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August 12, 2010
As a "public servant," it appears Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III relinquishes certain rights as a "private citizen" by accepting "public servant" wages. Please consider the following as a solution to the exchange between Mr. Bealefeld and Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy: 1. Upon awakening in the morning in your private citizen pajamas, put on your private citizen robe and go out and remove the Gregg Bernstein signs from your lawn. 2. When you dress in your public servant uniform as Baltimore City Police Commissioner, go to work, solve crimes, lock up bad guys, protect the citizenry, etc., but do not discuss who the next State's Attorney will be. 3. Upon your return home, put on your private citizen clothes, put your Bernstein signs up, and enjoy the evening.
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NEWS
Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
T hinking of selling your home? Consider this: According to the National Association of Realtors, 92 percent of buyers use the Internet to search for homes. And that consummate time-saver for prospective buyers can also make or break a seller's chances of getting the asking price. Your home's initial appeal online determines its ability to compete with thousands of other offerings. Enter the home stager. Howard County real estate agents and buyers have been calling on their services for years.
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SPORTS
November 28, 2009
Larry Brown has a message for Allen Iverson : Don't give up. Iverson's former coach said Friday he thinks the 10-time All-Star "still has a passion to play" and shouldn't retire. An online report this week indicated Iverson had decided to end his career after receiving little interest from NBA teams. Brown, who coached Iverson in Philadelphia when he was voted league MVP in 2001 while leading the 76ers to the NBA Finals, said he's been trying to get in touch with him. "Anybody that knows him understands how much he loves to play," said Brown, now coaching the Bobcats.
NEWS
August 27, 2014
Marlene Condon's recent commentary, "If you break it, you pay for it" (Aug. 22), was refreshing in the sense that it suggested some practical things we all could do to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay including attention to how we treat our own lawns by aerating and planting more bushes and less grass. I am going to follow her advice to try to make a difference. However, more to my point, politicians in the coming election need to heed this advice especially when it comes to using idiotic phrases such as the "rain tax," the "bathroom bill" and a host of other silly phrases designed to confuse or enrage the voters.
NEWS
October 7, 2012
Concerning the presidential debate Wednesday night ("Battle is joined over jobs, taxes," Oct. 4), I heard Pat Robertson speak when he ran for president in 1988 and was very impressed. Someone, however, told me, "Don't pay any attention to what the candidates say, listen to what their supporters are saying. " David Ingalls, Severna Park
NEWS
July 15, 2011
Several years ago, I was a committee chair for a local charity function at M&T Bank Stadium to benefit Baltimore's homeless. Midway through the evening, Sheila Dixon graced us with her presence, making an appearance in one of those now infamous full-length mink coats. I remember thinking at the time there could be no greater example of brazen temerity. But having just read that Ms. Dixon is considering a run for mayor in 2015, I stand corrected. Richard Crystal, Baltimore
NEWS
February 2, 2012
To state lawmakers: This is the year of change. There will be no increase in taxes. The Transportation Trust Fund will be put in a lock box so the governor cannot raid it. If hundreds of billions over the years had not been taken to balance your reckless spending, Maryland would have the best roads, bridges and transportation system in the nation. There will be cuts in every item of the budget. This is the year of restraint. Remember, the governor is having billions of dollars brought into this state from his last foreign trip.
NEWS
March 11, 2010
- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has directed state agencies not to discriminate against gay people, essentially overriding the state attorney general's advice to colleges. McDonnell's directive Wednesday came amid a public uproar over Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli's letter last week telling public colleges they lack the authority to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. Cuccinelli told colleges to rescind or change any anti-discrimination policies that include protection for gay people.
EXPLORE
September 6, 2011
Last week the Wilde Lake Village Board announced its decision, online, concerning the Kimco Realty plans for redevelopment of the Village Center. It approved aspects of the plans that should have been disapproved. Two years ago the Village Board recognized that they needed the advice of professionals to adequately evaluate such comprehensive redevelopment plans and requested local architects and planners volunteer to be on an Architectural Advisory Panel. The four panel members recently submitted their recommendations after attending Kimco's community presentations and extensive review of their plans.
NEWS
February 9, 2010
I live in the city (zip code 21206). My neighborhood is completely blocked in with no sign of help. Many of my neighbors and myself are unable to get to work. Our roads have not been plowed. We have many elderly residents that family members can't get to because of the roads. The county roads look great compared to the city. What's going on?!? I am originally from Boston and have seen my fair share of storms. The mayor needs to contact them because they know how to plan and execute snow removal.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
If Republican Larry Hogan wants to be Maryland's next governor, he needs to drive home his message of cutting taxes and creating jobs. And he needs to appear pleasant. For his part, Democrat Anthony G. Brown needs to avoid unforced errors that could squander his advantages. And he can't underestimate his opponent. This is among the advice offered by political pundits and campaign veterans, many of whom expect a lively race for governor when the campaign for the Nov. 4 election moves into higher gear in the coming weeks.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | August 2, 2014
Jermin Laviera, an energetic woman with a bright and generous smile, works on the first floor of the Esperanza Center in Southeast Baltimore, which gives her a street-level perspective on the immigrant crisis emanating hundreds of miles away in Central America. Just about every day, undocumented immigrants — parents with children, children without parents — walk through Esperanza's front door on South Broadway. They all need help, and they all have stories — often ugly ones.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Alexa Cottman-Robinson and The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
When you think of rock music you probably don't think about "Super Mario Bros. " or "Space Invaders. " But a subculture of video game rock bands? Yes, it's a thing. And now that you know the bands exist, you're likely all too eager to start your own video game rock band. For your sake, we got to chat with John DeCampos a member of [Explosion Sound] (yes it's in brackets), a Baltimore-based video game rock band performing at this year's Bit Gen Gamer Fest, which holds its ninth gathering Saturday at Rams Head Live (for more information, go to bitgen.magfest.org .)
NEWS
By Peter Morici | June 16, 2014
Despite five years of economic recovery, college graduates continue to face a tough job market. Certainly young people should take responsibility for their lives, but parents, educators and politicians all share some blame for their troubles. College graduates earn much higher wages and are less likely to be unemployed than high school graduates - and those gaps are increasing. Still many recent graduates cannot earn enough to live independently, and they often end up in jobs that don't require a college education.
NEWS
Susan Reimer | June 2, 2014
My husband the sportswriter isn't a commencement speaker, but he should be. He has lots of advice that he is willing to share with complete strangers, and he doesn't charge anything for it. Recently, a friend shared the happy news that his son had graduated law school and hoped to become a sports agent because he loved sports. "Tell him this," my husband responded. "Go into the kind of law where you can make a lot of money, and then buy season tickets. " Turn your avocation into your vocation, he was saying, and it might not be fun anymore because it will be a job. It is graduation season and plenty of commencement speakers are telling the grads to do what they love.
SPORTS
By Liam Durbin | May 15, 2014
[Editor's note: Liam Durbin is owner/handicapper of e-ponies.com and creator of the One Click Pony, Pro Picks Mobile and Exacta Max apps.] RACE 1 Analysis: Relentless Ride has been making a decent living out of finishing second or third. Has only missed the board once in eight starts. The only case to be made for him breaking the curse Saturday is that the field is not particularly strong. He dropped in class last time but didn't pop. Should do so Saturday with the added distance.
NEWS
Susan Reimer | August 6, 2012
Michael? Michael, honey? It's mom. No. Not your mom. Not Debbie Phelps. But I am the mother of a couple of kids just your age, and I thought I'd offer you the advice I'd give them if they were about to step into an unfamiliar world. You have spent most of every day in a pool since you were 11 years old, and you are retiring from that life at the ripe old age of 27 as the most decorated Olympic athlete and the greatest swimmer of all time. Your future is a blank screen. You are rich and you are famous, and so you must be careful if you do not want to follow other famous athletes into scandal or financial ruin.
SPORTS
By Cam Inman and Mercury News | January 25, 2013
SANTA CLARA -- Jim Harbaugh's preparations for Super Bowl XLVII took an unexpected turn Friday morning when he called into a sports-talk radio show. Not just any show, however. Harbaugh took notes while listening to sage advice from Pro Football Hall of Fame coach John Madden, who hosts a daily segment on KCBS 740-AM. Madden coached the Raiders to their first Super Bowl championship, a 32-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI in January 1977. Harbaugh will try matching that feat Feb. 3 when his 49ers face the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sarah LaCorte and The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
Longshots, exotics, exacta boxes? For first-time bettors lining up before the teller at the Preakness, horse racing and handicapping terminology can be overwhelming. In a gambling game that is more than probability, learning the ins and outs of horse betting can also be exciting - and profitable. We're here to help. Well, Preakness handicapper Gabby Gaudet is here to help. Gaudet offers expert tips on how to choose the right steed and lists some common betting mistakes to avoid. A recent Towson University graduate, Gaudet, 23, was selected as the Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park racing analyst last fall.
SPORTS
By Liam Durbin and For The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
[Editor's note: Liam  Durbin is owner/handicapper of e-ponies.com and creator of the One Click Pony, Pro Picks Mobile  and Exacta Max apps. He shares his Triple Crown picks and betting tips with The Baltimore Sun each year.] California Chrome hardly broke a sweat in his last four races, despite being in increasingly competitive fields. He appears to have push-button acceleration and is a man amongst boys on the west coast. One could argue that he has yet to show what he can do if really tested.
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