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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
Katie Couric probably meant well when she invited "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox and model Carmen Carrera on her eponymous talk show to discuss transgender-specific issues. After all, transgender women - actual trans women, not trans female characters played by cisgender actors - are still largely absent from network television. Trans issues are largely misunderstood, and trans women of color like Carrera and Cox face particular challenges which aren't often voiced on a national stage.
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From Sun staff reports | September 11, 2014
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved rules changes in men's lacrosse Wednesday regarding stalling rules and faceoff tactics. Starting in 2015, a visible clock can be used to time the 30-second stalling segment in facilities capable of displaying the clocks. Division I men's lacrosse programs will be required to have the clocks displayed by 2016, and Division II and Division III will be required to have visible clocks by 2017. The panel also supported the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Rules Committee recommendation that two clocks be used, one at each end of the field.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
Comet ISON, a rare type of comet from outside the solar system, has brightened "considerably" in recent days and could be on the cusp of visibility to the naked eye in the night sky, scientists say. Scientists are calling on the astronomy community and amateur skywatchers to closely monitor the comet as it nears a close pass by the sun later this month. They want to see whether the comet continues to brighten, and what that could mean is happening to it. Astronomers have been tracking ISON since last September, when  scientists from Belarus and Russia who are part of an international collaboration called the International Scientific Optical Network spotted its faint impression on images captured by a telescope near Kislovodsk, Russia.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
Two solar flares that occurred this week are speeding toward Earth, possibly causing minor disruptions for radio technology and power grids, and also making the aurora borealis appear much farther south than normal. Neither flare was particularly powerful, but it's unusual that two moderate events would occur in such quick succession, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said Thursday. They could combine to make for a moderate to strong geomagnetic storm on Earth.
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By New York Times News Service | March 19, 1991
DETROIT -- Federal investigators made public new information yesterday suggesting that visibility at Detroit Metropolitan Airport might have been below the legal minimum on Dec. 3, when a Northwest Airlines DC-9 jetliner got lost in the fog, wandered onto the wrong runway and was struck by another jet.The pilots of both planes said moments before the accident, which killed eight people on the DC-9, that visibility might be too poor to fly. A controller in...
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | December 11, 1992
The holdup and killings of two employees at Farmers Bank only a few miles from the South Carroll area, has put Eldersburg merchants and residents on edge."
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By Susan Schoenberger | December 30, 1990
Heavy fog across much of central Maryland caused traffic tie-ups and airline delays and made the air feel like a wet sponge. But Jason Hume, 6, and Russell Lester, 9, of Roland Park, couldn't let last week's snow melt away without one more sledding expedition."
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By Jonathan D. Rockoff and Jonathan D. Rockoff,SUN STAFF | July 8, 2002
A haze smelling like burning wood blanketed much of Maryland yesterday as summer winds carrying smoke from forest fires raging in Canada moved over the state. The ashen shroud from central Quebec is expected to linger over Maryland through today, when, the National Weather Service predicts, winds will shift and push the smoke over the Atlantic Ocean. The unusual phenomenon does not pose serious health problems, though people with asthma and other respiratory ailments were advised to be cautious and limit time outdoors.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,SUN STAFF | September 19, 1995
Among the big winners in Baltimore's election last week was Gov. Parris N. Glendening, who quietly -- though intently -- watched the mayoral race with an eye toward his 1998 re-election bid.Because Mr. Glendening last year carried only three of the state's 24 jurisdictions -- Baltimore City, Prince George's County and Montgomery County -- the city vote is an essential element of his three-legged stool of support.Mr. Glendening, who squeaked to the State House last year by a 5,993-vote margin, was no doubt relieved by the whopping victory of his buddy, incumbent Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke.
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By Sandy Banisky and Sandy Banisky,Sun Staff Writer | September 9, 1994
They're out there, in the sun, in the rain, in the exhaust fumes. They're out at day's first light, standing on corners and waving energetically at motorists. They're out doing a minuet with stop lights, pirouetting into stopped traffic to offer campaign brochures.They're politicians. And they want your vote."You have to go where the people are," says Blair Lee IV, columnist for the Montgomery Journal. "And where the people are is stuck in traffic."No one's sure just how long ago a candidate first lugged a campaign sign to a traffic light and began waving at strangers.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
The NCAA rules committee's decision on Thursday not to recommend a shot clock for the 2015 season drew a mixed reaction from a pair of area Division I men's lacrosse coaches. A shot clock had been a heavily debated topic as players, coaches and fans bemoaned the slower pace of play associated with a game that has been called "the fastest sport on two feet. " But the committee, which met Tuesday through Thursday in Indianapolis, instead suggested by next spring the installation of a visible shot clock for the 30-second warning issued when officials rule that an offense is stalling and not making a concerted effort to attack the net. "I'm surprised because I did think there had been enough conversation and a lot of proponents for the shot clock," Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
A rocket carrying 3,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station is scheduled to launch Friday afternoon, and should be visible across the mid-Atlantic. Orbital Sciences Corp. is slated to launch a Cygnus cargo spacecraft at 1:40 p.m. from NASA's Wallops Space Flight Facility on the Virginia portion of the Delmarva peninsula. Aboard the Antares rocket's payload will be provisions, spare parts and equipment for science experiments. One experiment on board involves deploying a flock of "nanosatellites" designed to take images of Earth, while others were designed through the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, according to NASA.
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March 23, 2014
State Sen. Thomas Me. "Mac" Middleton opposes an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour unless the wages for "people who care for the developmentally disabled" are at least 135 percent of the minimum wage ( "Fairness for caregivers," March 21). In taking this position Senator Middleton demonstrates the likely effect of a minimum wage hike: increased wages for all lower wage hourly employees, whether or not they currently work for the minimum, followed by price increases in a wide variety of goods and services purchased by lower wage workers.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2014
A man found not breathing Sunday at the intersection of Baltimore and President streets has died, city police said. Officers were called at 5:45 p.m. to the area of the Shot Tower, where fire department personnel pronounced the man dead. The unidentified man is believed to be 36-years old, police said. Officers found no visible signs of foul play or trauma to the body. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. jkanderson@baltsun.com twitter.com/janders5
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Mike Preston | February 28, 2014
Visible 30 second shot clocks will soon appear on lacrosse fields, but not soon enough for a lot of college coaches. Everyone liked the new rule implemented a year ago that allowed officials to give a stall warning, forcing an offense to either score, shoot and hit a pipe, force a rebound or a goalie save in 30 seconds. By popular demand, it sped up the game. But the one consistent problem that has emerged is that officials aren't consistent in keeping track of the time. Sometimes 30 seconds have become 33 or 34 and with more seconds there are more shots.
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By Larry Perl, Baltimore Sun Media Group | February 19, 2014
HONtown, a gift shop run by Cafe Hon owner and HonFest founder Denise Whiting, has moved out of its space at 1001 W. 36th Street (The Avenue) in Hampden and is moving across the street to Cafe Hon, 1004 W. 36th St. The space was empty last week and a sign on the door announced the move. Sugar, a sex toy shop currently located in Hampden Hall, will move into the former HONtown space, Sugar owner Jacq Jones announced at a meeting of the Hampden Village Merchants Association on Feb. 12. “I'm really excited,” Jones said, adding that she needs to expand.
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By Eric Siegel and Michael James and Eric Siegel and Michael James,Staff Writers | December 21, 1993
Thomas C. Frazier -- the no-nonsense, forward-thinking administrator named yesterday to be Baltimore's new police commissioner -- promised no quick solutions to the city's drug and murder problems but pledged to be "highly visible" to both residents and police officers."
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By DAVID COLKER and DAVID COLKER,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 22, 2005
Skype Technologies, the Luxembourg company famous for its free Internet telephone calls, recently launched an update that brings us closer to an elusive technological dream: the videophone. The Skype 2.0 software offers the ability to see as well as hear computer-to-computer callers -- provided that both parties have Web cams. Video chats, as part of instant messaging services such as one sponsored by Yahoo Inc., have been around for years, but they offer only jerky, pixilated, postage-stamp-sized video that looks like it was transmitted from Jupiter during a sunspot eruption.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
Katie Couric probably meant well when she invited "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox and model Carmen Carrera on her eponymous talk show to discuss transgender-specific issues. After all, transgender women - actual trans women, not trans female characters played by cisgender actors - are still largely absent from network television. Trans issues are largely misunderstood, and trans women of color like Carrera and Cox face particular challenges which aren't often voiced on a national stage.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
Comet ISON, a rare type of comet from outside the solar system, has brightened "considerably" in recent days and could be on the cusp of visibility to the naked eye in the night sky, scientists say. Scientists are calling on the astronomy community and amateur skywatchers to closely monitor the comet as it nears a close pass by the sun later this month. They want to see whether the comet continues to brighten, and what that could mean is happening to it. Astronomers have been tracking ISON since last September, when  scientists from Belarus and Russia who are part of an international collaboration called the International Scientific Optical Network spotted its faint impression on images captured by a telescope near Kislovodsk, Russia.
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