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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | August 30, 2009
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold announced Thursday the creation of an animal advisory group to examine county laws and policies relating to issues such as animal abuse, pet waste and leashing dogs. The 16-member Animal Welfare Council will be responsible for community outreach relating to animals, reviewing pet rules and regulations, and developing public education efforts on issues such as reporting animal abuse and neglect. Wendy Cozzone, who heads Cheryl's Rescue Ranch in Odenton, was named chairwoman of the council.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2013
Activists, public officials and residents gathered Saturday outside an east Baltimore liquor store — where a man was severely beaten on Christmas Day — to protest violent attacks on gay people Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts told the crowd of about 40 people that his department plans to set up an advisory group to meet monthly to work with gay, lesbian and transgender people. "I want to come together as a community and make sure we connect and do the right things for every part of our community," said Batts, who became commissioner late last year.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | September 11, 1997
An article in the Howard County edition of The Sun on Wednesday incorrectly stated the reason for the creation of a passenger advisory group. Formation of the group was part of a contract between Corridor Transportation Corp. and Howard County's transportation division. The group was created before passengers lodged complaints about local bus service.The Sun regrets the error.Buses that are late. Wheelchair lifts that don't work. Buses that don't even show up.These are a few of the more than 30 complaints that passengers have lodged since late July against the Howard Area Transit Service (HATS)
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2011
A state advisory group on Thursday recommended legislative changes to bolster oversight of coronary stent placements amid widespread concerns about unnecessary medical procedures, but it stopped short of proposing that state law regulate physician reviews in hospitals. The omission drew sharp criticism from two national cardiology groups, which noted in a joint letter to the Maryland Health Care Commission that "inadequate, voluntary, internal review" was to blame for the failure at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2003
Seeing opportunity in Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr.'s campaign promise of grass-roots governance, a handful of community activists is trying to revamp the 14-year-old Community Conservation Advisory Group, which was designed to bring together neighborhood associations, businesses and other institutions to advise the county on policies. Smith spokesman Damian O'Doherty said the executive, who is putting into motion his first efforts at community-based revitalization in Randallstown and Essex/Middle River, is waiting to hear more details of the group's plans but likes the idea.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2003
This morning a small group of business leaders is to meet behind closed doors in the offices of Baltimore Development Corp. to evaluate proposals for a convention headquarters hotel for the city. Four hours have been set aside for the group to ask questions and debate the bids from three developers for a hotel, with at least 750 rooms, to be built on two vacant blocks just west of the Baltimore Convention Center and north of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. One of the development teams also proposed an alternative site in which the hotel would rise on a parking lot on Conway Street just west of the Sheraton Inner Harbor.
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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | December 9, 2003
Anne Arundel County schools Superintendent Eric J. Smith told an advisory group to County Executive Janet S. Owens last night that the school system has been frugal in the areas of construction and operations, while it has made changes that will improve education. Smith countered suggestions from members of her Spending Affordability Committee that his administration is "bloated." "I haven't seen it yet," Smith said, noting that he has cut costs by sending dozens of teachers from central office positions back to classrooms.
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By Jonathan D. Rockoff and Jonathan D. Rockoff,SUN STAFF | January 17, 2003
Baltimore County's Minority Achievement Advisory Group urged principals at poorly performing schools yesterday to observe classes more frequently and limit the number of students in hallways to help improve standardized test scores. The group submitted the ideas to Superintendent Joe A. Hairston and the Board of Education as part of a package of recommendations. The package was delivered a day after the Randallstown High PTSA issued its suggestions. "If conditions are to improve for our children, there must be a comprehensive, cooperative plan involving community, schools, parents, students and the administration," said Ella White Campbell, chairwoman of the 28-member advisory group.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | January 4, 1993
You should still be able to trace the family tree at the library in Westminster.An advisory group met last week to develop a plan to keep the local genealogical program there despite library budget cuts.The panel was appointed by the library's board of trustees following a proposal by Martha M. Makosky, the county library director, to move the genealogy section out of the Davis Room of the Westminster branch and save about $30,900 over the next two years.The library board had proposed letting a nonprofit group or a private, for-profit company take over the collection.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | June 18, 2002
The Baltimore County Council approved a proposal last night to change how its election districts are redrawn after the census, a proposal that will appear on November's ballot for voter approval. The plan follows almost exactly the conclusions of a commission the council established this spring to study how other counties redraw districts. If enacted, it would direct the council to establish an advisory group after every census to hold public hearings and devise an initial map. The council would then gather additional public input and approve the final changes.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2011
The Anne Arundel County school board has approved a revamped countywide Citizen Advisory Committee, appointing a 29-member executive panel that it says will strengthen the panel's ability to advise the board on education-related matters. The board appointed 26 county residents Tuesday to join three representatives from countywide parent groups on the CAC. The retooling comes about a year after tensions between the CAC and the board prompted CAC Chairman Tom Frank to resign, saying that what he thought was the group's function was not consistent with what the school board expected.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2011
An influential shareholder guidance group is advising Legg Mason investors to vote against the Baltimore company's $5.9 million compensation package for Chairman and CEO Mark R. Fetting. Glass, Lewis & Co., which provides guidance on proxy proposals, gave Legg a "D" grade in pay for performance, saying the Baltimore asset manager's compensation package is out of line with its results. "In light of the company's track record of overpaying its executives and failing to promote a long-term focus among [its top paid executives]
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | August 30, 2009
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold announced Thursday the creation of an animal advisory group to examine county laws and policies relating to issues such as animal abuse, pet waste and leashing dogs. The 16-member Animal Welfare Council will be responsible for community outreach relating to animals, reviewing pet rules and regulations, and developing public education efforts on issues such as reporting animal abuse and neglect. Wendy Cozzone, who heads Cheryl's Rescue Ranch in Odenton, was named chairwoman of the council.
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By LIZ F. KAY .. and LIZ F. KAY ..,SUN REPORTER | October 31, 2005
Five regional advisory councils will continue to pass concerns on to the Baltimore County school board, rather than a proposed, consolidated body. The school board has accepted a recommendation that the existing framework for regional councils be retained, and its policy review committee will evaluate proposals designed to enable the panels to work more effectively. Despite arguments that the current system suffers from a lack of participation, a single body would lose some of the neighborhood connection, council leaders said.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 30, 2005
BEIJING - Chinese police raided the office of an American-financed human rights group shortly before the arrival of the U.N. human rights chief yesterday, as authorities sought to keep a rein on dissent during the visit. Police searched the offices and copied computer files at the Empowerment and Rights Institute, a leading legal and human rights advisory group, employees and visitors to the offices said. The group's director, Hou Wenzhuo, said that as many as 10 plainclothes and uniformed police came to her home as well but did not arrest her. The raid came shortly before Louise Arbour, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, arrived in Beijing to discuss China's rights record with senior Communist Party officials.
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By Michael Cabbage and Michael Cabbage,ORLANDO SENTINEL | June 28, 2005
WASHINGTON - A divided advisory group concluded yesterday that NASA had failed to fully meet three key recommendations for safely returning the space shuttle to flight, including eliminating all critical launch debris and developing a way to repair the ship's heat shielding in orbit. Although embarrassing to NASA, the findings by the Stafford-Covey Task Group are not expected to postpone the planned launch of Discovery in July. Members of the panel who spoke yesterday after their final public meeting in Washington lauded NASA's efforts to improve the shuttle and said yesterday's verdict does not mean that the ship is unsafe.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2004
The Baltimore County Planning Board voted yesterday to recommend the county executive's plan for a community consensus-driven revitalization process, incorporating several amendments recommended by an advisory group that studied the proposal. Several community activists and representatives of business groups testified in favor of the plan, with some reservations. One of the primary concerns of residents and developers in the advisory group was that County Executive James T. Smith Jr.'s proposal does not provide enough incentives for builders to take on the costly work of redeveloping underused sites.
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May 29, 1998
TWO IMPORTANT volunteer groups accompanied the 1970s renewal of downtown Baltimore. The Architectural Review Board was charged with scrutinizing plans for the Inner Harbor area, while the Design Advisory Panel was to give counsel on changes in other key development corridors. Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke now wants to merge them."It makes sense to streamline these two groups," the mayor said of the merger, which he hopes to implement by July 1.Over the years, the functions of the two panels -- overseen, respectively, by the Baltimore Development Corp.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | May 24, 2004
Baltimore County's advisory Planning Board has rebuffed efforts to clamp down on development in the county, frustrating some community leaders who were hoping tougher anti-sprawl restrictions would emerge from the comprehensive zoning review now under way. As part of the once-every-four-years exercise in which any property in the county can be rezoned, the Baltimore County Planning Board has recommended against proposals to cut down on new development in...
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2004
The Baltimore County Planning Board voted yesterday to recommend the county executive's plan for a community consensus-driven revitalization process, incorporating several amendments recommended by an advisory group that studied the proposal. Several community activists and representatives of business groups testified in favor of the plan, with some reservations. One of the primary concerns of residents and developers in the advisory group was that County Executive James T. Smith Jr.'s proposal does not provide enough incentives for builders to take on the costly work of redeveloping underused sites.
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