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August 26, 2012
How ironic that The Sun should publish another letter from a racing hater complaining about traffic problems on the same day that it ran a picture of the people fighting the traffic problems caused by last week's Ravens game ("Baltimore isn't Le Mans," Aug. 24). If we're going to base which sporting events the city is going to host based on traffic disruptions, then we'd better get rid of the Orioles and the Ravens before we do away with the Baltimore Grand Prix. In terms of the total number of hours of people struggling with traffic, the Grand Prix causes but a fraction of the problem caused by our two major league sports teams.
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Tim Wheeler | October 8, 2014
An overwhelming majority of Marylanders are worried about pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, a new poll finds, and most are concerned enough about the bay's slumping crabs to back a moratorium on crabbing. The survey by Goucher College found 84 percent of those contacted last week said they were very or somewhat concerned about bay pollution. Just 14 percent said it worried them little or not at all. The 708 Marylanders interviewed by telephone were only a little more upbeat about the overall health of the state's environment - 62 percent rated it fair to poor, while 36 percent consider it good to excellent.
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January 14, 2006
On January 12, 2006, DOROTHYMARGARET (Kroeber) MAJOR, beloved wife of the late James Joseph Major. Loving mother of Robert Spencer Major and Deidre Isabel (Major) Kligys. Cherished grandmother of Kaylee Linda, Brayden Craig and Maggie Elizabeth Major and Jonas James Kligys. Friends may call at the family owned Slack Funeral Home, P.A., 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday 10 A.M. at the St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 3755 St. Paul Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
NEWS
October 6, 2014
Marriage equality took one of its biggest leaps forward today without anything happening at all. By deciding not to hear any of the same-sex marriage cases appealed to it, the Supreme Court immediately voided bans on gay marriage in five more states - Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana and Wisconsin - and likely did so in six others that are part of the same appellate circuits. It was the largest number of states to realize marriage equality on one day, topping the three (including Maryland)
NEWS
June 23, 2003
On June 22, 2003, JAMES JOSEPH MAJOR, beloved husband of Dorothy Margaret (nee Kroeber) Major. Loving father of Robert Spencer and Diedre Isabel Major. Cherished grandfather of twins Kaylee Lynda and Brayden Craig Major, dear brother of Peter Major and his wife Peggy and Margaret Delaney and her husband Walter. Friends may call at the family owned and operated Slack Funeral Home P.A., Ellicott City on Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 9;30 A.M. at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 3755 St. Paul St. Ellicott City.
NEWS
November 27, 1990
LONDON -- Chancellor of the Exchequer John Major was assured today of becoming Britain's next prime minister after both rivals in a Conservative Party leadership election conceded victory to him.Major won 185 votes, two less than the simple majority required for election. Former Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine had 131 votes; Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd had 56 votes.Hurd said that the party rules required a third ballot, even though he and Heseltine had conceded that Major would be the winner.
NEWS
March 26, 2004
On March 23, 2004, DONALD W. MAJOR, beloved husband of the late Ethel V. Major (nee Hartman), devoted significant other of Camilla Trahan, dear step-father of Joyce Bjork, brother of Charles, Joseph, the late John and Bernard Major Service will be held at family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Rd. (beltway exit 26A) on Saturday, March 27 at 11 A.M. Entombment Private. Friends may call on Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bishop Cummins Memorial Church, 2001 Frederick Rd., Balto.
NEWS
June 25, 1995
Prime Minister John Major, every British caricaturist's model of a wimp in politics, knocked his party's back-stabbers on their behinds by resigning as party leader. His stock immediately soared. He will win re-election as leader by Conservative Members of Parliament, or lose the prime ministry.There are two basic objections to Mr. Major by some Tories. The first is that the unpopular governing party seems destined to lose the election that must be held by summer 1997 to a revived Labor Party.
SPORTS
April 12, 1995
The Orioles sold 25,000 tickets the day after the baseball strike ended. Now for an opposing view.In Sunday's editions of The Sun, readers were asked whether they have lost interest in major-league baseball and plan to attend fewer Orioles games because of the 7 1/2 -month strike. The vote was 294-96 against the majors.Joe Lamm of Owings Mills spoke for many callers."I used to go to 50 to 60 games at Camden Yards, but I've decided to cut back drastically," he said. "I might go to two or three games this year and maybe five or so next year, but I'm going to start going to minor-league games and exploring other options for my entertainment dollar."
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | January 10, 1996
LONDON -- This is how the first question time of 1996 began in the House of Commons yesterday.A Labor politician named Paul Flynn got up, stared across the aisle at Prime Minister John Major, challenged the "legitimacy" of the ruling Conservative government and then, over the roar of the Commons, shouted: "Isn't it degrading of you to deny the country an election -- to deny the country the choice between an exhausted Tory government and an invigorated Labor...
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
The Maryland Zoo opened its first new major exhibit in a decade on Saturday, pinning its hopes on the endangered African penguin to spark a renaissance for the beleaguered institution. The new, $11 million Penguin Coast is now one of the first things visitors see after taking a shuttle to the park's exhibits. A small island designed to mimic a makeshift South African fishing camp sits in the center of a ring of water, so the penguins can swim in circles past an enclosed underwater viewing area.
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Sports Digest | September 26, 2014
Major League Lacrosse is planning on starting the 2015 season earlier than in the past, with April 11 as the proposed start date, two weeks earlier than the 2014 season began. The final regular-season game in the National Lacrosse League is set for May 2, meaning there will be more overlap between MLL and NLL seasons if MLL starts earlier. The MLL also is experimenting with ways to make the ball more visible on TV, including changing the color or adding a stripe, after trying a smooth, orange ball last season.
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By Tim Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2014
Ever wonder why your neighborhood streams and rivers look so muddy after a heavy rain? A recent survey of construction sites in the Baltimore area found less than a quarter of the exposed soil being worked had been properly protected from erosion. The survey, involving staff and volunteers from 22 different environmental and community groups, found widely varying but generally poor controls on mud pollution being used at building sites in Baltimore City and the five surrounding counties.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
First baseman Christian Walker was called up to a division-winning team in September to help give some players a break in the final 10 days of the season. Walker, 23, immediately was inserted into the Orioles' lineup Wednesday night. He struck out in his first at-bat and hit a flyout in his second. But in his third trip to the plate, in the seventh inning against Toronto Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ, Walker laced a double down the left-field line for his first major league hit. “It was exciting, you know.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
Roughly two weeks ago, first baseman Christian Walker was at Camden Yards picking up his Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year Award. On Wednesday, he was in the Orioles' starting lineup, batting seventh and playing first base in his major league debut. “I'm just really excited. I'm really happy to be here, and I'm glad they decided I was going to come up,” Walker said. “I'm looking forward to anything that lies ahead in the next few weeks.” Walker, 23, hit .288 with a .357 on-base percentage, a .489 slugging percentage, 26 homers and 96 RBIs in 139 games at Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk this year.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
The Orioles haven't yet clinched a playoff spot or figured out their seeding for the postseason, but assuming they are playing in October, their first game will be Oct. 2 on TBS. Major League Baseball announced its postseason schedule today, and the playoffs will kick off -- assuming there are no ties -- with the American League wild-card game Sept. 30, with the National League wild-card game the next day, Oct. 1. If the current standings hold, the Orioles will get the No. 2 seed in the AL and will host the first two Division Series games at Camden Yards on Oct. 2 and Oct. 3. They'd then travel for games three and four (if necessary)
NEWS
By Christopher Marquis and Christopher Marquis,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | July 5, 1991
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Army major who is the primary witness in the 1989 killings of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador told the FBI that he felt little remorse for the slain clerics, a transcript of his interrogation shows.Maj. Eric Buckland, a military adviser in El Salvador when the priests were killed, said he felt an intense loyalty to the U.S.-backed Salvadoran government and viewed the slain priests as guerrilla collaborators.The U.S. government has kept the contents of Major Buckland's questioning on Jan. 12, 1990, largely secret, refusing to share it with congressional investigators and journalists because, diplomats in El Salvador said, its contents would humiliate Major Buckland.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has agreed to acquire NBC affiliate KSNV in Las Vegas for $120 million, the Hunt Valley-based broadcaster said Wednesday. The purchase from Intermountain West is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015. The addition of KSNV to a Sinclair-owned CW station and MyNetwork station in Las Vegas means the broadcaster's news footprint will cover all major cities in Nevada, said Steve Pruett, co-COO of Sinclair's television group. The company plans to sell the Federal Communications Commission license and related assets, but not the programming, of one of the three Las Vegas properties to comply with regulatory requirements.
NEWS
August 29, 2014
While this week's decision to abandon the proposed $95 million intermodal rail facility at the Mount Clare yard in Southwest Baltimore may be regarded as a big victory for neighbors in Morrell Park and elsewhere who strongly opposed it, the decision is a genuine setback for efforts to expand business at the Port of Baltimore. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested in recent years to make the port more competitive and reduce shipping costs; the loss of the planned intermodal facility is likely to have the opposite effect.
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