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By Staff report | June 21, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- St. John School recently presented the following students with awards and scholarships:* Brigid Boyce: The Father Duerr Scholarship to Mount de Sales High School for academic excellence.* Kerry O'Brien: Board of Trustees Scholarship to Maryvale Preparatory School for overall excellence; Academic Scholarship to the Seton-Keough High School; finalist for Marion Burk Knott four-year scholarship competition.* Matthew Smith: Loyola Scholar Athlete Scholarship.* Adam Coleman: Four-year Marion Burk Knott Academic Scholarship to St. John School.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Local playwright Rosemary Frisino Toohey has taken first place for having written the best script to be performed in the recently concluded Baltimore Playwrights Festival. Toohey picked up $250 for her Holocaust-themed drama, "Under the Poplar Trees, the festival announced in a news release. Toohey previously won top honors in the 2005 and 2009 festivals. Second place, carrying a $100 award, went to Lewis Schrager's script for "Fourteen Days in July", while Joycelyn Walls won third place and $50 for "The Soulman's Soul.
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SPORTS
August 15, 2000
Quote: "Everything about it is different. When you play for a team such as the one I'm with now, there's an added excitement coming to the park when you're a game out of first place. There's a jolt. I hadn't felt that in a while." - Curt Schillling, who returned to Philadelphia for the first time as a member of the Diamondbacks It's a fact: Owner Ted Turner and former star outfielder Dale Murphy were inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame. Who's hot: Mets closer Armando Benitez had not allowed an earned run in his past 20 appearances, spanning 21 innings.
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September 29, 2014
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Sun | May 28, 1994
"If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch."That's the saying the Oakland Mills track and field team lives by. And when it comes to the Scorpions' boys team, few stay on that porch.Oakland Mills took the Class 2A boys title last year and yesterday, in the first day of competition in the state track and field championships at Western Maryland College, it jumped to a 20-point lead and appeared on the way to another state title.The competition in all four classes concludes today at Western Maryland.
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February 16, 2011
If the President really wants to cut the budget, let him, starting with himself, his Cabinet, Congress and all their staff and advisors, and all the non-uniformed government employees. Cut their salaries and benefits by 10 percent. This would work for all the state governments as well. Dr. Arthur S. Jensen, Parkville
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Orioles returned home early Friday morning alone in first place atop the American League East, a half-game in front of the New York Yankees. They open a six-game homestand against the Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers on Friday night. They don't know when Matt Wieters will be back behind the plate as he rests his sore throwing elbow. And while they're cautiously optimistic about slugging first baseman Chris Davis's recovery from a strained oblique, he still must take a few steps before he returns to the starting lineup.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2014
Two years ago, when the Orioles unleashed the region's pent-up baseball passion with their first playoff run in years, they did it by walking baseball's version of a tightrope. They played a lot of nail-biters - winning 29 games by just one run. They snatched 16 of 18 in extra innings. They didn't nab a wild-card playoff spot until the last week of the season. This year has been a steadier march. These O's have seen no major streaks, good or bad, but they've won six or so games out of every 10, climbing to the top of the American League East, where they've been since early July.
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May 26, 2012
As a serious fan of the last place Red Sox, I have been appalled to see the size of the crowds at Orioles' games (16,000 or fewer during their recent series with the Sox). It's downright disrespectful to provide a good, young and first place team who are playing attractive baseball with so little local support. And so many of the sparse crowd are Red Sox fans that the Boston TV commentators actually referred to Camden Yards as "Fenway South. " It's not enough to make me root for the Orioles, but they really do deserve better.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. - Even though they've lost two straight and are coming off a day off Monday, the Orioles woke up in first place in the American League East following the New York Yankees' 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim. The Yankees' loss last night - during which Yankees manager Joe Girardi was ejected by home plate umpire Laz Diaz for arguing a strike call - made me think of a question asked to Buck Showalter before Sunday's game in Minnesota. Showalter was asked whether he missed the heated arguments with umpires now that the new expanded replay system is in effect.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | September 14, 2014
If. Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English language, an evocation of paths not taken, possibilities foreclosed, regrets stacked high -- and it lies like a pall of smoke over President Obama's Wednesday-night announcement that this country is returning to war, albeit with air strikes only, in a place we just left behind in 2011 after spending almost nine years, over a trillion dollars and 4,425 lives. If. As in, if President Bush had concentrated on toppling the Taliban in Afghanistan, which harbored the authors of the terrorist strike we suffered 13 years ago last week, if he had not rushed to judgment, convincing himself Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was behind the attack, if his administration had not used suspect intelligence to claim Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, if we had not bought into the fantasy that we could impose a Jeffersonian democracy on another nation and have them thank us for it, if we had not destabilized the region, if we had never kicked this hornet's nest, would we now find ourselves obliged to confront the criminal gang that calls itself the Islamic State?
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By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2014
The top-ranked Severna Park boys were dominant in the 2013 cross country season, capped by a spectacular effort in the Class 4A state championship race at McDaniel College. In that race, the Falcons finished with 38 points, crushing second-place Dulaney (114) and everyone else. Ryan Forsyth won the race as Severna Park placed five runners in the top 14. Forsyth, a star fresh off Anne Arundel and East Regional titles, could have skipped the race and the stacked Falcons still would have won. The best teams often feature dominant runners, but not always.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2014
Two years ago, when the Orioles unleashed the region's pent-up baseball passion with their first playoff run in years, they did it by walking baseball's version of a tightrope. They played a lot of nail-biters - winning 29 games by just one run. They snatched 16 of 18 in extra innings. They didn't nab a wild-card playoff spot until the last week of the season. This year has been a steadier march. These O's have seen no major streaks, good or bad, but they've won six or so games out of every 10, climbing to the top of the American League East, where they've been since early July.
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Dan Rodricks | July 31, 2014
My good walk began after an early supper: a short Jersey Boy from Isabella's in Little Italy. The Jersey Boy is an incredible little sandwich (grilled Italian sausage with rapini, and peppery cheese on six inches of baguette) heated in the brick oven in the small corner carryout at High and Stiles, where the neighborhood bocce teams gather for their evening games. Isabella's is not strictly a carryout; there are a few tables and chairs. But Tuesday they had the air-conditioning set on Polar Vortex, so I took the Jersey Boy with me. There was a shockingly blissful breeze and the temperature seemed to be falling, making the Inner Harbor feel more like Bar Harbor, so I decided to head for Camden Yards and the Orioles-Angels game.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
After their gritty, 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night, the Orioles will have to wait until August for the opportunity to claim true "Beltway Series" bragging rights. They took two of three against the Nationals this week, but Tuesday's game in Washington was rained out and will be made up Aug. 4. Still, with both teams atop their divisions as the All-Star break approaches, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones said afterward that these teams could meet again in the postseason, when something greater will be at stake.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2014
Rest assured, there were plenty of “Do Not Disturb” signs hanging from doors in the Orioles' team hotel Friday. The early postponement of Friday afternoon's game in Boston allowed the Orioles, who arrived here around 4 a.m., to go back to bed and get some much-needed sleep. And since the announcement of today's split-admission doubleheader was made three hours before game time, the Orioles didn't even have to come to Fenway Park - the team bus hadn't left for the ballpark yet. And, no, you're not dreaming: The Orioles are in first place in the American League East.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
The Orioles are in the exact same place they were when their current four-game losing streak began - atop the American League East standings. As the Orioles open their four-game series in Kansas City tonight, they will still hold a half-game lead over the Red Sox and Yankees. The top four teams in the division are separated by 1 ½ games. Last-place Tampa Bay is just 3 ½ back. That's what makes every series so critical in the AL East. The Orioles' current skid would have been much more painful has it not been for their season-high five-game winning streak last week.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,London Bureau of The Sun | March 9, 1995
BIRMINGHAM, England -- Todd Eldredge was a skating star at 18 and a has-been at 22.Now, he just might wind up a world champion at 23.Yesterday, Eldredge led a North American assault and grabbed hold of the World Championships with a 2-minute, 40-second technical program that was figure skating's version of a slam dunk.He jumped without fear. He swayed to the music from the film "Swing Kids." He claimed first place and took a giant leap toward tonight's free-skate final, worth two-thirds of the overall score.
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Peter Schmuck | July 5, 2014
The Orioles have spent a modest fraction of the 2014 season at the top of the American League East standings, but give them credit for great timing. They moved into first place by percentage points Thursday night and took sole possession of the division lead without throwing a pitch or getting a hit Friday. However long their stay on top lasts, the fact that they were there July 4 means they have a pretty good chance to be somewhere other than on vacation in October. Orioles fans can only hope that one of baseball's great truisms is actually true, since Independence Day has long been viewed as fair indicator of who will reach the playoffs and World Series.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
Life has been so charmed for the Orioles in the past few days that on Thursday, they chased one of baseball's best pitchers with a weather report. They followed that up with a 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers without hitting one long ball - the Orioles' only homerless victory since April 26 - to secure a four-game sweep at Camden Yards for the first time since 2008. The offense was paced by a career-best, four-hit effort from a guy they released in April, allowing the Orioles to improve to 4-0 while playing one hitter short during Manny Machado's five-game suspension.
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