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Chen, exceptional in second half, aims for sweep
Wei-Yin Chen, who will be on the mound for Baltimore in the series finale, has been exceptional in the second half. Chicago will turn to Hector Noesi as it tries to stave off the sweep.

Tillman twirls a gem for rolling O's
Chris Tillman continued an impressive stretch with an eight-inning gem that kept first-place Baltimore rolling to a 5-1 win -- and series victory -- over Chicago.

Ubaldo moved to bullpen; Gonzalez will start Sunday
The Orioles have moved the struggling Ubaldo Jimenez to the bullpen, Buck Showalter announced on Tuesday, and Miguel Gonzalez will return from the Minors to start on Sunday.

Markakis' jaw-dropping grab saves O's
It takes a lot to get Buck Showalter overly excited, but Nick Markakis' leaping grab over the fence on Monday did the trick. "Are you kidding me?" Showalter said.

Led by Markakis' bat and glove, O's top Sale
Led by a three-hit night and tremendous leaping catch from Nick Markakis, who blasted a two-run homer as part of a five-run eighth inning, the Orioles blew past the White Sox and their ace, Chris Sale, with an 8-2 series-opening victory.

Md. agency failed to monitor placement of foster children, audit says
Evidence of abuse or neglect found in more than a dozen cases

Some foster children were placed in the care of relatives with a history of alleged abuse or neglect because Maryland's social services agency did not properly monitor local agencies, according to a new audit.








Two adults, two children hurt in Aberdeen crash taken to trauma centers Tuesday
Four people were taken to regional trauma centers after a crash at Old Philadelphia Road and Short Lane in Aberdeen on Tuesday evening, the Harford Fire & EMS Association reported.


Italian firm wins Maryland offshore wind leases
$8.7 million bid highest in federal auctions so far along Atlantic coast

An Italian renewable-energy company won the rights to develop offshore wind projects in nearly 80,000 acres of Atlantic waters off Maryland's coast with an $8.7 million bid Tuesday.


Community groups criticize city plan to divert $3 million in casino impact funds
Mayor's office says money needed to relocate steam line fueling downtown

Baltimore officials plan to divert $3 million in anticipated casino revenue that had been earmarked for community improvements to replace a major artery in the city's underground steam pipe system.








Neighbors question lack of information after stabbing in Federal Hill
Lacking official police response, people turned to conflicting accounts on social media

Word of an attack in Federal Hill appeared Monday on a neighborhood Facebook page, warning that a man had been stabbed early Sunday after being chased for his wallet. As news spread, different accounts emerged.








State asked to approve Exelon, Pepco merger
Officials say move will improve service, boost local economy

Exelon, the parent of Baltimore Gas & Electric, filed its application Tuesday with the state to acquire Pepco Holdings, a move company officials say will improve service and boost the economies of Pepco's service areas in and around Washington, D.C., and on the Eastern Shore.







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8/18/2013

Filed under: — Brujo @ 9:31 pm

OBAMACARE AND HOME INSPECTIONS
By Brujo Blanco
I read an article in Freedoms Outpost regarding Obamacare and home inspections. Now these home inspections are allegedly done for the children in the home. This Obamacare is going to be a financial and imposing problem unless it is stopped. Check out the standards that will be used for which homes are to be inspected:
“Families where mom is not yet 21. “
“Families where someone is a tobacco user.”
“Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities. “
“Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forces who have had multiple deployments outside the United States. “
Regarding the standard with the mom that is under 21. Is this age discrimination? Sounds like it to me.
Regarding the crap about the tobacco user. I am not a smoker but smoking is not an illegal activity.
The one that I really take issue with is the standard regarding current or former military members. There have been Obama type comments about the dangers of military and former military. We are not living in a society in which the military is a group to be watched with suspicion. I guess the concept is that these people can strike at any time.
I really believe that Obamacare is not about healthcare but about control. Obamacare will make firearms a medical issue. Also, in the subject matter of this article Obamacare will also be used to access the home. I believe it is an excuse to get into the home and snoop. Perhaps they will make note of religious items, publications, patriotic decorations, and the presence and/or absence of guns. This will be an intrusion. There is a tendency for government to want to have regulatory authority to do an end run around the Bill of Rights. I believe that there is a place for safety inspections but not inspections used as a subterfuge to search a house. I am also a fiscal conservative and I am interested in what this program will cost. There will be a requirement for many government inspectors to be hired, trained, and deployed. I take the Bill of Rights seriously and I take them as restrictions placed on government and not on the people.
Check out this link for the entire article]

http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/08/obamacare-provision-forced-home-inspections/

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Team Report - SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (The SportsXchange)
49ers outclassed in first two preseason games

Colts' defensive plan finally taking shape (The Associated Press)
Coach Chuck Pagano spent the past two seasons changing the Colts' defensive philosophy. We're getting closer.'' In about 2 1/2 quarters, the Colts have allowed just 91 total yards and no touchdowns. Indy (0-2) has figured out how to pressure quarterbacks despite playing without reigning NFL sacks champion Robert Mathis, who will miss the first four games of the regular season after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. While the doubters rightfully point out the measuring stick so far has been two preseason games against teams that aren't exactly offensive juggernauts, Mathis, the longest-tenured Colts defender, likes what he's seen.

Eagles release linebacker Phillips (The Associated Press)
Linebacker Jason Phillips, one of the first players signed by the Philadelphia Eagles under coach Chip Kelly, was released Tuesday before he played in a regular-season game for the team. Phillips signed a two-year, $1.46 million contract as a free agent in 2013 with the Eagles, but tore the ACL in his right knee the first week of training camp in 2013 and spent the season on injured reserve. He came back healthy this year, but was released two days before the team's third preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Originally a fifth-round pick by the Baltimore Ravens out of TCU, Phillips enjoyed his most success as a special teams performer and backup linebacker with the Carolina Panthers.

The Shy-Away Top 40 (Rotoworld)
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Team Report - DALLAS COWBOYS (The SportsXchange)
Cowboys' Romo re-emerges: near perfect performance

Cowboys LB McClain surprising the skeptics (The SportsXchange)
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain played so well Saturday against the Ravens that he will start getting first-team reps, coach Jason Garrett said Monday. It was McClain's first game action since 2012 after sitting out all of last season. He joined the Cowboys just before the start of training camp and needed time to get in football shape. Against Baltimore, he led the Cowboys with six tackles and had a forced fumble.

Cowboys facing uncertainty with shaky defense (The Associated Press)
Brandon Carr should make his preseason debut Saturday night in Miami after missing the first two weeks of training camp to be with his ailing mother before she died of breast cancer. Fellow Dallas cornerback Morris Claiborne's outlook is less certain because of a shoulder problem, and newcomers Henry Melton and Terrell McClain are unlikely to play at defensive tackle because of injuries. The Dallas defense was significantly better against Baltimore after a weak preseason debut in San Diego. Uncertainty, though, is making it difficult for the Cowboys to see what they really have coming off a dismal 2013 season.

Madden ratings guru has the players' attention (The Associated Press)
Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms. Still, NFL players - and millions of fans - can't wait to see what he has to say. Sometimes aging stars first recognize their careers are on the downslopes when the new Madden game arrives in August and their ratings have slipped.

Team Report - BALTIMORE RAVENS (The SportsXchange)
Rice OK, but Ravens hurting at CB

OC History: AFC North (Rotoworld)
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Ravens' Smith coughing up blood after bruising chest (The SportsXchange)
The Baltimore Ravens emerged relatively unscathed as far as serious injuries from Saturday's 37-30 victory over the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Starting cornerback Jimmy Smith suffered a bruised chest and was coughing up blood, but X-rays were negative. Meanwhile, star running back Ray Rice had his shoulder examined and X-rayed, but tests were negative. The Ravens can't afford to lose Smith, especially.

Cowboys' Romo re-emerges with near perfect performance (The SportsXchange)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo played in a game Saturday for the first time since undergoing back surgery last December, a 237-days gap since that heroic victory against the Washington Redskins in Game 15. He sat out the season final for the surgery, a 37-30 preseason loss the Baltimore Ravens at AT&T Stadium that didn't really matter. How Romo faired since mattered very much as the Cowboys had him all but bubble wrapped for much of training camp. He was held out the preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers last week.

Romo's back holds up, and now it's on to Dolphins (The Associated Press)
The first time Tony Romo set up to pass, he had to twist slightly and move forward in the pocket before zipping a throw to Dez Bryant. When Romo botched a handoff for a fumble a few plays later, the Dallas quarterback found himself hanging onto Baltimore's Courtney Upshaw with one hand, unsuccessfully trying to prevent a touchdown. The good news, following surgery for a herniated disk, is that Romo's back held up. Now he and the Cowboys have to figure out how much he'll play Saturday night in an exhibition game at Miami.

Game roundup: Steelers edge Bills (The SportsXchange)
PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger threw two first-quarter touchdown passes and Shaun Suisham kicked a 20-yard field goal as time expired Saturday night, lifting the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 19-16 preseason victory over the Buffalo Bills.

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Romo back, Ravens top Cowboys 37-30 in preseason (The Associated Press)
Tony Romo passed the first test with his surgically repaired back, and Baltimore's defense and special teams made three more scoring drives from Joe Flacco an afterthought. Deonte Thompson returned a kickoff 108 yards for a score after Romo threw a touchdown pass in his preseason debut for Dallas, Flacco had a scoring toss and the Ravens beat the Cowboys 37-30 on Saturday night.
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