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By Jules Witcover | December 21, 2012
In the Newtown massacre, as in all such tragic events in a free and open society, both the news and social media went all-out to provide the fullest coverage of what happened and why. The latter is not yet fully known. In too many instances, though, the legitimate quest for the truth was accompanied by abuse. The hordes of print, radio and television reporters who descended on the grieving suburban Connecticut town generally pursued their grim business with due respect for the shattered sensitivities of the families and friends most immediately involved, the ancillary victims of the semi-automatic weapon attack.
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February 28, 2013
In his column ("Campus liberals run amok," Feb. 24), Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., a former congressman, stated the following: "Politically correct speech codes barring 'offensive expression' continue unabated on many campuses. Such policies chill expression (protected by the First Amendment) that might be found offensive - to any and all. " Without commenting on the validity of his "run amok" argument, I should like to point out that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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NEWS
By DAN BERGER | June 25, 1993
C What if a mad geneticist revived an extinct animal that went amok and took over the world and was called homo sapiens?
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | December 21, 2012
In the Newtown massacre, as in all such tragic events in a free and open society, both the news and social media went all-out to provide the fullest coverage of what happened and why. The latter is not yet fully known. In too many instances, though, the legitimate quest for the truth was accompanied by abuse. The hordes of print, radio and television reporters who descended on the grieving suburban Connecticut town generally pursued their grim business with due respect for the shattered sensitivities of the families and friends most immediately involved, the ancillary victims of the semi-automatic weapon attack.
NEWS
February 28, 2013
In his column ("Campus liberals run amok," Feb. 24), Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., a former congressman, stated the following: "Politically correct speech codes barring 'offensive expression' continue unabated on many campuses. Such policies chill expression (protected by the First Amendment) that might be found offensive - to any and all. " Without commenting on the validity of his "run amok" argument, I should like to point out that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
NEWS
By Cathy Drinkwater Better Heron | April 9, 1992
mowingbarely springand already the stillnesscut throughon all sidesfresh young lawnsmowed downto a uniform military buzzand recruited for barbecue dutyfrom where I sitamid dandelions and clover clumpsthere is order enoughwithout the bladeI've come to know those dry andseasoned leavesborrowed by the windto admire the steadfast bare spotthat defies my attemptsat cultivationto cherish the divot behind the swingwhere rain collects@we'll mow soon enoughgiving into...
SPORTS
November 20, 2000
Cincinnati (2-9) Sunday skinny: Starting Scott Mitchell at QB produces TD pass, but not a victory. ahead: .... Pit. ....... Ari. ..... at Ten. Cleveland (3-9) Sunday skinny: Unable to take advantage of Titans' errors, no-offense Browns fall again. Weeks .... 11-26 ..... 12-3 ..... 12-10 ahead: .... at Bal. .... at Jac. .... Phi. Jacksonville (4-7) Sunday skinny: Seems like old times, as RB Taylor and Jaguars' offense run amok. Weeks .... 11-26 ..... 12-3 ..... 12-10 ahead: .....
NEWS
May 3, 1994
It is fashionable in the cost-conscious '90s to denigrate government spending on anything for primarily aesthetic reasons. Not surprisingly, then, the state Department of Transportation's plan for a $16.3 million face-lift at Baltimore-Washington International Airport is being met with grumbles from some who feel this is another example of taxpayer-funded extravagance. A planned $5.8 million observation lounge and a $500,000 outdoor garden featuring 150 life-sized steel geese are prime targets for ridicule.
NEWS
By Andrew Bard Schmookler | October 20, 2002
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- So, some of our corporate malefactors are now caught in the coils of the law. In recent months, commentators have declared that the sight of some of these miscreants in handcuffs would be required to restore the confidence of the American investor. And with trillions of dollars of value flushed down the toilet of this bear market in the last few years, we certainly need all the restoration we can get. But as glad as I am to see these guys prosecuted, this investor is not feeling so reassured.
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By PHIL JACKMAN | August 1, 1995
Fixin' The World, One Crack At A Time:After 10 years of Maryland's running a budget deficit, the Terps' new athletic director, Debbie Yow, not only balanced the ledgers for last year but made a few bucks. So along comes her predecessor, Andy Geiger, who ran up a goodly chunk of the $6.8 million deficit yet to be tackled and he says, "Probably part of what has been accomplished is a result of things Lew Perkins [the man who preceded him] did, some things of mine and some of hers."Unbelievable.
NEWS
March 8, 2012
In response to the recent article by Kim Geiger ("Limbaugh stands by words in clash on contraceptives," March 3), I would just say that if it necessitates extreme commentary to identify and expose the absurd demands of Sandra Fluke, than so be it! Instead of focusing on the content of Ms. Fluke's demands, the Democrats and their liberal media cohorts are slamming Rush Limbaugh and painting the Republicans as anti-women. This is typical rhetoric of the left, using diversionary tactics to spin and distort facts for political gain!
NEWS
January 20, 2011
It seems the Baltimore County Public School system is bent on prohibiting as many non-school day activities in its facilities as it can ("No fair — Parents protest ban on craft shows," Jan. 18). My children's elementary school was recently denied permission by BCPS's facilities department to hold an electronics recycling collection on a Saturday in the parking lot. The reason given was that there were liability issues (with household electronics?!) and the "uncertainty of 3rd party vendors" (i.e.
NEWS
By Julia A. Gumminger | April 21, 2008
During my tenure as an art teacher at Waverly Middle School, I was assaulted by students twice. The first time I was assaulted, the student was back in my classroom within two days. I taught in Baltimore for a little over a year, and in that time I received multiple death threats, got injured breaking up fights between students, witnessed numerous riots in the hallways, and never was able to completely teach a full lesson. It became obvious to me that I had no choice but to leave - for my safety, and for my physical and mental health.
NEWS
By Rochelle McConkie and Rochelle McConkie,sun reporter | July 20, 2007
He's a Jerry Garcia look-alike dressed in paint-splattered overalls. During the school year he teaches Irish studies classes at community colleges and at Christmastime he's a shopping mall Santa. But for all his pursuits, Conrad Bladey calls himself a "cartist," transforming old beat-up cars into wildly ornate works of art. Bladey is one of two Linthicum men who will parade their creations through Baltimore during tomorrow's 14th annual Art Car and Other Wheeled Vehicle Show as part of the huge Artscape festival.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | October 27, 2006
In the movie version of Augusten Burroughs' memoir, Running With Scissors, the writer-producer-director, Ryan Murphy, best-known for creating FX's Nip/Tuck, uses a cascade of goofy-creepy episodes from Burroughs' early life for gross-out comedy and psychodrama and even grosser sentimentality. It's a clever variation on you'll laugh, you'll cry entertainment - here, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll gag. But it's a bit too much like a TV series: That '70s Show becomes "That '70s Freakshow."
NEWS
By Chris Kaltenbach | September 10, 2006
PHANTOM -- Flicker Alley / $29.95 Few figures loom larger over the world of silent cinema than German director F.W. Murnau. Though best known for his two seminal works, the relentlessly creepy vampire flick Nosferatu (1922) and the gorgeous cinematic tone poem Sunrise (1927), he made some 20 films between 1919 and his premature death in 1931, from injuries sustained in a Santa Barbara, Calif., car accident. Phantom, released in 1922, may not enjoy the reputation of those two films, which are justifiably included among the greatest, most influential movies ever made.
NEWS
By Marina Sarris and Marina Sarris,Sun Staff Writer | September 23, 1994
Maryland's next governor is likely to change or kill the state's workplace smoking ban, one of the toughest in the country.Republican nominee Ellen R. Sauerbrey and Democratic nominee Parris N. Glendening said they would withdraw the sweeping anti-smoking regulation, which is now on hold while a court considers legal challenges.Mrs. Sauerbrey, a state delegate from Baltimore County, said she would not resurrect the ban if she is elected in November. If the state wants to restrict smoking in the workplace, she said, it should do so through the legislature.
NEWS
By ELLEN GOODMAN | December 26, 2005
BOSTON -- So it comes down to 9/11. Again. The president has drawn a great dividing line through the country, separating his supporters from his critics. Again. This time, those who see a presidency run amok are not just labeled "defeatists." They are considered amnesiacs. This time, those who oppose torture are diagnosed with short-term memory loss. Those who are outraged at domestic snooping are people who have forgotten to be afraid. The president's "humble" speech from the Oval Office contained the inevitable line: "September the 11th, 2001, required us to take every emerging threat to our country seriously."
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 3, 2005
WASHINGTON - Driven in part by fears of terrorism, government secrecy has reached a historic high by several measures, with federal departments classifying documents at the rate of 125 a minute as they create new categories of semisecrets bearing vague labels such as "sensitive security information." A record 15.6 million documents were classified last year, nearly double the number in 2001, according to the federal Information Security Oversight Office. Meanwhile, the declassification process, which made millions of historical documents available annually in the 1990s, has slowed to a relative crawl, from a high of 204 million pages in 1997 to just 28 million pages last year.
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