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October 29, 2002
A pre-election rally will be held at 7 o'clock tonight at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 6922 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, to encourage African-Americans to vote in the general election Nov. 5. Speakers will include Martin Luther King III and the Rev. Jamal Harrison-Bryant of Baltimore. Information: 410-766-6981.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
The nation's transportation system is broken, agreed a panel of transportation wonks gathered in downtown Baltimore on Thursday, but they could not agree on how to fix it. "Transportation is broken. There's no way to fund it. America is one big pothole," said Ray LaHood, a former U.S. transportation secretary. "It will be up to the American people to say enough is enough. " Opinions for fixing it at the Greater Baltimore Committee's seventh annual transportation summit ranged from increasing federal investment in local infrastructure projects that would help address broader issues to cutting all federal investment in such projects to focus on national highway needs instead.
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By Jason Perkins-Cohen | November 14, 2007
Let's re-create our child support system to put kids first. We say the state's program is in the best interests of the child now, but our policies tell a different story. Let's restructure our policies to make sure they encourage parents to support their children rather then turn them away. Some specifics: Don't set child support above a level at which a parent can pay. This sets the parent up for failure and pushes the parent away from supporting his or her child. When a parent's income changes (an increase or decrease)
FEATURES
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants the American public to understand that HIV-positive people who receive treatment live longer and healthier lives compared to those who don't receive treatment, and has launched a new nationwide campaign to get the word out. The "HIV Treatment Works" campaign, announced Wednesday, is the CDC's "first communication campaign focused exclusively on encouraging treatment and care for people living with...
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | May 6, 2002
Telling anyone who would give up a sunny spring afternoon to attend a forum on prejudice that hatred is alive and well in post-Sept. 11 America is a bit like preaching to the choir, acknowledged Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. "But you have to tell someone about it. ... You have to do something about it," the Baltimore Democrat told an audience yesterday. The forum, titled "We Are One Community," aimed to encourage people to do just that. Held at Howard Community College and sponsored by a variety of groups including Maryland State Police and the U.S. Department of Justice, the event was designed to raise awareness but mainly to encourage people to act against racism and bigotry.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | October 16, 1996
Cardinal William H. Keeler called on his fellow Roman Catholics last night to seek out and encourage men and women to pursue religious vocations.During the Archdiocese of Baltimore's annual Holy Hour at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in observance of National Vocations Awareness Week, Keeler said that increasing vocations in the church is the responsibility of each Roman Catholic.The way to do that, Keeler said, is by offering "a word of encouragement and support to those we can see with our own eyes the Lord has given the kind of character and traits to be a good priest, a good sister, a good brother."
NEWS
By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 20, 2000
WASHINGTON -- In a bid to boost private retirement savings, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill yesterday that would encourage employers to offer or retain pension plans and increase incentives for workers to save on their own as well. The 401-25 vote sends the bill to the Senate, where its success might depend on end-of-the-year negotiations with President Clinton, who is seeking additional provisions to help low-wage workers. At a cost of $52 billion over 10 years, the measure is designed in part to reduce congressionally imposed restrictions that critics blame for a decline of more than 50 percent in the number of pension plans offered over the past decade.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 13, 1998
For nearly two decades, the MacArthur Foundation has rewarded genius by giving grants to creative individuals.Now, Duke University, with the help of a $20 million grant from Melinda French Gates, a Duke alumna and trustee, and her husband, Bill Gates, the chairman of Microsoft, hopes to seek out similar creative geniuses among students and give them free rein within the university.The school, in Durham, N.C., is one of the most selective private research universities in the United States, one that competes with the Ivy League and Stanford for students while also being known as a party school.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 19, 1998
WASHINGTON -- House and Senate negotiators yesterday announced the broad outlines of a compromise transportation bill that would encourage -- but not require -- states to lower the blood-alcohol level at which drivers are deemed legally drunk.The agreement on the drunken-driving issue effectively killed a Senate-backed provision that would have required states to set a level of 0.08 or lose a portion of their federal highway funding.Instead, the compromise bill provides only incentives, offering a $500 million pool in extra highway money to those states that enact the 0.08 blood-alcohol level.
NEWS
By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | May 6, 2002
Telling anyone who would give up a sunny spring afternoon to attend a forum on prejudice that hatred is alive and well in post-Sept. 11 America is a bit like preaching to the choir, acknowledged Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. "But you have to tell someone about it. ... You have to do something about it," the Baltimore Democrat told an audience yesterday. The forum, titled "We Are One Community," aimed to encourage people to do just that. Held at Howard Community College and sponsored by a variety of groups including Maryland State Police and the U.S. Department of Justice, the event was designed to raise awareness but mainly to encourage people to act against racism and bigotry.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Maryland officials approved $16 billion in contracts Wednesday that are intended to change the way state employees use health care by offering rewards for taking steps to stay well - and imposing penalties for refusing to comply. Rewards would come in the form of free doctor visits and procedures, while penalties for failing to follow medical advice could go as high as $375. Most coverage changes start in January. The contract award, believed to be the largest in Maryland history, is projected to save the state and its employees $4 billion over the next decade.
NEWS
By Tom Sadowski | June 20, 2014
While many aspects of the college experience are steeped in tradition, every year more college graduates are leaving the customary path and seeking less traditional methods of employment, most notably, as entrepreneurs. The number of graduates choosing to become their own boss is growing, and whether they are designing new mobile applications, developing new products or winning grants to support innovative social change, the first job many will hold is the position of "entrepreneur. " While entrepreneurial success may look spontaneous at times, it is more often the result of skills developed by way of experience and repeated failure.
NEWS
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
The first significant stretch of heat this year already has some residents yearning for the cooler days of early spring, but they'll have to wait until the end of the week for some relief. Temperatures in downtown Baltimore reached 95 degrees Tuesday, which was notably above the mid-80s weather that's typical this time of year, according to the National Weather Service. The all-time high for June 17 was 96 degrees in 1939. The Tuesday high at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, where records are measured now, was 94. Kurt Miller, wearing a dress shirt and trousers, cursed the heat while as he walked through downtown Baltimore on his lunch break.
NEWS
By John L. Hudgins | June 2, 2014
As the nation moves toward President Obama's goal of college degrees for 60 percent of Americans by 2020, the role of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) becomes even more important - particularly in Maryland, where 48 percent of African American students attend one of four HBCUs, compared with 16 percent nationwide. A college degree is more important than ever, with the pay gap between college graduates and non-graduates reaching a record high last year. According to a Washington Post report, graduates earned on average nearly double the hourly rate of non-graduates.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. -- Left-hander Johan Santana, who is recovering from his second shoulder surgery in a three-year span, threw two innings in his first extended spring training game Monday afternoon at the Orioles' complex in Sarasota, Fla. Santana is continuing to improve his fastball velocity. He was clocked at 86 to 89 mph Monday, which is encouraging since it was his first outing in game action aside from simulated games. He is expected to throw three innings Saturday in his next appearance.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
Give me a little analysis this Monday morning. The Orioles lost the rubber match Sunday to the Kansas City Royals and are now 12-12 in their first 24 games this season as we head toward May. The starting pitching has been inconsistent. The offense, generally, has been disappointing, especially at home. Chris Davis has been lost for several weeks, but Manny Machado is on his way back. Tommy Hunter seems like he can handle the closer's role. Nelson Cruz has seven home runs and looks like a free-agent steal.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | May 16, 1994
An automatic, prompt and dependable death penalty would encourage more murders by criminals as suicidal as John Thanos.A guy who cannot decide on a Supreme Court pick is not likely to be decisive about Haiti.Come to Baltimore! We may offer a $5.85 tax rate.
NEWS
February 23, 2001
THE INTENTIONS of Westminster High School student government in establishing a reward system for tips on drugs and other illegal activity are to be commended. The potentially negative influence on the school's education and social environment, however, argue for its demise. A "paid informant" system can encourage abuses and create an air of unwarranted mistrust in the school. But Carroll County's school superintendent, Charles I. Ecker, who's reviewing the new program, hit on the basic issue: "If something illegal is going on, you ought to report it. Period."
NEWS
April 25, 2014
Paul Shapiro's article on the true cost of farm raised meat was very informative ( "Eat less chicken," April 22). We would have to agree that the most environmentally sound way of raising animals was developed over millions of years in the natural world, through the predator-prey relationship. Eventually, every animal falls prey to something else and is eaten. The cycle then continues. Yet the Humane Society of the United States, Mr. Shapiro's employer, is a very vocal opponent of hunting.
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | April 18, 2014
There was some question as to whether the Goucher men's lacrosse team's home game against Catholic would even be played Thursday, three days after the death of sophomore midfielder Matt Gabriel of Austin, Texas, who was struck by a car. But the Gabriel family encouraged coach Brian Kelly and the team to play, and the host Gophers opened with a 4-0 run and beat the Cardinals, 14-5. The win clinched a playoff berth for the Gophers (6-6, 4-1 Landmark Conference). Catholic fell to 7-6, 2-3. Sam Morgan finished with a game-high four goals for Goucher.
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