December 10, 2009
- The Department of Homeland Security has initiated unspecified personnel actions against individuals involved in the bungled online posting this spring of a government document that revealed airport screening secrets, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told senators Wednesday. A contract employee was responsible for failing to properly redact a 93-page Transportation Security Administration operating manual that was put on a government procurement Web site. "The security of the traveling public has never been put at risk," Napolitano said, repeating earlier TSA statements that the document was out of date.
July 17, 2014
On July 2, for the fourth consecutive year, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. asked the Public Service Commission to approve a rate distribution increase for citizens, who receive both gas and electric service. For each of the past three years, BGE has gotten an increase in the rate distribution charge, which has added $6.80 a month to the average electric bill and $4.28 to the average gas bill. If the PSC allows this fourth increase, additional monthly charges will amount to an average of $6.57 on electric bills and $8.53 on gas bills.
By DAN BERGER | December 4, 1991
Cheer up. Kurt has begun his second term.
Harford County's fifth annual Restaurant Week started Monday and will run through June 14, offering all kinds of valuable dining experiences around the county at a fraction of the normal cost. During Restaurant Week participating eateries are offering prix fixe (price fixed) menus consisting of three-course meals starting at $20.14 plus beverages, tax and gratuity. Limited service restaurants may offer other special values. Numerous restaurants are participating this year, and you can view their menu selections at . In past years, thousands of county residents have taken advantage of the special values offered during Restaurant Week, which is sponsored by the Harford County offices of Economic Development and Tourism.
By Larry Bingham and Larry Bingham,SUN STAFF | March 20, 2004
ON THE LAST DAY OF WINTER, the Maid Easy Cleaning Service in Gaithersburg had received calls from customers wanting their windows washed. Watermark Cruises in Annapolis had scheduled its first springtime wedding. Hollins Organic Products in Baltimore had begun delivering garden mulch to homeowners six days a week instead of five. Joe Traill had noticed an uptick in the number of "dusty, rusty" bikes brought in to his Mount Washington Bike Shop for tune-ups, the Earth Camp in Friendship had started scrubbing kayaks, and farmers in the Eastern Shore town of Snow Hill had begun to harvest carrots, radishes and lettuce greens.
TEHRAN, Iran --Just weeks ago, the Iranian government's combative approach toward building a nuclear program produced rare public displays of unity here. Today, while the top leaders remain resolute in their course, cracks are opening both inside and outside the circles of power over the issue. Some people in powerful positions have begun to insist that the confrontational tactics of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are backfiring, making it harder instead of easier for Iran to develop a nuclear program.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- With new selections such as Egyptian cotton, 400-thread-count sheets, $1,700 flat-screen televisions and gourmet pickles in many of its stores, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has begun to step beyond the bargain basement persona that has made it a retail colossus. But even as it makes these changes, the store is treading a fine line in persuading middle-class consumers to visit more often without abandoning its core price-conscious shoppers. That theme dominated a media gathering that began here yesterday at the home of the world's largest retailer.
March 23, 1998
LIKE THE ROOSTER who thinks the sun rises because he crows, county planning directors are fooling themselves if they believe they've found the secret to corralling residential sprawl.Perhaps they're being sated by new Census Bureau data that show migration from Baltimore and Washington and into the first circle of suburbs slowing for the first time this decade. But the same survey also reveals explosive growth in more distant suburbs -- 35 percent in Maryland's Calvert County and 55 percent in Virginia's Loudoun County.
By Eric Trethewey | July 15, 1993
THE YEAR is thick with the season. It's just past the solstice again, the high noon of summer. In these parts, where millennia ago the Earth's surface heaved and folded into hundreds of mountains and hills, the catalpas and mimosas are finally in bloom.Barn swallows that nest in one of the joints under the roof of our porch have returned at least two weeks later than last year and begun to set up housekeeping. Morning and evening, a bob-white who has established residency in the fields around the house repeats indefatigably its two-note repertoire.
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration shut down ValuJet indefinitely last night, saying an intense evaluation begun after one of the airline's planes crashed in the Everglades on May 11 had turned up "serious deficiencies" in its operations.David R. Hinson, the FAA's administrator, said at a brief news conference that ValuJet had failed to establish the "airworthiness" of some of its aircraft and that "multiple shortcomings" had been found in its supervision of maintenance contractors.
Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2013
If you hate Maryland's new gun law and wish you could vote against it, Sue Payne is looking for you. The Montgomery County woman this week filed paperwork with the Board of Elections to petition the controversial new gun-control bill to referendum.  She said she bought a web domain, lined up a web designer to create a digital system for distributing petitions and is now looking for someone to take over the operation, which she calls Free State Petitions. “I will turn over the language to whoever wants to come and do this under the banner of Free State Petitions so that the citizens of the state can have a voice,” Payne said Friday.
By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2013
Would you march out of a movie theater seven minutes into the feature presentation because there weren't enough explosions for your liking? Would you take a couple nibbles out of a grilled cheese sandwich, only to send it back to the kitchen because, for whatever reason, you were hoping it would taste more like lobster? Would you sell the big, brand-new house you just moved into because you found a leak in your basement? How about this one: Would you throw your hands up in disgust if your favorite team -- one that happened to win the Super Bowl just a few weeks ago -- didn't make any major moves in the first 11 days of free agency?
NEWS | March 8, 2013
Egg hunts are always popular with the little ones, and on the heels of its successful 'Breakfast With Santa' in December, the Lutherville-Timonium Recreation Council is sponsoring its first Easter egg hunt. The hunt is open to preschoolers through fifth-graders and will be held on the grounds of Ridgely Middle School Saturday, March 23, at 10:30 a.m. Should the weather not co-operate, the hunt will move into the gymnasium. Reservations are required and due March 15; consult the rec council's website at for registration forms and additional information.
By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2013
Baltimore police officials said Thursday the department is doubling to 25 the number of officers available to review speed camera tickets — one of several moves intended to help prevent the issuance of erroneous citations, which has cast a cloud over the city's program in recent months. Meanwhile, city transportation officials said Baltimore's new speed camera vendor, Brekford Corp. of Hanover, has delivered some new cameras and is scheduled to replace all 83 of the city's existing cameras by late March, about a month sooner than anticipated.
By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2012
When Sam Farrell visited the University of Florida on her women's lacrosse recruiting trip three years ago, there wasn't much to see. No lacrosse facility. No locker rooms. No team. No tradition. Coach Amanda O'Leary didn't even have an assistant coach. Nevertheless, the Severna Park graduate did see a bright future for lacrosse in Gainesville. "They had a plan and a dream, and they just asked us to trust them," Farrell said of O'Leary and Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley, "so seeing their plan and having faith in them and trusting that that was going to happen was all we had to do. We all just came in and trusted them, and we exceeded our expectations, for sure.
May 2, 2012
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, May 3, 1962: Construction finally got underway on the Harford County side of the Susquehanna River on the Northeastern Expressway bridge across the river north of Havre de Grace. Gov. J. Millard Tawes was on hand for a ceremony at the river's edge where a 3,000 pound piling was lowered into the water symbolizing the start of work on the 42 mile section of expressway. The bridge was expected to take 18 months to complete and the entire expressway, now known as I-95, was slated to open in the fall of 1963.
By Thomas Caplan | November 12, 1992
TWENTY-EIGHT years ago I campaigned for a new friend, a boy whom fate, working through the alphabet, had settled a few doors from mine on the second-floor corridor of Georgetown University's Loyola Hall.My friend was running for president of our freshman class on a platform advocating a newsletter, a class council, referendums on important issues, an improvement in student parking and the involvement of all members of our class in work on the homecoming float and freshman dance.For the past 13 months, in so many sections of this country, I have encountered the faces of that long-ago autumn, weathered only a bit, in the successful campaign of the same man, this time for president of the United States.
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2011
For LaQuan Williams, earning a spot on the Ravens' active roster is just one stage of his mission in the NFL. "Making the team was just Phase 1," the rookie wide receiver said after Monday's practice at the team's training facility in Owings Mills. "Now I have to master my craft. Just keep standing out and making plays. " Williams' presence on the 53-man roster extends the organization's tradition of finding and cultivating rookie free agents. Williams, a Poly and University of Maryland graduate, joins a group that includes linebackers Bart Scott, Jameel McClain and Dannell Ellerbe, running back Priest Holmes, center Mike Flynn and safety Will Demps.
By Tester and Baltimore Sun reporter | June 17, 2011
Reviewing the multibillion-dollar U.S. aid program in Afghanistan two years ago, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pronounced it a "heartbreaking" failure and promised to make a successful aid program the centerpiece of a revamped strategy to defeat the Taliban. Recent U.S. government reports suggest that the Obama administration instead doubled down on a flawed strategy, pouring large sums into projects that have fueled corruption, distorted local economies and left Afghanistan with technology it won't be able to maintain after NATO forces leave.
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