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By Staff Report | March 30, 1993
Sara Engram, director of The Evening Sun editorial page, was named the winner yesterday of the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award in editorial writing for a series of Sunday editorials on the statewide abortion referendum last November.Ms. Engram's editorials supported "Question 6" -- to keep abortion legal in Maryland in the event the Supreme Court overturned its 1973 Rowe vs. Wade ruling that found a constitutional right to an abortion. Maryland voters approved Question 6 by a margin of about 62-38.
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June 23, 2014
The following is a summary of The Sun's endorsements in a variety of contested races for state and local office in the Baltimore area. For more information on the candidates in these and other races, please see The Sun's 2014 primary election Voter Guide . Governor Democrats: Among three well-qualified Democrats in the race, The Sun endorses Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown , a partner in Gov. Martin O'Malley's successes over the...
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By James Bock and James Bock,SUN STAFF | April 16, 1997
Jacqueline Thomas, the 44-year-old Washington bureau chief of the Detroit News, was named yesterday as editor of The Sun's editorial page.Thomas, who starts work May 19, will succeed Joseph R. L. Sterne, 68, who has been editorial page editor -- the person responsible for expressing the newspaper's opinion on issues -- since 1972.Sterne, who has served longer in the job than anyone in The Sun's history, said he would retire in June after a transition period.Publisher Mary E. Junck introduced Thomas to the newspaper's top managers yesterday morning as having an "almost ideal background" for the job.Thomas, who has headed the Detroit newspaper's Washington bureau since 1994, said: "I am thrilled to be here and look forward to getting to know all of you, and I can't wait to start."
NEWS
May 12, 2014
Regarding you recent editorial on bail reform, The Sun's publishes stuff without any effort to verify the facts ("Bail reform is still needed," May 7). You write that "in practice judges rarely overturn the commissioners' decisions regarding bond amounts and pre-trial incarceration. " Here are the facts concerning defendants who so far have gone to bail review for cases brought on May 7, 2014. Judges reduced seven bails and raised one. A Judge changed one $15,000 bail to "hold without bail status" and judges released two defendants on personal recognizance after commissioners had previously ordered them held on bail.
NEWS
June 15, 1992
TO GO WITH our new diamond at Camden Yards, the Orioles have adopted two new monograms, or logos.In one 1992 logo, a properly beaked and feathered oriole perches on the dot of the letter "i" in Baltimore -- the city name missing in recent seasons. For whoever in the high command restored it, many cheers.The second logo's central figure is a uniformed, right-handed batter. The ornamental letters B B C enfold him: Baltimore Baseball Club. From wide belt to flowing penmanship, the figure bespeaks antiquity.
NEWS
December 31, 1991
RAY JENKINS retires today after 10 years as editorial page editor of The Evening Sun.On Jan. 1, 1992, Joseph R.L. Sterne will assume the editorship of the editorial pages of The Evening Sun in addition to his present duties as editor of the editorial pages of The Sun.Under this reorganization, Sara Engram, who has been deputy editor for the past 10 years, will become editorial director in charge of The Evening Sun editorial page. Barry Rascovar, who has been deputy editor of The Sun, will assume the role of editorial director of The Sun's editorial page.
NEWS
March 26, 1996
IT'S HARD NOT to wonder if The Sun's editorial writer who attacked the collective bargaining bill now before the General Assembly had been reading his or her own paper, let alone the bill itself.The lead editorial March 12 opposing the collective bargaining bill claims it would allow state employees ''more frequent and bigger pay increases . . . without them having to worry about such things as legislative approval.''That's not what The Sun wrote in its Jan. 26 article on the collective bargaining bill.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Sheridan Lyons and Sun researcher Paul McCardell contributed to this article | April 7, 1997
Bradford McElderry Jacobs, retired Evening Sun editorial page editor whose front-page endorsement helped catapult Harry R. Hughes from obscurity to the governorship in 1978, died Saturday afternoon of complications from lung surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.The Stevenson resident was 76.In his distinguished 44-year career as a journalist, editor and author, there was perhaps no more thrilling moment or greater achievement than securing for Mr. Hughes the Democratic nomination for governor.
NEWS
August 29, 1996
Campaign finance letter had an errorIn my Aug. 10 letter, ''Computerized files needed for election finance reporting," I sharply criticized a Sun editorial that recommended exponential increases in the frequency of required reports of campaign finance data by Maryland politicians and candidates while ignoring the need for a computerized database to realistically disclose information already being filed under existing requirements.In my effort to point out what I felt to be The Sun editorial writer's mistake, I made one of my own. A big one.I meant to write that, in my experience, regular-interval election-year and non-election-year reports (quarterly and year-end cumulative for most filers at the federal level)
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Staff Writer | December 10, 1992
The chairman of the county Republican Central Committe has asked the County Council to divulge who Democrat Councilman C. Vernon Gray has been calling on his car phone."
NEWS
May 17, 2013
I am sitting here open-mouthed at your editorial regarding the Benghazi hearings ("Benghazi deserves a real review," May 9). Maybe you should let one of your staff actually watch them before making fools of yourselves. You state that the administration's claim that the attacks were connected to protests over a film was not really a leap. It wasn't a leap, it was actually a lie. Foreign Service officer Gregory Hicks stated that they knew immediately that it was a terror attack. You say that the Republican talking points are designed to discredit Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama.
NEWS
April 16, 2013
Many thanks to the Baltimore Sun for an eloquent editorial on the Ben Carson saga ("Ben Carson and the price of free speech," April 13). This is a work of art! The Sun's staff has captured the essence of free speech with professorial precision. And, have accepted free speech that may be controversial, as long as it stays in context. We also got a lesson in what happens when our so-called free speech becomes aberrant, degrading, and outside the limits of good taste. This piece should also send an alert to those who are steadfast in their defense of Dr. Ben. Loyalty and preconception must be tempered with common sense and reality.
MOBILE
November 5, 2012
Obama for president     Four years ago, President Barack Obama took office as the economy was in steep decline with millions in the process of losing their jobs, the nation was locked in seemingly endless military conflicts, Wall Street firms were getting bailed out but not held accountable and a growing number of Americans were unable to afford health insurance. Today, the economy is growing, albeit modestly, the U.S. military has largely withdrawn from Iraq and will do so in Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden is dead, the federal government has begun more closely regulating the kind of large banks and finance companies that contributed to the mortgage crisis and health care reform is gradually making sure working Americans can get affordable insurance for themselves and their families -- including those with pre-existing conditions.
NEWS
October 1, 2012
Your editorial on Katie Moody's tasteless tweet was either written by two different people in two different worlds or is a prime example of the lunacy that is all too common in our culture today ("Offensive tweet, outrageous response," Sept. 27). In the same editorial, Ms. Moody's right to free speech, however moronic, was defended, while the rights of her equally moronic respondents were dismissed out of hand. No doubt most of those respondents hid behind some cowardly pseudonym, which is detestable.
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By Andrew A. Green, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2012
Readers might conclude that they were well served by The Sun editorial page's 1971 endorsement of City Council President William Donald Schaefer for mayor. Perhaps less so by its lament that he was "not an inspiring leader" or its prediction that the city would soon "yearn for charisma" from the mayor's office. The Sun has published editorials, usually several a day, throughout almost its entire 175-year history. That adds up to a lot of opinions about the day's news, some of which look prophetic when viewed through the prism of history, others profoundly lamentable.
NEWS
March 27, 2012
The Sun was incredibly forgiving in its recent editorial about Baltimore's scandalous water billing system ("Tax sale timeout," March 25), particularly since The Sun's own reporting has convincingly shown the Department of Public Works' incompetence and mendacity, its manipulation of citizens, and its outright fraudulent and systematic overbilling. People have even had their homes confiscated because of this system of incompetence and extortion, yet the mayor has had the audacity to assert that nothing can be done about this because to do so might damage the city's bond ratings.
NEWS
November 15, 1997
WHILE WE find much to agree with the Oct. 7 Sun editorial, it unfortunately inaccurately portrays the per-house cost for Pleasant View Gardens, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City's newest community, which replaced the troubled Lafayette Courts.The actual cost of a Pleasant View Gardens townhouse is $92,300, a rather competitive number in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The $310,650 per unit cost cited in the editorial is simply a ludicrous simplistic fabrication and The Sun staff knew that when they printed it.The 228 new townhouses represent only one of six major components of this entirely new community.
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By Jacques Kelly and Frederick N. Rasmussen and Jacques Kelly and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | March 29, 2005
Jerome G. Kelly, whose career as a reporter for The Evening Sun and editorial writer for The Sun spanned three decades, died of Alzheimer's disease yesterday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 74. A Baltimore native raised on Lafayette and Cliftmont avenues, he was a 1950 graduate of City College. He served in the Air Force as a radio traffic analyst from 1951 to 1955 in Texas and Germany. After attending what was then Baltimore Junior College, Mr. Kelly began his newspaper career as a reporter on the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in Indiana where one of his celebrity profiles included Elvis Presley.
NEWS
February 1, 2012
It was a great pleasure to read Sunday's edition of The Sun. For the first time in a while, the pleasure of reading your newspaper didn't stem solely from the sports section but from the editorial pages as well. Though well written, articulate, and amusing, the usual Sun editorial page articles come stamped with the Maryland Democratic Party's seal of approval. Editorials are structured around the author's opinion, and readers are well aware of this. However, editorials gain credibility and respect if facts and figures are brought to bear before the author states his or her claim.
NEWS
January 23, 2012
I stopped paying for The Sun years ago because of the one-sided liberal spin on virtually every page. But I receive the paper free a few days a week as a County Times subscriber, and every once in a while I read the editorials for a good chuckle. Thursday's edition did not disappoint; in fact it was a double chuckle. Gov. Martin O'Malley's tough budget? Give me a break ("A tough budget," Jan. 19). The only reason we have a gap between spending and revenue is that Democrats are addicted to spending.
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