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By JONI GUHNE | June 8, 1995
Do you know how our county government is set up? We have had a home rule charter since 1965. At the top of the chain of command are the voters. We choose the county executive, who serves a four-year term, and the seven members of the County Council, which oversees the county auditor and the Board of Appeals.Directly beneath the executive are the offices of aging, utilities, law, police, public works, planning and zoning, fire, zoning appeals, inspections and permits, and recreation and parks.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
Top Baltimore police commanders, including the director of the agency's training academy, were unaware that training exercises were being conducted at an Owings Mills facility where a rookie University of Maryland officer was shot in the head and critically wounded, officials said Wednesday. Anthony Guglielmi, the city Police Department's chief spokesman, called the training at a former state psychiatric hospital a "communication breakdown in the chain of command," and said the department has identified multiple problems - including the fact that there were no supervisors on site.
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By New York Times News Service | April 22, 2007
A U.S. military investigation has found that the Marine Corps chain of command in Iraq engaged in "willful negligence" in failing to investigate a November 2005 attack by Marines that killed 24 unarmed Iraqis, including several women and children, lawyers involved in the case said. The report, completed last summer but never made public, also found that a Marine Corps general and colonel in Iraq learned of the killings within hours of the incident, on Nov. 19, 2005, in the town of Haditha, but did not investigate.
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The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2012
In a radio appearance on ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning on Wednesday, former Orioles pitching coach had some interesting comments about his tenure with the club when asked about the current turmoil surrounding the Boston Red Sox. Mazzone compared his time with the Atlanta Braves, where he helped the team to 14 consecutive division titles and five World Series appearances (including one championship), to his two years with the Orioles. "It all starts at the top. It's called the chain of command.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN STAFF | December 19, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Surprised by the seriousness of sexual misconduct charges that have erupted at an Aberdeen Proving Ground school, the Army's top uniformed officer says the chain of command there failed -- but he is uncertain how high the problem goes."
BUSINESS
By Gerald Graham and Gerald Graham,Knight-Ridder | July 22, 1991
Jim Alley, a vice president, received a note from Eric Davis, an employee, complaining about the unfairness of his department manager. The employee reported to the department manager but chose to go around him and register his complaint with the vice president.Specifically, the note accused the department manager of showing favoritism to certain people in making job assignments and in nominating people for company recognition awards. The last sentence in the note said, "Please keep this confidential.
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By Michael W. Robinson | August 2, 1992
Your recent article, "Shake-up planned for firefighters" [The Anne Arundel County Sun, July 27, 1992], cited proposals by the county fire administration to "bring order to what we are doing."This order will allegedly appear upon the elimination of the operational chain of command that has been in effect since 1977.I would contend that the alleged "disorder" is somewhere within the fire department, but not within the command structure.If we look at the history behind the fire department chain of command, we will find a document that was written and agreed upon by both career and volunteer firefighters.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | July 26, 1992
County Fire Administrator Paul Haigley says he intends to go ahead with plans to introduce a new chain of command in the Fire Department by the end of the year, although volunteer firefighters say they will oppose any changes.Mr. Haigley is considering a plan proposed by the Neall administration's transition team that would demote volunteer station chiefs to captain and place them beneath the rank of paid captains. Currently, the volunteer chiefs report directly to paid battalion chiefs and have authority over career captains.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | July 12, 1992
The president of the county Volunteer Firefighters Association says he doesn't expect relations will improve between the volunteers and Fire Administrator Paul C. Haigley following a "no-confidence" vote by the companies last week.Representatives from all but one of the 24 volunteer companies present at the association meeting on Thursday voted for the resolution expressing their lack of confidence in Mr. Haigley's leadership and questioning his integrity.The only dissenting vote came from Maryland City Volunteer Fire Company.
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By Michael Parks and Doyle McManus and Michael Parks and Doyle McManus,Los Angeles Times | September 14, 1991
MOSCOW -- President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, alarmed by the rebels' control of the Soviet nuclear arsenal during last month's conservative coup, has ordered a review of the country's strategic command system and new safeguards against another takeover of the weapons, Soviet officials said yesterday.A state commission, made up of top Soviet scientists, political leaders and senior military officers who remained loyal during the putsch, has begun examining whether the conspirators, who allegedly included Mr. Gorbachev's vice president and defense minister, could have evaded existing controls and launched a nuclear attack.
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By Madeleine Mysko | March 19, 2008
From testimony of Jason Hurd of the Army's 278th Regimental Combat Team: One day, Iraqi police got into an exchange of gunfire with some unknown individuals ... [and] some of the stray rounds ... hit the shield of one of our Hummers. The gunner atop that Hummer decided to open fire with his 50-caliber machine gun into that building. We fired indiscriminately and unnecessarily at this building. We never got a body count, we never got a casualty count afterward. ... Things like that happen every day in Iraq.
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By New York Times News Service | April 22, 2007
A U.S. military investigation has found that the Marine Corps chain of command in Iraq engaged in "willful negligence" in failing to investigate a November 2005 attack by Marines that killed 24 unarmed Iraqis, including several women and children, lawyers involved in the case said. The report, completed last summer but never made public, also found that a Marine Corps general and colonel in Iraq learned of the killings within hours of the incident, on Nov. 19, 2005, in the town of Haditha, but did not investigate.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David W. Marston and David W. Marston,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 26, 2004
Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib, by Seymour M. Hersh. Harper Collins. 394 pages. $25.95. Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib had its genesis in a series of extensively researched New Yorker articles about prisoner abuse by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib in Iraq. Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh detailed indefensible felonies and the impact of new American interrogation practices, post-9/11. But then these articles bulked up into a book, with the addition of some meandering chapters on Pakistan, Israel, Turkey and the Kurds, and now Abu Ghraib is only the first course in Hersh's sprawling menu of Bush administration failures - military, diplomatic, and intelligence.
NEWS
By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 23, 2004
WASHINGTON - The Army reported yesterday that there have been 94 cases of confirmed or alleged abuse by soldiers against detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past three years, though officials said the wrongdoing can be blamed on a small number of soldiers and failures by lower-level officers rather than on systemwide problems. "The abuses that have occurred are not representative of policy, doctrine, or soldier training," said a report by Lt. Gen. Paul T. Mikolashek, the Army's inspector general who reviewed detainee and interrogation operations.
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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 24, 2004
The U.S. civilian interrogators questioning prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq work not under a military contract but on one from the Department of the Interior, a bureaucratic twist that could complicate any effort to hold them criminally responsible for abuse of detainees or other offenses. The unexpected role of the Department of the Interior, usually associated not with wartime intelligence-gathering but with national parks, grew out of a government plan to cut costs. But in practice, it may have increased costs and reduced scrutiny, said Peter W. Singer of the Brookings Institution.
NEWS
May 12, 2004
THE PHOTOGRAPHS have captured our attention - almost exclusively: Images of Iraqi detainees, naked and bound, stacked in a human pyramid, simulating sex acts, cowering before snarling guard dogs. But disturbing as those photos may be, it is critically important now to focus on the interrogation practices at the Abu Ghraib prison, trace those practices to their source and determine whether they were used at other U.S. detention facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan. The policies on interrogations deserve rigorous scrutiny because they underlie the scandal of mistreatment at Abu Ghraib.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David W. Marston and David W. Marston,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 26, 2004
Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib, by Seymour M. Hersh. Harper Collins. 394 pages. $25.95. Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib had its genesis in a series of extensively researched New Yorker articles about prisoner abuse by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib in Iraq. Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh detailed indefensible felonies and the impact of new American interrogation practices, post-9/11. But then these articles bulked up into a book, with the addition of some meandering chapters on Pakistan, Israel, Turkey and the Kurds, and now Abu Ghraib is only the first course in Hersh's sprawling menu of Bush administration failures - military, diplomatic, and intelligence.
NEWS
By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff writer | March 15, 1993
In a move that fire officials defend and volunteer firefighters call "demoralizing," volunteer chiefs will be demoted to the position of captain beginning tomorrow."
NEWS
March 2, 2004
WHAT DOES it say about the U.S. military when a servicewoman in Iraq can't trust the man soldiering at her side not to rape her? What does it say when women who are raped while in the service of their country cannot get the help they need until they return home and have access to civilian crisis counseling and services? What does it say when servicewomen training in Texas don't report they have been raped to the Air Force, but to civilian counselors off-base? It says the agency charged with keeping the country safe still hasn't solved the problem of keeping its own soldiers from attacking one another.
SPORTS
By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | February 21, 1999
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A Friday meeting that lasted almost six hours and included Ray Miller, his coaching staff and general manager Frank Wren reinforced the manager's opinion that all the differences with the Orioles this season have put everybody on the same page."
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