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Philosophy

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  • Head of the Class: News of local students' achievements

    Eve Carlson, of Towson, was named to the spring semester dean's list at Bucknell University, in Lewisburg, Pa. Bethany Reynolds, of Timonium, a junior at Washington and Lee University, has been selected for the spring/summer 2012 Johnson Opportunity...
  • Microsoft unveils 'Surface,' a new challenger to the iPad

    Microsoft unveils 'Surface,' a new challenger to the iPad
    Microsoft wanted a tablet done right, so the company figured it’d give it a try. CEO Steve Ballmer announced the Microsoft “Surface” family of tablet devices Monday in Los Angeles, a move that sends a clear warning shot across the Apple...
  • George K. McKinney, U.S. marshal

    George K. McKinney, U.S. marshal
    George K. McKinney, who was the first African-American to be appointed U.S. marshal for the District of Maryland, and whose career in federal service spanned more than four decades, died June 17 of leukemia at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 77. "It...
  • Helping others the hallmark of educator Ron Etue's life

    Ronald Etue, an Ellicott City resident and retired educator, has had many jobs in education since graduating from college in 1967. The 67-year-old continues to keep busy by volunteering throughout the area and has an admirable philosophy of life. Etue...
  • Even media is falling out of love with Obama

    Even media is falling out of love with Obama
    Those cannibals who recently turned up in Miami and Baltimore aren't the only people eating their own. Following President Barack Obama's 54-minute snoozer of a speech in Ohio last week, even his "friends" are beginning to feed on him. In 2008, David...
  • Obama's cynicism for me, not for thee

    Obama's cynicism for me, not for thee
    "My rival in this race," Barack Obama announced early in 2007, "is not other candidates. It's cynicism." It's now clear that what he meant by this was other people's cynicism -- not his own. As you may recall, President Obama came into office a very...
  • Frederick Douglass' enduring lessons

    Frederick Douglass' enduring lessons
    Frederick Douglass once said that from his "slave experience" he was able to "elaborate quite a lengthy chapter of political philosophy, applicable to the American people." In addition to his slave experience, the Eastern Shore native elaborated quite a...
  • Letter: Commissioners can learn from compliance board, but will they?

    The Maryland State Open Meetings Compliance Board is charged with determining whether the State Open Meetings Act is held in compliance by local and state government officials. The first week of February, the board offered an important decision which...
  • Area schools use different philosophies when it comes to Advanced Placement tests

    Area schools use different philosophies when it comes to Advanced Placement tests
    Baltimore County has come a long way since the 1992-1993 school year when only about 2 percent of public school students took an advanced placement (AP) exam. In 2011, 2,626 of the 7,175 (36.6 percent) students took at least one AP exam, according to a...
  • More youth play isn't a winner for everybody

    Over the past 50 years, we have gone from major league athletes with offseason jobs to young athletes with, often, no offseason at all, from parents sticking their heads out the back door to call their children home from play to parents rushing out the...
  • Harford County Police Blotter

    Harford County sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Lawrence Kenneth Standiford, 52, of the 1900 block of Bennett Road, was charged Tuesday with second-degree assault. A window at a church was broken Tuesday in the 700 block of...
  • Artisans show off concrete style at Luke Works in Baltimore

    Artisans show off concrete style at Luke Works in Baltimore
    A decade ago, artisan Mark Melonas was piecing together a living teaching sculpture at the Baltimore School for the Arts, doing some freelance graphic design and staging exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. And he was fooling around with...