November 7, 2002
WITH THE ELECTION behind them, area elected officials should find time to read a recent report comparing metropolitan Baltimore's performance against seven other cities'. The reason: The report finds sluggishness that could spell trouble. Only in the quality of life -- among five gauges -- does the Baltimore region compare well with Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Washington, says the report from the Goldseker Foundation. All the economic measurements suggest long-term vulnerability.
February 10, 2010
Gov. Martin O'Malley delivered a blunt message to Marylanders after the major snowstorm within five days dumped more than 20 inches of snow on parts of the Baltimore region: Don't expect a return to normalcy for days. Maryland roads would continue to be "perilous" through Thursday, he said. And in a briefing at the state emergency response center, he defended local governments that have been besieged by complaints about unplowed or partially cleared streets -- while seeming to speak directly to those who have been griping.
August 14, 2012
A flash flood warning is in effect for northern Baltimore, southern Baltimore County and central Howard County until 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. As much as two inches of rain had fallen within an hour across the areas under warning, and up to two more inches were expected in the next hour, the service said. The warning means flash flooding is either occurring or is "imminent," the service said. email@example.com twitter.com/rectorsun
March 19, 1992
Every March, the NCAA tournament sells the myth that th little guys have a chance against the big boys.Here's the cold, hard truth: In the 13 years since teams have been seeded, three of 52 Final Four slots have been filled by a team in the lower half of a region. N.C. State and Kansas, who won it all in 1983 and 1988, respectively, both as sixth seeds, are the lowest seeds to win.In addition, only twice in the past 11 years has the Final Four had fewer than two No. 1 seeds.That's just the way it is. Some things will never change.
October 21, 1996
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Newt Gingrich was on target when he said this question should have been asked of President Clinton in his first debate with Bob Dole:''Mr. President, for four years you have lived within a mile of poverty, drug addiction, violence, ignorance. For four years, your administration has shown no leadership. How can you explain this? Why have you neglected the nation's capital?''It is indeed true: While battered, pothole-ridden Washington slipped into fiscal chaos, while Marion Barry's return to the mayoralty made an ugly joke of home rule, while a congressionally created financial control board flounders, Mr. Clinton has remained on the sidelines, silent.
June 4, 2012
Catonsville home care business named to top 100 in region Linda Cromwell, president and CEO of Catonsville-based Being There Senior Care, was among those selected for the 2012 Top Minority Business Enterprise Award. Cromwell was among the 100 women and minority business owners in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the District of Columbia honored during a May 4 ceremony at the University of Maryland University College. She was also among the top 100 women and minority business owners in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the District of Columbia for 2009.