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By EDITORAL FROM THE AEGIS | July 14, 2011
The coming months will be very telling when it comes to the direction Harford County Public Schools will be taking in the future. The first three elected members of a board of education, recently expanded from seven to nine members, have been seated, and the appointed members of the board appear to have been chosen with a political eye toward having people in office who can face the voters when the time comes. And there's the matter of Nancy Grasmick retiring this year as State Superintendent of Schools after about two decades in that office.
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Mike Preston | September 12, 2013
Despite high praise for being one of the best drafting teams in the NFL, the Ravens still have one significant area to improve: developing wide receivers. They solved the quarterback dilemma in 2008 when they selected Joe Flacco out of Delaware, but the talent at wide receiver hasn't always been there, and has become more glaring in 2013 after the Ravens traded receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers and lost tight end Dennis Pitta to a hip injury. Since the team began play in Baltimore in 1996, only two of the 20 receivers selected in the draft, Jermaine Lewis (1996)
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By MIKE PRESTON | December 22, 2002
TWO GAMES remain that might put the Ravens into the playoffs, but the 2002 season is already a success. If the Ravens beat Cleveland today at Ravens Stadium, get a little help and beat Pittsburgh next week, great. Bring on the playoffs. And if they are eliminated, that's fine, too. Bring on 2003. This year wasn't about wins and losses, but finding future players, and the Ravens have found quite a few. A team that started the season with 18 rookies or first-year players is far ahead of the learning curve.
NEWS
July 30, 2013
Culinary skills honed at a young age can produce satisfying - and yummy - results. Just ask Charlotte Corcoran's family about the tasty "homemade, not frozen," chicken nuggets corn salsa and salad, the 9-year-old made recently. "I like to cook," Charlotte said simply. So does Jeremiah James, 11, a Mount Washington Middle/Elementary School seventh grader, whose specialties are ribs and chicken and favorite TV cooking show is "Iron Chef America. " "I might be a chef," he said about a possible future occupation.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | January 26, 1998
On the eve of the Towson roundabout's opening, some business and community members wonder if they're trading one traffic headache for another. Others are more optimistic that the $2 million project will relieve traffic congestion at one of Baltimore County's busiest crossroads.The new traffic circle, set to open next week, will route drivers through the intersection at York, Dulaney Valley and Joppa roads and Allegheny Avenue without traffic lights or stop signs.The key word in the process is "yield."
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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 14, 2003
It's not that Westminster doesn't believe it can win a Carroll County boys basketball title this season. With an abundance of talent and probably the county's best athleticism, the Owls, in fact, could be considered a front-runner. When first-year coach Brett Kanther takes a hard look at his youthful rotation, however, he sometimes can't help but think of the team's possibilities. "It's fun to think about what's going to happen," Kanther said. "We want to be good this year and we are going to be good this year.
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By Rob Hiaasen | October 2, 2000
The outside joke has become an inside joke. Dennis Miller's booth-mates on "Monday Night Football" are having a field day. Last week, fellow commentator Dan Fouts "stole" a "Peyton Place" reference from Miller, and announcer Al Michaels mentioned an annotated online guide to Miller's citations. There was even a football game - and a new batch of Millerisms: A "Flowers for Algernon" learning curve - High school students might remember this novel about a mentally retarded man whose intelligence is increased by experimental drugs.
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March 3, 1995
Science lesson: Members of the Maryland General Assembly can repeal highway safety laws. They cannot repeal the laws of physics.Legislators in the worshipful air of the State House corridors have confused those two principles. Their reckless, libertarian reasoning in favor of raising the 55 mph speed limit in Maryland and undoing the 3-year-old motorcycle helmet law seems to overlook the fact that they're not arguing cold numbers. They're weighing life and death.Roughly half the number of motorcyclists died or were seriously injured from accidents last year compared to years before helmets became required gear.
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By Daniel Lyght and Daniel Lyght,SUN STAFF | June 28, 2004
POTOMAC -- It was lonely at the top for Adam Scott yesterday at the Booz Allen Classic. Coming into the final round at the Tournament Players Club at Avenel, he was six strokes ahead of the closest man -- a margin that seemed insurmountable given Scott's excellent play. Scott followed through with a 3-under-par performance, leaving the rest scrambling for second place. Five players stood log-jammed between 12- and 8-under par as the round unfolded. One of those, the favorite if anyone was to catch Scott, was his friend Charles Howell III. With a five-hole stretch of birdies on the back nine, Howell piqued the interest of those in attendance, pulling within two shots of Scott at No. 15. Those birdies in the end were nothing more than his ticket to second place and a $518,400 check.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2013
Orioles rookie right-hander Kevin Gausman's stat line -- which showed him allowing seven runs over 4 1/3 innings in the Orioles' 8-0 loss to the Rays -- told just one side of the story of Saturday night's game. At times, Gausman was sparkling able to get hitters out with his changeup. He showed that his arsenal of pitches plays at the big-league level. At the same time, he elevated too many pitches up in the zone and the Rays capitalized. They didn't hit Gausman especially hard, but they found holes in timely spots.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2013
Orioles rookie right-hander Kevin Gausman's stat line -- which showed him allowing seven runs over 4 1/3 innings in the Orioles' 8-0 loss to the Rays -- told just one side of the story of Saturday night's game. At times, Gausman was sparkling able to get hitters out with his changeup. He showed that his arsenal of pitches plays at the big-league level. At the same time, he elevated too many pitches up in the zone and the Rays capitalized. They didn't hit Gausman especially hard, but they found holes in timely spots.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2013
BOWIE -- Orioles pitching prospect Kevin Gausman has hit some rough patches through the first few weeks of his first full professional season while pitching at Double-A Bowie, but the 22-year-old right-hander's steady development continues to be more important than any pitching line. Gausman, who is ranked the No. 2 prospect in the Orioles' organization and No. 26 in all of baseball by Baseball America, will enter his fifth start of the season on Sunday against Harrisburg with a 1-2 record and a 4.74 ERA and has allowed four or more earned runs in two of his four starts.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2011
Notes from the Puerto Rico Tip-Off: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Assistant coach Scott Spinelli sat in the lobby of Maryland's beachfront hotel on Saturday and attempted to verbally chart the progress of sophomore guard Terrell Stoglin. Consider the strange arc of Stoglin's season so far: It began when head coach Mark Turgeon wanted to send a message to the player by not starting him in the opener against UNC-Wilmington.   “There were some things that Coach Turgeon wanted Terrell to work a little harder on in practice.
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By EDITORAL FROM THE AEGIS | July 14, 2011
The coming months will be very telling when it comes to the direction Harford County Public Schools will be taking in the future. The first three elected members of a board of education, recently expanded from seven to nine members, have been seated, and the appointed members of the board appear to have been chosen with a political eye toward having people in office who can face the voters when the time comes. And there's the matter of Nancy Grasmick retiring this year as State Superintendent of Schools after about two decades in that office.
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By DAVID STEELE and DAVID STEELE,david.steele@baltsun.com | December 28, 2008
If you know anything about this edition of the Ravens, you know they're the only people in town who expected them to be where they are today - one victory from an AFC playoff berth. Today, however, the stakes are different, and they will be long into the foreseeable future. The Ravens are no longer the surprise contenders. They're not flying under the radar. They're not the underdogs ("The first time in 16 weeks, huh?" Terrell Suggs cracked last week). The Ravens are beyond all that: They are prohibitive favorites to whomp on the Jacksonville Jaguars this afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium and are considered a virtual lock to clinch the last wild-card spot.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,FROM STAFF REPORTS | November 8, 2006
As he lined up for his 30-yard direct kick, junior Abas Ebrahimnejad was directed by his brother, senior Mostafa Ebrahimnejad, to "put a little curve on it toward the back post." Abas followed his big brother's instructions, and Francisco Borelli scored off a ball that bounced off an onrushing crowd with 23 minutes left as visiting and unranked Hammond (11-3-2) upset No. 8 Atholton, 1-0, in the rain in last night's Class 2A South region title game. Borelli said he "was in the right place at the right time" as the Bears' 11th shutout earned Hammond a return to the state semifinals after having been state runners-up last year.
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Mike Preston | September 12, 2013
Despite high praise for being one of the best drafting teams in the NFL, the Ravens still have one significant area to improve: developing wide receivers. They solved the quarterback dilemma in 2008 when they selected Joe Flacco out of Delaware, but the talent at wide receiver hasn't always been there, and has become more glaring in 2013 after the Ravens traded receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers and lost tight end Dennis Pitta to a hip injury. Since the team began play in Baltimore in 1996, only two of the 20 receivers selected in the draft, Jermaine Lewis (1996)
BUSINESS
By LESTER A. PICKER | January 6, 1992
Lately, one topic has consistently come up when I talk with non-profit executives about technology issues: Should we move to Windows or not? Asking me that question is like asking a Bedouin which snow sled is best. A computer expert I'm not. As long as it does what I need it to do, I couldn't care less what goes on inside the black box.So, maybe eight months ago, hat in hand and heavily armed with ignorance, I approached the chief guru of our computer affiliate, Dr. Ed Boas of International Computer Associates in Chesapeake City.
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By CHILDS WALKER and CHILDS WALKER,SUN REPORTER | March 17, 2006
JUPITER, Fla. -- Eric DuBose didn't help the Orioles make any decisions about their bullpen yesterday. The left-hander had pitched well in his previous three spring appearances but allowed two runs on four hits and two walks in three innings of work against theSt. Louis Cardinals. On the bright side, the three hits in the first inning were modestly struck singles. "I thought he looked fair," manager Sam Perlozzo said. "Not bad, just not his best." DuBose and John Halama, who will start today against Washington, are candidates to pitch in long relief.
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