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September 2, 2014
Reader Bruce Knauff asks why police shoot to kill rather than merely injure or maim ( "Why do police always shoot to kill?" Aug. 29). Such questions come from people watching too many movies. Just like the CSI effect in courtrooms, people think the scenarios set up by Hollywood are plausible in real life. If you're close enough, it might be easy to shoot someone's leg when they're standing still and you are standing still. When you or they are moving, however, you have to aim at the largest part of the body, which is the torso.
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September 2, 2014
Reader Bruce Knauff asks why police shoot to kill rather than merely injure or maim ( "Why do police always shoot to kill?" Aug. 29). Such questions come from people watching too many movies. Just like the CSI effect in courtrooms, people think the scenarios set up by Hollywood are plausible in real life. If you're close enough, it might be easy to shoot someone's leg when they're standing still and you are standing still. When you or they are moving, however, you have to aim at the largest part of the body, which is the torso.
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By Dennis F. O'Brien and Dennis F. O'Brien,SUN STAFF | September 5, 1997
Two people were seriously wounded by a gunman who turned the weapon on himself last night in a home in the 4900 block of Haddon Ave. in Northwest Baltimore.Dale Clifton Connor, 36, shot two people before killing himself, police said.When officers entered the house shortly before 10 p.m., they found Connor dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, said Agent Ragina L. Cooper, a police spokeswoman.Police said officers responded to a call for shots being fired about 5: 30 p.m. and found Vivian James, 37 and Alfonzo Reavis, 40, who had been shot in the house and crawled outside.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2014
BLACKSBURG, VA. - When he hit a 3-point shot right before the halftime buzzer Saturday at Cassell Coliseum, Maryland sophomore forward Jake Layman screamed, pumped his fist and ran off with his teammates to the dressing room with an eight-point lead. There was no low-five celebration line, as there had been for Layman when he hit a similar shot nearly two weeks ago at North Carolina State that gave the Terps a nine-point lead over a Wolfpack team playing without T.J. Warren, the Atlantic Coast Conference's top scorer.
SPORTS
By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer | January 6, 1993
At times, the No. 10 Mercy Sharpshooters looked as good a any girls basketball team in the metro area yesterday against No. 13 St. Frances.And at other times, they played too poorly to look at.In the end, it added up to a 54-34 Catholic League win over the visiting Panthers. But to say the Sharpshooters rode a roller coaster of inconsistency would be an understatement.They dominated play in the first and third quarters, outscoring St. Frances, 41-10, then looked almost inept in the second and fourth.
SPORTS
By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Sun | October 24, 1994
When Rachael Grob of Mercy prepared to serve late in Game 3 yesterday against Catholic, she knew the Sharpshooters were in trouble. Catholic had won the first two games and led, 9-4, in this one."We needed a spark," said Grob.And she provided it.Grob used her line-drive serve to score 11 straight points and give Mercy the victory -- and the momentum. Top-seeded Mercy later fought off match point and went on to score a stunning 9-15, 3-15, 15-9, 15-10, 16-14 victory over third-seeded Catholic in the championship game of the Catholic League tournament at Seton Keough.
SPORTS
By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer | October 1, 1992
After a series of one-goal losses and a disappointing tie, the Mercy Sharpshooters, the defending Catholic League tournament soccer champion, came up with a 2-0 shutout of fifth-ranked St. Mary's (3-1-1, 0-1-1) yesterday in girls soccer.The unranked Sharpshooters (1-3-1, 1-1-1) scored both goals in the game's first 15 minutes, and they dominated the rest of the game, out-shooting the visitors, 13-5, in the first half (17-8 for the game)."Basically, we didn't want to give them anything. We were ready forthis team," said sweeper Shannon Davis, a senior tri-captain with striker Jen Hershberger and center midfielder Lauren Szczepaniak.
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By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer | January 16, 1993
St. Mary's coach Harry Dobson didn't want to be reminded of his team's lopsided victory over Mercy in the consolation round of last month's Noel Classic."
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By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer | October 13, 1994
With his roster loaded with seniors and the rest of the Catholic League teams rebuilding , Mercy second-year coach Jerry Hulla knew expectations would be high for his Sharpshooters in 1994."
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By Kevin Eck and Kevin Eck,Contributing Writer | February 6, 1993
The seniors on Mercy's basketball team were honored in a pre-game ceremony yesterday before their last home game, against McDonogh.After a few words were spoken and hugs were exchanged, Mercy senior Gayle Belz went out and made her finale at the school a memorable one.Belz, a 5-foot-11 center, scored a career-high 30 points and had seven rebounds, four steals and four blocked shots to lead the seventh-ranked Sharpshooters (15-5) to a 58-39 victory over No. 12 McDonogh (12-6)."This is my last game in this gym forever," said Belz, who was 12-for-22 from the field and 6-for-6 from the line.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2013
Logan Aronhalt didn't pay attention to what was going on during Senior Night last season at Albany. A fourth-year junior, the 6-3 shooting guard was injured and not thinking much beyond trying to get back on the court for his senior year. Little did he know back then that his senior year would be spent at Maryland, where he used a relatively new NCAA rule that allow graduates to transfer without having to sit out the requisite year before playing again. “I finished the season hurt, and I really couldn't play in the last four or five games,” Aronhalt recalled Tuesday.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2012
He was a gritty 6-foot-3 guard from the Bronx with boundless energy and a long, sweet jumper that seemed to kiss the Civic Center's ceiling before finding its mark. "Bullseye!" Baltimore Bullets broadcaster Jim Karvellas would exclaim as Kevin Loughery scored again. For eight years, Loughery starred for the Bullets, averaging 16.6 points and helping the club to five playoff appearances and the NBA finals in 1971. Only forward Gus Johnson (nine years) spent more time here before the Bullets, after a decade, moved to Landover in 1973 and eventually become the Washington Wizards.
SPORTS
By From Sun staff reports | May 27, 2011
Katie Rutan, a 5-foot-8 shooting guard from Xavier, is transferring to Maryland, Terps coach Brenda Frese announced Thursday. Rutan played two seasons at Xavier, shooting nearly 40 percent from beyond the 3-point line. "Katie has a chance to bring something to our team that will fill a need — a pure shooter," Frese said. "She's the kind of player who loves to be in the gym getting shots up and always thinks she's going to make her next one. " She averaged nearly 8.0 points per game as a Musketeer and was an Atlantic-10 All-Rookie selection as a freshman.
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by Matt Vensel | matt@bthesite.com and b free daily | March 9, 2010
Reggie Holmes likes to say he cares only about winning, because if the W's pile up, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. What may seem like a canned quote belies the fact that he really means it. But the senior guard realized the magnitude of the moment as a silky-smooth two-pointer Thursday night solidified his place in Morgan State hoops history. The basket, which came late in the second half of the Bears' 74-54 victory over Coppin State, pushed the 22-year-old Cherry Hill native past the late Marvin Webster, a Baltimore legend, to become the school's all-time leading scorer.
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By Todd Karpovich and Todd Karpovich,Special to The Sun | November 19, 2007
The roots run deep between Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos and Vermont coach Mike Lonergan, as they were teammates at Catholic University and worked under Maryland coach Gary Williams. The similarities between the two coaches extend to the court, where both have the same fiery style and like to play up-tempo to force their opponents into turning over the ball. Patsos got the best of his former roommate as the Greyhounds shot 52.2 percent from three-point range en route to a physical 83-79 victory over the Catamounts last night before an announced 1,327 at Reitz Arena.
NEWS
By Emily Woodhouse and Emily Woodhouse,special to the sun | March 30, 2007
Everyone knows "you can't get a man with a gun," but perhaps nobody knows it better than the talented cast of Mount Hebron High School's Annie Get Your Gun. The students performed Irving Berlin's spirited musical last week, showing the audience there really is "No Business Like Show Business." Annie Get Your Gun tells the story of two rival sharpshooters -- Annie Oakley and Frank Butler -- who fall in love, even as they compete to earn the title of "champ-een" in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Sun Staff Writer | May 10, 1994
The season ended a few seconds too soon for Mercy's girls lacrosse team yesterday.Rallying for two goals in the final 37 seconds and threatening to score a third, the Sharpshooters fell to Park, 11-10, in the Association of Independent Schools B Division title game at St. Paul's.Shannon Cohen scored her second straight goal with 14 seconds left for the Sharpshooters (9-6), who were 3-7 last year. Then teammate Kellee Yates snatched the next draw, but time expired as she raced to goal.Yates said she didn't realize time was running out so quickly.
SPORTS
By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer | October 15, 1993
Seton Keough's volleyball team didn't want to share the Catholic League title with anyone. That's why the Gators went out and swept Mercy off its home court yesterday, 15-13, 15-7, 15-9."
SPORTS
By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,Sun reporter | March 10, 2007
Brian Vetter still has the blistering shot that drew the interest of numerous high-level Division I lacrosse coaches when he was a star at Annapolis High School. But the Towson University junior midfielder is determined to add more dimensions to his game. He already has expanded his game in the classroom. After allowing his high school grades to slip until most recruiters lost interest, Vetter enrolled in a rigorous postgraduate school in Maine for a year. Vetter's recovery is No. 11 Towson's gain.
NEWS
By TYRONE RICHARDSON | March 5, 2006
Howard County has hired a state-qualified sharpshooter to decrease the population of white--tailed deer in the county, officials said Friday. The sharpshooter will be working immediately before and after sunset this month on two county-owned sites - Alpha Ridge Landfill on March 14, 21 and 28 and Blandair Park on March 16, 23 and 30. The measure is being used to help bring down the white-tailed deer population to about 15 deer per square mile. The estimated deer population is 400 deer per square mile at Blandair Park and 62 deer per square mile at Alpha Ridge Landfill, said John Byrd, chief of the county Bureau of Parks and Program Services.
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