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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | August 11, 1996
If the weather cooperates as forecast, tonight's sky should produce a fine midsummer light show as the annual Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak.Astronomers say the Perseid shower should produce close to 100 "shooting stars" per hour.The best time to watch will be after midnight, as the constellation Perseus rises high in the Northeast.Clear skies are forecast tonight, with lows in the mid-50s, according to the National Weather Service. This year's display will be free of interference from bright moonlight, making the smaller meteors more easily seen than in recent years.
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By Marissa Laliberte and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
At the sound of two whistles, Matthew Bitner-Parish sets up at the shooting line. After another whistle, he draws his bow and stands still, eyes focused on the target 70 meters away. On a crisp fall day, Bitner-Parish trains during one of his biweekly practices on a field outside Ridgely Middle School in Lutherville-Timonium. A soccer practice is underway on an adjacent field, and neighborhood residents stroll past on a sidewalk up the hill. When he finally shoots, the string snaps back with a thud as the arrow takes off. It's another bull's-eye.
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March 28, 1997
Opponent: Toronto Shooting StarsSite: Baltimore ArenaTime: 7:35Radio: Updates after each quarter on WWLG (1360 AM) and WASA (1330 AM)Outlook: Injured Cris Vaccaro, the Spirit's No. 1 goalie, will miss the final two games of the regular season and is questionable for next weekend's playoffs. Vaccaro suffered a mild concussion in practice Tuesday when a ball rocketed off the foot of Albert Oni, hit him on the chest, rolled up his chin and struck him in the mouth. Vaccaro has headaches and scrapes on his face, and has been bothered by a slight hamstring pull.
ENTERTAINMENT
By L'Oreal Thompson, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2013
Hide your kids, hide your wives. There's an asteroid/comet/meter coming to Lima, according to Brittany. And we know how reliable she is. So, just in case the world comes to an end, Mr. Schu tells the glee club kids they need to say everything they need to say to the people they love. And so, we have this week's lesson: Last Chance. Meanwhile, Ryder is infatuated with a girl he "met" online. Manti Te'o, anyone? Except Ryder thinks he's found Katie, so he serenades her with Elton John.
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By Anthony Coleman and Anthony Coleman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 28, 1999
TRENTON, N.J. -- The BayRunners, who lost their International Basketball League debut Friday night at home to the Shooting Stars, are in danger of making a habit of it, falling again to Trenton last night, 111-108.The Shooting Stars led by 19 in the fourth quarter before the BayRunners rallied within 105-100 with 1: 56 to go on a three-pointer by Kurk Lee (Towson State). Two baskets by the Stars' Dennis Edwards put the game out of reach before Rodney Elliott (Maryland, Dunbar) made the score appear close with the game's final four points on a free throw and three-point shot at the buzzer.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | January 4, 2000
The BayRunners traded forward Lloyd Daniels, who had been suspended by the International Basketball League, to the Trenton Shooting Stars yesterday for forward LaMarr Greer. Daniels led the BayRunners in scoring, averaging 17.1 points in nine games. He scored a season-high 36 on Dec. 10 against Las Vegas. But Daniels, who wanted to be closer to his family in New Jersey, left the team two weeks ago in an attempt to force a trade. In Greer, the BayRunners are getting a player that coach Herb Brown said can play guard and small forward.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,Sun reporter | August 14, 2007
Cloudy, rainy foggy - not the best conditions for star gazing. Yesterday morning at 1 o'clock was supposed to be the peak of a gorgeous glow of shooting stars, known more precisely as the Perseid shower - an annual meteor shower that occurs when the Earth passes through dust left by the comet Swift-Tuttle. Named for the constellation Perseus, the Perseid shower typically produces between 50 and 100 meteors per hour at its peak. But yesterday's show was diminished because of overcast skies.
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By Anthony Coleman and Anthony Coleman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 8, 1999
TRENTON, N.J. -- Herb Brown's reactions said it all.The Baltimore BayRunners coach didn't even walk to midcourt for the customary end-of-the-game handshake with the Trenton coaching staff or players. He headed the opposite direction, straight toward the locker room.In disgust, Brown watched his BayRunners fall to the Shooting Stars, 109-87, in front of 2,072 at the Sovereign Bank Arena.The loss ended the team's two-game winning streak and kept the BayRunners (2-3) winless against Trenton (4-2)
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By Eric Prisbell and Eric Prisbell,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 19, 2000
TRENTON, N.J. -- The task is now becoming confidence conservation. Another game. Another loss. What else is new? This one, a 93-82 setback to Trenton in front of 977 fans at the Sovereign Bank Arena marks the 21st straight for the BayRunners. As if there was any doubt, it also mathematically eliminates Baltimore from the International Basketball League playoffs, which begin May 5. The BayRunners (13-44) played well for a half, holding a precarious one-point lead at the break. But then, Baltimore stepped foot in a damning cycle, where a few mishaps would beget more slip-ups.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | December 24, 1999
The BayRunners built a 17-point lead against the Cincinnati Stuff last night at Baltimore Arena, much in the same manner as they had in their previous home game against the Trenton Shooting Stars.They moved the ball well, scored on layups and dunks, shot a high percentage and played stifling defense to get the lead.But as they did against the Shooting Stars, they failed to do much of anything in the fourth quarter and went on to drop a 93-81 decision to the Stuff in front of 2,745 fans.In both losses, the problems came down the stretch.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2011
The past can take us unawares. It might be something like Proust's famous cookie that suddenly plunges us back into lives we long ago packed away. It could be more direct, like the chance meeting that occurs at the start of the bittersweet Steven Dietz comedy "Shooting Star" currently onstage at Everyman Theatre . Elena Carson and Reed McAllister were lovers back in the '70s before going their separate ways. Now pushing 50, they find themselves at the same airport one day in 2006, just as a snowstorm is gradually grounding flights.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,Sun reporter | August 14, 2007
Cloudy, rainy foggy - not the best conditions for star gazing. Yesterday morning at 1 o'clock was supposed to be the peak of a gorgeous glow of shooting stars, known more precisely as the Perseid shower - an annual meteor shower that occurs when the Earth passes through dust left by the comet Swift-Tuttle. Named for the constellation Perseus, the Perseid shower typically produces between 50 and 100 meteors per hour at its peak. But yesterday's show was diminished because of overcast skies.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2005
COLLEGE PARK - Mike Jones said the last time the basketball felt this good in his hands was the day when, as a senior at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass., he won the three-point shootout at the McDonald's All-America game. Since coming to the University of Maryland as a highly touted guard, rated by some recruiting gurus as second in the nation behind a guy named LeBron James, Jones has not only failed to justify that lofty billing. The 6-foot-5 sophomore has also been trying to shoot, rebound and defend consistently enough to carve out a place in the Terrapins' rotation.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | August 10, 2004
The stars are aligning this week for what astronomers are saying could be one of the best displays in years of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Where skies are clear and dark, sky watchers in Maryland could see 60 to 80 meteors per hour when the shower peaks between midnight tomorrow and dawn Thursday. And if the meteor forecasters' computer models are correct, there's even a chance for a 40-minute "outburst" of up to 200 per hour tomorrow. If there isn't, "they'll have to go back to the drawing boards and come up with new models to predict how meteor showers evolve," said Gary Kronk, an Missouri-based amateur astronomer and author of four books on meteor showers and comets.
SPORTS
By Matt Eagan and Matt Eagan,THE HARTFORD COURANT | March 30, 2004
Rashad Anderson watched from his rump as the ball settled through the net. He looked at the official, almost on a lark, pleading for a foul but got no satisfaction. His sixth three of the first half would not be a four-point play, but it was the exclamation point of Connecticut's brilliant first half Saturday. The Huskies were going to beat Alabama and make it to the Final Four. Anderson hoisted himself off the floor and began to run back on defense, but as he went he saw some familiar faces watching and turned to them.
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By Ed Sherman and Ed Sherman,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | July 21, 2003
SANDWICH, England - Meet Ben Curtis: From obscurity to golfing immortality in 18 holes. Curtis now joins a club that includes Francis Ouimet (1913 U.S. Open), Jack Fleck (1955 U.S. Open), Orville Moody (1969 U.S. Open) and John Daly (1991 PGA Championship). The qualification for membership is to make a major championship your first victory. Curtis, a PGA Tour rookie, is a household name after his improbable performance in winning the British Open at Royal St. George's yesterday. With a star-studded leader board featuring Tiger Woods, Davis Love III and Vijay Singh, Curtis beat the best of the best, shooting a 2-under-par 69 yesterday.
SPORTS
By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,SUN STAFF | February 25, 1997
With more than a month of the regular season remaining, the National Professional Soccer League is threatening its attendance records.Through 229 games, total attendance of 1,231,837 is only 146,571 short of the 1,378,408 record established in 1993-94, thanks in part to the addition this season of two more teams, the Philadelphia Kixx and Toronto Shooting Stars. A mere 2,100 average in the remaining 71 games is needed to break the record.Average attendance of 5,379, second best in league history, is 11 percent above the mark at this time a year ago. With several large crowds anticipated in the final month, the record average of 5,720 in 1993-94 is in jeopardy.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1997
This was supposed to be a tuneup, a chance for the Spirit to play both goalies against the second-worst team in the National Professional Soccer League in preparation for next week's playoffs.Instead, it looked suspiciously like an upset, at least for one half.Trailing by one point at halftime, the Spirit erupted for 10 third-quarter points and coasted to a 25-13 triumph over the Toronto Shooting Stars (6-33) last night at Baltimore Arena.The crowd of 6,671 for the final home game of the regular season was the second largest of the season.
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By Matt Papuchis and Matt Papuchis,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2003
St. Mary's co-captain Mary Key picked up last night exactly where she left off in her team's early game yesterday against No. 12 C.M. Wright - scoring. After registering five goals in the first-round win, Key found the back of the net less than two minutes into the opening half last night and No. 9 St. Mary's never looked back on its way to a 13-8 win over No. 13 Annapolis in the final game of the Annapolis Invitational Tournament at Richard G. Ensor Stadium. "It's such a big rivalry, we all know each other really well and it was personal for us," said Key, who scored four goals and added an assist in the win. "We knew that they were going to come out really hard and we knew we had to also.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN STAFF | February 16, 2003
Just the idea brought a smile to the face of North Harford basketball player Jake Ayers. What if he could trade each of the 20 points a game he averages to give the Hawks one giant leap in the Harford County basketball standings? "I'd rather have the wins," said Ayers, breaking his usual soft-spoken tone. "If I score a lot, that's good, too. But right now, that really hasn't mattered much. It's just disappointing that I can't play well and we win at the same time." This was supposed to be a good year for the Hawks.
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