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August 8, 2002
A 53-year-old Linthicum woman lost her left arm in an accident that snarled traffic on Interstate 97 for about three hours yesterday, officials said. Linda Lindsay of the 400 block of Sudbury Road was driving her 2000 Hyundai sedan south near Quarterfield Road about 7:30 a.m. when her car collided with and became trapped under a tractor-trailer owned by Nemf Trucking, officials said. Firefighters spent about an hour trying to free Lindsay, who was trapped behind the steering wheel and whose arm had to be amputated, said John Scholz, division chief of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2012
A foot and half separated Marc Burleson from the buried bomb he was trying to defuse last December in a narrow alleyway of a small Afghanistan village. The bomb exploded, mutilating the Marine's face, ripping off part of his right arm, paralyzing his left arm, blinding him in one eye and leaving him unconscious for nearly a month. Burleson, a 31-year-old Texan, finally awoke to a pain he never imagined could exist. An excruciating burning sensation came from the paralyzed left arm — a pain that overpowered any of the hurt he felt from his other injuries.
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SPORTS
By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | October 25, 2001
Ravens right tackle Leon Searcy won't play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and when or if he plays this season should be determined today. Searcy did not practice yesterday. Instead, he had tests on his left arm, which is still recovering from a torn triceps muscle suffered during an intrasquad scrimmage in training camp. The team had hoped to have Searcy back for his first game as a Raven on Sunday. If tests on his arm reveal further damage, there is a chance Searcy will need surgery again.
SPORTS
By Don Markus | November 15, 2011
At his weekly news conference Tuesday in College Park, Maryland football coach Randy Edsall said that injured quarterback Danny O'Brien would need about 12 weeks to recover from a broken bone in his left arm suffered in last Saturday's 45-21 loss to Notre Dame at FedEx Field. Edsall said he expected O'Brien to be back in the spring competing for the starting job with C.J. Brown. But later, when asked about speculation that O'Brien might transfer after graduating in the spring, Edsall made an interesting comment that is bound to stir things up among the Maryland faithful - and maybe in O'Brien's family.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | May 19, 1998
But for the gun misfiring, Amy Fischer would probably be dead.Instead, she has lost the use of her left arm -- and she is left-handed.Yesterday, Wayne Resper, who shot Fischer the night before she was to testify against him in a shoplifting case, was sentenced to life plus five years in prison.Deputy State's Attorney William Roessler was satisfied. "It was a planned assassination," he said.Nasty remarks and threats occasionally arise in Anne Arundel County murder and other high-stakes cases, but this was the only time in recent memory that someone had tried to kill a witness.
SPORTS
By JEFF ZREBIEC and JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER | December 20, 2005
It was three months ago today that Brian Roberts was forced to consider the possibility that his burgeoning career could be over. That reality hit him as he lay in a heap near the first base bag at Yankee Stadium, clutching his dangling left arm after a gruesome collision with New York's Bubba Crosby. Roberts underwent ligament reconstruction surgery 10 days after the collision, which resulted in a dislocated elbow, a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament and his pronator flexor tendon tearing off the bone.
NEWS
April 11, 2004
The right arm of a right-handed tennis player may have 30 percent more bone than the left arm -- because bones are especially responsive to forces of gravitation and stress. National Geographic's The New Everyday Science Explained
NEWS
By Robert H. Deluty | November 16, 1993
I remember his left arm.Leather-tough, lightly freckled,Thick as a fireplace log.Culminating in short, dense fingersWith near-perfectly round nails.Most memorable, though, was the forearm,Damaged by five blue numbers:His concentration camp tattoo.A daily/nightly reminder ofEvil and martyrdom,Faith and resilience.
NEWS
October 3, 1990
A Baltimore man lost his left arm last night after he reached under a sofa bed for a loaded sawed-off shotgun and it discharged, striking him in the shoulder.City police said Alexander Jeffery Clayton Ceruti, 20, of the 1800 block of E. 30th St. near Clifton Park, was in serious condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital today after doctors amputated his left arm. Investigators said the shooting was accidental.Police said Ceruti was in a house in the 3900 block of Old York Road in Waverly shortly before 10 p.m. with some friends.
NEWS
July 6, 1994
County police arrested a 30-year-old Hanover man on assault charges Sunday after a fight in which the victim was stabbed in the left arm, police said yesterday.Vercell David Horton of the 7200 block of Ridge Road was charged with assault, battery, possession of a deadly weapon and malicious destruction of property, police said.Vaughn Dailey, 32, of Woodside Terrace was treated for a stab wound of his left arm early Sunday, police said.Police charged that Mr. Horton stabbed Mr. Dailey during a fight over a woman.
SPORTS
By Ken Murray, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2011
Sakina Smith still hears the whispered wisdom her mother gave her years ago when she first learned to live and play with only one arm. "You are special, remember that," Zestean Smith would murmur into Sakina's ear. At other times, her mother would say, "You are a teacher. Maybe not in the usual sense, but you teach people you can do everything they can do. " More than a decade later, Sakina Smith, 21, embodies the message her mother delivered at a young age. She is a congenital amputee and a Division I athlete at Morgan State.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | edward.lee@baltsun.com | January 4, 2010
- With a stunning stiff- arm - both literal and figurative - the Ravens pushed aside the Oakland Raiders and clinched a wild-card playoff spot. Willis McGahee bashed a Raiders player to the turf on his way to a 77-yard touchdown, and the Ravens grounded the hopes of several AFC playoff contenders in similar fashion with their 21-13 victory over the Raiders before an announced 38,400 at Oakland-Alameda County Stadium on Sunday. With the win, the Ravens (9-7) will meet the New England Patriots on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the first round.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,edward.lee@baltsun.com | January 4, 2010
OAKLAND, Calif. - - With a stunning stiff-arm - both literal and figurative - the Ravens pushed aside the Oakland Raiders and clinched a wild-card playoff spot. Willis McGahee bashed a Raiders player to the turf on his way to a 77-yard touchdown, and the Ravens grounded the hopes of several AFC playoff contenders in similar fashion with their 21-13 victory over the Raiders before an announced 38,400 at Oakland-Alameda County Stadium on Sunday. With the win, the Ravens (9-7)
NEWS
By RICHARD IRWIN | August 19, 2008
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore and Baltimore County. Baltimore Central Shooting: A man, 28, was seated in his parked car in the 1300 block of Guilford Ave. about 1:30 a.m. Monday when he was shot in the left arm by an unidentified man who fled on foot. The victim drove himself to Mercy Medical Center, where he was treated. Eastern Shooting: Moments after a man, 32, and his 3-year-old son were leaving a store in the 1800 block of E. Lafayette Ave. about 2:15 p.m. Sunday, two men assaulted the father.
NEWS
By Stefen Lovelace and Stefen Lovelace,Sun Reporter | March 5, 2008
As Chris Gonzalez lies on his back and closes his eyes in an effort to stay calm, a feeling of apprehension creeps into his psyche. The 14-year-old freshman from North Carroll is dressed in a bright-red and black wrestling singlet and a baggy "Panthers" jacket. He's lying near the wall of the Westminster High gym, his white iPod earphones on snugly. As he waits for his match to begin, the 145-pound junior varsity wrestler keeps telling himself, "If you lose, it's OK." Finally, it's his turn.
NEWS
By MARY BETH KOZAK and MARY BETH KOZAK,SUN REPORTER | March 29, 2006
On the wall of Chris Crowe's bedroom is a poster of former major league pitcher Jim Abbott, with a quote that reads, "I work very hard and I felt that I could play the game and the only thing that could stop me was myself." For Crowe, a junior reserve outfielder for Havre de Grace, Abbott's words are an inspiration. Abbott was born without a right hand and went on to have a 10-year career in the majors. Similar to Abbott, Crowe only has full use of one arm due to a birth defect. Though Crowe has both hands, he has very limited use of his left hand, which is about a third of the size of his right.
NEWS
June 14, 1998
An 18-year-old Annapolis man was in critical condition yesterday after he was shot in the back Friday evening.Darryl Collins of the first block of College Creek Terrace was at Prince George's Hospital's shock trauma unit.A second victim, John R. Furbush, 17, of the 100 block of Obery Court in Annapolis, suffered a minor gunshot wound to his left arm. He was treated at the scene.Police said they had identified a suspect but no arrest had been made.Pub Date: 6/14/98
NEWS
By RICHARD IRWIN | August 19, 2008
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore and Baltimore County. Baltimore Central Shooting: A man, 28, was seated in his parked car in the 1300 block of Guilford Ave. about 1:30 a.m. Monday when he was shot in the left arm by an unidentified man who fled on foot. The victim drove himself to Mercy Medical Center, where he was treated. Eastern Shooting: Moments after a man, 32, and his 3-year-old son were leaving a store in the 1800 block of E. Lafayette Ave. about 2:15 p.m. Sunday, two men assaulted the father.
SPORTS
By JEFF ZREBIEC and JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER | December 20, 2005
It was three months ago today that Brian Roberts was forced to consider the possibility that his burgeoning career could be over. That reality hit him as he lay in a heap near the first base bag at Yankee Stadium, clutching his dangling left arm after a gruesome collision with New York's Bubba Crosby. Roberts underwent ligament reconstruction surgery 10 days after the collision, which resulted in a dislocated elbow, a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament and his pronator flexor tendon tearing off the bone.
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