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August 27, 2012
With Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri refusing to leave the race for the U.S. Senate seat, the distractions are guaranteed to keep coming ("Akin fights on, says he's 'standing on principle,'" Aug. 23). Despite his apologies and retraction, and despite Governor Mitt Romney's condemnation of the remarks, the focus for the next week will be on abortion. It doesn't matter that the Romney ticket has stated that they support abortion for victims of rape and incest, they will be lumped together with the more rabid anti-abortion faction of the Republican Party.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 15, 2014
The Harford County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help in identifying a person believed to be responsible for a recent theft of a wallet from a shopper at the Abingdon Walmart. The victim was at the Walmart on Constant Friendship Boulevard on July 2 when a man asked her to help him get something from a shelf, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release Friday. When she finished helping the man, she realized her wallet had been stolen from her purse. The victim's credit cards were used at the Abingdon Target later that morning, the Sheriff's Office said.
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March 12, 2011
The other day I saw a woman driving with a dog on her lap; the dog was sticking his head out the window.  I thought to myself, boy that's got to be unsafe — certainly as unsafe as talking on a cell phone — and I wondered if she would get pulled over and ticketed.  Later that morning, I almost rear-ended the car in front of me after I spilled hot coffee on my lap. Unsafe?  Yep, but not illegal. And having a conversation with a passenger in my car is probably as distracting as have a conversation on my cell phone.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
I woke up super early to try to get out to Pimlico, decided against it because it was crummy out, then fell back asleep for a little too long. So this is more like a Brunch Buddy than a Coffee Companion. But every other weekday morning, we compile the most important local sports headlines in this very space. - The Preakness post positions were set Wednesday night, with Kentucky Derby winner drew the third post and has morning line odds of 3-5. That makes him the overwhelming favorite.
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By Cal Thomas | September 22, 2012
The video of Mitt Romney speaking to donors at a fundraiser in Boca Raton was reportedly "leaked" by James Carter IV, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter. How appropriate. It apparently was saved for the most politically opportune moment and then published by the liberal Mother Jones Magazine in hopes of causing maximum damage to the Romney campaign. It's all part of the Democrats' attempt to distract attention from the president's failed record. But the Obama campaign has had to deal with a "leak" of its own recently, namely the release of a 14-year-old audio recording of remarks supposedly made by then-Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama at a conference in Chicago.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,Sun Reporter | June 20, 2007
SAN DIEGO -- Brian Roberts endured it with the firing of Mike Hargrove, then Lee Mazzilli and now Sam Perlozzo, three managers he liked and respected. So when he was approached by a small group of reporters in the visiting clubhouse at Petco Park and asked about Perlozzo, he quickly grew agitated. "I've seen managers come and go here," said Roberts, who has been with the Orioles for parts of the past seven seasons. "To tell you the truth, I just want to come here and play baseball. That's all. I am tired of dealing with the manager situation.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | September 30, 2006
In the middle of Wednesday's Terrell Owens melodrama, the Ravens opened their locker room for interviews. Reporters rushed in and asked players about Owens instead of the Ravens' upcoming game against the San Diego Chargers. It was a familiar scene. Over the years, the Ravens have endured more than their share of off-field controversies that dominated conversations and distracted players. The difference this time, of course, was it was another team's player, not a Raven, who was making the wrong kind of news.
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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 6, 2004
IF YOU'RE part of the chattering class, you should pay attention to this: Yammering into a hand-held cell phone while driving became illegal last week in Washington, D.C., and New Jersey. Why? Because cell phone chatterers are apparently more likely to be involved in car accidents. But outlawing driver use of cell phones really won't address the problem, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the organization that represents state highway safety agencies. Hands-free devices, while reducing some distractions and adding convenience for the driver, do not mitigate the mental distraction of the conversation itself.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Sun Staff Writer | June 4, 1995
Cooperstown hasn't called yet.Phil Regan isn't saying "I told you so."And it definitely isn't always going to be this easy for Curtis Goodwin.But after two games, the Orioles manager has reason to feel his obvious infatuation with the rookie center fielder was, and is, justified. Regan passed over Damon Buford, whose minor-league track record is more extensive, in favor of Goodwin months ago.He did so for one reason. Speed.Not because Buford doesn't have it. He does, but not quite the same quantity as Goodwin, who can be classified as a "burner."
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,Sun reporter | December 29, 2006
Charlotte, N.C. -- First, they swallowed a familiar pill, as their strong credentials failed to elevate them to a more prestigious postseason game. Then, their head coach took over at a rival school within their own conference. Yet, even as he conceded the month of December has been full of challenging distractions to the Boston College football team, Eagles junior linebacker Jolonn Dunbar said he and his teammates are too determined to make another winning statement on the field to allow any outside influence to sway them.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Left-hander Zach Britton can't control whether the Orioles add another starting pitcher to an already crowded rotation mix. All he can do is force his way into the discussion with a strong spring. And while there was still buzz around Orioles camp Sunday about the club's interest in right-hander Ervin Santana, Britton continued to pitch well. Britton worked two scoreless innings in the Orioles' 9-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium , allowing just one hit while striking out two and walking one. Over three Grapefruit League outings, Britton has allowed one run and five hits over six innings, with five strikeouts and two walks.
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March 3, 2014
If you're in an accident in which someone is injured or killed and police suspect you've been drinking, you're certain to be asked to take a Breathalyzer test or perform a field sobriety check. But if under similar circumstances authorities believe the accident was due to distracted driving while you were talking or texting on a cellphone, they have limited means to confirm their suspicions. That's why some lawmakers are calling for police to be given greater power to compel suspected distracted drivers to disclose cellphone numbers and other basic information about devices that may have played a role in an accident.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
Drivers suspected of causing serious accidents in Maryland while distracted by a cellphone would be required to give police certain information from that phone under a pair of bills currently filed in Annapolis. The bills also would make distracted driving resulting in a death or serious injury a misdemeanor in Maryland, punishable by up to 3 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Advocates say the legislation would save lives by deterring distracted driving in an age when cellphone use is increasingly being linked to deadly car accidents, and when many in Maryland support harsher penalties for it. Civil liberty advocates have raised concerns about the proposed law's constitutionality.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2013
Few would have faulted Towson's Terrance West for being angry after the junior running back finished third in the voting for the Walter Payton Award on Monday night, despite leading the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in rushing and touchdowns. But with the No. 7 seed Tigers (12-2) still alive and preparing for Saturday's NCAA Division I Football Championship semifinal at No. 3 seed Eastern Washington (12-2), West was more than happy to miss out on the FCS' top individual honor if it meant winning a greater prize.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | November 7, 2013
The fifth annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk will be held at Harford Community College Saturday, Nov. 9. The race honors the memory of Heather L. Hurd, a history major at Harford Community College from 1999 to 2003, who was killed in 2008 in a car accident caused by a driver who was texting. Funds from the race and other activities are used for HCC scholarships and to raise awareness of the consequences of traffic accidents. On-site race registration takes place in the Susquehanna Center auxiliary gymnasium from 8 to 8:45 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m. Each participant will receive a T-shirt, refreshments after the race and two tickets to Harford Community College's basketball doubleheader against Southern Maryland the evening of Nov. 22. A headband/ear muff will be given to the first 250 registrants.
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By Robert B. Reich | October 22, 2013
First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit. Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages and widening inequality? Job growth is slowing perilously. The Labor Department reported today that only 148,000 jobs were created in September - way down from the average of 207,000 new jobs a month in the first quarter of the year.
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By Jessica Anderson and Jessica Anderson,Sun Reporter | June 12, 2008
Sirens rang out at the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company as engines turned into a parking lot, where firefighters pried off the driver-side door of a wrecked blue Toyota Camry. The firefighters performed the mock rescue at the staged wreck yesterday to help kick off the Baltimore Metropolitan Council's summer Regional Highway Safety Campaign against distracted driving. Capt. Glenn Resnick of the Pikesville Precinct said that all too often at accident scenes, "we can see fast food on the floor, we see the cell phone laying down on the floorboard after the event."
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By MIKE PRESTON | October 2, 2004
EVERYTHING SEEMED to be going so well. Quarterback Kyle Boller was no longer tripping over his feet and the strong running game had resurfaced. The defense was dominating and the special teams improving. The Ravens were tied for first place in the AFC North, and ready to make a huge statement on national television. It was supposed to be a coming-out party Monday night against Kansas City. Ray Lewis was going to dance, Prime Time was going to strut, Ed Reed was going to take off his helmet for mug time, and Chris McAlister was going to do who knows what?
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
Morgan State is off to a 0-2 start and in the midst of a four-game stretch against non-conference opponents with Liberty on Saturday and Western Kentucky on Sept. 21 before diving into the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The Bears own a 14-22 record in their non-conference slate, but coach Donald Hill-Eley said these games against non-league opponents are important. “We have the opportunity and have been put in situations to play these revenue games and to play these out-of-conference games against real good competition,” Hill-Eley said in a conference call Tuesday.
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By Robert B. Reich | September 11, 2013
While all eyes are on Syria and on America's response, the real economy in which most Americans live is sputtering. More than four years after the recession officially ended, 11.5 million Americans are unemployed, many of them for years. Nearly 4 million have given up looking for work altogether. If they were actively looking, today's unemployment rate would be 9.5 percent instead of 7.3 percent. The share of the population working or seeking a job is the lowest in 35 years. The unemployment rate among high-school dropouts is 11 percent; for blacks, 13 percent.
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