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Gonzalez looking for run support in opener vs. Twins
When the O's and Twins open their series Friday at Oriole Park, Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez will face off against Minnesota righty Trevor May.

O's pad lead in AL East, capture series from Rays
J.J. Hardy drove in the go-ahead run in the Orioles' 5-4 win against the Rays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Thursday night.

Jones swipes home in O's double steal vs. Rays
To tie the game with the Rays at 2 in the bottom of the first inning on Thursday the O's turned to some small ball and Adam Jones was credited with a steal of home.

Chen, Gausman optioned, but won't miss a start
Both Wei-Yin Chen and Kevin Gausman, who have Minor League options remaining, were sent down after their last start -- on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively -- to give the O's another position player.

Traffic: Accident on I-70 in Howard County cleared
As of 9:15 a.m., an earlier accident on eastbound I-70 in Howard County was reportedly cleared.








2 young boys charged with arson after fire on estate of Tom Clancy
Two young boys were charged with arson for allegedly setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied home on the Calvert County estate of the late novelist Tom Clancy.








Harford school buses may get cameras to catch drivers who fail to stop for them
County executive says legislation will be introduced Tuesday to require exterior surveillance; sheriff backs move

School buses have several pieces of equipment to warn drivers they are slowing down and stopping to let children off and on, and Harford County bus operators may soon have a powerful tool to help catch those who fail to heed all the visual warnings.








Labor Day schedule and closings
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Howard Co. police say Xerox has fixed speed camera data errors
Company had listed more cars as speeding than were actually on the road

Howard County police say their speed camera vendor has corrected a year's worth of inaccurate data the company submitted about the cameras there. 







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9/7/2011

Romney’s Economic Plan
Filed under: — Robert Farrow @ 6:29 am

from Powerline

Earlier today, Mitt Romney released his plan to revive America’s economy. You can read it in its entirety here. Most of its prescriptions will sound familiar; in general, they are pretty standard conservative fare. Taken together, however, they are quite impressive.

Romney begins with five bills he would introduce and five executive orders he would issue on his first day in office:

FIVE BILLS FOR DAY ONE

The American Competitiveness Act
• Reduces the corporate income tax rate to 25 percent

The Open Markets Act
• Implements the Colombia, Panama, and South Korea Free Trade Agreements

The Domestic Energy Act
• Directs the Department of the Interior to undertake a comprehensive survey of American energy reserves in partnership with exploration companies and initiates leasing in all areas currently approved for exploration

The Retraining Reform Act
• Consolidates the sprawl of federal retraining programs and returns funding and responsibility for these programs to the states

The Down Payment on Fiscal Sanity Act
• Immediately cuts non-security discretionary spending by 5 percent, reducing the annual federal budget by $20 billion

FIVE EXECUTIVE ORDERS FOR DAY ONE

An Order to Pave the Way to End Obamacare
• Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services and all relevant federal officials to return the maximum possible authority to the states to innovate and design health care solutions that work best for them

An Order to Cut Red Tape
• Directs all agencies to immediately initiate the elimination of Obama-era regulations that unduly burden the economy or job creation, and then caps annual increases in regulatory costs at zero dollars

An Order to Boost Domestic Energy Production
• Directs the Department of the Interior to implement a process for rapid issuance of drilling permits to developers with established safety records seeking to use pre-approved techniques in pre-approved areas

An Order to Sanction China for Unfair Trade Practices
•Directs the Department of the Treasury to list China as a currency manipulator in its biannual report and directs the Department of Commerce to assess countervailing duties on Chinese imports if China does not quickly move to float its currency

An Order to Empower American Businesses and Workers
• Reverses the executive orders issued by President Obama that tilt the playing field in favor of organized labor, including the one encouraging the use of union labor on major government construction projects

That, of course, is only the beginning. I have had time only to skim Romney’s proposals, but they are worth studying in detail. Romney is blunt in calling President Obama a failure; this graph, which contrasts the Obama “recovery” with previous recoveries from recessions, pretty much says it all:

Democrats liked to call the recovery that took place early in the George W. Bush administration a “jobless recovery.” Today, for the first time America is experiencing a “jobloss recovery.”

Romney understands, and emphasizes, that regulatory costs are just as important as high taxes. This chart is revealing:

The estimate of the cost of regulation comes from the federal government itself.

Romney also ridicules President Obama’s claim to have initiated an “unprecedented” effort to cut costly red tape. Here is the real Obama record on regulation:

There is much more. I will try to return to Romney’s proposals in days to come, but in the meantime I would urge you to take a look.

As far as I know, no one doubts Romney’s competence. Some members of the GOP base question whether Romney means what he says, and can be counted on, when in office, to fulfill his promises. I can understand that skepticism as applied to the social issues, where Romney’s record is indeed inconsistent. But is there any reason to doubt that Romney is serious about his economic proposals and will work hard to implement them? Not that I can see.

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Thursday's Sports In Brief (The Associated Press)
Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game against 81st-ranked American Vania King. While buzz around the tournament grounds built all day waiting for 15-year-old CiCi Bellis to play her second-round match at night - she wound up losing - Williams ran her U.S. Open winning streak to 16 matches as she tries to become the first woman to win three consecutive titles at Flushing Meadows since Chris Evert took four in a row from 1975-78. Two past major champions, No. 8 Ana Ivanovic and No. 24 Sam Stosur, lost, as did No. 23 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and No. 27 Madison Keys, bringing the total to 11 seeded women gone after only two rounds.

Ravens run over Saints 22-13 (The Associated Press)
To Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, finishing the preseason perfect mattered. Harbaugh rested his regulars and watched with delight as Ray Rice's backups ground out 214 yards rushing in a 22-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night. Kicker Justin Tucker was among the few Ravens regulars who did not get the night off for the final exhibition game, and his performance was also one of the reasons the Ravens closed out their four-game exhibition slate without a loss. ''The thing that I love about these four preseason games is that guys work so hard,'' Harbaugh said.

Game roundup: Manziel solid in Browns' victory (The SportsXchange)
Brian Hoyer looked sharp and rookie Johnnie Manziel connected for a touchdown as the Cleveland Browns rolled past the Chicago Bears 33-13 on Thursday night at First Energy Stadium. Hoyer went 6-for-8 and looked confident as he drove the Browns to a first-quarter score. In the second quarter, he led the Browns on a five-play 80-yard drive, which was capped by a one-yard TD pass to Jim Dray. His Arizona counterpart, Chandler Catanzaro kicked three field goals.

Public shaming of NFL commish Roger Goodell shows power, pitfalls of social media (Yahoo Sports)
All sports bosses are now held accountable by the public (including athletes on social media) in an unprecedented way. Commissioners are expected to be transparent in a refreshing way. But that transparency has its risks.

NFL roundup: Goodell toughens stance on domestic violence (The SportsXchange)
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced a dramatic new domestic violence policy for the league Thursday, admitting "I didn't get it right" with Ray Rice. The measures were announced in a letter to all team owners and come after widespread criticism and a social media firestorm that Goodell absorbed following his handling of discipline for the Baltimore Ravens running back. A first offense under the new domestic violence policy calls for a six-game suspension, while a second offense would result in a lifetime ban. The two-game suspension for Rice left many with the impression that the NFL did not take domestic violence seriously as a crime.

NFL, under public pressure, toughens domestic violence bans (Reuters)
By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The National Football League, stung by a public uproar from critics who said it was too lenient on a player accused of assaulting his fiancée, on Thursday announced stricter domestic violence penalties. Players will now receive a six-game ban for a first-time violation of the league's policy and an indefinite ban for a second violation, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a letter to team owners obtained by Reuters. Goodell did not mention Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice by name, but apologized for how the league handled his suspension. Women's and family groups blasted the NFL after it suspended Rice for only two games in July for allegedly assaulting his then-fiancee and now wife.

After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans (The Associated Press)
Acknowledging he ''didn't get it right'' with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second. In a letter sent to all 32 team owners Thursday and obtained by The Associated Press, Goodell never mentions Rice by name but makes clear references to the Baltimore player who was charged with assault after being caught on video dragging his then-fiancee off a casino elevator. ''My disciplinary decision led the public to question our sincerity, our commitment, and whether we understood the toll that domestic violence inflicts on so many families. The NFL suspended six players for one game each, and Rice was the second player to be suspended for two games.

Goodell apologizes, toughens domestic abuse policy (AFP)
National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for domestic violence Thursday, including potential life bans for repeat offenders, and apologized for issuing a weak abuse penalty last month. In a letter to team owners outlining revisions to the NFL's personal conduct policy, Goodell said that violations regarding assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault involving physical force will bring a six-game ban without pay and a second offense will bring a minimum one-year ban from the NFL. The moves come after criticism of Goodell's handling of the domestic violence case involving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.

Goodell admits Rice mistake in laying out new policy (The SportsXchange)
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced a dramatic new domestic violence policy for the league Thursday, admitting "I didn't get it right" with Ray Rice. The measures were announced in a letter to all team owners and come after widespread criticism and a social media firestorm that Goodell absorbed following his handling of discipline for the Baltimore Ravens running back. A first offense under the new domestic violence policy calls for a six-game suspension, while a second offense would result in a lifetime ban. The two-game suspension for Rice left many with the impression that the NFL did not take domestic violence seriously as a crime.

AP source: Gordon wants to play in CFL but can't (The Associated Press)
Josh Gordon can't run a deep pass route into Canada and play. The Cleveland Browns' suspended star wide receiver wanted to play in the Canadian Football League during his indefinite suspension, but CFL rules prohibit him from doing so. Gordon, whose season-long suspension by the NFL was upheld on Wednesday, asked the Browns for permission to play for the Calgary Stampeders, a person familiar with the Pro Bowler's situation told The Associated Press on Thursday. CFL spokesman Jamie Dykstra said the only way Gordon could play in the league is if he was released by the Browns and became a free agent.

Champ Bailey's role unclear as Saints host Ravens (The Associated Press)
After playing at an elite level for more than a decade, cornerback Champ Bailey enters the final game of the 2014 preseason with little certainty about what kind of role he might fill in the Saints' secondary. He is healthy enough to play against Baltimore on Thursday night, but coaches may still decide the Saints' long-term interests would be better served by sitting Bailey out to ensure he's healthy when the games start counting in the standings. Bailey probably needs more time in the field in the preseason if he wants a legitimate chance to start against the Falcons to open the regular season on Sept. 7, but even he acknowledged, ''I've just got to make sure my body feels good before I step out there in Atlanta.'' Either way, Bailey said his designation as a starter or backup won't affect his approach. Regardless of how much I'm playing, I'm always out there competing like I'm the starter or going to be.'' After Bailey was let go by Denver last offseason, the Saints brought him in, hoping his experience would help a young secondary, and they he'd be healthy enough to continue being effective for another season.

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