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By Dan Connolly | November 16, 2012
When Dan Duquette was hired roughly a year ago as the club's executive vice president, the Orioles pointed to his impressive track record in the past with the Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox. He was in charge of some very good teams - although none went to the World Series. Of course, the Expos in 1994 might have had the season not ended in August due to labor unrest. And Duquette was one of the primary architects of the Red Sox team that twice won world championships after he left.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
In Johns Hopkins' 33-14 rout of Moravian on Sept. 20, senior quarterback Braden Anderson posted career highs in passing yards (218) and completion percentage (73.5). It took Anderson only one week to surpass those totals, throwing for 359 yards and connecting on 76.3 percent of his passes in Saturday's 42-26 victory over Centennial Conference foe Muhlenberg. Add a career-best four touchdowns, and it's easy to see why Blue Jays coach Jim Margraff called Anderson's performance the best of his career.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2012
The main void Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette saw in his team's batting order was its on-base percentage. The lineup had plenty of power last season but not enough men on base to capitalize on that strength in the American League East. And the acquisition of 30-year-old infielder Wilson Betemit fits that mold well. Betemit signed a two-year deal worth roughly $3 million guaranteed with a 2014 vesting option based on performance incentives that could raise the total value to $6 million, according to an industry source.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
CHICAGO - The Orioles can seal their ninth series win in their past 10 with a victory tonight against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The Orioles now have their best single-season road winning percentage since 1997, going 37-26 with a .587 winning percentage away from Camden Yards so far this season. They posted a .642 winning percentage in 1997, finishing with a 52-29 record on the road. The Orioles are 10-5 in their last 15 games on the road, and the pitching staff has a 2.42 ERA -- 2.91 ERA from the starters, 1.31 ERA from the bullpen -- over that span.
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By TOM BOWMAN and TOM BOWMAN,SUN REPORTER | December 16, 2005
WASHINGTON -- The Army met its recruiting goal for November by again accepting a high percentage of recruits who scored in the lowest category on the military's aptitude tests, Pentagon officials said yesterday, raising renewed concerns that the quality of the all-volunteer force will suffer. The Army exceeded by 256 its goal of 5,600 recruits for November, while the Army Reserve brought in 1,454 recruits, exceeding its target by 112. To do so, the Army accepted a "double-digit" percentage of recruits who scored between 16 and 30 out of a possible 99 on the military's aptitude test, said officials who requested anonymity.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | March 15, 2004
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Before Orioles manager Lee Mazzilli decides on a No. 2 hitter, he wants to give Luis Matos a chance to persuade him. Larry Bigbie batted second again yesterday in a 5-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Melvin Mora also is being considered for the role, but Mazzilli won't discount Matos. "I've got Luis, I've got Melvin, I've got Bigbie," Mazzilli said. "Three guys who can really get on base." That's the quality that most attracts Mazzilli. "I'm more concerned with on-base percentage because you can do more damage," he said.
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By From "Raising a Reader," by Paul Kropp | April 5, 1998
The news on children's reading from the National Assessment of Educational Progress isn't good. The evidence:45.7 Percentage of fourth graders who read daily for pleasure24.4 Percentage of 12th graders who read daily for pleasure59 Percentage of fourth graders who use the library once a week10.2 Percentage of 12th graders who use the library once a weekPub Date: 4/05/98
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February 8, 1997
An article in yesterday's editions incorrectly characterized a proposed percentage that federal employees would contribute from their salaries to their retirement plans by 2001 to help balance the budget. The correct percentage is 0.5 percent.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 2/08/97
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By Jean Marbella | February 5, 1992
We have seen the futurePercent of male high school seniors who believe work is a central part of lifeIn 1976: 41 percentIn 1986: 35 percent-- From "Monitoring the Future" survey, the Institute for Social ResearchBaby boomers bowing outPercentage of working women aged 26 to 45 who expect to reduce their job commitments in the next five years: 43Percentage of them who say they will quit work altogether in next five years: 23.Percentage of men who say they...
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October 8, 1999
Johnny OatesHired: Manager when Angelos bought teamSeason: 1994Record, percentage: 63-49, .563 (strike on Aug. 12 caused suspension of rest of season)Position: Second, 6 1/2 games behindFired: Sept. 26, 1994Phil ReganHired: Oct. 16, 1994Season: 1995Record, percentage: 71-73, .493 (season started late because of strike)Position: Third, 15 games behindFired: Oct. 20, 1995Davey JohnsonHired: Oct. 30, 1995Seasons: 1996-1997Record, percentage: 1996 -- 88-74, .543; 1997 -- 98-64, .605Position: 1996 -- Second, 4 games behind, qualified for playoffs as wild-card team; 1997 -- First, 2 games ahead.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender are less likely to be religious than their non-LGBT peers, according to a new Gallup poll . While about half of the 3,242 LGBT adults included in the poll found religion important in their daily lives, that is well below the 66 percent of their non-LGBT peers who reported the same. The LGBT respondents were also less likely to attend religious services and more likely to describe themselves as nonreligious. The disparity, Gallup reported, could be driven by a number of factors.
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Erica L. Green | June 8, 2014
Baltimore school officials want to attract more highly effective teachers and raise awareness about attendance in summer school after the percentage of middle and high school students successfully completing academic programs plummeted last year. The number of middle school students promoted to the next grade fell precipitously, according to data recently released by the school system, spurring questions about the effectiveness of the Building Educated Leaders for Life program. Building Educated Leaders for Life, referred to by its acronym BELL, a national model that had previously posted encouraging results, runs the city's middle school summer program.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Perusing the numbers, Maryland coach John Tillman acknowledged that junior Charlie Raffa is the underdog to Bryant junior Kevin Massa. And Raffa agreed with his coach - to a degree. “I suppose so, just because he is the No. 1 guy in the nation and I'm No. 2 statistically,” Raffa said on Tuesday. “So I guess that does make me an underdog. But it's nothing to get mad about or overthink. I just want to go out there and play my best, knowing that [wing players] Brian [Cooper] and Mike [Ehrhardt]
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April 19, 2014
Defense has been a staple of the Orioles' success the past two seasons, and the team enters this afternoon's game against the Boston Red Sox leading the major leagues with a .995 fielding percentage. The Orioles have made just three errors this season, all of them at third base by players filling in for Platinum Glove winner Manny Machado. They also haven't made an error in seven road games this season. Last year's team set a major league record for fewest errors in a 162-game season (54)
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By David Wilson | April 19, 2014
Significant demographic obstacles stand in the path of the state's achieving its goal of ensuring that 55 percent of its population has a two-year post-secondary degree or higher by 2025. The baby boom "echo" - a primarily white phenomenon that resulted in a temporary increase in high school graduates beginning in 1995 - is over. The number of white graduates is now declining steadily and will continue to do so for some time to come. During the upturn, many campuses raised their admissions standards significantly to take advantage of the growing pool of relatively affluent and well-prepared students graduating from high school.
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By Tracy Orwig | March 11, 2014
Health insurers in Maryland and throughout the country are jeopardizing patient health by dramatically and arbitrarily increasing the cost of vital medications. As insurers increasingly assign cancer treatments to so-called "specialty tier" cost structures, patients battling blood cancers and many other serious conditions are forced to pay prohibitively high out-of-pocket costs for their treatment, which causes many patients to go without treatment entirely. Rather than paying a standard copayment for medication, people whose medications are moved to specialty tiers - which include the newest, most effective and expensive medications - can find themselves paying coinsurance of up to 40 percent of the total cost of the drugs.
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September 6, 2001
Maryland ranked third nationally in percentage of the population that has graduated from college. Rank...State...Percentage 1. ...Colorado...34.6 2. ...Massachusetts...32.7 3. ...Maryland...32.3 4. ...Virginia...31.9 5. ...Connecticut...31.6 6. ...Minnesota...31.2 7. ...New Hampshire...30.1 (tie) ...New Jersey...30.1 9. ...Vermont...28.8 10. ...New York...28.7 Source: U.S.Bureau of the Census, 2000
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September 13, 2002
The Sun is compiling statistics for football, boys and girls soccer, field hockey and volleyball for publication of area leaders on Mondays. Coaches or team statisticians should call the high school stats message line at 410-332-6786 or 1-800-829-8000, extension 6786, between 10 p.m. Friday and 10 p.m. Saturday. Start by giving us your name, phone number, the sport and your school. For football, we need only your leaders in rushing (attempts, yards, average TDs), passing (attempts, completions, percentage, yards, interceptions, TDs)
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Peter Schmuck | February 26, 2014
SARASOTA, FLA. - It's a loaded question, but that's OK, because the Orioles just added to what was already a loaded lineup. So, is there a better offensive team in the American League than the one that led the majors in home runs last year and just added veteran slugger Nelson Cruz to that equation? "I can't think of one," Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman said, "but I think every lineup in the American League is good. On paper, we look solid right now, but it's all about executing.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2014
For the eighth year in a row, Maryland is No. 1 in the nation in the percentage of graduates who have passed at least one Advanced Placement exam, according to a report released Tuesday by the College Board. The percentage of Maryland graduates in 2013 who succeeded on the exam rose to 29.6 percent, up from 28.1 percent the previous year. Maryland's No. 1 ranking comes in part because so many students take the courses and exams. Nearly half of all Maryland graduates are taking the exams - about 47 percent.
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