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September 3, 2010
I recently retired to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, but because I grew up in the Baltimore suburbs, I still have much family and a strong interest in my home state. I'm grateful to be able to keep abreast of the news by reading The Baltimore Sun online. This past weekend I wasn't shocked when I saw how much money Bob Ehrlich has made since leaving public service four years ago ("Ehrlichs' earnings since 2007 nearly $2.5 million," Aug. 28). You can't fault Bob Ehrlich for this because there's nothing more American than making a quick buck.
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NEWS
September 18, 2014
Finally, someone can see through the phony NFL, the Ravens and their hypocritical "Shield of Honor. " Scott Green from Chicago in his letter in Saturday's Baltimore Sun ( "What the Ravens should have done," Sept. 13) had a contrarian view on the Ray Rice episode, but I believe he was dead on correct. The Ravens turned their backs on a "family" member and their "brother. " Not much in the way of condemnation came from any of Mr. Rice's teammates, for "people who live in glass houses," and you know the rest.
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EXPLORE
February 22, 2012
As a resident of Baltimore County, I am opposed to CZMP Issue 5-019 filed by JC Bar (CVS). The issue is one of public safety and continued quality of life in Carney. The proposed CVS location is on Harford Road only slightly south of the intersection of Harford and Joppa roads. Having vehicles, both northbound and southbound on Harford Road, enter and exit from CVS at this point so close to the failing intersection of Joppa and Harford roads will be very unsafe. What the failing intersection does not need is another large commercial enterprise to disrupt the traffic flow at this critical point on Harford Road.
NEWS
April 25, 2014
From afar, the recent dramatics involving "House of Cards" and the size of the film tax credit it receives from Maryland have offered intrigue worthy of a Hollywood-produced political thriller like, oh, "House of Cards. " The producers threatened to leave, some legislators threatened to seize property, and when the dust cleared in Annapolis, the overall budget for the film tax credit stood at $3.5 million less than supporters wanted. Now that a deal has been struck for the popular Netflix TV series to return to shoot a third season in Maryland, the episode has raised an important question: Is spending so much money to attract or retain film or television productions worth the expense?
SPORTS
Kevin Cowherd | November 23, 2010
Let's agree that whatever took place on the sideline between Derrick Mason and Joe Flacco on Sunday was not exactly Tyson vs. Holyfield at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Nobody swung at anybody. Nobody head-butted anybody. Nobody bit off a chunk of anyone's ear. But let's be clear about this, too: Mason can't be going off on his quarterback the way he did, either. OK, we don't have all the details of what transpired between the two in the second half of the Ravens' 37-13 win over the Carolina Panthers.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2012
COLLEGE PARK - For much of Maryland's season, the goal very simply was to perform better than in the game before. Coach Mark Turgeon said victories should be byproducts of playing the game properly, and he discouraged talk of winning and losing among players and coaches. But as the Terps (15-10, 5-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) prepared for Saturday's game at No. 22 Virginia (19-6, 6-5), the calculation had shifted. Turgeon is talking more now about the bottom line as the team makes a final push to qualify for postseason play.
NEWS
By George F. Will | June 22, 1997
WASHINGTON -- From Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard to downtown Monticello, N.Y., and from controversies about coffee shops in various American neighborhoods to stiffening resistance to a single European currency and other devices of European unification, many apparently dissimilar skirmishes are actually aspects of a single quickening argument about the proper jurisdiction of politics.These skirmishes are facets of a revolt against economics, and a reassertion of the sovereignty of politics.
NEWS
By ERNEST F. IMHOFF | August 1, 1993
The British Broadcasting Corporation wants to get rid of its cliches with a new style book aimed at banning tired phrases. At The Baltimore Sun, getting rid of just one cliche, such as "the bottom line," might be as tough as cleaning up the Chesapeake.Since 1990, Sun and Evening Sun writers, letter and other writers and subjects used the accountants' phrase, "bottom line" (the point of something) 2,094 times. In a July 1993 sampling of 50 examples, Sun story or headline writers used the phrase 16 times; others or people quoted were guilty the other 34 times.
SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERG | June 7, 1991
Eli Jacobs says he is considering selling the Orioles because he no longer has enough time to read two or three books a week. He didn't mention the $25 million profit his group stands to make in less than three years of ownership. It probably has crossed his mind.He says he is thinking about getting out because owning a team is a venture too public and time-consuming. He didn't mention that the upcoming free agencies of Cal Ripken, Glenn Davis, Ben McDonald and Gregg Olson could cost many millions, taking a big whack out of that profit.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,Sun Staff Writer | October 28, 1994
The Ryland Group Inc. yesterday reported strong earnings for the third quarter and nine-month periods, signaling that changes the homebuilder made earlier this year are beginning to boost its bottom line.The Columbia-based company earned $8.4 million, or 50 cents a share, on revenue of $447.8 million in the third quarter that ended Sept. 30. In the same period last year, Ryland lost $22.6 million, or $1.52 a share, on revenue of $376.6 million.In the first nine months of 1994, Ryland generated net income of $22.2 million, or $1.31 a share, on revenue of $1.2 billion, vs. a net loss of $10.3 million, 80 cents a share, on revenue of $1.04 billion in the comparable period in 1993.
NEWS
By Barack Obama | March 29, 2014
As Americans, we believe that honest work should be rewarded with honest wages. That certainly means that no one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty. In the coming weeks, your senators will have a chance to stand up for that principle by voting yes or no on a bill to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. It's important to remember that most workers who would get a raise when Congress passes this bill aren't teenagers taking on their first job. They average 35 years old. A majority of lower-wage jobs are held by women.
NEWS
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2013
I inquired the other day whether the word jogging has begun to look dated, with running increasingly the preferred term. ( The Sun has written about people robbed while "jogging," which struck some readers as dated.) The responses, as you would have expected were various. A couple of comments from Facebook: " I don't do either but I'd guess people who consider themselves runners wouldn't be caught dead jogging. " " 'Jogging' makes me laugh when I see it, either in print or being done.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2013
Jake Arrieta spoke for a few minutes about being sent down to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday. He expects to start Friday for the Tides. Here is what he said: "I wasn't doing my job well enough. That's the bottom line. The team needs me. They need me to be better. That's the bottom line, really. I wasn't good enough right now. " What will you work on at Triple-A? "It's pretty obvious. I talked to Buck about a few things. We talked about things as far as high anxiety situations, and he pretty much asked me, 'Why do you have high anxiety in any situation with the stuff that you have?
NEWS
March 8, 2013
The liberals in the Maryland General Assembly are at it again wanting now to give driver's licenses to undocumented and illegal immigrants. This is the wrong way to go, and illegal immigrants do not deserve or should not be given drivers licenses in Maryland. At a time when Maryland is furloughing and laying off state and local employees and cutting service and raising taxes, we should not spend another nickel for illegal immigrants to let them drive on our highways and roads.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2013
Wearing a dark suit and a purple striped tie, an outfit that he said his wife picked out, Ravens coach John Harbaugh met the media for the first time here and set the tone for his team ahead of Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. His message was simple: the Ravens will enjoy all that comes with playing in the Super Bowl but they will be ready to play Sunday. Harbaugh joked with reporters, playfully encouraging them to ask repetitive questions to his younger brother, Jim, the head coach of the 49ers.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | November 8, 2012
Hardly anyone could blame Ray Rice if he got a little excited after learning Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie Doug Martin had rushed for 251 yards and scored four touchdowns in last Sunday's 42-32 win against the Oakland Raiders - who are the Ravens' opponent this Sunday. But Rice said he fully expects Oakland to spend this week of preparation fixing the run defense and containing Rice and rookie Bernard Pierce. “That's a prideful bunch,” Rice said Wednesday. “I'm sure they are going to come in here with a high motor.
FEATURES
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon, Ph.D. and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon, Ph.D.,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 28, 1997
Has your prescription been changed recently even though the old drug was working just fine? If so, you may be an unwitting victim of a war being waged in the pharmacy.Once upon a time, doctors prescribed medicine without interference. They tried to use their clinical experience and judgment to make the best decision for the patient.Nowadays, many doctors are finding that their choices are limited by the patient's insurance plan.For years, John took Zantac for severe heartburn brought on by a hiatal hernia.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Staff Writer | October 8, 1993
PHILADELPHIA -- Thanks to the magic of the videocassette recorder, Philadelphia Phillies closer Mitch Williams has seen the kind of havoc his particular brand of wildness can wreak on the mental health of his team and fans.And it just doesn't matter."It doesn't seem to bother me as much as it does other people," saidWilliams. "I think I've worn out their [his teammates'] patience, but I've always lived by the bottom line. If we walk off the field with a win, I've done my job."The Phillies got a 4-3 win in 10 innings over the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, but Williams blew a save chance with a leadoff walk that came around to score to tie the game and cost starter Curt Schilling a win.Williams, who is the original "Wild Thing," notched a team-record 43 saves this year, but few of them came easily.
NEWS
August 23, 2012
Regarding your editorial about the student protest against Chick-fil-A at University of Maryland, I think you have the right bottom line ("College Park should think bigger," Aug. 21). After all, one of the definitions of liberal is tolerance of others' ideas. Yet you fail to mention that Chick-fil-A does not practice discrimination against its employees or customers. And where was the school administration on this issue - "out to lunch," as usual? But surely not at Chick-fil-A.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2012
We have less than a week now until the non-waiver trade deadline. As Buck Showalter says about trade talk, "[it's] good for the fans and that's the bottom line. They like it. It keeps them engaged. " OK, so let's get engaged -- and no you don't have to have a few shots at the bar and drop to a knee for that. I'm allowing you to pick one guy who is rumored to be on the trade block and add him to the Orioles' 25-man roster. You don't even have to tell me who you are giving up to get him (though that makes it more interesting.
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