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October 28, 2012
An open letter to Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts: Welcome to the historic and proud City of Baltimore. Some years ago, some wizard jokingly referred to Baltimore as "The City That Bleeds" (a take on the decades-old handle "The City That Reads"). You will find that most Baltimoreans are hard-working, law-abiding citizens. But there is obviously also much room for improvement regarding law enforcement and your new constituents. I am cognizant that you have an arduous road ahead of you. This will not be the same scenario compared to your previous position in Oakland.
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October 13, 2014
To lend our support to girls' education globally, Roland Park Country School salutes the United Nations' International Day of the Girl, which recognizes girls' rights and the unique challenges girls face, especially in education. This week also marks six months since 273 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped, and they have not yet been returned to their families. And on Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Malala Yousafzai, 17, the youngest person ever to win the prize. Malala is the Pakistani teenager and education activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban on a school bus two years ago for speaking up for girls' education.
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November 22, 2013
Nov. 21 was designated as Maryland Rural Health Day. We hope the public will join the Rural Maryland Council, the Maryland State Office of Rural Health and other stakeholders as we highlight health care in rural communities across the state. Rural Maryland is characterized by small, close-knit communities where citizens often know their health providers as friends and neighbors. Local physicians, nurses and other professionals work hard to provide excellent care. We celebrate and thank these individuals for their service to our communities.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Over and again, Freeman A. Hrabowski called Howard County's African-American community fortunate to be living in "the richest county in the richest state in the richest country in the world. " Speaking at a "parent empowerment and engagement forum" in Columbia this week, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County then implored African-American parents to seize opportunities and resources within the county to help their children succeed. "A lot of people would like to live in Howard County," Hrabowski said.
NEWS
October 14, 2013
Regarding Susan Reimer 's recent column on elder care, while your parents may have many "talks" with you over the years none rival when the tables turn and you need to facilitate a complex conversation with your parents about elder care ( "How much are they worth to you?" Oct. 9). Even when you start the conversation, it's hard to foresee what sacrifices you and your family might have to make in caring for an aging parent over the long term. Still, those who are thinking ahead about elder care have avoided a big mistake, which is not to think about it at all. While it's smart to initiate these conversations early and often, family dynamics can be complicated and factor into the planning process.
FEATURES
February 15, 2013
There's no better time than spring to plan for a room makeover. And we want to help. Tells us about a room or space in your home that is a real design challenge. Send a photo of the room along with its dimensions to homes@baltsun.com . Deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 19. We'll have an interior designer evaluate some of the rooms and offer tips and a new look. With a little design help, you'll be ready to go by the time the Maryland Home & Garden Show arrives in early March.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2012
The Maryland Transportation Authority has denied challenges from the two losing bidders over the awarding of a 35-year contract to build and manage the state's two travel plazas on Interstate 95 north of Baltimore. In a seven-page letter dated Tuesday, the authority's executive secretary said an evaluation committee had reviewed plans from HMSHost, Airport Plazas/Tichman Construction Corp. and Areas USA and determined that the Florida-based Areas USA best addressed the goals outlined in the request for proposals.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
Starting with today's series opener against the Texas Rangers, the Orioles will play 14 games in as many days until the All-Star break. And their biggest challenge might be how to assemble a roster that keeps them competitive on a nightly basis. The result of third baseman Manny Machado's suspension appeal still looms. He had his appeal hearing at the Warehouse on Wednesday, and the club is waiting to hear whether the five-game suspension will be reduced. An announcement is expected over the next 48 hours.
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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2010
Signs for various businesses are a familiar sight throughout the Belair Road commercial district in Perry Hall. The one for Bill's Seafood and Catering Co., however, has created some controversy as owner Bill Paulshock campaigns for a seat on the Baltimore County Council. His detractors question whether Paulshock, 49, actually lives at the home that fronts the seafood shop. He grew up there, but also keeps another residence with his family in Kingsville, which sits in a different council district.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2012
Maryland's highest court upheld Gov. Martin O'Malley's new legislative redistricting map on Friday morning. The Court of Appeals issued an order, but no opinion, denying the claims in three challenges. The order comes only two days after the challenges were argued in court. The order said the judges found the plan, which will take effect with the 2014 elections, passed constitutional muster. The new map shifts the districts of Baltimore County Democratic Sens. James Brochin – whose new district is majority Republican – and Delores Kelley, both of whom objected to the plan.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
The last thing a struggling passing offense needs is a matchup against a defense with a relentless pass rush. That's the scenario awaiting Towson (2-3 overall and 0-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association) when the Tigers play league rival Stony Brook at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Towson, which ranks 112th out of 121 Football Championship Subdivision teams in passing at 115.6 yards per game, meets a Seawolves defense that ranks sixth in the country in sacks with 17. But as coach Rob Ambrose pointed out, sacks aren't the only department in which Stony Brook fares well.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
In Sunday's Ravens high school Quarterback Challenge, Howard's Kevin Sheahin teamed up with receiver Keenan Fisher to best Howard County rival River Hill at halftime of the Ravens-Panthers game at M&T Bank Stadium. Sheahin and Fisher connected on a 40-yard pass for the winning combination as the longest of the afternoon. River Hill quarterback Noah Thyberg hit Jon Kanda with a 35-yard pass to open the competition, but Sheahin and Fisher then connected for 40 yards. The Hawks had another shot and Thyberg also completed his second pass, to Chuck McLaughlin, but at 36 yards it wasn't long enough to beat the Lions.
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By Jeff Seidel and For The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Severna Park has dominated Class 4A boys cross country the last few years. The Falcons won the last two state championships by wide margins and easily beat most opponents during the season. That didn't happen during the Bull Run Invitational's Elite Division race Saturday at Hereford. No. 2 Dulaney has run well early this fall, and the Lions pushed No. 1 Severna Park, before the Falcons pulled out a seven-point victory. This race was likely a preview of what will be seen at the Class 4A state title meet on Nov. 8, also at Hereford, and both teams knew it. Eric Walz of Dulaney was the individual champion, taking first in 16 minutes, 5.5 seconds as the Lions put two runners in the top 10. But Severna Park used the depth that's made it so hard to beat over the last three seasons.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
The Howard and River Hill football teams don't meet on the field until Halloween, but their quarterbacks and receivers will face off Sunday in the Ravens' high school Quarterback Challenge at halftime of the game against the Carolina Panthers at M&T Bank Stadium. In the competition, which rewards the longest completed pass, the quarterbacks will pass twice, once each to two different receivers. Howard quarterback Kevin Sheahin will aim for Keenan Fisher and Christian Dargan. River Hill quarterback Noah Thyberg will pass to John Kanda and Chuck McLaughlin.
NEWS
By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
The candidates for lieutenant governor agreed on Wednesday to debate one another, but reached no deal on when or where the political showdown would be.  A day after settling on the final televised debate schedule for Republican Larry Hogan and Democrat Anthony G. Brown, Brown's campaign renewed the challenge to have the running mates face off. Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, Brown's running mate, on Wednesday morning issued a statement that...
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By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
The gubernatorial campaign of Democrat Anthony G. Brown called out Larry Hogan Wednesday, charging that their Republican rival wouldn't let his running mate debate Brown's choice for lieutenant governor. The Brown camp issued a press release Wednesday morning reiterating its challenge to Hogan to agree to schedule a televised debate in which his choice, Boyd Rutherford, would be matched again Brown's running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. The Brown campaign released a statement from Ulman throwing down the gauntlet.
NEWS
August 5, 2014
I am a member of the team that worked with University of Maryland University College President Javier Miyares and Board Chair Mark Gerencser to propose a plan to reorganize UMUC to meet the rapidly evolving changes in the way higher education is delivered worldwide ( "Transforming UMUC," July 30). In order to meet these difficult and complex challenges, exceptional leadership is essential, and Mr. Miyares and Mr. Gerencser have met those challenges with open and transparent leadership that has resulted in the formation of an exceptional plan moving forward.
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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2013
Maryland Republican Party interim chairman Diana Waterman fended off challenges and won election as head of the state GOP this past weekend, taking the reins as the party faces a shortened fundraising session for state lawmakers and challenges from newly redrawn election districts. Waterman had been interim chair since February, when the previous chairman, former state Sen. Alex X. Mooney, announced his plans to resign. Waterman, of Queen Anne's County, won a majority of votes on the second ballot at the party's spring convention, beating Collins Bailey, popular with the Tea Party and a member of the Charles County Central Committee, and Greg Kline, an Anne Arundel County attorney and blogger.
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By Jonah Goldberg | September 22, 2014
On Thursday, Australian authorities claimed they thwarted a plot by supporters of the Islamic State to grab random people off the street and then behead the captured citizens on videotape. Australia's attorney general said that the massive raid, the largest counterterrorism operation in the nation's history, involving more than 800 police officers and raids of at least 12 properties, was necessary because, "If the ... police had not acted today, there...
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By Elijah E. Cummings | September 21, 2014
Women are often the backbones of our families - deftly balancing the needs of the household with their personal goals and career ambitions. Over the past few decades that balance has become increasingly important. According to the Pew Research Center, last year 40 percent of all households with children under the age of 18 had mothers who were either the sole or primary source of income for their families. This is a drastic shift that matches the growth of the female workforce. Women now make up nearly half or the labor force, jumping from just over one-third in 1970.
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