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June 22, 2010
Thank you for the insightful article on City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young, ("Selective ethics," June 21.) The ambitious Mr. Young seems bent on creating a little coup to entangle Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. We in the city on low and fixed incomes can well afford the bottle taxes. If you think we can not afford the taxes, pay a visit to a lottery lines. There are low-income people who borrow against their monthly checks at 25 cents on the dollar. If the council members have no concerns for the lowly city workers losing their income, then at least care about trying to keep the city gutters and the Inner Harbor clean.
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By Kevin Baxter, Tribune Newspapers and By Kevin Baxter, Tribune Newspapers | June 3, 2014
Apparently it is possible to have too much success. At least that's the opinion of Vicente del Bosque, who has seen Spanish soccer achieve unprecedented levels of success in recent years. The national team has won the last two European Championships as well as the 2010 World Cup. On the club level, three Spanish teams — Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid — went down to the final weekend before deciding this season's La Liga winner. And all three teams reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League, with Real Madrid and Atletico meeting in last month's final.
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NEWS
August 31, 2010
As we approach the political races ahead of us, voters should be warned about the price we pay when we pull the lever on September 14, 2010. There are many on the ballots and blogs of every sort, including The Baltimore Sun, espousing with promises galore. Many are unknowns; they do not have quantifiable evidence that they can support the claims they make to end health care issues; unemployment; violence in our communities; or the huge budget deficiency in government throughout our state.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2014
Filmmakers David Posamentier and Geoff Moore knew Annapolis was the perfect place to make their movie when someone heaved a trash can through a plate-glass window - and no one made a peep. The someone was actor Sam Rockwell, who stars in "Better Living Through Chemistry" as a nebbishy small-town pharmacist unexpectedly displaying a chemically enhanced backbone. The place was State Circle in Annapolis, just across the street from the Maryland State House. Posamentier and Moore were shooting a scene that involved Rockwell's character vandalizing his own pharmacy.
FEATURES
By Lou Cedrone and Lou Cedrone,Evening Sun Staff | June 4, 1991
ONE OF THE supporting characters in ''Ambition'' dies a lingering death, but the movie dies long before he does.Lou Diamond Phillips stars in this new film. He also wrote the script, and that may have been a mistake -- he may have been too close to the project.Phillips plays Mitchell Osgood, the owner of a Los Angeles book store who wants to make it as a novelist, so much so that he is willing to deny his heritage. In the end, he is also willing to kill, but by that time, we no longer care.
NEWS
August 24, 2013
Dan Rodricks ' column about Gov. Martin O'Malley's potential run for the presidency was full of puffery but short on actual reasons why Mr. O'Malley would make a good candidate ( "Martin O'Malley starts to take his victory lap," Aug. 20). Throughout Mr. O'Malley's time in office, we have seen many increased fees as well as a flurry of new taxes, such as the highly controversial "rain tax. " Mr. O'Malley's unfortunate decisions have harmed the middle class and driven businesses out of the state.
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By J. L. Conklin and J. L. Conklin,Contributing Writer | October 19, 1992
Edward Stewart, artistic director of the Ballet Theatre of Annapolis, is decidedly ambitious. Unfortunately, Mr. Stewart's choreographic ambition far exceeded his dramatic grasp. How else can one explain the disappointing choreography that Mr. Stewart's dancers bravely struggled through this weekend at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis?Fortunately, BTA's performance was bolstered by the guest appearance of local pianist and composer Stefan Scaggiari, whose considerable musical talents and performance savvy warmly charmed the audience.
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By NEAL R. PEIRCE | May 13, 1991
When a 27-year-old disc jockey responds to a listener's dare, runs for mayor and upsets a competent, hard-working 63-year-old incumbent, you have to figure it's grave news for the political establishment.That's precisely what the 1974 election of Rick Knobe as mayor of the old stockyards and trade town of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, represented. For decades a benign cabal of realtors, lawyers, bankers, members of the country club all, had ruled Sioux Falls, balancing budgets, building a new airport, pushing downtown renewal.
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By GREGORY KANE | July 24, 2004
FORMER BALTIMORE police Commissioner Ed Norris, who pleaded guilty to misuse of funds and tax irregularities, began his six-month prison term Thursday, the same week two Justice Department assistant attorneys made a motion that would prevent the defense from questioning the motives of U.S. Attorney Thomas M. DiBiagio in prosecuting investment banker Nathan Chapman. It was DiBiagio's office that prosecuted Norris, and the question everyone should be asking - but that no one has - is, given DiBiagio's e-mails suggesting that he was pushing for "front-page" indictments of public officials, whether we should cast a skeptical eye on the case of the departed commish.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun | November 20, 1994
WASHINGTON -- If you believe in destiny, you might think that Newt Gingrich became the Republicans' obstreperous bombardier-in-chief because he was born, according to his mother, during a World War II air-raid drill in Harrisburg, Pa.If you believe in politics, you might think the Georgia congressman has steamrollered everything in sight marked "Democrat" because he realized it was the best way to get to where he has always wanted to be: leading a newly...
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By Jules Witcover | January 31, 2014
As New Jersey Gov.Chris Christie plays the victim in the George Washington Bridge scandal, betrayed as he puts it by underlings in his office, much political crepe is being draped around his broad shoulders. But it doesn't necessarily have to be a shroud over his national ambitions. Surviving advisers say the governor will be pressing on, as recently elected chairman of the Republican Governors Association, with a six-state fund-raising and candidate-boosting tour in the Northeast, South and Rockies, focusing on party-building and his personal appeal as a straight-talker.
NEWS
August 24, 2013
Dan Rodricks ' column about Gov. Martin O'Malley's potential run for the presidency was full of puffery but short on actual reasons why Mr. O'Malley would make a good candidate ( "Martin O'Malley starts to take his victory lap," Aug. 20). Throughout Mr. O'Malley's time in office, we have seen many increased fees as well as a flurry of new taxes, such as the highly controversial "rain tax. " Mr. O'Malley's unfortunate decisions have harmed the middle class and driven businesses out of the state.
NEWS
August 21, 2013
I was very disappointed by Susan Reimer 's recent column in which she insisted that although she "likes" Gov. Martin O'Malley, she wouldn't vote for him because "a decent guy wouldn't put his family through what it takes to be president" ( "Memo to Martin O'Malley: Please don't run for president," Aug. 19). Although Ms. Reimer's message that presidential races have become over-the-top and drawn-out is hardly an exaggeration, Governor O'Malley is not responsible for the "odious" state of electoral politics to which she refers.
NEWS
August 13, 2013
We have the first gaffe of the 2014 governor's race, and it's a doozy. The Washington Post reported Tuesday on a speech Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler gave to a roomful of volunteers for his nascent gubernatorial campaign in which he suggested that his chief rival for the Democratic nomination, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, was counting on his race, not his accomplishments, to win. Mr. Gansler goes on, according to an audio recording obtained by...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2013
Sarah Elizabeth Hancock, an effervescent and outgoing college junior whose lifelong ambition was to become a social worker so she could help others, was remembered Thursday by family and friends as a thoughtful and caring individual. "Sarah always put other people's problems in front of hers," said Steve J. Kotowski, 20, who is a materials engineering student at the University of Maryland, College Park. "She was the kind of person that if you had a problem, you could call at midnight and she'd talk to you as long as it took.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2013
Kevin Plank may have sold the first Under Armour shirts from the back of his car, but as his reach has grown, so too have his wheels: These days, he jets around the world, recently to five Asian cities in six days, but managed to get back home to Baltimore to watch a member of his celebrity-filled stable of athletes play in a game. That would be his 9-year-old son, James, playing in a Little League game in Baltimore County. Like any sideline dad, Plank showed off a few photos on his cellphone, scenes from a spring evening more Norman Rockwell than Under Armour, whose thumping ads feature glaring athletes seemingly in training not for a mere game but a coming apocalypse.
NEWS
By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 16, 2000
The eve of St. Patrick's Day seems an appropriate time to talk about the Irish Catholic political scene. Colonial Players' March presentation is William Alfred's 1966 play "Hogan's Goat," which deals with the political ambitions of two men in Brooklyn at the turn of the century: Edward Quinn, entrenched as Brooklyn's mayor for 30 years, and his rival, a younger Irishman named Matthew Stanton. Once again, Colonial Players offers a thoughtful drama that challenges both actors and audience.
NEWS
By ANDREA F. SIEGEL and ANDREA F. SIEGEL,SUN REPORTER | August 22, 2006
First of three profiles of Democratic candidates for attorney general To say he's running for attorney general is an understatement. Montgomery County State's Attorney Douglas F. Gansler, 43, started laying the groundwork for state office five years ago, before his first term as a county prosecutor had ended. While incumbent J. Joseph Curran Jr. kept many potential candidates at bay as he contemplated seeking a sixth term, Gansler, a Democrat, raised money and traveled the state to make himself known.
NEWS
By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2013
"Legally Blonde: The Musical" proves to be an ideal production for Children's Theatre of Annapolis, following the troupe's promise to provide professional on-stage opportunities for young performers. In its second main stage play of the 2012-2013 season, the Children's Theatre's talented teen cast stretches to new horizons in this lively show. Based on the 2001 movie starring Reese Witherspoon and Luke Wilson, the 2007 musical by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin has audiences rooting for Elle Woods, a young woman who knows what she wants and ultimately uses her determination, intelligence and savvy to get it. The show opens as UCLA Delta Nu sorority president Elle — portrayed by Broadneck High School sophomore Colleen Coleman — has a dinner date with boyfriend Warner Huntington III, played by Annapolis Area Christian School junior Zeke Quellette Elle expects Warner to propose marriage, but instead he tells her she has no place in his future and he's going to Harvard Law School.
NEWS
September 18, 2012
Apparently, Gov. Martin O'Malley has three bosses: President Barack Obama, his own political aspirations and the citizens of Maryland ("O'Malley pays a visit to Iowa's core Democrats," Sept. 17). Sadly, they are listed in the exact order of his priorities. John R. Hussar Jr., Bel Air
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