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  • Teacher pension study based on incomplete science

    Thomas A. Firey's recent suggestion in The Sun ("Better pension reform," July 27) of a statewide "buy-back" program for public employees to reduce Maryland's future public pension should be vetted very closely by citizens and officials, given the...
  • Harford County Library did not censor 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    Regarding your recent editorial on the Harford County Public Library's decision not to purchase the book "Fifty Shades of Grey," the library did not ban the book as you claimed ("Banned in Bel Air," June 2). We strongly oppose censorship of any type and...
  • Censoring books isn't part of a librarian's job description

    As an educator, certified Maryland public librarian and member of the Harford County community, I am disappointed and embarrassed by the Harford County Public Library's decision to censor the "50 Shades of Grey" series by E. L. James ("Too hot for...
  • Nasty books

    Bit of a kerfuffle in the book division of the Land of Pleasant Living over the decision by the Harford County Public Library not to stock the popular novelFifty Shades of Grey. Today The Sun publishes a letter by Mary Hastler, the library director,...
  • On same-sex marriage, O'Malley should heed O'Brien

    On same-sex marriage, O'Malley should heed O'Brien
    As a Catholic, a 20-year member of the Virginia General Assembly, the author of Virginia's 2006 voter-approved one-man, one-woman Constitutional Marriage Amendment, and a graduate ofMaryland public schools, I take issue with Gov. Martin O'Malley's...
  • USS Sanctuary leaves harbor to be recycled

    The former Navy hospital ship USS Sanctuary, which served in the aftermath of World War II and in Vietnam, has been sold and is now under tow from Baltimore to Brownsville, Texas, for recycling. The move marks the end of a 22-year residence in...
  • Ocean City artist sues town

    Ocean City artist sues town
    Spray-paint artist Mark Chase typically spends his summers in Ocean City along the boardwalk where he creates sci-fi landscapes in a matter of minutes, spraying and smudging to pulsating music as crowds gather. He earns his living as a showman, taking...
  • Harford executive gets reimbursed for legal bills in state investigation

    Harford executive gets reimbursed for legal bills in state investigation
    An in-house lawyer, who works for Harford County Executive David Craig and his administration, says Craig was within his rights to request reimbursement of more than $18,000 in legal fees Craig personally incurred after he hired outside counsel to...
  • Preemptive censorship in board meeting out of order

    The editorial cartoon of Sept. 15 depicted Board of Education Chairwoman Janet Siddiqui banging the gavel at fellow school board member Allen Dyer.  However, the article about the Sept. 8 board meeting also revealed that Siddiqui was attempting to...
  • APG shouldn't needlessly poison monkeys

    APG shouldn't needlessly poison monkeys
    The monkey in the video spasms violently. He's just been injected with a massive dose of physostigmine — more than 30 times the maximum limit recommended by the Food and Drug Administration — causing vomiting, breathing difficulty, seizures...
  • Harbaugh won't censor players regarding upcoming game vs. Jets

    Harbaugh won't censor players regarding upcoming game vs. Jets
    With the New York Jets scheduled to visit M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday night, the potential for verbal exchanges between the Ravens and Jets in the days prior to the game might be high. And while engaging in long-distance dispute could be a distraction,...
  • Maryland must allow guns in public places

    Maryland has long held claim to the notion that the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, or the right to "keep and bear arms," did not apply to the states. In doing so, they have and continue to deny it's citizenry that right to be fully...