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June 22, 1994
Carroll Circuit Court Clerk Larry W. Shipley, 49, of Westminster filed papers yesterday at the Board of Elections to seek re-election. The Republican has held the seat since 1978.No one else has filed to run for the office; the deadline to file is July 5.Four years ago, Mr. Shipley defeated Democrat Diane O'Leary, a former deputy Circuit Court clerk.
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By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2011
City Councilwoman Belinda Conaway abruptly dropped a $21 million lawsuit Monday against Examiner columnist Adam Meister, conceding that she had, as he'd reported, claimed a Baltimore County house as her primary residence. "I want to thank Belinda for suing me," Meister told reporters after a brief court hearing, stripping off a white dress shirt to reveal a red-white-and-blue campaign T-shirt for Nick Mosby, who is challenging Conaway in the 7th District. "If it were not for your frivolous lawsuit, you would have zero primary opponents, and nobody would have known about your house in Randallstown," Meister said.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | July 21, 1994
Former Manchester Mayor Phillip R. Miller filed yesterday to run for Carroll County Circuit Court clerk.Mr. Miller, 56, will be the only Democrat on the ballot in the Sept. 13 primary.There are two Republican candidates: incumbent Larry W. Shipley and Diane O'Leary.The deadline to file for office was July 5, but state law allows political parties to draft enough candidates to fill available slots on the ticket. Yesterday was the deadline.The Carroll County Democratic Central Committee succeeded in drafting candidates for two other races -- state's attorney and Orphans' Court judge.
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By Luke Broadwater | June 16, 2011
At the mayoral candidates forum last night at Coppin State, political hopefuls discussed serious topics, such as taxes and the economy.  But early in the night, one candidate made a series of seemingly bizarre statements. Baltimore City Circuit Court clerk Frank Conaway, the perennial mayoral candidate, apparently endorsed cronyism, race-baiting and Jim Crow laws all within the span of a few minutes.  Read City Hall reporter Julie Scharper's article in The Sun here .  "You can be black on the outside and white on the inside," [Conaway]
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1997
For such an unglamorous job, the competition for Baltimore County Circuit Court clerk has been unusually fierce, with political newcomers trying for the past decade to unseat three-term incumbent Suzanne K. Mensh.With more than a year to go before the next election, two challengers have surfaced to oppose Mensh, 68, a former Orphans' Court judge who said she has no intention of retiring.Towson resident William "Bill" Hill, 50, a court clerk for Circuit Judge J. William Hinkel, plans to run against Mensh in the Democratic primary.
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By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,sun reporter | November 22, 2006
With no money and no desire to raise any, Baltimore Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway Sr. formally announced yesterday that he will run for mayor in the 2007 election. Conaway has been a frequent critic of Gov.-elect Martin O'Malley's City Hall administration, and his announcement yesterday showed that his campaign will continue the same theme. "Baltimore is in crisis," Conaway, 73, wrote in a statement. "It is time for honest, candid and mature leadership. For too many years, we have neglected our schools.
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September 9, 1998
THERE ARE ONLY two contested primaries for elected courthouse jobs in Howard County. Two Democrats are battling for their party's nomination to oppose clerk of the Circuit Court, Margaret D. Rappaport. And the incumbent register of wills, Kay K. Hartleb, has one opponent in the GOP primary.Voters must wait until the general election to express an opinion on the performance of Republican State's Attorney Marna McLendon. She has no primary opposition but will face Democrat Timothy J. McCrone on Nov. 3.Incumbent Orphans' Court Judges Charles M. Coles Jr. and Joyce Pope are not being challenged in the Republican primary.
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November 4, 1990
Democrat:Frank L. WeathersbeeAppointed state's attorney, 1988Age 46, lives in AnnapolisRepublican:Timothy D. MurnaneAssistant public defenderAge 37, lives in DavidsonvilleCIRCUIT COURT CLERKDemocrat:H. Erle SchaferElected Circuit Court clerk, 1986Age 52, lives in SevernRepublican:Mary M. RoseChmn., County Central CommitteeAge 44, lives in AnnapolisSHERIFFDemocrat:William R. HugginsElected sheriff, 1962Age 75, lives in Brooklyn ParkRepublican:Robert G. PepersackState police sergeantAge 49, lives in Glen BurnieREGISTER OF WILLSDemocrat:Patricia M. LoCascioRealtorAge 60, lives in AnnapolisRepublican:George M. Nutwell Jr.Elected register of wills, 1986Age 54, lives in AnnapolisORPHANS' COURT JUDGEVote for three)
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July 1, 1994
Hickman to run for re-electionCarroll State's Attorney Thomas E. Hickman announced his bid for a fifth term as the county's top prosecutor yesterday."During this term of office, our staff has continued to make Carroll County a very bad place for criminals," he said during a news conference.Mr. Hickman, 47, said his office has made strides in the prosecution of drug crimes and child sexual abuse. He proposed setting up a breaking-and-entering patrol, and he said that "a surprise" addition to the child abuse and sexual assault unit would be announced in August.
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By Robert Little and Robert Little,SUN STAFF | September 12, 1998
An attorney who was jailed and disbarred for making illegal photocopies at the Howard County Circuit Court clerk's office is underwriting his son's election campaign to replace the clerk who turned him in to police.Melvin Gary Rybczynski, through his title search company across the street from the Ellicott City courthouse, has donated $3,500 to the campaign of his son, Matthew G. Rybczynski -- more than half of what he's raised.The elder Rybczynski's company conducts title searches at the court clerk's office.
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June 14, 2011
Maryland's Office of Legislative Audits has uncovered some doozies of fraud, waste and abuse in its day, but that's not what its recent report on the Baltimore Circuit Court Clerk's Office found. Rather, it described an office with record keeping procedures so sloppy that it's impossible to know for sure whether everything is being done correctly; in some instances, auditors reported that funds could be misappropriated without detection. The auditors documented millions in uncollected or unaccounted-for fees and found no clear delineation of responsibility between the clerk and the sheriff on who was responsible for some parts of the process.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 7, 2011
Robert H. Bouse Sr., the retired Circuit Court for Baltimore City clerk who later became a chief deputy clerk at the federal Bankruptcy Court of Maryland, died of cancer Feb. 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 91. He was the son of John H. Bouse, former state senator who was also Baltimore's register of wills. Mr. Bouse, a Baltimore native, spent his life in the same home on South Ann Street in Fells Point. He was a 1936 Mount Saint Joseph High School graduate and attended Loyola College and the University of Baltimore Law School.
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By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2010
Frank Conaway and family are giving away 500 cameras Thursday and urging law-abiding Baltimoreans to use them to snap pictures of crime in progress. "Frank M. Conaway, Clerk of the Circuit Court, today called on Baltimoreans in high crime areas to shoot back at criminals — with cameras, not guns," begins the news release. "People in the neighborhoods know where crime is taking place. I am hopeful that they can discreetly document dangerous situations with these cameras. They can either develop the pictures themselves or they can turn the cameras over to the police.
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June 9, 2010
The Conaway political dynasty seems to be building a fleet of unusual campaign vehicles. Last year, the family of four officeholders bought a 10-year-old Chevy Astro van and tricked it out with a $2,700 "wrap" emblazoned with images of the whole gang: Circuit Court Clerk Frank Conaway Sr ., City Register of Wills Mary Conaway , state Del. Frank Conaway Jr. and City Councilwoman Belinda Conaway . This year, it's a $1,000 Stand-N-Ride...
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By Peter Hermann | peter.hermann@baltsun.com | March 31, 2010
Frank M. Conaway Sr., the elected clerk of the Baltimore Circuit Court, thinks the city's jury commissioner has bungled the way people are summoned for jury duty. He wants to take over the job, and he argued his case Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee in Annapolis. No one was there to oppose him. Conaway has the backing of Del. Curt Anderson, a Democrat who chairs the city delegation and agreed to sponsor legislation fulfilling the court clerk's desires. Conaway hugged the committee's tough-minded chairman, Joseph F. Vallario Jr., who made sure the former two-term delegate (he served 1971 to 1975 and from 1979 to 1983)
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By Jacques Kelly | April 23, 2008
John F. Kelly, former clerk of the Baltimore City Circuit Court, died of a heart attack Thursday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Gardenville resident was 85. Born in Baltimore and raised on North Avenue, he attended the old St. Katharine of Siena Parochial School and was a 1941 Polytechnic Institute graduate. He served in the Navy during World War II. After the war he joined the Baltimore City courts system and remained with it for 36 years and worked in what is now the Mitchell Courthouse in downtown Baltimore.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | April 27, 1994
The second-highest ranking official in the Carroll Circuit Court clerk's office said he plans to announce his candidacy for county register of wills today.Donald B. Sealing II, chief deputy clerk under Clerk Larry W. Shipley since 1988, confirmed his candidacy yesterday.He said he wants to bring "new blood" to the register of wills office, which has been held since 1966 by fellow Republican Reese L. Starner."I can't say anything bad about Reese," Mr. Sealing said yesterday of the 77-year-old incumbent he will be challenging in the Sept.
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By Sarah Koenig and Sarah Koenig,SUN STAFF | April 3, 2002
For the first time, Maryland judges may soon be able not only to declare a couple divorced, but to marry them as well. The General Assembly gave final approval yesterday to a bill authorizing judges to unite people in matrimony. Under current state law, only a religious official, Circuit Court clerk or deputy clerk can perform weddings. That has meant that people who want a romantic civil ceremony often dress up in flouncy wedding finery only to unceremoniously wait their turn outside a court clerk's office.
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By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,sun reporter | November 22, 2006
With no money and no desire to raise any, Baltimore Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway Sr. formally announced yesterday that he will run for mayor in the 2007 election. Conaway has been a frequent critic of Gov.-elect Martin O'Malley's City Hall administration, and his announcement yesterday showed that his campaign will continue the same theme. "Baltimore is in crisis," Conaway, 73, wrote in a statement. "It is time for honest, candid and mature leadership. For too many years, we have neglected our schools.
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