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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2012
With the outfield at Oriole Park at Camden Yards turning into a track meet for trespassers, the team has decided to hire private security guards to augment the Baltimore Police officers working the game. According to Comcast Sportsnet Baltimore , the private guards started working Monday. They wear white shirts and khaki pants, and line the field before the game and between innings. City police officers continue to work the games in their usual role. "Really, the thing that got us to this point - I wouldn't say it's an embarrassment - it's just not acceptable.
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July 22, 2012
President Barack Obama reacted a few months ago to a question aboutIran's deliberate efforts to develop a nuclear weapon. His reply and how he was going to prevent it was "all options are on the table. " That's sort of like imagining General George Custer threatening Crazy Horse at the Little Bighorn with, "Surrender! I've got you surrounded!" The only option he failed to include was the upcoming sequestration (read elimination) of $500 billion in defense spending which will begin in earnest next January and will progress into deeper cuts well past 2014.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2010
Spending two hours in a mobbed MVA "Express" office in Columbia is bad enough, and for an 80-year-old woman who needs a bathroom, there's no place to go but the deli next door. Brierley Carroll, who lives in the Charlestown retirement complex in Catonsville, said she couldn't take the wait, so she took a manager's suggestion that she go next door to Columbia's Best Deli. She finds the lack of bathroom facilities for such large crowds "ridiculous, absurd. " Carroll said the MVA needs to provide a bathroom even if it's a porta-potty on the parking lot. "It needs to be done.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2012
With the outfield at Oriole Park at Camden Yards turning into a track meet for trespassers, the team has decided to hire private security guards to augment the Baltimore Police officers working the game. According to Comcast Sportsnet Baltimore , the private guards started working Monday. They wear white shirts and khaki pants, and line the field before the game and between innings. City police officers continue to work the games in their usual role. "Really, the thing that got us to this point - I wouldn't say it's an embarrassment - it's just not acceptable.
NEWS
July 22, 2012
President Barack Obama reacted a few months ago to a question aboutIran's deliberate efforts to develop a nuclear weapon. His reply and how he was going to prevent it was "all options are on the table. " That's sort of like imagining General George Custer threatening Crazy Horse at the Little Bighorn with, "Surrender! I've got you surrounded!" The only option he failed to include was the upcoming sequestration (read elimination) of $500 billion in defense spending which will begin in earnest next January and will progress into deeper cuts well past 2014.
NEWS
By Richard H. P. Sia and Richard H. P. Sia,Washington Bureau of The Sun | October 10, 1991
WASHINGTON -- An internal Defense Department study has found that homosexuals do not pose a greater risk to national security than heterosexuals, a finding researchers say should call into question personnel policies that treat gays and lesbians as "a morally suspect class."The study, prepared by the Defense Personnel Security Research and Education Center, did not address the Pentagon's controversial policy prohibiting homosexuals from serving in the military, even though gay-rights advocates said the work would be valuable in their campaign to repeal the ban."
NEWS
December 2, 2011
Pundits can argue about the political fallout of the supercommittee failure, but the damage to our national security is indisputable and severe. According to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the resulting defense cuts will hollow out America's military, slashing fighters, bombers, helicopters, submarines and coastal ships; devastating training and readiness; and cutting the satellites and drones that deliver our surveillance/reconnaissance advantage. After years of cuts, our military already runs lean - down to just 16 percent of federal spending (it was over 40 percent in the 1970s)
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | October 15, 1993
Howard County prosecutors will not pursue charges against convicted killer Rodney Eugene Solomon for assaulting two correctional officers because he poses too much of a security risk to bring to court.Prosecutors dropped three counts of assaulting a correctional officer -- filed against Solomon while he was awaiting trial in the Pam Basu carjacking murder -- in Howard Circuit Court on Tuesday.Solomon, convicted of first-degree murder in August, was sentenced to life plus 80 years in prison for Dr. Basu's slaying.
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By Jim Tankersley and Jim Tankersley,Tribune Newspapers | September 15, 2009
WASHINGTON - - After months of promoting President Barack Obama's climate plan as a vehicle for creating millions of clean-energy jobs, supporters of the legislation are increasingly pushing another strategy: promoting its benefits for national security. It's a deliberate, anxiety-themed effort to pressure a handful of fence-sitting moderates to support a bill that is likely to be the Obama administration's next great legislative push after health care. A coalition backing the energy and climate bill pending before the Senate has enlisted war veterans to pressure senators in person.
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By MELISSA HARRIS and MELISSA HARRIS,SUN REPORTER | July 17, 2006
Howard County General Hospital is a typical suburban facility, its administrators proud to be known for the cozy maternity suites, the cancer support programs and sophisticated technology. But they're not so happy about the kind of publicity the hospital has faced in recent weeks: a midnight brawl in the emergency room that ended in three arrests and three injuries; a suspect awaiting drug charges who slipped out and remains at large. While rare, such incidents have unnerved patients and staff and highlighted the fact that once-sleepy suburban hospitals - like neighboring shopping malls and schools - now have to cope with complex crime and security issues.
NEWS
December 2, 2011
Pundits can argue about the political fallout of the supercommittee failure, but the damage to our national security is indisputable and severe. According to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the resulting defense cuts will hollow out America's military, slashing fighters, bombers, helicopters, submarines and coastal ships; devastating training and readiness; and cutting the satellites and drones that deliver our surveillance/reconnaissance advantage. After years of cuts, our military already runs lean - down to just 16 percent of federal spending (it was over 40 percent in the 1970s)
NEWS
By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2010
Spending two hours in a mobbed MVA "Express" office in Columbia is bad enough, and for an 80-year-old woman who needs a bathroom, there's no place to go but the deli next door. Brierley Carroll, who lives in the Charlestown retirement complex in Catonsville, said she couldn't take the wait, so she took a manager's suggestion that she go next door to Columbia's Best Deli. She finds the lack of bathroom facilities for such large crowds "ridiculous, absurd. " Carroll said the MVA needs to provide a bathroom even if it's a porta-potty on the parking lot. "It needs to be done.
NEWS
By Jim Tankersley and Jim Tankersley,Tribune Newspapers | September 15, 2009
WASHINGTON - - After months of promoting President Barack Obama's climate plan as a vehicle for creating millions of clean-energy jobs, supporters of the legislation are increasingly pushing another strategy: promoting its benefits for national security. It's a deliberate, anxiety-themed effort to pressure a handful of fence-sitting moderates to support a bill that is likely to be the Obama administration's next great legislative push after health care. A coalition backing the energy and climate bill pending before the Senate has enlisted war veterans to pressure senators in person.
NEWS
By MELISSA HARRIS and MELISSA HARRIS,SUN REPORTER | July 17, 2006
Howard County General Hospital is a typical suburban facility, its administrators proud to be known for the cozy maternity suites, the cancer support programs and sophisticated technology. But they're not so happy about the kind of publicity the hospital has faced in recent weeks: a midnight brawl in the emergency room that ended in three arrests and three injuries; a suspect awaiting drug charges who slipped out and remains at large. While rare, such incidents have unnerved patients and staff and highlighted the fact that once-sleepy suburban hospitals - like neighboring shopping malls and schools - now have to cope with complex crime and security issues.
NEWS
By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | September 29, 2002
An environmental group that monitors cleanup projects at Aberdeen Proving Ground has lashed out at APG officials, saying security policies are preventing group members from receiving complete and accurate information about contaminants on the post. Members of the Restoration Advisory Board, made up of members of the community, Harford County government, Maryland Department of the Environment and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, say that in several instances in recent months, they have been denied access to maps showing ground-water contamination and the location of 11 production wells for the city of Aberdeen, which sit along the post boundary.
FEATURES
By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN TELEVISION WRITER | October 12, 2001
The Bush administration has promised a war against terrorism on many fronts. This week, its information offensive came to light, as government officials became stingy in disclosing developments and sought to dissuade the media from giving a platform to those accused of planning the Sept. 11 attacks. "Up to this point, in the propaganda war, Osama bin Laden has proven to be a considerable adversary," says Marvin Kalb, former chief diplomatic correspondent for CBS and NBC. After Sunday's first air strikes against Taliban strongholds in Afghanistan, President Bush spoke to the nation in a televised address.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | October 12, 2001
A congressman and a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency yesterday warned that the country is flirting with economic disaster by depending so heavily on Middle East oil, and he encouraged Maryland to move forward with plans to build an alternative fuel plant. "Depending on Middle East oil has been a bad idea for a long time," said R. James Woolsey, "and after the morning of Sept. 11 it became a national security issue for even the dimmest bulb in Washington." Woolsey, who served as CIA director in 1993 and 1994, spoke at the Maryland State Ethanol Workshop, which attracted representatives from technology companies, farm organizations and federal and state governments.
NEWS
July 15, 1996
THE MARINE BARRACKS in Beirut, Lebanon. The World Trade Center in New York. The federal office building in Oklahoma City. And the U.S. housing towers in Saudi Arabia. All deadly terrorist targets. Will the White House be next?That's the fear of top security officials seeking to make the temporary closure of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House permanent. After running simulations, the director of the Secret Service said, "If you open Pennsylvania Avenue, it's not a matter of if [a bombing]
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | October 12, 2001
A congressman and a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency yesterday warned that the country is flirting with economic disaster by depending so heavily on Middle East oil, and he encouraged Maryland to move forward with plans to build an alternative fuel plant. "Depending on Middle East oil has been a bad idea for a long time," said R. James Woolsey, "and after the morning of Sept. 11 it became a national security issue for even the dimmest bulb in Washington." Woolsey, who served as CIA director in 1993 and 1994, spoke at the Maryland State Ethanol Workshop, which attracted representatives from technology companies, farm organizations and federal and state governments.
BUSINESS
By BOSTON GLOBE | June 1, 1998
WASHINGTON -- The latest hot idea -- to let workers put part of their Social Security savings in personal investment accounts -- could be a high-risk proposition for older women, who disproportionately depend on the government's guaranteed safety net.Because they generally have lower wages, spend fewer years in the work force, live longer, and tend to be less confident money managers than men, women could be hurt by proposals that put more risk in Social...
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