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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | March 5, 2005
OFF THE COAST OF BLOODSWORTH ISLAND -- Harold Robinson was crabbing these waters of the Chesapeake Bay about 10 years ago when his fishing boat slammed into something underwater, gouging its keel, hurling his son to the deck with bruised ribs and burying Robinson under an avalanche of crab pots. The 46-foot Chris-Lin had not run aground on rocks or a reef but on another obstacle watermen in this remote section of Maryland's Eastern Shore sometimes face -- the turret of a submerged tank the Navy had been using for target practice.
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By Sandy Banisky and Sandy Banisky,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 11, 1996
PHOENIX -- It's illegal here to shoot a cactus -- or ram one with your pickup or even dig one up without a permit.In Arizona, they take their cactuses seriously. And the saguaro, the tall, spiny, multiarmed symbol of the West, is taken most seriously of all. Mess with one and you may encounter one of the state's squad of plant protectors -- known as the cactus cops.Jim McGinnis doesn't understand why anyone would want to hurt a saguaro, but he has the photos to prove people do. From a file in his state Department of Agriculture office, he pulls pictures of mutilated victims -- saguaros that have been used for target practice, hacked at with machetes or knocked down by cars.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joan Mellen and Joan Mellen,Special to the Sun | September 16, 2001
You have to be from Louisiana and live there to write a meaningful book about that state. Yet few Louisianians can afford to reveal what they know. Only insiders have the story; only outsiders are willing to tell it. The exceptions include A. J. Liebling, who in 1970 wrote a devastating book called The Earl Of Louisiana (Louisiana State University Press, 252 pages, $14.95) about Gov. Earl K. Long. Uncle Earl, smarter than his brother Huey, was a master of politics practiced the Louisiana way. "Those who are with me in the first primary get the jobs," Uncle Earl liked to say, referring to the Louisiana system -- primary, then runoff -- where elections happen twice.
SPORTS
By ROCH KUBATKO and ROCH KUBATKO,Sun Reporter | March 26, 2007
Nothing extra The Orioles' game against the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday didn't go past regulation because Cesar Crespo wouldn't allow it. Crespo, summoned twice from the minor league camp, singled with two outs in the ninth inning to score Terry Tiffee and give the Orioles a 6-5 victory in Jupiter, Fla. Crespo's hit came against major league veteran Russ Springer. Still struggling Freddie Bynum has been regarded as a leading candidate to fill the last spot on the 25-man roster, but he went 0-for-4 with one strikeout, lowering his average to .135.
NEWS
September 22, 1993
Student charged with carrying BB gun at schoolState police arrested a Westminster High student yesterday after school officials found he was carrying a BB pistol on school grounds.The boy was arrested just before school dismissal at 2:30 p.m. and charged with carrying a weapon on school property, police said. He was released into his father's custody.The gun was never fired and no one was hurt, police said."Appropriate disciplinary action is being taken," said Peter B. McDowell, director of secondary education for Carroll County schools.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2012
Adam Jones has proven his toughness all season long, playing through pain in both of his wrists, starting in center field in every game but one this season -- all while being hit by pitches 10 times, second most in the AL. But Orioles fans - and manager Buck Showalter - had to cringe during the team's five-run sixth inning in their 5-3 win over Boston on Wednesday night. That's when Jones lowered his left shoulder on a play at the plate and collided full force with Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
NEWS
April 7, 1995
MANY people have strong feelings for their cars. The direction those feelings take depends usually on how well the car runs.When someone pays several thousand dollars for a mound of metal and plastic that does nothing but consume gas and leak motor oil, those strong feelings tend to be negative. People have been known to swear, kick and make crude gestures to their automobiles on the occasion of flat tires, failure to start and other common auto hazards.On the other hand, there are some people who love their cars.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 1, 1997
REDFORD, Texas -- A Marine will be the subject of a grand jury inquiry into the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old who was tending a herd of goats on his family's farm near the Mexican border.District Attorney Albert Valadez said he would proceed with the investigation of the Marine, whom he did not identify, based on reports from Texas Rangers who are investigating the shooting of the youth, Ezequiel Hernandez Jr.Hernandez died May 20 after he was shot by a member of a Marine team from Camp Pendleton, Calif.
SPORTS
By Lonny Weaver and Lonny Weaver,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 13, 1996
October is the best time of all for local hunting and fishing. The bow season is now in full swing, and already the Carroll County bag count is approaching a hundred whitetail deer.The state Department of Natural Resources has announced the resolution of previous concerns dealing with bow hunting deer in Patapsco Valley State Park. The park's three Carroll County areas, which have been open to limited bow hunting since 1991, will continue to be open through Jan. 31, Monday through Saturday.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2012
Growing up, George E. Raley Jr. heard stories that the military had conducted some sort of testing during World War II on the quiet Southern Maryland peninsula known as Newtowne Neck. As an adult, he would learn that his father had assisted in experiments performed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to develop a weapon credited with helping the Allies win the war in Europe. So he was not particularly surprised this month when the sands of the peninsula where he once camped, swam and picked blackberries shifted to reveal a small but substantial stockpile of World War II-era munitions.
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