May 18, 2012
Now that the tax catastrophe is over, many photos will be snapped of Gov.Martin O'Malley, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House SpeakerMichael E. Buschgloating over their "accomplishments. " Frankly. I don't know how these three can sleep at night. F. Cordell, Lutherville
May 8, 2012
If MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakeexpects to increase the city's population by 10,000 in the coming years, she better hope she finds someone of the same caliber as Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld ("Bealefeld to step down," May 4). With defense attorneys and community activists bemoaning his zero tolerance policy, he held his ground. This city is infested with crime other than murder. Residents don't flee to the suburbs because the city is no longer enjoyable, they leave because of crime and high taxes.
April 20, 2012
Instead of asking for a higher bottle tax to pay for school repairs, maybe Baltimore MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakeshould first ask Gov.Martin O'Malleywhat happened to the millions of dollars he couldn't account for when he was mayor. If she wants to sell the city's historic properties to help fund the budget, she should be asking the governor why he didn't make needed repairs while mayor. She might ask for state aid but since the General Assembly recently passed a "doomsday budget," there probably isn't any money.
August 20, 2010
Over and over again, we see that elections are ultimately not really about the issues or leadership qualities. They're about money. Whoever has the most money bribes, er, wins over the voters ("Ehrlich leads in donors; O'Malley leads in cash" and "Bernstein outpaces Jessamy in funds," Aug. 19). I suspect our nation's Founding Fathers are spinning in their graves. Mary Shaw, Philadelphia, PA
August 5, 2011
Where is our leadership, any leadership? With the recent BGE PeakRewards program debacle of not preparing or managing an event that was forecast several weeks in advance, how can the utility ever survive a true emergency? It won't and we won't with this current management set! Meanwhile, Baltimore is cutting down 136 mature trees for a weekend event. Where is Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake? City residents should be crying because the current administration does not care. Somewhere, William Donald Schaefer must be crying also.
October 12, 2012
Andre Lake has been appointed to the student leadership organization of cadre within the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Randolph-Macon Academy, in Front Royal, Va. A senior, Lake received the rank of first lieutenant and performs duties assigned to the Echo Flight commanding officer. He is the son of Linda Howe-Lake, of Laurel.