January 31, 2001
WASHINGTON - New York's senators have their limits. They will keep a bet, even read in verse, but they don't do bird imitations. New York Democratic Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Charles E. Schumer made good on their Super Bowl wager with Maryland's senators yesterday afternoon, reciting the 108-line Edgar Allan Poe poem "The Raven" to mark Baltimore's triumph over the Giants. But while an excited Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski punctuated their performance by repeatedly attempting flight - whipping her arms and bobbing up and down like a raven - Clinton and Schumer stuck to the script and remained decidedly earth-bound.
December 5, 1999
1987: Amtrak rail crash in Chase kills 161990: Maryland population 4.7 million1992: Barbara Mikulski becomes U.S. senator
September 22, 1996
"Capitol Offense" by Barbara Mikulski and Marylouise Oates. I find it to be very intriguing; you can really picture the senator (Mikulski) as Norie (the book's main character).I'm a big Oscar Wilde fan. I've just finished "Oscar Wilde's Guide to Modern Living," edited by John Calvin Batchelor and Craig McNeer. It's got a whole bunch of fun quotes and things - it's really a lot of fun.Kathy Hornig, director of special projects for the Baltimore Office of Promotions and Catonsville resident, is organizing next weekend's city book festival on Mount Vernon PlacePub Date: 9/22/96
March 29, 1991
Doves in war, hawks in peace. That's one way to describe Maryland's two senators, Barbara Mikulski and Paul Sarbanes. Along with most members of their party, they voted dovishly to deny President Bush the authority to use armed force against Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Then, after the war was won, they showed how hawkish they could be by voting to cut off aid to King Hussein's Jordan as punishment for its support of the Iraqi cause.In both instances, these Democratic senators were seeking to thwart and constrict a Republican president.
December 8, 1991
William H. Krehnbrink, a 44-year-old diesel truck mechanic from Baltimore County, has filed for the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a Democrat.The Republican said he has entered the race because "we have allowed some terrible things to occur, and changes need to be made."Some areas Krehnbrink wants to focus on are education as a means of fighting poverty and the possible elimination of the Department of Probation and Parole."We find criminals, try and convict them and put them in jail, only to release them on parole so that they can commit new crimes while being 'supervised,' " he said.
October 24, 2013
The Sun's John Fritze recently reported that Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin have maneuvered a behind-the-scenes, 1 percent pay raise for federal employees ( "Without words, federal workers are on track to get a pay raise," Oct. 17). In the article Senator Mikulski is quoted as saying that "this modest pay raise demonstrates the respect we have for our federal workers who have been furloughed, laid off, locked out and scapegoated. " Instead of suggesting that the senators really have the interests of federal workers in mind, I recommend Senators Mikulski, Cardin - and, for that matter, all Maryland's elected officials - resign so that their constituents, federal employees or not, don't have to go through the trouble of voting them out in the next election.