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January 30, 2012
Regarding J.C. Gordon's letter "Objecting to Obama's entitlement mentality doesn't make you racist" (Jan. 26), one hardly knows which is more offensive, the racism, the ignorance or the stupidity of those who choose to be manipulated when terms like "entitlements" are used to imply people of color. When suggesting that poor people should work at menial jobs, those that make such suggestions should open their eyes. Is it insulting is to assume that people are poor because they don't work, when in fact most poor people work at least two minimum-wage jobs, and some work as many as three?
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From Sun staff reports | December 31, 2013
Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) scored 21 points while Bryan Harris added 14 as host UMBC (4-9) ended a four-game losing streak with a 63-48 nonconference victory over short-handed Navy on Monday night. Before the game, Navy announced that it had suspended leading scorer Tillman Dunbar and sophomore guard Phil Guglielmo indefinitely for violating unspecified academy rules. Dunbar, a sophomore point guard, had led the Midshipmen (5-6) in scoring (11.9 points per game), assists (5.0)
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | May 4, 1994
Susan Day, a 35-year-old sophomore at Carroll Community College, entered the college's eighth annual typing-shorthand derby April 27 "just for fun."She wound up winning the first-place plaque for the under-30-words-per-minute typing category."
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By Gene Wang and The Washington Post | March 8, 2013
Shortly before the 10th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team was to begin practice the other afternoon, junior forward Alyssa Thomas was bothered by a touch of stomach discomfort. Coach Brenda Frese didn't think twice before telling the Terps' most indispensable player to stay home and rest. With only eight healthy players, including a former walk-on and another who had been a member of the university's volleyball team, Frese nonetheless conducted practice without a hint of distress in advance of tonight's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | June 27, 2004
SHAMED BY a scandal over its reporting, the British Broadcasting Corp. is sending its reporters back to school. Among other things, they reportedly will be required to learn shorthand so that quotations on the venerable network will be accurately rendered. They needn't come to the United States, though. Shorthand as a school subject mostly disappeared in the early 1990s. There are still some courses taught in adult education, but you'll have to look hard to find one in high schools or even at places such as Villa Julie College, which once turned out a steady supply of highly trained secretaries who could accurately take down the words of a boss in shorthand and translate them into impeccable English.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | April 5, 2004
Classes had only been in session a few weeks when eighth-grade English teacher Gayle Sands began to notice the curious shorthand and abbreviations creeping into her pupils' essays. "The story introduces 2 diff. bus drivers," one girl wrote. "She thinks she needs to defend the young people b/c she is young," scribbled another pupil. With three computer-savvy teen-agers of her own, Sands instantly recognized the culprit: instant messaging. With the casual lexicon of instant messaging, or IMing - where btw replaces by the way, where b4 substitutes for before and where 2 becomes the stand-in for to, two and too - infiltrating students' schoolwork, such mistakes are soaking up nearly as much red ink as the perennial spelling and grammar errors that typically catch teachers' eyes.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | July 23, 1994
Hyman Solomon Rubinstein -- a man of broad and stunning talents as a neurologist, violinist, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, humanitarian, writer and the inventor of his own shorthand -- died of heart failure March 17 at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 90."During the 1940s, he took in Jewish refugees from Germany, Russia and Argentina and they remained lifelong friends," said Roberta Faith Rubinstein, a daughter who lives in Pikesville. "He visited orphanages and was always giving away money to those who were in need."
BUSINESS
By Joyce Lain Kennedy and Joyce Lain Kennedy,Sun Features Inc | November 25, 1991
Dear Joyce: I had planned to enter secretarial school in another year after my little girl is old enough for child care but thought I'd better do a little more investigating. Is shorthand still required? How much do secretaries earn? -- T.K.As the talent pool shrinks because many career-focused women snub a secretarial slot, the demands of the job are growing from "take a letter" to "take a thought and make it sound right."This translates to a field less crowded with competition than many others and is a reason why secretarial pay is averaging $25,000.
NEWS
By Arthur Caplan | December 21, 1992
THE names are familiar -- Quinlan, Brophy, Lawrance, Delio, Busalacchi, Rosebush, Cole, Wanglie, Mack, Amerman. These are the names of those Americans who pioneered a strange frontier, the boundaries of the right to die.I have been invoking these names for many years in classrooms, lecture halls and articles as a kind of abstract shorthand -- easy references to the key legal landmarks governing the right to say "No more" to medical technology. Those days are over.The University of Minnesota Center for Biomedical Ethics recently organized a conference to examine issues around the right to die. In addition to the usual experts, some of the families who had lived through the legal battles, the protests and the media hounding were invited to speak.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 16, 1997
WASHINGTON -- It is the Timex of the gun world; it is rugged, relatively inexpensive and reliable. It fires under any conditions. If Mikhail Kalashnikov's creation were a car, it would be the the homely and basic Volkswagen Beetle, easy to operate and repair.The Automatic Kalashnikov 1947 -- AK-47, in the better-known shorthand -- an enduring blend of simple technology and easy-to-purchase terror, has just reached its 50th anniversary, an event marked in Moscow by an exhibition of the dozens of variants of the original design.
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By Aaron Wilson | December 16, 2012
Hurdled and bulldozed by Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno and outsmarted by quarterback Peyton Manning , the Ravens' defense was rendered largely helpless Sunday. During a crushing 34-17 defeat at M&T Bank Stadium, the Ravens' reactions were usually wrong as Manning cooked up his usual batch of timely audibles to keep the defense off guard. "I felt like it was Christmas, and not for our side," Ravens free safety Ed Reed said. "We were in a giving mood, honestly.
NEWS
January 30, 2012
Regarding J.C. Gordon's letter "Objecting to Obama's entitlement mentality doesn't make you racist" (Jan. 26), one hardly knows which is more offensive, the racism, the ignorance or the stupidity of those who choose to be manipulated when terms like "entitlements" are used to imply people of color. When suggesting that poor people should work at menial jobs, those that make such suggestions should open their eyes. Is it insulting is to assume that people are poor because they don't work, when in fact most poor people work at least two minimum-wage jobs, and some work as many as three?
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | October 2, 2011
The Ravens will be shorthanded at cornerback against the New York Jets Sunday night  after deactivating Chris Carr. Carr's ailing left hamstring flared up again, sidelining him for Friday's practice after he had fully participated in Wednesday's and Thursday's sessions. His absence - along with that of rookie Jimmy Smith (high left ankle sprain) and Domonique Foxworth (right knee - injured reserve) leaves the defense with just four healthy cornerbacks in starters Cary Williams and Lardarius Webb and reserves Danny Gorrer and rookie Chykie Brown.
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By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2011
Joe Flacco threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver James Hardy instead of Derrick Mason. Ray Lewis lined up behind nose tackle Terrence Cody instead of Kelly Gregg. And Ray Rice ran behind fullback Jason McKie instead of Le'Ron McClain. Is this just an abrupt start to a post-lockout training camp, or will this resemble the team that will face the Pittsburgh Steelers in 44 days? "We're going to build the best team that $120 million can build," said coach John Harbaugh, referring to this year's salary cap. "Everybody is on a budget in life.
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By Sports Digest | January 6, 2010
James Anderson scored 26 points, Keiton Page added 20 points and host Oklahoma State relied on its outside shooting to beat Coppin State, 79-61, on Tuesday night without suspended forward Marshall Moses . Moses watched the game from the Cowboys' bench in a gray sweater after being charged earlier in the day with possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license. Moses, who was averaging a double double, was arrested early Monday morning, and coach Travis Ford decided to make him sit out one game.
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By From Sun news services | December 17, 2008
D.J. Augustin scored a career-high 29 points while outplaying fellow rookie point guard Derrick Rose, and the undermanned Charlotte Bobcats ended a seven-game losing streak with a 110-101 overtime victory over the visiting Chicago Bulls last night. Augustin forced overtime by hitting three free throws with 19 seconds left after Rose fouled him on a three-point attempt. Augustin put it away with four more from the line in the final 42 seconds of overtime, giving Charlotte, which played most of the game without two starters, an unlikely win. Ben Gordon scored 25 points for the Bulls, who dropped to 3-10 on the road and failed to reach .500 for the first time in a month.
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By Orlando Sentinel | January 7, 1993
Eric Shain thought shorthand sounded like a good class for his senior year.The 17-year-old high school student wants to study medicine at the University of Florida."
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | April 25, 2008
As e-mail messages, text messages and social network postings become nearly ubiquitous in the lives of teenagers, the informality of electronic communications is seeping into their schoolwork, a new study says. Nearly two-thirds of 700 students surveyed said their e-communication style sometimes bled into school assignments, according to the study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, in partnership with the College Board's National Commission on Writing. About half said they sometimes omitted proper punctuation and capitalization in schoolwork.
SPORTS
February 23, 2008
CLEVELAND -- Short-handed, undermanned, inadequate. The Cleveland Cavaliers weren't themselves last night, nowhere close. And it didn't matter. LeBron James was still around. James made two free throws with 7.8 seconds left and scored 33 points as the Cavaliers, playing with just eight one day after a huge trade, had enough to beat the Washington Wizards, 90-89. "As long as I'm on the court, I expect us to win," James said. As they say, it ain't braggin' if you can back it up. Said Cavaliers coach Mike James: "I've said it a million times.
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