April 23, 2013
Long Reach residents should make use of the election being extended one week to Saturday, April 27 and vote for Russ Swatek as the CA Council rep. Russ served previously in this position from 2009-2011. He was honest, informative and concerned about how and on what our assessments were spent. He solicited our opinions on project expenditures, concerned about environmental issues with these projects, and the value they would bring or detract from the community. Everything sounds great when CA describes these projects as "vibrant.
April 8, 2013
I spent Saturday handing out fliers in my neighborhood endorsing Russ Swatek as the Columbia Council Representative from Long Reach. I would like to explain why I think he is the best choice for the position. During Mr. Swatek's prior term as Columbia Council Rep/Board Member (2009-2011), he did an exceptional job of keeping his constituency informed. He solicited resident input on specific issues through the "CA Council Rep Comments" column of the Long Reach village newsletter. I provided my opinions, and he kept me in the loop on those issues via email.
May 6, 2012
Baltimore is a city full of potential to Nancy Welsh, the founder of the rapidly expanding North Carolina nonprofit Builders of Hope Inc. The nonprofit recently announced plans to rehabilitate 500 vacant homes near Johns Hopkins Hospital. Baltimore was a draw in part because the city already has rehab programs aimed at reducing blight, said Welsh. And several of her employees — the nonprofit has grown from 10 to 50 workers — are from Charm City. They convinced her that Baltimore, with its 16,000 vacant homes and residents in need, should be one of the next beneficiaries of the nonprofit's work.
March 28, 2012
Women's college basketball Terps ' Thomas named 1st-team All-American Maryland sophomore Alyssa Thomas is one of five players named to the Associated Press All-America first team, announced Tuesday. Thomas, the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, is joined by Baylor's Brittney Griner , Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins , Stanford's Nneka Ogwumike and Delaware's Elena Delle Donne . Thomas is the Terps ' fourth AP All-American.
February 15, 2012
Michael Waltrip will make a historic run in this year's Daytona 500. He will make his 75th start on the fabled superspeedway — the most of any driver — on Feb. 26. He will drive the No. 40 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota for Aaron Racing. "When I was a kid thinking about Daytona, I never dreamed I would start more NASCAR races there than anyone," Waltrip, 48, said. "That's amazing. " Hopefully, Waltrip will bring plenty of 5-Hour Energy — one of his sponsors — down to Daytona.
January 2, 2012
The fact that Nathan Chapman and Richard Stewart were both subjects of articles in a recent issue of The Sun underscores the exquisite judgment of our recent Democratic governors ("Pension scandal figure Chapman set for release" and "O'Malley says he'll return donation from tax cheat," Dec. 30). Mr. Chapman, appointed by former Gov. Parris Glendening to chair the University System of Maryland's Board of Regents, also persuaded the governor to appoint his mistress to the board of trustees overseeing Maryland's pension system, then used his access to infuse Maryland pension money into his failing companies, which he was systematically looting at the same time.