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June 10, 2013
After reading this week's criticism of how the National Park Service and the Fort McHenry administration have been dealing with the constraints of sequestration, I would remind critics that despite the site's obvious attraction to runners, walkers and others, Fort McHenry is not primarily a recreational site ("Fort McHenry bungles the sequester," June 5). It is instead one of the most important historical and educational centers in the nation, and those charged with its stewardship work very hard to provide living history at the only officially designated Historic Shrine among the nation's 401 national parks and monuments.
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September 18, 2014
There are many specious arguments you publish in your letter to the editor section, but the letter claiming the Confederate battle flag is a "part of Southern heritage" is beyond the pale ( "Flag is an emblem of Southern culture," Sept. 16). It's like waving around a Nazi swastika flag and claiming it's "just a part of German heritage. " There is only one reason to display the Confederate flag and that is racism, plain and simple. In fact, if we were really being serious about history, we should remember that the Confederate flag stands for succession or, to give it the more correct name, treason.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
A 17-year-old swimmer was caught in a rip current and pulled under water in Ocean City Friday afternoon, and he was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to the Ocean City Beach Patrol. The swimmer entered the water at 92nd Street, and a beach patrol responded when he went missing at about 2 p.m. Others joined the effort, including about 30 rescue swimmers from the beach patrol and Ocean City Fire Department, as well as from the Ocean City Police Department, U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland Natural Resources Police and Maryland State Police.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
A late summer heat wave will continue through this week, according to the National Weather Service, with high temperatures not expected to drop from around 90 degrees until Sunday. Wednesday was expected to be mostly sunny with a light breeze. The low will be around 72. Thursday, Friday and Saturday are expected to continue to be hot, with a slight chance of showers Friday and about a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday. On Sunday, the high is expected to reach about 84 degrees, with another chance of showers.
NEWS
By BARBARA COONEY | July 4, 1999
Editor's note: A young girl from Brooklyn, N.Y., enjoys her summer at the beach, where she can paint and listen to the wild waves.When the summer clothes were ready, the eyelet trim on the petticoats and nightgowns all threaded with pink and blue ribbons, Mama packed the trunks and the whole family moved out to Far Rockaway to the summer house beside the ocean. This was Hattie's favorite place.The city of New York was growing. People were crossing the East River and moving to the suburb of Brooklyn, to Flatbush and Greenpoint and Bushwick.
SPORTS
By Derek Toney and Derek Toney,Contributing Writer | July 24, 1994
When Tom Conroy and Joe Gillespie decided to revamp their Severna Park Green Hornets girls recreation basketball program, turning it into the Maryland Waves AAU program back in 1987, it was a risky proposition.Only two other teams had participated with the Green Hornets in the first state 14-under AAU tournament. Maryland's reputation as a haven for girls basketball talent was pretty much nonexistent.That has changed. The quality of talent in the state has rapidly improved and college recruiters have taken notice.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | April 20, 1992
Jack Conley slips behind the wheel of a shiny silver gray Chevy Lumina van, starts the engine and drives down the road to a new chapter in automotive history.The van driven by Mr. Conley, an electronics technician with Noise Cancellation Technologies Inc., looks like thousands of others that have rolled off the assembly line. But it's like no other in the world.What sets this vehicle apart? Its factory-installed muffler has been replaced by a metal box filled with the kind of electronic equipment you're more likely to find at a Radio Shack than a Hi-Gear auto parts outlet.
NEWS
By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,Staff Writer | November 9, 1992
They can roll up stealthily out of calm seas, rogue waves up to 10 stories tall that have slam-dunked oil tankers, drowned beach-goers, swallowed ocean liners and crashed over the decks of aircraft carriers.Now, a Johns Hopkins University scientist has begun to describe the shapes these rare, awe-inspiring swells can take, work that ship designers and oil-rig builders may one day use to anticipate the worst the sea can toss at them.Owen M. Phillips, a Hopkins professor of earth science, and one of his former graduate students, Daifang Gu, have also discovered a way for weather forecasters studying a particular storm to predict the shape of the rogues that storm might spawn.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Sun Staff Writer | July 17, 1994
After five years of almost year-round basketball, Kacy Williams and Sonia Keiner played their final game together last weekend.The Hammond graduates helped the Maryland Waves to the best finish ever by a Maryland girls basketball team, second place at the 18-and-under AAU national championships that concluded last Sunday in Cleveland. The Waves lost the title game, 81-78, to the North Carolina Flight."I didn't even think about that until now, but I guess that was our last game playing together," said Keiner, who is headed for Towson State while Williams moves on to Georgetown.
NEWS
By Robert Ruby and Robert Ruby,Jerusalem Bureau of The Sun Karen Hosler of The Sun's Washington Bureau contributed to this article | December 23, 1990
HAIFA, Israel -- At least 19 U.S. sailors drowned yesterday when an Israeli ferry returning them to the aircraft carrier Saratoga from shore sank within sight of the carrier, which was at anchor in Haifa's harbor.More than two dozen other sailors on the ferry, all of them returning from shore leave, were injured and hospitalized suffering from exposure and the effects of swallowing sea water in what is by far the worst U.S. military accident since the beginning of the buildup of forces against Iraq.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
William E. Mosley, a retired Maryland Transit Administration subway motorman and World War II veteran, died June 8 of undetermined causes at Manor Care Health Services — Woodbridge Valley in Catonsville. He was 90. William Edward Mosley was born and raised in West Baltimore. After graduating in 1942 from George Washington Carver Vocational-Technical High School, he enlisted in the Army. Mr. Mosley served with the infantry in Africa, Corsica, Italy and France, and was in the second wave of troops landing at Normandy on June 6, 1944.
TRAVEL
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
A 17-year-old swimmer was caught in a rip current and pulled under water in Ocean City Friday afternoon, and he was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to the Ocean City Beach Patrol. The swimmer entered the water at 92nd Street, and a beach patrol responded when he went missing at about 2 p.m. Others joined the effort, including about 30 rescue swimmers from the beach patrol and Ocean City Fire Department, as well as from the Ocean City Police Department, U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland Natural Resources Police and Maryland State Police.
FEATURES
By Tim Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
Maryland and the rest of the Northeast face more heat waves and smog, heavier downpours and storm-driven flooding that could damage Baltimore's port, according to a new report released by the Obama administration. The third   National Climate Assessment , drawing on new research findings over the past four years, concludes that climate change is already occurring, impacting virtually every region and key sectors of the U.S. economy. The White House and environmental groups said the assessment underscores the need to do more to curtail climate-altering emissions, while also preparing to adapt to the unavoidable impacts of changes already under way. The report comes at a time when the Obama administration faces growing political pressure over the Keystone XL pipeline, with   Congress   considering approving it after the administration delayed its decision on the project amid intense opposition from environmentalists.
NEWS
By Justin George and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2014
Passengers boarding the Grandeur of the Seas arrived Saturday at the port of Baltimore carrying their luggage, hopes for a relaxing vacation and, in some cases, extra vitamins to ward off illnesses that have plagued the ship's last two voyages. "We're very concerned, especially because it's been onboard twice," said Gwen Rivera of Millersville, Pa., who planned to make her 13-year-old son, Brock, swallow some Vitamin C as soon as they boarded the Royal Caribbean cruiseliner. Her apprehension was shared by many passengers after learning that the Grandeur of the Seas had been struck by a second outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness in the past two voyages.
SPORTS
By Michael Neidhardt, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2014
Many banners overlook the pool at the Newton White Athletic Center, but three stand out. The 1977, '78 and '79 Johns Hopkins men's swimming national championships stare out over the pool, as if to motivate those who have qualified for this year's championships today through Saturday in Indianapolis. On the pool deck, coach George Kennedy writes practice information on a whiteboard as his men's and women's teams wait patiently in the water. After a brief period of instruction, the swimmers begin to warm up with paced laps, going about their business of trying to earn more titles.
NEWS
The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2014
Lockheed Martin Corp. announced Tuesday that it signed a contract to develop the world's largest wave energy project off Victoria, Australia, calling it a "significant step toward making ocean energy commercially available. " The New Ventures office of Lockheed Martin's Mission Systems and Training Baltimore site signed the deal with Victorian Wave Partners Ltd. to develop a 62.5-megawatt peak power wave energy generation project. The project will use a wave energy converter buoy pioneered by Ocean Power Technologies of Pennington, N.J. As the buoy moves up and down on waves, the mechanical energy drives an electrical generator, which is sent to shore through underwater cables.
NEWS
By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Staff writer | December 22, 1991
The Waves women's volleyball team found themselves in an unfamiliar situation Thursday en route to the Carroll County Women's Volleyball League post-season championship at East Middle School.The first-year team actually lost a game during its match with runner-up Maggie's.The Waves breezed through the 12-team league's regular season, not losing a match and finishing with a 32-1 record in games. The one game they lost came via forfeit when a couple of their players showed up late.After handling Lehigh and Douglas Lawn in the first two rounds of the playoffs with relative ease, they faced Maggie's, which finished eighth in the regular season with a 14-19 mark.
NEWS
By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer | July 12, 1992
From playing summer basketball with the 15-and-under Arundel Waves, North County guard Emma Ketterle says she's improved both her shot selection and her marksmanship.And as a center for the Waves, which recently won the Amateur Athletic Union state title, Broadneck's 6-foot junior Julie Barr has honed her quickness and positioning skills.The two players soon will get an opportunity to test their enhanced abilities against some of the nation's best teams in their age group when the Waves travel to Amarillo, Texas, for the AAU Junior Olympic National Tournament July 23 through Aug. 1."
FEATURES
By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
Those wondering how Russia will treat LGBT rights protesters when the Sochi Olympics begin in February might have their answer. A gay Russian protestor was detained Saturday for waving a rainbow flag as the Olympic torch moved through his hometown north of Sochi, the Associated Press reports. A video uploaded to YouTube appears to show the man, who the AP identified as Pavel Lebedev, running along the side of the road bearing a rainbow flag. Olympic staffers scuffle with him before hauling him to the sidewalk.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
As some Maryland lawmakers rally for marijuana legalization, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will not be among them. The mayor on Wednesday spoke out against legalizing the drug, saying she does not endorse efforts by a previous mayor, Kurt Schmoke, to advocate for decriminalization. "I don't think it serves anybody's purpose to clog up the system with this type of offense, but I'm not going to be waving the Schmoke flag of legalization," she said. Rawlings-Blake said she endorses "diversion programs" that try to prevent offenders from continuing to use the drug.
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