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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 5, 2001
TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. - Along the long, twisting road through the Pisgah National Forest, the first sign that something is out of the ordinary is a line of giant transformers. Then, around the bend, a barbed-wire fence, guard shack and surveillance cameras protect what looks like nothing more than another hill of trees and dense shrubbery. It is anything but. This is the entrance to one of the National Security Agency's former spy stations, a place shrouded in secrets and denials, the source of local lore that seems right out of "X-Files."
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Staff Reports and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Maryland State Police say they and federal authorities are investigating a 12-year-old boy who allegedly shined a laser light at a state police helicopter on Sunday night near the Carroll and Howard county line. Police said the helicopter, based in Frederick, was returning from a medevac mission when, in the vicinity of MD Route 27 and MD Route 144 near Mount Airy, a green flash illuminated the cockpit of the aircraft. Police said three more flashes, consistent with that of a laser pointer, were detected.
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March 17, 2010
Marta Mossburg's inaugural column on "Sunshine Week" needs to see the light ("For 'Sunshine Week,' lift the veil on state grant-making," March 16). No other governor in the nation has established as many and as quickly the number of online access points on what their particular state government is doing. Governor Martin O'Malley has improved the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies through StateStat (statestat.maryland.gov) and let the public know more about how our environment is managed via the BayStat (baystat.
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By Mary Johnson and For The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Continuing to emerge as a major entertainment presence in Annapolis, Compass Rose Theater has opened its fourth season with Lorraine Hansberry's powerful 1959 drama, "A Raisin in the Sun," visiting issues of justice and equal opportunity that continue to resonate with audiences today. Groundbreaking 55 years ago as the first Broadway play written by a black female author, "A Raisin in the Sun" not only changed American theater, but offered hope for a future when the dreams of African-American families would no longer be deferred.
TRAVEL
By Brooks Welsh, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2012
No one wants to gain weight at the beach - especially with the upcoming bikini parade. (Guys, I'm looking at you, too.) So this week, we're going to give you some ideas for healthy eats you an make right at home in your beach rental. With the help of my friend and unofficial nutrition expert Alex Bogucki, we've come up with a few different menu ideas that are healthy, light and won’t drain the bank. First up, we're going for a three-course dinner that is cost effective, great for larger groups and tasty for kids.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2013
Six light rail passengers suffered minor injuries when the train was struck by a vehicle in Baltimore County on Friday morning, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. The vehicle's driver also sustained non-life-threatening injuries, said MTA spokesman Paul Shepard. All seven people were transported to area hospitals, he said. Shepard said that at 6:42 a.m., a southbound light rail train was struck by the vehicle at the train crossing between Beaver Dam and Warren roads in Cockeysville.
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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 16, 2010
Although Monday night left almost no snow accumulation, morning commuters will face a light dusting through rush hour this morning, as flurries are expected throughout the Baltimore region, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters project the accumulation will be no more than half an inch in most places. Temperatures will remain below average, with a high in the mid-30s today and 20 mph to 30 mph winds.
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May 7, 2013
The Sun editorial board outdid itself with the conservative-hating vitriol displayed in your editorial notebook on energy-saving light bulbs ("Don't save the planet," May 3). Unfortunately, this "hit" piece showcased just how stupid The Sun can be. Although Maryland may be a mostly Democratic state, I assure you that many conservatives still buy and read this liberal-biased paper. One can only hope that may change after this latest untrue and insulting tirade. Gail Householder, Marriottsville
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | April 2, 2012
If you're wondering why Baltimore City Hall is blue, it's for autism awareness. As part of the International “Light It Up Blue” campaign , Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has joined with the Kennedy Krieger Institute on the lighting. The lights go on Monday at sunset and will stay on through April for Autism Awareness Month. Autism is a developmental disorder that impacts one in 88 children, or one in 80 in Maryland . More than 1.5 million are now estimated to be living with the disorder in the United States.
NEWS
February 25, 2012
Professor Peter Morici would have given a failing grade to a student who submitted a paper with the rambling arguments in his column ("Obama's faith in liberalism," Feb. 21). He would cite the recurring inflammatory religious references as opposed to logic in discussing President Obama's policies. He would also note the criticism of no health-care price and access controls in one paragraph, then of business subsidies and mandates in the next. Professor Morici's economics credibility floats away when he submerges himself in the religious metaphors employed by Rick Santorum.
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By Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
A two-alarm blaze at an adjacent building caused damage to the historic Mayfair Theatre in downtown Baltimore and shut down light rail operations Wednesday afternoon. The fire was reported at about 12:20 p.m. in the rear of a vacant building in the 300 block of W. Franklin St., and fire department spokesman Ian Brennan said that the neighboring theater suffered external damage. "The extent of the internal damage is not known as far as the Mayfair building itself," Brennan said.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
The latest in a series of traffic-jamming construction projects on Light Street in the heart of downtown Baltimore will begin Sunday, as crews for Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. close two of the road's five southbound lanes. The work near the McKeldin Fountain and the Inner Harbor will occur from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday through late October; work will at times extend into a third lane as crews replace a stretch of 36-inch-diameter gas main pipe that runs beneath the busy thoroughfare.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
Two solar flares that occurred this week are speeding toward Earth, possibly causing minor disruptions for radio technology and power grids, and also making the aurora borealis appear much farther south than normal. Neither flare was particularly powerful, but it's unusual that two moderate events would occur in such quick succession, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said Thursday. They could combine to make for a moderate to strong geomagnetic storm on Earth.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
The LIGHTS are looking good. So hyped!!! #McD #FridayNightLights pic.twitter.com/NQ0SF0iiB5 - Darrius Heyward-Bey (@theDHB85) July 10, 2014 For the first time in their high school football careers, McDonogh seniors Wyatt Cook and Ellis McKennie will play at home under the lights Friday night, and they couldn't be more thrilled. "I always wondered what it would be like to be under the lights on Friday night with your team, your fans, your school," Cook said.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
- The Battle of Caulk's Field, the engagement at which the local soldiers of the Kent County militia stood up to the highly trained British Royal Navy and Marines, unfolded in the darkness of the early morning of Aug. 31, 1814. The only light came from the moon and the flashes of the troops' muskets. On Sunday, the 200th anniversary of the pivotal skirmish, historical interpreters brought the battle out into the daylight, allowing spectators to see the action that foreshadowed the defense of Fort McHenry and the eventual American victory in the War of 1812.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2014
The Ravens pared their roster down to the NFL's required 53-player limit Saturday, choosing to keep two quarterbacks and seven wide receivers and leaving themselves thin at cornerback and along the offensive and defensive lines. Among their 13 cuts were veteran guard A.Q. Shipley, who started nine games last year; outside linebacker John Simon, a fourth-round draft pick in 2013; quarterback Keith Wenning, a sixth-round selection in May; and veteran cornerbacks Dominique Franks and Derek Cox. With Wenning's release, the Ravens will enter their fifth straight season with just two quarterbacks on the roster.
NEWS
June 23, 2011
I just had to thank you for your recent editorial about Rep. Anthony Weiner ("Why did Weiner resign?" June 18). All these weeks I have been frustrated by the Rep. Weiner story. I don't think what he did was right or even OK, but the double-standard makes me angry. Your piece was just what I would have liked to say. Thanks again for saying it. Mary Lou Kline, Baltimore
NEWS
January 12, 2011
Recently, the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) received criticism for not allowing a military veteran to attend classes based on his writings in an English class about his violent thoughts and desires to hurt others. The shooting tragedy in Tucson, Ariz., where the shooter was denied attendance at Pima Community College because of his unusual behavior, suggests that CCBC took the appropriate action in requiring an up-to-date psychological evaluation from the student before allowing him to return to campus.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
An 18-year-old motorcyclist was killed after leaving the road and striking a light pole in Nottingham Wednesday, police said. Police identified the motorcyclist as John Adam Corvin Jr., of the 2100 block of Taylor Ave., in Parkville. Corvin had been driving east on Rossville Boulevard approaching Rolling View Avenue just after 12:30 p.m., when he lost control of his 1999 Suzuki 650 and crashed into the pole, police said. He was declared dead at the scene. Baltimore County Police Crash Team is investigating.
NEWS
August 27, 2014
Baltimore's proposed Red Line passed a significant milestone this week with mixed results. The good news is that officials in Baltimore and Baltimore County pledged a combined $280 million to help build the 14-mile light rail project, less enthralling is that the total cost has risen a quarter-billion dollars to $2.9 billion. Critics will no doubt seize on the higher cost as a sign of incompetence, waste, poor planning or the usual brickbats thrown at taxpayer-financed projects of all kinds.
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