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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 5, 2014
Maryland football began preseason practice Monday. Here are some notes and observations from the first day: Sophomore running back Wes Brown looks good Brown was suspended last season and put on 10-15 pounds while he was away, but the former four-star recruit trimmed up leading into spring practice and looked good Monday. He appears to be in good shape, was moving well and had a couple runs in particular that stuck out. On one, he found a hole, got about 15 yards downfield and then made an oncoming defender miss with a move in the open field that elicited a loud reaction from teammates.
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Sports Digest | August 1, 2014
Et cetera Nairn scores game-winner as Spirit makes playoff push Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) scored the game-winner in the 67th minute as the host Washington Spirit defeated second-place FC Kansas City, 2-1, in the National Women's Soccer League on Wednesday night. Washington, playing without leading scorer Jodie Taylor , went down a goal in the 18th minute, but Kerstin Garefrekes tied the game in the 49th and Nairn put the team ahead to stay after that.
NEWS
August 1, 2014
Regarding commentator Gary K. Katz's recent piece on Baltimore Beach, as a college student and future engineer I have just begun to consider what I plan on doing after I graduate from the University of Maryland ( "Don't pave paradise," July 29). Factors to consider are, of course, job opportunities, living opportunities and social opportunities. With these three in mind, the area of Federal Hill has always appealed to me as having great potential for an educated 20-something.
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By Jon Fogg and The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Loyola Maryland announced Thursday that it will play at Maryland next season in a rematch of the 2012 national title game, giving the Greyhounds' schedule a needed boost in the absence of perennial rival Johns Hopkins. The Greyhounds and Terps will meet on Wednesday, April 8 at Byrd Stadium in College Park, with the game time to be announced later. "In a year that we are scrimmaging Johns Hopkins and not playing them during the regular season, it was important to us to add a strong RPI and strength-of-schedule nonconference game," Loyola coach Charley Toomey said via email.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
John W. Dorsey, former chancellor of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County who later returned to the classroom where he taught economics, died Monday of respiratory failure at his Laurel home. He was 78. "Many believe that he saved UMBC from several alternative fates, from absorption to closure, and set it onto the sound course that leads to today," said Joseph N. Tatarewicz, an associate professor of history at UMBC and director of the university's human context of science and technology program.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Janice H. Wilcox, former chief of staff for higher-education programs at the U.S. Department of Education and founder and CEO of Education Resources Group, died June 26 of neuroendocrine disease at her Towson home. She was 73. "Janice was the founder of the Patuxent Women's Coalition, and I was a member long before I became a City Councilwoman," said Sharon Green Middleton. "She touched my life, and I will always be grateful to her. She was the kind of person who did the little things in life well.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Hamilton G. Walker Jr., a retired chemical engineer who later established a custom furniture making business, died Friday of cancer at his Stevensville home. He was 72. The son of Hamilton G. Walker Sr., a civil engineer, and Mary Mount Walker, a homemaker, Hamilton Gordon Walker Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised in Mount Washington. After graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1959, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1964 in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
The Maryland State Highway Administration plans to lower the speed limit and add median fencing and a new traffic light on U.S. 1 near the University of Maryland, College Park, after a startling number of pedestrian deaths on the road. Officials decided to expedite the safety measures - ideas that came from a months-long study of the area - to have them in place by the upcoming fall semester. Three pedestrians have been killed crossing U.S. 1 in the past six months. Beginning Aug. 1, U.S. 1's speed limit will be dropped to 25 mph from 30 mph between Guilford and Berwyn roads, the highway administration said.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2014
As Nathan Reid wandered around his Canton neighborhood, he saw threats everywhere. Empty tree wells, weedy window boxes and flowers that bloomed and died before the end of summer - unkind conditions for the fuzzy, buzzing set. "I want homeowners to become more conscientious gardeners," he told a room full of his neighbors Sunday afternoon. "Honeybees depend on it. " The honeybee enthusiast - or honeybee steward, as he prefers to be called - gathered about 30 people in the basement of a church to emphasize the need to save the insects, which not only produce honey, but also pollinate plants and help in the growing of close to a third of the world's crops.
NEWS
July 12, 2014
Last weekend a 21-year-old University of Maryland student from Randallstown was struck and killed by a minivan ( "University of Maryland, city officials urge pedestrian safety on U.S. 1," July 7). While tragic on its own, two additional pedestrians have been killed in the last six months, all near College Park on U.S. Route 1, the campus' busiest road. State Highway Administration officials have worked to prevent future deaths by posting "No Pedestrian" signs, marking curbs and crosswalks, trimming trees and re-timing traffic signals.
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