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January 5, 2012
Thanks for a balanced op-ed page on Jan. 4 when you had Gov. Martin O'Malley patting himself on the back for his meaningless and justly-forgotten "Believe" campaign ("O'Malley: believing worked") right next to Marta Mossburg's intelligent commentary with suggestions that could actually improve the state of Maryland ("Md. needs fewer laws, not more"). One would hope that the former writer would take a break from his voodoo financial funds-shifting and gerrymandering and read the latter one's suggestions.
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NEWS
October 3, 2014
Alexa Fraser's recent commentary promotes the idea of legalizing physician-assisted suicide ( "Political candidates should debate the right to die," Sept. 28). The term "physician-assisted suicide" means that a physician provides the means or information to enable a patient to perform a life-ending act, such as through a lethal prescription. The premise of Ms. Fraser's commentary is that legalization of physician-assisted suicide will eliminate other types of suicides, such as those resulting from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
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NEWS
August 5, 2014
I am a member of the team that worked with University of Maryland University College President Javier Miyares and Board Chair Mark Gerencser to propose a plan to reorganize UMUC to meet the rapidly evolving changes in the way higher education is delivered worldwide ( "Transforming UMUC," July 30). In order to meet these difficult and complex challenges, exceptional leadership is essential, and Mr. Miyares and Mr. Gerencser have met those challenges with open and transparent leadership that has resulted in the formation of an exceptional plan moving forward.
ENTERTAINMENT
Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
This year in particular should be a time of reflection for Perry Farrell, and yet the lead singer of Jane's Addiction can only seem to think ahead. In late August, “Nothing's Shocking” - the Los Angeles quartet's first studio album that helped lead alternative rock, with singles like “Jane Says” and “Mountain Song,” to its fruitful '90s - turned 25. Following a current touring trend, Jane's Addiction performed the record in its entirety earlier this year in Las Vegas and England.
NEWS
March 5, 2014
Once again, former Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. offers a laundry list of Republican complaints about President Barack Obama in his Sunday column ( "Obama doesn't scratch the Itch," March 2). Why The Sun continues to encourage this unimaginative drivel to be repeated week after week is beyond me. He does not discuss one creative Republican idea. Is there nothing he and his conservative colleagues can put forward? Even one idea? Stephen Arum, Catonsville - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
March 17, 2014
The Severn River Association will host a meeting Tuesday, March 18, to discuss ways that local communities are dealing with stormwater runoff issues. The session is part of the association's monthly educational series. Residents from Herald Harbor and Winchester neighborhoods will explain how their communities sought grants from state, federal and nonprofit groups to help design and build stormwater control solutions. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Union Jack's, 2072 Somerville Road, Annapolis.
NEWS
Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2013
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler offered a series of ideas to help the state's seniors Thursday as the gubernatorial hopeful continued his pre-campaign policy meetings.  Gansler proposed skills training for seniors who must return to the workforce after retirement, creating more programs to keep aging seniors in their homes longer, a statewide volunteer and mentoring program seniors could join and new tax credits, among other initiatives. ...
NEWS
November 1, 2011
If the O'Malley administration keeps taxing everything we do, what we buy, the bridges we cross, etc., we will soon be taxed for the pets we have. Oh no! I shouldn't have mentioned that! Senora McGuire, Dundalk
FEATURES
By Katie Mercado, For The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2013
I spoke with a friend/fellow bride-to-be recently who brought up something I hadn't really considered before. In terms of wedding planning, when is it appropriate versus inappropriate to copy off of another bride's ideas? Obviously in the world of social media, especially Pinterest, it sometimes can be hard not to copy, but typically that's taking an idea from a stranger who you don't even know. That, I think, is completely appropriate…and I'm very grateful to all of the strangers whom I have snatched ideas from during the planning process.
NEWS
October 6, 2010
I would like to compliment Dan Rodricks on yesterday's column ("Angry Americans: What do you want?" Oct. 5). His succinct description of the economic situation was a breath of fresh air in a poisoned atmosphere of so-called conservative rants against taxes, spending and incumbents. I understand that we tried their recipe for success when we had the last economic crisis in this country. It was called "The Depression. " These groups are more effective in their public relations drumbeat than in the consistency of their logic, and the media, by and large, do not present a balanced account.
NEWS
By Francois Furstenberg | September 9, 2014
On behalf of Baltimore's stakeholders, I want to express my thanks to Gregory E. Thornton, the new chief executive officer of Baltimore City Public Schools, for his inspiring words (" Much work to be done ," Aug. 25). In case you're wondering, the stake I hold is a house I recently bought in East Baltimore. It's a big row house, built in 1875, so I don't exactly hold it - really it holds me - but I guess that part isn't so important. Let me get to the point: CEO Thornton tells us he will run the city schools like a business.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Seven years after the University of Baltimore admitted its first freshman class, new President Kurt L. Schmoke is considering a return to the school's roots as an upper-division college that enrolled only juniors and seniors. The enrollment growth that came with the first underclassmen in 2007 has stagnated. UB enrolls about 200 freshmen each fall, and the university still attracts mostly transfers and graduate students. In an interview Friday, Schmoke spoke of flat public funding and a need to work more efficiently.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | August 26, 2014
Through stunning advances in technology, guns are becoming more accurate and deadlier. They are also becoming safer. Crazy as it might seem, gun-rights activists are excited about the former, but opposed to the latter. The gun-obsessed might admire computerized, laser-based rifle scopes that turn amateurs into master snipers at 1,200 yards, but offer them "smart gun" technology that limits a firearm's use to its rightful owner and they get surly. Apparently, gun lovers think such a safety feature might become mandatory and, as we all know, anything mandatory constitutes a threat to their absolute Second Amendment rights to bear whatever guns they wish, public safety be damned.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan told residents of a retirement community Tuesday night that he wants to eliminate all state income taxes on pensions before the end of his administration. Hogan unveiled the proposal in response to a question from a resident, one of about 500 people who attended a gubernatorial forum at Charlestown in Baltimore County, where the GOP nominee and Democratic rival Anthony G. Brown spoke. Both men struck familiar themes for most of the evening until Hogan told the seniors that after he cut spending and got the economy under control, his priority would be to slash the taxes they pay. His promise earned him the loudest applause of the night for either candidate.
NEWS
August 5, 2014
I am a member of the team that worked with University of Maryland University College President Javier Miyares and Board Chair Mark Gerencser to propose a plan to reorganize UMUC to meet the rapidly evolving changes in the way higher education is delivered worldwide ( "Transforming UMUC," July 30). In order to meet these difficult and complex challenges, exceptional leadership is essential, and Mr. Miyares and Mr. Gerencser have met those challenges with open and transparent leadership that has resulted in the formation of an exceptional plan moving forward.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun and By Peter Schmuck and Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
On the night the Orioles gave away "Crush Davis" action figures, first baseman Chris Davis was not in Saturday's starting lineup - in part because the Seattle Mariners started tough young left-hander James Paxton . But Davis also was absent because he is trying to get his batting stroke back and was working with hitting coach Jim Presley and organizational hitting instructor Terry Crowley . Davis, who is batting .196 with 17...
NEWS
By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | July 23, 2013
Now that Baltimore City's former Barclay Recreation Center has reopened as a privately run community center, residents are figuring out what to do with it. Toward that end, 30 people gathered on July 16 at the newly named 29th Street Community Center to brainstorm ideas for programming at the building, 300 W. 29th St., and how to pay for it. The meeting was sponsored by the nonprofit Greater Homewood Community Corp., which now runs the center...
NEWS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2012
Federal workers are in the trenches daily, so they're likely to be the first to spot waste - and to come up with ways to save taxpayer dollars. That's the theory behind the Obama administration's Securing Americans Value and Efficiency (SAVE) Award, a contest in which federal workers submit ideas to reduce costs. The prize: a meeting with the president in the Oval Office to present the money-saving idea. Matt Ritsko, a financial manager at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, won last year with a suggestion to create a "library" for unused tools and materials that could be checked out like books.
NEWS
July 31, 2014
I just finished reading Paul Ryan's discussion draft of "Expanding Opportunity in America" referred to in your editorial ( "Ryan's safety net," July 28). In addition to discussions of the social safety net and the Earned Income Tax Credit, there are also thought-provoking recommendations about education, criminal justice and regulatory reform. It ought to be required reading for all informed, unbiased citizens. Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
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.
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