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September 9, 2014
Years ago we had 3-digit and 4-digit gambling, and over the years Maryland has offered several ways to gamble. But now we've hit the jackpot - we have casinos ( "Horseshoe says casino drew 50,000 in opening weekend," Sept. 2). Some will spend their last dollar hoping to win big, but it's always the casino that wins. Who benefits from all the gambling we have now? Maryland state government. It can't seem to get enough of our hard-earned money. I dare say there are children going to bed hungry because mom or dad spent their money at the casino.
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NEWS
September 9, 2014
Years ago we had 3-digit and 4-digit gambling, and over the years Maryland has offered several ways to gamble. But now we've hit the jackpot - we have casinos ( "Horseshoe says casino drew 50,000 in opening weekend," Sept. 2). Some will spend their last dollar hoping to win big, but it's always the casino that wins. Who benefits from all the gambling we have now? Maryland state government. It can't seem to get enough of our hard-earned money. I dare say there are children going to bed hungry because mom or dad spent their money at the casino.
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By TANIKA WHITE and TANIKA WHITE,SUN REPORTER | November 20, 2005
The alarm clock had gone off twice, and each time I'd snuggled deeper under the covers. The Last Minute was at least two more snooze-button hits away. Suddenly there was a knock on the door. "Honey, it's after 7:30. What time are you getting up?" If I were some luckier soul, the inquirer would have been an ever-attentive, breakfast-on-a-tray-bearing lover. Alas, it was my dad. At that moment I realized why they call people like me "boomerang kids." I must have been hit in the head with something to have given up my apartment, my independence and my precious 10 more minutes of sleep to move back in with my parents at age 32. Why did I do it?
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Patterson Mill junior Qalea Ismail says she gets her speed from her father and her basketball skills from her mother. That's a good combination for the daughter of former Ravens wide receiver Qadry Ismail and former Syracuse basketball star Holly Ismail. A 6-foot All-Metro second-team guard, Ismail (whose first name is pronounced kuh-lay-uh) scored her 1,000th career point last week in a 30-point performance in a 67-49 win over then-No. 11 Aberdeen. She averages 18.8 points, eight rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.8 steals per game for the No. 11 Huskies, who reached the Class 2A state semifinals the last two seasons.
FEATURES
By Michael Hill | April 30, 1991
THE ESSENTIAL question asked by tonight's edition of the PBS documentary series "Frontline" is whether Harley Gordon is a good guy or a bad guy.That the correct answer is "neither" and "both" is compelling evidence that the country has not come to grips with how to pay the enormous costs of taking care of its elderly population. "Who Pays for Mom and Dad?" will be on Maryland Public Television, channels 22 and 67, at 9 o'clock.Chances are you haven't heard of Harley Gordon. He's a Boston lawyer who has carved out a nice little niche for himself in what this documentary describes as "elder law," a fast-growing specialty.
TRAVEL
By Bradley Olson and Bradley Olson,Sun Reporter | September 16, 2007
LANGHORNE, Pa. // Perhaps in time, anthropologists will look back on amusement parks and see them as hallowed sites that allowed us to pay homage to strange, fuzzy creatures called Muppets, an oversized, walking yellow bird or a mouse named Mickey that looks like no rodent that ever scurried the Earth. Yet for many parents, the summer is spent driving or flying with children in tow across great distances, sometimes hundreds of miles in the case of Walt Disney World, to wait in line for hours at the feet of giant likenesses of childhood characters.
FEATURES
By Los Angeles Times | May 23, 1991
Michael Phillips ("The Flamingo Kid") insists his new films break from tired molds. "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" is a comedy about a family that comes together when tragedy strikes. "Mom and Dad Save the World" is a zany extravaganza about a couple who get whisked off to a peculiar planet. And John Travolta stars in "Eyes of an Angel" this fall.
FEATURES
January 18, 1991
Not even the smallest citizens are immune from war and the fears it generates."Very young children, preschoolers for example, will not have conception of what a war is. But they'll see Mom and Dad are worried about something, and this will be scary because to preschoolers, Mom and Dad are the world," said Marc Nemiroff, a child psychologist in Annandale, Va. "And as they get older, 7 or 8 years old, they have a sense of the world at large and what being...
FEATURES
By Beverly Mills and Beverly Mills,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 22, 1998
My 2-year-old granddaughter cries when she sees me or my husband or anyone new. I have tried ignoring her when I go to their home, but she screams so loud I have to leave. How I long to hold her and love her. Can anyone help?To a 2-year-old child -- who may not see Grandma all that often -- Grandma is nothing more than a stranger.If you keep that in mind, it's easier to understand the fact that Grandma is only going to get what she wants if her granddaughter gets what she needs -- the reassurance that Grandma's presence doesn't mean the disappearance of Mom and Dad."
NEWS
By ANDREI CODRESCU | July 17, 1995
Las Vegas, Nevada -- A 7-year-old girl with a fat tear glistening in the corner of her eye held tight to her 14-year-old brother's hand. They were sitting on a ledge in the Arcade Mall at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, waiting for mom and dad.The time was midnight. The Arcades were closed. A sign overhead said: ''Youth Activities Center/Cash Machine.'' The Youth Activities Center was closed. But the Cash Machine blinked happily open. Straight ahead was the (closed) entrance to the MGM Grand Adventures Park, where they had spent the day going over the Grand Canyon Rapids, watching two pirate ships fight, going deep into the Haunted Mine and Going Over the Edge on a huge slide.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2012
A new 30-second television commercial opposing same-sex marriage makes a claim that children "do best" when reared in a traditional, heterosexual marriage - or, as the ad says, by "their married mom and dad. " What the ad says: The ad is narrated by a woman while images of young married couples and babies flash across the screen. The ad, funded by the Maryland Marriage Alliance, says that the institution of marriage has a long history in society and is "more than what adults want for themselves - it is about the next generation.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2010
Katie Blaha leaves her job in Hunt Valley at 5 p.m. every day to return to a house in Catonsville she shares with roommates who are a good bit older than her and ask a lot of personal questions. Even though she's got solid employment and has weathered the worst of the economic downturn, Blaha, like so many in her generation, is back living with her parents. "I want to save money, so I'm not just getting by," said the 22-year-old who graduated from Washington College in 2009, and spent nearly a year working internships — paid and unpaid — before she could put her degree to use in a marketing firm.
NEWS
By Glenn Graham and Glenn Graham,glenn.graham@baltsun.com | February 8, 2009
Senior sprinter Aaron Williams was surrounded by outstanding talent at Meade in past years, including 2008 grad and Clemson freshman Justin Murdock. This season has been Williams' time in the spotlight. On Jan. 31, Williams led the Mustangs to their fourth straight Anne Arundel County championship, taking home gold medals in the 55 and 300 meters, along with the 800- and 1600-meter relays. His first county title was in the 55, when he came across in 35.6 seconds to edge South River's Lamar Rogers by one one-hundredth of a second.
NEWS
September 15, 2008
On September 11, 2008, WILLIAM ELLSWORTH; beloved husband of Adele Wedemeyer (nee Seward); devoted father of Kristi L. Wedemeyer; stepfather of Lisa Howard and husband Mike; Pop Pop of Mason and Jace Howard; widower of Jacquelyn Wedemeyer. Also survived by Gil and Jackie Rebstock who he thought of as mom and dad. Friends may call at Gonce Funeral Service, P.A., 4001 Ritchie Highway, on Monday and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where services will be held on Wednesday at 11 A.M. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery.
SPORTS
By KEVIN VAN VALKENBURG | May 10, 2008
Some voice mail messages, you listen to, then delete without much further thought. I think I erase close to 20 per week. Hey honey, can you pick up some groceries on your way home? So, did you remember that today is your uncle's birthday? Dude, you want to get beers later and watch the game? Your story today stunk, Van Valkenburg. Watch your back in dark alleys. There are a few, however, that I tend to save, renewing them every 21 days when the robotic voice inside my phone tells me they're about to expire.
FEATURES
By MARYANN JAMES | November 17, 2007
As you read this, I am likely running around like a crazy woman. Last month, I foolishly offered to host the Thanksgiving holiday for 12. In my apartment. So, for the past week, I've been planning, plotting, prepping and stressing. I've also been thinking about another part of Thanksgiving: taking the significant other home. Do people still take people home for the holidays? Is it really a big deal? And when should you take the significant other over? Wes Emerson, 35, of Towson says never.
NEWS
April 5, 2000
Student achiever: Anna Grant, 7 School: Manor Woods Elementary School Special achievement: Honorable mention in the Project Wisdom essay contest, kindergarten through second grade. What she says about it: "It made me excited to get the award because I got to go home and tell my Mom and Dad. Then I told my Grandma and Grandpa. I chose to write about kindness because it reminded me of what my Dad and teachers said, `What goes around comes around.' " What she wishes for the world: "That people have happier times and wouldn't fight."
NEWS
June 7, 2000
Student achiever: Colin Beck, 7 School: Manor Woods Elementary School Special achievement: Winner, in the Project Wisdom essay contest, kindergarten through the second grade. What he says about it: "I was excited because I thought I wouldn't win. When I told my mom and dad, they were really happy. It gave me the feeling I could win again and be smart." What he wants to tell other people: "You should judge people not by how they look, but by the way they act to you." What else he does with his time: "I like to do math.
TRAVEL
By Bradley Olson and Bradley Olson,Sun Reporter | September 16, 2007
LANGHORNE, Pa. // Perhaps in time, anthropologists will look back on amusement parks and see them as hallowed sites that allowed us to pay homage to strange, fuzzy creatures called Muppets, an oversized, walking yellow bird or a mouse named Mickey that looks like no rodent that ever scurried the Earth. Yet for many parents, the summer is spent driving or flying with children in tow across great distances, sometimes hundreds of miles in the case of Walt Disney World, to wait in line for hours at the feet of giant likenesses of childhood characters.
NEWS
By JEAN MARBELLA | June 15, 2007
Perhaps we'll look back someday, while we're eating the Haagen-Dazs right out of the carton and drunk-dialing him at midnight, and wonder what went wrong. "He was perfect. He had three Harvard degrees," we'll wail to our girlfriends. "And he said he would love our children." But for now, we might as well enjoy our June swoon over the new guy, Andres Alonso. Let's just put aside for the moment that he's now Baltimore's sixth CEO for the public schools in 10 years. Let's just imagine he could be the one who makes us forget all the others.
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