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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2010
You can talk all you want about cleaning up the environment, but sometimes you just have to get your hands dirty. That's the lesson a muck-spattered Ben Boor says he's picked up from his summer job clearing debris from Back River, one of Maryland's most degraded waterways. And some think it could be a lesson on how to tackle the Chesapeake Bay, too. As the sun blazed overhead Wednesday morning, the 21-year-old from Bel Air and three other area college students waded across the mudflats downriver from Interstate 695, reaching into the shallow water to wrest tires, a plastic garbage can and a waterlogged foam cushion from the murky ooze.
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Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
TAMPA, FLA. -- With a jab step and a quick cut, Ravens rookie wide receiver Michael Campanaro gained separation behind Tampa Bay Buccaneers nickel back Leonard Johnson. Then, Campanaro leapt over Johnson in the back of the end zone on Sunday to secure a lob from quarterback Joe Flacco during the first half of the Ravens 48-17 rout of the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. "I was running the seam," Campanaro said. "We had single-high coverage and Joe put it right where it needed to be, and I made a play.
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July 15, 2013
It is fact that the financial downturn of recent years has impacted many people in and out of government. Many individuals' incomes have been dramatically (and, in many cases permanently) affected by general economic conditions - cutbacks, downsizing, business failures, etc. It appears that this situation, though unfortunate, is the result of the decision makers compressing the required furloughs into a short period of time ("Sequester pain hits home," July 12).Yes, it results in a 20 percent pay cut, but for 11 weeks, not 52 weeks.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
As a four-year starter for the No. 2 River Hill girls soccer team, All-Metro forward Alex Hamer has scored more than her share of big goals. The one she put in Thursday against Atholton was right up there. The Hawks were celebrating Senior Night with a chance to wrap up their fourth straight Howard County championship and Hamer made it happen. Finding space between defenders, she ran on to a pass from Lauren Hessler and buried a shot from 14 yards away with 18 minutes left, giving River Hill a 1-0 win over the visiting Raiders.
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By Madeleine Begun Kane | August 27, 1995
Tubing -- the masochistic act of hurtling down a fall-fraught river while clinging to an inner tube. Somehow my husband, Mark, talked me, a devout wimp, into trying it.Why did I go along for the rocky river ride? Perhaps I was dazed by the beauty of the Catskill Mountains' Esopus River. Perhaps the brave (or the foolish) teens who plunged heedlessly into the Esopus shamed me into saying "yes." Or maybe I was just feeling a bit guilty for being a perennial naysayer. Whatever the reason, on a recent summer day I broke my first rule of survival: If they advise helmets, avoid it.I'm not the world's best swimmer.
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By RAFAEL ALVAREZ | July 19, 1992
The important part, says Robert Law Hartge, is being on the water.If you are in Galesville, you are on the water.There is a Main Street here, but the key artery is the West River."
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Sun Staff Writer | February 23, 1994
Colonial Pipeline Co. should contribute something other than polluted water to the south branch of the Patapsco River, people who fish, wade and canoe in the river told state officials last night.About 20 residents of Carroll, Howard and Baltimore counties called for independent monitoring of the South Carroll company's discharges into the river at a public hearing conducted by the Maryland Department of the Environment.They also urged the petroleum distribution company, which uses water from the river, to test its petroleum pipelines and tanks to help improve water quality.
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May 20, 1997
Scrutiny of water and mud samples found none of the microorganism that had been suspected of harming fish in a lower Eastern Shore river, a Maryland Department of Natural Resources spokesman said yesterday.John Surrick, the spokesman, said a scientist in Florida had tentatively identified Pfiesteria piscicida in the Pocomoke River samples sent to her.But a subsequent examination with an electron microscope indicated the presence of a less toxic microorganism.To allay fishermen's concerns about what may be causing sores on fish in the Pocomoke, state scientists plan to test the river from its mouth to Snow Hill.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Reporter | March 9, 2008
From the banks of the lower Susquehanna River, visitors can catch glimpses of life in Maryland's earliest days, and soon they might be able to walk through the history of the area. A trail network proposed for a 40-mile stretch of the river in Harford and Cecil counties would offer walkers a look at lush natural beauty, Native American rock carvings, preserved remnants of colonial commerce and 14 museums. With federal funding, the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway hopes to build a series of trails that would link the area's natural, cultural and historic resources.
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By GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ | February 8, 1995
Only one thing could make me want to be a child again: to travel once more by boat on the river Magdalena. Anyone who did not have the experience cannot even imagine what it was like. I had to make the trip twice a year -- up to Bogota and back -- during my six years at secondary school and the first two at university.On each journey I learned more about life than I ever did at school, and in a better way. When the river was in full flow, the trip from Barranquilla on the Atlantic coast up to Puerto Salgar, the train link to Bogota, took five days.
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By Alison Knezevich and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
A Baltimore police officer who authorities say shot a man who attacked him in Middle River last month has been cleared of wrongdoing, Baltimore County police said Thursday. The officer was justified in his actions during the Sept. 20 incident on Red Rose Farm Road, State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger's office said. The officer was identified as Officer Michael Nolan-Anderson by the city police department and by Shellenberger's office. County police say Nolan-Anderson had gotten off work and was driving about 12:30 a.m. when one of two intoxicated men "somehow damaged the mirror on his vehicle.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
The home at 409 Patapsco Ave. in Essex is no run-of-the-mill raised rancher. "This is an exceptional opportunity to purchase a waterfront home that is fully renovated inside," said Michael Schiff, the listing agent with Keller Williams Legacy. The house, priced at $325,000, is on one-eighth of an acre. The tree-filled backyard leads down to the waters of the Back River, with views of the river from the rear deck. The open floor plan features a living room and breakfast room that opens to a galley kitchen, which measures 21 feet long - larger than most galley designs.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
River Hill All-Metro forward Alex Hamer did her part, winning the right side before sending a perfect cross to the middle with less than three minutes left at Centennial. She knew exactly who would be there to handle the rest. It was junior midfielder Jessica Hopkins who made the perfect run before emphatically heading home the difference as the No. 2 Hawks were able to withstand a considerable challenge to claim a 2-1 come-from-behind win over the Eagles in Howard County. River Hill improved to 8-2 and 7-0 in league play, while the Eagles fell to 5-4-1 and 4-3. The game was played on even terms most of the way with the Eagles taking a 1-0 lead early in the second half before Hamer and Hopkins dominated the final minutes to rally the Hawks.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
In Sunday's Ravens high school Quarterback Challenge, Howard's Kevin Sheahin teamed up with receiver Keenan Fisher to best Howard County rival River Hill at halftime of the Ravens-Panthers game at M&T Bank Stadium. Sheahin and Fisher connected on a 40-yard pass for the winning combination as the longest of the afternoon. River Hill quarterback Noah Thyberg hit Jon Kanda with a 35-yard pass to open the competition, but Sheahin and Fisher then connected for 40 yards. The Hawks had another shot and Thyberg also completed his second pass, to Chuck McLaughlin, but at 36 yards it wasn't long enough to beat the Lions.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
The Howard and River Hill football teams don't meet on the field until Halloween, but their quarterbacks and receivers will face off Sunday in the Ravens' high school Quarterback Challenge at halftime of the game against the Carolina Panthers at M&T Bank Stadium. In the competition, which rewards the longest completed pass, the quarterbacks will pass twice, once each to two different receivers. Howard quarterback Kevin Sheahin will aim for Keenan Fisher and Christian Dargan. River Hill quarterback Noah Thyberg will pass to John Kanda and Chuck McLaughlin.
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By Susan Reimer and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
Not many people can say they ran underneath the Patapsco River, but now about 900 Special Olympians and their supporters can add that to their athletic achievements. The occassion was Sunday's sixth annual Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K run/walk to benefit Special Olympics Maryland. It was hot inside Fort McHenry tunnel No. 4, even though the ventilation system was on high. The lights were on and the white tiles were shimmering. A group of cadets training to be Maryland Transportation Authority Police was running in formation and shouting cadences that bounced off the tunnel walls.
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July 23, 1996
A Severna Park man dove into the Severn River at a community beach Saturday to rescue a 7-year-old German tourist who had stepped into a deep hole and was lying on the bottom, county police said yesterday.The tourist, Sylvia Albert, 7, was pulled unconscious from the river and taken to Johns Hopkins Childrens Center, where she was treated and released Sunday, a hospital spokeswoman said.Sylvia, who cannot swim, had been wading in the water at the Carrollton Manor beach with her parents and three siblings shortly before 3 p.m. when she stepped off a ridge and plunged into deep water, police said.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2014
The Reservoir boys soccer team pushed forward immediately at Marriotts Ridge on Thursday. Goals soon followed. Quinton Simmons opened the scoring midway through the first half, and then Serigne Gueye and Stephen Bork scored three minutes apart early in the second to send the No. 9 Gators to a 3-1 win over the Mustangs. Reservoir, which got two assists and a dominating performance in the middle from senior Kyle Saunderson, improves to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in Howard County play.  After seeing a couple of quality chances go for naught in the early minutes, Simmons settled a long pass from Saunderson and then turned and fired a left-footed shot from 12 yards. The Gators put the game away early in the second half with two more quality finishes.
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By Kym Byrnes and For Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 15, 2014
Clarksville resident Hannah Silverman has spent this summer flipping, jumping and dancing her way across the Radio City Music Hall stage in New York City. On Tuesday, the 15-year-old River Hill High School sophomore will perform those feats with a chance of winning part of a $1 million prize. Silverman is a member of the acrobatic gymnastics crew AcroArmy, a team scheduled to compete as one of six finalists on the NBC television show "America's Got Talent. " On Wednesday, the crew will find out if viewers' votes make them a million-dollar act. This past week, the team made the cut in a round that narrowed the competitors from 12 to six. AcroArmy is the lone dance act advancing to the finals; it will compete this coming week against a musical group, three solo singers and a magician.
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