, in its ninth year, is set for Saturday at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium. Signed to play at Notre Dame next season, Hurdle had a memorable senior year.
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Sports Digest | July 3, 2014
NHL Ex-Cap Grabovski gets 4-year deal with Isles Former Washington Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski has signed a four-year deal with the New York Islanders worth $20 million, his agent, Gary Greenstin, confirmed Wednesday. Nikolai Kulemin, Throughout the offseason, Washington general manager Brian MacLellan had maintained that the Capitals would explore keeping Grabovski, but only if the price was right. MacLellan said he might pursue another player to fill in at second-line center or use Evgeny Kuznetsov , Brooks Laich or Marcus Johansson . Last season, Grabovski had 35 points in 58 games.
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Sports Digest | June 23, 2014
The Washington Capitals have learned their 2014-15 regular-season schedule, announced Sunday afternoon by the NHL It begins Oct. 9 versus the Montreal Canadiens at Verizon Center and includes four home contests over the first five games. The 82-game slate also features the Winter Classic at 1 p.m. Jan. 1, against the Chicago Blackhawks. The location for the annual outdoor game appears to be Nationals Park, though sources have indicated that the NHL and the Nationals organization are currently finalizing negotiations to use the stadium.
NEWS
June 16, 2014
Although recent national news has focused on the latest political events and gun attacks, the Obama administration's new rules forcing reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants is far more important ( "Carbon rules can work," June 2). Carbon dioxide traps sun-heated air at the earth's surface, raising temperatures and sea levels. As 2003's Hurricane Isabel and later Superstorm Sandy showed us, places like historic Annapolis, Fells Point and the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland - not to mention the Jersey Shore and New York City - could be inundated in years to come.
NEWS
June 2, 2014
Brace yourselves. President Barack Obama is expected to announce today new EPA rules to reduce carbon emissions from the nation's power plants by 20 percent and to force more polluters to participate in cap-and-trade programs. The inflammatory rhetoric from the opposition is likely to reach a Category 5 Event: Massive bloviation. Conservatives, particularly that subset of flat-earthers who are skeptical of anything that smacks of "science," are expected to pounce, first, because it involves addressing climate change, second, may be viewed as anti-coal and, third, involves executive authority, which they detest - at least when it's wielded by a Democrat.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
At 16-0, Oldfields' girls lacrosse team already is assured of finishing with the best record in school history, but the players want to make it perfect Sunday with an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland C Conference championship. Oldfields will play Indian Creek (13-2) for the title Sunday at 2 p.m. at Stevenson University. In their first meeting on April 1, Oldfields won 14-10. A small all-girls boarding school in Sparks in northern Baltimore County, Oldfields also has a large number of day students and 12 of the varsity lacrosse players are from Baltimore.
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By Nestor Aparicio and Nestor Aparicio,Evening Sun Staff | April 9, 1991
Following the New York Rangers' 6-0 drubbing of the Washington Capitals Sunday night at the Capital Centre, just one question was asked in the clubhouse: "Is the series over or has it just begun?"It won't take long to find answers in tonight's fourth game of the series (7:35, HTS), which the Rangers lead 2-1.Dubbed the "discipline series" by Caps coach Terry Murray, the Caps were anything but in Sunday's Patrick Division semifinal game after nearly taking a pair from the Rangers in Manhattan late last week with a controlled style of play, emphasizing patience and more patience.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | May 2, 1995
The Washington Capitals will finish the regular season in sixth or seventh place in the Eastern Conference, but the way they're talking, they may be No. 1 in terms of confidence as the Stanley Cup playoffs approach.Even though their opponent in the first round -- Quebec, Philadelphia or Pittsburgh -- is to be determined, the Caps say they are ready for all comers."I don't think any of the three teams we may face want to face us in the first round," said right wing Keith Jones. "I'm sure they're watching us more than we're watching them."
NEWS
May 5, 2014
Here's a riddle for you: When is a tax cut not a tax cut? Answer: When it happens during a contentious Republican primary race for Anne Arundel County executive. The current executive, Laura Neuman, proposed her budget for fiscal 2015 last week, and it includes a very modest reduction in Arundel's property tax rate, from 95 cents per $100 in assessed value to 94.3 cents. Her primary opponent, Del. Steve Schuh, dismissed talk of a tax cut as "misleading," arguing that she is doing no more than complying with the requirements of Anne Arundel's strict property tax cap. He's certainly right about the last part, but he's wrong if he's implying that she should have done anything different.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2014
When Ali Brennan finished her soccer career at Miami, she wasn't quite ready to give up college sports. "My mom brought up the idea about a fifth year," Brennan said, "and when I was a freshman, there was a senior at Miami, Jimmy Graham, who was a four-year basketball player and he played a fifth year for the football team, and now he plays for the Saints in the NFL. That really intrigued me. " The McDonogh graduate planned to earn an...
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