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BUSINESS
March 19, 1991
Of 311 Evening Sun readers and other callers to Sundial, 121 or 39 percent, said they have filed their income tax returns.Sixty-one percent, or 190 callers, said they expect to receive a refund check from the federal government."
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NEWS
January 20, 1992
Today is the federal holiday that honors the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. While the nation remembers him today, The Evening Sun wants to know if you think race relations have improved over the past year, or are they getting worse?Call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone. The call is local, and answers will be registered between 10 a.m. and midnight. The SUNDIAL phone number is 783-1800 or, in Anne Arundel County, 268-7736. When you reach SUNDIAL, enter category 4600 and wait for instructions.
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NEWS
November 12, 1991
Of 433 respondents to "It's Your Call," 243 (56 percent) say the city should find ways of cutting the school budget other than closing schools for a week. Approximately 44 percent (190 callers) say they believe the state should grant the waiver necessary for the city to close schools for a week."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinion but is not a scientific poll. Its results should not be construed as having scientific accuracy.
NEWS
January 7, 1992
State officials said the Ocean City sand dune replenishment program did its job when the resort city was hit by a northeaster on Saturday. Federal and state funds financed the project, and plans called for jointly spending $12 million to $13 million every four years or so repairing "normal" erosion.The Evening Sun wants to know if you think money should continue to be spent on this program.Call SUNDIAL, The Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone. The call is local, and answers will be registered between 10 a.m. and midnight.
NEWS
November 13, 1990
Most callers to The Evening Sun's SUNDIAL want to se Baltimore and Baltimore County work together.The majority of callers (175 of 286, 62 percent) want the county to continue to cooperate with the city in joint efforts to solve regional problems. Thirty-eight percent (111 callers) would prefer to see less cooperation."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinion but is not a scientific poll. Its results should not be construed as having scientific accuracy.
BUSINESS
November 27, 1990
Shopping was the order of the day on this first official weekend of the Christmas shopping season for the majority of Evening Sun readers and other callers to SUNDIAL.Of the 391 who responded to yesterday's Evening Sun question of whether they did any Christmas shopping over the weekend 250 said they went shopping while 141 said they did not.Of the 250 who did some weekend shopping 204 said they purchased gifts while 46 said they only browsed."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinion but is not a scientific poll.
NEWS
September 24, 1991
Nearly three-fourths of callers to SUNDIAL think panhandling is a problem in Baltimore and think police should begin to strictly enforce laws against it.Of 362 callers, 265 (73 percent) said panhandling is a problem, and 97 (26 percent) disagreed. Again, 265 of 360 respondents (73 percent) agreed with the proposition that police should enforce the laws, but 95 did not agree."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinion but is not a scientific poll. Its results should not be construed as having scientific accuracy.
NEWS
October 10, 1991
Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow to answer allegations of sexual harassment brought by University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill, a former assistant to Thomas a decade ago.The Evening Sun wants to know if you think the Senate should have voted on the confirmation Tuesday or do you agree that the Senate acted properly in delaying the vote?Call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone.
NEWS
October 21, 1991
The Israeli Cabinet yesterday approved that country's participation in the Mideast peace conference by a 16-3 vote. The government maintains it will not trade land for peace, as Palestinians and the United Nations demand.The Evening Sun wants to know if you think the United States should maintain pressure on Israel to stay at the peace table and to negotiate until a plan has been reached.Call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone. The call is local, and answers will be registered between 10 a.m. and midnight.
NEWS
November 21, 1991
A new report on the quality of family life found that 47 percent of the children surveyed "wish their parents were stricter or more attentive." What about you? Are you strict enough with your children? Attentive enough?Call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone. The call is local, and answers will be registered between 10 a.m. and midnight. The SUNDIAL phone number is 783-1800 or, in Anne Arundel County, 268-7736. When you reach SUNDIAL, enter category 4600 and wait for instructions.
FEATURES
December 31, 1991
New Year's resolutions, we all know, are easier made than kept. Today, we'd like to know if you make resolutions. If so, have you ever been able to keep one.Call SUNDIAL, The Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone. The call is local, and answers will be registered between 10 a.m. and midnight. The SUNDIAL phone number is 783-1800 or, in Anne Arundel County, 268-7736. When you reach SUNDIAL, enter category 4600 and wait for instructions."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinion but is not a scientific poll.
NEWS
November 21, 1991
A new report on the quality of family life found that 47 percent of the children surveyed "wish their parents were stricter or more attentive." What about you? Are you strict enough with your children? Attentive enough?Call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone. The call is local, and answers will be registered between 10 a.m. and midnight. The SUNDIAL phone number is 783-1800 or, in Anne Arundel County, 268-7736. When you reach SUNDIAL, enter category 4600 and wait for instructions.
NEWS
November 13, 1991
The six major Democratic presidential hopefuls have held their first debate of the 1992 campaign season.The six, who faced off yesterday, are former Gov. Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. of California; Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton; Gov. L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia; Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa; Sen. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska; and former Massachusetts Sen. Paul E. Tsongas.The Evening Sun wants to know which of the six you think will become his party's presidential nominee -- or whether you think Gov. Mario M. Cuomo of New York, who has not declared himself a candidate, will run against President Bush.
NEWS
November 12, 1991
Of 433 respondents to "It's Your Call," 243 (56 percent) say the city should find ways of cutting the school budget other than closing schools for a week. Approximately 44 percent (190 callers) say they believe the state should grant the waiver necessary for the city to close schools for a week."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinion but is not a scientific poll. Its results should not be construed as having scientific accuracy.
NEWS
October 23, 1991
Now that the Maryland legislature has finally approved a congressional redistricting plan, The Evening Sun wants to know if you agree or disagree with the plan. Or do you think the redistricting issue should have been left to the courts to decide?Call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone. The call is local, and answers will be registered between 10 a.m. and midnight. The SUNDIAL phone number is 783-1800 or, in Anne Arundel County, 268-7736. When you reach SUNDIAL, enter category 4600 and wait for instructions.
NEWS
October 21, 1991
The Israeli Cabinet yesterday approved that country's participation in the Mideast peace conference by a 16-3 vote. The government maintains it will not trade land for peace, as Palestinians and the United Nations demand.The Evening Sun wants to know if you think the United States should maintain pressure on Israel to stay at the peace table and to negotiate until a plan has been reached.Call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone. The call is local, and answers will be registered between 10 a.m. and midnight.
NEWS
September 28, 1990
The Evening Sun yesterday asked its readers what they thought about the proposal of the State Board of Education to extend the school year by 20 days by 1995.When asked if they favor a 200-day school year, more readers of The Evening Sun and other callers to SUNDIAL were against the proposal, 1,219 to 316. On the question of whether a longer school year would improve education, 1,177 callers said it would not, while 335 thought it would. When asked if they would be willing to pay more for a longer year if it provided students a better education, 335 callers said yes, while 1,116 said no."
NEWS
October 10, 1991
Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow to answer allegations of sexual harassment brought by University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill, a former assistant to Thomas a decade ago.The Evening Sun wants to know if you think the Senate should have voted on the confirmation Tuesday or do you agree that the Senate acted properly in delaying the vote?Call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone.
FEATURES
September 25, 1991
Four men and four women are scheduled tomorrow to take up residence in Biosphere II, a man-made "world" where the air is clean and where they'll eat only food they produce. They're to stay for two years before returning to normal society. It's a commercial project whose merits are hotly debated by scientists.Would you do it?Do you think such an experiment is a worthy one scientifically -- or does it seem more like a stunt?Call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone.
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