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  • Gun control doesn't make society safer [Letter]

    Gun control doesn't make society safer [Letter]
    I enjoyed reading your editorial about the Beretta company building a new plant in Tennessee ("Weighing the loss of Beretta jobs," Jan. 30). The problem is that even the cities that attempted to ban handguns entirely were among the most violent in the...
  • UM had no business keeping most of the data that was stolen [Letter]

    UM had no business keeping most of the data that was stolen [Letter]
    One of the main reasons so many people may be financially harmed by the database theft at the University of Maryland ("UM technology chief says stolen database was not encrypted," Feb. 21) is because the university felt the need to acquire so much...
  • UM forms task force to identify any further data vulnerabilities

    UM forms task force to identify any further data vulnerabilities
    A week after the University of Maryland learned it was the target of a sophisticated data breach, President Wallace D. Loh said Tuesday that the university would extend free credit protection services to the 309,000 students, alumni and employees affected...
  • Marriottsville church seeking zoning change for townhouse development

    Marriottsville church seeking zoning change for townhouse development
    Another proposed Community Enhancement Floating zone development is coming on the heels of Simpson Oaks, according to the county's Department of Planning and Zoning. In Marriottsville, Chapelgate Presbyterian Church has plans to request CEF zoning...
  • Owner plans Oktoberfest opening for Federal Hill beer garden despite zoning board denial

    Owner plans Oktoberfest opening for Federal Hill beer garden despite zoning board denial
    The city vetoed plans Tuesday for a proposed open-air beer garden across from Cross Street Market in Federal Hill, but one of the owners says it'll open by Oktoberfest. "There will be a beer garden there come October," said the Crossbar owner, Brian...
  • O'Malley's record doesn't match his rhetoric [Commentary]

    O'Malley's record doesn't match his rhetoric [Commentary]
    The continuing embarrassment that is the Martin O'Malley administration's roll out of Obamacare in Maryland certainly won't bode well for the governor's presidential prospects. You may not be able to sign up for health insurance on the state website,...
  • Harford approves latest contract for water and sewer authority study

    Harford approves latest contract for water and sewer authority study
    The first step was to get everybody involved to agree to study the merits of creating a quasi-governmental agency to own and operate all the local water and sewer systems in Harford County. The second step is more complicated and expensive: Sort through...
  • Local governments confront questionable claims

    Local governments confront questionable claims
    Police officers rushed into the downtown parking garage, weapons drawn. As Detective Anthony Fata sat bleeding from a leg wound, officers scrambled around corners and up stairwells, frantically searching for a "junkie-looking black male." The...
  • Rights and responsibilities [Editorial]

    Rights and responsibilities [Editorial]
    Among the most politically charged subjects in the American discussion is the status of guns in our society. Those on the fringes of the discussion tend to attract the most attention, even as those with more middling views are ignored or lumped in...
  • Pension fund for Baltimore's elected officials 'financially strong'

    Pension fund for Baltimore's elected officials 'financially strong'
    While the pension systems for Baltimore's public safety and municipal workers are facing millions in unfunded liabilities, a third city pension fund is in excellent financial shape.  The Elected Officials' Retirement System for Baltimore's politicians...
  • Franchot, Kopp fight transfer of pension money

    Franchot, Kopp fight transfer of pension money
    Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot warned senators Wednesday that Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposal to divert $100 million a year from the state pension fund to next year's budget threatens the long-term health of the retirement system....
  • Scam artists tirelessly devise new schemes

    Scams are on my mind again. I hope you aren't getting tired of me passing on this kind of information but scams are constantly evolving. If I can prevent just one person from being scammed, it's worth doing. I mentioned in a previous column that I...