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January 3, 2010
Gilbert Arenas said he used "bad judgment" in bringing guns into the Wizards locker room. He also denied that he gambles and said there are misconceptions in stories about a dispute between him and teammate Javaris Crittenton . His remarks came following the Wizards' 97-86 loss to the Spurs on Saturday night after two days of reports about the investigation into the guns he kept at the Verizon Center - and about an hour after the family...
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September 30, 2014
The letter from Dawn DiBattista regarding the shameful flip-flop of the NFL and the Ravens in their treatment of Ray Rice expresses a well-reasoned point of view that has been largely suppressed by the vitriol of the do-gooders who would impose their one-size-fits-all solution to the domestic violence problem we face in our society ( "Ravens have fumbled badly," Sept. 26). Congratulations, Ms. DiBattista, for expressing so well the notion that individual circumstances should not be ignored when punishing individuals who have violated the law. How we mete out punishment says much about us as a society.
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NEWS
December 20, 2011
To The Sun's editorial board I say: Bravo! Bravo! I spent 39 years as a cop and a loyal Baltimore County employee, and it pains me to see the direction the county is headed ("A pension windfall," Dec. 18). Without an honest and unbiased media, the fabric of our government becomes tattered. I think what continues to amaze me is the decisions that Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz continues to make. How does an educated man with over 16 years of government experience continue to make decisions that defy common sense?
NEWS
September 9, 2014
Janay Rice's public message today about the Ravens' decision to cut her husband, running back Ray Rice, and the NFL's decision to ban him for life after a video was published showing him knocking her unconscious is likely to have precisely the opposite of the effect she desired, drawing more attention to what is for her, a painful family matter. In a post on her Instagram account, Ms. Rice condemned the media and the public for causing her family anguish and forcing them to relive "a moment we regret every day. " She added: "If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you've succeeded on so many levels.
NEWS
December 12, 2011
If a girl 16 or younger has had vaginal intercourse, she's been raped ("Plan B is overruled," Dec. 9). Few states allow marriage or consensual sex under the age of 17. Do we really want such a girl, afraid that she may become pregnant, to take her predicament to no other counselor than a clerk in a pharmacy or a Walmart? Moreover, even your editorialist admits that the Plan B pill "does nothing to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted disease. " Perhaps Kathleen Sibelius is trying to address issues of criminal law, public health, and psychiatric peril that are hugely less important to the advocates of "women's rights" than the need to prevent unwanted pregnancy at all costs.
NEWS
February 7, 2012
Regarding the answer by Helen Glazer to Paula Simon's commentary on "no problem" ("The problem with 'no problem,'" Jan. 25), I agree with Ms. Simon's judgment of this phrase, but I would go even further. The problem with "no problem" is the idea that what you did may indeed have been a problem, but I have generously judged that it is not, or it is but I forgive you. This implies that you might be at fault, and I am somehow morally superior to you. As to Ms. Glazer's response, I think she is missing the point.
NEWS
November 18, 2012
David Petraeus betrayed his wife; that is between them. It does however show a lack of responsibility and judgment. The personal betrayal is compounded in the betrayal of his country by jollying in the CIA director's office with a woman, Angela Jolie, who not only is a publicity hound but who also has no business in that inner sanctum of national secrets. This makes private citizens wonder about the classified information that Patricia Broadwell has in hand; did it come from a man lacking judgment when faced with aggressive women?
NEWS
February 10, 2004
NOT ONCE but twice voters have been treated recently to extraordinary displays of the volatility of politics: former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean's heart-stopping plunge from Democratic front-runner to primary shutout, and the simultaneous free-fall of the president he seeks to unseat. Less than two weeks after President Bush confidently delivered a status quo State of the Union address crafted to appeal almost exclusively to his conservative Republican base, he was so desperate for a forum to defend himself he voluntarily entered the gladiator pit of Sunday morning talk television.
NEWS
September 2, 2012
Regarding your story about Baltimore City school administrators' credit card expenses, I propose that schools CEO Andrés Alonso be sent to the principal's office - in another state ("City school officials play loose with credit," Aug. 26). The reports of ongoing financial irregularities should outrage all taxpayers. Mr. Alonso has chosen to minimize the seriousness of the problem but he simply doesn't get it. He came to Baltimore with sterling credentials and a vision for improving a seriously distressed school system.
NEWS
December 6, 2010
I am appalled by the Baltimore Sun's coverage of the recent incident in which a black teenager was allegedly beaten up by a member of Shomrim ( "Tension in Park Heights," Dec. 5). Our justice system requires a presumption of innocence until proven guilty by a court of law. Yet your reporters chose to totally disregard that basic tenet, tried and convicted a young man with no prior criminal record and then chose to interview rabble-rousing clergymen to justify their "verdict" and try to create a rift between the black and Jewish communities.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
The group battling with Carroll County commissioners over Christian prayers at their meetings asked a judge Tuesday to order a "permanent injunction" on the practice, which they say alienates some community members. "Public officials are not in the business of offering Christian prayers," said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, a plaintiff in the case. He called the invocations "unconstitutional. " With the latest filing by the plaintiffs for a summary judgment, both sides are now asking the judge to make a final ruling on the case rather than holding a trial.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
State Sen. Brian Frosh questioned Baltimore County Del. Jon Cardin's fitness to be attorney general Friday, citing the endorsement of his Democratic primary rival by a local rapper facing human-trafficking charges. "At least one of my opponents lacks the rudimentary judgment required for holding the office of attorney general," Frosh told The Baltimore Sun's editorial board during a previously scheduled meeting. "Can you imagine the attorney general of Maryland putting his arm around a guy and saying, 'I'm proud to have his endorsement,' not knowing this person has just been charged with 22 counts of human trafficking and prostitution, facing 190 years in jail?"
NEWS
May 9, 2014
Each of us has had the privilege of serving as second in command of the Maryland Attorney General's Office. We've seen first hand how important the office is to citizens and businesses in Maryland, and we know that state Sen. Brian Frosh has the judgment, experience and courage it takes to be an effective champion for the people of Maryland. Brian has been a hardworking and highly regarded member of the legislature since his election in 1986 and, since 2003, chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.
NEWS
April 23, 2014
Baltimore County Circuit Judge Michael J. Finifter knows how to get County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's attention. A year and a half after Maryland's highest court upheld an arbitrator's decision that Baltimore County had overcharged a group of police department retirees for their health insurance benefits and owed them recompense, the county still has not paid and is working its hardest to avoid ever doing so. Now Mr. Finifter has threatened to hold...
NEWS
By Jonah Goldberg | April 21, 2014
The president's lap dog blew his dog whistle. In case you didn't know, in politics a "dog whistle" is coded language that has a superficial meaning for everybody, but also a special resonance for certain constituencies. Using dog whistles lets politicians deny they meant to say anything nasty, bigoted or controversial. Speaking to the National Action Network the day after a testy but racially irrelevant exchange with Republican members of a House panel, Attorney General Eric Holder said, "The last five years have been defined ... by lasting reforms even in the face of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive adversity.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
The owner of a Columbia medical practice was ordered to pay more than $142,600 in restitution and other costs for failing to remit employee contributions and loan repayments to the company's 401K plan, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday. David O. Nyanjom, Laura Nyanjom, Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care Associates and the company's 401 (k) plan must pay $66,474 in unremitted contributions and payments and the balance in pre-judgment interest and costs of appointing an independent fiduciary according to a consent judgment in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
NEWS
July 22, 2011
I was chagrined to see another blaring headline generated by senior officials accusing low-level subordinates of gross wrongdoing without a shred of evidence ("EMT training halted by city," July 19). City leaders must deal with viral publicity every day. The appetite for news, particularly scandal, is almost impossible to satisfy. But that moment of panic and dread when bad publicity is at its worst is the time for true leaders to stand tall and remain steadfast in commitment to due process.
NEWS
September 30, 2014
The letter from Dawn DiBattista regarding the shameful flip-flop of the NFL and the Ravens in their treatment of Ray Rice expresses a well-reasoned point of view that has been largely suppressed by the vitriol of the do-gooders who would impose their one-size-fits-all solution to the domestic violence problem we face in our society ( "Ravens have fumbled badly," Sept. 26). Congratulations, Ms. DiBattista, for expressing so well the notion that individual circumstances should not be ignored when punishing individuals who have violated the law. How we mete out punishment says much about us as a society.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS - Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome acknowledged Saturday that video showing Ray Rice dragging his unconscious fiancee from an elevator at an Atlantic City, N.J., casino is a troubling image for the star running back. However, Newsome is withholding judgment on Rice as the legal process unfolds and he's encouraged by the decision of the three-time Pro Bowl running back and his fiancee, Janay Palmer, to get counseling for their relationship. “I did [watch the video]
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | February 19, 2014
Patients who feel their doctors judge them about their size have a harder time losing weight, Johns Hopkins researchers have found. “Negative encounters can prompt a weight loss attempt, but our study shows they do not translate into success,” study leader Dr. Kimberly A. Gudzune, an assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said in a statement. “Ideally, we need to talk about weight loss without making patients feel they are being judged.
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