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March 6, 2013
The Churchville Lions presented a computer, complete with JAWS software, to Tatyanna Ditzenberger. JAWS (Job Access With Speech) is a computer screen reader program for Microsoft Windows that allows blind and visually impaired users to read the screen with a text-to-speech output. Tatyanna and her teacher, Karen Karnes, demonstrate its use by making "Thank You Lions" appear on the screen.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 28, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The game against Indiana on Saturday was a chance for Maryland to make a first impression, an early opportunity for the Terps to show they can be a competitive team in the Big Ten Conference. "We showed that Maryland football is as good as anybody else," Terps inside linebacker Cole Farrand said after Maryland beat Indiana, 37-15, at Memorial Stadium. Before the season, Big Ten writers picked the Terps to finish just fifth out of the seven teams in the conference's East Division.
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SPORTS
August 22, 2014
I've been wanting to write a thank-you note to the Veterans Health Administration. My father is a veteran and has macular degeneration he has been treated at the VA for over five years. Without all the care, he would be blind by now. So my blue-eyed dad still can drive and take care of his lawn and flowers and he also volunteers at the VA and drives other veterans to their doctors appointments. With all the negative talk about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, I believe there are millions out there who are thanking the VA for the care that they receive.
NEWS
By Frederic Hill and Sam Gardiner | September 18, 2014
Geopolitical analysts are especially fond of quoting Edmund Burke and George Santayana on the folly of ignoring the lessons of history and the dangers of repeating the original decisions. But what's even more imprudent, and potentially fatal, is to learn the wrong lessons from history — and by avoiding the previous mistakes, plow ahead without understanding the causes of their failure. President Barack Obama is now in danger of steering a perilous course in confronting the threat of Islamic State in the Middle East (also known as ISIS or ISIL)
NEWS
December 5, 2011
Thanks to reporter Candus Thomson for her Maryland Weather Blog about Friday morning's opportunity to see the International Space Station fly over our region ("Get a glimpse of the International Space Station," Dec. 1). My husband and I went out to see it at 6:33 a.m., and it was beautiful as it crossed the sky. I was worried that it might be so low on the horizon it might be blocked from view by houses and trees. But that was not the case. In fact, it was quite high, and the reflections from the pre-dawn sunlight made it very visible.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2012
It obviously was a good sign for the Orioles that Nick Markakis, who is coming off January abdomen surgery, homered in his first regular-season at-bat. But what was most impressive is where the ball landed: left field. It was just the 12th time in 105 career homers, that Markakis planted one to the opposite field. It was his first left-field homer since 2008. Markakis has hit just 27 homers in his past two seasons - and there are plenty of theories why. He's never used the abdomen injury as an excuse, but when doctors went into repair the tears they found scar tissue from previous injuries that apparently were undiscovered.
NEWS
By STAN STOVALL and STAN STOVALL,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 2, 2006
Why me? That was my first thought upon learning that I had glaucoma, a disease that steals your vision. I had already lost most of the sight in my left eye and the damage was irreversible. I was in danger of losing the sight in my right eye, as well. "How could this be?" I asked myself. I had always prided myself on being the picture of perfect health. I ate right, was obsessed with exercise, took loads of vitamin supplements, and was a bodybuilding and weight-lifting champion. I felt great, felt no eye pain, and didn't really notice any difficulty in doing my job as a television news anchor, which, of course, requires lots of reading, both on-camera and off. But that's the tricky part about glaucoma.
EXPLORE
October 24, 2012
I must write in response to Mr. Halsey's letter about speed concerns near Westchester Elementary School ("Need for caution, but not alarm, at Catonsville elementary school," Catonsville Times, Oct. 17). I walk down Old Frederick Road between Edmondson Avenue and past Westchester Elementary School, every day of the year, usually more than once, and have been doing so for close to 10 years. I can tell you that, at all times of the day, there are many speeding motorists in that area.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | August 1, 1999
Summer breezes were something to celebrate at the 11th annual Sail for Sight regatta. Those gusts provided an excellent day of sailboat racing from the Magothy River to Baltimore's Harbor. Afterward, 520 sailors and sailing fans gathered in an old boathouse at Canton's Baltimore Marine Center for an award ceremony and cookout.The day's big winner? "The foundation!" declared event chair Gordon Fronk, referring to the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The nonprofit scored more than $80,000 from the day's activities; the proceeds will go to research into retinal degenerative disease.
SPORTS
By JOHN STEADMAN | May 8, 1995
There's nothing to pity about Tom Sullivan -- and, of course, he would not permit it. He's blind but sees more of the world than the rest of us who have our eyes wide open. He is a remarkable individual -- gifted with intellect, creative ability, sensitivity, courage and a song of happiness both in his heart and on his lips.Sullivan has been blind since the early days of a premature birth when, after being placed in an incubator, something went wrong with the equipment and he was deprived of his sight . . . but not his vision.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2014
The tall ships - old showboats that they are - danced into Baltimore looking regal and festooned, the stateliest of guests at an affair expected to bring President Barack Obama to Baltimore. "It's a ballet, with a couple hard-rock pieces in the middle," said Mike McGeady, president of Sail Baltimore, of the intense maritime choreography used to welcome dozens of Star-Spangled Spectacular ships into the waters around Baltimore on Wednesday without disrupting commercial port trade.
NEWS
September 2, 2014
The decision by the state to eliminate funding for the proposed rail cargo transfer facility in Morrell Park is patently absurd ( "State pulls $30 million from rail facility project in major victory for community activists," Aug. 28). Over the recent past we have seen many businesses consolidate and move their headquarters out of the Baltimore area. One the few assets that Baltimore has that can't be moved is the port. But it seems that the powers that manage the state and city are in the process of diminishing the value of the port to the businesses that utilize it. While it's popular to blame the railroad, the fact is that the railroad must operate, within the law, in a manner to maximize profits for its shareholders.
NEWS
September 1, 2014
Students go back to school for the first time Tuesday in only one school system in Maryland. That would be Worcester County, home of Ocean City where the lure of sun, sand - and the availability of teen labor - convinced the local school board to rewrite the academic calendar for the 2014-2015 year. Elsewhere, public school systems opened last week, and they appear universally satisfied with their choice. That 23 of Maryland's 24 school systems continue to prefer a pre-Labor Day starting date would seem to present a teachable moment to everyone but Comptroller Peter Franchot, who continues his quixotic crusade to force a longer summer break.
SPORTS
August 22, 2014
I've been wanting to write a thank-you note to the Veterans Health Administration. My father is a veteran and has macular degeneration he has been treated at the VA for over five years. Without all the care, he would be blind by now. So my blue-eyed dad still can drive and take care of his lawn and flowers and he also volunteers at the VA and drives other veterans to their doctors appointments. With all the negative talk about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, I believe there are millions out there who are thanking the VA for the care that they receive.
NEWS
August 11, 2014
Mike Gimbel's short-sighted and reactionary opinion that the Moonrise Festival at Pimlico should be canceled is something I'd expect to hear from a so-called "drug-czar," but it's speech that is uninformed at best and counterproductive at worst ( "After deaths at Merriweather, Moonrise Festival should be canceled," Aug. 8) As someone who regularly attends electronic music events of all shades (raves, club nights, festivals, and so on) throughout the Mid-Atlantic, I've heard speech like Mr. Gimbel's ad nauseam.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
A sighting of a bull shark off Sandy Point State Park Monday prompted a brief closure of one of the swimming areas, but the park's manager said the popular Chesapeake Bay beach returned to "business as usual" on Tuesday after seeing no more of the wide-ranging predator. Ranger Steve McCoy, Sandy Point's manager, said a fisherman reported seeing a small bull shark around 5:30 p.m. Monday near the east beach. A ranger walked out on the rock jetty jutting into the water and confirmed seeing some type of shark, McCoy said, so park personnel moved "a handful of people" to the lifeguard-monitored main beach in another area of the park and kept a close watch on the shark.
FEATURES
By Knight Ridder/Tribune | December 11, 2000
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - By Christmas Day, Santa Claus and his reindeer will have cleared out for an even rarer sight - the first solar eclipse visible on the East Coast in hundreds of years, and the last for at least a hundred more. The eclipse will be rare but subtle. Because it will be a partial eclipse, unless you're looking, you might miss this once-in-several-lifetimes event. "It's an awesome sight, but if you're outside during the eclipse, you might not notice the change in light," said Mitzi Adams, an astronomer from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. "Someone walking out of a building might notice it more."
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Evening Sun Staff | June 6, 1991
Racing sailboats of two distinct varieties, some carrying sailors who are blind or visually handicapped, are taking part tomorrow in the third annual Budweiser Sail for Sight Regatta in Baltimore Harbor.Participants have raised pledges for contributions to the RP Foundation Fighting Blindness, which is seeking a cure for the disease retinitis pigmentosa and other retinal disorders suffered by some 2 million people in the United States. Race headquarters is the HarborView Marina on Key Highway.
NEWS
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
Chris Gleason walked outside early Tuesday to spend some time on his deck before heading to work, but he said he stopped dead in his tracks at the sight of an unexpected visitor: a black bear mere feet away. "As soon as I processed what it was, I was gone," said the 51-year-old Columbia resident, who lives in a subdivision just east of U.S. 29. "He was just standing there, not really doing anything. I knew it was time to get back into the house as soon as I could. " Gleason ran to get a camera, but the bear was gone when he got back, he said.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
What organizers are billing as "College Takeover Beach Week" in Ocean City is causing some concern in the community, but town officials said they are prepped, positive and planning for a safe summer. College beach week is an "unsanctioned event," said Jessica Waters, communications manager for Ocean City . She pointed out that it is one of several similar gatherings – including Senior Week — that have not gone through the town's official process for approving private or public events.
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