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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley, stepping into a role traditionally played by a legislator, O'Malley, who is widely believed to have his eye on the job Washington held first, became the first governor to deliver the traditional Washington commemoration at the invitation of Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. The governor delivered the address is the State House's recently restored Old House Chamber, across the hall from the Senate chamber where Washington resigned as commander of the Continental Army in 1783 during a brief period when Annapolis was the national capital.
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Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
The marble head and body of the George Washington Monument in Baltimore reemerged last week from the scaffolding that has ensconced it for nearly a year, and all exterior renovations are expected to wrap up this month. The $5.5 million restoration project for the 178-foot obelisk in Mount Vernon is ahead of schedule, and entire building should be uncovered in time for the annual Monument Lighting in December, said Cathy Rosenbaum, of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy. Cranes will arrive this week to remove some of the heavier construction infrastructure.
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SPORTS
December 15, 2009
Washington quarterback Jake Locker announced Monday he will return to Washington for his senior season. In a statement released by the university, Locker said he will not make himself available for the 2010 NFL draft and instead will return to the Huskies for one more shot at restoring the program to prominence. "I am very excited about this team's opportunities and potential for the upcoming season, and I am looking forward to being a part of it," Locker said. NFL draft pundits have raved about Locker's skills - running back speed combined with the bulk of a linebacker and an arm capable of making all the throws the NFL requires - with some believing he could be one of the first picks in the April draft if he made himself available.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
For years, the Orioles were Washington's baseball team of choice. Lawyers and lobbyists would stop at the club's outlet store on Farragut Square on their lunch break and pick up tickets for games at Memorial Stadium or Camden Yards. Washington got its own club, the Nationals, in 2005. But thousands of fans never stopped following the team that was, for many, their first love. In Washington, it seems socially acceptable to be a fan of both the Nationals and Orioles - Carter Phillips is just that.
NEWS
October 13, 2013
As a veteran, I wonder why President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid aren't putting an end to this nonsense in Washington. As a lame duck president, Mr. Obama's power will only decrease as time goes by. And the only reason we are dealing with these crises all the time is that Mr. Boehner doesn't want to lose his job as speaker. They should get over it. As for Senator Reed, he barely got reelected by the people from the great state of Nevada.
SPORTS
By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2010
As the Ravens line up against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, a sellout crowd of 71,000 at M&T Bank Stadium anxiously waits to see whether cornerback Fabian Washington can recover from his darkest NFL hour. Someone with a voice of experience has no doubts. "He has what it takes to bounce back," said Duane Starks, a starting cornerback on the Ravens' Super Bowl team and Washington's teammate in Oakland for two years (2005-06). "Basically, he has to get his head into the game. You can't go out looking to make the play.
NEWS
October 4, 2013
As a senior in high school, it is very disappointing to see how our leaders in Washington are not doing their jobs ( "Congress: Do your job," Oct. 3). In school, the value of working together is taught, and my family has stressed cooperation to get problems addressed. But in Washington they appear to feel that the more they act like spoiled brats the better they are doing their job. I have a 4-year-old sister, and even she does not have temper tantrums like the politicians in Washington do. They appear to feel that if they cannot have it their way they will ruin things for everyone.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2011
Millennial Media, a Baltimore company that is a rapidly growing player in the mobile advertising industry, said Wednesday it has bought a Washington, D.C.-based mobile startup firm, Condaptive, that specializes in data analysis. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Millennial has said in the past that is considering a public stock offering. andrea.walker@baltsun.com Twitter.com/ankwalker
NEWS
June 1, 2007
On May 28, 2007 MARGARET WASHINGTON. On Sunday friends may call at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES, 5151 Balto. Nat'l Pike, from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. On Monday, Mrs. Washington will lie in state at Transformation Church, 5150 Baltimore Nat'l Pike, where the family will receive friends from 10:30-11:00 a.m. with services to follow. Inquiries to 410-233-2400.
NEWS
July 22, 2005
On July 16, 2005, EVONNE. Devoted mother of Sonja Conyers-Mc Daniel (Johnny) and Monica Gordon (David). Beloved grandmother of Amber Cook, Marcus Mc Daniel, Corey Agyei, Mark, Arielle and Mia Dargan. She is also survived by three brothers Joseph Washington, Thomas Mc Kinley Washington and Earl Quincy Washington and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Friday after 11 A.M., where the family will receive friends on Sunday at 2:30 P.M. followed by funeral service at 3:00 P.M. See: www.marchfh.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
Officials at two Washington, D.C.-area hospitals said Friday they had isolated patients over fears of Ebola after the nation's first case of the deadly virus was confirmed in Dallas this week. But officials at one of the hospitals, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, determined late Friday that their patient had malaria, not Ebola, hospital officials said in a statement late Friday. Howard University Hospital quarantined a patient who had recently traveled to Nigeria out of "an abundance of caution," officials said.
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By Pamela Wood and Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
A Republican state Senate candidate from Annapolis has admitted he falsely claimed to hold a college degree, saying he hasn't yet graduated. Don Quinn, who is running against longtime Democratic Sen. John C. Astle, said he's been taking online courses from Washington State University for about four years, but is 12 credits shy of earning his degree. Quinn's LinkedIn profile and an online biography he submitted to The Baltimore Sun claim he holds a degree from Washington State.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Even before they signed it, a handful of Major League Baseball owners expressed deep misgivings about a 2005 agreement negotiated by Orioles owner Peter Angelos establishing conditions under which the Montreal Expos would move and become the Washington Nationals. The owners, all members of baseball's executive council, sounded like customers having second thoughts after buying something from an aggressive salesman. They questioned whether Major League Baseball ceded too much to the Orioles for their agreement to share the club's exclusive television territory, according to the minutes of a March 28, 2005, conference call released last week as an exhibit in a court case.
NEWS
By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
The Baltimore Book Festival, once an annual staple in Mount Vernon Square, is smack dab in the touristy Inner Harbor this year, a move that got mostly positive reviews Saturday. Some who took part in the festival in Mount Vernon say they miss the venue and add that it's too early to say which is better. Others thought that featuring the festival at the harbor would give tourists a good impression of the city. "Down here, you have people that are not just coming to the book festival.
SPORTS
By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
Wes Unseld has never been one to seek the spotlight. Yet there he was on Thursday, surrounded by media, NBA players past and present and several hundred youngsters who packed the gym at the Unseld School in West Baltimore for the promotion of a Washington Wizards preseason basketball game to be played in Baltimore on Oct. 20. "It's a big treat for the kids here to see some of the old [Baltimore] Bullets and the new Wizards," said Unseld, 67, a Hall of Fame center who played 13 years for the franchise in both cities.
NEWS
John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2014
WASHINGTON -- After distancing himself from the possibility of a presidential campaign, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon turned author and Fox News contributor Ben Carson is sending new signals that he may seek the GOP nomination in 2016 after all. Carson is set to speak next week on foreign policy at a conference of conservatives in Washington, has created a federal fundraising committee and has received considerable attention for telling a...
NEWS
January 2, 2013
Teen-age letter-writer Emma Zyriek's take on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations could not have been more to the point ("On eve of fiscal cliff, Congress acts like squabbling children," Dec. 29). It would be a great thing if this letter could be printed in large, bold type and sent to all the politicians in Washington who think they know what is best for the people who put them there. Maybe we should send our high school students to Washington if we want to get anything accomplished.
BUSINESS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
Several U.S. senators have proposed stripping the NFL of its tax-exempt status — a warning analysts say the image-damaged league can't afford to ignore even if the threat proves hollow. Just as it did during Major League Baseball's steroid scandal nearly a decade ago, Congress is using its bully pulpit — and threatening legislation — to prod change on another of the nation's pastimes. Lawmakers introduced bills last week threatening to revoke the league's tax exemption for two different reasons.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2014
The new fall network TV season begins this week, and one of the most highly touted dramas of the year is one of the biggest disappointments. So big is the failure of “Madam Secretary,” a new CBS drama starring Tea Leoni as Secretary of State Elizabeth Faulkner McCord, that it makes me angry. Usually I like TV shows that rattle my emotional cage, but not this one, which premieres at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. What maddens me about “Madam Secretary” is the lie it's selling about Washington and the people who work there.
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