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By Lane Windham | January 28, 2013
You wouldn't know it from our nation's debate over Obamacare, but the U.S. has had government-supported health care for nearly 80 years. Not only that, but our nation bolsters a retirement level well beyond the thin safety net provided by Social Security, and it even ensures Americans a path to a family-supporting wage. And, no, I have not mistaken the U.S. for a socialist European nation. Our government assures us these broad economic benefits by guaranteeing our right to form a labor union.
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NEWS
January 14, 2013
The past few days, we've been wowed in the network news that since the Newtown, Conn. shootings, the NRA has recruited 100,000 new members. Impressive! Until you look at a few real stats: The number of NRA supporters is being touted as 4.2 million. I looked up the U.S. Census figures. The nation's 2012 population was 311,591,917. Those under 18 comprised 23.7 percent or 73,847,284. That means the total U.S. adult population is 237,744,633. If 4.2 million of those adults are members of the NRA, that means that 233,544,633 adults are not members of the NRA. That is, 98.2 percent of all U.S. adults choose not to join the National Rifle Association.
EXPLORE
November 13, 2012
The Scott Lee Foundation Inc. is sponsoring a free transitions job readiness workshop, "An Unemployment Makeover," on two days next month at Our Daily Bread Employment Center/Catholic Charities, 725 Fallsway, in Baltimore. Part 1 will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and part 2 is Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register, go to thescottleefoundation.org and click on the register now button under workshops. The Scott Lee Foundation was founded by Portia Scott as a tribute to the memory of her daughter, Nicole Scott Lee, who believed in giving back to the community and served it through her membership in the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
NEWS
Erica L. Green | November 7, 2012
In an examination of how strong teachers unions are across the nation, Maryland ranked 23rd, which is considered "average" when stacked against 50 states and Washington, D.C.,  but the state's bargaining units apparently have a strong "perceived influence. " In a report recently released by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a conservative education policy think-tank, researchers conducted a state-by-state analysis of teacher union activity across the country. In state-specific profiles, the authors of the report looked at the following indicators: resources and membership, political involvement, scope of bargaining, and state policies, and perceived influence.
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2012
Growing up in Dundalk, Kent Mosmiller knew about Sparrows Point Country Club. He spent summers on little boats along Bear Creek where he could check out the 40-foot cabin cruisers at the club marina and, beyond that, the green expanse of the golf course. It wasn't for him or his family. The club was an enclave for what he called "white hats" at Bethlehem Steel, which established the club as a benefit for supervisors in the 1920s. Neither Mosmiller nor his parents ever worked for the company.
NEWS
April 16, 2012
For those who missed it, the National Rifle Association's top executive got worked up into a full lather at the group's annual conference this weekend in St. Louis. Wayne LaPierre's ire was aimed at the "sensational" coverage of the Trayvon Martin killing - although he didn't mention either the victim or the shooter by name. The NRA's beef is essentially this: Lots of people are getting killed every day without nearly so much mainstream media coverage. Why so much attention to this particular case?
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2012
When Baltimore County Police Capt. Andre Davis took command, late in 2010, of recruiting and hiring, he could see that efforts to bring in African-Americans had slipped. Background checks were not being completed on many applicants, and no effort was being made to see that black candidates showed up for physical and written exams. He said he reformed those practices but acknowledges that it will take much more over many years to reverse a decades-long deficiency in minority hiring.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | February 3, 2012
Et cetera Colts' membership certificate up for bid A rare piece of Baltimore Colts memorabilia - the team's 1953 NFL Certificate of Membership - is being auctioned off this weekend by Hunt Auctions of Exton, Pa. Online bidding for the Colts' keepsake (lot 138) ends at 8 p.m. today at huntauctions.com. Live bidding begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. Call 610-524-0822 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. today to register. As of Thursday night, the high bid for the certificate, which is signed by then-NFL commissioner Bert Bell , was $19,117.
EXPLORE
January 24, 2012
The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber will hold a discussion on membership, Thursday, Feb. 2 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104. "It's Your Membership" will help BWCC members learn how to use their membership to the best advantage to gain new sales and marketing ideas and meet new people. The free seminar for members only. To register, go to http://www.baltwashchamber.org/events. Fundraising gala will benefit scholarship fund The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber will hold its annual fundraiser gala to benefit the BWCC Foundation Scholarship Fund on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Horowitz Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, in Columbia.
EXPLORE
January 2, 2012
BWCC offers membership workshop Business professions in the Baltimore/Washington corridor can learn how to get the most out of BWCC membership at Membership 101, Thursday, Jan. 12 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, in Laurel. This free session will also offer effective networking techniques and free or inexpensive ways to promote business. To register, go to http://www.baltwashchamber.org/events.To register, go to http://www.baltwashchamber.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?
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