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Staff Reports | August 5, 2014
Communities throughout the Baltimore region are scheduled to host events Tuesday to mark the annual National Night Out against crime. In Waverly, though, the gathering designed to be a deterrent to criminal activity is also being billed as a “vigil” in memory of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott, the local youngster killed in gunfire Friday while playing on a porch along Old York Road. The group, Better Waverly, is hosting the event beginning at 6 p.m. at the corner of Gorsuch and Ellerslie avenues.
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By Jon Kelvey, Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 2, 2014
A cow originally destined for the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair this week remained at large in the greater Westminster area as of Saturday morning, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. "I take them out to the fair every year for the kids' rodeo and a few of them managed to get off the trailer," said Doug Dell, the owner of the animals. Initially, four cows escaped on Tuesday, but three were later found. The missing animal is a 500- to 600-pound heifer, according to Dell, and was intended to participate in the "calf scramble" at Wild West Night, a rodeo event at the 4-H & FFA Fair.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Though overnight storms weren't as severe as forecasters had feared, they still downed trees and brought large hail to some areas north of Baltimore. Meteorologists had cautioned of risks of isolated tornadoes across the mid-Atlantic Sunday evening, but those dangers did not materialize. WMAR-TV meteorologist Mike Masco explained that dry air pushing into the region limited severe weather chances over Maryland, while dangerous weather was developing to our north and south. Some powerful storms nonetheless caused damage across northern Maryland.
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Dan Rodricks | July 22, 2014
Humanity faces its biggest refugee crisis since World War II, and Rep. Andy Harris, the Republican congressman from Maryland's 1st District, pledges to do everything in his power to keep a tiny fraction of Central American children out of a shelter in Carroll County. Harris is a doctor, but apparently not a compassionate one. Maybe he should start his own organization as a conservative counterweight to rampant humanitarianism. He could call it Doctors With Borders, Medecins Avec Frontieres.
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July 18, 2014
The graffiti artists in Carroll County may be spelling-challenged but their message is clear ( "Carroll's revealing 'illeagle' graffiti," July 15). Moreover that message is becoming clear all over the United States as we watch in horror what's happening at the border. It good to see so many citizens will take a stand against the government's plan to foist thousands of illegal migrants on our communities. This is not a political issue at all. We are on pace to having 75,000 undocumented child migrants in our midst this year, and to say that is a mere 0.02 percent of the population is to forget these folks are criminals.
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July 18, 2014
A visit to Auschwitz a few days ago really put the immigration crisis on our borders into perspective ( "Carroll's revealing 'illeagle' graffiti ," July 15). I can only wonder if Europeans escaping the Holocaust in the 1940s had the means and proximity to come to the U.S. whether we would turn them away with such ease and how we would feel decades later looking back. Its evident that despite Carroll County's numerous churches and "strong family values," the most basic human value, having a heart, is left out. It's not a Republican or Democratic issue, it's a human empathy issue.
FEATURES
By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
With more than 2½ acres in Carroll County, Scott and Charlene Uhl faced the challenge of creating intimate gardens in an expansive space. But Charlene Uhl, the budget director at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Scott Uhl, a retired state health department official who now spends time on investments, came up with a solution. Drawing inspiration from Winterthur, Longwood Gardens and Colonial Virginia plantations, they created a formal garden next to the house and added informal plantings of trees, shrubs and perennials away from the house.
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July 16, 2014
The citizens of Carroll County are speaking out. They do not want illegal immigrants there ( "Harris opposes Carroll County immigrant shelter," July 11). Why doesn't Rep. Chris Van Hollen speak out as Rep. Andy Harris has done and support them? Makes one wonder, doesn't it? F. Cordell, Lutherville - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By John Fritze and Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
State and local officials are working with federal authorities to identify a shelter in Maryland for Central American children crossing the U.S. border after at least four potential sites fell through, including one that was opposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley. Aides to O'Malley said Wednesday that the state and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are considering a new facility in Maryland, but officials declined to say where it is or how many children it could hold. Baltimore officials said they are also open to housing some of the children.
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July 15, 2014
The Carroll County commissioners, who only recently wanted the world to know of their commitment to Christianity, have now chosen to put their beliefs into practice by refusing to even consider the idea of providing a decent place for immigrant children to live while their cases are decided by the courts ( "Carroll Co. officials push back on shelter for immigrant children," July 11). Sadly, this is the kind of hypocrisy that one has long been accustomed to seeing at the highest levels of Carroll County government.
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