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August 25, 2012
Proponents of fracking assured New York crowds at a recent rally that they won't be drilling where they're not wanted. What they really meant is where nobody will see them. Just look at what they did in Ohio and Pennsylvania. I can't imagine they were welcomed with open arms in those states. Now it looks like fracking may come to Maryland. We'll get about three years' worth, then find ourselves back in the same predicament we are in now. It's time to think outside the box. There are plenty of other natural, renewable solutions to our energy problems.
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NEWS
September 4, 2014
As a retiree who held his first job at age 11 and who worked and paid into Social Security for 50 years and into Medicare since it's inception, that obnoxious diatribe by William Smith is an affront to retirees everywhere ( "Who needs those lazy retirees?" Aug. 19). The generalization that retirees are takers and welfare addicts is ridiculous. Perhaps he is speaking for himself. I went to night school for 17 years and earned four degrees while raising a family and trying to create a self-sufficient retirement.
NEWS
October 31, 2013
I commend Professor George La Noue for his careful and comprehensive analysis of the recent judicial decision concerning Maryland's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) ( "Antiquated ruling on desegregation," Oct. 27). I concur in his observations and would like to add a couple of comments. When I came to Maryland almost a quarter century ago to join the University System of Maryland, I became engaged in a fascinating historical process. Wikipedia lists 106 HBCUs in the United States, including two- and four-year and various specialized institutions.
NEWS
January 31, 2014
Consider not only the good news, but the overarching theme that was conveyed in the recent editorial, "Building a more entrepreneurial Maryland" (Jan. 27): Those of us who are determined to make Maryland a top-notch home for starts-ups and businesses of all kinds are working together toward this goal like never before. We are determined. Clearly, our legislators and Gov. Martin O'Malley are making a concerted effort to bolster diverse job growth, while advocacy groups like the Greater Baltimore Committee and TEDCO have created forums to move the discussion forward.
NEWS
December 11, 2013
Seems like a lot of cover-your-butt emails were involved in the launch of Maryland's version of Obamacare's health insurance exchange. I wonder if that old, time-tested method of solving problems was ever used - at any time, did anyone actually talk to the other person? By the way, are there not enough insurance brokers agents, and insurance companies themselves that are actually able to sell their own policies? Why did they allow the government to take over their sales efforts? Could this be another case of "following the money?"
NEWS
October 8, 2014
I think it should be a person's own choice to do whatever drug a person chooses as long as it doesn't involve committing a crime to acquire the drug. When it comes to marijuana, we should be able to have and smoke as much as we like ( "Fixing Md.'s marijuana law," Oct. 3). People like me and many others work very hard for what we have and like to smoke at the end of the day to relax and relieve stress. Ignorant people consider us criminals for doing so. It doesn't kill anyone and it's very helpful to cancer patients going through chemotherapy or radiation treatments.
NEWS
May 4, 2013
This past November, I went to Florida to help mobilize voters to increase participation in communities of color and raise the voice of those often unheard. While there, I witnessed firsthand what we all have seen on TV - terrible voting lines that forced community members to wait hours to cast their ballots. However, these perpetual voting challenges are not isolated to Florida. Even here in Maryland, we have a long, long way to go to ensure that the right to vote for Marylanders is easy and accessible for all. Like in Florida, my friends and family here in Baltimore City also waited hours to vote.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
Welcome back to Morning Shootaround, which will be a regular feature this season the day after Maryland basketball games. While we can't bring you into the Terps' locker room after games - reporters haven't been allowed in there since the last couple of years under Gary Williams - we will recap what was said in the press conference afterward by Maryland coach Mark Turgeon and his players. We will give some of our own insight into what transpired on the court during the previous night's game and what the Terps will be working on at practice looking ahead to their next game . Final score: Maryland 83, Lafayette 74 @ Comcast Center Tuesday night 3-point shots It seems only fitting to start this segment of the blog with 3-pointers.
SPORTS
By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2012
There was a foreboding sense early last season that Nick Faust might not live up to the hype. The City grad and Baltimore Sun first-team All-Metro selection was a consensus four-star prospect joining a Maryland team in desperate need of scorers other than Terrell Stoglin . But Faust “ was pressing ,” in the Terps' season-opening win over UNC-Wilmington last fall, coach Mark Turgeon said. And really, that quote could have been applicable to Faust after many non-conference games in 2011.
NEWS
January 13, 2014
Here we go again. Yet another letter to the editor ("Illegal immigrants steal American jobs," Jan. 3) blaming undocumented immigrants for all of Maryland's employment and economic problems. And, like all such letters, its argument instantly breaks up once it makes contact with the facts. Contrary to popular belief, many "illegal" immigrants entered the country lawfully and only fell out of lawful status because of the complexity and expense of trying to navigate an immigration system that is almost designed not to work for anyone.
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