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March 27, 1992
A baseball card show that had been scheduled for tomorrow by the Brooklyn Park Broncos Youth Football Association at the Holiday Inn North in Glen Burnie has been canceled.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
Today marks the 30 th anniversary of Game 5 of the 1983 World Series, when the Orioles beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 to win the franchise's third championship. On that day, left-hander Scott McGregor pitched a complete-game shutout at Veterans Stadium to help send his club into history. In two World Series starts that year, McGregor pitched to a 1.06 ERA. Last month, about 20 members of the 1983 team attended memorabilia show in Timonium to celebrate the 30 th anniversary of the Orioles' last World Series title.
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By Vicki Wellford | August 26, 1992
The Odenton Volunteer Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary is holding a sport card show 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 at the hall on Route 175. Sixty tables are available at $20 each.Admission for the event will be $1 for adults, with children under 10 getting in free. To reserve a table or for more information, call Sharon Talbert at 672-3126.*Arundel Senior High School will have some new faces on its staff for the 1992-1993 school year: Karen Allen and Lawrence Mintline, English; Kathleen Chapman, Lynn Clark and Alexandra Ostrowska, math; Patricia Hertzler, special education; Melinda Larson and Eratta Morris, social studies; Sallie McCracken, home economics; William Schwarz and Annette Taylor, guidance; Page Thielemann, science; and Michele Tyrell, media.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
He leans forward at the desk in his cluttered study, fanning out three baseball cards like a man unveiling the winning hand in a poker game. The faces are in black and white, the subjects in bow ties and upturned mustaches. The names - Gleason, Hemming, Reitz - would mean little to most modern fans. Yet the players belonged to perhaps the greatest team in local baseball history, the cards to a set so rare that owning them changed Dan McKee's life. He sold them for six figures in 2006, earning enough on the deal to purchase his family's dream home in northern Baltimore County.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Sun Staff Writer | December 11, 1994
In 1964-65, Parkhurst did not issue hockey cards, and Topps' cards grew to 2 1/2 by 4 11/16 inches. The "Tall Boys" are coming back this month, but they'll be Parkies.Last year, Brian Price, president of Parkhurst, created the "Missing Link" set, his conception of what the 1956-57 cards would have looked like had Parkhurst chosen to issue a set that season.This year, he's chosen the "Tall Boy" concept for another set Parkhurst never made, cards for the '64-65 season (the last original Parkhurst set was 1963-64)
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | December 27, 1992
For basketball fans of upmarket cards, two of the possibilities are Upper Deck and the first basketball edition of Topps' Stadium Club.Upper Deck, with 310 cards in its first series, has a more ambitious and interesting offering.There's a nine-card tribute to Wilt Chamberlain, the second installment of the continuing heroes series, and a 20-card insert series called Jerry West Selects in which the Hall of Famer selects the top players in 10 skills -- 10 at the top of the game and 10 stars of the future.
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By Ruth Sadler | October 13, 1991
From the looks of AW Sports' CFL set, it is getting its money's worth out of the exclusive agreement it signed with Raghib "Rocket" Ismail.AW obtained an injunction last month in Ontario court against longtime CFL card-maker Jogo Novelty that prevents Jogo from including Ismail cards in its set.Ismail appears on nine of the 110 cards in AW's set -- and on three sides of the box. The front of the box has a sunburst with the words "featuring 'Rocket' Ismail."...
NEWS
December 2, 1992
Anderson to appear at card showThe Oriole Bird and outfielder Brady Anderson will appear Saturday, as Boy Scout Troop 672 and American Legion Post 276 conduct a benefit Trading Card Show at Old Mill High School.The Millersville show, set for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., benefits the Scouts and is sponsored by the American Legion. The show will feature dealers in baseball and other trading cards, as well as comic books."All proceeds from the show will go to support the troop's program of camping, community service, abuse prevention, leadership development and outdoor skills the coming year," says Dale Marshall, assistant scoutmaster for Troop 672. "This is the first Trading Card Show we have organized, and we hope everyone will come."
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | September 12, 1993
For baseball fans -- and chocolate lovers -- who missed it in its first incarnation, the Reggie! bar is back.The new bars are made by the D. L. Clark Candy Co. of Pittsburgh, maker of the Clark Bar, and follow Reggie Jackson's induction last month into the Baseball Hall of Fame.The chocolate, peanut and peanut butter confection was first produced in 1978.The 1993 version has a bonus -- one of three special Upper Deck cards commemorating Jackson's career. The cards show his 1973 MVP season, the 1977 World Series and his Hall of Fame induction.
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September 21, 1995
John Heim, the coordinator of the Babe Ruth Museum's centennial celebration, spoke with The Sun's Jamison Hensley about the weekend salute to Babe Ruth from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, which ends the yearlong salute to Ruth's 100th birthday.What will the weekend include?There will be a card show for the three days, a memorabilia show at the [Fifth Regiment] Armory and a gala on Sept. 30.Who came up with the idea of a year-ending celebration?The card show was my idea and originally planned from the start.
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By Jordan Bartel, assistant editor, b | April 23, 2013
The folks at "House of Cards" sure love the Baltimore area. Not only is the majority of the political thriller filmed in and around the city (and, full disclosure, in The Baltimore Sun newsroom), now the show's head honcho, Beau Willimon, is slated to come to Towson University on Wednesday (April 24) to discuss how he developed the addictive series. According to a Towson University press release, Willimon will speak at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Van Bokkelen Hall, Room 204. The event is free and open to the public.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2012
Despite tightening school budgets and a perpetual rallying cry for more funding, Baltimore school administrators spent roughly $500,000 during the past year and a half on expenses such as a $7,300 office retreat at a downtown hotel, $300-per-night stays at hotels, and a $1,000 dinner at an exclusive members-only club, credit card statements show. City school officials defend the majority of the credit card expenditures - outlined in statements and receipts obtained by The Baltimore Sun through a Maryland Public Information Act request - as "the cost of doing business," saying only a handful of "outliers" show questionable judgment or disregard for taxpayer money.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 6, 2010
When Don Berkus set up his first baseball card convention 41 years ago, a few dozen collectors gathered inside a Los Angeles hotel room at 10 a.m. and within an hour had spent pretty much all the money they had. This weekend, the National Sports Collectors Convention he started 10 years later is holding court at the Baltimore Convention Center through Sunday, and Berkus expects upward of 35,000 people to show up. Times change, Berkus admits....
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By Larry Carson | larry.carson@baltsun.com | March 28, 2010
Development in Howard County is experiencing a mild rebound after hitting a historic low last year, suggesting the worst of the recession might be over, according to an annual government report that tracks building activity in the county. Only 1,163 new residences were completed in the year ending Sept. 30, 2009, the lowest number since 1982, according to the recently completed Development Monitoring Report. But the number of issued building permits increased, and continued to climb in the final quarter of 2009, after the reporting period ended, planners said.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | May 4, 2005
Maryland was one of just 11 states to earn a grade of B for its efforts to combat obesity, according to the University of Baltimore's second annual report card. That wasn't bad, because no state earned an A and Maryland improved from its C rating in 2004. The grades are based on legislation enacted to help control obesity. Maryland's improvement was the result of three measures. One requires time locks limiting access to school vending machines. Another authorizes a state physical education director to oversee school programs.
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By Julie Bell and Julie Bell,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2005
Nearly two years after its debut, Maryland's online report card on hospital performance appears to be fulfilling a key mission: driving hospitals to improve. The hospitals, for example, are getting better overall at taking commonsense steps to help patients with heart failure and pneumonia. Evidence includes higher rates of pneumococcal vaccinations, according to the state agency that compiles what is formally called the Maryland Hospital Performance Evaluation Guide. But as the updated report card showed yesterday, individual hospitals still have lots of room for improvement.
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler | January 19, 1992
'Tis the season for Olympics. Next month, the Winter Games begin, but Summer Games fans can get a preview of the U.S. basketball team in NBA Hoops' Series II.The 32-card Team USA subset features NBA players and coaches on the 1992 team plus members of the 1976, 1984 and 1988 teams still active in the NBA. The '92 team cards include Magic Johnson, although he may not be playing. Card fronts are clean, with each player's name across the top in a red, white and blue striped banner, and the player poses with the ball in his Team USA uniform.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1995
It sounds too good to be true, but this is legit. The most famous classic baseball card -- a tobacco card of Honus Wagner purchased at auction in 1991 by hockey star Wayne Gretzky and Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall for $451,000 -- is being given away.Gretzky gained sole ownership of the card during McNall's bankruptcy sell-off earlier this year. Treat Entertainment bought it from Gretzky and will give it to a lucky collector next year."We bought it to create a lot of excitement in the trading card hobby world for present and future collectors," says Treat's John Appuhn.
NEWS
By Deborah Barfield Berry and Deborah Barfield Berry,NEWSDAY | July 29, 2004
WASHINGTON - While some seniors can save money with Medicare drug discount cards, many of those already enrolled in state assistance programs aren't likely to see any major saving, according to a study released yesterday. "There's nothing particularly that has changed for them," said Michael Hash, an analyst at the Health Policy Alternatives Inc., which conducted the study for the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care group. Still, he said, states are likely to save lots of money by shifting costs to the federal government.
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By Tom Horton and Tom Horton,SUN STAFF | July 23, 2004
WHY AREN'T we moving faster to clean up Maryland's environment? Republican legislators and pro-business politicians. Why doesn't Maryland have a better business climate? Elected Democrats and pro-environment politicians. I base this on the latest legislative score cards from the nonpartisan Maryland League of Conservation Voters and the nonpartisan Maryland Business for Responsive Government (MBRG). Both organizations, along with just about everyone breathing, subscribe to the mantra that a healthy environment and a healthy economy go hand in hand.
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