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The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
The Shootout for Soldiers, a 24-hour lacrosse game benefiting wounded American military members that has raised more than $250,000 since its inception, returns to McDonogh on June 19 and 20. Originally started by a group of high school students attending Boys' Latin, the effort has grown each year, with more than 2,000 participants and 10,500 attendees in the 2013 charitable event. Organizers are also expanding the event to Long Island, N.Y., on July 24 and 25, representing the first expansion leg in a program anticipated to spread throughout the country.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
After more than a dozen years fighting side by side in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army and the National Guard are battling each other over budget cuts. The Army, tasked with restructuring for a postwar future amid rising personnel costs and spending cuts ordered by Congress, has proposed reducing the number of national guardsmen nationwide by 10 percent - from 350,000 soldiers to as few as 315,000 by 2019. In Maryland, that could mean the loss of 400 to 500 soldiers from the 4,700-member Maryland Army National Guard, according to Maj. Gen. James A. Adkins.
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January 17, 2014
In the near future I am moving to Maryland. I wish I could say I was happy about this prospect and the adventure of living in a new place, but I'm not. What concerns me is that I am assumed to be a criminal by the state of Maryland. You see, I am one of those crazy gun owners ( "Maryland gun law improves safety," Jan. 14). I own handguns that have standard capacity magazines of more than 10 rounds. I own shotguns. I own rifles. I also have a concealed handgun licenses from three states and can carry concealed legally in approximately 42 states.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2014
A former Army intelligence specialist pleaded guilty Monday to destroying his computer in an attempt to cover his tracks before flying to Africa in a bid to join the Somali militant group al-Shabaab. Craig Benedict Baxam, 26, of Laurel was sentenced in a Baltimore federal courtroom to seven years in prison on the charge of destroying records he thought could be used in a terrorism investigation. The case tested the limits of federal terrorism laws, as prosecution and defense took fundamentally different views of whether Baxam's effort to join the group in 2011 amounted to an attempt to help a terrorist group.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
For 70 years, two reddish-colored 16-inch vinyl records rested undisturbed in a large cardboard box in the publisher's vault in the basement of The Baltimore Sun building. The box was shipped by Railway Express from the Newark Phonograph Record Co. in New Jersey to "WFBR, Radio Centre, Baltimore" and was covered with several labels: PLEASE RUSH. BROADCAST RECORDS. KEEP AWAY FROM HEAT. STAND ON EDGE. Further information on the box explained what they were. The two records, each 30 minutes long, were copies of a Dec. 25, 1943, Christmas broadcast that was sponsored by The Sunpapers.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2013
Fort Meade officials identified the man who was found dead in his Laurel home on Friday as Johnnie Sutton III, 38, a sergeant first class from Florida. Sutton, who had served in the Army since 1994, was found in his home in the 8300 block of Frostwood Dr. around 10:30 a.m. "with obvious signs of trauma to the upper body," according to an Anne Arundel County police news release. Police are classifying his death as suspicious, and a homicide investigation is ongoing. Investigators are awaiting an autopsy by the medical examiner's office to determine cause of death.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2013
The tarp has been rolled off the playing surface at Soldier Field, though weather reports for the Ravens' game this afternoon against the Chicago Bears remain poor. According to the Chicago Tribune , the National Weather Service has issued an "extraordinarily rare" tornado watch for the area today that is in effect until 4 p.m. Beyond the tornado watch, severe thunderstorms are predicted for the area that could include thunderstorms, hail and strong wind gusts that could reach up to 75 miles per hour, according to the weather service.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2013
Baltimore Ravens fans who traveled to Chicago for Sunday's game against the Bears spent more than an hour in the sheltered concourse at Soldier Field, but that doesn't mean they stayed dry. "It was blowing sideways," said Neal Moorhouse, a known diehard fan from Federal Hill who goes by the nickname 'Carne Cabeza,' regarding the storm and tornado warning that caused a delay in the game of nearly two hours. "It was coming into the concourse. It's coming down in sheets. " Moorhouse had made the 10-hour drive to Chicago for the game with a group of friends and was staying at a friend's house in the city.
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November 8, 2013
When Common Core surfaced, minus its testing, student reading and math test scores plunged and are predicted to do so again this semester ( "Maryland students show no significant gains on national tests," Nov. 7). Further, teachers initially received directions to teach critical thinking across curriculum, without instruction as to how to do so, and they learned that their job evaluations depended on positive outcomes. Some then asked students, without having read it, to act out Homer's "The Odyssey" and told them that would be on the test.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2013
In the courtroom where Baltimore Circuit Judge Timothy J. Doory metes out justice, he has a steadfast if silent companion, Maj. German H.H. Emory, a lawyer killed in World War I whose portrait hangs to the right of his bench. "He's looking at me every day," Doory said, "so we have a relationship. " But it wasn't until this summer that, by accident of jury duty, Emory's relations would come face to face with his portrait. The mix of happenstance and history so delighted Doory that he hosted a gathering in his courtroom Friday to toast Emory on the 95th anniversary of his battlefield death.
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