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By Dan Rodricks | August 12, 2010
Dan Rodricks' reference to Governor Martin O'Malley's about-face with respect to David Cordish ("This time, rooting for the developer," Aug. 12) is hardly the first example of the governor's willingness to change positions for the sake of political expediency. His justified criticism of State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy while he was mayor has transformed into support simply because of his perception that to do otherwise would jeopardize African-American political support. Never mind that the implied assumption in that perception is an insult to African-Americans—that's a whole other issue.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland has filed a federal employment discrimination complaint against a Maryland hair salon on behalf of an employee who says he was fired for being HIV-positive. Representatives for Ratner Cos., which owns the Hair Cuttery in Greenbelt, said in a statement he was fired for "repeated inappropriate behavior," including verbally abusing co-workers in front of clients. A company document outlining his HIV status as the cause for his termination — which the ACLU included in the complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — "inaccurately described the reason for his dismissal," they said.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2012
Baltimore County school officials told middle and high school principals last week that they must limit the number of leadership positions next year to save $814,000, a move teachers say means schools have again been targeted for cuts. The decision will strip the title and pay from some teachers who act as department chairs and perform certain roles, including helping principals evaluate teachers, making sure books and supplies are evenly distributed, and deciding how curriculum will be taught.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | September 28, 2014
This is a tale of two countries. The first country was built on a radical new promise of human equality and a guarantee of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That country made it possible for even those born in the humblest and most meager circumstances to climb to the pinnacle of prosperity and achievement. It helped save the world in a great global conflagration, fed and rebuilt the devastated nations of Europe, planted the first footprints on another world.
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By Edward Shur | December 2, 1990
In bequeathing the rule of his island to his son, Telemachus, Ulysses admired his son's mild manner and accepted their differences in character, saying "He works his work, I mine. . . . To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."Those were the words of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, in a lyric poem published in 1842.But they easily could describe the philosophical differences between departing County Commissioners John L. Armacost and Jeff Griffith, who served together the past eight years."The reality is if one said yes, the other said no," said Julia W.Gouge, the third member of the board and the only one to seek re-election.
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By CAL RIPKEN JR | July 9, 2006
My sons play on a 9-10 recreational team. I wanted to get your opinion on playing different positions and playing time. Their coach has six players he plays in the same positions and the others play the outfield and sit the bench. If the kids are coming to practice and have the desire, at this age and in a rec league, shouldn't it be more about developing all the players and equal playing time and bench time? Jane Singleton, Jacksonville, Fla. DEAR JANE / / At the 9-10 age level, I absolutely agree that players should be allowed an equal opportunity to try all of the positions.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer | January 19, 1995
The proposed $437 million operating budget that Superintendent Carol S. Parham presented to the county school board last night embraced the spirit of a just-completed efficiency study."
BUSINESS
By Maria Mallory | May 15, 1991
With USAir planning 3,585 layoffs as part of a major restructuring, the airline's Baltimore-Washington International Airport operation was bound to feel its share of the pain.Now that the May 2 furlough deadline has passed, the preliminary numbers are in: More than 300, roughly 10 percent, of the jobs in Baltimore were axed by the Arlington, Va., airline, according to company spokesman David H. Shipley.USAir, which counted the positions that were eliminated -- not necessarily people who will actually lose their jobs -- eliminated 172 customer-service positions, about 118 flight attendant jobs, and about 27 mechanic and utility positions, Mr. Shipley said.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | February 20, 1991
Putting the brakes on spending, the Carroll Board of Education last night eliminated 35 new teaching and other positions and some classroom materials -- or about $2.2 million -- to adopt a $110.3 million budget for 1991-1992.The cuts came at the request of Superintendent R. Edward Shilling, who asked the board earlier this month to trim $2.2 million from the $7.7 million he initially sought in additional dollars from the County Commissioners.The board trimmed the superintendent's initial $112,494,318 spending plan to $110,270,592 during the last of three public hearings at West Middle School.
SPORTS
By Michael Richman and Michael Richman,Contributing Writer | December 20, 1992
Glenelg senior Jason Beall is an athlete for all positions.This fall on the gridiron, he rotated among defensive back, linebacker, kicker, punter, kick returner and even running back, finishing as one of the team's leading tacklers.Now, for the Gladiators basketball squad, it's not uncommon to see him playing all five positions.The customary spot in basketball for the 6-foot-1, 190-pound athlete is at small forward/wing. Through four games, he's averaging a team-high 19.5 points."In that role, we would depend on him to do a whole lot of things," coach Terry Coleman said.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
The Baltimore Book Festival, once an annual staple in Mount Vernon Square, is smack dab in the touristy Inner Harbor this year, a move that got mostly positive reviews Saturday. Some who took part in the festival in Mount Vernon say they miss the venue and add that it's too early to say which is better. Others thought that featuring the festival at the harbor would give tourists a good impression of the city. "Down here, you have people that are not just coming to the book festival.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Maryland health officials confirmed Wednesday the first case of enterovirus D68, a somewhat rare type of respiratory infection that has been sweeping the country and largely sickening children with asthma and underlying health conditions. Doctors in Maryland had expected cases, though most were expected to be minor, or the equivalent of a cold that would not require medical attention. Serious cases can cause breathing problems for children. The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said the specimen was collected from a hospitalized child and sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing.
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By Karen Arnett de Rodriguez and krodasada@gmail.com | September 24, 2014
Our community has much to celebrate. Many congratulations and much merriment in the Forge during the last month of one of our nicest summers on record. And it was fantastic weather for a wedding. Just ask Harrison Levy and Sara Mosgin , new residents of Brandon Road. On Aug. 23 they promised to love, honor and live happily ever after in good times, like a picnic lunch by a beautiful lake, and challenging times, such as a heart-pumping, breath-catching 3-mile hike up a Colorado mountainside (which is how Harrison proposed)
ENTERTAINMENT
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2014
David Hart is a bit of an anomaly in the world of fashion. In an industry dominated by larger-than-life personalities, fickle taste and cutthroat politics, he prefers to play nice, stay cool and let his work do the talking. "I really appreciate all the people that I've met and the relationships I've built," said Hart, 32. "I treat people the way I like to be treated. I really respect the talent of the people I've worked with. As a result, people respect me as well. " His approach has ingratiated him with the fashion elite.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | September 13, 2014
The "indefinite suspension" of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for knocking out his then-fiancée, now wife, in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino has again provoked debate about domestic violence and what the National Football League tolerates when it affects a star player. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, who last spring testified to Mr.  Rice's good character, says a new video has "changed things. " Mr. Rice was initially suspended for two games after part of a video showed Mr. Rice dragging fiancée Janay Palmer from the elevator.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
Orioles infielder Chris Davis, Major League Baseball's most prodigious home run hitter last season and an outspoken opponent of performing-enhancing drugs, was suspended for 25 games Friday by the league for testing positive for the drug Adderall. It was his second failed test for an amphetamine in his career. The suspension began Friday before the first-place Orioles' doubleheader against the New York Yankees at Camden Yards and will last beyond the first round of the playoffs, assuming the Orioles make the postseason.
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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | December 13, 2000
Baltimore school officials said last night they will have to lay off or reassign hundreds of employees in the coming months to make up a projected $21.9 million deficit. Officials presented the unaudited figures at the end of last night's school board meeting and said that it was the beginning of an attempt to put the brakes on overspending this fiscal year, which ends June 30. Officials pledged not to touch individual school budgets or money spent on instruction. Instead, most of the cuts will be made by reducing maintenance worker positions.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | March 6, 1991
Carroll Community College officials plan to eliminate several proposed new instructional positions for 1991-1992 to meet county budget cut requests."The majority of any additional cuts will need to comeout of faculty dollars," said Alan M. Schuman, CCC's interim director and director of administration. "There's really no other place left to reduce the budget. We're already down to a maintenance-of-effortlevel."Schuman had proposed hiring seven full-time instructors and additional part-time instructors for the next academic year.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger and The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
The project manager who oversaw the development of Baltimore's food truck policy is expected to lead a review of charging fees for items set outside homes and businesses, under a contact the city's spending panel is asked to approve Wednesday. The Board of Estimates will decide whether to approve a $73,300 one-year contract for Babila Lima, who is the mayor's cousin, to work under the director of the Department of General Services. The city's ethics policy doesn't recognize the relationship between an elected official and their cousin in its nepotism rules.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Karen A. Stuart, a Library of Congress archivist who earlier had been head librarian at the Maryland Historical Society where she also was associate editor of the Maryland Historical Magazine, died of cancer Aug. 19 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 59. "As head librarian at the Maryland Historical Society, Karen always took her job seriously, trying hard to help researchers who sometimes had fairly arcane questions of projects," said Robert J. Brugger, an author and Maryland historian who is a senior editor at the Johns Hopkins University Press.
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