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August 11, 2010
If Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy would exert one-half of the effort in prosecuting criminals that she puts forth in attempting to have Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III investigated, Baltimore would be significantly safer.   Joseph Menning, Marriottsville
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Dan Rodricks | September 7, 2014
So, first question: If you could travel to the nation's capital from Baltimore in 15 minutes by super-fast train, would you? Sure you would. You'd give it a try at least once, if only to brag that you had achieved land speed of 300 mph. It would be a bucket list kind of thing. But would you go to the District of Columbia more often if you could get there in 15 minutes? I mean, really: Would having a high-speed train between Baltimore and Washington make you more interested in things D.C. - the Hirshhorn, the Nationals, protests in Lafayette Square, decriminalized pot?
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NEWS
July 3, 2012
I realize that the current power outage is a unique situation, but the usual priorities for restoring power are supposed to be, first, hospitals, and then senior citizens' complexes. My wife and I are both 85 years old, and as I write the temperature in our apartment at the retirement community where we live is 91 degrees. After almost 48 hours, BGE should have been able to do something for us, but they don't even answer our inquiries. Right around now I would be really hot under the collar - if that weren't already my coolest spot.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
The process of fixing what ailed Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco didn't start with his right arm, his eyes or what's between his ears. It began with his feet. Flacco and the rest of the team's passers started nearly every day of training camp with a drill in which they high-stepped over and around cones while keeping their eyes downfield. The message was sent early that to quarterback a Gary Kubiak offense, they had better perfect their footwork. “It's kind of the way I teach guys to read,” Kubiak said.
NEWS
August 1, 2011
Hairston doesn't seem to realize the important role that open-minded principals and qualified teachers play in a successful school It is evident that Baltimore County School Superintendent Joe A. Hairston has his head in the sand when it comes to the school system's need for school administrators and support staff ("A $1.9 million blunder," July 28). He doesn't seem to realize the important role that open-minded principals and qualified teachers play in a successful school.
NEWS
May 2, 2012
Thank you, Susan Reimer , so much for saying what most of us Catholic folk think but won't say ("What would Jesus do? Not stuff like this," April 30). Your column was right on point. When is enough, enough? Jesus put all of us down on this great earth for a purpose. You are right. He has no bad ideas. And He blessed us with common sense to live this life He gave us to the best of our ability. The Catholic Church needs to stop making us feel that we are just never good enough or that we cannot make good decisions concerning our own lives.
NEWS
January 20, 2010
Democrats and The White House are in shock over the loss of the Kennedy Senate seat in Massachusetts, and the blame game is in full bloom. Many trace it to confusion over health care, over its contents and concessions made to bring it to the table. As important as it was made to be, the economy was placed on the back burner at a time when money in our pockets surpassed the state of our health as the citizens' primary concern. Those who profess to be concerned about us need to take another look at what matters to us and not to them.
EXPLORE
January 30, 2012
I believe that your Jan. 26 issue says it all. That you would put the governor's proposal to raise taxes and stick the county with $10 million of pension money on Page 13 while some argument on the name of a street on Page 1 speaks volumes on what this paper is about. Pete Berlowitz Columbia
NEWS
June 2, 2012
Sometimes the simplest solution to a problem is the most elusive. I'm no expert on police deployment, but it seems to make sense that reassigning patrolling officers to higher-crime areas would be a good first step in protecting the city and its citizens. One example of this plan should be an immediate cutback of traffic enforcement after dark when the need is far less, and redeploying these traffic officers into high-risk crime areas and undermanned tourist areas as foot patrolmen.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2012
NASHVILLE -- On the eve of this year's Winter Meetings, Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette re-emphasized that the team's top priority is acquiring a middle-of-the-order power bat. Speaking to reporters Sunday night at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Duquette said the Orioles are more likely to address that need via trade, but they will continue to monitor the free agent market. "I believe we will be able to do some good here," Duquette said.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Baltimore residents are asked to participate in a survey measuring qualify of life issues in the city, online and by phone through Sept. 29, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday. The Citizens Survey, which has been conducted since 2009, serves as a report card for the city, Rawlings-Blake said. City agencies use the data to write their budget proposals and gauge their performance. The mayor urged residents to participate. "It is imperative that we have a clear understanding of what issues are impacting our communities," Rawlings-Blake said in a statement.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
Of the many losses on the offensive side of the ball for a Johns Hopkins football team that last season made its third straight playoff appearance and fourth in the last five years, perhaps no unit suffered more of a blow than the offensive line. Tackles Vincenzo Bonaddio and Armand Jenifer, left guard Kevin Quinn and center Ben Cranston graduated, leaving junior right guard Colin Egan as the only returning starter from last year's front five. Restocking the offensive line is a priority for a Blue Jays program that has prided itself on running the ball.
NEWS
By Leonard Gilroy and Christopher Summers | August 11, 2014
Running parking garages is not a core function of government, so Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake's plan to sell off city-owned garages would be an encouraging step toward shedding non-essential city assets and investing in more important priorities for the city's residents and long-term fiscal health. The mayor proposes selling four downtown city-owned garages to generate between $40 million to $60 million in net proceeds (after paying off $24 million in garage debt) that would be used to make improvements to city recreation centers.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
As hundreds of Baltimore public school graduates prepare to set foot on a four-year college campus in Maryland this month, nearly half will notice something familiar on their schedules: a class they took in high school. More than from any other school district in the state, Baltimore students' test scores have pushed them into noncredit remedial courses that they must take before college-level classes, according to new data from the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The 46 percent of city students needing remedial courses in Maryland's public universities in the 2012-2013 school year, the most recent data available, was nearly double that of neighboring districts in the Baltimore region.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley joined U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez at a popular burrito restaurant in this Washington suburb Thursday to praise its higher-than-minimum wages and to call for a pay raise for other American workers. The event at Boloco gave O'Malley an opportunity to lend public support to a top priority of President Obama at a time when the governor has been at odds with the administration over how to shelter immigrant children from Central America. Appearing with Perez, Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett and Boloco chief executive Patrick Renna, O'Malley said the 22-restaurant chain does well by treating its employees well.
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By Michael D. Barnes | July 8, 2014
A crisis of enormous economic and humanitarian impact is unfolding in Central America, and it's hard to find much mention of it in our national media, other than constant references to a result of the crisis: tens of thousands of human beings, many of them unaccompanied children, trying desperately to enter our country illegally. They are attempting to escape the poverty, gang violence and drug wars raging in their home countries, and they are flooding our border and overwhelming our immigration authorities.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
Democrat Anthony G. Brown's campaign for governor distributes a mailer to voters questioning opponent Douglas F. Gansler's "puzzling priorities. " What the mailer says: It juxtaposes two issues that have surfaced in the June 24 Democratic primary. "Why does Doug Gansler want a $1.6 billion tax giveaway for corporations when he says we can't afford universal full day Pre-K?" the mailer says. The flier contains the words "reckless and irresponsible" in large block lettering and says Gansler, the state attorney general, "doesn't share our values" about full-day pre-kindergarten.
NEWS
June 10, 2014
The Baltimore County Board of Education needs to restore sibling priority for kindergarten admission to magnet elementary schools. While the intentions of revoking sibling priority may have been good, the impact on Baltimore County families and on the school system itself will be overwhelmingly negative. The previous Baltimore County Public Schools superintendent revoked sibling priority for kindergarten applications to elementary magnet schools in order to make access to magnet schools more equitable for all families.
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