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By New York Times News Service | February 2, 1993
U.S. manufacturers virtually roared into 1993, according to a report yesterday that was the first solid data on the economy's momentum so far this year.The closely watched purchasing managers' index, a measure of a half-dozen aspects of manufacturing, jumped from 55.4 percent in December to 58 percent in January, its highest level since the summer of 1988, the economy's last really good year."It's a strong report, one of the strongest in years," said Robert Bretz, chairman of the National Association of Purchasing Management survey and director of corporate purchasing at Pitney Bowes.
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Thomas F. Schaller | June 10, 2014
The Sun's latest poll numbers show gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has the support of 41 percent of likely Democratic primary voters - a lead of 2 to 1 over Attorney General Doug Gansler (20 percent) and nearly 3 to 1 over Del. Heather Mizeur (15 percent). While there are reasons for voters to support (and oppose) all three Democratic contenders, several factors explain why Mr. Brown is so far ahead - and why he doesn't yet have a lock on the job. The first observation is that the key party players, including Gov. Martin O'Malley and many of the state's key unions, consolidated very early behind Mr. Brown.
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By Milton Kent | June 4, 1996
If you tuned into Fox on Saturday expecting some whiz-bang, never-before-seen presentation of the national pastime, you probably were disappointed, because with only a couple of newfangled things thrown in, mostly in the area of sound, with miked bases and miked managers, the network's telecasts weren't all that different from what we've come to recognize from baseball telecasts.That is to say there were no glowing baseballs, no robots after home runs, a la hockey, but rather solid pictures and stellar audio production that made Fox's first day at the ballpark a fairly successful one, critically and in a ratings sense.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
HOUSTON - The Orioles' offense didn't exactly erupt against the Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon, but it was productive enough to finally scrape out a much-needed win three days into their trip to Texas. These Orioles have drawn their share of criticism for being overly aggressive at the plate, complaints only compounded by two frustrating games here in which they scored just one run each night. But this time, they allowed patience to guide them to victory. They received their third straight quality start and this time took advantage of a well-timed strong outing from struggling ace Chris Tillman in a 4-1 win over the Astros before an announced 29,609 at Minute Maid Park.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | March 7, 2003
Duratek Inc. reported a profitable fourth quarter and year yesterday as earnings increased in all parts of its business, company officials said. The Columbia company, which treats radioactive and other wastes, posted net income of $3.3 million, or 17 cents per diluted share, for the three months that ended Dec. 31. That compares with a net loss of $4.8 million, or 38 cents per diluted share, reported for the fourth quarter of 2001. Revenue in the quarter was $77.2 million, compared with $73 million in the year-earlier quarter.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun reporter | December 13, 2007
Orioles executives no longer believed Miguel Tejada had the range to stay at shortstop, and he has never played any other position as a big leaguer. He turns 32 in May, his best offensive years are behind him and he's due $26 million through 2009. His customary enthusiasm has wavered since 2005, and his name previously has been linked with performance-enhancing drugs, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he were mentioned when the Mitchell Report is released today. Therefore, trading Tejada to the Houston Astros for five younger players looks on the surface to be the right move to make.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | September 8, 2004
With an endless stream of ingratiating tunes, a typically convoluted plot drawn from mythology, and enough cross-dressing antics to confuse even Dame Edna, Francesco Cavalli's La Calisto ranks among the finest gems of early opera. Although not exactly a smash when it was unveiled in Venice in 1651, it proved to be a masterful contribution to the development of a genre then still in its childhood. The work's lasting power received remarkable affirmation over the weekend from a newcomer to the cultural scene.
SPORTS
January 24, 2007
On the Orioles' starting pitching I wouldn't be surprised if [Daniel] Cabrera won 15-plus, nor would I be surprised if he spent some time in [Triple-A] Norfolk. I don't think [Hayden] Penn will see much of a shot in Baltimore and could see him dealt at the break to a team like the Cubs or Reds. If [Kris] Benson and [Jaret] Wright have decent years (I think they will), the O's starters could be solid. Not spectacular, but solid.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Pakenham | April 9, 2000
"High-Minded and Low-Down: Music in the Lives of Americans 1800-1861" by Nicholas E. Tawa (Northeastern University Press, 343 pages, $50 cloth, $20 paper) To this delightful, richly anecdotal tracing of the how and why of music in the personal and family lives of pre-Civil War Americans Professor Tawa brings scholarship and triumphant enthusiasm. From church services, neighborhood and dynastic parties, work, politics and workaday entertainments, Tawa draws solid musical history and social significance.
NEWS
By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer | May 26, 1991
County lawyers say they believe they have found a way for the CountyCouncil to legally remove proposed rubble landfill projects from thecounty's solid waste management plan.What's significant about the proposal is that it could affect the status of the proposed Gravel Hill Road rubble landfill near Havre de Grace and the planned Fort Hoyle Road rubble landfill project near Joppa.A proposal being considered by the council would allow the council to remove a landfill site from the solid waste plan under certain conditions, including:* If the site violates county laws.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2014
Chris Tillman said things weren't working at all for him in the first part of Friday's 2-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said it was clear Tillman didn't have his best stuff, but battled through. And that's why Tillman's presence on the Orioles is so important. His subpar performance resulted in a three-hit, eight-inning outing in which he fanned six batters and the only two runs he allowed were unearned. “We've seen him pitch better than that.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - After dealing with a month of uncertainty, a new team on a new continent, and plenty of work visa-related hoops to jump through, Korean right-hander Suk-min Yoon finally made his Orioles debut Saturday afternoon. It lasted 11 pitches. “I knew I'd be nervous, but I pitched nine years in Korea, so overall I wasn't as nervous as I thought I'd be,” said Yoon, who signed a three-year, $5.75 million deal in mid-February but couldn't pitch stateside until securing his work visa in Canada this week.
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Editorial from The Aegis | March 11, 2014
Few aspects of modern life are as tedious as matters of finance. Sure, everyone understands what goes into taking out a five-year car loan then paying it off with interest in installments over the next 60 months. Credit cards are a little bit more complicated, and terms vary. Mortgages are something of a break point. Just about every homeowner has to make a monthly mortgage payment and has a vague idea that ratio of interest to principal in each payment varies with each passing month, but very few of us understand how the loan amortization schedule was derived.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
Coach Brian Kelly knows he won't know if the problems that No. 8 Washington College exposed in Saturday's 16-7 rout against Goucher will be solved until the Gophers take Beldon Field in Towson on Wednesday against No. 19 Gettysburg. But one area he won't have to fret about is the identity of the starter in the cage. Junior Karl Wiszumerski made a game-high 12 saves against the Shoremen in his first career start. He was credited with zero turnovers and was a plus in the clearing game, which is usually a shaky area for first-time goalkeepers.
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Peter Schmuck | February 8, 2014
The Orioles' frustrating offseason got a little more frustrating Friday when the front office came up short in its pursuit of veteran pitcher Bronson Arroyo, who seemed to be the best fit of the remaining pitchers available in the free-agent market. Maybe pursuit isn't the right word, since the Orioles still seem to be playing hard to get just a few days before before pitchers and catchers report to spring training. Executive vice president Dan Duquette continues to insist that he wants to solidify the starting rotation, but it's fair to wonder at this point just how much the team really wants to win this year.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser | January 15, 2014
Sen. Brian E. Frosh has taken a commanding lead in fund-raising over at least two of his rivals in the Democratic race for attorney general, according to campaign finance reports filed Wednesday. Frosh, a veteran lawmaker from Motgomery County, has $795,900 in the bank, compared with $374,000 for Del. Jon Cardin of Baltimore County. Del. C. William Frick of Montgomery County reported that he had $133,000 in the bank. A fourth candidate, Del. Aisha Braveboy of Prince George's County, had not reported as of late afternoon.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Staff Writer | September 9, 1993
In a low-scoring sport in which few teams ever dominate for long, Glenelg's field hockey team certainly has ruled Howard County.Last year, the Gladiators beat Centennial, 2-0, to seal another county title -- their eighth in 16 years under coach Ginger Kincaid. Then they went on to win their fifth regional title before dropping a heart-breaker to Chopticon in the state Class 2A semifinals.After outshooting Chopticon, 25-5, through regulation and overtime, the Gladiators fell, 1-0, in a stroke-off.
NEWS
June 29, 2010
Every time I receive a questionnaire or poll asking about the relative importance of various political issues, without any hesitation I place Wall Street reform at the top of the list. It is inconceivable to me that the federal government can't put an end to the abuse of power within our financial systems. Nothing is more important to this country than to ensure a solid foundation to our economy. Please Congress, all Americans are counting on you to pass Wall Street reform. This unrelenting greed must stop (or at least be slowed down)
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2013
After watching ESPN's “Monday Night Countdown” show, I wondered why they even bothered to play the game. All I heard for two hours, was how unstoppable Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was, and how all but impossible it was for the Ravens to make the kind of run they made last year without Ray Lewis. At first, it was just annoying. But then, it became embarrassing when Steve Young and Trent Dilfer started talking about the “moral authority” that Lewis provided for the Ravens - with Lewis sitting next to them on the set. Really, I understand that ESPN has a huge investment in Lewis as its new marquee analyst, but don't demean the Ravens players to promote him. I don't think I heard the name of Daryl Smith, the linebacker who replaced Lewis, mentioned once in the “Countdown” show.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2013
You might think that major-college basketball players become immune to criticism over time. They play on such a public stage, after all. I was thinking about that as I listened to Maryland sophomore Shaquille Cleare talk to reporters after scoring 10 points (on 5-for-7 shooting) after the 66-62 victory over Florida Atlantic . Cleare had played arguably his best game of the year. But he seemed a little burdened by previous criticism. It had seemed to wear on him. Or maybe it was Cleare being his own worst critic.
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