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September 19, 2013
After reading multiple letters in The Sun from people decrying the possible raising of the minimum wage, I can't help but wonder if anyone who disagrees with such an increase is living (subsisting), or has recently lived, on the present and long-standing rate. I rather doubt that any have done so, nor would any of them be willing to try it. One would quickly learn that "cherry-picked statistics" don't pay the rent and grocery bills. Thad Paulhamus, Baltimore
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NEWS
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!
NEWS
July 24, 2013
One of the most embarrassing moments in my life ended in tears and hugs from a total stranger. I was checking out with my 22-month-old son at the River Hill Giant. I was mortified when my debit card was declined. I felt my face turning red, and was prepared to return all of my groceries. There was a lady in line behind me with several kids. I thought that she must be really aggravated with me holding up the line. Then something totally unexpected happened. She paid for my groceries saying she had once been in a similar situation.
NEWS
April 3, 2012
The recent rulings by theU.S. Supreme Courtregarding habeas corpus relief for certain inmates have caused grave concerns and anxiety for the courageous survivors of John Merzbacher, as indicated by the many victims who have contacted us over the past several days. During my four-plus years as archbishop of Baltimore, I had the privilege of meeting with several of John Merzbacher's victims and their families, who recounted for me their tragic and painful abuse. It is clear to me that the abuse they suffered has had an enormous impact on their lives and the lives of their families, and I fear that they will suffer anew if Mr. Merzbacher's request to be released is granted.
NEWS
May 13, 2012
Thank you for publishing the courageous story of Regina Friend and her pride in the achievements of her son before he committed suicide last year ("Mother 'closing loop' for her son after his suicide," May 10). Ms Friend's story was a particular gift to me as this is the 11th anniversary of the death of my husband, Jerry, by suicide. Although Roswell Friend was much younger than Jerry, they shared many of the same characteristics - friend and inspiration to many, creative, focused on the future.
NEWS
March 4, 2013
I would like to clarify some of the statements made in your article about Hale Properties and the Baltimore Blast leaving the Clarence H. Du Burns Arena ("In dispute with city, Hale moves businesses out," Feb. 28). The management fee to run the Du Burns Arena mentioned in the article has been declining over the years. In fact, the last agreement, which ended on January 21, included no management fee to be paid to Hale Properties to operate Du Burns Arena. Hale Properties was also responsible for paying all the operating expenses of running Du Burns Arena, and the Blast paid a rental fee to the city for use of office space there.
NEWS
February 16, 2013
Fifty years ago this month there was a knock on our apartment door. With a baby on my hip, I greeted my downstairs neighbor: "You've got to read this!" she said, pushing a book toward me. "It will change your life!" That was my introduction to The Feminine Mystique. It was a pleasant change from Dr. Spock. Although I was part of Betty Friedan's target audience - - a white, middle class, college-educated woman relegated to changing diapers and keeping house while her husband enjoyed a fulfilling career - The Feminine Mystique did not speak to me. It was a powerful, revolutionary book that should have made me mad as hell, but this then 25-year-old, happily married wife and mother felt blessed every day to be able to stay at home, care for her baby and keep house for an appreciative husband.
NEWS
February 23, 2013
I look at the photograph of attempted murderer Daniel Gladden, and underneath the thin veneer of looking pseudo-tough, I see a young man who is seemingly angry with the universe ("Gladden pleads guilty in shooting," Feb. 20). I ask myself just when our society began churning out these conflicted youths who are totally devoid of guilt or compassion about stomping the life out of another human being. What bothers me even more than the anger, the hatred, is the aura of total indifference he has cloaked himself in. This was the classic case of a young man who chose to ostracize himself from a supposed normal and balanced society.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2012
I've been trying to figure out what to say about bullied bus monitor Karen Klein for four days now -- just watching the viral video of her being bullied to tears by middle-school students in New York last week left me so discombobulated I could barely speak. The boys' vile, relentless verbal attack of her, I finally realize, feels like the personification of every Internet troll I've ever run into online. I've seen horrible personal attacks from anonymous (and sometimes not) posters that had the exact same tenor, and seen commenters gang up in the exact same way, while gaining strength and bravado hiding behind their keyboards.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | October 9, 2014
One of the things I like about baseball - and there are a lot of things to like, especially when the Orioles reach the American League Championship Series - is the way it marks time. You don't have to be a stats freak to remember the milestones. When your team is alive in October, the year of that happy development registers forever. In the Barry Levinson-directed film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's "The Natural," the fictional slugger Roy Hobbs shatters the glass clock in center field with a line-drive home run. That is to say: Baseball will never be ruled by time.
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