May 23, 2010
ANNAPOLIS — The Rev. Richardson Libby certainly has an unflagging dedication to history. Thanks to his perseverance, the right version of the Stars and Stripes is hanging inside the State House rotunda. Libby, who lives across the street from the Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis, discovered that the flag thought to be an accurate reproduction of one made in 1783 was incorrect. The blue field of 13 eight-point stars should have been vertical instead of horizontal. He worked with historians to rectify the situation over a period of several years, and the corrected banner was unveiled on Flag Day 2009.
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2012
A man told Annapolis police he was riding his bicycle on Sunday on Calvert Street near Rowe Boulevard when four or five men approached him and one knocked him off his bicycle. The bicyclist told police that around 2:30 a.m. an assailant in a group of several men struck him the face, knocking him off his bicycle. The victim ran away, leaving his bicycle and phone, police said. When he returned, both his red Jeep Comanche mountain bicycle and his cell phone, a black Verizon slider-type cell phone, were gone, police said.
By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2010
Annapolis' finance director, whose tenure was marked by the still-unsolved theft of more than $150,000 in checks and cash from a city hall vault, is retiring after 26 years in city government, officials announced Monday. Timothy Elliott, who faced criticism for not immediately informing Mayor Joshua J. Cohen of the June theft, plans to leave his post Sept. 1 to pursue a job in the private sector. No arrests have been made in the theft. Elliott declined to comment. Cohen spokesman Phillip McGowan said Elliott was not forced to retire or resign.
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
In Annapolis, where there is no city manager or assistant city manager, the recreation and parks director will fill in as city manager. Mayor Mike Pantelides announced Friday that parks director Brian Woodward will be acting city manager while the search continues for a permanent manager. The city's previous city manager, Michael Mallinoff, was fired by the new mayor in January. Then assistant city manager Virginia Burke, who served as acting city manager, resigned. Her last day was Friday.
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
A raccoon found in Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis has tested positive for rabies, and health officials are looking for any person or pet who may have come in contact with it. The animal was found at the park's visitor center on Thursday. Anyone who might have come in contact with it could require treatment to prevent a rabies infection, Anne Arundel County health officials said. The treatment involves prophylactic injection of rabies antibodies and a series of vaccines soon after exposure.
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2012
The Economic Club of Annapolis has score an impresive "get" for its May 8 meeting, lining up a speaker whom many consider the most powerful figure in the Republican Party. Grover Norquist, creator and enforcer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge that Republican candidates are practically obligated to sign, will speak Tuesday at the Anne Arundel County Public Library branch at 1410 West St. The meeting is scheduled to run from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Norquist, founder and president of American for Tax Reform, routinely asks all candidates to promise to oppose any tax increases at all levels of government.
March 31, 2011
The legislature is close to finishing another of its illustrious sessions, and this one has had its proper share of contentious debates. If we are really being honest , we must admit that in all of the political opinions expressed from around the state, it is the issue of justice that most often provokes the passionate responses we have come to see in the Readers Respond section of The Baltimore Sun. We expect things to be "fair. " Yet no one can agree what "fair" really is for any given issue.
By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2012
When John Brady took over at Annapolis for legendary coach Al Laramore in 1977, he inherited a program that had made the state tournament in five of the previous six years with a state championship in in 1974. It was a tough act to follow, but Brady has proven to be plenty tough and successful. He used the program's established tradition as a springboard and, in 35 seasons, has the most wins (717-151 career mark) of any coach in the area. Brady has guided the Panthers to 15 trips to the state tournament, including a state title in 1990 and three runner-up finishes.
February 13, 2010
Northrop Grumman officials met privately Friday in Annapolis with Gov. Martin O'Malley as the defense company weighs whether to relocate its Los Angeles headquarters to Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia. Wesley G. Bush, chief executive officer, and Gaston Kent, a vice president in charge of the search for a new facility, attended the hourlong meeting at the State House. Christian Johansson, secretary of the state Department of Business and Economic Development, described meeting as "positive."
June 27, 2010
State leaders in Annapolis took an important step this week toward making government more transparent when they announced that most major business will be broadcast live on the Internet. Starting immediately, video of Board of Public Works meetings will be live-streamed to the web, and beginning in January, video of House of Delegates committee hearings and audio of Senate committee hearings will be live-streamed. (The House's office building is newer and has more advanced technology than the Senate building; when the state budget crunch eases, we encourage the legislature to upgrade the technology in the Senate building as well.
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