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From Sun staff reports | September 1, 2012
Johnny Unitas, considered by many to have been the greatest quarterback of all time, will be inducted posthumously into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame with six others at the 53rd enshrinement ceremony Nov. 8 at Michael's 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie. Unitas, the Pro Football Hall of Famer who led the Baltimore Colts to NFL championships in 1958 and 1959 and Super Bowl V in 1971 over 17 seasons with the team, will be honored along with golf legend Carol Mann as a result of a change in the organization's by-laws.
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NEWS
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2012
Spurred by the conviction of a former councilman and the indictment of County Executive John R. Leopold, Anne Arundel County lawmakers unanimously pushed forward new rules Monday to oust elected officials convicted of crimes. Voters will decide in November whether to approve rules that require a vote of five council members to remove another politician from office and strip that politician of pension benefits. While one provision sets up a process to remove councilmen, the other tweaks an existing process to remove a county executive.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2012
The start of the 2012-13 college basketball season is more than five months away, but practice begins today. It's only two hours a week over an eight-week summer period, according to a new NCAA rule. Yet for local coaches, it's a chance to acclimate several new players and reinforce what they've taught to those returning. "When you're bringing in seven new guys, and you have four returning scholarship players, this is huge for us," Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said last week.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | May 9, 2012
New farm regulations being aired this week by Maryland officials would ease first-ever limits on how, when and where the state's farmers can spread animal manure and sewage sludge on their fields. The " nutrient management" rules , which were posted online Wednesday, have been revised by state officials in response to widespread complaints when they were first floated last summer. A scientist who reviewed them calls them a major step forward in the long-running effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay. But farming and local government groups remain concerned about the potential costs, while environmentalists are split on whether they go far enough to curb farm pollution.
BUSINESS
Yvonne Wenger | May 4, 2012
Housing experts say homeowners can wait as long as nine months to get approval to sell their home as a short sale, and efforts are underway to push lenders to give a prompt answer. HouseLogic says homebuyers may find themselves in the position of having to send multiple requests to their lender to ask for approval for them to sell their house for less than they owe while a potential buyer waits in the wings. HouseLogic, a service offered by the National Association of Realtors, provides information on homeownership, such as taxes and insurance.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann | April 27, 2012
State officials announced Friday morning new safety rules in the aftermath of this week's stabbing of an 8-month-old child, allegedly by the mother during a supervised visit at an East Baltimore social services office. The new rules give social workers more leeway in deciding whether to have security present at meetings and all bags will have to emptied and then checked before visitors are allowed inside. Union representatives had complained that private security guards are inadequate given that social workers routinely meet with distraught parents who in many cases have had their children taken away.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2012
A Baltimore Police officer fatally shot a knife-wielding man after responding to a family disturbance in North Baltimore, officials said Tuesday, the first police shooting since the department implemented new rules governing the investigation of such incidents. The victim was identified as Sheron Carter Jackson, 21, who lived in the 2500 block of W. Coldspring Lane, where the shooting took place. Anthony Guglielmi, the Police Department's chief spokesman, said police were called to a home at about 9:40 a.m. Tuesday when an individual with a weapon was "about to do something crazy.
NEWS
February 13, 2012
What's most troubling about the Baltimore Police Department's new rules regarding the public videotaping of police is that any new rules were required in the first place. The notion that some cadre of uniformed officers - perhaps even a majority - mistakenly believed until recently they have every right to confiscate the cell phone and delete the recordings of someone who did nothing more than tape an arrest in a public place is chilling to say the least. Not that one expects a city police officer to be a Constitutional scholar, but this isn't a Harvard Law School moment.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann | February 10, 2012
Baltimore police have issued new rules governing how officers deal with a public increasingly armed with cameras and video records, saying that in most instances, cops cannot stop people from filming crime scenes. The general orders, issued in November and made public Friday, come days ahead of a federal court hearing in a civil suit brought by a man who says an officer confiscated his cell phone camera and deleted images of an arrest at the Preakness Stakes in 2010. The rule state, in part: "No member of the Baltimore Police Department may prevent or prohibit any peson's ability to observe, photograph and/or make a video recording ... of police activity that occurs in the public domain.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2012
If Baltimore City schools and Basketball Academy officials have their way, the popular event will return to a college campus next year. Because of NCAA regulations banning "nonscholastic" high school basketball events from Division I college campuses, this week's 16 t h Annual Basketball Academy had to be moved from Coppin State to Lake Clifton. Basketball Academy officials, however, believe their event is a scholastic event. "I feel very confident we'll be back on a college campus," said Bob Wade, coordinator of athletics for the Baltimore City Public Schools.
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