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September 14, 2012
Dan Rodricks ' assertion that there are no rational arguments against same-sex marriage is unfounded ("Same-sex marriage foe: irrational fear," Sept. 11). In fact, there are logical arguments both for and against same-sex marriage, but they differ in their premises. The argument against same-sex marriage assumes that marriage is primarily oriented toward the generation and upbringing of children. Since homosexual relationships are inherently incapable of generating children, they cannot be the basis for marriage.
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By Jake Nevins and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
After weeks of cringe-worthy dates and melodramatic professions of love, "Bachelorette" Andi Dorfman is down to her final two. Season 10 of the hit ABC show has found its protagonist, love-hungry assistant district attorney Andi, circumnavigate a sea of mostly white, 30-year old men with chiseled bodies to finally find herself in the scenic Dominican Republic with her final two, Josh and Nick. In last night's episode, Andi painfully let go of Chris, the farmer, just as he saw the light at the end of the tunnel that is the “Fantasy Suite," the show's PG-rated way of telling its audience that months of uncomfortable sexual tension will be put to rest.
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SPORTS
By John Jiloty, Inside Lacrosse | September 13, 2012
This story originally appeared online at Inside Lacrosse on Wednesday . A host of details are still being decided surrounding Notre Dame's move to the Atlantic Coast Conference. There are also a host of ways to look at this news and what it means for lacrosse. Here are some pros and cons that jump out upon first glance: Pro - ACC men's lacrosse gets an AQ Non-ACC fans have always looked down on the ACC tournament as something of a sham because the conference had only four men's lacrosse schools.
NEWS
July 17, 2013
Opponents of national standardization and centralized control of education could quibble with the analysis of Kalman R. Hettleman, a former member of the Baltimore School Board ("The brewing battle over the Common Core," July 14). However, it was refreshing to read the take of one "ardent fan of national standards and tests" who recognizes (1) the existence of a bipartisan, conservative-liberal coalition opposing the Common Core juggernaut, and (2) the reasonableness of at least slowing down the train to let classrooms adjust before authorities start holding students and teachers accountable for scores from the online testing.
NEWS
July 17, 2013
Opponents of national standardization and centralized control of education could quibble with the analysis of Kalman R. Hettleman, a former member of the Baltimore School Board ("The brewing battle over the Common Core," July 14). However, it was refreshing to read the take of one "ardent fan of national standards and tests" who recognizes (1) the existence of a bipartisan, conservative-liberal coalition opposing the Common Core juggernaut, and (2) the reasonableness of at least slowing down the train to let classrooms adjust before authorities start holding students and teachers accountable for scores from the online testing.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jake Nevins and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
After weeks of cringe-worthy dates and melodramatic professions of love, "Bachelorette" Andi Dorfman is down to her final two. Season 10 of the hit ABC show has found its protagonist, love-hungry assistant district attorney Andi, circumnavigate a sea of mostly white, 30-year old men with chiseled bodies to finally find herself in the scenic Dominican Republic with her final two, Josh and Nick. In last night's episode, Andi painfully let go of Chris, the farmer, just as he saw the light at the end of the tunnel that is the “Fantasy Suite," the show's PG-rated way of telling its audience that months of uncomfortable sexual tension will be put to rest.
NEWS
By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | April 15, 1993
Burning trash in Carroll instead of burying it could be a smart decision or a mistake."It's got good points, and it's got bad. You've got to listen to the facts and make your own decision," Westminster Planning and Public Works Director Thomas B. Beyard told 28 people at a League of Women Voters meeting.The Carroll County league invited Mr. Beyard to speak Tuesday night at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center about the pros and cons of using incinerators to dispose of refuse."What's the best way to deal with trash?
NEWS
By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,SUN STAFF | October 13, 2002
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - They still race thoroughbreds at the historic Charles Town horse track. But that isn't what draws thousands of visitors every day to this rural town in the West Virginia panhandle. They come to bet on slots in a facility that has been transformed into a glitzy, Las Vegas-style casino. People arrive by car and bus from Baltimore, the Washington suburbs and elsewhere in the region to try their luck. Last year, they lost $190 million playing slots here. That sum, called the "take," is the money left after players are paid any winnings.
NEWS
October 5, 1995
CAMBRIDGE -- With a casino company already interested in this Eastern Shore city, the mayor convened a task force yesterday to study the pros and cons of legalized gambling.Mayor David J. Wooten Jr. said he is "adamantly opposed" to casinos, but wants to hear from a broad cross-section of city residents. "I see [casinos] as something that could alter the landscape of the city and county for a generation," he said. "I want to have as many facts as we can."Officials of Harveys Casino Resorts have told Cambridge officials they want to build a dockside casino and hotel on the Choptank River off U.S. 50.
NEWS
By Staff Report | February 2, 1993
Edward G. "Nipper" Schafer, a 63-year-old Rosedale trash hauler, was unanimously chosen last night to fill a seat in the House of Delegates' 7th District left vacant last week by John S. Arnick's elevation to a District Court judgeship.Mr. Schafer's name now will be submitted to Gov. William Donald Schaefer, who has 15 days to appoint him to replace Mr. Arnick. Mr. Schafer was the only person nominated for the seat out of eight candidates presented last night to the county Democratic State Central Committee meeting at the Towson library.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2013
The row of brick duplexes on Yakona Road in Towson has been empty for months, the occupants gone after reaching a settlement with Hess Corp. over claims that a leaking gasoline tank had contaminated their properties. This summer, the houses are scheduled to be razed, and a 2-acre park is to be built in their place. But while some neighborhood residents welcome the new park, others are raising concerns. They fear they might be financially responsible for maintenance costs and worry that it will attract criminals.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2013
In light of Johns Hopkins president Ronald J. Daniels' decision to form a committee to explore the potential of joining a conference for the men's lacrosse program, there's a school of thought that the panel is merely a precursor to the university abandoning its 130 years of independence. The committee is expected to produce a report for Daniels by May 15 and then he will make a decision shortly afterward. While multiple reports have suggested that the Big Ten, the Big East and the Eastern College Athletic Conference are interested in Johns Hopkins, coach Dave Pietramala emphasized that the panel is researching the benefits and disadvantages of conference affiliation, but not determining which conference is best for the university.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2012
The Social Security Administration is planning to build a "security barrier" at its Woodlawn headquarters that officials say is needed to protect employees and visitors. Though available details of its design are sparse - several elected officials said they had not yet been briefed on the plans - an agency spokesman acknowledged that millions of dollars have been budgeted for security upgrades at the agency's headquarters, including some form of barrier. "These upgrades, including a security barrier, are necessary for the safety of our employees, visitors to our buildings, and the security of our campus," spokesman Mark Hinkle said in an email.
NEWS
September 14, 2012
Dan Rodricks ' assertion that there are no rational arguments against same-sex marriage is unfounded ("Same-sex marriage foe: irrational fear," Sept. 11). In fact, there are logical arguments both for and against same-sex marriage, but they differ in their premises. The argument against same-sex marriage assumes that marriage is primarily oriented toward the generation and upbringing of children. Since homosexual relationships are inherently incapable of generating children, they cannot be the basis for marriage.
SPORTS
By John Jiloty, Inside Lacrosse | September 13, 2012
This story originally appeared online at Inside Lacrosse on Wednesday . A host of details are still being decided surrounding Notre Dame's move to the Atlantic Coast Conference. There are also a host of ways to look at this news and what it means for lacrosse. Here are some pros and cons that jump out upon first glance: Pro - ACC men's lacrosse gets an AQ Non-ACC fans have always looked down on the ACC tournament as something of a sham because the conference had only four men's lacrosse schools.
NEWS
May 9, 2011
Virtually every major environmental group in the state is urging Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto a bill that would classify waste-to-energy incinerators as a "Tier 1" renewable resource, on par with wind and solar power, but the governor has yet to commit to either signing or rejecting it. On the surface, it sounds absurd that burning trash would be considered on the same level with truly nonpolluting energy sources, but the question becomes more complicated...
TRAVEL
By TONI STROUD SALAMA | October 23, 2005
Live Better South of the Border in Mexico (Fulcrum; $17.95) You know how it is when you visit a place. You can't help asking yourself what it would be like to live there. Author "Mexico" Mike Nelson has anticipated all the questions. Charts compare costs of living in various regions of Mexico with those in the States and contrast things that cost less in Mexico (property taxes, fresh vegetables, medical care) with those that cost more (gas, cars, postage, electronics). He discusses renting vs. buying a home and describes the pros and cons of living in Mexico's regions.
BUSINESS
By - John Moran/Hartford Courant | February 15, 2004
"Dial-around" long-distance plans promise deep discounts, but with 10-10-this and 10-15-that, trying to figure out which provider is best for calling a particular area can make your head spin. Sorting out that mess is the perfect job for a Web site and, sure enough, someone has built one. It's called 10-10phonerates.com. The site offers information and comparison shopping on the wide range of dial-around providers. Features include consumer alerts when providers try to sneak through higher rates, advice on how to choose a plan and comparisons on intrastate, interstate and international long-distance.
SPORTS
December 16, 2009
Is there any question? Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times Would I want Randy Moss on my team? Is there any question? He's one of the best receivers in NFL history and an incredible playmaker. Yes, he's had his lapses in motivation and that's not ideal. But listen to the way Bill Belichick has defended him. Listen to Tom Brady talk about him. Listen to Tedy Bruschi. Moss was a huge factor in the Patriots going 16-0 in 2007 and the fact the Patriots got him from the Raiders for a fourth-round pick makes him the steal of the decade.
NEWS
By James Drew and James Drew,james.drew@baltsun.com | May 18, 2009
Beneath the Jones Falls Expressway downtown, Wendell Daniels arched an eyebrow as he mulled over the pros and cons of tearing down a mile-long section of the elevated highway and replacing it with an "urban boulevard." "This is where people travel at," said Daniels, jabbing a finger up at the highway. Daniels, who said he is homeless part of the year, sat alone amid the debris across from the Our Daily Bread soup kitchen, listening to a small radio. "That would put more cars on this street if you tear that down."
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