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By New York Times News Service | September 17, 1994
WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy apologized yesterday for being "inattentive to the appearance of impropriety" and made public five volumes of documents about the 135 trips he had made since taking office.The records provide information about some trips that have been under scrutiny by federal authorities, but they shed little new light on the question being examined by federal authorities: whether Mr. Espy illegally accepted transportation, lodging and sports tickets from agricultural interests such as Tyson Foods, the nation's largest poultry processor.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Lauren Cox, the wife of Ravens long snapper Morgan Cox, was not amused by Drake's song about cheating athletes at the ESPYs this week. Cox wrote a rambling blog post Thursday titled " Drake, take your 'side pieces' and shove it " -- a sharp contrast to her other posts, which usually discuss Bible verses. It's a little hard to parse Cox's writing, but apparently she was incensed that the event celebrated Michael Sam coming out as the first openly gay current NFL player while Drake's performance made light of athletes' infidelities.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun Sun staff writers Carl M. Cannon and Nelson Schwartz contributed to this article | October 4, 1994
WASHINGTON -- After one more embarrassing revelation in a mushrooming ethics cloud, Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy announced his resignation yesterday, effective Dec. 31, saying he needed to turn his attention to restoring his "good name."The first African-American to serve as agriculture secretary, Mr. Espy, 40, has been under investigation by an independent counsel for possible federal violations resulting from his acceptance of gifts from individuals and companies that do business with the Agriculture Department.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn | June 24, 2014
Just when you thought there were no more awards for Taylor Cummings to be considered for, the Maryland lacrosse star was nominated for an ESPY on Tuesday. The McDonogh graduate is nominated for the Best Female College Athlete along with Breanna Stewart, Connecticut, basketball; Hannah Rogers, Florida, softball; Micha Hancock, Penn State, volleyball; and Morgan Brian, Virginia, soccer. Voting for the ESPYs continues here  until July 16 at 9 p.m. That's when the awards will be presented on ESPN at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
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By New York Times News Service | August 10, 1994
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Janet Reno said yesterday that she had asked a panel of federal appeals court judges to appoint an independent counsel to investigate whether Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy illegally accepted travel, lodging, entertainment and other gifts from the country's largest poultry producer.In an application to the special three-judge panel Monday, Ms. Reno said that an initial inquiry showed that further investigation was warranted into Mr. Espy's association with Tyson Foods Inc., the Arkansas-based agricultural empire, and other companies with business before the Agriculture Department.
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November 6, 2007
Suzanne Lee Espy, Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 8, 11:00 AM at the Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home & Monument Company, 6028 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg, MD with the Rev. Don Burgard, pastor of Wards Chapel Church, officiating. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 9:00 AM till time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Suzanne's name to the Hospice at Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, MD 21093 or to Wards Chapel United Methodist Church, 11023 Liberty Road, Randallstown, MD 21133.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun | August 13, 1994
WASHINGTON -- A week after Mike Espy was sworn in as the nation's first African-American and first Southern agriculture secretary, he was on a plane to the Pacific Northwest, which was reeling from a deadly outbreak of food poisoning from fast-food hamburgers.He met with the families of children who had died, called for reforms of the meat-inspection system and, in a political culture that is fast to anoint heroes and villains, was quickly pegged as a rising star of the Clinton Cabinet.A year and a half later, with the early raves diluted by some disenchantment, the soft-spoken former Mississippi congressman is struggling to hold onto his standing, his integrity, perhaps even his job, as an independent counsel is about to investigate him for cozying up to companies his department oversees.
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By Carl T. Rowan | December 6, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Mike Espy clearly was wrong when, as secretary of agriculture, he accepted $34,000 worth of sports tickets, luggage, air travel and other gifts from people representing companies that he regulated. Espy himself says that he had "lapses of judgment" in taking gratuities that have brought convictions or huge fines for the gift-givers and some of his associates.Well, why, then, did a jury here find Mr. Espy not guilty on all 30 corruption charges brought against him by independent counsel Donald C. Smaltz?
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By New York Times News Service | July 2, 1995
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has agreed to a request by lawyers for Mike Espy to limit an independent counsel's investigation into accusations against the former secretary of agriculture.And in a separate action, one of the companies that has become embroiled in the investigation, Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, Ark., has asked Attorney General Janet Reno to dismiss the independent counsel on the ground that he overstepped his legal authority.The independent counsel, Donald C. Smaltz, was appointed in September by a three-judge panel to determine whether Mr. Espy violated the law by accepting football tickets, free travel and other gifts from companies, including Tyson Foods, that pTC were regulated by the Department of Agriculture.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2012
The Orioles made four roster moves before tonight's game against the Blue Jays, giving them an eye-opening 36 total roster moves involving 20 different players this month. The club optioned struggling RHP Tommy Hunter and slumping rookie OF Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk, while activating outfielder Endy Chavez off the disabled list and purchasing the contract of right-handed reliever Miguel Gonzalez from Norfolk. Hunter's demotion comes a day after he lasted just three innings, the shortest start by any Orioles starter this season.
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The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2013
Michael Phelps looked like he was enjoying himself at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles this evening. Dressed in a dark suit instead of a swim suit, and with Golf Channel reporter Win McMurry on his arm as he walked the red carpet, retirement seemed to agree with the Olympian. Phelps stopped outside the Nokia Theatre for an interview with ESPN's Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley, where he was asked about his friendship with fellow retiree Ray Lewis and what he's been doing (golfing)
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2013
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs doesn't miss an opportunity to express his admiration and love for LeBron James and the Miami Heat. However, he probably wasn't a huge fan of the back-to-back NBA champions last night. That's because the Heat, and James specifically, were a big reason why the Ravens were shut out at the ESPY Awards, ESPN's annual sports awards show. The Heat were voted by fans as the "best team," beating out the Ravens, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Blackhawks, U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team, the Alabama football team and the Oklahoma softball team.
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Sports Digest | July 18, 2013
ESPY Awards Michael Phelps, Jessica Long among winners Michael Phelps won two ESPY Awards on Wednesday night at the annual ceremony in Los Angeles, topping the "Best Male Olympian" and "Best Record Breaking Performance" categories, and Jessica Long took home the trophy for "Best Female Athlete With A Disability. " Phelps, a Baltimore County native broke the all-time medals record at the Olympics last year by earning six in London, extending his career total to 22 medals.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2013
Before starting training camp next week, the Ravens have one more celebration of their Super Bowl season to attend. Several members of the organization will be on hand tonight at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles for the ESPY Awards, ESPN's annual sports awards show. The Ravens, who won their second title with a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3, are nominated in the “best team” category. Their competition is the University of Alabama football team, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Miami Heat, the San Francisco Giants, the University of Oklahoma softball team and U.S. women's Olympic gymnastics team.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2013
The Ravens were well-represented today when ESPN announced the nominees for the 2013 ESPY Awards, which will be held on July 17 at 9 p.m. The Ravens, who beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 to capture Super Bowl XLVII and complete a stunning playoff run, were nominated for the “best team” category along with Alabama's football team, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Miami Heat, the San Francisco Giants, the Oklahoma softball team and the U.S. women's...
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By Matt Slovin and The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2012
Jessica Long has had to overcome obstacles all of her life. The field she had to beat out to win an ESPY on Wednesday night for the Best Female Athlete with a Disability was a tough one, filled with some remarkable athletes. Long, who had to have her legs amputated when she was just 18 months old in Russia where she was born, triumphed once again, winning the award for the second time. The swimmer is the second repeat winner in the award's history. Long grew up in Middle River after emigrating from Russia.
NEWS
By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | October 5, 1994
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- In purely political terms, the resignation under fire of Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy could hardly come at a less auspicious time for President Clinton and the Democratic Party.The White House and party leaders already are well aware that they are on the defensive in the midterm elections five weeks away and likely to suffer substantial losses in the Senate and House of Representatives. And, to a large degree, that prospect has been fueled by the perception of the president himself as less competent and less straightforward than he should be.Now Clinton and other Democrats have been pushed into explaining an ethical lapse by a member of the Cabinet who was particularly prominent as a leading African-American supporter of Clinton in winning the Democratic nomination in 1992.
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By Los Angeles Times | June 10, 1994
WASHINGTON -- The FBI and the Justice Department are at odds over whether to curtail a politically sensitive investigation into allegations that Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy accepted personal favors from the Arkansas-based poultry processing giant Tyson Foods Inc., sources said yesterday.While the FBI believes it has not yet exhausted all avenues of inquiry, high-level Justice Department officials are pressing to close the case because they say investigators have found insufficient evidence that Mr. Espy violated the law, sources reported.
SPORTS
By Steven Petrella and The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2012
Terrell Suggs may miss part, or possibly all, of the 2012 NFLseason with a torn Achilles tendon, but the praise for his play in 2011 continues to roll in. The Ravens linebacker has been nominated for the ESPY for Best NFL Player. He joins Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the ballot. The winner will be revealed July 11 during the 20th ESPYS. The Arizona State product had 14 sacks a season ago and was named AP Defensive Player of the Year for his efforts.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2012
The Orioles made four roster moves before tonight's game against the Blue Jays, giving them an eye-opening 36 total roster moves involving 20 different players this month. The club optioned struggling RHP Tommy Hunter and slumping rookie OF Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk, while activating outfielder Endy Chavez off the disabled list and purchasing the contract of right-handed reliever Miguel Gonzalez from Norfolk. Hunter's demotion comes a day after he lasted just three innings, the shortest start by any Orioles starter this season.
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