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June 24, 2013
Kudos to Carl Councilman Stokes ("Stokes holds up Harbor Point," June 21). I hope the rest of the Baltimore City Council lines up behind him. Harbor Point should not be developed with a new Exelon Corp. building, let alone one subsidized by taxpayer money. Exelon has a fine building downtown. Why should ratepayers - we Baltimore Gas and Electric customers who have our rates increased continually - finance a tonier building blocks away from the current one? Also, rising sea levels will seriously threaten Harbor East, Fells Point, downtown, and other low-lying areas in the coming years.
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By Michelle Jefferson | July 10, 2014
I came of age in 1980, just as the women's movement hit its full stride, and those were the days. At my first real job I had sign that read: "Women have to do twice as much to be thought of half as good as men; luckily, this is not difficult. " Unlike our mothers and grandmothers, we faced an open world of opportunity, possibilities, goals and achievable dreams. No more would we be limited to being receptionists, nurses and teachers - you know, the girls-only jobs. In fact, I and most of my girlfriends were in the science/math curriculum in school and attended some form of college.
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By Rachel Marsden | October 18, 2011
Since I first broke the news of the Occupy Wall Street protest plans over a month ago, events, as predicted in that column, have turned into a cluster-hug of groups and causes. A collective of union members, antiwar activists and young people with apparently nothing better going on have gathered to vent their frustrations. Here's a thought for the protesters: Why not just ignore Wall Street, the government and wealthy people, and live your own life? Let's pretend, for argument's sake, that after all those hours sleeping among the Financial District's sewer rats to further your cause, you eventually manage to persuade the government to do everything you're asking.
NEWS
December 2, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's op-ed piece from Friday is an example of why nothing ever seems to change in Baltimore.   Mayor Rawlings-Blake writes primarily about the Congressional farm bill and the impact that it will have on the city of Baltimore. She writes: "Baltimore City, like many other cities around the country, is dependent on a comprehensive, multi-year farm bill that addresses the current needs of local farmers, low-income residents and consumers who want access to  healthy foods  grown nearby.
NEWS
June 18, 2010
Business information breakfast Entrepreneurs Exchange hosts a Joint Business Exchange Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 24, at the Doubletree Hotel, 240 Holiday Court in Annapolis. Event includes a breakfast buffet, door prizes and networking opportunities. Cost is $24 in advance and $45 at door. Registration and information: 410-647-5002 or eebiz.org. Bring business cards and handouts for the information table.
NEWS
June 22, 1995
MIchael Greenberg, 67, gloved the drunken and the dispossessed, the penniless and the panhandlers.For 30 straight winters, "Gloves" Greenberg was the holiday haberdasher of New York's Bowery section, single-handedly distributing free gloves to the needy between Thanksgiving and Christmas.Mr. Greenberg, an advertising executive, died Monday of cancer, an illness that last winter halted his glove handouts for the first time since 1963.
NEWS
March 27, 2012
Our politicians in Aberdeen are back at the wheel, trying to steer residents down a path in which they have no interest. The mayor and City Council had a "retreat" at Ripken Stadium a few weekends ago, where they started to work on their plans to solve the problems here in Aberdeen. Some of the ideas have merit but are approached from the wrong angle. Mayor Michael E. Bennett proposes securing investments for a pub or bar in "downtown Aberdeen" - we can describe this as the area on West Bel Air Avenue between the train tracks - and he explains that we need to eliminate height restrictions for this to happen.
NEWS
April 30, 2003
Continuing its quest for toll-free passage for Bay Bridge motorists, the Maryland Transportation Authority asked companies yesterday to bid on paying bridge tolls Friday nights in July. The authority earlier had sought proposals to cover tolls Friday nights in June in exchange for free advertising, but no companies bid. State officials concluded the problem was a lack of time to prepare bids. Companies are again being asked to bid on covering tolls from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday.
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By Sabina Waldman | September 22, 1990
Glitter on LitterLean Rats on Fat CatsWhores on BoresSchlepps and PrepsArtist and TapperCool WhippersnapperPoet CantingPsycho Ranting,Tough Guys and FeyShoving One Way. . .Cars Bars Ships TarsDingy Dank AlleysSumptuous Galleys,Coke, Pot and HashWhite Collar Trash,Great LaughsMean Brawls,No Curtain Calls. . .China Sea FunkFlea Market JunkPiteous FacesHandouts . . . No Laces.Neon FlashingBottles Smashing,Music HowlingCerberus Growling,Moist Lips InvitingVaguely Exciting,Sappho EntwiningPhoebus Reclining.
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By CARL T. ROWAN | May 25, 1993
Washington. -- Well, they've finally made me an advocate of ruthless welfare reform -- I mean for wiping out total programs without tears. I'm talking about the myriad federal schemes in which outrageous and incredible subsidies are given to the richest people and companies in America.Sharon LaFraniere reported in the Washington Post about the Agriculture Department's Market Promotion Program, which spends hundreds of millions of dollars helping some of the most prosperous businesses in America to hawk their wares overseas.
NEWS
June 24, 2013
Kudos to Carl Councilman Stokes ("Stokes holds up Harbor Point," June 21). I hope the rest of the Baltimore City Council lines up behind him. Harbor Point should not be developed with a new Exelon Corp. building, let alone one subsidized by taxpayer money. Exelon has a fine building downtown. Why should ratepayers - we Baltimore Gas and Electric customers who have our rates increased continually - finance a tonier building blocks away from the current one? Also, rising sea levels will seriously threaten Harbor East, Fells Point, downtown, and other low-lying areas in the coming years.
NEWS
June 8, 2013
The vacant lot now known as Harbor Point sure is a beautiful piece of property. To its west lies the newly developed, thriving and beautiful Harbor East. To its east sits one of Baltimore's finest neighborhoods, Federal Hill. And to its south, that which Baltimore treasures most, our lovely harbor. It is sad that this 27-acre lot now lies empty and tarnished - as those who wish to develop it keep reminding us - by toxic waste and a lack of proper road access. I look forward to the day when this property is developed and populated by mixed-use development.
NEWS
October 7, 2012
Two of the more memorable observations to come out of Mitt Romney during the first presidential debate had to do with fibs and Big Bird. The candidate said that as the father of sons, he knows that repeating a lie doesn't make it true. As to the latter? Look out, "Sesame Street," your days as a "victim" on the federal dole are numbered. The two seemingly unrelated remarks are worth mentioning because they intersect in Mr. Romney's tax and budget plans which, even by the most generous of interpretations, don't add up. If President Barack Obama failed in the debate, it was in not making that point strongly enough.
NEWS
September 25, 2012
The Baltimore City Council made the right choice Monday in unanimously approving an important provision in the deal that will retain Under Armour's corporate headquarters at Tide Point and allow the maker of branded performance apparel to greatly expand its presence here and add as many as 1,600 new jobs over the next decade. Under Armour is Baltimore's fastest-growing large employer, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was also correct to "protect this house" and take the necessary steps to enable the expansion, which is expected to include a new 80,000-square-foot office building and retail outlet in the short term and eventually an office building three times that size and an 800-space parking garage, as well as athletic fields and walking trails.
NEWS
March 27, 2012
Our politicians in Aberdeen are back at the wheel, trying to steer residents down a path in which they have no interest. The mayor and City Council had a "retreat" at Ripken Stadium a few weekends ago, where they started to work on their plans to solve the problems here in Aberdeen. Some of the ideas have merit but are approached from the wrong angle. Mayor Michael E. Bennett proposes securing investments for a pub or bar in "downtown Aberdeen" - we can describe this as the area on West Bel Air Avenue between the train tracks - and he explains that we need to eliminate height restrictions for this to happen.
NEWS
October 27, 2011
Gee, what country am I living in, as Jay Hancock 's recent column points out ("$9.5 million to Bechtel: O'Malley had no choice," Oct. 25). I had thought, extortion, blackmail, and bribery were illegal in the U.S. A few years ago, Marriott played Maryland officials for suckers with a handout. Earlier this year, the state and Baltimore County felt it necessary to "loan" a million-plus dollars to Stanley, Black, and Decker which reported $935 million in cash in its 2010 annual report.
NEWS
June 7, 2011
Far from being a "political stunt" ( "GOP plays chicken," June 5), the showdown over raising the debt ceiling is our best (and perhaps only) hope to restrain the runaway spending of the Obama administration. The president is unwilling or incapable of reversing the policies which have given us a bloated bureaucracy with stimulus programs which fail to stimulate, subsidies for ethanol which consumes as much energy as it produces and "investments" in "green" energy which could never compete with existing technology without huge federal handouts.
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By Rachel Marsden | October 18, 2011
Since I first broke the news of the Occupy Wall Street protest plans over a month ago, events, as predicted in that column, have turned into a cluster-hug of groups and causes. A collective of union members, antiwar activists and young people with apparently nothing better going on have gathered to vent their frustrations. Here's a thought for the protesters: Why not just ignore Wall Street, the government and wealthy people, and live your own life? Let's pretend, for argument's sake, that after all those hours sleeping among the Financial District's sewer rats to further your cause, you eventually manage to persuade the government to do everything you're asking.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2011
Proponents of an ambitious plan to redevelop the city's largest state government complex gathered Saturday to pledge that the project's benefits would be shared among surrounding communities and disputed a recent report critical of the roughly $1.5 billion State Center project. The conservative-leaning Maryland Public Policy Institute had issued a report earlier in the week that criticized the state-backed project and called it a "$127 million taxpayer handout. " Supporters said the report overstates the project's costs and ignores its potential to revitalize midtown Baltimore.
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