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June 14, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake needs to spend more time thinking and picking her battles and reconsider a shopping bag fee for paper bags ("A better bag tax," June 12). Her recycling initiative has been successful, and we have been diligent participants every week. We do not have a garage or space to keep a recycling can inside and keep a paper bag in the kitchen to be placed in the recycling bin for all paper, plastic, etc., which is full to the top with the collective paper bags every week.
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SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
When : Friday, 4 p.m. Where : St. Paul's Coaches : Sean Murphy, Archbishop Curley; Paul Bernstorf, St. Paul's Last meeting : St. Paul's won, 19-14, last year KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH Archbishop Curley : RB Deonte Harris, Sr.; RB Marty Costes, Sr.; DT Elijah Grover, Sr.; LB Kiyon Brandford, Sr.; QB Cyrus Boardman, Sr; TB Shawn Fenner, Sr. St. Paul's : QB Anthony Pino, Sr.; DB-WR Allan Koikoi, Sr.; C-DL...
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SPORTS
By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2012
The first full day of training camp is tomorrow and the two top battles are at defensive end and cornerback. At the end, it will be third-year player Arthur Jones against second-year player Pernell McPhee. Jones is a bigger body and better at stopping the run, but McPhee is a better pass rusher registering six sacks as a rookie last season. McPhee, though, will be slowed by the knee injury and Jones had a strong offseason. He has improved his physical conditioning and appears to have the lead over McPhee as far as replacing former starter Cory Redding, now with the Indianapolis Colts.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
The Orioles' primary formula for victory this season has been to keep the game close until it becomes a battle of the bullpens. It worked most of the year and then unfolded perfectly in the American League Division Series. In all three ALDS games, the Orioles waited out the Detroit Tigers' Cy Young Award-winning starters and then pounced on the club's soft underbelly relief corps. It won't be so easy in the AL Championship Series, which begins with Game 1 against the Kansas City Royals on Friday night at Camden Yards.
BUSINESS
By ANDREW LECKEY | December 19, 2004
I have money invested in shares of Nortel Networks Corp. What is the latest with this company? - A.D., via the Internet Maybe we should flip a coin on this one, since any company incapable of filing reliable financial statements should have an enormous question mark hovering over its head. An audit of the giant Canadian telecommunications equipment manufacturer this year turned up $250 million in phony reported sales from 1999 and 2000, with $300 million in bogus profit reported last year.
NEWS
October 25, 1996
IN RULING in favor of a home-school parent from Arnold who defied state regulations, Annapolis District Court Judge James W. Dryden this week sent a clear message to the MarylandGeneral Assembly: It must plug the gap that exists in the code that covers home-schooling.Perhaps Cheryl A. Battles, the parent fighting Anne Arundel County, is a conscientious home-school instructor whose child is progressing well, as Judge Dryden noted. Ms. Battles has steadfastly refused to comply with a regulation requiring home-schoolers to annually submit the instructional materials they are using to the local school system for review.
NEWS
By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | March 11, 2007
Union soldiers dressed in blue coats and bright red pants took their positions on a ridge. Across a valley on another ridge, Confederate soldiers dressed in gray waited as commanders readied their orders. But it wasn't until a handful of dice tumbled onto the battlefield, nearly knocking over some of the combatants, that the soldiers and their commanders knew the battle had begun. "I look at the strengths and weaknesses of my forces and determine an action plan before play starts," Geoff Graff said.
NEWS
By Nancy Menefee Jackson and Nancy Menefee Jackson,Contributing Writer | June 20, 1993
They worried about the Union soldiers encamped just over the hill, but the Confederates first had to battle ants, earwigs and, most of all, the 95-degree heat.Company D of the 2nd Maryland Infantry fought yesterday on the rolling fields of Steppingstone Museum along the banks of the Susquehanna River, and their re-enactment continues today with drills, a cavalry demonstration and a chance once again to change the outcome of the war that still fascinates so many.Members of the company arrived at Steppingstone Friday night and set up a camp that is an authentic replica of Civil War camps.
NEWS
By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,SUN STAFF | November 17, 2003
During his staid weekdays, Evan Duncan is a respectable State Department historian. But yesterday he was stretched out on the floor of a Holiday Inn conference room in Timonium, gazing with intense concentration at 6-inch models of World War II ships arrayed on the blue carpet. He rolled eight pairs of dice and exclaimed with delight: three hits, 18 percent damage inflicted by his Axis battle cruiser, the Dunkerque, against the U.S. Navy battleship United States. "We're shooting very well, we're closing range and soon, I think, it's going to get very, very bloody," said Duncan, 54, who lives near Alexandria, Va. Metaphorically speaking, of course: These battles were being fought with dice, calculators, rulebooks and tape measures, and Duncan's only medal honored his "Courage in the Face of Sustained Bad Luck."
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | July 24, 1996
An Arnold woman who could go to jail for keeping her daughter out of school for two years was given a temporary reprieve yesterday by an District Court judge in Annapolis.Judge James W. Dryden said he would delay deciding on the charge against Cheryl A. Battles until prosecution and defense lawyers have a chance to file written memos in support of their arguments.Dryden said at the close of the state's case that prosecutors may not have proven that Battles failed to provide her 7-year-old daughter with "regular, thorough instruction" as required by state law. He gave Assistant State's Attorney Andrew Jezica 10 days to submit written arguments and David Gordon, Battles' lawyer, 10 days after that to respond.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
Baltimore City firefighters were called to a 2.5-alarm blaze at a building that once housed Volunteers of America but is now vacant in the Jonestown neighborhood Sunday, officials said. Firefighters were called just before 3 p.m. to the two-story block and stone building in the 1100 block of E. Fayette Street, where they encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions. Smoke poured from the second-floor windows and over the street as firefighters sprayed the building from above and below with water hoses.
NEWS
By Richard E. Vatz | October 3, 2014
The presidential election of 2012 and Maryland's gubernatorial election of 2014 have much in common rhetorically in terms of their approaches to issues and spin, the two key components of political persuasion. The 2012 presidential election pitted a likable African-American Democratic incumbent president against a white, older Republican who had been out of politics for years. The 2014 Maryland gubernatorial race features a likable incumbent African-American Democratic lieutenant governor against a white, older Republican who has been out of politics for years.
NEWS
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
We have become depressingly familiar with the term birth cohort , as we assess the relative merits and demerits of the finally passing away baby boomers, along with Generation X and the millennials. (Good luck, kids, we've dealt you a dodgy hand.)  The word in its original, Roman sense was a unit of six centuries, or a tenth of a legion. Those of you who studied poetry in school may recall Byron's "Destruction of Sennacherib": "The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, / And his cohorts [military units]
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | September 27, 2014
On  his Fox News show  Monday night, Bill O'Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) instead of U.S. ground forces, which President Obama has repeatedly vowed not to deploy. The use of mercenaries is as old as warfare itself. Alexander the Great used them. King George III hired German mercenaries to fight for the British in the American Revolution. Today  mercenaries go by other names, like “contractor . " The president is to be commended for assembling a coalition that includes Arab states, but why are more of  our European allies not part of it?
NEWS
By Kym Byrnes and For The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Exploding cannon fire lit the sky and reflected off the water as rain poured down on American soldiers struggling to defend Fort McHenry against a British attack. It was September 1814, and after the Battle of Baltimore, Francis Scott Key penned the work that became our national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner. " The goal of Annapolis-based artist Greg Harlin has been bringing that scene to life - on a postage stamp. This past weekend, as Baltimore celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled Harlin's creation: the War of 1812: Fort McHenry Forever stamp.
NEWS
By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
Few political events in Iowa are more important to an aspiring Democratic presidential candidate than the Harkin Steak Fry. And this year's fundraiser - the 37th and final for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin - is drawing some of its biggest names yet, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. The website celebrating the final year of the signature political event, being held Sunday in Indianola, Iowa, also has counted Gov. Martin O'Malley among its more prestigious guests in recent years.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Pakenham | June 1, 2003
An Unquiet History, by Matthew Battles. Norton. 256 pages. $24.95. Battles is on the staff of the Houghton Library, Harvard University's rare books collection, a most appropriate vantage point for examining the conception, utility and romance of libraries through history. It is a splendidly articulate, informative and provoking piece of work. Thousands of volumes have been written about books, their preservation -- and, indeed, tragic destruction -- and many are worthy. But Battles' is the newest and is sweeping in its inclusiveness, extraordinarily brisk in narrative vigor, and consistently lively -- utterly trumping the cliches of the mustiness of libraries and the dreariness of librarians.
NEWS
by Carson Porter | March 23, 2011
It's a slow day for great deals, so here's a weird one. Check out all the glow sticks you can get for $20 bucks! I was going to mock this hobby, but after watching way too many videos of glowstick battles I kind of want to try it!  
NEWS
By Jonathan Pitts and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
Three Vietnam War veterans stood on the ramparts of Fort McHenry, gazed onto the Patapsco where British warships launched hundreds of rockets and mortar shells almost 200 years ago, and imagined the scene that unfolded during the Battle of Baltimore. "I know rain was pouring down, and with all the shooting and shelling for more than 24 hours, they had no idea if they were going to survive," said Chuck Gallinger, 69, of Oshkosh, Wis., who served in Southeast Asia in 1966. Gallinger and his friends - in town for a reunion of their unit, the 709th Maintenance Battalion of the 9th Infantry - had stopped for a taste of the Star-Spangled Spectacular, Baltimore's bicentennial celebration of its defense against the British and the writing of the national anthem.
NEWS
By Martin O'Malley | September 11, 2014
Two-hundred years ago, a Maryland-born lawyer watched as British forces bombarded Fort McHenry at the Battle of Baltimore. At dawn, against all odds, the massive star-spangled banner flew over the fort, signaling America's triumphant defense of Baltimore. As the flag waved, Francis Scott Key penned the words that would become our National Anthem. This week, as we celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of the defense of Fort McHenry and our National Anthem, we celebrate more than Maryland's special sacrifice in the defense of American independence that September dawn.
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