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August 12, 2014
In "Israel's costly victory" (Aug. 8), Caroline Poplin writes that "to prevent resumption of the rockets, Israel is going to have to make concessions to Hamas. " What Ms. Poplin doesn't see is that making concessions with evil never works. England tried that with Nazi Germany, giving up Czechoslovakia in exchange for peace. It didn't work. Israel withdrew from Lebanon in 2000, and that led to the second Intifada. When Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, it led to thousands of rockets being fired at them over the past nine years.
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NEWS
August 12, 2014
In "Israel's costly victory" (Aug. 8), Caroline Poplin writes that "to prevent resumption of the rockets, Israel is going to have to make concessions to Hamas. " What Ms. Poplin doesn't see is that making concessions with evil never works. England tried that with Nazi Germany, giving up Czechoslovakia in exchange for peace. It didn't work. Israel withdrew from Lebanon in 2000, and that led to the second Intifada. When Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, it led to thousands of rockets being fired at them over the past nine years.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick | May 30, 2012
Opening Day for the Aberdeen IronBirds is still weeks away, but Ripken Baseball unveiled the new concession lineup at Ripken Stadium on Wednesday morning. Basically, Cal Ripken Jr.and Billy Ripken have taken over the food service operation at Ripken Stadium. They've brought in a new seafood vendor, the Parkville-based Conrad's Crabs and Seafood , who will be steaming crabs live at the stadium, something the previous crab vendor didn't do. The Charred Rib , based in Timonium, has been brought in to sell their popular ribs, along with barbecue chicken, onion loafs and their own version of bread pudding.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
" The Onion " took a jab at Baltimore's long struggle with drugs in a story this week. The satiric site reported that Oriole Park at Camden Yards would no longer sell crack after the seventh inning. “From now on, fans who have been hitting the pipe all afternoon can take a bit of a breather to come down and stop tweaking out long enough to stagger home safely," the site quotes a stadium official as saying. "That's what Orioles baseball is all about.” The story concludes by saying that stadium workers "would continue to check IDs for everyone seeking to purchase crack, noting that - per Baltimore city regulations - sales of the drug are prohibited to anyone 14 years of age or younger.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2014
The operator of concessions at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport has joined with several local business organizations to provide new "enrichment" programs for its workers. The move comes amid an effort by Unite Here, a labor union in the hospitality industry, to unionize airport concessions employees. The "Workplace Development Program" will provide AirMall USA concessions workers with health and sanitation training, life skills classes, English as a Second Language courses and "career mapping and time management," the company said.
BUSINESS
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Sun Staff Writer | August 4, 1994
Calling for a "reinvention" of the airline, USAir pilots yesterday put forth a sweeping cost-cutting proposal that would give all employees a 25 percent stake in the company and four seats on the board.The pilots' proposal, which includes $2.5 billion in worker concessions over the next five years, came in response to a plea from the financially struggling airline that its workers devise a plan to help bail the carrier out of its financial morass.The proposal, however, hinges on significant cuts by the airline's other labor unions, which are expected to submit their own cost-saving plans.
NEWS
By Karen Hosler and Peter Osterlund and Karen Hosler and Peter Osterlund,Washington Bureau of The Sun | May 2, 1991
WASHINGTON -- President Bush promised Congress yesterday that he would include protections for American workers and safeguards for the environment in a free trade agreement with Mexico for which he is seeking broad negotiating authority.In a detailed response to concerns raised by congressional leaders, Mr. Bush offered a number of concessions on key issues that were regarded as a strong bid toward persuading the lawmakers to allow him to strike an accord that they could then only accept or reject without amendment.
BUSINESS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 19, 2005
Northwest Airlines will land in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy before long if other unions don't join its pilots in giving the struggling carrier hundreds of millions of dollars in annual wage and other labor-cost concessions. That warning yesterday didn't come from Northwest's executives, but from the head of its pilots union. "The time has come for all union leaders to move beyond denial and anger and act responsibly for the good of their members," Mark McClain, chairman of the master executive council of the Northwest Airlines Air Line Pilots Association, wrote in a union newsletter.
NEWS
By John H. Gormley Jr. and Leslie Cauley | September 2, 1991
At Micky's Game Room Lounge, near the entrance to Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point mill, the regulars gather around Formica-topped tables after work to wash down snacks with a Coors or a Bud.It's the kind of place where patrons disagree about a lot of things. But they seem to agree on one issue:They're lucky to be working."Everything I own, I owe to Beth Steel," said George Robbins, a 42-year-old steelworker who began at Sparrows Point when he was 20. Married, with four children ages 12 to 21, he said, "The kids that get out of high school, what can they do now?
FEATURES
By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,Staff Writer | February 22, 1992
When you pay $6.50 for a movie ticket, you know some of it ends up, at least theoretically, in the pocket of Kevin Costner or whoever is up there on the screen entertaining you. But when you pay $3.50 for a bucket of popcorn -- where does it go? Are there some farmers in Iowa whose kids are getting the best orthodontics and college educations that money can buy?"Most people don't realize that it's the popcorn that keeps the theater's doors open," said Cathy Kasberg, concessions director for the United Artists movie chain, the nation's largest.
NEWS
March 3, 2014
The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Wilkens Police Station at 410-887-0872. Old Frederick Road, 2500 block, between 11:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and 4:05 a.m. March 1. Residence entered through rear kitchen window. Television, three video game systems, 9 mm Beretta pistol stolen. Bloomsbury Avenue, 400 block, between 6 a.m. Feb. 28 and noon March 1. Concession stand at Catonsville High School ransacked.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2014
The operator of concessions at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport has joined with several local business organizations to provide new "enrichment" programs for its workers. The move comes amid an effort by Unite Here, a labor union in the hospitality industry, to unionize airport concessions employees. The "Workplace Development Program" will provide AirMall USA concessions workers with health and sanitation training, life skills classes, English as a Second Language courses and "career mapping and time management," the company said.
NEWS
By Reed Hellman | October 7, 2013
Catonsville High School Principal William Heiser and nearly a dozen regional dignitaries helped the Catonsville Comet Booster Club officially open a new concession stand at Comet Park on Friday, Oct. 4. The attractive, single-story block construction features a spacious kitchen area serving through two large windows, a separate window for spirit clothing sales, and full restrooms. The much-anticipated facility, replacing an old concession stand nearly hidden behind the bleachers, is one step along the way in a well-defined plan, orchestrated and partially financed by the boosters, to completely renovate Comet Park and the surrounding athletic fields.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | August 2, 2013
Egypt is in turmoil again. Syria is embroiled in civil war. Iran continues building a nuclear device. Militants in Iraq have killed more than 4,000 people so far this year, more than 800 of them in July alone, according to the aptly named Iraq Body Count ( www.iraqbodycount.org ). And what is Secretary of State John Kerry's focus? It is the never-ending Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Again facing U.S. pressure, Israel has agreed to renewed peace talks. It rejected demands from the Palestinian side for withdrawal from "occupied" lands and the freezing of new "settlements" as preconditions, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did agree to release 104 Palestinian prisoners, most of them convicted of murdering Israeli civilians in terrorist acts, "in stages" and "in accordance with the circumstances of their progress" in the peace negotiations.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2013
BWI Marshall airport concessions workers held an informational picket before the state Board of Public Works vote Wednesday morning on a massive expansion program that will set the table for more international flights. Workers say they act as good will ambassadors and travel information sources for BWI's millions of annual passengers. But, they say, they don't get medical insurance, sick leave or paid vacations from AirMall USA, the company that manages airport concessions.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2013
The state's three top elected officials had harsh words Wednesday for the company that manages concessions at BWI Marshall Airport for not doing more to help hourly employees who staff the restaurants and shops. An angry Gov. Martin O'Malley said at the Board of Public Works meeting that "it's pretty obvious" that 10 years after being awarded the contract to manage concessions, AirMall USA had done little to help raise pay and benefits for workers. "They're also pretty smug about it. They think they're in the catbird seat," O'Malley said.
NEWS
By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau | November 4, 1993
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton sent legislation creating the world's largest free trade zone to Congress yesterday, after pressuring Mexico into accepting last-minute sweeteners for six U.S. industries, including the powerful sugar industry.Mickey Kantor, the U.S. trade representative, worked the phones until 4 a.m. yesterday to obtain the Mexican concessions.They are designed to lessen special-interest hostility to the controversial North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and help the administration pick up badly needed votes in the House.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | June 11, 1995
Labor will be on the defensive Tuesday as negotiators for Bell Atlantic Corp. and the Communications Workers of America open talks on a contract covering 37,000 telephone company workers in the mid-Atlantic region.With its once-cushy monopoly threatened by impending competition, the Philadelphia-based phone company will be seeking concessions that would have been unthinkable only a few years ago.Job security, wages and retiree health benefits head the list of contentious issues that will face the bargainers as they try to hammer out an agreement by the Aug. 5 contract expiration date.
NEWS
By Doyle McManus | June 23, 2013
It almost seems like distant history now, but it was really just a few short months ago that President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans, spurred by fear of fiscal chaos, did the unthinkable: They went out to dinner and talked civilly about the possibility of a "grand bargain," a compromise that would shrink the deficit through revenue increases and long-term spending cuts. But since that hopeful first date, the relationship hasn't quite blossomed into romance - or even into real negotiations.
EXPLORE
May 8, 2013
The Howard County Board of Education is considering expanding its restrictions (Wellness Policy 9090) on the types of foods which can be served at school events to include those sold via "concessions, celebrations, and vending machines. " I believe they have failed to consider the negative impact this could have. Many of the fundraisers in our schools either directly or indirectly involve the sale of food, and much of this food falls outside the Wellness Policy. The money currently raised allows extracurricular activities such as sports and after prom parties to be safer and more fulfilling to our students.
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