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January 21, 2010
This letter is written in response to the article "Panel urges obesity tests for kids as young as 6" by Kelly Brewington (Jan. 18). Ms. Brewington has done a thorough review of this topic, and we applaud the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for calling attention to this alarming trend, a trend that has significant impact beyond just the weight of our community. Research is clear that poor nutrition and physical inactivity has broad reaching consequences. America's childhood obesity rates have tripled in the last 30 years, exposing 9 million kids to a variety of potential long-term health consequences.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
The final score of Stevenson's 31-10 loss to Middle Atlantic Conference rival Lycoming on Saturday might suggest a rout. But coach Ed Hottle said the Mustangs had a chance to flip the score in their favor. “I would say it was a missed opportunity,” he said Wednesday morning. “I don't want to take anything away from them. They're a very good football team. We would've had to play really well to get a 'W' there. But again, I think the opportunity was there.” Hottle was referring to an advantageous first quarter that practically begged Stevenson (4-1 overall and 3-1 in the league)
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2012
- Given what's happened in the past two years, catcher Ronny Paulino isn't fazed by his current situation. That's what happens when you've been traded three times, suspended for failing a drug test and faced with a career-threatening health condition. "To go through tough times, you know you can handle adversity," said the 30-year-old Paulino. "So I can now take advantage of opportunities. " Paulino signed a minor-league deal with the Orioles in late January and was considered a long shot to make the 25-man roster.
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Mike Preston | October 5, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Ravens were involved in a statement game on Sunday, and they sent the wrong message. If they wanted to prove they were a contending team after missing the playoffs last season for the first time since 2007, they failed. In fact, some of the same things that kept them from the playoffs in 2013 showed up again in a 20-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts before a crowd of 65,258 at Lucas Oil Stadium. It's not like Indianapolis had been dominant this seaosn.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | April 30, 2009
The Orioles had the bases loaded and no outs in the first inning and managed just one run. Catcher Chad Moeller led off the second inning with a triple and the seventh inning with a double - and didn't score either time. Nick Markakis, the potential tying run, was thrown out attempting a stolen base for the second out of the eighth inning after his single had cut the Los Angeles Angels' lead to one run. An Orioles team that spent the first week and a half of the baseball season finding ways to win is now discovering ways to lose on a daily basis.
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By Edward Lee | March 5, 2012
It's speculation to suggest that Navy might have avoided Saturday's 14-9 loss to Bucknell at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium if the offense had been more successful on extra-man opportunities. But with a 2-of-6 showing, the Midshipmen are just 3-of-17 on man-up chances. That's 17.6 percent for the season. Navy was 2-of-5 on extra-man opportunities in the fourth quarter, but coach Rick Sowell was left wondering what might have been if the offense had succeeded on a man-up chance with 4:32 left in the third quarter after the Bison had scored four straight goals.
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By Edward Lee | September 26, 2011
The emergence of rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith on Sunday has opened the Ravens to a little criticism about the organization's evaluation of players. Smith caught touchdown passes on the first three receptions of his career en route to five catches and 152 yards in the team's 37-7 rout of the St. Louis Rams. But some fans have openly questioned why Smith was making his first start three weeks into the regular season and only because Lee Evans was sidelined by a nagging left ankle injury.
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By Lou Cedrone | April 2, 1991
John Hughes may need a rest. The man who did the scripts for ''Home Alone'' and ''Planes, Trains and Automobiles'' may be working at too heavy a pace. His newest film, ''Career Opportunities,'' plays like an afterthought, one that was never clearly developed.The film's ambitions are small, but the results are smaller than was hoped. The comedy stars Frank Whaley (''The Doors'') as a young man with little ambition but loads of charm. When he loses one more menial job, his father tells him he will have to pay rent or move out.In desperation, he takes a job as night custodian at a department store and finds himself locked in on his first night of duty.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2013
Courtney Upshaw once lived in a house with no electricity or running water. He slept some nights on a worn couch that barely contained his growing frame. He arrived at the University of Alabama with little more than the clothes he was wearing. April 26, 2012 was supposed to be the night Upshaw would be rewarded for his perseverance. Yet as he sat in Radio City Music Hall in New York City, surrounded by friends and family, Upshaw fought back tears. He watched four of his college teammates become first-round draft picks.
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By Edward Lee | March 30, 2012
No. 17 Navy has won 28 of 30 contests in this series between Patriot League foes, but No. 8 Lehigh did win last year's meeting. The Mountain Hawks (9-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference) are riding an eight-game winning streak. The Midshipmen (5-3, 3-1) are seeking their first five-game run since 2008. Here are a few factors that could influence the outcome at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on Friday night. 1) Faceoffs. Lehigh is led by junior Ryan Snyder, who has won 54.3 percent of his faceoffs (82-of-151)
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By Robert Blecker | October 3, 2014
The root cause of undocumented immigration, whether from Mexico or Central America, is the poverty and lack of economic opportunity that have afflicted those nations as a result of failed economic policies - including their trade agreements with the United States. Those thousands of migrants - including unaccompanied minors - arriving at our border are not criminals trying to break the law. They are a warning sign that the collateral damage of so-called "free trade" agreements cannot always be found in closed factories and shuttered Main Street businesses in the United States.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 3, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - Randy Edsall's goal this week was to keep the pre-game preparation as routine as possible. The Maryland football coach told his team that Ohio State is just another opponent, that the Buckeyes have good players but the Terps do too. Nothing changed about Maryland's practice schedule. Edsall even turned down numerous interview requests because he did not want his players to see him doing anything different than he would during a normal week. But Edsall, his players and the rest of the program recognize the significance of Saturday's game against No. 20 Ohio State.
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Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
The Baltimore Sun will follow Franklin's Steven Smothers, Gilman's Ellison Jordan and McDonogh's Eric Burrell on the recruiting trail as they try to decide over the next year which college will be the best fit. This is part one in an occasional series. Steven Smothers' cell phone started dancing just a few seconds past midnight on Sept. 1. The Franklin junior had switched his phone to vibrate, but he didn't ignore it, knowing college football coaches could begin contacting Class of 2016 prospects via text message, email and social media immediately after midnight.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
TORONTO - Alexi Casilla woke up Friday morning expecting to fly home to his native Dominican Republic that night to prepare for the upcoming winter ball season. Instead, he was on a flight to Toronto to join the Orioles with an opportunity to make the team's postseason roster. Casilla is starting at third base and batting leadoff on Saturday, and is expected to do the same in the regular-season finale on Sunday. Orioles manager Buck Showalter isn't pleased with his team's defense at third base of late - third basemen have committed five errors over the past eight games - so he is getting a look at Casilla.
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By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
A satellite that has been hurtling toward Mars for the past 10 months slammed on the brakes Sunday night, gliding into the red planet's gravity field to spend a year studying its atmosphere - and hopefully collect evidence that Mars might once have supported life. On a mission managed from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, the MAVEN spacecraft neared completion Sunday night of a 442 million-mile journey by firing six thrusters in reverse and being pulled into Mars' gravity field.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
Inside the Ravens' locker room late Sunday afternoon, rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro smiled and did his best to shrug off compliments from veteran teammates. Taliaferro, a fourth-round draft pick, rushed for a game-high 91 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries during a 23-21 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Those were Taliaferro's first NFL regular-season carries after primarily playing on special teams in the Ravens' first two games. Taliaferro provided a boost to a backfield that was missing starter Bernard Pierce because of a quadriceps injury and no longer has Ray Rice after his $35 million contract was terminated in the fallout from his domestic violence incident.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN REPORTER | May 30, 2007
Most of the recent conferences on the looming population influx from the nationwide military base realignment and closure (BRAC) have focused on the alarming costs of infrastructure, the critical need for more schools and millions needed for road improvements. A discussion at Harford Community College in Bel Air last week highlighted entirely different topics: home and office decor, cozy lodging, and starting a handyman business. Sherry Shiroky, a Bel Air interior decorator, said she could supply new homeowners and office tenants with furniture, flooring and drapery.
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By Hilda L. Solis | September 11, 2011
"When I grow up, I want to be a supply chain analyst. " You don't hear these words too often - but I'm hoping that changes fast. When I was a child, my siblings and I would sit around the kitchen table and tell our parents about the jobs we might hold as adults. My mother bought me a bag with bandages and a toy thermometer; I wanted to be a nurse. Radiologic technologist, debit card specialist and, yes, supply chain analyst just weren't common terms back then. But today these jobs - and thousands more - are providing opportunities and hope to people entering or re-entering the workforce.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Three weeks into this season, Steve Pearce walked out of the Orioles manager Buck Showalter's office in Toronto, sat down and just stared into his locker. It was an all-too-familiar feeling for Pearce, who had just been told he was being designated for assignment. The Orioles had an early season roster crunch and needed to add bullpen reinforcements. Pearce, who had just seven at-bats at the time, was the odd man out. Pearce's hope was that he'd clear waivers, be outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk - where he could receive regular playing time - and eventually rejoin the major league club.
NEWS
September 11, 2014
Many postsecondary students do not follow a traditional path from college entry to degree at a single institution ( "More students transferring into Maryland universities," Sept. 8). Approximately half of all students attend more than one institution, reflecting a much more complex enrollment pattern. The linear view of college that focuses on the initial institution where a student starts their postsecondary experience fails to assess the realities of how mobile students have become over the last decade.
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