March 8, 2012
As I entered the Mars grocery store parking lot in Aberdeen, I observed a gentleman having a very difficult time managing the flag because of the wind and the size of the flag. He was attempting to raise the flag. As a Veteran of Desert Storm and Patriot, I was disconcerted as I saw the flag touch the ground on three different occasions. I went to the customer service desk and requested to speak to a manager. I was so angry and almost in tears as I relayed the situation to him. I explained to the manager that there should have been two people raising the flag because of the wind.
July 30, 2013
I am writing in response to a letter published by reader Ingrid Krause ( "Pregnancy centers should not hide agenda," July 29). Ms. Krause's letter illustrates the disturbing nature of the crisis pregnancy center sign legislation - the assumption that all pregnancy centers that do not offer abortion services must have the nefarious purpose of derailing an individual's choice to seek an abortion. Indeed, this assumption is so deep that it is not enough for a woman who enters a clinic to be verbally informed that she will not receive an abortion there.
May 3, 2012
It looks like even The Sun has caught the Orioles malaise. When the Ravens win, they make the front page. When the Orioles win, they're only covered at the bottom of the Sports page, under the bold headlines about the latest Ravens draft acquisition. This is a team that shows a lot of promise, and it is baseball season. Come on guys, show a little respect! Jim Apgar
August 23, 2010
I read about state Sen. Andy Harris' decision to oppose the construction of the mosque in New York. Mr. Harris is simply siding with the American public, who seem to have been silenced recently on issues such as this and the Arizona immigration law. This country lacks leadership; the president continually takes positions that are the opposite of the citizens of the United States and expects us to follow suit. The Muslims do have the right to build the mosque. However, in defense of the families who lost their loved ones on 9/11, is it really a good idea to place a mosque, a religious space in which many of the terrorists held meetings before that horrible morning in 2001, so close to that graveyard?
February 7, 2013
I am not a big football fan and certainly not a Baltimore Ravens fan, but I did notice, during both playoff and Super Bowl performances, how Ray Lewis would have his hand over his heart and sing along with the national anthem. He was also, unashamedly, crying. From reading, I understand Mr. Lewis is deeply religious. I can't help but think that Mr. Lewis is very thankful that he was born and raised in the greatest country in the world, was able to attend free public schools, and excel at his chosen line of work!
July 20, 2011
Buzz won't last long Grahame L. Jones Los Angeles Times Consider the koi, a suitable comparison because Japan won the Women's World Cup. It now and then rises to the surface for a gulp of air, then sinks again into the depths. So it is with women's soccer every four years. The buzz of Germany 2011 will not be felt again until Canada 2015. By then, Women's Professional Soccer might have joined the dodo and WUSA, the previous attempt to make women's soccer fly in the U.S. So is there more respect than four weeks ago?