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January 23, 1991
The county public school system is offering "The Chalkboard," an electronic bulletin board system for students and the community.Interested hackers should call 313-6832 and identify themselves as new users.An account number and password will be assigned.The system provides special interest areas (bulletin boards), private electronic mail capabilities and transfer capabilities for computer programs and long documents.Information: 313-6832.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | August 31, 2014
Sometimes you read a sentence and you think to yourself: only here, only us. Here's one such sentence. "A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally shot and killed her instructor with an Uzi submachine gun while he stood to her left side, trying to guide her. " That's from a New York Times account of the death of 39-year-old Charles Vacca, who worked for the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Ariz. He died Monday when his...
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NEWS
May 15, 1991
The county Office on Aging has limited money available to help disabled individuals in obtaining assisting devices.An assisting device is any piece of equipment used to increase, maintain or improve thefunctional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.Information: 730-7697.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
The voice of the water taxi operator off Canton came over the radio Wednesday morning. "We're taking on water," he said. "I think sinking or capsizing is imminent. " Emergency responders listening to their radios at a nearby pier immediately shifted into gear, readying themselves for the start of a mock exercise rescuing dozens of overboard victims in the Inner Harbor. The energy was apparent, if somewhat awkward. "You want to try to do good on these things," said Skip Minter, a longtime boat pilot for the Baltimore Fire Department, whose job was to maneuver out to the training scene — dozens of life jackets strewn about in the water — and return the "victims" back to shore.
NEWS
January 6, 1999
Carroll County senior citizens fearful of making even short trips because of possible emergency or security risks may borrow a cellular telephone with 911 capabilities.The phones can be used to summon emergency help, but are not programmed to receive or make other calls, say authorities from the county's Bureau of Aging and state's attorney's office.Phones can be checked out of the state's attorney's office in the courthouse annex, 55 N. Court St.Information: Lynette Brewer of the Bureau of Aging, 410-848-4049, or Gary Cofflin of the state's attorney's office, 410-386-2671.
NEWS
By Borut Grgic and Alan Isenberg | April 30, 2002
WASHINGTON - The trans-Atlantic partnership has taken a step backward. With a few exceptions, camaraderie following the Sept. 11 attacks has faded, and what was viewed as an opportunity for multilateralism and cooperation has given way to new bickering and tension. The Europeans are openly annoyed with what they perceive as American simplicity and obsession with military might, while the Americans are growing tired of a "toothless" Europe timid in its engagement abroad. The tensions do not come without precedent.
NEWS
By John Hendren and John Hendren,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 14, 2002
WASHINGTON - A secret Pentagon plan for the next five years directs the military to focus more of its spending to combat Afghanistan-style threats and weapons of mass destruction and to develop even greater precision-strike capabilities, according to a document reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. The "Defense Planning Guidance" for 2004-2009 puts into action the Pentagon's plan to replace a Cold War-era strategy of being able to fight two major-theater wars at the same time with a more complex approach aimed at dominating air and space on several fronts.
NEWS
By Ramin Mostaghim and Borzou Daragahi and Ramin Mostaghim and Borzou Daragahi,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 11, 2008
TEHRAN, Iran - A two-day Iranian show of force through the launching of medium- and long-range test missiles was meant to strike fear in the hearts of the country's rivals. Instead, many officials and experts played down Iranian war games near the Persian Gulf as more propaganda than peril yesterday. News reports emerged indicating that Iran had doctored a photo of the launches, and experts questioned whether the tests revealed any new Iranian capability to strike Israel or other U.S. allies and interests in the Middle East.
NEWS
By Kim R. Holmes | April 29, 2009
The budget submitted by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has sparked a badly needed debate about America's future defense. Some hail it as prudent, but it's too prudent by half. Savings should not trump security. He claims that his budgetary decisions reflect strategic judgments rather than cost-cutting or political pressures. Yet many of the cuts look suspect. Rather than making hard choices, he would slash programs that are unpopular with the Democratic leadership in Congress. In defense, money should follow strategy.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette talked about various subjects today, including the claim of Milwaukee Brewers 25-year-old infielder Zelous Wheeler and the designation for assignment of lefty Dana Eveland. This is just a sense, but I think Duquette believes he can deal Eveland if the Orioles don't think he can get through waivers. It's hard to imagine the Orioles releasing Eveland, so he'll end up at Norfolk if he clears - Eveland said that likely would be his inclination as well.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
The menu at Rosario's Italian Kitchen covers everything from fried shrimp to breakfast all day, but as the restaurant's name implies, for many, dinner time here means Italian. And at this friendly Rosedale spot that opened in 2012, those Italian dinners are very good. Scene & Decor The restaurant is open nearly around the clock - from 7 a.m. until 4 a.m. every day. Those hours and the menu's dizzying array of options scream "diner. " Rosario's is mostly casual but its warm decor and professional service elevate it above diner level.
NEWS
By Jonah Goldberg | May 19, 2014
Here's a question. If -- and this is a big if -- the United States could dispatch a swarm of heretofore secret super-drones to find and kill every member of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, would you be in favor of doing it? I'll even modify it for those of you who are squeamish about killing terrorists who slaughter men, women and children with abandon. What if the drones could simply paralyze the terrorists long enough for the U.S., or the Nigerians or some duly authorized force of U.N.-sanctioned "good guys," to apprehend them?
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
With debris from last week's deluge still littering the Inner Harbor, a big new weapon is poised to take on the rafts of floating trash that routinely gross out Baltimore's waterfront visitors and residents alike. A "water wheel" designed to scoop up 50,000 pounds of flotsam every day debuts Thursday in the channel between Piers 5 and 6, where the Jones Falls empties into the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River. Its backers hope it will make a serious dent in the torrent of garbage that's flushed into the harbor whenever it rains, besmirching the city's watery showcase.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | January 27, 2014
Shades of Cold War anxiety were rekindled recently by reports that Air Force investigations were underway into alleged drug use, as well as cheating on preparedness tests, among nuclear missile launch officers working in the nation's pressure-cooker underground bunkers. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told reporters that 11 officers at six such sites were suspected of illegal drug possession. According to the Associated Press, 34 of them at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana have had their security clearances suspended.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 8, 2013
As the backup to junior Terrance West, he of highlight reel runs, Towson freshman running back Darius Victor has the unenviable task of getting his blood flowing in pre-game warmups before dialing it back down and waiting on the sideline for his turn. But Victor said he does not mind entering a game cold. "Coach [Reno] Ferri [who coaches the running backs] always has me ready to go on the sideline,” Victor said. “Every session, he's like, 'You warmed up? You warmed up?' So that's not a problem.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2013
When it comes to restaurants, never underestimate the role of location. For Plates, a casual American eatery located in the Downtown Athletic Club and surrounded by midtown office buildings, the location means a busy lunch but not much of a dinner rush. Sometimes the best time to visit a restaurant is in its off hours. At Plates, we found good service, well-executed, familiar food and a quiet - though sometimes slightly odd - atmosphere, right in the center of the city.
NEWS
March 7, 2007
The vice president's chief of staff lied, made a false statement and obstructed an investigation. Those acts may have prevented prosecutors from getting to the bottom of the Valerie Plame Wilson case. They strongly suggest that he was attempting to divert the investigation - because there was something to hide, and someone to protect. One of the jurors who convicted I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr. yesterday spoke on the courthouse steps after the verdict had been delivered. He described how the jury had been frustrated at having to stand in judgment of Mr. Libby when it was clear that others had also been involved in revealing Ms. Wilson's identity as a CIA agent, in what was plainly an attempt to lash back at her husband, Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV. The issue was Iraq.
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
Both defendants charged with murder in the death of a prominent Howard County businessman and blogger might argue that they are not criminally responsible for the stabbing because of their mental capabilities at the time of the crime, their lawyers said. In a motion filed this week, the attorney for 20-year-old Jason A. Bulmer asked to delay her client's trial while she investigates a defense based on his mental state at the time of the stabbing of Dennis Lane, 58, who was found dead in his Ellicott City bedroom before dawn May 10. Bulmer is accused along with Lane's 15-year-old daughter, Morgan Lane Arnold.
NEWS
October 17, 2013
Now that the debt limit has been raised, government workers are back to work and the proverbial budgetary can has been kicked a couple of months down the road, the obvious question is, what's next? After venting his spleen a bit over "manufactured crises" today, President Barack Obama offered three items for the congressional agenda - find a balanced approach to the budget, finish immigration reform and pass a farm bill. Yes, they sound familiar and, of course, all three have been stuck in congressional gridlock and the odds of any one of them passing seems long, but - and not to be too Pollyannaish about this - they represent a good starting point.
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