December 28, 2011
New Year's resolutions are the kiss of death. We all know this. So instead of drafting some sweeping resolution we know darn well we'll never keep, how about thinking small for 2012. How about trying one thing — maybe two — that just might nudge you a tiny bit closer to "fit" and "healthy. " And don't take it from us — we asked local folks who each, in their own way, have already resolved to live healthy, fit lives, to share one fitness secret and healthful eating tip. These things work for them.
October 4, 2009
Containers of hand sanitizer have been deployed near the doors at St. Mary's in Annapolis. The doorknobs are being cleaned between Masses, and the bathrooms are getting more attention. The Rev. John Kingsbury has practiced giving Communion without touching the hand of the recipient. But the pastor still worries about the impact on the 16,000-member Catholic parish if the H1N1 virus hits the community hard. "I think the spiritual side is the one that has yet to be faced," Kingsbury said.
July 5, 2009
The water's lapping at your freshly manicured toes. The sun's shining down on your back and your Blackberry is most definitely turned off. It's a glorious beach moment. But sun seekers beware: A dazzling day at the shore can be the perfect summer escape, but don't let the relaxation put you off your guard. When it comes to sun, there can be too much of a good thing. Heat exhaustion and sunburn are not just minor annoyances; they can be harmful. Heat-related illness, ranging from cramps to life-threatening heatstroke, happens when the body struggles to cool itself.
June 18, 2009
Demetrius Williams still titillates the Ravens the way he first did when they saw him at Oregon. Big body, velvet hands, sprinter's speed. The Ravens loved the profile when they drafted him in the fourth round in 2006, and they love it now. But three years later, they need more than the promise he offers as a deep threat. They need more than three touchdown catches in three seasons. Most of all, they need him to move past a nettlesome ankle injury that has kept him out of 19 games, including playoffs, the past two seasons.
April 5, 2009
INFIELDERS No. Name Ht Wt Avg HR RBI Jeff Zrebiec's skinny 12 Robert Andino 6-0 170 .206 2 9 Late-spring acquisition will give the Orioles insurance in the middle infield. 17 Aubrey Huff 6-4 234 .304 32 108 If first baseman even comes close to replicating last year's numbers, Orioles will be more than satisfied. 3 Cesar Izturis 5-9 190 .263 1 24 Slick-fielding shortstop was signed to strengthen the team's defense; any offense will be a bonus. 6 Melvin Mora 5-11 200 .285 23 104 In what could be his last season as an Oriole, Mora will be counted on to be a steady run producer.
March 22, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -Based solely on resumes, the Orioles' 2009 bullpen should be a major strength. George Sherrill is an All-Star closer, and Chris Ray has a 33-save season and an electric arsenal. Jim Johnson was one of baseball's best setup men last year, and veteran Jamie Walker has made a career of shutting down left-handed hitters. Dennis Sarfate and Matt Albers are young, versatile pitchers with strong arms and untapped potential. On paper, this version of the Orioles' bullpen looks to be the club's best since 2002, when it ranked second in the American League in ERA. But there's a catch - one that will go a long way toward determining the success of this season.