December 26, 2012
Laurel city offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 31, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the New Year's holiday. There will be no city trash or recycling collections Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Refuse collections will be made as scheduled Dec. 27 and 28, and Jan. 3 and 4. Recycling usually collected on Mondays and Tuesdays will be collected Wednesday, Jan. 2. There will be no residential special pickups or yard debris collections during the...
December 29, 2013
Safety precautions are underway downtown to prepare for the more than 50,000 people expected to fill the Inner Harbor Tuesday for Baltimore's annual New Year's Eve fireworks celebration. The New Year's Eve Spectacular is scheduled from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 12:30 a.m. at the Inner Harbor. The city has made significant security changes over the past two years in an effort to prevent violent incidents such as a fatal stabbing and the wounding of a child from celebratory gunfire during city celebrations in 2011 and early 2012.
January 1, 2014
Happy New Year! We are now more than one-tenth of the way through the twenty-first century! What lies ahead? Only time will tell. As we wrote our last column, the weather was frigid, and winter had not officially arrived! As we type this column, the weather is a balmy 70 degrees. No wonder sniffles and sneezes are rampant. Well, our neighbors in Rodgers Forge and Gaywood have been busy with lots of pre-Christmas festivities - Santa visits, door decorating contests and the Gaywood Glow.
January 3, 2014
As President Obama greets the new year amid the balmy breezes of Hawaii, he must brace himself for the stiff winds that await him back here in the nation's dysfunctional capital. Desperate to accentuate the positive, his political strategists back on the mainland have heralded the news that more than a million Americans have signed up for insurance through federal and state exchanges under the auspices of his troubled Affordable Care Act, far short of earlier expectations that 3 million would have done so by now. Dampening down administration pleasure that a budget compromise was reached through the rare bipartisan teamwork of Republican Paul Ryan in the House and Democrat Patty Murray in the Senate, the opposition party has renewed and sustained its pushback against Obamacare.
January 2, 1999
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January 2, 2013
A 10-year-old girl is in critical condition on life support after being struck in the head on Tuesday in what Cecil County Police say appears to be from a bullet fired in the air during New Year's Eve celebrations. Cecil County Sheriff's Office Lt. Michael Holmes said on Wednesday that the girl, a resident of Manheim, Pa., was standing in the yard of a home in the unit block of Ajs Court in Elkton and watching neighbors set off fireworks when she suddenly collapsed. Holmes said that a call came in from 911 that someone had observed trauma at the top of the girl's head.
January 2, 2000
The following New Year editorial appeared on The Sun's editorial page Dec. 30, 1899. ALL of our divisions of time, though having some relation to the progress of the seasons and to the birth of Christ, are really more or less artificial. Time is an unending cycle, but man has seen fit to establish certain points in the circle which he designates as stopping and starting places. The year is one of the periods, and on Monday we shall begin a new year of more than usual significance, for it will be the last year of the 19th century.
December 31, 2013
Like his coach, Dez Wells has a long basketball memory. His personal defeats remain with him like tiny scars. The super-competitive Maryland junior swingman entered Tuesday's game against North Carolina Central with the nagging memory of Eagles guard Jeremy Ingram scoring 30 or so points on him in a high school tournament in their home state of North Carolina. Four years later, Wells used the recollection as motivation in helping hold Ingram - the nation's third-leading scorer - to 11 points on 4-for-19 shooting in Maryland's 70-56 victory before an announced 9,554 at Comcast Center.
December 29, 1991
Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Bridge has become the "world's only musical bridge." A computerized lighting system,keyed to live choral music, will be inaugurated on New Year's Eve in a free 45-minute celebration on the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.The program,beginning at 11:30 p.m., will launches "Neighbors in the New Year," the city's yearlong program to commemoration of the Columbus Quincentenary. Seasonal music will be performed by a formed of community choirs, and at there will be a fireworks display over Delaware River and a pyrotechnic "waterfall" from jets along the bottom of the bridge.
January 1, 1994
It was Benjamin Franklin -- at least, we think it was Franklin; this year we resolve to look these things up, rather than trust to memory -- who exhorted us to self-improvement so that each New Year might find us wiser, more disciplined, virtuous people. TTC Sound advice for these times. As Yogi Berra said: "We have met the enemy and he is us."In that spirit, we adopt as our words to live by in 1994 the immortal injunction of E.B. White: "Avoid cliches like the plague." White sounds a wake-up call to each and every one of us, and for our part, we will not be found wanting.