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By JOHN EISENBERG | August 18, 1993
Fact: Thirty-four of the Orioles' 63 wins belong to pitchers over 30.Opinion: When gauging Brady Anderson's '93, remember the sore knees.Fact: Back in baseball after a year off, Jim Traber has more than 100 RBI in the Mexican League.Opinion: Jim Lachey's knee injury only probably wrecks any shot the Redskins had at making the Super Bowl.Fact: Said Bobby Bonilla: "A lot of strange things happen to people when they come to New York." Oh, really?Opinion: The Orioles didn't complain about it, but, to set the record straight, Don Mattingly's homer Sunday was the definition of fan interference.
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NEWS
October 13, 2014
Here are the facts behind some of the claims made by Republican Larry Hogan and Democrat Anthony Brown in their second televised debate: Maryland's 2013 gun law: During the debate, Hogan said the only problem he had with the gun bill was that it didn't go far enough to help guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. That appears to be at odds with comments he made during the primary. At a June 12 GOP candidate forum, Hogan was asked what could be done about the new law, also Senate Bill 281. At the time, Hogan said: "It think it's unlikely that it's going to be repealed given that the Democrats in the legislature just rammed it through.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | September 29, 1992
Fact: The Orioles have drawn more fans this season than in 1969 to '71 combined, when they won three AL pennants and one World Series.Opinion: Division winners in the NFL: Bills, Oilers, Broncos, 49ers, Lions, Eagles.Fact: Orioles lefty bullpen prospect Brad Pennington allowed only 12 hits in 39 innings at Rochester. He walked 33 but had a 2.08 ERA.Opinion: Gary Sheffield has slightly better numbers, but Barry Bonds is the hands-down National League MVP for doing it in a division-winning season.
NEWS
October 8, 2014
Democrat Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan threw around a lot of charges and numbers during Tuesday's gubernatorial debate. Here are some of the facts behind the accusations. • Brown repeatedly said Hogan wants to hand corporations "a $300 million tax giveaway. " Hogan has said he wants to reduce Maryland's corporate tax rate from 8.25 to 6 percent, which translates into $300 million of tax revenue in one year. Hogan contends the increased economic activity from lower taxes would eventually more than offset that loss.
SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERGCO: JOHN EISENBERG | December 16, 1992
Fact: When a recent ESPN study asked teen-agers to name their favorite pro team and athlete, just 6 percent named a baseball team and just 4 percent named a baseball player.Opinion: The Cowboys will whip the Redskins if they play in January.Fact (Part I): AL East rotations (top three only): Orioles: Mike Mussina, Ben McDonald, Rick Sutcliffe; Jays: Jack Morris, Juan Guzman, Dave Stewart; Brewers: Cal Eldred, Jaime Navarro, Bill Wegman.Opinion: In the Sugar Bowl: Miami 17, Alabama 6.Fact (Part II)
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | August 3, 2014
Fact: Captured Hamas fighters confirm that their maze of secret tunnels into Israel was to be the entry point for a series of coordinated terror attacks during the Jewish High Holidays - all in order to massacre Israeli citizens at lightly guarded border settlements. Opinion: Americans should keep this scenario in mind as Secretary of State John Kerry readily adopts Hamas talking points and positions in his attempts to secure a "humanitarian" cease-fire. Hamas views such cessations of hostilities as mere opportunities to re-load in their ongoing campaign to reign terror (and ultimately destroy)
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | September 15, 2013
In the immediate and lasting aftermath of the unspeakable evil of September 11, 2001, America united. The courage of our military heroes and the reputation, strength and resolve of the United States daily honors the victims of the attacks. May God bless and protect our nation and all who defend her. Facts and opinions Fact: Only 37 percent of young adults now believe Obamacare to be a good idea, according to a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. Opinion: How ironic that the reliably pro-Obama young set would turn so negative on the president's most notable legislative achievement once the reality of dramatically higher insurance rates began to hit home.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | November 4, 1990
Fact: Teams have a 26-15-4 record during the weeks that they have been ranked in the top five of The Associated Press college football poll this season.Opinion: A team with a losing record will make the NFL playoffs this season for the first time.Fact: Thirty years ago this month, Wilt Chamberlain grabbed 55 rebounds in one game.Opinion: The Eagles will be a lot less interesting after Buddy Ryan gets fired.Fact: The first five opponents on Maryland's 1991 football schedule are (yikes) Virginia, Syracuse, West Virginia, Pitt and Georgia Tech.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | January 11, 1992
Fact: If not for John Elway's miracle finish against the Oilers, there would be three hurry-up offenses in the NFL Final Four.Opinion: Jerry Glanville would be fun to play for.Fact: The NFL expects sales of licensed merchandise this fiscal year to be between $1.9 billion and $2 billion.Opinion: Bill Parcells and Mario Cuomo were separated at birth.Fact: The Lakers' 6-8 December was their first losing month since March 1979, when Magic Johnson was still at Michigan State.Opinion: The Miami Hurricanes would beat the Washington Huskies on a neutral field.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | June 2, 1993
Fact: Without Mike Mussina, the Orioles have a 14-27 record.Opinion: Magic Johnson would make an excellent coach.Fact: Cal Ripken is on a 16-homer, 71-RBI pace.Opinion: One day, Riddick Bowe might actually have to train for a fight.Fact: At this rate, Barry Bonds will finish the season with 212 hits, 44 homers, 130 RBI and 29 steals.Opinion: Prairie Bayou wins the Belmont.Fact: It's five managers in 44 months for the Cincinnati Reds.Opinion: Tennis is pretty tame without Connors and McEnroe.
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By Tim Smith and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
In a letter to his father, a 25-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart declared: "I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. … I simply follow my own feelings. " This self-confidence is just one of the revered composer's traits explored in Peter Shaffer's play "Amadeus," which Center Stage is reviving for its season-opener. A few other Mozart characteristics, including behavior still not considered kosher in polite society, also pepper this colorful mix of fact and fiction.
NEWS
By Anne Colt Leitess | August 19, 2014
Editor's note: This article has been updated from an earlier version Criminal trials typically end once the jury returns its verdict. The attorneys move on to their next cases, unless appeal is pursued, and the debate ends. Unfortunately, that has not been the case after the recent trial of State v. Joseph Walker in Anne Arundel County. An Anne Arundel County grand jury indicted the defendant in this case for murder and other offenses after a Maryland State Police investigation revealed strong evidence that the defendant shot and killed an unarmed man during a road rage incident.
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Thomas F. Schaller | August 5, 2014
Most political prognosticators forecast that Republicans will recapture the U.S. Senate in this fall's midterm elections. The GOP already holds the House, and the fact that Republicans control the lower chamber but not the upper one is actually something of a puzzle and an historical anomaly. First, the history: Republican Speaker John Boehner has now presided over a Republican House majority for two terms without a companion Senate Republicans majority. When was that last time the GOP controlled the House for two consecutive Congresses - four years - without controlling the Senate?
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | August 3, 2014
Fact: Captured Hamas fighters confirm that their maze of secret tunnels into Israel was to be the entry point for a series of coordinated terror attacks during the Jewish High Holidays - all in order to massacre Israeli citizens at lightly guarded border settlements. Opinion: Americans should keep this scenario in mind as Secretary of State John Kerry readily adopts Hamas talking points and positions in his attempts to secure a "humanitarian" cease-fire. Hamas views such cessations of hostilities as mere opportunities to re-load in their ongoing campaign to reign terror (and ultimately destroy)
NEWS
By David Horsey | July 8, 2014
Ann Coulter has, once again, done what she does best: poke a stick in the cages of the liberal menagerie to rile up the beasts. This time she has done it with an all-out assault on soccer. Right in the middle of a World Cup in which the American team has done well enough to attract the attention of people who aren't sure of the difference between futbol and football, Ms. Coulter has gone and pooped on the pitch by writing, "Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation's moral decay.
NEWS
June 27, 2014
Can we get real about the name of Washington's NFL team? The team - and letter writers to The Sun - have tossed around "facts" that are not factual and "logic" that is not logical ( "Who could be offended by Redskins' name?" June 24). Claim: The team website says there are 70 high schools that use the nickname and a letter writer to The Sun claimed that many Native American high schools are among them ( "Specter of 'Big Brother' hovers over Redskins name protest," June 24)
SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERG | April 16, 1993
Fact: The Orioles are exactly one game behind last year's 89-win pace.Opinion: Relax.Fact: The Rangers, who also started 6-1 last year, finished the season a dozen games behind the Orioles.Opinion: Puh-leeeze, relax.Fact: Baseball's new "speed rules" knocked but two minutes from the average American League game time during the first week of the season.Opinion: Jack Morris might be heading downhill fast this year.Fact: Fifteen of the 25 Padres will make less than $200,000 this year. Horrors!
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By JOHN EISENBERG | March 21, 1991
Opinion: To Victor Kiam: Please lose our address.Fact: The 10 teams that have made the NCAAs each of the past five years: UNLV, LSU, Georgetown, Duke, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Arizona, Syracuse and -- surprise -- Xavier.Opinion: Lenny Dykstra must be a very, very bad poker player.Fact: Reggie Williams is in the Denver Nuggets' starting lineup.Opinion: Very big Arizona is the team to beat UNLV, which is vulnerable to big men, but the Wildcats are too soft.Fact: The Orioles have the worst record in the AL East over the past five years.
NEWS
June 10, 2014
Dan Furman Age: 30 Occupation: Delegation Counsel, Howard County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly and Attorney/Owner Dan Furman, Attorney at Law, LLC. Education: J.D., Catholic University of America, B.A., Political Science, University of Maryland Baltimore County Previous elected office/community investment:   Nearly two years as Student Member of the Howard County Board of Education, Maryland State...
NEWS
June 3, 2014
For today's edition of the Maryland Democratic gubernatorial debate fact-check, we'll focus on a recurring point of contention between Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, and on the one aspect of Del. Heather Mizeur's platform that generated significant disagreement among the candidates. Is Virginia 'cleaning our clock'? Mr. Gansler attacked the economic record of Mr. Brown and Gov. Martin O'Malley in part by suggesting the economy in Virginia is much stronger than the economy in Maryland.
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