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March 28, 2011
The "XTRRVNU" vanity license plate mocked up on Sunday's front page ("Raising revenue," March 27) is impossible to actually get because the War of 1812 design has replaced the classic black on white Maryland tag. One of the reasons I asked Del. Keiffer Mitchell to introduce legislation to restore the use of the classic tag for personalized plates (HB 697) is that vanity messages of five to seven characters obscure the Star Spangled Banner. (By the way, the heron on the Chesapeake Bay tag goes missing in action when the plates are personalized.)
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Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Columbia's Aida Bistro & Wine Bar has been a Howard County favorite since it opened in 2002. Loyal customers have followed the restaurant through several changes, including relocation and the introduction of an innovative - and cool - tap system for serving wines by the glass or carafe. During summer of 2014, owners Joe and Mary Barbera ushered in another set of changes, as former sous-chef Nina Swartz took over as executive chef and the restaurant introduced a new menu offering entrées at a mix of prices.
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NEWS
June 14, 2010
Despite all of the serious problems in the world, our country and our state, please allow me complain about something of very little importance but which is still incredibly irritating. Who in the hell approved the new Maryland license plates? For over a decade our state has had one of the best looking and arguably the most tasteful standard license plates in the county. No silly sayings like Idaho's "Famous Potatoes" or trite pictures like the off-center lobster declaring Maine as "Vacationland."
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
After another quality start Monday night, Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman again gave credit to catcher Nick Hundley for being “right on with every pitch.” It has become a trend now. Hundley has caught Tillman's last six starts, and their numbers together have been fantastic. In 12 games with Hundley behind the plate, Tillman has a 2.67 ERA and opponents have hit just .205 against him. In seven starts with Caleb Joseph catching, Tillman's ERA is to 5.29 and opposing batters have a .287 average.
NEWS
February 25, 2013
Look at other rules Jim Peltz Los Angeles Times No race is 100 percent safe for fans, hence the legal fine print on the back of their tickets. But there also is no reason NASCAR cannot revisit its guidelines for restrictor-plate racing at Daytona and Talladega. Don't discard it — the crash that ushered in this type of racing, Bobby Allison's at Talladega in 1987, showed speeds needed to be capped. But there might be other rules or car adjustments that could reduce the risk.
NEWS
March 7, 2010
Maryland drivers may soon advertise the state as the "Home of Our National Anthem." The state Senate unanimously approved a bill Friday that would have most plates carry the slogan starting Oct. 1. The measure would exclude special registration plates. Maryland last displayed a slogan on its standard-issue license plate in the mid-1980s, celebrating the 350th anniversary of the state's founding as a colony. Maryland native Francis Scott Key penned "The Star-Spangled Banner" almost 200 years ago after the British attacked Baltimore's Fort McHenry.
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By Annie Linskey | annie.linskey@baltsun.com | January 28, 2010
There are several tip-offs that a driver might be drunk: swerving, traveling the wrong way on a street, pulling out of a bar late at night. And a Prince George's County lawmaker wants to add one more. He says the state should replace license plates of repeat drunken drivers with bright yellow tags that read "DUI." "Displaying the special license plates will give people some understanding of who they are sharing the roadways with," Marvin E. Holmes Jr., a Democrat, said at a hearing on his bill Thursday.
NEWS
January 25, 2010
Maryland license plates would lay claim to the state as "Home of Our National Anthem," if one state lawmaker has his way. State Sen. Larry Haines, a Republican who represents Carroll and Baltimore counties, introduced a bill that would put the slogan on all plates starting Oct. 1. Maryland last displayed a slogan on its standard-issue license plate in the mid-1980s, celebrating the 350th anniversary of the state's founding as a colony. Maryland native Francis Scott Key penned "The Star-Spangled Banner" almost 200 years ago after the British attacked Baltimore's Fort McHenry.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2012
It's got the bumper sticker. It's got the little flag.  But your car, hopped up on Opening Day excitement, wants a little something more. Lucky for the ride, you can now order it one of the new Orioles cartoon bird license plates. A collaboration between the Orioles and Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration, the plates are rather adorable, all orange and black with the little birdie logo in one corner. The cartoon bird is a throwback to the cartoon bird of the '60s and '70s, brought back by the team this year for the 20th anniversary of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
NEWS
March 14, 2010
Marylanders are rightfully proud of this state's connection to the national anthem. When Francis Scott Key wrote what would become the anthem's lyrics, he was drawing from his experience at the Battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. It's a bit like knowing the "amber waves of grain" of "America the Beautiful" came from your backyard or the actual "oceans, white with foam" mentioned in "God Bless America" happened to be located along the Ocean City boardwalk. The War of 1812 may not get the press of other U.S. wars, but you can't attend a baseball game without hearing about that one inspiring battle.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
CHICAGO - Orioles manager Buck Showalter still is trying to figure out baseball's new rule on home plate collisions. In the Orioles' 4-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Friday, third baseman Chris Davis was called out at home as he tried to score from second base. It was obvious that Cubs catcher John Baker made a clean tag on Davis. What wasn't clear was whether he was blocking home plate. Under a new rule Major League Baseball implemented this year, in an effort to avoid collisions at the plate, a base runner has the right to an unobstructed path to home.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
TORONTO - Catcher Caleb Joseph has raised his batting average 39 points over his last 10 games. And he also has given the club an unexpected power surge recently with a home run in each of his last three games. After hitting a solo home run in the Orioles' 9-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night, Joseph said he made some recent adjustments at the plate that have helped him square up on pitches. “I've just been working on some mechanical things, and they're slowly starting to show their head in terms of results,” Joseph said.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
Class-A Frederick doesn't have major league veterans leading the offense like Norfolk, or nearly an entire lineup of players batting over .300 like Bowie, but the offense came alive this week without many standout contributors. The Keys scored 19 runs combined in wins Tuesday and Wednesday against Potomac, more than their previous five games combined, and broke a streak of nine straight games of not exceeding four runs. Outfielder Brenden Webb, infielder Creede Simpson, and infielder Jerome Pena each homered in the two-game explosion, but most of the Keys offense has been driven by outfielders Glynn Davis and Lucas Herbst.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
The Little Italy restaurant formerly known Germano's Trattoria is now Germano's Piattini. Germano's was doing just fine as a trattoria, the owners said, but they wanted to keep one step ahead of changing tastes. So they revamped just about everything. The main dining areas in the restaurant were renovated last fall, and the menu was given a nearly complete overhaul. But really, the restaurant's whole approach to dining has changed. Dining at Germano's Trattoria was always a commitment to a full dinner, your basic Little Italy package of appetizer, entree and bottle of wine.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
DETROIT - Orioles hitting coach Jim Presley made a point to talk to infielder Ryan Flaherty on Friday afternoon after watching Flaherty strike out three times against the Detroit Tigers. Flaherty so badly was trying to get a single, to get his first hit of the season, that he had lost focus on just hitting the ball hard somewhere, Presley said. He wanted to remind one of his hardest-working pupils to relax and not get too discouraged. "When you start thinking about base hits, you kind of get yourself in trouble," Presley said.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2014
Even though Steve Clevenger (Mount St. Joseph) and Johnny Monell have experience playing elsewhere, don't expect to see either anywhere but behind the plate this spring as they compete for the backup catching job. Bench coach John Russell, a former big league catcher, “gave them a really stern reminder about how this thing is going to go,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “What you hit is nice, but we don't want to lose anything defensively. Both of these guys, you've got to watch them.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2010
Vino Rosina is the latest addition to the Harbor East wining, dining and entertainment scene. Open just about a month now, this smartly renovated industrial spot has a lot going for it, including a perfectly executed bar space up front and plenty of good food to enjoy with a glass of wine, a glass of beer or an infused cocktail. Vino Rosina is from the people best known for the successful Rosina Gourmet lunch and catering operations in Canton and downtown. The deservedly praised sandwiches that have made Rosina Gourmet so popular are available during lunch at the new location, but at night, the mood and the menu changes, and Vino Rosina morphs into a wine bar with an eclectic menu of small and large plates.
NEWS
February 24, 2014
Regarding your article about license plate tracking, for a state that's always looking for new revenue, how about using the technology to search Maryland apartment complexes for out-of-state plates, then run names and addresses to identify those living in Maryland who haven't registered their cars with the MVA ("Homeland Security drops license plate tracking plan," Feb. 20)? While it might not seem fair, Maryland could pick up 6 percent of the value of each vehicle and put those funds toward the state Transportation Fund.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
The Orioles continue to add to their outfield depth, agreeing to terms with Tyler Colvin on a major league deal pending a physical, according to an industry source. The physical was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Colvin, 28, played in just 27 games with the Colorado Rockies in 2013 while spending most of the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he hit .275 with a .377 on-base percentage in 67 games. He failed to make the Rockies out of spring training last year and then batted just .160 in 78 plate appearances after he was recalled for a month last summer.
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