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By Jim Salvucci | January 7, 2013
The world of academia - the world of ivory towers, learned scholars, and ivy-covered walls - is a fraud. And I am a living fraud. As an academic, I cannot escape the fact that I work in the fake world. What else can I conclude when people use the term "the real world" to refer to life outside academia? University faculty and support staff hear this phrase so often that we barely pause over it. Worse still, we have thoroughly imbibed it and utter it regularly. Sure (I tell myself)
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June 2, 2014
Why should Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resign ( "Veterans Affairs chief apologizes for problems, to meet with Obama," May 30)? Members of Congress should be the ones resigning. Mr. Shinseki inherited a problem-laden system and there was no call from the people who started the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to spend time from 2001 to now in preparation for the returning veterans and the care they would need in the future. Once again, we have grandstanding and red herrings.
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2012
Randy Edsall wished the wait had been only a few hours. A.J. Francis said it absolutely needed to be a couple of weeks. Ultimately, 105 days' worth of coaching-staff makeovers, recruit welcomes and player departures separated Maryland's bitter final day of the 2011 season and its opening practice of its 2012 calendar Saturday. Receivers dropped passes, defensive ends veered away from unprotected quarterbacks and shoulder pads sat somewhere in an equipment room inside Gossett Football Team House, but the Terps were at least back out playing.
NEWS
January 11, 2013
My husband and I read with interest Jim Salvucci's commentary on the devaluation of education in society today ("Real work in the fake world," Jan. 8). His argument that saying academics are not part of the "real world" means they must be doing "fake work" in a "fake world" captures a sad truth about how education is perceived in our culture. We are both in our mid-70s and have spent most of our lives witnessing with some degree of horror the deterioration of our educational system.
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By DAN BERGER | January 19, 1995
The one certainty is that there will be stronger earthquakes in bigger places than Kobe.Full marks to Newt for extending the laws of the workplace to Congress. It's the first civil rights gain in years, and suggests that Capitol Hill is a place for real work.The economics of the peso crisis is simple: Either we send dollars, or they send Mexicans.
NEWS
January 11, 2013
My husband and I read with interest Jim Salvucci's commentary on the devaluation of education in society today ("Real work in the fake world," Jan. 8). His argument that saying academics are not part of the "real world" means they must be doing "fake work" in a "fake world" captures a sad truth about how education is perceived in our culture. We are both in our mid-70s and have spent most of our lives witnessing with some degree of horror the deterioration of our educational system.
NEWS
June 2, 2014
Why should Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resign ( "Veterans Affairs chief apologizes for problems, to meet with Obama," May 30)? Members of Congress should be the ones resigning. Mr. Shinseki inherited a problem-laden system and there was no call from the people who started the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to spend time from 2001 to now in preparation for the returning veterans and the care they would need in the future. Once again, we have grandstanding and red herrings.
NEWS
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2012
Steve Buttry meditated yesterday on recapturing the joy and excitement of journalism , offering some valuable suggestions. I have another. Relish the work.  I mean the real work, not the attend-multiple-meetings, pretend-crap-is-better-than-it-is routines that eat into the day, and I have fresh examples.  Last night, as we were closing the final edition of the paper, word started leaking out that an arrest had been made in the killing of Phylicia Barnes, a teenager from North Carolina who disappeared and whose body was subsequently found in the Susquehanna River, a story we had been following for months.  Kim Walker, on the metro desk, was taking information from Justin Fenton, our crack police reporter.
NEWS
by Annie Linskey | July 9, 2012
Maryland's LG Anthony Brown takes on a more visible role in August when he is set to deliver the annual gubernatorial address at the Maryland Association of Counties conference in Ocean City. The August four-day conference is a must-attend event for Annapolis insiders, though little of consequence typically occurs in during daily sessions. A sample of this year's program includes "Income tax revenue forecasting -- it is all about November" and "¿Maryland's new watershed implementation plan: Lots to do in Phase II. " The real work gets done in the evenings when ambitious politicians hold fundraisers at seaside bars and restaurants.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2012
Roy W. Spence, a businessman who founded a Baltimore bus company and was an active churchman, died Saturday of complications from internal bleeding at Northwest Hospital. The Pikesville resident was 84. Born and raised in Camden, N.C., Mr. Spence attended public schools until he was forced to drop out to help support his family as a farm and mill worker after his father became ill. His family moved in 1948 to Delaware and two years later to Baltimore. Mr. Spence worked as a truck driver for Yale Transport and later the old Silber's Bakery.
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By Jim Salvucci | January 7, 2013
The world of academia - the world of ivory towers, learned scholars, and ivy-covered walls - is a fraud. And I am a living fraud. As an academic, I cannot escape the fact that I work in the fake world. What else can I conclude when people use the term "the real world" to refer to life outside academia? University faculty and support staff hear this phrase so often that we barely pause over it. Worse still, we have thoroughly imbibed it and utter it regularly. Sure (I tell myself)
NEWS
by Annie Linskey | July 9, 2012
Maryland's LG Anthony Brown takes on a more visible role in August when he is set to deliver the annual gubernatorial address at the Maryland Association of Counties conference in Ocean City. The August four-day conference is a must-attend event for Annapolis insiders, though little of consequence typically occurs in during daily sessions. A sample of this year's program includes "Income tax revenue forecasting -- it is all about November" and "¿Maryland's new watershed implementation plan: Lots to do in Phase II. " The real work gets done in the evenings when ambitious politicians hold fundraisers at seaside bars and restaurants.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2012
Roy W. Spence, a businessman who founded a Baltimore bus company and was an active churchman, died Saturday of complications from internal bleeding at Northwest Hospital. The Pikesville resident was 84. Born and raised in Camden, N.C., Mr. Spence attended public schools until he was forced to drop out to help support his family as a farm and mill worker after his father became ill. His family moved in 1948 to Delaware and two years later to Baltimore. Mr. Spence worked as a truck driver for Yale Transport and later the old Silber's Bakery.
NEWS
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2012
Steve Buttry meditated yesterday on recapturing the joy and excitement of journalism , offering some valuable suggestions. I have another. Relish the work.  I mean the real work, not the attend-multiple-meetings, pretend-crap-is-better-than-it-is routines that eat into the day, and I have fresh examples.  Last night, as we were closing the final edition of the paper, word started leaking out that an arrest had been made in the killing of Phylicia Barnes, a teenager from North Carolina who disappeared and whose body was subsequently found in the Susquehanna River, a story we had been following for months.  Kim Walker, on the metro desk, was taking information from Justin Fenton, our crack police reporter.
SPORTS
By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2012
Randy Edsall wished the wait had been only a few hours. A.J. Francis said it absolutely needed to be a couple of weeks. Ultimately, 105 days' worth of coaching-staff makeovers, recruit welcomes and player departures separated Maryland's bitter final day of the 2011 season and its opening practice of its 2012 calendar Saturday. Receivers dropped passes, defensive ends veered away from unprotected quarterbacks and shoulder pads sat somewhere in an equipment room inside Gossett Football Team House, but the Terps were at least back out playing.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2011
Often, it was an inconsequential detail to the average fan — the positioning on a bunt play, the depth of the secondary cutoff man — but to Orioles manager Buck Showalter's eyes and mind, it was the type of thing that wins or loses baseball games. "OK, that's a spring training thing," Showalter would say to himself. That time is here, and Showalter punctuated that point Monday in Sarasota during the first spring workout for pitchers and catchers. Wearing a black Orioles jacket over his uniform and carrying an orange bat, Showalter walked from field to field, listening to his coaches go over things like pickoff moves, fielding come-backers and bunt plays.
NEWS
By ALBANY TIMES UNION | December 18, 1998
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION, N.Y. -- Check the telephone directory and you'll find a listing for Jan P. Mabee. The phone will ring inside a farm house he built in 1670."
NEWS
November 6, 2002
HAVING EAGERLY promised to solve the state's most serious social and financial problems, Congressman Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., Maryland's next governor, will have little time to savor a well-earned victory. Now begins what is usually referred to as the period of transition, a term too abstract to convey its importance for a newly elected governor who must begin to operate almost immediately as if the inauguration has already occurred. There's no time to wait. These transition weeks are critically important - and doubly so this year.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,Sun reporter | May 30, 2007
With ball games, barbecues and boat trips, area law firms have wooed another batch of summer associates -- in hopes they will stay on. It's a time-honored tradition that's evolved with economic times and the competition for good candidates. But now, sandwiched between crab feasts and casino nights, happy hours, golf games, and even a tour of the King Tut exhibit at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute, there is more legal work than ever before. "Every year we seem to ratchet down the number of social events," said Jason M. St. John, head of Baltimore law firm Saul Ewing LP's summer program.
NEWS
November 6, 2002
HAVING EAGERLY promised to solve the state's most serious social and financial problems, Congressman Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., Maryland's next governor, will have little time to savor a well-earned victory. Now begins what is usually referred to as the period of transition, a term too abstract to convey its importance for a newly elected governor who must begin to operate almost immediately as if the inauguration has already occurred. There's no time to wait. These transition weeks are critically important - and doubly so this year.
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