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September 7, 2012
For many years, Grandmother Catherine Bellis, a lifelong resident of Catonsville, has been knitting scarves for the men living at the Westside Shelter and needy families in both Baltimore County and Baltimore City. I have been the recipient of her labor of love for the distribution of these items. Many men, women and children have been a little warmer on cold winter days because of her kind heart and desire to help those in need. Unfortunately, at 101 years young, her eyes are no longer able to keep up with her desire to help.
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Mike Klingaman | August 2, 2014
A century ago in spring training, a rawboned Orioles rookie stepped to the plate, swung from the heels and hit a fastball deep to right field. The ball landed in a rut in a cornfield, more than 400 feet from home plate. In Fayetteville, N.C., a historic marker notes the spot where George Herman Ruth, 19, hit his first professional home run in his first outing as an Oriole in 1914. He wasn't yet The Babe - teammates would pin that nickname on him within the month - but he surely was Baltimore's own. That Ruth began his career with his hometown team surprises many, sports historian Mark Millikin said.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | November 22, 2003
CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Smug and snickering as he confessed and toyed with interrogators, teen-age sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo boasted of his shooting prowess and declared that he wanted to plunge America into a state of "martial law" during last fall's sniper rampage, according to a taped interview played at his murder trial yesterday. During the playing of the two-hour audiotape, jurors listened intently as Malvo laughed and said he had no remorse for the shootings that left 10 dead in the Washington area.
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By Janene Holzberg | January 23, 2014
Holding a 3-inch-tall Tolkien-inspired wizard named Schmandalf that she fashioned out of modeling clay, Olivia Hatcher set about the painstaking process of creating a stop-motion film for her summer camp class. Using one of Maryvale Preparatory School's digital single-lens reflex cameras affixed to a tripod -- instead of holding a camera phone or a “point-and-shoot” with no adjustable settings -- the fifth-grader from Towson posed and re-posed Schmandalf to simulate human movements while photographing the figurine a couple hundred times between adjustments.
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December 15, 2003
Saah Johnson Oakland Mills The senior striker's gifted skills and explosive first touch allowed him to overcome the attention he received from defenses geared toward containing him. Despite seeing two and sometimes three defensive marks, Johnson finished the season with 21 goals and seven assists in leading the No. 3 Scorpions (13-2) to their first Howard County championship since 1988 - sharing the crown this season with Class 3A state champ River Hill. Transferring to Oakland Mills from Mount St. Joseph last year, Johnson was both consistent and timely with his goal-scoring prowess.
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March 22, 2000
Derrick Snowden Archbishop Spalding, boys basketball The 6-foot senior point guard had 63 points and 18 assists in three games to lead the Cavs to second place at the Alhambra Tournament in Frostburg. Snowden, who has signed with Villanova, scored 28 points in the final vs. DeMatha. The two-time All-Met and two-time Anne Arundel Player of the Year was named the event's Outstanding Player and was named to the all-tournament team for the second straight year. Snowden, Spalding's career leader in points (1,404)
NEWS
October 15, 2008
The race for the White House has become a contest of economic prowess - who has the best plan to ease the nation's financial crisis and help average Americans in distress. The latest proposals from Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain are intended to appease - and woo - voters who fear losing their jobs, homes and life's savings. Both attempt to balance the massive rescue plan in place for Wall Street with a menu of targeted relief for Main Street. There is good and bad in each, but the relief may be marginal and the long-term economic impact dubious.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | June 25, 2000
New Windsor Mayor Jack A. Gullo Jr. will head to Harvard University next month to attend a prestigious leadership program. Gullo, who stepped down this month as president of the Maryland Municipal League, is among the 160 elected officials, government leaders and others who have been accepted into the program, which begins outdoors on an island in Boston Harbor. "We take them to the Outward Bound facility on Thompson Island and have them spend the day in leadership exercises," said Robyn Champion, director of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
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July 8, 2005
THE BOMBINGS in London yesterday inspire shock, grief and rage. This of course is what the bombers desire. They deliberately play upon the normal human sympathy of the public - sympathy they themselves are conspicuously lacking - to magnify the effects of a few pounds of explosives. At least 37 innocent people died horrible deaths yesterday, and scores of others were grievously mangled, so that someone could make a point. It's death as propaganda, and it's sickening. British authorities believe the subway and bus bombings were the work of al-Qaida.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | June 25, 2000
New Windsor Mayor Jack A. Gullo Jr. will head to Harvard University next month to attend a prestigious leadership program. Gullo, who stepped down this month as president of the Maryland Municipal League, is among the 160 elected officials, government leaders and others who have been accepted into the program, which begins outdoors on an island in Boston Harbor. "We take them to the Outward Bound facility on Thompson Island and have them spend the day in leadership exercises," said Robyn Champion, director of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
The Johns Hopkins football team boasts the 11th-most prolific offense in Division III, averaging 44.8 points this season. A good portion of that success can be traced to what the unit has done in the red zone. When the No. 14 Blue Jays (5-0 overall and 4-0 in the Centennial Conference) get inside opponents' 20-yard line, they have scored touchdowns 75 percent of the time, converting 24-of-32 opportunities. They rank second in the league in red zone offense, trailing only Susquehanna's 81.8 conversion rate (9-of-11)
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By Dan Appenfeller, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2013
Executives at multimillion-dollar companies don't typically spend their leisure time enduring mountain blizzards or desert heat. But Bryan Offutt and his team aren't typical executives. Under Armour's burly director of outdoor marketing spent weeks with the company's chief operating officer, Kip Fulks; Fulks' brother, Koby, a senior marketing manager at the company; and full-time hunter Jason Carter in pursuit of some of the largest animals on the continent on some of its most rugged terrain.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2013
Friday's edition of the paper included a Q&A with Maryland redshirt junior goalkeeper Niko Amato. Due to space constraints, here are some more answers that didn't make the cut. UMBC coach Don Zimmerman said one of the more potent aspects of your game involves your ability to turn a save into a transition chance. Is that a facet of your game that you've been honing? I think that's always been a part of my game. I like to throw the ball a lot. It's fun when you start transition.
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September 7, 2012
For many years, Grandmother Catherine Bellis, a lifelong resident of Catonsville, has been knitting scarves for the men living at the Westside Shelter and needy families in both Baltimore County and Baltimore City. I have been the recipient of her labor of love for the distribution of these items. Many men, women and children have been a little warmer on cold winter days because of her kind heart and desire to help those in need. Unfortunately, at 101 years young, her eyes are no longer able to keep up with her desire to help.
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By Edward Lee | August 1, 2012
One of the more pleasant surprises of Ravens training camp thus far has been the play of cornerback Corey Graham. Signed to a two-year deal by the organization in March after he turned last season into a Pro Bowl campaign as a special-teams ace, the former Chicago Bear has impressed the coaching staff enough to join rookie Asa Jackson as the next tandem of cornerbacks after Lardarius Webb, Cary Williams and Jimmy Smith. The one player who is least shocked by Graham's performances is Graham himself.
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By Edward Lee | May 17, 2012
With his eye-opening 22-of-30 performance in Denver's 16-14 upset of No. 8 seed North Carolina in the first round of the NCAA tournament last Saturday, Pioneers junior Chase Carraro ranks fifth in Division I with a 62.9 faceoff percentage. But as important as faceoffs are to determining possession, it's what Denver does after the faceoffs that has caught the attention of No. 1 seed Loyola, which will face the Pioneers in a quarterfinal contest at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis this Saturday.
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By Jennifer Skalka and Jennifer Skalka,Sun reporter | January 19, 2007
To the victor goes the cash. Martin O'Malley and running mate Anthony G. Brown raised about $1.7 million in the two months since their win, enabling them to repay a $500,000 loan that kept their campaign afloat in its last days. Their latest fundraising prowess - they collected more than 2 1/2 times the amount raised by their predecessors during the same period four years ago - helps build a re-election coffer for the 2010 race. But the exercise also allows individuals with potential state business to curry favor with the new governor, watchdog groups say. "Unfortunately this is the game," said Mary Boyle, press secretary for the national office of Common Cause.
NEWS
By JEAN MARBELLA | June 6, 2008
Mike Miller was explaining why, after winning re-election to the state Senate in 2006, he decided it would be his last term. The campaign had been particularly bitter and divisive, and he was offended by tactics that included circulating a picture that depicted him as a king. And I'm thinking, what, they got the color of the robes wrong? The crown wasn't big enough? Miller has never seemed like someone who would consider being called king an insult. It's not necessarily inaccurate, for one thing, given the power Miller has wielded in the ego- and intrigue-filled kingdom of Annapolis.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | April 7, 2012
Denison, ranked eighth in the latest United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association poll, is 9-0 and enjoying its best start since 1967 when that squad opened that campaign with 12 straight victories. But the Big Red is just 1-2 against Stevenson and has dropped the last two meetings. The No. 6 Mustangs (10-2) have won five consecutive games and all seven games at home this season. Here are a few factors that could influence the outcome at Mustang Stadium in Owings Mills Saturday.
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