April 19, 2013
Millions of people put their lives on Facebook, but thanks to the site's convoluted and ever-changing privacy policies, they often have little idea who else can see the information they provide or what the company itself is doing with all the personal data it collects. For that reason, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's effort as president of the National Association of Attorneys General to partner with Facebook on a public information campaign is welcome - so long as it doesn't give the public the impression that the problem of Facebook privacy has been solved.
April 11, 2013
In three career meetings against Maryland redshirt junior Niko Amato, Zach Palmer has scored three goals on nine shots and added just one assist. So the Johns Hopkins senior attackman is well-versed in the difficulty of getting the ball past the Terps goalkeeper. “He doesn't make any mistakes,” Palmer said Wednesday. “You have to put it in good spots against him. But I think he's done that his whole career.” Amato, who will lead No. 4 Maryland (8-1) in welcoming the No. 15 Blue Jays (6-4)
April 6, 2013
If a killer with an assault rifle would be deterred from attacking a school by a teacher with a pistol, he or she would simply attack a hospital, a church, a sports rally, a political meeting, a bus, etc. ("Gun advocates detail plan to arm teachers," April 3). Unarmed teachers are not the problem. William L. Akers, Windsor Mill Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts
March 28, 2013
100 Years Ago 'Refined' burlesque An ad in the Times: "Gayety Theatre - A Big Event in Local Theatricals - An announcement will soon be made of the coming to Baltimore of one stellar aggregation of stars, that will surprise even the regular theatre patrons. In the last few years we have had several All Star Revivals, the Lambs and Friars Star Gambols, etc., but the first and only Burlesque Jubilee will be seen at the Gayety theatre, Baltimore, Md. "The signal honor was tendered Al Reeves, who will head this big organization as Mr. Reeves is considered without a peer in his line.
March 27, 2013
Orioles manager Buck Showalter knows the numbers don't add up. The Orioles were successful in strengthening their depth this offseason, but the glut of outfielders will make it difficult to keep all of them in the organization. “You guys have done the math,” Showalter told reporters Tuesday. Before Tuesday's Grapefruit League game in Fort Myers, the team reassigned outfielder Lew Ford to minor league camp with the hope that he will be in the mix for Triple-A at-bats, but knowing that there are only so many outfield spots in Norfolk.
March 13, 2013
There's no magic bullet that will suddenly solve all the problems in a community like Baltimore's Oliver neighborhood, not even the small army of city officials who descended on the East Baltimore community this week. But the effort is still worth it if it gives city police and social service workers a better understanding of the issues that put residents at risk and allows them to come up with better strategies to help other struggling neighborhoods. Oliver is not necessarily the city's most troubled community, but its problems are serious and deep-seated: poverty, unemployment, an inventory of more than 200 boarded-up, vacant houses and a flourishing street-corner drug trade that fuels periodic outbursts of deadly gun violence.