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By June Arney and June Arney,Sun reporter | November 28, 2007
The Columbia Association board of directors sent a letter yesterday inviting General Growth Properties Inc. to present its plan for downtown development at a public meeting, following recent controversy over private meetings the developer has held. "We do understand that your plan may not be finalized at this time," the board wrote in its letter to Douglas M. Godine, vice president and general manager of Mid-Atlantic operations for General Growth. "Recent invitations to various groups within the community demonstrate your desire to engage the public in this important endeavor.
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April 14, 2014
Letter writer Brad Schwartz writes that no one is prevented from praying "outside the courthouse" and asks "how is that suppressing [an individual's] right to free speech?" ( "Prayer -- even by a citizen -- shouldn't be allowed at Carroll meetings," April 8). While the privilege granted to individuals to speak during a public comment period is "officially sanctioned," the content of their comments is not. If a government body, during an open forum, were to selectively bar only religious-based comments, the government would be suppressing an individual's freedom of speech, which is precisely what the First Amendment forbids.
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EXPLORE
January 31, 2012
Editor: Kudos to Anne M. Brown of Bel Air (Open Forum, 27 Jan 12). Her letter said it all. For 16 years, Robert C. Richardson III's life has been swept under the rug and now our judicial system wants to do the same with his future! Are there so few of us who cannot feel compassion for this child? Yes, child, albeit a troubled one. He did not get that way overnight nor did he get there by himself. He needs help and support - not more abuse and disappointment. He needs love and understanding - every human's birthright!
NEWS
March 31, 2014
The Sun correctly criticized the Carroll County Board of Commissioners for defying a federal court order by opening a recent meeting with a sectarian prayer ( "A difficult balance," March 27). But one point was faulty: The editorial expressed concern that the commissioners' freedom of speech was threatened by restrictions on government prayer. Such concern is misplaced because the court made it clear that the start of a government meeting is not an open forum for free speech.
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By Paul McMullen | November 8, 1990
Pat Casey resigned as president of the Tiger Club Tuesday over what he said were differences with those who want to save Towson State football."I think the best thing for the university and the athletic department is to suspend football," Casey said last night. "I'm not anti-football. I've been a supporter of the team, but it's my opinion that Towson State can't have football and a viable Division I athletic program at the same time."Replacing Casey, who became Tiger Club president in June 1989, is Scott Hargest.
EXPLORE
December 29, 2011
Editor: I write in support of Mr. Bowie's opinion expressed in the Dec. 21 in The Aegis Open Forum concerning Christmas, political correctness and the "Winter Holiday. " Washington, D.C. events of recent memory highlight that political correctness and common sense are two very different things. For those needing to know, winter begins on or about December 21 each year. During my many decades, I do not recall ever celebrating the start of winter or any other season with a holiday.
NEWS
October 14, 1994
Housing Alliance plans a public forumThe Howard County Housing Alliance will hold a public forum for Howard County's political candidates to present their postions on low- and moderate-income housing at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Michael Spear Center, Rouse Company Building, Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Information: 841-5840.District 12 candidates will meet at open forumDistrict 12 state Senate candidates Edward J. Kasemeyer and David P. Maier will meet in a public forum 7 p.m. on Oct. 25 in Arbutus.
NEWS
July 13, 2008
A.C. Moore store celebrates opening A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts Inc. will celebrate the opening of its new store at Governor's Plaza, 6625A Governor Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie at 10 a.m. today. The event will include in-store product demonstrations, children's crafts, face painting, product offers and a chance to win a shopping spree at A.C. Moore. Chamber to discuss energy-buying pool The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold two informational meetings to discuss its members-only energy-buying pool.
EXPLORE
December 29, 2011
Editor: I read The Aegis of Dec. 21, and came across a letter written by Clarke Bowie, of Bel Air, in the Open Forum. I concur with him 100 percent because of the way Christmas is being distorted by political correctness. When I was a child, and while an adult, Christmas was the most beautiful time of the year for my family and friends. People would greet you every where you went and would wish everyone a "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. " Wishing people "Happy Holidays" is a sore spot with me. It is Christmas, plain and simple, and it is a day that is treasured by 80 percent to 85 percent of this nation.
NEWS
April 14, 2014
Letter writer Brad Schwartz writes that no one is prevented from praying "outside the courthouse" and asks "how is that suppressing [an individual's] right to free speech?" ( "Prayer -- even by a citizen -- shouldn't be allowed at Carroll meetings," April 8). While the privilege granted to individuals to speak during a public comment period is "officially sanctioned," the content of their comments is not. If a government body, during an open forum, were to selectively bar only religious-based comments, the government would be suppressing an individual's freedom of speech, which is precisely what the First Amendment forbids.
EXPLORE
January 31, 2012
Editor: Kudos to Anne M. Brown of Bel Air (Open Forum, 27 Jan 12). Her letter said it all. For 16 years, Robert C. Richardson III's life has been swept under the rug and now our judicial system wants to do the same with his future! Are there so few of us who cannot feel compassion for this child? Yes, child, albeit a troubled one. He did not get that way overnight nor did he get there by himself. He needs help and support - not more abuse and disappointment. He needs love and understanding - every human's birthright!
EXPLORE
January 10, 2012
Editor: The recent Open Forum letter "Uncompromising on when compromise is appropriate," was a great example of the mentality of the raging political machine, all passion, no compromise. At an early age we are taught some form of compromise. Somewhere along the way politicians forgot that early childhood lesson, and feel that compromise is a sign of weakness or failure. One man's beliefs are not more important than the overall system. Ronald Regan said If you get 75 or 80 percent of what you were asking, you take it and fight for the rest later.
EXPLORE
December 29, 2011
Editor: I read The Aegis of Dec. 21, and came across a letter written by Clarke Bowie, of Bel Air, in the Open Forum. I concur with him 100 percent because of the way Christmas is being distorted by political correctness. When I was a child, and while an adult, Christmas was the most beautiful time of the year for my family and friends. People would greet you every where you went and would wish everyone a "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. " Wishing people "Happy Holidays" is a sore spot with me. It is Christmas, plain and simple, and it is a day that is treasured by 80 percent to 85 percent of this nation.
EXPLORE
December 29, 2011
Editor: I write in support of Mr. Bowie's opinion expressed in the Dec. 21 in The Aegis Open Forum concerning Christmas, political correctness and the "Winter Holiday. " Washington, D.C. events of recent memory highlight that political correctness and common sense are two very different things. For those needing to know, winter begins on or about December 21 each year. During my many decades, I do not recall ever celebrating the start of winter or any other season with a holiday.
EXPLORE
August 19, 2011
Editor: This is in reply to SGM Porter's opinions in the Aug. 12 Open Forum. To begin with, I agree on your stance on eliminating foreign aid, but you omitted withholding funds for the United Nation and evicting them fromNew York. As for white Americans not accepting Obama due to race, most white Americans would support qualified black candidates for president such as Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice who have vast leadership and diplomatic experience. Not an inexperienced community organizer with Marxist - Leninist views.
EXPLORE
August 19, 2011
Editor: The Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Commission would like to thank Ms. Bryna Zumer for her articles in The Aegis newspaper and The Record newspaper of Aug. 5, relating the commission's concern with the Baltimore Gas and Electric company and the installation of exposed gas lines and outdoor gas meters in the Havre de Grace historic district. Apparently, there is some misinformation circulating. The commission was initially approached by Bernie Hilditch, BGE gas design, in a letter dated Dec. 28, 2009 that BGE wold be replacing the gas services to properties located along South Union Avenue from Girard Street to Bourbon Street, and Bourbon Street to Market Street.
NEWS
March 31, 2014
The Sun correctly criticized the Carroll County Board of Commissioners for defying a federal court order by opening a recent meeting with a sectarian prayer ( "A difficult balance," March 27). But one point was faulty: The editorial expressed concern that the commissioners' freedom of speech was threatened by restrictions on government prayer. Such concern is misplaced because the court made it clear that the start of a government meeting is not an open forum for free speech.
NEWS
By Sue Miller and Sue Miller,Evening Sun Staff | October 14, 1991
Ruby, a 34-year old recovering addict, has been HIV-infected for 4 1/2 years and has a 3-year old-daughter who is "up and down" with the same infection. Ruby said she grew up in the inner city with no one to talk to and share her feelings.Her mother was an alcoholic and her father a workaholic. No matter what Ruby did, she said, it was never good enough for her mother.And so, Ruby told the AIDS forum at the University Club recently, "I set out to be nothing. I fell in love with cocaine because then I could be the person I wanted to be. I was even shooting dope in my forehead -- that's how obsessed I became.
EXPLORE
August 19, 2011
Editor: I bought The Aegis last Friday and thought you made a very disappointing front page headline:"A Big Weekend in Harford. " What happened to the Havre de Grace Seafood Festival? You didn't list it anywhere in the paper. What's up with that, or has Havre de Grace moved out of Harford County? I had to go to the Internet just to get information. You also cut the police log way too much. You very seldom have room for the entire police page. Wanda Wolferd Aberdeen
NEWS
July 13, 2008
A.C. Moore store celebrates opening A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts Inc. will celebrate the opening of its new store at Governor's Plaza, 6625A Governor Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie at 10 a.m. today. The event will include in-store product demonstrations, children's crafts, face painting, product offers and a chance to win a shopping spree at A.C. Moore. Chamber to discuss energy-buying pool The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold two informational meetings to discuss its members-only energy-buying pool.
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