February 27, 2014
John Danowski coaches a Duke men's lacrosse program that captured last year's national championship, is 4-0, and is the top-ranked team in the country. None of that prevented him from voting for Maryland - fresh off a dismantling of 2013 runner-up Syracuse on Saturday - as his No. 1 team. "I just think they're playing great, and they've been terrific," said Danowski, who participates in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's coaches poll. The Terps ' 16-8 victory over the Orange on the road is the most significant outcome in the first month of the 2014 season.
February 25, 2014
Joseph Graves's letter ( "Gun control doesn't work," Feb. 21) is very correct. While your editing staff does earn back a little of my respect for publishing Mr. Graves' letter, The Baltimore Sun has a long way to go before they earn back the public's respect on the issue of gun control. What I fail to understand is why this paper can't see that their are two sides to this issue. Propaganda is propaganda. You're part of the solution, or part of the problem. Can't you see that blindly falling in line with any propaganda's message hurts your paper's credibility?
January 15, 2014
Your article about cuts to Baltimore County school's technology teaching staff is but another example of the lack of respect for classroom teachers in the county schools ( "Technology teacher positions being eliminated in Baltimore County," Jan. 10). For years, the county schools were respected across the nation for teacher involvement in decisions regarding all aspects of educating children, the most outstanding example being curriculum development. When teachers were called together to consider changes, it was always as full participants in decisions, never to be subject to directives from those on high who believe they have all the answers.
January 3, 2014
In trying to sum up the past five years, Rob Ambrose thought back to his introductory press conference as Towson University's football coach. "I said, 'If we hadn't won some ball games by year three, I hope they had [a] good furniture budget, because I was going to break something,'" he recalled. By the time Ambrose was hired, the university and its boosters had become accustomed to such gung-ho talk from new coaches, few of whom delivered the winning programs Towson sought. "He came off to me as maybe a little too optimistic about what he could do," former Towson president Robert L. Caret said with a chuckle.
December 28, 2013
Are there any public service organizations that are held accountable for the job they do? School officials can't add and take part-time jobs with vendors that they have hired. City officials purchase speed camera systems without a performance guarantee and then have to pay $600,000 to break the contract. As a taxpayer and voter, I have grown tired of elected officials and the heads of public service organizations' lack of respect for my hard-earned money that they take in taxes.
December 28, 2013
Since their arrival in Baltimore, the Little Sisters of the Poor have contributed much to the care of the elderly ("Nuns fight health law," Dec. 23). Originally, the Little Sisters financed this care by begging, as there was no government assistance. They had to supply everything for the elderly in their care. That model changed many years ago with the advent of the federal government safety net for the low income elderly. Currently, the Little Sisters are no more poor than their fellow nuns, and the residents of their homes are no more poor than the residents of many other nursing homes receiving funds from the federal government.