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June 3, 2013
Cub Scout Pack 809 from Jarrettsville celebrated Memorial Day by placing more than 200 miniature American flags on the veterans' gravesites at Highview Memorial Gardens in Fallston.
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By Jonathan Pitts and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Some call the Flag Court the party deck, and the general-admission patio above right field fit the description as delirious fans traded high-fives, started chants, drained beverages and hollered at Tigers players 90 minutes before game time. But beneath the levity was a quiet battle for terrain. Brian Mills of Hagerstown, in his best Oriole-orange mohawk, sunglasses, beads and dyed beard, arrived three hours before the gates opened but still found himself in the second row. He stood pretty much in the same spot near the right-field foul pole two years ago as the Orioles faced the Yankees in a playoff game, but that time he'd made his way to the fence.
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By Scott Dance and Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2014
Firefighters rescued 24 riders who were stranded for hours Sunday atop a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Largo, officials said. "All riders safely on the ground," the Prince George's County Fire Department tweeted shortly after 7 p.m. Earlier, Fire Chief Marc Bashoor reported: "Operation going as smooth as can be expected. Patrons being evaluated. " The Joker's Jinx stalled at about 3 p.m., park officials tweeted, stranding the riders on a high curve. "All riders are safe, upright and being helped off the ride with PGCo Fire support," officials reported.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Ravens rookie inside linebacker C.J. Mosley is learning quickly that the retaliator is the one who typically gets caught in NFL altercations. Blocked after the whistle had blown by Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack, Mosley slugged the Pro Bowl blocker with a left hook that sent Mack flailing to the ground. Mosley was flagged for unnecessary roughness while Mack wasn't penalized. Now, Mosley is bracing for a fine from the league office. The first-round draft pick from Alabama was previously fined $8,268 for a late hit on Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard in his first NFL game.
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June 1, 2010
I liven in a relatively well off neighborhood. The majority of the people in the neighborhood stand for American family values and are not bashful about denouncing people who don't meet their standards. I am fairly liberal, retired military. Most of that service came about not because of any burning desire to fight the enemy but because I felt it was my duty. I was proud of the work I did. On Memorial Day I thought that it was right that I display my flag in respect for those who died serving their country.
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By Julie Baughman, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2011
The sew shop at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup is alive with the ticking sounds of Brother sewing machines, with Maryland state and U.S. flags draped over tables and chairs The sew shop at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup is alive with the ticking of sewing machines. Maryland and U.S. flags are draped over tables and chairs, and sewing patterns for the cross bottony, the red-and-white cross on the state flag, are hung neatly in a corner of the room.
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By Luke Broadwater | May 7, 2011
One of the foolish things in which local governments often involve themselves is enforcing arbitrary rules about the aesthetic value of aspects of people's homes or businesses. Across the country, there are various requirements that houses can only be painted certain colors, doors must be wooden, windows must appear historic, siding must be horizontal (or vertical, depending on the street), etc., etc. Recently Delaware officials tore down some poor guy's basketball hoop, which had been there for more than a decade.  Well, the latest example of the arbitrary aesthetic police comes from our neighbors in Florida.  Linda Downey, the owner of a restaurant called "Taste of Philly," says she was recently cited by her town for flying -- wait for it -- too many patriotic flags on the side of her store.  Apparently, in Crystal River, you're allowed to fly three patriotic flags, but no more.
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By Washington Bureau of The Sun | May 28, 1994
WASHINGTON -- Flags put out over the Memorial Day weekend in honor of the nation's war dead may be flown at full-staff because the official period of mourning for former President Richard M. Nixon has elapsed, according to the White House military office.The official mourning period for a president is 30 days, which for Mr. Nixon ended at sundown Sunday, despite the fact that many have continued to fly their American flags at half-staff.@
NEWS
September 10, 2013
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has ordered county flags to fly half-staff on Sept. 11 in honor of the nearly 3,000 men and women who died as a result of the terror attack on Sept. 11, 2001. In addition to flags flying half staff, Neuman is asking county employees to observe a moment of silence at 9:58 a.m. - a minute before the collapse of the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Also at 9:58 a.m., the county executive, along with Fire Chief Michael Cox and Police Chief Kevin Davis, will join with Anne Arundel police and firefighters at the  9/11 Memorial in front of fire and police headquarters in Millersville for a brief ceremony.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 1, 2012
At about 7:15 Monday evening, a 17-year-old male, who was bleeding from multiple stab wounds to his upper torso, flagged down a Harford County Sheriff's Office patrol deputy on Woodbridge Center Way near Acorn Ridge Court in Edgewood. The victim was taken in stable condition by ambulance from Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company to John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore. A preliminary investigation found that the assault occurred in the 1300 block of Apple Ridge Court in Edgewood.
NEWS
September 18, 2014
There are many specious arguments you publish in your letter to the editor section, but the letter claiming the Confederate battle flag is a "part of Southern heritage" is beyond the pale ( "Flag is an emblem of Southern culture," Sept. 16). It's like waving around a Nazi swastika flag and claiming it's "just a part of German heritage. " There is only one reason to display the Confederate flag and that is racism, plain and simple. In fact, if we were really being serious about history, we should remember that the Confederate flag stands for succession or, to give it the more correct name, treason.
NEWS
September 16, 2014
Michael Foucault, the French philosopher who wrote on asylums, hysterical administrators and irrational bureaucrats, allegedly asked his host when he visited America to show him a high school. After closely observing the structure of an American school, its rules and procedures, he complained: "No, no! I asked to see a school, not a prison. " The recent disciplining of a Howard County high school student for unfurling a Confederate flag at a football game is a splendid example of free speech being mocked ( "Rally scheduled Monday in wake of Confederate flags at Howard Co. school," Sept.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Alas, they still haven't found the missing star. But several fragments of the 30-foot-by-42-foot star-spangled banner that flew over Fort McHenry after the Battle of Baltimore are up for sale this week at a Boston auction house. Pre-bidding is under way for the 3-inch-by-3-inch swatches of the flag, a smaller version of which inspired Francis Scott Key to write the song that became the national anthem. Bidding at RR Auction began at $10,000 but is expected to go much higher. Live auction bidding will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday.
NEWS
September 15, 2014
Speech is designed to convey a message which carries with it an intended tone, purpose and meaning by the speaker. The recent incident in which a Confederate flag was raised at a high school football game in Howard County has quickly turned into a First Amendment argument, followed quickly by volleys of opposing opinions and arguments about the symbolism of this particular flag ( "Glenelg High student disciplined for displaying Confederate flag at...
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
Getting a flag from the federal government wouldn't have provided much consolation for the family of the U.S. Postal Service employee who was shot to death last year on his route in Prince George's County. But June Barnette, a great-uncle of Tyson Barnette, says a flag would have been a welcome gesture of respect for the 26-year-old letter carrier, whose death sparked a national debate about the safety of after-hours mail delivery. "I feel deep in my heart that it would have been appreciated," said Barnette, who lives in South Carolina, where his great-nephew grew up. "Ain't nothing like that going to hurt.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
Myrtle Sanders was just a month old when she and her mother visited Fort McHenry with thousands of others to form the Human Flag in 1914 - 100 years after the British bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. On Tuesday, the 100-year-old Lochearn resident was back, along with 6,600 schoolchildren, teachers and others from across Maryland to form the Star-Spangled Banner Living Flag, a visual kickoff for the seven-day Star-Spangled Spectacular festival commemorating the national anthem's bicentennial.
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By KEN MURRAY and KEN MURRAY,SUN REPORTER | October 16, 2005
In the year of their revival, the Cincinnati Bengals lead the NFL with 57 penalties after five games, a circumstance that put coach Marvin Lewis on the edge of apoplexy last week. "We don't have them in practice," he said. "For whatever reasons, we get in the game and then we turn them in [to the league office for review] and they're [deemed] not penalties. "We've got to do a better job of conferring with the officials before the snap and make sure he doesn't call something that he supposedly is not going to call and then calls it."
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By Bill Dwyre and Bill Dwyre,Los Angeles Times | July 5, 1991
WIMBLEDON, England -- It was late on the Fourth of July, approaching the twilight's last gleaming, when David Wheaton of the United States flagged down the last of Andre Agassi's offerings.Wheaton stepped perfectly into the backhand volley, right shoulder pointed toward his target area in the deep forehand corner of Agassi's court, and flicked the ball just be yond Agassi's final lunge. The 13,000-plus in the stands at Wimbledon's Centre Court yesterday were on their feet immediately, sensing the need to applaud both the moment and the long struggle that had preceded it.The scoreboard read that Wheaton had won, 6-2, 0-6, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)
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Mary Carole McCauley | September 8, 2014
A rare and previously unknown letter by George Armistead, commander of Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, is going under the auction gavel this week at an auction house in Chesapeake City, Cecil County. The May 3, 1811 letter, which has an estimated value of $20,000 to $30,000, throws new light about the commissioning of the giant flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore. It will be auctioned off Tuesday or Wednesday at Alexander Historical Auctions on behalf of a private collector.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Marylanders planning to travel to Ocean City for the Labor Day holiday need to be aware of the potential for dangerous rip currents because of tropical storm Cristobal, which continues to churn far out in the Atlantic. So far this summer Ocean City has seen a number of deaths related to rip currents, including an 18-year-old from Virginia who drowned Tuesday, leading town officials to post swimming restrictions that could last into the weekend. In an interview in July, Capt.
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