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By JOE MURRAY | November 30, 1994
Angelina County, Texas. -- "Look Who's Broke,'' declares the front-page headline from the big-city newspaper. Gee, I thought for a moment I'd made the news.A follow-up headline explains, ''Canada Paying High Price For Its Social Programs,'' which include universal health care as well as generous old-age pensions, extended unemployment insurance and all sorts of other goodies.''We are in hock up to our eyeballs,'' Finance Minister Paul Martin told the House of Commons Finance Committee. ''That can't be sustained.
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By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Every day companies mine online data to track consumer habits, but two University of Maryland law professors say Facebook and dating service OkCupid went too far by manipulating their users' experience to study their behavior. At the professors' urging, Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler agreed to review this week whether the companies' actions are akin to patients being pulled into medical research without their knowledge. Federal law requires participants' consent and independent oversight of such experiments, and a state law broadened those regulations.
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By SEATTLE TIMES | November 20, 2000
SEATTLE - Federal investigators now believe a critical part of Alaska Airlines Flight 261's tail-control mechanism broke off in flight, making it impossible to pull the jet out of its sudden, fatal dive. The Boeing MD-80, en route from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to San Francisco and then Seattle, crashed into the Pacific Ocean in January, killing all 88 aboard. Analyzing information from the jet's flight data recorder, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator has found that the only way Flight 261 could have tumbled into its final dive was if a part called the end stop - intended as a fail-safe device to keep the plane's horizontal stabilizer intact - broke off in flight.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Baltimore's spending panel approved a $63,000 payment Wednesday to settle a police brutality lawsuit filed by a woman shocked with a Taser in 2012. The lawsuit concerns the events of April 30, 2012, when Ashley Overbey called Baltimore police to report an attempted burglary at her home. According to documents presented to the Board of Estimates by the city solicitor's office, Overbey got into a "verbal confrontation" with one of the officers at her home. The officer accused her of pushing him, and attempted to arrest her. Overbey alleges the officer pulled her hair and began hitting her, the documents state.
SPORTS
By Ohm Youngmisuk and Ohm Youngmisuk,Sun Staff Writer | July 24, 1995
WASHINGTON -- The Legg Mason Tennis Classic final pitted two completely different personalities with different games and different things to prove.Stefan Edberg, the gentlemanly, serve-and-volleying Swede and the defending champion, has been written off by many for being in the twilight of his career and having lost all desire to be the best.Andre Agassi, the brash, overpowering showman, an American at the peak of his game, is trying to prove that he can maintain the consistency of being the top player in the world.
NEWS
July 18, 1994
POLICE LOG* Jessup: 7800 block of U.S. 1: Someone broke into a home Tuesday and stole tools, police said.
NEWS
February 28, 1997
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Howard County.Elkridge: 6700 block of Old Waterloo Road: Someone broke into a house Wednesday through a bedroom window, and stole a videocassette recorder, cash and compact discs.Kings Contrivance: 6900 block of Silent Dell Lane: Someone broke into a house Wednesday and stole televisions, computers, a printer and other items.Scaggsville: 8400 block of Tipton Drive: Someone broke into an shed Tuesday or Wednesday, but took nothing.Pub Date: 2/28/97
NEWS
April 23, 1993
* Sunset Beach: Burglars broke into a home in the first block of Poplar Road on Wednesday. Police do not know what was taken.
NEWS
August 17, 1994
POLICE* Marriottsville: Someone broke into a shed in the 800 block of Marriottsville Road between June 19 and Aug. 4 and stole a motor, police said.
NEWS
April 3, 1995
POLICE* Westminster: A resident of East Main Street told city police that someone broke into his house and stole items valued at $340 on Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
I hope those who know Joan Rivers only from her work the last couple of decades on shows like “Fashion Police” will take the time to read some of the appreciations that talk about who she used to be. Rivers, who died Thursday at age 81 after being on life support since Aug. 28, was a fearless, cutting-edge and transgressive comedian straight from Greenwich Village in the 1950s and '60s, who made it possible for the likes of Amy Schumer and...
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
A fight broke out inside Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino on the first weekend after its grand opening. A video of the incident shows security guards wearing yellow shirts rushing to break up the fight, which occurred in the line for Pie-Zetta, a pizza restaurant, around 3 a.m. Saturday. "Basically, somebody said something ... to one person and they took it the wrong way," said Kevin Forrest, who witnessed the fight. He said a woman sprayed mace before about 20 security guards stopped the fight and escorted people out of the casino.
NEWS
August 12, 2014
I was not surprised to read the view of The Sun's editorial board in "End the pension fight" (Aug. 8), but your facts are incorrect. The police and fire unions made a proposal in September of 2009 regarding the fire and police pension plan. While the unions were negotiating with members of the City Council to seek those changes, the mayor's folks were crafting Ordinance 10-0306, which took effect in June 2010. While in litigation we made a settlement offer to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in January of 2013 with regard to Ordinance 10-0306.
SPORTS
By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 28, 2014
CHICAGO -- Stefon Diggs has typically been out on the practice field with Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown at least once a week leading up to preseason practice. He has been running routes, stretching his legs and continuing to work his way back from the broken his right fibula  that ended his season just seven games into last year. And while the leg may have prevented him from taking part in the majority of spring practice, the junior wide receiver said Monday at the Big Ten media days that it's no longer an issue.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
"Can I crash on the couch for the weekend / I broke lease and I get no sleep 'cause I'm in too deep," raps the Columbia native Dunson on his new single, "Broke Ass Dope Ass Rapper. " You can watch the video above. The track - which finds Dunson rapping about the struggles to make it in the music industry - was produced by the MC and his frequent collaborators the Phatboiz. It will be featured on his forthcoming release, "Outlier" (due in September). I featured Dunson, a former Baltimore financial advisor, in my 2012 feature on city rappers on the rise . Since then, he's been featured on a single by R&B singer Chrisette Michele ( "Can the Cool Be Loved?"
NEWS
By Ray McGovern | July 15, 2014
Absent from U.S. media encomia for recently deceased former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze is any mention of the historic deal he reached with his U.S. counterpart James Baker in 1990 ensuring that the Soviet empire would collapse "with a whimper, not a bang" (Mr. Baker's words). Mr. Baker keeps repeating that the Cold War "could not have ended peacefully without Shevardnadze. " But he and others are silent on the quid pro quo . The quid was Moscow's agreement to swallow the bitter pill of a reunited Germany in NATO; the quo was a U.S. promise not to "leapfrog" NATO over Germany farther East.
NEWS
March 16, 1994
POLICE LOG* Glen Burnie: Burglars broke into a home in the 500 block of Aquahart Road Sunday or Monday and took stereo equipment valued at $955.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Beth Aaltonen and For The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
It's a wet night after last week's Tribal Council, and Spencer is pissed that no one told him that they weren't going to vote Tony out. Tony thinks it's because they were toying with him, but the truth is that Kass (and possibly Woo) have figured out that no one likes Tony and they might stand a good chance to win against him in the final three. Tony talks to Woo about the final three, and Tony is thinking about bringing him and Kass (although he's lying about taking Woo because Woo is so darn likeable)
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
Top-ranked Maryland went to its bag of tricks to pull out a narrow win over visiting Villanova on Friday night. The Terps employed a zone defense a few times during their 12-10 decision over the Wildcats at Byrd Stadium in College Park, and the tactic was especially welcoming in the final minutes of regulation. Sophomore midfielder Jack Curran's goal off a pass from sophomore attackman Tim Mulrenan with 5:02 left in the fourth quarter capped a 4-0 Villanova run in an 8:21 span, and the team needed just two goals to extend the game into overtime.
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