December 23, 2011
I am writing in response to Jeremy Schwartz's op-ed defense of extending unemployment benefits ("Unemployment benefits are not like welfare," Dec. 21). He babbles on about the virtues of continuing the give unemployment benefits and tries to decry those who see these benefits as another form of welfare. Mr. Schwartz is a professor of economics at Loyola University, but not a very good psychologist. I personally know of several people receiving unemployment benefits, and they have all have told me that it would be foolish to seriously look for employment as long as they can get a free handout.
February 22, 2012
Maryland Public Television said Wednesday that Steven J. Schupak, its senior vice president, has been named chief content officer. Schupak, who joined MPT in 2003, oversees the development, production, licensing and national distribution of the station's programs, among other responsibilities. Schupak is responsible for the station's local productions, including "Outdoors Maryland" and "State Circle. " During his tenure, MPT has earned 26 Emmy Awards and other industry honors for its productions.
January 2, 2013
Cable network RLTV, based in Baltimore and geared toward over-50 adults, has entered into a content-sharing agreement with Next Avenue, a public television website out of Minnesota that also focuses on creating content for people in their sixth decade and beyond. The agreement allows RLTV to use Next Avenue's articles and blog entries on its own website. The partnership, which was announced Wednesday and already has taken effect, also makes room for Next Avenue to develop exclusive content for RLTV down the road.
November 9, 2012
In his longest stretch on defense of the season, Corey Graham finished Sunday's 25-15 win against the Cleveland Browns with six tackles. But the cornerback was unable to register an interception or a pass breakup, which contributed to the sixth-year veteran feeling unfulfilled about his play. “It was all right,” Graham said Thursday. “Obviously, some things have got to be better, and I feel like I can play a lot better. I've got to find a way to make more plays. It was up and down, and to me, it wasn't that good.
March 20, 2000
Closing the digital divide may take more than simply connecting low-income people to the Internet. There also needs to be someplace for them to go once they reach cyberspace, according to a new report. In a yearlong study, the Children's Partnership, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, found that most content on the Internet is not useful for poor people or folks with weak reading skills. With more of these people getting online, the study urges community leaders, companies and investors to develop content for their needs.
December 20, 2012
Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr. is facing five charges in connection with an August boat crash that sent him and six other people — including four children — to the hospital. Investigators said Dwyer's blood-alcohol level was three times above the legal threshold for being under the influence when his powerboat, The Legislator, collided with another vessel on a Pasadena waterway Aug. 22. Dwyer, 54, was charged Thursday by Maryland Natural Resources Police with operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol, reckless operation of a vessel, negligent operation of a vessel, failing to register his boat and a rules-of-the-road violation.