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Dan Rodricks | February 26, 2012
It would be amusing if it were not so embarrassing: The all-male, all-white Anne Arundel County Council is deadlocked over filling a vacancy created when its only black member went off to federal prison for failing to file a tax return. The council's chairman, Derek Fink, is a young Republican who less than a month ago said, "I think we've got a council that works together well now. " And yet this same group of six guys, led by Mr. Fink, took 100 votes and still couldn't come up with a seventh member to fill the seat previously held by the incarcerated Daryl Jones.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | November 12, 2013
After approximately nine hours of deliberation, the Howard County Circuit Court jury tasked with deciding the fate of the defendant in the Maryland School for the Deaf sex abuse case remains deadlocked, according to deputy Howard County State's Attorney Mary Murphy. The 12-member jury spent all day Tuesday deliberating on the charges against Clarence Cepheus Taylor III, 38, of Baltimore County, who is accused of groping, and in some cases kissing, seven girls while working as an aide at the school's Columbia campus from 2008 to 2011.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2010
Baltimore County's school board named new leaders Tuesday night after a deadlock vote for the vice presidency and a closed-door meeting. Earnest Hines, who was on vacation and had written a letter to the board expressing his interest in becoming president, was unanimously elected to that position. Two members, Meg O'Hare and Edward Parker, were both nominated for the vice presidency; O'Hare received four votes and Parker five votes. Seven votes were needed to win the seat. The 12-member board was down three members whose terms had expired and one member was on vacation.
HEALTH
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2013
A Baltimore County judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the latest malpractice case against former cardiologist Mark Midei and the former owners of St. Joseph Medical Center after jurors failed to agree on how much the plaintiff deserved in damages. The decision came after four days of tense deliberation among jurors who listened to six weeks of proceedings in the case. Baltimore developer Glenn Weinberg alleged that he scaled back his career and lost millions of dollars after the cardiologist wrongly led him to believe that he suffered from severe coronary artery disease and placed unnecessary stents in his heart.
NEWS
March 11, 1991
Last year congressional Democrats went the last mile in negotiating with the Bush administration on a new civil rights bill. The aim of the bill was to undo what several recent Supreme Court decisions had done to previous laws and court decisions in the field of job discrimination. Still President Bush vetoed the bill on the grounds that it was "a quota bill." We don't think it was. Neither did several moderate Republicans in Congress. However, party loyalty swung enough of those behind the president to uphold the veto.
BUSINESS
By ELLEN JAMES MARTIN | June 27, 1993
On the house hunt trail for more than two months, a Millersville couple can't decide between two houses with the same price tag -- both in the Olde Mill High School district they favor. Should they buy the bigger house on the lesser lot or the smaller house on the premium lot?"It's amazing how many buyers out there can't make up their minds," says Sharon Matthews, the Century 21 agent working with the Millersville couple -- a secretary and an air-conditioning specialist.Given the still rocky U.S. economy, many communities have more homes on the market than ready buyers.
SPORTS
By From Sun staff reports | May 2, 2011
In one of the closest finishes in the NOOD's 24-year history, Thomas Klok won a three-way tie Sunday to earn the overall title in the National Offshore One Design regatta on the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis. Klok, of Copenhagen, Denmark, had paced the J/80 boat class all weekend aboard Guldfaxe but finished in eighth place during Sunday's final race. That showing dropped him into a three-way tie with Kevin Hayes and Bruno Pasquinelli at 53 total points apiece. Klok won the tiebreaker with his first-place finishes during races 1 and 6 in the eight-race series.
NEWS
By Kelly Gilbert and Kelly Gilbert,Evening Sun Staff | March 21, 1991
Federal prosecutors say they will seek a maximum prison term of life without parole for Baltimore heroin distributors Linwood R. "Rudy" Williams and his nephew, Namond Williams.A U.S. District Court jury convicted the Williamses and five others yesterday of a variety of heroin-related conspiracy, drug-distribution, money-laundering and weapons charges. The verdict came in the 66th day of the trial, after nearly 12 days of deliberation.Rudy Williams was convicted of eight charges. But the panel found him not guilty of a "superkingpin" charge that would have dictated life imprisonment with no parole.
SPORTS
By From Staff Reports | September 22, 1993
OTTAWA -- The Washington Capitals' Kevin Hatcher scored the first of three first-period power-play goals but the Ottawa Senators rallied in the second and third to deadlock the score -- 3-3 -- in the first of the two-game Capitals Cup series last night.Hatcher opened the scoring 4:46 into the first before Calle Johannsson added his goal at the 6:19 mark. Randy Burridge closed the Capitals' scoring at 13:25.
SPORTS
By Ray Frager and Ray Frager,Sun Staff Writer | September 5, 1995
Let's talk ties. Tonight, Cal Ripken plays in his 2,130th game in a row, straight, consecutively, back-to-back, in an unbroken string, one season following another (laden with happiness and tears/Sunrise, sunset -- oy, I'm ferklempt) . . . you get the idea.Until tomorrow night's game, he will be tied with Lou Gehrig's record. We would do well, then, to consider the tie.Ties are an integral part of sports history. There was the famous Notre Dame-Michigan State 10-10 tie in 1966. There was the bowl game in which Auburn coach Pat Dye's conservative strategy to settle for a tie against Syracuse earned him the derisive nickname of "Pat Tie."
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2013
BOSTON -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter said it during spring training - that he foresaw rookie right-hander Kevin Gausman pitching meaningful innings in September. And there weren't much more meaningful innings than the two perfect relief ones that the 22-year-old right-hander threw Wednesday night in the Orioles' 5-3 win over the Red Sox . In the win, which put the Orioles just one game out of the second AL wild-card spot, the O's bullpen threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings throughout a tie game.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2013
Given a choice between two conservative Republicans to fill a vacancy in the Upper Eastern Shore's state Senate district, Gov. Martin O'Malley chose the less confrontational legislator. O'Malley said Wednesday that he has appointed Del. Stephen S. Hershey Jr. of Queen Anne's County to replace former Sen. E.J. Pipkin, who resigned and moved to Texas. Passed over was Del. Michael D. Smigiel Sr. of Cecil County. The choice of which Republican would replace Pipkin was left to O'Malley, a Democrat, after the GOP central committees of the four counties that make up the 36th District split between the two lawmakers.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2013
Following a two-month impasse, the Baltimore City school board voted Tuesday to extend a one-year contract to the operators of Baltimore Talent Development High School. The school board voted unanimously, with one recusal, to allow the Center for Social Organization of Schools at the Johns Hopkins University to operate the school for one more year, during which the district will monitor its progress. In January, after a months-long review of more than two dozen schools with external operators, city schools CEO Andres Alonso recommended severing ties with the school's operator at the end of the school year and slating the school for closure in 2014.
NEWS
By Ted Venetoulis | November 5, 2012
A number of news reports have suggested the possibility of the presidential election ending in a draw - both candidates garnering 269 electors. You need 270 to win. A long shot? Maybe. It happened in 1800, when Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr each ended up with the same number of electors, proving that even the Framers weren't immune to the law of unintended consequences. Their solution to such an event produced one of their most formidable compromises: the "contingent" election, where the failure of any candidate to achieve a majority of electors would result in a vote by the House of Representatives, with each state casting one vote.
NEWS
March 19, 2012
It's a terrible time for the Anne Arundel County Council to be engaged in a protracted standoff over the replacement of one of its members. The body's prestige was harmed enough by the circumstances that led to the removal of Democrat Daryl Jones, who is currently serving time in federal prison for failing to file income tax returns for several years. It has not been helped by the use of a racial slur by one of the council members during deliberation over Mr. Jones' replacement, and it has further been damaged by the seeming indifference of some members of the Republican majority about whether residents of the 1st District have any representation.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2012
Anne Arundel County Council members on Monday night appointed Marine Reservist Peter I. Smith to a vacant seat on the council, ending a weeks-long impasse that drew fierce criticism from residents. Councilman Richard B. "Dick" Ladd, a Severna Park Republican, broke the deadlock, switching to pick Smith in the 108th round of voting. The council voted 4 to 2 for Smith. "It is with some trepidation that I will change my vote for Mr. Smith," said Ladd, before casting his vote. Many in the audience clapped upon hearing his announcement.
NEWS
By Robert Kuttner | May 10, 1993
IS America all but ungovernable? Or is Bill Clinton bunglin his attempt to govern it? Or are we judging him too harshly too soon?Yes, yes and yes.The Constitution, let's recall, created political deadlock by design. Our political institutions, with their separation of powers and protection of minority views, make presidential activism difficult and hence rare.In living memory, only two presidents have effectively harnessed government for activist economic purposes -- Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.
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By Kelly Gilbert and Kelly Gilbert,Evening Sun Staff | July 31, 1991
The federal tax evasion case against Bel Air attorney Lester V. Jones has ended in a mistrial, with the jury unable to reach a unanimous verdict on any of the four counts in the indictment.Prosecutors Joseph L. Evans and Ira L. Oring said immediately that they will seek a retrial, as Evans put it, "as soon as we can get a trial date" from Judge Marvin J. Garbis.The jury, which had declared a deadlock after five hours of deliberation a week ago in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, told Garbis yesterday that it was unable to break the impasse after another 4 1/2 days of trying.
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Dan Rodricks | February 26, 2012
It would be amusing if it were not so embarrassing: The all-male, all-white Anne Arundel County Council is deadlocked over filling a vacancy created when its only black member went off to federal prison for failing to file a tax return. The council's chairman, Derek Fink, is a young Republican who less than a month ago said, "I think we've got a council that works together well now. " And yet this same group of six guys, led by Mr. Fink, took 100 votes and still couldn't come up with a seventh member to fill the seat previously held by the incarcerated Daryl Jones.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2012
The Anne Arundel County Council deadlocked Thursday night over a vote to appoint a replacement for the seat vacated by former Councilman Daryl D. Jones. With more than 100 rounds of council votes, the council remained tied on two candidates. Republican Councilmen Derek Fink, of Pasadena; Councilman John J. Grasso, of Glen Burnie; and Councilman Richard B. "Dick" Ladd, of Broadneck, voted for former state Sen. Michael J. Wagner. Democrats Jamie Benoit, of Crownsville; Chris Trumbauer, of Annapolis; and Republican Jerry Walker, of Gambrills, supported Marine Reservist Peter Smith.
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