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  • State employee unions have outlived their usefulness

    As a state employee I am irate that my constitutional rights are being violated by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ("State workers to pay unions," July 5). I wouldn't be so angry if the non-union member fee wasn't just $4...
  • Shuttle program opened doors for minorities, women

    Shuttle program opened doors for minorities, women
    In 1972, President Nixon gave his blessing to ramp up Apollo's successor, the Space Transportation System (STS). Two years later, work began on the first space shuttle, a test vehicle that NASA planned to christen Constitution. Those plans changed...
  • A healthy dose of American history

    A healthy dose of American history
    Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.) No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
  • Illinois high court to rule on $31B public works program

    The Illinois Supreme Court is expected to decide today the constitutionality of Gov. Pat Quinn's showcase $31 billion public works program, with an adverse ruling likely to throw a state in financial turmoil into even deeper disarray. Sinking in billions...
  • Illinois Supreme Court upholds construction plan, video poker law

    Illinois Supreme Court upholds construction plan, video poker law
    SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois Supreme Court today gave a thumbs up to Gov. Pat Quinn's showcase $31 billion public works program and the video poker that's supposed to help pay for it. The 7-0 ruling allows state lawmakers and the governor to exhale after...
  • NSA employee accused of leaking information sentenced to probation

    NSA employee accused of leaking information sentenced to probation
    Thomas Andrews Drake, the former NSA employee accused of felony espionage but convicted of a misdemeanor computer violation, was sentenced Friday in Baltimore's federal court to 240 hours of community service and one year's probation. It was an abrupt...
  • Glendale prepares to fork over redevelopment funds

    CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday gave an initial OK to forking over nearly $12 million in redevelopment funds to Sacramento in exchange for the state allowing Glendale to retain its own agency. The legislation, adopted last month as part of...
  • What's at stake in the debt-limit talks: a primer

    What's at stake in the debt-limit talks: a primer
    Answering questions about the debt-ceiling talks and what could happen if both sides fail to reach an agreement: What is the federal debt ceiling? In 1917, as the U.S. entered World War I, Congress authorized the Treasury to issue long-term bonds to...
  • Bike rush was great part of parade, dark images were not

    For the third year running, I rode with my daughter on July 4 in the bicycle rush in the Towson Fourth of July Parade. Neighbors and unknown spectators cheered as she passed them. My heart swelled as these people encouraged her, telling her that not...
  • Joseph Hittelman dies at 100; physician persecuted in McCarthy era

    Joseph Hittelman dies at 100; physician persecuted in McCarthy era
    Dr. Joseph Hittelman, a Los Angeles physician whose advocacy of reforms such as healthcare for the poor led to his persecution as a subversive during the McCarthy era, died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 100. The cause...
  • Police violated rights of Harford activists, judge rules

    A federal judge has ruled that police in Harford County violated the constitutional rights of seven demonstrators who staged an anti-abortion display along a state highway near Bel Air three years ago. When motorists complained about the graphic nature...