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Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs.

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Champions 2017: Janet Marie Smith

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 03 / 20 / 17

Janet Marie Smith stands in front of the B&O Warehouse overlooking Eutaw Street at Baltimore’s Camden Yards, the first of several of her projects that have shaped the modern-day sports facility. Photo by: HA...

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