November 27, 1993
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke will discuss the breakdown of the American family and the fast-rising rate of out-of-wedlock births tomorrow on the ABC show "This Week With David Brinkley."Mr. Schmoke was invited to discuss the increase in the illegitimacy rate, now 68 percent for blacks and 22 percent for whites. The program will be broadcast in Baltimore at 10:30 a.m. on WJZ-TV (Channel 13.)Other guests include Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders, who visited Baltimore's Laurence Paquin School for teen-age mothers last week; and Charles Murray, a fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.
November 18, 1991
When the 1990 census figures arrived, Mayor Richard Goodrich realized that Brunswick had 117 citizens more than the requisite 5,000 to become a city under the rules of the Maryland Municipal League. Brunswick is now advertising a charter change. If there is no opposition, the town on the banks of the Potomac soon will turn into a city."City has a nice ring to it," muses Mayor Goodrich. "Brunswick is growing. We ought to be very proud that we are a growing community and now, after umpteen years, we are one of two cities in Frederick County."
July 3, 1991
WASHINGTON -- In a signal that it intends to enforce the Voting Rights Act with new vigor, the Justice Department has blocked legislative redistricting plans devised by the states of Mississippi and Louisiana on the ground that they discriminate against blacks.Assistant Attorney General John R. Dunne yesterday expressed sweeping objections to the redistricting plans for the Mississippi state Senate and House of Representatives. On Friday, he objected to a plan for the Louisiana state Senate.
September 18, 1991
The County Council will resume its redistricting process tomorrow when it conducts a 7:30 p.m. public hearing.Although the council has targeted three plans -- a map prepared by Democrats, another designed by Republicans and a third drawn by the North Laurel Civic Association -- for comment, any map may be discussed.At least one other idea will receive comment.Sherman Howell, spokesman for a group called Citizens for Equitable Districting, saidhis group will offer the council a map he says is intended to preserve the integrity of black and other minority populations in the 1st, 3rd and 4th districts.
May 13, 1993
Taxpayers association reviews past yearThe first annual meeting of the Carroll County Taxpayers Association will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Room 07 of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.The agenda will include a review of the past year's activities, plus election of a board of directors for the coming year.Information: 875-0576.Census shows incomes increasing in CarrollCarroll County's 1990 census figures show a 17.7 percent increase in the median household income from 1980 to 1990, the Baltimore Metropolitan Council reported this week.
November 13, 2005
1986: TIGHT RACE One of the closest congressional elections in recent state history took place in Anne Arundel County 19 years ago this week. And the votes took two weeks to count to make sure the result was right. Running for Maryland's 4th District seat was Tom McMillen, a Crofton Democrat and former Rhodes scholar and Washington Bullets player. His Republican opponent was Robert R. "Bobby" Neall, a popular member of the state's House of Delegates and lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County.
February 24, 1991
A statistical glitch may have made Port Tobacco the smallest town in Maryland, says the mayor of Highland Beach, a tiny Anne Arundel County community that held the position a decade ago."I think we are still the smallest, despite what the figures indicate," said Herbert A. Scurlock, mayor of the waterfront town southeast of Annapolis.The 1990 census indicates that Highland Beach's population skyrocketed from eight in 1980 to 102 last year. But Mr. Scurlock says the town's population has merely doubled to about 16.The mayor thinks a census taker erroneously included the nearby unincorporated areas of Bay Highlands and Venice Beach in Highland Beach's population.
August 18, 1993
The bills have been paid. The refrigerator stocked. Everyone's wardrobe is in passable shape. Now, the money left over is yours, all yours to spend as you darn well please.Was that the sound of a groan? You say there is no money left after taking care of basic necessities?According to a recent article in American Demographics magazine, most Americans actually have more bucks to spend on frills than they think. The problem is managing money to make the most of it.We want to see if they're right.
June 14, 1996
Md. ranked in top 10 for child careMaryland is one of the nation's top 10 states for child care, according to Working Mother magazine. This marks the fourth straight year Maryland has made Working Mother's 10 best.In its June issue, Working Mother listed, but did not rank, the top states. In addition to Maryland, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin made the cut.The magazine rated the states on quality, safety, commitment and availability of care.
July 8, 1992
A major new demographic study of American Christians and Jews, based on data from the 1990 census and from participating churches and synagogues, estimates that black Baptists constitute the fourth largest religious community in the country.The number of black Baptists, which has never been accurately estimated before, was put at 8.7 million in the study published by Glenmary Research Center of Atlanta.The survey, released yesterday, also shows dramatic increases among the more conservative and evangelical Protestant churches and the Mormons in the decade since a similar 1980 study was published by Glenmary.