Thursday, February 7, 2013
A state senator wants a new state bird; one man's technolgical fortress is his castle; and the Senate president feels snubbed by Obama.
It's not a statue in front of the office building that bares his name but Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller did receive a bust of himself this week courtesy of the Regional Manufacturing Institute. Sen. Kathy Klausmeier, a Perry Hall Democrat, gave a sneak preview of the small, light-weight bust of Miller moments before presenting it to the Senate's top dog. "You can't have too much Mike Miller," Klausmeier said. The technology is similar to what was used in a scene of Jurassic Park 3 where a copy of a velociraptor's larynx was recreated. The institute offered legislators in Annapolis the opportunity to have themselves scanned into a computer and get busts of themselves. Miller seemed impressed with the petite bust but joked that it …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Were you in Baltimore celebrating with the Super Bowl champions? Show us.
Help our readers relive the champion celebration by adding your own photos and videos from Tuesday's parade to our Neighborhood Gallery. Were you unable to attend the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl championship celebration? It's OK. You didn't miss much. Just: Attention Instagrammers: Use the hashtag #PatchRavens to show your Purple Pride in our parade gallery. Watch the video above and then tell us what was your favority part of Tuesday's celebration? How about the season? Do you believe in destiny? Show our hometeam some love in the comments section below. Related Content:
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Fans will get a first real-time look at the Ravens squad Thursday night.
The Baltimore Ravens will face off against the Atlanta Falcons tonight in the first pre-season game for both teams, but not every player expected to start Week 1 will be on the field today. Of course, the biggest loss for the Ravens this offseason was the achilles tendon injury to linebacker Terrell Suggs, who will miss at least a portion of the season. And tight end Dennis Pitta's injured hand certainly got pre-season workouts off on a low note. What do you hope to see in the Ravens-Falcons preseason game? Tell us in the comments. But the Ravens also are taking the safe approach with several players they hope will be key to reaching the Super Bowl, including cornerback Jimmy Smith, center Matt Birk and some of the "senior veterans" as …
Friday, January 20, 2012
The weather in Foxborough and injuries appear to already put the Ravens behind the eight ball.
The Ravens don't play the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game until Sunday, but the odds already seem against them. First, the forecast in Foxborough, MA, calls for one to three inches of snow on Saturday, which could leave the playing surface at Gillette Stadium a bit slick come Sunday. The slick turf favors the Patriots, according to The Baltimore Sun's Ravens Insider blog, because New England receivers may find themselves wide open should a Raven defender slip trying to change directions. Making matters worse, the only Raven on the team's injury list is Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed, who rolled his ankle on the final defensive play of the Ravens' 20-13 win over Houston. With the integral Reed playing with an injured ankle on a …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Get your day started with Savage-Guilford Patch!
Weather: Weather.com is calling for a mostly sunny day with a high of 46 and a low of 30. Events: Support the Hammond Elementary School PTA by dining at Kloby's Smokehouse at any time on Tuesday. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of all the day's proceeds generated by the Hammond Community to the PTA. Do you know of events around the Savage area? You can post them to the community calendar all on your own! Reader Shout Out: Patch reader Kathi questions the merits of Twitter, much like Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, "We feel your pain Joe lol." Thought of the Day: Did you know planets made of diamonds may actually exist? Maybe then no one would want them anymore... News You May Have Missed: Cars May Be Turning Into Computers but Police…
Sunday, December 11, 2011
It's safe to say the Ravens quarterback and his PR team are still cautiously testing the social media waters.
Friday, October 21, 2011
A weekly look at tweets by and about the Baltimore Ravens.
Joe Flacco can’t catch a break. Even in a week after he stood in against a surprisingly tough Houston Texans pass rush while still throwing for 305 yards and leading the Ravens to a 29-14 win, it only took a couple minutes of searching to find one of the fourth-year quarterback’s detractors. “@RealSkipBayless claims that Ravens as a team not sold on Flacco as their QB. C'mon Skip... Don't show up at any Ravens bar,” Lance Beasman wrote on Twitter. The tweet, of course, was referring to ESPN analyst Skip Bayless, who’s rarely had nice things to say about Flacco. That’s fine, of course. Bayless is paid to pontificate on the sports world and offer opinions that start conversation. But as someone who follows the Ravens closely, I just don’t …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Second-round draft pick Torrey Smith worked out with quarterback Joe Flacco.
Baltimore Ravens players began three days of light workouts on the field and in the weight room at Towson University Tuesday. A little more than 20 players were on the field at Johnny Unitas Stadium Tuesday doing low-impact running, passing and kicking drills. Though the first day of workouts was open to the media, the rest of the workouts will be closed to the public. Players present included Derrick Mason, Joe Flacco, Haruki Nakamura, Ray Rice and rookie Torrey Smith (Maryland). The players are unable to use the team's facilities in Owings Mills due to the ongoing NFL lockout, so Mason organized the workouts. "It's not our choice to be somewhere else," he said. "Towson's been more than accommodating." Tigers head coach Rob Ambrose was …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
While the Pentagon knows that women account for 14.5 percent, or 1.4 million, of active-duty service members in the military, it's also hanging on to some old-fashioned ideals: None of them are allowed to participate in direct combat.
A majority of Americans believe women in the military should be allowed in combat, according to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll. Yet in Iraq and Afghanistan, 25,000 female soldiers, or about 10 percent of the United States' entire forces there, have not been assigned below brigade level. Those units are assigned primary objectives that usually involve direct combat, according to the Post report. A commission recently recommended that the Pentagon lift the ban in a report called "Representation to Inclusion: Diveristy Leadership in the 21st-Century Military." So, what do you think?
Friday, April 8, 2011
As onlookers wage their countdowns, those in line to be affected by a shutdown of the federal government in Maryland--where it's its largest employer--ponder their options.
Thousands of Marylanders are concerned with a pending federal government shutdown, with about 800,0000 federal employers' immediate future uncertain nationwide. About 130,000 of those live in Maryland. One says he knows what he'll do with his days off: brew beer. Here's a roundup of what others are saying: --In Baltimore, the Baltimore Business Journal reports that employees are bracing for the shutdown by coming up with contingency plans. Law enforcement, homeland security and other safety entities are still expected to operate. --Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco took the time to express his uncertainty about the government shutdown to Patch for our You Said It! video Thursday. --Alice Reid of Reisterstown-based Compassionate Tax…