March 14, 2010
About 40 college students from four schools are trying to defend their networks from a team of hackers during the fifth annual Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Saturday was the second day of competition. Participating are students from Asheville-Buncombe Technical College, Community College of Baltimore County, Millersville University and Towson University. - Associated Press
Sports Digest | October 7, 2014
Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore will compete in the still rings, vault, parallel bars and floor exercise for the United States in today's team finals at the World Championships in Nanning, China. Team finals begin at 7 a.m.; fans can watch live coverage on The top 24 teams will advance to the team competition at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. NHL: The Washington Capitals signed forward Liam O'Brien to a three-year, entry-level contract. O'Brien was invited this preseason as an undrafted free agent and managed to outlast several rounds of cuts.
By Childs Walker | February 28, 2010
Nine Maryland high school students gathered Saturday at the Enoch Pratt Free Library to compete for the state championship in the national Poetry Out Loud competition. The students recited memorized selections by Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Frost, Alfred, Lord Tennyson and other giants. They clenched their fists and clutched their hearts to accentuate dramatic passages. Competitors were judged on presence, articulation, understanding of the poem and the difficulty of their selections. The winner, Nora Sand- ler, a senior at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, received a $200 prize and advanced to the national finals in Washington at the end of April.
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
Let's see if the Oriole Park chef can sweep his competition right out of Ted Allen's TV kitchen. Oriole Park executive chef John Distenfeld is competing on Wednesday night's special ballpark edition of "Chopped. "  Distenfeld's competitors on the taped episode are executive chefs from three other major league stadiums -- Jessica Helms, executive chef at Busch Stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals; James Majors, executive chef at Great American Ball Park for the Cincinnati Reds; and Cristobal Vazquez, executive chef at Globe Life Park for the Texas Rangers.
By Candus Thomson and | January 29, 2010
When Kimmie Meissner filled out her first job application recently, she paused when she reached the line that asked for her employment history. She finally wrote: Team USA, 2002 to present. But the here and now is an unsettled place. Since last summer, the former world and national figure skating champion has been on the shelf, recovering from an injured right kneecap dislocated in a training mishap. She missed the Grand Prix season, the U.S. championships and, most importantly, a shot at competing at the Olympics next month - perhaps her last shot.
February 26, 1992
It appears that fans of the Olympic movement can be as fickle as some of the judges in the competition.When asked if some of the world's best professional figure skaters, such as Brian Boitano, Katarina Witt and Scott Hamilton, be allowed to compete in the 1994 Norway Games, 153 of 232 respondents (66 percent) said yes. However, when asked if the Games should return to amateur status, only 125 of 232 (54 percent) said yes."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
December 23, 1990
Julie Kole, 17, of Fallston, will compete at the World Swimming Championships in Perth, Australia next month.Kole, who swims for the Foxcatcher Swim Team at Germantown Academy in Philadelphia, was chosen to replace another swimmer, who dropped off the team because of a virus. She will swim the 800-meter freestyle event and the freestyle relay.Originally, Kole had been chosen for the U.S. team to compete in Perth as a member of the 4x200-meter freestyle relay team. She had elected not to make the trip, so she could stay in class and prepare for exams at Germantown.
By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2000
Two technology companies are seeking permission to compete with Comcast Corp. to offer television, Internet and telephone services to Baltimore County residents. Boston-based American Broadband and Starpower Communications of New Jersey filed applications for a franchise agreement by yesterday's deadline. Formed in September, American Broadband is not operating in any city or county, although it has applied to serve about 80 percent of the homes in Rhode Island, said Edward T. Holleran Jr., president of American Broadband.
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | October 3, 1994
MCI Metro, a subsidiary of MCI Communications Corp., applied to the Maryland Public Service Commission today for permission to compete with Bell Atlantic Corp. in the local telephone market.The Maryland filing was part of the first major offensive launched by the nation's second-largest long-distance company in its long-expected assault on the regional Bells' near-monopoly hold on the nation's local telephone business.MCI also applied today to provide local phone service in four other states: Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan and Washington.
By Melissa Grace and Melissa Grace,Contributing Writer | May 7, 1995
Backed by a marching band, dozens of athletes and a cheering crowd, 7-year-old Monica Evans will carry the torch today to open the 1995 Howard County Special Olympics.Although she is a year too young to take part in the Games, Monica's spirits are not likely to be dampened. Nor will those of the 85 other participants in this year's Games."I'm ready, and I'm fast!" said 13-year-old Kyle Archard, who has trained for the 50- and 100-meter races and the standing and running broad jumps.Besides these events, the games will include a softball throw, shot-put, high jump and relay race.
By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
A Baltimore County judge ruled Monday that a man on trial for killing his ex-girlfriend is competent to stand trial. Circuit Court Judge Ruth Ann Jakubowski called for the additional evaluations of Jeffrey Shiflett last week after his attorneys argued that he is no longer able to comprehend the proceedings, nor assist his council in his defense. Shiflett was evaluated by an mental health expert Monday morning. Shiflett has previously undergone two evaluations before the trial that allowed the case to proceed but his attorneys said his recent outbursts, sometimes obscene or threatening, show his condition has deteriorated.
By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, around 6 in the evening, eight adults gather in a garage in the Allview Estates neighborhood in Columbia. The garage, which has been converted to a gym, serves as the training ground for this small group of serious athletes - powerlifters who spend two hours squatting, bench-pressing and dead-lifting their way to better health. One of those lifters - and the owner of the house - is Caryn Daniel. At 51, Daniel is a fundraiser for the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, the mother and stepmother of four children ages 14 to 28, and grandmother of a 3-year-old.
By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Baltimore County prosecutors will attempt Friday to resume the murder trial of Jeffrey Shiflett, whose courtroom outbursts caused a judge to call for additional psychiatric evaluations. The Annapolis man is accused of stabbing his former girlfriend to death. Circuit Judge Ruth Ann Jakubowski ordered evaluations by mental health professionals after Shiflett's wails, sometimes obscene and threatening, raised concern that he is no longer able to comprehend the proceedings. A court-appointed psychiatrist testified Thursday that Shiflett is not competent to stand trial.
Peter Schmuck | September 16, 2014
It's almost hard to get your arms around. Three years ago, the Orioles were a divisional doormat with a 14-year losing streak and a frustrated fan base that didn't know if the franchise would ever figure out which way was up. Six months ago, they were a projected third-place team - at best - with a one-dimensional offense and a questionable pitching staff. Today, they are American League East champions and they are headed for the postseason with a chance to reach the World Series for the first time since 1983.
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez hasn't made a start in nearly a month - and he has made just two relief appearances since then - but he said he's ready for Tuesday's spot start against the Toronto Blue Jays. “The only thing I can do is think about that game and go out and do my job,” Jimenez said. “That's why I always have the same approach. I don't think about that I haven't pitched in a while or anything like that. I have to go out there and find a way, find a way to compete, find a way to do my job.” Jimenez last pitched Aug. 31 - when he allowed four of the five batters he faced to reach base in mop-up duty in a 12-8 win over the Minnesota Twins - but he said he has remained fresh by throwing bullpen sessions every two to three days, mostly after games.
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun and By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
At the Towson University football team's home opener late last month, the loudest cheers arguably came for the smallest athlete on the field. With the current Towson gymnastics team by her side, 24-year-old alumna Kacy Catanzaro stood in the endzone and waved to the roughly 8,000 fans in attendance. "Let's go, Kacy! Let's go, Kacy!" the student section began to chant as Catanzaro — dressed in a black top, denim shorts and boots pulled up to her knees — flashed her megawatt smile.
By Jonathan Weber and Jonathan Weber,Los Angeles Times | January 25, 1993
With the benefit of hindsight, it is easy to see the many strategic errors that have transformed International Business Machines Corp. from America's most successful and admired company into a struggling behemoth that has lost $7.8 billion in the past two years.Far more difficult, however, is trying to determine what IBM's chairman, John F. Akers -- or his replacement, if IBM's whopping losses cost him his job -- should do next. The most obvious steps -- to cut tens of thousands of workers and close factories -- have already been taken.
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | July 24, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- To understand the 1992 Summer Olympics, you must meet Matjaz Kozelj. Born in Yugoslavia, educated at UCLA, he swims for the newly reborn nation of Slovenia.A year ago, bombs were dropped near his hometown of Maribor, and practice was canceled on account of war. But, now, he is in a village built for athletes, overlooking a sea, on the eve of the Summer Olympics.There is a smile on his face. With one hand, he rubs his spiked blond hair. With the other, he offers a pin identifying his new country.
By Dan Singer, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Jade Kenny is still in shock at becoming Miss Maryland. "I honestly never really thought it would happen," said Kenny, 23, who will go on to compete in the 88th Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sept. 14. Competing in the Miss Maryland pageant for the fourth time, Kenny won the evening gown and interview portions of the pageant and tied for first place in the talent portion, during which she did a ballet routine set to C+C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
By Paul Pierre-Louis and The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
HERNDON, Va.  -  With a 155-pound barbell resting on her shoulders, Gretchen Kittelberger lifted the weight over her head, held it for a second, then brought it back down. After five repetitions, she leaned against a wall, her body upside down, and did five handstand pushups. Next came three more handstand pushups - on rings hanging roughly 3 inches above the ground. Her pace gradually slowed, and her grunts became louder after every repetition, but in less than 13 minutes, she had completed four sets of each workout.
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