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By Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | January 13, 1992
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- "Palm 90" probably wouldn't be remembered as one of the most horrifying air disasters if a handful of heroes had not saved a few survivors from the icy Potomac River.But this was real-life drama, a story of tragedy and triumph, captured on camera in the nation's capital.In turn, "Palm 90," the air traffic control code name for Air Florida's Flight 90, is still a vivid memory 10 years later for many across the country. It crashed Jan. 13, 1982, killing 78, including four on the ground.
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Mary Carole McCauley | July 11, 2014
Chump change it ain't. With a net worth estimated at a cool $2.1 billion, Baltimore's Blaustein brood ranks as number 108 on Forbes' magazine's list of the 185 richest families in America, worth a combined $1.2 trillion. The only Charm City clan to make the list, the Blausteins made their bucks in the early 20th century, according to the Blaustein Philantrhopic Group's website. It seems that Louis, a Lithuanian immigrant and his son, Jacob, teamed up to deliver kerosene in a horse-drawn wagon through the streets of Baltimore.  In 1910, the pair named their fledgling business the American Oil Company -- Or Amoco.
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SPORTS
By LONNY WEAVER | June 26, 1994
The time is ideal for wet-wading area rivers and streams for bass and panfish. Nearby Pipe Creek and the Monocacy and Potomac rivers are local favorites. Of the three, the Potomac River is my choice because of the world-class smallmouth fishing it offers.Last Father's Day weekend I put on an old pair of cut-offs and a cotton fishing shirt sporting lots of pockets for lure and tackle storage, threw an old pair of sneakers with carpet glued to the soles for wading traction and a light-action spinning rig into the back of the car and headed toward Brunswick.
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June 27, 2014
It was ironic for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to use the term "Native Americans" recently when referring to descendants of the indigenous peoples who inhabited this continent before Europeans arrived ( "Redskins name controversy heats up with federal cancellation of trademark," June 18). Those native peoples would never call themselves "Americans. " The name "Americus" (Latin for America) was heavily inked onto early maps of the "New World" in large part as a promotional advertisement for a European adventurer and explorer named Amerigo Vespucci.
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By Derek Toney and Derek Toney,Contributing Writer | March 12, 1994
COLLEGE PARK -- No. 2-ranked Dunbar defeated Potomac (18-8), ranked No. 20 by the Washington Post, 84-71, in a state Class 2A semifinal game at Cole Field House last night.Senior forward Rodney Elliott scored 18 points to lead the Poets.Norman Nolan added 15. William Peters scored 20 to lead Potomac.In tonight's state 2A title game, the Poets (22-3) will meet defending champion Allegany at 6. The Campers defeated No. 12 Edgewood, 63-60, in the other semifinal.Dunbar, ranked No. 15 nationally by USA Today, joins No. 1 Southern-Baltimore (4A)
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By Special to The Sun | July 3, 1992
FORT WASHINGTON -- One of harness racing's most important tests for developing 2-year old pacers, the Potomac Stakes, will highlight tomorrow's holiday program at Rosecroft Raceway.This year's Potomac, worth $237,475, features 26 participants all competing in their richest race to date. There will be three separate divisions tomorrow.Perhaps the most competitive of the three divisions will be division 2 (race 7 on the 13-race all-triple card), as Eicarls W A G (Dave Palone) meets up with Cam's Magic Girl (Cat Manzi.
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By Staff report | March 6, 1992
Top-seeded South River suffered a semifinal round upset at the handsof Potomac last night in a Class 3A Region IV boys basketball game, 75-71.The fourth-seeded Braves of Prince George's County, (rated 12th in the Washington metro area at 21-3), were led by left-handed guard James Rice, who poured in a game-high 23 points, including 19 inthe second half.The Seahawks (19-4) were led by senior Al Lee's 16 points, followed by 14 each from senior Edmund Hicks and junior Darren Hall. Jon Bolster had 10.The Seahawks never trailed during the first 16 minutes, grabbing their biggest lead at 35-21 on a foul-line jumper from freshman Corey Davis.
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By PETER BAKER | September 21, 1993
Twenty years ago, the upper tidal Potomac River below Washington was an open sewer. Waterfront parks and launching ramps were posted with signs warning people to stay out of the water.The river, as any bass fisherman knows, has been changed. And tomorrow at Smallwood State Park near Waldorf, many of the top bass fishermen in the nation will open a Bassmaster BP Top 100 tournament on the Potomac, which now ranks as one of the better largemouth bass rivers on the East Coast, if not in the country.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer | May 7, 1995
The Potomac River from the Route 301 bridge north to Washington has been the best largemouth bass fishery in the region for a number of years, and a recent six-month study by the Department of Natural Resources shows that it is continuing to improve.The creel survey, conducted by DNR's Freshwater Fisheries Division, showed that 70 percent of all anglers fishing above the Route 301 bridge target bass and had an average catch rate of .465 fish per hour. Of the fishermen surveyed, 81 percent said they release their catch.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2011
Early in Saturday's Patriot Classic football game against Potomac, No. 8 Archbishop Spalding's offense moved the ball almost at will. But after Ryan Cochran scored on their first and third drives, the Cavaliers needed their defense and kicker Kevin Weiman to do the rest. Weiman's 33-yard field goal made the difference in the Cavaliers' 15-12 victory over their Prince George's County opponent at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Spalding (2-0) then used three forced fumbles, an interception and a defensive stop on the five-yard line to seal the win. "We wouldn't have won this game without our defense," Cavaliers senior running back D.J. Smith said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
A multi-agency, multi-day search for a Potomac River kayaker was called off on Sunday after it was determined he had simply ditched his kayak and gone home — "oblivious" to the fact that authorities became alarmed after finding his kayak floating upside down. The Montgomery County Police Department first requested the public's help on Friday in identifying the owner of the abandoned kayak, which was near the Anglers Inn boat ramp south of Great Falls. Earlier in the day, witnesses at the Great Falls observation deck had reported seeing a man in the kayak, and told police that it had "appeared that he may have needed assistance.
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From Sun staff reports | June 14, 2014
Evinrude pro angler Scott Martin knows from experience what to expect from the Rayovac FLW Series Northern Division stop on the Potomac River in Marbury on June 19-21, and he has high expectations. "My favorite thing about the Potomac is that you have a lot of fishable water," said Martin, who won a Walmart FLW Tour event there in 2012. "The whole river is good. This time of the year the fish will be postspawn and it will fish really similar to how I won two years ago. Everything is a little behind schedule this year, though.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
State and federal transportation officials studying the replacement of an aged rail tunnel beneath Baltimore are opening the discussion to local residents and Amtrak and MARC commuters. The 1.4-mile Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel, considered a key bottleneck for commuter and freight traffic up and down the nation's busy Northeast Corridor, is 141 years old and a curvy, tight fit for today's modern trains — limiting their capacity and reducing their speed. The aging tunnel cuts beneath the Sandtown-Winchester, Upton and Bolton Hill neighborhoods of west and central Baltimore, between the West Baltimore MARC Station and Baltimore's Penn Station.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
President Barack Obama told donors in Maryland on Monday that this November's midterm election will be "critical" if Democrats hope to increase the federal minimum wage or approve major changes to U.S. immigration laws during his final years in office. Speaking at a fundraiser held at the home of a Potomac physician, the president argued that Republicans in the House of Representatives have become caught in an "endless loop" over issues such as the health care law and the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans.
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From Sun staff reports | May 18, 2014
The Maryland Natural Resources Police has issued a warning to boaters and anglers to avoid the Upper Potomac River, including its swollen creeks and streams, through Monday. The advisory, issued Friday and based on information received from the National Weather Service and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, covers the river from Cumberland to Great Falls. It could be extended Monday afternoon, if necessary. The water levels pose a threat to non white-water vessels, tubers, anglers and other recreational users and are caused by wave action, water velocity and treacherous currents.
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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.
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By From Staff Reports | November 21, 1993
KEYSER, W.Va. -- Jermane Crump scored 34 points as No. 20 Potomac State (4-1) overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat Catonsville Community College, 110-103, in a Region XX JuCo game.Jerry Earby of Catonsville (1-2) led all scorers with 37. Sam Burnette scored 23 for Potomac State.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 19, 1997
A 57-year-old Potomac man was killed yesterday when high winds accompanying a storm uprooted a 50-foot-tall oak tree, which fell on his car, said a spokeswoman for the Montgomery County police.Spokeswoman Ann Evans said Jurgen Johann Rahe of Snow Hill Court was on South Glen Road near Normandy Farms Drive in Potomac about 6: 35 p.m. when the incident occurred.Pub Date: 6/19/97
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2014
- With oysters showing signs of revival in the Chesapeake Bay, some are trying to bring the bivalves back in the bay's second largest tributary, the Potomac River. Just two years into their fledgling effort to restore the river's once-bountiful oyster population, however, organizers are raising alarms about a large marina proposed in Charles County near the Potomac's largest and formerly most productive oyster bar. The 143-slip marina would provide berths for residents and guests of a 900-acre resort community planned on the waterfront here.
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