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Dan Rodricks | August 20, 2013
Don't look now, my fellow Marylanders, but I think the Martin O'Malley victory lap has commenced. The governor, with a year and a half to go in his second and final term, has started telling us all about his impressive tenure. The governor gave a speech over the weekend that was mostly that - a way of cementing the local narrative about how his pragmatism and competency got us through the worst economic cycle in decades. Like everything else O'Malley does, it's all part of a strategy to enhance his standing as a Democratic presidential candidate in 2016.
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August 24, 2013
Dan Rodricks ' column about Gov. Martin O'Malley's potential run for the presidency was full of puffery but short on actual reasons why Mr. O'Malley would make a good candidate ( "Martin O'Malley starts to take his victory lap," Aug. 20). Throughout Mr. O'Malley's time in office, we have seen many increased fees as well as a flurry of new taxes, such as the highly controversial "rain tax. " Mr. O'Malley's unfortunate decisions have harmed the middle class and driven businesses out of the state.
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NEWS
August 23, 2013
Dan Rodricks reports that Gov. Martin O'Malley is taking a victory lap after touting his great accomplishments as governor at the MACO convention held recently in Ocean City ( "Martin O'Malley starts to take his victory lap," Aug. 20). The governor stated that he achieved No.1 rankings in public schools, income, entrepreneurship and women-owned business during his reign. He also stated that Maryland has regained 99 percent of the jobs lost due to the recession of 2008.
NEWS
August 23, 2013
Dan Rodricks reports that Gov. Martin O'Malley is taking a victory lap after touting his great accomplishments as governor at the MACO convention held recently in Ocean City ( "Martin O'Malley starts to take his victory lap," Aug. 20). The governor stated that he achieved No.1 rankings in public schools, income, entrepreneurship and women-owned business during his reign. He also stated that Maryland has regained 99 percent of the jobs lost due to the recession of 2008.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case | April 4, 2011
LCD Soundsystem called it quits Saturday, performing a bittersweet, three-and-a-half hour victory lap to a sold-out crowd at New York’s Madison Square Garden. I respect James Murphy and Co. for going out on their own terms, and not churning out more material because they feel like they “owe” it to the fans. There’s something beautiful about a band knowing when to exit and wanting to dance and get sweaty at its funeral. (The band asked anyone attending the last show to wear black and/or white.)
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | July 19, 1993
LONG POND, Pa. -- Dale Earnhardt won the Miller Genuine Draft 500 and brought his car to a stop at the start-finish line. His race team ran onto the track, knelt beside the car and silently prayed for the family of Davey Allison.It had been a long, emotional weekend at Pocono International Raceway, as the Winston Cup stock car competitors struggled to find peace among themselves after the death of driver Davey Allison last week from injuries suffered in a helicopter crash.Yesterday, 40 teams stood at attention along pit road during a pre-race ceremony in his memory.
NEWS
By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Sun Columnist | September 7, 1995
It was a victory lap for the ages. Rafael Palmeiro and Bobby Bonilla pushed Cal Ripken out of the Orioles' dugout, and off the game's all-time Iron Man went.Down the right-field line, shaking hands with fans in the front row. Into the outfield, greeting the grounds crew and police officers. Above the center-field wall, where fans tumbled out of the bleachers as he leaped to slap them five.Ripken's mother, Vi, leaned against his father, Cal Sr. Earlier, Senior had clapped and waved from his luxury box. Now he stood in his suit, hands behind his back, this incredibly tough man, biting his lower lip to fight back tears.
SPORTS
By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | October 15, 2000
A week that began with boos ended with cheers for the Morgan State football team, which picked up a 12-6 win over Savannah State before 14,457 yesterday at PSINet Stadium. Ali Culpepper gained a career-high 165 yards on 29 carries and scored a touchdown for the Bears (1-6), who broke a 10-game losing streak. Some of the seniors did a victory lap around the field after their final home game. The mood was much more festive than it was at the beginning of the week, when the team was booed at its own pep rally, forcing the players to alter their motivation.
SPORTS
By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,SUN STAFF | February 22, 1997
The competitive fires are barely smoldering now. Carl Lewis may do more than run for a bus, but any running he does is going to be fun.That is King Carl's vow, that he is moving onto other things now that his track career is all but over. He has no intention of fashioning an encore of last year, when, at the age of 35 and on his fifth Olympic team, he won the long jump at the Atlanta Olympics for his ninth gold medal.Lewis will be at Borders Books and Music in Towson today from 2-3 p.m. to trumpet and sign copies of his new book, "One More Victory Lap," his diary of an Olympic year written with Jeffrey Marx (Athletics International, $19.95)
NEWS
August 24, 2013
Dan Rodricks ' column about Gov. Martin O'Malley's potential run for the presidency was full of puffery but short on actual reasons why Mr. O'Malley would make a good candidate ( "Martin O'Malley starts to take his victory lap," Aug. 20). Throughout Mr. O'Malley's time in office, we have seen many increased fees as well as a flurry of new taxes, such as the highly controversial "rain tax. " Mr. O'Malley's unfortunate decisions have harmed the middle class and driven businesses out of the state.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | August 20, 2013
Don't look now, my fellow Marylanders, but I think the Martin O'Malley victory lap has commenced. The governor, with a year and a half to go in his second and final term, has started telling us all about his impressive tenure. The governor gave a speech over the weekend that was mostly that - a way of cementing the local narrative about how his pragmatism and competency got us through the worst economic cycle in decades. Like everything else O'Malley does, it's all part of a strategy to enhance his standing as a Democratic presidential candidate in 2016.
SPORTS
Mike Preston | January 28, 2013
It's been nearly 12 years since Ray Lewis played in his only other Super Bowl, but he is still almost as big as the game. There are multiple storylines here - the Harbaugh brothers, the two young guns at quarterback, San Francisco returning to glory - but none is bigger than Lewis' retirement. The national and international media will descend upon Lewis this morning, and there will be the usual questions about his return from injury, stopping the Pistol offense and how his pending retirement has affected the team.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2012
Thursday morning, ABC senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper posted a TwitPic of "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts with the cutline "woman of the hour. " I can appreciate a newsperson congratulating a colleague, and I have to admit I was glad ABC News and not NBC News got the exclusive interview with Barack Obama to which the cutline referred. Headlines and history were made in the interview with Obama saying he was in favor of same-sex marriage. But the image struck me as part of a wrongheaded discourse generated by ABC and propagated by many of my critic colleagues celebrating Roberts and the network for getting this "scoop.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case | April 4, 2011
LCD Soundsystem called it quits Saturday, performing a bittersweet, three-and-a-half hour victory lap to a sold-out crowd at New York’s Madison Square Garden. I respect James Murphy and Co. for going out on their own terms, and not churning out more material because they feel like they “owe” it to the fans. There’s something beautiful about a band knowing when to exit and wanting to dance and get sweaty at its funeral. (The band asked anyone attending the last show to wear black and/or white.)
SPORTS
By Ed Hinton and Ed Hinton,ORLANDO SENTINEL | April 30, 2007
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- They went to jail for Dale here yesterday. Jeff Gordon's 77th career victory, surpassing the lifetime total of the late Dale Earnhardt on the iconic figure's birthday, was greeted with a massive bombardment of full beer cans from the grandstands. The reception was so nasty after Gordon won the Aaron's 499 that he couldn't even decide whether to feel elated or guilty over breaking a tie with Earnhardt for sixth on the NASCAR Nextel Cup all-time winners list at the track where Earnhardt is still worshiped most.
SPORTS
By BILL ORDINE and BILL ORDINE,SUN REPORTER | July 23, 2006
FARMERSVILLE, Pa. -- In front of the Lancaster County home where prospective Tour de France champion Floyd Landis grew up is a sign that says, "The glory of young men is their strength." It's biblical, from the Book of Proverbs, and it refers to the remarkable comeback Landis made to lead the Tour de France as the cyclists make their way to Paris' Champs-Elysees today on a leg generally considered a formality, although there is precedent for trailing riders snatching victory on the final day. Today's final stage Sceaux-Antony to Paris TV: 7:30 a.m., OLN Inside: "I could not be happier," Landis says.
SPORTS
By Ed Hinton and Ed Hinton,ORLANDO SENTINEL | April 30, 2007
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- They went to jail for Dale here yesterday. Jeff Gordon's 77th career victory, surpassing the lifetime total of the late Dale Earnhardt on the iconic figure's birthday, was greeted with a massive bombardment of full beer cans from the grandstands. The reception was so nasty after Gordon won the Aaron's 499 that he couldn't even decide whether to feel elated or guilty over breaking a tie with Earnhardt for sixth on the NASCAR Nextel Cup all-time winners list at the track where Earnhardt is still worshiped most.
SPORTS
By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | September 27, 2000
COLLEGE PARK - Maryland junior outside linebacker Aaron Thompson always seems to have a knack for saying the right words to get his teammates ready to play a football game. Even if the opponent is the Florida State Seminoles (4-0), the defending national champions, who will invade Byrd Stadium tomorrow night to meet the Terps (2-1) in the ESPN Thursday night game of the week at 8. "They're a great team," said Thompson yesterday. "But life is about change. Even the Berlin Wall fell. We just want a piece of history."
NEWS
By BRUCE WALLACE and BRUCE WALLACE,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 28, 2006
TOKYO -- Junichiro Koizumi is about to leave the building. After five years as Japan's prime minister, the curtain is coming down on the leader who alternately charmed and bullied his country into overhauling atrophied political and economic systems, while casting its lot more deeply with Washington. Japan is on the cusp of the post-Koizumi era. The race to succeed him is under way, lending a victory-lap aura to the prime minister's visit to Washington that begins tomorrow. Unless North Korea fires a long-range missile in the interim, there won't be much business on the table when he meets President Bush.
NEWS
By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | June 8, 2005
For five years, Mary Kusnierz was involved with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in honor of her mother, who died of breast and colon cancer. On Friday, the Laurel resident will participate in the Howard County relay for the first time as a cancer survivor. "I'm still doing this walk for my mom, but now it's got a different meaning," said Kusnierz, 45, who successfully completed treatment for breast and thyroid cancer this year. Over 16 hours Friday night and Saturday morning, about 1,400 people will walk, jog or run around the track at Hammond High School to raise community awareness about cancer and to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
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