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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2013
Ed Reed had a front-row seat for Ray Lewis' swan song at M&T Bank Stadium Sunday in what would eventually be the Ravens' 24-9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. But the reception the fans gave Lewis hasn't influenced the free safety's decision about his own future with the organization. Reed, 34, is in the final year of his contract with the Ravens, who have not said anything publicly about whether they want the nine-time Pro Bowler to return. Reed has considered retirement the past couple of offseasons, but in the locker room beneath the stadium, he said his primary focus is on the Denver Broncos, the team's opponent in the AFC Divisional playoff round.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2013
Deep in the cellar beneath the Recher Theatre , Buddy Hilsberg curates a museum of sorts. He's got boxes filled with the silly rider demands of every band that's headlined the Towson club. He's saved pieces of wall signed by everyone from Paul Reed Smith to the English Beat to Dick Dale. He's even got the autographs of bus drivers who brought all these musicians to play. "It's history to me," said the silver-haired manager who's been with the York Road concert hall since it opened 17 years ago. And it's history for everyone else now, too, as the Recher, one of Maryland's smallest but best known live music venues, held its last concert Sunday.
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By Phil Jackman | August 11, 1992
Cleaning Up After The Party:It must have been a great Olympics. Half the American contingent came home happy for the Barcelona Experience. The other half? They were complaining even before they left these shores.* Now that Charles Barkley has said he won't be around to (dis)grace the '96 Dream Team with his own special brand of charm, how about we send Ice-T in his place? A favored line from the ever public relations-conscious Sir Charles was his saying, "How did I know he didn't have a spear?"
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2013
Ed Reed had a front-row seat for Ray Lewis' swan song at M&T Bank Stadium Sunday in what would eventually be the Ravens' 24-9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. But the reception the fans gave Lewis hasn't influenced the free safety's decision about his own future with the organization. Reed, 34, is in the final year of his contract with the Ravens, who have not said anything publicly about whether they want the nine-time Pro Bowler to return. Reed has considered retirement the past couple of offseasons, but in the locker room beneath the stadium, he said his primary focus is on the Denver Broncos, the team's opponent in the AFC Divisional playoff round.
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December 3, 1993
Whether resulting from an impulsive act of misguided youth or a crackpot's lack of compunction, the recent assaults on trumpling swans at one of Columbia's lakes is nothing short of viciousness. After one swan was apparently stolen from Lake Kittamaqundi last September, another had its feathers spray-painted last month.So, officials this week moved the remaining four swans from the lake to guard their safety. They were transported to a preserve and research center in central Virginia, and for awhile it seemed that one of the planned city's most pleasant amenities would be gone forever.
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By L'Oreal Thompson | December 6, 2012
When we left off last episode, Marley had faceplanted at sectionals, causing all of the glee kids to drag her to a back room in the middle of her performance and basically get disqualified. So the Warblers win...and now New Directions' season is over. Umm..what do we do now? Is there even a season left? Hellooo , Ryan Murphy, what the heck is going on here?! Cut to New York and we learn Kurt is auditioning for NYADA...again. We also learn about the school's prestigious winter showcase.
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August 3, 1994
He may refer to himself as "an old man," but William Donald Schaefer isn't about to ride slowly into the sunset. He remains very much a driven governor, determined to keep his administration in overdrive as he navigates the final leg of his eight-year journey as Maryland's top elected official.This past weekend, he delivered a long, rambling speech before his friends and former colleagues at the Maryland Association of Counties, a speech filled with Schaefer touches -- advice, criticism, a chronicle of past achievements, praise for staffers, potshots at politicians currently in disfavor.
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January 14, 1994
Those who expected Gov. William Donald Schaefer to deliver a tepid and meek final State of the State address yesterday were off-base. Mr. Schaefer is a battler. He set out yet another ambitious agenda for lawmakers, challenging them to mock the notion that all of them are lame ducks.In many ways it was a typical Schaefer pep talk. "We help people. That's our job," he said at the outset. His long shopping list targeted a variety of people-helping subjects -- public safety, public health, welfare reform, public school aid. Legislators would make a mistake by ignoring these proposals.
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By DAVID STEELE | January 15, 2009
The idea, of course, is for Sunday not to be the last time this group of linebackers plays together for the Ravens. At best, the Ravens figure out a way to keep Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs and Bart Scott here, to team up with Jarret Johnson and retain the best linebacking unit in the NFL. No disrespect intended to the linebackers for their coming opponent, of course. The worst-case scenario, however, is that they already have taken the field together for the last time. If Suggs' sprained right shoulder keeps him out of the AFC championship game in Pittsburgh, then their immediate future depends on the strategic brilliance of Rex Ryan and their own constantly tested resourcefulness and resilience.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 22, 1995
The co-founders of September Song will take their final curtain call this year after 22 years of benefit performances for the developmentally impaired residents of Carroll County.Producer Arnie Hayes and orchestra director Robert "Doc" Kersey will retire from their respective positions.Also bowing out after this year are Mary Lee Schmall, pianist and chorus director for 19 years; and Elaine Carabell, who has done makeup for all 22 shows."We just feel we should turn it over to younger blood," Mr. Hayes said.
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By L'Oreal Thompson | December 6, 2012
When we left off last episode, Marley had faceplanted at sectionals, causing all of the glee kids to drag her to a back room in the middle of her performance and basically get disqualified. So the Warblers win...and now New Directions' season is over. Umm..what do we do now? Is there even a season left? Hellooo , Ryan Murphy, what the heck is going on here?! Cut to New York and we learn Kurt is auditioning for NYADA...again. We also learn about the school's prestigious winter showcase.
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By Robbie Levin, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2011
After more than three decades at the pinnacle of collegiate volleyball, Greg Giovanazzi has called it quits. Luckily, the celebrated coach saved his best for last. Giovanazzi has coached at every level, from community college to the U.S. National Team, but he says his most enjoyable experience may have come this past year, when he coached the Comets, an 18-and-under girls club team in Columbia. "It was the complete lack of attitude [that made the Comets special]," Giovanazzi said.
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By DAVID STEELE | January 15, 2009
The idea, of course, is for Sunday not to be the last time this group of linebackers plays together for the Ravens. At best, the Ravens figure out a way to keep Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs and Bart Scott here, to team up with Jarret Johnson and retain the best linebacking unit in the NFL. No disrespect intended to the linebackers for their coming opponent, of course. The worst-case scenario, however, is that they already have taken the field together for the last time. If Suggs' sprained right shoulder keeps him out of the AFC championship game in Pittsburgh, then their immediate future depends on the strategic brilliance of Rex Ryan and their own constantly tested resourcefulness and resilience.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,jonathan.pitts@baltsun.com | December 14, 2008
The faces were pink with the season's cold. The eyes - all 50, in fact - were as wide as saucers, following every sweep of the conductor's hand. "Let the music that you play/ Make you joyful all the day," trilled voices that sounded angelic as they soared to the rafters of the old church. At yesterday's rehearsal of the Handel Children's Choir, a vocal group for kids ages 4 to 17, spirits seemed high, given the news the organization had just gotten. The Handel Choir of Baltimore announced last week that it would disband the children's group after eight largely successful years.
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By Melissa Isaacson and Melissa Isaacson,Chicago Tribune | August 22, 2008
BEIJING - Afterward, as his players sat grim-faced and stricken, their silver medal a shiny symbol of rare failure, U.S. softball coach Mike Candrea would tell them he was proud of them. And he would tell them something else. "As athletes, it's awfully tough to handle disappointment, but that's athletics," he said. "As I told the girls tonight, 'There are going to be other things in life that are more tragic than tonight.' " Candrea knows tragedy. He lost his wife, Sue, to a brain aneurysm just weeks before the Athens Olympics four years ago. But he was not issuing ominous warnings as much as trying to put the U.S. team's 3-1 loss to Japan in last night's gold-medal game into some sort of perspective.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | June 10, 2007
IN THE BEGINNING, THERE SAT TONY SOPRANO IN DR. Jennifer Melfi's waiting room, quizzically staring at the sculpture of a nude female. Seconds later, the psychiatrist opened the door to her office, and so began one of the most compelling conversations and resonant series in TV history. SERIES FINALE OF "THE SOPRANOS" / / Airs at 9 tonight on HBO ONLINE Tell us your favorite episodes at baltimoresun.com / sopranos. To view a video of The Sopranos and hear David Zurawik discuss the history of the series at baltimoresun.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | November 30, 1993
Columbia is no paradise for trumpling swans.The disappearance of a trumpling swan from Columbia's Lake Kittamaqundi in September and the spray-painting of a swan earlier this month have forced researchers to move the lake's four resident swans to Virginia.The swans were rounded up yesterday morning by Columbia Association workers to be transported to Airlie Center in central Virginia, a preserve and home to the Swan Research Program."I couldn't be happier to see them go. I was getting very worried about their safety," said Helen Thompson, a member of the Columbia Waterfowl Committee, a wildlife protection group.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN STAFF | July 24, 2005
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - After what could have been his last pitch as an Oriole last night, Sidney Ponson removed the glove from his left hand and cradled it under his arm. Walking briskly, he stared toward the bullpen and then tugged off his cap and snapped it in the air before disappearing into the Orioles' dugout. Was this the last time Ponson will wear an Orioles uniform? That, and not what has happened to the team's once-vaunted offense, was the question of the night. The Orioles were beaten by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 3-2, at Tropicana Field, falling to 50-46, four games over .500 for the first time since April 23. The Orioles' sixth loss in the past seven games, however, was no fault of the oft-criticized Ponson, who deserved a better fate in potentially his Orioles farewell.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | May 26, 2004
If you love lacrosse, if you respect its history and if you admire the innovators who have pushed the sport's boundaries, then make it a point this Memorial Day weekend to watch Syracuse attackman Michael Powell against Johns Hopkins in the NCAA semifinals. It just might be your last chance to see one of the game's greatest players. Powell, you see, is burned out. Because of lacrosse, he became a celebrity before he became a teenager. He picked up a stick at age 5 and, by the time he was 12, he was signing autographs.
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