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By KEVIN THOMAS and KEVIN THOMAS,Kevin Thomas is The Baltimore Sun's editorial writer in Howard County | September 26, 1993
The Rev. Steward H. Frazier Jr. asked a compelling question in a letter to the editor that appeared on this page a week ago.Unfortunately, he also chose to answer it.The question was whether the Howard County Planning Board used "racist information" when it decided earlier this month to deny a group called Terrific, Inc. a zoning variance to run a retreat center in Daisy. Terrific is a Washington-based non-profit organization that provides housing and services to terminally ill children, the elderly and disabled.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2013
On most days, Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman's performance on Saturday afternoon would have been enough for him to earn his 15 th win of the season. But locked against an opposing pitcher - Oakland's Jarrod Parker - who hasn't lost since a week before Memorial Day - Saturday turned into another disappointing loss for the Orioles (and a no-decision for Tillman). Over his past four starts, Tillman (14-4) has recorded three quality starts and has a 2.57 ERA. In two of those quality starts, Tillman left the game with the lead, only to watch the Orioles bullpen blow a potential win for him. On Saturday, in what might have been his most dominating performance of the bunch, he held the A's to one run over three hits over eight innings and matched his career-high with nine strikeouts.
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By Dana Hedgpeth and Dana Hedgpeth,SUN STAFF | November 14, 1996
Three years ago, the Howard County Board of Appeals granted Terrific Inc. -- a nonprofit Washington group that cares for children ill with the AIDS virus -- permission to use a more than $600,000 farmhouse on 32 acres in the rural western part of the county as a retreat center for its 65 employees.But since then, neighbors of the property on Ed Warfield Road in an area known as Daisy say the group has not had any retreats there and has used it to hold weekend parties with as many as 20 cars in the driveway at a time.
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Editorial from The Record | May 15, 2013
Wow, what a week it was in Havre de Grace! The city was pillaged by the British for the second time in 200 years. Decoys, ducks and all things fowl from the water made their 32nd annual three-day visit. And the voters not only chose all incumbents (we know Fred Cullum technically wasn't one, but he's been around so much he qualifies) for mayor and city council, but also told the city government to go ahead and spend $1.29 million to buy a waterfront parcel. The election results tell us that the majority of those who voted in Havre de Grace are satisfied with the way things are, including the more than 2 to 1 vote to affirm the city council's decision to buy the land next to the Concord Point Lighthouse.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | April 7, 1995
Give me that old-time religion of romance and daring, of heroism and sacrifice, of love and honor. Give me that old-time religion of a powerful story well-told, with a hero to admire and a villain to hate. And, while you're at it, let the two go man-on-man in the last minutes, each bearing three feet of cold steel.Give me, in short, "Rob Roy," the best film to hit town in many a month, the most old-fashioned film to hit town in many a year, and a film that's flat out terrific. Raids. Sword fights.
FEATURES
By Michael Dresser | April 25, 2001
2000 Guenoc Sauvignon Blanc ($10.49). This fresh, smooth-textured California sauvignon blanc is a terrific value from a winery that obviously understands the value of getting certain wines out in the market in their youth. It offers herbal flavors with overtones of figs, pears, melon and citrus fruit, with just a light touch of oak. This would be a terrific white wine to serve with grilled seafood on a warm summer night. Use it up this year.
NEWS
By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | September 15, 1993
Two sisters who wish to operate a retreat in Daisy for people who care for the terminally ill spent more than two hours defending their program to the county Board of Appeals last night."
SPORTS
June 3, 2007
Hitting -- He's a switch-hitter, a contact guy, he hits a lot of flares and his bat is in the zone a long time, and as a result he gets lots of base hits. He's not a power guy. He's got a good eye but was a big strikeout guy. He appears to have that straightened out. Base running -- He is a very solid base runner. He fits the mold of what the Angels are all about. He's very aggressive. He's good at pushing the envelope. Overall -- He's a terrific athlete. He gives you every ounce of energy he has. I think, for me, he's a borderline everyday player, but he is a terrific fourth outfielder.
NEWS
By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | October 1, 1993
The Methodist minister seeking to build a retreat center in Daisy for people who care for the terminally ill last night made a final plea for her project in the face of overwhelming neighborhood opposition.The Rev. Debbie Tate, president of Terrific Inc. and pastor of Daisy United Methodist Church, admitted to the Howard County Board of Appeals that the group had told neighbors of more extensive plans for the site in May. That contradicted her earlier testimony, which was brought up by several neighbors who testified against the proposal.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Staff Writer | August 17, 1993
Daisy resident Frances Kohl is keenly aware of the irony of her situation -- leading the opposition against a cause she would ordinarily support.An associate professor in the department of special education at the University of Maryland in College Park, she will attend a Planning Board hearing Thursday morning to oppose the use of the house and property next to her home as a place of respite for inner-city people who care for the terminally ill."What Terrific does in Washington, D.C., is fantastic," Ms. Kohl said.
SPORTS
By Arda Ocal | July 24, 2012
If Raw 1,000 will be the benchmark of the three-hour era of  WWE Raw,  I look forward to the next 1,000 episodes. After all the hype and importance placed on the 1,000th episode of Raw, the show delivered and then some. Between excellent legend returns, well-hyped matches and comedy segments, Raw was entertaining and easy to watch. A scene you wouldn't expect ended the show: CM Punk standing tall over a fallen John Cena and The Rock, the two men who headlined WrestleMania 28. This was especially special given it is a rare moment of weakness for The Rock, who has looked invincible since his WWE return in 2011.
NEWS
June 23, 2012
I want to commend the men and women of the Baltimore City Police Department for the job they do every day and especially for their work when hundreds of thousands of people visited the city during Sailabration. Crime could easily have spiked, given the huge influx of visitors, but due to proper deployment of police personnel, the problem was kept to a minimum. City Hall needs to publicly commend these officers for the umbrella of protection they provided. Theirs was a job well done.
SPORTS
By Arda Ocal | June 18, 2012
By the end of Sunday's WWEpay-per-view event, there was certainly a way out for John Laurinaitis. The now-former on-screen employee of WWE was fired by Vince McMahon and then sent through the Spanish announce table by a victorious John Cena in his cage match against Big Show. Brodus Clay, who earlier defeated David Otunga by countout, was on hand to make sure "Big Johnny" didn't interfere. The match itself was a typically entertaining match -- what else would you expect from Cena? -- that included an AA on the massive Show, who dazzled the New Jersey crowd with a rare top rope elbow drop.
SPORTS
By Arda Ocal | April 30, 2012
If WrestleMania is the fiscal end of the WWE“season,” then Extreme Rules is the first PPV of the new year - it certainly felt that way, with seemingly several new wrinkles being tested out. In what can be described as a “perfect storm” of a stellar Chicago crowd, excellent matches with several clever finishes, refreshing commentary and WWE rarities including violence, blood and referee assault, WWE's Extreme Rules Pay Per View certainly delivered....
EXPLORE
July 6, 2011
The West Laurel Wahoos have been having a terrific swim season. They started off the swim season with a big win defeating Whitehall. Since then, they have had two very narrow losses. Despite the losses, Wahoos have had some spectacular swims with double and triple wins by Max Bagileo, Danielle Calabrese, Olivia Petrusky, Lee Friedman, Eric Brothman, Cara Samson, Billy Rosenberg and Jessica Sweitzer. If you happen to drive by the West Laurel Swim Club on a Saturday morning when they are having a swim meet, you will see a full parking lot and parked cars overflowing onto Brooklyn Bridge Road.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2011
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" has critics debating whether it's Michael Bay's best 'bot movie. But if history judges No. 3 the best — or at least better than the other two — it won't be a first for a franchise. Ideally, moviemakers grow ever-fonder of their characters and more confident of their powers as a series goes along. That's why affection and inspiration can occasionally reach critical mass at No. 3. Here are three great examples from the past several decades: Goldfinger It's still the ultimate 007 movie for its expert juggling of adventure and invention.
NEWS
By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | September 24, 1993
Daisy residents presented documents to the Zoning Board last night that they claimed were proof that planners of a %J proposed retreat center for people who care for the terminally ill had lied about the project.Presenting one document to the board, which gave instructions on how the farmhouse on the 32-acre parcel was to be decorated, neighbor Greta VanSusteren said it "completely undermines the credibility" of statments made by the Rev. Debbie Tate, Terrific's president and pastor of the Daisy United Methodist Church.
TRAVEL
December 26, 2004
It's time once again to show off our readers' best photos of the year. The images featured on this page and inside the section represent the best of our weekly My Best Shot series. Despite an uncertain economy, the continuing war in Iraq and the lingering threat of terrorism, contributors to the Travel section's Personal Journeys page hit the road in all directions in 2004 and sent us terrific photos of their adventures. Here are 10 of the best images. We look forward to seeing your travel photos in 2005.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2011
If you missed Ramona Diaz's "The Learning" and Richard Chisolm's "Cafeteria Man" at the Maryland Film Festival, seize the chance to see them at the AFI Silverdocs festival. If you've seen them already, take my word for it: They're even better the second time around. "The Learning" is like no other teaching film — it sensitizes you in fresh and unexpected ways to the transactions between instructors and students. Director Ramona Diaz follows four Filipino teachers, recruited by the Baltimore public school system, through their first year teaching Mobtown pupils to their first days back home.
SPORTS
By Mike Preston | June 17, 2010
When the University of Maryland allowed men's lacrosse coach Dave Cottle to resign May 23 after nine seasons, there were some who thought athletic director Debbie Yow was either gutsy or out of her mind. There was no middle ground. In the weeks after the resignation, it appeared to be the latter. But when the Terps hired Harvard coach John Tillman to replace Cottle on Tuesday, Yow might have scored a major victory. Only time will tell whether Tillman is a capable replacement, but the pedigree and potential are excellent.
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