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By Debbie M. Price and Debbie M. Price,SUN STAFF | December 28, 1996
An Eastern Shore Republican is sponsoring a measure to invalidate Gov. Parris N. Glendening's executive order granting collective bargaining to state workers, but legislative leaders say the General Assembly will likely leave the issue to the courts this session.The legislation prefiled by State Sen. Richard F. Colburn specifically would prohibit the governor from authorizing state employees to participate in collective bargaining by executive order or any other means. Colburn said that the bill is drafted to be retroactive to the governor's executive order, which was signed on May 24."
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By Tim Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
The Senate delayed a vote Friday to confirm Gov. Martin O'Malley's natural resources secretary after the head of the Maryland Watermen's Association accused acting Secretary Joseph P. Gill of threatening his members' livelihood. Sen. Richard F. Colburn, a Republican representing the middle Eastern Shore, asked that the vote be put off until Feb. 14 over the allegedly threatening remark. Robert T. Brown Sr., the watermen's association leader, told lawmakers Gill warned him Wednesday that if a regulatory bill opposed by the group didn't pass, DNR would cut commercial catch quotas.
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July 21, 2007
Emily J. Colburn, a retired Department of the Navy worker who was active in Eastern Star affairs, died Monday of heart failure at Union Memorial Hospital. The former longtime Edmondson Village resident was 95. Emily Jane Brent was born in Baltimore and raised on George Street and Harlem Avenue. After graduating from Douglass High School, she attended what is now Coppin State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in 1928. She worked as a schoolteacher and for the U.S. Post Office before taking a job in 1934 with the Navy's regional finance center in Washington.
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by Annie Linskey | March 8, 2012
The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee voted to cut money from the University of Maryland this afternoon at the request of Sen. Richard Colburn, an Eastern Shore Republican who is angry that the university's environmental law clinic is pursuing a case against an Eastern Shore farming family. The issue has rankled rural lawmakers since 2010, when Perdue Farms brought it to the attention of the Eastern Shore delegation. The farmers, Alan and Kristin Hudson, contract with Perdue to raise chickens and are accused of polluting a Bay tributary.
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | March 30, 2005
A former aide to state Sen. Richard F. Colburn has sent a complaint to the General Assembly's Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, asking for an investigation into the aide's allegations that he was required to write academic papers and conduct other personal tasks for the senator as part of his job. Gregory A. Dukes, who resigned from Colburn's staff in December, said he made the request after learning that the ethics committee had no plans to act...
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | March 11, 2004
State Sen. Richard F. Colburn, the Eastern Shore Republican who waged an intense behind-the-scenes battle to keep slot machines out of his home county, suddenly relaxed his opposition yesterday. "I had no time to gauge public opinion on this matter," said Colburn in a statement distributed to the news media. "I learned of the Dorchester proposal on Feb. 25th and the final vote was taken on Feb. 27th. Regrettably, I was not given the time to take this decision to the public due to the quick movement of the bill."
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | March 22, 2005
State Sen. Richard F. Colburn, a Dorchester County Republican who sits on a committee that oversees education issues, has withdrawn from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore amid allegations from a former legislative aide who claims to have written and submitted academic papers on Colburn's behalf. The aide, Gregory Dukes, said he wrote five papers for Colburn last year for two sociology courses Colburn was taking toward a bachelor's degree. Dukes, 36, said he felt obligated to complete the papers to keep his job. He said he resigned from his legislative position in December after being ordered to perform those duties and a variety of personal tasks for Colburn, including waiting at his home for repair workers and coordinating the sale of baseball tickets.
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February 9, 1996
County police arrested a Jessup man after an officer saw him punching another man, county police said.Michael Reece Colburn, 29, of the 6300 block of Old Washington Road in Elkridge was bleeding heavily from several cuts on his face and his eye was almost swollen shut, police said.Mr. Colburn told police an acquaintance had asked for a ride about 1 a.m. to a bar in Laurel. When they arrived, the man said he wanted to go to Route 198 to buy drugs, police said. When they got near Route 198, the acquaintance began punching Mr. Colburn in the face, police said.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | March 25, 2004
The on-again, off-again debate over permitting slot machines in Cambridge might be decided by Dorchester County voters in the November election. Sen. Richard F. Colburn, a Republican who represents the Eastern Shore county, secured a crucial victory yesterday when the Senate approved an amendment permitting the November presidential ballot to ask Dorchester voters whether they support slot machines there. A final vote on the amended bill -- which includes the Dorchester straw ballot and a straw ballot question on a separate Talbot County issue -- is expected in the Senate today or tomorrow.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 7, 2005
The Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics has decided not to investigate allegations that Sen. Richard F. Colburn required a former aide to write college term papers for him, the senator's lawyer said yesterday. The former aide, Gregory Dukes, requested that the committee investigate his allegations, but Colburn attorney Timothy Maloney said the committee wrote to the Eastern Shore Republican to say it was dismissing the complaint. "He got a letter saying they were not investigating," Maloney said.
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By Jennifer Hlad and Jennifer Hlad,Capital News Service | January 20, 2010
More than 150 watermen took a day off from the water Tuesday to protest a proposed oyster restoration plan and support a bill they say will help them hang on to their livelihood. The bill would protect the watermen's right to use certain equipment and techniques - power dredging and patent tongs - to harvest oysters. The areas where oystermen can use that equipment is limited, and the bill would prevent the state from further restrictions. "We see this as a pre-emptive bill," said Sen. Richard F. Colburn, a Republican from Caroline County, who introduced the bill Tuesday in the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | April 27, 2008
After Ned Colburn demolished his grandparents' home, built circa 1830, he planned to remove the foundation and plant grass. But his wife, Carolyn, stopped him, she said, because the foundation was all that remained. For five years, she was unsure of what to do with the space inside the stone foundation. But last year when her husband went on his annual hunting trip, she built a walkway and laid out an evening garden. "Evening gardens have this thing about how they look when the moon's out," said Carolyn Colburn, 60, of Havre de Grace.
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July 21, 2007
Emily J. Colburn, a retired Department of the Navy worker who was active in Eastern Star affairs, died Monday of heart failure at Union Memorial Hospital. The former longtime Edmondson Village resident was 95. Emily Jane Brent was born in Baltimore and raised on George Street and Harlem Avenue. After graduating from Douglass High School, she attended what is now Coppin State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in 1928. She worked as a schoolteacher and for the U.S. Post Office before taking a job in 1934 with the Navy's regional finance center in Washington.
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March 24, 2006
O'Malley amenable to crime-stats audit Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley told a legislative committee yesterday that he welcomes an statewide audit of crime statistics, and predicted that a review would put to rest questions about the accuracy of figures on shootings and other violent crimes recorded by the Baltimore Police Department. O'Malley told the House Judiciary Proceedings Committee that the department has conducted 11 audits since 2000, and that the Maryland State Police have signed off on monthly figures from the city for 72 consecutive months.
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By JILL ROSEN and JILL ROSEN,SUN REPORTER | January 28, 2006
A day after Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. pleaded for legislative civility in his State of the State address, a verbal smackdown broke out on the Senate floor - hardly the resurgence of "good will" the governor was hoping for. Sen. Richard F. Colburn, a Dorchester County Republican, aimed a tirade at Baltimore County Democrat James Brochin, who sponsored an emergency bill that could effectively quash a billion-dollar development in Colburn's district....
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | July 11, 2005
A former Department of Natural Resources official who was forced to relinquish his $25,000- a-year contract with the agency this month has now been stripped of his temporary position on a multistate fisheries panel. W. Pete Jensen, who retired as DNR's deputy associate secretary in April and was brought back on a contract basis days later, had been filling in over the spring for state Sen. Richard F. Colburn as one of three people representing Maryland on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
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By JILL ROSEN and JILL ROSEN,SUN REPORTER | January 28, 2006
A day after Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. pleaded for legislative civility in his State of the State address, a verbal smackdown broke out on the Senate floor - hardly the resurgence of "good will" the governor was hoping for. Sen. Richard F. Colburn, a Dorchester County Republican, aimed a tirade at Baltimore County Democrat James Brochin, who sponsored an emergency bill that could effectively quash a billion-dollar development in Colburn's district....
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By Jeannie McDonald and Jeannie McDonald,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2002
Mail sent within Maryland is being delivered faster than mail within most other regions, despite the terrorist attacks that affected the Postal Service. In the Baltimore District, which encompasses most of the state, 94 percent of first-class mail sent within its boundaries was delivered overnight. The national average was 93 percent. Mail was tracked between Sept. 8 and Nov. 30, the first quarter of the U.S. Postal Service's fiscal year. The Baltimore District, which has headquarters across from the Shot Tower on East Fayette Street, handled about 722 million pieces of local first-class mail during that period, said Gary Colburn, a Postal Service spokesman.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 7, 2005
The Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics has decided not to investigate allegations that Sen. Richard F. Colburn required a former aide to write college term papers for him, the senator's lawyer said yesterday. The former aide, Gregory Dukes, requested that the committee investigate his allegations, but Colburn attorney Timothy Maloney said the committee wrote to the Eastern Shore Republican to say it was dismissing the complaint. "He got a letter saying they were not investigating," Maloney said.
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