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May 1, 2010
— For the time being, Tim Tebow will be less improv artist and more pocket passer. The faster the Denver Broncos rookie quarterback learns the system, though, the quicker those restraints may come off. Tebow got off on the right foot during the Broncos' rookie minicamp this weekend, impressing his new coach, Josh McDaniels, with his motivation to improve. Then again, that's never been the issue. The knock on Tebow has centered around his throwing mechanics and footwork, precisely why McDaniels is taking a keen interest in Tebow this spring, a work-in-progress McDaniels selected with the 25th pick in last week's draft.
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By Mike Frainie, For The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
Acker had a dream season for the No. 6 Raiders, who finished the season 18-2 and 17-0 in Howard County in the regular season. The senior batted .541 in 61 at-bats, contributing 33 hits, 10 doubles, four home runs, two triples and nine stolen bases. He scored 36 runs, struck out only three times and was named Howard County Player of the Year by county coaches. "Brady was a leader on our team, both vocally and by example," Atholton coach Jon Dupski said. "The other players respond to him and the example he sets.
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By Matt Vensel | April 26, 2011
When he wasn't busy hitting grand slams and chowing down unsatisfactory meals at P.F. Chang's with Cameron Diaz , Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez found some time during his recent weekend getaway in Baltimore to discuss shortstop Manny Machado , the Orioles' top minor-league prospect. "If I was an Orioles fan, I would be really excited to see what this kid has to offer for the next -- at least for the next -- decade or so," Rodriguez told MLB.com. "It's going to be very exciting.
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April 12, 2014
As a former elected Howard County Board of Education member and a retired Howard County educator, I'd like to give my support to Howard County Superintendent, Dr. Renee Foose. I was not happy with the results of the survey of her performance that came out from HCEA. One of the roles I had as a Howard County educator was principal. Being a leader is a challenging task and awesome responsibility. You share credit when things go well and you take the full blame and responsibility when things go wrong.
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February 4, 1992
Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa said yesterday Americans are losing "a work ethic" and no longer have a drive to "live by the sweat of their brow." Two weeks ago, another Japanese politician said U.S. workers are lazy.The Evening Sun would like to know what you think. Have Americans lost their work ethic? Have standards "loosened" too much in recent years? Will this controversy make you more or less likely to think about "Buying American?"To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County)
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By Donna Schaper | March 5, 1992
THE JAPANESE are not all wrong in their assessment of the work habits of Americans. They have noticed that we spend a lot of time at work but don't seem to be doing anything.I first noticed this pattern in the homes of depressed welfare women. They would "work" all day at cleaning up their houses, but nothing would get cleaned up. I noticed it again when I took my VCR to a very small shop for repairs and didn't get it back for two weeks. And although the owner complained to me that business was terrible, no one was doing anything whenever I walked by the store.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | August 26, 1992
Cal Ripken got a $30.5 million contract on his 32nd birthday, but there was no celebration.No quiet dinner with his wife, Kelly. No family gathering for a toast to success and security.Instead, at 12.30 a.m., a half-hour after he had concluded a news conference, Ripken pulled off his uniform -- and put on his workout clothes. His birthday and the signing of a new contract coincided with the post-game workout schedule Ripken religiously adheres to every other day, and this wasn't an exception.
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By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,Sun Reporter | July 24, 2007
PINEHURST, N.C. -- About two weeks ago, Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen received phone calls from Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and owner Steve Bisciotti, inquiring about Jared Gaither, the Terps' 6-foot-9, 324-pound offensive tackle. "I told them what I felt," Friedgen said. "If he would just get away from some of the people he hangs around with, get his mind right, dedicate himself ... they got a steal." In his first public comments since Gaither rose from a struggling student to a supplemental draft pick for the Ravens, Friedgen tempered his high praise for the lineman by questioning Gaither's work ethic - a shortcoming that eventually cost him his starting job. "Sometimes he wouldn't work," Friedgen said.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Contributing Writer | May 2, 1993
South Carroll lacrosse coach Gene Brown likes to talk about Cavaliers midfielder Brad Blizzard. Brown quickly will praise the senior's blazing shot, his quickness and his dodging ability.But bring up the subject of Blizzard's work ethic, and Brown becomes effusive in his praise."I know I'm going to get the best effort out of [him]," said Brown. "He's the kind of guy I love to coach."Brown said that Blizzard is one of the hardest workers on the South Carroll squad. That work ethic helped make Blizzard the team's second-leading scorer through seven games with 15 goals.
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By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF | October 4, 1996
B. J. Surhoff didn't have to be at the Orioles' optional workout yesterday. In fact, manager Davey Johnson wanted the left fielder to take the day off and rest his aching knee.But when a group of players assembled around the batting cage at 2 p.m., there was Surhoff, sending batting-practice home runs over the right-field wall."I told him not to hit," Johnson said. "I said, 'For one time in your life, could you back off and rest a little bit?' He said all he was going to do was just a little hitting."
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April 10, 2014
One thing that amuses me about former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s regular column is that he often proves the point of his opponents without even realizing it. His most recent, "Paul Ryan isn't a racist, and the Democrats know it" (March 6), is a perfect example. Mr. Ehrlich quotes Rep. Paul Ryan's comments about the lack of a culture of work in the inner cities and then says that what is lost in the conversation is the fact that the majority of people on entitlements are white.
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February 26, 2014
As a 30-year retired wrestling coach still active on state committees, I was saddened to hear of the passing of Gregory Kane ( "Gregory Kane, former Sun columnist, dies at 62," Feb. 20). Mr. Kane often wrote about wrestling in relation to his own high school experiences and to the values taught by the nature of the sport. The extraordinary mental and physical requirements led to the development of discipline and a work ethic that many wrestlers display throughout their lives.
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February 26, 2014
It was amusing to read Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's letter Sunday demonizing Republican criticism of Democratic mayors ( "Mayor: GOP offers criticisms, Democrats offer solutions," Feb. 24). Virtually every city, including Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore and the District of Columbia, has been run by Democratic politicians. These same politicians have destroyed the African-American community, housing, the work ethic and the infrastructure. Just drive around Baltimore for a couple of hours.
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February 21, 2014
I was tremendously saddened to hear of the passing of Gregory Kane, one of the best, if not the best, columnists The Baltimore Sun has employed in the last 40 years. I invited him for years to hear former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. lecture to my class, but in December he emailed me matter-of-factly, "Oh, I'm VERY interested, Rick. But once again, the Fates are against us. I have chemo that day. " Mr. Kane grew up as a liberal, but experience made him more conservative. He was especially eloquent on the unpopular side of capital punishment, a topic on which he exposed the undiscussed consequences of eliminating that option for incapacitation of the most heinous criminals.
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By Eric Meany and The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2013
Deana Parris had a decision to make. A year after she joined the trampoline team at the Fairland Sports and Aquatics Center in Laurel, her parents declared that she and her brother had to pare down their many extracurricular activities to two each. Choir would make the cut, Parris decided, leaving one spot open for sports. After thinking it over, she eventually chose to continue with trampoline even though she had been playing soccer longer. "My dad asked me why," Parris said.
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
The latest member of the Terps football team's Class of 2014 doesn't have any readily available stats - no touchdowns, no sacks  - because there aren't any mainstream metrics by which you can measure a long-snapper. Greenway's (Phoenix, Ariz.) Nate Adams announced his commitment to Maryland on Thursday, and it's an unusual one, for this reason: Long-snappers typically are walk-ons, not scholarship players. That doesn't mean they're unworthy. "Good luck trying to win a game without a long-snapper," long-snapping instructor Chris Rubio said.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | August 16, 2009
He's taught history to high-schoolers in those ubiquitous trailers called "portable classrooms." He's also worked as a substitute teacher. And he's intimately knowledgeable about education acronyms such as HSA (high school assessments) and AYP (annual yearly progress). Andrew C. Pruski, the Baltimore County schools administrator who was sworn in Friday as the newest member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, thinks those experiences will be an asset to his new position as he looks to improve the county's public schools.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2013
Archbishop Spalding junior Jacob Parker is a true three-sport athlete and an old-school gamer. When asked which sport he most enjoys playing - football, wrestling or lacrosse - Parker says: "Whatever the season is. " Right now, he's on the wrestling mat and looking to build on a successful sophomore season. Wrestling at 182 pounds, Parker went 47-14 with 25 pins last year. He placed third in both the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association and Maryland Independent Schools tournaments before finishing eighth at the National Preps event.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2013
Broadneck soccer star Tyler Gabarra wins a ball in the offensive third, sends it wide to a teammate and dashes to goal. Successfully behind the defense, he collects the return pass and gets to work. A quick cut back to his right foot and then an extra touch to get past a sliding defender gives him just enough space to slip a shot under the drawn out goalkeeper. Gabarra's goal - perfectly placed inside the near post - came with seven minutes left to give the Bruins a 1-0 win over Annapolis this month.
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