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June 25, 1992
From earliest frontier times, Americans have put great stock in helping one's neighbor. Now, with the recent award of just under $3 million in federal grants to support local community service programs, Maryland has moved to the forefront of efforts to encourage the volunteer spirit.The money is part of some $70 million in awards disbursed nationally this year by the Commission on National and Community Service, the federal agency charged with turning President Bush's 1988 call for a surge of volunteerism that would be like a "thousand points of light" into practical reality.
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Editorial from The Aegis | August 19, 2014
The Cal Ripken World Series has been a highlight of summertime in Harford County for a dozen years. People in the community step up and provide housing for players, some of whom travel from as far away as is possible to get and still be on earth. As a result of this tradition, there always are some local people cheering extra hard for whatever teams are playing. It's a wonderful expression of hope for the future insofar as it brings people from many cultures together to share good times and good sports.
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By Kaana Smith and Kaana Smith,SUN STAFF | June 15, 1996
There was a time when Wayne Gair couldn't keep a job longer than two paychecks and what few dollars he made was spent on getting high.But after receiving his associate's degree, getting a full-time job and staying clean for the past four years, Gair knew it was time to achieve his longtime goal: buying a home."
NEWS
May 21, 2014
Congress needs to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) so there is real and fair competition reflecting 21st century commerce. America was built on promoting economic growth and business in a fashion that ensures fair competition for all. Today, online-only retailers are not required to charge and collect sales tax, while local businesses must. However, the sales tax (in all but five states) is still owed. The collection of these taxes is difficult to enforce unless online sellers have either a physical store or a warehouse within the state.
NEWS
By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,Washington Bureau of The Sun | May 16, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Navy has forbidden the director of a St. Mary's County naval testing facility from testifying next week in favor of keeping the operation open, leaving local community leaders worried they have lost a key advocate in trying to save more than 1,000 jobs.The Naval Electronics Systems Engineering Activity at St. Inigoes is slated for closure under the Pentagon's base realignment and closure list. Robert E. Waxman, executive director of the base, was chosen by community leaders and members of the Maryland congressional delegation to be one of two advocates for NESEA at a hearing next week in Philadelphia.
NEWS
By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,Sun Staff Writer | May 19, 1995
A Havre de Grace couple will give $1 million to Harford Community College upon their deaths, apparently the largest private donation pledged to any community college in the state.Barclay "Bob" Tucker, 60, and his wife, Betty Lou, 57, last fall decided to make the gift, after Mr. Tucker sold the heavy construction equipment dealership he owned for 20 years, Tucker Equipment Co., of Aberdeen."I guess our main reason is because it's our local community college," said Mrs. Tucker, who attended the 38-year-old school in the early 1970s.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,matthew.brown@baltsun.com | August 21, 2009
The two teens had led the second-graders in the singing game quackadillo omar, organized a round of the dodgeball variant chamamot, and demonstrated what one of them called the Israeli way of jumping rope. Now the children at the Jewish day camp sat on the grass around Tal Bouhnik and Liron Menashe and asked questions. "Are there any Christian people in Israel?" Stefan wanted to know. "There are, but not many," Bouhnik said. "Like, 10?" Stefan asked. Exchanges such as this one last week at Camp Milldale in Reisterstown are the reason Bouhnik and Menashe were brought to Baltimore.
NEWS
By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Staff Writer | March 11, 1993
Black and white, young and old.For four days, about 50 Annapolis-area residents have joined together, not so much to rehash problems they know exist, but to come up with some solutions.The Institute for African-American Mobilization, a four-day training conference, will conclude today with residents having discussed a variety of methods to help local community members deal with problems related to alcohol, tobacco and drug use.The conference, which is being held at Maryland Hall, has run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day."
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Editorial from The Aegis | August 19, 2014
The Cal Ripken World Series has been a highlight of summertime in Harford County for a dozen years. People in the community step up and provide housing for players, some of whom travel from as far away as is possible to get and still be on earth. As a result of this tradition, there always are some local people cheering extra hard for whatever teams are playing. It's a wonderful expression of hope for the future insofar as it brings people from many cultures together to share good times and good sports.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones will receive this year's Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award on Thursday during the annual Babe's Birthday Bash. Each year, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation gives the award to recognize "an active or former professional athlete or individual with ties to the Maryland sports community who has shown a strong devotion to giving back to the local community. " The Orioles' three-time All-Star and Gold Glove outfielder has a lengthy history of philanthropy in Baltimore, especially with local youth organizations.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Members of the Jewish community gathered in a parking lot at Pimlico Race Course on Monday morning and tossed leavened leftovers into more than two dozen incinerating barrels, burning to a crisp items including slices of pizza and boxes of Cheerios. Bert Miller of Park Heights, who parted with a piece of bread, proclaimed it one of the largest nationwide gatherings for the annual burning of chametz, or leavened foods that cannot be consumed during Passover, the observance of the exodus of Jews from Egypt.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones will receive this year's Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award on Thursday during the annual Babe's Birthday Bash. Each year, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation gives the award to recognize "an active or former professional athlete or individual with ties to the Maryland sports community who has shown a strong devotion to giving back to the local community. " The Orioles' three-time All-Star and Gold Glove outfielder has a lengthy history of philanthropy in Baltimore, especially with local youth organizations.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2013
On a brisk afternoon 50 years ago, Timothy Hyman snapped pictures as officials cut a ribbon to open the newest stretch of Interstate 95, connecting Baltimore to Delaware and onward north to Maine. Amid the large crowd gathered at the Maryland-Delaware border, Hyman still remembers the civil rights advocates picketing just outside his frame, calling for the interstate to be interracial and to further advance their cause. In that moment, Hyman said he saw a dual promise - of travel without congestion, but also without oppression.
NEWS
August 7, 2013
The Pentagon budget is bankrupting this country, and U.S. warriors are wreaking havoc all over the Middle East ("Pentagon leaders caution Congress over budget cuts," Aug. 2). The blow-back has been phenomenal. But instead of the GOP calling for major cuts in the military budget in order to fund a major rebuilding of the country's infrastructure, it is continuing its blatant attack on the poor. If we did not have a Congress beholden to military contractors, the bloated military budget would be severely cut. Then the savings would be used in our communities to salvage the bridges, the roads, schools, recreation centers and other urban infrastructure.
TRAVEL
By Rachael Pacella, For The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
The Dew Tour is coming to Ocean City two months earlier than last year in hopes of catching bigger waves, and the town will be packed with extreme-sports fans paying homage to this shrine to surfing, skateboarding and BMX. The five-day competition next weekend gives visitors a chance to see some of the most difficult tricks performed by the top professionals. It's all about their incredible balance, coordination and refusal to obey gravity. And about bringing throngs of fans to the shops and eateries at the beach: The 2012 event drew 90,000 visitors and organizers are hoping to top that number this year.
NEWS
By Pless Jones Sr | June 7, 2012
Recently, a group of elected officials who represent Baltimore's east side held a press conference calling for more inclusion of minority-owned firms and more jobs for their constituents through the $300 million in ongoing construction projects generated byEast Baltimore Development Inc.(EBDI). Surprisingly, they proposed to achieve their objective of increasing construction employment and inclusion by acting to "shut down" several construction projects. As president of the Maryland Minority Contractors Association and the owner of P&J Contracting in Baltimore, I share their desire to increase economic inclusion.
BUSINESS
By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau of The Sun | January 5, 1992
Washington -- Arlington, in the Sunbelt sprawl of Texas, and Ypsilanti, in the industrial Rust Bowl of Michigan, are locked in a long-distance, life-or-death economic struggle.One of the localities faces the prospect of losing its major private employer, General Motors Corp., as the nation's largest automaker prepares to close 21 plants and shed more than 70,000 workers in the United States and Canada by 1995.General Motors has been deliberately vague over which of its 125 continental assembly and parts plants will be axed under a massive restructuring announced in mid-December.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | June 1, 2000
LIKE MANY NONPROFIT organizations in Central Maryland, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore relies on volunteers to support the work of its paid staff. But the organization didn't have sufficient room to welcome and accommodate its many affiliates, "lay leaders" and visitors until this spring, when it completed a $3.5 million expansion and renovation of its 20-year-old headquarters at 101 W. Mount Royal Ave., called the Associated Krieger Building. The three-story, 13,500-square-foot addition contains conference rooms, offices and other meeting spaces that are booked from morning to night by committees and subcommittees of The Associated or others.
NEWS
By Jason Judd | March 12, 2012
If our largest banks are the "one-percenters" of American capitalism, small business is our 99. And, just as our largest corporations are ruling the roost in Washington, so too do they rule in Annapolis. In fact, Maryland's politics have become so lopsided over the last decade that support for Maryland's small businesses has degenerated into a mere talking point - "backbone of our economy," "the engine of economic growth," etc. Here's Exhibit A. In spite of all the talk from big business groups about taxes and regulation in Maryland, the top issue for small businesses is lending.
NEWS
July 5, 2011
I believe that Marylanders understand that there are two types of people in this state — those who make the laws, and those who are forced to follow them. The recent proposal by the Maryland Transportation Authority to raise tolls hits hard in all areas of the state, but the hardest hit are Cecil and Harford counties. These two counties are remarkably intertwined, and outsiders fail to realize how much one county depends on the other. The proposed toll increase for the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge is far greater than those proposed elsewhere in Maryland and will require an unending investment in the EZPass system.
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