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By Michael Lofthus, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2013
The University of Maryland's independent student newspaper will cut publishing to four days a week in the fall, Michael Fribush, president of parent company Maryland Media Inc., confirmed Friday. "We'll beef up our digital presence on Fridays. It'll be a little more economical to publish Monday through Thursday," he said. "[Editor-in-Chief Michael King] would be putting out a Friday issue on The Diamondback but digitally. " The Diamondback has been a weekday publication since its establishment in 1910 and receives no university funding, according to its website.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
A 24-year-old Elkridge man was arrested Friday after police said he threw a Molotov cocktail at an Ellicott City tavern where employees had thrown him out for disorderly conduct. Kenneth Norman Conway, of the 6800 block of Sanctuary Court, was charged with arson, property damage, use of a destructive device and possession of incendiary material in the incident after an investigation led police to his house, Howard County Police said. About 35 people were inside the Diamondback Tavern in the 3700 block of Old Columbia Pike early Friday morning when Conway allegedly pulled a vehicle in front of the bar and tossed the Molotov cocktail, police said.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2004
There should be sufficient room for articles in the University of Maryland's student newspaper, The Diamondback, after the paper's board voted against reducing the publication's size. The board of Maryland Media Inc., the nonprofit company that oversees The Diamondback, projected a $70,000 loss next year and had considered reducing the minimum size of the paper from 10 pages to eight and cutting the travel budget. The proposal angered many students, who said that Maryland Media Inc. should not be so focused on money.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2014
The Orioles were in the race for free-agent starter Bronson Arroyo, one of their top offseason targets, until the very end, but ultimately saw the right-hander agree to a two-year deal worth a guaranteed $23.5 million with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.  Arroyo will make $9.5 million in each of the next two seasons, and Arizona has an $11 million club option for 2016 or can buy him out for $4.5 million, ESPN reported. Arroyo selected the Diamondbacks over the Orioles, according to an industry source who added that the Orioles' final offer was “competitive.” Ultimately, Arroyo wanted to stay in the National League, the source said.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Staff Writer | November 5, 1993
COLLEGE PARK -- The student newspaper at the University of Maryland is at worst racist, or at best incompetent.That was the message delivered to editors of the Diamondback at a campus forum last night.The criticisms came three days after some 10,000 copies of the newspaper were taken in a protest over its supposed racist nature, and a day after a large student rally against campus racism.Tim Milton, a black graduate student, warned Diamondback editors that they had better improve the newspaper's coverage of the black campus community, particularly its fraternities.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | April 30, 2004
Scott Goldstein has two more days left as editor in chief of the University of Maryland's student newspaper, The Diamondback. "I thought I would be savoring the end," said the junior. But instead of concentrating on his last edition, Goldstein is struggling with the newspaper's board over money. The Diamondback's parent company said it may lose up to $70,000 next year and is considering cutting the paper's budget -- even though the company has nearly $4.5 million in savings, according to 2002 tax documents.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,Sun reporter | February 7, 2007
Maryland is considering a ban on the capture of diamondback terrapin after watermen reported trapping more than 10,000 of the rare turtles last year - a twentyfold increase from the year before. Demand for the state reptile is fueled by a growing appetite for Chesapeake terrapin soup in China, where many native turtles have been killed off. Terrapin traps have proliferated despite regulations imposed by the Ehrlich administration last year that were advertised as an effort to save the turtle.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | November 2, 2001
COLLEGE PARK - A heated internal dispute over the finances and future of the University of Maryland campus newspaper, The Diamondback, erupted yesterday into a war of words between the paper and the leadership of the UM Journalism School, played out on The Diamondback's front page. In a banner editorial headlined "Intimidation won't quash independence," Jonathan Schuler, the paper's editor, accused the dean and associate dean of the journalism school, Thomas Kunkel and Chris Callahan, of trying to take control of the newspaper, which has been independent since 1971.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Tom Pelton contributed to this article | October 1, 1997
The Diamondback, the University of Maryland's student newspaper, went looking for basketball stars who might have racked up thousands of dollars in parking fines and ran into a brick wall with university officials.Now, the paper's staff is hoping the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, will force the university to give up parking fine records for basketball team members in what could be a watershed case on student records.The arguments, scheduled Oct. 7 in Annapolis, have attracted the attention of five national journalism organizations that have filed briefs in support of the newspaper, as well as the U.S. Department of Education and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which support the university's position.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,Sun reporter | April 11, 2007
Fear the turtle lobby. In winning General Assembly approval of legislation to outlaw the trapping of diamondback terrapins, conservationists waged a quirky but highly effective campaign. They introduced a photogenic terrapin couple, Emily and Edward, as "witnesses" at a hearing about Maryland's mascot. They passed out hundreds of DVDs documenting the decline of the signature Chesapeake Bay species. And they brought in a quick-tongued turtle lawyer, who dashed off an eleventh-hour amendment securing the bill's protections.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2013
PHOENIX -   The Orioles' night ended Monday with Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Adam Eaton hitting a ball into the swimming pool in right-center at Chase Field then and running into a pile of teammates at home plate. On a night in which two teams chasing playoff spots traded five ties or lead changes in the final 2 ½ innings, the Orioles fell just short in a 7-6, walk-off series-opening loss in the desert. The Orioles, who made baseball history by going 29-9 in one-run games on their way to the playoffs last season, are 14-19 in contests decided by one-run this season, including 4-12 on the road.
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By Colleen Thomas and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2013
Columbia's Matt McPhearson was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the No. 120 overall pick in baseball's amateur draft Friday. The Riverdale Baptist senior plans to sign with the organization. “[I'm] happy, excited, thankful,” McPhearson said when reached by phone after the selection. “It'll open up the door for me. I'm going to be an Arizona Diamondback. I'm going to work and show them why I deserve to be at the top.” The center fielder was high on many scouts' lists due to his exceptional speed - McPhearson can reach first base in less than four seconds and ran the 60-yard dash in 6.22 seconds.
NEWS
By Michael Lofthus, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2013
The University of Maryland's independent student newspaper will cut publishing to four days a week in the fall, Michael Fribush, president of parent company Maryland Media Inc., confirmed Friday. "We'll beef up our digital presence on Fridays. It'll be a little more economical to publish Monday through Thursday," he said. "[Editor-in-Chief Michael King] would be putting out a Friday issue on The Diamondback but digitally. " The Diamondback has been a weekday publication since its establishment in 1910 and receives no university funding, according to its website.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. - Conor Jackson knows every spring at-bat is valuable. The way the 30-year-old sees it, there are only so many opportunities to show you belong. And over the first five games of spring training - as opponents have stacked left-handers against the Orioles - the right-handed Jackson has seen his name on the lineup card often. In the first days of camp, Jackson missed three days of workouts with lower back stiffness, but he was determined not to let the injury quell his push for a roster spot.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Orioles added their latest reclamation project Wednesday, agreeing to terms with first baseman Conor Jackson on a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training, executive vice president Dan Duquette announced. Jackson, a 2003 first-round draft pick of the Diamondbacks, put together three straight seasons of at least a .294 average, .368 on-base percentage, 12 homers and 60 RBIs from 2006 to 2008 with Arizona. But he's played in more than 60 big league games in a season just once since 2008, shuffling between the majors and minors within four different organizations during that span.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2012
Here's Matt Lindstrom on his trade to Arizona (with a player to be named later) for cash and Joe Saunders. Lindstrom was 1-0 with a 2.72 ERA in 34 games with the Orioles.    Are you surprised by the deal? “Yeah, [I'm] surprised but also kind of excited. A little bittersweet, because the team here is doing so well and I really enjoyed being around my teammates, the guys in the clubhouse. I enjoyed competing with them but I'm looking forward to moving on to the next chapter in my career.” When did you hear about it?
SPORTS
By From Staff Reports | April 21, 1995
The gambling investigation of the Maryland football team was started as a result of quarterback Scott Milanovich, the Maryland student newspaper, The Diamondback, reported yesterday.Unidentified sources told The Diamondback that Milanovich spoke with them about his gambling and that he was interviewed as a part of the investigation.Earlier this week, Milanovich was asked if he had bet on college athletics.He answered no, and said that neither he nor any of his teammates would have anything to say about the matter until the investigation is complete.
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | December 14, 1993
Opponents of a resolution to shut off access from Diamondback Drive to Route 29 last night convinced County Councilman C. Vernon Gray to seek alternative solutions to the traffic and safety concerns that spurred the request.Mr. Gray, D-3rd, sponsored the resolution to close Diamondback Drive after receiving a petition signed by 22 residents. Last night, he said, he will instead ask the county public works department to recommend methods for slowing down motorists getting off Route 29 and to evaluate building more sidewalks to improve safety for children who walk to Thunder Hill Elementary School.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2012
The Orioles had their focus on Joe Saunders since he was on the free-agent market this offseason, and the club had been discussing the possibility of acquiring the left-hander in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks for the past few weeks. Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette - always eager to add pitching depth - coveted Saunders' experience and the prospect of him helping the Orioles against some of the American League's lefty-laden lineups. On Sunday, the Orioles acquired the 31-year-old Saunders, along with cash considerations, for right-handed reliever Matt Lindstrom and a player to be named after the season.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2012
The Orioles have acquired left-handed minor-league reliever Mike Belfiore from the Diamondbacks as the player to be named later in the Josh Bell trade, the club announced Saturday. The 23-year-old was 0-0 with a 2.37 ERA with 28 strikeouts and just five walks in 19 innings this season with Arizona's high Class-A team in Visalia, Calif. This is the first season in Belfiore's four minor leagie seasons that he's pitching exclusively out of the bullpen. In four minor-league seasons, Belfiore is 9-16 with a 4.05 ERA and 267 strikeouts in 282 2/3 innings Bell, once seen as the Orioles' third baseman of the future, was acquired in July 2009 along with minor league pitcher Steve Johnson in the deadline deal that sent closer George Sherrill to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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