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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2012
In the wake of the 18-inning game Tuesday night and Wednesday morning , the Orioles have made a special call for additional pitching depth.  Top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy is headed for Seattle and could be there in time for tonight's series finale against the Mariners at Safeco Field. It makes sense. The Orioles needed seven relievers to pitch 12 2/3 scoreless innings after Wei-Yin Chen left the game in the sixth inning and have used nine different relievers during the first two games against the M's. The plan was for Bundy to be shut down after his playoff appearance for the Bowie Baysox and sent to Instructional League in Florida, but team officials obviously decided that whatever innings he might pitch down in Florida would be of more value to the major league club.
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By Stephanie Citron and For The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2014
A series of occasional articles exploring destinations that are easily reached via nonstop flights from Baltimore. Flying to the West Coast for vacation isn't often ideal for Baltimoreans. It can be difficult to find nonstop flights, and it's almost always a pricey venture. But that all changed this month when Alaska Airlines launched reasonably priced, nonstop service from BWI-Marshall to Seattle. Despite its rainy reputation, Seattle is an ideal destination during the months of September and October, when the summer crowds have dissipated and chances for sunshine remain high.
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SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2012
Here are some nuggets from Buck Showalter's pregame news conference in Oakland: ** Chris Tillman (elbow) threw a successful bullpen on Thursday and will likely throw one more Saturday before taking the starting assignment Monday in Seattle. It will be Tillman's first outing since leaving the mound on Sept. 2 due to elbow ligament inflammation. The Orioles still list their starter for Sunday as TBA and Showalter said he hasn't made the decision yet - he wants to see who he will need in the bullpen during this series.
SPORTS
Mike Preston | September 1, 2014
As usual, the Super Bowl champions suffered a drain of talent in the offseason. But that won't stop the Seattle Seahawks from winning a second straight NFL title. Repeating as champion is difficult, so much in fact that the last team to do it was the New England Patriots after the 2003 and 2004 seasons. The Seahawks also lost two offensive starters in free agency, and they cut two on defense to alleviate salary cap concerns. But Seattle is still loaded, especially on defense, which should carry it to the Super Bowl where the Seahawks will defeat either the Denver Broncos or the Patriots from the AFC. The Seahawks have allowed the fewest points in the league the past two seasons.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kerch and Steve Kerch,Chicago Tribune | June 16, 1991
SEATTLE -- Its setting on Puget Sound, surrounded by the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, has prompted many to call Seattle one of the most livable cities in the world. For those in the real estate industry, it may also be one of the most bankable."Seattle's physical beauty is only half the story," Seattle Mayor Norman Rice said. "It also has a lot to do with the spirit and commitment of the people in the city. The development and business communities as a whole are dedicated to the well-being of the city, and that is important."
BUSINESS
August 20, 1998
Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc. of Bethesda announced yesterday the acquisition of MODEL and Instrument Development Corp., also known as Seattle Limb Systems, a manufacturer of components for artificial limbs. Terms were not disclosed.Ivan R. Sabel, Hanger's chairman and chief executive, said Hanger has been "a substantial customer" of Seattle Limb, which will remain in Seattle, and expects to realize savings by buying a major supplier.Hanger operates 244 centers in 32 states to fit patients with braces and artificial limbs.
NEWS
By San Francisco Chronicle | December 4, 1992
In a remarkable feat of seismic detective work, five teams of scientists have gathered compelling evidence to show that a strong, shallow earthquake about 1,000 years ago rocked the ground precisely where Seattle stands now.A similar quake today -- well within the bounds of probability -- could churn the ground violently beneath the modern city and damage a wide and heavily populated region, according to experts assessing the new findings.Although the Puget Sound region is not known for constant, damaging quakes, as are the infamous San Francisco and Southern California segments of the San Andreas Fault, seismologists in the Seattle area say the new findings indicate that the quake danger there may be greater than scientists had believed.
SPORTS
By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,Sun Staff Writer | August 22, 1995
SEATTLE -- Assuming the Orioles complete their August free fall out of the playoff picture and follow through on their miserable season, manager Phil Regan will look back and he will mutter about the No. 7. Unlucky No. 7.As in the seventh inning, the inning in which much has gone wrong for the Orioles this year. Like last night, when the Seattle Mariners broke a scoreless tie with five runs in the seventh, all with two out. The 6-0 loss dropped the Orioles eight games back in the AL wild-card race, fast becoming an irrelevant issue for the Orioles.
FEATURES
By Susanne Hopkins and Susanne Hopkins,Los Angeles Daily News | August 27, 1995
It's 8 a.m. on a typically gray morning in Seattle, and Pike Place Market is bustling with activity as shopkeepers gear up for the 9 a.m. opening.A fish-market employee flops fat flounders on a bed of ice; at his feet, clams and crabs overflow tubs. Florists cart buckets of bright sunflowers, deep purple irises and a rainbow of gerbera daisies out to the sidewalk. Trucks pull up under the red neon Public Market sign, and men unload cases of fresh carrots, celery and other produce.Wherever I wander in this vast warren of buildings and alleys studded with shops, restaurants and open-air stalls, there's the pungent aroma of fish mingled with the smell of fresh bread and spicy Chinese food.
NEWS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 14, 2004
SEATTLE - Federal authorities have arrested a 37-year-old Seattle area man they say made ricin in his apartment from mail-order castor seeds. Robert M. Alberg was charged in federal court Friday with knowingly possessing a biological agent or toxin and was booked into the federal detention center in SeaTac pending indictment, U.S. attorney's spokesman Lawrence Lincoln said Monday. Alberg's next court appearance is set for tomorrow, when a judge could order him to undergo a mental evaluation, Lincoln said.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter hates having an emphasis put on one moment in a game, regardless of whether it's a win or a loss. To him, there are hundreds of situations in each game that ultimately determine the victor. So picking out just one drives Showalter crazy. In a game like Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners at Camden Yards, though, it's not a stretch to trace the outcome to a single decision in the fifth inning. With runners at second and third base and one out in a 1-1 tie, Seattle's best player, second baseman Robinson Cano, came to the plate with first base open.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
  By now, you have surely heard all about the Seattle Symphony's Web-phenomenon -- a viral YouTube clip of the orchestra teaming up with Sir Mix-a-Lot for a version of his 1990s posterior-fixated rap hit "Baby Got Back. " By now, you may also be in counseling after seeing the video. Some folks, among them the ever-readable classical music pooh-bah Norman Lebrecht , have railed mightily against what went down in Seattle. Others see this as a harmless bit of cross-over that can catch the attention of folks who otherwise may never give a symphony orchestra a second thought.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
Alaska Airlines will begin offering daily flights between Baltimore and Seattle on Sept. 2 as part of a broader expansion of destination options from its West Coast hub, the airline announced Friday. The new route is the first Alaska Airlines will operate out of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. Officials at the airport have long been courting the airline. In the past several months, the airline has added five routes out of Seattle, where it is based, while shuttering several routes elsewhere - including in California and between Portland and other cities.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
Alaska Airlines , which today announced new flights between Baltimore and Seattle, is launching its new service at BWI-Marshall Airport with a fare sale . The airline will offer daily inbound and outbound service between BWI and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport beginning Sept. 2.  Travelers can fly nonstop to Seattle for $119 one-way. Sale fares must be booked by April 3 and require travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Travel must be completed by Nov. 19. Alaska Airlines will provide the only year-round nonstop flights to Seattle.
NEWS
By David Horsey | February 4, 2014
How odd is it that the two contenders in the Super Bowl -- the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos -- hail from the two states in the union that have legalized sale and use of marijuana? Are there two activities more different than the amped-up aggression of professional football and the laid back mellowness of smoking a joint? I've got nothing against Denver -- a perfectly fine city, as far as I'm concerned. But, as many of my readers know, I am a Seattle boy. My great grandparents arrived in the muddy little town on the shore of Puget Sound in the 1880s.
SPORTS
By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
Pay attention, Pete Carroll. A Seahawks coach has your game plan vs. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning figured out -- he's just not on the Seattle staff. South River Seahawks football coach Lance Clelland said that if he were coaching this weekend, his focus would be on forcing Manning and the Broncos offense out of their comfort zone. "The Seattle Seahawks certainly have a big challenge defensively," Clelland said Friday. "I am sure they would agree that when facing such a great QB and historic passing offense, the plan is to slow them down and disrupt Denver's offensive rhythm and timing more than anything else.
NEWS
By Seattle Post-Intelligencer | January 1, 1995
SEATTLE -- Flushed with success from its earlier recycling ventures, Seattle is moving into a new field: toilets.The Emerald City is sending 200 used potties to Auce, Latvia, where they are to be used in a hospital. The unusual shipment was engineered by Mike Jansevics, a Latvian emigre who now lives in Shelton, Wash.At his urging, the International Rotary Club is planning to renovate a three-story office building in Auce (pronounced ow-seh) for a hospital.The not-really-portable potties were collected by the Seattle Water Department, which has begun paying commercial building owners $135 for each water-guzzling toilet replaced with a water-stingy one.The department figured it would save money by avoiding or deferring the cost of building a new reservoir.
SPORTS
By Gordon Wittenmyer and Gordon Wittenmyer,Special to The Sun | January 20, 1991
SEATTLE -- The Washington Bullets no sooner had headed to the Northwest than they began heading south, losing to the Seattle SuperSonics, 111-89, at the Seattle Center Coliseum last night.Seattle's Olden Polynice pointed the way, scoring 19 of his career-high 27 points in the second half, as the Sonics extended a 12-point halftime lead that reached 25 with two minutes to go.The 7-foot Polynice, a fourth-year center, scored 17 of 24 Seattle points during an eight-minute stretch that began with a pair of free throws in the final minute of the third quarter.
NEWS
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
A gubernatorial hopeful has offered to pay the phone bills of the Seattle pottery store that fielded hundreds of wayward calls from people stuck in Maryland's broken health exchange. After The Baltimore Sun reported that the state's insurance website erroneously listed the toll-free number of a West Coast specialty kiln business instead of the state call center, Republican David Craig said Monday he hopes to reimburse the business out of his personal checking account. "The state should have taken the lead on this," said Craig, the Harford County executive.
HEALTH
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2014
Critics said Saturday that the latest problem to hit Maryland's online health exchange - an incorrect help-line number that directed hundreds of callers to a Seattle-based pottery business - was another symptom of the poorly operating website. "You can't make this stuff up, and I guess if it wasn't so serious, it could be funny," said Senate Minority Leader David R. Brinkley, a Frederick County Republican. The website mistakenly listed a 1-800 number that sent some Marylanders attempting to pick a health insurance provider to Seattle Pottery Supply instead of Maryland's call center.
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