April 22, 2012
In an interview with Capitol Hoops, Maryland center signee Shaquille Cleare talked about playing with his future Terps teammates at the Capital Classic on Saturday.
February 7, 2000
The Maryland Center for the Book has named Sun staff writer Rafael Alvarez the winner of its first Rising Star Award. The award, which honors a Maryland writer showing exceptional literary promise, will be presented May 12 at the Maryland Library Association's annual conference in Towson. Alvarez, a lifelong resident of Baltimore, is the author of "The Fountain of Highlandtown," a collection of short stories, and "Hometown Boy," a collection of his articles for The Sun. His latest book, "Orlo and Leini," is the six-story saga of a Baltimore junkman and his tormented Greek lover.
September 16, 2014
Problem gamblers would no longer be able to ban themselves from Maryland casinos for life under a change being considered to a state program designed to protect hundreds of gamblers from themselves. The Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency might remove the lifetime self-ban option because of concerns that it is excessive and redundant, Stephen Martino, the agency's director, said Tuesday. "We're probably going to change the program in the next couple of months," Martino said.
October 1, 2013
Among the hundreds of new laws taking effect Tuesday (Oct. 1) is one meant to help the Chesapeake Bay by limiting when, where and how Marylanders should feed their lawns. One scientist, though, suggests homeowners could help the bay better by forgoing lawn fertilizer altogether. The Fertilizer Use Act of 2011 restricts the nutrient content of all grass food sold in Maryland, barring phosphorus from most lawn-care products and setting limits on how much nitrogen should be applied.
August 31, 2011
A new scientific study recommends halting all commercial harvest of oysters in Maryland, warning that the ecologically important bivalves are even more depleted than previously believed and that continuing to catch them risks eliminating them altogether from much of the upper Chesapeake Bay. The study, led by researchers with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, concludes that the oyster population in Maryland's portion of...
January 24, 2001
Baltimore is among six finalists competing for a grant to help push the city into the digital age. Under Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Digital Village program, a total of up to $15 million in money and equipment will be awarded to underprivileged neighborhoods in three cities. The program will help students in school, and adults and children who use the Internet in neighborhood centers and at home. The Maryland Center for Arts and Technology Inc., an economic development organization in Baltimore, applied for the Hewlett-Packard grant for the East Baltimore empowerment zone.
November 10, 2013
In response to a recent article in The Sun on the Maryland Center for Excellence on Early Intervention for Serious Mental Illness, Rene Muller suggests that murder may be an understandable response to overwhelming anxiety and trauma and efforts to treat these people with medications may be misguided. In the process of putting forth this argument in his commentary, "Mental health profession falls short in stopping violence" (Oct. 28), Mr. Muller reduces the treatment of mental illnesses with psychotic symptoms to the choice between pharmacological and psychosocial intervention and does his readers a further disservice by inaccurately portraying the mission of Maryland's Center for Excellence on Early Intervention for Serious Mental Illness.
June 22, 2005
Dwindling public dollars and charitable contributions have led to the demise of the Center for Poverty Solutions and the Maryland Center for Community Development, according to officials of both groups. Trudy P. McFall, former board chairwoman of the Maryland Center for Community Development, said the organization is working with local foundations to try to cover some of its outstanding debt. Officials of the Maryland Food Bank and Health Care for the Homeless said those groups will take on some of the services that the Center for Poverty Solutions performed, including feeding the poor and doing advocacy work.
May 10, 1991
As part of the campaign to enhance productivity and quality, the U.S. Senate has established the U.S. Senate Productivity Award.The award will honor organizations that have significantly improved productivity.The categories for competition include manufacturing, service andsmall businesses.The selection process will be handled by an independent committee, established by Maryland Sens. Paul S. Sarbanes and Barbara A. Mikulski, in cooperation with the Maryland Center for Quality and Productivity.
October 27, 1992
An independent study of the Maryland Shock Trauma Center has raised disturbing questions about the center's quality of care. Maryland's primary emergency medical-care facility ranks near the bottom -- not the top -- of the list when its survival rates are compared to other similar centers across the country.Some experts at the shock-trauma center say the study, which compared data from 1989 and 1990, is flawed. It did not take into account the high number of severely injured patients treated there, especially brain-injured patients.