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By Gary Delgado | March 24, 1994
THREE STRIKES and you're out." The phrase evokes ball parks, peanuts, hot dogs, clean uniforms and fair play. Unfortunately, the Senate crime bill currently speeding through Congress is anything but fair.The bill proposes some of the most punitive legislation in our history. Beyond locking up three-time felony offenders for life without parole, it will put 100,000 more police officers on the streets, build more prisons, expand mandatory minimum sentences to more crimes, reclassify 64 federal violations as capital crimes and allow prosecutors to try 13- and 14-year-olds as adults.
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September 17, 2013
Erin Cox's report on the GOP gubernatorial primary strikes out again ( "Lollar launches campaign for governor," Sept. 3). Why doesn't she get it? Ms. Cox points out that the field is widening, with several candidates - including two other Republicans and several announced Democratic candidates - all vying to replace term-limited Gov. Martin O'Malley. But again she failed to include my name. Well, here's a news flash: I am also running for governor. Why doesn't Ms. Cox read her own newspaper?
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By New York Times News Service | March 17, 1994
WASHINGTON -- The House Judiciary Committee debated a "three strikes and you're out" proposal yesterday, approving a complex array of qualifications. The bill would put away for life anyone convicted of three violent crimes.The first two crimes could be violent state crimes, and one of the first two "strikes" could be a drug offense involving large quantities. The third crime must be a violent federal crime and could not be a drug offense. In addition, that crime would have to be one like bank robbery, involve federal employees or take place on federal property, except Indian reservations, which were exempted.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2012
This was only Brian Matusz 's second Grapefruit League outing of the spring, but the results had to have Orioles fans optimistic. Matusz, trying to rebound from a poor 2011 season, threw four scoreless innings in a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Field on Saturday. Matusz, whose velocity dropped into the mid-80s last season, had radar guns behind home plate consistently showing him in the 90-91 mph range, and his fastball peaked at 94 in the fourth inning.
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By RICHARD REEVES | March 4, 1994
Palo Alto, California. -- The ''Three Strikes and You're Out'' movement -- mandatory life imprisonment after three felony convictions -- is sweeping this state and more than a few others.The other day in Sacramento, the state capital, five different ''three strikes'' bills were voted out of committee in the state assembly. (Four of them would carry life sentences only for three violent crimes; the fifth would apply to any and all felonies -- bouncing a check, for example.) It's a wacky idea (whose time may have come)
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By Michael James and Michael James,Sun Staff Writer | June 27, 1995
A man with a long criminal record charged with robbing six area banks could be the first person in Maryland to get life in prison under the "three-strikes-and-you're-out" provision of the 1994 Crime Bill, federal prosecutors announced yesterday.If convicted of the robbery charges, Craig B. Boone, 38, would receive a mandatory life sentence because he has two convictions considered to be "seriously violent," said First Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary P. Jordan.The three strikes statute of the Crime Bill went into effect in September but it took this long to find a suspect who had a documentable history of seriously violent convictions, Mr. Jordan said.
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By MIKE ROYKO | March 6, 1995
At first glance, it seems like a terrible abuse of legal power -- a man sent to prison for 25 years to life for stealing one slice of pizza.Yes, only one thin slice of pizza. And it didn't even have everything on it.But that's what happened to a mope named Jerry Dewayne Williams in a Los Angeles courtroom.It was Williams' misfortune to have stolen the pizza slice after California put in one of those tough "three strikes" laws.This meant that because Williams had four earlier felony convictions -- including robbery and attempted robbery -- a judge could whack him with the 25-to-life stretch on another conviction.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | January 10, 1995
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In less than a year, California's highly touted "three strikes, you're out" law has swamped courts and jails with mostly nonviolent offenders, is allowing some minor criminals to escape prison or prosecution completely, and has jailers turning convicts loose to make room for people awaiting trial, according to a study released last week.All of those problems had been predicted by critics before the legislature approved the popular measure in March, but those concerns were largely ignored.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 22, 1996
Anne Arundel County's school board members like a proposed "three strikes, and you're out" discipline policy, but they want to run it by parents and community groups before they adopt it.The proposed code of conduct, which would allow principals to suspend students who seriously misbehave three times in a marking period, will be sent to Parent-Teacher Association, Citizen Advisory Committee and community group leaders, who will be given nearly a month to...
SPORTS
November 26, 1990
Three strikes and you're out applies to football as well as baseball, according to the respondents to "It's Your Call," The Evening Sun's phone survey, over the weekend.Asked if the NFL was right in reinstating former Washington Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley, who had violated the league's substance abuse policy three times, 78 percent of the 633 callers gave a resounding no. Only 139 respondents (22 percent) agreed with commissioner Paul Tagliabue's decision to reinstate Manley, who is now with the Phoenix Cardinals.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2011
A 16-year-old teen driving a three-wheeler died after striking a tree in Havre de Grace Wednesday night, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office. Tyler Lee Hickman lost control of the Honda three-wheeler, causing him to hit a pine tree and be thrown from a vehicle, sheriff's deputies said. Deputies arrived shortly before 8 p.m. to the 2400 block of Old Robin Hood Road, where they found Hickman, who had landed in a rocky embankment 10 to 15 feet away from the tree and was suffering from a large laceration to the back of his head.
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By CHILDS WALKER | February 21, 2008
I had no clue. When I look back at the ways I judged pitchers in my first few years of fantasy baseball, that's how I sum it up. Sure, I had read my Bill James, so I knew that strikeout-to-walk ratio was a better predictor of wins than winning percentage itself. But the numbers by which we're taught to rate pitchers are surprisingly crude. Wins and ERA, the primary statistics considered in Cy Young Award voting, depend on many factors that have little to do with how well a pitcher throws.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | October 9, 1998
ATLANTA -- After years of grinding up opponents in the gears of their awesome starting pitching rotation, the Atlanta Braves are having the process reversed on them in the 1998 National League Championship Series.And it hurts.The Braves fell down by two games to none in the NLCS as Kevin Brown pitched and hit the San Diego Padres to a 3-0 victory in Game 2 last night at Turner Field.Brown, the stone-faced right-hander with the nastiest moving fastball in baseball, stopped the Braves, holding them to three singles while striking out 11 and ringing up the complete-game win."
NEWS
By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | July 25, 1997
Students caught smoking in school could be expelled after the third offense if proposals put forth by the school board last night are approved, Howard County school officials said.Also yesterday, school officials released the latest results of the Maryland Functional Tests that showed most students pass the tests years before they are required to and that higher testing standards being called for by some administrators may be appropriate.The proposed tougher penalties for smoking come in response to complaints from some students, teachers and administrators that the current policy isn't working.
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By Scott Higham and Scott Higham,SUN STAFF | January 25, 1997
Craig B. Boone made one final plea to a federal judge yesterday -- asking for forgiveness in a futile bid to avoid becoming the first man in Maryland to receive a life term without parole under the federal three-strikes-and-you're-out law."I wish I could right all the things I've done wrong, but that's impossible," said Boone, 40, as he stood in the center of a Baltimore courtroom, his head bowed slightly. "I share these things with you in the hopes that you will show some compassion."U.S.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | April 24, 1996
Adam Chambers of Centennial called it "a pretty good game."But it was much better than pretty good.In a 21-3 victory over Oakland Mills last Friday, he homered his first three times at bat, including twice in the first inning. He went 4-for-5 and drove in seven runs.He pitched a no-hitter for five innings, and left after six innings having struck out 11, walked one, allowed two hits and no runs. Twice he struck out the side."Two summers ago I had almost as good a game at the plate when I hit two home runs and a double for the Columbia Reds in a game against Elkridge," Chambers said.
NEWS
By ELLEN GOODMAN | March 25, 1994
San Francisco -- I have never been a fan of jocktalk in political life. The endless campaign lingo about slam-dunking opponents and hitting questions out of the ballpark has left me on the sidelines.But I am even more uncomfortable when sporting life stops being a metaphor and starts becoming public policy. This is exactly what is happening with the new favorite anti-crime legislation known as ''three strikes and you're out.'' This is criminology according to Abner Doubleday.At heart, the Three Strikes bills are meant to send third-time felons -- in some places, violent felons, in other places, all felons .. -- to jail for life without parole.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 22, 1996
Anne Arundel County's school board members like a proposed "three strikes, and you're out" discipline policy, but they want to run it by parents and community groups before they adopt it.The proposed code of conduct, which would allow principals to suspend students who seriously misbehave three times in a marking period, will be sent to Parent-Teacher Association, Citizen Advisory Committee and community group leaders, who will be given nearly a month to...
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