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January 1, 2014
Here we have another position of significant responsibility for public safety, that being chief of Baltimore's Fire Department, going to yet another outsider! ( "Baltimore fire chief to be named," Dec. 30.) It seems that the citizens of Baltimore have good reason to be concerned! Why is it, that on far too many occasions, when important positions within the city government are to be filled, the administration (and others before it) "go shopping" elsewhere to fill them? In this case, if I were a senior command officer within that agency, I would be wondering why I had been bypassed for at least being considered for the $165,000-a-year position.
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By Jessica Anderson and Alison Knezevich and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
Baltimore County officials are looking into how other local governments regulate private late-night businesses after police arrested a Prince George's County man accused of shooting three people outside a Catonsville swingers club this weekend. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz asked Police Chief Jim Johnson to research rules elsewhere following the Sunday incident at Tabu Social Club, located in a shopping center on North Rolling Road, county spokeswoman Ellen Kobler said Tuesday.
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NEWS
February 7, 2013
Now I think I know what it feels like to be Jewish at Christmas time. But at least in Baltimore, Jewish folks can find each other on Christmas and make alternate plans. A lot of my Jewish friends go to the movies on Christmas, for example. Sounds like a reasonable idea to me, but I couldn't find even a single person to meet me at the movies Sunday night when the Ravens played the 49ers ("Baltimore party hosts go all out for the Super Bowl ," Feb. 3). For all I know, the movies weren't even open.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
A 23-year-old Halethorpe man was stabbed outside a Brooklyn Park 7-Eleven store early Sunday morning, Anne Arundel County police said Monday. Police said the victim got into a fight with the suspect inside the convenience store on Ritchie Highway, shortly before 2:30 a.m. The fight became physical outside the store and the suspect stabbed the victim. The victim told police the suspect then fled toward Church Street with a white male and white female. The victim sustained a minor stab wound to the upper part of his body, as well as a laceration to an extremity, and was treated at Harbor Hospital.
NEWS
January 5, 2014
As a former fire chief, I can say the Baltimore City Fire Department will be much better off if the right person is hired to lead it, regardless of whether he comes from inside or outside of the department ( "Rawlings-Blake picks former Nebraska fire chief to lead Baltimore's department," Dec. 29). Unfortunately, fire departments are like educational institutions; they're took often in-bred and stuck in place. An insider can only do what he or she has been taught to do by past administrations, and that's not always good.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | August 26, 2010
In their never-ending quest to predict the outcome of the next congressional elections, the professional crystal-ballers peered into another blurred sphere this week after the latest round of primary elections. The conventional wisdom is that 2010 is the year of the outsider, spurred by high federal spending, high unemployment, slow economic recovery and disappointment in Washington and President Barack Obama — and that view got a boost in the Senate Republican primary in Alaska.
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By Jonah Goldberg | February 23, 2012
"If we could just take a little bit from each of them. " I've lost track of how many people I have heard say some version of this in the last couple of months. The "each of them" refers to the final four combatants for the Republican nomination. You could take Newt Gingrich's verbal dexterity, encyclopedic grasp of politics and techno-optimism. Add in Rick Santorum's authenticity and religious conviction. Combine that with the essence of Ron Paul's principled passion for liberty and limited government.
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By Rebecca Oppenheimer | December 8, 2011
In these tough economic times, books offer a great return on a gift-giver's investment. Relatively inexpensive, they provide hours of enjoyment for the recipient - if you make the right choice. Never fear: the Book Bag is here to help. Lovers of intrigue and derring-do will enjoy Jean-Vincent Blanchard's "Eminence" (Walker, $28), a biography of the infamous Cardinal Richelieu. Richelieu is best known in popular culture through Alexandre Dumas' unflattering portrait in "The Three Musketeers," but Blanchard reveals a more complex truth.
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | September 6, 2008
Sports broadcasters who have no business relationship with the Orioles or Ravens say they can be more honest about the team. They can be - in the slogan of ESPN 1300 - "uncensored" (which can only lead us to believe the station was "censored" when it carried the Ravens). On the whole, no station in town logically would turn down the chance to carry one of our two major pro teams. So this whole "freedom" tag could be just a matter of spin. (For more, go to baltimoresun.com/mediumwell)
NEWS
October 7, 1992
Women, who represent only 6 percent of the U.S. House of Representatives and 2 percent of the U.S. Senate (not counting a recently appointed widow who is not a candidate in the special election to fill her late husband's seat), are the ultimate political outsiders. And in this, the year of the outsider, women seem likely to make great gains. There is a possibility that the number of women representatives will nearly double from the present 29. There is a possibility that the number of elected women senators will more than double.
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By Tim Swift and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
Three people were shot in the parking lot of a members-only swingers club in Catonsville early Sunday, Baltimore County Police said. All three victims are expected to survive their injuries, police said. About 2 a.m. Sunday, police found three people suffering from gunshot wounds outside Tabu Social Club at 1115 N. Rolling Road. Two of the victims were taken to a local hospital and later released. The third victim remained hospitalized and is listed in serious condition, police said.
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Baltimore County police are investigating after officers found a man dead in the parking lot of a Gwynn Oak bar late Friday night as a homicide. The victim, identified as Donyue Fason, 22, of Catonsville was found suffering from trauma to his upper body in the parking lot of BJ Mallard's, in the 1100 block of Ingleside Avenue, about 11:45 p.m. He was pronounced dead on the scene and police did not elaborate on the nature of his injuries. Police did not release further information about a possible motive, suspects, or whether the death was connected to the bar. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.
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By Liz Bowie and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
A Forest Hill man was shot and killed early Saturday morning outside a Southeast Baltimore seafood restaurant, Baltimore police said. About 12:15 a.m., officers found man with multiple gunshot wounds outside Jimmy's Famous Seafood in the 6500 block of Holabird Ave. in the Broening Manor section of Southeast Baltimore, police said. He was taken to an area hospital where he died, police said. Police later identified the victim as Alvin Wells, 39. Police did not provide additional information about a suspect or a motive.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
For most of Ray Lewis' 17-year NFL career, his face - eyes burning, mouth bellowing exhortations - was the face of the Ravens. Johnny Unitas' flinty gaze and stooped shoulders had symbolized pro football for earlier generations of Baltimore fans, and Lewis followed in the great quarterback's footsteps, becoming an icon for the new era of purple and black ardor. The Ravens made that association official Thursday morning, unveiling a bronze statue of the retired linebacker only a few feet from the statue of Unitas that greets visitors outside M&T Bank Stadium.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
When fans head through the main entrance at M&T Bank Stadium Sunday for the Ravens' regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, they'll be greeted by a familiar sight. Ray Lewis starred for 17 seasons with the Ravens. Now he'll be immortalized next to another Baltimore sporting icon. The Ravens announced Wednesday that the statue of the middle linebacker will be unveiled Thursday at a ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. in Unitas Plaza. Sculpted by Frederick Kail, the statue will be erected to the right of one depicting legendary Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas outside the north entrance of the stadium.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
The Ravens released center Reggie Stephens and four other players on Friday. Outside linebacker D.J. Roberts, tight end Nathan Overbay and undrafted rookie defensive linemen Levi Brown and Derrick Hopkins were also waived, the team announced. The Ravens also plan to cut undrafted rookie defensive tackle A.J. Patiali'i and hope to sign him to their practice squad, according to a source. Stephens was on the Ravens' practice squad last season. A 2010 Cincinnati Bengals seventh-round draft pick, he previously played with the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills.
NEWS
By Joe Murray | October 30, 1990
Tbilisi, U.S.S.R.I CAME to Soviet Georgia to see what I could see. A lot of it I've seen before.Right now, for instance. I'm sitting in a car outside the walls of the fortress-like, hillside home of Georgia's most popular leader of the independence movement, Zviad Gamsakhurdiya. Here and there, half a dozen tough-looking young men are lounging in the shade of the trees.Arrangements are being made for me to come inside and interview Mr. Gamsakhurdiya, but without my interpreter. He's Russian.
NEWS
June 20, 2004
COMPELLING, CHILLING, maddening -- the most authoritative account to date of how a small band of terrorists landed a devastating blow on the world's most powerful nation emerged last week in vivid detail. As pieced together by the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, it was a chronicle of confusion from top to bottom. No one -- from the White House to the Pentagon to the air traffic controllers to the cops and firefighters on the street -- was prepared to deal with an unconventional style of warfare using hijacked commercial airliners as missiles.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
A Morgan State defense that finished 2013 ranked eighth in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in average yards allowed (391.8) and ninth in average points surrendered (30.6) could be weaker after the departure of five starters. But the Bears return three of four linebackers who earned a majority of starts last season, and that group was cited by rookie head coach Lee Hull as being critical to leading the defense. “We're really counting on those guys to be the anchor of our defense,” Hull said Tuesday during the MEAC's weekly conference call.
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