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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | August 1, 1996
ATLANTA -- China's Fu Mingxia became the first woman to win both the platform and springboard diving competition at the Olympics since 1960 with her gold-medal performance in the springboard competition last night, and moved her country one step closer to a sweep of the four diving events at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.The last to sweep the two women's events was Ingrid Kramer of Germany. Fu entered last night's final ranked third, but overtook morning leader Irina Lashko of Russia and had the competition all but wrapped up after her fourth attempt -- a reverse 2 1/2 somersault.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2013
The stakes could not be much higher for Saturday's noon showdown between the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team and No. 2 North Carolina in College Park. Not only is the No. 1 ranking at stake, but the winner likely will be the top seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, which begins April 25. While the Tar Heels already have the home-field advantage for that - the tournament is in Chapel Hill - the top seed certainly brings a psychological edge. The Terps head into Saturday with the No. 2 scoring offense in Division I, averaging 16 goals per game.
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By Edward Lee | January 18, 2012
Lee Evans' 30-yard catch in the third quarter of the Ravens' 20-13 victory over the Houston Texans in Sunday's AFC divisional round was the second longest of his season and nearly accounted for half of the receiving yardage (74) he had accrued in the regular season. More contributions like that from Evans - especially in the postseason - would be a huge benefit to the offense as it would forced opposing defenses to pay attention to another threat in addition to wide receivers Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith, tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta and running back Ray Rice.
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Kevin Cowherd | March 27, 2013
Randy Edsall is a football coach, not a marketing guy, but he's got the lingo down. Ask him why the Maryland football team is practicing Saturday at Dunbar, and he says it's all about growing the Terps brand in this area and throughout the rest of the state, too. "What we need to do is make sure we're going out and meeting the people and being visible in the Baltimore community, rather than expecting people to come to us," he says....
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Staff Writer | June 11, 1993
ROCKVILLE -- Finishing first in the HTH Classic just isn't a priority for Olympic gold medalist Mark Lenzi."I don't expect to win any time this year," Lenzi said. "The year after the Olympics is the least important year. I've paid my dues, it's time to take a break and get caught up on my sleep."The 24-year-old springboard diver is competing in the HTH Classic after two weeks of competitions in China and Germany.Lenzi plans to enter three more competitions this summer and take off from diving for a month.
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By Milton Kent | February 1, 1994
Maryland women's basketball coach Chris Weller has been named to lead the 1994 U.S. women's select team, by the USA Basketball Staff Selection Committee, a move that could be a springboard toward coaching the national entry in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.Weller, who has won 385 games and eight Atlantic Coast Conference titles at Maryland in 19 years, was coach of the 1992 USA select team that won the gold medal at the Jones Cup competition in Taiwan.The select team is made up mostly of college players who have little international experience.
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June 17, 1992
The Board of Education has scheduled two public showings of a nine-minute videotape proposed for use in high school freshman health classes.Board members delayed a vote on the tape last week until parents had a chance to see it and comment."
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August 23, 2000
Student: Rachel K. Gealy, 17 School: Oakland Mills High School Special achievement: Selected as a candidate in the Presidential Scholars Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. This honor is based on SAT test scores, recommendations from the principal and counselor, and high school transcript. What she says about it: "I think it is an honor to be a candidate. I didn't really know much about the program, but when I found out how I was chosen I was excited." What motivates her to excel: "My dad is always trying to expose me to new ideas, and my parents are very supportive of me."
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July 24, 1991
Helen Meany Gravis, 86, who won the gold medal in women's 3-meter springboard diving at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer at her home in Old Greenwich, Conn. Helen Meany first qualified for the Olympics as a 15-year-old but won no medals in 1920 at Antwerp, Belgium, nor in the 1924 Games in Paris. In Amsterdam, she became the first American woman to compete in three consecutive Olympics. She was named to the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1971.Henri Bourelly, an actor who performed under the stage name Rellys in several films directed by Marcel Pagnol, died Tuesday at age 83 in Marseille, France.
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By Maria Mallory | September 22, 1990
In hopes of snagging the customers of a failing competitor, Hub Furniture Centers is the latest company to use the misfortunes of a rival as a springboard for attracting new business.In this case, customers of the bankrupt Levenson & Klein furniture stores are the targets.In July, the three Levenson & Klein stores in Baltimore began a 120-day liquidation under the direction of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Baltimore.In a newspaper advertisement appearing yesterday, termed "An Open Letter To Customers of Levenson & Klein," the Hub addressed the "thousands" of customers it assumes are wondering, "Where do we go from here?"
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By Edward Lee | February 22, 2012
Notre Dame fired the first volley of the 2012 season when the then-No. 7 Fighting Irish upended then-No. 1 Duke, 7-3, on Saturday. It was the third time Notre Dame opened the season by beating the Blue Devils, and the team is enjoying a 15-game winning streak in the month of February. But coach Kevin Corrigan said he hopes the victory doesn't satiate the players' hunger for a national championship. “Any win helps you with your confidence,” Corrigan said Tuesday. “I hope it lets our guys know what they should already know, which is we're going to be there competing with everybody.
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By Edward Lee | January 18, 2012
Lee Evans' 30-yard catch in the third quarter of the Ravens' 20-13 victory over the Houston Texans in Sunday's AFC divisional round was the second longest of his season and nearly accounted for half of the receiving yardage (74) he had accrued in the regular season. More contributions like that from Evans - especially in the postseason - would be a huge benefit to the offense as it would forced opposing defenses to pay attention to another threat in addition to wide receivers Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith, tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta and running back Ray Rice.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,Sun reporter | October 10, 2006
Back in its day, Mercantile-Safe Deposit and Trust Co. was affiliated with just about every important family and cultural institution in Baltimore and others below the Mason-Dixon Line. Created as a repository of Southern wealth in 1864, it was a place where executives served their elite clientele quietly and ran their business conservatively. It was a place where vault security rivaled Fort Knox and federal insurance for deposits was considered a sign of banking weakness. It's no longer the largest trust company east of the Mississippi River and south of Philadelphia.
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By KAREN NITKIN and KAREN NITKIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 14, 2006
Patti Euler, the owner of The Queen's Ink, a store selling stamps and other art supplies in Savage Mill, grew up in a creative family. "I always loved art," she said. "My mother and my grandmother, they were sewers and knitters; my mother painted." An aunt was a clothing designer. "We just always did creative things. That was our entertainment." Art is still Euler's entertainment, except now she makes a living from it. The Queen's Ink, which moved from Crofton to Savage Mill in November, sells stamps and stamp pads, beads, gold leafing, fancy paper and other items that can be used to create what Euler calls multimedia art -- art that mixes materials such as paper, clay, fabric and metal.
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By EDWARD LEE and EDWARD LEE,SUN REPORTER | February 28, 2006
College Park -- The women's NCAA tournament is less than three weeks away, and Maryland has its sights set on the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament this weekend in North Carolina. But there's little doubt in Shay Doron's mind that the No. 4 Terps deserve one of four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament. Maryland women vs. Miami or Georgia Tech ACC tournament, Friday, 9:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | August 14, 2003
The penthouse mezzanine at Baltimore's GKV Communications has a harbor view and an outdoor deck - ideal office space, but for one thing: No employee has ever used it. The advertising and marketing firm has never had enough people to fill the space. Those who might have sat there were abruptly laid off when GKV lost its biggest account shortly before moving in two years ago. But now GKV has landed an account large enough to help fill its office. Atlantic Coast Airlines, a new carrier based at Washington Dulles International Airport, recently chose the firm in a national search to create a $30 million campaign to advertise the upstart discount carrier.
NEWS
November 30, 1998
THE OPENING of Route 100 through Howard County completes a project that began with an idea first expressed more than 20 years ago. The two-decade lag from start to finish does not diminish the road's expected impact. Opening the highway's final leg should significantly reduce traffic on the county's most popular east-west thoroughfares -- Routes 32 and 175.Completion of all 21 miles of Route 100 allows motorists to travel from Ellicott City to Gibson Island in Anne Arundel County. In Howard, it gives commuters a quick connecting route between Interstate 95 and U.S. 29. That should reduce the number of drivers using the Baltimore Beltway to get between those two points.
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February 24, 1995
Abused. Depressed. Suicidal. Heroic. Heartthrob. Idol. Outcast. Pariah.How does someone travel from one end of that spectrum to the other?Ask Greg Louganis.Many of the TV viewers who saw his performance in the 1988 Olympics count it among the most courageous feats in sports. Mr. Louganis needed a near-perfect, high-risk dive to come from behind to win the platform competition. And after splitting his skull on the board during a preliminary springboard dive, he went on to win that event, too. The sight of the gold-medaled Olympian, with his bandaged head, clutching a similarly bandaged teddy bear was among the most poignant of those games.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | April 2, 2003
IS THERE a gene that causes humans to engage in warfare? Well, a case could be made, says Stephen Vicchio, a philosophy professor at the College of Notre Dame. Since the fifth century, he says, there have been 962 armed conflicts, which means that on any day, the chances are quite high that humans somewhere in the world are killing each other. "It's an appalling statistic," says Vicchio. Vicchio is recovering from a stroke, so he has no students this semester. But he's busy speaking and writing about the Iraq war. And his colleagues in college and university classrooms everywhere are grappling with the compelling issues it raises.
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By Julie Bell and Julie Bell,SUN STAFF | November 11, 2001
It took years of work and one gut-wrenching leap of faith for Dr. Adam Dicker to arrive at this spot. Standing in an exhibition hall in front of a poster summarizing the cancer research he helped lead, he was one of a select group of scientists chosen to present findings at an international conference. His poster presented results of the world's first experiment combining radiation with Angiostatin, an investigational drug being developed by EntreMed Inc. of Rockville, in humans. More than 200 scientists who submitted their research for the chance to make a similar presentation at the conference in Miami Beach's Fountainebleau Hilton Resort were turned away.
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