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By Jean Marie Beall and Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 9, 2000
TANEYTOWN POLICE Department has a new member, a native of the Czech Republic who goes by the name Boris. His hair is longer than regulation length, and he has more of it than anyone on the force. But no one is complaining. Boris is the force's new canine. "He likes kids and any kind of attention he can get," said Officer Dustin Black, Boris' handler. Black said Boris is from a kennel in St. Mary's County. About the time that Black joined the force in May, the department's previous canine was 9 years old and ready to retire, said Lt. Greg Woefel.
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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.
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By Tom Hundley and Tom Hundley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 15, 2003
PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Czechs voted resoundingly in favor of joining the European Union, sending a strong message that they see themselves at the heart of Europe's future, even if they have doubts about the big bureaucracy in Brussels. The official result of the two-day referendum, which ended yesterday, was 77.3 percent in favor of EU membership and 22.7 percent against. Turnout was 55.2 percent. The strong "yes" vote is a boost for the fragile center-left coalition of Prime Minister Vladimir Spidla and a rebuke to President Vaclav Klaus, an outspoken skeptic of the EU. Without explicitly telling his countrymen to vote no, Klaus warned that membership in the EU would cost the Czech Republic a measure of its sovereignty and independence.
SPORTS
Sports on TV | December 25, 2013
THURSDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS X Games World of X: Baja 1000 (T) ESPN28 M. bask. N.D. State@North Dakota (T) FCS10 a.m. S.C. Upstate@South Carolina (T) FCS2 N.D. State@North Dakota (T) FCS11:30 S.D. State@North Dakota (T) FCS1:30 a.m. W. bask. N.D. State@North Dakota (T) FCS9:30 NBA Indiana@Miami (T) NBANoon Denver@Clippers (T) NBA2 Miami@Lakers (T) NBA4 Memphis@Houston TNT8 Clippers@Portland TNT10:30 C. foot.
BUSINESS
By Ellen James Martin and Ellen James Martin,Staff Writer | June 20, 1993
It's a new development of luxury homes, where the properties will have leaded-glass front doors, solid-oak kitchen cabinets, first-rate appliances, two fireplaces and two-car garages.Homes for the U.S. market?Hardly.The houses are destined for Prague in the new Czech Republic, where nouveau riche families are expected to pay the equivalent of $1 million for the privilege of purchasing a 2,400-square-foot property.A father-son business team from Rockville are shipping the first containers of building supplies for their new subdivision through the port of Baltimore.
SPORTS
By Christopher Clarey and Christopher Clarey,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 8, 1996
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Pete Sampras already had declared that he would be available for the Davis Cup semifinals in September.Sampras won't be needed. Nor will his fellow American Grand Slam title winners Andre Agassi, Michael Chang or Jim Courier, who, like Sampras, all chose to skip Easter weekend in Prague.That is because there will be no Davis Cup semifinal this year for the world's leading nation in men's tennis. Petr Korda, the skinny and streaky Czech left-hander, made sure of that yesterday in his home city, clinching a 3-2 victory for the Czech Republic with a resounding 7-6 (7-5)
NEWS
By David Rocks and David Rocks,Special to The Sun | April 17, 1994
MILOVICE, Czech Republic -- Milos Taranza points across the bleak landscape of the former Soviet base here, his gaze settling on a depression at the bottom of the hill."
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By David Rocks and David Rocks,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 14, 1996
PRAGUE -- They were well-dressed, decked out, done up. Alena Gronzikova and three friends arrived at the Music Park disco. The doorman turned them away. They tried a half-dozen other clubs, and the result was always the same.The reason? Gronzikova and her friends are Romany, or Gypsies. "It's a terrible feeling, when they won't let you in just because you have different color skin," says 25-year-old Gronzikova. "A person feels degraded."The Czech Republic has surged ahead of its former Communist neighbors in material terms but shares one significant social problem with them: bad relations with the Romany.
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By Liz Steinberg and By Liz Steinberg,Special to the Sun | September 15, 2002
It was just before 7 p.m. in downtown Prague when the electricity in the bar went out. The hum of generators, being used to clean up the neighborhood that had flooded a few days earlier, fell silent. It was the second outage within an hour. We were sitting in Bright Light Restaurant, a modern-looking bar with clean, geometric lines in the old Jewish quarter. It had been warm, rosy and glowing; now, it was lighted only by the early-evening sun coming in the large front window facing the street.
HEALTH
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.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2011
Michael G. Rokos has traveled thousands of miles to pay homage to his American and Czech heritage and to the 28th U.S. president, who befriended his family nearly a century ago. The lifelong Baltimorean will reconnect with cousins in the Czech Republic and gather with them in Prague Wednesday for a ceremony that pays tribute to two cultures and one American leader. They will stand on Wilson Street, in front of Wilson Train Station, and rededicate a monument to Woodrow Wilson, who championed the Czech quest for independence early in the 20th Century.
NEWS
October 2, 2010
Angel McCoughtry scored 17 points while Candice Dupree had 12 with 16 rebounds as the United States routed South Korea 106-44 in the quarterfinals of the women's world championship in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. Maya Moore added 15 points for the Americans, who will play Spain in Saturday's semifinals. Six players finished in double figures for the U.S. — Swin Cash had 11 points, while Sylvia Fowles and Tina Charles each had 10. The United States took control in the first quarter with an 11-2 run fueled by Diana Taurasi's five points.
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | December 31, 2009
The 2010 racing season begins Friday afternoon at Laurel Park with a nine-race card highlighted by the $50,000 Maryland Filly Championship. The race was originally scheduled to be run Dec. 19 as the Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship, but that program was canceled because of a snowfall. The race was renamed and redrawn for 3-year-old fillies as all horses become officially one year older on the first day of the year. Eleven newly minted 3-year-olds are entered in the 7 � -furlong test, including 3-1 morning line favorite Jim's Prospect.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen | August 14, 2009
Donald A. Otenasek, longtime financial editor of the old News American who enjoyed traveling, died Tuesday of multiple organ failure at Franklin Square Hospital Center. The longtime Rosedale resident was 78. Born in Baltimore and raised on Ashland Avenue, he was a 1949 graduate of City College. He attended Loyola College for a year and graduated in 1953 from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Mr. Otenasek began his 25-year newspaper career as a police reporter at the News American in 1961, and later was a county reporter and finally the newspaper's financial editor.
SPORTS
By From Sun staff and news services | July 12, 2009
Swimming NBAC's Morris qualifies for U.S. team at worlds A strong U.S. nationals for North Baltimore Aquatic Club continued Saturday night, when 18-year-old Brennan Morris surprised everyone, including himself, by finishing second in the 1,500-meter freestyle, earning a spot on the United States team headed to the world championships in Rome in two weeks. Morris, who moved to Baltimore with his family three years ago from Lewisburg, Pa., lowered his career-best time by 20 seconds in the preliminaries Friday morning and then shaved an additional four seconds off that time in the final a day later, touching the wall in 15 minutes, 13.47 seconds.
NEWS
By David Rocks and David Rocks,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 14, 1998
BRNO, Czech Republic -- When her daughter Marie became too unruly to handle this year, Connie Shallin shipped her to a remote corner of the Czech Republic to shape up.But now the school she chose to bring order into her daughter's life is in hot water with Czech authorities and disintegrating in chaos.The American-run school, Morava Academy, was rocked this week by accusations it mistreated minors and held them against their will. Two of its American administrators are under investigation.
NEWS
By Tom Hundley and Tom Hundley,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | December 12, 1998
SZEKESFEHERVAR, Hungary -- Here, in what was once the bus-manufacturing capital for the old Communist bloc, lies the answer to why Hungary has thus far been mostly immune to the financial turmoil in Russia.Drive past the pompously ornate Hapsburg facades of the old town, past the peeling paint and grimy smokestacks of the slowly dying Ikarus bus factory, down the highway a few miles through the gently rolling pastures.Suddenly, you're in the presence of some of the best-known names in the global economy.
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