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May 5, 2014
A group of eighth-graders warming up for a rec lacrosse game at North Harford High School Monday night spotted an unlikely spectator - the Baltimore Ravens runningback Ray Rice - in the crowd Monday night. Rice was at the Pylesville school Monday evening to watch his niece, who is on one of the Parkville/Loch Raven teams, play the Hawks Midget B team, said Tammy Dudick, who coaches the Jarrettsville Hawks Junior B team, which was warming up when the players spotted Rice. One of Dudick's daughters, Megan, 12, was on the field playing Rice's niece's team, while her older daughter, Sarah, 13, was warming up. Dudick said she made her players warm up first, but then let them go over to Rice and take pictures with him. "One girl commented that she was in 'breathing distance' of Ray Rice," Dudick said.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
The weekend begins on Wednesday nights in Annapolis with the blast of a starting gun. That's when dozens of sailboats jockeying in the Severn River harbor head to the starting line for the Annapolis Yacht Club's Wednesday night races, a summer tradition in this waterfront community since the 1960s. What began as "beer can races" - just a casual event to break up the week - has become serious business for the sailors, as well as for City Dock bars and restaurants. "This is real sailing," said Bobby Frey, the yacht club judge who runs the races, which are perfect for the competitive sailors who don't have the time to travel the country to regattas.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | February 16, 1995
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Former President Ford lived up to his reputation by hitting a spectator and scattering the gallery with errant golf shots, but he was upstaged by partner George Bush -- who hit two people.Playing yesterday with the former presidents in the Bob Hope Desert Classic were President Clinton, Mr. Hope and Scott Hoch, last year's winner.On the 10th hole, Mr. Bush slapped a shot from the rough to the fairway -- smacking 71-year-old Norma Early of Vista, Calif., in the face.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
Lawyers for the state and gun rights advocates debated in federal court Tuesday about the government's power to hem in the Second Amendment to ward off mass shootings. Spectators crammed into a federal courtroom in downtown Baltimore to watch the hearing regarding bans on the sale or sharing of assault rifles and magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. Those provisions, which took effect in October, were among a package of measures enacted to strengthen Maryland's gun laws after 26 people were killed in an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Traci A. Johnson and Mary Gail Hare and Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writers | June 8, 1994
Bob Markey, president of the White Rose Motorcycle Club in York County, Pa., just wanted the spectators at the Jefferson Hill Climb motorcycle race to have a good time Sunday.But a troublemaker with a powerful firecracker spoiled it, permanently injuring a Carroll County woman."You put your heart and soul into getting these events started," said Mr. Markey, whose club has sponsored the event since 1956. "From day one, it has been a family-oriented event. People who make trouble are not welcome."
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By Mike Burns | July 12, 1998
IF THERE was any doubt that golf is a game for a lifetime, it was liberally dispelled by the Senior PGA tournament at Hobbit's Glen in Columbia last weekend.The delightfully sunny weather and unusually low humidity drew a good crowd to the competition of the over-50 touring pros."Good crowd" doesn't just mean numbers, either. The spectators were enthusiastic, appreciative, courteous and even reverent of the threesomes that toured the fastidiously maintained course.The overall caliber of golf didn't match that of the PGA Tour, but that made little difference to the fans.
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By William J. Bennett and Sam Nunn | July 9, 1998
MOST Americans are troubled about our country's civic and moral condition. During the past generation, many of our families have crumbled. Neighborhood and community ties have frayed. Many of our streets and public spaces have become unsafe. Our public schools are mediocre for many students and catastrophic failures for many others. Our character-forming institutions are enfeebled. Much of our popular culture is vulgar, violent and mindless.Political participation is at depressed levels last seen in the 1920s.
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By Mal Florence and Mal Florence,Los Angeles Times | June 14, 1991
CHASKA, Minn. -- Davis Love III had, perhaps, the best perspective on yesterday's opening round of the U.S. Open at the Hazeltine National Golf Club."I wasn't quite as worried about my golf game after we came back from a delay," he said.He was referring to a thunderstorm, laced with lightning, that resulted in the death of one spectator and seriously injured another. Four other spectators were listed in stable condition.The tragedy occurred early in the afternoon as play was suspended for 2 hours and 41 minutes because of the hazardous weather conditions.
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By Muphen R. Whitney | April 8, 1992
For the next several months this column will be almost exclusively devoted to covering equestrian competitions.There are many such types of events, and they all welcome spectators -- usually at little or no charge. Here is a brief guide to horse competitions for those ofyou thinking of attending some of these events.Besides racing on the flat -- such as horses do at Laurel or Pimlico -- horses also race over fences at point-to-point or steeplechasemeets. In the United States, point-to-point is the term given to amateur races over fences.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | July 8, 2001
Nine people were taken to area hospitals last night with injuries that were not life-threatening after fireworks landed in the middle of a crowd at a rescheduled Fourth of July celebration at Catonsville High School, police and fire officials said. Firefighter Tim Robinson said witnesses described a shell landing amid a crowd of spectators about 10 p.m., just before the display's grand finale. "The way people were saying it, it came right down and exploded and was shooting fire 40, 50 feet in the air," he said.
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May 5, 2014
A group of eighth-graders warming up for a rec lacrosse game at North Harford High School Monday night spotted an unlikely spectator - the Baltimore Ravens runningback Ray Rice - in the crowd Monday night. Rice was at the Pylesville school Monday evening to watch his niece, who is on one of the Parkville/Loch Raven teams, play the Hawks Midget B team, said Tammy Dudick, who coaches the Jarrettsville Hawks Junior B team, which was warming up when the players spotted Rice. One of Dudick's daughters, Megan, 12, was on the field playing Rice's niece's team, while her older daughter, Sarah, 13, was warming up. Dudick said she made her players warm up first, but then let them go over to Rice and take pictures with him. "One girl commented that she was in 'breathing distance' of Ray Rice," Dudick said.
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SPECIAL TO THE AEGIS | November 9, 2013
Five hundred fifty runners and walkers broke records in attendance and in funds raised at the Fifth Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk on Nov. 9 at Harford Community College. Nearly 250 more participants ran or walked in the race on Saturday compared to last year. In addition, $23,000 was raised for scholarships for Harford Community College students, exceeding last year's total by $7,000. Over the five years the race has been held, $70,000 has been raised for Remembrance Book Scholarships.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2013
Frank James MacArthur, the local Internet personality known as the Baltimore Spectator, pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of a short-barreled shotgun after a December standoff with police that he broadcast live. MacArthur's lawyer said his client was not happy with the outcome, but realized he faced another two months in jail before getting another trial date because the prosecutor was tied up in another case. "Baltimore jail is not a good place to be," attorney Mark Van Bavel said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2013
Some came with their kids, not wanting to miss the opportunity to impart a message of political leadership in a live civics classroom hundreds of thousands of people strong. Others arrived with their own place in history in mind, considering President Barack Obama's second inauguration a second shot to celebrate the significance of the nation's first black president and be a part of it themselves. Whatever the reason, Maryland residents joined people from all across the country on Monday who braved the cold weather and long security lines to be on the National Mall for Obama's ceremonial swearing in. 'A piece of history' Matt Jacobson, 30, and friends Chris Franzoni, 31, and Stan Kimmel, 32, were on the mall early after celebrating the Ravens' win the night before at a D.C. bar, where they'd put a Ray Lewis jersey on an Obama cut-out.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2013
A Baltimore grand jury has indicted Frank James MacArthur, the blogger known as the Baltimore Spectator, but he no longer faces the most serious gun charge brought against him, according to electronic court records. The charges stem from a December standoff between MacArthur and Baltimore police trying to serve an arrest warrant connected to an alleged probation violation. MacArthur streamed the incident live over an online radio service. Police said that when they later searched his Waverly home they found a sawed-off shotgun, which formed the basis for two gun charges.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2012
A Baltimore circuit judge denied another bail request Friday for the blogger who held a publicized standoff with city police this month that was broadcast live to thousands of listeners. Judge Lynn K. Stewart said Frank James MacArthur, also known locally as the Baltimore Spectator, posed a continuing threat to public safety and should remain jailed without bail. It was the third time that MacArthur, 37, who lives in the Waverly neighborhood, has been denied bail. MacArthur's attorney, Jill P. Carter, called the revocation a knee-jerk overreaction when many other suspects facing similar charges are often offered bail.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 28, 2002
MOSCOW - A Ukrainian fighter jet, swooping low in the middle of an aerobatic stunt, crashed into a large crowd at an air show near the western Ukrainian city of Lviv yesterday, killing at least 78 spectators on the ground. The jet, a Russian-built Sukhoi Su-27, appeared to lose control as it rolled and then banked as it approached the Sknyliv airfield. It clipped a strand of trees before skidding in flames across tarmac and into the crowd, according to officials and television film of the crash.
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By Anica Butler and Anica Butler,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2005
The gray skies yesterday were no match for the abundantly colorful Greek costumes, and the frigid wind and spotty drizzle failed to dampen the enthusiasm of participants and spectators at the 10th annual Greek Independence Day parade, held yesterday in Greektown. "Two years ago it rained, but I still marched," said 17-year-old Despina Cornias, a junior at Polytechnic Institute who has participated in the parade since it began. The crowds weren't as large as some in the past, she said, wearing a red-skirted costume from Crete as part of the St. Nicholas Hellenic Golden Coins dance group.
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By Justin George and Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2012
Frank James MacArthur always said what was on his mind. But sometimes, his sister told him, that wasn't the best idea. "Frank is the kind of person who once in a while you wish he would lie because it wouldn't get him in trouble," Jean Arthur said. "Unfortunately for good or bad, he likes to give you his opinion. " "And when it comes to police officers," she added, "they don't like to hear your opinion. " MacArthur's confrontational, brash persona drew thousands to his Baltimore Spectator blog and Twitter page, where he railed against the city of Baltimore, police and the mainstream media.
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