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November 14, 1991
The Crofton Civic Association will vote on proposed changes in the organization's bylaws at its general membership meeting Monday night.If approved, it would alter the way residents are represented and how the tax base is figured, and allow representatives from businesses and developments owning land in Crofton to become officers.The bylaw changes, proposed last month by a committee, were debated by the Crofton board over a series of meetings several weeks ago. While agreement was reached on most issues, there are two unresolved points.
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By Sara Toth | October 31, 2011
“Bylaw” - Dino-Murder, She Wrote. After a blessed reprieve thanks to the World Series, Fox's “Terra Nova” returned in full pre-historical force Monday night, with a new record: barely a minute into the hour before some poor soul became dino-lunch. Par for the course in Terra Nova; G.I. Joe Taylor makes the point that the settlement has lost many people since its beginnings, but this one is different. This Death-By-Dino is Dino-Murder. It's more of a crime of passion, really, as the soldier digesting in the raptor's stomach had the poor sense to carry on with a (married)
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff writer | December 11, 1991
The Odenton Improvement Association will have a general membership meeting next week to close loopholes that allowed a developer to pack an election last month and to elect his slate of candidates.Outgoing President Pat Wellford declined to elaborate on a press release sent out Monday, which also says the board will confirm two appointments to occupy vacant seats on the board."Recent developments have brought to light unintended weaknesses in the existing constitution and bylaws," the release says.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham and Jeff Seidel and glenn.graham@baltsun.com | March 24, 2010
Four years ago, Atholton High's Tatyana McFadden changed the landscape of high school sports for athletes with disabilities. On Tuesday, the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association changed it laws to accommodate those athletes. New language was added Tuesday to the MPSSAA by-laws, allowing students with disabilities to participate in school sports programs as long as they meet preexisting eligibility requirements, are not ruled to present a risk to themselves or others, and do not change the nature of the game or event.
NEWS
By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | January 14, 1991
The Annapolis Elks Lodge 622 may gain more time to comply with a new anti-discrimination law if the City Council approves an extension tonight.The bill would give the Elks Lodge until Sept. 1 to comply with the law, which will deny city liquor licenses to clubs with discriminatory bylaws. The law took effect Jan. 1.The extension, proposed by Alderman Wayne C. Turner, R-Ward 6, appears to have enough support to pass. Two aldermen who voted for the clubs bill -- Ruth C. Gray, R-Ward 4, and Dean Johnson, I-Ward 2 -- have voiced support for the extension.
NEWS
By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | October 19, 1990
The all-white, all-male Annapolis Elks Lodge 622 took a step this week toward admitting women, a move that could result in every Elks lodge in the nation following suit.By a 48-3 vote Wednesday night, the lodge membership asked the Elks national convention to change its bylaws to admit women.If approved by the national convention next summer, the change would mean that every Elks lodge in the country would have to admit women, lodge Exalted Ruler George Bond said, because individual lodges can't change their bylaws.
BUSINESS
September 23, 2001
I've received two questions recently about homeowners' associations, otherwise known as HOAs. An HOA is a private organization comprised of homeowners in a designated community. An HOA collects periodic assessments from its members (the homeowners) and uses the money to maintain common areas within the community. Often, the common areas are merely open spaces that need mowing and landscaping. Sometimes, the common areas are more elaborate, including tot lots, swimming pools and other recreational amenities.
SPORTS
By Kevin Eck and Kevin Eck,Staff Writer | July 25, 1992
The Metro Classic, the annual city high school basketball charity event, is in jeopardy because of the Baltimore City Public Schools' entrance into the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association last spring.Its fate may depend on whether the city schools can get an exemption from the MPSSAA bylaws that prohibit members from playing on Sunday."The Baltimore Arena [traditional site of the Metro Classic] is not available any other day but Sunday, and the Towson Center is not available," said Joni Scholwin, co-chair of the Metro Classic Planning Committee.
NEWS
By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Evening Sun Staff | January 14, 1991
The Annapolis City Council is to vote tonight whether to extend the deadline on a law denying liquor licenses to clubs that discriminate on the basis of race, gender or ethnic background.If the deadline is not extended, some clubs face the possibility of losing their liquor licenses April 1.Tonight's vote is one day before the birthday of the late civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Alderman Carl O. Snowden, D-Ward 5, a local civil rights leader, and the sponsor of the bill that was passed into law, did not let the coincidence of the vote and the birthday observance escape him."
NEWS
By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff writer | February 27, 1991
A dispute between the medical staff and administration at Springfield Hospital Center is causing the nationwide agency that accredited the hospital to return for another look next month.The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, an independent, non-profit group, evaluated the hospital last July and granted accreditation in October.Michael Golden, a spokesman for the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, confirmed yesterday that the JCAH will return in March.
NEWS
By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,Sun reporter | August 9, 2008
Less than two months after temporarily stripping the Baltimore City Council of PTAs of authority to operate, the Maryland PTA has shut down the group for violating its bylaws. The president and first vice president of the city's PTA council ignored orders to "cease and desist" operations since being notified June 16 that their organization was being made inactive. Mayor Sheila Dixon named the president, Eric White, to a panel last month that interviewed candidates for the school board.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | November 19, 2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The four ministers who assembled here two weeks ago to decide the fate of the Rev. Ted Haggard were facing a painful choice. A male prostitute had accused Haggard, one of the nation's most prominent evangelical ministers, of engaging in a three-year affair with him and of using drugs. Then, in a private emergency meeting, Haggard promptly confessed to the ministers - his handpicked board of overseers - that he had engaged in sexual immorality. The board had two options: Discipline him or dismiss him as senior pastor of New Life Church.
NEWS
By JAMES RAINEY and JAMES RAINEY,LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 15, 2006
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- One lawmaker found the syntax of the new bylaws wanting. Another insisted yesterday that the ground rules being written for Iraq's elected officials must dub them "representatives," not merely "members" of parliament. Why, asked a third new legislator, didn't their proposed bylaws make it clear that they held supreme authority over government spending as well? A half-hour debate sputtered along without a vote or clear direction. One article nearly completed, 151 to go. At this pace, a lawmaker said, it would take two months for the fledgling Iraqi parliament just to write the rules for its internal operations.
SPORTS
By LEM SATTERFIELD and LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER | October 4, 2005
Baltimore's governing bodies for private school boys and girls athletics are considering bylaw amendments that would end a rift with the state association and allow continued competition against public schools. The organizations' relationship with the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association was jeopardized when the MPSSAA threatened to no longer sanction contests against the non-public leagues for declining to sign off on its Standards of Competition -- a revised list of 17 guidelines that was approved by the state board of education July 19. But after a Sept.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | July 20, 2004
Among the eight candidates whom the Carroll County Republican Central Committee will interview Saturday for the recently vacated District 5A House of Delegates seat will be one of the committee's members, who has said he will not recuse himself from the interviews, the deliberations or the vote on the replacement. "Absolutely, I will participate," said James E. Reter, 72, of Westminster. "I was elected to participate in the process. It is my responsibility." Reter said he intends to vote for himself.
BUSINESS
January 18, 2004
Dear Mr. Azrael: We are retired senior citizens who live in a Baltimore condominium. In addition to a monthly condo fee, we pay an annual fee to our community's umbrella association to cover other common elements for the entire community. Each of these entities are governed by separate boards composed of five condo unit owners who are elected to make decisions and expenditures for the community. Until the past few years, both the condo council and the association board minutes were provided monthly to unit owners.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2002
Dear Mr. Azrael, I recently purchased property that is within an incorporated association. Although articles of incorporation and bylaws exist, they are not followed by the controlling members. They state that the only reason for the documents was to form an association such that dues could be collected for maintenance of certain property. Although directors are elected, they do not have any meetings and do nothing to manage the association. A budget is never prepared, as required by the bylaws, and most other provisions are ignored.
BUSINESS
September 23, 2001
I've received two questions recently about homeowners' associations, otherwise known as HOAs. An HOA is a private organization comprised of homeowners in a designated community. An HOA collects periodic assessments from its members (the homeowners) and uses the money to maintain common areas within the community. Often, the common areas are merely open spaces that need mowing and landscaping. Sometimes, the common areas are more elaborate, including tot lots, swimming pools and other recreational amenities.
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