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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
Thousands of Marylanders who had trouble signing up for health coverage on the state's glitch-riddled exchange last year have vented their frustrations in the site's online feedback forms. Of more than 4,000 comments that accrued from the site's launch on Oct. 1 through Dec. 12, only 15 were positive, according to an analysis by the Capital News Service at the University of Maryland, College Park. The Philip Merrill College of Journalism's newswire obtained the feedback forms through a Public Information Act request.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
Thousands of Marylanders who had trouble signing up for health coverage on the state's glitch-riddled exchange last year have vented their frustrations in the site's online feedback forms. Of more than 4,000 comments that accrued from the site's launch on Oct. 1 through Dec. 12, only 15 were positive, according to an analysis by the Capital News Service at the University of Maryland, College Park. The Philip Merrill College of Journalism's newswire obtained the feedback forms through a Public Information Act request.
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By Lucas High, Capital News Service | March 14, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden's press secretary apologized to a Capital News Service reporter and the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism on Wednesday after a press office staffer demanded the reporter delete photos taken at an event in Rockville. The reporter, a credentialed member of the press who is a student at the University of Maryland, College Park, was covering a domestic violence event featuring Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin.
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By Lucas High, Capital News Service | March 14, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden's press secretary apologized to a Capital News Service reporter and the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism on Wednesday after a press office staffer demanded the reporter delete photos taken at an event in Rockville. The reporter, a credentialed member of the press who is a student at the University of Maryland, College Park, was covering a domestic violence event featuring Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin.
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By CHRISTOPHER STOLLAR | December 23, 2005
A state agency that has helped hundreds of workers recoup millions in lost wages has gone on a one-year hiatus after funding was cut, leaving employees with little recourse to pursue earnings claims against their employers. Workers for employers that included strip clubs and nursing homes have recouped about $2.8 million by contacting Maryland's Employment Standards Service, a review of state labor data to 1998 showed. But that state agency's work ended July 1 because of budget cuts and may not resume until next summer, leaving thousands of Marylanders without a state or federal department to ensure companies pay them.
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By MARI PERRY and MARI PERRY,CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE | January 1, 2006
Matthew Robb has a problem with his cell phone: He has trouble hearing the person on the other end and often can't even place calls. Robb said he gets poor reception at best on his Sprint cell phone anywhere in his hometown of Frederick. He said the company's response to his complaint is that it doesn't guarantee reception. "The problem with that is the only reason you get a cell phone is reception," Robb said. "It's not a paperweight." Robb recently filed a complaint with the Maryland attorney general, making him part of a growing number of Marylanders who are frustrated with their cell phone service and no longer inclined to suffer in silence.
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By Sonya Senkowsky and Sonya Senkowsky,Capital News Service | April 24, 1994
FREDERICK -- A community activist charged with assault and battery for allegedly "forcefully" bumping into a Frederick newspaper reporter at a public meeting has been granted a jury trial.Francis William Ashton, 43, who leads the call for citizen representation on a Frederick airport commission, said he asked April 7 for the jury trial because he believes the reporter injured his reputation.Frederick County District Court Judge James F. Strine granted the request."I'm just tired of this thing because everyone's trying it before it gets tried," Mr. Ashton said.
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May 13, 2011
Regarding the May 10 editorial "A sour oyster stew," our scientists told the Capital News Service reporter that 80 percent of sites being restored with oyster spat from our hatchery experienced illegal harvest, not that 80 percent of the oysters were removed. Many of these sites today contain dense populations of large oysters. Still, poaching of oysters has been a serious problem, robbing the public's investment and interfering with scientific monitoring of the health and survival of growing oysters needed to improve restoration effectiveness.
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November 28, 2009
Each of the past three years, James Ward of Westminster has sent 5,000 miniature Christmas trees to soldiers overseas, but this year he might have to leave thousands empty-handed. Ward said he has had trouble finding $25 donations for the 2-foot-tall trees that come complete with lights, ornaments and, most importantly, American soil. The foundation, Operation Christmas Tree, started after Ward sent a few dozen trees to his stepdaughter's unit in Iraq in 2006. When he found out how much the troops loved the trees, he decided to expand the operation to troops in countries around the world.
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September 14, 2010
All quiet at Bernstein's watch party At JD's Smokehouse in Canton, the Bernstein party is sequestered upstairs in a room with four TV cameras, two bored bartenders and three stuffed deer heads on the wall. No sign of Democratic state's attorney challenger Gregg Bernstein, but his banner is flying proudly, right above the Reingold Lager sign behind a makeshift podium. As the polls close, a rep said he's going home to "regroup" and show up down here a little after 9 p.m. Supporters are starting to trickle in, and a rep from the police department is hanging out in the corner but made sure to say that there isn't an official police presence.
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By CHRISTOPHER STOLLAR | December 23, 2005
A state agency that has helped hundreds of workers recoup millions in lost wages has gone on a one-year hiatus after funding was cut, leaving employees with little recourse to pursue earnings claims against their employers. Workers for employers that included strip clubs and nursing homes have recouped about $2.8 million by contacting Maryland's Employment Standards Service, a review of state labor data to 1998 showed. But that state agency's work ended July 1 because of budget cuts and may not resume until next summer, leaving thousands of Marylanders without a state or federal department to ensure companies pay them.
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February 3, 2006
Maryland: Medicare State tries to recoup prescription costs Maryland is asking the federal government to reimburse its costs for trying to straighten out difficulties with the new senior citizen prescription medication plan called Medicare Part D. The state's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said it is gathering information, awaiting final details of recoverable costs and calculating expenses, but an extremely rough estimate of its request would...
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BY A SUN REPORTER | November 15, 2005
Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele offered a revised account yesterday of his experience at a 2002 gubernatorial debate where Oreo cookies were reportedly distributed as a racial insult. Steele told the Associated Press that cookies were thrown in his general direction as he left the debate at Morgan State University, where he was a member of the audience. "They fell on the floor; two rolled up next to my shoe," Steele said. "I remember turning to someone and saying, `Anyone got a glass of milk?
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