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Editorial from The Aegis | May 23, 2013
Regardless of how most of us feel about individual elected officials or their leanings on particular policies, it's a fair observation that a lot of people get involved with politics because they want to make a difference. Some lose their moral compasses and succumb to the temptations presented to those who end up with authority for allocating public money or hiring public employees. Others may well have been no good from the start. History tells us all political parties are afflicted with people who give in to temptation or got into politics to have access to such temptations.
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By Cody Goodwin and The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado grew up eating chips and salsa. He enjoys the delicious combination at family gatherings, tailgate parties and just when he wants a snack during his off days. Tuesday afternoon, Machado unveiled his own line of “Machado's Salsa,” which is being sold exclusively at Giant grocery stores in the area, as well as online at PLBsports.com. Machado's Salsa comes in both medium and mild flavors. “I'm very humbled by this, for salsa,” Machado said, amid some laughter, at the unveiling event held at the Pikesville Giant.
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By Matt Vensel | April 14, 2011
Orioles starting pitcher Justin Duchscherer, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since the end of spring training and who has pitched in just five games since 2008, opened up about his clinical depression for an article in the latest issue of Men's Journal magazine, which hits newsstands tomorrow. Duchscherer was diagnosed with clinical depression in 2009 after he went through a divorce and injured his throwing elbow. The Orioles were aware of Duchscherer's physical and mental health issues when they signed the two-time All Star to a low-risk, $700,000 one-year contract during the offseason.
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By Brenda Payne | May 20, 2014
An open letter to Douglas Gansler, attorney general of Maryland and candidate for governor Dear Mr. Gansler: As another school year winds down and I complete my 21 s t year in the Maryland Public School System, I am pondering where I should cast my vote in the upcoming gubernatorial election. It is a difficult choice. I do not need my union to tell me for whom I should vote. I can choose on my own. After your recent ad campaign, I can tell you who will not have my vote: you. I watched the ad on television and laughed at it, even as I shook my head and rolled my eyes.
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May 4, 1993
For teachers, the last 10 years have brought mixed results."A Nation at Risk," the much-discussed 1983 report on the status of American education, sought to raise the quality of teaching and the status of teachers. Salaries for teachers, the report said, should be "competitive, market-sensitive and performance-based." School boards should adopt 11-month contracts for teachers and use incentives to attract outstanding students to teaching, particularly in math and science.There's been some progress.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | October 5, 1997
Marking the profession's 99th year, social workers from all over the nation convened in Baltimore yesterday concerned about how new welfare laws and managed care will affect their future.The convention, titled "Take Charge of Change," focuses on how the profession will fare in the 21st century amid economic pressures."Some social workers are losing their jobs because of cutbacks in government funding," said Beth Ledford of the National Association of Social Workers.Ledford said that the conference was an excellent opportunity to network and "interpret the larger picture."
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By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | June 13, 1999
Fearing a life of endless number-crunching under the hum of fluorescent lights, fewer and fewer college students are choosing careers in accounting, leaving some firms in a mad scramble to find qualified applicants.And a state law requiring an extra year of higher education to become a certified public accountant isn't helping the situation.Under a 1995 law, students who apply to take the CPA exam after July 1 must have completed 150 hours, or five years, of college. The extra year was added because the profession has changed so drastically that CPAs must have a broader set of skills.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,Berlin Bureau | November 21, 1993
BERLIN -- The prostitute in knee-high boots makes a few things clear right away to her 14 customers standing around in the cold: The whole thing will last about two hours. It's OK to take pictures. And don't expect any sex. Now, that will be 15 deutsche marks per person, please.The prostitute, Laura Meritt, is peddling information tonight, not flesh, in what must be one of Europe's most unorthodox guided tours. Part bordello history and part lobbying pitch, the tour is as good an illustration as you'll find of Germany's official ambivalence toward the world's oldest profession.
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By Jonathan D. Rockoff and Jonathan D. Rockoff,SUN STAFF | October 13, 2002
When the dot-com bubble burst and her high-tech company failed last year, Susan Steele, 60, wondered what to do with the rest of her working years. She decided on teaching and looked forward to the start of this school year. But after four days at Lansdowne High School in southwest Baltimore County, Steele couldn't sleep. Her classes were crowded, her students restless, and the work just never stopped. So she quit. Although her experience is an extreme example, it illustrates the problems with hiring former fighter pilots, business people, computer programmers and others who are changing careers - an increasingly popular way that school systems across Maryland and the nation are addressing critical shortages of teachers.
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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | May 19, 2005
Dennis Jutras has been a standout before. Years ago, when he worked in the fashion accessories industry, he climbed from a job as warehouse worker to an executive overseeing 2,000 people, earning 11 promotions in four years. Now, the Polytechnic Institute history teacher can say he has done just as well in his new profession. Yesterday, Jutras was named Baltimore's Teacher of the Year. He will compete against representatives from Maryland's 23 other school systems for the statewide award this fall.
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By Teddi Glaros Nicolaus | April 1, 2014
Owner, The Decorating Therapist, Columbia TheDecoratingTherapist.com What sparked your interest in your career field? I grew up in one of the first houses in a brand-new neighborhood that was being developed and built by my father. My brothers and I watched the new houses being built, and it fired my imagination so much that I would often use my brother's building blocks and Lego sets to try to build my own. My artistic and talented mother loved to entertain and wanted a beautiful home in which to do so, and she infused our home with her artwork and fashionable style.
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By Brian Griffiths | January 30, 2014
The O'Malley administration made it a priority to protect the rights of those who have committed heinous crimes, been judged by a jury of their peers and sentenced to the ultimate punishment that can be levied against them. Why is protecting those who have been convicted and judged a higher priority than those who have yet to even be born? Last week during his final State of the State Address, Gov. Martin O'Malley made an interesting comment. He said: "Along the way, we have come together, time and again, to protect the dignity of every Marylander.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | January 9, 2014
Here is what he said: "...all constitutional rights are regulated, always have been, and need to be. " It would seem to be a self-evident truth. After all, your First Amendment right to freedom of speech is regulated. If you don't believe it, write something libelous about a guy with deep pockets and man-eating lawyers. Your Fourth Amendment right to freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures is regulated and then some. If you don't believe that, pick up your phone and ask the NSA agent tapping your line.
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July 3, 2013
After her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor observed that the significance of that decision was not that she "will decide cases as a woman, but that I am a woman who will get to decide cases. " And so it is for Mary Ellen Barbera, the one-time Baltimore city school teacher who was appointed Wednesday by Gov. Martin O'Malley to Maryland's highest judicial office, chief judge of the Court of Appeals. Not only is Judge Barbera the first women to be named to head the state's judiciary, but with the elevation of Baltimore's Judge Shirley M. Watts from the Court of Special Appeals to the Court of Appeals, women now constitute a majority on the high court.
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By René J. Muller | June 18, 2013
Days before the official May 22 publication date of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM-5), a number of psychiatrists who were closely associated with the project scrambled to do some preemptory damage control, mostly by lowering the expectations for what was to come. Michael B. First, professor of psychiatry at Columbia, acknowledged on NPR that there was still no empirical method to confirm or rule out any mental illness. "We were hoping and imagining that research would advance at a pace that laboratory tests would have come out. And here we are 20 years later and we still unfortunately rely primarily on symptoms to make our diagnoses.
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Editorial from The Aegis | May 23, 2013
Regardless of how most of us feel about individual elected officials or their leanings on particular policies, it's a fair observation that a lot of people get involved with politics because they want to make a difference. Some lose their moral compasses and succumb to the temptations presented to those who end up with authority for allocating public money or hiring public employees. Others may well have been no good from the start. History tells us all political parties are afflicted with people who give in to temptation or got into politics to have access to such temptations.
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August 29, 2008
On Aug 23, Everett "Jack" Wade, Funeral arrangements were private. In lieu of flowers send donations to Profession Health Care Hospice Foundation.
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January 8, 1992
SenatorPhilip C. JimenoDemocratChairman of the five-member Senate delegation, memberof the Senate since 1985Committee: Judicial Proceedings and Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative ReviewAge: 45Profession: Insurance agentHometown: Brooklyn ParkAnnapolis office: 305 James Building, Annapolis, 21401Phone: 841-3658DelegateJoan CaddenDemocratMember of the House since 1991Committee: Constitutional and Administrative LawAge: 50Profession: Self-employed...
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Letter to The Aegis | May 16, 2013
Editor: As summer approaches, many high school students are getting ready to graduate and head off to colleges across the nation. As a soon to graduate college student, who attended our own Fallston High School, I would like to suggest a major that is little known but highly rewarding: occupational therapy.  Occupational therapy was established as a profession in 1917 and has continued to grow to this day. Occupational therapists work with...
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2013
Larry Jenc has been working in the marine technology industry for more than four decades and, until recently, thought he was part of a dying profession. A combination of low pay and a shortage of boats to work on contributed to a significant decline in the number of marine technicians like Jenc. The Minnesota native, who grew up on the water, is trying to do his part in keeping his profession from becoming obsolete. Three years after helping to start a pilot program to teach marine technology to high school students in his home state, Jenk will be working at Fred's Shed at this year's Baltimore Boat Show.
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