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September 24, 2013
What do you think the odds are that Ken Ulman and Courtney "Speed Camera" Watson will learn anything from the recent destruction of the new, semi-permanent speed camera that was recently destroyed in Glenelg? I doubt they will learn a thing. Perhaps if listening to the voters was something they ever thought of doing in the first place, this would not have happened. First, they manufactured evidence that the cameras were necessary, with their phony report that Watson so famously waved in the faces of those testifying against the one-eyed bandits in the hearing 1 1/2years ago. Then, after they loaded up the hearing room with county employees and used "heart-wrenching" testimony about an incident that occurred over 20 years ago to justify their position, they forced photo enforcement upon us. Just over a year later, we learn that the program barely brings in a fraction of the expected revenue.
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September 28, 2014
McKenzie Elliott, the 3-year-old shot to death in Baltimore, is a recent victim of misguided drug laws ( "Politicians, churchmen talk policing in Northwest Baltimore ," Sept. 9). While I do not support open use of "illegal drugs," I do not find that drug sales or use represent a criminal act. Drug use has long been regarded as a "disabling condition" under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Federal and state law should not superimpose criminal penalties on the known disabled in direct contradiction to the specific intent in these two federal statutes.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2014
A team of scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground has completed the historic mission of destroying the most dangerous of Syria's declared chemical weapons stocks, Pentagon officials said Monday. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Navy Capt. Rich Dromerhauser on Monday morning to congratulate the team of some 64 civilians and contractors aboard the MV Cape Ray, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said. The chemists and engineers from the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground worked for more than a month aboard the specially fitted container ship to neutralize 600 tons of chemicals, including the World War I blister agent sulfur mustard and the sarin precursor DF. Officials have said the first-ever shipboard destruction of the weapons, performed under heavy international guard in the Mediterranean Sea, could serve as a model for future efforts to eradicate chemical weapons from the world's arsenals.
NEWS
August 21, 2014
The announcement this week that scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground have successfully completed the destruction of Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons has left the whole world breathing a little easier. If nothing else it ensures these cruel instruments of mass destruction will never be used against the U.S. or its allies - or against the Syrian people, who have been the main victims of the country's four-year civil war, which already has claimed more than 100,000 lives. Make no mistake: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad didn't turn over his country's chemical weapons to international inspectors last year out of any humanitarian impulse.
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August 14, 1998
A Joppatowne man has been charged with vandalizing a monument on the grave of a victim of the Pan American Flight 103 terrorist attack, Harford County sheriff's officials said.Jeremy Arnold, 19, whose address was unavailable, was charged yesterday with malicious destruction and disorderly conduct.Authorities said someone urinated and swung on the $9,000 monument, which toppled from its base and was destroyed in June in Joppatowne.George Williams of Joppatowne is buried at the gravesite.Arnold was ordered to appear in Harford County Circuit Court to stand trial.
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By Samuel Goldreich and Samuel Goldreich,Staff writer | November 24, 1991
During 25 years as a county educator, Robert L. Depuy never saw destruction worse than the fire that swept through Edgewood Middle School's band room.The blaze caused more than $30,000 worth of damage, ranking it among the system's worst incidents of vandalism.The fire is the latest example of a trend of increasing losses tocounty school property through destruction or theft.The Board ofEducation reported in its annual loss report last month that incidents ranging from arson and bomb threats to graffiti and broken windowshave climbed from 370 in fiscal year 1986 to 420 in 1991.
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By New York Times News Service | March 18, 1992
UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations has given Iraq until March 26 to come up with a detailed plan for destroying a long list of equipment and buildings used for constructing and repairing its banned ballistic missiles, according to U.N. officials and Western diplomats.The deadline, which carried at least an implicit threat of the use of force, was given last week to Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz, Iraq's special envoy here, by Rolf Ekeus, of Sweden, the chief of the special commission set up to oversee the elimination of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF | November 1, 1995
Police arrested two men on drug charges Monday and one on destruction of property charges at Phirne and Glen Mar roads in Glen Burnie, county police said.When an officer arrived at the intersection just before 3 a.m. Monday, he found about six people milling around, police said.The officer told two of the men to leave, but then saw one give the other something from his pants pocket. The second man stuffed the object in his trousers, the report said.As the officer approached the two, he smelled drugs, the report said.
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April 6, 2000
Three Severna Park Middle School pupils are suspected in the destruction of a new $5,000 sign outside the building -- the result of a long fund-raising effort by pupils and parents. Two of the pupils have been charged as juveniles with malicious destruction and malicious burning of the sign, which measured 6 feet by 4 feet and depicted the school mascot, a Spartan figure. A third suspect has been identified, police said. "It was devastating," Principal Sharon Morell said of the damage to the sign, which was burned during the weekend.
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By New York Times News Service | December 10, 2007
WASHINGTON -- At a conference in El Paso, in mid-August, Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas, the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, heaped praise on a man whose exploits, he joked, had been the inspiration for the television show 24. From fast cars to fine wines, Reyes said, the appetites of the man, Jose A. Rodriguez Jr., are the stuff of legend. Then turning serious, Reyes hailed Rodriguez's three decades of undercover work for the CIA, where he recently stepped down as head of its clandestine service, and called Rodriguez an "American hero."
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2014
A team of scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground has completed the historic mission of destroying the most dangerous of Syria's declared chemical weapons stocks, Pentagon officials said Monday. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Navy Capt. Rich Dromerhauser on Monday morning to congratulate the team of some 64 civilians and contractors aboard the MV Cape Ray, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said. The chemists and engineers from the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground worked for more than a month aboard the specially fitted container ship to neutralize 600 tons of chemicals, including the World War I blister agent sulfur mustard and the sarin precursor DF. Officials have said the first-ever shipboard destruction of the weapons, performed under heavy international guard in the Mediterranean Sea, could serve as a model for future efforts to eradicate chemical weapons from the world's arsenals.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
— After months of waiting, a team of chemists and engineers from Aberdeen Proving Ground is now ready to begin the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, the Pentagon said Thursday. The work is to take place aboard a container ship specially fitted with equipment to neutralize Syrian stocks of the World War I blister agent sulfur mustard and the sarin precursor DF. The team of some 64 civilians from the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground sailed from Italy on Wednesday for an undisclosed location in international waters, where they plan to destroy the materials under heavy international guard.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
An agriculturally destructive moth species never before seen in the United States was found in a shipment of Chinese soybeans at the port of Baltimore, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Friday. The insect species, Nemapogon gersimovi, could "pose a significant agriculture threat because they are known to feed on seeds and grains, reducing a farmer's yield," the agency said. The 50,000-pound shipment of bulk organic soybeans, intended as animal feed, was not allowed into the country and was exported.
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By Cal Thomas | April 12, 2014
After his spectacular, but predictable, failure to move forward the "peace process" between Israel and the Palestinian side, Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States will now "evaluate" its role in the Middle East. Let me help: The peace process in the Middle East isn't working and it can't work when one side -- that would be the Palestinian leadership -- has no intention of settling for anything less than their ultimate goal of removing the Jewish people from the region.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2014
Along with chemicals, fuses, guns and bomb-making materials, police say Todd Dwight Wheeler Jr. had how-to manuals in his Glen Burnie home with titles such as "Boobytraps," "Deadly Brew," "Highly Explosive Pyrotechnic Compositions" and "The Poor Man's James Bond. " Anne Arundel County police and fire officials said Tuesday that they still don't know why Wheeler, 28, was allegedly making bombs in his house on Edgerly Road. But they believe responders averted a potential disaster when they seized more than 100 pounds of chemicals and bomb-making materials and arrested him. "Whatever his intentions were, the investigation prevented that from happening and prevented people from being injured," said Capt.
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By Rachel Marsden | December 26, 2013
A new report commissioned by the French Socialist government to make recommendations on how France can better integrate its residents of foreign origin has been described by former French Defense Minister Gerard Longuet as "organizing apartheid by inciting each community to affirm its difference," according to the French newspaper Le Figaro. I figured that had to be gross exaggeration -- until I read through the hundreds of pages myself. As a native Canadian, I couldn't help but notice that the French experts who compiled the report referred to the separatism-plagued French-Canadian province of Quebec as a "country" unto itself -- as in, "other countries, like Quebec.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,sun reporter | September 26, 2005
BIG LAKE ISLAND, LA. -- Agent Wayne Matirne was on a mission to check this sprawling island on the Intracoastal Waterway for residents stranded by Hurricane Rita - if only he could find clear roadways and a boat launch not clogged with office furniture, dead livestock, marsh grasses and other debris from the storm. Once on the water, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement agent and his partner steered a 25-foot Boston Whaler past the barges and buoys, past the oil refineries and fine waterfront homes suddenly in the water, to the rural communities of humble houses and summer homes tucked into the remote nooks of this island south of Lake Charles, near the Texas border.
NEWS
November 9, 2013
I thank The Sun for the recent commentary on fracking, which takes a position on the science rather than the economics ( "Hydrofracking risks outweigh rewards," Oct. 31). It explains the very real dangers of earthquakes and persistent ecological damage. It ends by stating that fracking companies should be accountable in dollars for these problems, which will exist long after a well is capped. In addition, the author calls on federal and state government to be rigorous in applying regulations.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2013
The eggs of a destructive foreign moth species that "poses a significant threat to our nation's forests and urban landscapes" were found aboard a carrier ship docked in Baltimore in mid-September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday. Customs agents discovered six masses of Asian Gypsy Moth eggs during a Sept. 16 inspection of the Columbia Highway, a vehicle carrier that had made port calls in Japan in June and July, the border agency said. Females of the species can travel 25 miles per day and "can lay egg masses that could yield hundreds of hungry caterpillars," the agency said.
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