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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer | March 5, 1995
Of the four bills to change how Anne Arundel County's school board is chosen, only the one that makes minor changes in the process appears likely to win the support of the county's 13 state delegates.A bill supporting an elected school board, and two others giving the county executive the power to make the appointments, appeared all but dead after the delegates met Friday, some state legislators said.At the meeting, a subcommittee studying the measures recommended support for Del. Michael E. Busch's bill.
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July 31, 2000
THE BALL club is in the cellar, stars unloaded. Its most recent publicity was for cops beating a guy on the ground. A dock restaurant fell into the river. A neighborhood is actually sinking. Philadelphia is on display when the nation's eyes are on a political convention so scripted, devoid of happening and under control that those eyes will inevitably stray to the periphery. They will see a burgeoning downtown, tremendous investment in arts facilities, convention center, bubbling new restaurant and nightlife around the 18th-century tourist sites.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | July 30, 1994
Thomas E. Florestano has been appointed to the Anne Arundel County school board, marking the seventh time in five years that Gov. William Donald Schaefer has bypassed the top choice of the county's School Board Nominating Convention.Dr. Florestano, who retired recently as the president of Anne Arundel Community College, already has served six months on the board. He was appointed in January to complete the unexpired term of Jo Ann Tollenger, who quit abruptly.He said then he would not seek a full term and did not participate in the convention's forum for school board candidates last spring.
NEWS
May 14, 1997
CONTROVERIES OVER how best to select a school board never seem to go away, not just in Baltimore City, but in many Maryland jurisdictions.There's a minor hubbub in Baltimore County, where state Sen. Delores G. Kelley is circumventing the School Board Nominating Convention -- a coalition of civic groups that recommends candidates -- to get better African-American representation. Ms. Kelley has taken her choice -- an assistant dean at Morgan State University who, oddly, has twice failed to pass muster with the convention -- to County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger.
NEWS
April 12, 1993
Anne Arundel County must find a better way to pick school board members. The annual School Board Nominating Convention process is not the farce its critics contend. Still, it has a glaring flaw, and respect for the nominating convention has plummeted to the point where participants wonder if they should even bother.At the convention, which got under way last week, community leaders submit candidates to a fairly rigorous examination, then submit choices to the governor. Of course, the governor doesn't really make the appointment; the county executive tells him who to pick.
NEWS
April 20, 1995
Anne Arundel's legislative delegation failed to put the county's school board nominating convention out of its misery, so the process of selecting school board members continues to hobble along.After extending the deadline for applications, the convention committee has managed to scrape together seven candidates for two board vacancies. But public interest is lagging. So far, only 45 of the more than 900 groups eligible to send delegates to the convention -- about 5 percent -- have bothered to register representatives.
NEWS
April 20, 1995
Anne Arundel's legislative delegation failed to put the county's school board nominating convention out of its misery, so the process of selecting school board members continues to hobble along.After extending the deadline for applications, the convention committee has managed to scrape together seven candidates for two board vacancies. But public interest is lagging.So far, only 45 of the more than 900 groups eligible to send delegates to the convention -- about 5 percent -- have bothered to register representatives.
NEWS
May 14, 1997
CONTROVERIES OVER how best to select a school board never seem to go away, not just in Baltimore City, but in many Maryland jurisdictions.There's a minor hubbub in Baltimore County, where state Sen. Delores G. Kelley is circumventing the School Board Nominating Convention -- a coalition of civic groups that recommends candidates -- to get better African-American representation. Ms. Kelley has taken her choice -- an assistant dean at Morgan State University who, oddly, has twice failed to pass muster with the convention -- to County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer | July 12, 1994
Maryland's governor may be prepared to ignore their top choice a seventh time, but members of the Anne Arundel County Board Nominating Convention Committee insist the convention they sponsor to select school board members hasn't outlived its usefulness."
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By CLARENCE PAGE | February 22, 1993
:TC Washington. -- "If video, computer and virtual- reality technology keep advancing, we may well end up with a president who doesn't exist at all.''So muses Jamie Malanowski, Spy magazine national editor, in an analysis of the '92 campaign for December's Washington Journalism Review.It may be hard to imagine, but not all that hard. The relationship between modern politicians and modern media has changed rapidly in a few short years, especially in the short year that has passed since Ross Perot announced last February on CNN's ''Larry King Live'' that he would run for president if supporters put his name on the ballot in 50 states.
NEWS
September 3, 1995
Double Standard in Ward OneWhy is it that the Ward One commissars, who claim sidewalk cafes are an inappropriate use of city property, are silent about the hucksters who operate with a card table on the pavement between two businesses on Dock Street? Nor are they (or their Historic District Commission comrades) worried about the nearby soda-vending machine which is also a zoning violation.Could this entrepreneur be another friend of the alder-family?Sidewalk space is available at no cost with no restrictions for certain people, but not for tax-paying, licensed, regulated businesses.
NEWS
April 20, 1995
Anne Arundel's legislative delegation failed to put the county's school board nominating convention out of its misery, so the process of selecting school board members continues to hobble along.After extending the deadline for applications, the convention committee has managed to scrape together seven candidates for two board vacancies. But public interest is lagging. So far, only 45 of the more than 900 groups eligible to send delegates to the convention -- about 5 percent -- have bothered to register representatives.
NEWS
April 20, 1995
Anne Arundel's legislative delegation failed to put the county's school board nominating convention out of its misery, so the process of selecting school board members continues to hobble along.After extending the deadline for applications, the convention committee has managed to scrape together seven candidates for two board vacancies. But public interest is lagging.So far, only 45 of the more than 900 groups eligible to send delegates to the convention -- about 5 percent -- have bothered to register representatives.
NEWS
By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer | March 5, 1995
Of the four bills to change how Anne Arundel County's school board is chosen, only the one that makes minor changes in the process appears likely to win the support of the county's 13 state delegates.A bill supporting an elected school board, and two others giving the county executive the power to make the appointments, appeared all but dead after the delegates met Friday, some state legislators said.At the meeting, a subcommittee studying the measures recommended support for Del. Michael E. Busch's bill.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | July 30, 1994
Thomas E. Florestano has been appointed to the Anne Arundel County school board, marking the seventh time in five years that Gov. William Donald Schaefer has bypassed the top choice of the county's School Board Nominating Convention.Dr. Florestano, who retired recently as the president of Anne Arundel Community College, already has served six months on the board. He was appointed in January to complete the unexpired term of Jo Ann Tollenger, who quit abruptly.He said then he would not seek a full term and did not participate in the convention's forum for school board candidates last spring.
NEWS
By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer | July 12, 1994
Maryland's governor may be prepared to ignore their top choice a seventh time, but members of the Anne Arundel County Board Nominating Convention Committee insist the convention they sponsor to select school board members hasn't outlived its usefulness."
NEWS
September 3, 1995
Double Standard in Ward OneWhy is it that the Ward One commissars, who claim sidewalk cafes are an inappropriate use of city property, are silent about the hucksters who operate with a card table on the pavement between two businesses on Dock Street? Nor are they (or their Historic District Commission comrades) worried about the nearby soda-vending machine which is also a zoning violation.Could this entrepreneur be another friend of the alder-family?Sidewalk space is available at no cost with no restrictions for certain people, but not for tax-paying, licensed, regulated businesses.
NEWS
April 12, 1993
Anne Arundel County must find a better way to pick school board members. The annual School Board Nominating Convention process is not the farce its critics contend. Still, it has a glaring flaw, and respect for the nominating convention has plummeted to the point where participants wonder if they should even bother.At the convention, which got under way last week, community leaders submit candidates to a fairly rigorous examination, then submit choices to the governor. Of course, the governor doesn't really make the appointment; the county executive tells him who to pick.
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