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March 7, 1996
Police logScaggsville: 8500 block of Pineway Drive: A burglar removed two screws from a storage shed's door latch between Friday and Sunday, entered and took three Goodyear tires and three chrome wheels, police said.Pub Date: 3/07/96
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By Sandra McKee | sandra.mckee@baltsun.com | January 28, 2010
Myzar Mendoza, a senior at Winters Mill, is a quick study. He had never stepped onto a wrestling mat until he was a freshman. Had never even seen a match. But Mendoza (125 pounds), who has a 14-4 record, is one of his team's anchors, and he's something of a surprise to his coach. "The first year," Winters Mill coach John Lowe said, all the coaches "agreed he would be the first person to quit the junior varsity that year." But they were wrong. Mendoza was inspired by his coaches' lack of confidence in him, and while he didn't - and still doesn't - much enjoy all the hard work that goes into succeeding in the sport, he found himself fascinated by the result.
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NEWS
November 24, 1994
POLICE LOG* North Laurel: First block of Midway Ave.: Someone broke into a home, ransacked its interior and stole change and a CD Monday, police said.* Scaggsville: 10600 block of Harding Road: A resident awakened by a loud noise outside his home Tuesday saw a man running from his shed. Police said the suspect had broken a latch on the shed, but nothing was reported taken.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,sandra.mckee@baltsun.com | January 28, 2010
Myzar Mendoza, a senior at Winters Mill, is a quick study. He had never stepped onto a wrestling mat until he was a freshman. Had never even seen a match. But Mendoza (125 pounds), who has a 14-4 record, is one of his team's anchors, and he's something of a surprise to his coach. "The first year," Winters Mill coach John Lowe said, all the coaches "agreed he would be the first person to quit the junior varsity that year." But they were wrong. Mendoza was inspired by his coaches' lack of confidence in him, and while he didn't - and still doesn't - much enjoy all the hard work that goes into succeeding in the sport, he found himself fascinated by the result.
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By Tori Campion and Tori Campion,Sun Staff | July 7, 2002
Now you can praise your canine for chasing that squirrel. The Chuckit! Flying Squirrel is a Frisbee-like toy complete with a taunting squirrel head in the middle. Made from a fabric material that is gentle on your dog's teeth, the Flying Squirrel sits on raised "paws" for easier doggie-retrieval. Fashion-conscious pooches can play with the blue and orange Flying Squirrel, which is easy to find in the grass. For the military mutt, there's the black and camouflage pattern. The Flying Squirrel, made by Canine Hardware, is available at PetsMart and other local pet stores, priced from $10.99 to $12.95.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 5, 2000
Search Star Stable Inc.'s Uppermost Inmymind burned a path up the rail, out-stepped five filly and mare rivals and then held on under vigorous urging to win the $40,000 Jacob France Stakes yesterday at Pimlico. The 4-year-old Uppermost Inmymind covered the 5 1/2 furlongs in 1 minute, 5 1/5 seconds. She and rider Rick Wilson finished a neck in front of a very game Angelica Jean. The odds-on favorite Princess Franny finished third. The winner returned $9.80 and was the top half of a $58.40, 1-6 exacta.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | September 17, 1990
IF THE educational system in this country is indeed going to hell in a handbasket, part of the blame can be placed on digital clocks.This occurred to me the other day when an eager but obviously dense kid of about 8 was helping me carry plants out of a nursery.When we reached my car, he fumbled for a moment with the trunk latch."Turn it clockwise," I said.The kid looked at me as if I had suddenly lapsed into Swahili."Clockwise," I repeated. "You know, the direction a clock moves."Boy, I thought, this kid is going to have his hands full in school.
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By ROB KASPER | September 18, 2004
THERE ARE few sounds more reassuring to a homeowner's ear than the "click" of a door as it latches. There are few sights more pleasing to a father's eye than seeing his kid pick up a tool and fix something. Recently I experienced both sensations. A door that had refused to stay closed was repaired so that its latch slid smoothly into place. Moreover, one of my sons did the fixing. The wave of joy I felt as the repair was completed was probably an overreaction. The task involved was pretty simple, a quick job. But the deed could be ripe with symbolism and that possibility overwhelmed me. Could it be that this repair effort was the sign of a major shift in attitude?
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By ROB KASPER | October 15, 1994
National Crime Prevention Month sneaked up on me. We were halfway through October before I knew it was the month that, according to the nation's locksmiths, I should be making my home a tougher target for burglars.The news caught me with my defenses down. The lock on the gate on our backyard fence was out of service. When it stopped working I had carried it down to my neighborhood locksmith, who looked at it and decided that it was time to retire the old lock from service.I bought a new lock and the locksmith "rekeyed" it so that the keys that opened the old lock would work on the new lock.
NEWS
By SCOTT SHANE and SCOTT SHANE,Scott Shane is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 1993
I latch the seat belt on my three-year-old son's airline seat.He begins to study how to unlatch it, so that I'll latch it again, so that he can unlatch it, so that I'll latch it again. But it's a challenge for him, which gives me a chance to reach into the seat-pocket in front of me and enter another world.Skymall, says the on-board catalog. I like the sound. I like the slick, crisp pictures, the cooing copy. Skymall is consumer pornography of the highest order. It is salve for the human condition, in which satisfaction seems always barely out of reach, always on order but never quite arrived.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,kevin.vanvalkenburg@baltsun.com | January 8, 2009
COLLEGE PARK - University of Maryland junior wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, a McDonogh graduate and big-play threat for the Terps the past three seasons, announced yesterday that he plans to forgo his senior year and enter the 2009 NFL draft. Heyward-Bey, a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, said he debated the pros and cons with everyone close to him before making his decision, from his mother, to coach Ralph Friedgen, to former Ravens receiver Devard Darling, a close family friend.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,Sun Reporter | November 20, 2006
Mainstream newspapers may be up against dwindling circulation and shrinking advertising revenues, but college papers have become hot commodities. Spurred by research indicating that about 76 percent of the nation's 6 million full-time college undergraduates read their campus papers at least occasionally, big corporations and advertisers are latching onto student-run publications. One of the most notable examples of the trend occurred in late summer, when a subsidiary of MTV, one of the country's best-known youth brands and part of the Viacom entertainment empire, purchased College Publisher, a company that runs Web sites for about 450 college papers - nine of them in Maryland.
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By CHILDS WALKER | August 24, 2006
I read an interesting article this week on Footballguys.com about the optimal order in which to draft a fantasy team. I won't give away the content except to say I was surprised how many of the most productive configurations entailed taking a wide receiver ahead of a second running back. This notion goes against the fantasy orthodoxy that has developed in recent years. But I can see doing it in my drafts, especially if I'm picking later in the second round. Receivers are probably the least glamorous of the three glamour positions in fantasy football.
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By ROB KASPER | September 18, 2004
THERE ARE few sounds more reassuring to a homeowner's ear than the "click" of a door as it latches. There are few sights more pleasing to a father's eye than seeing his kid pick up a tool and fix something. Recently I experienced both sensations. A door that had refused to stay closed was repaired so that its latch slid smoothly into place. Moreover, one of my sons did the fixing. The wave of joy I felt as the repair was completed was probably an overreaction. The task involved was pretty simple, a quick job. But the deed could be ripe with symbolism and that possibility overwhelmed me. Could it be that this repair effort was the sign of a major shift in attitude?
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | March 5, 2004
The Ravens completed what could become the signature acquisition of their season yesterday. Filling the biggest void on the team, the Ravens traded their second-round pick in this year's NFL draft to the San Francisco 49ers for former All-Pro receiver Terrell Owens. The deal is contingent on the controversial star's passing a physical, which may be conducted as late as Monday. His Hall of Fame ability transforms the Ravens into legitimate Super Bowl contenders. His infamous antics - from autographing a ball on the field after a touchdown to berating his offensive coordinator on the sideline - raise some concerns.
NEWS
By Tom Horton and Tom Horton,SUN STAFF | January 30, 2004
BEFORE WE start paddling, does anyone need to relieve themselves?" I was not being solicitous. It's just that when the wind chill is minus 5, and your kayak's in a remote marsh, and the buckles that secure its hatches against the waves building offshore are frozen so they will not latch -- well, you thaw them out however you can. Mission accomplished, we launched for the nine-mile transit of winding channels and broad, shallow bays that would take...
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By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | June 12, 1993
A wooden fence can be a joy to a homeowner, offering security, privacy and beauty. But it probably won't work without a good gate, and it won't last without a good finish.A "good" gate needs several things: It needs solid side posts as anchors; it needs a reinforced structure to keep it from sagging; and it needs appropriate hardware so it swings freely and latches securely.Putting a gate together is a lot like putting in a fence. First decide where it goes, set the support posts, then build the gate and install it.Determine the placement and width first.
NEWS
By Tom Horton and Tom Horton,SUN STAFF | January 30, 2004
BEFORE WE start paddling, does anyone need to relieve themselves?" I was not being solicitous. It's just that when the wind chill is minus 5, and your kayak's in a remote marsh, and the buckles that secure its hatches against the waves building offshore are frozen so they will not latch -- well, you thaw them out however you can. Mission accomplished, we launched for the nine-mile transit of winding channels and broad, shallow bays that would take...
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By Eric Slater and Eric Slater,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 4, 2003
NEW ORLEANS - Rockets scream from the rafters, fireballs rise into the darkness and tremendous explosions rattle the New Orleans Arena. Brent Vincent sits on a railing wearing a bulletproof vest. He is paying no attention to the thunder and flames. The vest is not to protect him from fireworks. He is watching a 2,000-pound bull named High Tide smash its horned head into the corral below. Another bull about the same size left Vincent, 26, with a broken ankle just two months before. Another one left him with a dislocated shoulder, another with a separated shoulder, two others knocked him unconscious, and yet another gave him that scar beneath his blond hair.
SPORTS
By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | December 24, 2002
Mathematically, the Ravens are still alive. Realistically, they are on life support. After a crippling 14-13 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, the Ravens (7-8) are the league's biggest long shot to make the playoffs heading into the season's final week. The Ravens need to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road and for six other AFC teams to lose next weekend, and the team's chances of earning a wild-card spot stand at 128-to-1. "I know it's remote and I'm not sticking my head in the sand," Ravens coach Brian Billick said.
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