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July 5, 2014
As the Middle East continues to burn in high gear in the midst of much killing and destruction occurring in all of the countries there, it makes me feel very downcast as I have also been reviewing these disturbing accounts in 23 different newspaper articles including in The Baltimore Sun ( "Walking a fine line on Iraq," July 1). In Iraq, civil strife is in high gear among the various sects, particularly Prime Minister Nouri al-Malaki's Shiite Muslims and a terrorist splinter group called The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
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July 5, 2014
As the Middle East continues to burn in high gear in the midst of much killing and destruction occurring in all of the countries there, it makes me feel very downcast as I have also been reviewing these disturbing accounts in 23 different newspaper articles including in The Baltimore Sun ( "Walking a fine line on Iraq," July 1). In Iraq, civil strife is in high gear among the various sects, particularly Prime Minister Nouri al-Malaki's Shiite Muslims and a terrorist splinter group called The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
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From Sun staff reports | December 29, 2012
Chuck Russo's Il Villano had it all his own way in the six-furlong, $100,000 Dave's Friend Stakes, the co-feature Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park. Sent out to spar for the lead under Kendrick Carmouche for trainer Susan Crowell, the 3-year-old quickly emerged with the lead and went on to beat five of his elders by three lengths in 1 minute, 11.20 seconds over the sloppy track. Immortal Eyes nipped Wolfcamp to finish second. "He seemed to like the slop," Carmouche said. "He broke well and wanted to go. " In his only other start at Laurel, Il Villano missed winning the Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash on Oct. 27 by a nose to multiple stakes winner Action Andy.
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | December 29, 2012
Chuck Russo's Il Villano had it all his own way in the six-furlong, $100,000 Dave's Friend Stakes, the co-feature Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park. Sent out to spar for the lead under Kendrick Carmouche for trainer Susan Crowell, the 3-year-old quickly emerged with the lead and went on to beat five of his elders by three lengths in 1 minute, 11.20 seconds over the sloppy track. Immortal Eyes nipped Wolfcamp to finish second. "He seemed to like the slop," Carmouche said. "He broke well and wanted to go. " In his only other start at Laurel, Il Villano missed winning the Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash on Oct. 27 by a nose to multiple stakes winner Action Andy.
SPORTS
By RICK BELZ and RICK BELZ,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1995
Is Atholton's boys soccer team peaking for the playoffs?It appears to be. The Raiders upset No. 11 Wilde Lake, 2-1, Monday and their third straight victory raised their record to 5-3-1 overall and 2-2 in the league.The Raiders face No. 12 Hammond today and have a make-up game with No. 4 Oakland Mills scheduled for Friday.Coach Reg Hahne doesn't think Monday's game was really an upset."We've been playing well all season," he said.Both teams entered the game with four wins, but three of Atholton's wins were against notably weak teams -- Liberty, Laurel and Gibbons.
SPORTS
By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | March 24, 1995
It wasn't a change in his game that unleashed Kevin Sloan's career year. It was a change of teams.After three years with the Dayton Dynamo, Sloan, along with goalie Joe Mallia, was traded to the Spirit this season for Clark Brisson and Rob Ukrop. It gave Sloan's game new life.His 90 points for Dayton last season, then a career high, pale beside his numbers this year. He has established club records not only for points, 156, but goals, 69, and most points (11) and goals (six) in one game."After watching him play against us for a few years, we had an idea he could be a game-breaker," said Spirit vice president Drew Forrester, noting Sloan's No. 7 standing in the National Professional Soccer League's points race.
FEATURES
By SYLVIA BADGER | October 25, 1992
November is a busy month on the social scene. If you haven't made plans yet, look over the following array of black-tie galas, antique shows, bull and oyster roasts, and see what strikes your fancy.* The Women's Board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital will kick off its 36th annual Carriage House Collection at a $50-a-person preview party Nov. 4, followed by a three-day sale Nov. 5-7. Shop for children's gifts, gourmet treats, accessories and other gifts at the Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St. Cost of admission to the sale is $5. Call (410)
FEATURES
By Lita Solis-Cohen and Lita Solis-Cohen,Solis-Cohen Enterprises | August 30, 1992
Looking for wheeling and dealing in the antiques world There's action in vintage bicycles as bike collecting shifts into high gear. "The one Victorian antique everyone recognizes on sight is the high-wheeler," says collector Lorne Shields of Toronto. Although good 19th century bikes are rare and expensive, the hot and accessible segment of the market is American balloon tire bikes dating from 1933 to 1959: Over 38 million were made.It's possible -- but getting harder -- to pick up a top-notch balloon tire bike for $20 at a house sale and a couple of weeks later sell it for thousands after having it professionally restored with about $500 worth of chrome and $500 of paint, according to James L. Hurd, the nation's foremost cheerleader for recycled cycles and curator of the Schwinn History Center in Chicago.
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By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Staff Writer | December 8, 1992
It wasn't a sellout, or anything close.But the Orioles did brisk business during their much-ballyhooed kickoff to 1993 ticket sales last weekend.Team officials estimated that fans picked up just short of 100,000 tickets from Friday evening until the close of ticket windows late Sunday afternoon. The total exceeds the roughly 85,000 to 95,000 tickets that the team was selling per week when interest in Camden Yards was at a frenzied pitch last summer.Despite heavy demand, seat inventories haven't exactly dried up. About 1.4 million tickets for next season still are on sale, said Orioles director of sales Vince Dunbar.
SPORTS
By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer | April 29, 1993
Drew Cothran and the Hurricanes of the Howard County Lacrosse Program 11-12 boys division are coming off a week to remember.Opposing defenses are just trying to forget.Cothran scored 12 goals in two games last week, including eight against the Anne Arundel Shamrocks during the weekend, to lead his team to wins in both games by a combined score of 24-11.Cothran began his week by teaming with Jeremy Edge, and they scored four goals apiece to lead the Hurricanes to an 11-7, rain-soaked win over the Tar Heels on Wednesday night.
NEWS
By John Tanner | March 2, 2011
First the bad news: Voter registration in Maryland is a disaster, and the state faces the prospect of a federal lawsuit and paying big legal fees. Now the good news: The state can fix the problem in a way that avoids litigation — and actually saves money. The federal Motor Voter Act — officially, the National Voter Registration Act, or NVRA — requires the state to offer every citizen who uses a Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) office, public assistance or disability services office a chance to register to vote.
NEWS
By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2010
Kendel Ehrlich and her husband, former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., made separate campaign stops in Howard County over the past week, as confident-sounding county Republicans also met in a Columbia law firm office to raise money for Dennis R. Schrader's County Council run and to boost a campaign to put a tax limit measure on the November ballot. The former governor spent an hour Tuesday at Tian Chinese restaurant in the Lotte Plaza shopping center in Ellicott City talking to a group of about 25 Korean-American business owners from around the state about his plans to boost small business.
NEWS
By Laura Smitherman and Laura Smitherman,laura.smitherman@baltsun.com | October 4, 2009
Hundreds of donors attended Robert L. Ehrlich's annual Republican Corn Roast at Reynolds Farm on Saturday, where kids rode ponies while parents lined up to get a photo taken with the former governor and his wife, Kendel. Money raised by the $25-a-ticket event goes to Ehrlich's political campaign account - and he hasn't decided yet whether he will run again. Declared and undecided candidates across Maryland have begun hitting up donors as the fall political fundraising season kicks into high gear in advance of the 2010 election season and before the General Assembly session begins in January.
NEWS
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | April 3, 2009
With several high-speed chase scenes that outrank any outside The Transporter movies for visceral force and spectacle, Fast & Furious is a stripped-down version of The Fast and The Furious, the first movie in this demolition derby of a franchise. All the characters return in this fourth entry. (Hence the clever tag line: "New Model. Original Parts.") Paul Walker again plays the pivotal role of Brian O'Conner. Then he was an undercover cop who was the key to a joint police-FBI investigation into a string of truck hijackings.
SPORTS
By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN REPORTER | June 23, 2007
Ryan Nyquist's day begins routinely enough. He feeds the dogs, Shorty and Jaxon, and takes them for a brisk walk. He eats breakfast - a bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats. He does the dishes, pays the bills and putters around in the yard. Then Nyquist, 28, hops on his bicycle, goes to work - and tries not to break his neck. His bike is his work. Nyquist, a stunt champion, is competing in this weekend's AST Dew Tour Panasonic Open at the Camden Yards sports complex. The event, which began Thursday and runs through tomorrow, is expected to draw 50,000 fans.
NEWS
By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,special to the sun | June 6, 2007
When it came time to put together the newest promotional tool for the Baltimore County Public Library's annual summer reading program, Carl Birkmeyer ran into a challenge: getting a person in a 7-foot-tall cat costume to drive a car. Reading club mascot Sneaks could work the brake, but the costume's feet (and red tennis shoes) were too big for the gas pedal. "So I had to sneak in, throw the car into drive, and then shout stop when she needed to stop the car," said Birkmeyer, who produced a video promoting the reading program -- taping in a quiet parking lot, not on public streets.
SPORTS
By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,Sun Staff Writer | June 23, 1995
The Orioles lost two-fifths of their starting pitching rotation last night when Kevin Brown and Ben McDonald were placed on the 15-day disabled list.Brown suffered a dislocation of the first joint of his right index finger last night reaching for a liner with his bare hand. McDonald has a lingering inflamed tendon in his pitching shoulder.McDonald was placed on the DL retroactive to June 16 and is eligible to be activated July 2.To replace Brown and McDonald, the Orioles recalled right-handed reliever Armando Benitez from Triple-A Rochester and purchased the contract of Rochester right-handed reliever Jimmy Myers.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Sun Staff Writer | February 4, 1994
`TC David Miller has set some pretty high standards for his college swimming career.Although just a sophomore at UMBC, Miller already has plenty to live up to. At last year's Eastern Intercollegiate Championships, he won two events, broke five school records and earned Most Outstanding Male Swimmer honors.With this year's Eastern Championships less than a month away, Miller is determined to be the top man again."I would kind of feel like I took a step backward if I didn't get it this year," said the Centennial High graduate.
NEWS
By JEFF SEIDEL and JEFF SEIDEL,Special To The Sun | May 23, 2007
Rugby might be very popular, but try telling that to the Anne Arundel players who have had to drive as far as Carroll County to find another team to play. Sensing a growing interest in the game - and the opportunity to encourage another generation of rugby players - a pair of local rugby fans are starting Maryland's first county-based youth rugby organization. Anne Arundel Youth Rugby will have six community-based programs when it starts its first season next month: Andover, Arden, Cape St. Claire, Edgewater and Severna Park, along with South Bowie.
NEWS
By MATTHEW HAY BROWN and MATTHEW HAY BROWN,SUN REPORTER | May 28, 2006
Each time the cyclists raced by, Keston James leaned forward. The whoosh of the pack ruffled his shirt. "I like how the people just fly by," the 8-year-old said. "I'd like to ride like that." That's exactly the sort of thing Kyle Wamsley likes to hear. It wasn't too long ago that the second-year pro was in Keston's place, inspired by a training race to ride competitively. Now 26 and a member of the Colavita/Sutter Home team, Wamsley sprinted to a first-place finish yesterday in the Kelly Cup, the headline race at BikeJam 2006.
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