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July 26, 2012
Dawinder S. Sidhu's recent op-ed in The Sun echoed the first thing that I thought about after I heard about the recent attack at a Colorado movie theater and then began to wonder why our expensive and extensive anti-terrorist network did not pick up on the amount of ammo or even the number and quality of the guns purchased in such a short period of time. Are we not looking for this? The answer might be that this is a common occurrence and no one notices. That is a scary thought. Professor Sidhu is right.
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By James Fox and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
Three years ago, Senior Airman Gideon Connelly decided to have his left leg amputated below the knee. On Thursday, Connelly ran the 200-meter dash in 29.4 seconds. The 25-year-old Dundalk resident was one of 200-plus participants to compete in last week's Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, an adaptive-sports competition founded in 2010 for wounded or ill service members and veterans like Connelly, whose recovery from a 2011 motorcycle accident trumps anything he has done in the wake of it. "It's great watching these wounded warriors get together to compete for all these medals," Connelly said.
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July 25, 2012
Blaming the National Rifle Association when guns are used in criminal deaths as Dan Rodricks did in his recent column ("Adapting to the newest form of gun insanity," July 24) is like blaming the Alcohol Beverage Industry Association when a drunk driver kills someone. Or blaming the American Medical Association when a doctor causes an unnecessary death. The sole blame for the mass murders in Aurora, Colo., is squarely on the perpetrator for his very evil deeds. Ron Wirsing, Havre de Grace
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Brittany Cheng and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Donnell Whittenburg rocked back and forth on his feet, his eyes boring into the vault table yards ahead of him as he waited behind the start line. It was Aug. 24, Day 2 of the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, and the 20-year-old U.S. men's national team member was playing catch-up after finishing sixth two nights earlier. So Whittenburg, a Baltimore native who will be competing in the world championships starting Friday in Nanning, China, knew he had to nail a rare vault sequence - so dangerous that it was once thought to be impossible - if he wanted to medal.
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By Jules Witcover | July 27, 2012
As Eliza Doolittle put it in "My Fair Lady": "Words, words words, I'm so sick of words!" Once again, in the wake of the latest shooting spree in Colorado, presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney ran a race to the microphones to deplore it, with more words of sympathy than promises or plans to do anything about it. Mr. Obama, who hops aboard Air Force One at the drop of a megabucks fund-raiser these days, jetted out to Colorado to commiserate...
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By Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | August 4, 2012
The gulf between the American left and right continues to widen against a backdrop of high unemployment, weak growth and high octane cultural battles. I got to thinking about this growing divide in the aftermath of the Colorado movie theater shooting spree that left 12 dead, 58 injured, and a nation in shock. Once the gravity of the story began to sink in, my mind turned to an inconvenient (for some) thought: How many lives would have been saved if someone in that theater had access to a firearm of their own?
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By PAUL WEST and PAUL WEST,paul.west@baltsun.com | September 14, 2008
WASHINGTON - John McCain's fresh momentum is changing the contours of the presidential contest and making a close finish more likely than ever. With the race a virtual dead heat in national polling, the presidency could, once again, be riding on the voters of a single state. In 2000, Florida was pivotal. Last time, it was Ohio. This fall, the place to watch may be out west. Colorado could be the ultimate swing state of 2008. Statewide polling puts it squarely in the tossup category. Frequent visits by both presidential tickets attest to the importance of winning there.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | January 1, 1991
MIAMI -- So, it's a new year, but that doesn't mean we can't still relive the exciting moments of 1990, particularly the one where Colorado cheated its way to the No. 1 spot. Did I say cheated? What I meant was that the referees goofed and gave Colorado five downs and let the Buffaloes beat Missouri in the last seconds and get to be No. 1 and play Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl tonight when the honorable thing would have been to . . .What?What would the honorable thing have been to do?Should the Buffaloes have said they wouldn't take the win?
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 31, 1990
MIAMI -- Eric Bieniemy was born and spent most of his early years in a New Orleans slum. His family moved to West Covina, outside Los Angeles, when he was a teen-ager. The social climate wasn't much better. So when Bieniemy moved to the more affluent community of Boulder to play halfback for Colorado, he had problems.Big problems."In New Orleans, there were drugs and prostitution all over the streets," said Bieniemy. "Then, we moved to West Covina, a rough neighborhood with a lot of blacks and Latins."
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | January 19, 1996
Joe Harrington's sixth season as Colorado's basketball coach was fraught with controversy, beset by an endless run of misfortune.Players made headlines for a number of reasons. There were shoplifting charges and academic suspensions and one complaint of sexual harassment.When they managed to keep the news on the court, it wasn't good, either. The Buffaloes lost regularly, if not routinely.As proprietor of the program, Harrington came in for the lion's share of the criticism. The bandwagon that sprang up after last season's NIT appearance and the signing of blue-chip recruit Chauncey Billups had long since vanished when he made this recent proclamation: "I'm full of holes.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | September 28, 2014
This is a tale of two countries. The first country was built on a radical new promise of human equality and a guarantee of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That country made it possible for even those born in the humblest and most meager circumstances to climb to the pinnacle of prosperity and achievement. It helped save the world in a great global conflagration, fed and rebuilt the devastated nations of Europe, planted the first footprints on another world.
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By John Jiloty and Inside Lacrosse | July 10, 2014
Coming into the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships, Team USA didn't display many holes, with a star-studded roster coached by a deep and talented staff. The reigning gold medalist from the 2010 world games, the U.S. team opened this year's event with a dominant 10-7 win over archrival Canada at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Midfielder Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) led the U.S. with two goals and two assists, while Rob Pannell and Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall)
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Susan Reimer | June 9, 2014
Wow. Does Maureen Dowd have an amazing job, or what? Not only does the New York Times columnist occupy some of the most exclusive real estate in journalism, she got her editors to pay her way to Denver to score some dope and get high. She sold the junket as a reporting trip. She'd been writing about Colorado's legalization of marijuana and wanted to see how the rollout was going. Makes sense. You don't cover the Super Bowl from your family room TV. But you also don't suit up. And when the rookie doper - called a "noob" in the business - ate her way through an entire marijuana candy bar instead of taking just a bite, she had a really, really bad trip.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop issued an apology Tuesday for inaccurate statements he made about deaths related to the legalization of marijuana in Colorado. Pristoop, in testimony regarding legalization of marijuana, stated that overdoses on marijuana led to more than 30 deaths on the first day the drug was legalized in Colorado. That data was based upon a hoax story that ran on satirical and comedy websites. "I apologize for the information I provided concerning the deaths.
NEWS
February 18, 2014
State officials may be struggling to develop a program that would allow sufferers of certain painful, chronic conditions to use marijuana under the auspices of clinical research, but it's clear that Maryland voters are way out ahead of them in their views on the drug. Just 37 percent of those surveyed in the latest Sun poll want to keep the status quo for marijuana, while 28 percent think posession should be decriminalized - that is, treated like a traffic ticket - and 30 percent think it should be legalized and taxed.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
The Orioles continue to add to their outfield depth, agreeing to terms with Tyler Colvin on a major league deal pending a physical, according to an industry source. The physical was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Colvin, 28, played in just 27 games with the Colorado Rockies in 2013 while spending most of the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he hit .275 with a .377 on-base percentage in 67 games. He failed to make the Rockies out of spring training last year and then batted just .160 in 78 plate appearances after he was recalled for a month last summer.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 30, 1996
SAN DIEGO -- It looks as if someone's trying to sneak a New Year's Day matchup in a couple of days early.Tonight's Holiday Bowl game pits No. 8 Colorado against No. 13 Washington. Both teams have nine victories and missed at least a share of their conference's championship by less than a touchdown.Yet they slip into San Diego's Jack Murphy Stadium for a 8 p.m. kickoff while teams with worse records will compete on or nearer to New Year's Day.What these teams can expect to experience is a lot of the other team's offense.
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By John Steadman | October 15, 1990
Giving back a victory, changing a win to a loss, would have been the honorable thing to do. There should be a place in college football, certainly among respected rivals, to show consideration for each other and a basic desire to set the record straight. But, no, that didn't happen. Another depressing example that gentlemanly sportsmanship has become passe.The University of Colorado was the beneficiary of an error by a game official and scored on a fifth down for the decisive points against the University of Missouri.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2013
A federal judge said Friday he would consider lighter-than-normal sentences for members of a major suburban marijuana smuggling organization - the latest fallout of the drug's legalization in several U.S. states. U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar noted that federal authorities announced this summer they would not pursue criminal cases against dispensaries and others legally handling marijuana in states where the drug has been legalized. Bredar, who called the hearing to discuss the issue, said it might be more appropriate to compare the defendants in the Maryland marijuana case to smugglers of improperly taxed cigarettes rather than treat them as hardened drug traffickers.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
For the third straight day, Maryland lost the first game and then bounced back with a win in its second contest in the Heartland Classic baseball tournament in Norman, Okla. After losing, 10-4, to Ohio in the first game Thursday, Maryland had 15 hits in a six-inning 10-0 victory over Colorado to finish 3-3 in pool play. Justin Morris (DeMatha) was 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored against Colorado. Zach Howeth (St. Michaels) was also 3-for-4 in the game, while Brady Acker (Atholton)
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