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August 29, 1991
"This has been our most successful event ever," says Operation Rescue's Rev. Pat Mahoney. We would hate to see one of their unsuccessful events. After a summer of massive demonstrations aimed at shutting down abortion clinics in Wichita, the results are in, and the demonstrations have been a failure by every normal standard of measurement.Some 2,500 of the protesters have been arrested for loitering or trespassing, a handful have been arrested for assault, and a few have been cited for contempt of court.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2013
The Blast had a difficult time finishing off scoring chances for much of Saturday's game against the visiting Wichita Wings, enabling them to hang around long enough to make it appear that they might leave 1st Mariner Arena with a win. But Blast rookie forward Marco Mangione changed all that with one poised touch early in the fourth quarter. Shortly after the Wings tied the game with six straight points, Mangione skillfully chested a ball to his left foot and then perfectly placed a volley to the near post to give the home team the lead back.
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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | February 17, 1993
In August, a rescue crew in Wichita, Kan., answered a 911 emergency call. A man named Joseph Martier had collapsed inside a dingy storage building at an isolated industrial park just outside town.Mr. Martier was unconscious from a drug overdose, but he recovered later at a Wichita hospital. It appeared to be just another drug-abuse episode -- except for the drug. It was fentanyl, a lethal "designer drug" that can be hundreds of times more potent than heroin.The near-death of Mr. Martier, 42, a Pittsburgh businessman now being held on drug charges, helped solve a lethal mystery that had vexed federal drug agents for a year.
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February 15, 2013
Wichita Wings at Blast When: Saturday night, 7:35 p.m. Site: 1st Mariner Arena Video: mislnation.com Outlook: A four-game winning streak has the Blast (19-5) only a half-game behind the first-place Milwaukee Wave (17-2) as the Major Indoor Soccer League regular season winds down. After Saturday night's game against the Wings (7-14), the Blast will end its season at home against the Wave next Saturday in a game that could decide first place and the top seed in the playoffs.
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By Tracy Elliott and Tracy Elliott,Special to The Sun | March 5, 1994
WICHITA, Kan. -- Beaten by its own strong suit of counterattacking, the Spirit surrendered a franchise-record 30 points in a 30-20 loss to the Wichita Wings last night.The fast-paced, run-and-gun game tied the National Professional Soccer League record for most points in a game at 50. Baltimore beat Detroit, 26-24, on March 20, 1993, to set the record.Tatu and Dale Ervine each scored four goals and Terry Woodberry scored three shootout goals and had five assists for Wichita.The Spirit, led by Goran Hunjak's two goals and two assists, dropped its fourth straight road game.
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By ROGER SIMON | August 19, 1991
Letters, calls and the roar of the crowd:F. Paul Galeone, Timonium: I just read your article and I'm upset! You told about the trauma of your friend having the abortion. Why did you not describe what my friend went through?Yes, how the doctor had to crush the skull and body at 6 months or perhaps he used acid to burn the baby.Yes, I said my friend, because that baby was my brother or sister and yours, too!We are all God's children and when He saw this happen, how sad He must have felt. The 5th Commandment is: Thou Shalt Not Kill.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | August 7, 1991
WICHITA, Kan. -- The U.S. Justice Department joined Operation Rescue yesterday in opposing a federal judge's order that abortion protesters stop blocking access to two Wichita clinics.Operation Rescue leaders said it proved that the government sided with their view.But U.S. Attorney Lee Thompson, who filed a motion on behalf of the U.S. government, said, "The filing by the United States takes no position on the activities of [Operation Rescue] but reiterates the government's view that the matters in litigation should be addressed in state court."
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | January 22, 1994
Paul Wright couldn't have picked a better night to tie a Spirit record. He had five goals and the Spirit welcomed them all.Wright added two assists, giving him nine points for the night, to lead the Spirit to an 18-14 win over the Wichita Wings before 5,218 at the Baltimore Arena.Wright, who tied Goran Hunjak's team record with five goals in a game, scored his fifth with 31 seconds left. Until then, the game had been tight throughout."Wright was sensational," Spirit coach Kenny Cooper said.
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By Don Terry and Don Terry,New York Times News Service | August 26, 1991
WICHITA, Kan. -- The intense struggle over abortion continued yesterday, but this time it was between thousands of abortion opponents attending a rally at a football stadium and a small airplane circling overhead.In the sky, the plane pulled a sign: "Go Home. Wichita is Pro-Choice." On the ground, the crowd, estimated by the police at 25,000, shouted back, their voices drowning out the buzz of the plane: "We are home. We are home."It was a moment of humor tinged with anger and defiance on both sides after weeks of protests at the city's three abortion clinics.
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By Tracy Elliott and Tracy Elliott,Special to The Sun | November 30, 1991
WICHITA, Kan. -- If a streak is to be broken, why not in impressive fashion?The Baltimore Blast broke a five-game losing streak in the Kansas Coliseum with a 7-5 victory last night over the Wichita Wings behind the play of defender Iain Fraser and leading scorer Domenic Mobilio.Fraser stopped the Major Soccer League's leading scorer, Dale Ervine, and also had a goal and an assist as the Blast won back-to-back road games for the first time since April 1990.With the victory, Baltimore improved its record to 4-4; Wichita lost its first-place standing and entered a three-way tie for the league lead at 5-3. The Blast's last victory in Wichita was by a 2-1 score on April 14, 1990.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2012
Good teams find ways to win against a lesser opponent even when they may not be on top of their game. So the Blast, which came into Friday's game against last-place Wichita undefeated and averaging more than 15-plus points per game, had that task when its usually precise offense was mostly absent. Two goals a minute apart at the end of the third quarter and start of the fourth proved the answer as the Blast shook the pesky, defensive-minded Wings, 10-6, in front of an announced 6,624 at 1st Mariner Arena . The Blast (8-0)
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2012
Mark Turgeon has been spending lots of time lately with the kids — and not just his three young children. The Maryland coach is now working with a handful of freshmen on a team that appears to be the youngest he will coach since Wichita State in 2001-02. First-year players — there were a half-dozen of them — were an integral part of a Shockers team that went 15-15 (9-9 Missouri Valley Conference) in Turgeon's second season in Wichita, Kan. Maryland, which has begun holding 16, one-hour, summer-session practices, may start as many as three freshmen in some games this season.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2011
Three games in four days? It's the sort of compressed schedule that some teams play in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in March. But this isn't March, and it sure isn't Greensboro, N.C., site of last year's ACC tourney. It's San Juan, scene of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. As Maryland worked out Wednesday at the ultra-modern Coliseo De Puerto Rico, it was a humid 80 degrees and the team had checked in the day before at a downtown beachfront hotel. Surrounded by palm trees and inviting diversions, the Terps face their first major test under new coach Mark Turgeon.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2011
Mary Jane Wichita, a homemaker and former reporter who loved birds and painting, died March 12 of cancer at the Sunrise assisted-living facility in Severna Park. She was 86. The daughter of an engineer and an accountant, Mary Jane Bein was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, where she graduated in 1942 from Our Lady of Victory High School. She attended Our Lady of Victory College, also in Fort Worth. From 1942 to 1944, she was an engineering draftsman for Consolidated Aircraft Co. In 1944, she married Walter L. Wichita, a career Air Force officer, and during his 30-year career, they lived on both coasts, as well as in the Midwest and Japan.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | August 14, 2008
Ann C. Michener, a homemaker, educator and civil rights activist, died of leukemia Aug. 3 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Broadmead retirement community resident was 83. Ann Crabtree was born and raised in Wichita, Kan., and graduated from Wichita High School East in 1939. During World War II, she worked at Boeing and Beechcraft aircraft manufacturers while attending the University of Kansas in Lawrence. In 1945, she married John H. Michener, a high school friend whom she began dating during World War II. They both enrolled full time at the University of Kansas, where she earned a bachelor's degree in entomology in 1949.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | December 5, 2007
Brian Hodges and Jay Greene combined for 45 points but a late rally fell short as the UMBC men's basketball team lost to host Wichita State, 77-68, last night. Freshman J.T. Durley scored a career-high 17 points to pace the Shockers (5-2). Hodges (25 points) hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 21 with 8:50 to go in the first half. That was the closest the Retrievers (6-2) got. Wichita State built a 43-28 lead at the half on 50 percent shooting from the field. The Shockers led by as many as 18 points in the second half.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1999
In the end, the decision about where Blast forward Erik Rasmussen wanted to spend his farewell season came down to location.It was not money or even a chance to go out a champion that lured the Rasmussen, 38, out of Wichita. Instead, it was the Inner Harbor and the opportunity to see his brother, who lives in Annapolis, more often that landed the Blast one of the best indoor-soccer players ever.Rasmussen spent the majority of his career in Wichita before signing with the Blast (4-0), which faces the Wings (3-2)
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee | January 7, 1992
MS: notebook:More than one sage snickered over Wichita coach Roy Turner's decision to stand pat with a team that went 21-31 a year ago, "because I can't believe we're that bad."Turner kept a dirty dozen, prepared to make them prove their worth. Nearly halfway through the season, no one is laughing.The Wings are 11-5 and a game ahead of everyone in the MSL. They also possess the best road record, 4-2, as they begin a string that sees them traveling for eight of their next 10 games."We're a franchise that has never lived up to the billing of its players," said Wichita forward Dale Ervine, whose 26 goals ties him with Tatu for the league lead.
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By DAVID STEELE | March 25, 2006
Washington-- --Final score: Verizon Center 63, Wichita State 55. Insane as it would have sounded two weeks ago, George Mason won its Sweet 16 game last night the moment its name popped up in the Washington Regional back on selection Sunday. Yet there was nothing crazy about it once yesterday dawned and the city began to revel in the realization that the team that so many said shouldn't even have been invited was playing a home game for a berth in the Elite Eight. At halftime, George Mason led 35-19, and that's why the 11th-seeded Patriots won, why they're playing again tomorrow, trying to beat Connecticut and prolong the biggest Cinderella story the NCAA tournament has ever seen.
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