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November 24, 2005
When most Americans were sitting down to their Thanksgiving tables last year, Lt. Michael C. Sofinowski was stuck at a Louisiana base, waiting for his battalion to fly out to Iraq. As he picked over the remains of a holiday spread, the Jarrettsville soldier vowed he would be home for Thanksgiving this year. That idea, of sitting down with family for turkey, sauerkraut and the fixings, stayed with him over the next 11 months. As he traveled northern Iraq and the dangerous Sunni Triangle, setting up communication networks for front-line battalions, he repeated the Thanksgiving pledge to himself - as though saying it often would make it so. And, with a few weeks to spare, the 25-year-old did make it home, with his girlfriend's ruby ring still around his neck, a tiny Maryland flag tucked in his gear, a stack of letters stashed in an old shoebox.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
After faring well in his first NFL start last week, Ravens left tackle James Hurst acknowledged that Sunday's game against the Colts will provide a different challenge because of the communication issues that traditionally come into play for an offensive line on the road. Hurst, though, takes some comfort in that he'll be quite familiar with his surroundings. The undrafted free agent, who made the team out of training camp and then was elevated into a starting role when Eugene Monroe had knee surgery, grew up in Plainfield, Ind., and has attended “countless” games at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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Sports Digest | May 24, 2014
WNBA Langhorne set for Washington homecoming When Mike Thibault arrived in Washington two years ago with the assignment of rebuilding the Mystics, part of the process included having to relay disappointing news to longer-tenured players that they would not be part of the franchise's future. The most emphatic of those moves came on WNBA draft night when Thibault engineered a deal that sent Crystal Langhorne to the Seattle Storm in exchange for Tianna Hawkins and the No. 7 pick, who wound up being Bria Hartley.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2014
Some athletes take to a sport after watching a memorable performance. Others simply are born to play it. Hall of Fame golfer Carol Mann's career path was set when she couldn't see her head in a mirror made for young ballerinas to study their movements. "I made my ballet debut at the Lyric Theatre [in Chicago], in a little-kids ballet," recalled Mann, who grew up in Rodgers Forge and lived there until her parents moved to Chicago after her freshman year at Notre Dame Prep. "That was my first experience of performing in the public.
NEWS
September 28, 2007
Here are the Homecoming football games for county public high schools: Tomorrow Howard at Reservoir, 1 p.m. Oakland Mills at Marriotts Ridge, 1:30 p.m. Mount Hebron at Long Reach, 2 p.m. Oct. 13 Howard at Hammond, noon Long Reach at River Hill, 1:30 p.m. Marriotts Ridge at Atholton, 1:30 p.m. Reservoir at Wilde Lake, 2 p.m. Oakland Mills at Mount Hebron, 2:15 p.m. Oct. 20 Glenelg at Oakland Mills, 2 p.m. Oct. 27 Reservoir at Centennial, 1:30...
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By Mike Preston | December 11, 2009
W hen the Detroit Lions were looking for a head coach, they wanted someone who was highly analytical. They wanted someone who could develop a philosophy, devise strategies and bridge a gap between the players, coaches and administration. On Jan. 16, the Lions hired Jim Schwartz, 43. Back over at Schwartz's old high school in Baltimore, Mount St. Joseph, Schwartz's former algebra teacher, Dave Norton, thought Detroit had hired the right guy. "No, I didn't know if he would become a head football coach back then," said Norton, an assistant principal and baseball coach at the school for 35 years.
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By From Sun Staff Reports | October 10, 2010
It's safe to say Delonte "Smoke" Williams has settled into his new role with the Bears. Morgan's new quarterback ran three touchdowns and scored on a two-point conversion, leading his team to a conference win over the Aggies in front of a homecoming crowd of 21,500 at Aggies Stadium. The three-touchdown mark by Williams was the most for Morgan State (3-3, 2-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) since former standout Chad Simpson ran for three touchdowns against Savannah State in 2007.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2011
The time-worn 1960s London residence where Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming" takes place contains a family that puts the "dys-" in dysfunctional. A surprise visit by a long-absent son with a wife no one knows about merely causes the already claustrophobic world to close in more tightly, threatening everyone under the roof, one way or another. The 1965 play, which has been given a thoughtful, generally impressive production by Center Stage , can still provoke, confuse and offend — and amuse, for that matter.
NEWS
July 20, 1993
Earlier this year, the Anne Arundel County Council offended the county's Jewish community by scheduling a hearing about a controversial anti-smoking bill on the first day of Passover.The U.S. Naval Academy obviously has made a similar mistake, scheduling homecoming -- its biggest alumni weekend -- on Yom Kippur.Yom Kippur is the holiest Jewish holiday of the year, marked by fasting and prayers of repentance. Clearly, the occasion precludes most Jewish alumni from attending cocktail parties, parades, dances and a football game.
NEWS
October 24, 1991
More than 5,000 alumni and their families are expected at the U.S. Naval Academy's Homecoming weekend, tomorrow through Sunday. Activities scheduled include a parade, class reunions and a football game between Navy and the University of Delaware.The public is invited to attend the dress parade at 3:45 p.m. tomorrow on Worden Field. Retired Admiral L. J. Long, president of the Naval Academy Alumni Association, will review the parade.Presidents or representatives from the classes of 1926, 1931, 1936, 1941, 1947, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1971, 1976, 1981 and 1991 will join Long in reviewing the parade.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 14, 2014
Randy Edsall and the Maryland football coaching staff face the same challenge every year: How do you get a top prospect from Maryland or Washington, D.C., to stay home rather than choose a bigger, more prestigious football program like Alabama, Penn State or Florida? Maryland's staff has landed highly coveted local prospects like wide receiver Stefon Diggs and offensive lineman Damian Prince in recent years, and NBA star LeBron James' decision last week to return to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers could help the Terps' pitch to local recruits.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
For Wye Oak to continue as one of Baltimore's most well-established indie-rock acts, change was necessary. Sometime after the 2011 album "Civilian," singer Jenn Wasner began viewing the guitar - her instrument since she formed the duo in 2006 with drummer Andy Stack - as a liability. Before then, Wye Oak's clever songwriting and dramatic rock sound had propelled the group from the city's DIY music scene to success on a national scale that included song placements on popular TV shows and a live performance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
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By Paul Tierney, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2014
Duke sophomore midfielder Deemer Class and senior midfielder Christian Walsh grew up playing with fiddle sticks in the parking lots of M&T Bank Stadium prior to attending Championship Weekend as spectators. The Blue Devils practiced Sunday night at Boys' Latin, Walsh's alma mater, to prepare itself for Monday's title game matchup with Notre Dame. A day later, the duo completed their homecoming trip to Baltimore, helping propel top-seeded Duke to its second consecutive national championship.
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Sports Digest | May 24, 2014
WNBA Langhorne set for Washington homecoming When Mike Thibault arrived in Washington two years ago with the assignment of rebuilding the Mystics, part of the process included having to relay disappointing news to longer-tenured players that they would not be part of the franchise's future. The most emphatic of those moves came on WNBA draft night when Thibault engineered a deal that sent Crystal Langhorne to the Seattle Storm in exchange for Tianna Hawkins and the No. 7 pick, who wound up being Bria Hartley.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
When Wye Oak announced its spring/summer tour in support of new album "Shriek," the duo's hometown of Baltimore was conspicuously missing. Now, we have a date for an outdoor show. Wye Oak will headline an all-ages concert in the Charles Street parking lot at Metro Gallery on July 26. Matmos (who were recently shouted out by Detroit rapper Danny Brown) and Wume will also perform. Tickets go on sale today at noon, via missiontix.com and ticketfly.com. Tickets ($17) can also be purchased at Charmington's Cafe (2601 N. Howard St.)
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Sun reports via Maryland Jockey Club | May 11, 2014
When Rosie Napravnik ventures to Pimlico Race Course to ride Bayern in Saturday's 139th running of the Preakness, the 26-year-old riding star can expect an emotional homecoming. A familiar face will not be there to greet her. Trainer Dickie Small, who gave her a leg up on her very first winner, died April 4. "There'll be a void at Pimlico," said Napravnik, who guided the Small-trained Ringofdiamonds to victory at Pimlico in her first career ride on June 9, 2005. "When I ride in big races and do well, he's one of the first people I think of. I know how proud of me he would be. " Small's presence will be missed next weekend, but Napravnik can expect a lot of support from family and friends at Pimlico as she attempts to realize a schoolgirl's dream of someday winning the Preakness, as well as the Kentucky Derby.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2011
During a skit in "The Second City Does Baltimore," the hit show at Center Stage , cast member Megan Wilkins pops out sporting a thick New York accent and a thicker wig to announce the pending premiere of "The Wire: The Musical. " Hometown audiences quickly recognize the target of the impersonation — Irene Lewis, whose colorful, if not universally admired, tenure as Center Stage artistic director is drawing to a close after 20 years. Not surprisingly, Lewis has an opinion about the portrayal.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2011
The words came straight from Todd Heap's heart. In a half-page ad in Friday's Baltimore Sun, the Ravens' former two-time Pro Bowl tight end thanked the city of Baltimore, its fans and the club for their "incredible support over the years. " Heap, who over a 10-year career became the Ravens' No. 2 receiver all-time, acknowledged in the ad that it was not his decision to leave. The club cut him abruptly in July, in a cost-saving measure, a move that surprised both Heap and Ravens' followers.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 24, 2014
The Homecoming Project Inc.'s 5th Annual Stiletto Dinner & Fashion Show is scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. at Water's Edge Event Center. 4685 Millennium Drive, Belcamp. The Homecoming Project Inc. is an eight-bed, female-only recovery facility in Bel Air. With a well-established and active recovery community, Bel Air offers many opportunities for the women of the Homecoming Project to build a solid foundation of recovery and re-integration as productive members of society. This year's Stiletto Dinner & Fashion Show will feature father/son, mother/daughter fashions in addition to elegant evening wear.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2014
SARASOTA, FLA. - Steve Clevenger made the Chicago Cubs' Opening Day roster in each of the past two seasons as the team's backup catcher, but making the Orioles' roster this season and running down the orange carpet on Opening Day would hold special significance for him. Clevenger, a Mount St. Joseph graduate, grew up an Orioles fan, living just a stone's throw from Oriole Park at Camden Yards , in Pigtown. The trade that brought him to his hometown organization last summer gave him an opportunity few players have.
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