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By Will Englund | September 14, 1990
The Baltimore school board set the stage last night for a shift in the city schools' curriculum toward a greater emphasis on African and African-American history and culture.The move adds Baltimore to a list of school systems that are de-emphasizing what critics call the schools' current "Eurocentric" curriculum -- a de-emphasis that has gone smoothly in some cities and generated considerable controversy in others.Proponents argue that such changes in the curriculum give black students more involvement with their studies, and that they help all students understand different cultures.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Ravens secondary coach Steve Spagnuolo saw the yellow flag fly into the air and immediately sought an explanation from an official nearby. Spagnuolo knew there was contact between cornerback Chykie Brown and a San Francisco 49ers wide receiver during a one-on-one drill early in Saturday's practice. What he didn't know was whether the penalty flag was for illegal contact, defensive holding or perhaps even offensive pass interference. Such uncertainty among players and coaches has been commonplace early in the preseason as teams struggle to adjust to the NFL's vow to make illegal contact and defensive holding a "point of emphasis" during the 2014 season.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun Reporter | November 26, 2006
In a season when it seems that Ravens coach Brian Billick has made all the right moves, his latest great call wasn't a stroke of genius. It was a reward for loyalty. Steelers@Ravens Today, 1 p.m., Ch. 13, 1090 AM, 97.9 FM Line: Ravens by 3
NEWS
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
The Savage branch of the Howard County Public Library is once again set to become an open book after an extensive renovation designed to modernize the aging facility and highlight a science and technology theme. "The goal was to make this a more open and inviting space," said Valerie Gross, president and CEO of the county library system. "We want to really emphasize the idea of public education for all. " After a year-and-a-half closure, the branch will celebrate a grand opening July 22. Patrons have used a nearby temporary location during the $6.1 million county-funded revamp.
NEWS
January 27, 1996
POLICE OFFICERS objected in November when State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy announced her office was doubling the amount of drugs a suspect had to possess to be charged with a felony. But the new policy made sense. Cases involving fewer than 30 rocks of crack or bags of heroin helped back up the crowded circuit court docket, but usually ended with the defendant receiving a misdemeanor-level sentence. There's no space in the jails for those convicted of misdemeanors, so they were typically back on the streets in no time.
BUSINESS
February 27, 1991
The Sun is moving the interest-rate, mortgage-rate and credit-union tables to the Sunday Business section, where they will appear as part of an expanded emphasis on personal finance. The tables will appear on Wednesday for the next two weeks as part of this transition but thereafter will be found only in the Sunday Sun.
NEWS
By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | January 21, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Although the rhetoric was somewhat more polished and extravagant, President Clinton's inaugural address sounded remarkably like the speeches he delivered all through the long campaign that brought him into the White House.If there was an overriding theme, it was Clinton's emphasis on generational change -- the same emphasis that clearly was responsible for his success Nov. 3 in reversing a trend of the three previous elections and gave him a majority of the support of young people.
NEWS
June 7, 1998
"Trying a few new ideas... wouldn't be so harmful if it weren't for the fact that tried-and-true methods, such as phonics-based instruction to teach reading, or basic skills emphasis in all other elementary school subjects, are often abandoned along the way."-- Craig Schulze, an instructional resource coordinator in the Baltimore schools, commenting on his more than two decades of watching public-school officials adopt one unproven reform tactic after another.Pub Date: 6/07/98
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | April 3, 1992
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Orioles had hoped to get a running start on the 1992 season, and new coach Davey Lopes says they have succeeded."I think we've been very aggressive on the base paths," Lopes said yesterday. "We've made a few mistakes, but that is going to happen. I think that they realize that they were not aggressive enough last year, so they have been very receptive."Lopes was hired in October as the club's first base coach, but his base-running acumen was a major consideration when manager John Oates added him to the staff.
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | October 2, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The Navy yesterday unveiled the first major policy revision of its national security role in a decade, shifting its emphasis from open-ocean conflicts toward development of naval expeditionary forces that would be used to fight regional "brush-fire" wars around the world.The Navy's "white paper" is designed to respond to changes since the end of the Cold War, as well as to establish a stronger position for the Navy and Marine Corps in future contests with other military branches for missions and money.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2014
After years of holding schools accountable for student test scores, the idea of using those scores to evaluate teachers and determine their pay has become the latest battleground in education across the nation. This past school year, Maryland's 60,000 teachers were evaluated for the first time according to a formula that required half of their final rating to be based on how much their students learned. Policymakers and proponents of the new evaluation systems hope that eventually they can be used to get rid of poorly performing teachers and reward the best with higher pay. But teachers unions contend that further emphasis on test scores narrows the focus of learning and that effectiveness in the classroom is more complex than a score.
NEWS
June 14, 2014
The hard-fought campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination this year has provided voters with a difficult decision. All three of the major candidates bring formidable and unique strengths to the contest, and none is without serious flaws. After watching the race closely, conducting extensive interviews with each candidate and considering their stands on the issues, we conclude that Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is the best choice. We did not come to this endorsement easily. Douglas F. Gansler has proven himself an able public servant during his long career, first as Montgomery County state's attorney and now as attorney general.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - The ink has only just dried on the Orioles' monumental four-year deal with starter Ubaldo Jimenez, but the club remains interested in acquiring at least one other big-ticket free agent. The Orioles have intensified their pursuit of free-agent designated hitter Kendrys Morales and right-handed starter Ervin Santana, according to industry sources. The club has been linked to both players throughout the offseason, but did not appear to be in serious negotiations recently as Jimenez signed a four-year, $50 million deal, the largest and longest contract given to a free-agent pitcher in franchise history.
NEWS
By Brian Griffiths | February 20, 2014
It does not take political expertise, a crime fighting background or an economics degree to understand that the city of Baltimore is struggling. As the economic engine for a metropolitan area of 2.7 million people, the continued vitality of the city is an issue of vital importance far outside its limits. Unfortunately for the last 15 years, a succession of mayors who are more interested in grabbing for the brass ring than they are in providing competent leadership for the city they claim to love have ruled Baltimore.
NEWS
By Katie V. Jones, Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 31, 2013
On Halloween morning, Dunloggin Middle School in Ellicott City received a treat for all the environmental improvements that students and faculty have accomplished in recent years. Gov. Martin O'Malley visited the school in recognition of its dedication to the environment, as shown through projects including a stream restoration/wetland construction project and an oyster gardening group. "It's so overwhelming," said Pam Kidwell, who along with fellow teacher Dan Blue, started working on the stream restoration project eight years ago in 2005.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2013
It has never been something that the Ravens have had to worry about. From 2006 through 2012, Sam Koch only had two of his 558 punts blocked. However, what hadn't happened since 2006 has now occurred twice in the past six weeks, making punt protection a point of emphasis heading into Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Ravens assistant head coach and special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg said that the team has addressed the miscommunication that resulted in Koch getting his punt blocked by tight end Ryan Taylor in the second quarter of the Ravens' 19-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers last Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By [AARON CHESTER] | October 4, 2007
What's the point? -- For the true hip-hop head, this site features the latest news, reviews, videos and, most importantly, audio. Generally, the audio page features a handful of new songs every day from mainstream and underground artists. With an equal emphasis on mix tapes, hiphop game.com is always a step ahead. What to look for --Listen to new songs before they are released, and stay in tune with unknown acts that are climbing the rap ladder. (Keep in mind that language is often uncensored.
SPORTS
By Ray Frager | October 9, 2008
Clemson@Wake Forest 7:30 p.m. [ESPN] Clemson probably is still scratching its helmets wondering how it lost to Maryland. Tigers coach Tommy Bowden has a 7-2 record against No. 21 Wake, though most of the games have been close. The Demon Deacons have reversed their normal offensive emphasis, turning into a passing team. They lead the Atlantic Coast Conference in passing. However, their running game has stalled. Two weeks ago, Navy held Wake to 43 yards on the ground.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2013
When Centennial High School Assistant Principal Joelle Miller arrived at the school three years ago, she got a copy of her students' responses to a countywide survey seeking their view of schools' overall environment for learning. She couldn't believe what she read. Nearly 40 percent of respondents, she said, reported having been teased or bullied for such reasons as hair color or skin color, or were regarded by other students as "not being smart enough. " She and other administrators and faculty at the Ellicott City school vowed to change the school's climate.
NEWS
Thomas F. Schaller | July 9, 2013
Is the Republican Party destined to be a predominantly white party and, if so, is that electorally fatal? After the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections in which, respectively, a record-high 26 percent and then a higher-still record 28 percent of all votes were cast by non-white Americans, so-called "establishment" Republicans finally began to fret openly about the GOP's national prospects in the face of the nation's rapidly changing demographics....
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