Thursday, February 7, 2013
A state senator wants a new state bird; one man's technolgical fortress is his castle; and the Senate president feels snubbed by Obama.
It's not a statue in front of the office building that bares his name but Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller did receive a bust of himself this week courtesy of the Regional Manufacturing Institute. Sen. Kathy Klausmeier, a Perry Hall Democrat, gave a sneak preview of the small, light-weight bust of Miller moments before presenting it to the Senate's top dog. "You can't have too much Mike Miller," Klausmeier said. The technology is similar to what was used in a scene of Jurassic Park 3 where a copy of a velociraptor's larynx was recreated. The institute offered legislators in Annapolis the opportunity to have themselves scanned into a computer and get busts of themselves. Miller seemed impressed with the petite bust but joked that it …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Were you in Baltimore celebrating with the Super Bowl champions? Show us.
Help our readers relive the champion celebration by adding your own photos and videos from Tuesday's parade to our Neighborhood Gallery. Were you unable to attend the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl championship celebration? It's OK. You didn't miss much. Just: Attention Instagrammers: Use the hashtag #PatchRavens to show your Purple Pride in our parade gallery. Watch the video above and then tell us what was your favority part of Tuesday's celebration? How about the season? Do you believe in destiny? Show our hometeam some love in the comments section below. Related Content:
Ravens Super Bowl MVP quarterback Joe Flacco was on The Late Show With David Letterman Monday. See what the star of Super Bowl XLVII had to say.
Joe Flacco was on The Late Show With David Letterman Monday night. Check out the video included here. Flacco was all over the map on Monday, less than a day after winning Super Bowl XLVII. Tuesday, he'll be in Baltimore, for the team's victory parade from City Hall to M&T Bank Stadium. Follow along with our live coverage of the parade here. Here are a few more Super Bowl-related posts from Patch: » For more Ravens news, 'like' Maryland Patch on Facebook.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The gentlemen of Robbie's First Base in Timonium share their thoughts on the Super Bowl.
The Davis men seldom agree when it comes to sports. And that's the way we like it. This week, however, they are united in their belief that the Ravens will bring back a Super Bowl trophy to Baltimore. For the uninitiated, Robbie Davis, Sr. and Robbie Davis, Jr. are the stars of Ball Boys, an ABC pawn-style reality show filmed at their memorabilia shop Robbie's First Base in Timonium. Looking around the shop on West Ridgely Road, one could make the argument that the Davis boys could retire on their signed helmets, balls and posters should the Ravens beat San Francisco Sunday. Patch dropped by the stop Friday to chat with Senior and Junior about the game itself, Randy Moss's controversial comments and who they think will be the Super Bowl …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Ravens offensive coordinator was let go on Monday; Jim Caldwell, quarterbacks coach, will take over Cameron's duties.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Ravens fourth-year quarterback Joe Flacco has helped the Ravens to the playoffs each season of his career.
Joe Flacco is just looking for a little credit. The Ravens' fourth-year quarterback has been in the playoffs each season of his career. He tossed 20 touchdown passes and threw for 3,610 yards in 2011 as the team went 12-4 and secured the No. 2 seed in the AFC. But most of the team's offensive success usually is attributed to Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice, who was named Ravens Most Valuable Player by the media last week and led the NFL with 2,068 yards from scrimmage. Some in the local media have repeatedly indicated that the team needs to remain focused on Rice and the running game if it is to succeed in the postseason. So excuse Flacco if he bristles a bit when the question of his ability to become a so-called elite quarterback comes …
Sunday, December 11, 2011
It's safe to say the Ravens quarterback and his PR team are still cautiously testing the social media waters.
Friday, October 21, 2011
A weekly look at tweets by and about the Baltimore Ravens.
Joe Flacco can’t catch a break. Even in a week after he stood in against a surprisingly tough Houston Texans pass rush while still throwing for 305 yards and leading the Ravens to a 29-14 win, it only took a couple minutes of searching to find one of the fourth-year quarterback’s detractors. “@RealSkipBayless claims that Ravens as a team not sold on Flacco as their QB. C'mon Skip... Don't show up at any Ravens bar,” Lance Beasman wrote on Twitter. The tweet, of course, was referring to ESPN analyst Skip Bayless, who’s rarely had nice things to say about Flacco. That’s fine, of course. Bayless is paid to pontificate on the sports world and offer opinions that start conversation. But as someone who follows the Ravens closely, I just don’t …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
While the Pentagon knows that women account for 14.5 percent, or 1.4 million, of active-duty service members in the military, it's also hanging on to some old-fashioned ideals: None of them are allowed to participate in direct combat.
A majority of Americans believe women in the military should be allowed in combat, according to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll. Yet in Iraq and Afghanistan, 25,000 female soldiers, or about 10 percent of the United States' entire forces there, have not been assigned below brigade level. Those units are assigned primary objectives that usually involve direct combat, according to the Post report. A commission recently recommended that the Pentagon lift the ban in a report called "Representation to Inclusion: Diveristy Leadership in the 21st-Century Military." So, what do you think?
Friday, April 8, 2011
As onlookers wage their countdowns, those in line to be affected by a shutdown of the federal government in Maryland--where it's its largest employer--ponder their options.
Thousands of Marylanders are concerned with a pending federal government shutdown, with about 800,0000 federal employers' immediate future uncertain nationwide. About 130,000 of those live in Maryland. One says he knows what he'll do with his days off: brew beer. Here's a roundup of what others are saying: --In Baltimore, the Baltimore Business Journal reports that employees are bracing for the shutdown by coming up with contingency plans. Law enforcement, homeland security and other safety entities are still expected to operate. --Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco took the time to express his uncertainty about the government shutdown to Patch for our You Said It! video Thursday. --Alice Reid of Reisterstown-based Compassionate Tax…