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August 8, 2014
Festival St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Catholic Church celebrates the summer with its 99th annual Woodstock Festival from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at 10800 Old Court Road in Woodstock. The event will feature games, a flea market, children's activities and a family-style fried chicken and ham dinner. Dinners are $13, $7 for children 4-11, carryout available. Information: 410-461-5267. Bluegrass music Savage Bluegrass plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Sam and Elsie's Bar and Restaurant, 9994 Washington Blvd.
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SPORTS
Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 3, 2014
Joe Theismann has certain characteristics he looks for when evaluating any quarterback. Size. Arm strength. Accuracy. The ability to throw on the run. There are others. To Theismann, Maryland's Class of 2015 quarterback commit, Gage Shaffer from Ridgeley (W.Va.), has a lot of those characteristics. "He's one of most impressive young men I've seen,” said Theismann, who played quarterback for the Washington Redskins from 1974-85 and has been an NFL analyst 29 years since retiring.
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Dan Rodricks | August 2, 2014
Jermin Laviera, an energetic woman with a bright and generous smile, works on the first floor of the Esperanza Center in Southeast Baltimore, which gives her a street-level perspective on the immigrant crisis emanating hundreds of miles away in Central America. Just about every day, undocumented immigrants — parents with children, children without parents — walk through Esperanza's front door on South Broadway. They all need help, and they all have stories — often ugly ones.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 30, 2014
Star DeMatha defensive end Shane Simmons orally committed to Penn State Wednesday. I am 110% committed to The University of Penn State. #blessed - Just Watch... (@Shizzeee_) July 30, 2014 Simmons, one of the top-rated prospects for the class of 2016, also considered Maryland, among others, but chose to go with coach James Franklin and the Nittany Lions. mzenitz@tribune.com twitter.com/mzenitz
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By Katherine Dunn | July 28, 2014
St. Frances defensive end Rahshaun Smith was named the No. 15 prospect in the nation in the Class of 2016 by the recruiting website rivals.com Monday. Smith, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound five-star prospect, is the only rising junior from Baltimore to be named to the 2016 Top 100. He has been on the national radar for a while, receiving three college scholarship offers before he played a down of high school football.  In June, he was one of only two players from Baltimore to attend the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge at M&T Bank Stadium.
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From Inside Lacrosse | July 18, 2014
Dylan Maltz has been granted a release from Syracuse and plans to enroll at Maryland for the fall, according to the sophomore attackman's family. Maltz, ranked the sixth-best attackman and the 18th overall player in the 2013 high school class by Inside Lacrosse, appeared in six games this past spring for the Orange, notching three goals and an assist, including an important goal in Syracuse's 12-10 win over Johns Hopkins. Maltz, an Under Armour All-American in 2013, left Stone Bridge High in Ashburn, Va., as the school's all-time leader in goals (190)
NEWS
July 10, 2014
It's heartening that Baltimore City's new schools CEO, Gregory Thornton, has made limiting the number of out-of-school suspensions for the system's youngest children a priority in his first weeks on the job. In doing so he has sent a strong signal to principals and teachers that they need to find alternative methods for disciplining troublesome or disruptive students and that kicking kids out of school is rarely effective and should only be used as...
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