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September 25, 2012
Perhaps the most charitable description of the melee involving thousands of young people in Towson Circle that occurred last Saturday is that it was a well-intended event that ended up being too well attended. The sequence of events that spun out of control for several hours may have been unforeseeable, but local merchants, county police and Towson University officials, who meet regularly to coordinate their activities regarding public safety, need to use this incident to figure out where their efforts were lacking and how they can respond more effectively the next time the unexpected occurs.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2013
Soccer has long been known for its one-name goal scorers. Fifty years ago, it was a brilliant Brazilian star everyone called Pele. Today, it's an Argentine artist named Lionel but now known by his last name: Messi. Just saying their names evokes images of magic and trickery. And then there is Wondo. Chris Wondolowski does not elicit the same response from even the most die-hard fan - if they know him at all. He is more mechanic than maestro, a player who was expected to spend his career on the fringes, if not on the bench, until he emerged as a goal-scoring machine.
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SPORTS
By Arda Ocal | April 30, 2012
If WrestleMania is the fiscal end of the WWE“season,” then Extreme Rules is the first PPV of the new year - it certainly felt that way, with seemingly several new wrinkles being tested out. In what can be described as a “perfect storm” of a stellar Chicago crowd, excellent matches with several clever finishes, refreshing commentary and WWE rarities including violence, blood and referee assault, WWE's Extreme Rules Pay Per View certainly delivered....
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Dan Rodricks | June 10, 2013
We're living in the eye of a perfect storm of weather anxiety - climate change and extreme storms, increasingly accurate forecasts by meteorologists, and the power and desire of news media to fully exploit our fears. Even a day or two of rain stirs a little panic now. By the time it reached Maryland and the mid-Atlantic late last week, Tropical Storm Andrea had turned into nothing but intermittently heavy rains and gusty winds. Yet you could almost sense the region's collective blood pressure rise as the storm approached.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2012
Sandy is no ordinary hurricane. A remarkable configuration of weather systems are tugging on the storm system as it slogs up the eastern seaboard, slowing and widening the cyclone. A full moon will drag tides up the shore just as the storm whips the sea. And an area of low pressure is expected to pump in cold air from the west that could lead to several inches of snow in Western Maryland. "It's a very, very rare storm, and the way it is going to interact, the confluence of things coming together late in the season, is something we'll be taking a look at for years to come," said Steve Zubrick, science and operations officer at the National Weather Service's Sterling, Va., office.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
A "perfect storm of errors" caused the city of Baltimore to issue a speed camera citation to a stationary vehicle, the Police Department's chief spokesman said Thursday. Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi acknowledged that Officer Christopher Izquierdo should not have validated the citation, which alleged that a Mazda wagon was going 38 mph even though a video clip from the camera and two time-stamped photos given as evidence clearly show the car stopped at a red light. State law requires every citation to be approved by a sworn law enforcement officer, and in the city that is the final step before a ticket is mailed out to the vehicle's owner.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2013
Soccer has long been known for its one-name goal scorers. Fifty years ago, it was a brilliant Brazilian star everyone called Pele. Today, it's an Argentine artist named Lionel but now known by his last name: Messi. Just saying their names evokes images of magic and trickery. And then there is Wondo. Chris Wondolowski does not elicit the same response from even the most die-hard fan - if they know him at all. He is more mechanic than maestro, a player who was expected to spend his career on the fringes, if not on the bench, until he emerged as a goal-scoring machine.
ENTERTAINMENT
By SUSAN REIMER | September 24, 2009
The home gardeners and organic gardeners on the East Coast who were hit so hard by the early appearance of late blight are already wondering what next tomato season will bring. Is there something that can be done this fall to ensure that the blight, which usually appears late in the season after all the fruit has been harvested, doesn't short-circuit next summer's tomato season, too? The jurors - in this case, the plant pathologists - are still out, but it looks like the strain of blight that damaged plants before they had a chance to bear fruit is not a type that will hide in the soil to attack again next summer.
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By John C. Bersia | January 31, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Would a "perfect storm" help resolve the tedious Fidel Castro illness-and-succession saga gripping Cuba? At a recent forum on the island's future, specialists suggested that - contrary to some hopes after the Cuban dictator first took ill - essentially no possibility presently exists for a post-Castro collapse. That is, unless a perfect storm develops. Now, I have to admit that I would be very pleased if Mr. Castro would wither away and a freer Cuba would emerge. For too long, the island's people have been denied self-determination and subjected to the whims of a crusty communist who refuses to accept that the "best" days of his movement and philosophy lie behind him. But so many questions swirled around Mr. Castro's health crisis at its onset that it was impossible to determine if he was actually indisposed.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 1, 2002
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Resegregation is combining with two other trends to create a "perfect storm" threatening Southern public schools, says John Charles Boger of the University of North Carolina law school. At a daylong symposium Friday on the resegregation of Southern schools, Boger noted that Southern students are less likely to study alongside students of other races and ethnicities than they were in the 1980s, when court-ordered desegregation was most strictly enforced. This renewal of racial isolation, accompanied by two other changes in a "simultaneous convergence, could send the public schools of the South reeling off course," he said.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
A "perfect storm of errors" caused the city of Baltimore to issue a speed camera citation to a stationary vehicle, the Police Department's chief spokesman said Thursday. Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi acknowledged that Officer Christopher Izquierdo should not have validated the citation, which alleged that a Mazda wagon was going 38 mph even though a video clip from the camera and two time-stamped photos given as evidence clearly show the car stopped at a red light. State law requires every citation to be approved by a sworn law enforcement officer, and in the city that is the final step before a ticket is mailed out to the vehicle's owner.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE RECORD | November 8, 2012
There were plenty of reasons to complain about Sandy, but plenty of people in Harford County ignored them and have been offering help to people hit harder by the so-called superstorm. Born as a tropical cyclone, Sandy merged with a north Atlantic storm of similar frightening power, a nor'easter. The story of devastation visited upon New England's commercial fishing communities by a similar convergence of bad weather in 1991 was detailed in Sebastian Junger's book, "The Perfect Storm.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2012
Baltimore's Pat Moran won an Artio Award from the Casting Society of America for her work on HBO's "Game Change," the locally-produced film about the 2008 presidential election. The awards, which are considered the most prestigious in the casting industry, were announced earlier this week in Los Angeles by the C.S.A. The "Game Change" award marks the third time Moran has been honored by her peers. She also won Artios for casting on "The Wire" series in 2003 and the made-for-TV movie "Something the Lord Made" in 2004.
NEWS
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2012
Sandy is no ordinary hurricane. A remarkable configuration of weather systems are tugging on the storm system as it slogs up the eastern seaboard, slowing and widening the cyclone. A full moon will drag tides up the shore just as the storm whips the sea. And an area of low pressure is expected to pump in cold air from the west that could lead to several inches of snow in Western Maryland. "It's a very, very rare storm, and the way it is going to interact, the confluence of things coming together late in the season, is something we'll be taking a look at for years to come," said Steve Zubrick, science and operations officer at the National Weather Service's Sterling, Va., office.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2012
Weather watchers are atwitter over a chance for a brush with what could become Tropical Storm Sandy and could bring heavy winds and moisture ahead of Halloween along the East Coast. Some are even calling it a "perfect storm", with polar air potentially converging with Sandy. Of course, a major caveat is necessary: The forecast is more than a week out, meaning it could soon change dramatically. But meteorologists are still getting worked up by what models are showing. Tropical Depression 18 formed this morning and could become Tropical Storm Sandy by Tuesday.
NEWS
September 25, 2012
Perhaps the most charitable description of the melee involving thousands of young people in Towson Circle that occurred last Saturday is that it was a well-intended event that ended up being too well attended. The sequence of events that spun out of control for several hours may have been unforeseeable, but local merchants, county police and Towson University officials, who meet regularly to coordinate their activities regarding public safety, need to use this incident to figure out where their efforts were lacking and how they can respond more effectively the next time the unexpected occurs.
FEATURES
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | June 23, 2000
She is the perfect boat for "The Perfect Storm." Sixteen months ago, Lady Grace was just one of the commercial fishing boats at anchor in Ocean City Harbor. Next Friday, she'll appear on movie screens across the country as the Andrea Gail, the Gloucester, Mass., swordfish boat that sank in the North Atlantic during a horrific storm, taking six crewmen to their deaths. "She's as close to the Andrea Gail as you can get," says Doug Merrifield, the film's marine coordinator, who helped transform the best-selling book by Sebastian Junger into what Warner Bros.
NEWS
By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,SUN STAFF | December 13, 2002
Time magazine gazes this week into the future of arthritis as millions of baby boomers develop aching joints. The writer searches for an apt way to describe the trouble brewing, what with so many aging joggers and so much obesity, and comes up with this: "It's almost as if we were watching the formation of an epidemiological perfect storm." An analyst at a Canadian mutual fund company tells a reporter: "The coffee industry is facing a perfect storm of industrial, institutional, and social failure."
SPORTS
By Arda Ocal | April 30, 2012
If WrestleMania is the fiscal end of the WWE“season,” then Extreme Rules is the first PPV of the new year - it certainly felt that way, with seemingly several new wrinkles being tested out. In what can be described as a “perfect storm” of a stellar Chicago crowd, excellent matches with several clever finishes, refreshing commentary and WWE rarities including violence, blood and referee assault, WWE's Extreme Rules Pay Per View certainly delivered....
NEWS
March 16, 2010
As the parent of a "consolidated" student from Cardinal Gibbons, I can't express my anger and hurt over how cruel a blow this is to the boys from that school. I am frustrated at the callousness of the decision to abandon 300 boys. The archdiocese, putting on its political face, promised these boys options for the upcoming year that aren't really options at all. Of the 10 schools named as "receiver schools," most are either geographically or financially not options. Does the archdiocese feel it has served us well by giving us opportunities to attend schools in Annapolis or Harford County?
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