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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 23, 2003
Can a Cuban restaurant owned by three American guys deliver authentic food? Well, maybe, but Little Havana is not that restaurant. Owners Ronnie Prochoren, Tim Whisted and Chris Whisted aren't really trying to create a true Cuban menu. Instead, inspired by Tim's years in the Florida Keys, they use Cuban ingredients and techniques as a starting point for a menu that's in a category all its own. For example, instead of the meltingly sweet sauteed plantains that are often served as a Cuban side dish, Little Havana uses the plantains to create a crust on a thick piece of mahi mahi.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
Since the suspension of sophomore point guard Tillman Dunbar prior to the Navy men's basketball team's 63-48 loss to UMBC on Dec. 30, junior Earl McLaurin started five games in Dunbar's place, averaging 3.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals while turning the ball over nine times. Perhaps even more significantly, the Midshipmen went 1-4 during that stretch. On Wednesday night, they made a switch at point, shifting Brandon Venturini to that role, and the 6-foot, 184-pound junior finished with a game-high 14 points and a team-best four assists in the team's 62-61 win over reigning regular-season champion Bucknell.
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By Jane Engle and By Jane Engle,Special to the Sun | August 25, 2002
As a member of an escorted tour, you don't even have to know the Matterhorn isn't a tuba," the late Temple Fielding, father of the Fielding guides, once wrote. That still may be true, but today's traveler can ill afford to be ignorant. I'm referring, of course, to deciphering a tour brochure. Knowing what's offered -- and what's not -- can mean the difference between taking a grand European tour or a disappointing one. A good travel agent should be adept at decoding the lingo. But if you are booking on the Web or directly with a tour operator, you may need help.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2014
Towson coach Pat Skerry confirmed Tuesday morning an ESPN.com report that starting point guard Jerome Hairston is no longer part of the men's basketball program. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound sophomore was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team prior to the Tigers' 75-60 win against UMBC on Nov. 26 and had not played since. Although he had averaged 5.0 points and 1.8 assists per game in five starts, Hairston will not return this season, Skerry said in a conference call organized by the Colonial Athletic Association.
NEWS
January 12, 1994
An article and headline about the Starting Point rehabilitation program in yesterday's Carroll and Howard editions indicated that its clients are patients at Springfield Hospital Center. Starting Point leases space from the hospital, but is an independent, nonprofit agency.The Sun regrets the error.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | January 11, 1994
An article and headline about the Starting Point rehabilitation program in yesterday's Carroll and Howard editions indicated that its clients are patients at Springfield Hospital Center. Starting Point leases space from the hospital, but is an independent, nonprofit agency.The Sun regrets the error.Hunched over the loom, weaving a purple, blue, brown and rose-colored wall hanging, William Albaugh explains the complexities of the craft."It takes a lot of coordination, and you've got to watch whatyou're doing so that you make a good project," said Mr. Albaugh, a patient at Starting Point, a residential and rehabilitation program for the chronically mentally ill at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Staff Writer | October 2, 1992
Two key members of the University of Maryland's women' basketball team have left school to return to their respective hometowns.Estelle Christy, the back-up point guard on last year's squad, reportedly has left because of academic difficulties.Maryland, expected to contend for the NCAA championship this year, is also without last season's starting point guard, Limor Mizrachi. She returned to her native Israel after last semester.Neither Christy nor Marylan coach Chris Weller could be reached for comment.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | May 27, 2007
Brand loyalty aside, the "can you hear me now" guy would be thrilled with Motorola's new T9500 Talkabout radios. Back in the old days (say five years ago), there were people who could yell farther than the range of the small two-way units. Anything -- a hill, a tree, a map -- could interrupt the signal, making the radios useless in the backcountry. The T9500s are advertised as delivering up to 25 miles if you're standing on a summit and calling base camp to get the margaritas chilled.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | February 25, 2001
COLLEGE PARK - Thirty-one seconds into the game, Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson felt the need to reassure his team that everything would be all right. So, he called timeout after Maryland rattled off the first four points in yesterday's 68-60 win over the Sooners. Without starting point guard J. R. Raymond, who has been suspended indefinitely for violation of an unspecified team policy, Sampson wanted to make sure his team wasn't emotionally down. "I think that was the quickest I've ever called a timeout," Sampson said.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,michael.dresser@baltsun.com | May 23, 2009
If you're planning to travel from the Baltimore area to the beach this weekend, it would be wise to take a little time to calculate your Bay Bridge tipping point. What's that, you wonder? The Bay Bridge tipping point (BBTP) is the geographical point at which a driver would be better off heading north and going around the top of the bay than he or she would be using the Bay Bridge. Each individual's BBTP is different based on starting point, ending point, time of travel and personal preferences.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
Fortunately for the UMBC men's basketball team, it did not have to go to overtime for the fifth time in seven games. Unfortunately, the Retrievers did not win, either. Towson senior forward Marcus Damas scored a game-high 22 points, and the host Tigers overcame a lackadaisical performance in the first half to outlast UMBC, 75-60, before an announced 1,879 at SECU Arena on Tuesday night. The Tigers improved to 4-2 and snapped a two-game losing skid despite playing without starting point guard Jerome Hairston.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon said Tuesday that "there's a good chance" freshman point guard Roddy Peters will start Friday against Marist in the opening round of the Paradise Jam tournament in the Virgin Islands. Peters had his best game since coming to College Park in Sunday's 90-83 loss at home to Oregon State , finishing with 10 points and six assists (only two turnovers) in 25 minutes. Peters was instrumental in helping Maryland cut a 12-point deficit to 2 before the Beavers pulled away.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2013
There were times last season when Maryland coach Mark Turgeon begrudgingly turned his offense over to freshman point guard Seth Allen. There were times when Turgeon looked like a genius because Allen looked like a future NBA player. There were games -- such as the home win over Duke -- when Allen won a game nearly singlehandedly (16 points in the second half) after nearly losing it singlehandedly (eight turnovers). There were more games toward the end of the regular season and then after Allen broke his hand in a practice during the team's NIT run when Turgeon had to give the job back to junior Pe'Shon Howard.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2013
Aberdeen's girls basketball team got off to a quick start Thursday night, scoring the first eight points against nationally ranked Riverdale Baptist, but with the Eagles' lack of a true point guard and the Crusaders' impressive perimeter shooting, it couldn't last. Riverdale Baptist, ranked No. 17 in USA Today's Girls Basketball Super 25 and No. 4 in The Washington Post, hit 14 3-pointers en route to an 85-66 victory at No. 1 Aberdeen, their third win over the Eagles in less than a year.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2012
Saturday was Dan Duquette's official welcome to Baltimore baseball fans. Amid the hoopla and carnival atmosphere that filled the Baltimore Convention Center for the team's annual FanFest event, it was the executive vice president of baseball operation's introduction to Orioles fans. Orange balloons were everywhere. Fans brought backpacks of memorabilia, posters, bats and jerseys for their favorite players to sign. Approximately 9,000 fans — about 1,000 fewer than last year — braved the aftereffects of the season's first snowstorm to attend the team's official season-kickoff event.
NEWS
December 29, 2010
Maryland ranks third among the states in the proportion of adults with bachelor's degrees and second in the percentage with advanced degrees. We're No. 2 in the percentage of the work force in professional occupations and No. 1 in management, business and financial occupations. It is no surprise, then, that Maryland's household income is consistently the highest in the nation and its unemployment rate among the lowest. In an increasingly globalized economy, there's a term for that: not good enough.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | January 29, 1998
Despite mounting injuries, Howard County League-leading Hammond continues to win.The No. 19-ranked Golden Bears, led by a 29-point effort from center Pat Gelinus, rallied in the second half to turn away an upset bid by Glenelg yesterday, 66-58.Hammond, which trailed by two points after three quarters, led 58-56 with 1: 21 left to play. The Bears then outscored Glenelg 8-2 down the stretch.The Bears (11-3 overall, 9-1 league) won despite losing starting point guard Jamar Wise to a sprained ankle with 1: 28 left in the third quarter.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | February 6, 2002
Keisha Blackwell took all mighty No. 1 Connecticut could hand out Sunday in an 85-61 Big East loss for Providence College, but when it was over the gifted freshman from Seton Keough was still standing as the Friars' starting point guard. "I've been told I'm the starting point guard for the rest of the season," the 5-foot-6 Blackwell said yesterday. "Of course, things could change. But I've gained confidence in my ability to create scoring opportunities for my teammates." Blackwell was making her third straight start at point guard and seventh start of the season Sunday.
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By Jamison Hensley and Kaitlyn Carr, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2010
The deal signed by Ndamukong Suh with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday not only locked up the draft's top defensive player, but it could serve as the measuring stick for Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata 's next contract. In the last year of his contract with the Ravens, Ngata would be one of the most sought-after players in free agency. According to a league source, the Ravens haven't approached Ngata about an extension. But Suh's deal would appear to be a reasonable starting point.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2010
As he took the helm of the Naval Academy on Tuesday, Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller told a crowd that his tenure at the military college would be marked by a mission to provide leaders who have strong ethics for the Navy fleet. Midshipmen must learn to engender trust in order to lead effectively, he said. "I believe honor is at the core of building that trust. I'm convinced that an ethical foundation will come first, and that will be our starting point while I am here," he said.
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