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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2012
It's all right. You can come back in now. I've stopped nagging the children about St. Patrick's Day . All the same, there was an invincible certainty about their St. Paddy/St. Patty views . What they knew, they knew, and any information that conflicted with what they knew was to be swatted down, sometimes with a contemptuous Twitter hashtag, #morons . It is like the certainty that one encounters with the peeving classes, the Clark Elder Morrows * and the Queen's English Society charlatans . They are impervious to doubt.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 5, 2014
Let us give Sean Groubert every benefit of the doubt. Let us assume he is a good person. Let us assume he is kind to children, well liked by neighbors. And by all means, let's assume he has a black friend. For good measure, let's assume he has two. Now, with those assumptions in force, let's ponder why Mr. Groubert, a white South Carolina state trooper, shot an unarmed black man last month at a gas station in Columbia. The incident has received less notice than did the shooting of Michael Brown, probably because the victim, 35-year-old Levar Jones, survived.
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January 20, 2010
Republican Scott Brown, above, defeats Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in the race for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Edward M. Kennedy. Brown's upset victory leaves President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders with fallback options to salvage a health care overhaul providing insurance to all Americans. And most of those fallbacks are fraught with political peril. Article, PG 10
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | October 1, 2014
Oyster season opened on a tentative note Wednesday, amid doubts about whether a two-year rebound in the commercial harvest of the Chesapeake Bay's bivalves could continue. There appeared to be fewer watermen working Wednesday in Broad Creek, an Eastern Shore tributary of the Choptank River where more than 120 boats congregated on opening day last year, according to Drew Koslow, the Choptank Riverkeeper. Watermen said the oysters they were pulling up with scissor-like tongs seemed to be smaller, too. "We're not expecting the catch to be as good as it was last year," said P.T. Hambleton, who runs a seafood business in Bozman.  Watermen who'd checked reefs before the season started found oysters smaller than what they'd pulled up last fall, Hambleton said.
NEWS
December 20, 2012
The mass shootings in Newtown cannot stand. Our congressional leaders need to do everything in their power to provide more logical gun restrictions in our country. We have been under assault for years and - at the very, very least - the ban on assault-style rifles, etc. must be reinstated. Guns do kill people, and semiautomatic guns kill more. There also needs to be additional legal, judicial, and police-aided options available to people who know there is a troubled or dangerous person in their family or community, similar to the Baker Act in Florida (which temporarily commits people at risk of hurting themselves or others)
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May 13, 2004
A MASSACHUSETTS panel last week proposed a blueprint for reducing attorney error, geographic disparity, evidentiary flaws, racial bias and juror doubt in capital cases. If adopted, these reforms would create a death penalty that is "as infallible as humanly possible," the panel claimed, to bolster Republican Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign to restore the death penalty. Capital punishment was abolished there in 1984. History teaches us to beware governmental claims of infallibility. Caution is especially warranted when we're talking about the horror of convictions of innocents and undeserved sentences of death.
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By Douglas MacKinnon | October 3, 2006
Doubt. At the moment, this is the most feared word in the Republican vocabulary. Doubt about the outcome of the elections in November. Doubt about the outcome of the 2008 presidential election. And, most troubling of all, doubt about the wisdom of invading Iraq. What I am hearing with growing frequency from my fellow Republicans is, "What if we made a horrible mistake in invading Iraq? What if history records it as a colossal miscalculation?" GOP strategy going into the midterm elections is to play down Iraq while re-emphasizing the threat of terrorism.
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Peter Schmuck | October 5, 2013
If you had arrived at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday after a week of solitary confinement, you might not have noticed anything amiss. The tents were up all over the parking lot, and the tailgate parties were in full bloom by mid-morning. The crowd of 38,225 that filed in for the unusually early 11:30 a.m. kickoff was the biggest in the history of Jack Stephens Field. In other words, everything seemed perfect for the renewal of what has become a great rivalry between the Midshipmen of Navy and the Falcons of Air Force.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun theater critic | May 3, 2007
"What do you do when you're not sure?" If you're John Patrick Shanley, you write a play, call it Doubt, and begin with exactly that line. On stage, the line is spoken by a parish priest named Father Flynn at the beginning of a sermon. Ninety taut minutes later, at the end of Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, currently at the Hippodrome Theatre, this affable priest's actions will be the subject of doubt -- and that's a good thing. It's what thought-provoking theater is all about. Doubt runs through May 13 at the Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St. $27-$67.
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By ROGER SIMON | December 6, 1991
William Kennedy Smith will be found guilty of rape if the jury feels "beyond a reasonable doubt" that he committed the crime.Not beyond any doubt. Not beyond the shadow of a doubt. But beyond a reasonable doubt.So what is a reasonable doubt?It is the doubt a reasonable person might have.Is that clear? No? Well, you are not alone in feeling that way.Many jurors are baffled and disappointed when, at the end of a trial, the judge is unable to explain what reasonable doubt means. Though it is possibly the most crucial point of any criminal trial, it is also one of the most elusive.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 9, 2014
After the New York Jets minicamp wrapped up in June, coach Rex Ryan was asked which players stood out to him during the three minicamp practices. Former Maryland cornerback Dexter McDougle was the second player he mentioned. “I think you saw a little bit of why we're so excited about him and optimistic about him,” Ryan told reporters. “He is physical. He's able to press and get both hands on you in press. He'll compete, and I think those are things that we were looking to see and I think we saw today. All of us saw it.” McDougle, the Jets' third-round pick in this year's NFL draft, missed the first two of the Jets' three organized team activities (OTAs)
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Tropical Storm Arthur, the season's first Atlantic tropical cyclone, formed by 11 a.m. Tuesday and is headed up the East Coast. But its potential impact on July 4 celebrations remains unclear. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and was about 100 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral, Fla. Hurricane forecasters expect it to take a northeasterly track, brushing over North Carolina's Outer Banks and the Delmarva peninsula Friday, potentially at hurricane strength. Thunderstorms are expected to be likely in Ocean City from late Thursday through Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
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By Kathy Hudson hudmud@aol.com | May 6, 2014
I wish I had been able to join the students from the GreenMount School in Remington and Independence School in Hampden on Arbor Day as they planted 40 small trees along Stony Run. Besides being fun, initiatives like this one by the Baltimore City Forestry Conservancy and others by organizations like Baltimore Tree Trust and Parks & People Foundation make an impact. Baltimore City has set a goal of doubling the tree canopy from 20 per cent to 40 per cent by 2037. A larger tree canopy adds beauty to a city and helps remove carbon dioxide and pollutants from the air. Engaging students and residents in tree planting and maintenance activities is also a broadening educational experience.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2014
Loyola Maryland coach Charley Toomey and Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala said Saturday's game will not be the last between their programs even though the Blue Jays' schedule will change as it joins the Big Ten next season. There have already been phone conversations between the coaches, and they talked before Saturday's game, which No. 1 Loyola won, 13-10, over the No. 6 Blue Jays. The two teams met for the 52nd time Saturday at a sold-out Ridley Athletic Complex in a series that dates back to 1939.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
Maryland has averaged almost 12 wins in each of John Tillman's three seasons, but there is some speculation that reaching that benchmark in 2014 could be a much more difficult proposition. Much of that is based on the Terps graduating attackmen Kevin Cooper and Owen Blye and midfielders John Haus and Jake Bernhardt. That's four starters who combined for 77 goals and 47 assists, accounting for 47.5 percent of last year's goals and 51.6 percent of the assists. The team also bade farewell to first-team All-American long-stick midfielder Jesse Bernhardt, short-stick defensive midfielder Landon Carr, attackman Billy Gribbin and faceoff specialist Curtis Holmes.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2013
The lawyer representing a Virginia woman seeking to retain a tiny landscape painted by the Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir cast doubt Friday on Baltimore Museum of Art 's evidence that it owns the painting. In documents filed in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Virginia, attorney T. Wayne Biggs raised questions about everything from a 62-year-old police report and a catalog card kept by the museum, to the will filed by the heiress Saidie A. May, who left her entire art collection, which the BMA says includes the Renoir, to the museum.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | March 4, 1993
ANNAPOLIS -- Carroll prosecutors failed to show that defendant Michael C. Bryson Sr. stole anything the night that Melrose hardware store owner Charles W. Therit was killed in a robbery, defense attorneys argued yesterday.In trying to convince Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Warren B. Duckett Jr. to acquit their client on first-degree murder, armed robbery and five other counts, defense attorney Richard O'Connor said the state failed to link Mr. Bryson to the $140 stolen from Mr. Therit's Deep Run Hardware Store or to a gun and a box of shells found nearby.
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By HEATHER A. DINICH | September 26, 2007
It seems as if the majority of doubt about Maryland's quarterback is coming from outside the Gossett Football Team building, as Ralph Friedgen once again gave Jordan Steffy his vote of confidence yesterday. "I'm not disappointed to the point where I'm thinking of changing quarterbacks, I can tell you that," Friedgen said at his news conference. Friedgen began with his breakdown of Rutgers, but eventually the questions turned to his offense, about which he said, "It's a multifaceted problem we're trying to solve."
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
A prolific offense that helped the No. 7 UMBC men's soccer team open the season with nine consecutive wins is not as productive as it once was, and the unit could be forced to play against America East foe UMass Lowell without two key starters. Senior forward Pete Caringi III is doubtful after sustaining a concussion in the Retrievers' 0-0 double-overtime tie with Binghamton last Saturday. Senior midfielder Kadeem Dacres was assessed his fifth yellow card of the season in that contest and must serve a mandatory one-game suspension.
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