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November 25, 2013
The Maryland men's basketball team's trip to St. Thomas for the Paradise Jam wasn't strictly business. In this behind-the-scenes video, players spend some down time snorkeling and hanging out on a catamaran.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2014
The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $400 million after no one won Saturday night's drawing. The multistate lottery's jackpot has been building since late last year. The lottery is played in Washington, D.C., the Virgin Islands and 43 states including Maryland.The winning numbers were: 2, 9, 14, 21, 23 with a power ball of 3. The next drawing is Wednesday. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 176 million. The biggest single-winner Powerball jackpot, $590.5 million, was claimed last June by an 84-year-old Florida woman who opted for a lump-sum payment of nearly $371 million.
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December 2, 1996
Artist Jan Mitchell has returned to Annapolis to establish the Jan R. Mitchell Art Glass and Sculpture Gallery after a 15-year sojourn in the Virgin Islands.The newly renovated gallery is located on Cornhill Street in the former Annapolis Pottery, which Mitchell and her late husband, Bryan, owned and operated for nearly 16 years.She has work on permanent display in the Smithsonian and has produced several federal commissions through the Art-in-Architecture GSA awards.Life-size bronzes for the federal courthouse and the federal building in St. Croix include Market Woman, a bronze that stands in front of the U.S. District Court and symbolizes the ancient Greek goddess of justice.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
After splitting its past four games, the Coppin State men's basketball team will welcome the return of senior shooting guard Andre Armstrong this weekend. Armstrong is expected to play when the Eagles (4-5) participate in the British Virgin Islands Tropical Shootout this weekend. The team will meet Southern Mississippi (9-1) on Friday and then either Arkansas-Little Rock (3-6) or Jacksonville State (4-8) on Saturday. The 6-foot-3 Armstrong was hospitalized because of dehydration, according to coach Fang Mitchell.
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By Gabrielle Russon and Gabrielle Russon,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | November 8, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Donna Christensen, then new in Congress, was passionately opposed to the motion to impeach President Bill Clinton in December 1998. Whatever his mistakes, Christensen believed, Clinton did not deserve to be removed from office. But Christensen, who represents the Virgin Islands, could not vote. She was reduced to speaking on the House floor only after the impeachment vote and declared that if she could have, she would have voted no. "We're all generally forgotten or on the back burner," Christensen said recently, referring to herself and the four other nonvoting delegates in the House.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | June 18, 1999
SAN ANTONIO -- It's Tim Duncan's lack of emotion that stands out most, a personality that never appears to change. Rarely on the court will he smile, yell or display any type of passion. That's true whether he's dunking on Shaquille O'Neal, hitting a jumper from the top of the key or blocking a shot."He's a strange bird in that sense," said San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. "He's got this natural disposition. I always say he's on island time, where nothing fazes this guy. He doesn't get excited about anything.
TRAVEL
By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 19, 1999
Blackbeard and his fellow pirates were lured to the tropical paradise that's now the British Virgin Islands for the same reasons we were: Hidden coves, calm waters and 50 islands within sight of each other, most ringed with pristine, white-sand beaches.Unlike the pirates, we weren't looking for a cave to stash pieces of eight, though I wish we could have found some of their treasure which, legend has it, is still hidden there. We came to sail the easily navigated, clear, blue waters that draw yachters and divers from around the world, increasingly these days with their children aboard.
FEATURES
March 31, 2008
March 31 1880 Wabash, Ind., became the first town in the world to be illuminated by electrical lighting. 1917 The U.S. took possession of the Virgin Islands from Denmark.
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By Julie Bykowicz | July 24, 2008
A 20-year-old man living in Towson was ordered detained yesterday on charges that he was involved in a bank robbery and shooting last summer in the British Virgin Islands. Ricky Terrence Powell of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, and several other men are accused of making off with $56,415 in a robbery of the National Bank of the Virgin Islands, authorities said. During the Aug. 15, 2007, robbery, two customers were shot, authorities said. Authorities say Powell ended up living in an apartment in the 7000 block of Lachland Circle in Towson.
TRAVEL
June 25, 2006
On a visit in January to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, I was standing on the beach watching a spectacular sunset when this beautiful sailboat came across the horizon. I grabbed my camera and captured the moment. Ralph Mirarchi Fallston
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
A few thoughts and observations from Maryland's 56-52 win over Providence in the championship game of the Paradise Jam tournament: ** Amid the celebration early Tuesday morning at the University of Virgin Islands' Sports and Fitness Center, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon gave himself a reality check -- he said his team was going to have to find some sort of low-post game, even it meant posting up players like Dez Wells and maybe even Jake Layman to...
SPORTS
November 25, 2013
The Maryland men's basketball team's trip to St. Thomas for the Paradise Jam wasn't strictly business. In this behind-the-scenes video, players spend some down time snorkeling and hanging out on a catamaran.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
Welcome to a second season of Morning Shootaround. We will follow the Terps throughout the 2013-14 season, but this year in this space we will provide a look ahead rather than looking back. We will try to analyze Maryland's strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of its upcoming opponent. We also hope to provide quotes and anecdotes from practices to give some idea of what Mark Turgeon and his team are doing. Here are a few things to look for as the Terps get ready to play Marist in the opening round of the Pardise Jam tournament in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2013
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands -- Maryland and Morgan State came to this Caribbean destination for the Paradise Jam basketball tournament with different priorities. It's not that the Terps packed only their sneakers and the Bears packed only their snorkels, but the coaches from schools located less than an hour apart made it clear that they do not have the same agenda. Mark Turgeon said after practice in College Park on Tuesday that Maryland (1-2) is treating the three-game, four-day event as a business trip, an opportunity to improve on Sunday's home loss to Oregon State.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon said Tuesday that "there's a good chance" freshman point guard Roddy Peters will start Friday against Marist in the opening round of the Paradise Jam tournament in the Virgin Islands. Peters had his best game since coming to College Park in Sunday's 90-83 loss at home to Oregon State , finishing with 10 points and six assists (only two turnovers) in 25 minutes. Peters was instrumental in helping Maryland cut a 12-point deficit to 2 before the Beavers pulled away.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2013
Mark Turgeon has said repeatedly that he was going to coach differently this season, that he wasn't going to worry about a player's ego, that he was going to do what was best for his team. A three-game snapshot is certainly not enough to make a final determination, but as the Terps get ready for their trip to the Virgin Islands, there are a few moves Turgeon has to consider. Among them is moving Roddy Peters into the starting lineup. The 6-foot-4 freshman point guard played his best game to date in Sunday's 90-83 home loss to Oregon State , finishing with 10 points, six assists and two turnovers in 25 minutes.
NEWS
By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | March 7, 2009
Most of the nation returns to daylight-saving time at 2 a.m. tonight, spinning the dial ahead to 3 a.m. Officially, there will be no 2 o'clock hour. Hawaii, most of Arizona and Indiana skip the switch, as do Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The rest of us spend 65 percent of our year on DST, and "noon" comes an hour before the middle of our day.
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | December 17, 2012
Sydney Henderson and Selina Mann went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line in the final 1:46 to help Mount St. Mary's clinch a 74-64 nonconference victory against host Seton Hall in women's basketball Sunday. The win was the Mount's first victory against a Bowl Championship Subdivision school in the school's Division I history. Henderson paced the Mountaineers (4-4) with 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Mann posted 10 points, seven assists and four steals. After the Pirates (3-7) trimmed the margin to 62-57 with 3:09 on the clock, Mann and Henderson sealed the victory from the line.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2011
Edward Charles "Ned" Wilson III, a retired Aberdeen Proving Ground information technology specialist and former board member of Maryland Life Magazine, died June 17 of prostate cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 64. The son of farmers, Mr. Wilson was born in Baltimore and raised on the family farm in Darlington, where he eventually built a home and spent his entire life. After graduating from McDonogh School in 1964, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1968 in English from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. Drafted into the Army in 1968, Mr. Wilson was sent to Phu Bai, Vietnam, after completing training in preventive medicine at Fort Sam Houston in Texas.
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