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September 2, 2014
Mary MacVean of Tribune Newspapers must be a smoker ("Are we sitting ourselves to death?" Aug. 28). Her article about sitting being as dangerous as smoking cigarettes has just given the remaining selfish smokers another fallacious argument to add to, "Why don't they make potato chips and ice cream illegal?" Now they can add, "why don't they make sitting illegal?" No one reasonable person concerned about health can accept the argument that sitting is more dangerous than smoking.
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September 2, 2014
Mary MacVean of Tribune Newspapers must be a smoker ("Are we sitting ourselves to death?" Aug. 28). Her article about sitting being as dangerous as smoking cigarettes has just given the remaining selfish smokers another fallacious argument to add to, "Why don't they make potato chips and ice cream illegal?" Now they can add, "why don't they make sitting illegal?" No one reasonable person concerned about health can accept the argument that sitting is more dangerous than smoking.
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NEWS
July 20, 2013
The jurors in George Zimmerman's trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin claim they followed the rule of law in their acquittal. Let's set aside for the moment the flagrant abuses allowed under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law and focus instead on the rule of common sense. There is such a rule: evidence stating what a reasonable person considers as truth. Mr. Zimmerman's acquittal turned on the claim of self-defense, imminent bodily harm and a fear for his life. When you consider an unarmed teenager being stalked by an individual appearing out of the darkness, who had a better reason to fear bodily harm?
NEWS
July 20, 2013
The jurors in George Zimmerman's trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin claim they followed the rule of law in their acquittal. Let's set aside for the moment the flagrant abuses allowed under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law and focus instead on the rule of common sense. There is such a rule: evidence stating what a reasonable person considers as truth. Mr. Zimmerman's acquittal turned on the claim of self-defense, imminent bodily harm and a fear for his life. When you consider an unarmed teenager being stalked by an individual appearing out of the darkness, who had a better reason to fear bodily harm?
NEWS
May 13, 2013
If what transpired in Congress on Wednesday was not a "real review" of the Benghazi debacle, then tell me what is ("Benghazi deserves real review," May 10)? Are you saying that the Obama administration's prefabricated talking points should be ignored? Any reasonable person would suggest that these talking points appear to be a cover-up of their mistakes. The administration knew this was a terrorist attack as soon as it happened and not "later" as the editorial suggests. Yet on the following Sunday, Ambassador Susan Rice is telling everyone on five Sunday talk shows that the attack was the result of a video.
NEWS
By Donovan Burba | September 1, 2007
On this Labor Day weekend, it's worth remembering that America prides itself on being built on the backs of its hard-working, nose-to-the-grindstone citizens, who have created in a few short centuries a world superpower from the sweat of their labor. This feat is all the more impressive since virtually everyone involved in the process worked for a "boss," and it's a known fact that in recorded history, anything that gets done happens in spite of the presence of the one in charge. The first "bad boss" story no doubt circulated five minutes after the spear factory HR rep informed his fellow caveman that a saber-toothed tiger bite isn't covered by disability insurance if it happens during lunch hour.
NEWS
By Robert V. Hess | June 11, 1998
MUCH of the dialogue surrounding the possible relocation of the Our Daily Bread soup kitchen characterizes the drama as one of pro-business and anti-poor people vs. the anti-business poor and their advocates. In reality, most people fall into neither camp. No reasonable person wants to see another person hungry or homeless, and no reasonable person wants to see businesses fail.The conversation about Our Daily Bread is a distraction from the real issues. Neither moving Our Daily Bread nor keeping it on Cathedral Street will fulfill the needs of those it serves or rid the area of panhandling and crime.
NEWS
October 24, 2008
As a former judicial educator for the Maryland courts, I know that judges have received training about the "cycle of violence" and the dynamics of an abusive relationship since the early 1980s. But Jennifer McMenamin's article about Baltimore County District Judge Bruce S. Lamdin's decision in the Bisnath case suggests that many judges still do not understand the danger of these situations ("Judge's action questioned again," Oct. 22). Yes, a judge must be unbiased and make decisions based upon all of the evidence brought before the bench in a particular case.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephanie Region | May 16, 2012
Last week we learned that adult children of divorce will almost always revert to childish behaviors. Case in point, Briana, the daughter previously known as The Most Reasonable Person in Orange County, dissolved into a impertinent, recalcitrant, petulant brat upon meeting her mother's boyfriend. This week Briana grows up and fights like a big girl … but we'll get there soon enough. Elsewhere in the O.C., there are tiaras to be worn and bling to be bought as Alexis goes all out for her little princesses, and Slade decides to declare Gretchen his queen.
NEWS
By Jon Margolis | May 19, 1993
IT IS not necessary to join the chorus of wailing women, whic seems to dominate the airwaves and printed pages these days, in order to be mystified and disturbed about the behavior of American men.Yes, only a few men approve of the behavior of the Spur Posse in California, the officers-but-not-gentlemen of the Tailhook Association or the clods recently convicted of brutalizing a retarded girl in New Jersey. Fewer yet would seek to emulate it.But if this kind of behavior is an aberration, it does seem to be getting less aberrant, as are the tasteless anti-women slogans displayed on the sweatshirts and bumper stickers of students at some prestigious universities.
NEWS
May 13, 2013
If what transpired in Congress on Wednesday was not a "real review" of the Benghazi debacle, then tell me what is ("Benghazi deserves real review," May 10)? Are you saying that the Obama administration's prefabricated talking points should be ignored? Any reasonable person would suggest that these talking points appear to be a cover-up of their mistakes. The administration knew this was a terrorist attack as soon as it happened and not "later" as the editorial suggests. Yet on the following Sunday, Ambassador Susan Rice is telling everyone on five Sunday talk shows that the attack was the result of a video.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephanie Region | May 16, 2012
Last week we learned that adult children of divorce will almost always revert to childish behaviors. Case in point, Briana, the daughter previously known as The Most Reasonable Person in Orange County, dissolved into a impertinent, recalcitrant, petulant brat upon meeting her mother's boyfriend. This week Briana grows up and fights like a big girl … but we'll get there soon enough. Elsewhere in the O.C., there are tiaras to be worn and bling to be bought as Alexis goes all out for her little princesses, and Slade decides to declare Gretchen his queen.
NEWS
October 24, 2008
As a former judicial educator for the Maryland courts, I know that judges have received training about the "cycle of violence" and the dynamics of an abusive relationship since the early 1980s. But Jennifer McMenamin's article about Baltimore County District Judge Bruce S. Lamdin's decision in the Bisnath case suggests that many judges still do not understand the danger of these situations ("Judge's action questioned again," Oct. 22). Yes, a judge must be unbiased and make decisions based upon all of the evidence brought before the bench in a particular case.
NEWS
By Donovan Burba | September 1, 2007
On this Labor Day weekend, it's worth remembering that America prides itself on being built on the backs of its hard-working, nose-to-the-grindstone citizens, who have created in a few short centuries a world superpower from the sweat of their labor. This feat is all the more impressive since virtually everyone involved in the process worked for a "boss," and it's a known fact that in recorded history, anything that gets done happens in spite of the presence of the one in charge. The first "bad boss" story no doubt circulated five minutes after the spear factory HR rep informed his fellow caveman that a saber-toothed tiger bite isn't covered by disability insurance if it happens during lunch hour.
NEWS
By Gus G. Sentementes and Larry Carson and Gus G. Sentementes and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | August 20, 2004
A top Howard County school administrator who drew the ire of parents and teachers in a grade-tampering controversy at Centennial High School and endured a hate-crime incident last month at her Ellicott City home has resigned from her position for "personal and professional reasons." Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin said yesterday that Kimberly A. Statham, the county's chief academic officer, handed him a resignation letter Wednesday. The letter said Statham was "leaving for both personal and professional reasons, and she didn't go into much more detail than that," Cousin said.
NEWS
By Robert V. Hess | June 11, 1998
MUCH of the dialogue surrounding the possible relocation of the Our Daily Bread soup kitchen characterizes the drama as one of pro-business and anti-poor people vs. the anti-business poor and their advocates. In reality, most people fall into neither camp. No reasonable person wants to see another person hungry or homeless, and no reasonable person wants to see businesses fail.The conversation about Our Daily Bread is a distraction from the real issues. Neither moving Our Daily Bread nor keeping it on Cathedral Street will fulfill the needs of those it serves or rid the area of panhandling and crime.
FEATURES
By Dave Barry | December 31, 1995
If I had to pick two words to summarize 1995, those words would be "reasonable doubt."What I mean is, any reasonable person has to have serious doubts about whether this year should have been allowed to occur.A big reason, of course, is that this was the year when we had to endure The Trial That Lasted At Least A Century. Don't get me wrong: I'm not complaining about the verdict. If a jury of 12 citizens, after thoroughly considering all of the evidence for approximately 20 minutes, honestly came to the conclusion that O. J. Simpson had not been proven guilty of committing the crimes in question, then far be it from me to point out that they have the collective intelligence of beef jerky.
NEWS
By Gus G. Sentementes and Larry Carson and Gus G. Sentementes and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | August 20, 2004
A top Howard County school administrator who drew the ire of parents and teachers in a grade-tampering controversy at Centennial High School and endured a hate-crime incident last month at her Ellicott City home has resigned from her position for "personal and professional reasons." Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin said yesterday that Kimberly A. Statham, the county's chief academic officer, handed him a resignation letter Wednesday. The letter said Statham was "leaving for both personal and professional reasons, and she didn't go into much more detail than that," Cousin said.
FEATURES
By Dave Barry | December 31, 1995
If I had to pick two words to summarize 1995, those words would be "reasonable doubt."What I mean is, any reasonable person has to have serious doubts about whether this year should have been allowed to occur.A big reason, of course, is that this was the year when we had to endure The Trial That Lasted At Least A Century. Don't get me wrong: I'm not complaining about the verdict. If a jury of 12 citizens, after thoroughly considering all of the evidence for approximately 20 minutes, honestly came to the conclusion that O. J. Simpson had not been proven guilty of committing the crimes in question, then far be it from me to point out that they have the collective intelligence of beef jerky.
NEWS
By Jon Margolis | May 19, 1993
IT IS not necessary to join the chorus of wailing women, whic seems to dominate the airwaves and printed pages these days, in order to be mystified and disturbed about the behavior of American men.Yes, only a few men approve of the behavior of the Spur Posse in California, the officers-but-not-gentlemen of the Tailhook Association or the clods recently convicted of brutalizing a retarded girl in New Jersey. Fewer yet would seek to emulate it.But if this kind of behavior is an aberration, it does seem to be getting less aberrant, as are the tasteless anti-women slogans displayed on the sweatshirts and bumper stickers of students at some prestigious universities.
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