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November 2, 2012
I'm inclined to agree with many of the points raised by op-ed contributor George Liebmann regarding the Nov. 6 referendums ("Md. voters get a veto," Oct. 31). The expansion of gambling enriches casino owners at the expense of Maryland taxpayers, the redistricting map is the very portrait of a gerrymander, and the Dream Act is a (largely hollow) gesture of welcome to undocumented immigrants. On the matter of gay marriage, however, Mr. Liebmann is dead wrong. Leaving aside the 14 t h Amendment arguments, matrimony is already dead in this country.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
The Social Security Administration is overhauling its internal anti-discrimination program after federal auditors found that the agency failed to establish an adequate system for handling employee claims. Auditors from the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported in May that the Woodlawn-based agency had failed to follow regulations on addressing workplace discrimination complaints, had manipulated data to boost case completion rates and might have allowed managers to interfere in what were supposed to be impartial investigations.
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By Robert B. Reich | December 30, 2013
It's the season to show concern for the less fortunate among us. We should also be concerned about the widening gap between the most fortunate and everyone else. Although it's still possible to win the lottery (your chance of winning $648 million in the recent Mega Millions sweepstakes was one in 259 million), the biggest lottery of all is what family we're born into. Our chances in life are now determined to an unprecedented degree by the wealth of our parents. That's not always been the case.
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By Robert B. Reich | December 30, 2013
It's the season to show concern for the less fortunate among us. We should also be concerned about the widening gap between the most fortunate and everyone else. Although it's still possible to win the lottery (your chance of winning $648 million in the recent Mega Millions sweepstakes was one in 259 million), the biggest lottery of all is what family we're born into. Our chances in life are now determined to an unprecedented degree by the wealth of our parents. That's not always been the case.
NEWS
By PETER SCHMUCK | July 30, 2007
Tony Gwynn was asked during yesterday's news conference what should be done about the declining number of African-American children playing baseball. "I love basketball and football, too," he said, "but I tell kids to play all those sports and play baseball, too. There is a lot of opportunity there. Look at the guys who were sitting behind us up there today. "In this day and age, kids want things fast. The game doesn't move fast enough for them."
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By Carrie Lukas | January 26, 2005
WASHINGTON -- Harvard University President Lawrence H. Summers made a big mistake: He was honest. He reportedly had the temerity to suggest at a conference in Cambridge that innate difference between genders may play a role in the underrepresentation of women among top scientists. The crowd of academics was shocked by this momentary deviation from politically correct dogma. The Washington Post quoted a distraught Nancy Hopkins, biology professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: "I felt I was going to be sick.
NEWS
By SUSAN GVOZDAS and SUSAN GVOZDAS,Special to The Sun | October 5, 2007
If it weren't for the lawyers who mentored her, Gloria Wilson Shelton is not sure she would have made it through the University of Baltimore School of Law. Now the first person of color to chair the American Bar Association's judicial division's lawyers conference, which promotes judicial integrity and public education, Shelton is the one who reaches out to minority law school students. For the past 15 years, she has mentored minority students at her alma mater. "The first year is the most difficult year," said Shelton, who is chief counsel for the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2013
The men who play baseball and soccer at Towson University, run track at the University of Delaware and wrestle, swim or golf at any number of other colleges all heard the same reason when their teams were cut: Title IX. To meet the federal law's goal of providing equal opportunities for athletes of both genders, schools have eliminated men's teams to keep their overall rosters in line with the number of women playing sports. But a growing chorus is crying foul. "People are really upset that they're dragging Title IX through the mud to cut sports teams," said Towson University graduate Scott Hargest.
NEWS
June 30, 1991
Girls athletic teams in Carroll County have done well since Title IXmade equal opportunity in sports (and other areas) federal law.Do you think female athletes are treated fairly and equally in the county's high schools? Do they have the same opportunities as boys to participate in sports? If not, what changes should the Board of Education or individual schools make to ensure that female athletes have equal opportunity?
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2013
The owner of Basta Pasta restaurants in Fallston and Timonium is accused of sexually harassing employees, including teenagers, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, alleges that owner Michael Sakellis, repeatedly would inappropriately touch or would make sexual comments toward female employees, some of whom were teenagers. One female employee said she was given alcohol, which she believed was drugged in an attempt to sexually assault her, the suit says.
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By Jean Marbella and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2013
The men who play baseball and soccer at Towson University, run track at the University of Delaware and wrestle, swim or golf at any number of other colleges all heard the same reason when their teams were cut: Title IX. To meet the federal law's goal of providing equal opportunities for athletes of both genders, schools have eliminated men's teams to keep their overall rosters in line with the number of women playing sports. But a growing chorus is crying foul. "People are really upset that they're dragging Title IX through the mud to cut sports teams," said Towson University graduate Scott Hargest.
NEWS
January 28, 2013
Women have been given the opportunity to serve the armed forces in direct combat ("Military ceiling lifted," Jan. 25). This is a landmark opportunity for females to have equal opportunity with their male comrades when engaging in battle. Forget gender gibberish, it boils down to attitude and commitment. There will certainly be scenarios where females will be making life and death decisions on the battlefield where there is no virtual component. Their decisions in the midst of combat could possibly help save lives.
NEWS
November 2, 2012
I'm inclined to agree with many of the points raised by op-ed contributor George Liebmann regarding the Nov. 6 referendums ("Md. voters get a veto," Oct. 31). The expansion of gambling enriches casino owners at the expense of Maryland taxpayers, the redistricting map is the very portrait of a gerrymander, and the Dream Act is a (largely hollow) gesture of welcome to undocumented immigrants. On the matter of gay marriage, however, Mr. Liebmann is dead wrong. Leaving aside the 14 t h Amendment arguments, matrimony is already dead in this country.
NEWS
August 24, 2012
I think the only way the Republicans can win is via dirty tricks. I am concerned about their tactics in some states requiring a photo ID to vote. It will disproportionately block some citizens from voting. We need to form a coalition which will assist voters in obtaining an ID and we need to make sure that all citizens can get to the polls to vote especially if they have transportation challenges. Voting is a right and also a duty. We need to see to it that all Americans have an equal opportunity to vote.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | June 14, 2011
A proposal for realignment in Major League Baseball is reportedly gaining steam with the owners and the players, and though the structural changes might not be what some desperate Orioles fans are hoping for, the subtle switch being considered makes too much sense when it comes to competitive balance. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Major League Baseball and the players' union are considering moving a team from the National League to the American League so that there will be 15 teams in each league . Why Major League Baseball thought it was fair to have 16 teams in the National League and 14 in the American is beyond me, but it appears they could finally make this necessary change.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2011
At Western High School in Baltimore, few students had heard of bocce when coach Mary Hain was putting together a team of players, with and without disabilities, in anticipation of Maryland's first Unified Indoor Bocce State High School Invitational. Senior Thea Chase said she came out for the team thinking that "it was hibachi, some kind of eating contest. " In fact, bocce is a sport that resembles bowling. Ultimately, three freshmen and several seniors, including Chase, joined the team and trained for the interscholastic competition, which pairs students with intellectual and other disabilities with their high school peers.
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By Tyeesha Dixon and Tyeesha Dixon,tyeesha.dixon@baltsun.com | April 19, 2009
Candidates running to be Annapolis' next mayor spoke Wednesday night about their views on equal opportunity and human relations - the first time the candidates have gathered in a public forum this race. All but one of the seven candidates who have announced their candidacies made brief statements at the Annapolis Human Relations Commission's open house, held at City Hall. Josh Cohen, an Anne Arundel County councilman, was unable to attend the meeting, but offered a written statement in his absence.
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