December 27, 2012
Anne Arundel County police detectives are consulting with county prosecutors as they continue to investigate the fatal Christmas morning shooting by a Glen Burnie store employee of a man he said broke in, police said. Police said they were at the Arundel County Coin Shop in the 7400 block of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard four previous times in December, including for a report of a possible break-in early Dec. 10 and for an alarm sounding about 4 a.m. Sunday. They said they also checked a vehicle near there at 12:45 a.m. Monday.
September 22, 2012
BOSTON - If you're trying to make sense of the Orioles' otherworldly string of 16 straight extra-inning victories, don't even bother. "You don't question the things you don't understand," manager Buck Showalter said moments after the Orioles shook off a late-inning comeback by the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon and scored three runs in the 12th for a 9-6 victory at Fenway Park. "You just sit back and watch it happen. " If you want to put it into some kind of perspective, consider the fact that a game that goes into extra innings is, by its very nature as a tied game in regulation, a pretty even proposition.
September 10, 2012
Sometimes I have to stop and think, how did I get so lucky? I found the greatest, most incredible guy who is crazy enough to marry me. It is both terrifying and thrilling. For me, the most terrifying part, so far, is the wedding planning. It can be very overwhelming. Luckily, Andrew is organized, prepared and has an unhealthy obsession with Excel spreadsheets. I, on the other hand, am forgetful and often find unfinished “To-Do” lists in various bags, jacket pockets and under the seat in my car. What do we need to plan?
April 30, 2012
Here's a challenge for The Sun writers: At your next staff meeting, have everybody dig into their pockets (or pocketbooks) and count the number of Susan B. Anthony $1 coins you have collectively. My guess is zero ("Sensible change: Switch to $1 coins," April 25). This raises the question, how does op-ed writer Dave DuGoff get almost 700 words on the commentary page to promote an idea that coincidentally would be quite convenient for his car-wash business? Readers should know that the U.S. Mint has hundreds of thousands of Susan B. Anthony $1 coins on its hands, but it can't get banks to order them due to lack of demand.
April 29, 2012
Op-ed writer Dave DuGoff makes a very reasonable case for eliminating the paper dollar bill ("Sensible change: Switch to $1 coins," April 26). In fact, the U.S. Treasury has tried dollar coins four times in the last 40 years, but they have never caught on for several reasons. Here is what the government needs to do to get people to use the coins: First, don't make them so large that they tear a hole in your pocket (like the Eisenhower coin). Second, don't make them so close to the size of a quarter that people can't tell the difference (the Susan B. Anthony coin)
April 28, 2012
Dave DuGoff gives reasoned plea for dollar coins ("Sensible change: Switch to $1 coins," April 26). I am all for it, but for some reason, the U.S. has made dollar coins almost like quarters, and as a result, no one will use them. Has anyone ever thought of looking at how other countries do this? For example, a similar coin in the United Kingdom is much smaller and thicker than other coins and can easily be differentiated by feel or vision. What's the matter with us? Judy Rhoades, Catonsville