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December 15, 1991
The County Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to establish height limits for flagpoles that display the U.S. flag, state flag or commercial flags.Councilman Robert S. Wagner, R-District E, said the bill is designed to regulate the size and number of miniature corporate flags displayed at gas stations and other businesses."
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For The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2013
If you won't be in the Grandstand at Pimlico, you can still celebrate the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes in style with a black-and-gold party. Black and gold — the colors of the Calvert family — pop up everywhere at the Preakness, from the state flag to the winner's wreath of black-eyed Susans. Recreate that feeling at home with black and gold stacks of polenta, goat cheese and olives, deep brown chocolate bread pudding with a gold topping, and Black & Tans, a fruity cocktail with turn-of-the-century Maryland roots.
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By Dan Berger | April 20, 2001
Uh-oh. The market thinks the recession is over. The market is never right. The Confederate battle flag, emblem for the violent destruction of the United States, will remain on the state flag of Mississippi. A poem urging that course will remain the state song of Maryland. So is Maryland better than Mississippi? Hizzoner would condemn City Hall if it stood in the path of the West Side project.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2013
It's about time Maryland got its own comic book. Well, maybe not its own comic book, but at least prominent display on the cover of a comic book. This month's first issue of DC Comics' "Justice League of America," available Feb. 20, is being published with a series of alternate covers. The cover itself is a variation on the iconic World War II photo of soldiers raising the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima. In  Justice League of America's version, members of the league (including Catwoman, Green Lantern and Green Arrow)
SPORTS
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2011
When the Terps' revealed a new uniform and helmets before Monday's game, there was much oohhing and ahhing over the all-white look with the Maryland state flag motif. But at least one corner of Baltimore reacted with a dismayed pang of recognition: for the Charm City Roller Girls All-Stars team, the Terps' new helmet looks much like the one they've been using for the past three years. “They're not identical, but they're shockingly similar,” said Hillary “Rosie the Rioter” Rosensteel, the roller derby team's captain.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | May 30, 1996
Gov. Parris N. Glendening will make good on a promise he made last year when he attends graduation ceremonies at Solley Elementary School on Tuesday.Glendening will be on hand to applaud the graduating class of 69 fifth-graders and deliver a Maryland flag.The children wrote the governor in September, asking him for a state flag to replace one that was torn. The new flag will be on the pole after the graduation.Pub Date: 5/30/96
NEWS
May 22, 2000
MISSISSIPPI has no state flag. The banner that everyone thought was the state flag incorporates the Confederate battle flag and has flown since the 19th century. But the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that that flag is not official, giving Mississippi a chance to adopt one that all of its residents can salute. Mississipians of all races -- it was the home of William Faulkner, Elvis Presley, Richard Wright and Muddy Waters -- deserve a symbol of pride. The new, official banner could carry images of the state's tree (the magnolia)
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By Jim Haner and Jim Haner,Sun Staff Writer | March 1, 1994
Locking eyes, the mayor and the little girl conferred for a moment yesterday. The subject was civics: specifically, the symbolic significance of Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier's new hat -- the big white hat with the gold brim, glittering stars and miniature state flag on the front.Alexandra Frazier, 5, strolled over to the hat moments after her father was sworn in at City Hall yesterday as Baltimore's new police chief. It was on a table next to Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke.The mayor leaned down to kid level, asking, "Do you know whose hat that is?"
NEWS
June 14, 1991
On Flag Day, Gov. William Donald Schaefer is reminding all Marylanders to care for and display Maryland flags in the proper fashion.In January 1989, the governor established a Commission on Protocol forthe Maryland state flag. The panel produced a formal Maryland state flag protocol.Secretary of State Winfield M. Kelly Jr., chairman of the commission, offers a few tips to ensure that the Maryland flag is displayed and treated with the proper respect:* The Maryland flag should always be raised briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoniously.
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By Ken Ellingwood and Ken Ellingwood,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 5, 2003
ATLANTA - Hoping to skirt a racially charged debate over the Confederate flag symbol, Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue and Democrats agreed yesterday on a proposed redesign of the Georgia state flag that would eliminate the emblem. The compromise flag design - approved by a key legislative committee - adopts elements of a lesser-known banner of the Confederate government and drops the familiar battlefield emblem, a blue cross of St. Andrew on a red field. The design, which must be passed by the state House of Representatives and Senate, would replace the current flag immediately, but voters could reject it at the polls next year.
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By Jim Kennedy | September 10, 2012
At the I-95 bridge over Little Gunpowder Falls, the boundary separating Baltimore and Harford counties, there are new welcome signs. Commuting to the south, the sign on the Harford County side, as of this writing is complete. It's the one that welcomes commuters to Baltimore County, passers-through and people whose destination actually is Baltimore County. On the return trip, the sign in Baltimore County is incomplete. It's the one that welcomes me back to Harford County. As of this writing, the Harford County welcome sign is incomplete as it is missing the county seal; presumably this will be affixed to the sign in short order.
NEWS
November 21, 2011
The University of Maryland does not have the money to fund several "lesser" sport teams, so their answer is to drop them. Maybe if the football team didn't require so many dollars, these teams could still exist. Why does every football player require three helmets - the "flag" helmet (relatively ugly), the white turtle-shell helmet (totally ugly), and the black one (pretty good looking)? Why do they need four uniform sets (shirts and pants) of different colors? None of this has apparently made them play any better.
NEWS
September 13, 2011
As a fan of Maryland - the university, the football team and the state itself - I have very much enjoyed The Sun's recent excellent coverage of the big Terrapin win against the integrity-challenged University of Miami football team. In addition to the game reports, I have also read with keen interest the articles about the new Maryland uniforms, which appear to have received an energetic thumbs-down from many in the national media and other self-appointed arbiters of style. I really like the uniforms, and my affection for them only grew when I learned that the LeBron James really did not. More importantly, though, I think the wide range of folks who weighed in (negatively)
NEWS
September 10, 2011
With all of the attention being given to the new uniforms of the University of Maryland football team, has anyone considered the fact that Maryland's state flag is the only one in the country based on the coat of arms of a state's founding families? The black and gold represents the Calverts, while the red and white represents the Crossland family. Leonard Calvert married Alicia Crossland. As the grandmother of two Calvert descendants, I know they are proud of their heritage, and there are many Calverts in Maryland who might also be dismayed by the criticism of the team's uniform.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2011
After a nationally televised victory, one imagines the Terps spending the next day basking in glory. Not waiting for a call from "What Not to Wear. " But as the University of Maryland football team hit the field for their season opener against the Miami Hurricanes, the blogosphere erupted in what might have been a first for a collegiate sporting event: More catty clothes talk than you'd hear on Seventh Avenue. Football met fashion Monday night - and it wasn't pretty.
SPORTS
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2011
When the Terps' revealed a new uniform and helmets before Monday's game, there was much oohhing and ahhing over the all-white look with the Maryland state flag motif. But at least one corner of Baltimore reacted with a dismayed pang of recognition: for the Charm City Roller Girls All-Stars team, the Terps' new helmet looks much like the one they've been using for the past three years. “They're not identical, but they're shockingly similar,” said Hillary “Rosie the Rioter” Rosensteel, the roller derby team's captain.
NEWS
September 10, 2011
With all of the attention being given to the new uniforms of the University of Maryland football team, has anyone considered the fact that Maryland's state flag is the only one in the country based on the coat of arms of a state's founding families? The black and gold represents the Calverts, while the red and white represents the Crossland family. Leonard Calvert married Alicia Crossland. As the grandmother of two Calvert descendants, I know they are proud of their heritage, and there are many Calverts in Maryland who might also be dismayed by the criticism of the team's uniform.
NEWS
November 21, 2011
The University of Maryland does not have the money to fund several "lesser" sport teams, so their answer is to drop them. Maybe if the football team didn't require so many dollars, these teams could still exist. Why does every football player require three helmets - the "flag" helmet (relatively ugly), the white turtle-shell helmet (totally ugly), and the black one (pretty good looking)? Why do they need four uniform sets (shirts and pants) of different colors? None of this has apparently made them play any better.
NEWS
May 31, 2011
I recently submitted a proposal to the Baltimore Development Corp. in reference to The Sun's front page article, "Reinvigorating Baltimore's waterfront," published in early May. No response, not even a thank you for the suggestion, was received. Jean Marbella , in the Sunday Sun, was somewhat critical of many of the grandiose and expensive recommendations proposed by the BDC. My idea would come with minimal start-up costs and would instill pride in our city and state and enrich the minds of Marylanders and visitors alike.
NEWS
February 13, 2007
THE PROBLEM -- A crosswalk that traverses a small street near Light Street and Key Highway at the top of Federal Hill strands pedestrians on a grassy median. THE BACKSTORY -- It is the crosswalk to nowhere. The white stripes guide pedestrians from Light Street south across Hughes Street, but don't give them anyplace else to go. If you follow the city's designated path, you'll end up on a triangular-shaped median with neatly trimmed shrubs and close-cut grass. The plot has no sidewalk, and pedestrians have to walk across the grass, through the bushes and across another small street to continue walking south on Light Street.
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