January 9, 2014
Katie Couric probably meant well when she invited "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox and model Carmen Carrera on her eponymous talk show to discuss transgender-specific issues. After all, transgender women - actual trans women, not trans female characters played by cisgender actors - are still largely absent from network television. Trans issues are largely misunderstood, and trans women of color like Carrera and Cox face particular challenges which aren't often voiced on a national stage.
June 15, 2011
On a recent Friday night, Hollywood Casino in Perryville whooped, shrieked and fluttered with the shrill din of thousands of slot machines at full blast. Crowds flitted from shiny penny slots to $1 machines, hoping to hit it big, or simply spend a night away from the couch. The cavernous complex in the middle of rural Cecil County felt like the inside of a pinball machine. Walking around this casino, Maryland's largest, and the Casino at Ocean Downs, the state's second, can be a dizzying, trippy experience.
May 11, 2007
A Baltimore County jury convicted former UMBC student John C. Gaumer of murder and rape yesterday in the beating death and sexual assault of a woman he had met online, capping four days of evidence and testimony that a prosecutor acknowledged to jurors was as shocking as it was graphic. The verdicts - announced to a packed courtroom about 4:30 p.m. after jurors deliberated for less than five hours - set up a capital sentencing hearing scheduled to begin Monday. With the jury convicting Gaumer of both first-degree murder and first-degree rape - a charge that serves as an "aggravating circumstance" under Maryland's death penalty statute - prosecutors will seek a death sentence.
October 26, 1996
I thought the question was simple enough, but apparently it was the only stupid one asked during a debate between Congressman Benjamin Cardin and his 3rd District opponent, Pat McDonough, on WCBM Wednesday.After asking Cardin why the disaster predicted by liberals when welfare reform took effect Oct. 1 hadn't occurred, I thought I'd be fair and ask McDonough to handle a hot one."The phrase 'rational discrimination' has been coined by the right side of the political spectrum," I began. "Basically, it says whites are perfectly justified in fearing young black men because they're the ones who commit the most robberies.
August 28, 2000
The inner workings of at least one piece of the criminal justice system can be viewed on the Internet 24 hours a day, courtesy of Web cams in the Maricopa County jail in south-central Arizona. Four cameras make up the Jail Cam (www.crime.com), which lets visitors view detainees being led into the jail in handcuffs, being fingerprinted and booked and being taken to holding cells. Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, said he had installed the Web cams as a deterrent because he figured that viewing a holding cell on the Web would convince some people that they never wanted to wind up in one. Arpaio said he had also set up the Web cams as a response to critics who accused his officers of mistreating inmates.
March 7, 1997
In an article in yesterday's editions about Gov. Parris N. Glendening's appearance in "Homicide: Life on the Street," a sentence about the governor was inadvertently edited into a quote and attributed, incorrectly, to Raymond C. Feldmann, a gubernatorial spokesman. The Sun regrets the error. Pub Date: 3/07/97
June 20, 1997
An article in yesterday's Howard County edition of The Sun inadvertently listed two performance dates for Arturo Sandoval and Nestor Torres during the Columbia Festival of the Arts. Sandoval and Torres will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 28, in the River Hill High School auditorium.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 6/20/97
July 8, 1994
Joseph Bartenfelder, who is running for the Democratic nomination for the 6th District Baltimore County Council seat, was omitted inadvertently from the candidate list yesterday in The Sun and some editions of The Evening Sun.The Sun regrets the error.
March 5, 1995
In the Howard edition of The Sun last Sunday, a photo of two teen-agers playing pool was inadvertently published with articles headlined "Violence among youths shows innocence lost in the suburbs." In fact, the articles and photo (above) had nothing to do with each other.* The Sun regrets the error.