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By Michael G. Sievers | June 28, 1993
THIS is an important year for me. It's the 20th anniversary of my year as a Volunteer In Service To America (VISTA), one that provided the foundation for two decades of public service to my local communities. I served that year in an old East Coast city by the Chesapeake Bay.There is another reason that I am thinking about VISTA: President Clinton's plan for a national service corps. His idea reminds me very much of the agency I served as a younger man. His inspiration has the same source: John F. Kennedy's 1960 inaugural address.
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NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | August 15, 1993
VISTA, Calif. -- The embattled but resilient "Christian right" majority of the Vista school board achieved last week what its three members had been promising for months: It formally opened the door to the teaching of creationism in the city's public schools.It did so in defiance of California educational guidelines, its own vehement teachers' association and over the complaints of many parents and students at a public meeting Thursday that dragged on past midnight.By a 3-2 vote, the board ordered that "discussions of divine creation, ultimate purposes, or ultimate causes [the 'why']
ENTERTAINMENT
By SAM SESSA | October 12, 2006
Artists from Canada and the United States entered about 300 works in the Art Gallery of Fells Point's annual North American Miniature Art Exhibition. The paintings, sculptures and mixed-media pieces are 6 inches by 8 inches or smaller. This year, Baltimore resident Mary Cover's Vista (above) won Best in Show. The exhibition runs through Oct. 29 at the Art Gallery of Fells Point, 1716 Thames St. There is a reception 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
NEWS
By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | June 10, 1999
Two of southern Baltimore's largest chemical plants are offering $5,000 a person to help with the relocation of three small neighborhoods on the Fairfield peninsula.The offers by FMC Corp. and Condea Vista, announced to residents last night, is contingent on residents' agreeing not to pursue legal claims against the companies.FMC and Condea Vista had serious industrial accidents last year, and residents of Fairfield, the Heights and Wagner's Point have complained of foul air and suspicious cancer cases.
BUSINESS
By Jim Coates and Jim Coates,Chicago Tribune | March 15, 2007
I am a 68-year-old man still using my old PC. Most of the time when I search something or write an e-mail, I get a long message saying, "The page cannot be displayed," followed by a lot of paragraphs about different things. Is it because my PC is old? It has Windows ME. I bought it in 2001. I only use this for e-mail and searching the Internet. My son told me to buy a new one. I am a retiree on a limited budget. Can you suggest which kind of computer is good for me -- a laptop or desktop?
NEWS
By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | November 21, 1998
In the hour after an explosion at Condea Vista's chemical plant Oct. 13, residents in nearby Wagner's Point struggled to find out what happened.One woman called 911 and was put on hold three times. Susan Skrzecz of Leo Street approached a fire battalion chief but was rebuffed. And fire officials who responded to the blast provided no instructions to residents. The result, concludes a report by the University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic, was panic.Some residents barricaded themselves in their homes.
BUSINESS
By David Husted and David Husted,Atlanta Journal-Constitution | August 2, 2007
I have a laptop that I need to get rid of. What is the best way to remove the hard drive or the information? Getting the hard drive out would require surgery that, if done by a home user, might destroy the laptop. But most of us would be reluctant to pay a repair shop $75 to $100 to do it, just so we could safely give away the computer. There are commercial programs that meet government standards for wiping a disk clean (unlike what happens when you reformat a disk or delete files). But most of them cost money.
NEWS
By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1998
The manager of Condea Vista chemical plant, which was rocked by an explosion Tuesday night, issued a public apology yesterday, even as the company sent state investigators a report maintaining that the accident did not pose a danger to nearby residents.Residents in the 270-person Wagner's Point neighborhood a few hundred yards from the plant immediately criticized the report, noting myriad ailments among neighbors as evidence they were adversely affected.In a company statement, plant manager Jim Pavao said, "I understand the alarm, fear and concern that everyone who experienced this event must have felt and may still be feeling.
BUSINESS
By THE BOSTON GLOBE | July 18, 2006
Steve Ballmer, 50, chief executive of software colossus Microsoft Corp. since 2000, faces his toughest challenge yet as chairman and co-founder Bill Gates phases out of day-to-day management over the next two years. The change is coming as Microsoft struggles to beat back competition from free, advertising-supported software delivered over the Internet by rivals such as Google Inc. A graduate of Harvard University, where he lived down the hall from fellow sophomore (and later dropout) Gates, Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980.
NEWS
August 23, 1997
DOWNTOWN Reisterstown is looking good these days -- aesthetic street lamps, new brick sidewalks, a freshly paved main drag.But what is that big field of dirt at the north end of town, just opposite the High's store and the Lamplight Lounge? Alas, we know what it is, or rather, what it is going to be.It's going to be a parking lot for a strip shopping center going up, and, this being America, where the world revolves around the automobile, there must be a conspicuous sea of asphalt.But why must it be that way?
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