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Hardy exits with right hamstring strain
Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy exited Sunday night's game after six innings with a right hamstring strain and is considered day to day.

Gausman has strongest Triple-A start to date
Orioles pitching prospect Kevin Gausman turned in his best outing of the season on Sunday afternoon despite picking up a no-decision in Triple-A Norfolk's 6-3 win over Durham.

Showalter wants to keep Schoop versatile
Jonathan Schoop started at second base on Sunday night, with manager Buck Showalter --despite saying previously he didn't want to move the rookie around -- wanting to make sure Schoop wasn't too far removed from across the diamond.

Miscues costly as O's fall to Red Sox in ninth
The Orioles had a five-run lead and a starting pitcher on the mound who had a shutout going in the sixth inning. But it all unraveled in ugly fashion Sunday night, as Baltimore committed three errors, the last which allowed the Red Sox to complete the comeback and walk off to a 6-5 win.

Benches clear at Fenway after pitch to Ross
The benches cleared at Fenway Park on Saturday after O's righty Bud Norris threw a pitch up and in to Red Sox catcher David Ross. Things settled down, and Boston won the game, 4-2.

Speed camera in Towson vandalized with spray paint
Man walking dog reported defaced county camera

A man walking his dog in Towson on Friday reported a speed camera covered in white spray paint, Baltimore County police said.








Gunfire may be four times as common as reported, contractor says
Company behind technology to trace shots says police never hear about many discharges

For every gunshot report taken by Baltimore police, there could be four more they haven't heard about, according to the company behind a high-tech system that city officials hope will help curb the illegal use of firearms.








Pedestrian struck on shoulder of Laurel road
Incident happened Saturday night in Howard County

A 50-year-old Silver Spring woman was in serious but stable condition Sunday after being struck by a car on the shoulder of a road in Laurel Saturday night, Howard County police said.







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11/30/2012

Prison Fellowship Ministries Up To Old Direct Mail Antics
Filed under: — Frederick @ 6:35 pm

One can tell the holidays that herald the conclusion of the year (Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) are upon us.

Most can tell this by the crispness in the air or from the days growing noticeably shorter.

However, if your name and address has made it into the databases of Christian Evangelical direct marketing, you may also know Christmas time is coming because of an annual appeal received from Prison Fellowship Ministries on behalf of the organization’s Angel Tree Project.

In most instances, those that send Christmas cards tooting their own horns at least have the decency to change up the content each year.

The same cannot be said of the part of the Angel Tree Project appeal designed to guilt recipients into compliance.

Contained with the mailing is what the unsuspecting will perceive as a handwritten message from a convict begging for a gift for his daughter.

According to the letter, there was still nine years left on the inmate’s sentence and he would not be able to play a role in his daughter’s life for nearly an entire decade.

However, since at least 2005 and perhaps even as far back as 2003, Prison Fellowship has been sending the exact same note.

As such, shouldn’t “Richard” (if that is even his name) nearly be ready for release if he has not already departed the Big House? It is 2012, after all.

It’s bad enough for Prison Fellowship to solicit for the organization’s campaign in such a manner as to make those receiving the appeal seem guilty because those perpetrating any variety of criminal deeds have been incarcerated for violating the law.

You’d think that Prison Fellowship could at least exhibit the decency to feature a different jailbird each year still in need of the ministry’s services.

by Frederick Meekins

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From the outside and maybe the inside, too the biggest question about the Cleveland Browns pick at No. 4 in the first round of the draft is whether they would take Johnny Manziel. But after you read the clear-eyed analysis of the former Texas A&M star by sharp observer Greg Cosell of NFL Films, you will realize there is only one answer to that question: a resounding no. Manziel has shown too many bad habits and a lack of quarterback smarts, coupled with his small stature for an NFL QB a shade under 6 feet to make it worth spending such a high pick on him. Heres how Cosell sums up Manziel: You see a quarterback who creates his own problems with what appears to be a lack of understanding and discipline, and then once in a while he makes an unbelievable unstructured play.

Source: USC TE Xavier Grimble met with Falcons, Panthers (National Football Post)
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Ravens have ammunition to have one of better drafts (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)
The Ravens should expect to land at least three eventual starters in this years draft, according to NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah. As a former scout with the Ravens, Jeremiah is familiar with general manager Ozzie Newsomes approach to the draft. The Ravens have eight picks overall, including four in the top 99. The Ravens also had four top 100 picks in 2012 when they drafted linebacker Courtney Upshaw (No. 35), guard Kelechi Osemele (60th), running back Bernard Pierce (84th), and center Gino Gradkowski (98th).

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Ravens may face choice between Clinton-Dix and Pryor (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)
The Ravens will have an interesting choice if both Ha Ha Clinton-Dix of Alabama and Calvin Pryor of Louisville are available with the 17th pick. NFL Network analyst Charles Davis prefers Clinton-Dix. Not to say that Clinton-Dix doesnt tackle, he does. Can Calvin Pryor do those things?

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