October 28, 2011
Conventional wisdom around the Ravens was that once Jimmy Smith recovered from the high left ankle sprain that had shelved him since the season opener on Sept. 11, the rookie cornerback would quickly overtake Danny Gorrer as the fifth defensive back in the defense's nickel package. But that wasn't the case on Monday night as Gorrer, not Smith, lined up as the nickel back in the team's 12-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Smith, who is still dealing with some soreness in the ankle, was relegated to strictly special teams work against Jacksonville.
October 1, 2012
My, have the footballs been flying. In case you needed more proof that this has become a passing league, six NFL teams have averaged 40 or more pass attempts through four games. The New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions, who have a combined one win between them, are closing in on 50 passes a game. Heck, even the Ravens have thrown the ball 159 times in their four games, which is the seventh-highest total in the league. And trust me, the Ravens defense, which ranks 29th against the pass, is also aware of this continuing trend.
December 10, 2003
On December 8, 2003 CATHERINE H. NICKEL (nee Cook) dearest wife of the late Henry J. Nickel; devoted mother of Timothy J. Nickel, Constance A. Kelly and Catherine A. Brown. Also survived by seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Charles L. Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., 1501 E. Fort Avenue, Locust Point, MD on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment in Moreland Memorial Park. Family invite friends to call at the funeral home on Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
January 4, 2012
Three people connected to the theft of more than 321,000 pounds of stolen metal have pleaded guilty in a scheme with tentacles reaching from a scrap metal dealer in West Baltimore to companies in Pittsburgh, New York, Switzerland, India and Australia. It began with a truck chassis loaded with shipping containers filled with nickel briquettes and a metal called ferrochrome, stolen last year from a nondescript warehouse by people who cut through a fence and used forklifts and front-end loaders to take the heavy containers.
September 6, 2005
On September 4, 2005, GRACE N. NICKEL (nee Sergi); dearest wife of the late Leo M. Nickel; devoted mother of James A. Nickel, Nancy A. Ochrzcin, Barbara N. Schuman, and Phyllis A. Farrell; devoted sister of Pauline and Anthony Sergi. Also survived by seven grandchildren and many other loving relatives and friends. Christian Wake Service, Charles L. Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., 1501 E. Fort Avenue, Locust Point, MD, on Tuesday, at 4 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, on Wedneday, at 10 A.M. Interment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
November 8, 2008
If you pay your Comcast bill via phone, you might have noticed something new this month. Comcast has started charging a $2 "convenience fee" for those using the company's automated voice system. When asked about the fee, Comcast spokeswoman Aimee Metrick noted that consumers still have other ways to pay their bills for little or no money. Those include online payments, automatic transfer of funds and traditional mail. She also added that Comcast recently started offering an "ecobill," a paperless online billing program that allows customers to view and pay their bills online at no charge.