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NEWS
March 17, 2010
The demise of ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, in Baltimore and across the country, ought to be a sad story. The group's purpose was to help the poor to gain a voice through grass-roots organizing, and it was taken down by political activists using ethically and legally questionable means. But it's not a sad story. The people ACORN was designed to advocate for certainly do need the help, but they deserve a much better partner than ACORN. The beginning of the end for ACORN nationally was the release last fall of videos secretly recorded by two conservative political activists in which they entered the Baltimore ACORN headquarters, pretended to be a pimp and a prostitute, and got advice from ACORN workers on how to avoid taxes on the supposed brothel they intended to set up with underage, illegal immigrant girls.
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By William E. Lori | September 28, 2014
This weekend over 700 people were scheduled to attend our 6th annual Archdiocese of Baltimore Gala to raise money for students who otherwise could not afford to attend a Catholic school in the Archdiocese. Since its inception, the gala has raised more than $4.2 million in tuition assistance and endowment for Catholic schools. The gala is just one way the archdiocese is helping children from low-income families benefit from a Catholic school education. Another is the Partners in Excellence (PIE)
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NEWS
April 26, 2010
Archbishop Borders was indeed a good shepherd. His death reminds us at this time that the overwhelming number of our clergy and bishops are good, decent men, with an awesome responsibility, who have dedicated their lives in the service of our Catholic communities and our spiritual lives. They truly deserve our affirming and acknowledging them more often. John Gray
NEWS
September 18, 2014
Where are the men and women who have committed heinous acts but have surmounted obstacles and turned their lives around? They must be out there and could tell their stories. Michael Vick, where are you? Although I do not condone domestic violence, Ray and Janay Rice were and are working hard to create a new life and still deserve that chance. Jacquelyn L. Fried, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERG | October 26, 1993
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- On the morning of the day when the deal finally comes down, let's start with an important point: Baltimore deserves one of the two expansion teams the NFL is awarding today.Baltimore and St. Louis.No, not for sentimental reasons. No, not because the fans in those cities got jobbed.Because those are the cities with the best bids.Go ahead and call that homerism, but it's not. Baltimore and St. Louis are the only cities with publicly funded stadiums. They are the two largest TV markets without teams.
NEWS
By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 17, 1998
Children's Theatre of Annapolis, which gives local youngsters a chance to try out their acting talent, has mounted a production of "Pinocchio" that has much to recommend it, including imaginative sets, great costumes and some fine performances.This production of the Richard Wade, Dick Gessner version of Carlo Collodi's classic 1883 story of a puppet has 31 acting, singing and dancing children ranging in age from 8 to 15.There's Erin Kelly, who stars as Pinocchio with fine acting and puppetlike movements that seem totally natural; Meghan Bradshaw, a fabulous Fox, also natural and wonderfully adept at moving with comic grace, and Meghan Taylor, who is just as good as the fox's Cat partner.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,Sun Columnist | October 11, 2006
I recently got a nice pay raise. I didn't have to negotiate for one because my salary increase was guaranteed under a contract. But how many of you think you deserve a raise, only to hear these words from the boss: "We can't afford it." Workers said getting a raise was their No. 1 priority this year, according to a New Year resolution survey by Adecco Staffing North America. Here's the bad news: Next year, increases for salaries are expected to remain relatively unchanged at 3.7 percent, according to Hewitt Associates, a global human resources firm.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | December 8, 2007
In the world of psychotherapy, there is a concept that the football fans of Baltimore need to wrap their arms around this week. It is called "transference," and it is the subconscious redirection of deep-seated feelings from the original object of resentment to a new one. Obviously, we're talking about the Indianapolis Colts here, because they arrive this weekend to play the Ravens on Sunday Night Football. We have long hated the Colts for deserting Baltimore in the dead of night, and those strong feelings bubble up every time they come back to town.
SPORTS
July 7, 2006
Good morning --Jose Canseco-- After an 0-for-3 debut with three strikeouts, you deserve to be traded.
NEWS
March 25, 1991
Gens. Colin Powell and H. Norman Schwarzkopf deserve to be appointed five-star generals, according to almost two-thirds of respondents to The Evening Sun's telephone survey.Of 806 callers to SUNDIAL this past weekend, 522, or 64 percent, said the generals deserve the honor, and 284, or 35 percent, said Powell and Schwarzkopf do not deserve a fifth star."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
NEWS
September 18, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's report on strategies to attract immigrants to Baltimore offers dozens of recommendations, but for those who are not immigrants or connected to the immigrant community, it may raise two big questions. First, at a time when the national debate about immigration policy focuses on what to do about those who entered the country illegally, the report makes no distinction whatsoever between immigrants who are citizens, those who are legal aliens or those who have no documentation at all. Is that in our best interests?
NEWS
By Kevin Shird | September 17, 2014
"The Heroin Capital of America" - what an unpleasant way to describe Baltimore. But stay seated, I'll get back to that in a second. I want to talk about something else first, "COAP" which stands for Children of Addicted Parents. For some, it's a difficult term to comprehend, but for many of those labeled with it, it's a life sentence. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, children of addicted parents are more likely to exhibit symptoms of depression and anxiety; they're at a higher risk of becoming alcohol and drug abusers due to both genetic and family environment factors; and they experience greater physical and mental health problems and higher health and welfare costs than do children from non-addicted families.
NEWS
September 15, 2014
So let me tell you about my experiences at Camden Yards before I respond to the recent commentary suggesting Orioles fans should not cheer for Derek Jeter in his last appearance at the ballpark ( "Good riddance, Jeter," Sept. 11). I went to a game there in the early 1990s when a friend of mine invited me and one-handed pitcher Jim Abbott and outfielder Danny Tartabull were on the Yankees. My friend who is a Yankee fan invited two Orioles fans unbeknownst to me. Jim Abbott was throwing a shutout and the Yankees were up 6-0 by the third inning.
NEWS
September 15, 2014
I have been watching Orioles baseball since the 1950s, and I have seen many great players come through town. Derek Jeter is one of those players I have enjoyed watching. He has played great baseball with skill and class. He deserves a standing ovation as he goes out the door. It's too bad that Greg Abel can't show the same class and show some respect for one of the greats of the game ( "Good riddance, Jeter," Sept. 11). Braxton Andrews - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
By Kelly A. Powers | September 12, 2014
While most of us were sitting safely in our homes or offices this week watching the news and social media coverage of the announcements by the Ravens and the NFL, hundreds of women in Maryland were walking into courthouses, domestic violence advocates' offices and domestic violence shelters seeking protection from their abusers. This week marked the 20th anniversary of the first passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Huge progress has been made since its initial enactment, but the problem has not been solved, and there is clearly still a long way to go. Domestic violence is a serious issue in our community that affects us all - even when it is not in the media spotlight, and even when celebrities are not involved.
NEWS
September 9, 2014
Janay Rice's public message today about the Ravens' decision to cut her husband, running back Ray Rice, and the NFL's decision to ban him for life after a video was published showing him knocking her unconscious is likely to have precisely the opposite of the effect she desired, drawing more attention to what is for her, a painful family matter. In a post on her Instagram account, Ms. Rice condemned the media and the public for causing her family anguish and forcing them to relive "a moment we regret every day. " She added: "If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you've succeeded on so many levels.
NEWS
January 24, 2002
"I'VE BEEN working my fanny off to give the citizens everything they deserve, but I need to get funded adequately." - Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy at a news conference Friday.
SPORTS
November 8, 2005
Good morning --Terrell Owens-- On the bright side, now you have your Sunday afternoons free. Question of the day Did Terrell Owens deserve to be suspended by the Eagles? Suspension was absolutely Necessary. The dissension he causes can wreck a team. Stop covering him. he is a media creation, not worthy of the ink. Michael S. Herman Sr. Baldwin Being suspended was way too good for him. He should be traded to one of the teams in the WNBA as a bench custodian. He doesn't deserve to play there, either.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | August 28, 2014
  You've probably never heard of Claudette Colvin. And yet, had history twisted in a slightly different direction, she might loom as large in American memory as Rosa Parks does now while Parks herself would be a little-remembered seamstress. Ms. Colvin, you see, did what Parks did, nine months before Parks did it. In March of 1955, the African-American high school girl refused to surrender her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus. Local civil rights leaders had been seeking a test case around which to build their fight against segregation on the buses and briefly considered rallying around her. But it turned out Ms. Colvin had used some pungent language in defending her right to her seat.
NEWS
August 17, 2014
The Sun believes that "exempting police retirement income from state tax would be a mistake" ( "Pension pandering," Aug. 12). Fair enough. But when I reached the fourth paragraph of your editorial I began to see red. The inference is that "we" provide for our police and firefighters "far more generously" than we do for almost any other occupation, even within government. How about the Congress of the United States, an amalgamation of career politicians firmly entrenched close to the public teat?
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