September 5, 2011
If not for the tone of the answer from Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, I would not have taken time to write. However, during a recent interview on WBAL radio, Mr. Kamenetz was questioned about his conversation with Constellation Energy Group Chief Executive OfficerMayo Shattuck. He was asked by the interviewer, "What did Mr. Shattuck tell you?" Mr. Kamenetz responded, "It's not what he told me, it is what I told him. " So now we have another elected official trying to call the shots for restoring electrical service.
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?
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!
March 4, 2013
Joe Flacco strolled into the cramped media room at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills looking like he had just signed a scorecard after a round of 18 holes, not the richest contract in league history. In the moment, he forgot to thank his agent, who was standing at his side, for negotiating his six-year extension and thank the Ravens for agreeing to give him $120.6 million. In between the several quality jokes he cracked, Flacco quipped that this was never about the money.