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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1999
Anne Arundel County expects to open the second half of its spacious new Circuit Court House and the restored historic court building as its entrance tomorrow, providing the state's fifth-largest judicial circuit with the equivalent of 6 acres of floor space.Visitors -- there are 4,000 a week -- will again enter the courthouse through the 1824 building on Church Circle, which has been closed for two years. But instead of then walking into a cramped and dilapidated 1952 structure that housed most of the courtrooms, they will go through a glassed lobby to the just-completed court facility that occupies most of a city block in the Annapolis historic district.
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By David L. Warnock and William H. Murphy, Jr | August 13, 2014
In Maryland, when you're charged with a crime, that information automatically enters the public record, easily accessible by anyone with an Internet connection - including prospective employers, landlords, credit card companies and others. In Baltimore, the vast majority of charges either are dismissed, result in the state's attorney declining to prosecute, or are indefinitely postponed by the courts. In 2013, only 17 percent of criminal cases in city district court resulted in convictions.
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December 8, 1995
Police logElkridge: 6400 block of Greenfield Road: On Tuesday or Wednesday, a red 1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT with Maryland license tags BZG-697 was stolen.Ellicott City: 3600 block of Court House Drive: A burglar broke a kitchen window in a house and ransacked a bedroom Tuesday, but police said nothing was taken.Ellicott City: 3600 block of Court House Drive: Someone pried a lock off a storage locker between Saturday and Tuesday and took a bicycle.
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By Louise Vest | March 5, 2013
100 Years Ago Society notes From the Times social columns: "Mrs. Allen Pittman of Ellicott City is still a patient at St. Agnes Hospital and is looking forward to convalescing at home. Her friends in the community are looking forward to her recovery. "Mrs. Arthur Kolb has returned home from a visit with friends in Baltimore. "Miss Nellie Charter has returned to her home in Somerset county, after spending some time with friends and relatives near Lisbon. " Somerset's most well-known town is probably Crisfield, where the annual National Hard Crab Derby and Fair is held every year.
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July 31, 2005
TOMORROW Board of Zoning Appeals The hearing examiner will hear Cases BA 05-019V (Aaron Roberts and Laurie Orgel) at 3 p.m.; BA 05-020V (Brian E. Writt) at 4 p.m.; and BA 05-014C (Thomas J. Ebaugh) at 6:30 p.m.; all in the Ellicott Room, George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City. County Council Will be in recess next month. 410-313-2001. TUESDAY Planning and Zoning Department Will hold a public meeting on a proposal to refine zoning in rural western Howard County at 7 p.m. in the Glenelg High School auditorium, 14025 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg.
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August 11, 1993
Whether you think the Washington suburbs of Maryland and the rest of the state are growing together or pulling apart, the nomination of three new federal judges is an important development. It goes beyond the three nominees recommended by Sen. Paul Sarbanes and formally designated by President Clinton. On a federal district bench encompassing the whole state, judges from Montgomery and Prince Georges counties have been rare. But all three nominated last week are from those counties. More important is the fact that all three will sit in a new court house in Greenbelt, not in Baltimore.
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May 9, 2004
WASHINGTON, May 17 - Dispatches received from Gen. Sigel this evening report that on Sunday he fought the forces of Echols and Imboden, under Breckinridge, at New Market, that the enemy's forces were in superior numbers, and he gradually withdrew from the battlefield and recrossed the Shenandoah, having lost five pieces of artillery, and about 600 killed and wounded and 50 prisoners, but bringing all his trains and the wounded that could be transported from...
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July 26, 2012
Dan Rodricks states that it is likely that due to a recent federal court decision Marylanders will be able to carry weapons legally ("Adapting to the newest form of gun insanity," July 24). If judges feel that this is a constitutional right, then why aren't folks allowed to carry weapons into court house, police stations or the legislature? It's OK to have one in a Starbucks, but not a court room? The very people who are making these decisions are the ones who are keeping their own place of work safe, aren't they?
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By John O'Ren | August 4, 2001
Summer study NOW IS the time for all good Baltimoreans to come to the study of Maryland. Now, amid these long summer weekends, is the perfect time to fan out, look around, explore. Baltimoreans: anyone living within 20 miles of City Hall. Maryland: the farther, looser spaces beyond. Here's the proposition: Pick something that a friend, a map or guidebook, a news story makes look interesting. Go there; learn more. Stare, walk around, talk about it to a waitress or filling station manager who lives nearby; listen to local stories, grasp local attitudes.
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By Louise Vest | March 5, 2013
100 Years Ago Society notes From the Times social columns: "Mrs. Allen Pittman of Ellicott City is still a patient at St. Agnes Hospital and is looking forward to convalescing at home. Her friends in the community are looking forward to her recovery. "Mrs. Arthur Kolb has returned home from a visit with friends in Baltimore. "Miss Nellie Charter has returned to her home in Somerset county, after spending some time with friends and relatives near Lisbon. " Somerset's most well-known town is probably Crisfield, where the annual National Hard Crab Derby and Fair is held every year.
NEWS
July 26, 2012
Dan Rodricks states that it is likely that due to a recent federal court decision Marylanders will be able to carry weapons legally ("Adapting to the newest form of gun insanity," July 24). If judges feel that this is a constitutional right, then why aren't folks allowed to carry weapons into court house, police stations or the legislature? It's OK to have one in a Starbucks, but not a court room? The very people who are making these decisions are the ones who are keeping their own place of work safe, aren't they?
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By NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON and NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON,SUN REPORTER | August 6, 2006
Alice Spencer sits outside her home of five decades on Obery Court and sees boarded-up apartments and dirt patches where lawns should be. It didn't always look that way. The downtown Annapolis public housing complex, built in 1952 partly on the shores of College Creek, was long ago part of a bustling black neighborhood, with restaurants, shops and clubs, akin to Harlem in its heyday, she recalled. "There were stores, and there was grass and flowers. It was just a beautiful place to walk through," said Spencer, 77. "I would love to see it be like that again before I leave this Earth."
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July 31, 2005
TOMORROW Board of Zoning Appeals The hearing examiner will hear Cases BA 05-019V (Aaron Roberts and Laurie Orgel) at 3 p.m.; BA 05-020V (Brian E. Writt) at 4 p.m.; and BA 05-014C (Thomas J. Ebaugh) at 6:30 p.m.; all in the Ellicott Room, George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City. County Council Will be in recess next month. 410-313-2001. TUESDAY Planning and Zoning Department Will hold a public meeting on a proposal to refine zoning in rural western Howard County at 7 p.m. in the Glenelg High School auditorium, 14025 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg.
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By Gwyneth K. Shaw and Gwyneth K. Shaw,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 21, 2005
WASHINGTON - After an extraordinary emergency session, the House voted early this morning to send the Terri Schiavo case to a federal court in Florida. The House began voting at 12:20 a.m., as members scrambled to return to Washington during what was a planned two-week Easter recess. The bill was approved on a 203-58 vote. The Senate voted yesterday afternoon to approve the bill, which would move the case to a U.S. District Court in Florida. That court could override a state judge's decision to allow removal of the feeding tube of the brain-damaged woman.
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By Gwyneth K. Shaw and Gwyneth K. Shaw,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 20, 2005
WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders said yesterday that they had reached agreement on legislation that would force the Terri Schiavo case into federal court - a move aimed at reinserting the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube while her fate is considered. The White House announced last night that President Bush would return to Washington ahead of schedule today, to be ready to sign the bill. The House and Senate could vote as early as this afternoon, although procedural hang-ups might postpone that until tomorrow.
NEWS
May 9, 2004
WASHINGTON, May 17 - Dispatches received from Gen. Sigel this evening report that on Sunday he fought the forces of Echols and Imboden, under Breckinridge, at New Market, that the enemy's forces were in superior numbers, and he gradually withdrew from the battlefield and recrossed the Shenandoah, having lost five pieces of artillery, and about 600 killed and wounded and 50 prisoners, but bringing all his trains and the wounded that could be transported from...
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By Daniel Berger | August 13, 1999
RICHARD M. Nixon was a strong and capable president who might have gone down in history as one of the most effective. Instead, he will be remembered for undermining the presidency and reducing the respect Americans have for their institutions.In 1968, candidate Nixon took as his running mate Gov. Spiro Agnew of Maryland, whom he later came to belittle. He toyed with replacing Vice President Agnew with someone of greater stature in 1972, but did not.Democrats, writing off the presidential election of 1972 as unwinnable, nominated Sen. George S. McGovern of South Dakota, who was true to the ideals of their left wing but hardly presidential to the broad center of the electorate.
NEWS
April 18, 1994
Harford County hit the jackpot in the General Assembly this year -- without even legalizing slot machines.A new maritime museum in Havre de Grace, a senior citizens center in Edgewood and a new state police barracks in Benson got state approval. So did plans to restore and renovate two historic 19th century freed-slave schoolhouses in Joppa and Darlington and to preserve R. Madison Mitchell's decoy workshop in Havre de Grace.The legislature authorized funds to double the size of the county detention center and to create an acute psychiatric care ward at Harford Memorial Hospital.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | August 22, 2002
THE DISCLOSURE last week that a dozen homes have been selected to give a few public housing tenants in Baltimore the opportunity to move out of the impoverished inner city as part of a court decree raises two related questions. First, have the demographics of the neighborhoods in which the homes will be located changed significantly since the 1990 census, from which data were used to identify eligible communities: those that were (a) predominantly white and (b) only slightly poor. Second, to what extent does it matter if they have?
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By John O'Ren | August 4, 2001
Summer study NOW IS the time for all good Baltimoreans to come to the study of Maryland. Now, amid these long summer weekends, is the perfect time to fan out, look around, explore. Baltimoreans: anyone living within 20 miles of City Hall. Maryland: the farther, looser spaces beyond. Here's the proposition: Pick something that a friend, a map or guidebook, a news story makes look interesting. Go there; learn more. Stare, walk around, talk about it to a waitress or filling station manager who lives nearby; listen to local stories, grasp local attitudes.
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