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By Peter Schmuck | peter.schmuck@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 24, 2010
This should come as good news to everyone who thought the Orioles did not take the fundamentals of baseball seriously enough last season. Dave Trembley agrees with you, and he made it clear Wednesday that he doesn't just take last year's early-season fundamental breakdown seriously. He also took it personally and is committed to making sure that scenario is not repeated during his tenure as manager. "I take it real personally because I've been a guy who's made my bread and butter being a guy who has taught fundamentals and has been a teacher who has emphasized that it is a big part of the game.
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By Peter Morici | September 3, 2014
Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report that the economy added 230,000 jobs in August. The pace has picked up a bit but is still far less than needed to reemploy all the prime aged workers displaced in the wake of the financial crisis. The jobless rate is down to 6.1 percent but that stat is deceptive. For example, one in six adult males between the ages of 25 and 54 is not working. Many don't show up in the unemployment count because they are not actively looking for a job. They spend their days cluttering park benches or watching ESPN because they are too discouraged to look for work or lack the incentive to make an effort.
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By Edward Lee | December 15, 2011
For the third consecutive year, Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was selected by USA Football to the organization's “All-Fundamentals Team.” The group - picked by a five-person committee that included a pair of former NFL head coaches in Herman Edwards and Jim Mora and former NFL general manager and current USA Football chairman Carl Peterson - is composed of 26 players honored for their commitment to football techniques for youth players...
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | July 20, 2014
On February 19, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama promised to "fundamentally transform America. " This was no mere rhetoric from the telegenic man who would go on to best Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Rather, it was an audacious (to borrow a term) pledge to transform America's economy, culture and standing in the world. Some on the right responded with unfounded allegations against candidate Obama, claiming he was a socialist, closet Muslim or racist. All were off base, but lodged often enough to allow the mainstream press to paint anti-Obama-ites with a broad brush - often laced with its own hint of racist innuendo (This defense mechanism continues to act as sword and shield for the president and Democratic leaders in Congress.
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By JULIUS WESTHEIMER | February 2, 2001
What happened to traditional investment principles? "A surprisingly bad year tells me the usual market measures are `kaput,"'says Laszlo Birinyi, money manager. "Fundamentals were meaningless. Many stocks that plunged had better-than-expected earnings. And God help a company that missed its consensus estimate, as Hewlett Packard Co. did. Its stock was shredded despite an otherwise strong performance." HANG IN: "Investors need to develop more patience to deal with the new market conditions," says Sy Harding, in Street Smart Report.
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By Julius Westheimer | September 24, 1999
HERE'S a surprise: "There's no consistent link between fundamentals and stock prices," says David Dreman, money manager, in Forbes, Oct. 4. "Investors overvalue prospects of stocks with good fundamentals and undervalue prospects of weak stocks."If there ever was a time to heed this lesson, it's now. Even if blue-chips like Cisco Systems Inc. and Clear Channel Communications Inc. show sharp earnings growth, their prices could revert to their `mean,' meaning they would underperform. And even if unloved issues like Borders Group Inc. and Tenet Healthcare Corp.
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By CAL RIPKEN JR | February 18, 2007
DEAR CAL -- I'm a new coach of a girls youth basketball team. We haven't won yet, but the girls try their best. I'm excited by that, but it's hard for me to be courtside and not know how else to encourage them. I feel that I should somehow be able to help them better. Where can I learn how to do that? Joanna Beatty, Owings Mills DEAR JOANNA -- This is a problem all coaches face at all levels. I'm assuming that you are dealing with younger kids. As a new coach, I would gather information from books or maybe even a Web site.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2013
The Navy men's basketball team has dropped its last three games - a streak culminating with a 63-48 loss to UMBC Monday night. And coach Ed DeChellis said he knows what has contributed to the setbacks. DeChellis said the Midshipmen's defense and rebounding have been less than stellar in losses to Bryant on Dec. 14, Northern Kentucky on Dec. 21 and UMBC. The Bulldogs shot 50.9 percent (28-of-55) and collected 44 rebounds to Navy's 33 in a 90-80 victory in overtime. The Norse converted 51.0 percent (25-of-49)
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | December 31, 1995
Robert Spriggs came to Archbishop Spalding in search of a cure for losing.Despite a daily dose of fundamentals from Spriggs, the Cavaliers are off to a 2-7 start.Coaching a program never mistaken for being a basketball Mecca, Spriggs is not easily discouraged. Spalding has had only two winning seasons in the last 10 years, but Spriggs welcomes the challenge to succeed, which he calls "not a destination, but a journey.""It hasn't been frustrating to me at all. I'm upbeat," said Spriggs."The guys are really learning the basic fundamentals they needed.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 20, 2005
The property was alternately described as an "eyesore," "in disrepair," "vacant" and resembling a home with "junk cars" in front of it. All of which raise the question: Why would anyone want it? David A. Ross, president of Atlantic Realty Cos., has a succinct reply: "Fundamentals." Those fundamentals are expected to bring life to the long-suffering Eastgate Shopping Center in Jessup and provide a much-needed shot in the arm to U.S. 1. Much of that area is in disrepair, and county officials hope to revitalize it as a vibrant residential and commercial corridor.
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May 7, 2014
I applaud your editorial, "The local religion" (May 6). The Supreme Court's decision to allow sectarian prayers at local meetings is wrong, and the argument that the inclusion of prayers rests on "long-standing American tradition" is specious. Perhaps the members of the Supreme Court and all Americans need to reacquaint themselves with the Treaty of Tripoli written by John Adams and ratified unanimously by Congress in 1797. This document states categorically that "the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
As expected, Johns Hopkins' 12-10 loss to Syracuse on Saturday sparked some soul-searching on the part of the Blue Jays. It's a natural consequence when a team drops its first game after opening the season with five consecutive wins. But coach Dave Pietramala said he hopes that the setback hasn't fundamentally impacted the players. “The key is you treat your wins and losses the same and you learn from them,” he said on Thursday morning. “That's a hard thing to do emotionally and mentally.
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February 24, 2014
It's a given that politicians like to spend money but they don't like to raise taxes. After all, the former makes them popular with their constituents and the latter has the opposite effect. Rarely is this more evident than in an election year. Marylanders may want to keep that in mind if they're bewildered by how less than one year after the General Assembly approved a major gas tax increase, lawmakers are back debating whether to raise transportation-related taxes again. To the outsider, it has the look of a pack of ravenous wolves squabbling over a recent kill while eyeing a deer across the meadow rather than being satisfied with the bounty before them.
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By Mark Newgent | February 6, 2014
"Maryland, No. 1 in education!" We've heard that boast ad nauseam over the last five years, every time Education Week releases its Quality Counts rankings. We hear it especially from the state's political establishment, as it takes every chance it can to claim credit for this top ranking in the nation. But what does No. 1 really mean? The actual Education Week report - which this year did not include an overall state ranking - and other data show that all that glitters is not gold when it comes to education in Maryland.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2013
The Navy men's basketball team has dropped its last three games - a streak culminating with a 63-48 loss to UMBC Monday night. And coach Ed DeChellis said he knows what has contributed to the setbacks. DeChellis said the Midshipmen's defense and rebounding have been less than stellar in losses to Bryant on Dec. 14, Northern Kentucky on Dec. 21 and UMBC. The Bulldogs shot 50.9 percent (28-of-55) and collected 44 rebounds to Navy's 33 in a 90-80 victory in overtime. The Norse converted 51.0 percent (25-of-49)
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December 11, 2013
If Maryland's bolloxed rollout of Obamacare has taught us anything, it is the failure of technocracy - especially the snake oil the O'Malley administration has been selling since 2006.  The idea that they are a results-oriented, data driven lot  - you know better choices, better results … or something. According to an investigation by Sun reporters Meredith Cohn and Andrea Walker, Maryland's Obamacare exchange website, the Maryland Health Connection, was plagued by all manner of problems both before and after its October launch.  Problems included among other issues, technical glitches and feuding contractors.  Upon launch the website crashed often as many users were not able to access the site, and Maryland has posted lower enrollment numbers compared to other state-run exchanges.
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By Pat Dorsey and Pat Dorsey,MORNINGSTAR.COM | April 30, 2000
If you're like most investors, the Nasdaq sell-off over the past few weeks has made you a little nervous, even after the big rebound over the past couple of days. I know I started to feel a little queasy during April 14's plunge. Although it's easy to get caught up in the play-by-play on CNBC and worry about what's going to happen in the next hour or two, it's better to try to think past the end of the trading day. As painful as it is to watch your stocks tank, it's worth remembering that there are really only two reasons to sell a stock -- either something about the company has significantly changed, or you have a better place to put the money.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
After a 1-5 start, Morgan State needed some time off to recharge and get some players on the mend. Mission accomplished, according to coach Donald Hill-Eley. The Bears are returning from a bye week feeling energized about the remainder of the regular season, which includes six games against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opponents. “We had a very tough schedule, that first six games, and we were on the road for the first four,” Hill-Eley said Tuesday morning during a conference call organized by the league.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | October 6, 2013
The Obamacare/government funding debacle has again focused the country's attention on the considerable differences between the Obama Democrats and Boehner Republicans. But one of the primary misunderstandings regarding this latest titanic struggle concerns the popular but misplaced notion that Congress is dysfunctional because of politics. I refer to the popular caricature of Republicans and Democrats sitting around all day with nothing to do other than plot evil deeds against each other.
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