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December 25, 2013
The week between Christmas and New Year's is surely the nation's least productive, and that's why it ought to be dubbed "The 113 t h Congress Week. " Naturally, the members of the U.S. House and Senate who so richly deserve this distinction are observing the week by doing what they do best — taking a two-week break. How unproductive a year has it been for the 535 men and women who compose the 113 t h ? It's been historic, thank you. Not only have they passed fewer bills than any Congress in modern history (64)
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
BOSTON -- Buoyed by his monster day at the plate Sunday, when he homered twice, tripled once and drove in all seven of his team's runs, Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz was named co-AL Player of the Week with the Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera. Cruz batted .407 with four homers and a .967 slugging percentage from Sept. 1-7. “To be able to win Player of the Week, I have to have guys on and to drive them [in] and get the hits to qualify,” Cruz said. “So it means whenever my teammates were on in front, I was able to do something good.” It's his third Player of the Week honor in his career and second this season - the first coming June 2. The winners receive a watch, and Cruz said he can't find his first watch.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2012
When the Orioles win their next game, they will have captured a winning season for the first time since 1997. And that will be something, considering the dire predictions (including by me) for this club in March. With Thursday's victory, their 81st of the season, the Orioles guaranteed they would not having a losing campaign, even if they drop the rest of their games this season. If you missed it, here is a list of baseball's 10 longest consecutive losing seasons. These Orioles would have jumped into a third-place tie in modern history if they had been below .500 in 2012.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
Baltimore County State Del. Jon S. Cardin, who lost the primary campaign for attorney general, says he was the victim of the "most negative smear campaign in a Democratic Party primary in Maryland's modern history. "  In a Facebook post this week, Cardin, who runs his own law practice, also said he plans to return to private life, after losing last month to Montgomery County State Sen. Brian Frosh. Frosh, whom Cardin calls a "good Democrat" in the post, will face Republican lawyer Jeffrey Pritzker in the general election.  Cardin received criticism during the primary campaign over his misuse of Baltimore police resources during a stunt wedding proposal; missing nearly 75 percent of his committee votes during the 2014 General Assembly session; and touting the endorsement of a Baltimore rapper facing human trafficking charges.  Some of these charges were made in negative mailers funded by labor unions that supported Frosh.  In a Facebook post shortly after the primary, Cardin called the campaign "disgustingly negative.
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April 26, 1993
FROM Robert Kaplan's "Reader's Guide to the Balkans," in a recent issue of the New York Times Book Review:"History, like hate, is the product of memory, and memory is composed of unforgettable detail -- sights, smells, sounds, exalted emotions, grim statistics and cruel ironies. A memory is not subject to condensation. Made to fit inside the narrow strictures of a television sound bite or a newspaper column, it loses all meaning. It becomes just another lifeless fact that can never convey how people have come to think and behave as they do."
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By KEN MURRAY | November 9, 2008
Feeling the heat Browns coach Romeo Crennel looked like he might weather the storm in Cleveland with Brady Quinn's strong debut Thursday, but a second straight fourth-quarter collapse at home puts him on the extreme hot seat. His team has blown leads of 14 and 13 points the past two games. Can Owens catch on? Cowboys WR Terrell Owens hasn't had a 100-yard receiving game this season, a drought that started in 2007 and spans 12 games. He had six 100-yard games last season. Look for the inevitable outcry if it doesn't happen shortly after QB Tony Romo returns next week.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
BOSTON -- Buoyed by his monster day at the plate Sunday, when he homered twice, tripled once and drove in all seven of his team's runs, Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz was named co-AL Player of the Week with the Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera. Cruz batted .407 with four homers and a .967 slugging percentage from Sept. 1-7. “To be able to win Player of the Week, I have to have guys on and to drive them [in] and get the hits to qualify,” Cruz said. “So it means whenever my teammates were on in front, I was able to do something good.” It's his third Player of the Week honor in his career and second this season - the first coming June 2. The winners receive a watch, and Cruz said he can't find his first watch.
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer | October 21, 1992
It was not a bad Homecoming Day for Western Maryland College last Saturday.The football team knocked off four-time defending Centennial Football Conference champ Dickinson, 17-14 -- putting the Green Terrors in position for a first-ever CFC crown.It also was a pretty fair day for a few other Western Maryland teams and individuals.The field hockey and women's soccer teams both enjoyed wins, the volleyball team finished second in its own 12-team tournament, and senior cross country runner Derek Johnston won the individual title in a tri-meet against Hopkins and Elizabethtown.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 8, 1997
MOSCOW -- There are few more shocking trips one can take in Russia than to the general wards of a major hospital.It is not the hospitals themselves, or their staffs, that give alarm: It is almost always the age of the patients and their condition."
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
Baltimore County State Del. Jon S. Cardin, who lost the primary campaign for attorney general, says he was the victim of the "most negative smear campaign in a Democratic Party primary in Maryland's modern history. "  In a Facebook post this week, Cardin, who runs his own law practice, also said he plans to return to private life, after losing last month to Montgomery County State Sen. Brian Frosh. Frosh, whom Cardin calls a "good Democrat" in the post, will face Republican lawyer Jeffrey Pritzker in the general election.  Cardin received criticism during the primary campaign over his misuse of Baltimore police resources during a stunt wedding proposal; missing nearly 75 percent of his committee votes during the 2014 General Assembly session; and touting the endorsement of a Baltimore rapper facing human trafficking charges.  Some of these charges were made in negative mailers funded by labor unions that supported Frosh.  In a Facebook post shortly after the primary, Cardin called the campaign "disgustingly negative.
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December 25, 2013
The week between Christmas and New Year's is surely the nation's least productive, and that's why it ought to be dubbed "The 113 t h Congress Week. " Naturally, the members of the U.S. House and Senate who so richly deserve this distinction are observing the week by doing what they do best — taking a two-week break. How unproductive a year has it been for the 535 men and women who compose the 113 t h ? It's been historic, thank you. Not only have they passed fewer bills than any Congress in modern history (64)
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2012
When the Orioles win their next game, they will have captured a winning season for the first time since 1997. And that will be something, considering the dire predictions (including by me) for this club in March. With Thursday's victory, their 81st of the season, the Orioles guaranteed they would not having a losing campaign, even if they drop the rest of their games this season. If you missed it, here is a list of baseball's 10 longest consecutive losing seasons. These Orioles would have jumped into a third-place tie in modern history if they had been below .500 in 2012.
NEWS
January 19, 2012
Rick Perry's withdrawal from the presidential race and his endorsement of Newt Gingrich give a boost to a campaign that has been gaining momentum in the days before the South Carolina primary. Much of the analysis of this latest turn of events focuses on Mr. Gingrich's surprising attacks on frontrunner Mitt Romney's wealth, his history at Bain Capital, and the low tax rate he pays. But there is another side to Mr. Gingrich's surge that must not escape voters' attention, and that is the nasty racial undertone of the former House speaker's recent attacks on President Barack Obama.
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By Gene Wang, The Washington Post | November 6, 2010
GREENVILLE, N.C. — Don't think for a moment Navy's 76-35 victory over East Carolina on Saturday had everything to do with offense. Certainly the Midshipmen rang up points and yards at a dizzying rate, but this convincing win that made them bowl eligible came largely courtesy of an opportunistic defense that forced three turnovers in four plays in the second half. Thus the offense often had short distances to travel, and with the triple option humming along, the Pirates thereafter never stood a chance.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2010
The Orioles' four-game sweep of the American League West-leading Texas Rangers to close the first half of the season might have left the struggling club feeling a little better about itself, but it didn't take it off the pace set by the worst team in modern franchise history. The 1988 Orioles, who dropped their first 21 games and finished with 107 losses, were 29-59 through 88 games, the same record as the 2010 Orioles. As the second half begins Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards, the Orioles will be trying to separate themselves from such ignominy and dodge historical futility for the once-proud franchise.
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By KEN MURRAY | November 9, 2008
Feeling the heat Browns coach Romeo Crennel looked like he might weather the storm in Cleveland with Brady Quinn's strong debut Thursday, but a second straight fourth-quarter collapse at home puts him on the extreme hot seat. His team has blown leads of 14 and 13 points the past two games. Can Owens catch on? Cowboys WR Terrell Owens hasn't had a 100-yard receiving game this season, a drought that started in 2007 and spans 12 games. He had six 100-yard games last season. Look for the inevitable outcry if it doesn't happen shortly after QB Tony Romo returns next week.
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By Georgie Anne Geyer | February 23, 1993
WHILE THE American electorate focuses on domestic economic matters and steers away from foreign affairs, in certain tragic corners of the world events are occurring that confound the human mind.If one looks at the case of Armenia today, one can hardly believe what one is seeing and hearing. Armenia is "returning to the Dark Ages." Armenia is "dying" as a nation. "We're past the crisis stage," says Harut Sassounian, executive director of the United Armenian Fund. "The country has collapsed."
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By John M. McClintock and John M. McClintock,Mexico City Bureau of The Sun | August 18, 1991
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's ruling party is expected to regain sufficient congressional strength in today's off-year elections to enact sweeping constitutional changes in a number of sensitive areas, from oil to religion.The elections are an important test of how popular President Carlos Salinas de Gortari is at midterm. Many people think his liberal economic policies have succeeded in pulling Mexico out of its 10-year economic crisis.Only three years ago, he was elected by the smallest margin in the ruling party's history.
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By Matthew Price and Matthew Price,Los Angeles Times | March 25, 2007
Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts Clive James W.W. Norton / 876 pages / $35 In Cultural Amnesia, the prodigious critic Clive James succumbs to a mighty ambition: In 100-plus alphabetically arranged essays, he pays homage to the vast Western humanist enterprise (writing, filmmaking, music, philosophy, theater), defending it from myriad enemies. I don't fault his intelligence or erudition: This Australian omnivore has read, traveled and thought more than perhaps any critic alive.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | September 18, 2003
The Orioles are on their way to an unprecedented sixth straight losing season, and maybe they should count their blessings. They have some good young players and some money to spend in the offseason and, well, their dignity, which is a lot more than can be said for a certain downtrodden team in Detroit that may be about to put losing into a brand-new historical perspective. The Tigers (38-113) could be on their way to replacing the 1962 New York Mets (40-120) as the team with the most losses in modern baseball history.
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