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A Conversation with Local Sportscaster Gerry Sandusky

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 12:31pm

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Gerry Sandusky and David Applefeld

From Citybizlist – As the son of Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins head coach, John Sandusky, Gerry Sandusky grew up in the sports world. He ultimately developed a sports career of his own becoming the legendary voice of the Ravens and the Emmy- and Edward R. Murrow Award-winning broadcaster on the WBAL networks. We recently discussed his childhood with sports legends, his unique career path, his thoughts on the current Orioles and Ravens, and the lessons he has learned from his father and from a scandal involving his unrelated namesake, among other topics. Read More →

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Easter Eggstravaganza at Baltimore Humane Society This Coming Saturday, April 19

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 11:57am

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This isn’t your typical Easter Egg Hunt event — it’s for both kids and pets, and includes some very unusual amusements! Read More →

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New Yorker Writer Hung Out at North Avenue McDonalds to Get Sources for His Story on Jail Corruption

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 10:06am

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If you read Jeffrey Toobin’s New Yorker article on the Baltimore jail scandal (which you should! it’s fascinating!), you may have wondered how he got so many people to open up about what it’s like inside the Baltimore City Detention Center. It turns out it wasn’t that hard at all: He went to McDonald’s.
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Tickets Issued to Distracted Drivers in Maryland Have Tripled

3 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 8:45am

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Ever since using a cellphone while driving became a primary offense in Maryland — meaning distracted drivers could be pulled over for cellphone use alone — police across the state have tripled the number of tickets they’ve issued to gabby motorists. It’s $83 for the first offense, then $140, then $160. Then your loved ones stage an intervention to try to convince you to get with the program.

So, yes, you really better hang up the phone and drive. But not because of the fine. The fine is nothing compared with the risk of an accident and the tragedy that might entail. And come October, distracted driving that causes “a serious or fatal crash” could come with jail time. Read More →

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Baltimore Humane Society’s Pets of the Week

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 3:00pm

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I’m Parcheezi and I’m a super happy girl who would love to have a new forever home. I love people, getting attention, and belly rubs. Going for long walks with my new family would make me really happy and you’ll enjoy it too. I also like playing with squeaky toys and stuffed animals. In my previous home I lived with kids and they loved me as much as I hope you will. Stop in soon to see me.

Baltimore Humane Society Pet of the Week

Hello! My name is Betty Lou. I originally came here with my sisters and now I’m the only one left without a home. Being at the shelter can be a little scary, honestly, and I would love to be in a home that I can call my own. I am a little on the shyer side, and am most comfortable when I have another cat with me to be my buddy. I also really enjoy food and get rather talkative around meal times! So if you have another kitty at home who is laid back and looking for a friend, come and see me! I’ll be waiting! Betty Lou’s adoption fee has been sponsored by a generous donor.

For more information visit  bmorehumane.org

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Volunteer Firefighter Accused of Setting Fire

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 10:32am

Photo via Wikipedia

Photo via Wikipedia

In September 2007, a fire broke out in a home on Myrtle Avenue in Halethorpe, destroying the building. It was just one of a series of suspicious fires in the area around that time–and last week, a volunteer firefighter who put out the blaze was accused of setting it.
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Cyclist Videotapes His Assault by Teenagers in Station North

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 9:52am

The attack occurred two blocks North of the Guilford Bike Boulevard. Photo by Payton Chung, via Flickr.

The attack occurred two blocks North of the Guilford Bike Boulevard. Photo by Payton Chung, via Flickr.

Michael Bowman was riding his bicycle on the Guilford Bike Boulevard in Station North on Saturday when he was attacked by a group of teenagers. He happened to be recording video at the time, and he uploaded footage of the incident — which cuts out as the kids appear to gang up on him and begin attacking him in earnest — to YouTube.

In the video description he said the attack left him with “damage” to his thumb after the youths “stomped it.” He said he “took punches” but didn’t end up with any marks. After the camera cut out Bowman yelled for help, which brought residents onto the street, and “a distant siren scared [the attackers] off.”

This incident is eerily similar to a spate of attacks that occurred on Guilford Avenue last April. In one instance, the intended victim was able to pedal away from his attackers. In another, the cyclist sustained “a few scrapes and a black eye” before residents came to his aid and the attackers fled. Read More →

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Michael Phelps to Dive Into Competition Again

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 14, 2014 1:04pm

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USA Swimming has distributed a press release announcing that Baltimore’s Michael Phelps will compete in Arizona next week — along with other Olympic champions — at the Arena Grand Prix. It will be his first competitive swim since the 2012 Olympics. Read More →

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Oops! Orioles Ball Girl Makes Play on a Fair Ball

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 14, 2014 11:50am

A ball girl for the Orioles made a great play Sunday during the Orioles and Blue Jays game. Unfortunately, the play was accidentally made on a fair ball. We all make mistakes. Read More →

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Day Care Costs More (A Lot More!) Than College in Maryland

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 14, 2014 10:11am

Graphic via the Washington Post

Graphic via the Washington Post

In recent years, there has been lots of press about the skyrocketing costs of college tuition. But parents in Maryland can expect to pay their heftiest education bills far earlier in their children’s lives; according to a report by Child Care Aware America, the annual cost of daycare in Maryland is nearly $5,000 more than the average tuition and fees of public college.
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