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By Jean Thompson and Jean Thompson,SUN STAFF | June 1, 1997
In some courtyards of the Riverdale Village apartments, roses bloom and children play with puppies just yards from piles of trash and discarded furnishings -- an unwanted chair, a bent lamp, sofa pillows.Signs of abandonment are as abundant as the signs of life, in a strange juxtaposition reflecting the confusion felt by tenants of the doomed World War II-era Essex housing complex.As some neighbors hunker down to await the predicted June 11 condemnation of the property, many others are packing up their belongings and driving away.
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August 11, 2014
A terrible thing happened in Waverly this month. An innocent precious little girl was taken from us due to violence ( "Funeral today for 3-year-old Baltimore girl killed by gunfire," Aug. 8). The community with politicians at their side are uniting and taking a stand to the senseless violence. But will it work? Thirty-nine years ago, an elderly women, Millie Alcarese, who lived in the same neighborhood, was walking up to Greenmount Avenue when she was jumped and robbed (stealing her pocketbook)
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FEATURES
November 7, 2005
Get swept away in a story of forbidden love aboard a doomed ocean liner in Titanic (6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., HBO), starring Kate Winslet (above).
NEWS
June 25, 2014
Twelve years ago, when the General Assembly was debating the enactment of the Thornton school funding formula that has done so much to support the advances of Baltimore's schools in recent years, the city's delegation in Annapolis included 10 senators and 29 delegates. Among them were the chairs of the budget committees in both the House and the Senate, plus a number of other committee chairs and top leaders in both chambers. During the next General Assembly term, the legislature is due to revisit the Thornton formula, but thanks to population losses and the sharp curtailment at court order of districts that cross the city-county line, Baltimore's delegation will have six senators (only five of whom will live in the city)
NEWS
By Dan Berger | January 12, 1996
''Into each snow some life must fall.'' -- Longfellow, 2d rev.L Newt was right. God does not want federal employees to work.Someone better tell Alfonse the Hunter that the lioness is most dangerous when cornered.Just when you think civilized standards are doomed, the raunchiest daytime talk shows are dropping for want of viewers.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | May 26, 1998
WASHINGTON -- In "Ragtime," now showing at the National Theatre here, the doomed Coalhouse Walker Jr. -- doomed because he's a black man who expected a fair shake, doomed because it's the dawning of the 20th century and he should have known better, and doomed because it's America and they're still figuring things out by blowing things up -- sings to his compatriots:"Go out and tell our storyLet it echo far and wide.Make them hear you.Make them hear you."But Americans are a people sometimes too busy to hear, or too preoccupied to remember for very long what's shouted in our faces, or so breathless to keep up with the present that we neglect the past, until it strikes us what the past resembles: This precise hour of today, when we're still inventing ourselves, still fighting among ourselves, still blaming each other because we think the country's going to hell and then pausing at odd moments to celebrate the country beyond all sane measure.
FEATURES
By Fred Rasmussen | April 5, 1998
150 years ago in The Sun April 6: Dead Infant in the Reservoir -- A new born male infant was yesterday found in the old Calvert Street reservoir. It was full grown, and from all appearances was doubtless born alive. April 7: Yesterday was a real spring fever generator -- under its influence everyone seemed to be in a good-natured, don't care sort of humor -- well pleased with temselves and everything around, the weather included -- of course. April 10: A MONSTER -- The most magnificent Lottery will be drawn in Baltimore on Wednesday, 12th inst.
BUSINESS
By PHILIP MOELLER and PHILIP MOELLER,SUN BUSINESS EDITOR | November 27, 1991
Things I don't want to hear any more:1) The holiday shopping season will be awful for retailers, and frightened consumers will scurry back into their holes for six more months of recession.Traditional holiday seasons are gone forever, and so will be the retailers who depended on them.2) Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke is such a nice guy, and smart, too!3a) Despite years of huge budget deficits and little indication that Congress will ever be capable of balancing the budget, the proper national fiscal policy would be to cut taxes.
FEATURES
By DAVE BARRY | October 4, 1992
As the nation enters the "home stretch" of the 1992 election race, it's time to address the question of whether we in the news media are doing an accurate, fair and responsible job of covering the bozos running for president.I would have to say, in all objectivity, that we are. Oh, I realize that there are some critics who believe that we in the media are a bunch of childish irresponsible snots with zero attention span and no interest in real issues. Well, let me tell you something, Mr. Media Critic: Your fly is unzipped.
NEWS
By C. Fraser Smith | July 20, 2003
IT'S TIME to rethink murder, Baltimore style. The death numbers are spiking again, moving back toward the 300-a-year level. More people die every day in Baltimore, it seems, than in Baghdad. It's drug-related, of course. But we have to start thinking outside the drug box, outside the gun control box, outside the bad-guys-killing-bad-guys box, outside all the usual boxes. We're not getting there right now. "There" is in the minds of the shooters. If we don't know how they think, we aren't going to stop the action that thinking inspires.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2014
Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman isn't sure why it is happening, but he knows he needs to be better early in games if he's going to continue his ascent as a major league starter. On Sunday, in the Orioles' 5-2 loss to the Houston Astros, Tillman walked the first two batters he faced and then gave up a three-run homer to Jason Castro to immediately put his team down three runs. Tillman didn't allow a run during the remainder of his five-inning outing, but it didn't matter. The outcome was determined after the first three batters.
FEATURES
By Ellen Nibali, For The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
My dogwood had leaf spots last summer. Now my neighbors say it's dead and I should cut it down. Should I? Your neighbors may think it had Discula anthracnose, a fungal disease that slowly killed many dogwoods - particularly stressed ones - in full sun and poor soil. However, because of the genetic diversity of the dogwood, this disease is no longer the rampant threat it once was. Resistant dogwoods survived. Maryland weather fluctuates yearly, and wet conditions last year led to outbreaks of other fungal leaf spot diseases.
NEWS
By Ron Moore | November 19, 2013
As one of the first post-9/11 screeners hired at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and as the first president of the national union fighting for screener's rights in the workplace, I find the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month to be deeply troubling. The words of comfort and respect regarding slain Transportation Security Administration Officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was gunned down by a rogue shooter, are intermixed with calls to reform the way the agency carries out its mission, to which I say: What took you so long?
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | October 17, 2013
As some in Congress groped for a way to avert economic Armaggedon, House Republicans continued to chase their mirage -- the repeal or defunding of "Obamacare" -- at the expense of the nation's much more serious problems. This blatantly partisan attempt to bury President Barack Obama's singular legislative achievement has now wasted a year or more of time. The Party of Lincoln could have, and should have, devoted itself to addressing the critical national task of putting the jobless back to work.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2013
The Towson football team's penchant for overcoming early turnovers and big deficits did not materialize this time. The Tigers, ranked third in the Football Championship Subdivision, fumbled three times in the first quarter Saturday night, and No. 15 Villanova turned each mistake into a touchdown en route to a 45-35 victory before an announced 10,234 at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson. “It's a tough one,” Tigers coach Rob Ambrose said. “It hurts, but we'll survive. The goal is still in sight.” The Tigers committed five turnovers and surrendered the most points since a 51-17 loss to Indiana on Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2013
"If you hold the door for someone and they don't say, 'Thank you,' that person deserves to be in hell," Chuck Palahniuk rails - in the most mild-mannered way possible. "It also ticks me off when someone pushes the button on the elevator more than once," complains the author of two nonfiction books and 13 works of fiction, including "Fight Club. " "Pretty much everyone in New York is going to hell, because they never push that button fewer than 20 times. " Perhaps it's not surprising that Palahniuk's latest novel is "Doomed," in which the characters are routinely condemned to eternal damnation for such minor social sins as passing gas in public.
NEWS
August 27, 2000
Question of the month: August's Anne Arundel question asked readers to comment on whether the Chesapeake Blue Crab is doomed and what we might do to save them. Some of the responses are on this page. Crabs doomed, unless the state acts -- and soon Is the blue crab doomed? The Sun asked in it's Anne Arundel Question of the Month. Of course it is, unless immediate and drastic action is taken by our elected officials to prevent it. As The Sun states, Maryland has tightened limits on times and catches to reverse the decline, but commercial watermen are harvesting greater numbers and smaller crabs than before the restrictions.
NEWS
August 24, 1995
Some stores become so familiar and so much a part of the community that losing them feels like losing an old friend. The Woodward & Lothrop store in Parole Plaza is like that. It was Annapolis' first nice department store, arriving in the mid-1960s when the state capital was still a little town and residents had to travel to Washington or Baltimore for serious shopping. How many Anne Arundel countians remember their parents taking them to Woodies to buy school clothes? Or picking out wedding gifts there for close friends and family?
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | September 30, 2013
It's Obamacare activation and government "shutdown" week in Washington, where the consequences of misplaced faith in government are everywhere. Still, "true believers" remain faithful that Obamacare will be the exception to government's past failures in achieving big goals. There are examples galore of government's inability to do things well and at reasonable cost, but that doesn't deter those who continue to believe government can solve every problem. The U.S. Postal Service wants to raise the cost of a first-class stamp from 46 cents to 49 cents in order to cover a "precarious financial condition.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2013
Westminster's offense had a whole new look in its season opener against Middletown on Friday night. Sure, the No. 7 Owls passed the ball, but just about all the players were new to the starting lineup - and it showed. The Owls moved the ball well at times with first-year starting quarterback Duke Etchison taking over, but they were too inconsistent and picked up too many untimely penalties to score enough points to beat two-time defending state Class 2A champion Middletown, which went home to Frederick County with a 19-14 victory.
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