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February 28, 2011
If this year's Maryland legislature does away with capital punishment ( "Double victims," Feb. 27), I sincerely hoped that they will retain it for the killing of prison guards and policemen. Alfred H. Funk Jr., Timonium
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By Larry Hogan | October 9, 2014
As I've traversed the state of Maryland, I've learned that effective campaigning means clearly and honestly explaining to voters how your decisions in office would be better than those of your opponent. For Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, however, campaigning involves dodging accountability, remaining invisible on the campaign trail and hiding behind wildly off-base and false attack ads. Lieutenant Governor Brown is unable to defend his eight-year record of failure. He continues to try to distract voters by lying about my stances on long-settled issues, including abortion rights and gun laws.
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NEWS
July 16, 2011
The Rev. Milton E. Williams' op-ed regarding his intention to provide methadone to patients within 15 minutes of a request deserves careful scrutiny ("Methadone on demand: Baltimore needs a program for patients who are not prepared for full-scale treatment," July 11). Mr. Williams' campaign to define, serve and save us from "victims" sounds charismatic, bold and possibly very dangerous. The victims may have a champion, but the regulators will have their hands full. Frank E. Long
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
McCormick & Co. Inc. saw increases in third-quarter sales and profits, led by greater demand from consumers in China and growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Sparks-based spice maker said Thursday. Income jumped 18 percent to $122.9 million, or 94 cents per share, in the three months ending Aug. 31, compared with $104.4 million, or 78 cents per share, a year earlier, helped by a lower tax rate. McCormick's sales rose 3 percent to $1.04 billion, the company said. The results sent shares of McCormick up nearly 3 percent on the New York Stock Exchange to close at $67.50 each.
FEATURES
July 27, 1994
If you're looking for something a little different to try on the grill this weekend, or maybe you just can't get enough great cheesecake recipes, you might find what you're looking for in one of the recipes sets now available from the new Sun On Demand information service of The Baltimore Sun.Each set includes 10 recipes that have appeared in food sections of The Baltimore Sun. At $5.95 each, the sets can be ordered by calling Sun On Demand at (410)...
NEWS
December 9, 2013
The St. Vincent Pallotti Baseball Team would like to thank all of the Laurel-area residents who so generously supported our first annual fall leaf raking fundraiser. The response was overwhelming and gratifying. The team raked over 70 homes and earned over $5,000 in donations. We very much regret having to turn down a number of requests as we were simply unable to meet the demand. Bob Seyko Laurel
EXPLORE
December 12, 2011
Last week, in his final column for the Columbia Flier/Howard County Times , Doug Miller called on his readers to "Demand the best effort of those charged with keeping the public informed... " Thank you, Doug, for your years of giving our community your best effort. While we are at it, let's do the same regarding our elected representatives, including me. Let's demand their best effort, as well, in dealing with today's many critical issues. Let's demand that their words and actions be in sync on issues of social justice, economic justice and environmental justice.
EXPLORE
September 27, 2011
Business and community interests don't always see eye-to-eye, but in a tight-knit area such as Towson, the people we do business with are often those who make their lives, as well as their living, here. Even business owners who don't fall into that category at least recognize that when the community is healthy, active and prosperous, they are, too. That's why it's equal parts admirable and logical that the Towson business community is coming to the aid of the Assistance Centers of Towson Churches.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
Vanns Spices, a privately owned company based in Baltimore, has added 6,000 square feet to its warehouse space and hired five workers as part of an expansion plan made possible by improved tracking and planning, company president Mick Whitlock said. The company expects a 15 percent increase in profits over the next year. Founded in 1981 by an art teacher who had started mixing and selling spices, it at times struggled to meet demand for custom-blend spices sent to New York restaurants.
NEWS
October 13, 2011
The Sun has invited participants at the Occupy Baltimore protest in the Inner Harbor to contribute articles about their experience, views and goals. This entry is written by Clayton Conn, a photo/ multimedia freelance journalist from Baltimore. Members of the United Workers , a Baltimore based human rights organization leading the fight for fair development -- which respects human rights, maximizes public benefits and is sustainable -- gave a workshop on Tuesday at the site of Occupy Baltimore . The organization which is in the midst of a campaign for Fair Development in the Inner Harbor, spoke on the themes of jobs, privatization and economic human rights.
NEWS
September 29, 2014
Taking their queue from the classic movie "Casablanca," some city officials are declaring themselves "shocked, shocked!" to learn that police brutality is a serious problem in Baltimore. An investigative report on Sunday by The Sun's Mark Puente found the city has paid out more than $5.7 million since 2011 in judgments or settlements of more than 100 lawsuits brought by citizens alleging excessive use of force and other police misconduct. Three years earlier, the city's budget office also raised concerns over its spending $10.4 million from 2008 through 2011 - an average of about $3.5 million annually - defending the Baltimore Police Department against misconduct lawsuits.
NEWS
By Elijah E. Cummings | September 21, 2014
Women are often the backbones of our families - deftly balancing the needs of the household with their personal goals and career ambitions. Over the past few decades that balance has become increasingly important. According to the Pew Research Center, last year 40 percent of all households with children under the age of 18 had mothers who were either the sole or primary source of income for their families. This is a drastic shift that matches the growth of the female workforce. Women now make up nearly half or the labor force, jumping from just over one-third in 1970.
NEWS
August 12, 2014
The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer in a suburb of St. Louis over the weekend has evoked a repeat of the turmoil that followed the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida two years ago. In both cases young African-American men just entering adulthood died violently under circumstances that fostered questions about whether they were targeted solely because of their race, and in both...
NEWS
By Brian Dolan | July 14, 2014
Roadways today are in the worst condition they have been since the 1940s. In our world of advanced technology how could this have happened? We know that more people are driving every day. Younger Americans frequently have their own car or access to a family vehicle, and older Americans are living longer and driving more in their later years. Goods moved by truck also far exceed those moved by rail, by boat, by barge or by air because of the flexibility trucks have to deliver to your home or neighborhood.
NEWS
July 12, 2014
While writer Mike Gesker ( "U.S. food aid still critical abroad," July 10) rightly affirms our commitment to sending food to poor countries, as a member of Catholic Relief Services he fails though to address the other side of this economic problem. In part because of resistance of the Catholic Church to any form of birth control, poor populations are exploding, fueling the demand for more food - and, when food is not available, hunger and more poverty or political dissent. Keep up the supply side, but address reduction in the demand side.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
The Social Security Administration office that reviews disability claims for Central Maryland has the third-longest processing delay in the nation — a backlog that prompted a member of the state's congressional delegation on Monday to call for action. Disability claimants with appeals at the Baltimore office wait an average of 17 months for a hearing, agency data show. That's longer than in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and more than 150 other offices. In Chicago, by comparison, the average wait time is one year.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | September 19, 2004
U.S. mortgage applications declined last week from a four-month high, reflecting fewer home purchases, a private survey found. The Mortgage Bankers Association's gauge of loan demand decreased 2 percent to 678.2, the Washington-based group said in a statement. The measure rose a week earlier to 692, the highest since May 7. Home purchase applications fell 4.3 percent to 455.7, close to the record 501.6 reached in mid-January. While sales might have peaked after a surge in demand this year, mortgage rates will underpin purchases, economists said.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | April 16, 1996
LAS VEGAS -- MCI Communications Corp. yesterday unveiled a telephone and computer system that NBC is testing in the first major trial by a television network of programming-on-demand using digital technology.The MCI HyperMedia system is designed for video-on-demand, image storage and retrieval, corporate training and telemedicine.General Electric Co.'s NBC network will use it to let several affiliates access news reports and video from satellites whenever they want to, rather than at specific times, as they currently do."
NEWS
May 24, 2014
The Baltimore School for the Arts is a pre-professional school that raises and cultivates the talents of young students, some of whom would never have the opportunity they have because of their culture or upbringing. For someone to comment on the school's inability to meet the needs of the individual, you must feel some kind of selfish and irrelevant entitlement that you most likely do not deserve ( "Who is responsible for Jabril?" May 19). Before entering The Baltimore School for the Arts, students are told of the rigorous training that is required to succeed in such a unique environment as BSA. Being a 3-year-student at the Baltimore School for the Arts, I testify to the rigorous curriculum.
NEWS
April 29, 2014
The horrifying statistics on rape and sexual assault on college campuses in this country speak for themselves. Studies show that about one in five undergraduate women has experienced such an attack or an attempted attack at some point during their college years, but only 12 percent of incidents are reported. Why is justice so difficult to find in what is supposed to be a protected and enlightened atmosphere of a college or university? Advocates say there are numerous institutional barriers that discourage reporting, including administrators who treat reports of sexual assault with disbelief and on-campus judicial systems that are difficult for a victim to navigate.
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