By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2013
Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez said he decided he won't pitch for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic. “It was a tough decision because obviously I wanted to represent Mexico, but you always have to think about what's going to happen in the long run,” Gonzalez told reporters on Thursday during the Orioles' minicamp. “I think it's more important for me to be with the team.” Gonzalez, 28, rose from being a minor league free agent to becoming one of the Orioles' most dependable starters late in the season.
October 11, 2012
In recent days there has been much talk of the presidential debates. We are preoccupied with relatively trivial perceptions of who "won" or "lost. " There has also been endless discussion of whose policy proposals are better. Rather than entertain these meaningless debates, however, we would do better to look at our track record as a nation in comparison to other nations. I bring this up because in 2008 too many of us were blinded by "American exceptionalism" to realize that the recession that we suffered was global in its reach and not isolated to the U.S. All of the research has already been done for us, via the CIA World Fact Book.
By Zach Helfand and The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2012
Maryland has accepted the commitment of transfer quarterback Ricardo Young, football coach Randy Edsall announced Thursday. Young, who signed a financial-aid agreement with the school, will be eligible to play in 2013 as a redshirt junior. Young originally committed to Virginia Tech in 2010, where he redshirted his freshman year before transferring to New Mexico the following year. After sitting out the 2011 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Young attended Iowa Western Community College in the spring.
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2012
Workers peered through safety goggles as they fitted together parts of the electric motors they were building on a General Motors assembly line in White Marsh. For now, the parts are made in a factory in Mexico and then shipped to Baltimore County for assembly. But not for long. By the end of the year, motors for cutting-edge electric vehicles will be built from scratch in a sprawling $244 million plant under construction next to GM's factory, now called General Motors Baltimore Operations.
December 22, 2011
As expected, Maryland has hired former New Mexico coach Mike Locksley to be its offensive coordinator. Here's the full release:   COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Randy Edsall, head coach of the University of Maryland football team, announced Thursday that Mike Locksley has been hired as the Terrapins' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Locksley, a native of Washington, DC, returns to Maryland after previously spending six years (1998-02) as an assistant coach on the Terrapins staff.
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2011
Gary Crowton is out after one disappointing season as Maryland's offensive coordinator, and the school is expected to hire former New Mexico coach Mike Locksley as his replacement, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Locksley, dismissed by New Mexico this past season, had a 2-26 win-loss record at the school but is known as an aggressive recruiter. He is a former Maryland assistant and recruiting coordinator and played defensive back for Towson in 1988-1991 before also serving as an assistant there.
October 26, 2011
About 40,000 U.S. troops will be returning from Iraq this year. Why not put those who can't find jobs on their return to work patrolling our 1,969-mile border with Mexico? They might not be able to patrol the entire length. However, they could watch the areas where illegals and drugs are known to cross over or tunnel under the border. This would serve two purposes. It would keep the military employed and ready for future problems and it would protect the United States in its quest to stem the tide of illegal drugs and people entering our country.
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2011
Baltimore-native Stacy Keibler kicked off her birthday in "paradise" with superstar boyfriend George Clooney this week. The former wrestler and "Dancing With The Stars" alum, Keibler, was spotted in Mexico with "The Ides of March" star and friends just days before her 32 n d birthday this Friday, according to On Sunday, Keibler Tweeted a picture of the lush Cabo San Lucas location with the caption: "Chasing the last days of 'summer.'" With the hash tag "paradise.
October 12, 2011
Brandi Denae Kilmartin and John Henry Darney III are to be wed Nov. 18 in Cancun, Mexico. The grew up in Kingsville. The bride to be is a paralegal for an insurance company and the prospective groom is an estimator for an asphalt company.
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