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November 10, 1994
The defining moment of Roger Hayden's bid for another term as Baltimore County executive came late Tuesday night, on live television. Though the executive's race wasn't officially over, it was evident at that hour that Democrat C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger would unseat the Republican incumbent. Mr. Hayden took to the podium at his headquarters and, claiming it was too early to concede, began ripping his opponent for traveling "the low road" and basically being a fraud. This, after a relatively clean, issue-oriented campaign.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2011
  Some Baltimore are residents and business owners are feeling like they were sandbagged -- by the media, by the government agencies. That feeling, of having been needlessly duped into both provision-making and plan-canceling, was the talk of the social media on the morning after Irene's march through Delmarva. Not all of the talk was sour grapes, of course. Many updates and tweets expressed relief that the area had survived Irene mostly unscathed. And not everyone was so lucky -- power outages, flooded basements and fallen trees at best were disruptions, at worst hardships.
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By Edward H. Shur | March 8, 1992
"Veni, vidi vici ('I came, I saw, I conquered')," Del. Thomas H. Hattery, D-Frederick, said Tuesday.Well, actually that quote was uttered by Gaius Julius Caesar.But it certainly fit the mood of the 38-year-old Mount Airy farmer and businessman after his upset victory over seven-term incumbent Rep. Beverly B. Byron.Hattery's stunning victory over what had become a dynasty in the 6th District was decisive. While the conservative Byron lost by 38 percent to 34 percent in Carroll, the margin was 56 percent to 44 percent districtwide.
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By Garrison Keillor | October 14, 2009
Evidently some people were disappointed that Dick Cheney didn't receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and believe me, I sympathize - I thought Philip Roth should've gotten the literature prize instead of that grumpy Romanian lady with the severe hair - but it was Mr. Obama whom the Norwegians wanted to come visit Oslo in December and stand on the balcony of the Grand Hotel and wave to the crowd along Karl Johans Gate, and, face it, Mr. Obama is going to draw...
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | February 9, 2006
CESANA, Italy -- If practice makes perfect, the world's luge athletes are missing out. The international luge federation requires that all athletes have 35 training runs on the Olympic track before competition begins. But because of safety and refrigeration problems and construction delays, many athletes, except for the those on the hometown team, have had far fewer runs than mandated. "It's a sportsmanship issue," said Ron Rossi, executive director of USA Luge. "It's not a small thing.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2011
  Some Baltimore are residents and business owners are feeling like they were sandbagged -- by the media, by the government agencies. That feeling, of having been needlessly duped into both provision-making and plan-canceling, was the talk of the social media on the morning after Irene's march through Delmarva. Not all of the talk was sour grapes, of course. Many updates and tweets expressed relief that the area had survived Irene mostly unscathed. And not everyone was so lucky -- power outages, flooded basements and fallen trees at best were disruptions, at worst hardships.
NEWS
By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Sun Staff Writer | September 8, 1994
Gov. William Donald Schaefer just couldn't bite his tongue any longer.So yesterday, Maryland's 72-year-old chief executive unloaded on the men and women seeking to succeed him, contending that most of them are making statements that are politically expedient or just aren't true.Some of the statements at issue happen to be critical of Mr. Schaefer's tenure, but he insisted that he was not being defensive."I'm a citizen! I'm a citizen! I have a right to speak out. That's the trouble: No one wants to speak out," Mr. Schaefer said in an interview with The Sun."
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | August 1, 1992
Start with sour grapes, and you end up with whine. But NBC gave an airing to some ugly rumors during its prime-time show last night, and maybe we shouldn't be so quick to dismiss them.There are whispers about the Chinese women swimmers who have performed so well at these Games. The talk is of performance-enhancing drugs.The Chinese women seemingly came from nowhere at the Games, displacing traditional powers, mainly the United States. So, was this the talk of sore losers? After all, one of the complainers was U.S. Olympic Committee vice president George Steinbrenner, not known for his sportsmanship.
NEWS
By Kevin Thomas | December 3, 1995
BATTEN DOWN the hatches, Howard countians.You are about to be bombarded with what could be one of the nastiest local campaigns in recent memory.The entry of Howard District Court Judge Lenore R. Gelfman and lawyer Jonathan Scott Smith into the race for Circuit Court judgeships promises to be a bruiser. In announcing their candidacies, Judge Gelfman and Mr. Smith came out swinging against Judges Diane O. Leasure and Donna Hill Staton, both of whom were recently appointed to the bench by Gov. Parris N. Glendening.
SPORTS
By Bob Klapisch and Bob Klapisch,New York Daily News | October 22, 1990
OAKLAND, Calif. -- One by one they walked into the Cincinnati Reds' locker room, extended a hand and said the right words. First Rickey Henderson, then Willie Randolph, a little later Tony La Russa . . . the Oakland A's took a World Series sweep like men. Still, there was something about them -- stubbornness? arrogance? -- that refused to swallow reality.The A's wouldn't say the Reds are baseball's best team. Wouldn't say they'd been outplayed. Wouldn't acknowledge what four straight losses truly represent: embarrassment.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | February 9, 2006
CESANA, Italy -- If practice makes perfect, the world's luge athletes are missing out. The international luge federation requires that all athletes have 35 training runs on the Olympic track before competition begins. But because of safety and refrigeration problems and construction delays, many athletes, except for the those on the hometown team, have had far fewer runs than mandated. "It's a sportsmanship issue," said Ron Rossi, executive director of USA Luge. "It's not a small thing.
NEWS
By Linda Chavez | January 15, 2004
WASHINGTON - Having been fired by President Bush as secretary of the Treasury, Paul H. O'Neill is now trying to even the score, but he may hurt himself more than the president. Mr. O'Neill's collaboration with former Wall Street Journal reporter Ron Suskind on the book The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House and the Education of Paul O'Neill may soon land Mr. O'Neill in a heap of trouble. The Treasury Department is already investigating whether the former secretary improperly took government documents with him when he left, some of which may have been classified.
NEWS
October 1, 1998
Tax cut enticing, but insults elderly's sense of fairnessThe shortest route to most Americans' hearts is to offer them a tax cut, but a caution light might better serve long-term interests.Ellen Sauerbrey proposes to exempt from state taxes a large portion of retirees' pension income. She clearly comprehends our collective voting strength but insults our individual intelligence and sense of fairness.The basic inequity of a tax break for only one group of Marylanders comes immediately to mind.
SPORTS
By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | May 24, 1998
Los Angeles Lakers coach Del Harris complained about the noise at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City. Point guard Nick Van Exel complained about abusive Utah fans, as well as the forearms delivered by Jazz guard John Stockton. And Shaquille O'Neal complained about the officiating. Again.So, whatever happened to be the big, bad Lakers team that demolished the Seattle SuperSonics in five games in the second round? The Lakers team that was playing so well that many had already issued it a pass to the finals -- even before the series against Utah?
NEWS
November 12, 1997
THE MARYLAND WINE FESTIVAL is Carroll County's most popular paying event, providing a big boost to tourism and a noticeable contribution ($75,000 or more) to the county's treasury.The Carroll County Farm Museum, where the event is held each September, gets a lot of public exposure that results in future visits. The American Bus Association, a tour operator group, lists the two-day festival as a Top 100 event in the United States. More than 25,000 people typically attend the two-day event.
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | March 8, 1996
The Carroll County sheriff and a fledgling deputies' union he does not recognize are battling over the transfer of four deputies.Sheriff John H. Brown said he was trying to trim the office budget, as ordered by the County Commissioners, not "bust a union."Deputy First Class Ed Smith, president of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office Employees Association representing 22 of 100 certified police and correctional officers, is among those being transferred. He said the transfers were "retribution against the association."
NEWS
November 24, 1992
Clinton must stand firm on military gaysShortly after Ronald Reagan began his presidency, he was forced to deal with a strike by the air controllers. He surprised the nation by firing all the strikers since it was against the law to strike.This stunned everybody, since we all felt the planes would fall out of the sky. This move showed that there was an inner strength to this man, and no matter how much people made light of him, the reality was that he was a potentially strong-willed person and people had to listen.
NEWS
October 1, 1998
Tax cut enticing, but insults elderly's sense of fairnessThe shortest route to most Americans' hearts is to offer them a tax cut, but a caution light might better serve long-term interests.Ellen Sauerbrey proposes to exempt from state taxes a large portion of retirees' pension income. She clearly comprehends our collective voting strength but insults our individual intelligence and sense of fairness.The basic inequity of a tax break for only one group of Marylanders comes immediately to mind.
FEATURES
By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,SUN STAFF | February 14, 1996
*TC You use it by the drop, not by the dollop. But it has the power to make salads sing and pastas pop. It can cheer up a grilled chicken breast, glaze a festive fowl such as duck or turkey, add sparkle to roasted vegetables."
NEWS
By Kevin Thomas | December 3, 1995
BATTEN DOWN the hatches, Howard countians.You are about to be bombarded with what could be one of the nastiest local campaigns in recent memory.The entry of Howard District Court Judge Lenore R. Gelfman and lawyer Jonathan Scott Smith into the race for Circuit Court judgeships promises to be a bruiser. In announcing their candidacies, Judge Gelfman and Mr. Smith came out swinging against Judges Diane O. Leasure and Donna Hill Staton, both of whom were recently appointed to the bench by Gov. Parris N. Glendening.
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