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September 15, 2010
It was interesting to read Frank Roylance's article of September 10 on the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons excavating a recently discovered whale fossil from the Calvert Cliffs near Chesapeake Beach ("Calvert Cliffs fossil recovered, identified"). We have owned our home on the Calvert Cliffs since 2000. While we appreciate the contributions the museum makes to our community, we are very concerned with the way government officials allow the museum to handle fossil excavations. Our first concern is safety.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Cristobal reached hurricane status late Monday, and though the storm is expected to stay clear of land, National Hurricane Center forecasters warned of dangerous rip currents expected up the East Coast. The cyclone was about 600 miles southwest of Bermuda as of 8 a.m. Tuesday, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph making it a weak hurricane. It is expected to strengthen some over the next couple of days. But while it is forecast to pass safely between the U.S. Atlantic coast and Bermuda, it is expected to churn up dangerous surf in Ocean City and elsewhere, according to the hurricane center.
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NEWS
May 22, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's decision to lower the standard for blood lead toxicity to 5 micrograms per deciliter was based on accumulated evidence that even the lowest levels of lead have devastating effects on the developing nervous systems of young children ("We need a war on lead," May 21). Your well-timed article and editorial on lead prevention comes at the time of year when windows and doors are opened and the opportunity to create lead dust in affected homes increases.
NEWS
August 25, 2014
I believe that we should attempt to research our claims against people, especially when we generalize about large groups such as the 11 million or more immigrants from Latin America who have been in this country without legal papers ( "Illegal immigrants will destroy America as we know it," Aug. 16). I am closely acquainted with 90 to 100 of the families included in this figure, fine people who have been in Baltimore on average about 10 years. Far from being "dangerous criminals," "traffickers," or "a danger to our security," these moms and dads have stable families, work an average of two jobs between the couples (sometimes three or four)
NEWS
May 20, 2014
The idea of providing an alternative venue for those who recklessly operate their dirt bikes in the city can be likened to providing sidewalks for the same people ( "Scofflaws on two wheels (and sometimes one)," May 15). How frequently do we encounter these same people walking in the street in large groups, ignoring the sidewalks? The alternative sites would be ignored for the thrill of creating danger and disruption on streets. The idea that the only harm caused by these riders is when officials pursue them is ludicrous.
NEWS
August 19, 2010
You have got to be kidding me! In Anne Arundel County's investigation, they discovered an independent witness who not only verified Bear's guardian's account of the shooting, but verified that Keith Elgin Shepherd immediately drew and fired his weapon almost before the words were out of his mouth requesting the control of Bear-Bear; and all he is being charged with is two misdemeanors ("Man faces two charges in shooting of dog," Aug. 19)? Why and who is protecting this guy? This was a malicious attack of a loving animal, who I'm sure greatly suffered his injuries until he was mercifully euthanized.
NEWS
April 3, 2012
We have been hearing claims by our federal government that there is low to no inflation in this economy. The Federal Reserve continues an "easy money" policy, cranking up the printing presses at the U.S. Mint when the government needs more money to operate than it collects in taxes. And long term interest rates are the lowest in recent history. And deficits are at all time high levels. Yet gasoline and heating oil are up 40 percent since last year (and we can't blame the oil companies for the price of oil products)
NEWS
February 15, 2012
There are may lessons to be learned from the case of George Huguely and Yeardley Love ("Teammates saw signs of trouble, but failed to act," Feb. 10). Among them is that alcoholism and aggression are real issues that need to be addressed. We all know that alcohol changes the brain, causing some to react in violent ways. For those with prior anger issues, the violence likely intensifies with the addition of alcohol and other substances. Mr. Huguely had consumed 15 drinks on the day of the incident, and other testimony suggests he suffered from anger issues.
NEWS
May 9, 2011
I am responding to the uproar caused by the proposed Sheppard Pratt group home in Ruxton. Do the people who are outraged really know what being mentally ill entails? Do they assume that all people with these disorders are dangerous? Shame on them. And let's not forget that this is high-end. My husband, who desperately needs a facility like this and who wouldn't harm a fly, would never be able to get in because he is on disability. How is that fair? That is my outrage. Suzanne Lawson
NEWS
April 19, 2012
Columnist Thomas F. Schaller's analysis is incredibly myopic ("Avoiding Europe's austerity nightmare," April 18). To compare the economic condition of the U.S. to those of Greece or Spain at the beginning of the economic crisis is comparing apples and oranges. The fundamental strength of the American economy was far greater than that of the countries he selects in order to contrast and applaud President Barack Obama's response. In short, America had the ability to absorb additional debt - for a time.
NEWS
August 25, 2014
This week, youngsters across Maryland will board the "big yellow cheese wagon," as it's sometimes called, and head back to school. And chances are high (aside perhaps from those teary-eyed moms and dads waving good-bye to their kindergartners for the first time), the school bus commute from home to classroom will take place without incident. But the latest survey conducted by the Maryland State Department of Education shows that the students' fate is being tempted on a regular basis by drivers who seem either unaware of the law or unwilling to follow it. Drivers are forbidden to pass a bus in either direction when its stop arm swings out and its lights are flashing, yet that happens all the time.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
A leak on a natural gas line forced the closure Friday afternoon of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport's parking lot for people waiting to pick up arriving fliers. The airport's fire department responded to the so-called "cell phone lot" just before 3 p.m., and determined a leak along a Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. line, said Jonathan Dean, an airport spokesman. The leak presented "no real hazard to the public or travelers" at the airport, but the lot was closed as BGE crews worked to repair the line, Dean said.
NEWS
August 11, 2014
Just when it seemed the situation in Iraq couldn't get any worse, the government moved a step closer to collapsing into chaos on Sunday when its president, Fuad Masum, formally nominated a candidate to replace the country's authoritarian prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, in an effort to break the political paralysis gripping the country since parliamentary elections in April. From there, things went straight downhill. President Masum named Haider Abadi, a member of Mr. Maliki's own Shiite Islamist Dawa Party, as the next prime minister, urging him to forge a broad coalition government to unify the country against Sunni extremists who have taken over large swaths of Iraq in recent weeks and are threatening to march on the capital.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | August 10, 2014
Let's say you are an intelligent, successful federal prosecutor from an elite law school and possessing all of the important political contacts in Washington, D.C. An election occurs. Your party wins, and the president-elect begins to put together a cabinet. One day you receive a call from the transition team. Senior aides want to know if you are interested in becoming the next U.S. attorney general. You take it, right? Wrong. You tell the president-elect's people that they have the wrong number.
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By D. A. Henderson | August 6, 2014
The only known stocks of the deadly smallpox virus are now kept in two designated research laboratories, one in Russia and one in the United States. This has troubled many who believe that destruction of the virus would provide greater assurance that it would never again threaten the world. Some scientists, however, insist that the intact smallpox virus is essential for their studies of new vaccines - even though the vaccines themselves are entirely different viruses. The decision to destroy the virus has thus been debated and postponed repeatedly in the World Health Assembly over the past 15 years.
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By Dane Egli | July 27, 2014
The violence erupting on the former battlefields of Operation Iraqi Freedom coupled with the planned withdrawal from Afghanistan raises new concerns over the recent exchange of five Taliban commanders for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The swap conflicted with traditional hostage recovery policy and trading of war prisoners and may lead our enemies to conclude that we're now willing to negotiate with kidnappers - potentially endangering lives abroad. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, was himself an insurgent detainee released by the U.S. in 2009.
NEWS
June 29, 2011
Many people keep guns in their homes because they believe it makes them safer. But any number of studies, and the experience of one Baltimore County family last week, show that exactly the opposite is the case. Fifteen-year-old Michael D. Brooks Jr. would have been a sophomore at Lansdowne High School this fall, where he planned to try out for the football team and was looking forward to learning how to drive. But those dreams were cut short last Saturday when he was shot in the head and killed during a sleepover party with two other boys, aged 11 and 12, at a relative's house in Cherry Hill.
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March 13, 2012
Every time we invade a foreign country, it makes the people mad as hell. In no time at all, they start tossing bombs and killing our soldiers. So please, let's stop this audacious insanity and bring the troops home now. Daniel K. Hays Towson
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
Baltimore principals will be required to take extra steps before suspending 4- and 5-year-olds under a new policy that seeks to curb the practice of kicking the youngest students out of school. Beginning next school year, principals will have to consult with the central office before they suspend pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students for any length of time — a move that comes after The Baltimore Sun revealed a sharp uptick in pre-K suspensions in Baltimore, which had the most of any district in the state.
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By Jake Nevins, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Tropical Storm Arthur, rapidly making its way up the East Coast, is predicted to become a hurricane by Thursday afternoon. While Fourth of July festivities in Ocean City won't be a total wash, the National Hurricane Center is advising beachgoers to be aware of dangerous rip currents. Swimmers and surfers are urged to be very cautious and follow safety protocols even though the storm is expected to be well off the Delmarva coast. "We don't think Tropical Storm Arthur will have any direct impact on Ocean City but any time a storm passes it results in increased surf conditions," said Butch Arbin, captain of the Ocean City Beach Patrol, adding that he expects to see increased rip currents.
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