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By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | January 12, 1997
WOOD-BURNING stoves provide two kinds of heat: radiated and conducted. Both contribute to the warmth and well-being you get from a fire, but both carry the potential hazard of overheating, even setting ablaze, anything that gets too close for too long.Radiated heat comes through the air -- it's what makes your face glow when you sit near the stove. Conducted heat is more direct -- the warmth the stove transfers to the surface it is sitting on, for instance.Radiated heat can become conducted heat if it warms a nearby surface -- say, an ordinary wall -- and conveys heat to whatever is behind the surface -- in the case of the wall, to the studs behind the drywall.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
The release of a video that appears to show Ravens star Ray Rice delivering a vicious punch to his then-fiance Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City elevator doesn't tell us anything we didn't think we already knew, but it makes the NFL look even worse for the way it handled the aftermath of the incident. Commissioner Roger Goodell has already admitted that he "didn't get it right" when he levied only a two-game suspension on Rice after his arrest, but this just shows everyone how wrong he got it. The NFL has said that league officials didn't see this part of the hotel security video before making a final determination on disciplinary action, which means that the decision was made based on the adjudication of the charge and the outcome of a meeting in which Ray and Janay Rice explained themselves to Goodell.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Staff Writer | January 26, 1994
Laurel Race Course returned to near-normal operations yesterday, running a nine-race live card despite a track soaked by melted ice.It was the first live program conducted by the track since Jan. 14, a period embracing eight consecutive cancellations because of weather conditions.But while the show went on without any significant incidents on the track, management was hoping that the latest forecast -- for more moisture of some description in the next two days -- would not result in a repeat of last week's shutdown.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
The Ravens are standing by Ray Rice no longer. After months of publicly supporting the much-maligned running back, the Ravens terminated Rice's contract Monday afternoon on the same day video surfaced of him striking his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, in an Atlantic City, N.J. casino elevator in February. The decision came after a morning meeting with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, team president Dick Cass, general manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh. “It was not a long meeting and we came to the decision that we came to, to release Ray,” Harbaugh said at a Monday evening news conference following the team's walk-through practice.
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By Holly A. Heyser and Holly A. Heyser,Knight-Ridder News Service | July 8, 1993
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Floyd Shelton always had a pretty good idea there was something weird hidden in the gigantic Hughes Mining Barge at the Port of Redwood City.Mr. Shelton, executive director of the port, got his biggest clue one day when he found a heavy crane working on the dock over the heavily guarded barge. Puzzled that he hadn't been notified, he approached the workers. "This guy came walking up with his hand on his holster, saying, 'Can I help you, sir?' "Now, after 10 years of cloak-and-dagger secrecy about what's in the barge, the tantalizing secret is out: It's the Sea Shadow -- an awkward, hulking 560-ton ship that looks like a catamaran from hell, the U.S. Navy's seafaring version of the F-117 "stealth" fighter.
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Staff Writer | April 6, 1993
On the North Central Railroad Trail at Phoenix, where walkers, hikers, cyclists and runners go their ways, the Baltimore Road Runners Club staged its inaugural Ashland Trail 10K on Saturday.Steve Reid, 37, who usually runs on Saturday mornings, figured "Why not?" After finishing the northbound out-and-back course from the trail's two-mile mark, he was no worse for wear, finishing first in 39 minutes, 26 seconds."I usually run over at Loch Raven [watershed] on Saturday and Sunday mornings," said Reid, a program manager for AAI. "I figured I would come over here and do it with a time."
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By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | March 21, 1992
Paint seems like one of the simpler elements in a house, but when it doesn't stick, it can be one of the more complicated things to fix.Case in point: A reader in Shaker Heights, Ohio, who had trouble getting touch-up paint to adhere to worn places on her metal kitchen cabinets wants to know how to refinish them completely.It can be done, but it's not a job for the faint of heart.The secret to successful painting, no matter what the surface, is good preparation. The surface must be thoroughly clean.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2001
After orbiting the asteroid Eros for nearly a year, the Maryland-built NEAR spacecraft was to fire its thrusters today to begin a final series of low-altitude photographic passes over the bleak space rock, before ditching itself on the surface next month. If all goes well, NEAR will make five or six fly-bys over four days, the lowest, on Sunday, less than 9,000 feet above the surface. Scientists hope to get back detailed pictures that will answer their questions about poorly understood forces that seem to be eroding Eros' surface features.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun reporter | November 26, 2007
NORTH EAST -- The day is gray and the wind is cold, but horse trainer-inventor Michael Dickinson has shorts on and his shoes off as he sprints around a half-mile synthetic surface track at his 200-acre Tapeta Farm. "I have 25 years of data in my feet," Dickinson, 57 and a native of England, said at the end of his run. "I can have people come in here with all kinds of scientific instruments for measurements, but no one knows what the resulting numbers mean. I'll take my feet. "I run on the track most days and train my horses on it the next.
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By Thomas H. Maugh II and Charles Piller and Thomas H. Maugh II and Charles Piller,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 7, 2004
NASA's Spirit rover has sent back the clearest, sharpest picture ever taken on the surface of another planet, a "spectacular" postcard from Mars that is two to three times as sharp as similar photos from the earlier Viking and Pathfinder missions. The photo shows about one-eighth of the Gusev Crater region around the lander, but it is already providing researchers a great deal more information than the black-and-white images returned a day earlier. It "is spectacular, but this is not the best this camera can do," said James Bell of Cornell University, who was in charge of the camera's development.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
El Niño has shown signs of further development since forecasters issued a watch for the global climate pattern a month ago. Observations of Pacific Ocean surface temperatures along the equator show warm water being pushed deeper, according to the Weather Underground's Jeff Masters . Forecasts for surface temperature anomalies have grown by half a degree over the past month when looking ahead to the summer and fall months. According to the National Centers for Environmental Prediction , ensemble models of Pacific Ocean temperatures show El Niño starting some time by June.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked his fiancee unconscious in an altercation at an Atlantic City casino over the weekend, according to a complaint filed by police, who said Wednesday that they have referred the case to county prosecutors for review. The revelation came as a video clip showing the aftermath of the incident was posted online. The 50-second video, obtained by the website TMZ , shows Rice lifting fiancee Janay Palmer by her arms out of an elevator in the Revel Casino and laying her on the ground.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
For years, scientists have suspected that the warm waters of the western Pacific Ocean play a key role in shaping the Earth's climate. But satellite data provided only a partial picture of what's happening in this remote region of the globe. Now, an international team of researchers, including several from Maryland, is engaged in an ambitious effort to quantify those natural processes, making dozens of flights in three aircraft from mid-January through February to track the gases and particles from the ocean as they rise into the upper atmosphere.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
Last week, Ed DeChellis thought issues on defense had contributed to the Navy men's basketball team's three-game losing streak. Now the coach is worried about the other end of the floor. The Midshipmen struggled mightily on offense Tuesday night, scoring just 13 points on 5 of 30 shooting in the first half en route to a demoralizing 55-32 loss to Patriot League rival Boston University. Navy dropped to 6-8 overall and 1-2 in the conference and squandered a chance to build on the momentum of Sunday's 79-71 win over Lafayette on Sunday.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2013
The tarp has been rolled off the playing surface at Soldier Field, though weather reports for the Ravens' game this afternoon against the Chicago Bears remain poor. According to the Chicago Tribune , the National Weather Service has issued an "extraordinarily rare" tornado watch for the area today that is in effect until 4 p.m. Beyond the tornado watch, severe thunderstorms are predicted for the area that could include thunderstorms, hail and strong wind gusts that could reach up to 75 miles per hour, according to the weather service.
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August 26, 2013
Your article about the inept Maryland Republican Party's struggles just scratches the surface (" GOP struggles to overcome adversity, Aug. 23). As an independent, non-ideological voter, I am nonpartisan in this affair, but you were very kind in your treatment of the individuals named. You really could have taken the Republicans to task for their ineptness. I do not think our delegation from Harford County has contributed a thing to those of us that live here. Yet, you will see them at any photo opportunity available.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | August 14, 2001
PHILADELPHIA - The Ravens' preseason opener ended before it got started last night, when their game with the Philadelphia Eagles was postponed because of problems with the new artificial surface at Veterans Stadium. Officials from both NFL teams said the artificial turf used to cover dirt cut-outs for bases on the baseball diamond were uneven and could affect players' footing. Players noticed the problems with the NeXturf surface during pregame walkthroughs. "It's very dangerous," said Ravens coach Brian Billick, who tripped on the turf during his walkthrough.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | December 24, 1990
It is Christmas Eve, and if Santa is listening, he might want to bring the Blast a new carpet for the Arena playing field.In a letter from the Major Soccer League, and in a follow-up letter from MSL commissioner Earl Foreman, the Blast has been put on notice that its playing field is not up to standard.In fact, senior referee Toros Kibritjian Saturday said it is the worst in the entire league."It is true we're on notice that the carpet isn't acceptable," said Blast general manager John Borozzi.
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By Rachael Pacella, For The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2013
The ocean is full of life and if you're lucky you get to see it when you visit the shore. Some parasailers in Ocean City got very lucky last Sunday when they spotted a humpback whale playing in the water below them. “The boats were in the right place at the right time,” said Tyler Barnes, owner of Paradise Watersports . The parasailing boats were within a mile of the shore when the whale appeared, breaching several times around the boats. “The whale wasn't scared or anything, it was just playfully doing its thing” Barnes said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
Scientists have gathered a year's worth of satellite observations to create an image showing just how much of Earth is covered in green. The satellite is NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Suomi NPP, which is able to detect subtle differences in vegetation around the globe. Compiling the data resulted in a picture revealing the world's lushest forests and most barren deserts. "The darkest green areas are the lushest in vegetation, while the pale colors are sparse in vegetation cover either due to snow, drought, rock, or urban areas," according to NOAA.
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