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August 26, 2010
Your article, "Military urged to boost bay cleanup" (Aug. 26), is just another photo op for Gov. Martin O'Malley to continue to blow smoke. I tried to participate in the nitrogen reducing septic system program last year. I submitted all the forms and heard nothing. When I called back they said the process for filing had changed. I resubmitted and heard nothing. I called back and they were out of money. The funding stopped, because Mr. O'Malley took the money from the fund to use in the general fund.
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January 17, 2014
It is a shame Baltimore City residents continue to be abused with shootings and murders as an everyday occurrence as the police commissioner attempts to put a good face on it by stating other crime stats are down ( "Rawlings-Blake remains confident in police chief Batts," Jan. 16). Then the mayor does a photo op walking the streets of Baltimore, with several police officers as protection, to declare this will not continue. Robbers, drug dealers and other criminals are not stupid.
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By DAN BERGER | July 16, 1993
The administration's new policy is "Don't ask, don't tell, just don't."The Mississippi flood was Bill's best photo op in months.Somebody better tell those Chinese boat people that the chance of becoming a millionaire from scratch today is better in China than the U.S.A.
NEWS
January 12, 2014
While mainstream Republicans and even some Democrats may accept Chris Christie's apology, our tea party group and others we have contacted do not ("'Stunned' Christie fires top adviser," Jan. 10). His claims that he didn't know about the politically motivated bridge closings were perpetrated by rogue subordinates are irrelevant. Clearly, Governor Christie has bred an atmosphere in which those subordinates feel it is acceptable to behave the way they did. Any Republicans defending Governor Christie immediately forfeit the validity of their arguments to blame President Barack Obama for the acts of his administration.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2011
This one should really be called "Afternoon Uh-oh. " Or maybe, "Afternoon Oh-no!" A python is getting up-close-and-personal with a fuzzy little bunny before the annual "Hund & Heimtier" pet fair in Germany. As far as I know, no bunnies were harmed in the making of this photo op.  
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By GARLAND L. THOMPSON and GARLAND L. THOMPSON,Garland L. Thompson is an editorial writer for The Sun | May 4, 1991
Jacksonville, Florida. -- Now I know what it feels like to be shot from guns. Here's what it sounds like: ''W-w-w-wree-ee-ee-yyoooush-sh-sh-sh!''Seagoing fighter pilots, bomber crews and submarine hunters hear that sound and feel the giant hand of acceleration mash them into their seats every time they whoosh away from an aircraft carrier.My turn to feel the smash of the catapult came last weekend, during a three-day tour of the USS Forrestal. R.Adm. Walter Davis, former head of the Washington Navy District and now commander, Carrier Group Six, invited several journalists to come see life on a modern warship.
NEWS
January 12, 2014
While mainstream Republicans and even some Democrats may accept Chris Christie's apology, our tea party group and others we have contacted do not ("'Stunned' Christie fires top adviser," Jan. 10). His claims that he didn't know about the politically motivated bridge closings were perpetrated by rogue subordinates are irrelevant. Clearly, Governor Christie has bred an atmosphere in which those subordinates feel it is acceptable to behave the way they did. Any Republicans defending Governor Christie immediately forfeit the validity of their arguments to blame President Barack Obama for the acts of his administration.
NEWS
May 12, 2011
And so it begins, the price to be paid for giving illegal aliens in-state tuition fees. It begins with the loss of funding for the Distinguished Scholars Fund. The best and the brightest of our law-abiding young adults are left to scramble for the $3,000 that they were awarded, and to add insult to injury, the notification came too late for them to choose other schools! How disgusting! Governor, did you use the same pen to erase their futures that you used to give my tax dollars to help lawbreakers?
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | April 16, 1997
It was unthinkable for Arthur Leon Williams to miss a day of school or to be late.During his 42-year career as a teacher and administrator in Baltimore public schools, Mr. Williams never took a vacation and used only 27 sick days -- when he broke a hip in 1954.Mr. Williams died of pneumonia April 2 at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown. He was 86 and had lived in Randallstown.As principal of Elmer Henderson Elementary School in East Baltimore, "Pop" Williams commuted by bus (he didn't drive)
NEWS
January 17, 2014
It is a shame Baltimore City residents continue to be abused with shootings and murders as an everyday occurrence as the police commissioner attempts to put a good face on it by stating other crime stats are down ( "Rawlings-Blake remains confident in police chief Batts," Jan. 16). Then the mayor does a photo op walking the streets of Baltimore, with several police officers as protection, to declare this will not continue. Robbers, drug dealers and other criminals are not stupid.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2011
This one should really be called "Afternoon Uh-oh. " Or maybe, "Afternoon Oh-no!" A python is getting up-close-and-personal with a fuzzy little bunny before the annual "Hund & Heimtier" pet fair in Germany. As far as I know, no bunnies were harmed in the making of this photo op.  
NEWS
May 12, 2011
And so it begins, the price to be paid for giving illegal aliens in-state tuition fees. It begins with the loss of funding for the Distinguished Scholars Fund. The best and the brightest of our law-abiding young adults are left to scramble for the $3,000 that they were awarded, and to add insult to injury, the notification came too late for them to choose other schools! How disgusting! Governor, did you use the same pen to erase their futures that you used to give my tax dollars to help lawbreakers?
NEWS
August 26, 2010
Your article, "Military urged to boost bay cleanup" (Aug. 26), is just another photo op for Gov. Martin O'Malley to continue to blow smoke. I tried to participate in the nitrogen reducing septic system program last year. I submitted all the forms and heard nothing. When I called back they said the process for filing had changed. I resubmitted and heard nothing. I called back and they were out of money. The funding stopped, because Mr. O'Malley took the money from the fund to use in the general fund.
NEWS
March 3, 2010
I am so tired of seeing photographs of people such as Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels and Baltimore schools chief, Andres Alonso reading to elementary school-aged children ("Helping the youngest readers," Mar. 3). I want to see these people sincerely challenged. Put them in a failing middle school classroom. Read to a high school class that is not meeting Adequate Yearly Progress. The photo ops are always the same; these professionals are always seen before sweet-faced first grade students.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | June 25, 2008
If I were running the presidential campaign of either Barack Obama or John McCain, my first decree would be this: no more photo ops at disaster sites. Such photo ops always make you look dumb, I'd tell my guy. So they're out. We're not doing them anymore. This is an issue right now because neither candidate came off looking too good when they toured the flooded Midwest the other day. Obama was in Quincy, Ill., where the nearby Mississippi River was expected to reach a near-record 32 feet today.
NEWS
By Robert Little and Robert Little,Sun reporter | November 25, 2007
While the Bush administration has worked to suppress expectations for the Middle East peace conference Tuesday in Annapolis, observers say the professional and political stakes for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are much harder to minimize. An outcome resembling success could restore some of the former Stanford professor's diplomatic credibility, they say, and perhaps add a line to her career's postscript that doesn't contain the word "Iraq." Something less than success could extinguish whatever progress she has fostered as the president's top diplomat in the past three years, and perhaps worsen relations with a part of the world considered vital to American security and foreign policy.
NEWS
May 10, 2000
ABSOLUTELY needed. Some good ideas. Probably wouldn't work. Dead on arrival anyway. Those are among the early reactions to a Republican proposal for reinvigorating the presidential primary system in this country. Democrats immediately asked cynically why they should agree to leave a system that put their man in the White House for the past eight years. Understandable, perhaps, but embarrassing for a party with the name Democrat. Maryland Democrats in particular should become change agents, examining the GOP proposal carefully and offering their own refinements.
NEWS
By Robert Little and Robert Little,Sun reporter | November 25, 2007
While the Bush administration has worked to suppress expectations for the Middle East peace conference Tuesday in Annapolis, observers say the professional and political stakes for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are much harder to minimize. An outcome resembling success could restore some of the former Stanford professor's diplomatic credibility, they say, and perhaps add a line to her career's postscript that doesn't contain the word "Iraq." Something less than success could extinguish whatever progress she has fostered as the president's top diplomat in the past three years, and perhaps worsen relations with a part of the world considered vital to American security and foreign policy.
NEWS
By John Fritze and John Fritze,Sun reporter | January 26, 2007
Affordable housing, access to health care and a new crime strategy are on her agenda, but more and more, Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon is talking trash. Litter -- floating in the Inner Harbor, cluttering the alleys of Park Heights and tumbling along Harford Road -- has become a central concern of Dixon's fledgling administration, an issue the mayor says speaks to the city's broader quality of life. "It's a matter of coordinating the effort and not saying, `This is not my job, that's not my area,'" Dixon said, promising that changes will take place as soon as spring.
NEWS
December 30, 2004
THE USS Abraham Lincoln is joining the American relief effort in the countries hit by the devastating tsunami this week. Let's hope the aircraft carrier is leaving behind the embarrassingly premature "Mission Accomplished" banner that was hoisted to celebrate the supposed end of the shooting war in Iraq nearly 20 months ago - because this job, too, will be a long and difficult one. Fighting hunger, thirst and disease, and then restoring normal life to...
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