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February 25, 2013
What a joke your editorial regarding pending federal budget cuts is ("The GOP sequester," Feb. 22). Do you not research information anymore, or do you just call up some liberal Democrats for advice? Maybe you're just blind and believe anything that comes out of a Democrat's mouth? The fact is, Reps. Steny Hoyer, Chris Van Hollen and Nancy Pelosi supported the Budget Control Act, or sequester, when it was proposed. Rep. Van Hollen was on the super-committee at the time. Had he compromised, we would not now be at the final days before this hits.
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Peter Schmuck and The Schmuck Stops Here | October 7, 2014
There are all sorts of statistics out there to help you discern who's going to have the advantage in the upcoming American League Championship Series between the Orioles and the Kansas City Royals, but you know - in your hearts - that none of that stuff matters in the postseason. If it did, the Los Angeles Angels would be hosting the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 on Friday night. The ALCS opener will be at Camden Yards and will feature a Cinderella opponent from just outside the Land of Oz because of factors that cannot be appraised with the usual baseball metrics.
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October 15, 1991
UMBC's perfect soccer record in the East Coast Conference will be on the line tomorrow (3:30 p.m.), when the Retrievers play host to Towson State, which is in position to claim conference honors for a third straight year. The Tigers are 1-0-1 in ECC games, while UMBC leads the conference with a 3-0-1 mark.The regular-season champion will gain the home-field advantage for the postseason tournament, to be held Nov. 9-10.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2014
Yesterday in one sentence: There were no matches and it was much sadder than I thought it would be; I survived. What's on tap: Brazil vs. Chile, 12 p.m., ABC; Colombia vs. Uruguay, 4 p.m., ABC What you'll see: The knockout rounds are typically better than the group stage, which is kind of unfathomable considering how much fun the groups were. The first day features four of the five South American teams, which is only sad considering they will be knocking themselves out and weaken the tournament in that sense.
NEWS
July 18, 2011
Regrettably, Republicans will not hold to their post-2010 election convictions about reducing deficits and the national debt. Even more regrettably, President Obama will hold to his pre-election promises. While Republicans have done nothing to alter the course of the future, Mr. Obama is intent on damaging the country beyond repair, and the ultimate losers will be the American people. Tom Holmes, Lutherville
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The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2013
Fresh off their first Top 25 ranking since 2010 , the No. 25 Terps will be on ESPN for the first time in two years when they visit No. 8 Florida State on Saturday. The game -- which features two 4-0 teams -- is scheduled for a noon kickoff. ESPN had invoked a six-day option on picking a time for that game and announced the kickoff time over the weekend. ESPN also held six-day options on Clemson-Syracuse and Georgia Tech-Miami. The Tigers and Orange will be broadcast on either ABC or ESPN2 (depending on the market)
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By Pat O'Malley | January 7, 1991
We had a couple of surprises on "showdown weekend," surprises that might be a true indication of what is to come on the high school hoop scene in both boys and girls action.It was "showdown weekend" in that at least two boys' games and three girls' games may have given us sneak previews of championship games to come. Four of those would be regional title games and the other would be a Baltimore Catholic League final between St. Mary's and Seton Keough.Class 2A schools, Northeast and Southern, provided a striking contrast in boys and girls play with each a surprise winner in their respective class.
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By Lou Cedrone and Lou Cedrone,Evening Sun Staff | November 19, 1991
''Showdown in Little Tokyo'' is good enough fun when it sticks to karate and related physical activity. Unfortunately, the film goes ugly now and then and when it does, it's really ugly. It includes, for instance, decapitation, amputation and finger-cutting.The last, of course, is a given. This is a film about the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia, and in all films about this group, there is always a finger-cutting sequence, and it's always a little finger that goes.Apparently, it's a Yakuza tradition.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1996
Seton Keough's Meghann Donovan, Joppatowne's Brandi Barnes and Poly's Lindsay Willemain have been chosen to play in the Pennsylvania Maryland Women's Basketball Shootout on April 13 in Harrisburg, Pa.This is the first of what organizers plan as an annual event pitting Maryland's top seniors against Pennsylvania's. Other area players on the roster are Severna Park's Jennifer Holmes, Hammond's Kellye Townsend, Arundel's Jen Mottar and Meade's Shalisa Johnson. Barnes (Maryland) and Holmes (Vanderbilt)
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | December 2, 2003
WELL, THAT was some swell showdown yesterday at City College. Pay attention, children: This is how the grownups look after your lives. Cassandra Jones, chief academic officer for the city's schools, and Melvin Stukes, chairman of the City Council's education committee, wanted to confront City Principal Joseph Wilson about his job, Wilson says. But Jones didn't show up -- and then denied she was supposed to. And Stukes, insulted that the meeting wasn't stacked the way he'd intended, took a powder a few minutes after he arrived -- and then sheepishly came back an hour later, when most of the day's important work was done, and gave a long speech telling everybody what a swell fellow he is. "I do not participate in witch hunts," Stukes then announced.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
Simply put, the Class 4A-3A state boys lacrosse bracket is loaded with quality teams coming from every direction. But it's the North region, particularly Section 1, that draws immediate attention as the playoffs get underway Wednesday.  That's because defending state champion Westminster and upstart Howard -- ranked No. 8 and No. 9, respectively, in The Sun's poll and each 14-0 -- will meet Monday if they get past opening-round opponents....
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Mike Preston | April 28, 2014
Coaches love to play head games. When Loyola coach Charley Toomey was asked about his upcoming game with Johns Hopkins, minutes after his team had beaten Lehigh on Sunday, he mumbled something about having to watch game film. Now, that's funny. No. 1 Loyola and No. 6 Hopkins are within walking distance of each other, and they recruit the same players. Yet, Toomey said he has to look at film before he can go into detail about the Blue Jays. There is nothing these two coaches and programs don't know about each other.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
As a result of opening the season with seven consecutive wins en route to a 9-2 overall record and a 3-1 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference, No. 6 Maryland has not had to worry too much about its postseason fate. That level of comfort, however, could be detrimental to the Terps. They have split their last four games, a stretch capped by Saturday's 11-6 loss to No. 5 Johns Hopkins. The Blue Jays (8-3) collected a victory that they sorely needed to avoid repeating last year's absence from the NCAA tournament, and Maryland coach John Tillman said his players could not match the intensity and effort put forth by Johns Hopkins.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
Saturday's matchup between No. 2 Stevenson and No. 3 Salisbury will almost certainly draw national attention and looms as a pivotal game for both teams as they jockey for position for the top seed in the South Region when the NCAA tournament opens May 7. The reigning Division III national champion Mustangs (12-1 overall and 5-0 in the Commonwealth Conference) welcome Widener (7-4, 5-0) to Owings Mills on Wednesday night for a key league battle that could determine the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament.
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By Katherine Dunn | March 6, 2014
The girls basketball playoffs reach the sectional finals Thursday night with some of the area's top girls teams in action. Among the matchups is No. 7 City at No. 2 Poly in Class 3A East. The two will meet for the third time this season with Poly winning the first two games, including the Baltimore City Division I championship. Defending Class 3A champ Aberdeen hosts Bel Air in Class 3A North while No. 4 Milford Mill hosts Westminster. The Class 2A North Section I final features a rematch of last year's state Class 1A championship with defending champ Western Tech hosting Dunbar.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2014
In Maryland's 88-year history playing lacrosse, the Terps and Duke have clashed 81 times, which ranks fourth behind the program's rivalry with Johns Hopkins (103 meetings), Virginia (90) and Navy (87). Maryland has won 61 of those games and seven of the last nine contests. The No. 1 Blue Devils (4-0), who captured last year's national championship for the second time in four seasons, have picked up where they left off. The team has outscored its opponents, 53-32, but has not played on the road yet this season.
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | December 10, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Pennsylvania state attorneys are paving the way for an election-year showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court on the volatile abortion issue.Without waiting the permitted three months to appeal a ruling that struck down part of its new anti-abortion law, Pennsylvania Attorney General Ernie Preate sent appeal papers to the court yesterday and urged the justices to rule on the case during this term."
NEWS
By BRADLEY OLSON and BRADLEY OLSON,SUN REPORTER | October 22, 2005
The U.S. Naval Academy averted a showdown with a gay advocacy group yesterday by allowing about 40 demonstrators onto the Annapolis campus. The protesters had lunch in the visitors cafeteria and some attempted to talk with midshipmen, but there were no arrests or disturbances. The academy backed off of a threat to arrest demonstrators who planned to gather on the campus after organizers agreed yesterday not to protest or approach midshipmen to discuss their agenda. The guarded campus of the military college is open to the public, but does not allow political protests.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
Salisbury began the season on Sunday with a 14-3 rout of Greensboro without Luke Phipps, but the senior attackman will return for Saturday's home opener against Lynchburg. Phipps, who recorded nine goals and two assists as the fourth attackman last spring, slightly sprained his knee in the preseason, and coach Jim Berkman said the team opted to rest him rather than risk further injury. Phipps is expected to start on attack with senior Rhett DePol and sophomore Brady Dashiell. “[H]
SPORTS
December 20, 2013
Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. How surprising is it that the Maryland basketball team found its way onto ESPN.com's latest NCAA bracket, and what do the Terps need to do to stay there? Don Markus: Truthfully, I had to check the date of Joe Lunardi's latest post -- twice. It was hard to imaging that Mark Turgeon's team had done anything to deserve even the 12th seed that it was given.
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