Students at the University of Maryland have launched a petition calling on the college to boot Chick-fil-A off the College Park campus, after the president of the fast food chain said he opposes gay marriage.
Ann M. Klingaman, a retired Baltimore County public school educator whose career spanned more than three decades, died Sunday from complications of a broken hip at Gilchrist Hospice in Columbia. She was 88.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Policies to change building codes in flood plains and on coastlines, construct offshore wind turbines and manage suburban sprawl could find political opportunity, officials hope, as recent extreme weather renews a conversation on climate change in Maryland and nationally.
Chick-fil-A has reaped both complaints and kudos in the past for contributions made to organizations battling same-sex marriage, but they paled in comparison to the social-media-fueled uproar that followed comments by the fast-food chain's president.
In a letter send to the Public Service Commission, members of the 21st delegation are taking on two local utility companies in a big way by demanding that Pepco and Baltimore Gas and Electric come up with a plan within 60 days to respond quickly to power outages following major storms. They hope that plan will include putting many more power lines underground and increasing the number of trained line crews available to restore power following a major event.
Many in Baltimore's technology community now know Ron Schmelzer as the guy who organizes the monthly Baltimore Tech Breakfasts. The Baltimore Sun recently interviewed Schmelzer, who talked about launching Baltimore TechBreakfast, the region's technology community, and his plans for his latest startup venture, Bizelo.