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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2004
Decked out in school colors and wearing buttons that read "Don't hide the pride," students and staff at Columbia's Oakland Mills High School put on a grand show last week during a pep rally. Students stomped their feet in the bleachers, boys cheered, girls danced and the band rocked. But for some, there was an undercurrent of sadness. Morale is "getting better, but it's still not where it was," said junior Amy Adler, who helped organize the Thursday rally designed to close wounds that stubbornly refuse to heal.
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By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
There's barely room for the fire engines. The water isn't fit to drink. The safety equipment isn't up to modern standards. The Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Department's station in Pasadena is well past its prime. So it was with some sense of community relief that Anne Arundel County officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday for a new fire station about a mile down Mountain Road from the old facility. The existing station, a brick building that dates to the 1940s, has been in line for replacement for years, and county Fire Chief Michael Cox lobbied to get the project included in the county's budget the past two years.
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By Susan Canfora | April 26, 1992
Hospital plans moving forwardPlans are moving forward to start construction of Atlantic General Hospital, which will be built on 7.5 acres of land at routes 50 and 113 in Berlin. Hospital supporters were concerned that the state wouldn't grant its share of funding this year. But, at the last minute, the hospital got $4.5 million of the $5 million requested.Legislators from the Eastern Shore say they will request the remaining $500,000 next year. The hospital will cost about $15 million. The Worcester County Commissioners have provided another $5 million and more than $6 million has been raised through private contributions, including $2.5 million from Ocean City.
BUSINESS
By Jeff Barker and Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is on the board and Gov. Martin O'Malley offered his preliminary backing, but Maryland's role in a bid to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to the Washington region remained largely undefined. The nonprofit Washington 2024 unveiled a website and announced its board Thursday, but Plank was its only Baltimore-area member, and Maryland's participation is only nominally suggested in the newly released promotional material. Maryland appears to be a secondary partner in this effort, but likely would host multiple events if the bid is successful and be asked to make a significant financial contribution.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | October 21, 2005
WASHINGTON -- President Bush politely urged Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday to do more to crack down on attacks against Israel, to move forward long-stalled Middle East peace negotiations. But Bush acknowledged that the negotiations have slowed to the point that he is unlikely to reach his goal of an independent Palestinian state before he leaves office in 2009. "I can't tell you when it's going to happen," Bush said. "And the reason I can't is because there will be moments of progress, and there will be moments of setback.
SPORTS
By DAVID STEELE and DAVID STEELE,david.steele@baltsun.com | March 10, 2009
The last basketball game in its current on-campus arena is now in Coppin State's rearview mirror. Ahead is this week's Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament, but looming ever closer on the horizon is a bright, sunny vision of the future. Literally bright and sunny. What excites the Coppin folks most about the new arena rising along Gwynns Falls Parkway? "Windows," said men's assistant coach and former player Larry Tucker. It's a fairly standard amenity, one that the coaching offices in Coppin Center don't have.
NEWS
By Jackie Powder | December 30, 1990
In the midst of this economic downturn, business has been booming for Stephanie Lewis.A case manager at the Howard County Employment and Training Center, Lewis has seen first-hand the casualties of an economy gone sour.Laid-off employees have turned to the center, located in Columbia, in increasing numbers over the past several months to try to figure out how to make ends meet."We've had quite a few people who have been laid off, from construction workers to someone who is in management," Lewis said.
NEWS
December 5, 2007
Sheila Dixon left the flowery allusions, high-flown rhetoric and grand promises for others. Instead, Baltimore's mayor offered in her inauguration address yesterday a clear-eyed assessment of the city and a short list of initiatives to keep Baltimore safe, clean and prospering. She's focused on some basic but intractable issues - putting gun criminals out of business, strengthening "suffering families" and ending homelessness in a decade - and if she maintains that focus, she may achieve results.
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By R.N. Marshall and R.N. Marshall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 11, 2004
Playwright Tom Stoppard, author of such classic works of theater as Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Thing, Rough Crossing, Travesties and The Real Inspector Hound, among others, is best known for his erudite wit and delicious command of the English language. As a screenwriter, his films, such as Empire of the Sun and Shakespeare In Love, have earned high praise from critics and audiences. Columbia's Rep Stage, the professional theater in residence at Howard Community College, is ending its 2003-2004 season with Arcadia, another Stoppard gem. Set in the early 1800s, as well as present day, Arcadia takes the audience on a fascinating journey back and forth between eras to discover answers to an intriguing mystery of love, history and deception that centers on the romantic poet Lord Byron.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Susan Reimer and Susan Reimer,Sun Staff | June 19, 2005
The Wonder Spot By Melissa Bank. Viking. 324 pages. $24.95. You are going to like Sophie Applebaum. In fact, she's going to be your new best friend this summer. You're going to drop Bridget Jones so fast, she'll bounce. Sophie is the heroine of Melissa Bank's long-awaited second novel, The Wonder Spot. The author of The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing has created for us a sharp-eyed, sharp-tongued young woman who stumbles out of the Philadelphia suburbs and her tight-knit, uptight Jewish family and into New York City, where she keeps stumbling, mostly through relationships.
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Stephanie Rawlings-Blake | August 28, 2014
Baltimore City elicits genuine pride from its residents. Every neighborhood is unique, and generations of families have stayed here because they were not willing to give up on this great city. After decades of population decline, Baltimore is finally growing again. We did not get here by accident, nor did we get here by thinking small. I am determined to grow Baltimore by continuing to build projects that will sustain Baltimore well into the future. Thousands of local jobs are being created through projects like the recently opened Horseshoe Baltimore Casino.
NEWS
August 27, 2014
Baltimore's proposed Red Line passed a significant milestone this week with mixed results. The good news is that officials in Baltimore and Baltimore County pledged a combined $280 million to help build the 14-mile light rail project, less enthralling is that the total cost has risen a quarter-billion dollars to $2.9 billion. Critics will no doubt seize on the higher cost as a sign of incompetence, waste, poor planning or the usual brickbats thrown at taxpayer-financed projects of all kinds.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
The mood and composition of the Ravens' offensive line have undergone major changes after a frustrating season. Pass rushers often invaded the pocket last year, either knocking quarterback Joe Flacco to the ground or harassing him into rushed throws as he threw a franchise-record 22 interceptions. The running game was stonewalled much of the season. The Ravens averaged just 3.1 yards per carry as running back Ray Rice struggled with injuries and rarely had holes to run through.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
The city's Board of Estimates is to vote Wednesday on a plan for a hotel on the historic Recreation Pier in Fells Point, calling for the city to alter an ordinance to allow the Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank-backed hotel to proceed without a public promenade around the property. Instead of the promenade, Sagamore Development Co., controlled by Plank and Chevy Chase developer Marc Weller, would be required to make improvements to Thames Street, from Ann Street to South Broadway and in front of the pier, according to the agenda for Wednesday's Board of Estimates meeting.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2014
Baltimore officials said the owners of Harborplace are moving closer to renovating the signature Inner Harbor properties, which have faded since their celebrated opening more than 30 years ago into a collection of stores dominated by chain restaurants, souvenir sellers and vendors of cold desserts. City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young said he expects Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. to be able to meet a three-year deadline for the upgrades that was part of a lease extension signed in 2012.
BUSINESS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
A Baltimore judge dismissed Friday a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by the former developers of the "Superblock" that alleged the city illegally terminated their exclusive rights to build on the property. Baltimore Circuit Judge Pamela J. White threw out the $50 million suit, saying the city properly ended its deal with Lexington Square Partners when its contract for the land expired. "The mayor is happy we can finally move forward with a key development project on the west side," said Kevin Harris, a spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
NEWS
September 8, 2003
Redirect funds from the prisons to the schools The newly released Justice Policy Institute study underscores the folly of Maryland's practice of slashing funds for education while raising spending on corrections ("Too much spent on jails instead of schools, study says," Aug. 28) Maryland ranks 42nd among U.S. states in the percentage of personal income it spends on education and 21st in income spent on corrections. This inequity needs to be addressed by increasing our investment in education and decreasing our reliance on incarceration.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The Big Ten men's basketball tournament trophy was displayed to the right of where Kevin Anderson was sitting on an occasion that ordinarily would have offered Maryland's athletic director a chance to imagine the Terps seriously competing for that sparkly prize. Anderson can only hope that his next visit to Verizon Center - site of Tuesday's news conference to announce that the 2017 Big Ten tournament will be held at the venue - occurs during a brighter period for the team and its coach.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum today looks onto a tree stump and a grassy lot, but that view could soon change with the construction of two large, orange-accented apartment buildings. It's the first phase of a long-awaited redevelopment of the Poppleton area. The go-ahead last week from the city's urban design and architecture review panel is one of the first steps forward since ambitious plans to overhaul a 13.8-acre portion of the neighborhood were announced almost a decade ago. Just west of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the $800 million, 10-year redevelopment of Poppleton is supposed to build on the expansion of the University of Maryland's BioPark and ultimately create more than 1,000 residential units, a new charter school, shopping and parks in a neighborhood once riddled with crime and drug activity.
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