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March 16, 2010
More corners of the country would have high-speed Internet access and existing connections would become much faster under a sweeping proposal to overhaul U.S. broadband policy that is being unveiled today. The plan from the Federal Communications Commission is meant to guide the government's strategy on broadband for the next decade and beyond. It reflects the Obama administration's concern that the nation that invented the Internet is in danger of falling behind in the development of online applications to other countries that have faster broadband at lower prices.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
During his rookie season last year, one of the toughest adjustments for Ravens outside linebacker John Simon was learning the nuances of pass coverage. At Ohio State, the gritty former Big Ten Conference Player of the Year lined up at defensive end, defensive tackle and linebacker while operating primarily as a pass rusher and run-stopper. Simon rarely was asked to drop back in pass coverage in college. So, playing in reverse has become a major point of emphasis for Simon following a quiet rookie year in which the fourth-round draft pick played on special teams.
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BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | June 27, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO -- Intel Corp., the world's largest computer-chip maker, has released a new processor for servers that runs faster and consumes less power as the company seeks to win back sales lost to chief rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Intel Vice President Tom Kilroy showed a system based on Intel's new chip working in competition against an Advance Micro chip-based machine at a presentation yesterday. "We're back in the position we're used to being in, that's undeniable leadership," he told an audience of analysts.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley's intervention in the wage fight between Johns Hopkins Hospital and its service workers reflects the lingering dispute's significance but also signals that it may be resolved soon. The hospital and members of the 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East labor union, which represents 2,000 Hopkins workers, went back to the bargaining table Tuesday after the governor asked them to take a cooling-off period. Union leaders also called off a four-day strike that was to have begun Friday.
FEATURES
By Dr. Gabe Mirkin and Dr. Gabe Mirkin,United Feature Syndicate | September 10, 1991
World records in running are getting faster, and studies conducted at the University of Missouri at Columbia show why.Thirty years ago, a top marathon runner would train with a workout of 40 quarter-mile runs, averaging 67 seconds each. Today, no knowledgeable marathoner would run that many quarter-mile repeats that slowly. They know that to run fast in competition, you need to run fast in practice. A more respectable workout would include only 12 quarters, run much faster and averaging fewer than 60 seconds each.
BUSINESS
November 23, 1996
Owners of business computers will get a break beginning Jan. 1, when Maryland adopts faster depreciation schedules for computers that will cut their owners' personal property taxes.All but four Maryland counties tax business personal property, as does Baltimore City, said Ronald W. Weinholt, director of the state Department of Assessments and Taxation.But state officials believed the former policy of assuming that computers lose 20 percent of their value each year, until their owners pay taxes on only 25 percent of their cost, was not keeping up with how fast new technology is making old computers obsolete.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | March 31, 1995
I'm told that audiences at the Charles break into hysterical laughter when treated to the two minutes of previews for Russ Meyer's 1965 "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!"Well, the movie's now here and the laughter's about to die. Why? Eighty-one more minutes of "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" -- that's why!Generically, the film belongs in that subchamber of the dank and scummy dungeon of the male pornographic imagination know as the Strong Woman Fantasy Room. Abandon hope all ye who enter. It's about three strong gals -- go-go dancers, that font of guy imagination circa 1965 -- who, helling around with their sports cars in the desert, come across a crippled male family, and set about destroying it to get at secret money.
NEWS
By JIA-RUI CHONG and JIA-RUI CHONG,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 13, 2006
LOS ANGELES -- An experimental AIDS drug, part of a new class of medicines known as integrase inhibitors, worked faster in controlling HIV than one of the most widely used drugs on the market, according to a preliminary study released yesterday. The integrase inhibitor, used in a drug cocktail with two others, cut the amount of HIV in 90 percent of patients to undetectable levels in 24 weeks. Much of the reduction occurred in the first four to eight weeks, said Dr. Robin Isaacs, who led the research.
SPORTS
By Mike Penner and Mike Penner,Los Angeles Times | August 9, 1992
CASTELLDEFELS, Spain -- The boats are faster, the paddles are better, but the arms are four years older.Greg Barton, the only United States kayaker to win two gold medals in one Olympics, and Norman Bellingham of Bethesda, Md., who teamed with Barton in the 1988 Seoul Games for their gold in the 1,000-meter doubles, discovered those realities at the 1992 Games.In 1988, Barton won his gold medals in two hours. His winning time in the 1,000-meter singles was 3 minutes, 55.27 seconds. Yesterday, his time of 3:37.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Bill Husted and Bill Husted,COX NEWS SERVICE | August 31, 1998
Buying a PC is easy. Prices are lower than I've ever seen; machines are more powerful and (with rare exceptions) even the no-name machines work fairly reliably.Yet most folks strain and fret too much when getting ready to buy a PC. They study magazines, ask friends, consult psychics and hang out in computer stores. Truth is - until recently - you could do pretty well by deciding how much you can afford to spend on a PC, then shopping for the most powerful machine you can find in that price range.
NEWS
By Philip Spevak, Stan Wilson and Anthony Gill | July 1, 2014
There is a monopoly for fast Internet services in Baltimore City. As a consequence, a new Comcast customer can pay as much as $1,000 more over two years for standard "triple-play" service (telephone, Internet and cable television) than would a new customer in Annapolis, where competition exists. And the fastest Internet speed offered by Comcast in Baltimore is only one-third of what is currently available in Annapolis and most of the state. We pay more for less in Baltimore because fast fiber optic technology - often called fiber to the premises (FTTP)
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
Two of the three Democratic candidates for governor told community development advocates Monday that they would reopen the debate over the just-passed boost in Maryland's minimum wage to accelerate the increase. Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur each expressed dissatisfaction with the minimum wage bill passed this year by the General Assembly. The bill raising the wage to $10.10 was a top priority of Gov. Martin O'Malley, but legislators slowed its implementation.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
When Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz ran through first base on a close play April 19 at Fenway Park and was called out by first base umpire Ted Barrett, it sparked a chain of events that has become common in the major leagues this season. After almost one month of the new instant replay system, there have been plenty of praises and criticisms as teams, umpires and Major League Baseball continue to search for the best ways to reach accurate calls using replay. "I think when it's all said and done, people will like having it in the game," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
NEWS
By Jacob Hacker and Nate Loewentheil | August 12, 2013
Everyone has heard that tackling poverty and inequality is bad for the economy. This is the dilemma that economist Arthur Okun, writing in the 1970s, called "The Big Trade-Off" - equality and efficiency are at odds. Yet more and more research and real-world experience suggest just the opposite. If there is a "Big Trade-Off," it is not between equality and efficiency. It is between policies that enrich the most fortunate and a broader distribution of opportunity that helps all Americans.
SPORTS
Mike Preston | April 26, 2013
In theory, the defending Super Bowl champion isn't supposed to get stronger through the NFL draft because the team has the last pick in each round. That's not the case with the Ravens. After two days, they have picked up one of the top three players at two different positions. On Thursday, it was University of Florida safety Matt Elam with the No. 32 overall pick. On Friday night, they got another gem in Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown. The Ravens also picked Missouri Southern defensive tackle Brandon Williams in the third round, but he doesn't have the acclaim of Brown.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2013
AT&T has upgraded a mobile Internet cell site in Catonsville that will expand 4G LTE mobile coverage for Catonsville and Ellicott City residents and businesses. The upgrades to a cell site along River Road are part of AT&T's rollout of 4G LTE, the carrier's latest generation of wireless network technology. The network is designed to make mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, the company said. AT&T launched its 4G network in Baltimore in October 2011. During the past two years, AT&T has invested nearly $650 million in wireless and wired network upgrades in Maryland, including nearly $425 million in the greater Baltimore area.
BUSINESS
By PETER H. LEWIS | September 16, 1991
AST Research Inc., one of the leading makers of notebook computers, recently introduced a new model that analysts said will be one of the fastest notebook PCs on the market.The AST Premium Exec 386SX/25 is the first brand-name notebook based on a new microprocessor built by Advanced Micro Devices Inc.Until now, all of the major brands of high-performance, IBM PC-compatible notebook computers have been based on the i386SX microprocessor built by Intel Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif.Advanced Micro, based in Sunnydale, Calif.
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,Sun reporter | January 4, 2007
With hospital charges across the country rising faster than expected, Maryland's average hospital bill has fallen further behind the national average than had been projected - creating a multimillion-dollar dilemma for the Health Services Cost Review Commission, the state rate-setting panel. Hospitals say Maryland rates can rise slightly faster than national rates for the next two fiscal years and still meet the commission's target of keeping hospital costs below the national average. The commission's staff, backed by insurers, argue that hospitals will still be more profitable than today, even if rates should rise at a slower pace.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2012
Plans to get mass transit to the communities north of Pennsylvania Station are proceeding on parallel tracks. A one-year-old, grass-roots campaign to establish streetcar service along the Charles Street corridor and south to the Inner Harbor is still at the door-knocking, leaflet-passing stage. Meanwhile, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is driving the bus - figuratively - to extend the Charm City Circulator's Purple Line from the train station to 33rd Street. She made the proposal part of her State of the City address in February and reiterated her support last week at a Charles Village community meeting.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | May 31, 2012
The continued development of second-year wide receiver Torrey Smith has been evident at the team's two organized team activities that were open to media. Tandon Doss, who has buffed up a bit, has also caught my eye. And then there's LaQuan Williams, now in his second NFL season, who continues to exceed expectations. As my colleague Jeff Zrebiec wrote this morning, Williams has really stood out at these offseason workouts . His game appears to be a little more polished, and he still has plenty of athleticism to make impressive catches.
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