February 20, 2013
Free-spirited pitcher Tommy Hunter is hoping that he can re-establish himself as a starting pitcher at some point, but he's not going to be picky about the role he ultimately plays on this year's team. "I'd definitely like to start," he said, “but if that doesn't happen, I'll take the ball whenever I can get it. It's about getting outs. I want to win. I want to win the World Series.” Hunter is one of the few Orioles players who has actually played in a World Series - with the Rangers - and he believes that the O's have what it takes to take the next step in that direction after last year's surprise trip to the playoffs.
February 13, 2013
Army Pvt. Kenneth A. Hunter Sr. has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Hunter is the nephew of Johnny Brooks of Aberdeen. He is a 2006 graduate of Havre de Grace High School.
February 7, 2013
To the victors go the spoils, but those accolades mean little to the Loyola men's lacrosse team. In the aftermath of the Greyhounds' 9-3 victory over Maryland in last May's NCAA tournament final, the program turned down a few rewards associated with bringing home the university's first Division I national championship. Coach Charley Toomey said the team declined an invitation in June to ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange. And when a few players traveled to Florida with duffel bags printed with "2012 National Champions" for an exhibition against Team USA earlier this month, they were admonished by teammates and coaches alike.
January 25, 2013
Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters is the latest twisted adptation of a classic tale or character, akin to tales Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or Abraham Lincolm Vampire Hunter . As might be expected from such a bizarre mashup of Grimm's fairy tale and modern culture, the movie seems to have split critics and viewers, according to early reactions. Here are excerpts some reviews: -- Tribune: Writer-director Tommy Wirkola focuses on the fights, and flings all manner of viscera at the 3-D camera as limbs are whacked off and heads and torsos explode.
January 14, 2013
The Orioles have agreed to contract terms with right-hander Tommy Hunter on a one-year, $1.82 million deal. Hunter, 26, pitched in 33 games (20 starts for the Orioles), going 7-8 with a 5.45 ERA. He was more effective as a reliever, winning all three of his decisions while pitching to a 3.71 ERA. This was the first year of arbitration for Hunter, who made $493,500 in 2012. According to an industry source, the Orioles are also close to a deal with left-hander Brian Matusz, though it is not official.
January 12, 2013
In his new thriller, "The Third Bullet," novelist Stephen Hunter sets his sights on an American tragedy that's also the most famous gun mystery of all time - the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The questions surrounding the shooting as JFK rode in a motorcade in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, have never been fully put to rest. And the controversy is certain to intensify as the 50th anniversary of the assassination approaches this fall. As the novelist tells it, the decision to enlist his fictitious super-sniper, Bob Lee Swagger, to determine whether the gunman acted alone or as part of a conspiracy began as a joke.
December 28, 2012
The school shooting in Newtown, Conn., once again highlights the need for such sensible gun control measures as restoring the ban on assault rifles and eliminating the gun show loophole for background checks ("What must be done," Dec. 26). The key factor that distinguishes the U.S. from other countries that have far lower murder rates is not mental health or video games but the availability of guns. Beyond those steps, however, it's time to repeal the Second Amendment. The amendment states, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
December 13, 2012
Lauren Hunter, a fifth grade reading specialist at William Paca/Old Post Elementary School in Abingdon, is the latest Harford County educator to receive a prestigious National Milken Award. Hunter did not know she had won the $25,000 cash award from the Milken Family Foundation until she attended a surprise assembly at the school early Wednesday morning. Before students, fellow faculty members, staff and elected officials, she accepted the award from Dr. Lillian M. Lowery, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools.
December 8, 2012
Rick Wilson didn't know what to expect that September morning as he pulled to the side of the road 15 years ago. All he saw was a woman by her car and she looked in need of help. The woman asked Wilson if he could follow her into the bushes. Warily he did, eventually coming upon a dead six-point buck in the brush. Soon Wilson realized the woman wanted help getting the road kill into the trunk of her car. Wilson, a veteran hunter, warned her of the potential citations she could receive if caught carrying an untagged deer.
December 1, 2012
The first week of the state's two-week firearm season for hunting deers has produced fewer deer taken and at least one hunter seriously injured. According to Brian Eyler, Deer Project Leader for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, colder than normal temperatures and windy conditions, as well an abundance of acorns, led to a 10 percent drop in the number of deer taken compared to last year. There were 15,829 whitetails taken compared to 17,613 last year. Of the whitetails taken, 6,759 were antlered and 9,070 were without antlers.