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By Eileen Ambrose and Eileen Ambrose,SUN STAFF | April 7, 2001
Maryland Public Interest Research Group's recent press release on the deceptive practices of credit-card issuers wasn't quite upfront, either. The release quotes several local people on the abuses by credit-card issuers. But similar releases issued by nonprofit Public Interest Research Groups in other parts of the country have the same or very similar quotes attributed to people in those areas. Some journalism experts question the practice of recycling quotes. But PIRG officials said the practice is done routinely by them as a way to localize a press release on a tight budget.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2013
The Orioles announced a set of front office promotions Tuesday, most notably naming Orioles Hall of Famer Brady Anderson vice president of baseball operations. Anderson's former title was special assistant to the director of baseball operations. Ned Rice, who previously was assistant director of major league operations, is now director of major league administration. Mike Snyder, who was assistant director of scouting and player development, is now assistant director of player personal.
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By Laura Lippman and Thomas W. Waldron and Laura Lippman and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF | September 23, 1998
All news is good news, according to the press releases streaming out of the governor's office these days.Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend are daily reminding citizens just how much they have done over the past four years -- and how much more they could do if re-elected.The duo's official calendars, which had been light in recent weeks, are now studded with events all over the state -- including the "grand opening" of a driver-training track for the state's police officers, a celebration of Glendening's $118 million initiative for the developmentally disabled and the kick-off for "Reading Across Maryland," featuring the governor and dozens of his administration's top officials.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2012
Tigerfest, the annual spring concert, typically means hordes of Towson students and live music (this year's headliner is Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi). Last year, that combination resulted in 42 charges of "civil or criminal offenses during the neighborhood patrols," according to a new press release from the Baltimore County Police Department. In order to combat such problems, county police will partner with Towson University during this year's Tigerfest, taking place April 27-29.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2013
The Orioles announced a set of front office promotions Tuesday, most notably naming Orioles Hall of Famer Brady Anderson vice president of baseball operations. Anderson's former title was special assistant to the director of baseball operations. Ned Rice, who previously was assistant director of major league operations, is now director of major league administration. Mike Snyder, who was assistant director of scouting and player development, is now assistant director of player personal.
NEWS
By ROGER SIMON | July 15, 1991
I read about 90 percent of my mail and throw the rest away without even opening it.I know this won't shock you. I'll bet a lot of you do the same thing at home. You throw out the fliers, the come-ons, the sales pitches designed to look like tax return checks.The 10 percent of my mail I throw away without opening is made up of press releases that I know I will never write about. How do I know that I will never write about them unless I open them?This is a good question. In the past, I just looked at the computer address label and pitched the letter into the wastebasket.
NEWS
By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Sun Staff Writer | October 14, 1994
For months, Democratic incumbent Frank R. Weathersbee and his Republican challenger, John R. Greiber, have been locked in a campaign of insults and name-calling played out in an avalanche of press releases in their race for state's attorney.Mr. Greiber has criticized Mr. Weathersbee for having a "bogus conviction rate."Mr. Weathersbee has said that Mr. Greiber has the "intelligence of Forrest Gump and the conscience of Hannibal Lechter" and has issued news releases accusing Mr. Greiber of violating campaign laws.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Goldstein and David Goldstein,KNIGHT/RIDDER TRIBUNE | May 10, 1999
WASHINGTON -- In Campaign 2000, democracy is just a mouse click away. Presidential politics will never be the same.Want to ask Vice President Al Gore about Kosovo? Volunteer for Elizabeth Hanford Dole? All without leaving your home or office? It's easy to do once you click onto their presidential campaign Web sites.Everyone running for president next year, or thinking about running, has one. Along with dollars and donors, it's become a required part of their arsenals.You can learn that Republican Sen. Robert C. Smith of New Hampshire was raised by his grandparents, or that Texas Gov. George W. Bush's wife, Laura, was a teacher.
NEWS
January 20, 2007
Let each consumer police the press Nick Madigan's article "Policing the Press" (Jan. 14) appeared to miss the point about what's wrong with the media in the United States. There may be lots of organizations monitoring the media, but they largely serve the interests of established industry players and as such are of little use. The real problem with the media is that when it comes to criticism, they may be good at dishing it out but they just can't take it. Let's face it, the media have become lazy - reduced to a mere conduit for recycling press releases - and are no longer an organ of critical questioning.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Baltimore Sun reporter | March 10, 2011
This press release from the U.S. Justice Department announces the arrests and charges in the March 10 raid. March 10, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE www.justice.gov/usao/md JOINT FEDERAL/STATE INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN CHARGES AGAINST 64 DEFENDANTS FOR DEALING HEROIN IN THE LATROBE HOMES AREA OF EAST BALTIMORE CITY 24 Charged Federally; 40 Charged in State Court Baltimore, Maryland - Thirty-eight defendants have been arrested and are facing state and federal charges related to the operation of a drug distribution organization in the Latrobe Homes area of East Baltimore from at least 2008 through March 2011.
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Baltimore Sun reporter | February 1, 2012
Robbery Incident (4800 Blk Roland Park) Baltimore, MD / February 1, 2012 - The Baltimore Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred last night within the Roland Park Community of Northern Baltimore. Just before 8:00 p.m. within the rear of the 4800 Blk of Roland Avenue, as two women entered their vehicle they were approached by the suspect who demanded the victim's purses. Threatening to shoot if they did not comply, the suspect reached in the vehicle and removed a purse.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Laura Vozzella | June 9, 2011
Howard County police emailed a news release just now that inspired Sun grammar guru John McIntyre to tweet: “I worry about opening this message.” The subject line reads: "Attached is a copy of a Fatal Press Release in Howard County. " While we’re on the topic of news releases, I’ll pass along one that a colleague called the “most hilarious pitch ever.” It arrived the other day from Arizona-based Pitch Public Relations. “Along with any coverage you might be planning around the Anthony Weiner photos, I thought you might have interest in featuring this item,” it begins.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Baltimore Sun reporter | March 10, 2011
This press release from the U.S. Justice Department announces the arrests and charges in the March 10 raid. March 10, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE www.justice.gov/usao/md JOINT FEDERAL/STATE INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN CHARGES AGAINST 64 DEFENDANTS FOR DEALING HEROIN IN THE LATROBE HOMES AREA OF EAST BALTIMORE CITY 24 Charged Federally; 40 Charged in State Court Baltimore, Maryland - Thirty-eight defendants have been arrested and are facing state and federal charges related to the operation of a drug distribution organization in the Latrobe Homes area of East Baltimore from at least 2008 through March 2011.
NEWS
January 20, 2007
Let each consumer police the press Nick Madigan's article "Policing the Press" (Jan. 14) appeared to miss the point about what's wrong with the media in the United States. There may be lots of organizations monitoring the media, but they largely serve the interests of established industry players and as such are of little use. The real problem with the media is that when it comes to criticism, they may be good at dishing it out but they just can't take it. Let's face it, the media have become lazy - reduced to a mere conduit for recycling press releases - and are no longer an organ of critical questioning.
NEWS
By PAUL RICHTER and PAUL RICHTER,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 24, 2006
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration stepped up pressure yesterday on Afghanistan's government to free a man facing the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity, in a case that is threatening to further sharpen tensions between the West and the Islamic world. A day after President Bush expressed his concern, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called Afghan President Hamid Karzai and urged him "in the strongest terms" to help resolve the case of Abdul Rahman, a 41-year-old medical aid worker.
NEWS
By Howard Libit and Sarah Koenig and Howard Libit and Sarah Koenig,SUN STAFF | March 12, 2002
WITH HIS sharp tongue and strong personality, Sen. Thomas L. Bromwell doesn't seem like one whose feelings are easily bruised. Just don't compare the Baltimore County Democrat to Kenneth L. Lay, former chairman of collapsed energy giant Enron. That's what the Maryland Network for Clean Campaigns did last week, and it almost had disastrous consequences for legislation the group is pushing in Annapolis. Bromwell raised questions Thursday on the Senate floor about a bill to create a study commission on the public financing of state campaigns.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Laura Vozzella | June 9, 2011
Howard County police emailed a news release just now that inspired Sun grammar guru John McIntyre to tweet: “I worry about opening this message.” The subject line reads: "Attached is a copy of a Fatal Press Release in Howard County. " While we’re on the topic of news releases, I’ll pass along one that a colleague called the “most hilarious pitch ever.” It arrived the other day from Arizona-based Pitch Public Relations. “Along with any coverage you might be planning around the Anthony Weiner photos, I thought you might have interest in featuring this item,” it begins.
NEWS
Baltimore Sun reporter | February 1, 2012
Robbery Incident (4800 Blk Roland Park) Baltimore, MD / February 1, 2012 - The Baltimore Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred last night within the Roland Park Community of Northern Baltimore. Just before 8:00 p.m. within the rear of the 4800 Blk of Roland Avenue, as two women entered their vehicle they were approached by the suspect who demanded the victim's purses. Threatening to shoot if they did not comply, the suspect reached in the vehicle and removed a purse.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose and Eileen Ambrose,SUN STAFF | April 7, 2001
Maryland Public Interest Research Group's recent press release on the deceptive practices of credit-card issuers wasn't quite upfront, either. The release quotes several local people on the abuses by credit-card issuers. But similar releases issued by nonprofit Public Interest Research Groups in other parts of the country have the same or very similar quotes attributed to people in those areas. Some journalism experts question the practice of recycling quotes. But PIRG officials said the practice is done routinely by them as a way to localize a press release on a tight budget.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Goldstein and David Goldstein,KNIGHT/RIDDER TRIBUNE | May 10, 1999
WASHINGTON -- In Campaign 2000, democracy is just a mouse click away. Presidential politics will never be the same.Want to ask Vice President Al Gore about Kosovo? Volunteer for Elizabeth Hanford Dole? All without leaving your home or office? It's easy to do once you click onto their presidential campaign Web sites.Everyone running for president next year, or thinking about running, has one. Along with dollars and donors, it's become a required part of their arsenals.You can learn that Republican Sen. Robert C. Smith of New Hampshire was raised by his grandparents, or that Texas Gov. George W. Bush's wife, Laura, was a teacher.
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