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November 16, 2012
I thought it was just the liberal media (The Sun included) that suppressed information that could possibly impact voter decision-making. However, it is patently obvious the Obama administration itself did that with its foot-dragging and inept misinformation concerning the Benghazi attack and deaths ("Doubts persist about Benghazi," Nov. 15). The General David Petraeus affair, with it's own Libya underpinnings, apparently was kept under wraps until the election was over. And there is more - the U.S. Department of Agriculture delayed nine days past the semi-official deadline a report showing the August food stamp rolls at 47 million, a new record.
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By L. Anthony Loman | July 25, 2014
Over the past year Maryland's Department of Human Resources has begun implementing a different approach to families reported for child abuse and neglect called "Alternative Response" (AR). Also referred to as "Differential Response," similar reforms to Child Protection Services (CPS) have been implemented in other states during the past 20 years. The common theme of these reforms is a recognition that the situations of families differ substantially and that responses to child maltreatment reports should vary accordingly.
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NEWS
June 23, 2011
Regarding Jon Stewart's swipe at Chris Wallace over whether Fox News viewers are misinformed: As much as the media is blamed for spreading lies and misinformation, people will believe what they want to. More often than not, what they want to believe is shaped by their immediate surroundings, their parents, churches, schools, friends and life experiences. So good luck trying to tell Rep. Michelle Bachman that "intelligent design" is not intelligent, or Sen. John McCain that illegal immigrants aren't to blame for the recent fires in Arizona.
NEWS
By Rada K. Dagher | October 9, 2013
Miriam Carey, a 34 year-old dental hygienist, created a media frenzy last week when she was shot and killed by Capitol police after ramming a White House barricade in her car while her one-year-old daughter was in the back seat. Why did she do it? What mental illness did she suffer from? Ms. Carey's mother said her daughter was diagnosed with postpartum depression after her baby was born, and months later she was hospitalized for feeling sick and depressed. Some media outlets took that to mean that postpartum depression was behind Ms. Carey's erratic behavior.
NEWS
By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | January 4, 2001
By the final day for public comment on Westminster's proposed property maintenance code yesterday, the city had received more than a dozen letters and phone calls from residents, real estate agents and others stating their support for and criticism of the ordinance. Many of the concerns were specific: One Westminster resident said the city's inclusion of owner-occupied properties in the code made it "nothing more than an institutionalized homeowners association." Another person said the city needs to create a local appeals board to process complaints.
NEWS
April 30, 1996
BALTIMORE'S police department will make a bad situation worse if it unnecessarily delays a thorough report on the death of a 7-year-old child hit by a squad car. Already there have been misinformation and conflicting stories about the incident Saturday that left Melvin Bettis dead.Emotions are understandably high. The situation won't be defused by taking, as police spokesman Sam Ringgold suggests, "several weeks" to complete a traffic investigation.The public already knows Baltimore police seem to have more problems than usual when it comes to driving in the city.
BUSINESS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 11, 2002
When William Clay Ford Jr. took over day-to-day control of Ford Motor Co. almost a year ago, the automaker was losing money. As chairman and now chief executive officer, Ford directed the creation of a plan to cut $9 billion a year in costs by mid-decade. Now, he says, the company is making good progress. In a wide-ranging discussion, Ford talks about that, and more. Your first year as CEO. Take an adjective to describe it. Tough. Tougher than you thought? No. I knew it was going to be tough.
NEWS
October 6, 2008
Misinformation adds to conflict with Iran The editorial "Two steps backward" (Sept. 29) is correct that Iran will be a foreign policy challenge going forward. But because of our profound ignorance and misperceptions about Iran, the challenge will be more difficult. Instead of the failed policy of the last 28 years of isolating Iran, a policy that has left us bereft of knowledge about that country, we should be moving quickly to open a U.S. Interest Section in Tehran staffed with our best Farsi-speaking diplomats.
NEWS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | September 12, 2005
PHILADELPHIA -- Three days after Merck & Co. Inc. lost a huge liability case last month over the pain-reliever Vioxx, Chief Executive Officer Richard T. Clark told his 64,000 employees to stand fast. "We have great strengths as a company, a business that is fundamentally sound, and a critically important life-saving mission," Clark said in an Aug. 22 memo to employees after Texas jurors ordered Merck to pay a widow $253.5 million. "Nothing in last week's verdict changes that," Clark's memo said.
NEWS
By David Nitkin and Mike Farabaugh and David Nitkin and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | June 26, 2000
Usually it's hard to get him to stop talking. But Baltimore County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger hasn't had much to say lately when it comes to a heated property rights dispute that appears destined for the November ballot. In recent weeks, Ruppersberger has declined debates, radio talk shows and other invitations to explain a neighborhood renewal strategy that relies on increased governmental power to seize land. His absences have frustrated critics, who say the executive wants to appear only in forums he can control.
NEWS
September 23, 2013
In the grand scheme of obstructions at public meetings, Howard County parent Robert Small's insistence on challenging state and local education officials about the new curriculum being implemented based on Common Core standards barely registers. He engaged in no name-calling, made no threats and was asking a question directly related to the topic at hand. Had Baltimore County Superintendent Dallas Dance overlooked Mr. Small's breach of protocol - questions were supposed to be submitted in writing rather than called out by members of the audience - he and the others on the panel might have been able to dispel some myths about what the Common Core entails.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2013
Carol Cain tries to ignore the two lumps in her throat, but some days it's hard because they swell and are tender to the touch. The 59-year-old, who makes a small income watching her grandchildren, hasn't seen a doctor about the problem because she has no insurance and can't afford to pay. She was on a state health plan for low-income adults for a while, but it only covered primary care. "Now I doctor myself and hope everything works out," said the tall woman with thick dreadlocks pulled back by a headband.
NEWS
April 26, 2013
One of the driving principles in the live and late-breaking world of TV news is to just keep moving on. Don't dwell too long on yesterday's mistakes, or you'll miss today's big story. But the mistakes made by social media and cable TV after the Boston Marathon bombings have continued reverberating - culminating, perhaps, in the discovery last week of the body of a young man falsely accused of being a suspect. We saw similar patterns after the Newtown shooting, and we need to look at this trend before the media get any further out of control.
NEWS
November 16, 2012
I thought it was just the liberal media (The Sun included) that suppressed information that could possibly impact voter decision-making. However, it is patently obvious the Obama administration itself did that with its foot-dragging and inept misinformation concerning the Benghazi attack and deaths ("Doubts persist about Benghazi," Nov. 15). The General David Petraeus affair, with it's own Libya underpinnings, apparently was kept under wraps until the election was over. And there is more - the U.S. Department of Agriculture delayed nine days past the semi-official deadline a report showing the August food stamp rolls at 47 million, a new record.
NEWS
August 26, 2012
The campaign to affirm Maryland's marriage equality law at the ballot box began in earnest last week when the secretary of state released the official language that voters will see when they go to the polls in November. It lays out in straightforward terms what the law does and what it doesn't do. It allows Marylanders to vote for permitting gay and lesbian couples to obtain a civil marriage license but does not compel any religious figure to perform or recognize gay marriages or to provide goods or services for a gay wedding.
NEWS
February 2, 2012
The letter written by David M. Zwald contained a number of dubious assertions that merit a response ("No shortage of reasons to oppose same-sex marriage," Jan. 30). To begin with, his comment that passing a marriage equality measure would "usher in an era of depravity" is the type of homophobic rhetoric that the public should denounce and dismiss as pure bigotry and which explains the misinformation he freely dispensed. "Do any dare to tell [our creator] that we are so wise to change his sacred institution?"
NEWS
October 20, 1992
Perot's ChancesThe media are having a field day pouring scorn on Ross Perot for his hesitation in entering the race for the presidency.He had good reason for his reluctance to run. A third party candidate doesn't stand much of a chance in this country.No matter how dissatisfied the voters are with the choices given to them by the Republicans and the Democrats, they feel a vote for an independent is a vote thrown away.This fixation about the two-party system has probably deterred many able and conscientious men and women from trying.
NEWS
By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Sun Staff Writer | February 10, 1994
A group fighting a proposed NFL football stadium outside Laurel accused stadium promoters Tuesday of misleading government officials and the public about the proposed stadium's impact.In a press release, Don Burgess, president of Citizens Against the Stadium II, said that Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke's organization is conducting "an orchestrated misinformation campaign" to present the project in a favorable light.Walter Lynch, stadium project manager, called the press release "defamatory" yesterday and said that he stands by the information he has given out in 72 briefings to date.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2011
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall said Thursday that there is "misinformation" in the media about rules he has imposed — such as not permitting players to wear ball caps, do-rags or earrings during meetings — and that team members aren't complaining about the tighter discipline. "I think there is a lot of misinformation out there in terms of people wanting to be able to write stuff and fabricate things about what's going on," Edsall told reporters. "I think a lot of people made a mountain out of a molehill, to tell you the truth.
NEWS
By Sandeep Rao | July 11, 2011
Last month, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported the first case of measles in the state since 2009. This development demonstrates that even Maryland, which has one of the highest vaccination rates in the U.S., is not immune to a larger trend facing the nation. This past year, the U.S. has seen the largest increase in measles cases in almost two decades, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rise in measles cases over the first half of this year is double the rate typically seen compared with previous years.
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