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By Justin George and Brandi Bottalico, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
The topic of crime has become so contentious in Southeast Baltimore that Sarah Fox removed herself from her community's Facebook page because she couldn't take the arguing. Fox feels safe in her home along Patterson Park, but her neighbors have been shaken by a spike in area violence. The robbery at gunpoint of a 12-year-old walking to school, the daytime rape of a woman in an alleyway and the killing of a woman in her home have put many on edge in this relatively well-to-do area that contains some of the city's fastest-growing neighborhoods.
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NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
A recent spate of high-profile crimes in the area around Patterson Park has sparked new and warring commentary over the perennial issues of public safety and inequality in Baltimore. It started this week with a blog post titled " Baltimore City, You're Breaking My Heart " from Tracey Halvorsen, who lives in the area around Patterson Park. Her subheadline: "This is why people leave. " In the piece posted on Thursday, Halvorsen says there are many reasons to love her neighborhood, but that she's tired of hearing and worrying about crime and is unimpressed with the city's response.
NEWS
February 6, 2014
There is a steady stream of arguments against increasing the minimum wage - lost jobs, youth unemployment and now, cutbacks in government benefits ( "For some, income drops as wage rises," Feb. 5). Never, of course, is there a mention of how this additional expense may cut into the profits of owners and investors. And all of these objections come from writers who do not need to subsist on $7.25 an hour. Would any minimum wage earner care to weigh in on why his or her wages should not be increased?
NEWS
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
Maryland senators will resume debate Wednesday on whether to outlaw the sale of grain alcohol, a colorless spirit so potent the chamber voted to ban it twice before. More than a dozen other states already forbid the sale of the 190-proof liquor, according to state analysts. The proposal has died in the House of Delegates in the past, but was revived with a new lawmakers pushing it this year. On Tuesday, the Senate took up the question of whether its prevalence on college campuses contributed to alcohol poisoning, and whether banning it would hurt small businesses that sell it. Democrat Sen. Rich Madaleno of Montgomery County said the president of Frostburg State University asked him to introduce the bill to ban substance, which is nearly pure alcohol, because of the problems it creates at colleges.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
For decades, Kay McConnell and her family joined those who lace up skates and take to Lake Roland in Robert E. Lee Park when winter freezes ice over the former reservoir. The McConnells' three children were on the ice as young as toddlers, one of them using an old sled as a walker of sorts. After measuring the ice to be at least 5 inches thick, with at least five days of sub-freezing temperatures, neighbors around the lake's north end would flock to the ice - so long as snowfall didn't make the surface too bumpy.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur called for tightening of Maryland's laws on long guns Thursday night in the wake of the shotgun attack that took three lives at The Mall in Columbia Saturday. Her proposal came as the Montgomery County delegate met Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler at a forum that drew two-thirds of the Democratic field in the 2014 race for governor to the giant Leisure World senior complex in Montgomery County. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, whose father died earlier in the day, did not attend.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser | January 30, 2014
Democratic gubernatorial Heather R. Mizeur is pushing her rivals in the June 24 primary to hold more debates than the three proposed by Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown last week. Mizeur's campaign released on Thursday a letter to Brown, with a copy to Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, calling for seven face-to-face debates among the three Democrats in the race. Mizeur, a two-term Montgomery County delegate proposed all of the debates be carried on television, radio or streaming online.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2014
Last week, former Fox News host Glenn Beck returned for a guest appearance with Megyn Kelly and created a bit of buzz saying he wished he'd have been more positive and less divisive during his days on the cable channel. Some call it an apology. I don't. He left Fox News in 2011 under a cloud of controversy. And I celebrated his leaving, because it meant one of the most divisive, reckless and polarizing figures I had ever covered was being marginalized. I remain convinced that mainstream TV and the country are much better off with him in the margins instead of having an audience of 1.8 million viewers a night as he did on Fox. Here's video of a debate between me and Amy Holmes, one of Beck's employees at TheBlaze, his information and opinion media operation.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
The superintendent of the Naval Academy told a military judge Friday that his decision to prosecute a midshipman in a high-profile sexual assault case was not influenced by politicians, public pressure or his military supervisors. Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller spent more than three hours on the stand in a military court at the Washington Navy Yard defending his decision to pursue charges against Midshipman Joshua Tate. He rebutted the contention that the national spotlight on sexual assault in the military — including a pledge from President Barack Obama to root out sexual predators in the service — affected the way he has handled the case.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - In the course of a game, Mark Turgeon may yell, stomp his feet, clap his hands, plead or curse. When frustrated with a player, the Maryland men's basketball coach sometimes looks to the rafters as if seeking divine inspiration. In 15 seasons as a head coach, Turgeon has demonstrated countless visceral ways to deliver messages to his teams about their performances during games. But when a player really irritates him - for repeated lapses such as ill-advised shots - Turgeon sometimes resorts to his ultimate power.
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