May 20, 2013
WJZ reporter-anchor Adam May is leaving the Baltimore station at the end of the month to join Al Jazeera America as a national correspondent. May, who has been at the CBS-owned station for 10 years, will go to work for Al Jazeera in June. But he will continue to live in Baltimore. "It was a tough decision, especially saying goodbye to our viewers who have been so loyal over the last few years," May said in a telephone interview Monday. "I now consider many of them friends, and I hope when they still see me walking around Baltimore, they'll come up and say hi. " May, who is originally from Minnesota, said, "One of the most exciting things about this opportunity is that my family gets to stay in Baltimore.
May 15, 2013
Maryland's Alex Aust, Katie Schwarzmann, Iliana Sanza and Taylor Cummings earned Division I first-team All-America honors from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Wednesday. Johns Hopkins' Taylor D'Amore, Loyola's Marlee Paton and Towson's Alexa Demski were selected to the second team. The third team included Navy's Jasmine DePompeo, who became the program's first IWLCA All-American, and Loyola's Taryn VanThof. For the No. 1 Terps (20-0), Aust and Schwarzmann are also among five Tewaaraton Award finalists.
May 13, 2013
The health care industry - doctors, hospitals, medical facilities and pharmaceuticals - will do this country in and only the rich will survive ("Costs vary for same treatment," May 9). It does not make sense for hospitals to charge varying and outrageous prices for the same procedures. No wonder Medicare is in trouble. When doctors take the Hippocratic Oath, they vow to do no harm, but these outrageous prices seem like a defeat for the oath. lola J. Massey, Owings Mills Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts
May 12, 2013
Sandy Apgar, an erstwhile pretender to being a public servant during the Clinton era, enthusiastically recommends that Maryland fall into the public-private partnership trap along with benighted states like Virginia ("The future of infrastructure," May 9). I'd like to know how inviting the pork farmers to engage in policy-making and priority-setting to increase the price of pork is going to benefit Mr. Apgar's "taxpayers. " I'm one of those taxpayers; the fat-cat corporations Mr. Apgar would woo with my money, not so much, according to the COST figures columnist Dan Rodricks cites in his column about CEO whining ("Complaining CEOs need to take a hike," May 9)
May 11, 2013
As Orb charged to the wire at Churchill Downs last weekend, he established his clear superiority to the other 18 thoroughbreds on horse racing's biggest stage, the Kentucky Derby. But compared to Derby champions of the past, Orb's time is less impressive - his 2:02.89 run doesn't rank among the top 10 in the race's history. It is slower than the times of many winners from the 1950s and 1960s, and well behind Secretariat's 1973 record. Blame the muddy track? Fair enough, but none of the past decade's Derby winners recorded a top 10 time either.
May 6, 2013
Isn't focusing on foreign students entering the U.S. a form of discrimination ("America is exceptional, and that includes the way we treat immigrants," April 29)? After all, we don't enforce our immigration laws, which has resulted in America being flooded with 11 million to 12 million immigrants who are here illegally. Who is to say how many of those have terrorist inclinations are not just students? We should either enforce all immigration laws or not enforce any, keeping in mind as President Ronald Reagan said: "A nation that cannot control its borders can't control its destiny.