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By JACQUES KELLY | March 31, 2007
Will this be the year when that elusive magic touch arrives at Howard and Lexington? My eyes have glazed over while I've read stacks and more stacks of redevelopment plans for Baltimore's old downtown shopping district. Seriously. There were proposals for Lexington Street during the mayoral administration of Theodore R. McKeldin. That's a long time for a place to be ailing - 40 years and counting.
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By Sheldon Caplis and Diane Bell McKoy | June 9, 2014
America is facing three pivotal points in its history: a workforce vacated by Baby Boomer retirements, a lack of teachers to prepare youth for college and give them the skills required for new and global economies, and a swiftly changing racial demographic (becoming "majority-minority" before the end of this decade). How we navigate these issues is critical. They impact whether we as a state will be able to meet our leadership and workforce needs and whether we will have teachers with the skills and cultural understanding of the communities they serve, which include a growing population of children of color and those living in under-resourced areas.
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SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | October 24, 1999
By this time in the preseason, first-year Washington Wizards coach Gar Heard figured he had his starting lineup in place, his playing rotation nearly set and his sights firmly set on the start of the 1999-2000 NBA season.It hasn't happened, with starting center Ike Austin and shooting guard Mitch Richmond still out with injuries and point guard Rod Strickland skipping two practices last week without permission.But after taking a couple of steps backward in Thursday night's preseason loss in Cleveland, the Wizards took a step forward in a 112-99 win over the Cavaliers last night at Baltimore Arena.
NEWS
By Brandon M. Scott | May 16, 2014
Men of Baltimore: Our children are dying in our streets, and too many of us are silent in words and actions. What will it take for us to wake up and realize that we have the power to save our communities if we step out of the shadows and into the lives of Baltimore's youth? Baltimore has made tremendous progress in reducing violent crime. I grew up in Park Heights during the '90s - Baltimore's darkest hour. This March, homicides were the lowest total of any month in my lifetime.
NEWS
By J.L. Conklin and J.L. Conklin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 31, 1995
As dance years go, 1995 was slightly above average in the Baltimore area -- even though this city's dance scene continues its crazy dance of one step back and one step forward.The step back is the disappearance of Dance on the Edge in the fall lineup. When Diane Ramo built her Dance on the Edge Series in the late '80s, she marketed it to urban professionals. She worked with the Baltimore Museum of Art, a location readily identifiable with culture, and she worked with dance companies that were on the cutting edge.
NEWS
By Ann M. Simmons and Ann M. Simmons,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 12, 2003
MONROVIA, Liberia - Charles Taylor, an indicted war-crimes suspect and one-time warlord, resigned yesterday as Liberia's president and went into exile, raising hopes for an end to the West African nation's violent rebellion. Waving a white handkerchief to onlookers and accompanied by his wife, two children and several close aides, Taylor boarded a chartered jet bound for Nigeria, which had offered him asylum. Many of his supporters who gathered at the airport wept as Taylor flew off after ceding power to his vice president, Moses Blah.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | June 4, 1999
You will know if it is really peace when the Kosovar people go home.The real George W. Bush is about to step forward. That will either close the Republican nomination, or open it up.The bonanza is so big for Maryland you have to be grateful to the tobacco industry for making it possible.Will Hillary Clinton turn out to be the Kweisi Mfume of New York?Pub Date: 6/04/99
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | July 17, 1998
Y'all come to Bawlamer! It is unique in having the same chain attractions as everywhere else.The Japanese used to be evil because they out-produced us. Now they are positively wicked because they obstinately refuse to prosper.The only people who really object to managed health care are patients and physicians.Will the real Orioles please step forward?Pub Date: 7/17/98
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | March 8, 1998
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Olympic hockey coach Ron Wilson expressed his disappointment last night that no one has accepted responsibility for the damage that occurred in the Olympic Village following the team's loss to the Czech Republic in Nagano, Japan, on Feb. 19, and released his frustration over the speculation about the incident."
BUSINESS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 27, 2004
Hard cash could be waiting for you to claim it. Maryland Comptroller William Donald Schaefer's office has recently identified $10.2 million in unclaimed funds belonging to 28,674 people - an average of $355 apiece. The names will appear in a 32-page advertising supplement next week in newspapers across the state. Residents can also search for their names online at www.marylandtaxes.com. "We keep that money in perpetuity until it's claimed by the rightful owners," said Michael D. Golden, a Schaefer spokesman.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
The developer of Harbor East has dipped its toes back into Baltimore's tenuous condominium market, presenting the city with new plans for long-stalled luxury residences atop the Four Seasons Hotel. The design calls for 63 condominiums instead of the roughly 150 initially envisioned in a project that the developer said still could be scrapped. The uncertainty highlights Baltimore's tentative condo market. While sales numbers and prices suggest that the market is rebounding, condos remain an uncommon, often premium product in Baltimore, and many developers remain unconvinced that there is sufficient demand.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2014
Maryland was recently ranked 46th in the nation for transparency, but a new law could put the state ahead with a policy requiring that data be made more easily accessible to the public. Though officials post a good deal of public information on Maryland's StateStat database, advocates of open government say that data can be hard to evaluate, search and use because it is not formatted in a way that computers can easily scan. The Maryland Open Data Policy, passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Martin O'Malley this month, requires the state to make much of its public information machine-readable and searchable.
NEWS
RECORD STAFF REPORT | March 18, 2014
Four candidates are running for three seats on the Havre de Grace City Council in the May 6 election, after Tuesday's filing deadline passed with no new entrants joining the race. The seats held by Council members David Glenn, Bill Martin and Joseph Smith will be contested in 2014. Smith is not running for re-election because he is instead seeking a seat on the Harford County Council. Glenn and Martin, former Councilman Steve Gamatoria and first-time candidate Robert Robertson all filed soon after the filing period began March 4. No one else filed before Tuesday's 5 p.m. deadline, City Administrator Jim Newby said early Tuesday evening.
SPORTS
Peter Schmuck | October 12, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - Clearly, it was gut-check time for Maryland on Saturday. The Terps ' self-esteem had been badly bruised in last weekend's blowout loss at Florida State, and starting quarterback C.J. Brown had been ruled out against Virginia because of a concussion he suffered against the Seminoles. So there were only a couple of ways this thing could go. The Terps could shake off that 63-point flogging and regain their footing against a Cavaliers team that had lost three of its previous four games and had given up 48 points to Ball State.
NEWS
July 29, 2013
It should surprise no one that President Barack Obama has been turning his attention of late to income inequality. In a speech last week and in a follow-up interview with The New York Times, he fretted about the widening gap between the wealthy and the middle class, the nation's "fraying" social fabric and how it might worsen racial tensions. Those are legitimate concerns. As much as the economy has improved during Mr. Obama's time in the White House, the recovery has not produced sufficient jobs or income growth.
NEWS
June 26, 2013
The Supreme Court's decisions today in two cases related to gay marriage represent a tremendous step forward in the quest for equality, and they will provide real and important protections and benefits for millions of families from Maryland to California. Although the court did not rule on the question of whether the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage, its decision in a case striking down a crucial section of the Defense of Marriage Act is couched in terms of the "equal liberty of persons" and recognizes that the right to marry is a matter of "dignity and status of immense import.
NEWS
November 11, 2008
It's been nearly two months since former City Councilman Kenneth N. Harris Sr. was murdered in the parking lot of the Northwood Plaza during a botched robbery at a popular jazz club. Since then, police have released surveillance tapes of three masked suspects in the case and linked the gun used in the crime to an earlier robbery at a nearby gas station through ballistics tests. Last week, police also announced that they recovered DNA evidence from the crime scene that could identify the killer if matched with that of a suspect.
NEWS
By Sharon Hornberger | June 21, 1992
The old tent revival song asks us, "Will there be any stars in my crown when at the evening the sun goeth down, when I walk with the blessed in the mansions of rest, will there be any stars in my crown?"Well, there is someone in our county that has at least 32,000 stars in his or her crown.A generous donor stepped forward during the first week in June, contributing $32,000 to the Carroll County Human Services Program, and this Carroll countian wishes to remain anonymous.Here is a truly generous donor, one who wishes to keep his or her good deeds hidden from the public.
NEWS
By Melvin A. Goodman | June 23, 2013
A major problem in the United States is not that there are too many whistle-blowers. Rather, there are too few. Where were the whistle-blowers when the CIA was operating secret prisons; conducting torture and abuse; and kidnapping individuals off the streets in Europe and the Middle East and turning them over to foreign intelligence agencies that conducted torture and abuse? Where were the whistle-blowers when the National Security Agency violated the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution against "unreasonable searches and seizures" and conducted widespread, warrantless eavesdropping?
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2013
No. 11 Washington College's 10-7 victory over Colorado College in the first round of the NCAA tournament Wednesday propelled the team to a second-round matchup with No. 4 Stevenson Saturday night. The outcome also gave the program its first win in the postseason since 2008. “It's big,” coach Jeff Shirk said Friday morning. “I think it helped the guys gain some confidence. Last year, we experienced the tournament, but this year, we experienced a win. I think it's a pretty big steppingstone in trying to get where we're headed.” Last season, the Shoremen dropped a 5-4 decision to Goucher in the NCAA tournament first round.
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