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By Mike King and The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
Midway through winter, a chilly fog surrounded Theaux Le Gardeur's shop. Hardly anyone would be out on the Gunpowder River that day, he said. But he didn't need the river or sunlight. He stood behind his fly-fishing store clutching three rods: graphite, glass and bamboo. One by one, he tossed them back with his forearm and flicked them forward, eliciting the characteristic swish of fly line cutting through air. Each rod carried the line, bounced back quickly and delivered the fly far ahead of Le Gardeur, depositing the insect imitations onto the slick grass next to Backwater Angler.
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Susan Reimer | September 17, 2014
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been charged in Texas with felony child abuse for allegedly beating his 4-year-old son so badly with a switch that it left welts, bruises and cuts on his back, buttocks, legs and scrotum and defensive wounds on his hands. The child received the "whooping" from his father after fussing with another young child over a video game, and we are asked to accept this method of discipline and this level of injury as a cultural difference between black parents and white parents or between Southern parents and Northern parents, or between rural parents and urban parents, between parents of 40 years ago and parents of today or between rich parents and poor parents.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | January 9, 2005
While many of us were hunkered down post-Christmas, nursing our expanded brain pans, practicing writing "2005" and adjusting the horizontal hold on our football television, Ethan Sherkey and Adaline Fair were out fishing. Santa gave the kids new rods and a tackle box filled with circle hooks, weights and bobbers, and they weren't going to wait around until spring thaw to try them. The siblings begged their grandpa, Capt. Kevin Farrell, to take them fishing. The Dec. 28 outing was not the fishing debut for Farrell's grandchildren, who live in Newark, Del. Last fall, the kids got "My First Fish" certificates from the Department of Natural Resources after a successful outing with grandpa.
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By Jonathan Munshaw, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Dawn Perdue has been following racing for as long as she can remember. When she was 9, Perdue watched a drag race with her father. Immediately after seeing a jet dragster go down the track, she turned to her father and told him her dream was to race in one. Perdue moved closer to that dream on her 16th birthday, when her parents bought her her first racecar, a Ford Pinto. Although she grew up in Pennsylvania near the Maryland border, Perdue's racing career blossomed in Cecil County and at Maryland International Raceway at Budds Creek Motocross Park in Mechanicsville.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 3, 2003
SEOUL, South Korea - With negotiations about its nuclear program expected to resume in weeks, North Korea said yesterday that it had completed reprocessing 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods and was using the plutonium to make atomic bombs. But with an eye to a "red line" unofficially drawn by the Bush administration, a North Korean diplomat said in New York that his impoverished nation would not export its bombs or its bomb-making capacity to other countries. "We are in possession of nuclear deterrence and we're continuing to strengthen that deterrence," Choe Su Hon, North Korea's vice foreign minister, told reporters at North Korea's mission to the United Nations in New York, the New China News Agency reported.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | November 27, 2012
The Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant shut down one of its reactors Tuesday after employees at the southern Maryland facility detected problems with a control rod. Operators took the plant's Unit 1 reactor offline around 8:30 a.m. to replace one of the electrical coils connected to a control rod and test all the other control rods, said Kory Raftery, a spokesman for Calvert Cliffs. The move came after monitoring of the reactor picked up "electrical noise" in that control rod, a sign that part of the connection might have gone bad, he said.
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By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe and Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe,Contributing Writers | November 3, 1992
Q: Is Norplant safe for teen-agers? How does it work? I have trouble remembering to take my birth control pills.A: Studies of Norplant use by teen-agers are just getting under way, but the information we have available suggests it should be safe for them. Norplant consists of six slender progesterone-containing rods that are inserted under the skin of the upper arm during a minor surgical procedure. The person inserting the rods has only to make a tiny incision in the skin with a small amount of local anesthetic.
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By Dolly Merritt | July 23, 1994
Around the house* When eating steamed crabs or barbecued chicken, keep a supply of baby wipes nearby to clean hands.* Store coffee beans in an air-tight container in the freezer up to three months. Refrigerated beans can be stored from three to four weeks.* Paint ends of curtain rods with colorless nail polish. This will avoid snagging sheer curtains when threading them onto the rods.* Clean high chair. Take outside and wash off food spots with soapy sponge; rinse with garden hose.In the yard* Make a quick sand box for your toddler.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | August 26, 1992
UNION BRIDGE -- After repeatedly wresting flushed underwear from aging sewer pumps, the plant operator is airing the town's dirty laundry in public.Hoping to shame the "flusher" into discontinuing the dastardly deed, Fred Haifley is hanging the recovered rags for all to see. A least a dozen sundry undergarments dangle from rods above the dry well in the pump house."
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By Candus Thomson | October 25, 2009
Hauling elongated gear around isn't easy. Fishing rods, skis and snowboards have a bad habit of getting in the way of brute force, whether it's exerted by users of the great outdoors hurrying to load the car or airport baggage handlers hell-bent on creating more combustible material for the gear-to-energy plant. Sportube looks like the case a bazooka might come in. The hard shell adjusts from 48 inches to 83 inches (the snowboard case adjusts from 42 to 72 inches), making it perfect for my two-piece rods.
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June 1, 2014
With a strong wind at his back as he came through the Belmont Park stretch, Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome breezed a half-mile in 47.69 seconds Saturday morning in his final serious move before the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday. Under jockey Victor Espinoza, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner continued on strongly, caught in 59.93 for 5 furlongs, galloping out in 1:12.95 and credited with a double gallop-out in 1:26.28 over a fast track by New York Racing Association clockers.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is scheduled to arrive at Pimlico Race Course Monday afternoon after a charter flight from Louisville. The likely Preakness favorite galloped 1 ¿¿ miles at Churchill Downs Friday, with assistant trainer Alan Sherman pronouncing him strong. The Preakness field also gained another entrant in General a Rod, who finished 11 th in the Derby. Trainer Mike Maker said General a Rod didn't get to show his talent during a tough trip at Churchill Downs.
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By Mike King and The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
Midway through winter, a chilly fog surrounded Theaux Le Gardeur's shop. Hardly anyone would be out on the Gunpowder River that day, he said. But he didn't need the river or sunlight. He stood behind his fly-fishing store clutching three rods: graphite, glass and bamboo. One by one, he tossed them back with his forearm and flicked them forward, eliciting the characteristic swish of fly line cutting through air. Each rod carried the line, bounced back quickly and delivered the fly far ahead of Le Gardeur, depositing the insect imitations onto the slick grass next to Backwater Angler.
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Peter Schmuck | January 13, 2014
There wasn't much in Sunday night's "60 Minutes" report on baseball's Alex Rodriguez investigation that could truly shock anyone at this point in the sport's tawdry PED era. Everyone knows that anabolic steroids and other sophisticated performance-enhancing substances have been rampant in baseball for decades. The thing that was most revealing about the interview with Biogenesis snake oil salesman Anthony Bosch and the documentary evidence presented was the lengths that athletes will go to gain some advantage over the competition and the lengths that Major League Baseball was willing to go -- in this case -- to build a case against one of the most celebrated of the alleged steroid offenders.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
As dominating as Kevin Gausman was in his first inning of relief Tuesday night, and as well as he's pitched against the Yankees overall, the Orioles' rookie right-hander faced uncharted territory in the eighth inning against the heart of New York's batting order. In his first career eighth-inning hold opportunity, Gausman allowed three runs - including Alfonso Soriano's go-ahead two-run homer - as the Yankees rallied for four runs and a 7-5 win over the Orioles. With leads against fellow playoff contenders more precious than ever, the Orioles' inability to close out the Yankees was damaging in more ways than one. With this loss before an announced 25,897 at Camden Yards, the Orioles (77-67)
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Tim Wheeler | September 6, 2013
The operators of Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland shut down one of its two reactors Thursday after a control rod assembly malfunctioned during testing, federal safety regulators announced. The shutdown occurred without complications and did not pose any risks for the public or plant staff, Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neil Sheehan said. Unit 2 was powered down around 5 p.m. Thursday after operators checking a control rod "received some indication that electrical maintenance was needed on one of the assemblies," said Kory Raftery, plant spokesman.
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By Capt. Bob Spore | December 28, 1990
The TV weatherman predicted 3 to 5 inches of snow for the evening -- not the most exciting news for a fair-weather fisherman. I wandered down to the pier to check out my charter boat, the Catherine M.The sleek lines of the 37-foot Robbins were completely hidden by two lengths of blue tarp, draped over a jerry-rigged frame and held down by water-filled plastic jugs. Catherine M sat quietly at the pier. She was winterized by a professional this year. Will Hild, of Hild's Marine Service, takes the time to do the job right when our schedules won't permit.
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By JoAnne C. Broadwater and JoAnne C. Broadwater,Special to The Sun | August 14, 1994
After tracing the outline of his hand onto a picture filled with a repeating pattern of frogs, 8-year-old Jonathan Grazaitis began to count just how many of the little amphibians it took to fill the outline.Earlier that evening, the North Harford Elementary youngster and dozens of other second- and third-graders from 11 Harford County schools arranged and rearranged multicolored tiles in a variety of shapes to design their own repeating patterns."I'm so good," Jonathan said, adding and subtracting with a handful of colored blocks of varying lengths called rods.
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Peter Schmuck | August 14, 2013
It doesn't take a baseball savant to figure out that the Orioles are in a heck of a fix. They can't win with Jim Johnson giving away games in the ninth inning night after night, and they probably can't get to the playoffs without him. So, what's a manager to do? Buck Showalter has loyally and stubbornly stuck with Johnson this week, and the Orioles have reeled off a string of come-from-ahead losses in Arizona that may be remembered in early October as a big reason the Orioles have to watch the postseason from their living rooms.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2013
PHOENIX - While Orioles manager Buck Showalter praised veteran reliever Francisco Rodriguez for his scoreless eighth inning in the Orioles' 4-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night , he showed no signs of giving K-Rod a save opportunity over struggling closer Jim Johnson. Johnson blew his second straight save opportunity Tuesday and his eighth this season. Rodriguez has put together four straight scoreless outings, allowing just one hit over four innings and striking out eight over that span.
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