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By Scott Calvert and Julie Scharper and Baltimore Sun reporters | December 3, 2009
A day after being convicted of embezzling gift cards for the needy, Mayor Sheila Dixon kept a low profile, remaining for hours at City Hall and ducking reporters' questions at her only public event late in the afternoon. "I'm not commenting," the mayor said Wednesday when asked about the possibility of resigning. She did not acknowledge another question about whether she would apologize to Baltimore residents for the disruption her trial has caused - a step former Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and former Rep. Kweisi Mfume have publicly recommended.
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2014
With national signing day only days away, preview the Terps ' class of 2014 with a handy, commit-by-commit guide. Prospect profiles will run all the way through Wednesday (Feb. 5), when players can officially sign a national letter of intent. ( SEE THEM ALL HERE. ) Name: Josh Woods (AKA @_numero1_ ) Position: Safety Measurables: 6 feet 3, 180 pounds High school: McDonogh Recruiter: Keith Dudzinski Finalists: Boston College, Delaware, Villanova Rankings: 247: 3*, No. 91 S Rivals: 3* ESPN: 3*, No. 79 S Stats/honors: 35 tackles and four interceptions (defense)
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By Steve Kornacki and Steve Kornacki,Knight-Ridder News Service | April 23, 1991
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Batting practice for the Oakland Athletics is an adventure for fans in left field. Jose Canseco hits screamers over the fence, and Mark McGwire lofts shots into the seats.They are known as the Bash Brothers, and their numbers over four years -- 280 homers and 815 RBI -- surpass such Hall of Fame tandems as Willie Mays and Willie McCovey, Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews.Canseco overshadows McGwire with his speed, higher batting average and chutzpah. And most concede the power edge to Canseco.
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Peter Schmuck | December 28, 2013
In a couple days, that big ball will drop in Times Square and usher in 2014. In a few weeks, the Orioles will open spring training and we'll start to find out whether they dropped the ball this winter. It's too early to say, of course. Dan Duquette has done some of his best work in the final days before the club returns to Florida, so it's only fair to wait and see what he might pull out of his hat over the next month or so. They say good things come to those who wait, right? He might already have caught a little lightning with the acquisition of outfielder David Lough, whose skill set intrigues manager Buck Showalter.
NEWS
By HEARST NEWSPAPERS | September 12, 2002
WASHINGTON - After nearly a year of constant public appearances, Attorney General John Ashcroft has become the Bush administration's Bigfoot - the mythical, rarely seen figure who shows up only briefly before quickly ducking away. Until he made a few appearances last week marking the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Ashcroft - a long-time politician who seems to enjoy the limelight - had kept an unusually low profile during the past three months. The trigger for Ashcroft's vanishing act, according to news reports, was a run-in with the White House after he overstated the case against alleged terrorist Jose Padilla, who was initially accused of plotting to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb."
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,SUN STAFF | October 12, 1998
Four years ago, Gov.-elect Parris N. Glendening stood at a State House podium surrounded by his most trusted advisers and his wife to announce his transition team -- as his running mate, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, sat on a couch behind them, looking on.That image seemed to underscore the prevailing political chatter at the time that Glendening's surprise choice for lieutenant governor was little more than his chance to capitalize on the Kennedy name as...
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By David Nitkin and Howard Libit and David Nitkin and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | July 30, 2002
HIS VISIBILITY has diminished since the close of his final legislative session and the start of the campaign to succeed him, but Gov. Parris N. Glendening garnered national attention during a few busy days last week as head of the Democratic Governors' Association. Glendening was in Manhattan on July 22, attending a major Democratic fund-raiser for New York candidates. "The focus was bringing people together, and being focused on the prize," said Ramona Oliver, a spokeswoman for the Democratic governors.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | May 13, 2001
After weeks of hanging back from the debate over a proposed new Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse in Ellicott City, several members of the Howard County YMCA's board of managers spoke out on the issue last week, saying they remained firmly behind the plan despite local opposition. Board members said they voted to sell 4 acres of the YMCA's Montgomery Road property to a developer seeking to build a Lowe's because the sale was the only way to pay for a badly needed new YMCA on the remaining land.
SPORTS
December 25, 2009
Wayne Gretzky says he is unsure about his hockey future. "You know what, I don't know what the future holds for me," he told ESPN.com on Wednesday. "I honestly don't know." The NHL lost Gretzky in September when he stepped down as coach of the Coyotes. He has kept a low profile since and is enjoying life back in Los Angeles with his family. For now, hockey is on the back burner. "I love the game," Gretzky said. "Yeah, there are days I really miss it. But the reality is everything happens for a reason and I don't see myself doing anything for at least a year and a half."
NEWS
February 23, 1998
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS found working at the Marada Industries auto parts plants in Westminster nine days ago highlight a basic lesson in economics: When times are good, jobs are plentiful and workers are more choosy. And when the economy is booming, employers have to fill jobs as best they can.Results of the midnight raid by the Immigration and Naturalization Service are still being sorted out. At least 21 of the 29 Mexicans arrested are not contesting deportation. The rest are said to be challenging it.Possible penalties for Canadian-owned Marada await further federal investigation.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2013
Here is what other news outlets are saying about the Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl XLVII today. --- Elizabeth Merrill of ESPN asks, do you believe in Ray Lewis and everything he wants to stand for? “Do you embrace the eye black, smeared down both of his cheeks, occasionally mixed with tears? Does your heart pump faster when he dances, feet sliding, biceps bulging? Do you nod and say, 'Amen' when he speaks? Do you have your name in his cellphone? There are hundreds in the NFL who do, my friend -- rookies, Ravens and even the poor soul he just flattened on the 20-yard line.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2012
When President Barack Obama comes to Baltimore for a large fundraiser Tuesday at an Inner Harbor hotel, he'll first stop at the home of an Owings Mills developer who has kept a remarkably low profile despite having poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into Democratic campaigns over the past decade. Josh E. Fidler and his wife, Genine, will host Obama for a lunch that will cost guests up to $50,000. That's more than VIPs paid to dine with the president at George Clooney's home in Los Angeles last month.
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By Sam Farmer, Tribune newspapers | August 29, 2010
Sam Bradford had a spectacular showing for the Rams last week, displaying dazzling accuracy and throwing for two touchdowns in an exhibition victory over the Patriots. Yes, it's only the preseason, but it gave the beleaguered fans in St. Louis something to savor. That said, a lot is expected of the No. 1 pick who got a record $50 million in guarantees. Here are 10 lower-profile players who have made the most of their training camps: QB Chase Daniel, Saints: Battling with Patrick Ramsey for the backup job, Daniel has done a very smart thing: he has hitched himself to Drew Brees, spending as much time as possible around the Saints star and even likening him to a big brother.
SPORTS
December 25, 2009
Wayne Gretzky says he is unsure about his hockey future. "You know what, I don't know what the future holds for me," he told ESPN.com on Wednesday. "I honestly don't know." The NHL lost Gretzky in September when he stepped down as coach of the Coyotes. He has kept a low profile since and is enjoying life back in Los Angeles with his family. For now, hockey is on the back burner. "I love the game," Gretzky said. "Yeah, there are days I really miss it. But the reality is everything happens for a reason and I don't see myself doing anything for at least a year and a half."
NEWS
By Scott Calvert and Julie Scharper and Baltimore Sun reporters | December 3, 2009
A day after being convicted of embezzling gift cards for the needy, Mayor Sheila Dixon kept a low profile, remaining for hours at City Hall and ducking reporters' questions at her only public event late in the afternoon. "I'm not commenting," the mayor said Wednesday when asked about the possibility of resigning. She did not acknowledge another question about whether she would apologize to Baltimore residents for the disruption her trial has caused - a step former Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and former Rep. Kweisi Mfume have publicly recommended.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,edward.lee@baltsun.com | April 3, 2009
The front covers of men's lacrosse media guides are usually reserved for the returning leading scorer, the impenetrable goalie or the physically imposing defenseman. Geoff Leone and Bobby Lennon don't necessarily fit the bill, but that didn't prevent Navy from putting the two on the cover of this season's guide alongside senior defenseman and team captain Andy Tormey. It's an illustration of the respect the Midshipmen coaches and players have for two seniors who play a defensive midfielder position that rarely attracts much attention.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | November 3, 1995
Maryland's Office of People's Counsel Michael Travieso joined consumer groups yesterday in opposing a sweeping rewrite of the nation's telecommunications law now pending in Congress.At a downtown news conference, Mr. Travieso warned that "there will be no control over monopoly profits" under either the House or the Senate versions of the legislation.Unless, drastic revisions are made in Congress, he will urge President Clinton to veto the legislation, Mr. Travieso said.Mr. Travieso's appearance yesterday marked one of the first occasions in which he has used his office to rally consumers' support on a controversial issue.
SPORTS
By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2014
With national signing day only days away, preview the Terps ' class of 2014 with a handy, commit-by-commit guide. Prospect profiles will run all the way through Wednesday (Feb. 5), when players can officially sign a national letter of intent. ( SEE THEM ALL HERE. ) Name: Josh Woods (AKA @_numero1_ ) Position: Safety Measurables: 6 feet 3, 180 pounds High school: McDonogh Recruiter: Keith Dudzinski Finalists: Boston College, Delaware, Villanova Rankings: 247: 3*, No. 91 S Rivals: 3* ESPN: 3*, No. 79 S Stats/honors: 35 tackles and four interceptions (defense)
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,matthew.brown@baltsun.com | December 28, 2008
DAMASCUS, Syria - These refugees aren't in camps. And that's making it more difficult for aid workers to address their growing needs. The great majority of Iraqis who have come to Syria have settled in and around the capital. Most have disappeared into the cosmopolitan population of this Middle Eastern hub; many are intentionally keeping their profiles low, for fear of being caught, detained, and sent back to Iraq. The pattern is the same in Jordan, Lebanon and other Iraqi neighbors. "It's completely different from a camp situation," says Imran Riza, who represents the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in Jordan.
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