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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2010
It's hard to pinpoint why Sydney Robinson can jump farther than other girls her age, though her quirky choice of socks may be one factor. Sure, the Amateur Athletic Union gold medalist is tall for a 9-year-old at 5 foot 1. And she's fast, always able to outrun kids in a footrace or a simple game of chase. According to Sharron Smith, who has coached the Pointers Run Elementary School fourth-grader for two years in the all-girl Elite Track Club, what it really boils down to is dedication and desire.
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By John Fritze and Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake won praise from clergy and community leaders Friday after calling for a federal investigation into allegations of police brutality - a move that is all but certain to draw added scrutiny on City Hall. But careful observers noted the request from Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts came hours after another official - City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young - raised his hand to invite the U.S. Department of Justice in for a closer look.
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SPORTS
From Sun staff and news services | March 18, 2012
Raconteur caught Hakama in the final jump to win the $100,000 Private Terms Stakes, the feature offering on a springlike Saturday at Laurel Park. Raconteur raced behind the first four runners into the turn, then launched his bid four wide into the lane, slowly edging toward Hakama until the shadow of the wire, winning by a head. Brimstone Island finished an additional 13/4 lengths back in third. Chris DeCarlo rode the A.P. Indy colt to victory in 1 minute, 37.69 seconds for the mile distance over the fast main track.
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Pete Pichaske and For The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
As a parade of designers and artisans swirls around him, Brian Keegan is an island of calm and a rock of assistance. He answers the telephone, keeps track of who comes and goes, replaces a few lightbulbs. It's his job for two months a year, and he loves it. Keegan, 73, is a “house sitter” for Historic Ellicott City's Decorator Show House, an annual event during which a historic Howard County property is restored, redecorated and opened to the public for a month.
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January 21, 2012
I am writing in response to The Baltimore Sun's January 17th article, "Community rallies around teen accused of killing father. " I believe the women attempting to help Robert C. Richardson III are doing the right thing. They are looking past the charges the teenager faces and standing up for him after the horrific event. Maybe the boy just needed support and someone to be there for him. These women aren't jumping to conclusions or only seeing the negatives in this situation, which is what more people should do. Wouldn't you want someone to take action and support you?
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | June 11, 2011
Colleges Maryland's Barbiasz takes fifth in high jump at NCAAs Maryland junior Dwight Barbiasz finished fifth in the high jump at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Barbiasz cleared 7feet, 21/2inches to garner four points for the Terps. cruised through his first four jumps and needed only one extra attempt to clear 7-21/2 before ultimately tripping up at the 7-33/4 mark, his personal best. Baseball: Towson has signed two more players to its baseball recruiting class — outfielder Richie Blosser of North Caroline (Md.)
NEWS
May 9, 2006
On May 8, 2006, DOROTHY R. JUMP, of Severna Park, MD; beloved wife of G. Lawson Jump; loving mother of Robert L. Jump and Karen L. Guest; dear sister of John Ruark, Edgar Ruark, Joyce Deems and Vernon Ruark; devoted grandmother of five grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to BARRANCO & SONS, P.A. SEVERNA PARK FUNERAL HOME, Ritchie Hwy at Robinson Road, on Wednesday 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, 12 P.M. at Severna Park United Methodist Church. Interment will be private.
SPORTS
By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2013
Hammond's Jermika Miller had long wanted to win a state title. The triple jumper finally got one Friday - in her last high school meet. Miller won her event in Class 3A at the state championship meet at Morgan State on a day that featured weather more suited for football than track. The senior turned in her second-best jump of the season to win on the first day of competition for Class 3A and 4A schools. The No. 6 Digital Harbor boys lead in Class 3A (23 points), thanks to a win from Michael Francis in the long jump and Corey Mendez's second-place effort in the high jump.
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By Chris Branch, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2011
When Dwight Barbiasz attempted the New Hampshire state-record high jump, the entire track meet halted to watch. Normally, with more eyes comes added pressure. For Barbiasz, it was extra motivation. He nailed it. "He told me he wasn't nervous," said Chris Barbiasz, Dwight's father. "He said it helped him jump higher. " The younger Barbiasz isn't one to shrink from a challenge. Coming out of Milford (N.H.) High School, he had plenty of high-profile suitors for his leaping services.
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By Philip Hersh and Philip Hersh,Chicago Tribune | August 1, 1995
CHICAGO -- When he went to bed last Friday night at his home east of Los Angeles, long jumper Mike Powell said to himself, "If I get through Sestriere, I'll be OK."Powell was worried about losing his world record, the jump of 29 feet, 4 1/2 inches he made at the 1991 world championships in Tokyo. That had broken the seemingly unbreakable mark of 29-2 1/2 set by Bob Beamon 23 years earlier at the 1968 Olympics.Having competed against Cuba's Ivan Pedroso three times this season -- and having lost all three -- Powell knew what Pedroso could do. And he knew that the place to do it was Sestriere, Italy, an alpine village with a track at 6,726 feet above sea level.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
NEW YORK -- One day after being held to one hit, the Orioles found their bats Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. The Orioles hit three home runs, including Nelson Cruz's 40th of the season, and had 17 hits in a 5-4 win over the Yankees in front of an announced 43,201, putting a dagger in New York's already faint postseason hopes. In Monday's series opener, the Orioles managed just one hit in a 5-0 loss, marking the 11th time they've been shut out this season. But they've responded to those games well.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
When the bar Vale Tudo changed its name to The Rockwell in June, part of the reason was to have a name better reflect the club's "rock 'n' roll image. " Now, it can count a rock 'n' roll figure as an owner. Jack Barakat of All Time Low, the pop-punk quartet from Towson, recently became a co-owner of the Fells Point bar, according to the band's manager Keith Lazorchak.  Barakat spoke to the magazine Alternative Press , who first reported the news, about why he wanted to become a co-owner: " There haven't been that many bars I go that have a rock 'n' roll vibe like there used to be, kind of a craziness to them.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan jumped out to a massive - but almost certainly temporary - lead in cash in hand over Democratic rival Anthony G. Brown, the Hogan campaign reported Tuesday night. Hogan's better than 3-1 advantage - $2.4 million to Brown's $760,000 - was based largely on a July 9 lump sum payment of $2.6 million from the state's public financing fund after the June 24 primary. However, Hogan's fund-raising for his general election campaign is essentially frozen, while Brown can continue to raise money through the Nov. 4 election.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
As the Ravens hit the practice field Tuesday, one of their AFC rivals was putting the finishing touches on a significant trade. The New England Patriots sent six-time Pro Bowl offensive guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright and a 2015 fourth-round pick. Could the Ravens and general manager Ozzie Newsome also have a deal up their sleeves before they have to set their final roster at 53 on Saturday? Ravens coach John Harbaugh certainly sounded receptive to the idea, but he learned long ago to temper his expectations when it comes to trades at this time of year.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2014
At the Target in Baltimore's Mondawmin Mall, megaphone-shaped "college" signs hang over aisles stocked with must-haves for students living on their own, such as mini-refrigerators, desk lamps and six-packs of ramen noodles. "Back to College" is a well-stocked department at Target and many other stores this time of year. It's no wonder. The college market represents the biggest chunk of back-to-school shopping, which itself is the second-biggest season for retailers after the holiday season.
NEWS
By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
A light rail train briefly derailed near Oriole Park at Camden Yards Wednesday afternoon, temporarily limiting vehicle and foot traffic from Conway and Howard streets to the east side of the B&O Warehouse. A photo posted on Twitter showed the train jumped the track near the entrance to access road that leads to stadium parking lots at the intersection of Conway and Howard. Cars remained upright. A Maryland Transit Administration spokesperson said 10 people were aboard at the time of the derailment, but nobody was injured.
NEWS
July 30, 2014
I was surprised to see in Tim Wheeler 's report on the latest Cove Point permit ( "State gives gas export facility go-ahead," July 23) that Gov. Martin O'Malley has decided that fracked gas is a bridge fuel and that fracking can be done safely if the government sets the "highest and best" standards. How has the governor reached that conclusion before having seen the report from his own Marcellus Shale advisory commission? His 2011 executive order instructed the panel to determine whether and how fracking could be done without unacceptable risks to health, safety and the environment.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
There's already a movie about snakes on a plane, so of course sharks would be next. Southwest Airlines is launching a summer promotion in partnership with Discovery Channel that will give its passengers access to the network's Shark Week content , including an advance showing of  the "never-before-seen" TV special "Jaws Strikes Back. " Customers can watch the airline's "exclusive" Shark Week Channel on their mobile devices when flying Southwest planes equipped with WiFi.
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