February 15, 2005 |
A federal judge ruled Monday that Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. can freeze out two Baltimore Sun reporters by barring all state employees from talking to the journalists. U.S. District Judge William Quarles dismissed the newspaper's lawsuit, saying the paper wrongly asserted a greater right of access to government officials than private citizens have. "The right to publish news is expansive. However, the right does not carry with it the unrestrained right to gather information," the judge ruled.
February 10, 2005 |
Mayor Martin O'Malley on Wednesday denounced rumors of infidelity spread on the Internet by a longtime aide to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., saying he was the target of an "orchestrated campaign," as his wife described the effect that the stories were having on their young children. "These are despicable lies. These are falsehoods," said O'Malley, a Democrat who is pondering a run for governor in 2006 and is considered a rising star in his party.
June 26, 1990 |
If you toss a heavy boulder out of a floating rowboat, does the water level in the pond rise or fall? Here is a simple physics demonstration that provides the answer: Float a four-inch length of 2-by-4 in a tray not much larger than the block. Next, put enough pennies on the block to make its top surface just even with the water line. It will probably take about 50 pennies to do this. Mark the water line in the container.
November 16, 2003 |
The Maryland Hispanic Republican Caucus lost its affiliation with the state's Republican Party after the caucus chairman angered party officials by publicly criticizing Gov. Robert Ehrlich for not appointing Latinos to high-level jobs. Delegates to the GOP's fall convention voted overwhelmingly to recognize a rival organization, Hispanic Republicans of Maryland, as the state party's official affiliate, ending the relationship with the caucus.
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February 8, 1996
Q: How small would a planet have to be before you could throw a baseball into orbit? A: A satellite in a low-Earth orbit travels about 7.9 kilometers (5 miles) per second. Professional pitchers can throw a ball about 100 miles per hour or 44 meters per second, a mere 0.56% of orbital speed on Earth. According to physicist Robert Ehrlich in "The Cosmological Milkshake," that speed would be sufficient to reach orbit on a planet whose radius is 0.56% that of Earth's, or 36 kilometers (22.3 miles).
July 3, 2003 |
When Bernadette Gietka looked at a lottery ticket she had just bought and noticed it began with the numbers 1, 2 and 3, she thought she "might as well throw this one in the can." Luckily, she didn't. The ticket was the only winner in the $183-million jackpot drawing for the Mega Millions game June 20. Gietka, 54, a part-time letter carrier, appeared at a news conference with Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich, lottery officials and family.