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January 4, 2006
Wilbur M. Swam, a retired railroad tower operator whose career with the Pennsylvania Railroad and successor companies spanned 40 years, died of cancer Dec. 28 at his home in Shrewsbury, Pa. The former Highlandtown resident was 78. Mr. Swam was born and raised in Freeland, the son of a Pennsy crossing watchman. In 1944, he began his career in the same type of job in York, Pa., after graduating from the old Sparks High School. Drafted into the Army a short time later, he served with an infantry unit in Italy during the last year of World War II and was discharged in 1947.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2013
Maryland Transportation Authority Police on Sunday identified the woman who survived her car going over the railing of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Friday. Transportation officials said Morgan Jade Lake of Sunderland, in Calvert County, was driving a 2007 Chrysler Sebring when a tractor-trailer struck her car, sending it over the bridge railing and into water near the eastbound start of the span. The car fell about 40 feet into the water and landed in about 6 to 8 feet of water, and Lake managed to get out of the vehicle and over to some nearby rocks, officials said.
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June 11, 2008
About 650 people competed last Sunday in the annual 4.4-mile Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. The competitors started Sandy Point State Park and swam through open water, near the Bay Bridge, to Kent Island.
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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,jill.rosen@baltsun.com | August 23, 2009
Michael Phelps is wading through the baby pool in a colorful Speedo, his famous Olympic rings tattoo peeking suggestively out from his bathing suit. And he's surrounded by kids who couldn't care less. The Harford County Boys & Girls Club had been told someone maybe even more exciting is about to join them. "Is it Kobe?" they ask hopefully. Not exactly. It's Shaquille O'Neal, the towering basketball star who's traveling around the country, challenging other athletes at their own sports for his new TV show.
SPORTS
February 6, 1996
Ryan BrannanLoyola, swimmingBrannan won both the 200- and 100-yard freestyles as Loyola defeated Calvert Hall (107-73). The senior also swam on both the winning 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay teams.
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By Mary Ellen Graybill and Mary Ellen Graybill,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 17, 2004
GATCHELLVILLE, Pa. - The population of Gatchellville recently grew by hundreds in one day. The boom was for the celebration of the first anniversary of a new - yet old - Gatchellville Store with owners Carroll Swam and Linda Sarubin. People came from as far as Howard County to see the store, which is run by the husband-and-wife team in the southeastern part of Pennsylvania, near the Maryland line. Some were there to play, hear bluegrass music, and have cake and cookies. Others, like Jo and Dick Asher of Watercolor Lavender Farm in Harford County, support the store and the couple who reopened it. "Linda is a marketing genius, and she helped me with marketing," said Jo Asher.
NEWS
August 19, 2003
On August 15, 2003, JOHN P. BROCKMEYER; beloved husband of Helen M. (nee Vavrina) Brockmeyer; devoted father of John R. Brockmeyer, Michael M. Brockmeyer and Mary C. Swam; loving grandfather of John, Bob, Jessie, Christina, Melissa, Brittney, Scott and Carley; dear brother of Matthew and George Brockmeyer; brother-in-law of Mildred Brockmeyer; father-in-law of Cheryl and Debbie Brockmeyer and Scott Swam, Sr. He is also survived by nieces and nephews....
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special To The Sun | February 8, 2008
Fallston completed its fourth consecutive sweep of the Harford County Swimming Championships last night. The boys had little trouble winning the event at Magnolia Middle School, one night after the girls also won. The Cougars captured the top spot with 346 points, pulling away late to rout C. Milton Wright (182). Fallston's boys and girls combined for 635 points, also easily outdistancing the Mustangs (422) for the overall title. Fallston is loaded with talented swimmers and scored points in each event.
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By Steve Rom and Steve Rom,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 21, 2001
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - This may be his race, but it's just not his pool. Michael Phelps returned to the University of Michigan's Canham Natatorium to try to defend his 200-meter butterfly world record yesterday in the third and final day of the Domino's Swim Classic, the first of five USA Swim Grand Prix events this summer. Almost one year ago, Phelps, the 15-year-old from the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, watched in awe as Tom Malchow beat him by half a pool length. This time it was only by two body lengths.
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By Nancy White Carlstrom | July 7, 1999
Editor's note: When none of the other animals will play with him, Joshie the sea otter swims too far out to sea, until he's called back by his mother's singing.Joshua Otter wanted to play. "Oh no, not today," said his mama.She called, "Stop right now."But he swam far away to the great rocks of the seal baby pups.But those pups were asleep and they didn't hear him and they wouldn't wake up.So he swam to the brown walrus calves on the sand.And he asked them politely please once, then please twice.
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By Rick Maese and Kevin Van Valkenburg | August 14, 2008
The Sun's Olympic correspondents, Rick Maese and Kevin Van Valkenburg, are blogging back and forth to each other at baltimoresun.com/olympicsblog . An excerpt: Let's get this straight: Katie Hoff's times here are not bad. Let's get this straight, too: They aren't as good as many anticipated. I have a hard time blaming Hoff. Take Tuesday's first race, for example. She set the American record in the 200-meter free, swam the fastest she'd ever swam in the race, and finished fourth. Is that failure?
NEWS
June 11, 2008
About 650 people competed last Sunday in the annual 4.4-mile Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. The competitors started Sandy Point State Park and swam through open water, near the Bay Bridge, to Kent Island.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special To The Sun | February 8, 2008
Fallston completed its fourth consecutive sweep of the Harford County Swimming Championships last night. The boys had little trouble winning the event at Magnolia Middle School, one night after the girls also won. The Cougars captured the top spot with 346 points, pulling away late to rout C. Milton Wright (182). Fallston's boys and girls combined for 635 points, also easily outdistancing the Mustangs (422) for the overall title. Fallston is loaded with talented swimmers and scored points in each event.
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By KEVIN VAN VALKENBURG and KEVIN VAN VALKENBURG,SUN REPORTER | April 13, 2006
If the average person were to walk up to Katie Hoff tomorrow and explain in a calm and rational voice that, at age 16, after the year she has had, Hoff might have earned the right to call herself the best female swimmer in the world, her reaction would likely be something like this: nervous laughter, some significant eye rolling, plenty of blushing, then most importantly, denial, denial, denial. The affable Hoff - who lives in Towson and trains at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club - doesn't do cocky, which is just fine, because her accomplishments do all the boasting necessary.
NEWS
January 4, 2006
Wilbur M. Swam, a retired railroad tower operator whose career with the Pennsylvania Railroad and successor companies spanned 40 years, died of cancer Dec. 28 at his home in Shrewsbury, Pa. The former Highlandtown resident was 78. Mr. Swam was born and raised in Freeland, the son of a Pennsy crossing watchman. In 1944, he began his career in the same type of job in York, Pa., after graduating from the old Sparks High School. Drafted into the Army a short time later, he served with an infantry unit in Italy during the last year of World War II and was discharged in 1947.
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By Mary Ellen Graybill and Mary Ellen Graybill,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 17, 2004
GATCHELLVILLE, Pa. - The population of Gatchellville recently grew by hundreds in one day. The boom was for the celebration of the first anniversary of a new - yet old - Gatchellville Store with owners Carroll Swam and Linda Sarubin. People came from as far as Howard County to see the store, which is run by the husband-and-wife team in the southeastern part of Pennsylvania, near the Maryland line. Some were there to play, hear bluegrass music, and have cake and cookies. Others, like Jo and Dick Asher of Watercolor Lavender Farm in Harford County, support the store and the couple who reopened it. "Linda is a marketing genius, and she helped me with marketing," said Jo Asher.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,SUN STAFF | November 30, 1995
After seven months of debating the issues on paper, a group of Hampstead residents opposing the expansion of North Carroll Farms finally got its day in court yesterday. Oral arguments before Circuit Judge Raymond E. Becnning and Zoning Commission approval of the subdivision in August 1994.Since then, Hampstead's council has approved legislation allowing any town taxpayer to appeal a planning commission decision to the Board of Zoning Appeals. That ordinance, a basis of the residents' arguments yesterday, came under attack by Manchester attorney Elwood E. Swam, who represents North Carroll Farms developer Martin K. P. Hill, as being unfairly retroactive.
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By Doug Brown | December 10, 1993
Kim Shettle Keller and Ellen Feldmann Roberts were inducted into the Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame yesterday in a ceremony at the Timonium Holiday Inn.They join, among others, Olympians Theresa Andrews, Pat Kennedy and Wendy Weinberg, and Bonnie Glasgow, a 1976 Olympic alternate. They are the 12th and 13th members of the 8-year-old shrine.Keller swam for Knights of Columbus-Orchards as an age-grouper and then for Stanford. She set an American record in the 400-meter individual medley in 1974, competed in the 1972 and 1976 U.S. Olympic Trials and made five trips abroad as a member of U.S. teams.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | August 16, 2004
ATHENS - Gary Hall Jr. passed on last night's Olympic swimming finals, declining to watch the final of the 400-meter freestyle relay. Hall anchored the Americans to gold in 1996 and handled that position when they suffered their first Olympic loss in the race, to a 2000 Australian team that fed on its home-pool advantage. He swam in the preliminaries yesterday morning and took umbrage at being bumped by Michael Phelps for the final. Hall might not have made a difference in the Americans' third-place finish, but he apparently felt his record had earned him a spot in the final.
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By Ryan Davis and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | June 14, 2004
The first time Tom Matysek swam across the Chesapeake Bay, he came home, laid across a picnic table and told his wife, "Never again." What he meant was, "Never again -- unless I can snooker my brothers into doing it with me." That was 1985. Yesterday, the four brothers on Team Matysek completed passages 52, 53, 54 and 55 in the annual Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. "Joe said he wants us to reach 100," eldest brother Tom Matysek announced at the finish line. The Matyseks were among about 600, mostly wetsuit-clad, swimmers who traversed the choppy bay waters, crossing 4.4 miles from Sandy Point State Park in Anne Arundel County to Hemingway's restaurant in Kent Island.
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