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By ANICA BUTLER and ANICA BUTLER,SUN REPORTER | April 7, 2006
Six months after Anne Arundel County school officials and civil rights groups signed an agreement to eliminate disparities between black and white students in the school system, the first of a series of mandated community forums were held this week to discuss how the school system would comply with the accord. Forums on Monday and Wednesday were billed as a presentation of "a finalized action plan" by the Anne Arundel County Public Schools Office of Civil Rights Advisory Committee, though the presentation offered few specifics and did not clearly explain what the "actions" will be. "It was a call to action more than an action plan," said committee member John Wilson, who is the executive director of RESPECT, a coalition of black groups.
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NEWS
June 17, 2014
After last January's Columbia mall shootings – when Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, entered a store and shot and killed employees Brianna Benlolo, 21, of College Park, and Tyler Johnson, 25, of Mount Airy, before taking his own life – there was an exhaustive effort to determine a motive. What Howard County police eventually found was that Aguilar had been searching online for resources to address mental isssues after having been urged to seek psychiatric help. What county and police officials also realized is the need to understand more and to have better training to deal with those issues.
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BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock | January 23, 2010
A recent column addressed to mayor-to-be Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called attention to the extremely challenging conditions of doing business in Baltimore, particularly at Crossroads Industrial Park in Southwest Baltimore. Trash, illegal dumping of construction waste, burglaries, expensive air-conditioning units repeatedly destroyed for their copper, no snowplow service and abandoned boats showing up on the street are all business as usual at Crossroads. Baltimore Development Corp.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
In a letter sent Monday to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Maryland's senior senator called on the VA's Baltimore office to develop an action plan within 10 days to improve its "lackluster" approach to an initiative designed to speed up the time it takes to process disability claims. Democrat Barbara A. Mikulski asked Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to provide a schedule for additional training between the Baltimore office leadership and service organizations, such as the American Legion, that work to expedite fully developed claims.
NEWS
February 21, 1998
THE PRESIDENT'S $10.5 billion plan to clean up the nation's waters promises significant funds for the Chesapeake Bay effort, while updating decade-old federal standards to meet today's challenges, such as the fish-killing Pfiesteria microorganism and the complicated problem of pollutants running off open land.President Clinton appropriately announced the ambitious plan to improve the nation's water quality Thursday at the Living Classrooms Foundation on Baltimore's Inner Harbor.Despite long-standing efforts to reduce pollution in the bay, achievements are still short of the goals set in the watershed a decade earlier.
NEWS
By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun reporter | August 12, 2007
Aberdeen Mayor S. Fred Simmons has been selected to co-chair a state subcommittee that focuses on local planning in the Base Realignment and Closure Commission process, known as BRAC. The Local Government Subcommittee, made up of 20 members from Maryland counties and cities, selected Simmons and Bill Jones, the BRAC coordinator in Baltimore County, as its co-chairs. "The purpose [of the subcommittee] is to look at various BRAC action plans of various counties and municipalities," said Jones.
BUSINESS
By James T. Madore and James T. Madore,NEWSDAY | July 24, 2004
Newsday has fired its circulation vice president, Robert Brennan, the only person to be blamed publicly so far by the newspaper for inflating circulation figures in the past few years. The news came yesterday in a letter to Newsday employees from incoming publisher Timothy P. Knight. He also said the paper plans to inform advertisers next week of an "action plan" designed to remedy overcharges stemming from the false circulation numbers. Brennan's dismissal came four days after two superiors, Newsday Publisher Raymond A. Jansen and Hoy Publisher Louis Sito announced their retirements.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | March 12, 2012
Howard County has released it road map for the next two years for improving health among residents and reducing disparities among groups. The 2012-2014 Local Health Improvement Action Plan was drafted by Howard County's Local Health Improvement Coalition , which includes County Health officer Dr. Peter Beilenson. It aims to address three key areas: increasing access to affordable care, obesity prevention and behavioral health. “Creating this action plan has truly been a collaborative effort across all segments of the Howard County community,” says Dr. Beilenson.
NEWS
October 7, 1995
I AM DISAPPOINTED with your editorial (Sept. 24), reporting that a moratorium on oyster harvesting may be necessary to save the Chesapeake Bay oyster.This view indicates a failure to understand the results of the historic Maryland Oyster Roundtable Action Plan and the measures that have been set in place since this document was adopted in late 1993.The Oyster Roundtable was assembled by former Gov. William Donald Schaefer at the recommendation of the secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, Torrey Brown.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | November 28, 2012
Baltimore is about to adopt a "climate action plan" that among other things calls for increasing energy efficiency in city homes and buildings, developing more renewable energy, getting more people out of their cars and planting more trees. The plan, drawn up over the past 11 months, spells out a laundry list of measures aimed at reducing climate-warming emissions of carbon dioxide 15 percent by the end of the decade.  The plan is scheduled for a final hearing before adoption by the city Planning Commission on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 2:30 pm at the Office of Sustainability, 417 E. Fayette St., 8th floor.
NEWS
July 26, 2013
Commentator Donald F. Boesch provided an inspiring account of Maryland's commitment to our environment ( "It's not too late," July 24). Recently, however, I was surprised by a dramatically underexposed issue: Seismic air gun testing. This particularly destructive type of testing is used by oil companies to prospect for oil offshore. Not only does the testing harm marine mammals and other ocean life, but it is also a gateway to even more destructive oil drilling. I doubt that Maryland's action plan will address air gun testing.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
An action plan to revitalize Coppin State University, a historically black institution with the lowest graduation rate in Maryland, is before the state university system's Board of Regents, which is expected to vote on the proposal Friday. The 18-page plan outlines long- and short-term strategies to meet three goals identified last month by a board-appointed review committee: increase student retention and graduation rates at the city university, strengthen academics and faculty, and improve administrative and financial operations.
NEWS
March 15, 2013
Hat's off to The Sun editorial board for bringing to light the critical need to end homelessness in Baltimore ("The long journey home," Mar. 11). However, anyone looking at Baltimore's revised 10-year plan to meet that goal would be hard-pressed to call it an "action plan. " Indeed, the revised plan does contain specific statements about creating permanent supportive housing. But it provides no explanation of how those housing units will be funded or developed - or which city agencies will be responsible for their creation.
NEWS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2013
Lawyers for Baltimore say a group of Westport residents seeking an injunction to stop construction of the Horseshoe Casino along Russell Street have no legal standing and are being used by a shadowy organization more concerned with delaying the facility opening than environmental factors. In a response filed Tuesday, city solicitors Matthew W. Nayden and Daniel J. Sparaco dismissed the group's claim that the city and the Maryland Department of the Environment colluded to allow CBAC Gaming to avoid following protocol for publicly discussing and planning cleanup of the site.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | November 28, 2012
Baltimore is about to adopt a "climate action plan" that among other things calls for increasing energy efficiency in city homes and buildings, developing more renewable energy, getting more people out of their cars and planting more trees. The plan, drawn up over the past 11 months, spells out a laundry list of measures aimed at reducing climate-warming emissions of carbon dioxide 15 percent by the end of the decade.  The plan is scheduled for a final hearing before adoption by the city Planning Commission on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 2:30 pm at the Office of Sustainability, 417 E. Fayette St., 8th floor.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | June 26, 2012
With summer starting to heat up, city officials are floating a "climate action plan" this evening (Tuesday) that aims to curb Baltimore's greenhouse gas emissions 15 percent by decade's end. Easing the city's climate impact is one of the goals of Baltimore's sustainability plan . The draft strategy, prepared by a 25-member advisory committee, ticks off more than three dozen ideas for reducing the city's carbon footprint, some as simple as...
NEWS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2013
Lawyers for Baltimore say a group of Westport residents seeking an injunction to stop construction of the Horseshoe Casino along Russell Street have no legal standing and are being used by a shadowy organization more concerned with delaying the facility opening than environmental factors. In a response filed Tuesday, city solicitors Matthew W. Nayden and Daniel J. Sparaco dismissed the group's claim that the city and the Maryland Department of the Environment colluded to allow CBAC Gaming to avoid following protocol for publicly discussing and planning cleanup of the site.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | March 12, 2012
Howard County has released it road map for the next two years for improving health among residents and reducing disparities among groups. The 2012-2014 Local Health Improvement Action Plan was drafted by Howard County's Local Health Improvement Coalition , which includes County Health officer Dr. Peter Beilenson. It aims to address three key areas: increasing access to affordable care, obesity prevention and behavioral health. “Creating this action plan has truly been a collaborative effort across all segments of the Howard County community,” says Dr. Beilenson.
NEWS
By Jabriera Handy | January 23, 2012
I t is encouraging to see Occupy Baltimore take on the governor's plan to spend millions of dollars to build a new jail for youth charged as adults. Although I cannot say that I approve of any civil disobedience that took place during Monday's event, I like the fact that Occupy Baltimore took a stand for our youth. At the age of 17, I was arrested and charged as an adult and spent 11 months at the Baltimore City Detention Center, an adult jail. I was exposed to violence. I once saw a man beaten and bloodied while correctional officers took me to the school at the jail.
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