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September 8, 2011
There is renewed interest in the traffic signal problems in the area because of Hurricane Irene. I could not agree more that there is a better way to cross intersections. Also, I have personally studied traffic at signaled intersections and sent my findings to many in high places, including The Sun. The traffic signal solution is very workable and easy to implement: Just make a public announcement that one can cross or turn onto a signaled intersection whenever the coast is clear.
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NEWS
June 21, 2013
I am rather bemused at all the furor being raised about Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake spending a few getaway days at a friend's beach house ("Friends in high places," June 14). The hostess is a lobbyist, but she is also someone the mayor has known for many years. The have been long-time friends. Mayor Rawlings-Blake may not be the most stellar person to hold public office since FDR, but please: She is human and needs a few days down time now and then. Can we please have a modicum of respect for her while she vacations?
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NEWS
June 21, 2013
I am rather bemused at all the furor being raised about Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake spending a few getaway days at a friend's beach house ("Friends in high places," June 14). The hostess is a lobbyist, but she is also someone the mayor has known for many years. The have been long-time friends. Mayor Rawlings-Blake may not be the most stellar person to hold public office since FDR, but please: She is human and needs a few days down time now and then. Can we please have a modicum of respect for her while she vacations?
NEWS
June 17, 2013
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's trip with her family to the beach house of lobbyist Lisa Harris Jones during Memorial Day weekend may have been exactly what she claims - two friends getting together ("Friends in high places," June 14). However, as an elected official, the mayor needs to understand that appearances matter, and spending a weekend with one of the biggest lobbyists in the city, no matter how long you have been friends, just does not appear correct. An elected official makes the choice to run for office.
NEWS
June 17, 2013
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's trip with her family to the beach house of lobbyist Lisa Harris Jones during Memorial Day weekend may have been exactly what she claims - two friends getting together ("Friends in high places," June 14). However, as an elected official, the mayor needs to understand that appearances matter, and spending a weekend with one of the biggest lobbyists in the city, no matter how long you have been friends, just does not appear correct. An elected official makes the choice to run for office.
NEWS
By JACK W. GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | December 1, 1997
WASHINGTON -- For Webster Hubbell, this is a holiday season for eating humble pie -- up to a point, at least.Hubbell is wearing his hair shirt everywhere. One day it is a long story in the Washington Post, the next an article in the New York Times Magazine. Turn on the radio talk shows and there he is showing a proper contrition after 19 months in a federal prison.'Friends in High Places'He is, of course, flogging a book, a memoir entitled ''Friends in High Places'' that is being published this week.
NEWS
By STEPHEN VICCHIO | March 31, 1995
Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain't that a big enough majority in any town?0$ Mark Twain, ''Huckleberry Finn''T.S. Eliot thought that April was the cruelest month. He said it has something to do with lilacs being bred out of the dead land and memory mixing with desire, but I think the real reason is April Fool's Day. For 364 days a year most of us make perfectly good fools our ourselves without anyone paying us the least bit of attention: We religiously watch OJ. and think that Mike Tyson was a political prisoner.
TRAVEL
By Christopher Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 27, 2008
Start with Rushmore, which gets the better morning light. It's an easy 24-mile drive from Rapid City, S.D., (where the airport is) and only three miles from the ticky-tacky tourist town of Keystone just down the hill. If you show up early enough, you'll get a shaded parking place. From the Grand View Terrace, you can follow the half-mile loop trail that takes you to the base of the mountain and the sculptor's studio. As you move, the clouds drift and the sun advances, the faces change.
NEWS
November 13, 2002
THERE'S NO glossing over Baltimore's power outage in Annapolis. Population loss, retirement and election losses dealt body blows to a poor city. But, if only for political reasons, Gov.-elect Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. should be well-disposed to the city's needs. As someone who thinks of himself as very nearly Baltimore born and bred (he's actually from Arbutus), he made special and persistent overtures to city voters, promising "every effort" to maintain Baltimore as a cultural and employment center.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock | March 24, 2010
I t's possible that Harford County's decision to spend millions on the future Beechtree Estates neighborhood is not a big, sloppy subsidy for developer Clark Turner. Shame county officials can't demonstrate that. When a county diverts future taxes to help a longtime friend of the county executive's, it needs to make a bulletproof case that the public benefits more than the businessman. Last week, the County Council agreed to float $14 million in bonds and spend the proceeds on streets and sewers in and near Beechtree - the kind of public improvements usually paid for by developers.
NEWS
September 8, 2011
There is renewed interest in the traffic signal problems in the area because of Hurricane Irene. I could not agree more that there is a better way to cross intersections. Also, I have personally studied traffic at signaled intersections and sent my findings to many in high places, including The Sun. The traffic signal solution is very workable and easy to implement: Just make a public announcement that one can cross or turn onto a signaled intersection whenever the coast is clear.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock | March 24, 2010
I t's possible that Harford County's decision to spend millions on the future Beechtree Estates neighborhood is not a big, sloppy subsidy for developer Clark Turner. Shame county officials can't demonstrate that. When a county diverts future taxes to help a longtime friend of the county executive's, it needs to make a bulletproof case that the public benefits more than the businessman. Last week, the County Council agreed to float $14 million in bonds and spend the proceeds on streets and sewers in and near Beechtree - the kind of public improvements usually paid for by developers.
TRAVEL
By Christopher Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 27, 2008
Start with Rushmore, which gets the better morning light. It's an easy 24-mile drive from Rapid City, S.D., (where the airport is) and only three miles from the ticky-tacky tourist town of Keystone just down the hill. If you show up early enough, you'll get a shaded parking place. From the Grand View Terrace, you can follow the half-mile loop trail that takes you to the base of the mountain and the sculptor's studio. As you move, the clouds drift and the sun advances, the faces change.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | January 13, 2008
WASHINGTON -- In 1999, John H. Durham, a federal prosecutor based in Connecticut, was assigned to wade into a seemingly impenetrable and corrupt network in Boston, involving police officers, federal agents and organized crime figures. Sometime this month, Durham will begin a new assignment, this time setting up in Washington to delve into another arena of complexity and concealment, the Central Intelligence Agency. As the recently named head of the investigation into the CIA's destruction of videotapes of secret interrogations, Durham will again be the outsider trying to apply a straightforward law enforcement template to a complex set of relationships and practices.
NEWS
By Ruma Kumar and Ruma Kumar,Sun reporter | August 23, 2007
The College Board has placed a top Anne Arundel County high school on probation after a cheating scandal last spring, warning that the school will no longer be allowed to offer Advanced Placement exams if the problem reoccurs, school officials said yesterday. In its decision this week, the College Board also banned the instructor involved in the May 11 incident at Severna Park High School from administering any future AP exams and required the school's designated AP coordinator to attend a training workshop.
NEWS
By LAURA VOZZELLA | January 29, 2006
Peter Angelos is a rich man with a lot of business interests, including a baseball team that plays in a state-owned ballpark. Who wouldn't expect a guy like that to cozy up to the governor? Some of Angelos' best buds, that's who. Like Bud Schuler, an officer with the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 486. For more than a decade, Angelos and the union have had a friendship forged in asbestos. The lawyer had a workplace safety cause to litigate, and the union had names of workers who had been exposed to asbestos on the job. Sick workers, or their heirs, got compensation.
NEWS
By Ruma Kumar and Ruma Kumar,Sun reporter | August 23, 2007
The College Board has placed a top Anne Arundel County high school on probation after a cheating scandal last spring, warning that the school will no longer be allowed to offer Advanced Placement exams if the problem reoccurs, school officials said yesterday. In its decision this week, the College Board also banned the instructor involved in the May 11 incident at Severna Park High School from administering any future AP exams and required the school's designated AP coordinator to attend a training workshop.
FEATURES
By John Anderson and John Anderson,NEWSDAY | May 20, 2004
CANNES, France - It's appropriate that the Cannes Film Festival takes place on the Mediterranean, because it is time to fish or cut bait. If one wanted to bet on which film will win the grand prize on Saturday, one would have to wager on something as yet unseen. And that something is Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai's 2046 - which, amazingly enough, was apparently not yet finished at press time. All screenings had been "rescheduled" - to when, no one knew. For a film originally expected to be in the 2003 Cannes festival, this is rather extraordinary, although Wong now has reason to do what he never seems capable of doing - rush.
NEWS
November 13, 2002
THERE'S NO glossing over Baltimore's power outage in Annapolis. Population loss, retirement and election losses dealt body blows to a poor city. But, if only for political reasons, Gov.-elect Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. should be well-disposed to the city's needs. As someone who thinks of himself as very nearly Baltimore born and bred (he's actually from Arbutus), he made special and persistent overtures to city voters, promising "every effort" to maintain Baltimore as a cultural and employment center.
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