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July 21, 2011
WESTMINSTER - The Carroll Board of County Commissioners announced this month that Tim Burke has been appointed to the position of County Attorney. Burke has been serving in an acting capacity since April, following the resignation of Kimberly Millender. Burke was hired in 1996 as an assistant county attorney to provide legal advice to allied agencies, boards and commissions, and to represent the county in state and appellate courts. Burke received his bachelor's degree from the University of Scranton and his Juris Doctor from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law. He has been a practicing attorney for 23 years.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
A Calvert County circuit judge has overturned the Southern Maryland county's decision to exempt the proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas export facility from local zoning regulations. It's not clear, however, whether the decision affects plans for the $3.4 billion project. Judge James P. Salmon declared that Calvert County acted illegally in freeing Cove Point, now the site of a liquefied natural gas import terminal, from having to comply with the county's zoning ordinance. In doing so, the judge said, county officials violated Maryland's constitution by treating Dominion, the Virginia-based energy company that owns the site, differently from other property owners.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Anne Arundel County voters pick the county's executive, council members, sheriff and several courthouse officials. If one council member has his way, they may soon also pick the county attorney. Councilman Daryl Jones, a Severn Democrat, will introduce a resolution at Monday's council session that would make the county attorney's job an elected position. Currently, the county attorney is appointed by the county executive. Jones also is introducing an alternative resolution that would ask voters to decide if the County Council should have the ability to confirm whoever is appointed county attorney.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Anne Arundel County voters pick the county's executive, council members, sheriff and several courthouse officials. If one council member has his way, they may soon also pick the county attorney. Councilman Daryl Jones, a Severn Democrat, will introduce a resolution at Monday's council session that would make the county attorney's job an elected position. Currently, the county attorney is appointed by the county executive. Jones also is introducing an alternative resolution that would ask voters to decide if the County Council should have the ability to confirm whoever is appointed county attorney.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | December 6, 1994
Former two-term County Councilman Phillip F. Scheibe was named yesterday as the new county attorney.Mr. Scheibe was the county attorney from 1967 to 1969.He served on the council from 1965 to 1966, and from 1970 to 1974.It was that combination of experience that led him to make the appointment, County Executive John G. Gary said yesterday."We've got a brand new council," Mr. Gary said."I think he has the . . . knowledge that we'll need to get through comprehensive rezoning."The county reviews its zoning map every 10 years.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff writer | October 17, 1990
The county attorney's office is understaffed and spends considerably more money processing certain cases than it receives in return, revealed an internal audit.The audit recommended that the legal staff be increased by two attorneys, in addition to the new attorney already approved this budget year, and that the office change several procedures to reduce wasteful spending.In interviews with the four attorneys -- one county attorney and three assistants -- the County Bureau of Internal Audit found "there was a strong indication that there was inadequate time to perform job assignments properly."
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Baltimore County Bureau of The Sun | March 8, 1991
In a move that drew praise from lawyers but heat from blacks anxious for minority appointments, a former Baltimore County school board president was named yesterday to the $70,304-a-year post of Baltimore County attorney.H. Emslie "Lee" Parks was appointed by Republican County Executive Roger B. Hayden, who served with Mr. Parks on the school board in the 1970s.Mr. Parks, 60, replaces Arnold Jablon, a former schoolteacher and zoning commissioner who was appointed county attorney in 1987 by former Democratic County Executive Dennis F. Rasmussen.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 20, 1999
Phillip F. Scheibe, a longtime political insider who has served as Anne Arundel's county attorney in three administrations, will resign tomorrow, sources said.Scheibe, a close confidant of former County Executive John G. Gary, was viewed as an outsider in the new administration and was asked to leave office, several knowledgeable county officials said yesterday.His resignation was supposed to be kept closely guarded, but Scheibe's failure to appear to defend the Office of Law's budget before the County Council yesterday signaled his impending departure to those who did not already know.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | February 10, 1995
Carroll County Attorney Charles W. Thompson Jr. said yesterday that he will leave the job he has held for 16 years to become Montgomery County attorney.Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan announced Mr. Thompson's appointment at a news conference in Rockville. The County Council still must approve the appointment."His name is well respected in state and national legal circles, and he has proven himself to be a top-notch public administrator," Mr. Duncan said about Mr. Thompson in a statement released yesterday.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | January 13, 1995
An article in Friday's editions of The Sun incorrectly identified the party affiliation of Anne Arundel County Councilman Bert Rice. Mr. Rice is a Republican.The Sun regrets the error.Anne Arundel County Council members said yesterday that they don't mind working with new County Attorney Phillip F. Scheibe, who used the same office 25 years ago to make profitable deals on county-owned land.But an expert on legal ethics said Mr. Scheibe's past activities may erode the public's confidence in the integrity of their local government.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
The Anne Arundel County Council banned new rubble landfills throughout the county at its meeting Monday night, dismissing warnings from the county attorney that the measure could be challenged in court. The bill, which started as a ban on rubble landfills in residential areas but was amended to include the entire county, passed by a 7-0 vote in Annapolis. The ban would go into effect Jan. 1. Council members voted for the ban over the objections of the county executive's office and the county attorney.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
Attorneys for Anne Arundel County and former County Executive John R. Leopold urged a judge Monday to throw out a lawsuit claiming the former executive improperly ordered police to compile "dossiers" on political rivals. Leopold, a Republican, resigned as county executive in February 2013 after he was found guilty of two counts of misconduct in office. The convictions were based on allegations that he forced police officers on his protective detail to erect campaign signs, collect campaign donations and compile the dossiers, and also required officers and other employees to drain his catheter bag. He is appealing those convictions.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2013
A judge in Anne Arundel County ruled Friday in the case of a county councilman who was ousted when he went to federal prison, but disagreement remained over whether the ruling allowed Daryl Jones to return to his seat. Retired Judge Arthur Ahalt, who was brought in to hear the case, issued a one-page judgment echoing a Court of Appeals ruling that Jones was improperly removed from office in 2012 when he served jail time for not filing tax returns. Ahalt said the bill that removed Jones is null and void.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2013
The Baltimore County Ethics Commission said Tuesday it will not file a complaint against a Dundalk councilman who for years did not disclose his outside employment — including a stint at a company that did business with the county schools — saying that he has corrected the omissions. Councilman John Olszewski Sr., a Democrat, filed amended financial disclosure forms dating to 2009 after the omissions were reported by news organizations this year. Assistant County Attorney Susan Dubin, the commission's lawyer, said county law gives a public official 15 days to remedy or "cure" a situation in which an alleged violation of ethics rules has occurred.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2013
The Baltimore County state's attorney's office will determine whether to pursue charges against a Lansdowne man in the death of a 16-month-old girl who was left in a hot truck for four hours Friday. The medical examiner's office ruled that Sybriya Towels' death was accidental and gave the cause as hyperthermia, the medical term for excessively high body temperatures. Police have not identified the male relative involved in the case but said he failed to drop the girl off at day care and left her in his truck.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2013
The Maryland Court of Appeals said Monday that the Anne Arundel County Council improperly removed a councilman from office while he served time in federal prison on tax charges in 2012. The ruling potentially opens the door for Daryl Jones to return to his seat, which he first won in 2006. Jones did not respond to requests for comment Monday, but his attorney, Linda Schuett, said, "He's very, very happy. " Jones, a Democrat who represented the northern and western parts of the county, was found guilty of failing to file tax returns and was sentenced to five months in prison.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Staff Writer | May 11, 1993
Elizabeth B. Entwisle has played some tough gigs before, but no one has suggested until now that it might be a conflict of interest for her to sing in her husband's band and get paid for it.The County Council will decide tonight in a special legislative session whether to give Ms. Entwisle, a county attorney, a waiver to do just that.The Recreation and Parks Department wants the Satyr Hill band, led by Ms. Entwisle's husband Jude Restivo, to be the lead act Sunday afternoon at its Wine in the Woods festival.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 8, 2001
The Carroll County Attorney's Office is being honored by a national organization for developing training programs that teach social workers and staff of the local Department of Social Services to be effective witnesses in child abuse and neglect cases. The National Association of Counties (NACo), a Washington-based organization that represents nearly 2,000 county governments in the United States, has recognized the county attorney's efforts to help protect children. NACo will bestow an award on the county attorney's office during the organization's annual conference in Philadelphia on July 15. In addition to improving caseworkers' testimony, the training programs keep social workers and staff informed about changes in state and federal law. They also encourage better communication with state, federal and local agencies.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2013
Joseph E. Emerson, a lawyer who was the former deputy county attorney for Frederick County, died Wednesday from cancer at his Frederick home. He was 77. The son of Capt. Alexander L. Emerson, who was known as the "man with the maul" as head of the Baltimore Police Department's old vice squad, and Loretta Beavin Emerson, a homemaker, Joseph Edward Emerson was born in Baltimore and raised in the 4100 block of Edmondson Ave. He attended St. Charles College in Catonsville, and what is now Loyola University Maryland, and studied for the priesthood at St. Mary's Seminary & University from 1957 to 1962.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2013
Despite a warning from the county attorney that the move was premature, the Anne Arundel County Council pressed ahead Wednesday with a plan to remove County Executive John R. Leopold from office for criminal misconduct. Some voters, meanwhile, said it was time for the two-term executive to go, after he was found guilty of using county employees to perform political and personal errands. "He looks like a jackass," said Michelle Cook, dining with friends at Chick and Ruth's Delly in downtown Annapolis.
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