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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
By any measure, statistics show crime has been dropping in Baltimore. Yet many residents, like Vincent McCoy, say they don't feel it. "I wouldn't put money on it," cracked McCoy as he stood outside of the Belair Road church where he is a deacon. "I've seen the city when it was good, I've seen it when it was bad, and I don't see when it's getting any better. " Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined police officials Tuesday to tout the city's success against crime during the first six months of 2014.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2014
Now Andrew Stephenson can go to the Ravens game Thursday night. So there's that. But after video surfaced this week of running back Ray Rice punching his fiancee unconscious, the Baltimore lawyer says, cheering the home team at M&T Bank Stadium isn't going to be the same - and probably won't be for a while. "We'll all be there, feeling a bit ashamed," said Stephenson, 39, who earlier this week appeared to be willing to forgo his share of season tickets, which his firm has held since 1996.
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May 17, 1991
Chuck Ecker confesses political inexperience, and thus it is no accident that his administration has been plagued by questions about the executive's ability to handle the tricky political curveballs thrown by those with vested interests in county policy.Predictably, Ecker stumbled in the beginning -- first, by recommending developer John Mardall as his chief administrative officer, though Mardall's contracts with the county created the perception of a conflict of interest. And second, by appointing a close friend of Michael Davis, an Ecker campaign adviser, as personnel administrator, although her credentials remain in question.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
By any measure, statistics show crime has been dropping in Baltimore. Yet many residents, like Vincent McCoy, say they don't feel it. "I wouldn't put money on it," cracked McCoy as he stood outside of the Belair Road church where he is a deacon. "I've seen the city when it was good, I've seen it when it was bad, and I don't see when it's getting any better. " Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined police officials Tuesday to tout the city's success against crime during the first six months of 2014.
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By C. FRASER SMITH and C. FRASER SMITH,Fraser Smith covers Maryland politics for The Sun | March 10, 1991
Annapolis -- A number of legislators have suggested recently that campaign finance reform legislation must pass this year in Maryland to cope with a "perception" that big money is the only voice the General Assembly hears.At hearings in both the Senate and House of Delegates, witnesses who favor the bill have said they know of no real problem -- only the perception of a relationship in which votes depend on campaign contributions.If perception could be outlawed, this argument suggests, there would be no problem.
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By Lee B. Freeman | March 24, 2008
They say modern art blurs boundaries. I'm on the fence with that one. There need to be boundaries, separation and change. Without change, one could not see at all. Color, tone, texture help define spaces, places, people and, quite frankly, all things. Different sounds and vibrations explain the world to a blind man. It's a story told long before me. As he walks, his cane bounces, sending vibrations from the end of the stick through his hand, explaining the world around him. If he were to focus his attention on his hand, he would loose his perception of the street.
BUSINESS
By LESTER A. PICKER | June 21, 1993
Most nonprofit leaders would agree that they have a ways to go in making their marketing efforts more effective. But there are some basic tenets of social marketing, an understanding of which will make the job a good deal easier.Social marketing, a term coined by academician Philip Kotler, blends traditional marketing principles with those unique to nonprofit work. After all, selling hope instead of soap is a slightly different sport.But both transactions involve an exchange. In the case of the nonprofit organization, the "buyer" must make a decision whether to exchange her valuable time or money to advance the organization's work.
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By DAN RODRICKS | February 4, 2000
CITY COUNCIL President Sheila Dixon says the Baltimore Police Department has "serious perception issues" among the citizens it serves and protects. If so, shouldn't Dixon be concerned about Ron Daniel's judgment in the Waybright case? Daniel, the mayor's nominee for police commissioner, wrote a letter in late 1998 to the state police recommending a handgun permit for Richard Waybright, an officer fired for beating a handcuffed prisoner in the booking area of the Eastern District. Daniel vouched for Waybright's need for a handgun in the letter but never mentioned the officer's dismissal or the abhorrent reasons for it. If public perception is an issue for the Police Department, you'd think Daniel's judgment in the Waybright matter would have been examined in his public hearing this week.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | October 4, 2001
Perception, the Annapolis High School literary magazine, is enjoying a rare honor this month: a second printing, after the first press run of 200 copies sold like a John Grisham thriller. And last week, the student-produced magazine won two more honors: a gold medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and a first-place award from the American Scholastic Press Association. Annapolis High shared those awards with other high schools around the country. But the Perception staff members said they were still thrilled with the recognition.
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | January 30, 2001
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge has asked a grand jury to examine the public's perception of police officers and suggest how to fix any problems. Judge Audrey J. S. Carrion acted because she was "amazed" at potential jurors' comments about police during jury selection. "There are two diametrically opposed views of the Police Department: either totally trustful or totally distrustful," said Carrion. She gave the grand jury the assignment Jan. 8. Carrion noted that people's perceptions of law officers often depend on their race.
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By Dana Silver | August 20, 2013
For the past 21 years, the first week in August has been known as World Breastfeeding Week. Maryland, recognizing the importance of breast-feeding for both personal and public health, has annually expanded this to declare August Maryland Breastfeeding Month. Breast-feeding rates have increased significantly across the country over the last four decades, following many years of promotion of formula by both health professionals and formula companies. In 1976, only 36 percent of moms initiated breast-feeding, and only 14 percent were still breast-feeding at 6 months.
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By Jonah Goldberg | December 12, 2012
In the scramble to make the GOP more diverse, a lot of people are looking at Asian-Americans, whom many believe are a natural constituency for the party. I would love it if Asian-Americans converted en masse to the Republican Party, but the challenge for Republicans is harder than many appreciate. President Barack Obama did spectacularly well with Asian-Americans, garnering nearly three-quarters of their vote. This runs counter to a lot of conventional wisdom on both the left and the right.
SPORTS
By Dr. Richard Hinton, Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2012
Concussions may have recently taken the spotlight in lacrosse sports medicine, but anterior cruciate ligament injuries are still a major unanswered issue for the sport. ACL tears are the leading cause of missed game and practice time at both the high school and college levels of play for both males and females. Concussions may have recently taken the spotlight in lacrosse sports medicine, but anterior cruciate ligament injuries are still a major unanswered issue. ACL tears are the leading cause of missed game and practice time at both the high school and college levels of play for both males and females.
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By Nikki Gamer | March 28, 2012
Laura Neuman remembers exactly what she was wearing the night she was raped -- down to the pinstripes on her pajamas. She remembers the night so vividly that when she talks about it there is a visceral quality to the story. It happened when she was 18. She had come home late from waitressing to an empty apartment; she remembers falling asleep, only to be awakened with a pillow over her head, and a gun aimed at her right temple. On that night, Neuman was raped by a stranger, a man who took away her innocence and instilled in her a lifelong fear of the night.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Meagan O'Neill | February 9, 2012
I've been a bit annoyed with"Revenge"lately; to take a holiday break, come back for three weeks, and then take a two-week hiatus? This just seemed rude to be taking advantage of those of us who plan our weeks around Wednesdays at 10 p.m. However, once the episode opened and I watched as different cast members received a red box, I knew it could mean only one thing: The engagement party is approaching! Since the first 10 minutes of the series teased this party, we've all been left wondering, and it seems as though some of our questions are closer to being answered!
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2012
Violence against juveniles has declined significantly in Baltimore in recent years as juvenile arrests have dropped and student graduations increased — a trend that the city schools chief said stills lags behind perceptions of the city's youths. "The fact that these things are coming together is … not an illusion," schools CEO Andrés Alonso said at a news conference at City Hall. "It's huge for the city. " Amid the continued decline in gun violence, which helped the city fall below 200 homicides last year for the first time since the 1970s, has been a sustained reduction in violence involving juveniles, officials say. Forty-two juveniles were shot or killed in 2011, down 67 percent from 2007 when 128 were shot or killed, statistics show.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1998
The Kennedy half-dollar rolled back and forth across the knuckles of David Abram's hand. Faster and faster it went until the silver coin seemed to flow like liquid."
SPORTS
By Heather A. Dinich | August 17, 2005
SHE WAS a petite reporter with blond hair, seemingly perfect skin and tan, and toned legs that caught the players' eyes as she wandered around the Philadelphia Phillies' locker room in a knee-length skirt. I remember wondering if she was sleeping with any of them. Then, I wondered if she thought the same thing about me. Truth is, it happens. But not like the media or Hollywood might lead you to believe. It doesn't make it any easier to establish credibility, though, when someone like Fox sports reporter Carolyn Hughes allegedly crosses the line.
NEWS
November 7, 2011
The results are in from Baltimore's latest survey of city residents, and the results should give those in City Hall some pause. In a nutshell, they show that the city is giving residents what they say they want, and it's getting results - only people don't believe it and are less happy with city services than they used to be. Something here doesn't add up. The survey found that people most often rate the police, fire and emergency medical services,...
SPORTS
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | November 5, 2011
In order to beat the New England Patriots, Ben Roethlisberger threw the ball 50 times. Everyone knows that formula must be reversed against Baltimore. In order to beat the Ravens, the Steelers need to run more often and do so more successfully. Right? "Ultimately, it comes down to whoever rushes better against each other is usually the winner in this series," said Steelers offensive tackle Max Starks, a veteran of the Steelers-Ravens wars but not that opening-day bloodletting this season.
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