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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2013
On a Civil War battlefield where tens of thousands of men clashed fifteen decades ago, eight Ku Klux Klan members unfurled their group's banner Saturday afternoon and called for a new uprising to oust President Barack Obama. The Klansmen — who jostled for numerical superiority with a herd of cows grazing nearby — were watched by officers from the United States Park Police and about 15 spectators, as one of them explained how he believes Obama's foreign, economic and immigration policies are threatening America.
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By Kyle Scott | March 27, 2014
What makes the tea party movement so effective at mobilizing voters and winning elections is the same thing that may limit its effectiveness in the future: its decentralized nature. The tea party movement is politics guerrilla-style. The first thing a non-tea partier must know is that there is no single tea party; there are multiple tea parties that maintain a loose connection with one another through informal contacts or more formalized caucuses. Most tea party groups are hyper-local and get by with the efforts of volunteers and a small group of donors.
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BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | June 6, 1997
A survey of health insurers covering small employee groups showed that costs per employee increased 3.35 percent last year over 1995, says a report by the state Health Care Access and Cost Commission.Medical costs also increased faster than premiums, growing from 83 percent of premiums to 91.1 percent, the survey found.Because of that, "we expect more premium increases, but how extensive [they will be], we don't know yet," said John M. Colmers, the commission's executive director.The commission was established in 1993 in a state health insurance reform that created a standard benefits package for "small group" policies, those covering between 2 and 50 employees.
HEALTH
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
Maryland approved a plan Monday to allow small businesses to offer employees small group health plans in April, but pushed back the launch of its small business health care exchange website to Jan. 1, 2015, in line with the federal health exchange. The program, which would give small business employees access to federal tax credits, was initially slated to open in October, but was delayed due to glitches that have plagued the state's exchange. Certified plans and access to tax credits worth up to 50 percent of the employer's contribution toward employee premium costs, will be available directly through carriers, third party administrators and brokers starting April 1. "Maryland small businesses will be able to access tax credits to help them cover the cost of health coverage for their employees," Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Interim Executive Director Carolyn Quattrocki said in a statement.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff writer | January 30, 1991
Carroll citizens, speaking out against the war in the Persian Gulf, added their voices to the mass of about 75,000 people who marched from the Mall to the White House in Washington on Saturday.And although county representation was small, their enthusiasm was not, participants said."Sometimes, you feel you just have to put your body there," said Westminster resident Fran Nyce. "When you're in the midst of thousands of people, it reassures you that you're not crazy, and it gives youthe support you need to keep trying to work for peace."
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | December 18, 2002
Perhaps realizing that the state government's financial distress makes new local spending unlikely, a relatively small group of about 80 Howard County residents and officials asked County Executive James N. Robey for budget favors at last night's annual public hearing. Nearly half the group were employees or advocates of Howard Community College, who tried to preserve funding to operate a new instructional building due to open next month and to plan for another new performing arts structure for the growing campus.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2012
A small group gathered Saturday at Baltimore Cemetery for the unveiling of a headstone for Norman "Chubby" Chaney, a child star in "The Little Rascals" whose grave had gone unmarked for 76 years. The small constellation of fans was brought together by Detroit-area rock musician Mikal C.G., who led an online fundraising drive to buy stones for Chaney and his mother. He led the low-key ceremony Saturday, giving a short speech and pulling a white sheet off markers, to coos of "beautiful!"
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By Ed Brandt | October 12, 1990
WHEN sportswriter Lisa Olson was sacked by a small group of football players in the New England Patriots' locker room, the question was raised about how best to handle women in a domain where men are men and women are sex objects.newspaper's special sections.
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October 30, 1990
Nobutaka Shikanai, 78, founder of one of Japan's largest media conglomerates and the creator of its most famous art museum, the giant Hakone Open-Air Museum in the mountains west of Tokyo, died Sunday, his Fujisankei Communications Group said yesterday. He was one of a small group of entrepreneurs who built huge business empires from the ruins of Japan after World War II.
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By CARRIE MASON-DRAFFEN and CARRIE MASON-DRAFFEN,NEWSDAY | March 8, 2006
I work for a company with about 100 employees. Health insurance is a contentious issue because of the high costs and few options. The company offers two plans, which cost the same. (One bills $200 per employee weekly, the other $800 a month.) The company pays one-third of the amount, and we pay the rest. I pay the equivalent of one-quarter of my take-home pay under either plan. Do we, as employees, have any rights here, or are we stuck with the high cost of health care? When you begin with the fact that employers don't have to offer health insurance, it's easy to understand that they have a wide latitude in choosing what to offer and how much to charge you for it. "There is no requirement that the contributions required from employees be reasonable or affordable," said New York employment attorney Richard Kass.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2013
On a Civil War battlefield where tens of thousands of men clashed fifteen decades ago, eight Ku Klux Klan members unfurled their group's banner Saturday afternoon and called for a new uprising to oust President Barack Obama. The Klansmen — who jostled for numerical superiority with a herd of cows grazing nearby — were watched by officers from the United States Park Police and about 15 spectators, as one of them explained how he believes Obama's foreign, economic and immigration policies are threatening America.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2013
As members of the B'nai Israel Congregation in downtown Baltimore on Sunday discussed preparations for the start of Passover, they also reflected on President Barack Obama's recent visit to Israel. "It was a wonderful thing that the president went to Israel and showed his support for the state of Israel," said Rabbi Etan Mintz of B'nai Israel Congregation. Today begins Passover, an eight-day festival commemorating Jews' emancipation from slavery in Egypt. The holiday is celebrated with Seders, symbolic foods and the recitation of the story of the Exodus from Egypt.
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January 24, 2013
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2012
A small group gathered Saturday at Baltimore Cemetery for the unveiling of a headstone for Norman "Chubby" Chaney, a child star in "The Little Rascals" whose grave had gone unmarked for 76 years. The small constellation of fans was brought together by Detroit-area rock musician Mikal C.G., who led an online fundraising drive to buy stones for Chaney and his mother. He led the low-key ceremony Saturday, giving a short speech and pulling a white sheet off markers, to coos of "beautiful!"
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2011
Yellow caution tape encircled half of the sidewalk in front of the Rosedale Best Buy Wednesday evening, blocking off a space for the tents and folding chairs of shoppers dedicated to the cause of getting a deal. "Occupy Best Buy," shouted Edgewood resident Christina Johnson, who was huddled under blankets and enshrouded by a hood to keep off the cold. "This is our one opportunity to get a flat-screen TV. … We've been waiting all year. " Johnson and her husband, Shaka, were the second of four groups in line at the store by 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2011
Stop me if you've heard this. A man walks into a Packers bar in Millersville. No, wait, that's no joke. There really is a Green Bay Packers bar in Millersville: Bullseye Sports Bar and Grill, tucked between motels catering to long-haul truckers and home of a Super Bowl $10 All-You-Can-Eat Bratwurst Buffet. The walls are devoted to everything Green Bay: photos, news clippings, jerseys, even a figurine at the end of the bar dressed in green and gold and wearing a cheesehead. And that devotion is personified in Lou Ann Beecher, a ball of energy who helps out around the bar and persuaded restaurant owner Laverda Ensey to surrender her establishment to Packers Nation eight years ago. "The Bullseye is a little bit of Lambeau Field right here in Maryland," says Beecher, 55, as she delivers brats and cheese curds flown in from Wisconsin to the bar along with Packers tablecloths, napkins and souvenir beads.
SPORTS
By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,Sun reporter | September 5, 2007
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A small group of Orioles took early batting practice yesterday and participated in fielding drills more than four hours before last night's game. The roster expanded by four players, all of them called up from the minors. The routine, and the clubhouse, no longer seemed quite as familiar. Any break from the norm is encouraged when a team keeps losing. In this case, change isn't just good, it's almost a necessity. Orioles@Devil Rays Tonight, 7:10, MASN2, 102.7 FM Starters: Radhames Liz (0-1, 7.00)
NEWS
By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | January 5, 1994
WASHINGTON -- Breaking with calls for a peaceful solution to his country's political crisis, exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide yesterday said he would support a "surgical strike" on his nation by international forces to remove a "small group of thugs" in command."
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2010
Their evening prayers ended, a small group of Muslim men lingering in a storefront mosque in Woodlawn turned to the news of the day: A man who had knelt among them had been arrested on charges of terrorism. Antonio Martinez, who they said converted to Islam at their mosque and returned occasionally to pray, had been arrested and was accused of plotting to bomb a military recruitment station in Catonsville. Authorities say Martinez, who now calls himself Muhammad Hussain, is the latest of the so-called "homegrown terrorists," U.S. citizens or residents who seek to kill fellow countrymen in the name of their religion.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN REPORTER | July 2, 2008
Maryland schools with only a small group of students who can't pass state tests will no longer be labeled as failing and be forced to make draconian changes under a plan approved yesterday by the U.S. Department of Education. Maryland was one of six states given permission to use a new way of classifying their schools when they don't meet No Child Left Behind standards. The highly technical changes are likely to have sweeping ramifications for schools in the state that don't meet standards, particularly as the standards rise in the coming years until the school year 2013-2014, when all children in the nation will be expected to pass the tests.
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