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November 23, 2010
I cannot believe the diatribes and articles on U.S. Rep.-elect Andy Harris asking when his health coverage starts. This is a common question and concern of working, insured Americans. We ask, maybe even suggest the company change policy, then we go buy an interim policy so we are covered for the period in question. It is a common sense question and of concern of most of us, albeit not with progressives who can't be bothered by details or facts. Why not the same coverage on the following: •The president's failed trip to Asia where many nations were disappointed with his failed economic policies; •The president's abject failure to live up to a Nobel Peace Prize, which he should have rejected in the first place and told the Norwegians to give him after he proved himself; •Allowing the Congress to not pass a 2011 budget.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
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NEWS
October 15, 2013
I would like to ask one question of our duly elected members of Congress: Is your allegiance to the United States of America and its Constitution or to the Democratic Party? F. William Kuethe, Jr., Catonsville
BUSINESS
By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
In the beginning was a building. The rundown 19th-century gristmill in Monkton, some of its iron gear works moldering within the brick-and-stone structure, caught the attention of Curt Sherrer. The winemaker and lawyer spent about 10 years restoring the place, but then his labor of love birthed a tough question: What now? How to make money in the place? He and his son, Kyle, who had just graduated from the University of Baltimore with a degree in finance, considered an array of ideas.
NEWS
January 17, 2012
One of the best reasons to avoid question headlines: They invite mischief. A Baltimore Twitter account tweeted a link to a website with this unconvincing come-on: “Do you want to know the 3 types of commercial landlords?” I RT'd, asking, “Venal, negligent, and predatory?”
NEWS
October 9, 2012
Please urge your readers to vote no on Question 5 and reject the terribly gerrymandered congressional district plan passed by the Maryland General Assembly. Those candidates elected under the current plan this November will not be affected. However, voter rejection of the plan will force the governor and legislature to pass a plan with compact districts. I urge Gov. Martin O'Malley to establish a nonpartisan redistricting commission if the General Assembly cannot do better. Carolyn C. Battle, Timonium
NEWS
February 18, 2013
Let me see if I understand this. Robber-baron Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a Democrat, proposes new save-the-city trash removal fees which apparently are not currently covered by our already burdensome taxes ("Trash fee, job cuts urged," Feb. 12)? If so, were we getting city trash removal for free all these decades? Donald Holland, Baltimore
NEWS
January 16, 2014
Regarding the new Common Core standards Maryland is adopting, I have a granddaughter in the fourth grade in Carroll County and the following is an example of a problem she was given to solve: "Tyler made 36 total snowflakes which is a multiple of how triangular snowflakes he made. How many triangular snowflakes could he have made?" First of all, I believe the question could have been stated with correct grammar and a bit more clarity. Secondly, who thinks many 9-year-olds will actually understand this and come up with the correct answer?
NEWS
October 29, 2012
I find it so amazing that the proponents of Question 6 say that passing this will help to promote a climate of tolerance. All the while they are attacking anyone, any organization or church that opposes it. The recent comments of those opposing the Rev. Robert Anderson and other pastors who oppose the redefining of marriage have been anything but tolerant ("Same-sex unions: What would Jesus do?" Oct. 25). I understand that there have been threats made to him. Perhaps, this is just of glimpse of what to expect if this Question 6 becomes Maryland law. I guess we will have free speech, as guaranteed by the United States Constitution, as long as we agree with supporters of this ballot question.
NEWS
October 31, 2012
Question 7 isn't just a contest between Penn National and MGM. It is a question of good government versus bad, of special interests versus the people. The "Yes" side says it promotes jobs and raise money for education while the "No" side says that the jobs won't necessarily go to Marylanders, that most of those jobs will be temporary, and that the money raised will not go toward education but will simply replace existing funds. What is clear is that the legislation was rushed, and the gambling interests had a strong influence on how it was put together.
NEWS
October 6, 2014
After reading his op-ed ( "Brown: I will enforce gun safety law," Sept. 4), I have some questions I would like Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown to answer. How does disarming law-abiding citizens protect anyone and not create a scenario in which citizens are not able to defend themselves? What makes him believe that any criminal who is intending on harming or murdering someone is concerned with what the gun laws allow? How many murders in the state of Maryland in the last year were committed with these now banned rifles?
BUSINESS
By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
A few years ago, when Andrew Coy was a teacher at Digital Harbor High School, he offered his students a chance to learn Web design. He quickly realized those sorts of extracurricular activities were lacking, even at the tech-savvy institution in Federal Hill. Now Coy and a team at the Digital Harbor Foundation are working to create more of those opportunities for hundreds of students across the city each year. For the past year and a half, they've been doing it just blocks from Coy's old classroom, at a former city recreation center on Light Street.
NEWS
October 1, 2014
Thank you for having the courage to question the feminist default by running the commentary which questions the math for rape stats not adding up ( "Do the math: rape stats don't add up," Sept. 26). This is the sort of courage that has been sorely lacking in the media over the last 50 years and has led us into such a one-sided Mobius strip mentality when it comes to the issues of men and women. Please do keep questioning. This is a vital role for the media to play and it has been missing in action for too many years.
NEWS
September 29, 2014
Last week, Gannett Co. Inc., owner of The Daily Times in Salisbury, filed a lawsuit in Worcester County Circuit Court to force Ocean City to release the name of a 17-year-old drowning victim from Parkville. A number of the newspaper's readers have already expressed outrage at the litigation, with one letter writer describing it as "wrong, just plain wrong" and others questioning what possible public interest is served by knowing the name, particularly given that the victim's family has specifically asked that it not be released.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Kevin Luskin comes from a Baltimore-based retail family known for building businesses on cutting-edge home products. Today, it's curved-screen, smart televisions. But at one time it was refrigerators. Luskin's father, Jack, and uncle, Joe, started the Luskins' home appliance business after World War II by convincing consumers to switch from iceboxes to refrigerators. Jack Luskin eventually expanded into electronics and grew to 60 stores in 21 states with the help of his famous slogan, "The Cheapest Guy in Town.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
The Ravens made it official, ruling out rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and offensive tackle Eugene Monroe for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Jernigan has a meniscus injury and did not practice all week. Monroe had arthroscopic knee surgery and could be sidelined for at least a few games. Meanwhile, veteran defensive end Chris Canty is questionable after not practicing all week due to knee and calf injuries. He's regarded as a game-time decision and the Ravens could start DeAngelo Tyson in his place.
NEWS
May 1, 2012
I strongly disagree with Dan Rodricks ' column on pit bulls ("Pit bulls: Own at your risk," May 1). I am a dog lover and I know all dogs are not dangerous. Dog owners have to know how to train their dogs appropriately. The dog is a follower; it follows its owner and what he/she tells the dog what to do. Dogs are innocent, people are guilty! I'll be so glad and appreciate if Mr. Rodricks changes his mind. Kayla Waters, Lannon, Wis.
EXPLORE
August 25, 2011
For all intents and purposes, the story of the Plaza Residences was finished a long time ago, but the state's highest court has written a disappointing epilogue. The Plaza was to be a 22-story condo building in Columbia's Town Center. Supporters of the project hailed its potential for energizing the local economy and broadening the county's tax base. Opponents argued it would overwhelm roads, schools and the sewers and would constitute a lakefront eyesore. The economic nosedive of three years ago and the troubles of the developer, WCI Communities, effectively ended the debate.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
The state's Mental Hygiene Administration didn't have adequate procedures to ensure consumers given care were eligible, according to audit by the Department of Legislative Services during fiscal 2013. The state funds in question totaled $16.4 million. The total budget that year was $788 million when federal funds were counted. The audit also found reviews weren't done in a timely manner by an accounting firm hired to monitor some of the agency's fiscal functions, with some reviews taking up to an extra 21 months.
BUSINESS
By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Every day companies mine online data to track consumer habits, but two University of Maryland law professors say Facebook and dating service OkCupid went too far by manipulating their users' experience to study their behavior. At the professors' urging, Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler agreed to review this week whether the companies' actions are akin to patients being pulled into medical research without their knowledge. Federal law requires participants' consent and independent oversight of such experiments, and a state law broadened those regulations.
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