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By DAN RODRICKS | July 25, 2008
As for the nattering negativists who will surely say this is a dumb idea, that it will never work, that Baltimore will never get this and never get that - well, blah, blah, blah. We've heard it all before. Mr. Grumpy-Gills really should treat himself to the big picture sometime. I know. It's hard. You've grown accustomed to thinking weenie and being cynical. After all, that's part of our national culture, and the condition has long been acute here in Baltimore, where the only thing we've had to "celebrate" lately was the Orioles' win in the World Series - 25 years ago. But, really, the many of you who think small, and who make a hobby of ridiculing Baltimore and taking glee at the city's flaws, you who today think building a big, new arena on the site of our old, dumpy-but-still-bookin'-dates one is a foolish idea - you really need to get out more.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2012
The Baltimore City Council reversed course Thursday, rejecting millions of dollars in budget cuts it had endorsed earlier in the week, and passing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's original $2.3 billion spending plan. The abrupt shift derailed $6 million in cuts that had been proposed by Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young in an attempt to prevent the closure of recreation centers and fire companies. Nine council members voted for the mayor's budget, rejecting his proposed amendments.
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By Michael Milleman and Michael Milleman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 1, 2003
William H. Murphy Sr., who died 10 days ago, will be remembered for many extraordinary achievements. But, the people of Baltimore will miss him most as a judge. For more than three decades, Judge Murphy was the people's judge. I use the term "people's judge" reluctantly because the television caricatures of "people's court" judges - anti-judges, really - have corrupted the term. In its true sense, "people's judge" describes Judge Murphy. In 1970, the people elected him to Baltimore's Municipal Court, the predecessor of today's District Court.
NEWS
January 18, 2009
Reprinted from The Sun of Monday, February 25, 1861. Mr. Lincoln's Secret Passage through Baltimore - Immense Gathering at Calvert Station - Arrival of the Special Train from Harrisburg - Disappointment - The Republican Committee - Mrs. Lincoln and Family on the Train - Their Departure for Washington - Mr. Lincoln's Appearance at Washington - Interviews with Mr. Buchanan and Gen. Scott. Saturday was the day appointed for the passage of Mr. Lincoln, President elect, through Baltimore, and as a matter of course curiosity was on tiptoe to behold the man who had been chosen to stand at the helm of the ship of State.
NEWS
January 3, 1992
City third- and fourth-graders were asked to write and draw their answers to "If I Could Give Baltimore Anything . . . ." Children wanted to give a park, a dream school, trees, a football team, a clean harbor, clean air, and clothes and shelter for homeless people. "I would sing a song for the people of Baltimore," one child said, in a song. Their artwork and writings are on display at City Hall weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SPORTS
October 13, 2006
Good morning --Jim Leyland -- You're a genius - unless you don't make the World Series. QUESTION OF THE DAY Should people complain that the Baltimore Marathon messes up traffic in the city one day a year? No. On that one day each year, most of us should get our fat, lazy butts outside, leave the car parked and truly run (or walk) our errands. Ken Diehl Towson If the people of Baltimore cannot be inconvenienced for one day because of a worthy sporting event that brings people together, then shame on them.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 4, 2003
A 31-year-old Southwest Baltimore man whose arrest on drug distribution charges last week was hailed by the city's new police commissioner as evidence of the department's efforts to combat drug trafficking was released on bail over the weekend. Paris D. Harper of the 2500 block of Christian St. posted $350,000 bail through a bondsman Saturday evening, officials said. He was initially held on $1 million bail when Commissioner-designate Kevin P. Clark announced the arrest Thursday, but District Court Judge Ronald Alan Karasic reduced it to $350,000 the next day, officials said.
SPORTS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | January 5, 1996
ATLANTA -- Cleveland Mayor Michael White said he hopes his city and Baltimore end up with teams when the dust settles from the proposed move of the Browns."
FEATURES
By Fred Rasmussen | November 6, 1994
From The Sun Nov. 6-12, 1844Nov. 8: We see, that the Mayor has given notice to those interested, that after the 18th inst., persons will be appointed and employed to take up all swine found going at large, contrary to ordinance.Nov. 9: The Citizens' Union Line to Philadelphia, by steamboats Constitution and George Washington, will be discontinued after this evening. The night line will continued by railroad via Havre de Grace and Wilmington.From The Sun Nov. 6-12, 1894Nov. 7: Gen. William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, which has established posts all over the world, came to Baltimore yesterday to inspect his forces here and to tell the people of Baltimore what the Salvation Army is doing to better the spiritual and material condition of the masses.
FEATURES
By Fred Rasmussen | January 21, 1996
From The Sun Jan. 21-27, 1846Jan. 22: We mentioned a few days ago the receipt by His Honor the Mayor of a quantity of coal, sent by an anonymous person, by the Susquehanna Railroad, to be appropriated for the benefit of the poor of the city.Jan. 23: We supposed that every person owning a horse would have seen and complied with the necessity of having the animal rough shod to suit the season.Jan. 27: On Sunday night, some rowdies undertook to indulge in a wanton spirit of mischief, by thrusting a heavy plank through the transom window of a dry goods store.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | July 25, 2008
As for the nattering negativists who will surely say this is a dumb idea, that it will never work, that Baltimore will never get this and never get that - well, blah, blah, blah. We've heard it all before. Mr. Grumpy-Gills really should treat himself to the big picture sometime. I know. It's hard. You've grown accustomed to thinking weenie and being cynical. After all, that's part of our national culture, and the condition has long been acute here in Baltimore, where the only thing we've had to "celebrate" lately was the Orioles' win in the World Series - 25 years ago. But, really, the many of you who think small, and who make a hobby of ridiculing Baltimore and taking glee at the city's flaws, you who today think building a big, new arena on the site of our old, dumpy-but-still-bookin'-dates one is a foolish idea - you really need to get out more.
NEWS
By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,Sun reporter | July 22, 2008
Khia Edgerton, a pioneering DJ who as "K-Swift" became one of Baltimore's top radio personalties and a major player in the local music scene, died early yesterday morning after a pool accident at her home. She was 29. Through her popular radio show, which attracted thousands of listeners each night, and frequent live performances, Ms. Edgerton helped reinvigorate and reintroduce the aging genre of Baltimore Club music to a younger generation of listeners. For local artists, a spin on K-Swift's 92Q radio show meant instant recognition.
NEWS
By Gadi Dechter and Gadi Dechter,Sun reporter | November 12, 2006
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. denied yesterday accusations by Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. that the governor has refused in recent years to communicate with the top official of his home county - one that played a key role in Ehrlich's failed re-election bid last week. "I've been with Jim Smith dozens and dozens and dozens of times, on many occasions, and [we] worked together on a lot of things, so that's kind of silly and political," Ehrlich said in response to a question on the Stateline program on WBAL-AM.
SPORTS
October 13, 2006
Good morning --Jim Leyland -- You're a genius - unless you don't make the World Series. QUESTION OF THE DAY Should people complain that the Baltimore Marathon messes up traffic in the city one day a year? No. On that one day each year, most of us should get our fat, lazy butts outside, leave the car parked and truly run (or walk) our errands. Ken Diehl Towson If the people of Baltimore cannot be inconvenienced for one day because of a worthy sporting event that brings people together, then shame on them.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | September 14, 2006
Before he said all those ridiculous and offensive things that defined him for a new generation of Democrats, William Donald Schaefer was the most popular, effective and entertaining public official in Maryland, and those of us who cringed at his behavior in recent years will no doubt remember him that way. I've said it before: It's almost too hard to write about Recent Schaefer because his disparaging remarks were sufficiently self-destructive and because...
NEWS
By PAUL MOORE and PAUL MOORE,PUBLIC EDITOR | January 1, 2006
Readers of The Sun had lots of comments, questions, suggestions, praise and criticism to offer the public editor in recent days. Here is some of what they had to say: Goodbye to Tom Horton "Thanks from a fan. I've enjoyed years of good reading and the elegant, balanced, thoughtful summary of your 13 years as columnist for The Sun. Good luck and good future. Don't go far and please find a venue that keeps your voice heard." S.M. Schmidt Stansbury Creek "Who will take over for Tom Horton?
SPORTS
By Ken Murray | March 1, 1994
Baltimore's Canadian Football League franchise gets a name today. The question is whether it will stick.Jim Speros, owner of the expansion team, is expected to announce his choice of nickname and logo in a news conference this morning. His options appear to be Colts, Stallions, Bombers, Silver Colts, Fighting Colts and lawsuit.Alleging a trademark infringement, the NFL has threatened to take Speros to court if he chooses Colts. A federal court injunction could leave the team nameless for a period of time.
FEATURES
By Fred Rasmussen | June 4, 1995
From The Sun June 4-10, 1845June 4: The ship Marianne, Captain Weiting, arrived yesterday from Bremen with one hundred and eighty-six passengers; they were all in a healthy condition.June 7: The extreme warm weather, and the dog days approaching, renders bathing absolutely necessary to health.From The Sun June 4-10, 1895June 4: The colored people of Baltimore County celebrated Whit-Monday, as is their custom.June 5: Confederate Memorial Day will be observed in Baltimore tomorrow with appropriate ceremonies at the Confederate Cemetery in Loudon Park.
SPORTS
April 16, 2005
Columnist should write about O's, not their foes On April 10, the Orioles won the rubber game of a three-game series against the Yankees in New York. On April 11, instead of a column about the series, readers of The Sun were treated to a puff piece about the life and oh-so-hard times of ultra-rich Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, courtesy of Yankees-obsessed columnist Laura Vecsey ["Lord of the non-rings, Yanks' Rodriguez is trying harder"]. Included in this column were numerous references to various Yankees and Boston Red Sox players, not to mention Rodriguez's infant daughter.
NEWS
By Bill Gilmore and Hannah Byron | February 24, 2005
AS PERHAPS NEVER before, Baltimore is on the radar screen of the country's moviemakers. For the first time, the city made MovieMaker magazine's list of "Top 10 Cities for Movie Makers," the fifth annual countdown of the best cities for independents to live in and make movies. Editors of the industry publication interviewed writers, directors, location scouts, film office representatives and dozens of cinematographers about their favorite cities in which to live and work. Baltimore ranked ninth, ahead of Orlando, Fla., Atlanta and San Diego, and among heavyweights such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami.
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