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Pearce trying to stay sharp in limited role with O's
Steve Pearce has made just one start for the O's this season, on his 31st birthday (April 13), but he said prior to Friday's game at Fenway Park that he's staying ready for whatever manager Buck Showalter needs.

Machado plays first extended spring game
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado went 2-for-4 over five innings in his first extended spring game on Saturday morning. Manager Buck Showalter said the report on Machado, who also played the field, was good.

O's taking wait-and-see approach on Patton
Orioles lefty reliever Troy Patton, who is scheduled to come off the suspended list on April 30, is ready to start pitching in games. What happens after that could prove challenging for the Orioles, who will have to clear a roster spot or risk losing Patton -- who is out of options -- on waivers.

Meek proving reliable in late-inning spots
New Orioles reliever Evan Meek has been used in late-inning situations from the get-go, and manager Buck Showalter said he will continue to use the righty as an alternative to setup man Darren O'Day, depending on the matchups and each pitcher's respective workload.

1st Mariner buyers see value in local brand
Amid sea change in banking, they remain committed to being Baltimore's bank

The founder of 1st Mariner launched the Baltimore bank as an alternative to big, faceless, out-of-state institutions at a time when banks based elsewhere had rapidly gobbled up 30 percent of the Maryland market.








New high-paying jobs in city's DOT questioned
Council members say they weren't briefed about agency shake-up

The city's Department of Transportation disclosed this week they've reorganized the agency, creating five new positions that pay $100,000 or more for upper management.


John Ostrowski, sausage maker who owned Fells Point shop, dies
The son and grandson of a sausage maker, he continued a family tradition at his South Washington Street rowhouse factory

John Ostrowski, a renowned Southeast Baltimore sausage maker who refused to sell his product to supermarkets for a wider distribution, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Wednesday at Somerford Place Assisted Living in Columbia. The Lutherville resident was 72.








Gansler sues BP over alleged spill-related pension loss
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has filed a lawsuit against oil company BP over investment losses following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, alleging that the state's pension fund lost millions after the company misled the public about its safety protocols.








Two teenagers killed in Baltimore this week
Police identify young victim in one case, still searching for information in another

Police fanned out Friday afternoon to search for clues in the killing of teenager Michael Mayfield in Northwest Baltimore, handing out fliers with the victim's image as they moved door to door along Lyndhurst Avenue.







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12/1/2009

Republicans winning recruiting battle
Filed under: — Robert Farrow @ 11:25 pm

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Cook Political Report House analyst David Wasserman notes a telling indicator that the political environment in 2010 is shaping up to be favorable for Republicans: Several Democratic candidates have decided to drop out of tough races, while Democratic members of Congress who rarely face serious challenges are finding themselves with their toughest re-elections in years.

Over the last week, three Democratic candidates touted by national strategists abruptly withdrew from their races: Solano Beach Councilman Dave Roberts (running against California Rep. Brian Bilbray), state Rep. Todd Book (running against Ohio Rep. Jean Schmidt) and Tennessee Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Paula Flowers (in the seat held by retiring Rep. Zach Wamp).

In a neutral political environment, the seats held by Bilbray, Schmidt, and the open Tennessee seat would be enticing targets for Democrats. Democrats aggressively contested the first two seats in both 2006 and 2008, and experienced unexpected success in Southern open seats over the last two elections.

But in 2010, defense is the name of the game for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which is defending several dozens vulnerable freshmen and second-term members, while also protecting veteran members who could find themselves in newfound trouble. It will be a lot more challenging for a first-time candidate running in a tough district to get financial support from the DCCC when the party is worried about defending its own.

The story is different on the Republican side, where recruiting hasn’t been a problem lately. As I note in my story today, some of the most senior Democratic members of Congress have, for the first time in years, serious challengers.

Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.), who didn’t even face a Republican opponent last year, now looks like he could be running against a top-tier challenger in state Sen. Jim Tracy as he vies for a 14th term in the House. Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C.), one of the most influential Democrats in the House, is poised to face a serious challenge from state senator Mick Mulvaney, who has quickly moved up the political ranks in South Carolina.

Two leading Republicans are already jumping in to run for the seat of retiring Rep. Dennis Moore (D-Kan.), while no Democrats have yet stepped forward.

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Miami (Ohio) honors Ravens' Harbaugh with statue (The Associated Press)
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- John Harbaugh likes the pose on his bronze statue.

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?

Source: Utah OLB Trevor Reilly has met with Jaguars, Panthers (National Football Post)
Outside linebacker had 100 tackles, 8.5 sacks last season

Source: Florida DT Dominique Easley to visit Patriots, Cowboys next week (National Football Post)
Florida defensive lineman recovering well from torn ACL in September

Will Bengals, A.J. Green work out long-term deal? (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)
One of the things on the Cincinnati Bengals plate, business-wise, is dealing with a long-term contract for Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green, their most potent offensive weapon. Even if the Bengals do nothing about a new deal, Green is contractually bound to them for 2014 and 2015 even 2016 if they wanted to go the franchise tag route. Should Green be at all displeased about a lack of progress on a new contract, his options are limited, as PFT says. So thats why coach Marvin Lewis told PFT he isnt worried about a holdout.

Ravens, 49ers to hold joint practices (National Football Post)
Will happen after preseason game.

Ravens, 49ers to hold joint practices in August (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)
The Ravens and 49ers will hold four combined practices in Maryland following their Thursday, Aug. 7 preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium. They will hold a light practice together at M&T the day after the game, followed by three joint sessions at the Ravens practice facility in Owings Mills from Aug. 9-11. It will give Ravens coach John Harbaugh and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh a chance to spend more time together, while their teams compete against each other. I called Jim about a month ago and asked him if he wanted to do it, and I wasnt really sure if hed want to, John Harbaugh told the Ravens website.

Webb getting healthy, anxious to start (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)
Webb has been working with the trainer, "trying to get back to where I left off."

49ers, Ravens to participate in four preseason practices (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)
The 49ers will remain on the East Coast to practice with the Baltimore Ravens for four days after their opening exhibition game on Thursday, Aug. 7, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said.

Q&A with Florida International corner Sam Miller (National Football Post)
Florida International cornerback worked out at Dolphins' local Pro Day

Source: Rams worked out Martavis Bryant, Sammy Watkins today (National Football Post)
Bryant has a visit with the 49ers, visit list includes Dolphins, Steelers, Lions
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