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October 19, 2013
Of course, Barbara Samuels is correct in pointing out the deep economic disparities between Baltimore City and its surrounding metropolitan counties ( "Poverty still hits the city hardest," Oct. 16). The city's rate of poverty, at nearly 25 percent, far exceeds the rates found in the suburbs. Still, the rise in suburban poverty is worth noting. It's also important to observe that, as of 2012, there were more children living in poverty in the five counties ringing the city than in the city itself.
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NEWS
October 6, 2014
Following The Sun's excellent report on the use of undue force by the Baltimore Police ( "Baltimore leaders call for change following investigation into alleged police brutality," Sept. 28), Baltimore immediately launched the typical five point program. Phase One: We need a technological solution. Let's put cameras on all the cops! Phase Two: We need tougher laws and accountability. It's the mayors fault!! It's the City Councils fault!! Let's increase the penalties for bad cops!
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NEWS
May 8, 2012
It looks like this election will be close, but not because two centrist parties are both making persuasive arguments about how to best lead our nation toward peace and prosperity. Referring to the great recession and two unfunded wars, the pitch of the party out of the White House seems to be: "President Obama failed to clean up our mess fast enough, so put us back in. " The fact that the obstructionist party was more determined to defeat the incumbent president than to do what was best for the country is rarely mentioned.
BUSINESS
Staff Reports and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
Ironmark, a printing and image consultant company that was formed through the 2011 merger of Frank Gumpert Printing and Corporate Printing Solutions, announced Monday it will consolidate its Annapolis and Hunt Valley operations into a new headquarters in Howard County. In a news release, company officials said Ironmark's 110 employees will relocate to a 50,000-square-foot facility in Annapolis Junction by Oct. 8. The move comes three years after Frank Gumpert Printing, in Annapolis, and Corporate Printing Solutions, in Hunt Valley, merged to become CPS Gumpert.
EXPLORE
July 6, 2013
Advisory council members of GovConnects, a division of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, will host a business breakfast presentation Wednesday, July 10 from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. at the University of Maryland University College, Dorsey Station, 6865 Deerpath Road, in Elkridge. Continental breakfast will be served. The presentation, "Secured Space: What It Is - Who Has It - Who Needs It," will provide information on how to secure work spaces against cyber threats. Speakers are Greg Prossner and Sean Magnusson, both of Corporate Office Properties Trust; Wayne Wilhelm, of Wilhelm Commercial Builders; and Ron Waranowski, of Signals Defenses.
NEWS
June 21, 2013
Commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column on the IRS scandal shows once again why he was twice defeated for governor of Maryland ("IRS scandal is worse than the others," June 16). He begins his weekly tirade by referring to a "hot dog" as someone who makes "the most outrageous statements of the day" - a spot on self-description. Mr. Ehrlich then does his best Rep. Darrell Issa imitation by loosely tying President Barack Obama to the latest IRS scandal before congressional hearings have been completed and before all testimony has been released.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 15, 2006
In the wake of the recent spate of shootings at U.S. schools, a Wisconsin state legislator has proposed a novel solution: Let's arm the teachers. You can hardly be surprised at Republican Rep. Frank G. Lasee's interest in this issue: One of those shootings took place in his state. There, on Oct. 1, a 15-year-old boy shot and killed Weston High School Principal John Klang. Still, Mr. Lasee's proposed solution has raised eyebrows. As others debate solutions ranging from heightened security to increased vigilance against bullying, Mr. Lasee has cut through the namby and the pamby.
NEWS
By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau | October 9, 1992
WASHINGTON -- Instead of airing a half-hour campaign commercial tonight that offers his austere solutions to the country's economic woes, independent presidential candidate Ross Perot is rebroadcasting an ad that aired earlier this week and merely outlines the nation's problems.The second ad, which has already been produced and is expected to showcase Mr. Perot's painful plan for steep tax hikes and deep spending cuts, will be aired some time next week, campaign officials said yesterday."Since the program aired on Tuesday night our offices around the country have been overwhelmed with calls from people who wanted to see it but were not able to do so," the Texas billionaire said in a statement yesterday.
NEWS
August 12, 2008
Expanding MARC train schedules is not as simple as it sounds. MTA Administrator Paul J. Wiedefeld can't just pick up the phone and tell officials at CSX Corp. and Amtrak how to run their railroads. The agency's growing MARC commuter rail service is a victim of its own success, and what's needed are short- and long-term solutions to overcrowding and delays. Long-term solutions the Maryland Transit Administration has (at least on the drawing board) - a proposal to invest several billions of dollars to add track and other infrastructure over the next two decades or more.
FEATURES
By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | January 21, 1995
For most people, the sound of the furnace coming on is a comforting one. It means the furnace is working and warmth is on the way.However, for one reader in Maryland, the furnace is announcing it's on the job a little too noisily."
NEWS
By Daniel Heimpel | July 17, 2014
Earlier this month, The Baltimore Sun published an important story describing the expansion of Alternative Response (AR) across Maryland (" A new tactic to halt child abuse in Maryland ," July 5). The new system assigns child abuse and neglect cases to one of two tiered tracks based upon whether they are deemed low or high risk. High risk cases are formally investigated, low risk ones are not. While Maryland's Department of Human Resources, certain advocates, and a clot of consultants and evaluators celebrate the move to what they see as an evolution in the state's response to child abuse, they are missing - or worse, disregarding - simple documented truths that should shake any reasonable person's confidence.
NEWS
By Robert B. Reich | June 18, 2014
Rather than confront poverty by extending jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, endorsing a higher minimum wage or supporting jobs programs, conservative Republicans are taking a different tack. They're peddling three big lies about poverty. To wit: Lie No. 1: Economic growth reduces poverty. "The best anti-poverty program," wrote Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman, in the Wall Street Journal, "is economic growth. " Wrong. Since the late 1970s, the economy has grown 147 percent per capita but almost nothing has trickled down.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | May 23, 2014
As secretary of state, John Kerry has left no doubt that he is ready, willing and able to go anywhere and do anything to make headway in his unenviable pursuit of progress in international stalemates. His perseverance in seeking to salvage the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian peace quest, and to deter Iran's development of nuclear weapons, Syria's use of chemical weapons, and most recently Russia's land-grab in Ukraine, has made him a veritable diplomatic whirling dervish. His diligence and patience, however, have not yet been matched by success in his 15 months in the Obama administration's highest-profile cabinet post.
BUSINESS
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2014
As Maryland looks to re-energize its economy amid federal budget cuts and slow growth in the aftermath of the recession, the three Democrats vying to be the next governor each developed distinct - and detailed - plans for how to improve Maryland's business climate and promote job creation. The party's dominance in state politics means that whomever emerges from next month's primary will be favored to win the general election, but several economists said none of the candidates' plans would provide a silver-bullet solution to the state's economic woes.
NEWS
By Tom Vinson and Bruce Burcat | April 21, 2014
There is no doubt that national security is of paramount importance. But what if Maryland can protect one of its crown jewel military assets, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, while also boosting domestic energy security and taking advantage of the economic development wind energy provides in an area in need of good jobs and investment? Such win-win opportunities are available. Unfortunately House Bill 1168, currently sitting on Gov. Martin O'Malley's desk, stands in the way by unnecessarily impeding private investment in wind energy in Maryland.
NEWS
April 14, 2014
Maryland is already one of the best educated states in the nation, ranking at or near the top when it comes to the percentage of residents with college and post-graduate degrees. But state leaders, looking at an increasingly competitive, knowledge-based global economy, think that's not going to be nearly good enough. About 45 percent of the state's adults have at least an associate's degree now, but state leaders decided in 2009 that it should aim to bump that up to 55 percent by 2025.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2008
Awards *Manekin LLC received three awards of excellence from the Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. The awards were Best Office Build-to-Suit for its headquarters building in Columbia; Best New Retail for McGaw Plaza in Columbia, and Best Office, mid-rise/low rise for a five-story office building at the Water's Edge Corporate Campus in Belcamp. *Mullin/Ashley Associates Inc., a communications, public relations and marketing firm, won two Alfred Knight Awards from the Maryland Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development.
NEWS
October 18, 2013
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NEWS
By Sharon Sloane | March 31, 2014
America has crossed a few ominous thresholds that should give us pause. For one, poisonings are killing more people than car crashes in the United States, making them the leading cause of accidental death in the country for the first time. The vast majority of those deaths are from legal, prescription drugs. Second, more children report having been tormented and harassed online than in "real-life"; 43 percent of kids claim to be victims of such cyber-bullying. According to Yale University, victims of bullying are nearly 10 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims.
NEWS
February 24, 2014
Baltimore's biggest challenge is not the magnitude of the problems we face but rather the pessimistic attitudes of those only offering criticism instead of solutions. Anne Arundel County Republican strategist Brian Griffiths was the latest example in Thursday's Red Maryland column criticizing Baltimore's Democratic mayors ( "City mayors don't focus on city," Feb. 21). He wrote a lot of partisan bluster attacking Democrats but presented no ideas on how to fix problems. This was a page taken right out of the national Republican playbook, in which the GOP focuses on political attacks while Democrats are hard at work expanding access to health care and fighting to increase the minimum wage.
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