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December 23, 2012
As a proud Morgan State University alum, I was pleased to see Sunday's editorial about the situation involving President David Wilson ("Morgan's big mistake," Dec. 16). Along with many other interested alumni, I was pleased when Mr. Wilson's appointment was announced. I was not familiar with him, but his resume and pledge to move our school forward offered hope for a bright future. The announcement from the Board of Regents that his contract would not be renewed, with no explanation, therefore came as a shock.
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May 29, 2014
Accused National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was handed a golden opportunity to justify himself Wednesday when he was asked by NBC's Brian Williams whether the American public should view his unauthorized release of thousands of classified U.S. government documents to the media as a principled act of civil disobedience or as a betrayal of his country — and he blew it. The interview, taped last week, took place at a hotel in Moscow, where...
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | June 18, 1999
BEIJING -- China has publicly rejected the latest U.S. attempt to portray last month's bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, as a mistake.Undersecretary of State Thomas R. Pickering spent more than five hours on Wednesday with high-ranking Chinese officials in an attempt to heal the rift in relations caused by the bombing but his detailed explanation was described as "not convincing.""The explanations the U.S. side has supplied so far for the cause of the incident are not convincing, and the conclusion that it was a so-called mistaken bombing is by no means acceptable to the Chinese government and people," the official Xinhua News Agency reported yesterday.
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Dan Rodricks | May 13, 2014
Allow me to clear up something for Maryland voters: Jon Cardin is not Ben Cardin. Jon Cardin is a lawyer and a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from Baltimore County. Ben Cardin is a member of the U.S. Senate; he's the junior senator from Maryland. Jon Cardin is running in the June 24 primary for state attorney general. Ben Cardin is not running for anything this year. Jon Cardin is 44 years old. He is Ben Cardin's nephew. Ben Cardin is 70 years old. He is Jon Cardin's uncle.
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July 16, 1999
IS that it?Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy learns that her prosecutors sometimes trample the Constitution to get convictions, and the most she can muster is a list of excuses for their behavior -- rather than explanations and a remedy plan?That's not good enough, not by a long shot. And no one ought to accept the idea that Ms. Jessamy's response, printed Wednesday in a letter to the Sun, is sufficient to be the final word on this issue.Ms. Jessamy's letter came in response to two Sun stories that detailed cases involving eight defendants since 1995 in which prosecutors failed to disclose to the defense all of the evidence they had.These weren't minor procedural gaffes; they were serious breaches of constitutional protections.
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By Ernest F. Imhoff | April 15, 2001
Newspapers are still the best way to process daily news, explain complex situations and bring opposing viewpoints together in calm, rational formats. But they can drive you crazy. Some days the papers can seem like the Earth appeared to Charles K. Johnson. The president of the International Flat Earth Research Society who died March 19 said the Earth was a disc with the North Pole at the center and a 150-foot wall of ice around the edge, the moon landing was a hoax staged in an Arizona hangar, Australia could not possibly be "down under," sunrises and sunsets were optical illusions and Moses was a fellow flat-Earth man. There's a lot to appreciate in newspapers if you want to be informed.
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By Reed Lindsay and Reed Lindsay,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 23, 2002
SALIQUELLO, Argentina - Daniel Belot has seen his share of dead cows. As a veterinarian in the heart of the cow-full pampas, Belot has written off bovine deaths to causes as diverse as foot-and-mouth disease, bloat, lightning, killer bees and cattle thieves who butcher their loot in place, a crime that has become increasingly common as Argentina's economic crisis has extended to the countryside. Then, in April, he discovered a case that stumped him. A rancher had found a nearly 1,000-pound Aberdeen Angus lying on its belly "like a rabbit," in Belot's words.
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December 16, 1990
A total of 29 county sites are on the state's master list of potential hazardous waste sites. Here's a look at what's involved at each site, starting in the northern county and working south.BROOKLYN PARK 1 MATLACK TRUCKING TERMINAL, 4801 Belle Grove Road.Explanation: A March 1985 chemical spill by this solid waste hauler forced the evacuation of 1,500 Brooklyn Park residents. Matlack also contaminated 24 private wells by washing off its trucks, allowing toxics and carcinogens into storm drains.
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By Jeff Barker and By Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | December 24, 2001
MCHENRY - In 1880, the national census recorded 112 African-Americans living in rugged, scenic Garrett County. But by 2000, much about Maryland's westernmost county had changed. Railroads had come and gone, Deep Creek Lake had become a tourist magnet and Garrett's white population had doubled, to almost 30,000. Nevertheless, the number of blacks had barely budged. There were 45 blacks in 1920 and nine in 1950 -- eight men and a woman. The 2000 census counted 128 blacks, or about 0.4 percent of Garrett's population.
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By Dan Berger | August 10, 2001
Too many top people are leaving the Glendening administration without sufficient explanation. Be patriotic. Go out and buy a Detroit-made car with your $300 tax refund. The old News-American site should be used for retailing, to complement the Gallery, no matter what other use may be put above it. The Ravens no longer have too many players named Lewis, alas.
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May 7, 2014
There are any number of reasons to miss a committee vote here or there in Annapolis that are legitimate and reasonable. A legislator might be under the weather, an emergency might arise or there might be a death in the family. Perfect attendance does not make perfect job performance, as the role of an elected representative is more than pressing a button or raising a hand. But the recent revelations regarding the voting patterns of Del. Jon S. Cardin, the presumed front-runner to be Maryland's next attorney general, go far beyond the typical or understandable - or perhaps the reasonable given the lack of explanation that he has offered so far. As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, he missed 121 out of 164 votes, or roughly 75 percent of the panel's decision-making during the last 90-day session, which wrapped up one month ago. That is a veritable avalanche of lost voting, and this is not some minor committee.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake offered a new explanation Wednesday for why her administration never acted on the results of an audit that found a high error rate for city speed camera tickets: The national engineering firm the city hired was "not sufficiently qualified" to do a thorough report. She also said the 90-page audit by engineering consultant URS Corp. was "incomplete. " "It was clear from that document that the company was not sufficiently qualified to do a complete review," Rawlings-Blake told reporters at a news conference Wednesday at City Hall.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2013
A Maryland-based company whose zombie-themed 5K races spread across the country in recent years has abruptly canceled all events, leaving scores of angry and disappointed ticket-holders wondering what happened. "It is with great sadness that we are notifying you that the Run For Your Lives event you have purchased a ticket for has been canceled," read emails sent Wednesday. Races had been scheduled for Saturday in Arizona and Nov. 16 in Clermont, Fla. Tickets for this weekend's Arizona race had been priced at $35 to $97. On social media, some disappointed participants said they had planned trips around the events.
NEWS
October 29, 2013
Your recent articles about Attorney General Doug Gansler's alleged missteps reminded me of another high-profile scandal by a public official who now wants to run for Mr. Gansler's job ( "Gansler says he made 'a mistake,'" Oct. 24). That official is state Del. Jon Cardin, who several years ago used the Baltimore City police to stage a mock raid on a boat in the harbor as he proposed to his fiancée onboard. Mr. Cardin admitted he did this by reimbursing the police department $300 for the patrol boat, a helicopter and its manpower.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2013
Doug Gansler's truly bad day of TV optics started Thursday with a Sun story and accompanying picture off Instagram of a beach party the attorney general attended in Delaware. By 9 a.m., the cable channels were running with the picture and the story -- and it went that way on the hour throughout the day straight through the network evening newscasts and prime-time cable. And then, the story was picked up by late-night comedians. Here's what Jay Leno had to say on the "Tonight" show.
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