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By Pat O'Malley | November 3, 1991
It bothers me that we live in a society that thrives on making rulesto protect the not so ambitious, while attempting to hold back goal-setters.Take the recommendation made by the Executive Council of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. It's a proposal I think violates the rights of parents and coaches who are blessed with enthusiasm and good intentions.The Executive Council is considering asking the Board of Control to recommend to the State Department of Education to interpret the "out-of-season practice" bylaw exactly as written.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
After a politically stormy off-season, the return of "House of Cards" to Maryland becomes a reality with casting call notices like this one going out. Here's part of the notice SAG-AFTRA members in this region received. Note the role of NSA director; the NSA would be a nice storyline in Season 3, wouldn't it? There are also roles for two reporters -- ages 35 to 55. Is the mainstream media going to be back for more of a pounding by showrunner and former Howard Dean staffer Beau Willimon?
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TRAVEL
By MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN and MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN,michelle.deal@baltsun.com | September 21, 2008
I just returned from an off-season trip to Rehoboth Beach, Del. I also headed over to Cape May, N.J., for a day trip, taking the ferry from Lewes, Del. Both places were wonderfully uncrowded. That's the beauty of the off-season at the beach. The pace is relaxed and, one hopes, the price is reduced. CheapTickets.com has off-season deals for beach vacations, with a savings of $100 on a four-night package. The Web site has identified the top 10 fall beach destinations where travelers can expect to save money on hotels.
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March 21, 2014
The North Harford Hawks began their girls lacrosse season slipping by visiting Bel Air, 6-5. North Harford's Katie Clark led her team with a two-goal performance. Nicole Latgis led the Hawks with two assists. Jen Doering, Bailey Saneman, Sophie Crowther and Claudia Diventi each had a goal in the victory. Bel Air's Cassidy Jones scored a pair of goals, while Sam Keesey, Bekah Riley and Katy Higinbothom all scored once. Natalie Neff dished out one assist for Bel Air. Edgewood over Havre de Grace The Edgewood Rams scored a road victory Friday, beating Havre de Grace, 9-7. At halftime, the Rams led the Warriors, 6-3. Ladae Boykin scored four times for the Rams, while Jordyn Carll and Vonyah Simon each had two goals.
SPORTS
By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer William F. Zorzi Jr. contributed to this article | September 27, 1996
TORONTO -- Believe it or not, it won't be long until Cal Ripken's contract runs out.Ripken is eligible to become a free agent after next season. He signed a five-year, $32 million deal toward the end of the 1992 season, one of Ripken's worst statistically, one year after Ripken won his second MVP award."
TRAVEL
By Lisa Roberts and Lisa Roberts,ORLANDO SENTINEL | October 19, 2003
If you've been holding out for a bargain trip to Europe, now is the time to jump on the wagon: The deals are rolling in. Tour operators, travel agents and Web travel sites looking to keep travel on the minds of economically beleaguered Americans are dangling enticing packages and prices under their noses. Why now? Off-season - Nov. 1 to March 31 in Europe - is fast approaching. In most of Europe, fall and winter temperatures cool off inflated prices. So if you can stand a little chill in the air, you could end up with more trip for less cash.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | June 14, 2001
If all goes according to plan - and there is no reason to think otherwise considering he has put on around 35 pounds since the Super Bowl - Ravens defensive end Michael McCrary should look as imposing as he plays throughout all of next season. McCrary estimates his weight dropped into the mid-230s at the end of last season; he said he's around 270 now. He said the low weight made people think he was a finesse player, an image he shuns. His current physique, more like that of the prototypical end, leaves little doubt as to his type of game.
TRAVEL
By Jay Clarke and By Jay Clarke,Knight Ridder / Tribune | April 21, 2002
Unless you've done a Tom Hanks and lived as a castaway on a desert island for the last few years, you've got to know that summer is deal time in the Caribbean. Hotel rooms that cost hundreds of dollars per night during the winter high season become much more affordable in summer. Not only that, but many resorts throw in goodies that they charge for in winter, such as daily breakfasts, spa treatments, local day cruises, golf and tennis fees and the like. Some packages let children stay free in your room, maybe even feed them gratis, while others may include a car rental to let you tool around the island on your own. Summer vacationers save about 35 percent to 40 percent over winter rates, said Richard Kahn of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, "and the temperatures are just about the same as in winter."
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | April 21, 1999
Ravens tight end Aaron Pierce would make the same unconventional decision if presented with the same unattractive options.Healthy players don't walk away from the NFL in the prime of unfulfilled careers, do they? Pierce did. For six seasons with the New York Giants, Pierce tried unsuccessfully to secure a starting job. He never could dislodge veteran Howard Cross from the position. His role under then-coach Dan Reeves had been reduced to that of an H-back, which is basically a glorified fullback/wingback.
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By Buster Olney | February 24, 1996
David WellsHis projected role for the Orioles: Wells will be the No. 2 starter, behind Mike Mussina.Number crunching: In his 1995 starts, opposing batters hit .238 against Wells in his first 75 pitches, .275 in pitches 76-90, and .311 in pitches 91-105.Where he has been: Wells lives in Florida during the off-season, but spent time in San Diego, Hawaii and Michigan.What he has been doing: Wells went bow-hunting in Michigan with former Detroit outfielder Kirk Gibson.Who he thinks is the Orioles' best acquisition of the off-season: "Davey Johnson -- the guy wins everywhere he goes.
NEWS
January 10, 2014
Perhaps the Baltimore Orioles mantra leading up to the coming season could be, "Gamboa and Clark, and we're still in the dark" ("Orioles re-sign right-handers Eddie Gamboa and Zach Clark to minor league deals," Jan. 7). Both pitchers Eddie Gamboa and Zach Clark, who re-signed with the O's, were converted to knuckleballers last season. When I hear the expression "converted to knuckleballers," my mind automatically registers a reclamation project alert. I believe the legacy of pitchers Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain ("Spahn and Sain, and pray for rain")
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | November 8, 2013
The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund is continuing its charitable activities to make this Christmas holiday season happier for Harford County residents in need. The Empty Stocking Fund accepts monetary donations, new unwrapped toys and new books. The fund-raising goal for 2013 is $80,000; it kicks off the season with $20,225 in monetary donations in its coffers. Recent donations have come from APGFCU Community Involvement Committee, $200; Fortunato's Bros., $200; Pat Lijewski, $300; Dan and Mary Ellen O'Neill, $100; Betty and Ed Miller, $200; Dr. C.J. Klett, $300; Patricia Gilligan, $150: Stanley W. Mathews, $100; Lions Club of Bel Air Inc., $500; Kathleen Stewart, $100; Corbin Fuel Co. Inc. $500; Bill and Eva Kowalesky, $100; Ruth Foard, $200; and Robert Slocum, $100.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2013
The scenario was awkward before the first note was played. A long-debated scheduling conflict put the Super Bowl -champion Ravens nearly 1,700 miles away from Baltimore on Thursday night - in Denver - for the team's first game of the regular season. Although the Ravens earned the right to open their season at home, all Baltimore got was a Keith Urban concert. Not that the more than 40,000 in attendance minded. A sea of purple and black flooded the area next to the Maryland Science Center at the Inner Harbor, waiting for the country star and "American Idol" judge to hit the stage floating on the water.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2013
Baltimore won't get to host the Sept. 5 NFL regular-season opener, but it will get Keith Urban. The Grammy-winning country music star will perform a live, free concert in the Inner Harbor on Sept. 5 as a lead-in to the Ravens' game in Denver against the Broncos that night. Urban will sing from a floating stage in the Inner Harbor in an area adjacent to the Maryland Science Center as part of NBC's “NFL Kickoff 2013 Presented by Pepsi” pre-game show. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and run until the 8:30 p.m. kickoff time of the Ravens-Broncos game, a rematch of a thrilling AFC divisional playoff in January.
SPORTS
March 20, 2013
How are reporters and editors view Ed Reed signing with the Houston Texans: Jeff Zrebiec, Ravens reporter: It is obviously a sad day for Ravens' fans and for good reason. Reed is one of the best players in franchise history and a sure bet Hall of Famer. For more than a decade, he has not only been one of the best Ravens but he's been one of the most entertaining to watch. But the Ravens' offseason blueprint has been clear and quite  frankly, Reed, who turns 35 in September and who struggled last season, doesn't fit into that going forward.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2012
It's no secret the Blast will need its offense cranked up on high to win games in the Major Indoor Soccer League this season, at least early on as the team breaks in two rookie goalkeepers who are brand new to the indoor game. If Saturday night's home opener against the Chicago Soul is any indication, the Blast will be just fine. Overcoming a jittery start, the Blast showed off a surplus of offensive firepower to easily shake the Soul, earning an entertaining 23-13 win in front of an announced crowd of 6,311 at 1st Mariner Arena . "It wasn't rocket science.
SPORTS
By Don Markus | October 29, 2001
Eastern Conference Atlantic Division Orlando Magic Coach: Doc Rivers (84-80 in two seasons) 2000-01 season: 43-39, fourth, lost to Milwaukee in first round of playoffs Best off-season acquisitions: Patrick Ewing, Horace Grant Key off-season loss: John Amaechi What has to go right: The return to health of former All-Star Grant Hill and continued rise of Tracy McGrady and Mike Miller, last year's top rookie, could put the Magic atop the division....
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By Edward Lee | October 31, 2012
In more than three full seasons as the Ravens' featured tailback, Ray Rice has carried the football 958 times and caught 246 passes. That averages out to 301 touches per season, which is a full workload for any running back in the NFL. But after rushing the ball a season-low nine times and compiling just 14 touches in the team's 43-13 loss to the Houston Texans on Oct. 21, Rice said he's open to the idea of getting at least 25 touches in Sunday's road...
NEWS
By Mike Giuliano | October 3, 2012
You don't have to venture farther into the alphabet than the letter "B" to discover the bulk of the Columbia Orchestra's 35th season-opening concert on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School. Symphonic giants from the 19th and 20th centuries are paired in this program anchored by Leonard Bernstein's "Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah" and Beethoven's Symphony No. 8. "Placing Bernstein and Beethoven on the same program relates to something that I'm doing in a lot of concerts this year.
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