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June 17, 2013
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's trip with her family to the beach house of lobbyist Lisa Harris Jones during Memorial Day weekend may have been exactly what she claims - two friends getting together ("Friends in high places," June 14). However, as an elected official, the mayor needs to understand that appearances matter, and spending a weekend with one of the biggest lobbyists in the city, no matter how long you have been friends, just does not appear correct. An elected official makes the choice to run for office.
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HEALTH
Michael Bodley and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Marlene MacGregor knew she was going to be a medical guinea pig, but she agreed anyway. Doctors at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital offered the 70-year-old Nottingham resident several options after a biopsy revealed she had Stage 1 breast cancer . After surgery to remove the tumor, she was told traditional radiation therapy - in which a patient goes through weeks of daily radiation treatment - was the tried and true method, with over 30 years...
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NEWS
July 6, 2010
I'm baffled. What motivated Jean Marbella in her Sunday column ("John le Carre meets 'Desperate Housewives,'" July 4) to so trivialize the news that Richard and Cindy Murphy were accused of spying for the Russians? The charge involves our national security, but she treated it as if it was something to joke about. Richard T. Seymour
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2014
Hours after the Ravens terminated the contract of  Ray Rice  on Monday,  John Harbaugh  stood behind a microphone and in front of a horde of cameras and reporters and addressed one of the most difficult days in franchise history. Where was owner  Steve Bisciotti  or general manager  Ozzie Newsome ? Both were criticized by the local and national media for their failure to make themselves available to answer questions. Bisciotti, however, defended the decision in an interview with The Sun earlier today.
NEWS
August 29, 2013
Change is dynamic, yet this "Anything Goes Generation" is far too scurrilous. Although each season has its time for every purpose, there are certain core values that should remain timeless - a sense of right and wrong, respect, courtesy, manners, humility, and altruism. Although too many Americans are adopting salacious, bawdy individual preferences, many Americans deplore immorality forced upon innocuous television viewers. Those born in decades before the 1970s had a different perspective.
NEWS
September 10, 2012
For the good of the country and the legislative process, regardless of who wins the presidential race, the following should resign their leadership posts (although there's a slim chance that it will happen, but Washington is simply dead with them in place): House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sen. Dick Durbin (the Senate's assistant majority leader), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl. Earl Watkeys, Phoenix
NEWS
February 25, 2012
I was born a Democrat but I am a card carrying Republican by choice. I was born Jewish, but am a Jew by choice. And I cannot support our president, not because he is a Democrat but because of what he is doing to our country. But neither can I support the majority of Republican candidates because they are saying nothing about what they would do for our country. They have, especially Mr. Santorum, brought religion into a place it does not belong. I do not care if Mr. Santorum feels he is a better Christian than the president; the question is whether he is a better man and would he make a better president.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | March 29, 2012
Johns Hopkins' 11-10 overtime win against Virginia vaulted the Blue Jays to the top of many polls and rankings. But being No. 1 is not something that is weighs on the players or coaches, according to coach Dave Pietramala. “It doesn't matter,” he said Wednesday. “You could pick a lot of teams for No. 1. UMass is 8-0, Loyola is 8-0. Part of that is just where you were ranked originally. I would tell you that being No. 1 doesn't mean anything right now.” Johns Hopkins (8-0)
NEWS
February 8, 2011
The letter from Maryland Budget Secretary T. Eloise Foster regarding the column by Marta Mossburg about Maryland's pension liabilities reminds me of the argument about rearranging the chairs on the Titanic. No matter whose numbers are closest to the facts, the extent of the pension problem is huge, no doubt about it. It would be refreshing if we could get an unbiased view of the extent of the problem, though I thought that was what we got from Ms. Mossburg. Is Ms. Foster still using 7.75 percent rates of return in her valuations of current and future liabilities?
NEWS
By Boston Globe | July 14, 1995
In a lab in Colorado, inside a jar cooled to the lowest temperature ever reached on Earth or anywhere else, scientists have created a form of matter that has never existed before anywhere in the universe -- something they have dubbed a "superatom."In their creation, Carl Weiman and Eric Cornell of the University of Colorado at Boulder cooled a few thousand atoms of rubidium gas to a temperature so low that they lost their individual identities and acted as if they were a single atom."It's a spectacular discovery," said Daniel Kleppner, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who had been trying for years to create this new form of matter, technically called a Bose-Einstein condensate.
NEWS
September 2, 2014
I found it very interesting that in an edition of your newspaper reporting the NFL's very strong domestic violence policy and the Baltimore Ravens' very generous contribution to the House of Ruth in support of victims of domestic violence, the comics reveal a different point of view. In the comic strip, "The Middletons," the husband makes a less than sensitive comment about his wife and her response is violence! It is not OK for a person (male or female) to hit another person over words or other non-life threatening events.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | August 28, 2014
  You've probably never heard of Claudette Colvin. And yet, had history twisted in a slightly different direction, she might loom as large in American memory as Rosa Parks does now while Parks herself would be a little-remembered seamstress. Ms. Colvin, you see, did what Parks did, nine months before Parks did it. In March of 1955, the African-American high school girl refused to surrender her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus. Local civil rights leaders had been seeking a test case around which to build their fight against segregation on the buses and briefly considered rallying around her. But it turned out Ms. Colvin had used some pungent language in defending her right to her seat.
NEWS
By Louise Vest | August 13, 2014
August 1965 SOS for Institute "Patapsco Institute Museum Proposed "The 128-year-old Patapsco Female Institute may be saved for posterity and not be torn down as feared. For the past couple of weeks, the Times has been in contact with historical organizations, individuals and the owners of the Institute in an effort to save this important building. "Orlando Rideout, Director of the Maryland Historical Trust in Annapolis, came to Ellicott City to discuss the preservation of the Institute and to inspect the building first hand.
BUSINESS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
A Major League Baseball panel's recent decision would rewrite the economics of the relationship between the Orioles and Washington Nationals, diverting tens of millions of dollars in annual profits from the regional television network that primarily benefit the Baltimore team, according to baseball sources. The private decision, made by three club owners selected by Commissioner Bud Selig, would diminish the amount of money the Orioles receive under a 2005 agreement establishing how money from Mid-Atlantic Sports Network is to be divided by the neighboring teams.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2014
Jimmy Smith knew what was on everybody's mind. So before the assembled reporters could ask him a question, Smith had one of his own. “Can I start off?,” he asked as he settled behind a microphone outside the Ravens' practice facility following the second full-squad workout Friday. The floor was his. “The incident that occurred is still a legal matter so I'm not able to discuss that right now,” Smith said in his first public comments since his July 12 arrest for misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
NEWS
July 8, 2014
Within hours of the Supreme Court's decision last week that closely-held corporations could deny coverage for contraceptives through their employees' health insurance policies if doing so violated the owners' religious convictions, Gov. Martin O'Malley took to Twitter to decry the verdict: "No woman should have her health care decisions made by her boss. Period. This decision is wrong and a setback for women's health. " Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, who is running to replace his term-limited boss, wasn't far behind with his own statement: "No one has the right to dictate personal health care decisions to a woman, certainly not her employer.
SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERG | October 13, 1995
CLEVELAND -- The best baseball moment of 1995 came late in Game 5 of the divisional playoff series between the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees, when Randy Johnson and Jack McDowell pitched in desperate relief despite having thrown thousands of pitches since May."Those were two warriors out there," Yankees manager Buck Showalter said after the Mariners had won. "One with the best stuff in the league and one with a big heart."Johnson was the one with the best stuff in the league, of course, and he appreciated the compliment.
SPORTS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2014
They came to Power Plant Live! with American flags slung like capes around their necks, red-white-and-blue suspenders holding up their shorts and giant top hats festooned with enormous glittering stars that would make Uncle Sam blush. Fifteen minutes before the United States' World Cup match against Portugal, Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A. " filled the downtown air. Ten minutes till the start, and the U.S. soccer chant, "I believe that we will win," reached a roar. A DJ whipped the crowd into bellowing "USA" with a few anxious minutes remaining.
NEWS
June 21, 2014
Under intense pressure to do something about the collapsing Iraqi state, President Barack Obama announced that he will send up to 300 special operations forces there to assess the situation and provide training and support to Iraq's armed forces. Meanwhile, he has positioned warships in the area and left open the possibility of air strikes in a battle zone that straddles the Iraq-Syria border. We worry that even this degree of involvement is a mistake. The conflict is transnational and sectarian, with Sunni Muslim groups that had been fighting the murderous Bashar Assad regime in Syria spilling into Iraq to fight the Shiite-dominated forces of President Nouri al-Maliki, whose policies have been oppressive toward the Sunni minority there.
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