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By New York Times News Service | April 16, 1994
ATLANTA -- A Memphis Criminal Court judge ruled yesterday that James Earl Ray, the confessed assassin of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., will be allowed to subpoena witnesses in support of his assertions of innocence and his request for a new trial.In what one prosecutor termed a "bizarre" situation, Judge Joseph Brown said he was constrained by Tennessee law to deny the new trial being sought by Ray because the time limit allowed for such appeals had long since expired.Judge Brown is hearing Ray's ninth appeal since he pleaded guilty in 1968.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | June 29, 2014
"But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep. " -- Robert Frost Sen. Richard Russell called it a work of "manifold evils. " Sen. Barry Goldwater called it a "threat to the very essence" of America. Rep. Howard Smith called it a "monstrous instrument of oppression. " It was the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and its "oppression," "threat" and "evil," at least in the eyes of those conservative men, were that it outlawed racial discrimination in public places.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | August 12, 2004
Maryland's U.S. senators have joined Virginia Sen. John W. Warner in calling for an investigation of the government-funded Chesapeake Bay Program to see whether it has been "significantly overstating" how much it has been cleaning up the bay. In a letter sent Friday to the head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, which audits federal programs, Warner, a Republican, and Democratic Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Paul S. Sarbanes wrote that they were concerned that the program might be inflating results by using computer estimates rather than water quality reports.
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June 25, 2014
In response to Susan Reimer 's interesting column about the tendency of women to apologize to excess ( "What are women apologizing for?" June 23), I have observed this lack of confidence in the behavior of mothers trying to control unruly children in public. They invariably append the suffix, "OK?" to their "request" for better behavior. It only weakens the direction to your child and confuses him or her as to what is right. What mom says is right and she needn't ask her child's permission (OK?
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October 25, 1995
CITY SCHOOLS Superintendent Walter G. Amprey Jr. says "we are doing everything we can and should do" in his management of a school system in which too many students are simply not learning. If he really believes that, then there seems little likelihood he can satisfy state officials -- or Maryland taxpayers -- who are increasingly impatient with under-performing schools.From the state schools chief, Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick, to city-based legislators like Del. Howard P. Rawlings and Sen. Barbara Hoffman, state officials are looking for concrete results, not assertions that small changes in test scores prove the system is headed in the right direction.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Evening Sun Staff | May 14, 1991
Howard Wimer is a guy who believes in following a hunch to happiness.Seventeen years ago he turned his back on a promising Los Angeles career as a producer of educational and promotional films, and as a one-time personal assistant to comedian Steve Allen, and followed his hunch into the Inner Peace Movement.He's been there ever since, traveling the world teaching people how to get in touch with their four "spiritual" or psychic "gifts" -- intuition, prophecy, vision and healing -- which he says can lead them to greater personal contentment and success.
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By New York Times News Service | December 18, 1991
JERUSALEM -- Israel's Supreme Court will hear new evidence in a few days asserting that John Demjanjuk, convicted and sentenced to death here as the monstrous "Ivan the Terrible" of the Treblinka death camp, is the wrong man and the victim of "a complete frame-up" by U.S. and Israeli authorities.At the same time, the U.S. Justice Department has acknowledged that it is reviewing the Demjanjuk case.Demjanjuk's Israeli lawyer says that copies of diplomatic cables, official letters and other documents that he recently obtained show that the U.S. Justice Department knew as far back as 1978 that Ivan the Terrible was not Demjanjuk, a 71-year-old retired auto worker from Cleveland.
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By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS,SUN REPORTER | June 30, 2006
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's ruling in the Guantanamo Bay case is a setback to President Bush's aggressive pursuit of broad wartime powers, a trademark of his presidency, legal analysts and historians said yesterday. Since the Sept. 11 attacks, Bush has asserted expansive and virtually unconstrained presidential authority in advancing his national security and counterterrorism policies. The latest court ruling, which rejected his bid to use military tribunals for terrorism suspects, challenged the administration's theory and amounted to a rare reining-in of a president who recently dubbed himself the "Decider."
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By J. David Rawn | January 20, 1993
THE state Board of Regents has proposed to eliminate many programs in the University of Maryland System, including chemistry and physics at Towson State University, chemistry at Salisbury State College and theater at UMBC.The proposals are said to save money and improve the quality of education in the system. These assertions are demonstrably false. If the Board of Regents takes its responsibility seriously, these ill-considered cuts will not be implemented.First, consider the assertion that the moves will save money.
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January 25, 2012
It is more than unfortunate that Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold continues to imply that funding our school system is like throwing money into a bottomless abyss with absolutely no return on investment ("School funding mandate hurts counties," Jan. 19). There are certainly flaws with the state's maintenance of effort law, but the bigger problem in our county is Mr. Leopold's ongoing disparaging comments and his desire to control our school system in a dictatorial fashion.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2014
The British-born chef Robert Gadsby carries an impressive resume, complete with apprenticeships under world-famous chefs, executive chef positions at acclaimed restaurants in Los Angeles and Houston, and even an appearance on "Iron Chef America. " The latest stop for the well-traveled chef is an out-of-the-way Columbia office park, where he has opened Gadsby's Bar American in a space that was formerly a Greystone Grill, one of several that operated in Maryland. On a Saturday night in January, when the place was crowded with diners — some of whom were taking advantage of a restaurant-week promotion — Gadsby's kitchen and staff were clearly struggling to keep pace.
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By Leigh Maddox | October 7, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley has recently made the case for beefing up law enforcement to battle this year's rise in crime, including in an op-ed in The Sun. "So long as levels of enforcement continue to decline," he argued, "shootings and homicides will continue to go up. " This argument overlooks the way an emphasis on enforcement prevents this city from tackling violent crime. In fact, over-enforcement has the opposite effect and renders crime more pernicious in the communities that are most affected.
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By Stephanie Rawlings-Blake | September 16, 2013
Three years ago, I declared that the Grand Prix of Baltimore would be a game changer for our city. Now that the race has ended for the foreseeable future, many have asked if I regret that statement. The answer is no. My goal in supporting the Grand Prix was to boost Baltimore's tourism industry over a traditionally slow Labor Day weekend and to present a positive image of our city to the world. For three years, the Grand Prix of Baltimore did exactly that. Race On, the race's organizers, positioned the Grand Prix for long-term success, and it is bittersweet to see this event come to an end. The Grand Prix attracted national and international exposure - shining a positive spotlight on Baltimore and broadcasting images of our beautiful harbor and downtown business district to households across the globe.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
SARASOTA, Fla. -- In his first public move in an Orioles uniform, infielder Danny Valencia stepped in front of a podium on Wednesday and vehemently denied ever using any performance-enhancing drugs. Valencia's name was listed on records obtained by Yahoo Sports from a now-defunct clinic named Biogenesis, which the Miami New Times previously reported had provided PEDs to several major leaguers, including New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. Major League Baseball has been investigating Biogenesis and its owner, Anthony Bosch.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2012
The financial disclosure forms filled out by about 1,900 city employees will be entered into an online searchable database, the city's new Chief Information Officer told the city's ethics board Tuesday. "It's a really easy project," said Chris Tonjes, who heads the Mayor's Information Technology Office. Tonjes told board members he planned to appoint a project manager, who will create an online filing system likely for the next round of ethics forms. The deadline for elected officials and many city employees to fill out the form is April 30. At the ethics board's monthly meeting Wednesday, Tonjes asked Avery Aisenstark, the executive director of the ethics board, how many employees are required to fill out the forms.
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Tim Wheeler | October 23, 2012
Cows, rather than chickens, caused the pollution for which an Eastern Shore farm couple and Perdue are being sued, contends a witness for the Salisbury-based poultry company. Charles Hagedorn, a microbiology professor from Virginia Tech , told a federal judge Monday that a small herd of cattle grazing on Alan and Kristin Hudson's farm near Berlin were the sole source of high levels of bacteria and nutrients found in drainage ditches there. "These counts - and they are high - came from the cattle," Hagedorn testified.  But a lawyer for the Waterkeeper Alliance pressed Hagedorn to acknowledge that manure blown by large ventilation fans out of the Hudsons' two poultry houses could also have reached the ditches, contributing to the pollution.
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By Peter Osterlund and Peter Osterlund,Washington Bureau of The Sun | June 5, 1991
WASHINGTON -- After weeks of furious argument and closed-door negotiations, an angrily split House launched yesterday its long-awaited debate on competing civil rights bills aimed at eliminating job discrimination against minorities and women."
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By DAN RODRICKS | February 9, 1993
Pieces of column too short to use:Sam: The Sequel . . . Last week in this space you read about Sam, the odd man who showed up in several Baltimore churches to loudly demand money. Sam interrupted services in Bolton Hill and Hampden, and churchgoers, though suspicious of Sam's assertions of need, apparently made contributions. Now the Rev. Jeffrey L. Tomlinson, pastor of Church of God at Dundalk, reports that apparently the same Sam paid his parishioners a visit last summer."He marched in just about at the close of my sermon, sat down on the second pew and, just as I was making my closing remarks, he stood and asked to speak," Rev. Tomlinson says, adding that Sam asked for exactly $80. "The reaction of people in my congregation was varied.
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May 13, 2012
My heart goes out to the family of Jenny Olenick, who by all accounts was a talented and wonderful teen. The May 5 article detailing events surrounding the filing of a malpractice suit, "Lawyers question teen's health before death," got my attention for several reasons. To imply that pre-exiting conditions, such as stress, anxiety and heart disease would have contributed to or caused her death seem far-fetched. As reported in the article the autopsy report found "no evidence of a physical process, like cardiomyopathy having occurred," according to the state's chief medical examiner.
NEWS
January 25, 2012
It is more than unfortunate that Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold continues to imply that funding our school system is like throwing money into a bottomless abyss with absolutely no return on investment ("School funding mandate hurts counties," Jan. 19). There are certainly flaws with the state's maintenance of effort law, but the bigger problem in our county is Mr. Leopold's ongoing disparaging comments and his desire to control our school system in a dictatorial fashion.
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