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Duquette has made the most of second chance in game
Dan Duquette, sporting a black hoodie sporting the word "October," can wear this item proudly. He's earned it, just as he's earned the right to an "I told you so" directed at the many in and around the industry who questioned the O's decision to pluck him out of the Major League ether and install him in the general manager's chair three years ago.

Tale of the tape: Game 1
The Tigers and Orioles will have their respective aces on the mound when Game 1 of the American League Division Series starts Thursday at Camden Yards.

Gausman preparing for move back to bullpen
Kevin Gausman hasn't officially been told that he'll be moved to the bullpen for the postseason, but it's his expectation and all signs are pointing to that.

Although sidelined, Machado 'enjoying the moment'
Manny Machado was in the Orioles' clubhouse on Wednesday and will be in the home dugout cheering on his teammates for at least Games 1 and 2 of the American League Division Series.

Michael Phelps' blood alcohol level was 0.14 at time of arrest
He was at Horseshoe casino, now under scrutiny by liquor board

Red-eyed and slurring his words, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps had a blood alcohol level of 0.14, well above the state limit of 0.08, when he was arrested and charged with drunken driving Tuesday morning after leaving the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore, according to court documents.








Two shot in E. Baltimore's Darley Park
Two men were shot in East Baltimore's Darley Park neighborhood Wednesday, police said.








Hogan fights back on women's issues
Event to focus on breast cancer, domestic violence

Event to focus on breast cancer, domestic violence.








JHU failed to notify students of sexual assault
University president calls lack of communication 'unacceptable,' promises reforms

An internal investigation found that the Johns Hopkins University failed to alert students, faculty and staff to what it called "a sexual assault" at a fraternity house in March 2013, the school's president said Wednesday in a letter to campus.


Police end 4-hour standoff with robbery suspect in E. Baltimore
Baltimore Police closed off part of an East Baltimore neighborhood for hours Wednesday as they attempted to coax a suspect wanted in several robberies out of a home, police said.








UB to continue admitting underclassmen
Under Schmoke, university had considered reverting to an upper-division college; instead, UB will strengthen its first-year program

The University of Baltimore said Wednesday that it will continue admitting underclassmen, rejecting a recent proposal to scrap the freshman and sophomore classes altogether and opting instead to strengthen its first-year program.







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12/25/2012

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UNION DUES COLLECTED FROM MEDICAID BENEFITS
By Brujo Blanco

In Michigan the SEIU, which is a union that represents government employees, has been collecting $30.00 per month from people who take care of adult patients in their homes. These home caretakers are the family members of the patients and they do not receive compensation for taking care of these patients. Michigan has allowed this to occur based on the premise that government employees have a contract to provide such services and if a parent or parents decide to take care of an adult patient in their home then they are government employees and must pay dues. Instead of them paying dues out of pocket the money is taken from the coffers of Medicaid. This money is then taken and provided to the Democrats so they can elect their candidates.

You have read this rant correctly. Government funds are taken from the government coffers and they end up in the coffers of a Union. This has been identified as being OK in the eyes of the court. Gee I wonder if that judge was appointed by a Democrat or a Republican.

In this day and age of alleged “affordable health care” we cannot afford to have our money put into the coffers of anyone. This is a non government organization receiving government funds for services not provided. In this instance we have a union placing a tax on government.

Let us think about this for a while. How about the Volunteer Firefighters throughout our country? If there are paid and Volunteer outfits and the paid pay dues why not charge the Volunteers dues on top of it?

This situation gives one political party a serious financial advantage over another. It is not surprising in that the Democrats have been using union thugs as storm troopers to intimidate the “opposition.”

SEIU Collects ‘Union Dues’ From Medicaid Recipients
By Andrew Stiles

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/282971/seiu-collects-union-dues-medicaid-recipients-andrew-stiles

Forced Unionization’: SEIU Collects Union Dues From Disabled Kids’ Medicaid Checks

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/forced-unionization-seiu-collects-union-dues-from-disabled-kids-medicaid-checks/

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Ravens' Smith: Panthers stabbed me in the back (The Associated Press)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Steve Smith took some parting shots at the Carolina Panthers, three days after the outspoken wide received led the Baltimore Ravens to a 38-10 win over his former team.

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National Football League roundup (Reuters)
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Cardinals Dwyer facing assault charges (AFP)
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