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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | April 1, 1996
Six months into an effort to solve a nightmarish drainage problem near her home on the Maryland-Pennsylvania line, Frances Turner found someone who could get her help."
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2012
Sitting at a table in a school cafeteria in Severna Park, Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold didn't look like a politician under siege as he spoke to residents for hours on a recent evening. Leopold nodded agreeably when a pair of longtime supporters bemoaned a planned town house development, offered sage advice to a mother on how to effectively advocate for a school construction project, and with a trademark dose of self-promotion, boasted about not taking a pay raise. Only one person made reference to his indictment less than a week earlier on charges that he directed his taxpayer-funded security detail to perform personal and campaign errands and to arrange frequent sexual encounters with a county employee in parking lots.
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March 5, 1991
The Senate Select Committee on Ethics says only one of the five senators accused of trying to influence government regulatory policy in behalf of financier Charles Keating transgressed. That was Sen. Alan Cranston, the California Democrat who is ill and has announced he will retire. What was his transgression? He "may have engaged in improper conduct reflecting upon the Senate."In other words, whatever Senator Cranston may have done that corrupted the regulatory process or helped bring about the multi-billion-dollar public bailout of Mr. Keating's scandal-plagued Lincoln Federal Savings and Loan was immaterial.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2010
Democratic voters in Baltimore County's District 6 who are looking to fill an open seat being vacated by County Councilman Joseph Bartenfelder have a choice of three candidates, two of whom have seen government from the inside and one who has been a champion from the outside for a neglected river. Stephen L. Verch, who founded the Back River Restoration Committee, is on the ballot along with Cathy A. Bevins, who worked for years as the county executive's east-side constituent service assistant, and Todd Schuler, who is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, as Bartenfelder — now running for county executive — was when he was first elected to the seat in 1994.
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April 4, 2007
Lake Kittamaqundi dredging to be topic Columbia Association staff members will discuss the dredging of Lake Kittamaqundi at a Town Center village meeting at 7:45 p.m. April 11, immediately after a Candidates Forum for village elections, to be held at Vantage House retirement community, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. Staff members will present options for staging the work and allowing access to the lake for equipment. Comments and questions from members of the community are welcome.
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September 20, 1994
The relationship between this newspaper and Clarence D. Long, who represented the 2d District in Congress 1963-1985, started out sweet and ended up sour. But we always respected Mr. Long, who died Monday at Stella Maris at age 85, as a truly intellectual academic specialist in a world -- political office -- where such are few. We complimented him for offering ideas when he ran unsuccessfully for a Senate nomination in the 1950s, and we endorsed him, sometimes emphatically, when he ran successfully for election and re-election to the House in the 1960s.
NEWS
February 26, 1991
The Senate Ethics Committee appears near a decision on what to do about the Keating Five senators. This case is still in its very early stages. The lengthy committee hearings involving the five senators, their defense lawyers and the committee's special counsel were only the "preliminary inquiry" stage of the affair.At this point the committee chairman and vice chairman could decide on their own to drop the whole thing. If they choose not to do that, the full Ethics Committee could eventually vote to drop the matter, or to recommend a committee-determined "punishment," such as a letter to the senators saying they shouldn't have done what they did.There have been reports from Washington that such a letter is the worst punishment being considered for the four members of the Keating Five who are planning to run for re-election -- Sens.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun Staff Writer | September 20, 1994
Clarence D. Long, a Johns Hopkins economics professor who represented Maryland's 2nd District as a Democratic congressman for 22 years, died Sunday at Stella Maris Hospice from complications to neurological disease. He was 85.Mr. Long, a resident of Sparks, first was elected to the House of Representatives in 1962. He was re-elected 10 times before his defeat by Republican Helen Delich Bentley in 1984 -- a loss attributed in part to redistricting, the second Ronald Reagan landslide and perhaps his own advancing years.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Sun Staff Writer | July 24, 1994
Three-term incumbent C. Vernon Gray, who had no opposition four years ago, seemed so certain of re-election that until last month, he appeared to be sleepwalking through his campaign for re-election to the County Council.Even the June 8 fund-raiser where the council chairman announced his intention to seek a fourth term seemed designed more to promote gubernatorial candidate Parris N. Glendening than himself.Mr. Gray is asleep no longer. Stirred by the two Republicans and Democrat who have entered the race and are campaigning hard to take his council seat away from him, Mr. Gray is giving rousing political speeches in public appearances that highlight his 12-year record as a council member.
NEWS
August 9, 1994
Dominic "Mimi" DiPietro was a rough-hewn ward politician in the best sense of that term. He was close to his people in East Baltimore, understood their problems and saw his primary function as helping them deal with a remote municipal bureaucracy. Today what is known as constituent service is too often performed by paid staff members on behalf of buttoned-down legislators who value a few minutes in front of a TV camera more than hours talking to their constituents. Many voters all over Baltimore who hardly ever see their council members between elections would be happy with a Mimi DiPietro.
NEWS
April 4, 2007
Lake Kittamaqundi dredging to be topic Columbia Association staff members will discuss the dredging of Lake Kittamaqundi at a Town Center village meeting at 7:45 p.m. April 11, immediately after a Candidates Forum for village elections, to be held at Vantage House retirement community, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. Staff members will present options for staging the work and allowing access to the lake for equipment. Comments and questions from members of the community are welcome.
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By Jacques Kelly and Frederick N. Rasmussen and Jacques Kelly and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | April 16, 1999
Martin E. "Mike" Curran Sr., a retired brewery worker who spent 18 years in the City Council representing Northeast Baltimore, died yesterday afternoon at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 64.Mr. Curran died of complications from a heart attack suffered Wednesday morning while driving on Old Harford Road. The car struck a house.He was a member of a Northeast Baltimore political dynasty that has been at home in City Hall for years. His 3rd District seat is now held by his brother Robert Curran.
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February 25, 1997
WHILE THE ANNAPOLIS City Council recently willingly ceded some power to the mayor, it wants to continue poking around in day-to-day municipal business. That is fine. The unresolved question, however, is when does this type of meddling become interference?A proposed charter amendment that would have required council members to contact department heads only through the mayor was a heavy-handed method to deal with a problem that every elected city official faces: Getting around bureaucratic red tape to address routine city business such as filling a pothole or fixing a streetlight.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | April 1, 1996
Six months into an effort to solve a nightmarish drainage problem near her home on the Maryland-Pennsylvania line, Frances Turner found someone who could get her help."
NEWS
September 20, 1994
The relationship between this newspaper and Clarence D. Long, who represented the 2d District in Congress 1963-1985, started out sweet and ended up sour. But we always respected Mr. Long, who died Monday at Stella Maris at age 85, as a truly intellectual academic specialist in a world -- political office -- where such are few. We complimented him for offering ideas when he ran unsuccessfully for a Senate nomination in the 1950s, and we endorsed him, sometimes emphatically, when he ran successfully for election and re-election to the House in the 1960s.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun Staff Writer | September 20, 1994
Clarence D. Long, a Johns Hopkins economics professor who represented Maryland's 2nd District as a Democratic congressman for 22 years, died Sunday at Stella Maris Hospice from complications to neurological disease. He was 85.Mr. Long, a resident of Sparks, first was elected to the House of Representatives in 1962. He was re-elected 10 times before his defeat by Republican Helen Delich Bentley in 1984 -- a loss attributed in part to redistricting, the second Ronald Reagan landslide and perhaps his own advancing years.
NEWS
August 10, 1994
They don't make 'em like Dominic "Mimi" DiPietro anymore. As society and government evolved through New Deals and New Frontiers and Great Societies, the personal touch in urban politics was superseded by more structured systems for serving citizens. By and large the old-fashioned ward politician is an anachronism, sometimes replaced by bland imitations who practice old-style politics in buttoned-down shirts. The death Friday of the long-time former Baltimore city councilman symbolizes the passing of an era.Mimi DiPietro's rotund figure was a familiar one around City Hall long before he joined the council from East Baltimore.
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By RICHARD REEVES | April 23, 1992
Los Angeles -- Be warned: C. W. Griffin is mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore. The author of the best-selling ''Manual of Built-Up Roof Systems'' looked down this time to write about politicians and political journalists in ''Cleaning Out Congress: The Case for Term Limits.''You will probably not hear much more about this little book. Mr. Griffin's engineering manuals are published by McGraw-Hill and are handy to have if you are designing a school or something like that. But this one, about building a country, he had to publish himself from his home in Phoenix, printing 1,000 copies, of which 850 or so are almost certainly destined to end up in the back of a closet someplace.
NEWS
August 10, 1994
They don't make 'em like Dominic "Mimi" DiPietro anymore. As society and government evolved through New Deals and New Frontiers and Great Societies, the personal touch in urban politics was superseded by more structured systems for serving citizens. By and large the old-fashioned ward politician is an anachronism, sometimes replaced by bland imitations who practice old-style politics in buttoned-down shirts. The death Friday of the long-time former Baltimore city councilman symbolizes the passing of an era.Mimi DiPietro's rotund figure was a familiar one around City Hall long before he joined the council from East Baltimore.
NEWS
August 9, 1994
Dominic "Mimi" DiPietro was a rough-hewn ward politician in the best sense of that term. He was close to his people in East Baltimore, understood their problems and saw his primary function as helping them deal with a remote municipal bureaucracy. Today what is known as constituent service is too often performed by paid staff members on behalf of buttoned-down legislators who value a few minutes in front of a TV camera more than hours talking to their constituents. Many voters all over Baltimore who hardly ever see their council members between elections would be happy with a Mimi DiPietro.
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