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May 15, 2011
In a recent letter, the Maryland Higher Education Commission's former chairman, Kevin O'Keefe, defends the O'Malley administration's cutbacks to its Distinguished Scholar scholarship program ("Distinguished Scholars program deserved to be cut," May 13). In his elitist and terribly inappropriate description of Maryland's brightest students, Mr. O'Keefe maintains that doing away with the non-indexed scholarship will not keep these students from attending college. Mr. O'Keefe then says "that is not the case for Maryland's poorest students, for whom financial aid makes all the difference in college attendance.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2013
Baltimore fire officials are investigating how a home in Northeast Baltimore burst into flames early Wednesday morning just hours after an earlier fire at the same address had been brought under control. Both fires rose to two alarms, the fire department said. The first fire caused significant damage to the basement and first and second floors of the home in the 4800 block of Greencrest Road, in the city's Frankford neighborhood, officials said. The fire was contained to the home, but smoke damage was sustained by an adjacent home, officials said.
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NEWS
February 1, 2004
New voting machine to be demonstrated Harford County's new touch-screen voting system will make its debuts at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at a news conference in the Globe Cafe, 401 Thomas Run Road on the Harford Community College campus. The demonstration was rescheduled from Tuesday because of bad weather. Diebold Election Systems spokesman Chris Hood will demonstrate the machine and explain Maryland's new AccuVote System. People can try the system at the meeting. The election board is preparing for the state's March 2 presidential primary.
SPORTS
By Sarah Siguenza and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2012
The list of candidates for the 2012 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award has been cut from 29 collegiate quarterbacks to 15. Beginning in 1987, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award recognizes senior or fourth-year quarterbacks who excel in athletics, academia and character. The remaining 2012 candidates include Matt Barkley (Southern California), Tajh Boyd (Clemson), Nick Florence (Baylor), Mike Glennon (NC State), Landry Jones (Oklahoma), Collin Klein (Kansas State), EJ Manuel (Florida State)
NEWS
August 20, 1992
CollegeBound, a four-year-old, non-profit organization that assists city high school graduates attend college, is running low on money. This is a real setback; the program has produced a remarkable track record in a short period of time.Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, the Greater Baltimore Committee and Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development created CollegeBound in 1988. Its mission was to increase the number of city students attending college by removing some of the financial impediments. In its short history, it has provided assistance to nearly 1,600 city students.
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By Kimberly A.C. Wilson and Kimberly A.C. Wilson,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2003
Federal prosecutors told a jury yesterday that a former Baltimore Development Corp. official extorted $5,000 from two businessmen, while his attorney said the requests for money were "stupid" but not criminal. Terry P. Dean, 47, is on trial in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, charged with soliciting $2,500 from each man to help defray the closing costs on a home in Forest Park. Both businessmen were involved in revitalization projects Dean helped to shepherd at BDC. "The defendant in this case did not use a gun or a knife to commit the crime," Assistant U.S. Attorney Dale P. Kelberman said in his opening statement.
NEWS
June 17, 2010
I had the pleasure of serving on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's transition team in February of this year. Recommendation nine of my 10 recommendations, as a member of the Public Safety and Essential Services Committee was, "Downtown Businesses that have been accorded and afforded financial benefits (e.g., financial inducements, tax waivers, and/or deductions, etc.) of various sorts, should, during this financially challenging time, pull their weight as all of us are having to do." One would think that entities such as the Downtown Partnership and the Baltimore Development Corporation would have suggested something similar to this themselves.
SPORTS
By Sarah Siguenza and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2012
The list of candidates for the 2012 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award has been cut from 29 collegiate quarterbacks to 15. Beginning in 1987, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award recognizes senior or fourth-year quarterbacks who excel in athletics, academia and character. The remaining 2012 candidates include Matt Barkley (Southern California), Tajh Boyd (Clemson), Nick Florence (Baylor), Mike Glennon (NC State), Landry Jones (Oklahoma), Collin Klein (Kansas State), EJ Manuel (Florida State)
NEWS
December 8, 2011
Jeff Danovich's commentary "Foreign aid keeps us safe" (Dec.5) could not be further from the truth. It is wrong to rob middle-class American taxpayers in order to enrich wealthy foreign leaders. In most cases, U.S. foreign aid does more harm than good. Economist Dambisa Moyo, who wrote the New York Times best-selling book "Dead Aid" about why foreign aid programs have failed developing countries, notes that "financial assistance has fostered dependency, encouraged corruption and ultimately perpetuated poverty and poor governance" among its recipients.
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2012
Nearly 3,000 Maryland homeowners received almost $225 million in relief as of the end of June from the national settlement with five mortgage servicers, state officials announced Wednesday. The money was distributed to homeowners in the form of mortgage modifications and refinancing, principal reductions, deficiency waivers and short sale assistance, according to a statement from the office of Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler. Gansler's office cited financial data from the first progress report on the settlement, prepared by the Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2012
Nearly 3,000 Maryland homeowners received almost $225 million in relief as of the end of June from the national settlement with five mortgage servicers, state officials announced Wednesday. The money was distributed to homeowners in the form of mortgage modifications and refinancing, principal reductions, deficiency waivers and short sale assistance, according to a statement from the office of Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler. Gansler's office cited financial data from the first progress report on the settlement, prepared by the Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2012
Although Howard County remains one of the most affluent counties in the nation and has the lowest unemployment rate in the state, the number of homeless people has increased over the past year, prompting a push to increase assistance through the county's plan to end homelessness. County Executive Ken Ulman included $366,500 in his $899 million budget to fight homelessness. If approved, this year would be the first in which the county has set aside money for the plan, which targets those who are chronically homeless — often because of a mental illness or substance-abuse problem — and others who are homeless because of job loss or other unforeseen circumstances.
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February 7, 2012
St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Laurel is accepting applications for two scholarships honoring Absalom Jones, the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church. The scholarships will be awarded in June to individuals who have demonstrated qualities exemplified by the Rev. Jones such as compassion, leadership, service and interest in education. One of the scholarships will be awarded in honor and memory of Ellen D. Washington, the driving force behind the church's Absalom Jones window project and scholarship fund.
NEWS
December 8, 2011
Jeff Danovich's commentary "Foreign aid keeps us safe" (Dec.5) could not be further from the truth. It is wrong to rob middle-class American taxpayers in order to enrich wealthy foreign leaders. In most cases, U.S. foreign aid does more harm than good. Economist Dambisa Moyo, who wrote the New York Times best-selling book "Dead Aid" about why foreign aid programs have failed developing countries, notes that "financial assistance has fostered dependency, encouraged corruption and ultimately perpetuated poverty and poor governance" among its recipients.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | November 29, 2011
Have you ever wanted to watch a Ravens game with a (future) Hall-of-Famer? Jonathan Ogden is auctioning off an opportunity for the highest bidder to host the towering offensive tackle on Sunday afternoon when the Ravens hit the road to take on the Cleveland Browns. That's right; Ogden is coming over to watch the game. (Disclaimer: If you win the auction, you're going to need to run out and buy a bigger recliner, too.) All the money raised in the auction goes to the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, and the auction ends this Wednesday at 1 p.m. You can find all the details about the Ogden charity auction by clicking on this link . I get a bunch of emails from public relations agencies who want me to promote events and products, but this should be of interest to Ravens fans, so I took the bait.
NEWS
May 15, 2011
In a recent letter, the Maryland Higher Education Commission's former chairman, Kevin O'Keefe, defends the O'Malley administration's cutbacks to its Distinguished Scholar scholarship program ("Distinguished Scholars program deserved to be cut," May 13). In his elitist and terribly inappropriate description of Maryland's brightest students, Mr. O'Keefe maintains that doing away with the non-indexed scholarship will not keep these students from attending college. Mr. O'Keefe then says "that is not the case for Maryland's poorest students, for whom financial aid makes all the difference in college attendance.
EXPLORE
February 7, 2012
St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Laurel is accepting applications for two scholarships honoring Absalom Jones, the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church. The scholarships will be awarded in June to individuals who have demonstrated qualities exemplified by the Rev. Jones such as compassion, leadership, service and interest in education. One of the scholarships will be awarded in honor and memory of Ellen D. Washington, the driving force behind the church's Absalom Jones window project and scholarship fund.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2013
Baltimore fire officials are investigating how a home in Northeast Baltimore burst into flames early Wednesday morning just hours after an earlier fire at the same address had been brought under control. Both fires rose to two alarms, the fire department said. The first fire caused significant damage to the basement and first and second floors of the home in the 4800 block of Greencrest Road, in the city's Frankford neighborhood, officials said. The fire was contained to the home, but smoke damage was sustained by an adjacent home, officials said.
NEWS
June 17, 2010
I had the pleasure of serving on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's transition team in February of this year. Recommendation nine of my 10 recommendations, as a member of the Public Safety and Essential Services Committee was, "Downtown Businesses that have been accorded and afforded financial benefits (e.g., financial inducements, tax waivers, and/or deductions, etc.) of various sorts, should, during this financially challenging time, pull their weight as all of us are having to do." One would think that entities such as the Downtown Partnership and the Baltimore Development Corporation would have suggested something similar to this themselves.
NEWS
February 14, 2010
The CARE Center for Child and Adolescent Resources provides free information to Howard County parents to find services and programs in the community for children and teens. Staff will help families identify their needs and give information to find solutions to their problems. Resource and referral information can cover areas such as community services, recreation and sports, financial assistance, support groups, drug or alcohol abuse, youth development, child care programs and others. Information: 410-313-2273 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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