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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2010
Surgery for a Thurmont boy who was speared by a stingray stinger while fishing on a North Carolina pier was postponed after his health declined, according to news reports. Quentin Tokar had been fishing with family and friends on August 16 when they caught a stingray, and a nearby fisherman asked to keep it. The man removed the barb, which flew through the air and struck the boy in the midsection and hit his liver. It worked its way inside with every breath. Quentin was scheduled to have surgery on Thursday, but his family physician told WJZ-TV that it was postponed.
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By Raymond Daniel Burke | March 19, 2014
Finding the road to a healthy economic policy sometimes is a matter of getting behind the wheel the proper performance vehicle. Driving the new Corvette Stingray is as enlightening as it is thrilling. The engine roars to life and propels you effortlessly, while its cylinder deactivation system produces astonishing fuel economy for a car with such unbridled power. Shifts are quick and nearly seamless. The steering is tight and responsive and combines with the rigid yet lightweight body and chassis to produce a glorious driving experience.
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September 8, 2006
The Sun asked Alan Henningsen, a fishes research specialist at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, to help answer some questions about stingrays: How common are fatal ray attacks? They're very rare. Australian publications report 17 known deaths worldwide as of a decade ago. Only one other case of a fatal ray sting to the heart had been reported by 2001, according to the Medical Journal of Australia. More commonly, swimmers are stung when they step on a ray that is resting in sand or brush against its spine.
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Letter to The Aegis | January 28, 2014
Over the past several weeks, I have heard from scores of constituents urging me to support an increase in the federal minimum wage - but none more frequently than Michael O'Hara. Michael is a retired senior citizen who lives in Randallstown. He's never worked for minimum wage in his life. He's collecting a decent pension and once used a hefty inheritance not to pay his rent but to buy the second Corvette Stingray to arrive in Baltimore. Michael bought that Stingray for $5,200 in 1963, when the federal minimum wage, adjusted for inflation, was $8.37.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2010
A Thurmont boy is recovering from surgery after he was impaled by a stingray barb in a freak accident while on a fishing vacation in North Carolina last month. Quentin Tokar, 10, is resting at home after Aug. 27 surgery to clean out an abdominal infection, followed by a week's stay at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, said his mother, Candace. The family had caught a stingray on a North Carolina pier Aug. 16 when a man tried to remove the barb. It flew through the air, embedding itself in Quentin's chest and striking his liver.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2010
Quentin Tokar will not be rejoining his classmates Monday on the first day of school at Thurmont Elementary. He's still recovering after being stabbed by a stingray's barb in a freak accident. But when he gets back, he'll have quite a story to tell. The 10-year-old fifth-grader will remain at home recovering from the injury he suffered while on his family vacation in North Carolina's Outer Banks last week. Quentin was released from Johns Hopkins Children's Center last Saturday, said his mother, Candace Tokar.
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By Phil Perrier | April 15, 2001
LOS ANGELES -- When my family lived in the country (my parents were hiding from the IRS), our dog, Mitzy, appeared to be tormenting a small critter in the tall grass while walking with me across a field. I was 8. On inspection, I found Mitzy's prey to be a bedraggled rodent. It appeared to be a mole -- small, gray, squinty eyes, pronounced overbite. As I held the trembling creature in my hand, he bit my finger. Hard. I frantically shook him off, but it took several terror-filled seconds.
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Letter to The Aegis | January 28, 2014
Over the past several weeks, I have heard from scores of constituents urging me to support an increase in the federal minimum wage - but none more frequently than Michael O'Hara. Michael is a retired senior citizen who lives in Randallstown. He's never worked for minimum wage in his life. He's collecting a decent pension and once used a hefty inheritance not to pay his rent but to buy the second Corvette Stingray to arrive in Baltimore. Michael bought that Stingray for $5,200 in 1963, when the federal minimum wage, adjusted for inflation, was $8.37.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun Reporter | September 8, 2006
When TV's popular naturalist and "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was fatally stung Monday by a stingray as he swam in the ocean of Queensland, Australia, it left many wondering just how common and dangerous these strangely beautiful creatures really are The Sun sought out Alan Henningsen, a research specialist at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. With rays gliding around the big boog beside him, we asked questions that millions around the world have been asking all week. Find out what we learned on Page 6D
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | May 6, 1993
The Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association season got off to a strong start last weekend with the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron's Spring Race.The race used a new format, with the 61 PHRF and MORC racers and 31 cruising one-design boats competing Saturday, and a 22-boat all-IMS fleet racing Sunday.Saturday's contest went off quickly, enabling the fleet to complete the 13.7-mile government-marked course.Sunday's could not begin until about 1 p.m., forcing a shortening of the course to 7.8 miles.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2010
A Thurmont boy is recovering from surgery after he was impaled by a stingray barb in a freak accident while on a fishing vacation in North Carolina last month. Quentin Tokar, 10, is resting at home after Aug. 27 surgery to clean out an abdominal infection, followed by a week's stay at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, said his mother, Candace. The family had caught a stingray on a North Carolina pier Aug. 16 when a man tried to remove the barb. It flew through the air, embedding itself in Quentin's chest and striking his liver.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2010
Surgery for a Thurmont boy who was speared by a stingray stinger while fishing on a North Carolina pier was postponed after his health declined, according to news reports. Quentin Tokar had been fishing with family and friends on August 16 when they caught a stingray, and a nearby fisherman asked to keep it. The man removed the barb, which flew through the air and struck the boy in the midsection and hit his liver. It worked its way inside with every breath. Quentin was scheduled to have surgery on Thursday, but his family physician told WJZ-TV that it was postponed.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2010
Quentin Tokar will not be rejoining his classmates Monday on the first day of school at Thurmont Elementary. He's still recovering after being stabbed by a stingray's barb in a freak accident. But when he gets back, he'll have quite a story to tell. The 10-year-old fifth-grader will remain at home recovering from the injury he suffered while on his family vacation in North Carolina's Outer Banks last week. Quentin was released from Johns Hopkins Children's Center last Saturday, said his mother, Candace Tokar.
NEWS
August 15, 2010
A 10-year-old Maryland boy survived being stabbed in the abdomen by a stingray barb in North Carolina's Outer Banks. Candace Tokar of Thurmont says her family was watching a fisherman remove a ray's barbed stinger earlier this month when the barb snapped off and flew through the air and stabbed her son, Quentin. The barb that hit Quentin's liver was removed the next day, and he spent four days at a hospital before returning home. But he was later admitted to Frederick Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins Children's Center after an infection from bacteria on the sea creature's body spread.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun Reporter | September 8, 2006
When TV's popular naturalist and "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was fatally stung Monday by a stingray as he swam in the ocean of Queensland, Australia, it left many wondering just how common and dangerous these strangely beautiful creatures really are The Sun sought out Alan Henningsen, a research specialist at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. With rays gliding around the big boog beside him, we asked questions that millions around the world have been asking all week. Find out what we learned on Page 6D
NEWS
September 8, 2006
The Sun asked Alan Henningsen, a fishes research specialist at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, to help answer some questions about stingrays: How common are fatal ray attacks? They're very rare. Australian publications report 17 known deaths worldwide as of a decade ago. Only one other case of a fatal ray sting to the heart had been reported by 2001, according to the Medical Journal of Australia. More commonly, swimmers are stung when they step on a ray that is resting in sand or brush against its spine.
NEWS
August 15, 2010
A 10-year-old Maryland boy survived being stabbed in the abdomen by a stingray barb in North Carolina's Outer Banks. Candace Tokar of Thurmont says her family was watching a fisherman remove a ray's barbed stinger earlier this month when the barb snapped off and flew through the air and stabbed her son, Quentin. The barb that hit Quentin's liver was removed the next day, and he spent four days at a hospital before returning home. But he was later admitted to Frederick Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins Children's Center after an infection from bacteria on the sea creature's body spread.
SPORTS
By Bryan Rodgers and Bryan Rodgers,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 10, 2000
SAN DIEGO -- Shawnta Rogers might have been the smallest player on the court, but you wouldn't have known it by looking at the stat sheet. Rogers, a 5-foot-4 guard, and Monty Wilson combined for 40 points last night to lead the BayRunners to only their second road victory of the season, 91-75, over the San Diego Stingrays (5-25). The BayRunners (10-18) trailed throughout much of the first half, but Rogers kept them close with three three-pointers. Twelve of Wilson's 20 points came in the first half.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Korky Vann and Korky Vann,SPECIAL TO THE COURANT | April 11, 2004
Four decades ago, the coolest transportation on two wheels was the Schwinn Sting-Ray bike. Introduced in 1963 during the muscle-car craze, the bike with the butterfly handlebars and distinctive "banana seat" was the must-have possession for kids too young to drive, but too old for ordinary, old-fashioned bikes. Schwinn is now hoping a whole new generation of kids will bug moms and dads for the company's re-invention of the classic. The updated Sting-Ray, which cruises into stores this month, pays homage to the original, but features plenty of updated bad-boy character.
NEWS
By Phil Perrier | April 15, 2001
LOS ANGELES -- When my family lived in the country (my parents were hiding from the IRS), our dog, Mitzy, appeared to be tormenting a small critter in the tall grass while walking with me across a field. I was 8. On inspection, I found Mitzy's prey to be a bedraggled rodent. It appeared to be a mole -- small, gray, squinty eyes, pronounced overbite. As I held the trembling creature in my hand, he bit my finger. Hard. I frantically shook him off, but it took several terror-filled seconds.
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