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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | October 4, 1992
Requests for capital budget projects are up 89 percent for the coming fiscal year compared to what the county spent this year.But it's unlikely the county will have enough money to fund all the projects.County departments and other agencies have requested $44.7 million for fiscal 1994, which begins next July 1.In fiscal 1993, the county commissioners approved $23.6 million for capital projects.Last Wednesday through Friday, the county Planning Commission heard details about the requests from department heads and other officials.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Baltimore County police have charged a civilian employee who worked in the department's Criminal Investigation Division after detectives found marijuana in her home Wednesday. Investigators searched the home of Susan M. Burke on Glenback Avenue in Pikesville Wednesday morning, where they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the house, police wrote in charging documents. Among the items found were grinders, scales, smoking pipes and a mason jar with plant residue, among other items for marijuana use. Police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said Burke will be reassigned to another county government position.
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By Peter Pochna and Peter Pochna,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 2, 2002
HACKENSACK, N.J. - The windowless room in New Jersey's Bergen County Courthouse might be the bridge of the Starship Enterprise. Computers stacked floor to ceiling blink and buzz 24 hours a day, processing information on crimes and criminals. It is here that police officers and computer programmers have worked the past three years, preparing for a technological breakthrough that will help the police capture bad guys and clear the innocent. Scheduled for completion in July, the project is part of a nationwide FBI program aimed at upgrading police technology and improving communication among all levels of law enforcement.
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By Syreeta Swann | August 11, 2014
Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks has an excellent summer program with far better options than other government and privately operated camps in the region. Nonetheless, there are missed opportunities where the department can provide an exceptional service for children and parents, while providing experiences of a lifetime that create future leaders. The greatest missed opportunity for the department's summer program is limited scheduling for the most creative and educational programs.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | June 12, 1995
Carroll County employees will spend the next two months taking a hard look at how they provide services to residents, as part of a new effort by the county budget office to plan for anticipated budget cuts in fiscal 1997.Steven D. Powell, county budget director, outlined the project last week for the County Commissioners and county employees.Mr. Powell said the new approach, called "zero-based budgeting," is an attempt to establish priorities in services provided by the county at a time when expenditures for fiscal 1997 must be cut.These rankings will be used to set funding "marks" that all county departments must meet for next year's budget.
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March 24, 1991
The North County community is invited to spend an evening with County Executive Robert R. Neall and members from the following county departments: police, fire, planning and zoning, economic, development and more. This cocktail reception will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Rose Restaurant/Comfort Inn BWI.Sponsored by the Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, the event will feature hot and cold hors d'oeuvres as well as beer, wine and soft drinks.Cost is $15 per person.
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December 16, 1990
County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann has named Larry W. Klimovitz acting director of her administration.Klimovitz, a Bel Air resident, is director of the state Department of Budget and Fiscal Planning's Capital Budgeting Division. He will serve as acting director of administration for Rehrmann beginning Dec. 24, pending the County Council's final approval of his appointment."Larry has the budget and management expertise Harford County needs in the difficult economic times ahead," Rehrmann said at a press conference Tuesday.
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July 3, 1994
The local section of The Sun is the place to find out what's happening in your neighborhood, your county and your state.We print as much information as we can, as often as we can.Unfortunately, information may not always appear on days when you need it.Beginning today, The Sun will be providing free information about county services as part of its telephone information service, Sundial.The box on this page will tell you how to use our electronic bulletin board.Information on Sundial will be changed frequently by employees in the different county departments and agencies.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer | October 20, 1991
Councilman Philip J. Barker has withdrawn his bill regulating adult bookstores after county departments chiefs said they'd be hard-pressed to enforce the measure.In announcing he was pulling the bill Tuesday, the first-term councilman said he would appoint a committee tostudy the issue."Rather than try to amend it to death, I decided to appoint a committee," said Barker, a District F Democrat. "We'll gather the minds together and in 60 days they'll come back with a bill."Barker said the panel he appoints to study the issue of regulating bookstores that carry pornographic films, magazines and sexual aids will include representatives from adult bookstores and five county departments.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Evening Sun Staff | January 31, 1991
Although the $55 million increase requested by county schools is by far the largest in Baltimore County government, other departments are asking for millions more too, making the recent election mandate to cut taxes and spending doubly hard to satisfy this recession year.The major county departments have preliminary requests in for nearly $90 million more total than their current budgets, which end June 30. More increase requests may follow.County budget officers, meanwhile, project possibly $35 million more in revenue to be divided among county departments next year and virtually no increase the year after unless new taxes are found.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
Stuart F. Oster, an environmental health specialist who worked for the Howard County Health Department, died June 28 of undetermined causes at his Ellicott City home. He was 55. "We are waiting for the results of the toxicologist's report from the medical examiner as to the cause of death," said a brother, Kevin R. Oster of Monkton. The son of Edwin F. Oster Jr., an engineer, and LaRue K. Oster, a homemaker, Stuart Frederick Oster was born in Baltimore and raised in Lutherville.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2014
Elaine F. Wood, a retired Baltimore County Health Department secretary and World War II veteran, died Tuesday of dysphagia, a swallowing disorder, at her Towson home. She was 98. The daughter of Wesley Fennell, a salesman, and Frances Letetia Stocksdale Fennell, a homemaker, Elaine Fennell was born in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park. After graduating in 1933 from Forest Park High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1937 from what was then Western Maryland College. She also studied at Strayer's Business College in Baltimore.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Priscilla G. Teeter, a registered nurse who later became an administrator with the Carroll County Health Department, died May 30 of brain cancer at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. She was 85. The daughter of James Harvey Gray, an electrical engineer with the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Mary Emma Edwards Gray, an educator, Priscilla Gray was born in Rising Sun. "Because of her father's work with the TVA, she moved 13 times before she was 6 years old," said a daughter, Rebecca Teeter Herrick of Westminster.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2014
William D. Townsend, former assistant director of Baltimore County's Department of Public Works and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 23 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harford County. He was 92. "The cause of death was failure to thrive," said a son, Michael Townsend, who edited The Baltimore Sun's Harford Sun from 1980 to 1993 and lives in Burlington, Vt. The son of a hunting and fishing guide and a restaurant worker, William Dumond Townsend was born and raised in Timonium.
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November 8, 2013
I read with delight reporter Luke Broadwater's article outlining plans for "smart" water meters for Baltimore customers ( "City agency recommends Itron for big water meter contract," Nov. 4). It is comforting to know that the plans of Baltimore public works director Al Foxx have been realized. It has been my pleasure to have worked closely with Mr. Foxx for several years to solve the inaccurate water meter readings in our community in Baltimore County. Hopefully, counties that use Baltimore City water will piggy-back on this new technology to right-size their companion organizations and realize economic savings.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2013
A chain of swim schools based in Fallston is suing the state health department, as well as those in Carroll and Baltimore counties, alleging that the agencies unfairly targeted the schools over chlorine regulations. Kids First Swim Schools, which has about a dozen locations in Maryland, accuses the county and state health departments of making untrue statements about the quality of its pool water. "Our feeling is we've been unfairly singled out," said Kids First owner Gary Roth.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | October 30, 1992
Harford County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann told 27 county departments yesterday to find ways to cut their budgets by 2 1/2 percent because the county expects to lose $6 million in state aid this year.The move marked the first time Mrs. Rehrmann has officially asked county departments to prepare for anticipated state cuts for this fiscal year. Department heads are to report to the executive by Nov. 11.The plan to trim budgets by 2 1/2 percent would cut $3.7 million from the county's current $163.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,Sun Staff Writer | April 21, 1994
Robert W. Hughes, press secretary to Democratic Baltimore County Executive Dennis F. Rasmussen from 1987 to 1990, returned yesterday in the same role for Executive Roger B. Hayden, a Republican.Mr. Hughes, 44, is Mr. Hayden's fourth press secretary since his December 1990 inauguration. Ann Dandridge resigned two weeks ago to become part-time executive director of the Baltimore County Citizens Foundation and a consultant to the county Economic Development Commission.During the 1990 campaign in which he defeated Mr. Rasmussen, Mr. Hayden criticized his opponent for maintaining what he called a "bloated" communications office.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
Kathleen C. Bianco, a retired Baltimore County government administrator, died July 4 of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. The Fallston resident was 67. Kathleen Carolyn Hendrickle was born in Baltimore and raised in Arbutus, where she graduated from Arbutus High School in 1963. Even though she had been awarded a full academic scholarship to the University of Maryland, College Park, she was unable to attend, said her husband of 18 years, Tony Bianco, a retired technical business consultant.
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