January 9, 2014
I read with interest the letter from Courtney Watson, printed in the Dec. 10 edition, in which she states that referendum rights were addressed in a bill she sponsored in 2010 [CB34]. She called for the Maryland Board of Elections to look into what the Howard County Board of Elections has done in refusing to certify the current referendum of parts of 2013 CB32 Comp Zoning. Many people obtained and had certified more than the necessary number of signatures. [The group getting the signatures had asked in advance for a certification of the wording being a legal summary of the parts of the bill, and were told the Board would not make that decision.]
By Julie Scharper and The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
Sounds like we'll be seeing Mika Brzezinski, the co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," in Baltimore in the coming years.  At least around parents' weekend at Hopkins. Brzezinski was all smiles this week when co-host Joe Scarborough asked her about her weekend.  Why the grin, asked Scarborough, did she travel to the South of France? "No South of France. I was home being a mom. I'm a happy mom ... I have a kid in college. Early decision," she said. And what college will her daughter attend?
By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2013
The official pairing won't be finalized until Sunday night, but we know at least one team set to play in the Dec. 27 Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Thrilled to announce @HerdFB has officially accepted a bid to the 2013 #MilitaryBowl ! - Military Bowl (@MilitaryBowl) December 7, 2013 The Thundering Herd (9-4) fell Saturday to Rice, 41-24, in the Conference USA Football Championship Game. “We couldn't be more excited to have the Thundering Herd travel to the National Capital Region,” Military Bowl president and executive director Steve Beck said in a release.
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2013
Democrat Heather R. Mizeur said Wednesday that she will become the first gubernatorial candidate since 1994 to accept public financing for her campaign — and the $2.5 million spending limit that comes with it. Mizeur, a two-term state delegate from Montgomery County, announced the decision as part of a broad proposal to curb the influence of special interests on elections. Among the provisions are replacement of Maryland's governor's-race-only financing program with a comprehensive system for all state offices.
December 3, 2013
Submitting sports notices Email sports copy to by 9 a.m. on Monday. Basketball The Howard County Youth Program (HCYP) is accepting registrations for 1st and 2nd grade students and for its high school league. Register online at for immediate placement. Baseball The regular meeting of " Talkin' Baseball " will be held on Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way in Columbia. The speaker will be Bill Mead, who will discuss his book, "Even the Browns.
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2013
Tisha Guthrie applied for a housing voucher in 2004 when she became legally blind. After waiting five years for approval, she says, she still struggled for a long time to find quality housing. She had lived in one Mount Vernon apartment for a year before she began a seven-month search for a place in Baltimore County, where she thought she'd find more adequate housing in a quieter setting. "I'd stop by leasing offices and it'd be going well, but when I told them I have vouchers, they'd turn me away," she said.
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
With filming for Season 2 completed last week, members of the team making "House of Cards" in Baltimore are focusing their energies on helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Through Wednesday, workers on the show will be loading donated goods onto a tractor trailer that will be driven to Los Angeles and shipped to the Philippines, according to Rehya Young, assistant locations manager for the Netflix series produced by Media Rights Capital. "We'll be accepting donations until Wednesday, Nov. 20, which will give us time to pack the truck properly and get it to L.A. on time," said Young.
Dan Rodricks | October 24, 2013
I guess the only thing worse for Doug Gansler would be the revelation that he ordered his Maryland State Police driver to run red lights to get the attorney general to his son's senior week party on the Delaware shore. If that happened, could the trooper involved - or someone from the Brown for Governor campaign - call me at 410-332-6166? All conversations confidential. I have another question: Was that a selfie Gansler was taking with his cellphone while the cast of "Porky's II" swirled about him at the beach house?
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