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October 31, 2011
Astronauts, doctors, firemen, mad scientists, princesses and witches went door-knocking in Oakenshawe on Sunday. They looked awfully young for their chosen professions, but just the right age to be trick-or-treating. Dozens of children and their parents joined Oakenshawe's annual Halloween parade, while Remington scared up a good crowd for its new Hauntingdon event in the 2900 block of Huntingdon Avenue. The two events were among many in north Baltimore last weekend, including a Halloween Haunted Adventure at the Roosevelt Recreation Center in Hampden and merchant-sponsored trick-or-treating and a costume contest on The Avenue in Hampden.
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October 20, 2012
The latest misleading advertising by the anti-equality Maryland Marriage Alliance suggests that if marriage equality passes, you could suffer negative consequences such as losing your job ("Scare tactics on Question 6," Oct. 18). As reported in The Sun, in actuality, Angela McCaskill, the chief diversity officer at Gallaudet University, was not fired as implied, rather temporarily placed on paid administrative leave. This false and divisive scare tactic fails to acknowledge the thousands of gays and lesbians who have actually lost their jobs, their social status, and even suffered physical violence for simply being in a loving same-sex relationships.
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NEWS
August 2, 1993
Carroll Sheriff John Brown has added a new wrinkle to the controversy on whether to expand the Carroll County Detention Center. Mr. Brown notified the county commissioners that he will not take advantage of the home detention program that the state authorized for non-violent offenders beginning this fall. Instead, he will keep all inmates in his custody behind bars -- thus promising to exacerbate the continued crowding at the jail.Rather than spend money on home detention, the sheriff said the commissioners should be buying "bricks, mortar, iron and steel bars," not electronic home monitoring devices.
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October 17, 2012
That didn't take long. Within hours of a news conference held by Angela McCaskill, who was suspended with pay from her job as head of diversity at Gallaudet University after the school learned that she had signed the petition to put Maryland's marriage equality act on the ballot, she was featured in a new ad by the Maryland Marriage Alliance that claims Maryland's Question 6 threatens the liberty and livelihood of anyone who objects to gay marriage....
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By Liz Bowie and Stephen Henderson and Liz Bowie and Stephen Henderson,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1998
An East Baltimore principal has been forced out of her job for suggesting to an 8-year-old boy that his penis might be cut off if he did not stop making sexually explicit comments to his female classmates.School officials say Colyn Harrington, the principal at Johnston Square Elementary School, intended to scare the boy and not physically harm him. But Harrington went too far, said the principal's supervisor, Barry Williams, when she had a janitor bring a dinner knife into her office and put it down on the desk in front of the boy.Harrington, 63, left the building Monday and is on a leave of absence.
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By HOUSTON CHRONICLE | September 12, 2000
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Bringing his self-declared "underdog" campaign to a must-win state, George W. Bush urged several hundred senior citizens yesterday not to believe "scare tactics" that may be thrown at them by his opponents over issues dear to their hearts. With recent polls indicating that Florida's 25 electoral votes are up for grabs in the presidential race, Bush sought to assure residents at the "On Top of the World" retirement community that he was on their side on issues such as Social Security and access to prescription drugs.
NEWS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2003
Angry consumer and health advocates accused CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield yesterday of using last-minute scare tactics and threats to block reform, and urged Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. to demand the resignation of the insurer's top two leaders. The state medical society and four other groups asked Ehrlich to convene a hearing next week in a final attempt to save reform legislation that would replace nearly half of CareFirst's 21- member board. CareFirst Inc. threw reform efforts into jeopardy Tuesday when it warned Ehrlich in a letter that the legislation would prompt an automatic termination of its license to use the Blue Cross trademark and name.
NEWS
October 20, 2012
The latest misleading advertising by the anti-equality Maryland Marriage Alliance suggests that if marriage equality passes, you could suffer negative consequences such as losing your job ("Scare tactics on Question 6," Oct. 18). As reported in The Sun, in actuality, Angela McCaskill, the chief diversity officer at Gallaudet University, was not fired as implied, rather temporarily placed on paid administrative leave. This false and divisive scare tactic fails to acknowledge the thousands of gays and lesbians who have actually lost their jobs, their social status, and even suffered physical violence for simply being in a loving same-sex relationships.
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By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | June 24, 1994
WASHINGTON -- The undisputed champion of scare tactics among political lobbies used to be the National Rifle Association. Its advertising and its propagandists were successful for years using the one-two punch of heavy contributions to members of Congress who opposed gun control and newspaper and television ads distorting what gun control legislation proposed.The NRA peddled the notion that practically any legislation offered would open the door to the government "taking away your guns" in violation of the Second Amendment's "right to bear arms."
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By Clarence Page | February 8, 2005
WASHINGTON - Sometimes the political right looks remarkably like the left - and vice versa. In President Bush's crusade to reform Social Security, we see the right-left switcheroo revealing itself in unexpected ways. The Republicans sound like the folks with bold, new ways for government to help people, while the Democrats sound like the side that wants to keep things just the way they are. In the wake of his big inauguration festivities and the better-than-expected Iraqi election results, Mr. Bush obviously was on a roll and sounded like it when he launched his proposals for Social Security reform during his State of the Union speech last week.
NEWS
By Christina Lindgren | November 30, 2011
In the late hours of Labor Day, 2006, on Interstate 64 near Sand Springs, Okla., Thomas Kirby Jr. lost control of his vehicle, crossed the median and slammed head-on into another vehicle carrying four. The impact triggered a fiery and fatal explosion, killing Mr. Kirby, 47, and his passenger Lisa Adams, 38. Sarah Foster, 19; Steven Dillion, 18; Isaac King, 20; and Aaron Davis, 20, were also killed in the crash. Mr. Kirby was later found to have been under the influence of a practically lethal amount of alcohol and methamphetamine at the time of the crash.
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October 31, 2011
Astronauts, doctors, firemen, mad scientists, princesses and witches went door-knocking in Oakenshawe on Sunday. They looked awfully young for their chosen professions, but just the right age to be trick-or-treating. Dozens of children and their parents joined Oakenshawe's annual Halloween parade, while Remington scared up a good crowd for its new Hauntingdon event in the 2900 block of Huntingdon Avenue. The two events were among many in north Baltimore last weekend, including a Halloween Haunted Adventure at the Roosevelt Recreation Center in Hampden and merchant-sponsored trick-or-treating and a costume contest on The Avenue in Hampden.
NEWS
September 29, 2011
I was shocked on Sept. 22 to see the headline in the Baltimore Sun commentary section, "Yes, Social Secretly is a Ponzi scheme. " Nothing could be further from the truth. Obviously, the author of the article is unfamiliar with how the Social Security program operates or he is joining some of the current protagonists trying to frighten the American people into believing that the insurance system is about to collapse. I would like to cite a few facts to demonstrate that Social Security continues to be the bedrock of economic security for the aged, the disabled and the survivors of wage earners in our society.
NEWS
March 1, 2011
I was disappointed by Annie Linskey 's reporting in her article "Same-sex marriage foes late to battle" (Feb. 27). I fully support balanced coverage and recognize the right for both supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage to express their views. However, I find it surprising that Del. Don Dwyer's statements about explicit pamphlets being distributed to children in Massachusetts were allowed to stand on their own in the article. Delegate Dwyer's assertion is not true and is a scare tactic.
NEWS
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2011
After two years of spending cuts and $50 million in new taxes, Baltimore still faces an $81 million gap in its $1.2 billion budget, finance officials told the City Council on Thursday. City budget chief Andrew W. Kleine said the shortfall was equal to the cost of keeping more than 1,000 police officers or 1,200 firefighters on duty, an illustration that prompted an outcry from council members still bitter from the rancorous deliberations that led to the current budget. "We went through this last year," Councilman James B. Kraft said.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | March 28, 2010
Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon criticized her successor's draft budget as a "scare tactic" for raising the prospect of deep public safety cuts, and declined again to apologize for the theft and fraud case that resulted in her criminal conviction and ouster from office during a televised interview to air today. In the interview, taped Friday for the "Square Off" program hosted by longtime television personality Richard Sher, Dixon reaffirmed that she is writing a book about her career and recent travails.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Evening Sun Staff | April 15, 1991
IN THE 1830s, if you were a woman who found herself pushing 30 and still not married, you prepared yourself for going quietly into the good night of spinsterhood, perhaps living with a sister and brother-in-law, everybody's aunt, good at needlepoint.Certainly you didn't own your own property, buy your own house. You might be a schoolteacher, but you didn't own your own school. And, if you did, you didn't agree to admit a black girl to share the desks and ink wells with the young white offspring who were getting their proper edu cation under your tutelage.
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By Paul West and Paul West,Sun Staff Writer | July 16, 1995
PHILADELPHIA -- As he nears his 72nd birthday next weekend, Sen. Bob Dole has lived a lifetime in Republican politics. "I've been in it for a while," he reminded party leaders yesterday.His 4 1/2 decades of experience are showing these days, as Mr. Dole gives his rivals for the presidential nomination a lesson in how to wage a front-running campaign. The Kansas senator waltzed into and out of this weekend's big Republican gathering in Philadelphia while his opponents stood around waiting for him to stumble but afraid to try to trip him.In his speech, Mr. Dole all but ignored the other eight candidates, except to say that "they're all friends of mine."
NEWS
January 30, 2010
It's really disturbing to see folks continuing to respond to and perpetuate the misguided anti-health reform rantings of the right. ("Obamacare would hurt seniors" and "Medicare cuts means rationing," Readers respond, January 29). These are the same alarmist messages circulated last summer; and since that time the AARP, which studied the situation for most of the year before taking a position, concluded that it is in the best interests of seniors that the pending legislation become law. The proposed health care legislation does not provide for "cuts in Medicare funding" of $500 billion.
NEWS
By C. FRASER SMITH | June 4, 2006
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. spends a remarkable amount of time attacking Maryland's election laws, particularly a new one that allows voting five days before the official Election Day. Maybe it's diversionary - because he failed to achieve any real utility rate relief for consumers. Maybe it's because he doesn't have a party primary and needs something to stay involved until the general election. Maybe he really thinks there's an organized effort afoot to steal the election. Evidence, if any, is lacking.
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