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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | January 7, 1996
Clay C. Opara will be sworn in Tuesday as the newest delegate in the General Assembly after the 41st Democratic Central Committee met yesterday and appointed him to the position.Mr. Opara's selection by the five-member committee to replace Del. Margaret H. Murphy long has been considered a formality. The appointment of the 30-year-old lawyer was brokered by the political clubs that control the district's Democratic committee. So apprised, House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr. has set aside time Tuesday to give Mr. Opara the oath of office.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2013
Almost immediately after he pledged to Maryland last July, Kingsley Opara was listed by several recruiting services as a "soft commitment. " It was a label Opara -- for several months, at least -- found to be accurate. "I knew I was going to have a big-time senior season," Opara said. "Other schools would come and be attractive to me. I kept the door open if a school I really liked came. " The two most attractive schools to Opara were N.C. State and North Carolina. The three-star prospect said he liked the Tar Heels, but not quite as much as the Wolfpack, so he decided against visiting Chapel Hill.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,katherine.dunn@baltsun.com | September 18, 2009
When Gilman graduate Chisom Opara emerged as a standout wide receiver at Princeton, he started thinking about a career in professional football. Now, he has an NFL career - although it's not exactly the one he envisioned. Opara, an All-Metro and All-State receiver at Gilman in 1998, tried to make the Ravens as an undrafted rookie in 2003. His dream of playing for his hometown team ended when he was waived in the final round of cuts. Shortly after that, however, he was picked up by the Ravens' front office.
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By Jeff Ermann and Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2012
Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. Give Kingsley Opara credit. While some recruits feign 100-percent commitment to their schools of choice, Opara's been honest since he committed to Maryland in July that he would continue to evaluate all of his options. “I'd say it's about 50, 55 percent,” he said of his commitment Monday night. “But I feel good about it. I'm not going to say I'm totally committed, but I feel good, especially with how good their defense is. It looks like a fun defense to play in and it's obviously successful.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1998
After an injury forced him to the sidelines for last season's two-point loss to Loyola, Gilman's Chisom Opara told himself, "Wait till next year."The 6-foot-2, 205-pound senior got his reward yesterday in the top-ranked Greyhounds' 31-7 victory over the No. 14 Dons at Loyola in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference game.Opara's scoring receptions of 71, 6 and 48 yards from Ryan Boyle staked the Greyhounds (7-0, 2-0) to leads of 14-0 in the second period and 21-7 early in the fourth.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | May 8, 2003
The Ravens have gone from a paradise to a wasteland for undrafted free agents. Last year, the Ravens invited more than 30 undrafted rookies to camp and carried a team-record 10 on the season-opening roster. When the Ravens' three-day minicamp opens tomorrow, it will be a challenge for some of this year's draft picks to make the final cut, much less any of the 15 undrafted ones. "I think it's going to be a lot tougher for them to make this team," said Ravens player personnel director Phil Savage.
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By Danny Baker | August 15, 2003
Chisom Opara Position: Wide receiver College: Princeton Who he is: Signed by the Ravens in May as a rookie free agent, Opara is the only Baltimore native on the Ravens' roster. A Lutherville resident and high school standout at Gilman, Opara finished his four years at Princeton with 154 catches for 2,198 yards and 10 touchdowns. He led the Tigers in receptions in three of his four years. On joining the Ravens: "It's incredible. If you had asked me in high school if I would have had this opportunity now, I would have said, `No way.' But I worked hard, and this is my dream, just coming up here."
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By Sloane Brown | November 26, 2000
Some 275 tennis fans had the home court advantage at the Baltimore Tennis Patrons' Player Welcome Reception for the Chevy Chase Bank Tennis Challenge. Within the first half-hour of the party, the Harbor Court Hotel's ballroom was packed with people. They perused the silent auction and tried to catch a glimpse of their favorite players, such as party host Pam Shriver and Luke and Murphy Jensen, Lori McNeil, Kathy Rinaldi and Andrea Leand. Things further livened up during the live auction later.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | September 19, 1998
First-year Poly coach John Hammond replaced retired Augie Waibel's grind-it-out offense with a pass-oriented approach that produced 57 points in the Engineers' first two games, both wins.But it seemed every time the fourth-ranked Engineers dropped into a shotgun posture yesterday, No. 1-ranked Gilman's defense shot them down on the way to a 49-0 victory -- one of Poly's worst defeats ever.Gilman (3-0) set the tone on Poly's game-opening drive, sandwiching sacks by Brian Lewis and All-Metro Felix Isuk around Chisom Opara's batted-down pass.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | August 20, 2003
The football existence of J.R. Jenkins, the Ravens' kickoff specialist, is a necessarily wary one, much like a homeowner who buys the most elaborate home security system, only to sleep each night with one eye open, waiting for someone to barge in. In Jenkins' case, he has heard the good news from coach Brian Billick that the team will dedicate a roster spot to someone like him, a person whose lone task is to kick off and pin the opposition deep in...
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,katherine.dunn@baltsun.com | September 18, 2009
When Gilman graduate Chisom Opara emerged as a standout wide receiver at Princeton, he started thinking about a career in professional football. Now, he has an NFL career - although it's not exactly the one he envisioned. Opara, an All-Metro and All-State receiver at Gilman in 1998, tried to make the Ravens as an undrafted rookie in 2003. His dream of playing for his hometown team ended when he was waived in the final round of cuts. Shortly after that, however, he was picked up by the Ravens' front office.
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By SLOANE BROWNE | August 5, 2007
IT MAY HAVE BEEN THE BEST "CRABARET" ever. The House of Ruth fundraiser at Gertrude's at the Baltimore Museum of Art offered a variety of crabby delights. There were food stations: one for crab cakes, another for sushi, another for Asian crab stir-fry. Then, there were a variety of wines for tasting. All of this made for a great summer's evening, but what really put this year's soiree over the top was the weather -- unusually low humidity and comfortable temperatures were the talk of the night.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun reporter | October 28, 2006
The white No. 1 on Ben Eaton's jersey was smeared with mud. Steam rose from his mouth and nostrils as his warm breath met the cold air. His muscular biceps bulged from exertion, even though the rain-hampered game had long ended. The 5-foot-11, 225-pound All-Metro running back/linebacker had, 10 minutes earlier, completed the best offensive game of his four-year career, bulling his way for 70 yards and three first-half touchdowns to pace No. 4 Gilman's 18-10 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference victory over visiting No. 1 Loyola.
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July 14, 2006
Dorothy Uhnak, 76, who won fame as the 125-pound New York City Transit Authority policewoman who knocked down and arrested an armed mugger and then became better known as the author of gritty, suspenseful, best-selling crime novels, died Saturday in Greenport, N.Y., of what a daughter said was a drug overdose. Mrs. Uhnak combined vibrant elements of her native New York, 14 years' experience as a police officer and a hard-boiled literary style that some compared to Dashiell Hammett's or Raymond Chandler's in nine books of fiction and one of nonfiction.
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June 8, 2004
Moves Baseball EXPOS: Acquired OF Jason Belcher and P Jason Childers from Brewers for OF Peter Bergeron and player to be named. ORIOLES: Announced that P Darwin Cubillan cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Ottawa. PADRES: Activated former Orioles P David Wells from 15-day DL. Optioned P Justin Germano to Triple-A Portland. RANGERS: Placed former Orioles P Jay Powell on 15-day DL with sore right elbow. Recalled P Doug Brocail from rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Oklahoma.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | August 20, 2003
The football existence of J.R. Jenkins, the Ravens' kickoff specialist, is a necessarily wary one, much like a homeowner who buys the most elaborate home security system, only to sleep each night with one eye open, waiting for someone to barge in. In Jenkins' case, he has heard the good news from coach Brian Billick that the team will dedicate a roster spot to someone like him, a person whose lone task is to kick off and pin the opposition deep in...
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By Mark Hoeflich and Mark Hoeflich,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 11, 1997
It wasn't supposed to be like this for Gilman. Not after having won just six games in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference over the last two years and fielding more youth than experience this season.Yet two games into league play, the No. 5-ranked Greyhounds (4-1, 2-0) find themselves a serious contender for a title, especially after their 34-20 win yesterday over visiting No. 8 Mount St. Joseph.It wasn't supposed to be like this for the Gaels (3-3, 0-2) either, not after having at least shared three straight conference titles and having an abundance of talent retuning.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | November 8, 1998
They say talk is cheap.But it certainly was costly yesterday for seventh-ranked McDonogh in a 23-14 loss at top-ranked Gilman, which became the first Greyhounds football team to win 10 games without a loss.Confident after a 54-0 rout of Spalding, McDonogh players supplied the bulletin board material in The Sun last weekend."They said they'd come here and humble us," Gilman's Brian Lewis recalled. "But guess what?"Before a crowd of about 4,000, Gilman set the tone on the opening kickoff, hammering speedster Pat Bydume, who re-inured his right ankle and was sidelined for the game.
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By Danny Baker | August 15, 2003
Chisom Opara Position: Wide receiver College: Princeton Who he is: Signed by the Ravens in May as a rookie free agent, Opara is the only Baltimore native on the Ravens' roster. A Lutherville resident and high school standout at Gilman, Opara finished his four years at Princeton with 154 catches for 2,198 yards and 10 touchdowns. He led the Tigers in receptions in three of his four years. On joining the Ravens: "It's incredible. If you had asked me in high school if I would have had this opportunity now, I would have said, `No way.' But I worked hard, and this is my dream, just coming up here."
SPORTS
By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | May 8, 2003
The Ravens have gone from a paradise to a wasteland for undrafted free agents. Last year, the Ravens invited more than 30 undrafted rookies to camp and carried a team-record 10 on the season-opening roster. When the Ravens' three-day minicamp opens tomorrow, it will be a challenge for some of this year's draft picks to make the final cut, much less any of the 15 undrafted ones. "I think it's going to be a lot tougher for them to make this team," said Ravens player personnel director Phil Savage.
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