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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 19, 1998
A 15-year-old from Potomac defeated a legendary Maryland chess champion yesterday in a challenge match sponsored by the Chess Club at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.Ray Kaufman won a $100 prize by defeating William Morrison, 37, in a match at the UMBC Engineering and Computer Science building.Kaufman, a student at Wootton High School in Potomac, was awarded a full scholarship to UMBC in March when he won the state scholastic chess championship for high school students.Morrison, known as "the Exterminator," is a UMBC graduate and a self-taught chess legend from New York.
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SPORTS
By Michael Richman and Michael Richman,Special to The Sun | March 5, 1994
Atholton's game plan in a Class 2A, South Region semifinal yesterday consisted of overcoming Potomac's sizable height advantage.But the No. 18 Raiders were not fully prepared for the quickness and rebounding aggressiveness that Potomac deployed.As top seed and host Atholton bent under unexpected pressure, fourth-seed Potomac earned a 79-70 win and a spot in today's championship against Surrattsville, a 73-58 winner over Glenelg in the other semifinal.Potomac (17-7) of Prince George's County, using 6-foot-8, 295-pound William Peters, 6-6 Matt Brown, 6-1 Patrick Williams, and a host of other scrappy players, out-rebounded Atholton, 57-36.
NEWS
By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Sun Staff Writer | June 8, 1994
Employees of Potomac Airgas in Linthicum launched a community-service program, AirgasCares, last night to help combat child abuse in the Baltimore area.If successful, the program could spawn similar ones at 350 other Airgas Management Inc. subsidiaries throughout the country."There's something you always want to do as an individual, but sometimes you don't make a big dent. But as a company, we felt we could," said Ron Arnold, president of Potomac Airgas.To find out where their efforts might best be focused, about 50 Potomac Airgas employees listened last night as a panel of representatives from five Baltimore social service organizations told of their agencies' needs.
NEWS
October 31, 1997
County police arrested a Potomac resident in Pasadena on Wednesday on animal cruelty charges after residents complained that a man was beating his pit bull at the side of Mountain Road.Police received a call about 9: 30 p.m. that a man was kicking and throwing a dog to the ground at Mountain Road and Hog Neck Road. Officer James McDermott found the man a few blocks away at Hog Neck Road, stopped him and asked about the complaint.McDermott said the man told him that he was angry because the dog had gotten into someone's car and that he beat it.Two witnesses identified the man, and police arrested him.TTC Daniel Francis Gogolski, 25, of the 10800 block of Old Coach Road was charged with cruelty to animals.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 15, 1999
Potomac Bend, a star attraction of the Maryland Spring Challenge on Saturday at Pimlico, will be scratched from the $75,000 Caesar's Wish Stakes because of what her owner says is a minor injury.Wayne Harrison, the filly's owner, declined yesterday to reveal the nature of the injury. But he said Potomac Bend's missing the Caesar's Wish will likely mean she won't run in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes the day before the Preakness."I'm not going to take any chances with her," said Harrison, who owns a roofing and sheet-metal business in Rockville.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 8, 1996
Just when the upper Potomac River seemed to be rounding into shape for fall fishing after a spring and summer of unusually frequent and heavy rainfalls, remnants of Hurricane Fran swept across the watershed.Fran, which came ashore in the Carolinas as a strong hurricane, passed through Maryland with 40 mph winds and, in some areas, torrential rains.For bay fishermen, Fran was a short-lived inconvenience causing high tides and, for about 24 hours, stormy seas -- both of which abated quickly and caused little damage.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | May 9, 1993
The Department of Natural Resources is considering a number of changes in non-tidal fishing regulations for next year, including the addition of the North Branch of the Potomac River to the list of put-and-take trout areas.Other proposed additions to the put-and-take list are the Youghiogheny River in Garrett County from I-68 downstream to the Youghiogheny Reservoir, Linganore Creek in Frederick County from Linganore Road upstream to the dam water intake and Shad Landing pond in Worcester County.
SPORTS
By Chuck Acquisto and Chuck Acquisto,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 27, 1996
With Potomac senior forward Regan Carter having her offensive way for 15 points early in the first half, Wilde Lake coach Kelly Storr knew who to turn to during a critical second-quarter timeout in last night's Class 2A South region quarterfinal.Up just 17-16, Storr employed a box-and-one defense to stop Carter and assigned Wildecats sophomore forward Bridget White (10 rebounds) the unenviable task of shadowing the Braves premier scorer (25.0 ppg).All White did was hold Carter scoreless during a critical nine-minute juncture that saw Wilde Lake eventually build a 16-point second-half lead.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,Staff Writer | March 25, 1992
State environmental officials have relaxed their warning about eating fish caught in the upper Potomac River, saying there have been "substantial decreases" in dioxin contamination downstream from the Westvaco Corp. paper mill in Luke.The move yesterday was immediately criticized by environmentalists, who contend that Maryland's limits on dioxin, a suspected human carcinogen, are too lax.Citing new sampling results, the Maryland Department of the Environment dropped its nearly 2-year-old advice to limit consumption of bass and most other surface-feeding sport fish caught in the 40-mile stretch of the Potomac between Luke and Paw Paw, W.Va.
NEWS
By Muphen R. Whitney | May 13, 1992
Kelly Conaway did not need to win either of Sunday's pony races at the Potomac Hunt Point-to-Point meet in order to win the year-end Governor's Cup trophy, but she could not convince her pony Garfield of that.Garfield zoomed to the lead after making a good start in his race and dominated the competition throughout the half-mile contest.His eight-length lead at the wire gave Kelly another 10 points to add to her impressive total earned at pony races at the Howard County-Iron Bridge, Marlborough, Elkridge-Harford and Potomac Point-to-Point meets.
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