October 7, 2011
I am almost 80 years old. My husband and I have owned Macs from the very first one. It is my life line. I email back and forth with friends and family, search the Web for all kinds of information and keep up with what is happening locally, nationally and internationally through my Mac. Steve Jobs changed my life, and I appreciate all that he did. Pat Elliott, Baltimore
March 3, 2010
My brother and I graduated Cardinal Gibbons in the late '70s. This place changed my life. I had no idea of it's financial problems. Gibbons has always been a bright spot during troubled times in the city school system. They were personally interested in the individual student. The all-male student body and dress code made for a unique environment and reduced the daily distraction that high school kids deal with today. What a shame. Conrad Johnson
March 9, 2013
Congratulations to Maria Santo for so eloquently stating the pro-life attitude toward the unconscionable killing of 55 million children over the past 40 years through abortions ("Dishonesty underlies abortion law," March 5). That it is a crime for a mother to kill her infant after its birth, but perfectly legal to kill the same child in the womb just doesn't make sense. The baby has no say in the mother's decision to exercise of her right to an abortion. The better solution is to choose life for the baby and then allow it to be adopted by a loving family.
November 23, 2012
This holiday season may be the greatest ever for book adaptations, and this week, we have a visual stunner: "Life of Pi," Ang Lee's take on the best-selling Yann Martel novel . Among the other big adaptations is "Lincoln," the Steven Spielberg movie that was inspired by Doris Kearns Goodwin's "Team of Rivals," and that has already become an Academy Award favorite. The season's bounty also includes "The Hobbit," "Les Miserables"...
January 29, 2013
I read your article in The Sun entitled "Keep abortion safe and legal" (Jan. 27) by Jenny Black, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Maryland. I know that it was printed to acknowledge the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision. In the name of fairness, I am now respectfully requesting that you print a commentary from someone on the pro-life side of this issue. I would think more highly of your paper if you kept it fair and balanced, and if you presented both sides of a controversial issue such as abortion.
December 7, 2011
I was crushed to learn that Brother Kelly had passed away ("Brother James Kelly: President of Mount Saint Joseph High School had second-longest tenure at the Irvington School," Dec. 4). He was the President of St. Xavier High School in Louisville, Ky., when I was a student there in the 1990s, and I can truly testify that crossing paths with him changed my life forever. I have often referred to Brother Kelly as the Last Great Educator, someone who was always a counter to the modern cynicism about the educational system.
September 7, 2011
You think some of your locavore friends are hardcore. They've got nothing on historical reenactors. Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is hosting some 150 reeaactors from all over the country who wil be living the 1814 life on the fort's grounds as part of the annual Star-Spangled Banner Weekend . Your children will gape in awe at the sight of humans cooking over a campfire. The weekend's ativities at the fort include a Friday night parade and Saturday evening ship-to-shore pyrotechnic bombardment.
October 7, 2010
In response to Robb Preis' comments ("There's more in the world than the Ravens," Readers respond, Oct. 2), I'd rather see pictures and articles of our beloved Ravens on the front page than stories of all the murders and drugs which are so prevelant in Baltimore. Baltimore is a football town, and there are thousands of fans who cherish seeing their beloved Ravens on the front page. I can't wait to open up the next day's paper after the Ravens beat teams such as the hated Pittsburgh Steelers!
August 5, 2012
On the first day of the rest of his life, Michael Phelps slept in. Really in. "I just woke up," he told reporters at a 1 p.m. news conference Sunday, the day after he swam his last race ever to complete a 22-medal run over four Olympics. After spending much of his life seeing almost nothing but "the black line at the bottom of the pool," Phelps seemed ready to make up for lost time. He's been here for about two weeks, for example, but just now had seen Big Ben and the Parliament as he was driven to the event, organized by one of his sponsors, Visa.
August 29, 2010
Old age ain't for sissies. — Bette Davis Her father had lived for a decade and a half in a big house on the Eastern Shore. Then he started showing signs of dementia. In 2008, Barbara Turner finally had to take the reins. It was tough enough that Turner, a retired newspaper journalist, was forced to move her dad into assisted living. But what should she do with his stuff? She wanted to keep it all — the chairs, the old photos, even the lawn equipment.