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  • Carroll officials take stand on growth, transit, immigration

    Carroll officials take stand on growth, transit, immigration
    The Carroll County Commissioners open their twice-weekly meetings with heads bowed in prayer. Robin Bartlett Frazier began a recent session with words from Joshua in the Old Testament and her hope that the board would "be strong and of good courage in...
  • Men behaving badly: Same sad story, once again

    Men behaving badly: Same sad story, once again
    Let's roll out the list. It includes, in no particular order of sluttishness: Kwame Kilpatrick; Jesse Jackson; James McGreevey; Ted Haggard; Gary Condit; Mark Sanford; John Edwards; Bill Clinton; Newt Gingrich; Rudy Giuliani; Eliot Spitzer; Antonio...
  • Westboro Baptist case: Juries on trial

    Westboro Baptist case: Juries on trial
    The Supreme Court has embarked on a new term that is widely predicted to be one of its most momentous in many years. But we should not quickly forget one very important First Amendment case decided by the court during its last term — one that may...
  • Studies project millions in tax revenue from Rosecroft slots

    Studies project millions in tax revenue from Rosecroft slots
    Renewed jostling to expand gambling in the state began Wednesday as a national casino operator painted its proposal to build a casino in Prince George's County as good for taxpayers and as Frederick County lawmakers asked constituents if they want slots...
  • Organizations: Mary Gant receives Kiwanis Club gavel

    Mary Gant was installed as the 2011-2012 President of the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada (Noon) at an installation dinner held at the Oakmont Country Club last week. The installation of Gant, a former La Cañadan of the Year, and her fellow officers was made by...
  • Choice to put Wheatfield in Columbia district defies logic

    On Oct. 5, I attended the final working session of the committee responsible for proposing a revision of the county's voting districts. The committee whittled down a large number of proposed maps to two. The first, Map 201, moves more than 25,000 people...
  • Spray-paint artist rejects plea deal

    Spray-paint artist rejects plea deal
    A spray-paint artist rejected a deal from prosecutors Thursday and demanded a trial after his arrest at the Inner Harbor last month. At Baltimore City District Court on North Avenue, Mark Chase, 29, of Baltimore's Brooklyn neighborhood, said...
  • Ron Smith ignores the 99 percent

    Ron Smith often seems to be out of touch with the working man's heartbeat. His latest column ("Is serious social unrest in our future?" Oct. 7) is full of his favorite go-to guys off the bench, statistics, as essentially the sole support for his...
  • Small Wonders: Sentenced to a year in church

    Much as some adults complain about going to church, none are there against their will and all are free to leave any time. As it should be. Kids are another story, because they have to do just about everything against their will. But when a judge is...
  • Appeals court hears Little Dobbins Island dispute

    Opponents of the luxury island compound built by Daryl C. Wagner without Anne Arundel County permission asked a state appeals court this week to return the dispute to the county Board of Appeals for further hearings, contending that they did not get a...
  • Speaker Madigan to block Quinn's veto on legislative scholarships

    Speaker Madigan to block Quinn's veto on legislative scholarships
    House Speaker Michael Madigan will block Gov. Pat Quinn’s attempt to eliminate an oft-abused legislative scholarship program, arguing the governor exceeded his power when he rewrote a bill that tweaked the program to ban it altogether. A Madigan...