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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
You may have thought from reading past posts that it is only Nicholas Kristof and Thomas Friedman for whom The New York Times  has abandoned editing. Not so. There is evidence of a slack rein on the regular staff as well.  I place in evidence this paragraph published in The Times  earlier this week: The Fort Lee traffic jam scandal has unleashed a wintry mix of subpoenas, tortured apologies and fresh allegations against Mr. Christie, a Republican, and potentially put a deep freeze on his presidential chances.
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March 17, 2014
Baltimore City principals are criticizing interim schools CEO Tisha Edwards' decision to hold them accountable for high rates of chronic absenteeism among their students. The principals say it's the parents' fault if children don't come to class and that schools can't be expected to fix all the problems in students' homes that keep them from showing up. But while it's certainly true that some parents are lax about getting their kids to school and need to shape up, that doesn't mean principals are justified in simply throwing up their hands and insisting there's nothing more they can do. The manner and timing of Ms. Edwards' action left much to be desired - she put a third of city principals on performance improvement plans without much warning and with only three months left in the school year - but the policy is spot-on.
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November 13, 2012
Let's hold Baltimore accountable ("Ethics board gone AWOL?" Nov. 12). My suggestion is that you have a citizen file a complaint to the ethics board against the ethics board director for conflict of interest and breach of duty and trust and also request the director's financial disclosure form. Then, let's see how the ethics board handles it. According to The Sun's article, any citizen can file a complaint. Also, according to its code of regulations, Article 8, Section 3-3 (b), the mayor can remove an appointed member of the board for cause (one being neglect of duty)
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
You may have thought from reading past posts that it is only Nicholas Kristof and Thomas Friedman for whom The New York Times  has abandoned editing. Not so. There is evidence of a slack rein on the regular staff as well.  I place in evidence this paragraph published in The Times  earlier this week: The Fort Lee traffic jam scandal has unleashed a wintry mix of subpoenas, tortured apologies and fresh allegations against Mr. Christie, a Republican, and potentially put a deep freeze on his presidential chances.
NEWS
August 11, 2011
Where was the business community when the debt ceiling debate was going on? Why weren't they piling into Washington with grim faces and falling charts showing Congress what was likely to happen if America continued make a spectacle of itself, looking to all the world like Ozzy Osbourne and his family had taken over the Capitol? Why are corporate lobbyists' fingers only on the speed dial buttons when fighting for corporate welfare but not for the welfare of the nation? Don't they realize that their corporate welfare is dependent on the welfare of the nation, and the welfare of the nation is dependent on the middle class?
NEWS
March 17, 2014
Baltimore City principals are criticizing interim schools CEO Tisha Edwards' decision to hold them accountable for high rates of chronic absenteeism among their students. The principals say it's the parents' fault if children don't come to class and that schools can't be expected to fix all the problems in students' homes that keep them from showing up. But while it's certainly true that some parents are lax about getting their kids to school and need to shape up, that doesn't mean principals are justified in simply throwing up their hands and insisting there's nothing more they can do. The manner and timing of Ms. Edwards' action left much to be desired - she put a third of city principals on performance improvement plans without much warning and with only three months left in the school year - but the policy is spot-on.
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By Howard Kleinberg | February 18, 1994
ADMITTEDLY, my experience as a scientist is limited t turning the shower knob in hotel rooms to their hottest position, then hanging wrinkled shirts and suits on the shower curtain rod. The steam almost returns the clothing to its proper, but soggy, shape.That is why I cannot understand why people -- particularly Northern friends and relatives -- continually ask me whatever happened to global warming.Perhaps I misconstrue that they are asking me. Surely, they could not expect an intelligent answer.
SPORTS
By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | July 22, 1992
CARLISLE, Pa. -- Upon further review, Ricky Sanders has reversed his decision to leave the Washington Redskins' training camp."I wasn't ready to sign. I just went home and thought about it," he said about his decision to leave Monday morning after verbally agreeing to a two-year contract estimated at $1.9 million.Sanders changed his mind faster than officials make some instant re- play reversals and was back on the field yesterday at 5:15 p.m. about halfway through the afternoon practice.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 21, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- A hitchhiking Canadian fugitive who led police on a 41-hour manhunt last June after a shootout with two state troopers along U.S. 50 was sentenced yesterday to eight years in prison.Before sentencing, Pvt. Eric W. Schumacher, who was one of two AWOL Canadian soldiers charged in the shootout, Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. said: "The facts here are just absolutely outrageous. We're lucky no one was killed."But the judge, noting that Schumacher had admitted his guilt and had no prior criminal background, agreed to sentence within non-binding guidelines that showed the 21-year-old soldier should receive five to eight years.
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By San Francisco Chronicle | October 9, 1991
DANVILLE, Calif. -- Sheriff's deputies in the exclusive community of Blackhawk sprang into action when Jose Canseco's pet tortoise, Rafael, escaped his pen and nearly trundled into traffic.Responding to a passing motorist's cellular-phone alert, Deputy Megan Garry-Wintich of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department puzzled for a moment and then made ready to sweep the green, hard-shelled creature to safety as it lumbered toward busy Blackhawk Drive."She was saying, 'What am I supposed to do with this thing?
NEWS
By Brian Griffiths | January 13, 2014
The Washington Post ran a story yesterday   from inside of the Maryland health care exchange  detailing how top government leaders knew for over a year before it went live that the exchange had serious technical problems. And for Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, it's an inside story they probably wish was never told.  Three distinct things were made very clear from the story; The people operating the system had absolutely no idea what they were trying to accomplish with the exchange; There was absolutely nobody within the state government that wanted to take responsibility and ownership of the project; and, The Governor and the Lt. Governor were made aware of the problems with the system and did absolutely nothing about it. The last one is key for the political futures of Messrs.
NEWS
March 18, 2013
Only among The Sun's editors and the Democratic Party is the 3.5 percent annual growth in the federal budget proposed by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan considered "egregious" ("Unbalanced budgeting," March 14). Representative Ryan's plan to spend "only" $41 trillion rather than $45 trillion over the next 10 years is somehow painted as draconian. His goal of balancing the budget in 10 years is labeled "arbitrary. " And he's pilloried over and over for offering a credible alternative to unsustainable deficits and an economic future that could end very badly.
NEWS
November 22, 2012
The Sun recently ran a front page, above-the-fold story under the headline, "Ethics Board Gone AWOL?" (Nov. 12). The story went on to report in some detail about the workings of the seven-member Board of Legislative Reference, a body established by the city charter whose members include the mayor, the city solicitor, a member of the City Council, the president of the Johns Hopkins University, the deans of the University of Maryland and the University of...
NEWS
November 13, 2012
Let's hold Baltimore accountable ("Ethics board gone AWOL?" Nov. 12). My suggestion is that you have a citizen file a complaint to the ethics board against the ethics board director for conflict of interest and breach of duty and trust and also request the director's financial disclosure form. Then, let's see how the ethics board handles it. According to The Sun's article, any citizen can file a complaint. Also, according to its code of regulations, Article 8, Section 3-3 (b), the mayor can remove an appointed member of the board for cause (one being neglect of duty)
NEWS
August 11, 2011
Where was the business community when the debt ceiling debate was going on? Why weren't they piling into Washington with grim faces and falling charts showing Congress what was likely to happen if America continued make a spectacle of itself, looking to all the world like Ozzy Osbourne and his family had taken over the Capitol? Why are corporate lobbyists' fingers only on the speed dial buttons when fighting for corporate welfare but not for the welfare of the nation? Don't they realize that their corporate welfare is dependent on the welfare of the nation, and the welfare of the nation is dependent on the middle class?
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | December 20, 2007
Most American politicians, including most so-called liberals, are cowards on the subject of housing for the poor. They may grandstand on the backs of the huddled homeless when winter comes, but ask them to do something practical, smart and lasting to make housing more accessible and affordable to our poorest citizens and they either run for cover or use the topic, as the radio-talkers do, to incite a crowd with fear and anger. In Baltimore County, the leadership acts as if there are no poor - or as if there's no urgency to help them find a place to live.
NEWS
By Gordon Livingston | August 21, 1991
ON AUG. 9, after a five-day court-martial at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Yolanda Huet-Vaughn, a physician in the Army Reserve, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks. She was convicted on a charge of "desertion to avoid hazardous duty and shirk important service." On Dec. 31, 1990, she had gone AWOL from her unit on the eve of its deployment to the Persian Gulf war.The all-male panel of seven officers who sentenced her were majors and lieutenant colonels, none of whom had seen service in Saudi Arabia, only one of whom had been in combat.
NEWS
By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 23, 2001
WASHINGTON - Like thousands of recruits, Kendra Loving joined the Army last summer for the promise of a better future and generous college benefits. But as an 18-year-old private based at Fort Campbell, Ky., Loving soon found that the military life wasn't for her. The hours in the motor pool were long, she said, and the barracks were old and hot. Though she'd signed up for a four-year hitch, she decided to desert in April, just 10 months after putting on her uniform. "I just left, got on a plane and went on home," said Loving, who lives with her mother in Capitol Heights.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun reporter | September 19, 2007
The man who was shot and wounded by Aberdeen police Monday is a soldier who had been away from Aberdeen Proving Ground without permission since last month, military officials said yesterday. Army officials said Pvt. Evan Parker, 22, of Pittsford, N.Y., had been AWOL since late August. Aberdeen police said they encountered Parker the night before the shooting when they were called to a disturbance at Ken's Motel in the 600 block of S. Philadelphia Road. Once police determined Parker's military status, they returned him to the base.
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By [LIZ ATWOOD] | July 8, 2007
A.W.O.L. (A WAY OF LIFE) 827 Frederick Road, Catonsville / 410-788-AWOL (2965) / marylandskateboarding.com Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Growing up in San Diego, Ben Munoz had aspirations of following in his father's footsteps with a career in the Navy. But his dad told him he had neither the eyesight nor the attitude for military life. "He joked that I'd go AWOL in the first week," Munoz said. So, it's fitting that, when Munoz was choosing a name for his new skate, snowboarding and surf shop in downtown Catonsville, he hit upon A Way of Life, or A.W.O.
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