May 2, 2013
I find it horrible that dirt bike riders in the city are allowed to get away with the things they get away with ("Dirt bikers no victims of racism," April 29). As an average citizen, I would be ticketed in a minute for speeding, driving in between cars, running red lights, etc. But these riders do whatever they want, and I've seen police officers sitting in their cars letting it happen. I can tell you right now, if they ever tried to surround my car, I would barrel them over fearing for my life.
December 5, 2012
It is amusing and ironic that pop singer Adam Levine should be talking about "the decay of Western civilization" (Celebrities, Dec. 4). He is himself an icon of what journalist Carl Bernstein once described as "the idiot culture. " For the first time in our history, the weird, the stupid and the coarse are becoming not just the norm but our cultural ideal. Thomas F. McDonough, Towson Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts
May 4, 2012
If you have ever spilled a cup of coffee onto your computer keyboard, you need to listen to this recording of 98 Rock's morning team as it reacts to Mickey Cucchiella after he knocked a cup of coffee onto the console in the station's studio Friday morning. The station was off the air for 20 minutes, according to the show hosts. I called Dave Hill, program director for 98 Rock and WBAL-AM, Friday afternoon about 3 p.m. in connection with another story -- WBAL's coverage of two big trials this week.
March 18, 2012
The Sun owes an apology to its readers for publishing Garry Trudeau's idiotic attempt at being funny in his "Doonesbury" comic strip on state abortion laws. It was a jab at all those who have some morals and religious convictions, no matter what their political views. It would have been better for you to have published the comments of Howard Stern. You are getting pretty hard to take with your biased, one-sided view of current events. Check out your own What Maryland Thinks polls, where 90 percent of the time readers disagree with you. John Rutkowski, Rock Hall
March 15, 2012
I agree with whoever wrote the episode title. Let's start fresh this week, shall we? I'd like to pretend last week didn't happen. In that case, I don't know why Salani keeps talking about needing to capitalize on the fact that they have seven people when they should only have six. You have to wonder if the producers wish last week didn't happen either, as tonight's episode kicks off with switching up the tribes. They also apparently really liked the egg-smashing thing from last season, as they're making everybody do it this week.
May 18, 2011
What in the heck is wrong with our city schools? Your almost half page story about Western High School commencement policy ( "Western to review commencement policy" May 17) indicates there are some idiots in charge. Denial of the commencement right only because of post-graduate intentions, i.e., attending a four year college, borders on elitism, snobbery, whatever else one chooses to call it. It is also unconstitutional. If one attends four years and gets a lot of C's in the process but has passed all subjects, he/she is entitled to graduate with a formal commencement like everyone else.