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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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By DAVE BARRY | October 4, 1992
As the nation enters the "home stretch" of the 1992 election race, it's time to address the question of whether we in the news media are doing an accurate, fair and responsible job of covering the bozos running for president.I would have to say, in all objectivity, that we are. Oh, I realize that there are some critics who believe that we in the media are a bunch of childish irresponsible snots with zero attention span and no interest in real issues. Well, let me tell you something, Mr. Media Critic: Your fly is unzipped.
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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 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.
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
June 14, 1991
Callers to SUNDIAL are almost evenly divided over the new luxury tax on airplanes, boats, jewelry, furs and expensive cars.Of 394 callers, 199, or 50.5 percent, favor abolition of the tax, and 195, or 49.5 percent, think the tax should be kept."
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 7, 1991
With the state budget crisis entering its second week, Governor Schaefer has agreed to give legislators until Wednesday to come up with alternatives to his plan.The Evening Sun wants to know if you think the General Assembly should remain in special session until the budget crisis is resolved.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.
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.
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.
FEATURES
December 13, 1991
In recessionary times, some parents are buying fewer or more practical gifts for their children. What about you? Are you buying fewer presents this year, or about the same as in better times?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 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 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.
FEATURES
November 12, 1991
There has been increased discussion about AIDS since basketball star Magic Johnson divulged that he has the virus that causes it.When your children ask about AIDS, do you say that abstinence is the best precaution or do you emphasize education and safe sex?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.
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
September 24, 1991
President Bush says he is increasingly pessimistic that Iraq's Saddam Hussein will dismantle his country's clandestine nuclear weapons program and is pressing a 48-hour deadline for Iraq to comply with U.N. demands, or take action to force the issue.The Evening Sun wants to know if you think Iraq should be given a deadline or whether the United Nations should be given more time to work out a solution.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
October 7, 1991
With the state budget crisis entering its second week, Governor Schaefer has agreed to give legislators until Wednesday to come up with alternatives to his plan.The Evening Sun wants to know if you think the General Assembly should remain in special session until the budget crisis is resolved.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.
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