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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 18, 1996
Television continues to mark the first anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, with specials tonight ABC and CBS. Curiously, none of the networks have anything scheduled for tomorrow, the actual anniversary."
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
During his decade playing for the Ravens, gritty defensive lineman Kelly Gregg anchored the nose tackle position in a fairly revolutionary way. Gregg did more than just clog up the middle and prevent blockers from touching star middle linebacker Ray Lewis. As one of the most underrated players in the NFL -- he was never selected to a Pro Bowl -- Gregg was uncommonly active in pursuit and frequently penetrated the backfield as he recorded 548 tackles and 20.5 sacks in his career.
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By Sandy Banisky and Sandy Banisky,Sun Staff Correspondent | April 30, 1995
OKLAHOMA CITY -- This is a city trying to comfort itself.Eleven days after the nightmare bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the funerals go on. The rescue workers -- by now certain they are not going to rescue anyone more -- continue their struggle to recover bodies.The families who have heard nothing still wait, as volunteers -- strangers -- hold their hands.This is a place where 300 clergy members signed up to counsel families and another 300 volunteered to talk to the hundreds on weary search teams, where schoolchildren decorate pillowcases for the rescuers' cots with thank-you messages.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
A network of Catholic employers is temporarily exempt from the federal government's requirement to provide free birth control coverage for workers, a federal court has ruled. The ruling this week by an Oklahoma judge grants a preliminary injunction for some members of the Catholic Benefits Association, an organization of religious employers that owns an insurance company and is led by Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore. The CBA and other Catholic groups filed a class action lawsuit against the federal government in March, asking to be freed from the Affordable Care Act's requirement to provide contraceptive coverage without a co-pay.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 3, 2006
DALLAS --Grass fires continued to devastate drought-stricken Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico yesterday, with Oklahoma City hit particularly hard. Oklahoma City firefighters fought 35 grass fires within the city limits - one narrowly missing two shopping centers - from early Sunday to early yesterday, said Maj. Brian Stanaland, a Fire Department spokesman. "We average about two grass fires a day in a normal year," Stanaland said. "That went up to about three a day in 2005, which was a dry year.
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May 28, 1995
Money raised this week during Harford County Library's "Bakeless Bake Sale" will be used to purchase books for the Oklahoma City Library in memory of the children lost during the recent bombing disaster.The explosion that ripped through Oklahoma City's federal office building, blasted out 85 percent of the windows of the nearby Metropolitan Library's downtown branch. Although staff members did not suffer serious injuries, they were emotionally traumatized because the children killed in the bombing were frequent visitors to the library branch, said Beth Fitton, Harford County Library's development officer.
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May 4, 1995
For those who wonder how long it will take America to fully recover from the bombing at Oklahoma City 15 days ago, perhaps some lessons can be taken from 25 years ago this day at Kent State.In myriad ways, America has long recovered from the killing of four students on the commons of that northeast Ohio university. Black-and-white pictures from that student showdown with the gas-masked National Guard now seem as distant as daguerreotypes from the Civil War. The nation now has a president who took part in anti-Vietnam war demonstrations.
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By Neal R. Peirce | March 25, 1996
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Shall the tears from this youthful prairie city's burden of grief ever dry? Recovery still seems distant, even with the approach of the April 19 anniversary of the explosion that stamped out 169 lives and scarred thousands more.Night and day, people come, in cars, on foot, to stand and gaze at the grassy rectangle where the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building stood. Behind and around, indeed for blocks distant, gutted buildings are reminders of the blast's immense power.A scientist from Pennsylvania expresses his awe at seeing a woman approach the chain-link fence that surrounds the site and stuff a small teddy bear and flowers into the metal openings.
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Sun Staff Writer | May 24, 1995
Benfield Elementary School fifth-graders learned a lesson in quilting this year that went beyond gathering swatches of cloth and stitching.They learned the meaning of cooperation, which helped them turn the pain felt across the country after the Oklahoma City bombing into healing for themselves and for that scarred community."
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By DOUG STRUCK | April 25, 1995
Jerusalem. -- The bombing at Oklahoma City will cause much hand-wringing about what is wrong with American society. If the lesson is that political intolerance and hatred soaked in sanctimony are dangerous to democracy, so much the better.But from overseas, permit a small pat of encouragement to intrude on the gloomy introspection. Viewed from here, the way the United States handled the tragedy reflected well -- one might be tempted to say proudly -- on America.There were some slips. But officials mostly resisted the rush to lay blame blindly.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
With no Orioles game and something of a dead period of sports occurring in our fair city, maybe you don't know where to look for your morning reads. That's why blogger Jon Meoli writes the Coffee Companion, where Monday through Friday, he will compile the top local sports news. - Draft day is just two days away. We'll have our final mock draft tomorrow, but there's plenty of new content. Mike Preston believes the Ravens need talent that can make an impact immediately , while there's also a likelihood the Orioles could end up with a backup quarterback for Joe Flacco . - With the Orioles off yesterday, I looked at how Tommy Hunter has performed as closer . Because there's no such thing as a bad closer who is a closer for very long, it seems he's doing pretty well.
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By Justin George and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
Homicides in Baltimore reached their lowest monthly total in three decades in March, a stark turnaround that police cautiously attributed to better patrols and intelligence-sharing after a bloody start to the year. Seven people were killed in March, the lowest monthly total since June 1983. The city has recorded fewer than 10 killings in a month just four times since 1970. March ended on an ominous note — with five shootings Monday, including one man who died after walking into a hospital with gunshot wounds.
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From Sun staff reports | March 9, 2014
Jimmy Sheptock punctuated the Maryland wrestling team's final ACC championships with his third straight conference title Saturday night in Blacksburg, Va. The Terps qualified four wrestlers automatically to the NCAA championships. In addition to Sheptock, Tyler Goodwin (133), Christian Boley (197) and Spencer Myers (285) will all travel to Oklahoma City in two weeks. "We're excited for Jimmy. He did a great job today," coach Kerry McCoy said. "He's never lost to an ACC wrestler, and he should be the No. 1 seed in NCAAs.
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By David Horsey | February 4, 2014
How odd is it that the two contenders in the Super Bowl -- the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos -- hail from the two states in the union that have legalized sale and use of marijuana? Are there two activities more different than the amped-up aggression of professional football and the laid back mellowness of smoking a joint? I've got nothing against Denver -- a perfectly fine city, as far as I'm concerned. But, as many of my readers know, I am a Seattle boy. My great grandparents arrived in the muddy little town on the shore of Puget Sound in the 1880s.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2013
A Baltimore man who had been a fugitive for 33 years after escaping from the state's prison system turned himself in to authorities in Oklahoma this week. Anthony Rackley, 62, is being held in the Oklahoma City jail and will likely be extradited to Maryland, a spokesman for that city's police department said Saturday. Rackley was arrested Monday after he told police he was being extorted by someone who knew about his escape, according to a report in The Oklahoman newspaper. The Oklahoma City police spokesman said Saturday that the information released by the department to the newspaper was not available.
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Sports on TV | October 5, 2013
SATURDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston: Race 1 NBCSN3 NASCAR Nationwide Kansas Lottery 300 ESPN3:30 F1 Korean Grand Prix NBCSN2 a.m. MLB ALDS, Gm. 1: Tampa Bay@Boston (T) MLB7:30 a.m. NLDS, Gm. 2: Dodgers@Atlanta (T) MLB9:30 a.m. ALDS, Gm. 1: Detroit@Oakland (T) MLB11:30 a.m. NLDS, Gm. 2: Pittsburgh@St. Louis (T) MLB1:30 ALDS, Gm. 2: Tampa Bay@Boston TBS5:30 ALDS, Gm. 2: Detroit@Oakland TBS9 NBA pre. Oklahoma City vs. Fenerbahce Ulker NBA9 a.m. Chicago@Indiana NBA7 Golden State@Lakers NBA10 Boxing W. Klitschko vs. A. Povetkin HBO3:30 M. Cotto vs. D. Rodriguez HBO9:45 Golf Presidents Cup: Day 3 11, 48 a.m. Presidents Cup: Day 3 11, 44 PGA Euro.
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April 29, 1995
In the days since the Oklahoma City bombing, employees of the Defense Investigative Service at Fort Holabird have been filling a plastic pretzel jar with money to send to the families of five agency workers lost in the explosion.So far, they've collected $1,100, plus $1,200 from the sale of ribbons of remembrance -- clusters of yellow, white, blue and purple strands similar to those worn by President and Mrs. Clinton at last Sunday's memorial service in Oklahoma City.When the idea of selling the ribbons was proposed, William A. Hughes, the DIS chief in Baltimore, thought it was great, according to Susan Marshall, a project manager at the Baltimore center.
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By Scott Higham and Scott Higham,Sun Staff Writer | May 2, 1995
Paul Howell's vigil is over.For days after the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, the retired National Guard recruiter prayed outside the damaged structure, speaking softly to his youngest daughter trapped somewhere inside.On Sunday, forensic specialists identified the body of Karen Howell, 27, a mother of two who would have celebrated her third wedding anniversary yesterday."They found her. Thank God for that," said Mr. Howell, who was profiled in a front-page article in The Sun April 23. "When they called and said they found my baby, about 100 pounds came off my back."
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2013
Remember Ken Mendenhall? Maybe not. The onetime Colts' center toiled in the trenches, seldom screwed up and never pouted or popped off. In truth, Mendenhall was so anonymous that when he retired in 1981, few realized that he had started 118 consecutive games - a franchise mark that stood for a quarter of a century until passed in 2005 by Peyton Manning, then Indianapolis' quarterback. "I didn't know I had the record until Peyton broke it," Mendenhall, 65, said from his home in Edmond, Ok. "My take on it is that [Manning]
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By Colleen Thomas, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2013
Lauren Gibson watched from the dugout as her close friend ended her collegiate softball career. Keilani Ricketts drove in four runs in Oklahoma's national championship-clinching game in the Women's College World Series against Tennessee on June 4, but it was hard for Gibson to be completely crushed. A week later, the Chesapeake-AA graduate would become teammates with the player who just ended her four years at Tennessee. As teammates on last year's USA Softball Women's National Team, the Tennessee second baseman and the Oklahoma pitcher became great friends, bonding over gold medals and road trips.
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