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November 8, 2013
Your recent editorial on the Virginia governor's race continued The Sun's quest to be the pay version of the Daily Kos ( "An election with message," Nov. 6). Here are some other "messages" you might have mentioned regarding the Virginia election: 1. Democrat Terry McAuliffe outspent Republican Ken Cuccinelli by $34 million to $20 million. 2. Mr. Cuccinelli only lost by a few points, down from 15 points in the polls a few weeks earlier - even after a government shutdown that was blamed on the GOP. The reason is that Obamacare (which The Sun supports and defends)
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NEWS
November 8, 2013
Your recent editorial on the Virginia governor's race continued The Sun's quest to be the pay version of the Daily Kos ( "An election with message," Nov. 6). Here are some other "messages" you might have mentioned regarding the Virginia election: 1. Democrat Terry McAuliffe outspent Republican Ken Cuccinelli by $34 million to $20 million. 2. Mr. Cuccinelli only lost by a few points, down from 15 points in the polls a few weeks earlier - even after a government shutdown that was blamed on the GOP. The reason is that Obamacare (which The Sun supports and defends)
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NEWS
August 27, 2010
The children of Baltimore City are not being taught manners or proper behavior. These children are being taught it is all right to disobey rules and regulations and to be disrespectful to all adults and those in authority. This is why the schools are not places of learning but just warehouses for youth and filled with barely suppressed violence. Children cannot learn and teachers cannot teach because the violent, unruly, disrespectful youths allowed in them. The parents of these youths support and encourage these aberrant behaviors by never holding these children responsible for their actions, but then, are these parents acting or being held responsible for their actions?
NEWS
December 28, 2012
I appreciate the articles the sun has published on both sides of the gun control debate. As a person who has spent all of her adult professional life in elementary education, I hear the National Rifle Association's proposal to put armed guards in schools as a solution that doesn't address the many other shootings that occur elsewhere. Those in education know what is meant by the "hidden curriculum. " It is a side effect of education that is not formally taught but that students pick up from the norms, values and beliefs conveyed by the social environment of the classroom and the school.
NEWS
April 10, 1993
Gov. William Donald Schaefer, according to his press secretary, fired Insurance Commissioner John A. Donaho because "he was sending the wrong message" to Blue Cross and Blue Shield policy holders. In truth, it is the governor who is sending the wrong message -- to the Blues' customers, to the legislature, to the insurance industry and, worst of all, to Mr. Donaho's potential successors.Mr. Donaho was not a model bureaucrat. He took dramatic and often controversial steps without first warning his boss, the governor.
NEWS
By Mark Bomster and Mark Bomster,Evening Sun Staff | October 2, 1991
The state "signals the wrong message" by cutting education programs at a critical time for school reform, according to Nancy S. Grasmick, state school superintendent.Her comments came as state education officials surveyed the damage from $23.4 million in budget cuts announced yesterday by Gov. William Donald Schaefer.Schaefer announced cuts in dropout prevention, prekindergarten and extended elementary school education and other programs that have been touted as being in the forefront of the state's reform efforts.
NEWS
October 19, 2001
The nation is under attack. Thousands of Americans are dead and more are threatened. American servicemen are engaged in daily combat missions. This is a grave and stressful time for America, a time when it is important that we show our strength and solidarity. So where is the House of Representatives? Not in session handling the legislation to see the nation through this crisis. It has run for cover, retreated in the face of the enemy, closed shop, abandoned the people who put its members in Washington to oversee the business of government ("Anthrax alert shuts House," Oct. 18)
BUSINESS
By LESTER A. PICKER | May 27, 1991
My client stared at me in disbelief. "What do you mean don' accept the gift?," he asked, his face flushed red. A wealthy benefactor had just pledged a considerable amount of money for an intensely needed, but fairly simple renovation project. I had just recommended he not accept the gift as offered.While motivated by good intentions, many times the worst thing a wealthy donor can do for an organization is give it a gift, especially a one-shot gift for a specific project or program. At first glance, most directors of non-profit agencies would think that statement could only come from a consultant.
NEWS
By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2004
ANDREY Bundley would have been better off saying nothing. The former principal of Walbrook High Uniform Services Academy called a news conference Monday to defend his practice of promoting and graduating students who failed one or two required courses. Bundley said he let seniors participate in graduation ceremonies but did not issue them diplomas until they made up the courses they'd failed. Similarly, he said, students who failed required courses were promoted so as not to fall behind in course sequences.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | October 24, 1990
The Nobel Peace Prize went to the man who reduced the 7 standing armies of Europe, as Alfred Nobel intended. this is = unprecedented.Willie Don is running scared. Nothing else would be in charter.C Wouldn't shutting down the U.S. government be sending the = wrong message to Saddam Hussein?!
NEWS
November 24, 2012
Republican pundits and voters alike are scratching their heads trying to figure out why their candidate lost ("For GOP, was it the message or messengers?" Nov. 12). We're hearing a lot about how America just isn't white enough any more, or how the country has lost its way. A lot of Republicans are saying their candidate was just too stiff and unappealing. And a large number are wondering if the Republican Party simply had the wrong message. After decades of being able to distract the attention of middle-class voters by saying "look over here, it's about guns," or "look over here, its about Jesus" - or more recently, "look over here, its about immigration" - it seems a majority of voters have stopped falling for the same old tricks.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2012
Kaitlin Zembower had gone deer hunting with her father Jerry countless times over the years near their Frostburg home, but the experience they shared during last year's annual Maryland black bear hunt was much different. Though Jerry Zembower had seen the same bear every day on his way to work in the week leading up to the hunt, he and his daughter didn't see any, let alone shoot one, during their hunt. But Kaitlin wouldn't trade those hours last October for any other time she had spent with her dad hunting.
SPORTS
By Chris Korman and The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2012
Penn State deserved to be punished. There is no questioning that. But the NCAA's unprecedented sanctioning of the football team - doled out by president Mark Emmert himself - solves nothing. If anything, it reinforces the wrong message: that football matters. In case somehow you missed it - perhaps you were off doing something useful, like pushing for gun control - the Nittany Lions won't be playing in a bowl game for the next four years. The university, my alma mater, will pay a $60 million fine.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | July 6, 2011
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.   Running it back: Mitch Atkins, making his Orioles debut and his first big league start, allowed just one run in six innings on Tuesday night, but Jim Johnson couldn't lock it down in the 4-2 loss to the Rangers . ... After several months of trying to play through a torn labrum in his shoulder , Luke Scott finally shut things down with hopes he can return in a few weeks after rest and rehabilitation.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck | July 5, 2011
Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds celebrated the Fourth of July weekend by launching rockets all over Atlanta and Arlington, Texas, and now ranks eighth in the major leagues in home runs. J.J. Hardy has re-emerged as one of the best all-around shortstops in the game and was one of the top candidates to represent the O's at next week's All-Star Game. In other words, Andy MacPhail's two major trades of the past offseason seem to have turned out pretty well, even if the rest of his team appears to be coming apart at the seams.
NEWS
May 4, 2011
The U.S. is the world's leading humanitarian nation and has been one of the largest donors of emergency food to North Korea. The New York Times insists policymakers should continue to focus on the humanitarian virtues of giving food to madman Kim Jong Il while ignoring unpleasant realities, one of which is that doing so may not be in the security interests of the U.S., the region or the suffering citizens of North Korea. The UN says that North Korea will need international food assistance again this year, which is tragic.
NEWS
February 5, 1991
Israeli Minister Yitzhak Shamir's addition of the Moledet ("Homeland") Party to his right-wing coalition government is meant to strengthen his slim Knesset majority. But it sends the wrong message to the outside world. The party and its leader, Rehavim Zeevi, favor expelling Palestinians from the West Bank and a loyalty test for Israel's Arabs. The idea is winning adherents, although it is not the Shamir government's policy. It runs counter to any hope of peace. Mr. Shamir's disavowal of his new minister-without-portfolio's view is not enough.
NEWS
By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | May 25, 2003
A Harford County Circuit Court judge sentenced a Canton businessman Friday to four years in jail, all but one suspended, and three years' probation for abusing a 12-year-old girl, which the prosecutor in the case said "sends the wrong message" on child sex abuse. Michael Gagliano, 38, formerly of the 1000 block of Hazel Lane in Bel Air, could have been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison after he was found guilty by a Circuit Court jury last month of sexually molesting his then-neighbor from May through August 2001.
NEWS
August 27, 2010
The children of Baltimore City are not being taught manners or proper behavior. These children are being taught it is all right to disobey rules and regulations and to be disrespectful to all adults and those in authority. This is why the schools are not places of learning but just warehouses for youth and filled with barely suppressed violence. Children cannot learn and teachers cannot teach because the violent, unruly, disrespectful youths allowed in them. The parents of these youths support and encourage these aberrant behaviors by never holding these children responsible for their actions, but then, are these parents acting or being held responsible for their actions?
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | November 20, 2009
A citizens advisory board believes that Baltimore County's councilmen merit a raise, but most of them said Thursday that they would not accept a pay increase. Four councilmen, including the two most likely to run for county executive, noted the struggling economy, rising unemployment and mounting foreclosures and said they will oppose any effort to increase the salaries of elected officials. The council must approve any increase. After reviewing salaries in surrounding jurisdictions, the county's Personnel and Salary Advisory Board recommended Wednesday that council members' pay be increased by 2 percent and the executive's salary by 8 percent, effective December 2010, when the new term starts.
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