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By Speer Morgan and Speer Morgan,Special to the Sun | September 6, 1998
If people spend a third of their lives working, why aren't ther more serious novels being written that concern work? On the eve of Labor Day, it seems like a pertinent question. An easy answer would be that work can be boring and the last thing someone wants to read about in a novel. But why are there so many memorable contemporary movies that have workplace subjects as well as settings - titles such as "Clockwatchers," "Nine to Five," "Matewan," "Silkwood," "Norma Rae"? And why are such movies coming out all the time - like the new, superb French movie about working conditions in the Paris police department, "L.627?"
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | March 13, 2002
It's been 16 years since Howard County elected Elizabeth Bobo as Maryland's first female county executive, but young women enrolled at the county's community college still strongly agree that "it's a man's world," according to a new county-sponsored study of women's status and needs. The study results suggest that although American women have made progress, they still don't feel close to being equal to men - even in one of America's wealthiest and most progressive communities. "We're all working women, and we know how true that is," said Deborah Lewis, vice chair of the county's 11-member women's commission that sponsored the study, using $10,000 in county funds.
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By Grant Huang and Grant Huang,SUN STAFF | July 13, 2005
It seems as if there would be no question that the U.S. Naval Academy, located in the heart of historic Annapolis and one of its oldest institutions, is part of the city. But legally, the 388-acre academy exists as a separate property outside city boundaries; the federal government owns and administers it. That would change, however, under a bill introduced by Mayor Ellen O. Moyer at a city council meeting Monday night that would make all federal property within the existing city limits a part of Annapolis.
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By Alia Malik and Alia Malik,Special to The Sun | January 20, 2008
After Maryland's highest court upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage last September, advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community changed their focus to lobbying the General Assembly. They proposed the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act, which would change the state law specifying that marriage must be between a man and a woman. These advocates have their work cut out for them. Last week, a Sun poll showed that only 19 percent of likely Maryland voters support same-sex marriage, compared to 39 percent who favor civil unions instead and 31 percent who oppose any legalization of same-sex unions.
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By Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes | June 11, 1995
I just finished 'Visions of the Future: The Distant Past, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow,' by economist Robert Heilbroner. It was very interesting, about how [people's] expectations of the future have changed. On the lighter side, I'm into 'No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II' and 'Truman' by David McCullough. I've got a whole stack of books waiting for me.- Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, a Maryland Democrat who specializes in economic issues.
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By New York Times News Service | April 22, 1994
NEW YORK -- Apartment house owners and the union representing doormen, porters and handymen reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract yesterday, averting a strike that would have left front desks, elevators and garbage in the hands of tenants or temporary workers.Union leaders and officials from the owners' bargaining group, the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations, said that wages and other economic issues were the main sticking point in the all-night bargaining session.
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April 16, 2012
I have just one comment on the unfortunate Hillary Rosen's remarks concerning Ann Romney ("Strategist's Ann Romney remarks touch off a storm," April 13). Women who choose to stay at home not only raise their children and run their households are usually a strong supporter of their spouse, the wage earner. They continue to be aware of social and economic issues while working as homemakers. Many have given up careers, some permanently, but they do not stop learning, and they continue to be assets in our society.
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By Ross Peddicord | December 31, 1994
Laurel track president Joe De Francis and Buddy Mays, president of Local 27 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which represents about 750 track employees, said last night they are close to reaching a tentative contract agreement that is expected to be presented to the workers for a vote on Tuesday morning."
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May 6, 2013
Thanks to Alison Prost for her recent commentary ("Beyond 'rain tax' rhetoric," May 1) explaining the health and economic issues that will be addressed with a stormwater fee and debunking the misrepresentation of the fee. The fee is not about rain. It takes aim at the pollution, trash and debris that are washing into our local rivers, the Baltimore Harbor and Chesapeake Bay. The polluted runoff makes these waterways unfit for use and the fish in them unsafe to eat. Many Baltimore organizations - private, public, community and nonprofit - are working hard to make our waterways fishable and swimmable.
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Tim Wheeler | December 28, 2012
A new year brings renewed public discussion of climate change to Baltimore. Notre Dame of Maryland University is launching a " Green Baltimore " series of four forums in early 2013 on environmental topics, featuring experts from government, business, academia and nonprofit groups. The first session Jan. 2 will tackle the science and policy debate on global warming, focusing on the impacts in Maryland and this area. Baltimore city's Climate Action Plan will be reviewed, as will the state's draft plan for reducing greenhouse gases across Maryland.  Scheduled speakers include Danielle Schwarzmann, an economist with the state Department of the Environment, John Cookson, instructor and director of the environmental sustainability major at Notre Dame and Afred D'Agostino, a chemistry professor there.
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