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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | September 18, 1990
A Crofton Democrat running for the House of Delegates hopes to make incumbent Republican Elizabeth S. Smith's personal wealth an issue in the Nov. 6 general election.Bill D. Burlison, who won a seat on the Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee in last week's primary, kicked off his bid for one of three House of Delegates seats, attacking Smith's multimillion dollar fortune during a press conference yesterday morning.He also criticized Smith's record -- and outlined his own positions -- on the environment, property tax reform, and women's issues.
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By PHILLIP MCGOWAN and PHILLIP MCGOWAN,SUN REPORTER | November 4, 2005
Four months after entering the race for the 3rd District congressional seat, Anne Arundel County Councilman Bill D. Burlison announced this week that he has withdrawn his candidacy. "It's personal," Burlison, a Democrat, said in a statement of his reason for dropping out, "and I will have no further comment." Burlison, 74, who announced his candidacy in July, was vying for a return to Congress after more than 25 years away. He served six terms in Missouri until being voted out in 1980.
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November 12, 1993
Bill D. Burlison, who ran unsuccessfully for the House of Delegates in the past two elections, has announced he will seek the County Council seat for the 4th District, which includes West County.Mr. Burlison, who in 1990 was elected to the Maryland Democratic Central Committee, said he will focus on the new cap on property taxes and will urge council members to not only forgo a salary increase this year, but take a 5 percent pay cut."First, it would be a signal to voters that we got the 'cap' message and secondly, it would reverse the trend to make the council a full-time job at full-time pay for full-time politicians," Mr. Burlison said in a written statement.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | November 4, 2005
Who says Peter Angelos turns a deaf ear to critics? After that lousy Orioles season, armchair owners said the club needed rebuilding from the ground up. And Angelos is responding - by tearing out the sod at Camden Yards. For only the second time since the ballpark opened in 1992, the club is pulling up every blade of Kentucky bluegrass and putting down new sod - 12 tractor-trailer loads of it. "As everybody knows here in town, we could use something to change our luck a little bit," jokes Dave Nehila, head groundskeeper at Camden Yards.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | August 9, 2002
Anne Arundel County Council member John J. Klocko III demanded yesterday that council Chairman Bill D. Burlison resign as leader of the elected body, citing Burlison's handling of a recent contentious meeting. Klocko, who made his unusual request by letter, chastised Burlison for his actions at a council meeting Monday during which legislation to redevelop the former David Taylor Research Center near Annapolis was debated. Klocko, who yelled at Burlison during the marathon meeting that lasted past midnight, accused Burlison of attempting to "impede the democratic process" when he limited the speech of another elected official.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | December 4, 2001
An expert in parliamentary procedure he may be, but comedian he is not. Elected by his County Council colleagues last night as their chairman, Bill D. Burlison, an Odenton Democrat, began his one-year term with a joke that flopped. Burlison recalled a one-liner by former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole and hinted at the Anne Arundel council's troubled relations, which remains a touchy subject among many in county government. Recalling Dole's response to a reporter who asked how he slept the night he lost to President Bill Clinton in 1996, Burlison said that if asked the same question today, he would say he slept like a baby, but woke up crying every 20 minutes because he "was elected chairman of the Anne Arundel County Council."
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By PHILLIP MCGOWAN and PHILLIP MCGOWAN,SUN REPORTER | November 4, 2005
Four months after entering the race for the 3rd District congressional seat, Anne Arundel County Councilman Bill D. Burlison announced this week that he has withdrawn his candidacy. "It's personal," Burlison, a Democrat, said in a statement of his reason for dropping out, "and I will have no further comment." Burlison, 74, who announced his candidacy in July, was vying for a return to Congress after more than 25 years away. He served six terms in Missouri until being voted out in 1980.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | March 5, 2002
Clashing with his colleagues on the Anne Arundel County Council, Chairman Bill D. Burlison is trying to revive the debate over whether the county executive should get a raise, a hot-potato issue some elected officials say they would rather drop. Burlison had planned to introduce a resolution that would have created a committee to look into the salary issue at a council meeting last night. When it became clear yesterday afternoon that the idea lacked support, he pulled it from the council agenda.
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | November 3, 2002
The campaign to represent District 4 on the County Council is ending in a war of words over whether the incumbent claimed an endorsement that he never earned. Bill D. Burlison, a Democrat who easily won the primary, sent a letter last week to several thousand voters in the Odenton, Severn and Crownsville communities stating that his opponent in the primary, Terry Wilson, had endorsed him. Burlison is running against Republican Michael Malone, a local attorney, in Tuesday's election. But Wilson - who said he learned of the development when the letter arrived at his Crownsville home - insists he never agreed to endorse Burlison.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | November 28, 2001
In a bind to find someone, anyone, to take on the largely ceremonial position of Anne Arundel County Council chairman, a majority of council members is backing Odenton Democrat Bill D. Burlison to be their next leader. That Burlison would become the next council chairman - largely because of a stark lack of interest among his colleagues - has been talked about for weeks. But four council members, including Burlison, put their intentions in writing Monday by agreeing to sponsor a resolution that would do just that.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | February 26, 2003
Two Anne Arundel County councilmen who backed away two days ago from a zoning change that would have allowed construction of a much-debated commercial and residential "village" on Bestgate Road now say they have no plans to push for the change by next week's deadline. Councilmen Bill D. Burlison and Edward R. Reilly say they still support the Village at Bestgate project but concede they apparently don't have the votes to pass the measure at Monday's council meeting, the last day the zoning plan could be amended.
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By Ryan Davis and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | January 2, 2003
An Anne Arundel County councilman is renewing a push for local school board members to be chosen at the voting booth instead of by the governor. Councilman Bill D. Burlison, who persuaded the County Council in 1999 to endorse a switch to an elected school board, said he will introduce a nearly identical resolution at Monday night's council meeting. It will be debated at the next meeting Jan. 21, Burlison said. Although the council passed Burlison's resolution 3 1/2 years ago, it produced no change.
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | November 3, 2002
The campaign to represent District 4 on the County Council is ending in a war of words over whether the incumbent claimed an endorsement that he never earned. Bill D. Burlison, a Democrat who easily won the primary, sent a letter last week to several thousand voters in the Odenton, Severn and Crownsville communities stating that his opponent in the primary, Terry Wilson, had endorsed him. Burlison is running against Republican Michael Malone, a local attorney, in Tuesday's election. But Wilson - who said he learned of the development when the letter arrived at his Crownsville home - insists he never agreed to endorse Burlison.
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | October 14, 2002
During his term as councilman for Anne Arundel County's 4th District, Bill D. Burlison has amassed his share of critics. Constituents have blamed him for failing to attend community meetings regularly, colleagues have complained about absurdities uttered on the council floor and local leaders have questioned his close voting relationship with County Executive Janet S. Owens. But so far, none of those criticisms has toppled the former Missouri lawmaker, who handily won the Democratic primary when he prevailed over former county police officer Terry Wilson in the diverse district, which stretches from the waterfront mansions of Crownsville to the duplexes around Fort Meade and the Laurel area.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2002
When Crownsville resident Terry Wilson decided to take on Anne Arundel County Council member Bill D. Burlison in the Sept. 10 Democratic primary, he knew he could never match the ex-congressman's door-to-door campaign style or financial backing. Still, Wilson was determined to get his message out. "I just want to be more responsive and accountable to the people," said Wilson, 54, a former county police officer trying to be the second African-American elected to the council. Wilson has accused Burlison of taking orders from County Executive Janet S. Owens instead of from constituents.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | August 9, 2002
Anne Arundel County Council member John J. Klocko III demanded yesterday that council Chairman Bill D. Burlison resign as leader of the elected body, citing Burlison's handling of a recent contentious meeting. Klocko, who made his unusual request by letter, chastised Burlison for his actions at a council meeting Monday during which legislation to redevelop the former David Taylor Research Center near Annapolis was debated. Klocko, who yelled at Burlison during the marathon meeting that lasted past midnight, accused Burlison of attempting to "impede the democratic process" when he limited the speech of another elected official.
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By Lynn Anderson and Rona Kobell and Lynn Anderson and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | March 26, 2002
Two decades earlier, he'd been ousted from Congress amid scandal. Now, having regained elected office at the local level, Bill D. Burlison was tackling one of his first assignments as chairman of the Anne Arundel County Council. Addressing inmates graduating from a drug abuse prevention program at the county jail in Glen Burnie, Burlison said: "How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, daddy-o, practice." He went on to counsel the inmates to "eat vegetables and drink milk," adding: "Why should you listen to me?
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By Ryan Davis and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | January 2, 2003
An Anne Arundel County councilman is renewing a push for local school board members to be chosen at the voting booth instead of by the governor. Councilman Bill D. Burlison, who persuaded the County Council in 1999 to endorse a switch to an elected school board, said he will introduce a nearly identical resolution at Monday night's council meeting. It will be debated at the next meeting Jan. 21, Burlison said. Although the council passed Burlison's resolution 3 1/2 years ago, it produced no change.
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By Lynn Anderson and Rona Kobell and Lynn Anderson and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | March 26, 2002
Two decades earlier, he'd been ousted from Congress amid scandal. Now, having regained elected office at the local level, Bill D. Burlison was tackling one of his first assignments as chairman of the Anne Arundel County Council. Addressing inmates graduating from a drug abuse prevention program at the county jail in Glen Burnie, Burlison said: "How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, daddy-o, practice." He went on to counsel the inmates to "eat vegetables and drink milk," adding: "Why should you listen to me?
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | March 5, 2002
Clashing with his colleagues on the Anne Arundel County Council, Chairman Bill D. Burlison is trying to revive the debate over whether the county executive should get a raise, a hot-potato issue some elected officials say they would rather drop. Burlison had planned to introduce a resolution that would have created a committee to look into the salary issue at a council meeting last night. When it became clear yesterday afternoon that the idea lacked support, he pulled it from the council agenda.
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