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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2013
The final sections of beach at the Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State Park have reopened to beachgoers after more than 100 pieces of World War II-vintage ordnance were discovered washed ashore earlier this week. Munitions experts from the Army Corps of Engineers visually inspected North Ocean Beach and southernmost portion of the state park beach and swept them with detection equipment during a two-day search for more unexploded ordnance and debris left behind by the Navy when Assateague was used for target practice.
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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.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2013
When Scott Schulte stopped at Pasadena Pawn and Gun last week to pick up his fifth firearm of the year, the Maryland State Police still hadn't finished his background check. The store let him take the pistol anyway. "I figure I can use my discretion," owner Frank Loane Sr. told Schulte. "I know you. " An unprecedented surge of applications to purchase guns has overwhelmed Maryland's system for checking out the buyers. Dealers are required to wait seven days before releasing a firearm — which in the past has been enough time for the state police to complete the background check.
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By Hilary Hinds Kitasei and Hilary Hinds Kitasei,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 9, 1998
LITTLE COMPTON, R.I. -- In poor villages across Mexico and Colombia, drug money has brought incongruously modern schools and health clinics. In this little seaside community drug money is bringing a swanky station, big-city materiel and the trappings of a gendarmerie to a tiny police squad.Little Compton (population 3,400) had little choice about how to spend more than $4 million it has reaped as its share of assets seized in local drug busts. The law is unambiguous: "The local law-enforcement agency must be the beneficiary of the funds, not the community as a whole."
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.
NEWS
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.
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