August 10, 1991
William A. Badger, one of the five regulators who helps set telephone and electricity rates in Maryland, will step down Aug. 30 to take a job heading a trade association of Pennsylvania electric companies.After 14 years as a member of the Public Service Commission, Mr. Badger had become known both in and out of Maryland for his outspoken opinions, including support for proposals to limit regulators' ability to second-guess electric companies' decisions to build power plants.Last year, he cast the sole dissenting vote in a decision enabling callers to hide their identity from machines that can display their phone numbers.
July 27, 1999
Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens named yesterday the senior vice president of the county's economic development corporation to temporarily replace president Richard J. Morgan, who abruptly resigned two weeks ago to take a private-sector job.William A. Badger Jr., 44, joined the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) -- a private corporation that receives public funds and is overseen by a county-controlled board -- as Morgan's right-hand man in 1994.Morgan handed his letter of resignation to Owens at the groundbreaking for Arundel Mills mall on July 15, a week after state officials criticized AAEDC's operations in a private meeting with the county executive and her chief advisers.
March 14, 2007
Business leaders across Anne Arundel County have rushed to the defense of a former economic development chief who was criticized in a confidential county report for alleged mismanagement, misappropriation of funds and political favors. Several have said that the attacks against William A. Badger Jr., who served as chief executive of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. for nearly seven years until February last year, were unfounded. The entrepreneurs also questioned the inclusion of the allegations in the report, which was prepared by 14 community and business leaders to advise County Executive John R. Leopold on economic development and military expansion at Fort Meade.
August 6, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Jack Kevorkian's 33rd victim, Rebecca Badger, was just 39 years old.She was, she said, so crippled by the effects of multiple sclerosis that she relied on a wheelchair and had to be dragged by her daughter to the bathroom. She had difficulty with bladder and bowel control and was in constant, unbearable pain. Ms. Badger turned to Jack Kevorkian as an ''angel of mercy'' to free her.On July 9, in a hotel room in Pontiac, Mich., Dr. Kevorkian administered an injection of potassium chloride, and Ms. Badger died, holding her daughter's hand.
September 16, 1992
Sylvia Badger's column, which has been appearing in this space on Wednesdays, is moving to Fridays. It will continue to run as well in the People section of The Sunday Sun.
June 9, 1995
Sylvia Badger is on vacation. Her column returns next week.The lazy days of summer are just around the corner. But for some party planners, summer means picnics and crab feasts. If your organization is planning a fund-raising picnic, an awards dinner or some other benefit during July, August and September, we'd like to know.Please send an announcement with a contact name and phone number to Sylvia Badger, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278 or fax her at (410) 783-2519. Deadline is June 20.