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March 16, 2010
Your report about the closure of Baltimore's ACORN office claims the group's problems stemmed from videos showing two staff members giving tax-evading tips ("ACORN in Md. is shuttered," March 16). You are of course referring to the crudely doctored videos which have never been seen in unedited form and are grossly inconsistent with transcripts that have have been obtained with some difficulty. If you were actually journalists, you would mention this in your article, but since you are merely propagandists trying to undermine any organization run by and for working people, you skip that kind of honest reporting.
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NEWS
April 22, 2013
I was quite amused by The Sun's efforts to set the record straight concerning the rain tax ("The 'rain tax' sham," April 17). After reading your editorial, one can only conclude that any sensible individual interested in curbing pollution must be for the rain tax and anybody against the tax must favor pollution. Really? The vast majority of your readers, if not all, favor reducing pollution. My hunch, however, is that the majority of readers do not support the rain tax and for good and just concerns.
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NEWS
April 22, 2013
I was quite amused by The Sun's efforts to set the record straight concerning the rain tax ("The 'rain tax' sham," April 17). After reading your editorial, one can only conclude that any sensible individual interested in curbing pollution must be for the rain tax and anybody against the tax must favor pollution. Really? The vast majority of your readers, if not all, favor reducing pollution. My hunch, however, is that the majority of readers do not support the rain tax and for good and just concerns.
NEWS
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2013
Local governments and police on Wednesday attacked a sweeping proposal to change Maryland's speed camera law. During the first hearing on whether to revamp a law that has been lucrative for local governments but also has sparked concerns about fairness, speed camera proponents defended what has been called a "bounty system" of paying contractors based on the number of tickets issued to drivers. Program supporters also rejected as unfeasible a proposal to require precise time-stamped photos and painted lines on roadways that would more easily allow motorists to challenge the $40 tickets in court.
NEWS
May 12, 2010
The article "State achieves its 25 percent goal for minority business" (May 8) quoted the governor as he proclaimed, "We look at our diversity as a strength" and "we look at it as a competitive advantage." Further the article pronounced that the state reached 25 its percent goal for minority contracting and was on track to finish the fiscal year at that level. This program is yet another sham perpetrated by this state upon taxpayers and, especially in the case, upon its minority businesses.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | July 20, 2012
Horse racing Sham trainer 'Pancho' Martin dead at 86 Hall of Famer Frank "Pancho" Martin , the trainer of Sham, who finished second to Secretariat in the 1973 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, died Wednesday night at his home in Garden City, N.Y., after a brief illness. He was 86. During a career that spanned more than 60 years, the Cuban-born Martin saddled 3,240 winners worth more than $47.5 million, including champions Autobiography, who won the Eclipse Award as the nation's top older horse in 1972; Outstandingly, 1984's top 2-year-old filly; and Sham, who won the 1973 Santa Anita Derby.
SPORTS
By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 17, 2005
Pleasant Parcel capitalized on a consistent effort and some racing luck to win the 95th running of The My Lady's Manor steeplechase on a perfect day in Monkton yesterday. By a comfortable seven lengths, the Augustin Stables gelding prevailed over Make Me A Champ after Sham Aciss, who was racing toward an apparent victory, failed to jump the next-to-last fence. "Once he [Sham Aciss] fell, I just sort of rode my horse on home," said winning jockey Stewart Strawbridge. "I felt we were gaining on him and still had a good chance, but I don't know if we would have caught him."
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 20, 2000
With incomes rising, particularly among the wealthy, Americans are paying a lot more in federal taxes than they did before the economic expansion of the last decade. Not so, American corporations. Their profits are growing even faster than personal incomes, but the taxes they pay have peaked and have begun to fall. The changes have been striking. Almost 15 cents of every dollar of income earned by Americans in 1997, the latest year for which figures are available, went to the Internal Revenue Service, up from 13 cents in 1990.
SPORTS
By KENT BAKER and KENT BAKER,SUN REPORTER | April 16, 2006
The fates conspired to unite the returning rider with the redeeming horse yesterday at the 96th running of the My Lady's Manor Steeplechase. The result was a smashing feature victory for Roger Horgan and Sham Aciss, who left four rivals in the dust before an estimated crowd of 10,000 in ideal weather. Sham Aciss crossed the finish line seven lengths to the better of No Fast Moves after making a bold move to seize the lead at the 13th of 16 timber fences. Trainer Jack Fisher originally was named as the rider on Sham Aciss and Horgan was scheduled to guide the other half of his entry, Salmo.
NEWS
February 6, 2000
"I like the book 'Walt Disney Presents The Little Mermaid' by Michael Teitelbaum. In the story, an evil sea witch turned Ariel into a human and Ariel gets married to Prince Eric. The book is exciting." -- Tori Thomas, Garnett Elementary "My favorite book is 'King of the Wind' by Marguerite Henry. It is about a kid named Agba who takes care of a horse named Sham and the obstacles they have to overcome. I like this book because it is very descriptive and tells the story very well. If you like horses, I recommend this book for you."
NEWS
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2012
Connoisseurs of nonsense will enjoy the latest example of fatuity at Wikipedia.* Philip Roth discovers that a Wikipedia entry on his novel The Human Stain says that the principal character is based on the late Anatole Broyard. This is not so, and Mr. Roth attempted to get Wikipedia to correct the error. Here is his account of what happened, part of a 2,700-word article i n The New Yorker : "When, through an official interlocutor, I recently petitioned Wikipedia to delete this misstatement, along with two others, my interlocutor was told by the 'English Wikipedia Administrator' - in a letter dated August 25th and addressed to my interlocutor - that I, Roth, was not a credible source: 'I understand your point that the author is the greatest authority on their own work,' writes the Wikipedia Administrator - but we require secondary sources.' " Yes, you read that.
NEWS
August 16, 2012
It was with disgust that I read the comments of the city solicitor, George Nilson, that you published in on August 7 ("City panel plans to vote down settlement for teen whom police left shoeless in Howard Co. ") regarding the rejection of a police misconduct settlement. The city's highest law officer stated in open court something that many of us knew all along - that the Board of Estimates is simply a rubber stamp for the mayor of Baltimore because majority of this Board (three out of five members)
SPORTS
Sports Digest | July 20, 2012
Horse racing Sham trainer 'Pancho' Martin dead at 86 Hall of Famer Frank "Pancho" Martin , the trainer of Sham, who finished second to Secretariat in the 1973 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, died Wednesday night at his home in Garden City, N.Y., after a brief illness. He was 86. During a career that spanned more than 60 years, the Cuban-born Martin saddled 3,240 winners worth more than $47.5 million, including champions Autobiography, who won the Eclipse Award as the nation's top older horse in 1972; Outstandingly, 1984's top 2-year-old filly; and Sham, who won the 1973 Santa Anita Derby.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2010
A Baltimore judge dismissed Tuesday state charges filed against a man who had been acquitted of similar charges in federal court, calling the local indictments a "sham" prosecution that violated the defendant's constitutional protection against being tried twice for the same offense. On Oct. 3, 2008, a U.S. District Court jury found Lenny Lyle Cain not guilty of federal drug charges. Three weeks later, the state filed new charges against him, based on the same incidents and investigation, Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Paul A. Smith held in a 10-page opinion.
NEWS
May 12, 2010
The article "State achieves its 25 percent goal for minority business" (May 8) quoted the governor as he proclaimed, "We look at our diversity as a strength" and "we look at it as a competitive advantage." Further the article pronounced that the state reached 25 its percent goal for minority contracting and was on track to finish the fiscal year at that level. This program is yet another sham perpetrated by this state upon taxpayers and, especially in the case, upon its minority businesses.
NEWS
March 16, 2010
Your report about the closure of Baltimore's ACORN office claims the group's problems stemmed from videos showing two staff members giving tax-evading tips ("ACORN in Md. is shuttered," March 16). You are of course referring to the crudely doctored videos which have never been seen in unedited form and are grossly inconsistent with transcripts that have have been obtained with some difficulty. If you were actually journalists, you would mention this in your article, but since you are merely propagandists trying to undermine any organization run by and for working people, you skip that kind of honest reporting.
NEWS
By Gadi Dechter | March 26, 2008
The Senate gave preliminary approval yesterday to a bill that would allow businesses to receive $5 million in tax credits for sponsoring scholarships at private schools. In about 30 minutes of often-contentious debate on the chamber floor, lawmakers struck down multiple attempts to water down or limit the bill, which opponents say amounts to a public subsidy of private schools. Calling the bill a "sham" that will "chip away at public education in Maryland," Sen. Delores G. Kelley, a Baltimore County Democrat, urged her colleagues to defeat the measure.
SPORTS
May 30, 1998
fTC TodayRobert Meyerhoff's Tough Broad is due top billing for the April Run Stakes, a 1 1/2 -mile turf marathon that carries a $50,000 purse.The sixth running of the filly-mare test drew local distaffers as well as several campaigners from out of town.Tough Broad, trained by Doug Small, is still seeking her first victory of the year. The daughter of Broad Brush landed money spots in both outings this season but remains winless since last summer. She comes into this event as a beaten favorite with an excuse.
NEWS
By Gadi Dechter | March 26, 2008
The Senate gave preliminary approval yesterday to a bill that would allow businesses to receive $5 million in tax credits for sponsoring scholarships at private schools. In about 30 minutes of often-contentious debate on the chamber floor, lawmakers struck down multiple attempts to water down or limit the bill, which opponents say amounts to a public subsidy of private schools. Calling the bill a "sham" that will "chip away at public education in Maryland," Sen. Delores G. Kelley, a Baltimore County Democrat, urged her colleagues to defeat the measure.
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