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Some thoughts on this year's group of Orioles nonroster invitations

It’s not often that a nonroster invitee cracks an Opening Day 25-man roster, but the nonroster players who receive big league camp invitations are nonetheless critical to a team’s success. Occasionally, there are some surprises. Three springs ago, first baseman/outfielder Conor Jackson nearly forced...

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  • Bill would ease parking standards for Towson Circle property

    Bill would ease parking standards for Towson Circle property

    The Baltimore County Council on Feb. 9 was expected to consider a bill by Councilman David Marks aimed at easing parking limitations at what is currently Towson Circle. Marks' bill would revise the front, rear and side yard setback requirements, the floor area ratio requirements and the building...

  • New partnership will bring high-speed Internet to underserved western Howard County

    New partnership will bring high-speed Internet to underserved western Howard County

    When Nicole and Renard Parson moved from the bustling streets of New York City to the rolling hills of western Howard County five years ago, they were in for a surprise. Their home in Mount Airy did not have high-speed Internet. With only 30 gigabytes to use per month — the best offer they could...

  • Chipotle to invest up to $10 million to help suppliers grow safer food

    Chipotle to invest up to $10 million to help suppliers grow safer food

    Chipotle will spend up to $10 million on an initiative to help its smaller suppliers produce safer meat and vegetables, company founder, chairman and co-CEO Steve Ells said. Ells made the announcement during Chipotle's companywide meeting Monday morning, parts of which were broadcast on live video...

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  • Super Bowl commercial brings back the Sobotka family from 'The Wire'

    Super Bowl commercial brings back the Sobotka family from 'The Wire'

    Toyota on Sunday played host to a Sobotka family reunion, as the actors who portrayed the family from Season 2 of "The Wire" appeared together in two Super Bowl commercials for the Prius. Chris Bauer (Frank Sobotka), Pablo Schreiber (Nick Sobotka) and James Ransone (Ziggy Sobotka) played bank robbers...

  • 'The Bachelor' recap: A stormy two-on-one date in the Bahamas

    'The Bachelor' recap: A stormy two-on-one date in the Bahamas

    At the beginning of the episode, we are made privy to the private conversation Ben requested of Olivia, this season’s “mean girl,” at the end of last week. Despite Olivia sharing that she likes “reading and thinking” and wants to “talk smart things,” Ben decides to maintain his decision to give...

  • Behind Michael and Son's Super Bowl ad with Mike Tyson

    Behind Michael and Son's Super Bowl ad with Mike Tyson

    Mike Tyson’s son Amir sits in the corner of a boxing ring with what appears to be blood outlining his face, a trainer shouting words of encouragement. Amir wants to give up. “I can’t do it,” he tells his trainer. But the eighth round starts anyway, and Amir’s opponent has him against the ropes....

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  • Harford's hysteria

    Harford's hysteria

    In case you missed this, or simply thought it was too insane to possibly be true, let us reiterate a bit of news that broke late last week. The Harford County school system has decided to indefinitely ban student field trips into Baltimore City because of the unrest that followed Freddie Gray's...

  • New Hampshire's nay-sayers

    New Hampshire's nay-sayers

    The New Hampshire primary can be cruel — just ask supporters of the late Sen. Edmund Muskie whose 1972 campaign for president was undone by a speech he made outside the offices of the Manchester Union-Leader. On Tuesday, Granite State voters get a chance to punch above their Lilliputian weight...

  • Drafting for a better military, country

    Drafting for a better military, country

    The commandant of the Marines and the Army's chief of staff testified before a congressional committee last week that they would like to see women register for the draft. That follows the December order from the secretary of defense, Ashton Carter, that all front-line combat units must be open...

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  • O'Malley campaign secures public cash before dropping out

    O'Malley campaign secures public cash before dropping out

    When Martin O'Malley decided in November to rely on public financing for his struggling presidential campaign, he was tossing a Hail Mary with a federal program that watchdog groups say is in need of a major overhaul. The former Maryland governor was also ensuring he could pay off his debts when...

  • Washington suburbs dominated record Powerball drawing sales

    Washington suburbs dominated record Powerball drawing sales

    A beer and wine store in Montgomery County sold the most tickets of any of Maryland's 4,481 lottery retailers during the Powerball roll that ended with a record jackpot, according to state records. Retailers in the Washington suburbs dominated state sales as players sought a share of a jackpot...

  • Senator's second bite at veto apple called legal

    Senator's second bite at veto apple called legal

    When the House of Delegates voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill to speed restoration of felons' voting rights last month, Del. Craig Zucker of Montgomery County cast one of the 85 votes needed. When the same bill comes up in the state Senate this week, Zucker — sworn in as a senator...

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