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  • Roberts plans to be part of Orioles' future

    Roberts plans to be part of Orioles' future
    In the midst of what he called the "toughest stint" of his career, Orioles veteran second baseman Brian Roberts isn't sure whether he'll play baseball again this season, but he remains confident that he'll be a productive member of the team in the future....
  • Orioles notebook: Bell says playing every day 'just what I need'

    Orioles notebook: Bell says playing every day 'just what I need'
    Third baseman Josh Bell got his opportunity to start on a regular basis last season when Miguel Tejada was traded to the San Diego Padres. Bell finished the 2010 season with a .214 average, three homers, 12 RBIs and 53 strikeouts in 159 big league at-...
  • No excuses for tax-dodging politicians

    It is no wonder Baltimore is fiscally in trouble. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, mayoral contender and Baltimore Clerk of the Court Frank Conaway and Register of Wills Mary Conaway all are trying to skirt the homestead property tax credit law by applying...
  • County council makes an end run on zoning

    It is a shame the Baltimore County Council decided to do an end around on the courts on two separate zoning issues. In the first, a Cockeysville resident built an in-law apartment in violation of zoning laws. In the second, a farmer accepted thousands of...
  • Don't congratulate Rawlings-Blake just yet

    Before you anoint Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to a new four-year term, there is still a general election eight weeks from now. Politics is nothing but a numbers game, and Ms. Rawlings-Blake only got 52 percent of the Democratic vote. Forty-eight...
  • Sun coverage of election reveals bias

    Letter writer J. Michael Collins recently chastised the Sun for showing favoritism in the election coverage ("Don't congratulate Rawlings-Blake yet," Sept. 19). He is not far from the truth. For years, The Sun has given preferential treatment to countless...
  • Maryland voters should oppose any gas tax increase in 2012

    A headline in your paper reported that "2012 called year gas tax must go up" (Sept. 20). Yet the article accompanying it failed to explain why. Has everyone forgotten that Gov. Martin O'Malley cleaned out the Transportation Trust Fund to balance his...
  • Baltimore needs new leadership

    The recent article about the Baltimore recreation not receiving many bids to operate them and the prospect of closing some ("City gets few third-party bids to run rec centers," Oct. 13), indicates how disconnected our elected officials are, especially...
  • Hot Property: Matthew Perry has penchant for glass houses

    Hot Property: Matthew Perry has penchant for glass houses
    "Friends" star Matthew Perry has put two homes up for sale and sold a condo in the last three weeks. His contemporary-style house in the Sunset Strip area is priced at $5,695,000. The 4,100-square-foot mid-century modern features disappearing walls of...
  • Two Md. stories show the effect of one-party rule

    Interesting events in politics this past week. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake is reviewing 40 cabinet members. Are you kidding me, it takes 40 cabinet members to advise the mayor? No wonder the city is broke, closing rec centers and closing fire houses....
  • Brian Roberts feels better than he has in past six months

    Brian Roberts feels better than he has in past six months
    In a recent interview, Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts said he was feeling better than he had at any time in the past six months. The two-time All-Star, in Baltimore for the first time since leaving the team in June after suffering a concussion in a...