Advertisement
HomeCollectionsSurprise
IN THE NEWS

Surprise

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Paul McCardell | November 30, 2013
November 30 in 1967 the city was caught by a surprise snowstorm . The headline in The Sun on Dec. 1 read, " Near Record November Snowfall catches City Without Its Plows . " This storm did break a record for November snowfall at 8.4 inches , which still stands today. The Weather Bureau had predicted "some snow and sleet in the morning changing to rain in the afternoon. " The reason given for the heavy snowfall "an expected supply of warmer air" failed to materialize. No snow is in the forecast for today, but temperatures could be about 10 degrees or more below the normal high of 51.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
The Ravens threw a surprise birthday party for Ravens senior advisor of player development O.J. Brigance on Friday with coach John Harbaugh and the entire team crowding into the cafeteria to sing "Happy Birthday" and present Brigance with a cake. Outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil delivered a short message to Brigance, who thanked the team, about how he's inspired by his example. Brigance turns 45 on Monday. A retired former Ravens linebacker, Brigance was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2007.
Advertisement
SPORTS
Kevin Cowherd | March 22, 2012
Shocking bulletin from the Big Apple: New York is officially agog at the Jets signing of Tim Tebow. "Linsanity" is so yesterday. Now it's all about "Timsanity. " The New York media is reacting to the Jets' controversial signing in its usual under-stated way. The New York Daily News has a cartoon of the Statue of Liberty on its cover. The New York Post ran a front-page headline that blared: "GOD HIM!" And it's all Tim Tebow, all the time on talk radio and the TV sports show.
NEWS
By Terry Lee-Wilk | September 12, 2014
As a mom of three boys in a sports-loving household, I am no stranger to discussing the day in sports at the dinner table: the Top 10 plays of the week, the wise picks for fantasy football and predictions for upcoming games. Last month, I found myself unprepared for a discussion that came up about Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year-old Little League female baseball phenom. "Isn't it great that Mo'ne Davis is kicking butt at the Little League World Series?" I said with enthusiasm as I poured the milk.
SPORTS
September 8, 2011
Lions will surprise Ken Murray Baltimore Sun I think the Lions and Rams go to the playoffs in the NFC this season, but I like the Lions as biggest surprise because they play in a tougher division and have been down longer. Coach Jim Schwartz has methodically improved the Lions his first two seasons. As long as defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and quarterback Matthew Stafford stay healthy, Detroit should take another step forward this year. As for the most disappointing team, I suspect the Eagles are treading on dangerous ground.
SPORTS
August 29, 2012
Barkley leads Trojans Matt Murschel Orlando Sentinel Fresh off its two-year postseason bowl ban, USC is primed and ready to make a run at the Pac-12 championship. Quarterback Matt Barkley, a preseason Heisman Trophy favorite, is surrounded by so much talent the Trojans are tabbed by many to be the preseason No. 1 team in the country. Many people felt that with Andrew Luck's departure, so went Stanford's chances of success. Not true. The Cardinal still has a 1,000-yard rusher in Stepfan Taylor and a strong defense.
SPORTS
November 15, 2010
Asik on the radar K.C. Johnson Chicago Tribune Time to break out the homer hat. Omer Asik has been the biggest rookie surprise mostly because he had been shrouded in such mystery since the Bulls burned three second-round picks to acquire his draft rights on draft night in 2008. "Eventual lottery talent," is what one scout said then. But then came a blown-out knee. And then a fractured collarbone. And then questions about his skill level even as he helped host country Turkey take the silver medal at this summer's world championships.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | November 28, 2011
Two years ago, Albert McClellan was starting at Marshall University. On Thanksgiving night, he was starting in place of Ray Lewis. McClellan, an undrafted rookie who spent the 2010 season on the Ravens practice squad, started in the team's 16-6 victory over the San Francisco 49ers Thursday night. He filled in for Lewis, the 12-time Pro Bowler who missed his second straight contest due to an injured toe on his right foot. “I was excited, starting my first NFL game,” McClellan said.
ENTERTAINMENT
Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2013
Well now, that was a surprise. Waltz's win, over favored Tommy Lee Jones, surprised just about everyone -- and suggets two things: For one, it doesn't bode well for "Lincoln's" chances. And two, maybe Jones should have smiled more at those earlier awards ceremonies.
SPORTS
By Steven Petrella and The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
The first two days of competition for the London Olympics have been full of intrigue, upsets and surprise. From gymnastics to swimming, some Americans have already faltered on the world's biggest stage. Jordyn Wieber became the first defending world champion to not qualify for the all-around final and Spain's soccer team, which has dominated international play for the past five years, has already been knocked out.  Michael Phelps failed to medal in the 400 IM after capturing gold in the event in 2004 and 2008, while the American 400 freestyle relay team faltered in the last 100 meters and France took first.
NEWS
September 3, 2014
Americans are acting surprised and shocked that younger Americans are being radicalized and choosing to fight on behalf of Muslim extremists. The following is one explanation as to why this should not be surprising and should be considered inevitable. We live in a country where approximately 51 percent of voters think that the other 49 percent are racist, greedy and homophobic. This 51 percent can't seem to find anything redeeming about the United States and think that our nation owes the rest of the world apologies.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Nothing says "Surprise!" like an Australian rapper with three Top 10 songs currently on the Billboard Hot 100. Last night, Iggy Azalea - the 24-year-old pop-rap artist responsible for the inescapable hit "Fancy" - performed a surprise five-song set at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's three-level bar, 14Forty, to celebrate the casino's opening.  She was not the only surprise. Gladys Knight took the stage for a 45-minute set as the doors opened at 9 p.m., and Pauly D, of "Jersey Shore" fame, DJ'd a 90-minute set as well.  Noah Hirsch, vice president of marketing for the Horseshoe, said it took a "good group of team members" to keep the surprises a secret.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Towson released its first depth chart of the preseason Friday, and there were a couple notable surprises. The first entails the free safety position. Junior Christian Carpenter, an Aberdeen native and graduate who was a first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection last season, is second on the depth chart. Carpenter, who tied then-sophomore strong safety Donnell Lewis for the team lead in interceptions with four and ranked fourth in tackles with 98, has been leapfrogged by redshirt sophomore Jordan Mynatt.
FEATURES
By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
Date: May 31 Her story: Kia Houston, 37, grew up in Baltimore and Randallstown. She is a budget specialist for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her parents, Vernetta and Daniel Wilson, live in Randallstown. His story: Mike Castille, 38, grew up in Queens, N.Y. He is a systems engineer for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. His mother and stepfather, Brenda and Lester Yard, live in Bowie. His father, Nolan Castille, lives in Queens. Their story: Kia and Mike met in late 2007 when they were both working at MBNA Corp., which was based in Baltimore at the time.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
Editor's note: This is part one of an interview with Maryland lacrosse head coach John Tillman. Check The Baltimore Sun's Lacrosse Insider blog on Wednesday for the second part. News over the weekend that Maryland offensive coordinator Ryan Moran accepted the same position at Loyola Maryland leaves the Terps, a national semifinalist three of the past four years, with a vacancy on their coaching staff. Head coach John Tillman said the process for finding Moran's successor involves posting the job opening for a week, submitting all applications to a committee for review and forwarding the committee's recommendations to Tillman.
NEWS
July 30, 2014
Between the crises in the Middle East and Ukraine and the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, it's difficult to get domestic news on the front page this week, let alone good news. But the improved finances of Medicare deserve the public's attention, particularly given that the much-maligned Affordable Care Act is involved. Here's the bottom line: Medicare paid out less in hospital benefits last year than it did the year before. This is a fantastic development because, according to projections contained in an annual report released Monday, it means that Medicare will have enough money to continue paying for the hospital care of the elderly and disabled through 2030, which is four years longer than the federal government estimated for the program just last year.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2011
It had to come out sometime. I love Kathie Lee Gifford. As in, I think she's really, really funny. Gifford, who grew up in Bowie, Md. and graduated from Bowie High School, is a noted fan of Chesapeake seafoood, steamed crabs and Costas Inn. On Tuesday, Aug. 16, Costas' owners, Nick and Pete Triantafilos made their annaul "surprise" visit to the Today show for Kathie Lee's birthday. Here's a link to the video on the Costas homepage. And here's a link to the Today show website . Kathie Lee shares her crabfeast memories, which inlcude National beer -- it's not clear whether her father was a Premium or a Bohemian man, though.
FEATURES
By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Creating a beautiful garden isn't a matter of luck. The winners of this year's Baltimore Sun garden contest prove it takes knowledge, artistry - and a strong back. These gardeners hoisted paving stones, moved heavy pots and cut logs from fallen trees in their quest to create beautiful spaces where they could relax, reflect and spend time with friends. Best Overall: John and Maureen Lalley, Ruxton John Lalley's children surprised him with an unusual Father's Day gift: They nominated his and his wife's garden for The Baltimore Sun's garden contest.
NEWS
By Will Fesperman, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
When Sarah Suskind, 18, stopped by Long Reach High School with her mother, Shelly, on Thursday morning, she thought they were there to pick up a copy of her high school transcript. Instead, a secretary directed Suskind, a recent graduate, down the hall to the principal's office. Visibly confused, Suskind entered the office to find not the principal but her father, Steve Suskind, brother Spencer, Long Reach Assistant Principal Sam Richman, Howard County Public School System Chief of Staff Susan Mascaro and - perhaps strangest of all - Amy Colman, one of her elementary school teachers.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.