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October 25, 1995
An article in the Oct. 15 editions incorrectly reported that the city of Baltimore's settlement of a suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of tenants at four city housing projects that have been demolished or are slated for demolition would force residents to move out of the city.The Sun regrets the errors.
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April 8, 2005
Information on abstinence fosters safety In the April 1 Sun, I thought there was an April Fool's joke. According to the article "Government site urges abstinence," the Health and Human Services Department has a Web site that is designed to help parents talk to their children about many high-risk behaviors, including sex. The site states that "abstinence is the healthiest choice." I am aware of no scientific study that refutes this fact. Sexually active people of all ages run a higher risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.
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NEWS
February 26, 2003
On February 21, 2003, DR. ALLENKLEIMAN; beloved husband of Jeanette (nee Albert); father of Mark and Ruth; beloved brother of Bernice Sachs. There will be no services. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Civil Liberties Union.
NEWS
December 11, 2004
Paltry spending on school repair endangers kids The editorial "Building schools" (Dec. 2) graphically spells out the extent to which we are disadvantaging Maryland's youths by failing to address deteriorating and dangerous school facilities. In 2003, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and the Maryland General Assembly received a report from the Maryland State Task Force to Study Public School Facilities detailing nearly $4 billion in needed renovations and construction to provide minimally adequate school buildings.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 2, 2003
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland has put in writing its request that the Naval Academy reconsider its ritual of leading students in lunchtime prayer. The group sent a letter Wednesday to the Annapolis superintendent, Vice Adm. Richard J. Naughton, saying that the practice was unlikely to pass "constitutional muster" in the wake of an appellate court ruling Monday striking down supper prayers at the state-run Virginia Military Institute. The Naval Academy declined to comment yesterday.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 6, 1998
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class action lawsuit yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court challenging the constitutionality of a Maryland law that criminalizes sexual relations between people of the same gender.The suit, filed on behalf of five Maryland residents, targets the state's "unnatural or perverted sexual practices" statute.The law, passed in 1916, makes it a felony for lesbians and gay men to engage in oral sex and attaches penalties of up to $1,000 or 10 years in prison.
NEWS
November 16, 1992
Annapolis Alderman Carl O. Snowden will be honored tonight by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland for his civil rights leadership.Mr. Snowden, a Democrat who represents the city's 5th Ward, will be presented with this year's Civil Liberties Award for his aggressive work in championing racial equality and civil rights throughout Maryland.He worked closely this year with the legal staff of the American Civil Liberties Union to appeal a court ruling that overturned Annapolis law denying liquor licenses to private clubs that discriminate.
NEWS
By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2002
The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has asked the Baltimore County Police Department to provide protection for Jewish residents who plan to hold a peace vigil in Pikesville tomorrow. Baltimore Jews For Israeli-Palestinian Peace, which calls for the establishment of a Palestinian state, held a similar event Sunday that was disrupted by about 50 to 70 counter-demonstrators waving flags and shouting at the group. The confrontation at Park Heights and Slade avenues caused police to move the vigil to a site nearby.
NEWS
By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | January 5, 1996
An elderly African-American couple sued the Maryland State Police yesterday, alleging that a search of their vehicle and possessions along Interstate 95 by troopers was an unlawful act of racial discrimination and false imprisonment.The suit, stemming from a July 12, 1994, traffic stop in Cecil County, was filed in Baltimore County Circuit Court by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Charles Carter, 66, and Etta Carter, 65.The Carters of Mount Airy, Pa., allege that they were traveling home on their 40th anniversary after visiting a daughter in Florida when they were stopped and detained for several hours while police "methodically examined the contents of virtually every item" in their rented minivan, scattering items on the roadside.
NEWS
By James W. Main Guest columnist | November 17, 1991
We have elected officials into public office who are supposed to make decisions that reflect the will of the constituents they represent.The people we have placed into these local offices are there to make decisions that need to be made, no matter what the time or reasonmay be.I sincerely believe that on occasion we should question the reasoning behind the decisions our local government makes. It is our responsibility and our right as citizens to be involved in government.However, we also have the responsibility to attempt to influence the decisions that government makes with responsible and appropriate action.
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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF | July 18, 2004
A group of child and disability rights advocates says a new Baltimore County program to help prepare students in foster care and group homes to enter public schools is illegal because it segregates them unnecessarily. The advocates, led by the Baltimore-based Public Justice Center and supported by organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union, asked Superintendent Joe A. Hairston in a letter this month to halt plans to open the "transition center." The center, apparently the first of its kind in Maryland, will serve children entering grades K-12 without necessary paperwork and in need of social services - primarily those in group homes and foster care and the homeless.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 2, 2003
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland has put in writing its request that the Naval Academy reconsider its ritual of leading students in lunchtime prayer. The group sent a letter Wednesday to the Annapolis superintendent, Vice Adm. Richard J. Naughton, saying that the practice was unlikely to pass "constitutional muster" in the wake of an appellate court ruling Monday striking down supper prayers at the state-run Virginia Military Institute. The Naval Academy declined to comment yesterday.
NEWS
February 26, 2003
On February 21, 2003, DR. ALLENKLEIMAN; beloved husband of Jeanette (nee Albert); father of Mark and Ruth; beloved brother of Bernice Sachs. There will be no services. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Civil Liberties Union.
NEWS
By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | July 22, 2002
As Republican Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. makes a pitch for black voters in his bid for governor, some African-American leaders say they haven't forgotten his vocal opposition six years ago to a plan to move poor Baltimore families to the suburbs. Ehrlich's position on a 1996 legal settlement between the city and the American Civil Liberties Union is just part of the issue, critics say. Equally significant, they say, are the tactics Ehrlich and his political allies used to whip up opposition to the agreement and other housing proposals.
NEWS
By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2002
The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has asked the Baltimore County Police Department to provide protection for Jewish residents who plan to hold a peace vigil in Pikesville tomorrow. Baltimore Jews For Israeli-Palestinian Peace, which calls for the establishment of a Palestinian state, held a similar event Sunday that was disrupted by about 50 to 70 counter-demonstrators waving flags and shouting at the group. The confrontation at Park Heights and Slade avenues caused police to move the vigil to a site nearby.
FEATURES
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 3, 2001
It was only death in the end that finally managed to silence the voice and still the pen of Jack L. Levin, a Baltimorean who for 60 years vigorously fought against hateful prejudice while championing the cause of civil libertarianism. Levin, 88, also a gifted advertising executive, died of renal failure last week at Sinai Hospital. He cut his teeth organizing street protests against the 1936 visit of the light German cruiser Emden, carrying 600 Nazi naval trainees and flying the swastika when it docked at Recreation Pier in Fells Point.
NEWS
July 10, 1996
The Linthicum Shipley Improvement Association has scheduled a meeting at 7: 30 p.m. tonight at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church to discuss a proposal to develop the land behind the Linthicum Shipley Shopping Center.Representatives from the county have been invited to explain the process necessary to begin development of Shipley Oaks on 4.95 acres off Benton Avenue. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, a Democrat who represents Maryland's 3rd District, is to send a representative to address concerns and questions on public housing and subsidies.
NEWS
By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff Writer | November 1, 1993
About 50 demonstrators gathered yesterday near the Maryland Penitentiary to urge that killer John Thanos be spared the death penalty."We are here to declare that the violence on city streets in America, the violence in private homes in America, the violence of the mass media in America must come to an end. It is a violence which continues in the acceptance and implementation the death penalty," vigil organizer Chuck Michaels told those gathered in the...
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | August 4, 1999
A CALIFORNIA lawsuit has challenged for the first time the lack of demanding courses in predominantly minority, low-income high schools. If the suit succeeds, look out, Maryland.The last week in July, the American Civil Liberties Union and attorney Johnnie Cochran filed a class action suit in Los Angeles claiming that rich schools unconstitutionally offer more Advanced Placement (AP) courses than poor schools do. The disparity, the ACLU said, gives wealthier kids a leg up in college admissions.
NEWS
March 26, 1999
Plan to seize homes must be improved to protect innocentContrary to your article "City asks for right to seize house" (March 19), the American Civil Liberties Union testified in support of a bill that would give the city a fast-track process to take vacant houses from irresponsible owners who don't pay taxes and leave them to fall into ruin. We joined other witnesses in suggesting amendments that would improve the bill.Like many in the community, we are concerned about the impact the bill would have on homeowners who live next to vacant houses, typically retired people who have lived in their homes for decades.
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