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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | November 5, 1998
Bowie Baysox first baseman Calvin Pickering and reliever Gabe Molina have been named the Orioles' Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year.Pickering, 22, was chosen the Double-A Eastern League's Player of the Year after batting .309 with 31 homers and 114 RBIs. He appeared in nine games with the Orioles after a September call-up, hitting .238 with two homers.Molina, 23, set a Baysox record with 24 saves despite spending part of the year in a set-up role. He went 3-2 with a 3.36 ERA, walking 27 and striking out 75 in 61 2/3 innings.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2011
A new federal rule that would require crab-processing plants on the Eastern Shore and elsewhere to pay a higher wage to temporary foreign workers would be delayed for a year under legislation approved Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Advanced by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the measure was attached to a larger spending bill in the Senate and appears to enjoy bipartisan support. The rule, created by the U.S. Department of Labor, will take effect Oct. 1 unless Mikulski's change is approved.
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August 19, 2004
On Monday, August 16, 2004, PERRY FRANCIS PICKERING, native of Baltimore, served 5 years in WWII, worked 35 years for U.S. Postal System, member of American Legion Post No. 109, beloved husband of Lucy F. Pickering (nee Giustina), loving father of Edward Pickering of NC and Christina Yarbrough of Alaska, devoted brother of Elaine Barnette, cherished grandfather of Stacey Barnetche and Lisa Vicondoa of CA, great-grandfather of Kevin and Kyle Barnetche and Jodi and David Vicondoa of CA, devoted uncle of Victor Giustina, Chester Waldvogel, Cathy Eybs, Linda Hardt and great uncle to Kristen Goldstraw and Sara Giustina.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,john-john.williams@baltsun.com | April 19, 2009
Emily Schultheis never imagined that her love of tomatoes would translate into success in science. But that's what happened when her parents challenged her to explore a way to make it easier to pick her favorite fruit. "Ever since I was little, I liked to eat tomatoes," the 15-year-old sophomore at Glenelg High School said. "It was more fun to eat them than to pick them." Two years ago, Schultheis began working on a way to pick tomatoes using robotics. Her research has evolved into the award-winning project with a tongue-twister of a title: "Optical Feedback Improves the Accuracy of an Autonomous Robotic Arm That Will Pick Ripe Tomatoes."
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October 9, 1993
RACE 1: MARYLAND MILLION HANDICAP Gayquare has been a different racehorse since his return after a long time on the shelf. He hasn't been worse than second in five starts while compiling three victories. Blue Highways left Pimlico on a high note by eking out a neck victory in a very game effort. Can easily handle the mile and one-eighth opener. Asserche's latest score came over the Pimlico turf course at a mile and a half.Pickering's pick: Gayquare. Upset threat: Have You Testified.Ross Peddicord's pick: Gayquare.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 21, 2004
Perry F. Pickering, a retired postal worker and well-known authority on the music and film careers of Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald, died of cancer Monday at his Catonsville home. He was 86. It was while sitting in a darkened Baltimore movie theater in 1935 while watching a screen version of Victor Herbert's 1910 operetta Naughty Marietta starring Mr. Eddy and Ms. MacDonald that Mr. Pickering first fell under the spell of the singing Hollywood cinematic duo. "From then on, that was it," said his wife of 44 years, the former Lucy F. Giustina.
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August 31, 2001
Late Orioles games: Last night's game between the Orioles and Oakland Athletics at Camden Yards was delayed by rain at the start and ended too late to be included in this edition. A complete report can be found in later editions or on the Internet at http://www.sunspot.net. Three years ago, first baseman Calvin Pickering was honored as the Double-A Eastern League's Player of the Year. Two days ago, he was selected to the Triple-A International League's postseason All-Star team. Yesterday, long since removed from the Orioles' 40-man roster, Pickering was traded to the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | March 19, 1999
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Orioles made four more cuts yesterday, including the corner infielders of their future, third baseman Ryan Minor and first baseman Calvin Pickering, who were optioned to Triple-A Rochester after a 5-4 loss to the Florida Marlins. Pitcher Chris Fussell also was optioned to Rochester, and catcher Tim DeCinces was reassigned to the minor-league camp in Sarasota, Fla.Minor had been the darling of last spring's major-league camp, making 70 plate appearances and producing at every opportunity.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | April 26, 1999
The Orioles could be preparing for another roster move this week, with Triple-A first baseman Calvin Pickering possibly headed to Baltimore.Pickering has appeared in five games with Rochester, batting .294, but a sore shoulder kept him out of the lineup for the past week. He's expected to resume playing tomorrow, and Orioles manager Ray Miller said he could be ready in three or four days.Ready to join the Orioles?"I would think so," Miller said yesterday, adding that Will Clark won't rejoin the club for another two or three weeks.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | June 29, 1998
He comes with a buildup to match his massive frame and a need to be very careful about how he handles both high expectations and his weight.So far, Calvin Pickering is handling each issue just fine.After a spring in which speculation abounded about his response to a jump from a lower Single-A league to the challenge of Double-A baseball, Pickering has buried all the doubts."In spring training, I just set my goal to be in AA. I wasn't going to go to Frederick [high Single-A]," said the 6-foot-3, 280-pound Bowie first baseman, now hitting .286 with 11 home runs and 51 RBIs.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,stephanie.desmon@baltsun.com | April 16, 2009
With the foreign workers who have long done the dirty work in Maryland's seafood industry held up by red tape, desperate owners of the Eastern Shore's processing plants are investigating a new source of crab pickers: state prisoners. This week, members of the Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association toured facilities - the women's prison in Jessup and the prerelease unit for women in Baltimore - to see whether there is a way to have inmates do the low-paying work, potentially saving one of the state's signature industries.
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April 7, 2009
Maryland's blue crab season opened officially this month with some skittering apprehensions. Not only are Chesapeake Bay hard crabs expected to be in short supply but consumer demand for such a premium product may prove soft given the country's economic realities. But those concerns will be a trifle for the local seafood industry if Congress fails to extend the guest worker program for another season. Most of the state's 22 crab processing plants depend on roughly 600 foreign workers to pick crabs.
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,hanah.cho@baltsun.com | October 30, 2008
Legg Mason Inc. said yesterday that it will cut jobs at its Baltimore headquarters and money-management subsidiaries, starting with the dismissal today of about one-third of the employees at the division run by famed stock picker Bill Miller. Legg Mason Capital Management, which Miller oversees as chairman and chief investment officer, confirmed yesterday that it plans to cut 40 to 50 people from its work force of 147, with notices going out today. The Baltimore-based division, like its parent, is having a turbulent year.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun Reporter | August 3, 2008
Robert Michael "Pick" Pickering Sr., a retired Evening Sun makeup editor who enjoyed restoring old homes, died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Wednesday at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Towson resident was 64. Mr. Pickering was born in Baltimore and raised in Ednor Gardens. "We grew up in the shadow of Memorial Stadium. It was a great place to grow up. We played handball, stickball, half ball and touch football in the back alleys or the streets," said Mike Ward, a childhood friend who is now a certified public accountant and real estate broker.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,Sun reporter | September 3, 2007
HOOPERS ISLAND-- --There's no real need for these two aging sisters to start work two hours before dawn. No reason for Nellie Flowers and Edythe Thomas to keep up their relentless pace, pulling fluffy white meat from bushel after bushel of crabs in the same processing plant where they've labored for more than half a century. Then again, Nellie, 79, and Edythe, 77, say they've never been the kind to just sit still. Where would they go, if not to work? How would they fill their days from April to November, when the traditional cash crop is scooped from the waters that surround this marshy sliver of the Eastern Shore?
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November 17, 2006
LISA PICKER EVANS; beloved daughter of the late Jeanne Evans; sister of Timothy Evans. Also survived by her father Ray Evans as well as uncles and nieces. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 18, 2:30 P.M. at St. Ursula Catholic Church, 8801 Harford Road, Parkville, MD.
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By Joe Strauss and Roch Kubatko and Joe Strauss and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | March 8, 2000
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Orioles completed their signing season yesterday by renewing the contracts of starting pitcher Sidney Ponson and second baseman Jerry Hairston and agreeing to one-year contracts with pitcher Jason Johnson and infielder Jesse Garcia. Ponson, who has won 20 games in two seasons, was assigned a contract of $400,000 while Hairston receives $205,000, only $5,000 above the major-league minimum. Ponson's agent, Barry Praver, said his 23-year-old client was "disappointed" by the Orioles' move; however, Praver and vice president of baseball operations Syd Thrift also confirmed that the two sides may seek to avoid arbitration after this season via a multi-year deal.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | September 13, 1998
Manager Ray Miller's philosophy with young players who are just up from the minors is to get them at-bats as soon as possible. Don't keep them waiting too long, where nerves and doubts can set in.Double-A infielder Jerry Hairston started at second base Friday night, going 0-for-3 with a run scored. And yesterday, Bowie teammate Calvin Pickering took his turn, serving as the Orioles' designated hitter."The biggest thing for all these guys is just to see the big leagues," Miller said.Pickering saw enough of knuckleballer Steve Sparks, striking out in all three at-bats in a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Angels.
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February 4, 2006
On February 3, 2006, LILLIAN LEE(nee Painter) PICKER; beloved wife of Glen W. Picker; loving mother of Elaine Ostendarp and the late William J. Evans, Jr. dear grandmother of Michael S. and Matthew J. Ostendarp; dear great-grandmother of Devin J. Ostendarp. Funeral services will be held at the family owned Leonard J. Ruck, Inc. Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road, (at Echodale), on Monday at 11 A.M. Interment Moreland Memorial Park. Friends may call Sunday, 1 to 5 P.M.
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By CHRIS GUY and CHRIS GUY,SUN REPORTER | November 22, 2005
FISHING CREEK -- Five months after coming to this marshy village on the Chesapeake Bay to take jobs picking crabs in a processing plant, Trinidad Tovar Tovar and a dozen other workers headed home to Mexico yesterday, their luggage bulging with trinkets, souvenirs and new clothes. Despite the dreary weather, the mood was festive as the women watched their barrel-chested boss load their huge black canvas bags into a crab truck, part of a caravan that would ferry them to a Greyhound bus in Salisbury.
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