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By RICHARD O'MARA | November 27, 1994
Resurgent Republicans in Congress under Newt Gingrich are breathing new life into an idea whose time most people thought had already come and gone.They want to bring back orphanages and other forms of state-supervised residences to care for the illegitimate children of young women who would be cut from welfare rolls under their proposals.In addition to evoking images of little Oliver Twist begging for another bowl of porridge, the initiative, a part of the Republicans' Personal Responsibility Act, has sent a shiver of apprehension through the community of child-care workers.
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By Sharon Rydell | March 5, 2012
Reisterstown mourns the passing of Charles Edward Nevin Murray, who died Feb. 27 at age 78. Mr. Murray, known to all as "Silk," joins the ranks of others who have served their community and made a difference in so doing. . Silk's father, Charles Henry Stanley Murray, was the town's first dry cleaner in the 1940s, and its only dry cleaner for many years. The business, Silk's Cleaners, was located on Main Street, where the Wawa now stands. The family lived behind the store.
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NEWS
June 3, 2008
On June 1, 2008, ELEANOR M. (nee Burton); beloved wife of the late Robert W. Murray; devoted mother of James, Robert, Charles Murray, Darby Hamilton and Terry Murray; loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral from the E.F. Lassahn Funeral Home, P.A., (Kingsville) 11750 Belair Road on Thursday, at 11 A.M. Visiting Wednesday, 3-5 an d 7-9 P.M. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
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Marta H. Mossburg | February 14, 2012
The solution to every public education problem in Maryland always involves spending more money. It is the reason the state legislature passed a law in 2002 to spend billions more on education without a funding source and regardless of student achievement, making it annually more difficult to pay for other core government services. It is also the reason legislators unanimously approved hiking teacher pensions in 2006 based on the faulty premise that more money would improve retention.
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February 5, 2006
Suddenly, on January 30, 2006, MICHAEL RAY of Columbus, OH, formerly of Baltimore; beloved son of Hattie Ash Shelbourne and the late Charles Ash Sr.; father of Charles Murray Ash; dear brother of Marsha M. Long, Charlotte A. Ash, Katherine A. Yearick and the late Charles Ash, Jr. The family will receive friends at the family owned and operated MCCULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 3204 Mountain Road (Pasadena), on Sunday, from 2 to 4 P.M. Grave side services will be held on Tuesday at 1 P.M. in Mays Chapel U. Methodist Church Cemetery.
NEWS
January 10, 1995
Is there any scientific basis for the familiar aphorism "like father, like son"? Apparently there's some truth to the observation that children resemble their parents in ways that involve more than just genes. Researchers in Israel recently have come up with an intriguing new twist on the ancient nature vs. nurture debate, one that may apply to a wide variety of situations, from nurturing musical talent in the very young to breaking the cycle of welfare dependency.Dr. Eva Jablonka of Tel Aviv University and Dr. Eytan Avital of the department of natural sciences at David Yelin Teacher's College in Jerusalem have proposed that many species, including humans, transmit characteristics from one generation to the next not simply by passing along their genes, but also by training their offspring to behave as they do so thoroughly that the behavior is passed down from generation to generation without any involvement of DNA, the complex genetic material in which inherited traits are encoded.
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By Maggie Gallagher | August 26, 1997
IN THEIR OLD AGE, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson engaged in a hot dispute over the nature of equality. It was a peculiarly American debate that has never really ended.Jefferson, the apostle of equality, sounded the popular view: In the abundant opportunities of the New World, ''rank, and birth, and tinsel-aristocracy will finally shrink into insignificance.''Adams would have none of that, reports his biographer, Joseph J. Ellis, in ''Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams'' (Norton, 1993)
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By Bob Herbert | October 27, 1994
IN MONTCLAIR, N.J., where I grew up in the 1950s and 60s, there was an elderly woman named Mildred Maxwell who would greet the periodic outbursts of segregationists and other racial provocateurs with the angry and scornful comment, "There isn't a hell hot enough for that man and his ideas."Mrs. Maxwell comes to mind whenever I think (angrily and scornfully) about Charles Murray and his book "The Bell Curve," a scabrous piece of racial pornography masquerading as serious scholarship.Mr. Murray fancies himself a social scientist, an odd choice of profession for someone who would have us believe he was so sociologically ignorant as a teen-ager that he didn't recognize any racial implications when he and his friends burned a cross on a hill in his hometown of Newton, Iowa.
NEWS
November 7, 1994
IQ, Genes and the Bell CurvePeter A. Jay's Oct. 20 column, "The Eight Hundred Pound Gorilla in the Statistical Jungle," is about a controversial and politically incorrect book, "The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life," by Charles Murray and the late Richard Herrnstein.Mr. Jay resurrects an insidious subject in an ingenuous fashion. "Could it truly be racist," asks the New Republic about the book, "even to discuss the possibility there might be genetic factors involved in IQ differences?"
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman | May 10, 1991
The TV repairman: Back when Hubie Brown was serving as analyst for NBA games on CBS, he used to show up with a ream of paper and several sharpened pencils to keep track of second-shot opportunities, fastbreak points and other statistical bric-a-brac. On cue, he would then launch into long, involved and dreadfully boring monologues on what his numbers proved or disproved.No more. These days, serving in a like capacity for TNT's coverage, Hubie's commentary is both informative and entertaining.
NEWS
June 3, 2008
On June 1, 2008, ELEANOR M. (nee Burton); beloved wife of the late Robert W. Murray; devoted mother of James, Robert, Charles Murray, Darby Hamilton and Terry Murray; loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral from the E.F. Lassahn Funeral Home, P.A., (Kingsville) 11750 Belair Road on Thursday, at 11 A.M. Visiting Wednesday, 3-5 an d 7-9 P.M. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
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By CLARENCE PAGE | April 25, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Charles Murray, who is the sort of big-thinking, think-tank scholar that Washington's power elite listens to, has a new plan to reduce poverty, encourage work, fortify marriages, insure the uninsured, "replace the welfare state" and save money in the long run. Unfortunately, his elegantly crafted and richly researched proposal, published by the conservative American Enterprise Institute as In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State,...
NEWS
February 5, 2006
Suddenly, on January 30, 2006, MICHAEL RAY of Columbus, OH, formerly of Baltimore; beloved son of Hattie Ash Shelbourne and the late Charles Ash Sr.; father of Charles Murray Ash; dear brother of Marsha M. Long, Charlotte A. Ash, Katherine A. Yearick and the late Charles Ash, Jr. The family will receive friends at the family owned and operated MCCULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 3204 Mountain Road (Pasadena), on Sunday, from 2 to 4 P.M. Grave side services will be held on Tuesday at 1 P.M. in Mays Chapel U. Methodist Church Cemetery.
NEWS
By Maggie Gallagher | August 26, 1997
IN THEIR OLD AGE, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson engaged in a hot dispute over the nature of equality. It was a peculiarly American debate that has never really ended.Jefferson, the apostle of equality, sounded the popular view: In the abundant opportunities of the New World, ''rank, and birth, and tinsel-aristocracy will finally shrink into insignificance.''Adams would have none of that, reports his biographer, Joseph J. Ellis, in ''Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams'' (Norton, 1993)
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By MICHAEL PAKENHAM | January 19, 1997
Libertarianism, David Boaz writes, "is the view that each person has the right to live in any way he chooses so long as he respects the equal rights of others ... Libertarians defend each person's right to life, liberty and property - rights that people possess naturally, before governments are created. In the libertarian view, all human relationships should be voluntary; the only actions that should be forbidden by law are those that involve the initiation of force against those who have not themselves used force."
NEWS
January 10, 1995
Is there any scientific basis for the familiar aphorism "like father, like son"? Apparently there's some truth to the observation that children resemble their parents in ways that involve more than just genes. Researchers in Israel recently have come up with an intriguing new twist on the ancient nature vs. nurture debate, one that may apply to a wide variety of situations, from nurturing musical talent in the very young to breaking the cycle of welfare dependency.Dr. Eva Jablonka of Tel Aviv University and Dr. Eytan Avital of the department of natural sciences at David Yelin Teacher's College in Jerusalem have proposed that many species, including humans, transmit characteristics from one generation to the next not simply by passing along their genes, but also by training their offspring to behave as they do so thoroughly that the behavior is passed down from generation to generation without any involvement of DNA, the complex genetic material in which inherited traits are encoded.
NEWS
By CLARENCE PAGE | April 25, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Charles Murray, who is the sort of big-thinking, think-tank scholar that Washington's power elite listens to, has a new plan to reduce poverty, encourage work, fortify marriages, insure the uninsured, "replace the welfare state" and save money in the long run. Unfortunately, his elegantly crafted and richly researched proposal, published by the conservative American Enterprise Institute as In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State,...
NEWS
By MICHAEL PAKENHAM | January 19, 1997
Libertarianism, David Boaz writes, "is the view that each person has the right to live in any way he chooses so long as he respects the equal rights of others ... Libertarians defend each person's right to life, liberty and property - rights that people possess naturally, before governments are created. In the libertarian view, all human relationships should be voluntary; the only actions that should be forbidden by law are those that involve the initiation of force against those who have not themselves used force."
NEWS
By RICHARD O'MARA | November 27, 1994
Resurgent Republicans in Congress under Newt Gingrich are breathing new life into an idea whose time most people thought had already come and gone.They want to bring back orphanages and other forms of state-supervised residences to care for the illegitimate children of young women who would be cut from welfare rolls under their proposals.In addition to evoking images of little Oliver Twist begging for another bowl of porridge, the initiative, a part of the Republicans' Personal Responsibility Act, has sent a shiver of apprehension through the community of child-care workers.
NEWS
November 7, 1994
IQ, Genes and the Bell CurvePeter A. Jay's Oct. 20 column, "The Eight Hundred Pound Gorilla in the Statistical Jungle," is about a controversial and politically incorrect book, "The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life," by Charles Murray and the late Richard Herrnstein.Mr. Jay resurrects an insidious subject in an ingenuous fashion. "Could it truly be racist," asks the New Republic about the book, "even to discuss the possibility there might be genetic factors involved in IQ differences?"
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