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July 30, 1992
Congratulations to Anita Nall.Turning 16, the Towson Catholic High School junior swam to an Olympic silver medal in the women's 100-meter breast stroke event yesterday in Barcelona, setting an American record, after winning a bronze medal in the 200-meter breast-stroke earlier in the week.She finished in front of the best swimmers in the world (all but one) amid the frantic expectation that mushroomed after she set the world record in 200 meters in March.Anita Nall handled the distracting attention with poise, genuineness and modesty, and concentrated on her stroke.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
Imagine a life without smartphones, without Skype, without Wi-Fi-enabled laptops. Now imagine being a soldier in Afghanistan, patrolling remote valleys with only the most basic form of communication: A radio that can transmit only to other soldiers within your line of sight. For a decade, Patrick DeGroodt and his colleagues labored to improve battlefield communications for U.S. troops. The result is the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, or "WIN-T" - a secure mobile communications system that allows soldiers to place phone calls, use military computer programs and send videos and photos via email, all from a souped-up Humvee driving down a dirt road halfway across the world.
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By Stephen Wigler | April 29, 1994
Mstislav Rostropovich, the world-renowned cellist, conductor and human rights activist, will receive the George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music, the highest honor the Peabody Conservatory can bestow.The Russian-born Rostropovich will receive the medal at Friedberg Hall Thursday during the intermission of an all-Russian program by the Peabody Symphony Orchestra. The program will be conducted by Leon Fleisher and feature piano soloist Stephen Prutsman.Rostropovich, who is in his last year as the music director of Washington's National Symphony, will spend the earlier part of the day rehearsing the Peabody Camerata and several Peabody cast members for the world premiere performances of the chamber opera, "Ligeia," at the Evian Festival in France.
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By Mary McCauley and Will FespermanThe Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
When the report of a shooting came in over the radio last September at the Navy Yard in Washington, Master at Arms Charles Pitt initially assumed it was a drill. "These things don't really happen here," said the Annapolis-area resident. Pitt got into a vehicle with his 5-year-old black German shepherd, Olli, and headed to the site of the call, discovering it was all too real. Gunman Aaron Alexis, a computer technician for a private Navy contractor, was on a shooting rampage that left 13 people dead, including himself, and injured three others.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2011
Starting when he was six years old, Dorian Claggett would beg anybody in his house to play Monopoly with him. His persistence would eventually pay off, as somebody would reluctantly volunteer, and then Claggett would methodically go about winning the game. Even at that young age, he always had a game plan and a competitive fire. "I like to go around [the Monopoly board] one time and then make sure to get the properties I want," Claggett said. "You have to wait it out, get some houses up and then some hotels and then you're set. " Set to be a junior at Poly this fall, Claggett, 15, takes the same approach to his blossoming track career.
SPORTS
February 19, 2006
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SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | February 24, 1992
The Winter Olympics are over, but there is one more set of medals to be awarded -- for the television coverage. And I'm just the guy to do it.OK, maybe I'm not the guy to do it. But I'm the guy who's going to do it. So there.In the spirit of the Olympic movement, no network flag will be raised when the award winners mount the platform. And because all the versions of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" are still in Albertville, instead the winners will hear a recording of Arnold Stang reciting Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn" (yeah, I know, about $2.50 an hour)
SPORTS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | August 3, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- They weren't the favorites. They were just two men from the United States, paddling a canoe through a torrent of water, trying to claim a medal, any medal, at the 1992 Summer Olympics.But yesterday, on the man-made course in La Seu d'Urgell, Joe Jacobi, a Maryland native who trains in North Carolina, and Scott Strausbaugh got more than they had bargained for. They won the gold medal in the men's double canoe to close out the whitewater slalom competition."We came into this race feeling there were five to eight boats that could win," Strausbaugh said.
SPORTS
By James H. Jackson QhB | January 28, 1992
The U.S. Olympic hockey team will be searching for gold in France.And if the medal can't be gold, a silver or bronze will do nicely, thank you."Our goal all along has been to win a medal in these Olympic Games, hopefully a gold," said coach Dave Peterson before his team left for Albertville, France, last week to begin preparations for the Winter Olympics."
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | September 9, 1994
The way the North Baltimore Aquatic Club's Whitney Phelps sees it, a medal in the World Championships is a possibility if she swims her race in the prescribed fashion.Phelps, 14, is missing the first week of her freshman classes at Towson High to compete in the 200-meter butterfly on Sunday, the final day of the seven-day championships in Rome. She qualified for the U.S. national team by winning the event at last month's Phillips 66 National Championships in Indianapolis."I'll need a good start and turns," Phelps said by phone from Rome.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
Like many artists before her, Lisa Su has found inspiration from the intricate patterns and textures found in nature: the red seeds from the inside of a pomegranate, barnacles adhering to a rock. Yet the materials she uses are not beautiful or intricate. They are the stuff we throw away: old newspapers, egg shells, plastic bags, pencil shavings and light bulbs. Su's work, which ranges from the realistic bust of her friend to the abstract paper pulp sculpture that is reminiscent of barnacles, has earned her recognition as one of the top high school visual artists in the nation.
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May 20, 2014
Email sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. Monday Volleyball The Columbia Volleyball Club (CVC) 12U Canaries won the gold medal at the MVSA 12's Invitational May 17. The Canaries placed first out of eight teams from across Maryland and Virginia. Losing only one match in competitive pool play, the Canaries went on to compete in the semifinals against Metro American Volleyball Club (MAVBC) North, of Virgina. The Canaries were victorious in two games, 25-22 and 25-20, which led to a spot in the finals against the Metro American Volleyball Club (MAVBC)
NEWS
April 17, 2014
Harford Gymnastics won the Level 2 Maryland State Gymnastics Championships earlier this month by edging out Cumberland's East-West Gymnastics 113.525 to 113.15 in Williamsport. Harford's Level 2 team is coached by Megan Blackburn, Karah Dawson and Sara Miller. Harford's Camryn Faulkner posted the highest all-around score (38.075 out of a possible 40 points) in the competition for the gold medal in the Sr. C age group. Faulkner also won gold on bars (9.625). She earned the silver on vault (9.5)
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Sports Digest | April 10, 2014
Colleges Guard Marshall leaving Towson basketball program Freshman guard Marquis Marshall , the son of former Connecticut star and NBA journeyman Donyell Marshall , is leaving the Towson men's basketball program, coach Pat Skerry announced. "Marquis informed me today that he is leaving the Towson basketball program and will be looking for another school to continue his college career," Skerry said. "Marquis is a hard-working kid that played an important role on us winning 25 games this year.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
A 14-year-old Gilman snowboarder won silver and bronze medals in the United States of America Snowboard Association National Championships this month. Ethan Coherd finished second in the parallel slalom and third in the parallel giant slalom at the snowboarding championship in Copper Mountain, Colo. His twin brother, Christian, finished 14th in slalom and 15th in giant slalom. Both train with the Ski Roundtop Racing Club in Lewisberry, Pa., and qualified for the national championships after strong regional performances.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
What is just the second Nobel Peace Prize medal to be sold at auction will go under the gavel later this month at the Baltimore Convention Center. Lot #2029 at the Whitman Expo's spring auction of coins and collectibles will be the 1936 gold medal awarded to Argentina's former foreign minister, Carlos Saavedra Lamas. He received what arguably is the world's most prestigious prize for his role in negotiating the end of a war between Bolivia and Paraguay. The auction will be held March 27-30.
SPORTS
By PHIL JACKMAN | April 4, 1995
News . . . but Mostly Views:Two more "sports," surfing and ballroom dancing, are looking ultimately to make it into the Olympic Games as medal events, being granted provisional recognition, and I say loudly and clearly: GOOD. The more the merrier.The Games, be they the Summer or Winter variety, simply aren't crowded enough at this point with just 34 medal sports on the menu. And besides, anyone who has been subjected to synchronized swimming or gymnastics, knows it's time for a little "Saturday Night Fever" and "Endless Summer."
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By Stacy St. Clair and Tribune Olympic bureau | February 11, 2014
SOCHI, Russia - U.S. luger Summer Britcher competes in an individual sport, but these Games have been all about the team for the Baltimore-born teen and her fellow American sliders. Britcher - who finished 15th in the women's event, which concluded Tuesday - celebrated teammate Erin Hamlin's historic bronze medal almost as if she had made the podium herself.  She struggled to contain her emotions as she described what the Olympic medal - the first for the United States in a singles luge event -  would mean both to her friend and her federation.
SPORTS
By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
Quarterback Danny O'Brien signed with Maryland in 2009 in part because of Ralph Friedgen. O'Brien wanted to win in college and play in the pros, and it wasn't unreasonable to believe the longtime Terps coach would be there for him, helping him, from his freshman-year snaps to his Senior Day game. Where else would they go? We know those answers now, and so their reunion Saturday doesn't seem all that bizarre. But to have Friedgen, happily unemployed and the coach of the Medal of Honor Bowl 's American team, game-planning at a largely unheard-of senior showcase with O'Brien, a senior at Division II Catawba College (N.C.)
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