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By Peter Schmuck, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2012
BOSTON - If you're trying to make sense of the Orioles' otherworldly string of 16 straight extra-inning victories, don't even bother. "You don't question the things you don't understand," manager Buck Showalter said moments after the Orioles shook off a late-inning comeback by the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon and scored three runs in the 12th for a 9-6 victory at Fenway Park. "You just sit back and watch it happen. " If you want to put it into some kind of perspective, consider the fact that a game that goes into extra innings is, by its very nature as a tied game in regulation, a pretty even proposition.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
The Ravens made it official, ruling out rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and offensive tackle Eugene Monroe for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Jernigan has a meniscus injury and did not practice all week. Monroe had arthroscopic knee surgery and could be sidelined for at least a few games. Meanwhile, veteran defensive end Chris Canty is questionable after not practicing all week due to knee and calf injuries. He's regarded as a game-time decision and the Ravens could start DeAngelo Tyson in his place.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,Sun Staff Writer | September 5, 1995
Cal Ripken has said that someday, someone will break the consecutive-games record that likely will become his tomorrow night. But according to the calculations of a Vanderbilt University professor, the chances of that happening are extremely remote.Dr. Richard Larsen, a teacher of statistics at Vanderbilt and a rabid baseball fan, figured that baseball's second-most durable shortstop of 1995, San Francisco's Royce Clayton, has a .000000000000000017 chance of playing 2,130 consecutive games.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
While hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Baltimore this weekend to see the ships, fireworks and cannon fire of the "Star-Spangled Spectacular," Jessica Damen is staying home. The festivities are happening outside Damen's door, so the Federal Hill woman decided she'd throw a party and watch the Blue Angels and the tall ships from her rooftop deck. Residents of Federal Hill and Locust Point say they've grown used to the gridlocked traffic, elusive parking and other effects that come with the big weekend events in their neighborhood.
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By STEVE H. HANKE | January 13, 1993
"Charm City'' -- or if you prefer, ''the city that reads'' -- is being transformed into ''the city that bleeds.'' The number of homicides in Baltimore last year hit 335, topping the former high (330) set back in 1972.The response to that tragedy was as disturbing as the murders themselves. Our law-enforcement officials explained that the murder and mayhem have something to do with drugs and guns. Mayor Schmoke blamed the Reagan and Bush administrations.No serious student of crime claims that the solution to the crime puzzle is simple; there are many interrelated and complicated causes.
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By Jay Hancock | September 11, 2005
THE FAILURE to strengthen New Orleans' levees before the arrival of Hurricane Katrina is a catastrophic collapse of risk management that carries lessons for policymakers, businesses, investors, consumers - everybody. Risk management is shorthand for identifying, assessing and preparing for threats - killer asteroids, dicey stocks, terrorist bombs, customer defections, job loss. Alan Greenspan's tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve is a model of (apparently successful) risk management.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff writer | March 11, 1992
Capitalism reigned.Unhindered by antitrust laws, 100 students inDiane Ferary-James' introduction to business and keyboarding classesat Oakland Mills High set out yesterday to beat each other in cornering the real estate market.Unhampered by site-plan requirements, they put up rows of houses and hotels from St. James Place to Marvin Gardens, then waited for unlucky opponents to fork over the rent.The school's second annual Monopoly tournament completed the business classes' study of world economies.
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February 4, 2003
On Feb. 11, 1986, as the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident was plowing through testimony on that January's shuttle disaster, a commission member asked for a glass of ice water. Richard Feynman, a theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate, picked up a piece of the O-ring material used in the rocket booster, pinched the ends of it together and dropped it into the cold water. When he pulled it out, it failed to regain its shape. In that one moment, Feynman brushed aside what he considered days of vague answers and bureaucratic muddle, dramatically illustrating a design flaw in the O-ring that led to the Challenger bursting into flames on takeoff Jan. 28, 1986.
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By Alan Lupo | October 19, 1992
AH, Chukwu Azubuko, where were you when I needed you?You are suing your Framingham State College professor for having allegedly misgraded your exam and for having refused to change the C-plus grade even after the mistake was cleared up. Now comes before the court the state attorney general's office to defend the college.You truly have started something big here, Chukwu. If only you could take it one step further and turn it into a class action suit on behalf of every college and public school student who has uttered the plaintive cry that his or her teacher did not understand him or her.Then, should the courts find for you, the grade-point average in America would zoom stratospherically past that of Japan, Sweden and whatever other nation to which we are compared.
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September 23, 2007
Ravens offense Pos. Player WR 89 Mark Clayton LT 78 Adam Terry LG 60 Jason Brown C 62 Mike Flynn RG 65 Chris Chester RT 73 Marshal Yanda TE 86 Todd Heap WR 85 Derrick Mason QB 9 Steve McNair FB 37 Le'Ron McClain RB 23 Willis McGahee Ravens defense LE 93 Dwan Edwards NT 97 Kelly Gregg RT 92 Haloti Ngata DE-LB 55 Terrell Suggs OLB 95 Jarret Johnson MLB 52 Ray Lewis OLB 57 Bart Scott CB 21 Chris McAlister CB 22 Samari Rolle SS 26...
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Ravens running back Bernard Pierce is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, while cornerback Lardarius Webb is listed as questionable with a back injury that kept him out of the entire preseason. Pierce, who will start in place of suspended running back Ray Rice, suffered a concussion during the team's third preseason game against the Washington Redskins on a hit from Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather. He has been listed as a full participant all week.
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By Catherine Rentz and Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
As Wendy Wu waited at the end of a Charles Village street to be escorted to her home Friday afternoon, a city police officer urged her and others to stay behind the yellow caution tape; small pieces of earth were still tumbling down the hill into a rail bed after a landslide two days earlier. Wu, 47, needed to go home to grab some things to get her through the next few days: her 10-year-old daughter's lacrosse uniform for a game that night, a Polish costume for a dress-up bazaar at school, books, clothes, hairspray — and a pink and yellow plumeria plant from New Orleans that she didn't want to die. City officials escorted Wu and other residents into their homes on the first block of E. 26th St. to collect personal items after a morning meeting with staff members from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration.
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March 25, 2014
Having conducted a months-long review of the issue, President Obama reportedly will soon announce a proposal to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of data about Americans' phone calls and require the agency to get a court order before seeking such information in the future. But putting limits on the agency's capacity to spy on Americans may not be as easy as it sounds, especially if the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court which is supposed to rule on the legality of NSA programs, continues to rubber-stamp its approval of every request the agency apparently makes.
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January 14, 2014
While I would have preferred that Dan Rodricks would have let Gov. William Donald Schaefer rest in peace instead of using him in his column on the New Jersey bridge scandal, I now have a bit of advice for him ("Despite competition from Maryland, Christie's Bridgegate takes the pettiness prize," Jan. 11). In my eulogy for Governor Schaefer, I pictured him walking the golden streets with St. Peter checking for pot holes. When he saw some folks there he asked, "Why are they here?
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Sports Digest | December 31, 2013
NHL Winter Classic probably coming to Nats Park in 2015 The 2015 NHL Winter Classic likely will be held at Nationals Park in Washington, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Since the Capitals were named the hosts of the 2015 marquee outdoor game in September, speculation over a venue — and whether the contest would take place within the city itself — has been rampant given the number of stadium options in the region. No formal decision has been made and an announcement isn't expected in the immediate future, the source said, but Nationals Park is the likely site after recent visits by NHL representatives to the ballpark, RFK Stadium in Washington and FedEx Field in Landover.
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By Matt Vensel | December 9, 2013
We are now 24 hours removed from the unbelievable final minutes of the Ravens' 29-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings, and I still can't believe what I watched at M&T Bank Stadium. I'm sure I'm not alone. There were six lead changes in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game, which was the most in NFL history, according to Elias Sports Bureau. The Ravens and Vikings combined to score five touchdowns for 36 points in the final 125 seconds of the game, which were by far the most combined points scored by two teams in the final two and a half minutes of the fourth quarter in any game over the past 50 seasons.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | December 6, 2013
Conceding that the Village of Cross Keys is in need of "investment," the owner of the residential, retail and office complex is planning a mostly cosmetic makeover that would revamp the gatehouse, freshen the courtyard of the shopping center, and turn a so-called "tennis barn" on the grounds into a fitness center. "We buy properties that we want to improve," Joe Press, a senior vice president for Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., told the Roland Park Civic League on Thursday. "This property hasn't had much put into it in a number of years.
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By Dave Rosenthal and The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
Today's 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address is getting a lot of attention. Here are five things you probably didn't know about the speech: 1. The speech was not delivered at the battle of Gettysburg, which was fought in July. It marked the dedication of a Union cemetery, one that still draws many visitors today. 2. President Abraham Lincoln was not the featured speaker at the 1863 dedication. That honor went to Edward Everett, whose lofty career included time as a clergyman, U.S. senator and president of Harvard University.
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