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By Adam Testa | September 4, 2012
WWE Champion CM Punk made the late decision Monday to take a personal day. And the result was almost unfathomable: his loyalist fans in his hometown of Chicago actually booed him. Earlier in the night, Punk -- who had been spotted assaulting Jerry "The King" Lawler backstage -- was given a hero's welcome and exploited the support of the his followers to get his point across that he never turned his back on the WWE Universe. But when Punk walked out on the scheduled champion-versus-champion match against World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, no one seemed too happy.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
Terrance West is over the fact that his hometown Ravens did not draft him. Now, the former Towson Tiger is focused on being the featured running back for the upstart Cleveland Browns. That his opportunity continues against a Ravens team that he developed many ties to makes it more special. "It's going to be fun, like playing against another high school," West told reporters on a conference call Wednesday. "Back in high school, I played at Northwestern. It's like playing against Forest Park - guys that you know.
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By David Conn and David Conn,Staff Writer | January 12, 1993
With nine branches and $366 million in assets, it's not often that FCNB Corp., the parent of Frederick County National Bank, gets characterized as a "banking conglomerate." But then, it's not often that towns like Frederick and Myersville find themselves in the thick of a hostile bank takeover.That, at least, is how HomeTown Bancorp Inc. views the situation. FCNB has applied to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond for permission to raise its stake in HomeTown to 14.9 percent, from the 4.9 percent it already owns.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
Keith Kratz grew up in White Hall in northern Baltimore County with happy memories of visits to the general store just across the two-lane street from his home. "It was a mom-and-pop convenience store back then," he said. "There was even a gas pump out front. " Kratz, 49, hasn't strayed far from his roots. In fact, he purchased that general store in 2001 for $170,000. His intention was to turn the property, sitting on 2.2 acres, into a home for himself and commercial space for his landscaping business, Outdoor Expressions.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | February 22, 2006
The televised sight of Harford County's girl-next-door gliding across the Olympic ice half a world away brought a hush to the noisy pizzeria in Kimmie Meissner's hometown -- and elicited screams from classmates huddled in a basement near her house. At the Cockeysville retirement home where Meissner's father is a visiting podiatrist, all night events were canceled and alarms were set for residents to awaken and get the final results. The alarm went off early, however, at the Northwest Baltimore firehouse where the skater's brother works: The crew was dispatched on a call 15 minutes before the broadcast and missed it. The mood was briefly lightened during the presentation of a contentious school redistricting plan before the Harford County School Board when a break was called and Meissner's performance was shown on a projection screen.
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March 30, 2002
Nick Collison Ht.: 6-9 Wt.: 250 No. 4 Junior, F-C Hometown: Iowa Falls, Iowa Jeff Boschee Ht.: 6-1 Wt.: 185 No. 13 Senior, G Hometown: Valley City, N.D Kirk Hinrich Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 180 No. 10 Junior, G Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa Drew Gooden Ht.: 6-10 Wt.: 230 No. 0 Junior, F Hometown: Richmond, Calif. 5. Lewis Harrison Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 165 No. 2 Senior, G Hometown: Kansas City, Kan. Brett Ballard Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 175 No. 3 Senior, G Hometown: Hutchinson, Kan. Todd Kappelmann Ht.: 6-9 Wt.: 230 No. 50 Senior, F Hometown: Augusta, Kan. Keith Langford Ht.: 6-4 Wt.: 200 No. 5 Freshman, G-F Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas Jeff Carey Ht.: 6-11 Wt.: 250 No. 22 Senior, F-C Hometown: Camdenton, Mo. Wayne Simien Ht.: 6-8 Wt.: 245 No. 23 Freshman, F Hometown: Leavenworth, Kan. Aaron Miles Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 160 No. 11 Freshman, G Hometown: Portland, Ore. Bryant Nash Ht.: 6-6 Wt.: 200 No. 15 Soph.
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By Nancy Noyes and Nancy Noyes,Contributing Writer | May 1, 1993
There were so many boats (108) yesterday on Day 1 of the Laser Atlantic Coast Championships at Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis that race organizers had a qualifying series to determine competitors for the championship or Gold Fleet this weekend.Entrants, among the top U.S. and Canadian sailors, will vie to become the top five finishers who will be named to the U.S. Sailing Team; the top 12 will be eligible to train and compete this summer in Europe.Yesterday, the fleet was halved into Red and White classes, with the top-seeded competitors evenly split between the two. The two fleets started as separate flights in the first race of the day. The top 18 qualified for the weekend's Gold Fleet.
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March 30, 2002
Lonny Baxter Ht.: 6-8 Wt.: 260 No. 35 Senior, F-C Hometown: Silver Spring Mike Grinnon Ht.: 6-6 Wt.: 195 No. 21 Freshman, F Hometown: Oyster Bay, N.Y Chris Wilcox Ht.: 6-10 Wt.: 220 No. 54 Soph., F-C Hometown: Raleigh, N.C. Calvin McCall Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 200 No. 11 Junior, G Hometown: Miami Andre Collins Ht.: 5-9 Wt.: 180 No. 10 Freshman, G Hometown: Crisfield Drew Nicholas Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 160 No. 12 Junior, G Hometown: Hempstead, N.Y. Byron Mouton Ht.: 6-6 Wt.: 215 No. 1 Senior, G-F Hometown: Rayne, La. Ryan Randle Ht.: 6-9 Wt.: 260 No. 33 Junior, F-C Hometown: Duncanville, Texas Juan Dixon Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 164 No. 3 Senior, G Hometown: Baltimore Tahj Holden Ht.: 6-10 Wt.: 250 No. 45 Junior, F Hometown: Little Silver, N.J. Steve Blake Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 160 No. 25 Junior, G Hometown: Miami Earl Badu Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 160 No. 4 Senior, G Hometown: Baltimore Five things to watch Coaching matchup Which Williams will shine?
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April 21, 1997
Tyrus McCloud, LBRound: 4th, 118th pick overallSize: 6 feet 1 1/2, 251 poundsSchool: LouisvilleHometown: Pompano Beach, Fla.Career statistics: 403 tackles (281 solo) in three seasonsQuote: "This is a guy who looks like an NFL linebacker. One of the strongest people I've even seen at the scouting combine." -- Ravens defensive coordinator Marvin LewisJeff Mitchell, CRound: 5th, 134th pick overallSize: 6 feet 4, 307 poundsSchool: FloridaHometown: Clearwater, Fla.Career statistics: First-team All-SEC in 1995Quote: "Our main focus was tackles or interior guys who could play guard and center.
ENTERTAINMENT
By SAM SESSA | December 15, 2005
Hometown -- Baltimore Current members --Matt Long, aka "Boyitz," bass; Michael Drexler, guitar; Ron Squires, drums; Anthony Hurley, vocals and guitar s, 701 S. Bond St. The music starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7; $10 for under 21. Call 410-558-1889 or visit fletchersbar.com. For more information about the band, visit myspace.com/7daystorn. sam.sessa@baltsun.com
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By Donna M. Owens, For The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
The recipe is familiar, but with a fresh twist. Mix the salty, crunchy goodness of traditional munchies with the spicy kick reminiscent of Maryland's steamed crabs - and add the power of several professional Baltimore athletes for good measure - and you've got a new line of snacks with hometown flavor. Crab-inspired cheese curls, buttery popcorn and sunflower seeds are some of the product offerings from Home Team Snacks, headquartered in Carroll County. Launched in 2012, the company is the brainchild of Marc Heyman and Jeff Hinton, 49-year-old Baltimore-area natives who grew up in Mount Washington and Catonsville, respectively.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
For the first time in two decades, Baltimore County doesn't have a favorite son or daughter in the governor's race. All the more reason why candidates seeking Maryland's top office are fighting for the votes of county residents. "Baltimore County is going to be critical because it's the third-largest pool of Democratic votes," said John T. Willis, a high-profile Democrat and author of a book on Maryland politics. On the Republican side, Helen Delich Bentley, who represented the county in Congress for a decade, has no doubt of its importance in her party's primary.
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By Trevor Hass, The Baltimore Sun and By Trevor Hass, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
Deemer Class was at M&T Bank Stadium in 2010 when Duke beat Notre Dame, 6-5, in overtime to capture the first men's lacrosse national title in school history. Now he'll have a chance to win his own championship at the stadium where he grew up watching the Ravens. While the prospect of a second consecutive title - and the program's third in five years - is exhilarating in itself, Class has extra motivation for Duke's 1 p.m. semifinal matchup against Denver on Saturday. He'll get to return to home and play in front of a large contingent of friends and family.
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
For someone who's considered the best mixed martial arts fighter in the world, Jon Jones sure gets treated like a punching bag outside the Octagon. He's been called out by some of the sport's biggest names. His merits are questioned constantly by fight fans on social media. Even Thursday, before he was set to speak at an Ultimate Fighting Championship news conference in the Warehouse at Camden Yards, fellow fighter Phil Davis flipped over the placard with Jones' name and posed with it in an obvious sign of disrespect.
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By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2014
In the early years of Columbia, William Cochran often rode his bike from his family's home in Clarksville to explore the new city, where the fountain in man-made Wilde Lake and other examples of public art made an indelible impression. Cochran - who hails from a Howard County family of eight that includes father Ed Cochran, a former county executive, and younger sister Courtney Watson, a County Council member running for the office their father once held - was captivated by what he saw at age 10 and beyond.
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By Denise Weiss and For The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
Hola rose lovers, and welcome to Hometown Dates. This is the week we get a glimpse into the people who spawned and reared the type of women who go on a reality dating show to find a husband. We are down to the final four ladies: Neekee, Andi, Clare and Renee. I won't lie to you; this episode was really boring and if you haven't watch it yet, you will thank me for saving you two hours. Neekee   We start in Neekee's hometown of Kansas City, with a shot of some random cows mooing and Neekee running across a park and into Juan Pablo's arms.
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By SAM SESSA | July 13, 2006
Hometown -- Westminster Current members --Rory Pettingill, vocals; Trevor Simpson, guitar and vocals; Andrew Cohen, bass and vocals; Matt Galler, drums Founded in --2005 Style --pop rock Influenced by --the Mars Volta, the Academy Is, Treos Notable --While recording their debut EP Choose Your Own Adventure, band members added extra overdubs. To re-create the full sound live, they played tracks off a laptop until it was stolen on a recent tour stop in Nashville. Now, they've downgraded to an iPod but want to keep using the pre-recorded drum tracks and other instrumentation in their shows.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2012
NPR sports commentator Frank Deford threw propriety to the wind Wednesday morning in favor of hometown pride and loyalty, admitting on air that he was rooting -- hard -- for the Orioles. Deford, who grew up in North Baltimore, first explained that when it comes to sports teams, folks need to dance with the one that brung ya. "My first protocol in rooting in sports is you should stick with the teams you grew up with," he said. "Continuing to cheer for your original hometown teams is one way of displaying the old-fashioned value of allegiance.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
Baltimore has no favorite son or daughter in this year's gubernatorial race, so the Democratic contenders - all Washington-area residents - are stepping up their efforts to persuade city voters to adopt them. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler have opened campaign offices in Baltimore and have launched phone bank operations. Del. Heather R. Mizeur's lower-budget campaign is doing the same work out of private homes. All are regular visitors to the city.
NEWS
January 8, 2014
While enjoying the "Best of 2103" edition of the Columbia Flier, I realized how fortunate the Columbia community is to have its own "hometown" newspaper. As  local print journalism fades before the onslaught of the Internet,  the unique flavor of small American communities like Columbia is being lost. The Flier reminds me of how lucky I am to live in this vibrant and diverse place. Thank you. Hal Holzman Columbia
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