June 5, 2012
Amid a flurry of international flags, thunderous fireworks and rowdy pirates Tuesday, Baltimore invited the world to its star-spangled salute to the bicentennial of the War of 1812 that starts next week. State and local officials gathered to publicize Sailabration, a maritime and air festival that begins its six-day run in the city on June 13. The city will welcome 18 tall ships and dozens of Navy vessels to its harbor and all will be open for free tours throughout the festival. The Navy's celebrated Blue Angels will perform shows over Fort McHenry and numerous activities for all ages are scheduled throughout the city and at Glenn L. Martin Airport in Baltimore County.
February 1, 2012
Baltimore police officers assigned to protect Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake racked up about $3,900 in expenses while accompanying the mayor on three business recent trips, according to the city spending board's agenda. The five-member Board of Estimates, of which Rawlings-Blake is a member, is slated to vote Wednesday on reimbursing the officers' expenses. A Rawlings-Blake spokesman declined to explain the need for police escorts to accompany the mayor to other cities, but pointed out that the custom was established by previous administrations.
January 17, 2012
Gov.Martin O'Malley's administration is proposing to establish a number of health enterprise zones to address the glaring health disparities along racial and class lines that end lives prematurely and cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars a year in additional medical costs. This is a promising idea that deserves further exploration; the need is obvious, the disparities are well-documented and a plan to test the program's effectiveness through a series of pilot projects offers an affordable, relatively low-risk approach to the problem.
October 20, 2011
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December 2, 2010
Whether you're coming to "Metropolis" fresh or for the third or fourth time, seeing the "complete" 147-minute version of Fritz Lang's 1927 silent masterpiece is like watching a fever dream reach delirious perfection. This glorious dystopia gains in both logic and gusto. Building on the 2001 124-minute restoration, it fills out Lang's vision of a futuristic city as a glittering, buzzing organism that thrusts high up into the atmosphere and digs way down into the earth. Now you can really connect to the romantic fervor behind the cool genius of Joh Fredersen, the architect of Metropolis — and the animus that simmers, then explodes between him and his mad-magician inventor, Rotwang.
January 13, 2010
The pressure cooker that is the NFL playoffs is beginning to bubble for the Indianapolis Colts. As the No. 1 seed in the AFC, the Colts have home-field advantage throughout the postseason and just enjoyed a first-round bye, giving their players some needed rest. But with the top seed comes the expectation that this team will win its second Super Bowl in four years - or at least be the AFC representative in the Super Bowl. The pressure to win might be palpable around Indianapolis, but Colts coach Jim Caldwell insisted that the players and coaches are impervious to that kind of anxiety.