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April 18, 2013
On the face of it, I and most other gun owners agree with the recent letter from Liz Kato and Joanne Locke ("Stop 'straw buyers' from purchasing guns," April 15). No responsible gun owner is OK with straw purchases. Any bill specifically aimed at straw purchases is a good idea. However, it never stops there. The proposed legislation always goes further and winds up punishing legal gun owners. That is the reason gun owners don't want these bills to become law. Limit the bill to straw purchases, with no extraneous amendments attached, and I'm sure we will all be OK with it. Clay Seeley, Owings Mills
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August 28, 2014
Earl Weaver once said that he had given a player more chances than his first wife. The same can be said for my relationship with The Sun. I can go over a long list of issues that have taken a once proud newspaper to lowly depths and will be happy to go over them if anyone at the paper cares. The truth is that I can no longer buy your newspaper when a Baltimore Orioles home night game is considered a "late game" and you have no information or box score on the game in the next day's paper.
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NEWS
March 6, 2005
On March 3, 2005, CLARE C. STRAW, of Columbia, MD, beloved husband of Eileen B. (Nicholson), loving father of Laura, Jeffrey, Scott and the late Lawrence Straw, cherished grandfather of seven and brother of Susan Campbell and George White. Mr. Straw is also survived by his mother-in-law, Lucille Nicholson and his stepmother, Emily Straw. Friends may call at the family owned Slack Funeral Home, P.A., 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, on Saturday, 7 to 9 P.M. and Sunday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Services Monday, 11 A.M. at Gary Memorial United Methodist Church, Daniels Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Beth Aaltonen and For The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
It's a wet night after last week's Tribal Council, and Spencer is pissed that no one told him that they weren't going to vote Tony out. Tony thinks it's because they were toying with him, but the truth is that Kass (and possibly Woo) have figured out that no one likes Tony and they might stand a good chance to win against him in the final three. Tony talks to Woo about the final three, and Tony is thinking about bringing him and Kass (although he's lying about taking Woo because Woo is so darn likeable)
NEWS
By Eric Sanvoisin | January 2, 2000
Editor's note: Bitten by an ink-drinking vampire, Odilon has become an ink drinker himself and uses a straw to devour books. But he has no one to share his secret with. Ever since my encounter with Draculink, the ink-drinking vampire, I've been drinking books like crazy. How, you ask? With a straw, of course! Chapter after chapter I suck in the stories. They're absolutely delicious! As soon as the ink from the books makes its way into my mouth, I feel a tickle on the tip of my tongue.
FEATURES
By Elsa Klensch and Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | August 7, 1997
At the age of 60 I made what I feel was my most embarrassing fashion faux pas. The members of our local bridge club decided to dress up and wear hats for a club outing at a fine restaurant.Hats have never suited me, so I went into the local department store and bought the first festive one I saw -- a bright red straw covered with matching flowers. At the luncheon I stood by as my friends exchanged compliments with each other, but they just glanced at me and said nothing.While we were waiting to be seated, I took a good look at myself in the mirror and realized I looked ridiculous.
NEWS
By Ben Phillips and Ben Phillips,States News Service | July 26, 1992
WASHINGTON -- When 8-year-old Erica Gorochow of Potomac built a straw designed to cool scalding liquids, she never imagined it would be an idea hot enough to win her a national title in a 1992 inventors competition called Invent America!Erica's cooling straw won out over a gadget that keeps fizz in soda, a device that helps blind people shop and two other student inventions to seize the championship in the category for second-graders.Nine champions -- one from each of nine grades -- were honored at an award ceremony Thursday at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
FEATURES
By N.Y. Times News Service | January 29, 1992
PARIS -- Paris is off on a hayride. Left behind at the spring couture shows are the usual luxurious trimmings of satin ribbons and lace. Instead, the braids, edgings, fringes and accessories are mostly of straw or raffia. In the sensitive fingers of couture artisans, these materials have been transformed into gilded objects. The prevailing whim is to dip the straw into gold paint.Every designer seems to have at least one pair of gauntlets with straw cuffs. And at Christian Lacroix's presentation, the big-brimmed farmer-style hats glistened with their lacquer finish.
NEWS
By Paul West and Paul West,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 19, 1995
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Avoiding a potential pitfall on the road to the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Bob Dole finished first in a nonbinding straw vote yesterday in Florida.In the first GOP test of strength since Colin L. Powell decided not to enter the presidential race, Mr. Dole came away with one-third of the ballots cast. Texas Sen. Phil Gramm was second, and former Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander was third.Dole campaign aides were quick to claim the result as further evidence that their man "is still the overwhelming front-runner," as deputy campaign manager Bill Lacy declared.
NEWS
By Robert Little and Robert Little,SUN STAFF | November 20, 2001
OUGHTERARD, Ireland - The house where Denis Geoghegn was born still stands, right next to his own, and the ceiling still looks like it's smeared with black mud and grass, which it is. There are two reminders of Geoghegn's family craft in his tiny village, and one of them is that ceiling - evidence that the house used to have a thatched roof. The other is Geoghegn himself - the last thatcher left in this rugged corner of western Ireland. Thatch, the roofing material of choice for centuries in this country's poor, rural outskirts, is now mostly a postcard novelty.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown won a straw poll of Western Maryland Democrats who gathered Saturday in one of the most Republican-dominated regions of the state. Brown outpolled fellow gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler 76-64 at the Western Maryland Democratic Summit. Del. Heather R. Mizeur of Montgomery County, who received a boost last year when she came in second to Brown in a straw poll before she had even announced her candidacy, came in third this year with 50 votes.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2014
With signs in the hall saying “Carson 2016” and “Run Ben, Run,” Dr. Ben Carson doubled down on some of his most controversial statements in a speech Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. And he fired up the partisan audience with talk of "the media," "the left" and "PC police" trying to "shut" him up. Going on the attack early over what he labeled "political correctness" attacks on him, Carson drew cheers from the crowd when he said, “I hate PC, and I will continue to defy the PC police who have tried in many cases to shut me up.” Referring to a statement he made comparing same sex marriage to bestiality, Carson said, “I still believe marriage is between a man and woman.” The statement to which he referred Saturday was made in March on Fox News where Carson is now employed.
NEWS
By Joel Brinkley | July 31, 2013
For American forces in Afghanistan, this should be the last straw. It started in early July, when President Obama was once again so furious with Afghan President Hamid Karzai that for the first time he began talking about the so-called "Zero Option" -- bringing home the entire American military presence next year. This came after Mr. Karzai lambasted the U.S. for trying to arrange peace negotiations with the Taliban. Lost in his latest fit of pique, Mr. Karzai summarily terminated the continuing negotiations over a long-term American presence in the state after the bulk of forces leave next year.
NEWS
June 27, 2013
While is it not our custom to oppose business investment in Baltimore, particularly the prized kind that creates jobs without requiring public subsidies, it would be difficult not to sympathize with the residents of Federal Hill and the problems they've encountered with the high volume of drunks in the vicinity of Cross Street Market. The proposal to create a 300-seat beer garden on that same block has pushed opponents to the breaking point. Enforcing drinking laws is one thing, but surely even the most pro-business advocate must admit there can be a critical mass of bar patrons beyond which Federal Hill and its environs can't function.
EXPLORE
May 22, 2013
An article in the May 24, 1913, edition of The Argus reported the damage to an area farm due to an early morning fire. A large barrack on the Wilton Farm, Wilkens avenue and Maiden Choice road, George J. Zaiser , owner, was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning, together with 13 head of sheep, 40 tons of hay, several tons of baled straw and a lot of farming implements. The loss will reach about $1,500, covered by insurance. The barking of their collie dog aroused Mr. Zaiser and his family.
NEWS
April 18, 2013
On the face of it, I and most other gun owners agree with the recent letter from Liz Kato and Joanne Locke ("Stop 'straw buyers' from purchasing guns," April 15). No responsible gun owner is OK with straw purchases. Any bill specifically aimed at straw purchases is a good idea. However, it never stops there. The proposed legislation always goes further and winds up punishing legal gun owners. That is the reason gun owners don't want these bills to become law. Limit the bill to straw purchases, with no extraneous amendments attached, and I'm sure we will all be OK with it. Clay Seeley, Owings Mills
NEWS
By Lynda Robinson | October 19, 1990
Laugh all you want, but Agnes Muhl has no doubts about what she, her husband and her mother saw in the front yard of their Thurmont vacation home eight years ago."It was a cougar," insists the 57-year-old Catonsville woman. "It was sitting there looking at the smoke coming out of our chimney."Mrs. Muhl isn't alone. Over the past 25 years, dozens of Maryland residents have reported cougar encounters, even though wildlife officials insist that mountain lions haven't roamed the state for at least a century.
NEWS
April 13, 2005
On April 11, 2005 VERA; beloved wife of Alex Bidniuk; dear mother of Nicolas Bidniuk and Ana Straw; mother-in-law of Barbara Bidniuk and David Straw; grandmother of Brian and Ashley Bidniuk, Matthew, Philip and Paul Straw; great grandmother of Cameron and Daniel Bidniuk. Visiting hours at Kaczorowski Funeral Home, P.A., 1201 Dundalk Avenue on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 10 A.M., with interment to follow at St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
NEWS
April 17, 2013
The letter regarding straw buyers ("Stop 'straw buyers' from purchasing guns," April 15) contains a major factual error: a straw purchase is already punishable, under federal law, carrying a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Federal firearms licensees can also be held accountable for knowingly abetting a straw purchase. It is highly disingenuous to suggest that one can legally buy any number of firearms with the purpose of transferring them to a prohibited person, as doing so has been illegal since the passage of the Gun Control Act in 1968.
NEWS
April 12, 2013
We've heard that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. But how about keeping guns out of the hands of the bad guys in the first place? Right now, there is no federal law that punishes people who buy guns for criminals who are banned from purchasing firearms themselves. In a recent TV interview, Rep. Elijah Cummings spoke about a guy in Georgia whose girlfriend bought him 64 guns in less than three months. Some of those guns ended up at crime scenes in Maryland, a state in which it is much harder to buy guns.
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