By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2013
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger has a lot on his mind. As the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, he's had to defend the secret domestic surveillance program revealed to British Newspaper The Guardian by a former Maryland resident . And he's considering a run for governor . But on Thursday, he'll take time out for an event that, according to his news release, combines two "life-long passions: serving our troops and...
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2013
A contingent of Orioles players and staff, including Showalter, visited wounded veterans Tuesday at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda before the team's game against the Washington Nationals. Major League Baseball encourages the visitation when teams play in Washington, and the Orioles try to make it an annual trip. “I challenge everybody to go some time. Some people are given a completely different perspective, some people it … makes you kind of understand the price you pay for everything,” Showalter said.
Staff Reports | May 27, 2013
The Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville kicked off its commemoration of Memorial Day on Saturday with an exhibition of more than 500 full-size American flags. The display, known as the Charlestown Field of Honor Veterans Tribute, raises money for the Wounded Warrior Project and the Charlestown Benevolent Care Fund. Each flag was “sponsored” by businesses and residents for $35 each. On Saturday, the community on Maiden Choice Lane hosted an event featuring the Maryland National Guard Honor Guard presenting colors; the National Anthem sung by Julia Tucker; the Charlestown VFW Post; the Civil Air Patrol and the Lansdowne Junior ROTC.  Hubbard Funeral Home presented the event. 
By Dewey Fox, Baltimore Sun Media Group | May 25, 2013
The Bel Air baseball team once again - as it has done throughout the season - cut it close but found a way to win Saturday at Ripken Stadium in the Class 3A state championship. The Bobcats beat La Plata from Charles County, 3-2, to win the second state title in school history. "This is just phenomenal," Bel Air coach John Swanson said. "La Plata definitely came out to play. It was back and forth, and we made a couple of key plays. It could have gone either way. " Three defensive miscues for La Plata in the top of the second led to a run for Bel Air in the top of the second inning.
By Kristine Henry,
The Baltimore Sun
| April 16, 2013
Many parents have read, liked and tweeted Glennon Doyle Melton's popular essay " Don't Carpe Diem " about bucking traditional advice to enjoy every second with her kids. ("This CARPE DIEM message makes me paranoid and panicky. Especially during this phase of my life - while I'm raising young kids. Being told, in a million different ways to CARPE DIEM makes me worry that if I'm not in a constant state of intense gratitude and ecstasy, I'm doing something wrong. ") The founder of followed up that viral success with a book called "Carry On, Warrior" that describes overcoming her bulemia and drug and alcohol abuse to become the mother she is today -- imperfect, but who isn't?
By Colleen Jaskot, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2013
There are many obstacles along the path to becoming a ninja warrior. One must dash up the steps, slanted at 50 degrees, to reach the platform above, or perhaps run along the 14-foot curved wall - all without falling into the pool of water below. "If your foot skims the water, you're done," said 30-year-old Tony Torres. Torres, will be one of hundreds trying to land a spot on the TV show "American Ninja Warrior," which holds tryouts Friday and Saturday at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor.
RECORD STAFF REPORT | April 11, 2013
The Havre de Grace High School Warrior Pride Marching Band was chosen to perform in the prestigious Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C., Saturday, April 13. The marching band auditioned for the parade for the first time and was selected to be a part of a special All-Star Maryland marching band. The Warriors band will be combined with the Westminster High School marching band and the two will have the privilege of leading off the parade, band director Rick Hauf said. The parade travels down Constitution Avenue from the Washington Monument to the White House and is televised live in the D.C. market.
February 20, 2013
A Wounded Warrior and employee with the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) here recently got a new best friend, courtesy of Hero Dogs, a Maryland charity that provides service dogs to injured or disabled veterans. Kelly Keck, an equal employment opportunity specialist in ATEC's EEO Office, and Lady Liberty recently met when representatives from the charity introduced him to the 3-year-old golden retriever, called "Libby" for short. Keck and Libby are still in training but warmed to each other enough to begin spending 24 hours a day in each other's company, organizers said.
January 31, 2013
The problems cited by the article "VA falls short on helping veterans" (Jan. 27) regarding the Veterans Affairs Department's huge delays in processing disability payments raises another question regarding how well it administers its responsibility for providing health care to our veterans in general. Why is there a need for the "Wounded Warriors" organization that constantly solicits donations from the public? Isn't this the clearest indication of the VA's failures and an extreme embarrassment to this administration?
By Josh Vitale, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2013
A little more than two years ago, Corey Hirsch's older sister gave him an idea. Bridget Hirsch, a student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York, had recently seen her school participate in a charity hockey game benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. She took a few pictures at the event and sent some information to her family, thinking it might be something they could replicate back home. Corey thought it was a great idea. Then a sophomore at DeMatha, Corey approached coach Tony MacAulay about doing something similar with the Stags hockey team.
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