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  • Police chase lead on Vi Ripken kidnapping to dead end

    Police chase lead on Vi Ripken kidnapping to dead end
    Detectives in Aberdeen received a tip they hoped would be their big break: A prisoner seeking leniency said he knew the man who abducted the mother of Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. But nearly nine months after the bizarre kidnapping, no suspect has been...
  • Vi Ripken reflects on life a year after her mysterious kidnapping and safe return

    Vi Ripken reflects on life a year after her mysterious kidnapping and safe return
    One year after she was abducted at gunpoint and taken on a daylong trek in the back seat of her Lincoln Town Car, Vi Ripken still can't help worrying when she pulls into a parking spot and another car pulls up behind her. Ripken, the 75-year-old...
  • Former Orioles manager Earl Weaver dies at 82

    Former Orioles manager Earl Weaver dies at 82
    Earl Weaver penned his own epitaph. “On my tombstone just write, ‘The sorest loser that ever lived,’ “ he once said. Weaver, the Orioles’ chain-smoking, umpire-baiting, tomato-growing manager who led the team to four...
  • Urrutia, Wright win top minor league awards

    Urrutia, Wright win top minor league awards
       Cuban outfielder Henry Urrutia, who went from not knowing whether he would play pro ball in 2013 to the major leagues a few months later, has been named the Orioles’ organization’s Brooks Robinson Player of the Year.      Right-hander...
  • Erika Butler and others deserve a bat, a custom-made bat [Commentary]

    Lots of people think Friday the 13th is a bad thing. A day for unfortunate happenings and just plain old bad luck. This past Friday was one of those days, but to be honest, it didn't seem to be all that bad from what I could tell. Well, there was...
  • Colopietro, Sanders are fastest at 'Streak Thru Aberdeen' 7K run

    Daniel Colopietro cleared the centerfield fence of Cal Sr.'s Yard about as quickly as a home-run ball. He went through the centerfield gate, of course, as he led 145 runners away from the starting line of the first 7K Streak Through Aberdeen last Friday....
  • Recreation and outdoors calendar

    Fishing talk Monday, July 15: Captain Dale Kirkendall will discuss live lining for rockfish and trolling for bluefish and Spanish mackerel from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at American Legion Post 175 at 832 Manhattan Beach Road in Severna Park. Enter on the...
  • Upper Chesapeake Health welcomes seven new board members

    Upper Chesapeake Health welcomes seven new board members
    Upper Chesapeake Health, the not-for-profit company that owns and operates Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace and the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, has announced seven people have joined the firm's board of directors. "The...
  • Recreation and Outdoors calendar

    Fish with electronics Tuesday, July 9: Captain Tom Hughes of Tom Hughes Guide Service will speak at the July meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. He'll discuss how to set up and read your electronics to...
  • Minority contracting advocate sues city, Ripken Foundation over Park Heights field

    Minority contracting advocate sues city, Ripken Foundation over Park Heights field
    A longtime minority contracting advocate has filed a lawsuit against Baltimore and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, alleging the creation of a new baseball field in Park Heights is bypassing competitive bidding requirements. In the lawsuit filed in...
  • Howard players help Blazers pursue national wheelchair softball title

    Howard players help Blazers pursue national wheelchair softball title
    When the Bennett Blazers — Kennedy Krieger Institute's Physically Challenged Sports Program — first sent a wheelchair softball team to the National Championships in Minnesota several years ago, the team was admittedly unprepared. "The...
  • One year later, Vi Ripken's kidnapper still being sought

    One year later, Vi Ripken's kidnapper still being sought
    One year after Violet Ripken was kidnapped at gunpoint from her Harford County home and driven around the state for nearly 24 hours before being returned unharmed, police in her hometown of Aberdeen are still searching for the man responsible. Ripken,...