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February 21, 2013
Having ridden bicycles since childhood, I prefer not to wear a bicycle helmet ("The bike helmet debate," Feb. 16. However, I would not want to discourage a rider who feels more secure in wearing one. Having also ridden motorcycles, and being a believer in the use of standard full head helmets while riding them, I can say there is a major difference in the level of safety provided by the two vastly different types of helmets. If I believed a helmet should be worn while riding a bicycle, I would use the motorcycle type.
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By Jon Fogg and The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
The Florida High School Athletic Association's board of directors has voted to require helmets for girls lacrosse players starting with the 2015 season, a move that brought criticism from the sport's governing body. US Lacrosse, which had representatives at the association's meetings, called the mandate "short-sighted and vague. " National girls lacrosse rules do not require players to wear helmets and only state that soft headgear may be worn. The Florida athletic association did not specify what kind of helmet it would require.
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February 19, 2013
As a motorcyclist, I am always fascinated by the concerns of bicyclists as to helmets ("Helmet bills gets objections from bike advocates," Feb. 13). If you switched the mode of transportation, you would see the same arguments apply. Yet motorcyclists are not allowed the same opportunity afforded the others. We are required to wear helmets, period. Bicyclists are only required to wear them if they are under 16 years old. Both bicyclists and motorcyclists have to obey the laws that apply to all motor vehicles including speed limits, stop signs, yield signs or any other traffic control devices.
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By Nicholas Edler | May 1, 2014
In the new Marvel movie, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Captain America (Played by Chris Evans) is seen coolly riding his new Harley-Davidson on the streets of D.C. While watching this, I can only think of one thing: Where is Captain America's helmet? I am an intensive care unit nurse at the University of Maryland Medical Center, the first trauma hospital in the world. We regularly see motorcyclists survive devastating crashes if for no other reason because they were wearing a helmet.
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February 18, 2013
I am a cyclist who has done big miles for a long span of years. I am also one who was hit from behind by a car in 2005, an accident which both projected me 85 feet into the air and required more than a year of recovery. I was lucky to survive and would not have, save for the helmet I was wearing. That said, I know what I am talking about. The logic of those cyclists recently quoted in The Sun ("Helmet bill gets objections from bike advocates," Feb. 13) is why most drivers hate bike riders.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2012
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts describes his new batting helmet as “function over looks.” Roberts, who played his first major league game in nearly 13 months Tuesday after battling multiple concussions, is wearing a helmet with double ear flaps to add protection at the plate and on the basepaths. “The double ear flap looks funny, doesn't it?” Roberts said before Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh. “I just decided, 'Why take a chance of getting hit on the side that doesn't have a flap.' It's their newest version.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | August 5, 2012
Give Sergio Kindle credit. The Ravens outside linebacker, who has had a solid training camp so far, doesn't blame his failure to make an impact over his first two NFL seasons on his fall down a flight of stairs in July 2010. He sustained a fractured skull in the fall and missed his entire rookie season. He also permanently lost hearing in his left ear. As I wrote today in profiling Kindle, he says the reason that he was only active for two games last year was that he couldn't get the playbook down.
NEWS
February 7, 1992
By a slight majority, callers to SUNDIAL think Maryland needs a motorcycle helmet law. Of 801 callers, 431 (nearly 54 percent) favor a law, and 370 (46 percent) don't."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.
NEWS
April 12, 1995
The new state law requiring bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets hardly seems the most significant measure to pass the just-concluded General Assembly session. A violation of the law, which would take effect Oct. 1, amounts to only a civil offense. The "punishment"? Each youngster who gets caught bare-headed by the police would be given a warning and a pamphlet on proper helmet use. In fact, for every violator who is stopped, many others will merrily roll along; the police are busy enough chasing real criminals.
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January 15, 1992
Three Carroll legislators are co-sponsors of companion bills in the House and Senate that would require motorcycle riders to wear helmetsin Maryland.Del. Lawrence A. LaMotte, D-Carroll, Baltimore, and Sens. Charles H. Smelser, D-Carroll, Frederick, Howard, and Larry E. Haines, R-Carroll, Baltimore, are supporting the legislation that hasbeen backed this year by Gov. William Donald Schaefer's administration.LaMotte, along with several other Baltimore County delegates, hasbeen a main sponsor of the legislation for the past decade in the House.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - Before the Orioles' final Grapefruit League game Thursday night, manager Buck Showalter said one of his main goals for the day was to get out of Florida having avoided an injury. The Orioles appeared to dodge a major scare in the fourth inning of their spring finale against the Tampa Bay Rays when designated hitter Nelson Cruz left the game after he was hit in the batting helmet by a pitch from Alex Cobb. Cruz was taken to a local hospital for a precautionary CAT scan, which came back negative, according to the club.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
Georges R. Garinther, a retired Army civilian engineer who studied ordnance noise and once examined the acoustics of the John F. Kennedy assassination, died March 9 of complications from heart disease and Alzheimer's disease at his daughter's Havre de Grace home. He was 79. An Army publication described Mr. Garinther as "an international authority on the effects of impulse noise on the hearing of soldiers and on the measurement and analysis of impulse and steady-state noise" when he retired in 1996 from the Aberdeen Proving Ground's Human Engineering Lab. "His job was to save the hearing of soldiers and allow them to communicate better," said a son, Geoff Garinther, a Lutherville resident.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
As the 2000 Ravens embraced their defensive identity and a run-first offensive strategy, head coach Brian Billick -- coordinator of wide-open passing offenses in Minnesota -- joked that he'd been " pulled over to the dark side . " Almost 14 years later, an artist in Mexico has designed a football helmet to better depict Billick and the Ravens' fall. In a project posted on behance.net , artist John Raya shows off his Star Wars-themed redesigns of helmets for the teams in the AFC and NFC . Raya substituted each NFL city with a planet from the Star Wars universe and each NFL mascot with a character or creature from the the sci-fi staple.
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By Mitchell MacNaughton | October 23, 2013
Is it possible to brand a race? Dan Snyder is willing to bet the estate on it. The owner of the Washington Redskins has adorned himself with his finest pair of marketing pants and declared that he will not change his football franchise's name in the foreseeable future. For Mr. Snyder, the team's name has transcended its racist connotations and has morphed into a flag of pride for those who follow it. In a letter to his fans, he waxes nostalgic about being born a Redskin. He fondly recalls his first game with his father and the chilling experience and atmosphere.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2013
The National Athletic Trainers' Association released a statement Wednesday to reiterate the dangers of helmet-to-helmet contact in football and called for crown of the helmet violations to be called consistently at all levels of the game. Now is a good time to review the NATA recommendations, especially after the death Friday night of a 16-year-old player in western New York after what was described in local reports as "a helmet-to-helmet hit” during a high school football game.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2013
The family of Derek Sheely, a 22-year-old football player at Frostburg State University who died two years ago after sustaining successive head injuries on the practice field, has filed a lawsuit alleging that "reckless disregard for player health and safety led to [Sheely's] tragic death. " The 22-count lawsuit was filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court last week against two Frostburg football coaches — head coach Thomas Rogish and assistant coach Jamie Schumacher — and assistant athletic trainer Michael Sweitzer Jr., along with the National Collegiate Athletic Association and helmet maker Schutt Sports.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2013
NEW YORK - After Adam Jones struck out in the seventh inning Friday night against New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova, Jones took another swing. This time, it was at his helmet in the tunnel leading out of the clubhouse. Jones, who entering Saturday had hit just .231 since June 1, made sure he was in an area clear of teammates - and, he thought, of cameras - when he flipped his helmet in the air, slammed it with his bat and then flung his bat at the helmet. YES Network cameras, however, captured the brief tirade.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2013
NEW YORK - After Adam Jones struck out in the seventh inning Friday night against New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova, Jones took another swing. This time, it was at his helmet in the tunnel leading out of the clubhouse. Jones, who entering Saturday had hit just .231 since June 1, made sure he was in an area clear of teammates - and, he thought, of cameras - when he flipped his helmet in the air, slammed it with his bat and then flung his bat at the helmet. YES Network cameras, however, captured the brief tirade.
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By Dennis Nugent | February 27, 2013
It was a headline that had me shaking my head: "Helmet bill gets objections from bike advocates. " Really? Was there a modifier misplaced or a participle left dangling somewhere? How can anyone object to something that could prevent serious injuries and even save lives? What's the problem with a law that would require a person riding a bike to wear a helmet? An advocate for cycling certainly doesn't want bikes to resemble cigarette packs with warnings like "Riding this thing could kill you. " But let's be honest.
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