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Eugene Monroe, Jimmy Smith out as Suggs, Ngata return for Ravens

baltimoresun.com — Veteran left tackle Eugene Monroe and cornerback Jimmy Smith were the Ravens' only new absentees at practice Friday, while wide receiver Steve Smith was present at practice but had the day off. Meanwhile, five players who missed Thursday's practice were back in action: nose tackle Haloti Ngata, linebacker Terrell Suggs, wide receiver Jacoby Jones, running back Justin Forsett, and wide receiver Jeremy Butler.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @JonMeoli: Eugene Monroe, Jimmy Smith out as Terrell Suggs, Haloti Ngata return Friday for #Ravens bsun.md/1xKbBkX

Aug 01, 2014

Eugene Monroe, Jimmy Smith out as Terrell Suggs, Haloti Ngata return Friday for #Ravens bsun.md/1xKbBkX

Wendell Pierce on 'Ray Donovan,' Jon Voight and his 'personal trifecta'

baltimoresun.com — Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan and Wendell Pierce as Ronald Keith in the Showtime drama "Ray Donovan" Sundays at 9 p.m. (Suzanne Tenner/Showtime / ) There was Wendell Pierce last Sunday night, sitting at a bar, pounding down drink after drink and getting kind of emotional as he talked about how messed up things had gotten in his life.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @davidzurawik: Wendell Pierce on Ray Donovan, Jon Voight, life after Bunk and his own 'personal trifecta.' bsun.md/1rR8ypk

Aug 01, 2014

Wendell Pierce on Ray Donovan, Jon Voight, life after Bunk and his own 'personal trifecta.' bsun.md/1rR8ypk

A look at what Orioles players said about new teammate Andrew Miller

baltimoresun.com — After the Orioles added left-hander Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox shortly before Thursday's nonwaiver trade deadline, it brought predictably positive reactions from the home clubhouse at Camden Yards. And for good reason. Orioles hitters have routinely struggled against their new teammate, going a combined 9-for-54 against Miller with 15 strikeouts and five walks.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @BaltSunSports: Orioles Insider: A look at what Orioles players said about new teammate Andrew Miller bsun.md/1sb0Yru

Aug 01, 2014

O's Insider blog: A look at what Orioles players said about new teammate Andrew Miller: After the Ori... bsun.md/1sb0XE3 #Orioles

Maryland will start charging for tickets to wrestling, volleyball home matches

baltimoresun.com — Following the lead of several Big Ten members, the University of Maryland will begin charging for tickets to home volleyball games and wrestling matches this year. The athletic department began advertising the sale of tickets for fall and winter "Olympic sports" Friday. The school will continue to sell tickets for men's and women's soccer.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @BaltSunBrk: Maryland will start charging for tickets to wrestling, volleyball home matches bsun.md/XoSFgt

Maryland tax-free shopping week planned

baltimoresun.com — Consumers will be spared Maryland's 6 percent sales taxes on some apparel and footwear during the state's annual tax-free week starting Aug. 10. During Shop Maryland week, no sales tax will be levied on any single qualifying article of clothing and shoes priced at $100 or less, regardless of how many items are purchased.

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Aug 01, 2014

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Former Maryland LB Darin Drakeford trying out for Jets, source says

baltimoresun.com — Former Maryland linebacker Darin Drakeford is trying out for the New York Jets today, according to a source. Drakeford had previous stints with the Kansas City Chiefs and New York Giants. He went undrafted last year and signed with the Chiefs before being released and then signed to the Giants' practice squad.
Aug 01, 2014

Former Maryland LB Darin Drakeford trying out for Jets, source says bsun.md/1odSv59

Baltimore Homicides - baltimoresun.com

data.baltimoresun.com — Select options from the dropdown lists below and click "Show Results." The map below will display points for each homicide in Baltimore City that meets your search criteria. Click on a point to get details about that homicide.
Aug 01, 2014

Map of Baltimore murders: look at how the past 3 months tilt heavily toward west side data.baltimoresun.com/bing-maps/homi…

Former Maryland LB Darin Drakeford trying out for Jets today, source says

baltimoresun.com — Former Maryland linebacker Darin Drakeford is trying out for the New York Jets today, according to a source. Drakeford has previous stints with the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Giants. Drakeford went undrafted last year and signed with the Chiefs before being released and then signed to the Giants' practice squad.
Aug 01, 2014

Former Maryland linebacker Darin Drakeford trying out for Jets today, according to a source: baltimoresun.com/bal-former-mar…

Here's how it's done-6

baltimoresun.com — Picky, Wordville's British honorary consul, recommends consideration of the peroration of A.J.P. Taylor's English History 1914-1945. "The rhythm is particularly effective, I think," he says. Let's have a look: In the second World War the British people came of age. This was a people's war. Not only were their needs considered.

July 2014 was Baltimore's coolest since 2009, 17th-mildest on record

baltimoresun.com — July didn't quite feel like mid-summer in Baltimore, with persistently cool air making it one of the mildest in years. The average temperature of 75.6 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is the coolest there since 2009 and the 17th-mildest on record, according to National Weather Service data.
Aug 01, 2014

Strange but true: BWI hit the 50s more often than 90s this July bsun.md/1rRbRg2

Maryland police agencies no longer need to report race, SWAT deployments

articles.baltimoresun.com — Two state laws sunset this year limiting information to state and public Law enforcement agencies across Maryland are no longer required to collect and report the race of drivers in traffic stops to the state because legislators didn't notice a 3-year-old law expiring.
Aug 01, 2014

The Maryland legislature neglected to renew the state's important SWAT transparency bill, thus allowing it to expire. articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-07-05/new…

BronyCon 2014 - Baltimore Convention Center - Harbor - Baltimore, MD 21201 - FindLocal Baltimore Sun

findlocal.baltimoresun.com — This admittedly unusual convention, held by and for fans of the cartoon "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" (the fans are typically young men), features vendors, show staff, comic creators, artists, musicians, guest appearances and more.

Ray Rice said he never planned to appeal suspension

baltimoresun.com — When NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Ravens star running back Ray Rice for two games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy, talk briefly turned toward whether he would file an appeal. Under NFL collective bargaining agreement rules governing appeals, Rice had three days to decide whether to fight the suspension and $529,411 in lost wages.
Aug 01, 2014

Ray Rice said he had never planned to appeal, ultimately accepted two-game suspension, $529,411 fine: baltimoresun.com/bal-ray-rice-s…

MTA buses can soon be tracked via smartphone

articles.baltimoresun.com — Other planned changes include increased service to job centers like Horseshoe Casino Users of the Maryland Transit Administration's bus system will be able to track buses in their area via their smartphones and other mobile devices starting this fall, one of many changes announced Monday as part of the agency's multiyear bus improvement plan.
Aug 01, 2014

MTA buses can soon be tracked via smartphone articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-07-14/new… More @MiddayWYPR 12-1 pm Now that's an improvement! @mtamaryland

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