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Ubaldo turns in successful first rehab outing
Ubaldo Jimenez made his first rehab start for Class A short-season Aberdeen on Tuesday, going 4 2/3 innings. The Orioles' right-hander could make another start for a higher affiliate next week as he continues to work his way back from a right ankle injury.

Orioles in position for moves before Deadline
Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said nothing is imminent, although the organization continues to have "meaningful discussions" and is equipped to make a move in advance of Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline at 4 p.m. ET.

Davis out of O's lineup with flu-like symptoms
Dealing with flu-like symptoms, Chris Davis was out of the lineup for Tuesday's series opener against the Angels at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Gausman, O's aiming to stay tough on Halos
Garrett Richards eyes his first win since July 11 as the Angels try to even the series against Kevin Gausman and the Orioles on Wednesday night at Camden Yards.

Machado's first walk-off blast sinks Halos in 12th
After early homers by Adam Jones and Nick Markakis, Manny Machado went deep in the 12th inning to lift the Orioles to a 7-6 walk-off win over the Angels on Tuesday night.

Traffic: All lanes closed on MD 170
All southbound traffic is shut down on MD 170 in Linthicum on Wednesday due to early morning emergency roadwork, according to the state Department of Transportation.








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Baltimore turns 285 years old, or does it?
Confusion over the date to celebrate the city's birthday

Wednesday is Baltimore's 285th birthday.








BCPS withdraws $35M Loch Raven renovation plan
Baltimore County Public Schools has withdrawn its contentious, $35 million proposal to renovate and reuse Loch Raven Elementary School, its superintendent said Tuesday.








Baltimore taxis must accept credit cards by end of year
PSC cites lack of reliable revenue data in decision against rate hike in years-long case

State regulators on Tuesday rejected rate increases for taxis and ordered all operators to install new credit-card-reading smart meters by the end of the year.








Glen Burnie man pleads guilty in theft of thousands of aluminum postal carts
Officials say carts valued at more than $2.8 million

A 57-year-old Glen Burnie man pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft of thousands of aluminum carts from the U.S. Postal Service that will cost more than $2.8 million to replace, according to the U.S. State's Attorney's Office.

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Perhaps the best part of blogging or the internet in general is the occasional discovery of something unexpected.Over on Baltimore Reporter and Conservative Thoughts is a great and thought provoking article by Robert Farrow.I hope you will follow this link and read this great post.

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Harvard Medical School Dean: ObamaCare Will “Accelerate” Spending & “Do Little To Improve Quality”
Filed under: — Robert Farrow @ 11:49 pm

The link is here.

The Dean, Jeffrey S. Flier, decimates the the fairytale from the Obama camp: (h/t Roger L. Simon)

Our health-care system suffers from problems of cost, access and quality, and needs major reform. Tax policy drives employment-based insurance; this begets overinsurance and drives costs upward while creating inequities for the unemployed and self-employed. A regulatory morass limits innovation. And deep flaws in Medicare and Medicaid drive spending without optimizing care.

Speeches and news reports can lead you to believe that proposed congressional legislation would tackle the problems of cost, access and quality. But that’s not true. The various bills do deal with access by expanding Medicaid and mandating subsidized insurance at substantial cost—and thus addresses an important social goal. However, there are no provisions to substantively control the growth of costs or raise the quality of care. So the overall effort will fail to qualify as reform.

In discussions with dozens of health-care leaders and economists, I find near unanimity of opinion that, whatever its shape, the final legislation that will emerge from Congress will markedly accelerate national health-care spending rather than restrain it. Likewise, nearly all agree that the legislation would do little or nothing to improve quality or change health-care’s dysfunctional delivery system.

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Ultimately, our capacity to innovate and develop new therapies would suffer most of all.

Meanwhile, another Harvard alumni weighs in:

Joseph Stubbs, President of the American College of Physicians — the second largest doctors’ group in the country — confirms that “the supply of doctors just won’t be there” for the 30 million new patients Barack Obama wants to cover. Noting that the doctor shortage is “already a catastrophic crisis,” Stubbs said that underserved areas in the U.S. currently need almost 17,000 new primary care physicians even before Obama’s proposals are enacted.

In the meantime, according to Bloomberg News, a 2009 survey by Merritt Hawkins and Associates, a recruiting and research firm in Irving, Texas, found that “the average waiting time to see a family-medicine doctor in Boston … is 63 days, the most among the 15 cities” surveyed. By comparison, in Miami, it was only seven days.

The study noted that Boston’s longer wait was “driven in part by the health-care reform initiative” passed in 2006 in Massachusetts upon which the Obama program is modeled. Bloomberg reported that “as many as half of doctors in the state have closed their practices to new patients, forcing many of the newly insured to turn to emergency rooms for care.”

Alan Goroll, a professor at Harvard Medical School said that “the primary lesson of health-care reform in Massachusetts is that you can’t increase the number of insured unless you have a strong primary-care base in place to receive them. Without that foundation … Massachusetts has ended up with higher costs and people going to emergency rooms when they can’t find a doctor.”

And, a study by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, part of the federal government’s Health and Human Services Department, found that expanding insurance coverage to an estimated 32 million people who now lack it would create a demand for medical services that “could be difficult to meet initially … and could lead to price-increases, cost-shifting, and-or changes in providers’ willingness to treat patients with low-reimbursement health coverage.”

Indeed, the report found that the Medicare cuts contained in the House-passed bill are likely to “prove so costly to hospitals and nursing homes that they could stop taking Medicare altogether.”

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Obama’s Chickens Coming Home to Roost!

From Flopping Aces

Independents are deserting him in droves!

A new record on the Rasmussen index:

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After the huge election wins for the GOP in Virginia and New Jersey the “news” media did it’s best to deny that the GOP surge had anything to do with Obama. I guess they are going to have to learn the hard way.

Not only did Independent voters desert the candidates in those races who were vigorously supported by Obama, but independents continue to flee from Obama nationwide.

Chris Cillizza analyzes the new Washington Post/ABC News national survey and finds:

Only on international affairs does Obama get majority support with 57 percent of independents offering approval for the job he is doing.

The rest of Obama’s approval scores among independents on the seven issues tested in the poll range from fair to borderline poor. Forty six percent approve of his handling of “the threat of terrorism” while 45 percent said he has done a good job on the economy.

Obama’s job approval ratings are weaker among independents when it comes to health care (41 percent), Afghanistan (39 percent) and the budget deficit (37 percent).

While Obama maintains a positive job approval among independents (50 percent approve/47 percent disapprove) the broad skepticism toward how he is handling some of the country’s critical priorities could spell trouble down the road for the president.

That same trend is being tracked by the Gallup daily poll and other national polls like the latest Quinnipiac survey in which Obama’s job approval rating has dropped below 50% for the first time.

What’s happening here?

I can’t put it better than Obama’s former Pastor Rev. Wright:

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Tuesday's Sports In Brief (The Associated Press)
The NCAA agreed to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go nearly far enough. The deal, filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, calls for the NCAA to toughen return-to-play rules for players who receive head blows and create a $70 million fund to pay for thousands of current and former athletes to undergo testing to determine whether they suffered brain trauma while playing football and other contact sports. Unlike a proposed settlement in a similar lawsuit against the NFL, this deal does not set aside any money to pay players who suffered brain trauma. BASEBALL LOS ANGELES (AP) - Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Team Report - NEW YORK GIANTS (The SportsXchange)
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AP source: Gordon hires attorney, plans defense (The Associated Press)
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NFL roundup: Seahawks' Winston signs for one year (The SportsXchange)
Eric Winston signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, who envision the eight-year veteran at right tackle. In addition to signing Winston, the Seahawks placed wide receiver Taylor Price on injured reserve, released cornerback Chandler Fenner and guard Bronson Irwin and signed wide receiver Randall Carroll and cornerback Terrell Thomas. Thomas, a USC product recruited by Carroll, was a second-round pick of the New York Giants in 2008. ---Arizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham remained absent from training camp on Tuesday and the team had no indication as to when he might show up.

ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith over Ray Rice domestic abuse commentary (Shutdown Corner)
ESPN has suspended Stephen A. Smith from its TV and radio airwaves for a week following his controversial comments about Baltimore running back Ray Rice's wife, according to Sports Illustrated. From ESPN PR: “ESPN announced today that Stephen A. Smith will not appear on First Take or ESPN Radio for the next week." — Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) July 29, 2014 The NFL's two-game suspension of Rice was already a hotly debated topic and Smith threw gasoline on the fire, suggesting on "First Take" that Rice's then- fiancée  Janay Palmer could have done something to prevent last year's alleged domestic violence incident in an Atlantic City elevator. "What I’ve tried to employ the female members of my family — some of who you all met and talked to and what have you — is that ... let’s make sure we don’t do anything to provoke wrong actions, because if I come — or somebody else come, whether it’s law enforcement officials, your brother or the fellas that you know — if we come after somebody has put their hands on you, it doesn’t negate the fact that they already put their hands on you." Most notably, Smith's ESPN colleague Michelle Beadle drew attention to Smith's insensitive commentary.  So I was just forced to watch this morning's First Take. A) I'll never feel clean again B) I'm now aware that I can provoke my own beating. — Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) July 25, 2014 I'm thinking about wearing a miniskirt this weekend...I'd hate to think what I'd be asking for by doing so @stephenasmith . #dontprovoke — Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) July 25, 2014 Violence isn't the victim's issue. It's the abuser's. To insinuate otherwise is irresponsible and disgusting. Walk. Away. — Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) July 25, 2014 Soon afterward, Smith unleashed another ill-conceived rant on Twitter during his first attempt at an apology , reiterating in response to Beadle on Friday, "But what about addressing women on how they can help prevent the obvious wrong being done upon them? In no way was I accusing women of being wrong. I was simply saying what that preventive measures always need to be addressed because there's only but so much that can be done after the fact ... once the damage is already done." Given the weekend for a Third Take, Smith reformed his apology on the air Monday . “On Friday, speaking right here on ‘First Take’ on the subject of domestic violence, I made what can only amount to the most egregious error of my career,” Smith said. “My words came across that it is somehow a woman’s fault. This was not my intent. It is not what I was trying to say.” That apology wasn't enough to avoid suspension from his employer. ESPN president John Skipper issued a memorandum to the company's employees obtained by SI's Richard Deitsch . "As many of you know, there has been substantial news coverage in the past few days related to comments Stephen A. made last Friday in the wake of the NFL's decision to suspend Baltimore  Ravens  running back Ray Rice for two games following charges of assaulting his then fiancée, now wife, a few months ago. "We've said publicly and in this space that those remarks did not reflect our company's point of view, or our values. They certainly don't reflect my personal beliefs." Skipper further explained the decision to suspend Smith until Aug. 6 came as the result of discussions with ESPN's women's employee resource group. ESPN currently broadcasts Monday Night Football, and for those counting at home Smith's suspension is just one week shy of Rice's.

Man facing charges for urinating on Modell's grave (The Associated Press)
Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. The man, who so far has been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two years in jail and a $500 fine. ''Everyone who has buried a loved one has the right to believe that their final resting place will be treated with respect,'' Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger said in a written statement. Art Modell died in 2012 at the age of 87.

Man to face charges for urinating on Modell's grave (The SportsXchange)
A man in Baltimore County will be formally charged with disorderly conduct for urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. Modell and wife Patricia are buried at Druid Ridge Cemetery in Baltimore. In a news release, State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger said charges should be a deterrent to any future offenders. The man has not yet been identified beyond his sports fan allegiance to the Cleveland Browns.

Browns fan who supposedly urinated on Art Modell's grave will be charged (Shutdown Corner)
A simple rule in life: If you urinate on someone's grave and post a video of it to YouTube to impress others, there will be consequences. Like catching a misdemeanor charge for it. An unidentified fan is seen on a YouTube video, posted under the username " BrownsFan4Life, " at  Druid Ridge Cemetery in Baltimore. He is supposedly paying his respects to Art Modell who owned the Ravens until his death in 2012. The fan then tears off his Ed Reed Ravens jersey to reveal a Browns jersey. Modell moved the Browns from Cleveland to Baltimore after the 1995 season, and most Clevelanders have never forgiven him. This genius then appears to urinate on Modell's grave using a catheter. He says in the video that's what he is doing. He then uses the same phrase Modell used when explaining why he moved the Browns: "I had no choice." Here's one of the copies of the video from YouTube, but be warned that it has bad language: This is going to surprise you, but the authorities didn't take too kindly to the fan's actions. The Baltimore Sun said the man will be charged by the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office with indecent or disorderly conduct in a cemetery, a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum sentence of two years in jail and a $500 fine. He won't be identified publicly until the charge is upheld by a court commissioner, the Sun said. "Everyone who has buried a loved one has the right to believe that their final resting place will be treated with respect," Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger  said in a statement, according to the Sun. "Bringing charges against this individual should act as a deterrent to others and assure the rest of us that no matter who you are, indecencies will not be committed against your final resting place." - - - - - - - Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdowncorner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab
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