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January 18, 2013
I'm a Cub Scout of Pack 678 and I'm currently working towards my Citizenship pin. One of my duties is to write to a newspaper (that's you) about an issue that I'm concerned about. Well, I'm concerned about school safety after the incident in Connecticut. I personally think that in every school there should be a security guard or policeman walking in the building to make sure no strangers come in to the building or any children bring any weapons in. I also think that every school should do a lock-down weekly so everybody is familiar with what to do if a stranger should come in the school.
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August 7, 2014
I read recently that Gov. Martin O'Malley is considering a run for the Oval Office ( "O'Malley headed back to New Hampshire," Aug. 5). Shame on him. Let him stay in Maryland. A recent article stated that nearly 50 percent of Marylanders would opt to relocate to another state. I am one of them. I moved to Maryland in 2006 and always thought it was a great state for opportunity. But with the high taxes and extreme liberalism, I left. When I moved there, I was surprised at how complete strangers thought I should be responsible for their kids and how the state of Maryland did nothing to women who were willing to dump their kids on total strangers.
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | May 11, 1993
Boston.--There have been strangers in my garden this spring. Each time I come across another one I am surprised, rather like a hostess encountering uninvited guests at her lawn party.In April, it was the crocuses. They dropped in, unannounced, out of nowhere. They made their appearance in full blue bloom, under the bushes.Then came a single red tulip, unplanned and, I assure you, unplanted. It stood around boldly, upright and unabashed, as if it were an innocent passer-by and not a gate-crasher.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | April 18, 2014
I want to thank Mr. Sean Malone, the Annapolis lobbyist, for getting me to look a little deeper into something we generally regard as acceptable without giving it much thought — the base wage for tipped workers. In my column of April 9, I reported being underwhelmed by the widely hailed "progressive" accomplishments of the 2014 General Assembly. Democratic senators and delegates pat themselves on the back for increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, but they stretched the increase over four years, to 2018, when the gain will be meaningless.
NEWS
By Linda DeMers Hummel | July 22, 1994
A NOTED etiquette expert spoke recently on the demise of American manners. According to her, we eat too fast, we don't write thank-you notes, we interrupt too often in conversation. Then, as an example of where we've really gone awry, the expert said, "And it's rude to pass a stranger on the street and not acknowledge that person with a smile and a hello. I wondered in which parallel universe she had been spending the past decade, how she could have missed the fact that strangers have become the enemy.
NEWS
By Bonita Formwalt and Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 27, 1995
AMID THE BUSTLE of activities surrounding the holidays, two readers took the time to share their appreciation for the kindness of strangers.A reader from the Southgate community wanted to thank newspaper deliveryman Jose Gaige, who helped them escape a fire at their house.Mr. Gaige, who has delivered The Sun for four years, was making deliveries around 2:30 a.m. Dec. 9 when he noticed a fire in the doorway of a home on Macintosh Drive.He began banging on doors and windows to awaken the retired couple and drew the attention of a neighbor, who called the county fire department.
NEWS
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writers Jay Apperson, Ed Brandt, Dan Thanh Dang and Mary Maushard contributed to this article | July 22, 1995
Friends and strangers alike made pilgrimages yesterday to a small, grassy hillside in Woodlawn, the site of Thursday's tragic car crash that killed five members of an extended family, including four youngsters.They arrived bearing flowers, stuffed bears, balloons and baseball cards, creating an impromptu shrine along the busy street. Small piles of mementos -- including "The Cat in the Hat," the favorite book of many a child -- marked the places where the young bodies lay covered by white sheets just a day earlier.
NEWS
By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | January 17, 1996
Howard County police are investigating more complaints of strangers approaching or watching children in Ellicott City in the last week, a month after three similar incidents were reported.Friday, police said a 9-year-old girl was getting mail from her mailbox in the 3400 block of Font Hill Drive when a vehicle stopped and a man opened a passenger door and asked her if she wanted a ride. The girl ran back inside her home and told her parents, police said.The suspects were described as two white males in a cream-colored vehicle with Chesapeake Bay license plates.
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By Janet Zinzeleta | March 20, 1991
THE CRUNCH of metal, the shattering of glass; soon the flashing of lights and the wail of police car and ambulance sirens.One minute I was driving along feeling safe and confident. A few minutes later, I was being carried on a stretcher to a hospital emergency room.With the loss of my car, as with any loss, there were emotional stages: shock, anger, sadness, finally acceptance. I am left, too, with a renewed sense of vulnerability. If this could happen once, so unexpectedly, it could happen any time.
FEATURES
By BEVERLY MILLS | September 11, 1994
Q: My 5-year-old son enjoys talking to strangers. He just goes up and starts talking to people. While I don't want to scare him, I know I need to break him of the habit. How should I do this? -- Danielle Jefferson, San Diego, Calif.A: Sometimes the standby rule, "don't talk to strangers," can backfire. Mark Rahorn, a father from Tempe, Ariz., says he was surprised at the response from his 6-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter after teaching them to be wary of people they don't know."We were walking into a shopping mall, and this guy walking out says 'Good morning,' and I said 'Good morning' back," Mr. Rahorn says.
NEWS
April 2, 2014
Regarding James Rosapepe's recent commentary ( "The Romanians were (partly) right ," March 28), I want to add some additional information. For Romania to criticize the Russian seizure of Crimea is like the pot calling the kettle black. Romania had its own expansionistic policy, they just have a convenient amnesia. In 1920, Romania received Transylvania, a part of Hungary for a 1,000 years, in the Treaty of Trianon. Not satisfied, the Romanian Army moved past the demarcation line into the truncated Hungary, trying unsuccessfully to gain further territory.
NEWS
March 1, 2014
Loyola University freshman Alison Breitenbach and her 14-year-old brother recently received a surprise from a kind stranger. Alison, 19, and her brother, Jack, a freshman in high school, had a long chat over a late breakfast at Miss Shirley's on Cold Spring Lane on Feb. 21. "We were just catching up," said Alison. "I hadn't seen my brother since winter break. It's kind of weird for me not to be there while he's in high school. " The siblings' mother, Laura Breitenbach, had a meeting in Washington and had dropped Jack off to spend the night in Alison's dorm.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
Loyola University freshman Alison Breitenbach and her 14-year-old brother, Jack, received a surprise last week from a kind stranger.  Alison, 19, and her brother, a freshman in high school, had a long chat over a late breakfast at Miss Shirley's on Cold Spring Lane Friday. "We were just catching up," said Alison.  "I hadn't seen my brother since winter break. It's kind of weird for me not to be there while he's in high school. " The siblings' mother, Laura Breitenbach, had a meeting in Washington, and had dropped Jack off to spend the night in Alison's dorm.
NEWS
February 10, 2014
A national firm is not qualified to complete a simple engineering study of the city's speed cameras ( "Mayor says audit firm was 'not sufficiently qualified,'" Jan. 29). I wonder if their results had anything to do with that fact. And now we are going to do it all over again. This reminds me a lot of the Wizard of Oz. There is a curtain behind which decisions are made and then smoke bellows forth. I bet the next audit, if there is one, turns out a lot better. Stas Chrzanowski, Canton - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
SPORTS
Peter Schmuck | November 29, 2013
It is a testament to the bizarre nature of this NFL season that it's almost as hard to make sense of what happened in the Ravens' Thanksgiving night victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers as it is to predict how it will impact the AFC playoff picture. If you doubt that, keep in mind while you debate whether Mike Tomlin had evil intent when he nearly obstructed a pivotal kickoff return on Thursday that you likely will be rooting for the hated Steelers when they host the division-leading Cincinnati Bengals in a couple of weeks.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Adelle Waldman | November 22, 2013
I didn't intend to throw a "Risky Business"-style New Year's blowout at my parents' house to ring in the year 1996. It just happened. A lot of things just happen when you are 19 and a sophomore in college; at least that's how it felt to me. I was home in Baltimore from school in Rhode Island, and my parents, who liked to travel, were away. When you are not yet 21, the question of what to do on New Year's tends to loom large. All I did was mention casually to the right (wrong?
FEATURES
By LAURA CHARLES | January 8, 1992
WE HEAR Rob Tregenza's movie, "Talking to Strangers," was a big hit in the Big Apple over the holiday season. Vincent Canby of the New York Times called the Baltimore-made film a "stylistic tour de force" and "a nearly perfect antidote to today's jazzy conception of montage."The movie's star -- Ken Gruz -- recently returned home to the Big Crab from L.A. and is currently, ah, talking to new strangers for the Kennedy Center screenings of "Talking to Strangers" and Tregenza's latest feature, "The Arc," on Jan. 20.*MEGA DEVELOPER Erwin Greenberg held a "Jambalaya Jam" kick-off bash at his posh harborview high-rise condo last night for the Baltimore Opera.
NEWS
By Mary David | September 9, 2013
The suicide of former school bus driver and Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro comes with mixed sentiments, but it serves as a reminder that many other predators like him still live and work among us. People across America can no longer claim, "It doesn't happen here. " The Cleveland kidnappings are a horrific but timely reminder that sexual slavery exists in our neighborhoods and in every state across America. We just aren't looking. And we aren't speaking out. Our young adults are the ones paying the price.
EXPLORE
August 7, 2013
I would like to thank the generous lady at the Laurel Regional Hospital. On Saturday, June 29, my daughter was in the hospital and desperately wanted to watch television. The cafeteria and gift shop were closed and I needed exact change ($8) to insert in the machine to get a card for TV in the room. I was at the front desk asking everyone if they had change. A visitor gave me $8 and I gave her a $20 bill. While I was inserting the money in the machine she slipped the $20 in my bag. She was too generous and I don't know how to thank her. Betty Frizzell Laurel
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