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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2012
Say what you will about the controversies the Baltimore Police Department has found itself embroiled in over the years, but we can say definitely that they're not involved in the Trayvon Martin case. That's the Sanford Police Department, outside Orlando, Fla. battling a national firestorm of criticism over its handling of the fatal shooting of the unarmed teen by a neighborhood watch captain.  But in a segment on Comedy Central's Daily Show last night, an image of a city police car somehow found its way into the background of a graphic that read "SANFORD POLICE.
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From Sun staff reports | September 11, 2014
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved rules changes in men's lacrosse Wednesday regarding stalling rules and faceoff tactics. Starting in 2015, a visible clock can be used to time the 30-second stalling segment in facilities capable of displaying the clocks. Division I men's lacrosse programs will be required to have the clocks displayed by 2016, and Division II and Division III will be required to have visible clocks by 2017. The panel also supported the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Rules Committee recommendation that two clocks be used, one at each end of the field.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | September 29, 1994
After more than three decades of planning, debates, deaths and revivals, Howard County's $25 million western leg of Route 100 opened yesterday morning.The two-mile segment of 2-lane highway connecting U.S. 29 to Route 104 will take pressure off of Routes 103, 104 and 108, but it isn't likely to provide a high-speed connection to Interstate 95 for another five years."It was planned when I got here," said county Public Works Director James M. Irvin, a 19-year veteran of the department. "It's been a long time coming.
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Michael Dresser and Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2013
Maglev is back, tantalizing Marylanders with the promise of speeds that could whisk train passengers from Baltimore to Washington in 15 minutes. What is billed as a new generation of magnetic levitation technology is at the heart of the latest proposal, the first step in what would eventually be a line taking passengers from Washington to New York in 60 minutes at a cruising speed of 311 mph. The proposal resurrects a technology that seemed to...
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By Jean Leslie and Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 17, 1997
CABLE EIGHT HAS announced that its "On Location" segment about the Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City won the Television Commercials, Programs and Video Films Competition in the category of Communicator Awards.The station received the 1996 Award of Distinction for promoting education, exceeding "industry standards in conveying an organization's message."You can see the winning segment at 4: 30 p.m. and 7: 30 p.m. Wednesdays and at 1: 30 p.m. and 7: 30 p.m. Saturdays this month.Cable Eight is Howard Community College's public access cable channel.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | April 26, 1996
In what analysts described as a significant harbinger, the Ryland Group Inc. yesterday reported net income of $939,000 for the first quarter, largely because its homebuilding segment generated its first profit in the three months ended in March since 1989.Just as important as the 36 percent earnings gain from the year before, the Columbia-based company's results indicate that it is finally beginning to execute a long-stated strategy aimed at improving its homebuilding operations, analysts said.
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Michael Dresser and Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2013
Maglev is back, tantalizing Marylanders with the promise of speeds that could whisk train passengers from Baltimore to Washington in 15 minutes. What is billed as a new generation of magnetic levitation technology is at the heart of the latest proposal, the first step in what would eventually be a line taking passengers from Washington to New York in 60 minutes at a cruising speed of 311 mph. The proposal resurrects a technology that seemed to...
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 13, 2005
It is the kind of TV news coverage every president covets. "Thank you, Bush. Thank you, U.S.A.," a jubilant Iraqi-American told a camera crew in Kansas City for a segment about reaction to the fall of Baghdad. A second report told of "another success" in the Bush administration's "drive to strengthen aviation security"; the reporter called it "one of the most remarkable campaigns in aviation history." A third segment, broadcast in January, described the administration's determination to open markets for American farmers.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2012
Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones got some Top Ten, David Letterman, TV action Monday night from Kansas City, the site of the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Here's Jones along with some of baseball's best trying their hands at comedy. What do you think? Be honest.
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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1998
John Pierson lived his first 13 years in Baltimore, and it was here that his recent run of bad luck began to dissipate.As Thanksgiving approached in 1996, Pierson received word that Robert Redford's Sundance cable channel was withdrawing its backing from Pierson's television series, "Split Screen." The show, conceived as a sort of weekly celebration of independent film, had not even had its air debut, and already it was being canceled.Naturally, Pierson was distraught and not all that welcoming of a call just then from Steve Yeager, a Baltimore filmmaker making a documentary on director John Waters.
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August 5, 2013
Harford Cable Network's Chesapeake Sports Desk program recently won a Gold Aurora Award for its "Punkin Chunkin at Eden Mill" segment that aired in December 2011 and January 2012. The Aurora Awards is an independent and international film and video competition for commercials, cable programming, documentaries, industrial, instructional and corporate videos. The "Punkin Chunkin at Eden Mill" segment won a Gold Award, Low Budget category, in the Aurora Awards Spring 2013 Competition.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2013
Video crews from C-SPAN are filming in Annapolis this week, highlighting the history of the state capital for programs that will air on the cable channel in September. Mayor Josh Cohen said the public affairs network's focus on Annapolis is "a really cool promotional opportunity" for the city to be seen by a national audience. The segments are part of C-SPAN's 2013 Local Cities Tour, in which producers and crews are visiting more than two dozen small and mid-size cities to document contributions to America.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2013
For quite some time now, enthusiastic volunteers have been whacking brush, clearing debris and replacing ties and rails on the old Pennsylvania Railroad's Northern Central Division, one of the nation's most historic stretches of railroad, which courses 10 miles northward from New Freedom, Pa., to Hanover Junction. This work has been done under the guidance of Steam Into History Inc., a nonprofit that has returned the sights and sounds of steam railroading to York County just in time to observe the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2013
A portion of Broening Highway will be closed this weekend for utility construction work and motorists are urged to use alternate routes, the city transportation department said. The closure to through traffic will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, between Holabird Avenue and Dunhill Road with detours in effect. The roadway will reopen at 5 a.m. Monday. Local traffic will be allowed access to area businesses. The $27.1 million project, which will conclude in fall 2014, includes new lighting and upgraded traffic signals, repaving and reconfiguring the Keith Avenue ramp to accommodate two-way traffic.
NEWS
October 18, 2012
Last month, a Republican-aligned polling firm called on hunters and fishermen nationwide to get their views. Some of the results were unsurprising: Outdoorsmen regard themselves as politically conservative and register Republican over Democratic by a more than 2-to-1 ratio. But here's one response that may have caught President Barack Obama and his re-election team by surprise, if they noticed it at all: A majority of these sportsmen believe global warming is the cause of this past summer's high temperatures and want the White House and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to limit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.
SPORTS
By Adam Testa | October 1, 2012
"This debate is completely ridiculous. There's no reason for a debate. " It's an election year. We all know how the McMahon family loves itself an election year. But I think it's fair to say Big Show sufficiently covered all the bases with those two sentences. On Friday's Smackdown, Big Show defeated Randy Orton to become the No. 1 contender to Sheamus' World Heavyweight Championship. On Raw, the two were engaging in a debate, arguing about the Big Show's body odor and whose finishing move is move devastating.
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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | May 12, 1999
Howard Community College apologized yesterday for airing a video segment "of objectionable content" on its cable television station early Sunday."It apparently had some imagery involving toilets and babies and sewers, and people growing up in the sewers and becoming a certain segment of our society," said Randy Bengfort, the college's director of public relations and marketing.The segment, which has been withdrawn, was part of a nationally distributed, Colorado-based production called "Free Speech TV," which is designed to provide a medium for controversial topics and alternative viewpoints.
BUSINESS
By Los Angeles Daily News | March 29, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- Non-alcoholic beer, once scoffed at as a weak link in the brewing industry, is carving out a comfortable niche with strong sales increases credited to increasing health consciousness and socially responsible drinking.While beer industry sales have flattened over the last four years, the non-alcoholic segment -- beer with less than 0.5 percent alcohol -- has posted double-digit increases."I think people are just more health conscious right now. They don't consume as much alcohol as they have in the past," said Max Kerstein, publisher of trade publication Beverage Bulletin in the Los Angeles-area city of Beverly Hills.
NEWS
By Chris Korman | September 4, 2012
Baltimore-based Under Armour has launched its most ambitious ad campaign aimed at women to date, challenging them to “Sweat Every Day.” The company is also hosting its second “What's Beautiful” contest, with winners having the chance to work with top trainers. The new marketing efforts arrive about a month before a new high-end collection called StudioLux Noir hits stores, and are the culmination of three years of development and research. “This is our full push,” Andrienne Lofton Shaw, Under Armour's senior director for women's marketing said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2012
Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones got some Top Ten, David Letterman, TV action Monday night from Kansas City, the site of the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Here's Jones along with some of baseball's best trying their hands at comedy. What do you think? Be honest.
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