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Britton becomes unlikely rock at back of bullpen
Last winter, the idea of Zach Britton closing games for the Orioles was comical. Even to him. Britton was out of options and had a career 4.86 ERA as a big league starter.

Gausman, O's set sights on race for AL's top record
With the American League East title locked up, the Orioles are now moving on to their pursuit of the best record in the AL and home-field advantage throughout the postseason. They open a three-game series against the Red Sox on Friday night behind Kevin Gausman. Boston counters with Allen Webster.

Pearce's two homers power O's to sweep
A day after celebrating their first American League East title in 17 years, the Orioles' clubhouse still stunk of stale beer and champagne Wednesday. Players sipped coffee to recover as they reveled in the memories from Tuesday night's festivities. Buck Showalter wrote up a lineup with players in unique spots and regulars on the bench. But he and his team could do no wrong. Behind Steve Pearce's two home runs, the Orioles swept the Blue Jays with a 6-1 win.

Blue Jays' Stroman suspended for six games
Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman has decided to appeal the six-game suspension that was handed down by Major League Baseball on Wednesday afternoon for throwing near the head of Baltimore catcher Caleb Joseph. Stroman threw a pitch over the head of Joseph during Monday night's 5-2 loss to the Orioles. The fastball appeared to be in retaliation for an incident earlier in the game when Toronto shortstop Jose Reyes felt Joseph stepped on his hand while sliding into home.

A push for paid family leave
Some want a state fund to cover workers during maternity leave; businesses ask who will pay for it

Shellyann Smith took 12 weeks off for the births of each of her two children — and got paid for it.








Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel considered recovered
Endangered Shore animal's long recovery credited in large part to 'the squirrel man'

When Guy W. Willey Sr. was growing up, he hunted and ate Delmarva fox squirrels in the low-lying forests of the Eastern Shore, long before it was clear the giant cousins of the common gray squirrel were in danger of disappearing. He was "dirt poor," he recalled, and lots of folks did it back then.








Sparrows Point owner, government reach cleanup agreement
State and federal environmental officials announced that they've reached cleanup agreements with the owners of the former Sparrows Point steel mill.








Hogan accuses Brown of 'blatant lies' and 'disgraceful' attack ads
Republican nominee asks lieutenant governor to take down negative ads; Brown refuses

The war of words in the race for governor escalated Thursday as Republican Larry Hogan called his Democratic rival a liar and asked him to take down a series of "slanderous" advertisements.








RFK Stadium site could be 'dynamic' for 2024 Olympics, bid chief says
Garrett County whitewater course is among many venues being scouted

The chairman of the committee seeking to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to the Washington area said Thursday that he is intrigued by the possibility that an Olympic stadium could be built on the RFK Stadium site, perhaps becoming the future home of the NFL's Redskins.







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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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Dose: Falcons Dismantle Bucs (Rotoworld)
Jeff Brubach recaps Thursday's blowout and other fantasy news and notes from around the league.

Matchups: Joique's Week (Rotoworld)
Evan Silva highlights Joique Bell in this week's Matchups column, which discusses every fantasy option in every Week 3 game.

Chris Christie defends NFL commissioner Goodell (The Associated Press)
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is playing defense for embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Jets' Vick says Goodell doing 'great job' (The Associated Press)
Michael Vick fully supports the man who gave him a second chance in the NFL. The New York Jets quarterback defended NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell while the league and its teams have come under heavy criticism during the past two weeks over how they are dealing with several players facing domestic violence allegations. ''I think he's doing a great job,'' Vick said after practice Thursday. These situations that are arising are situations that we have never dealt with before in the NFL from a PR standpoint, just from a situational standpoint.

Browns LB Kruger off to flying start (The Associated Press)
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Paul Kruger arrived in Cleveland wearing the diamond-studded Super Bowl ring he won in Baltimore.

Cardinals Dwyer placed on reserve non-injury list (AFP)
Phoenix (AFP) - NFL running back Jonathan Dwyer was placed on the Arizona Cardinals' reserve non-injury list Thursday, one day after being arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse.

Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife (The Associated Press)
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.

NFL teams speed up response to domestic violence woes (Reuters)
By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Football League is showing signs of getting off the sidelines in the brouhaha over domestic violence and taking up a new playbook. The Arizona Cardinals suspended Jonathan Dwyer after his arrest on charges of head-butting and breaking the nose of a woman. The Baltimore Ravens invited fans to trade in jerseys of former star player Ray Rice, who has been indefinitely suspended for punching out his wife. ...

NFL domestic violence: What's next (The Associated Press)
The legal system doesn't work on the NFL's schedule. The players facing child abuse or domestic violence allegations might wait a long time for their cases to play out in the courtroom. A look at what's next in each case:

Steelers-Panthers Capsule (The Associated Press)
PITTSBURGH (1-1) at CAROLINA (2-0)

Chiefs' Reid dedicated to domestic abuse victims (The Associated Press)
Beth Sturman's voice lights up when she remembers a fund-raising gala that she helped put on for Laurel House a few years ago. Seeing as Tammy Reid was helping to organize it, it made sense that her husband was right in the middle of things - even if Andy Reid was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Laurel House was one of them, a comprehensive domestic violence agency that serves families and communities in the Philadelphia area.

Ravens-Browns Capsule (The Associated Press)
BALTIMORE (1-1) at CLEVELAND (1-1)

Steelers Mitchell ready for 'business' trip (The Associated Press)
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The proof is in the notes. Meticulously crafted. Carefully annotated. Relentlessly pored over. One glimpse at Mike Mitchell's studiousness is all it took for longtime Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor to realize how seriously his team's newest safety takes his football.
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