By Susan Reimer | January 24, 2011
Women of my generation could do worse than to have Nora Ephron doing the voice-over narration of our lives. Our Sarah Jessica Parker, but in slimming black and sensible flats. Our "Sex and the City," but with coffee instead of Cosmopolitans. She has been there for us since our twenty-somethings, when Harry met Sally and we learned that friendship can morph into comfortable love, even for those, like us, who once blithely dismissed commitment. I was feeling bad about my neck, but it was Nora Ephron who said it out loud in a book by the same name.
Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
A project to install emergency generators at the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant at 8900 Greenwood Place in Savage is scheduled to begin Monday. Three 2,500-kilowatt emergency power generators and 15-kilovolt switchgear will be installed to provide a third power source for the plant, in the event the two independent Baltimore Gas and Electric power feeds are disrupted, according to a news release from the county. The generators are part of the county's $8.1 million electrical protection system upgrade in an effort to safeguard the Water Reclamation Plant from outages that could lead to sewage overflows, such as that which occurred during Superstorm Sandy.
October 9, 2011
Steve Job's death had the same impact on the younger generation of today that the death of John F. Kennedy had on a previous generation While it is difficult to quantify the impact of one person on an entire generation, it is safe to say that the passing of Steve Jobs had the same impact on the younger generation of today that the death of John F. Kennedy had on a previous generation. For those who witnessed both events, we will always remember where we were and what we were doing when both of these heroes passed on. Paul Jankovic, Bethany Beach, Del.
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - Mark Turgeon's two distinct memories of Len Bias have lasted three decades. The first occurred when Turgeon was a sophomore point guard at Kansas, sharing the same court at the Greak Alaskan Shootout with a junior rising star from Maryland. "Dunked on him," the Terps coach joked this week. In reality, Turgeon recalled how the muscular, 6-foot-8 power forward scraped his head on the bottom of the backboard after going in for a dunk. "That was the first time I had seen that," Turgeon said.
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2010
Constellation Energy Group has completed the $365 million purchase of two natural gas generation facilities in Texas, the company announced Tuesday. The Colorado Bend Energy Center, a 550-megawatt facility near Wharton, Texas, and the Quail Run Energy Center, a 550-megawatt facility near Odessa, gives Constellation a physical presence in Texas, where the Baltimore-based corporation sells power in wholesale and retail markets. Company executives had announced in February plans to use $1 billion in cash balances to purchase additional generation facilities in areas where it sells more load than it produces.
May 3, 2011
For the past few days, I've watched commentators on both the left and the right examine and analyze the reaction of the "American street" to the news of the death of Osama bin Laden. Many of those who gathered at the White House and other places of national significance have been college and university students. It is an error to compare these spontaneous demonstrations with those in the Arab world following the attacks of 9/11 or to insinuate that such demonstrations by young people were simply expressions of over-excited youth.
By Elaine Woo and Tribune Newspapers | January 29, 2010
J.D. Salinger, one of contemporary literature's most famous recluses, who created a lasting symbol of adolescent discontent in his 1951 novel "The Catcher in the Rye," died Wednesday. He was 91. Mr. Salinger died of natural causes at his home in Cornish, N.H., his son Matthew said in a statement from the author's longtime literary agency, Harold Ober Associates, which made the announcement on behalf of Mr. Salinger's family. Perhaps no other writer of so few works generated as much popular and critical interest as Mr. Salinger, who published one novel, three authorized collections of short stories and an additional 21 stories that appeared in magazines only in the 1940s.
August 7, 2013
A recent finding that the federal government has not done enough to develop the next generation of senior leaders is an area of interest for Maryland as well ("Agencies should be developing next generation of Senior Executive Service, study says," July 26). Maryland's 345,293 state and local government employees and 263,373 nonprofit employees provide services that are essential for the education, safety and well-being of our residents. While our expectations for government and nonprofit organizations and their employees continue to rise, little has been done to invest in the development of the next generation leaders in Maryland's public and nonprofit sectors.
By TRB | January 7, 1993
Washington.-- Just a few months ago, it seemed almost certain that the president would be a man in his 70s for at least the next four years, with aides and cronies almost as, er, mature. It's shocking enough to find yourself in your 40s. The added shock of finding that suddenly the people running the country are also in their 40s is doubly cruel.The moment of truth comes with another surprise: national leadership is apparently going to involve repeated decisions about whether to send younger Americans off to risk their lives in war. Only in the last year has it become clear that the end of the Cold War will probably introduce a new era of military activism.
October 4, 1991
Win or lose the nomination, Sen. Robert Kerrey of Nebraska and Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas set a Democratic theme this week for the 1992 effort to oust George Bush from the White House."
By Julie Scharper and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop listening to the Orioles on the radio on the front porch. Grandpa keeping score with pencil and paper. The yells of the fans floating over from Memorial Stadium. Chuck Thompson saying, "Ain't the beer cold. " Kids falling asleep on the ride home from the game. For many Baltimoreans, the story of the Orioles is the story of their family. It's a way for fathers and sons to talk, for mothers and daughters to connect, for grandparents to pass down traditions. Through the dark years of losing seasons, these families kept the Orioles magic alive.
Brian Melton and For The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
News flash from the double-take department: That great-looking mid-size sedan that just cruised by you was, indeed, a Hyundai Genesis. Redesigned for 2015, this second-generation Genesis looks, feels and drives like a luxury car should: distinctive, roomy, comfortable, quiet, powerful and loaded with safety and infotainment features. Yet it's priced thousands less than similarly equipped competitors.  The sophisticated exterior design owes much to the brand's design language, called “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0,” which might not exactly roll off the tongue but sure catches the eye. The giant front grille and high-mounted headlamps are well proportioned, giving the Genesis a handsome face.
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
About 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from a rooftop generator at Bond Street Wharf into the Fells Point harbor Sunday, Maryland environmental officials said. The fuel leaked into the water from a stormwater outfall at Bond Street, Maryland Department of the Environment spokesman Jay Apperson said. Officials believe 75-100 gallons of the red-dyed fuel reached the Patapsco River. MDE's Emergency Response Division contained the spill with a boom, a temporary floating barrier used to contain oil, and used absorbent materials to recover oil from the water, Apperson said.
By Will Fesperman, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
"Once you've seen it, you've seen it," said Tom Shutt of Hershey, Pa. Still, Shutt and his wife Martha returned Wednesday to Chincoteague Island in Virginia, their seventh trip since 2000, to see "it" - a herd of wild ponies swimming from Assateague Island to Chincoteague. After 89 years, the pony swim follows a strict tradition. About 150 ponies are herded from their year-round home on Assateague Island across a channel to Chincoteague, where they are paraded through the streets to the island's carnival grounds.
July 29, 2014
Chicago's 2008 privatization of its municipal parking assets is widely considered to be a colossal boondoggle. Los Angeles considered selling off a few of its parking garages earlier this decade but scrapped the idea after it became clear that the deal wouldn't be nearly as good as initially advertised. Pittsburgh's city council killed a parking privatization deal in 2010 amid concerns about hidden costs in the proposed contract. In 2013, Cincinnati signed a deal to privatize its parking, but then voters rebelled, electing an anti-privatization mayor and city council, who promptly killed the plan.
By David Millman | July 22, 2014
I landed my first summer job when I was 16. The qualifications were straightforward - possess strong decision-making skills, the ability to negotiate and compromise with colleagues, and the strength to maintain a calm demeanor in the face of withering criticism. For six weeks during the summer of 1972 I was an umpire. I called Little League baseball and men's fast pitch softball games for teams in Baltimore County. Most of the other umpires were grown men, and I have vivid memories of drowning in my oversized mask and chest protector.
By TIM RUTTEN | July 17, 1992
"As a baby boomer yourself,'' my friend the English journalist asked, ''how do you feel about the Democrats nominating two men from your own generation?''I don't often think in generational terms -- in part because, at 42, doing so reminds me that the gray in my beard no longer can be be called ''premature.'' And there's something a little silly about a bunch of middle-age people running around calling themselves baby anythings.Still, my friend's question was more interesting than most obvious ones.
June 23, 2014
The death one week ago of baseball's Tony Gwynn, who is often remembered by Baltimoreans for his induction in the Hall of Fame in 2007 with Cal Ripken Jr. , called attention to the dangers of smokeless tobacco. The former San Diego Padres batting champ suffered from oral cancer and blamed two decades of chewing tobacco for his plight. As well-publicized as the health risks of tobacco may be in the U.S., the focus has been placed primarily on the dangers of cigarette smoking. That's understandable given the cigarettes are by far the most popular tobacco product.
Dan Rodricks | May 27, 2014
Here are some words that appeared in this column in November 1990: "The National Aquarium and its promoters are out to lunch. They don't have a clue. Their facility is better called the National Anachronism. The new Marine Mammal Pavilion, featuring captured dolphins in a huge tank of water, does not belong to the times in which we are living. It belongs to the times from which we just emerged. It belongs to the age of P.T. Barnum. " That was my protest of the National Aquarium's $35 million investment in a big dolphin tank with an amphitheater so dolphins with cute names could perform up to six daily shows.
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