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June 5, 2013
The City Council's decision this week to unanimously approve a bill requiring businesses getting large city contracts to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore was regrettable not only because the measure probably won't have much impact on the worthy goal of reducing city unemployment, but because it may be illegal as well. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's decision to let it go into law without her signature, despite the advice of City Solicitor George Nilson that it is almost certainly unconstitutional, is shameful.
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NEWS
October 1, 2014
Regarding yet another article in your paper about the Ray Rice incident, The Sun is like a dog with a bone - it just won't give it up ( "Looking for silver lining in the ugliness of the Rice case," Sept. 27). Does anyone remember that the victim of this violence married the perpetrator? Must the NFL and the Ravens take all of the blame? How about a mention that our daughters should be taught not to slap men or anyone else? Confrontation can cause violence. Not that the punch was deserved.
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NEWS
Dan Rodricks | September 27, 2014
Even as we continued to dissect the National Football League's mishandling of the Ray Rice case and millionaires associated with the matter apologized (again) for being obtuse to domestic violence, the conversation seemed to turn toward a silver lining. To wit: Maybe good will come of this ugliness. The NFL's inadequate reaction to Rice's assault unleashed strong public backlash, heightened awareness of the everyday reality of intimate-partner abuse and forced the league and the Baltimore Ravens to make big-time amends, including a six-figure donation to the House of Ruth Maryland.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | September 27, 2014
Even as we continued to dissect the National Football League's mishandling of the Ray Rice case and millionaires associated with the matter apologized (again) for being obtuse to domestic violence, the conversation seemed to turn toward a silver lining. To wit: Maybe good will come of this ugliness. The NFL's inadequate reaction to Rice's assault unleashed strong public backlash, heightened awareness of the everyday reality of intimate-partner abuse and forced the league and the Baltimore Ravens to make big-time amends, including a six-figure donation to the House of Ruth Maryland.
NEWS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,Sun reporter | March 30, 2008
With the downturn in the economy, Americans' economic prospects appear grim. Their houses are losing value. The balance in their 401ks are dropping. Prices for food and gas are going up. Those who observe public behavior say the barrage of bad headlines and personal circumstances are certain, at least for a time, to change the way people view themselves, their lot, even society as a whole. History shows that adversity -- death, destruction or financial strain -- does this to people. But the new perspectives, they said, are not always negative.
NEWS
By GREGORY KANE | January 17, 2007
Iawoke Saturday morning facing a dilemma. At Goucher College, the semifinals and finals of the Mount Mat Madness wrestling tournament were scheduled. At 4:30 p.m., my beloved Baltimore Ravens were scheduled to take on the Indianapolis Colts, whom I call the Baltimore Colts Playing in Indianapolis. Should I stay home and watch my favorite sport on television or head to Goucher and watch my really favorite sport live? I opted for Mount Mat Madness. Why should I pass on one of the best high-school wrestling tournaments in the country just because my knucklehead Ravens finally played up to their potential and made the playoffs?
NEWS
By NEAL R. PEIRCE | January 16, 1991
Can there be a silver lining, some long-term gain in the fiscal firestorms now raging as deepening recession creates massive budget deficits in more than two-thirds of the states?Pete Wilson, California's incoming governor, faces a deficit of $1 billion just for the next six months -- and a further shortfall of $4 billion for the fiscal year starting next July.Lowell Weicker, Connecticut's new governor, must cope with a $500 million short-term deficit. For Lawton Chiles in Florida, the shortfall will be up to $300 million.
FEATURES
By JACQUES KELLY | October 23, 2004
I GOT MY education in election-year politics around the kitchen table at the old house on Guilford Avenue. It was a place where I heard everything from talk about the greatness of Herbert Hoover (no lie) to the morning-after uncertainties of the Kennedy-Nixon contest of 1960. I'll never forget coming down that November day and studying the early results published in this newspaper with my grandmother. At 7 in the morning, we didn't know if it would be Kennedy or Nixon. One thing I did learn from my elders' generation.
BUSINESS
By PHILIP MOELLER and PHILIP MOELLER,SUN BUSINESS EDITOR | January 23, 1991
After about the third day of the gulf war, it hit me that there was something largely missing from the news coverage and the intense discussions about the war with friends and family members. There was apprehension and certainly fear about the war. But there was no negativism, or, as one of Maryland's former favorite sons once put it, no "nattering nabobs of negativism."The early conduct of the war has only strengthened these positive feelings. Loss of life has been minimal, and the demonstrated prowess of allied forces and U.S. military technologies has been nothing short of miraculous.
NEWS
By Perry Sfikas | October 3, 1990
IT MAY SEEM ODD, but the current Iraqi crisis could have a silver lining for Baltimore city.If the simmering conflict escalates, more than just Kuwait and Iraqi oil could be taken off the world market. Oil fields in Saudi Arabia, Iran and the other Persian Gulf states could have their production reduced or even stopped.How could this help Baltimore? Think back to the oil crisis of 1974-1975. In response to lines at gas pumps and larcenous prices for home heating oil, energy-efficient homes and public transit use came into vogue.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
An 8-7 double-overtime loss to the Rochester Rattlers a week ago left the Chesapeake Bayhawks with their fifth defeat in six games. But the play of the defense planted a few seeds for hope. The unit allowed a season low in goals and also limited a Rochester offense that had scored 18 goals in a rout of the Florida Launch on June 1. Chesapeake goalkeeper Kip Turner, an Annapolis native and Severn School graduate, made a season-high 18 saves. “Rochester scored 18 goals the week before, and we held them to seven through overtime,” Bayhawks coach Dave Cottle said during a league-wide conference call on Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Cassandra Berube | July 8, 2013
The episode begins with a twist, showing a taping of Harry Morgan talking to Dr. Vogel as his therapist. It displays in vivid color the beginning of Harry's understanding of what Dexter truly is -- and Dr. Vogel's hand in shaping his youth. She helped create Harry's Code, but Dexter doesn't trust her just yet. I wouldn't either; if she wants to play with young psychopaths, then clearly she's got issues of her own. Especially since her show-and-tell isn't just for fun; she wants Dexter to find someone.
NEWS
June 5, 2013
The City Council's decision this week to unanimously approve a bill requiring businesses getting large city contracts to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore was regrettable not only because the measure probably won't have much impact on the worthy goal of reducing city unemployment, but because it may be illegal as well. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's decision to let it go into law without her signature, despite the advice of City Solicitor George Nilson that it is almost certainly unconstitutional, is shameful.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2013
So closer Jim Johnson finally blew a save in the regular season . How long has it been? The last time he blew one Manny Machado and Nate McLouth weren't Orioles. You've got to go all the way  back to July 27, 2012 - not counting the one Game 3 of the ALDS - for a blown save by JJ. Here's a silver lining for you: Even when Johnson blows one, it's rarely ugly. He gave up four singles that were beat into the ground on Tuesday. It's not like they got a lot of lift off a guy who has made his living getting grounders.
NEWS
May 20, 2012
Following yet another tax increase shoved down our throats by the spend-then-tax trio of the Gov.Martin O'Malley, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House SpeakerMichael E. Busch("General Assembly raises income tax on top 14 percent," May 17), there is one positive aspect: At least they didn't scurry about in the middle of the night like cockroaches as they did when passing a record tax hike in 2007. When will Maryland voters learn? Gary Sulin, Forest Hill
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock | August 19, 2011
If you're getting fewer pitches from outfits selling electricity and natural gas these days, this may be the reason: It's more difficult for independent energy marketers to beat the standard prices from Baltimore Gas & Electric. The expensive electricity deals that BGE signed a few years ago have just about expired. That means customers taking the utility's standard product will no longer be stuck with inflated, 2008 prices. Which means the likes of Washington Gas Energy Services and Viridian Energy can't easily undercut them.
BUSINESS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 17, 1999
LONDON -- For Europe, this was supposed to be a year of destiny. Instead, it has become a year of chaos and controversy.The executive leadership of the 15-nation European Union is out, the new single European currency is down, and the continent's bid to become a world leader on a par with the United States is clouded.But Europe's biggest boosters say there is a silver lining, despite the gloom after the unprecedented mass resignation yesterday of the continent's 20 top bureaucrats, who make up the European Commission.
SPORTS
August 2, 2003
Who's hot Travis Lee of the Devil Rays is batting .455 with three home runs and 17 RBIs over the past nine games. Who's not The Dodgers have scored just 11 runs in their past nine games. Line of the day Mark Teixeira, Rangers 1B AB R H RBI HR 4 2 3 4 2 He said it "Obviously, the silver lining is that I got to come here. ... As a kid I always wanted to play here." Robin Ventura, Southern California native and newest Dodgers infielder, traded from the Yankees On deck Brian Meadows , of the Pirates, makes his second start in 18 appearances this season today, facing the Rockies.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | August 12, 2011
Forgive me for being in a positive mood, but it's Friday morning, NFL football is back and there were some bright spots in the Ravens' preseason loss to the Eagles last night. Also, did I mention it's Friday morning? Sure, the sloppy 13-6 loss was a little unsettling. Tyrod Taylor was running for his life. Torrey Smith and company had an uneven performance. And the Ravens tackled as if the Eagles were covered in K-Y Jelly. But as I wrote after the loss, it was the first preseason game after a long lockout and, as expected, the Ravens were often out of sync as they tried to push young players into prominent roles.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | July 26, 2011
I love this quote from Luke Scott, who was scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on his injured right shoulder Tuesday morning in Florida: "I'll learn to be ambidextrous with firearms, so I look at it as a positive. " That's right, the gun-toting, bible-quoting Orioles slugger was able to find a silver lining for the unavoidable shoulder procedure that will end his disappointing 2011 campaign -- and perhaps his Orioles career , too. Scott had a career year in 2010 and was named the team's Most Valuable Player.
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