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July 28, 1992
Fifteen former major-league baseball players will participate in the Frederick Keys' third annual Old-Timers Game on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Grove Stadium.The players include former Orioles Dick Hall, John O'Donoghue (Keys pitching coach) and John Stefero. Also playing will be University of Maryland coach Tom Bradley, Orioles minor-league hitting instructor Wally Moon and Orioles instructor Reid Nichols, plus Bill Butler, Chuck Hinton, Rick Keeton, Don Loun, Pedro Sierra, Mark Smith, Jim Spencer, Mike Wallace and John Wockenfuss.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, which was released Tuesday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, includes former Orioles pitchers Mike Mussina, Armando Benitez and Mike Timlin among the 19 first-time candidates. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas headline the group of players who appear on the ballot for the first time, joining the 17 returning candidates from last year's class -- one that didn't produce any qualifying candidates for the first time since 1996.
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By James H. Bready | November 5, 1996
HENRY IN Tennessee, Dick in Maryland -- now and then, one old-timer phones the other. Some weather notes may follow; some how're-you-feeling stuff. But underneath, what they keep alive is the Baltimore Elite Giants. They're about the last ones able to.In Nashville, where Henry Kimbro was born and did his first baserunning, there's a Negro Leagues Baseball Store. In Baltimore, Richard D. Powell hopes to be around for the opening of the Babe Ruth Museum's Camden Station annex, with its promised black baseball displays.
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By Kim Fernandez
For The Baltimore Sun
| September 20, 2013
Are you ready for some purr-ball? To help spread the love at the start of football season (go Ravens!), the Maryland SPCA is waiving all adoption fees for long-time shelter MVPs. Add a homeless kitty to your family for just the $17 pet ID package fee, which includes collar, ID tags, microchip, and Baltimore City license. It's a great opportunity to get years of unconditional love from a cat who's been waiting for the same thing for a long time. The MD SPCA is located at 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore.
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By Jerome Holtzman and Jerome Holtzman,Chicago Tribune | July 9, 1991
TORONTO -- As I was leaving the old-timers' dressing room, Vida Blue, the former Oakland pitching hero, intercepted me at the door. He had a request."When you write about it, just don't say it's a bunch of old guys playing in an old-timers game," Blue said. "We're just having fun and saying hello to each other. I'm here because I want to see a lot of my friends."Later, Steve Garvey, expressed an identical view: "The game only lasts about 30 minutes. We're here to socialize."It's hard for me to believe Vida Blue and Garvey and Bill Buckner and Ferguson Jenkins are eligible for old-timer classics.
SPORTS
By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | July 13, 1993
In what might have been Brooks Robinson's last All-Star Game, there was a much bigger topic of conversation at Camden Yards yesterday.Even the old-timers who participated in the Upper Deck Heroes of Baseball Game had their curiosity aroused by the enormous presence of the B&O warehouse. The huge structure behind the right-field scoreboard and bleachers has become a symbol of baseball's newest palace.Had they stuck around long enough, the old sluggers would have seen evidence of what they suspected all along -- that the warehouse is within reach for the big blasters, as Ken Griffey proved.
BUSINESS
By Carrie Mason-Draffen | August 8, 2004
My company treats part-timers differently than full-timers, and I am wondering if the distinction is legal. For example, because July 4 fell on a Sunday this year, the company paid part-timers for the holiday. So we received six days of pay that week instead of the usual five. But the full-timers had the option of converting that holiday into an extra day of vacation later on. We part-timers who wanted the time think we are being illegally penalized. The practice is legal as long as the employer spells out the policy and as long as the disparate treatment doesn't single out a group of people based on such things as race or sex. But even if the rationale makes sense, the distinction has the effect of demoralizing part-timers.
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By Carrie Mason-Draffen | February 6, 2005
I manage a small company with five full-time employees and four part-timers. My boss holds the part-timers' hours to no more than 15 a week because he believes more time would require him to pay benefits. But I don't agree. When I was a corporate manager, the minimum for benefits was 20 hours a week. I think my boss doesn't want to pay for more hours, though we need the help. As your example shows, companies define what part time looks like. That's because federal labor laws don't address the issue.
BUSINESS
By CHARLES JAFFEE | September 10, 2000
Most shareholders are not aware that their fund company may be allowed to refuse trades, limit account activity, cut off basic services or ask them to take their money elsewhere. Many fund families have had this power for years, and more are seeking to add it. If you were unaware of such trading sanctions, it is most likely because you are not a market-timer, moving money in and out of funds regularly. But with many big names (Vanguard, Fidelity, T. Rowe Price, American Century, among others)
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | July 11, 1993
There was a time when the day before the game was the biggest drag on the All-Star schedule. It was a three-hour photo and interview opportunity dreaded by players and off-limits to fans.That's no longer the case. With the introduction of the home run hitting contest and the addition of an old-timers' game, the showcase on the eve of the All-Star Game has become a spectacle itself.The transformation from a dull, required appearance to an attraction began 15 years ago, when All-Star workouts in San Diego were opened to the public.
FEATURES
August 8, 2013
August can seem to languish, but the dog days are really long for homeless pets who've been laying around shelters for a long time. To help those pooches find their forever homes, the Maryland SPCA has reduced or waived adoption fees for its long-timers. Dogs can become long-timers for a number of reasons: they're shy or overly exuberant when meeting new people (which can be a symptom of waiting a long time to meet their lifetime loves), they're not as cute as puppies, they're not more popular breeds, or there are just too many homeless dogs competing with them for the attention of shelter visitors.
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April 13, 2011
Alexander Semin scored at 18:24 of overtime, lifting the top-seeded Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series Wednesday. Captain Alex Ovechkin also tallied and Michal Neuvirth made 24 saves for the Capitals, who host Game 2 on Friday. Defenseman Matt Gilroy scored and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31 shots for New York, which was outshot 10-6 in overtime. With time winding down in the first extra session, Jason Arnott blocked Rangers defenseman Marc Staal's clearing attempt at the right point.
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By Mike McGrew | November 30, 2009
For a good while, I was one badly bummed out baby boomer - sadly worried that I'd become an old-timer. As a school psychologist with 30 years' experience, this painful realization had nothing to do with the students who constantly rejuvenate me. Instead, health issues rudely forced me off the trails and out of the gym. Plus, my memory started to forsake me. Growing older never fazed me as I turned 30 ... 40 ... even 50. I actually thought moving...
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | August 23, 2009
The Anne Arundel County Board of Education has delayed action on a plan by Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell that would prevent part-time school system employees from receiving the same health care benefits as their full-time counterparts, an uncommon practice among other school systems across the state. Maxwell pushed the plan as not only a cost-saving measure at a time of economic distress that has resulted in the furloughing of employees this school year, but as a longtime school system policy that he hoped to remedy in time for the start of a new benefits cycle in January.
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By Olivia Bobrowsky and Olivia Bobrowsky,olivia.bobrowsky@baltsun.com | July 19, 2009
Chris Fox landed his first job before he turned 7. He took up a paper route, mowed lawns, shoveled snow and then served hot dogs on a street corner in Washington from the age of 12 to 19. In all those years, the 35-year-old Annapolis resident said he never wanted to get into politics. That was before he left his stand, bounced around the hospitality industry and opened an Irish pub on Church Circle in 2002. Since then, repeatedly trekking up to city hall to fight business policies made him grow tired of the current administration.
NEWS
January 29, 2009
Although at a 15-year high, Maryland's December unemployment rate of 5.8 percent remains well below the national average, and considering the severity of the recession, the biggest surprise is how favorable the state's jobless numbers looked until just four months ago. But the Free State is no more immune to national economic trends than any other. Recently announced layoffs suggest things are going to get worse. And other statistics, including tax revenue, have set record drops. Somewhat lost in this reporting, however, is another trend: Cash-strapped employers are forcing workers to go from full-time to part-time employment . Such underemployment has been rising markedly since at least late 2007.
BUSINESS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | August 21, 1998
Part-time workers earn lower hourly wages and are far less likely than full-timers to have health insurance, pension coverage, paid vacations and other "safety net" job protections, the AFL-CIO says.About 21 million workers, nearly 18 percent of the U.S. work force, say their primary job is part time, according to the AFL-CIO report "Part-Time Work, Full-Time Bills: The Problems of Part-Time Employment."The report was released this week in connection with an attempt to unionize about 5,000 part-time workers at Disney World.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | July 9, 2002
MILWAUKEE - Eddie Guardado, Torii Hunter and A.J. Pierzynski walked into the Grand Ballroom at the Pfister Hotel yesterday, looked around at the likes of A-Rod, Ichiro and Nomar, and suddenly felt very out of place. The Minnesota teammates and All-Star first-timers felt like awestruck kids - or youngsters watching television, at least. "You ever watch Sesame Street?" Guardado said. "I feel like I'm the thing that just ain't like the others. I feel like I'm the guy that just doesn't belong here."
NEWS
By James Oliphant and James Oliphant,Tribune Washington Bureau | January 7, 2009
WASHINGTON - As the new Senate opened for business yesterday, it offered more story lines than a nightly telenovela. In one corner stood Sen. Joe Biden, who soon will resign his Senate seat to assume the vice presidency. Not far away sat Sen. John McCain, who lost to Biden and the man at the top of the ticket, President-elect and former Sen. Barack Obama. On the other side of the room sat Sen. Hillary Clinton, vanquished by Obama in the Democratic primaries but now likely to leave the Senate soon to serve as his secretary of state.
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