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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2013
The Sept. 5 conflict that has the Super Bowl champion Ravens scheduled to open their season and the Orioles to host the Chicago White Sox the same night is getting a lot of buzz right now. But as I said this morning on 105.7 The Fan's “The Norris and Davis Show,” I just hope it's not the O's who end up hurting themselves and caving in to the almighty NFL. First things first: having the O's play an earlier day game and the Ravens move back...
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Editorial from The Aegis | November 7, 2013
A few weeks back, when Congress came to an agreement on budgetary issues as the national government inched ever closer to the prospect of a large scale default for the first time since the Articles of Confederation government, the deal was characterized as one reached at the 11th hour. Reaching a deal at the last-minute has come to be known as an 11th hour agreement, a turn of phrase that, like many, has its roots in military history. It is common to refer to a certain kind of no-win situation, especially one with an ironic twist, as a Catch-22.
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August 30, 2011
The other night I was awakened at 2 a.m. by a robocall from the "mayor and city council of Baltimore" alerting me about the upcoming hurricane. I am thoroughly disgusted and very angry about it - even more so because I couldn't speak to anyone in city government on Sunday. When I called the City Hall operator I was given the number for the mayor's office of constituency, which, of course, was closed. I wonder who was responsible for this snafu... Naomi Walpert, Baltimore
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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2013
The Sept. 5 conflict that has the Super Bowl champion Ravens scheduled to open their season and the Orioles to host the Chicago White Sox the same night is getting a lot of buzz right now. But as I said this morning on 105.7 The Fan's “The Norris and Davis Show,” I just hope it's not the O's who end up hurting themselves and caving in to the almighty NFL. First things first: having the O's play an earlier day game and the Ravens move back...
NEWS
August 16, 1991
We first experienced that sinking feeling last week, when it was reported that a homeless man arrested on charges of arson and malicious destruction of property in July 1990 had been lost in the city jail for more than a year because of missteps in the criminal justice system and the jail administration.Things got worse this week, when it was learned first that 28, then 65, more jail inmates may have been wrongfully held. One wonders how long it will be before other such bureaucratic "mistakes" turn up -- and how high the toll will ultimately go.And the fact that such malfeasance came to light only after state officials took over the running of the facility can't help but make one to wonder how much longer those men might have languished if the city were still running the jail.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | November 21, 2004
I have become obsessive about washing my hands. All the news reports about the shortage of flu vaccine stress the importance of washing hands. Now they are red and rough and getting worse by the day. My work requires that I shake a lot of hands, and I can't always get to a bathroom to wash up. How effective are waterless hand sanitizers? This might come as a surprise, but alcohol-based hand sanitizers are less irritating than liquid soap. They are as effective as soap and water and do not require wetting hands or drying them off. They work best if you put a dime-sized dollop in your palm and rub vigorously until the alcohol has dried and disinfected your skin.
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By Clarence Page | October 30, 2003
WASHINGTON - Victor from Munster, Ind., really puts me in my place regarding my criticism of Rush Limbaugh. I must be jealous, Victor writes, because Mr. Limbaugh has built a following of millions by being "positive" and "upbeat," while I, dear readers, sound like a sourpuss. "When I read your column, I get very depressed and discouraged," Victor writes. "The world is in a royal mess. When I listen to Rush, I get a lift and encouragement and all seems right." That's right, pal. Nobody ever went broke by making the majority feel satisfied with itself.
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Editorial from The Aegis | November 7, 2013
A few weeks back, when Congress came to an agreement on budgetary issues as the national government inched ever closer to the prospect of a large scale default for the first time since the Articles of Confederation government, the deal was characterized as one reached at the 11th hour. Reaching a deal at the last-minute has come to be known as an 11th hour agreement, a turn of phrase that, like many, has its roots in military history. It is common to refer to a certain kind of no-win situation, especially one with an ironic twist, as a Catch-22.
NEWS
July 12, 1991
Baltimore can't afford Channel OneCongress of Parents and Teachers. `Cruel charadeWith the resignation of Thurgood Marshall from the U.S. Supreme Court, George Bush had a rare opportunity to demonstrate whether his pious declarations of concern for justice and equality for African-Americans were in earnest or mere political rhetoric.Bush exposed his true colors as an obedient servant of Ronald Reagan for eight years when he and his boss attempted to scuttle the Voting Rights Act of 1964 and other legislation enacted during the Johnson administration.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 7, 2000
Just when you thought it was safe to stop thinking in blocks of 100, the American Film Institute (AFI) is coming out with the 100 Funniest Films of All Time. This list, of course, follows on the heels of the 100 Greatest Films of All Time (winner: "Casablanca") and the 50 Greatest Actors and 50 Greatest Actresses of All Time (winners: Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn). The results will be revealed Tuesday on "AFI's 100 Years - 100 Laughs," slated for 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Washington's WUSA, Channel 9. Baltimore's CBS affiliate, WJZ, Channel 13, will carry the Orioles game Tuesday night - even though there's been nothing funny about the O's this season - and won't air the AFI special until the following Sunday, June 18, beginning at 12:05 a.m. Drew Barrymore, whose films are unlikely to appear in the Top 100 will serve as host.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2012
Two corporals made sergeant this week in the Anne Arundel County Police Department, fewer than expected after the agency had to rescind three planned promotions shortly after all five were told they earned the higher rank. “The personnel office made an honest mistake and moved quickly to correct it within 24 hours,” said county spokesman Dave Abrams. “Of course, the individuals affected were contacted and received a deserved apology from [the personnel officer].” He said the mistake came about due to differing promotion processes within the police department.
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By Adam Testa | May 21, 2012
Sometimes the small things make all the difference in professional wrestling. Too often, critics -- especially those on the Internet -- nitpick every decision WWE makes and find the logical or creative flaws. Many times, this creates an unnecessary sense or allegation of failure. But on tonight's Raw, WWE (or, more specifically, general manager John Laurinaitis) made a mistake that is almost unforgivable. While I personally wasn't offended by Sunday's match between John Cena and Laurinaitis at Over the Limit , many people have lashed out against the match.
NEWS
August 30, 2011
The other night I was awakened at 2 a.m. by a robocall from the "mayor and city council of Baltimore" alerting me about the upcoming hurricane. I am thoroughly disgusted and very angry about it - even more so because I couldn't speak to anyone in city government on Sunday. When I called the City Hall operator I was given the number for the mayor's office of constituency, which, of course, was closed. I wonder who was responsible for this snafu... Naomi Walpert, Baltimore
ENTERTAINMENT
By Laura Vozzella | May 12, 2011
The city of Baltimore ordered a couple food trucks to shut down Wednesday morning because they didn’t have a license that, during the permitting process, they were never told they needed. The license costs a measly $25, nothing compared to the $450 mobile food vendor permit and other expenses involved in getting the trucks up and running. But it could take weeks, or even months, to secure. The delay could have put them out of business. By early afternoon, City Hall was emitting the beep-beep-beep you hear when something big, like a food truck, or a bureaucracy, is backing up. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had granted a reprieve , allowing the trucks to operate while the licensing issue gets straightened out. Irene Smith, owner of the Souper Freak soup truck, was hopeful in the midst of the shutdown scare that the mayor would come through.
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By JEAN MARBELLA | October 16, 2007
The footage is painful to watch - there's no audio, but from the reactions of other passengers stopping to stare or cutting a wide swath around her, it's obvious the woman is screaming, just losing it, in an airport. Eventually, police officers approach and surround her, she either falls or is wrestled to the ground, and they handcuff and take her away. The rest isn't on tape - some things, believe it or not, still occur beyond the seemingly unblinking eye of YouTube - but soon after this episode was captured by an airport security camera, Carol Gotbaum died, apparently strangled on the chain that police had used to secure her to a bench in a holding cell.
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By WHITNEY KASSEL | January 30, 2006
KIEV, UKRAINE -- That four British diplomats allegedly were passing information from the British embassy in Moscow to MI6 headquarters in London is unrelated to the financial aid that their country gives to Russian non-governmental organizations. President Vladimir I. Putin is manipulating the recent revelation and galvanizing latent xenophobia in Russia to garner support against foreign technical assistance and aid, both of which he perceives as a threat to his power. It appears that the diplomats were using a device planted in a fake rock in a Moscow park to transmit the information.
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By JEAN MARBELLA | October 16, 2007
The footage is painful to watch - there's no audio, but from the reactions of other passengers stopping to stare or cutting a wide swath around her, it's obvious the woman is screaming, just losing it, in an airport. Eventually, police officers approach and surround her, she either falls or is wrestled to the ground, and they handcuff and take her away. The rest isn't on tape - some things, believe it or not, still occur beyond the seemingly unblinking eye of YouTube - but soon after this episode was captured by an airport security camera, Carol Gotbaum died, apparently strangled on the chain that police had used to secure her to a bench in a holding cell.
NEWS
By Clarence Page | May 23, 2003
WASHINGTON - We have a new breakfast suggestion in the newsroom where I work: Cheez Doodles and booze. We call it "the Jayson Blair Diet." Scotch, cigarettes and Cheez Doodles are now reported by some of his former editors and colleagues at The New York Times to have been the now-infamous 27-year-old reporter's preferred forms of self-medication during his employment there. Mr. Blair's brief career is now stained by plagiarism, fabrications, numerous errors in facts and outright lies about his locations and expenses.
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By Randy Lewis and Randy Lewis,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 31, 2005
The new tour is called Vertigo, but it might well be rechristened Hysteria in the wake of frenzied reports from fans frustrated by last week's presale of tickets through U2's Web site. Days after an Internet sale of tickets to fans who paid $40 each to join U2.com on the promise of priority access to "some of the best seats available," throngs are wailing that they still haven't found what they're looking for. "People are really tweaked about this," says Steve Rossier, 37, of San Diego, who joined U2.com in hopes of landing prime seats but came away empty-handed.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | November 21, 2004
I have become obsessive about washing my hands. All the news reports about the shortage of flu vaccine stress the importance of washing hands. Now they are red and rough and getting worse by the day. My work requires that I shake a lot of hands, and I can't always get to a bathroom to wash up. How effective are waterless hand sanitizers? This might come as a surprise, but alcohol-based hand sanitizers are less irritating than liquid soap. They are as effective as soap and water and do not require wetting hands or drying them off. They work best if you put a dime-sized dollop in your palm and rub vigorously until the alcohol has dried and disinfected your skin.
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