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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | August 8, 1996
This is the weather you wished for last year.It may feel hotter this week, but compared with Central Maryland's customary scorchers, the weather so far this summer has been unusually mild and moist. In fact, the recent wet months are the latest in a long string of them.The consequences have been both good and bad for Maryland's people, plants and critters."I love it," said Harvey Miller, president of Blades Inc., a commercial lawn service in Baltimore. His grass-cutting crews have had to revisit clients every seven to 10 days.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2012
A Marine from Laurel was killed Friday in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Saturday night. Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III, 21, died in combat in Helmand province, the Pentagon said. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Mills is the fifth service member from Maryland killed this year, and the fourth to die in Afghanistan. matthew.brown@baltsun.com Twitter.com/matthewhaybrown
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September 11, 1990
It only seems like the campaign that ends today has lasted forever. In fact, for many potential voters, the campaign may as well have never begun. The candidates in today's primaries face an opponent that doesn't appear on the ballot -- apathy. With no exciting statewide races, election fever seems to have largely bypassed Maryland this year.Gene Raynor, state administrator of elections, is hoping for a 30 percent turnout across the state, but other observers predict it will be more like 25 percent.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
CSX Corp. said Thursday that it would hire more than 140 employees in Maryland this year. The new employees, who will be based primarily in Baltimore and Cumberland, will operate trains and maintain tracks, locomotives and rail cars. The company maintains nearly 1,400 miles of track in Maryland and operates facilities in Baltimore, Cumberland, Hagerstown and Jessup. Applications are available on the company's website. CSX said it recruited military veterans, with nearly one in five of its employees having served in the armed forces.
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September 28, 2002
An elderly Annapolis woman who died last week was infected with West Nile virus, Maryland health officials announced yesterday. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said tests on the 79-year-old, whose name has not been released, and on three other Maryland residents recently came back positive for the virus. There is no confirmation that the virus directly caused the woman's death. Health officials said she was admitted to a hospital Aug. 7 with encephalitis and died Sept.
SPORTS
By Don Markus | March 2, 1991
Penn State athletic director James Tarman said yesterday that the long-standing football series with the University of Maryland likely will continue through 1992 and possibly through 1993.Reacting to a report in The Washington Post, Tarman said Penn State and Maryland have signed contracts though 1993. The Post quoted Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger as saying the series probably would be discontinued after next season."There were some things [in the report in The Post] that were not accurate," Tarman said by telephone from University Park, Pa. "I don't think Andy Geiger tried to be misleading, but we absolutely have signed contracts through 1993."
SPORTS
By Paul McMullen | August 25, 1996
Malik Campbell, the only quarterback recruited by Maryland this year, still hasn't been approved by the NCAA's Eligibility Clearinghouse to practice or play.Campbell is believed to have attained the necessary standardized test score earlier this summer, but the NCAA has yet to review his records."We're led to believe that Malik's case will be considered early this week," coach Mark Duffner said. "If it goes beyond the first week of school, then a decision is going to have to be made about what he's going to do this year."
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 27, 2002
A 29-year-old engineer from Virginia was arrested at a Taneytown shopping center yesterday, accused of traveling there after arranging over the Internet to have sex with a fictitious teen-age girl, according to state police. Saqib U. Qureshi of the 8100 block Briar Creek Drive, Annandale, was charged with attempted second-degree rape and attempted second-degree sex offense and with using a computer to solicit sex with a minor, police said. He was taken to the Carroll County Detention Center to await a hearing before a District Court commissioner, police said.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | September 23, 2009
With boating deaths at a seven-year high, the Department of Natural Resources will be asking the General Assembly to enact tougher laws, requiring more children to wear life jackets and placing age restrictions on who may supervise an uncertified boater. Fifteen people have died on Maryland waterways this year despite stepped-up enforcement and high-visibility safety campaigns by Natural Resources Police. Under a proposal endorsed by the O'Malley administration, all children under the age of 13 would be required to wear a personal flotation device, beginning July 10. The current age threshold is 7. Maryland, which pioneered mandatory boating safety classes in the 1980s and minimum ages for wearing a life jacket, fell behind other states in enacting tougher standards.
BUSINESS
By David Conn and David Conn,Staff Writer | December 31, 1993
As the bard once said, this was the year that was. It was a year of soaring stock markets, mushrooming mutual funds and resurgent banks. Some of Maryland's biggest and smallest lenders fell victim to the merger frenzy that is consolidating the industry. Many got rich off this activity, and some of the state's most prominent executives disappeared from the scene.Here's a baker's dozen of trivia questions covering some of the year's events in finance, both high and low. The answers can be found on Page 16D. Consider yourself a Maryland finance aficionado if you can answer more than half the questions.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2011
A National Archives and Records Administration employee pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling government property — including a recording of Babe Ruth's voice — and selling it on eBay, the Maryland U.S. attorney's office announced. Leslie Charles Waffen, 66, worked for the NARA since 1969, swiped at least 955 sound recordings worth $30,000 and stashed them in his home or sold them online, according to prosecutors, who charged Waffen last week with stealing from the United States.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2011
Maryland Natural Resources Police will be stepping up patrols this weekend in an attempt to curb drunken boating and the number of maritime fatalities, which threatens to exceed a 10-year high reached in 2009. Eleven boaters have died in Maryland waters so far this year. By comparison, the state didn't record its fourth boating-related death last year until June 24. "We're way above where we should be," said NRP Sgt. Art Windemuth. Operation Dry Water, an annual anti-drug and alcohol enforcement effort, will run from Friday through Sunday.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,jeff.barker@baltsun.com | October 4, 2009
COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland's season seemed to shift course Saturday, as the Terrapins overcame a late turnover and a botched fourth-down decision to upset Clemson with aggressive defense - and a little luck. Maryland's 24-21 win in its first Atlantic Coast Conference game marked the second year in a row that the Terrapins had defeated a potent, favored Tigers team. It would be hard to overstate how badly the Terps (2-3, 1-0 ACC) needed the win, which resulted largely from holding Clemson to 274 yards, the fewest allowed by Maryland this year.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | September 23, 2009
With boating deaths at a seven-year high, the Department of Natural Resources will be asking the General Assembly to enact tougher laws, requiring more children to wear life jackets and placing age restrictions on who may supervise an uncertified boater. Fifteen people have died on Maryland waterways this year despite stepped-up enforcement and high-visibility safety campaigns by Natural Resources Police. Under a proposal endorsed by the O'Malley administration, all children under the age of 13 would be required to wear a personal flotation device, beginning July 10. The current age threshold is 7. Maryland, which pioneered mandatory boating safety classes in the 1980s and minimum ages for wearing a life jacket, fell behind other states in enacting tougher standards.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Candy.thomson@baltsun.com | August 5, 2009
With three months left in the active boating season, Maryland has exceeded last year's total number of fatalities and is on its way to its deadliest year since 2005. Ten people have died on the state's waterways, one more than last year, despite safety campaigns and concentrated enforcement by Natural Resources Police. In the majority of the accidents - including one last month involving an 11-year-old girl - the victims were not wearing life jackets. The death toll concerns NRP officers because of its geographical sweep, from Deep Creek Lake to Eastern Shore rivers, and because of the wide variety of contributing factors, including poor judgment and weather.
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By PAUL WEST and PAUL WEST,WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF | January 13, 2008
Washington -- The Democratic powers in Annapolis didn't look so smart after they moved Maryland's presidential primary to the earliest date ever. The idea was to make the state a national player again, but as it turned out, more than half the country still is voting ahead of Maryland this year. Once more, strategists said, Maryland would be an afterthought. Well, think again. Every day it seems more likely that voters in Maryland will have a say, after all, about who gets nominated. The Republican contest is still formless.
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By ANDREW A. GREEN and ANDREW A. GREEN,SUN REPORTER | February 7, 2006
Sen. John Kerry headlined a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings yesterday in what Democrats said will be a concentrated effort by their party's national stars to help candidates in Maryland this year. Cummings doesn't have any declared opposition to his re-election bid, but he said the presence of the Massachusetts senator - the party's 2004 presidential nominee - is a sign that Maryland, despite being heavily Democratic, is likely to be the site of pitched battles in this fall's general election.
SPORTS
By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | February 1, 1996
A wide receiver from Seneca Valley High in Montgomery County and a junior-college defensive tackle are the latest recruits to announce their intention to play football for Maryland.Moses Cruz was a three-year starter at receiver and a two-year starter in the secondary for Seneca Valley, which won state 3A titles when he was a sophomore and junior. The Screaming Eagles reached the 4A semifinals last season, when Cruz, 6 feet and 185 pounds, had 24 catches for 435 yards and eight touchdowns, seven interceptions and returned 15 punts for 325 yards.
NEWS
By ERIC SIEGEL | September 21, 2006
Jerry Longoria is a $12-an-hour security guard in San Francisco who lives in a rooming house, has $30 in his pocket to last him the four days until payday and fears being homeless. Jean Reynolds is a certified nursing assistant and single mother in Trenton, N.J., whose housing costs equal her take-home pay. She worries that the next phone call she gets is going to be from the electric company telling her that her power is going to be cut off because she is behind in her bills. Barbara Brooks is a supervisor at a juvenile group home in Freeport, N.Y., who takes home $569 and faces a $195 bill for prescription antihistamines and a decongestant that one of her five children needs for a breathing problem.
NEWS
By ANDREW A. GREEN and ANDREW A. GREEN,SUN REPORTER | February 7, 2006
Sen. John Kerry headlined a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings yesterday in what Democrats said will be a concentrated effort by their party's national stars to help candidates in Maryland this year. Cummings doesn't have any declared opposition to his re-election bid, but he said the presence of the Massachusetts senator - the party's 2004 presidential nominee - is a sign that Maryland, despite being heavily Democratic, is likely to be the site of pitched battles in this fall's general election.
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