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September 9, 2010
You wrote of Sen. George W. Della of the 46th District: "By and large, he votes the way people in his district would want, he is independent of the leadership in Annapolis, he is accessible to his constituents and he has experience in the ways of the Senate. " ("For Bill Ferguson," Sept. 9) You then add that it would take Senator Della's opponent "a long time to match" his proven record but that the young man has "potential. " Query: Would The Sun drop H.L. Mencken for an upstart just out of journalism school?
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By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
For the first time in decades, the job of Anne Arundel County's top prosecutor is up for grabs, as two hard-charging lawyers vie to become the elected replacement for longtime State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee. Democrat Anne Colt Leitess was appointed as state's attorney last summer when Weathersbee retired after 25 years in office. Leitess is being challenged by Republican Wes Adams, a homicide prosecutor who works in Prince George's County. Both are career prosecutors and self-described "trial dogs" who relish a courtroom fight.
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NEWS
June 22, 2012
My heart burst with pride in Baltimore over the week of celebration commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812. It has been said that while the American Revolution achieved our independence, the War of 1812 secured our liberties. The celebration of these liberties could not have been more spectacularly proclaimed than through this past week's living history experience of all that is great about our country, from the grand parade of tall ships, to the awe-inspiring precision of the Blue Angels and more.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
They have so much in common, these three long-dead holy women, their corpses dripping with jewels, that it's as though they've been calling back and forth to one another from across the centuries. Now that their images are in the same room at the American Visionary Art Museum , the murmur of their voices is almost audible. There's St. Kateri, holding a bouquet of her talisman - lilies - and reciting the Lord's Prayer in the Mohawk language. Embedded in the icon is a vial of water taken from the spring where Kateri lived in the 17th century.
NEWS
April 10, 2012
The examples of Dallas Dance's supervisory abilities given in the article "Meet Mr. Dance" (April 8) are of concern. A principal should not have to wait for a visit from a supervisor to have a sewage problem repaired or a broken card swiper fixed. Those are indications of a school system that is not responsive to the needs of the local schools. Mr. Dance has not stayed in a job long enough to gauge the success or failure of his policies. His enthusiasm and energy are welcome, but they do not compensate for his lack of experience.
NEWS
May 9, 2014
Why is anyone making an issue of the fact that Del. Heather Mizeur has never held statewide office ( "Debate: Round 1," May 8)? Neither had Martin O'Malley before he became governor, or William Donald Schaeffer; they had not even held an office that dealt with statewide issues. If they both made adequate governors - never mind whether you like all they did, just consider their general effectiveness - why is this canard of "experience" still being brought into the discussion? In case the political games-players and self-appointed pundits haven't figured it out yet, the people of Maryland need government to work for them, and they need campaign coverage that deals seriously with issues instead of driveling along about peripherals.
EXPLORE
November 19, 2012
The second grade class at St. Margaret's School in Bel Air took part in the voting experience. All students were required to design a VOTE poster for social studies class. They were out in the cold holding their signs as the parents were dropping off the kids. They then moved in front of the school and held their signs high as cars were driving by. They were all in the spirit of this election. The school got the kids involved and help promote this election year.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2011
A 66-year-old Millersville man pleaded guilty to wire fraud Tuesday and admitted to lying about his military experience and academic credentials to obtain teaching and training jobs from 1998 to 2010, the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office announced. William G. Hillar claimed to be a retired U.S. Army Special forces colonel who served in countries all over the world learning techniques for "tactical counter-terrorism, explosive ordnance, emergency medicine and psychological warfare.
EXPLORE
August 4, 2012
Target Community and Educational Services Inc., based in Westminster, recently welcomed eight McDaniel College graduate students who are serving a two-year internship as community living managers in Target's residential program. The students are working to complete a master's degree in human services management in special education at McDaniel. During their internships, each will live in one of Target's homes or in the apartment program that provides 24/7 supervision and support to individuals with intellectual and development disabilities.
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April 28, 1997
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ENTERTAINMENT
Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Last fall, Timonium - home to the state fair and a head-spinning number of chain businesses - welcomed a city favorite, Ryleigh's Oyster. Since then, the Baltimore County version (it calls itself Ryleigh's Oyster Hunt Valley) of the Federal Hill staple has seen steady crowds regularly fill its tidy, well-designed space. On a recent Friday evening, with the location's one-year anniversary weeks away, Ryleigh's hummed along at an appropriately brisk pace. It was the end of the workweek for many in the area, and both bar areas (one near the front entrance and another in the back)
TRAVEL
By Karen Nitkin and For The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
On a low-humidity puffy-cloud summer day, 8-year-old Zach Green of Gaithersburg rode a bicycle along the 5-mile Wildlife Drive in the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge with his mother, Becky Green, and his grandmother, Andrea Adler, who lives in Bethesda. The three stopped at the first observation site along the drive, propped their bikes on kickstands and began walking up a short boardwalk to the spot where two sets of binoculars were available for searching the marshy grasses and slow-moving Blackwater River.
BUSINESS
By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Every day companies mine online data to track consumer habits, but two University of Maryland law professors say Facebook and dating service OkCupid went too far by manipulating their users' experience to study their behavior. At the professors' urging, Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler agreed to review this week whether the companies' actions are akin to patients being pulled into medical research without their knowledge. Federal law requires participants' consent and independent oversight of such experiments, and a state law broadened those regulations.
FEATURES
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
The pent-up frustration in Baltimore's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community with the center founded decades ago to serve their needs was on full display Tuesday night, when several local activists grilled a candidate for the center's open executive director position. Joel Tinsley-Hall, 39, a black Baltimore native and Army veteran with a husband and children, an active church life and a history working with mentally ill adults and youth, at times found himself on the defensive during the more than one-hour interview session on the second floor of the Waxter Center in Mount Vernon, where the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore, or GLCCB, is located.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Hilary Hahn and Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
When we talk about music, we tend to place our experiences into one of two categories: making the music and listening to it. Delineating the two seems practical and obvious. In reality, though, there are a lot of opportunities for overlap, and it doesn't matter how you get into the music as long as you connect with it. Here are some approaches to try. Immerse I love performing. The sounds coming at me are dynamic, colorful and multi-layered. The energy from the musicians around me and from the audience is a swirl of excitement.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
For more than 30 years, John Astle has walked from his downtown Annapolis home to the State House, representing his friends and neighbors in Maryland's General Assembly. He's so well-known in the capital that he's frequently stopped on the street, whether by someone just saying hello or someone offering political concerns to the longtime Democratic senator. Astle hopes to keep doing the people's work for at least four more years. Standing in his way is Republican Don Quinn, a political newcomer who is young enough to be Astle's son. As Astle works to remind voters of his experience and connections at the State House, Quinn is offering himself as a fresh new face.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2012
When the playoff microscope gets rolled out next week and experts begin to dissect the Orioles - assuming they hold on to at least an American League wild-card spot - one of the primary criticisms is going to be the club's overall lack of postseason experience. No current Orioles player has won a World Series. Only four players on the current 40-man roster, not including those on the 60-day disabled list, have played in one - designated hitter Jim Thome in 1995 and 1997 with the Cleveland Indians, outfielder Endy Chavez with the 2011 Texas Rangers and pitchers Tommy Hunter and Darren O'Day with the 2010 Rangers.
BUSINESS
Jamie Smith Hopkins | April 4, 2012
The annual escrow statement that mortgage servicers send out might seem like a low priority for scrutiny, but Dino Frangos' experience underscores why it's worth a close look. He purchased a home in Catonsville last year and says his servicer handled the $4,684 property-tax bill through his escrow account. Last week his escrow statement arrived with a projection that his taxes would double next tax year -- requiring a nearly $400-a-month increase in his mortgage payment. He called to find out why. After spending some time convincing staff that this was indeed a change from the current tax year, he was informed that he has two parcels of land "and they 'estimated' the value of one of the parcels.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
As school assemblies go, this one was a winner. Austin Machin listened to a Blue Angels pilot speak for an hour at the Dundalk and Sollers Point high schools Friday, walked out and said, "I am at a loss for words about how awesome that was. " The 16-year-old wants to join the Navy SEALs right out of high school, and for him, the pilot was about as good a recruitment tool as he could imagine. Students from Dundalk and Sollers Point had dozens of predictable questions for Blue Angels pilot Lt. Mark Tedrow, who is in town for the Star-Spangled Spectacular, a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore and the writing of what would become the national anthem.
SPORTS
By Dean Jones Jr. and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
The Orioles recently joined a growing number of teams to institute additional security procedures to prepare for Major League Baseball's requirements at the beginning of next season. While the added measures currently are in effect at some entrances to Camden Yards, MLB has mandated that all 30 ballparks develop a screening program before Opening Day in April. "The safety of our guests is of the utmost importance to the ballclub. As such, the Orioles are cooperating with Major League Baseball's efforts to implement enhanced security measures at all ballparks," Orioles vice president of communications Greg Bader said in a statement.
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