By Deborah I. Greene and Deborah I. Greene,Baltimore County Bureau of The Sun | November 9, 1990
Calling for tighter security measures at Towson State University, nearly 200 students marched across campus yesterday, stormed the administration building and confronted the school's president with a list of demands.The students, fearful after two rapes within six months, told President Hoke L. Smith they would no longer allow their lives to be "endangered" because of the university's "negligence" in addressing the security issue."We want the administration to know that we wanted to be protected.
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | July 2, 1995
In addition to 16 state-of-the-art movie theaters, Towson Marketplace's proposed face lift will focus on security and powerful video cameras that the developer hopes will deter crime and win community support for the project.Signs will be posted throughout the shopping center at Goucher Boulevard and East Joppa Road, letting people know that they and their vehicles are being taped by the cameras, which developer James A. Schlesinger said are strong enough to detect a wart on someone's face half a mile away.
By Kevin Cowherd | August 19, 2002
IF YOU THINK flying is nuts these days, you won't get a whole lot of argument from Ron Brothers of Marriottsville. Brothers and his wife, Donna, and their daughter, Brittany, 12, were boarding an America West flight last week in Las Vegas when they came face-to-face with the full lunacy of post-Sept. 11 air travel. They were headed home after a short business trip/mini-vacation - Ron's a computer specialist whose work often takes him to Vegas - and had already endured a flight cancellation and a mix-up with the rescheduled flight.
By MICHAEL OLESKER | March 9, 1997
All things being relative, Towson Town Center is bracing for a crime wave. Already, the first chilling ripples are creeping along the suburban shoreline. The mall was hit by three garage and parking lot robberies - in the first 10 months of 1996. In some city neighborhoods, this would be known as a very peaceful evening.Still, the future continues to arrive in Baltimore County. At Towson Town, mall officials and county police are adding 10 security cameras at entrances and exits, plus a new police and security substation in a spot where shoppers can see it and feel they've been given a comforting hug, and potential lawbreakers can say, "Oops.
By Borzou Daragahi and Borzou Daragahi,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 14, 2007
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The Iraqi government launched a plan yesterday to secure a capital descending deeper into chaos as word emerged that radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has left Iraq ahead of the security crackdown. Lt. Gen. Abud Qanbar, the former naval officer appointed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to oversee the much-vaunted Baghdad security plan, announced a 72-hour closure of some border crossings along the Iranian and Syrian frontiers, restrictions on civil liberties and the suspension of all weapons licenses except for those issued to authorized security officials and contractors.
By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Evening Sun Staff | May 15, 1991
You wouldn't want to be Willie Coleman. Not this week, anyway.Coleman is in charge of security at Pimlico, and come Saturday, when some of the nation's top thoroughbred horses and about 90,000 racing fans come together for the Preakness, he'll be on call in a big way."It will be a tough week, that's for sure," said Coleman, who has headed security at Pimlico for two years. "But we're ready."If they aren't ready, they will be by Saturday, when a force of 1,700 permanent and fill-in security officers -- a little more than half the size of the Baltimore City police force -- will attempt to keep the horses from the throng and the throng from hurting themselves.
By Knight-Ridder News Service | August 5, 1995
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton ordered yesterday that gays and lesbians no longer be considered security risks and that they be granted access to classified government documents on the same basis as other federal employees.His directive puts an end to almost 50 years of official federal discrimination against homosexuals in government, although individual agencies had begun piecemeal reforms in recent years.Advocates for homosexual rights said the order was long overdue."We all know that innumerable lesbians and gay men have served their country loyally and well throughout its history without betraying its trust or giving away secrets," said Rep. Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat who is openly homosexual.
By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff Writer | March 2, 1993
Anne Arundel County police could soon be responsible for security at Anne Arundel Community College, coinciding with a planned expansion of AACC's law enforcement curriculum.On the same day college officials trumpeted the expanded curriculum in a news release, Police Chief Robert Russell said he hoped that by the beginning of July, the department will be in charge of handling security at the 230-acre campus. "It's a pilot program and we have not gone through the budget process yet, but I am sending a lieutenant to the campus on Monday to assess the situation," he said.
By Ivo H. Daalder and I. M. Destler | May 12, 2002
WASHINGTON -- These are tough times for President Bush's director of homeland security, Tom Ridge. Seven months into his assignment to coordinate the myriad homeland security-related government agencies and develop a national strategy for it, The New York Times labels him "a White House adviser with a shrinking mandate." Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Robert Byrd, a West Virginia Democrat, decries the refusal of "the single figure ... privy to the whole picture" to testify before Congress in support of the administration's homeland security budget.
By MIKE HIMOWITZ | February 9, 2006
Over the years, Microsoft has loaded PCs with programs that have nothing to do with Windows' main function as an operating system. Riffle through the Start menu and you'll find a word processor, a painting program, calculator, Web browser, music and video player, movie maker, sound editor and, of course, a solitaire game. Stroll through the software department in any big box retailer and you'll find more programs that Microsoft has spent decades and hundreds of millions of dollars to develop - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher, Works and even Age of Empires (one of the game industry's great simulation-exploration titles)
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