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By Scott Dance | April 27, 2012
A decade ago tomorrow, the worst tornado in Maryland history struck La Plata, killing three people and flattening buildings with 261 mph winds. The F5 twister, the top of the scale for tornado intensity, left a plate of fried chicken on the counter of a fast-food restaurant but tore off two of the building's walls and its roof, according to one Baltimore Sun report. It left one resident's mailbox standing, waiting for more mail in front of a house that was torn from its foundation, resting on some bushes.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 1, 2014
For Maryland, Saturday's home game against Ohio State is big, a chance to knock off one of the power teams in the Big Ten and an opportunity for the Terps to establish themselves even more as a viable threat in their new conference. Ohio State, though, is used to being the favorite -- with less prestigious teams looking to knock the Buckeyes off. “We're going to go there, and we're going to welcome them to the Big Ten,” Ohio State tight end Jeff Heuerman told reporters after the Buckeyes' practice Wednesday . “We're going to go on the road, and it's going to be a big game, and we're going to show them what Big Ten football is, and hopefully it'll come out in our favor.” This is Maryland's first conference home game as a member of the Big Ten. It comes against a perennial national championship contender and a team with arguably the richest history in the Big Ten. “They're saying it's one of the biggest games in Maryland history,” Heuerman said.
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June 7, 2000
In many parts of the world, spring is a time to celebrate the end of the cold dark days of winter. Spring and summer are exciting and colorful seasons when people welcome new life and celebrate the outdoors. There are many Baltimore traditions connected with these seasons. The Farmers' Markets and baseball are some of Baltimore's favorite warm weather events! Many people celebrate their joy in the coming of spring and summer by wearing colorful party hats. Hat's off to warmer summer ! Let's celebrate the seasons by making an old-fashioned party hat!
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Karen A. Stuart, a Library of Congress archivist who earlier had been head librarian at the Maryland Historical Society where she also was associate editor of the Maryland Historical Magazine, died of cancer Aug. 19 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 59. "As head librarian at the Maryland Historical Society, Karen always took her job seriously, trying hard to help researchers who sometimes had fairly arcane questions of projects," said Robert J. Brugger, an author and Maryland historian who is a senior editor at the Johns Hopkins University Press.
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By Elise Armacost | January 19, 1997
WHEN I WAS a child one of my favorite places to eat lunch was the tea room at the old Hutzler's department store in Towson. A little girl could feel genteel and grown-up there amid the pearl-draped ladies with their shopping bags, a neat little sandwich on her plate instead of the usual burger-and-fries kiddie fare.And there were those murals -- the walls covered with painted scenes from Maryland history, including a beautiful place called Hampton Mansion.Funny, but it never occurred to me that Hampton Mansion might be a real house, and that I might actually go there.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | January 4, 1997
Beta Kaessmann Manakee, 95, author of the standard textbook used to teach Maryland history to elementary school students, died Dec. 19 at Church Home and Hospital, where she resided at the time of her death.Her work -- "My Maryland, Her First 300 Years" -- was published in 1934 by Ginn & Co. and remains in print. She was assisted in the writing by her husband, local historian Harold Manakee, and the late Joseph Wheeler, longtime director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.She also helped research the 1931 literary and historical map of Maryland drawn by artist Edwin Tunis.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | March 5, 1997
Police who seized a ton of cocaine from a Baltimore warehouse last week broke up an elaborate scheme to smuggle drugs from Houston to New York and uncovered connections to South and Central America, newly filed court documents say.Two affidavits totaling 18 pages, filed in U.S. District Court, detail a five-month undercover investigation of suspected drug distributors and how they allegedly planned to get $25 million worth of cocaine to New York through Baltimore.Federal...
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | December 6, 2002
A close race in suburban Washington's 8th Congressional District was the most expensive U.S. House campaign in Maryland history -- and one of the most costly in the nation -- as Rep. Constance A. Morella and state Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Jr. together spent nearly $6 million seeking the seat. Van Hollen, the Democratic challenger, raised slightly less than Morella, an eight-term Republican incumbent, but won by a 52-47 percent margin. Morella spent just under $3 million, while Van Hollen spent almost $2.9 million.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF | January 22, 1997
Actress and storyteller Mary Ann Jung took children at Rippling Woods Elementary School on a journey back in time yesterday -- more than 350 years back.Life was pretty tough then: To the moans and groans of students sitting in a semicircle in the school's gymnasium, she told how there was no Nintendo, pizza, hamburgers or McDonald's.People greeted each other with a "Good day," not a "Hello."Bringing back to life the earliest days of Maryland, Jung portrayed Mistress Margaret Brent, who came to Maryland with the first settlers.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | January 5, 2008
John Carleton Jones, a former longtime Sunday Sun reporter, author and critic who was known for his stylish writing and love of Maryland history, died from complications of dementia Dec. 29 at an assisted-living facility in Shallotte, N.C. The former Westminster resident was 84. Mr. Jones was born in Columbia, Mo. He was raised there and in Washington, where his father, Army Gen. Lloyd E. Jones, a West Point graduate, held a military assignment during...
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By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
Not since Brooks Robinson has any Arkansan been more welcome in Maryland than David Wrightam. And in the tiny Western Maryland hamlet of Williamsport, he may be getting top billing -- at least since last Friday, when he visited the town's Desert Rose Cafe in answer to a challenge from Howard County Executive and Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Ken Ulman. It seems Ulman was on a campaign swing through Western Maryland last week when he stopped at the Desert Rose and noticed a U.S. map owner Rose Harris had hanging on the wall.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
Penn State football coach James Franklin paused Wednesday and - in an exaggerated deadpan manner - shouted a question to a member of his staff. "Hey, Lauren, do we have Maryland on the schedule this year?" the former two-time Terps assistant inquired. "Yeah, we do? Somewhere back there," Franklin said without the hint of a smile. Franklin - once in line to become Maryland's head coach - knows full well that the Terps will travel to Penn State on Nov. 1 as part of Maryland's inaugural Big Ten season.
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By Jason Bryant, For Tribune Newspapers and By Jason Bryant, For Tribune Newspapers | March 23, 2014
Maryland senior Jimmy Sheptock placed second in the 184-pound division at the 2014 NCAA championships Saturday night, losing to Penn State's Ed Ruth, 7-2, in the final at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. The senior's finish is the highest for a Terp since Gobel Kline won the title at 152pounds in 1969. It was also the first second-place finish for Maryland since Ernie Fischer was the runner-up at 167 pounds in 1954. “I'm really proud of Jimmy,” Maryland coach Kerry McCoy said.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2014
Maryland's inability to close out games has become the overarching theme of what has been a disappointing season. As the Terps close out the regular season with a pair of home games, coach Mark Turgeon is hoping that his team can reverse its recent stretch of agonizing defeats. The arrival of last-place Virginia Tech (9-19, 2-14 Atlantic Coast Conference) on Tuesday night might be enough for Maryland (15-14, 7-9) to wipe out the memory of Sunday's 77-73 double-overtime loss at Clemson, the Terps ' third defeat by four points or less in their past four games.
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Sports Digest | December 3, 2013
College field hockey Five Terps named to All-America teams Maryland junior midfielder Maxine Fluharty , senior goalkeeper Natalie Hunter , senior defender Ali McEvoy , sophomore defender Sarah Sprink and senior forward Jill Witmer were named to National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-America teams on Monday. McEvoy and Witmer, the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive and Offensive Players of the Year, respectively, made the first team, while Hunter was chosen to the second team.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2013
A two-inch-thick steel door secured by a padlock hides an exclusive gem of Maryland history. Only 10 people have keys. Nine of them work to protect the governor. Behind that door, more than 140 narrow wooden steps wind upward to a spectaular vista that has been enjoyed by former U.S. presidents, Maryland's contemporary political elite and the scores of workers who used 18th century technology to hoist massive beams nearly 200 feet in the air to build the dome of the Maryland State House.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2013
Called to action by the blast of a horn, more than 30 yapping spotted hounds spill down a hill, bound across a country road, leap a fence and rush a faded winter field. On the hound's heels are about two dozen hunters on horseback, men and women in britches and tweed and velvet hats. Motorists, what few there are this deep in the country on a hushed winter morning, a weekday, are slow to take it in. Some stop altogether. For it's something to behold, this pageant of beasts and man -- a scene from another time, another place.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday kicked off an autumn-long series of appearances intended to highlight his record over the past seven years and to set the stage for the final year of his administration. O'Malley has scheduled five "policy forums" organized around the theme of "Better Choices, Better Results. " The opening event, held Wednesday at Goucher College, promoted the governor's legacy, included a give-and-take with business leaders and allowed a campaign plug for Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown — O'Malley's choice to succeed him. "We've restrained spending growth but we've also had the guts to make investments in education and innovation and, yes, in infrastructure, and I have the scars to prove it," O'Malley, a Democrat, told an audience largely made up of supportive business executives and state and local officials.
SPORTS
Baltimore Sun staff | July 24, 2013
Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason team, the league announced today. The sophomore from Gaithersburg is listed as the top specialist in the ACC. As a freshman, Diggs averaged 172.36 all-purpose yards, and returned kickoffs of 99 and 100 yards for touchdowns. Diggs ranked second last year in kick-return average (28.5) and fifth in punt-return average (10.0). His 1,896 yards last season were the second-most all-purpose yards in a season in Maryland history.
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