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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2012
Previewing what he might swim in his final Olympics in London, Michael Phelps has entered seven races in next week's qualifying trials - including the exciting but exhausting 400-meter individual medley. The question of how the Baltimore swimmer would cap off his already golden Olympic career this summer has been the subject of much speculation. His entry list for the swimming trials, which begin in Omaha, Neb., on Monday, at least partially answers that: The 200- and 400-meter individual medleys, the 100- and 200-meter butterflys, the 100- and 200-meter freestyles and the 200-meter backstroke.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
I am a college baseball junkie, and ESPN has given me all the coverage I can handle and then some the last three weeks. The incredible run by the University Maryland, my alma mater, has been icing on the cake and a cherry on top of that. But, honestly, I could watch the Anteaters from the University of California - Irvine beat the Oklahoma State Cowboys any night of the week. And I didn't miss one Texas Tech game streamed or on-air. I'll see them both in the College World Series from Omaha next weekend.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2012
Michael Phelps enters Monday night's finals in the 400-meter individual medley seeded second to rival Ryan Lochte after the morning preliminary heats. Phelps' teammate at North Baltimore Aquatic Club, Chase Kalisz, 18, swam to a surprise third-best time in the preliminaries that opened the Olympic qualifying trials here. "It was all right. It felt fairly relaxed ... The breaststroke was there," Phelps told reporters, referring to the third of the strokes in the medley. "Then I saw Chase and I knew I couldn't let him be anywhere close.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2013
I am in heaven. I know I am part of a minority, but I love college baseball the way most folks love NCAA basketball. Forget the Final Four, the Road to Omaha is what gets my adrenaline pumping. And ESPN started the journey for viewers like me with an outstanding tournament selection show Monday at noon and a "Road to Omaha" production at 6 p.m. Both aired on ESPNU, the collegiate sports channel that my TV always seems to be set to when I turn it on during baseball season. ESPN has long done right by college baseball while much of the rest of the media world ignored it. But this year, ESPN is upping the ante in promising to cover every game from here on out among the 64 contenders for the national championship that will be decided at the College World Series in Omaha next month.
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By Michael Gunstanson and Michael Gunstanson,Contributing Writer | November 2, 1992
DALLAS -- The ball hung on the rim for what seemed an endless amount of time.At least seven hands went up for it. Bodies collided. Someone grabbed the net. The rim rattled. A whistle blew.At that moment, with defending champion Omaha up 14-13, the national Hoop It Up 3-on-3 basketball tournament men's title was in doubt. But moments later, when the referee called goaltending against Washington's John Miller and awarded Omaha a point, doubt was removed.The final: Omaha 16, Washington 13. Had the women's team from Amarillo, Texas, not rallied to beat Omaha -- led by former superstar Nancy Lieberman-Cline -- the Midwest city would have had a sweep.
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By Rick Ansorge and Rick Ansorge,Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph | August 2, 1992
OMAHA, Neb. -- Bulldozers usually destroy tropical rain forests, but in Omaha they've helped create one.It's the Lied Jungle, a rain forest under glass that contains 125 species of animals and 2,000 species of plants.Four years in the making, the 1.5-acre jungle opened in April at the Henry Doorly Zoo and is being advertised as the world's largest indoor rain forest.The $15 million project was made possible by a donation from the Lied (pronounced Leed) Foundation Trust, established by a prominent Omaha family.
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By Patti Singer and Patti Singer,Special to The Sun | September 15, 1990
OMAHA, Neb. -- Through the door that led from the clubhouse to the dugout and the Rosenblatt Stadium field, the Rochester Red Wings could hear the Omaha Royals and their 8,207 fans celebrating the Triple-A Classic championship last night.Inside, the Red Wings attended to their own business. The minutes after their 9-3 defeat in Game 5 might have been the last they would have together.As manager Greg Biagini did before the game, the Red Wings thanked each other for a memorable season -- 89 regular-season victories and the Governors' Cup championship.
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By Patti Singer and Patti Singer,Special to The Sun | September 16, 1990
OMAHA, Neb. -- Through the door that led from the clubhouse to the dugout and the Rosenblatt Stadium field, the Rochester Red Wings could hear the Omaha Royals and their 8,207 fans celebrating the Triple-A Classic championship Friday night.Inside, the Red Wings attended to their own business. The minutes after their 9-3 defeat in Game 5 might have been the last they would have together.As manager Greg Biagini did before the game, the Red Wings thanked each other for a memorable season -- 89 regular-season victories and the Governors' Cup championship.
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By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,SUN STAFF | May 2, 2003
SITEL Corp., which operates telephone customer service centers, said yesterday that it is moving its Baltimore headquarters to Omaha, Neb., where the company was founded in 1985 by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James F. Lynch. The company also announced the resignation of its chief financial officer, James E. Stevenson Jr., effective May 23. Stevenson is to remain with the company as a consultant during the transition. SITEL has about 23,000 employees worldwide but just 12 in Baltimore, with most working in finance, marketing and sales.
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March 15, 2006
PHILIP S. ROTHHOLZ, age 76, died March 8, 2006. Survived by wife, Susan; sisters Judy Ries and Eleanor Lunden; 4 nieces, Jackie Lunden, Erin Hess, Diana Sheldon, and Terry Della Vecchia; 1 nephew, Eric Lunden; many grand-nieces and nephews in Georgia, Maryland, Florida and Texas, plus many caring friends in both Omaha and Baltimore. MEMORIAL SERVICE Thurs March 30th, 3pm, Temple Israel, 7023 Cass St. Omaha, NE. Memorials to The Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, 323 S. 132nd St., Omaha, NE 68154.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2012
Charles H. "Harry" Heinlein, a young Army machine-gunner who survived the D-Day landing on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, and returned 60 years later, died Saturday of pneumonia at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime Violetville resident was 90. Mr. Heinlein was a 22-year-old private from Baltimore attached to the famed 29th Division when he landed on Omaha Beach at 7:40 a.m. June 6, 1944, as part of what Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower called the "Great Crusade" that would eventually liberate Europe's millions from the domination of Adolf Hitler.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2012
James F. Barlow, a retired masonry contractor who drove a weapon carrier at Omaha Beach during the World War II Allied invasion, died Sept. 1 at St. Agnes Medical Center after suffering a fractured hip at his Academy Heights home. He was 87. Mr. Barlow was co-grand marshal of this year's Catonsville July 4th parade and was the commander of two veterans posts. He also led the parade in 1994 for the 50th anniversary of D-Day. Born in Baltimore and raised near Union Square, he attended 14 Holy Martyrs School and was a 1942 graduate of St. Martin's High School, where he was the center on the school's basketball team.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2012
She's still the giggler who charmed as the sweetheart of the 1988 Seoul Games. But now, what has the 40-year-old Janet Evans laughing is her age -- or rather, that of her competition. "There was a 16-year-old," the three-time gold medalist said, her eyes widening at the youth of a swimmer two lanes over from her. She's "closer in age to Syd," she said, referring to her 5-year-old daughter. Evans, attempting an unlikely comeback after about 15 years away from competition, is not the only swimmer watching time pass before her eyes at the qualifying trials for the team that will go to the London Games.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2012
Michael Phelps enters Monday night's finals in the 400-meter individual medley seeded second to rival Ryan Lochte after the morning preliminary heats. Phelps' teammate at North Baltimore Aquatic Club, Chase Kalisz, 18, swam to a surprise third-best time in the preliminaries that opened the Olympic qualifying trials here. "It was all right. It felt fairly relaxed ... The breaststroke was there," Phelps told reporters, referring to the third of the strokes in the medley. "Then I saw Chase and I knew I couldn't let him be anywhere close.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2012
On Saturday, Michael Phelps will turn 27. No surprise, he'll spend the birthday where he's spent much of his previous 26 years: in a pool, chasing gold. This time, it will be in Omaha, Neb., where the Olympic qualifying trials begin Monday and where Phelps will begin to answer a question that has trailed him for the past four years: How will he possibly top his golden, eight-for-eight performance of Beijing? "What Michael has done is insane. I think people now take gold medals for granted," said fellow swimmer Natalie Coughlin, herself among the most decorated Olympians ever.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2012
Previewing what he might swim in his final Olympics in London, Michael Phelps has entered seven races in next week's qualifying trials — including the exciting but exhausting 400-meter individual medley. The question of how the Baltimore swimmer would cap off his already golden Olympic career this summer has been the subject of much speculation. His entry list for the swimming trials, which begin in Omaha, Neb., on Monday, at least partially answers that: The 200- and 400-meter individual medleys, the 100- and 200-meter butterflys, the 100- and 200-meter freestyles and the 200-meter backstroke.
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By RAY FRAGER | August 26, 2008
World Series of Poker 8 p.m. [ESPN] It's a two-part series! Stick with it from 8 until 10 and you'll see who wins the Pot-Limit Omaha World Championship. Omaha is a different version of Texas Hold 'Em that I'd try to explain but would probably mess up. Norman Chad will lay it all out for you.
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June 4, 2000
Baseball Royals: Activated and recalled OF Todd Dunwoody and recalled P Jeff D'Amico from Triple-A Omaha. Designated C Jorge Fabregas for assignment. Optioned OF Mark Quinn to Omaha. White Sox: Placed IF Craig Wilson on 15-day DL with back injury. Purchased contact of IF Tony Graffanino from Triple-A Charlotte. College Evansville: Announced that basketball F Ian Hanavan has transfered to team from University of Illinois-Chicago. Soccer Columbus Crew (MLS): Signed former Maryland M Steve Armas.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | June 13, 2011
John Polyniak, a World War II veteran who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day and later was severely wounded during the battle for St. Lo, died June 7 of heart failure at the Encore at Turf Valley assisted-living facility in Ellicott City. Mr. Polyniak's death at 92 came 67 years and a day after he stormed ashore in France with his comrades of Company C, 116th Infantry, of the 29th Division, in the first frenetic predawn moments of the D-Day invasion. "This was a big day in my life," he wrote in an unpublished account of the invasion.
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