September 30, 2010
As another Orioles season ends Sunday at Camden Yards, team officials will enter the beginning stages of planned renovations to the 18-year-old stadium. Janet Marie Smith, the Orioles' vice president for planning and development, said discussions about Camden Yards enhancements are still in the "conceptual stage" and the team will likely meet with Maryland Stadium Authority officials in late October to go over the plans. "We've got some ideas that we are working on, and we're kind of getting them priced out," said Smith, who presided over the original design and construction of Camden Yards.
April 25, 2003
WESTOVER - Betsy Mueller rarely speaks up in her philosophy classes at Salisbury University. But there's one place she comes alive - surrounded by convicted felons at the state prison. "On the outside, I don't have a voice. But here, I've realized that to entertain discussions with inmates sparks the discovery that I do have things to say," the senior from Cockeysville said this week at the Eastern Correctional Institution. "It's been a breakthrough in my world." Mueller is one of 20 Salisbury students who belong to a most unusual book group - and one of the bolder town-gown ventures a college has ever tried.
June 10, 2005
It's been more than two decades since Warren J. Spector attended St. John's College in Annapolis, but the Wall Street banker can vividly recall the conversations the school inspired among students - some of them lasting well into the night. "One of the things that's unusual about St. John's is that it's a community - one that fosters a continual discussion," said Spector, a 1981 graduate who is president and co-chief operating officer of Bear, Stearns & Co. in New York. "You're in a classroom having a discussion, and then you leave, and you're still in it. Then, at 10 p.m., you go to the campus coffee shop, where everyone is still discussing."
February 13, 2013
This year's pick for One Maryland One Book, the statewide reading program, is "King Peggy," a tale about a Washington, D.C., woman who is unexpectedly chosen to be King of Otuam, a 7,000-person village in Ghana. Peggielene Bartels, a secretary, faced reluctant male elders and a host of other problems as she adjusted to her fairy tale role. Arriving in Otuam, she finds that the "town has no running water, no doctor, and no high school; the king's palace is in ruins, and the town coffers are empty.
April 18, 2013
The tone of civic discussion shifted noticeably this week in the aftermath of the tragic attack at the Boston Marathon, an attack that narrowly missed Harford County participants in the storied footrace. Discussions and name-calling relating to the usual public policy discussions has been taking a back seat to a shared sentiment across the American spectrum of viewpoints that such mindless and cowardly acts of violence have no place our society, be they the actions of intruders or violent homegrown terrorists.
January 30, 1992
Mobil Oil Corp. said yesterday that although it had discussed trading U.S. chicken legs for Russian oil, the discussions had ended.Mobil had declined to comment for a story about the negotiations that appeared in Wednesday's editions of The Sun. But the company said it was no longer considering the deal because it had been unable to reach an agreement with the Russians.John Lord, a spokesman for the Fairfax, Va.-based oil company, said that Mobil continues to "hold discussions for a variety of projects" involving oil in the former Soviet Union.