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October 14, 1999
TO LIVE IN suburbia these days is to fret about growth: Sometimes, it seems, there's too much of everything: too much building, too many people, even too many plants.Plant experts patrolling in Howard County worry about an invasive, flowering weed called loosestrife. Multiflora roses and even Queen Anne's lace are threats as well. In time, they could kill enough benign vegetation to threaten the ecosystem that nurtures them.A homeowners group opposes an elder care development. It's too big, they say, and potentially damaging aesthetically.
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Tim Wheeler | September 20, 2013
Maryland's Democratic office-holders joined environmentalists in praising the Obama administration's announcement Friday that it is moving to curb carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants. Gov. Martin O'Malley issued a statement in support of the regulation issued by the Environmental Protection Agency , which would impose limits on carbon emitted by new power plants. He noted that existing power plants account for 34 percent of the nation's climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions, the largest source.
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
[ Back for its second year, "Down the Stretch" is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming night for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues. ] About last night Orioles on pace to shatter record for fewest errors in a season DH-INF Wilson Betemit designated for assignment Adam Jones is Orioles' nominee for Roberto Clemente Award Peter Schmuck's weekly Orioles grades Some Monday observations on the upcoming series in Boston Monday's full scoreboard AL East standings BOS     92-59    -- TB       82-67    9 BAL     79-70    12 NYY     79-71   12.5 AL wild-card standings TEX       82-67     -- TB        81-68        -- CLE      81-69     0.5 BAL      79-70     2 NYY      79-71    2.5 KC       79-71    2.5 (For full standings, click here .)
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
[ Back for its second year, "Down the Stretch" is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming night for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues. ] About last night Orioles on pace to shatter record for fewest errors in a season DH-INF Wilson Betemit designated for assignment Adam Jones is Orioles' nominee for Roberto Clemente Award Peter Schmuck's weekly Orioles grades Some Monday observations on the upcoming series in Boston Monday's full scoreboard AL East standings BOS     92-59    -- TB       82-67    9 BAL     79-70    12 NYY     79-71   12.5 AL wild-card standings TEX       82-67     -- TB        81-68        -- CLE      81-69     0.5 BAL      79-70     2 NYY      79-71    2.5 KC       79-71    2.5 (For full standings, click here .)
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January 27, 2013
"Saturday Night Live" tapped into excitement over the Super Bowl and the amusement over Ray Lewis' exuberance during the Weekend Update segment. Kenan Thompson appeared in jersey and face paint as Lewis, whom host Seth Meyers interviewed. The highlight came with Thompson's promise that, upon winning the Super Bowl, he would kneel down on the 50-yeard line and ASCEND INTO HEAVEN. Thompson: Whooh! Oh, Seth. Meyers: So, Ray, are you excited for the big game? Thompson: Aaah.
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November 3, 1992
Death penaltyTo Gov. William Donald Schaefer: Let's get the death penalty in Maryland active. The bank robbery and senseless killings at a Randallstown bank were too much.You made a statement on WPOC radio to get rid of the machine gun. The gun was made active by an incompetent person. The gun is not the problem, the death penalty is the answer.Let us get the death penalty now, with less appeal and plea bargaining.Edd DavisBaltimorePray for help in selecting best candidateAs an enlightened citizen, I know not to write about religion and politics.
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By BARBARA EVANS and BARBARA EVANS,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 2, 2005
Every day, people of faith make appeals to a divine power on behalf of themselves, friends and family. To them, prayer has healing power. But recently, scientists have questioned whether an appeal to a higher power works. In Duke University's study of more than 700 people preparing to undergo a heart procedure, researchers found that prayers by religious groups had no significant effect. The results of the study were published in the July 16 edition of The Lancet. And so the debate between scientists and theologians continues.
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By Jean Prescott and Jean Prescott,Knight-Ridder News Service | June 5, 1995
Ken Burns showed that history -- Civil War and popular sport, anyway -- can be sweetened to make TV audiences gobble it up.But Mr. Burns' front-parlor stereopticon approach pales beside Terry Jones' witty four-hour romp through the "Crusades." It looks irreverently at one blood-drenched example, though not the only one, of the evil men have done in the name of a higher power -- in this case, Christ.This BBC special, produced in cooperation with A&E, has been divided into four segments, which will be shown today through Thursday at 9 p.m., simulcast on the History Channel and A&E.Mr.
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By Sara Toth | December 11, 2012
“The Voice” threw us another curve ball last night - for those (me included) that thought two more contestants would be cut this week, oh, were we wrong. There will be not two, but three finalists next week, which means only one - whether it be Terry McDermott, Trevin Hunte, Cassadee Pope or Nicholas David - will be going home. Only Team Blake Shelton and Team Cee Lo Green have singers left this year - a first in “Voice” history. But judging from that remarkably tailored suit and tie, Adam Levine is handling defeat gracefully.
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By Stephen Henderson and Stephen Henderson,SUN STAFF | June 14, 1998
Shortly after the fourth teen-ager from Northern High was slain this year, Principal Alice Morgan-Brown took to the school's closed-circuit television to play counselor.She thought her words and image might inspire calm among the school's shaken students. Maybe a little hope, too.Brown told her students about morals and choices. She appealed to them to use their belief in a higher power -- God, Allah or whomever they worshiped -- to help them make good decisions and see them through the bad ones.
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January 27, 2013
"Saturday Night Live" tapped into excitement over the Super Bowl and the amusement over Ray Lewis' exuberance during the Weekend Update segment. Kenan Thompson appeared in jersey and face paint as Lewis, whom host Seth Meyers interviewed. The highlight came with Thompson's promise that, upon winning the Super Bowl, he would kneel down on the 50-yeard line and ASCEND INTO HEAVEN. Thompson: Whooh! Oh, Seth. Meyers: So, Ray, are you excited for the big game? Thompson: Aaah.
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By Sara Toth | December 11, 2012
“The Voice” threw us another curve ball last night - for those (me included) that thought two more contestants would be cut this week, oh, were we wrong. There will be not two, but three finalists next week, which means only one - whether it be Terry McDermott, Trevin Hunte, Cassadee Pope or Nicholas David - will be going home. Only Team Blake Shelton and Team Cee Lo Green have singers left this year - a first in “Voice” history. But judging from that remarkably tailored suit and tie, Adam Levine is handling defeat gracefully.
NEWS
By Wesley Case | September 29, 2011
[Ed. note: No running diary this time. I was judging a Battle of the Bands for WPOC in Hanover aka doing my best Simon Cowell impression, so I didn't get home until 8:40 p.m. I watched a DVR-ed version. The obvious good news of the night is the auditiions are over. The bad news is Boot Camp is next and that just sounds weird. On to the auditions (the good/interesting ones, at least):] THE AUDITIONS THAT MATTERED: The night's first audition is Brian Bradley , 14, and he does something unique.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | November 9, 2006
Los Lonely Boys don't take credit for the spirit of the music -- its vibrancy and propulsion. The band's spicy mix of rock, soul and Tejano is divinely inspired. "We're doing this because of Jesus, a higher power," says JoJo Garza, one-third of the Texas-based group. "You're up there playing these notes, and we know it comes from somewhere. You're thinking without thinking, you know." The bassist says he and his two brothers -- drummer Ringo and guitarist and harmonica player Henry -- are vessels for their party-inducing music whose lyrics often extol spirituality and romantic love.
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By BARBARA EVANS and BARBARA EVANS,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 2, 2005
Every day, people of faith make appeals to a divine power on behalf of themselves, friends and family. To them, prayer has healing power. But recently, scientists have questioned whether an appeal to a higher power works. In Duke University's study of more than 700 people preparing to undergo a heart procedure, researchers found that prayers by religious groups had no significant effect. The results of the study were published in the July 16 edition of The Lancet. And so the debate between scientists and theologians continues.
NEWS
By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,SUN STAFF | November 20, 2004
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Earlier this fall, conservative Christian leader James Dobson barnstormed the heartland, urging audiences to oppose "activist" judges, fight gay marriage and vote their values. "The institution of the family is on the ropes," Dobson told a crowd of 7,000 in Rapid City, S.D., last month. Marriage "was the first institution that God created. Are we now going to throw it on the ash heap of history?" On Election Day, Dobson, who heads Focus on the Family, the Colorado-based evangelical behemoth, got the answer he had hoped for. In a major setback to the gay rights movement, 11 states passed constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage.
NEWS
By Wesley Case | September 29, 2011
[Ed. note: No running diary this time. I was judging a Battle of the Bands for WPOC in Hanover aka doing my best Simon Cowell impression, so I didn't get home until 8:40 p.m. I watched a DVR-ed version. The obvious good news of the night is the auditiions are over. The bad news is Boot Camp is next and that just sounds weird. On to the auditions (the good/interesting ones, at least):] THE AUDITIONS THAT MATTERED: The night's first audition is Brian Bradley , 14, and he does something unique.
FEATURES
By Susan Reimer | September 20, 1998
WHATEVER YOU believe about the divinity of Christ, it is tough to argue with his life lessons. Even the most determined agnostic might agree that Jesus didn't have any bad ideas.A church youth group in Holland, Mich., came up with a trick to help themselves remember Jesus' talking points, especially when they feel pressured by peers."What would Jesus do?"Answer that question, the young people reasoned, and you will know what decision to make, what path to take.As a reminder, the kids found someone to make woven bracelets featuring the initials of that question: WWJD.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | May 3, 2002
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sometimes in Kentucky, where horse racing resembles religion, people talk about the gods of racing occasionally reaching down to influence the winner of the Kentucky Derby. Who can forget Unbridled's victory in 1990, when trainer Carl Nafzger screamed into the ear of Frances Genter, 92, as her winner thundered down the stretch? Two years later, Lil E. Tee won for his 82-year-old owner, Cal Partee. The next year, the great breeder and philanthropist Paul Mellon, 86, was rewarded for lifetime contributions when Sea Hero donned the blanket of roses.
NEWS
October 17, 1999
RELIGIOUS clashes seem to be popping up in the strangest places these days. In fact, they are seeping more and more often into disputes that have little or nothing at all to do with differences of faith.Frederick County resident Joanne Caldwell has decorated rocks in her Lake Linganore yard with religious symbols and expressions. The community association wrote her up for violating neighborhood covenants against "noxious and offensive things."Ms. Caldwell says this rule impinges on her religious freedom.
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