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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | September 21, 1995
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Call him the man of 101 Social Security numbers.Dogged by gambling debts, William Desadora of Fort Lauderdale schemed to rake in $360,000 of other people's money.First, he got hold of the Social Security numbers for 101 people. Then, he filled out tax returns for all 101, purchased a few post office boxes, and waited for Uncle Sam to send him refunds.Checks started rolling in, and he cashed at least one for $19,000. But Desadora's scheme turned sour when a broker, suspicious of his large investment, called police.
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SPORTS
By BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF | December 21, 2005
The Orioles today announced that they have declined to tender a contract offer to outfielder Eric Byrnes, allowing him to become a free agent. Byrnes was acquired from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for OF Larry Bigbie on July 29. He hit .192 with 3 homers and 11 RBI in 52 games for the Orioles and combined to bat .226 in 126 games between the Oakland A's, Rockies and Orioles last season. After hitting safely in his first 11 games with the Orioles, he batted .137 over his final 41 games of the season, including an .073 average over the final month.
SPORTS
By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | June 24, 1996
INDIANAPOLIS -- Diver David Pichler and coach Ron O'Brien exchanged accusations of assault, harassment and slander less than an hour after they were formally named to the 1996 U.S. Olympic team yesterday at Indiana University Natatorium.After qualifying for his first Olympic team on his final platform dive, Pichler, 27, alleged that O'Brien harassed him for months after he left the Fort Lauderdale team -- and intimidated him with "mind games" at the U.S. trials.Pichler, who trains and lives in Columbus, Ohio, also said that O'Brien's son, Tim, pushed a friend on an airplane after the Phillips 66 National Diving Championships in Ohio in April.
TRAVEL
By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Sun Staff | January 31, 1999
Be the first on your block to cheer for Oriole Albert Belle -- and while you're at it, soak up a little March sunshine.Spring training is coming soon to 19 ballparks across Florida, with the new-look Baltimore Orioles scheduled to appear in seven of them, and make stops in Georgia and Alabama before winging homeward in early April.The preseason Orioles are based in Fort Lauderdale, where they are scheduled to play nine of their 14 "home" games in the first two weeks of spring training. This will prove convenient for fans hoping to see as much as possible of the Orioles with the least amount of travel.
SPORTS
By JEFF ZREBIEC and JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER | March 18, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Melvin Mora had four of his team's 14 hits, including a two-run sixth-inning home run, and the Orioles pounded the Washington Nationals, 12-4, before 4,922 at Fort Lauderdale Stadium for their third straight exhibition win. Mora was 4-for-4 with three RBIs and was a triple short of the cycle. Luis Matos, who was playing in his first game since returning from the World Baseball Classic, and David Newhan each had two hits, two runs and an RBI. Cardinals vs. Orioles Fort Lauderdale, Fla., today, 1:05 p.m.
SPORTS
By JEFF ZREBIEC and JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER | March 21, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Until recently, Brian Roberts' comeback played out almost entirely outside the public eye, away from the curious gaze of many of his teammates and the critical glare of reporters, looking for proof that the Orioles second baseman is ready to play in a baseball game again. At first, he took batting practice on a back field at Fort Lauderdale Stadium, where no fans are allowed and where planes taking off nearby drown out any sounds associated with baseball. He has followed hitting coach Terry Crowley, both of them ducking into the batting cage adjacent to the main field, a thick netting obscuring the diminutive All-Star swinging at soft-toss pitches inside.
SPORTS
By DAN CONNOLLY | February 23, 2007
Cruising around the west coast of Florida this week, a few thoughts came to mind: Is there any place in the free world with more strip malls per square mile than the greater Tampa-St. Pete area? Are they called strip malls because, at least in Tampa, there seemingly is a strip joint on every corner? Aren't the Orioles lucky that they have a great city like Fort Lauderdale to spend six weeks in? And could Fort Lauderdale Stadium be any worse? Spending a few days in Clearwater, Sarasota and Tampa opened the eyes to how bad the Orioles' big league training facility is for fans, players and media alike.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 17, 1996
The Orioles will begin selling tickets to spring training home games at Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Stadium tomorrow.Tickets can be purchased at Fort Lauderdale Stadium or by mailing or faxing a ticket order form to the stadium box office.The form is available at Camden Yards or by calling the Orioles at (410) 685-9800.Tickets are $12, $9 and $6.Tickets for the final exhibition game, March 30 at Camden Yards against the Philadelphia Phillies, are on sale at the Orioles box office and through Ticketmaster.
NEWS
November 1, 2004
1 day until Election Day THE TRAIL DEMOCRATIC TICKET Sen. John Kerry will visit Milwaukee, Detriot and Cleveland today, and will stay overnight in La Crosse, Wis. Sen John Edwards will visit St. Paul, MInn.; Des Moines, Iowa; Cincinnati;Pensacola and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., today. He will stay overnight in Fort Lauderdale. REPUBLICAN TICKET President Bush will visit Wilmington, Ohio; Burgettstown, Pa.; Milwaukee; Des Moines and Sioux City, Iowa; Albuquerque, N.M.; and Dallas today.
SPORTS
By JEFF ZREBIEC and JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER | March 5, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Jay Gibbons' two-run single highlighted a three-run first inning and the Orioles cruised to their first exhibition win, a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers yesterday before 4,575 at Fort Lauderdale Stadium. Starter Daniel Cabrera got the win, retiring all six batters he faced and registering two strikeouts, before leaving to join the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. Orioles vs. Nationals Viera, Fla., today, 1:05 p.m. Radio: 1090 AM
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