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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | March 12, 2002
As expected, a top aide to Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens resigned yesterday, several days after the aide mistakenly told a Pioneer City community group that a University of Maryland football player had been arrested as a youth. Owens accepted a letter of resignation from Susan Kleinberg, the county's human services officer, Monday evening, Owens' spokesman Matt Diehl said. After meetings last week with the youth's mother and Owens, Kleinberg decided to leave her $99,979 Cabinet-level post, Diehl said.
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By J.H. Snider | December 16, 2013
In countries such as Russia and Iran, the public can vote in elections, but the elections are often viewed as less than fully democratic because the courts can eliminate opponents of the ruling regime from running for office. In America, courts have historically played a minimal role in narrowing the field of candidates. But Maryland appears on the verge of setting a precedent to change that. Last January, in a highly publicized trial, Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold, then Maryland's most senior Republican office holder, was convicted of misconduct in office.
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August 25, 1995
An article in yesterday's editions incorrectly stated the number of terms Robert R. Neall served as Anne Arundel County executive. The correct number is one.The Sun regrets the error.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
Less than five months after she was appointed Anne Arundel County executive, Laura Neuman said Thursday that she wants to keep the job. Neuman, who was appointed by the County Council in February to replace disgraced former County Executive John R. Leopold, confirmed that she will seek election next year to a full four-year term. "I enjoy serving and certainly plan to continue," she said. Neuman said she has made progress since taking over from Leopold, whose conviction in January of criminal misconduct in office capped a yearlong scandal that reached from the county executive's office to the Police Department.
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May 2, 1998
An article yesterday in some editions of The Sun incorrectly reported Anne Arundel County Executive John G. Gary's proposed property tax for the fiscal year that begins July 1.The proposed rate is $2.36 per $100 of assessed value, 2 cents lower than this year's rate.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 5/02/98
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February 19, 2000
Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens made two Cabinet-level appointments yesterday, a criminal justice coordinator and a central services officer. H. Curt Toler, a former Federal Bureau of Prisons administrator and Anne Arundel Health Department program director, will oversee drug treatment programs as criminal justice coordinator. Spurgeon R. Eismeier, who manages the county's real estate office, will leave that job to oversee the Central Services Division, which runs county garages, manages its vehicle fleet and oversees purchasing.
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July 7, 1998
People interested in running for state and county offices had until 9 o'clock last night to file for candidacy. The deadline appeared to bring few additional office seekers for county positions, with no new candidates for Anne Arundel County executive by 6 p.m.A handful of Republicans decided to run for state office, with two filing for House of Delegates in District 30, one for House of Delegates in District 31 and another Republican filing for Senate in...
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December 31, 1998
Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens announced yesterday that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the county $3.3 million in grants to help provide housing for lower-income residents.Owens said she is delighted that housing Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo increased the county's funding this year.Arundel Community Development Services Inc., a nonprofit organization that receives funding through the county government, will administer the grants.Slightly more than $2.4 million will go to the county's Community Development Block Grant Program, which is designed to provide jobs and housing for county residents with low to moderate incomes.
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February 5, 1999
Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens has scheduled a news conference for Monday to discuss a 14-month study of the deterioration of school facilities, problems that could cost as much as a billion dollars to remedy.The 117 county schools, of which 45 are more than 31 years old, are attended by about 74,000 students.The 83-page report recommends increasing the county's piggyback tax and a "reach-back" property tax to pay for renovations.The report is the product of the county's 36-member Citizens Committee on the Maintenance, Repair and Renovation of Public Schools.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 8, 2002
Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens declared victory over Republican challenger Phillip D. Bissett last night after an all-day count of about 6,000 absentee ballots by election officials. "I am thrilled that the campaign is over, and that the voters of this county have reaffirmed my leadership for four more years," Owens said. According to an unofficial count released about 9:30 last night by the county board of elections, Owens received 89,290 votes to Bissett's 83,115 -- about 52 percent to 48 percent.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2013
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has hired Barbara J. Wilkins as the new government relations officer for the county. Wilkins replaces Alan Friedman, a holdover from John R. Leopold's administration who retired at the end of June. Wilkins worked most recently at Holland & Knight LLP, where she was senior counsel and handled legislative and regulatory issues for corporations and business trade associations, according to Neuman's office. Before that, Wilkins was vice president of government affairs for the Maryland Chamber of commerce from 1995 until 2001, according to her LinkedIn profile.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2013
An appeals court has chosen January to hear the challenge by former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold to his convictions for criminal misconduct in office. The 70-year-old Pasadena Republican was found guilty in January of having public employees do his political and personal tasks, including draining a urinary catheter bag he used after back surgery in 2010, and he resigned from office. His sentence included a month in jail, a month of home detention and 400 hours of community service.
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April 29, 2013
Anne Arundel County's proposed stormwater fee provided newly appointed County Executive Laura Neuman with her first leadership test, and she failed. Her veto puts the county at risk of sanctions if it does not enact a fee structure by July 1, yet she appears to have no plan for complying with state and federal requirements for reducing the polluted stormwater that is washing into the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The County Council should override her reckless decision without delay.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
Former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold was led out of a courtroom Thursday with his wrists handcuffed behind his back and his head lowered, bound for the county jail after being sentenced for his misconduct in office conviction and behavior a judge condemned as "outrageous. " Outside the county courthouse, a Leopold supporter said the judge should be fired, while a woman whose lawsuit alleges that she was wrongly terminated by the Leopold administration walked from the building exclaiming, "Pop the champagne!"
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2013
When she entered the race to replace John R. Leopold as county executive, Laura Neuman had a far higher profile in business than she did in politics. Many of the other 15 candidates were better known. But the County Council pulled a surprise, granting her the seat in a 4-3 vote. It wasn't the first time Neuman, a 48-year-old Annapolitan, came to the table with a seemingly weak hand and raked in all the chips. Born to a family of modest means in East Baltimore, she never finished high school or college, but during her 20s talked her way into the MBA program at Loyola University Maryland.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2013
On her first full day on the job, the new Anne Arundel County executive shut down a surveillance operation inside the county office building that included 500 cameras recording minute-by-minute activity in and around numerous county government facilities. County Executive Laura Neuman said she became "suspicious" upon discovering the surveillance equipment, and called law enforcement officials about the operation, which was conducted from a small, unmarked room at the Arundel Center complex that few seemed to know about.
NEWS
October 26, 2005
We want your opinions THE ISSUE: Legislation proposed by Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens would severely limit those ubiquitous roadside signs on county roads advertising everything from cheap mortgage rates to open houses to landscaping businesses. The so-called "bandit signs" are an effective form of mass advertising, but many residents don't like the clutter, and say the signs could cause accidents as drivers slow down to read them. YOUR VIEW: Are the signs really a problem?
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By PHILLIP MCGOWAN and PHILLIP MCGOWAN,SUN REPORTER | April 19, 2006
Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens underwent planned surgery yesterday morning at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore and was expected to be released later yesterday to recuperate at her Millersville home, a county news release said. The condition that prompted Owens' surgery was not life-threatening, according to her chief spokeswoman, Rhonda Wardlaw, who declined to elaborate. County officials hope Owens, 62, will return to Annapolis in time to present the fiscal 2007 county budget to the County Council on May 1. Wardlaw said she was notified Monday of Owens' surgery.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2013
When Laura Neuman heard that an Annapolis salad dressing maker was planning to move his business out of state, she arranged to meet with him. Neuman listened to Greg Vetter's story and made some calls. "She just said, 'Dude, you are NOT leaving Maryland,'" recounted Vetter, CEO of Tessemae's All Natural. "I don't know the nitty-gritty of how she did it, but she did it. And now we're in this insane, awesome space, and we don't have to move to Kentucky. " Keeping Vetter's company in Maryland last year became the latest success for Neuman.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2013
It started with a conversation the day the Anne Arundel County Council announced it was seeking a successor for John R. Leopold, after the county executive was found guilty of misconduct in office. "My daughter, she is in high school. We talk around the dinner table," said Derick Young, father of three and a carpet cleaning sales rep for Stanley Steemer. "One thing she noticed was Anne Arundel County never had an African-American county executive, and she asked me why. "I said, 'I don't know,'" he recalled.
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