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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2010
A Columbia woman faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guity to harboring illegal aliens in her Hanover restaurant. Yen Wan Cheng, 54, admitted to employing undocumented workers at the Red Parrot Asian Bistro, her restaurant in the 7600 block of Dorchester Blvd., according to the office of U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein in Baltimore. According to the plea agreement entered Friday in U.S. District Court, Cheng employed as many as 12 cooks, waiters and other staff — five of whom were not permitted to live or work in the country — from February 2009 to February of this year.
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By Jerome Israel | August 19, 2014
The U.S. needs Russia. This may sound peculiar coming from a person who spent 25 years at the NSA, almost half of those fighting communism. But our approach to Russia since the end of the Cold War has been unimaginative and aggressive. Politicians in Washington put on their Cold-War glasses any time Russia makes noise. It's time to archive those in the Smithsonian. Many notable academics agree that our policies toward Russia are flawed, but my conclusion - that we need Russia - is derived from the kind of work we mastered at NSA: carefully listening to and analyzing communications, in this case what Russians have said openly on social networks and in private conversations with me during a recent trip to Russia.
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By Dorothy Dowling | February 15, 1993
WHEN 12-year-old Johnny comes marching home after a day of classes at his Baltimore County middle school, you can be sure that he has learned at least one lesson: It is possible to get something for nothing, and every day Johnny is doing just that.He rides the yellow county school bus to its last stop on Harford Road, waves goodbye to his bus driver -- and then walks another two blocks to his house in Baltimore City!Johnny is one of a growing number of "illegal aliens" -- nonresidents of Baltimore County who are attending schools there under false pretenses.
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May 4, 2014
These last few years will go down as a time when Marylanders took steps to recognize the humanity of those who have too often been marginalized. In 2011, the General Assembly voted to stop penalizing children whose parents brought them to the United States illegally when it came time for them to go to college, an important gesture in the nation's polarized immigration debate. In 2012, lawmakers extended equal rights to same-sex couples who wanted to marry. And in 2014, legislators reached out to perhaps the most marginalized group of all, those who do not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth, by passing the Fairness for All Marylanders Act, which Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to sign this month.
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August 5, 1994
An advisory panel's recommendation that the U.S. experiment with a central Social Security registry of persons eligible to work in this country is a good one.Eight years ago Congress tried to deal with the problem of illegal aliens by requiring employers to make sure their employees were citizens or legal resident aliens by asking them for any of several easily faked identity documents. That approach has not worked. Illegal aliens continue to flood into the country and the work force, imposing unacceptable costs on governments in several states and impacting adversely on the employment prospects of some citizens and legal aliens.
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By Crispin Sartwell | May 20, 1997
I AM SICK TO DEATH of aliens. I'm sick of ''The X Files,'' sick of ''Independence Day,'' sick of Heaven's Gate, sick of the ''Star Wars'' trilogy. Sick of action figures, sick of video games, sick of comic books, sick of television, sick of trashy novels: in short, sick of American culture.What holds us together as a people is not our shared belief in the Constitution or something touching like that; in fact most of us would gladly shred the Constitution if that meant we could arbitrarily impose our views on our friends and neighbors.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | October 10, 1999
The preview party for the American Visionary Art Museum's new exhibition, "We Are Not Alone: Angels and Other Aliens," certainly proved that premise. About 700 earthly beings, some in wild makeup and costumes, milled among images of unearthly beings on the museum's walls and pedestals.Tinsel-haloed "angels" gazed at those in immortalized in oil. "Death," carrying a cardboard sickle, dawdled among designs of devils and deities. And some glittering "extraterrestrials" joined other guests dancing in the museum's art barn.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun Staff | November 7, 1999
"Captured by Aliens: The Search for Life and Truth in a Very Large Universe," by Joel Achenbach. Simon & Schuster. 415 pages. $25.The unfortunate title of this book might suggest it belongs on the pseudo-science shelf alongside tales of alien abductions and "ancient astronauts."Not so. Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach has written a rambling, but lively, welcome and ultimately serious book exploring mankind's long fascination with the notion of alien life. ("Captivated by Aliens" would have said it better.
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By MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE | April 14, 2009
For PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 2 and Windows PC. Alternate version for Nintendo DS. Rated 10-plus *** 1/2 (3 1/2 STARS) Every spring, a wave of kids' movie tie-in games, ranging from bland to terrible, invades stores and preys on unsuspecting parents. This year almost certainly will be no different. But before that wave crashes down, we have Monsters vs. Aliens, a game that not only is terrifically fun for kids, but legitimately good enough for their older siblings and parents to enjoy.
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By Kelly Gilbert and Kelly Gilbert,Evening Sun Staff | December 10, 1990
The owner of a Pikesville employment agency has pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges that he encouraged illegal aliens to come to the United States from Trinidad to work as nannies in the Baltimore area.The defendant, Samuel Kaplan, 58, owner of Select Employment Services Ltd. in the first block of Walker Ave., entered his pleas Friday to Senior Judge Herbert F. Murray in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.Prosecutors Joseph L. Evans and Geoffrey R. Garinther said they will recommend an 18-month prison term for Kaplan when he is sentenced Feb. 13.Specifically, Kaplan pleaded guilty to a felony count of inducing the entry of illegal aliens and a misdemeanor count of referring illegal aliens for a fee.Kaplan and three Trinidadians were indicted last spring on charges tied to the illegal entry of aliens between Nov. 7, 1986, and March 21, 1989.
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By Gail Smith, Orlando Sentinel | March 2, 2014
Ukranian model Valeria Lukyanova, who has come to be known as the "human Barbie," now claims she doesn't consume food or water anymore, according to the dailymail.co.uk. That would be called starving yourself in some circles, but the model, 23, has said she is now converting to "breatharianism": training herself to live off only light and air. "In recent weeks I have not been hungry at all; I'm hoping it's the final stage before I can subsist on air and light alone," she has said.
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By Thomas M. Barrett | February 16, 2014
The Olympics have begun, and it's clear already that one sport is still flourishing - Russia bashing. Or more precisely, awkward American back flips over exactly how to depict Russia. Only a few days in, NBC committed factual errors, gross distortions and patronizing enthusiasms. During a fluff piece on the Trans-Siberian Railway, the tsar who initiated its construction was referred to as "Nicholas III. " There never was a Nicholas III; anyone with a passing familiarity with Russian history knows that Nicholas II was the last tsar.
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By Jonah Goldberg | May 2, 2013
In the new sci-fi movie "Oblivion," Earth's most precious resource is Tom Cruise. But running a close second (spoiler alert) is water. Aliens want it. All of it. This is old hat, science fiction-wise. In "The War of the Worlds," H.G. Wells had Martians coming to Earth to quench their thirst. The extraterrestrial lizards (cleverly disguised as human catalog models) in the 1980s TV series "V" came here to steal our water too -- though they wanted it in part to wash down the meal they intended to make of us. In the more recent "Battle: Los Angeles," pillaging Earth's oceans was the only motivation we're given for why aliens were laying waste to humanity.
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By Paul Greenberg | April 29, 2013
Dear Scholar, It was wholly a pleasure to get your thoughts about the current debate over illegal immigrants and how to approach the nettlesome challenge they represent to us -- and we to them. It was good of you to rehearse some classical history for me, explaining how other societies, our forerunners as democracies (Athens) and republics that acquired an empire (Rome), dealt with their immigrants. All in the course of challenging my view that some way to citizenship should be left open for our millions of illegal immigrants.
BUSINESS
By Steve Mills and Michael Oneal, Chicago Tribune reporters | January 14, 2013
Tribune Tower was in crisis, and the illustrations of penguins installed in the building's ornate lobby were meant as a constant reminder. With Tribune Co. revenues sliding and managers struggling to adjust to an Internet revolution, executives in early 2007 turned to a Harvard Business School professor to motivate employees. The penguins in the building's display cases stood on melting icebergs - the professor's metaphor for an industry experiencing rapid and potentially fatal change.
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By Dave Gilmore | March 23, 2012
It's been just under three weeks since “Mass Effect 3” was released, and obviously all the hardcore fans of the series got their copies the instant they could. However, a lot of gamers are still on the outside looking in, wondering what exactly all their friends are babbling about when they keep bringing up the Normandy, Garrus and something called “Seth Green.” If you've been tempted to join in on the hubbub but aren't sure if this game is really for you, allow us to answer the tough questions you're likely facing as this gem sits unpurchased in your Amazon cart.
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By Kelly Gilbert and Kelly Gilbert,Evening Sun Staff | February 15, 1991
The owner of a Pikesville employment agency has been fined $10,000 and sentenced to 179 days in a federal halfway house on a four-year suspended prison term for bringing illegal aliens into the United States from Trinidad.The aliens were employed in private homes in the Baltimore area where most worked as nannies and some tended elderly people. Judge Herbert F. Murray sentenced the defendant, Samuel Kaplan, 58, late Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The judge also ordered Kaplan to perform 100 hours of community service.
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By Ginger Thompson | May 2, 1991
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke announced yesterday that he has organized a special investigative team to examine the employment records of contractors working on construction projects in Baltimore to crack down on the hiring of illegal immigrants.Last week, 13 illegal aliens were arrested at a construction site in Mount Vernon, and union leaders have told Mr. Schmoke that such workers are forcing legitimate contractors out of work."We are concerned about unscrupulous contractors coming in and low-balling us because they can hire people for very low wages, and they work from sunup to sundown without overtime," said William P. Kaczorowski, president of the Baltimore Building Trades Council.
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Susan Reimer | March 12, 2012
Democrats must believe they are in the middle of a lovely dream - and they must hope they never wake up. Not even the most conniving strategist in the belly of the White House could have spun this narrative: drop a packet of birth control pills into the middle of the Republican extreme-a-thon primary season and watch as the candidates attempt to alienate half of the voting population. This isn't the "war against women" we expected when Republican state legislatures began to nibble away at reproductive decision-making and then over-reached with "personhood" language and the hideous requirement that women submit to vaginal sonograms before an abortion.
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By Willilam S. Reese | March 8, 2012
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently delivered a speech in Tunisia that focused on the historic role young people are playing to promote freedom, opportunity and human dignity in their countries. Speaking at a youth forum in Tunis, she also took questions from the youth leaders, students and young entrepreneurs who had packed the room to hear what she had to say. Secretary Clinton's powerful message, that "the needs and concerns of young people have been marginalized too long," was also aimed at a global audience.
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