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Lockout looms, but Ravens cheerleader tryouts still go on
Lockout looms, but Ravens cheerleader tryouts still go on

Storm clouds are hovering over the NFL, with players and owners negotiating to prevent a labor lockout. But for the Ravens' cheerleading squad -- a perpetual ray of light at M&T Bank Stadium even on rainy, sleety and snowy Sundays -- the high-flying, big-smiling show must go on. Despite the uncertainty, the ever-chipper cheerleading squad kicked off its 2011 season with the first rounds of their annual tryouts this weekend at the Merritt Downtown Athletic Club. "We're still planning for a season. We have to. We just can't have a team put together in four weeks and train them to learn the dances," said Ravens' advertising and marketing coordinator Heather...

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