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By Athima Chansanchai | October 15, 2000
October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. Web sites help parents access an impressive array of information at their fingertips. www.ldonline.org: Sign up to receive monthly newsletter and links to other Web sites related to learning disabilities. Submit questions to expert Rick Lavoie. Share your stories with other parents on the bulletin boards, encourage your kids to submit items to the KidZone and find the help you need throughout the site. www.interdys.org: Fantastic information from the International Dyslexia Association.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
A man was assaulted on Thursday night in Patterson Park by a group of teenagers, one of whom was filming the attack, according to a police report. The victim, who is only identified as a 25-year-old teacher in the police report, was walking in the park about 8:30 p.m. when four juveniles started punching him. One of the attackers yelled "Worldstar," a reference to the popular web site "Worldstarhiphop.com" where fight videos uploaded daily. According to the police report, the man fought back and tore the shirt off of one of the juveniles, and the group then ran south on foot toward Eastern Avenue.
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BUSINESS
By Alana Semuels and Alana Semuels,Los Angeles Times | July 11, 2007
Media research firm Nielsen/NetRatings said yesterday that it is emphasizing how long visitors spend at Web sites, rather than how many times they view a page, when comparing sites. The move shakes up Web site popularity rankings, favoring sites such as AOL, Yahoo and others that attract heavy users of e-mail and instant messaging over sites such as Google and Fox Interactive Media's MySpace. The new form of measurement won't change where advertisers put their dollars online, said analyst Debra Aho Williamson of Internet research firm EMarketer Inc. But it might change the way Web sites are structured.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser | May 1, 2014
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's campaign for governor launched a new web site Thursday with the sole purpose of criticizing Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, the front-runner in the June 24 Democratic primary. The new site,  http://thebuckdoesntstophere.com/ , focuses mostly on Brown's role in the botched implementation of Maryland's health insurance exchange web site. The new Gansler campaign site is distinct from the campaign's main web site,  http://douggansler.com/ , which delivers a largely positive message about the attorney general's record.  The new site, with the headline "The Buck Doesn't Stop With Anthony Brown," concentrates on the theme that the lieutenant governor is trying to evade responsibility for the troubled rollout.
ENTERTAINMENT
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 23, 2001
If you're looking for high-tech toys to make sure your baby gets off to a fast start in the digital age, here are some Web sites to browse: BabyToons.com: Download an evaluation version that teaches concepts such as cause and effect, big and little, up-and-down. The full version is $14.95. Geniusbabies.com: If it beeps or bonks, you'll probably find it here, along with a wide variety of more traditional baby toys. There's even a department called "embryonics," with prenatal entertainment for babies-in-waiting.
BUSINESS
By Suzanne Marta and Suzanne Marta,The Dallas Morning News | October 3, 2006
DALLAS -- At least every other day, Nancy Sido clicks through a list of travel Web sites, monitoring airfares for future vacations and setting up alerts to learn about sales. "I don't want to buy a ticket too soon, and then find out I could have waited a month or so and saved a few hundred dollars," said the retired sales executive from Irving, Texas. Now, a handful of new travel sites are trying to ease that frustration, harvesting and crunching fare information filed by the airlines to offer customers historical trends.
SPORTS
By RICK MAESE | February 7, 2007
Good morning and welcome to the most hollow day on the sports calendar, when glitter is computer-generated and celebrity cultivated in a basement, when consequences don't exist and when we grade our children like sides of beef. I hope you bought a new mouse for your computer and took the day off work because National Signing Day has arrived. We've been sleep-deprived for weeks in anticipation, but it's finally time; the nation's top football players show off that fancy education by writing their name on a slip of paper.
BUSINESS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 21, 2004
The Baltimore Sun's Web site and 50 other newspaper, television and entertainment Web sites operated by Tribune Co. crashed yesterday as the result of an undetermined server error. Chicago-based Tribune, which owns The Sun, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and 11 other daily newspapers, said it was working with its Internet providers to determine the cause of the outage, which occurred at 3:17 p.m. and lasted into the evening. "I expect this to be a short-term problem," said Christine Hennessey, a spokeswoman for Tribune Interactive, the media company's multi-media arm. She said such occurrences are rare, though she couldn't provide specifics about past incidents.
TRAVEL
By San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News | November 18, 2007
My husband and I want to visit Scotland but can't find any online deals. Are there Web sites that will alert me when they have low airfares? There are plenty. Travel search engines such as SideStep.com, Kayak.com and Mobissimo.com scour airline and other travel sites for prices, then - after you pick the fare you want - send you to those sites to make your purchase. Each has individual features that allow you to comparison shop, but only Kayak.com and SideStep.com offer fare alerts - they'll notify you when fares fall.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Higgins and Michelle Higgins,New York Times News Service | July 29, 2007
Commercial air travel may be in a downward spiral as flight delays, mishandled luggage and crowded planes become more common. But there is one place where airlines are making things easier for travelers: Web sites. Just last month, American Airlines changed its site to make it easier for online shoppers to choose flights by price and schedule. Delta Air Lines, which last year began allowing customers to search for flights up to three days before or after their chosen travel dates, is now focusing on making its site a one-stop shop for car rentals, travel insurance, airline club passes and other extras.
HEALTH
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
Maryland's poorly performing health exchange will cost taxpayers $33 million more than expected this year, bringing the state's total annual expense to $138 million, officials said Monday. The money is needed, in part, to pay the company hired to help fix the dysfunctional web site and to triple the work force at the state's call center, which has been overwhelmed by requests for help from customers struggling to buy insurance online. Even with the extra spending, it isn't certain the exchange can be fixed - or is worth fixing - in time for the next enrollment period in the fall, officials said.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | December 8, 2013
Critics of Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration expressed dismay Sunday at the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Maryland, charging that he deliberately underplayed the state's problems in setting up its health care insurance exchange. Republican gubernatorial candidates and General Assembly leaders said there needs to be a serious inquiry into problems outlined by The Baltimore Sun, including a conflict between the prime contractor building the exchange's website and a key subcontractor.
HEALTH
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2013
As lawmakers grilled Maryland's health secretary last week on why the state's troubled health exchange was still broken, the official in charge of it was on vacation in the Cayman Islands. Rebecca Pearce, executive director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, took a seven-day trip to the Caribbean isle with her family and could not be reached by phone, email or text, officials confirmed Friday. She was away while lawmakers in Annapolis were pressing for answers on why the $70 million online insurance marketplace was beset by technical glitches two months after it launched and why enrollment continued to lag far behind other states.
NEWS
October 31, 2013
Regarding the problem-plagued rollout of Obamacare, if the political powers in Washington can't manage a Web site, how do they ever hope to effectively administer the program ("Obamacare rollout isn't a 'glitch,' it's a disaster," Oct. 26)? The entire process only gets more difficult from this point forward. Is the Web site failure just the tip of the iceberg? Jerry Lynch, Baltimore
NEWS
By Michael Dresser | October 31, 2013
The campaign web site of Charles Lollar, one of three announced Republican candidates for governor in 2014, is back on line after an absence of almost a week. Republican blogger Jeff Quinton, who has been tracking the ups and down of the Lollar campaign, said the web site reappeared about 6:15 p.m. Thursday. The absence of a web site was one of several problems Quinton had pointed to in declaring the Lollar campaign an organizational "train wreck. " Lollar has disputed that assessment.
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Aegis report | February 18, 2013
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has welcomed Tom Hammen to its Harford County Regional office sales force. Hammen, who began his real estate career in 2005, served in the Air Force for 36 years and retired as a Colonel in May 2006. "We are very excited to welcome Tom Hammen to the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Harford County Regional team," said Marianne Ferguson, branch vice president, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Harford County. "Tom brings a rich background in superior customer service and his experience is a great match to our exceptional team of sales associates.
BUSINESS
By Kenneth R. Harney | January 17, 1999
WITH AN estimated quarter of a million sites on the World Wide Web now devoted to real estate in some form, how do you cut through the cyber jungle to find the information you need to remodel your home, get a new mortgage, buy or sell a house?You can surf, surf, surf 'til the sun comes up. Or you can short-circuit the process: Keep a handy little list of some of the most useful Web sites in the home real estate field, and spare yourself a lot of time and hassle.Here's my first installment of a 1999 Guide to Essential Web Sites for homeowners, sellers, buyers and remodelers.
NEWS
By ANDREW RATNER | July 13, 2008
The allure of Sen. Barack Obama's candidacy to people nimble with the Internet was clear long before he became his party's front-runner. A Web designer produced an online video mimicking a famed Apple Computer commercial to mock rival Hillary Clinton before the first primary vote was even cast. The Illinois senator's ability to raise millions online fueled his rapid rise and sparked his recent decision to waive public financing for the presidential race. Obama's popularity online has risen at times to pop-culture phenomenon, from the "Yes We Can" music video produced by will.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2012
The number was untraceable - almost. On Election Night in 2010, The Baltimore Sun's switchboard lit up with reports of a suspicious "robocall": it told voters to relax, that President Obama and Gov.Martin O'Malley had been successful, and that there was nothing left to do but wait for the results. Those who called us said they believed the call was a trick to keep Democratic voters home, and one person provided the number from their caller ID. Naturally, The Sun wanted to know who was behind the call; Democrats including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake immediately had tried to pin it on former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s campaign, but his camp vehemently denied it and the Republican party was calling for an investigation.
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