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By Paul McCardell, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
More news came out this week that snowy owls have returned to Maryland. One was captured at BWI and released in late December. I only have found a few mentions in The Baltimore Sun since 1837 of the snowy owl, also called white owls. The Jan. 16, 1844, edition mentions numerous sightings of white owls and the capture of one for a museum. Sightings in Maryland are indeed rare. On Jan. 15, 1985, the Evening Sun ran a photo of a snowy owl that happened to land on The Sunpapers' fourth-floor roof just outside the photo department.
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Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
Baltimore cyber security firm RedOwl Analytics plans to double its workforce to 50 people within the next few years as it tries to make Federal Hill Maryland's new technology hub, company CEO Guy Filippelli said Tuesday. Hot off securing $4.6 million during its first round of venture fundraising last month, RedOwl has also won praise from Gov. Martin O'Malley, who stopped by the company's Light Street headquarters to celebrate the start-up's success. O'Malley called the company an example of the "a growing ecosystem of innovation" in Maryland.
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HEALTH
By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2013
Owls can rotate their heads a dizzying 270 degrees, allowing them to see what's happening behind them while perched on a tree branch or barn beam. This evolutionary adaptation helps the birds keep their fixed-socket, binocular eyes trained on the scurrying mice and other small prey they hunt. But how exactly do their necks seemingly defy the limitations of bones and blood vessels as they swivel around like a submarine periscope? Fabian de Kok-Mercado, a Johns Hopkins-trained medical illustrator and an owl enthusiast, was curious.
BUSINESS
Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Baltimore data analysis firm RedOwl Analytics announced Tuesday it has raised $4.6 million in new capital from investors, including several San Francisco-based venture capitalists and Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank. The company, founded in late 2011, is developing software that allows corporations to sort through employees' digital trail, tracking behavior to spot potential problems. RedOwl said in a release the new Series A financing will allow it to improve its product and add clients in industries such as financial services.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham and Glenn Graham,Sun Staff Writer | April 1, 1994
The stage was set for history to be made last night in Westminster.The seven-time defending county champ South Carroll Cavaliers (0-2) were coming to town to face the Owls (2-2) having played only one game so far this season under new coach Jeff Alisauckas.When Westminster sophomore Dave Baker scored his second goal of the game with 1:33 left in the fourth quarter, it gave the Owls a 6-5 lead they would not relinquish in coming away with a 7-6 win over South Carroll.The Owls' win over South Carroll snapped a 15-game losing streak against the Cavaliers that dated back to 1986 -- a 3-2 double-overtime win.Mark Ruby, who was the Owls' offensive star with four goals, scored what turned out to be a much-needed insurance goal with just over a minute left in regulation to give the Owls a 7-5 lead.
SPORTS
By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Contributing Writer | April 4, 1993
Westminster's boys were the stars yesterday, as they showed the importance of depth in track and field.Matt Knights scored 28 points as the Owls scored in 16 of the 17 events to win their seventh consecutive Westminster Invitational yester- Track and fieldday. Kenya Warfield also accounted for 28 Westminster points, but Frederick nipped the Owls' girls.The Owls boys had little trouble, rolling up 180 points. North County was second with 102. Frederick used a late comeback to edge the Owls girls, 112-110.
SPORTS
By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer | February 23, 1994
Both county basketball titles will be on the line tonight when South Carroll and Westminster square off against one another in boys and girls action.The boys game will be played at South Carroll, with the girls game scheduled for Westminster. Both will start at 7 p.m.Both girls teams come into the game with 4-0 county marks, and this will be the only time the two teams meet. The game scheduled at South Carroll on Feb. 10 was postponed and will not be made up.Four of the county's top five scorers -- all forwards -- will be featured.
NEWS
October 3, 1990
ELDERSBURG - The Westminster Owl Marching Band opened its fall competition season Saturday, finishing third in the Group III competition at the Liberty Band Extravaganza.With a score of 67.2, the Owls fell behind the second-place South Carroll Cavaliers, whose score was 67.45. The North Carroll Panthers finished sixth in the group, scoring 57.7.Lebanon High School from Pennsylvania scored 77.35 to win first place in Group III, the largest category in the competition. Lebanon also captured the traveling trophy from North Hagerstown High, the defending champion, as well as special awards for percussion, color guard and music.
SPORTS
By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer | January 12, 1995
Montgomery Blair's first possession was a good indication of the kind of night it was going to be for the Westminster Owls last night.The Blazers had four other tries before Corey Young grabbed his own rebound, laid it in and was fouled.It was apparent early the Blazers (7-1) simply had too much size and athletic ability for the Owls (1-9) to handle as Blair went home with a 73-58 win.The Blazers scored the last 12 points of the first quarter.Young (17 points), Plater Fritz (17) and Anwar Jordan (14)
NEWS
By Steve Jones | January 12, 2013
The Westminster High School football team put up some gaudy offensive numbers in 2012. During a 12-1 season, the Owls won a second consecutive county championship, became the third Carroll County team in five years to record an undefeated regular season, then rolled past Montgomery County powers Blake and Sherwood to earn the Class 4A North Region title. And two of the team's unsung heroes can definitely do the math. Drew Titus and Dan Johnson both plan to major in engineering.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
The defending Class 4A-3A champion Westminster boys lacrosse team is familiar with weather delays disrupting its plans in the playoffs. Before capturing last year's state title against South River, the Owls had to come back a second day before they could celebrate. It happened again Monday night in their Class 4A North region District 1 title game at Howard, as play was suspended after thunder and lightning started at halftime. In a battle of 15-0 teams, the visiting No. 8 Owls had a 5-3 halftime lead against the No. 9 Lions before play was suspended.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2014
Every successful lacrosse team needs a player like Westminster senior captain Scott Gwyn. A long stick midfielder in his fourth varsity season, Gwyn enjoys winning a ground ball as much as providing an assist or scoring a big goal. He thrives on defense, blanketing the opponent's top midfielder and also leading the Owls in man-down situations. Gwyn is smooth in transition to get the attack the ball and loves to do whatever is needed for his team to have success. Last year, he was instrumental in helping the Owls capture their first Class 4A-3A state championship.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2014
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore had been tracking the migration of North American snowy owls to evaluate their health when one was found injured in Maryland last month. The Department of Natural Resources brought the owl, which had a "severe wing droop and couldn't fly," to the zoo for treatment. After a surgery on its broken wing, the owl is in recovery and eating reliably, as documented in a video (above) detailing the owl's rehabilitation. The zoo's research on the birds is studying an increase in snowy owls in the U.S. that resulted from an irruption in the Arctic's snowy owl population.
NEWS
The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
Baltimore County firefighters Saturday continued to work their way through a large paper recycling plant in Dundalk that was the scene of a three-alarm fire that caused part of the building's roof to collapse Friday night. A fire official said the collapsed roof at the Owl Corporation, on Graves Court near Lynch Cove, created a challenge for firefighters trying to reach parts of the warehouse that might still be burning. Units from throughout the east side of the county, as well as from Baltimore City, battled the blaze.
FEATURES
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
Two snowy owls have been trapped at Martin State Airport in Baltimore County and will be relocated away from the airport, aviation officials said Friday. A female owl was captured in a trap at the airport shortly after sunset on Thursday and a male owl was captured Friday morning, according to the Maryland Aviation Administration. The owls were captured in traps that the Maryland Aviation Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture had placed on a grassy area on the north side of the airport.
SPORTS
By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2014
Carmelo Anthony had the full attention of basketball fans on Friday, when the New York Knicks forward and best basketball player to come out of Baltimore scored a franchise-record 62 points in the Knicks' 125-96 win over the Charlotte Bobcats at Madison Square Garden. The scoring total, a personal best for Anthony, 29, and most ever at the new Garden, could have been even greater had the former Towson Catholic star played more than 39 minutes . Though 62 points is nearly twice his high for the Owls during his All-Metro Player of the Year season (37 points against National Christian as a junior)
NEWS
By GILBERT SANDLER | March 3, 1992
YOU CAN'T keep the Owl Bar down.Just as it seemed the venerable watering hole at the Belvedere Hotel would join the long list of Baltimore has-been's, word comes that "serious money" is planning to reopen it. If you're over 40 and have been around town awhile, that'll be news that jogs your memory. The Owl Bar, like the hotel above it and the restaurant beside it, is a big part of Baltimore lore.The Owl Bar was where teen-agers went after the movies, the debutantes after their parties and the ageless after their youth.
NEWS
September 6, 1992
Head coach: Karol Brown (10th season).Assistant coach: Michelle Salafia.1990 record: 10-5.Top returnees: Seniors Stacy Henderson, Sherri Schmitz, Jesse Furbay, Beth Bryant, Stephanie Ballinger, Stephanie Harrell; junior Gina Hughes.Top newcomers: Juniors Angie Nickolas, Jaime Wheat, Kristen Haga, Bridget Garner; sophomores Tara Haney, Tara Dorsey, Beth Lister.Coach's outlook: "I think we'll have a pretty good team. We have some very hard workers. The county teams provide a lot of good competition for ourselves and this year should be very interesting."
NEWS
By Paul McCardell, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
More news came out this week that snowy owls have returned to Maryland. One was captured at BWI and released in late December. I only have found a few mentions in The Baltimore Sun since 1837 of the snowy owl, also called white owls. The Jan. 16, 1844, edition mentions numerous sightings of white owls and the capture of one for a museum. Sightings in Maryland are indeed rare. On Jan. 15, 1985, the Evening Sun ran a photo of a snowy owl that happened to land on The Sunpapers' fourth-floor roof just outside the photo department.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
A snowy owl that had camped out at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport was captured and relocated in late December, according to airport officials. The snowy owl was spotted on the airfield near one of the runways at the Linthicum airport Dec. 27. That night, a wildlife technician from the U.S. Department of Agriculture set a trap for the bird. The trap worked, and the owl was banded and released away from the airport the next day. Snowy owls can be dangerous at airports because they can cause damage to airplanes if they are struck.
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