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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2012
The Anne Arundel County Council on Monday night failed to break an impasse over two finalists for a vacancy on the council and delayed a new vote for another two weeks. The deadlock has brought the council widespread criticism. After voting four times and remaining split 3-3 along partisan lines between candidates Peter I. Smith and Michael J. Wagner, the council voted unanimously to postpone another vote. "I'm somewhat disappointed that we find ourselves in the same situation," said Councilman Chris Trumbauer, an Annapolis Democrat, who proposed the delay.
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NEWS
By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 29, 1997
JERUSALEM -- Israel and the Palestinian authority took a step yesterday toward reviving the moribund Middle East peace talks, although neither side offered any concessions on the critical issues that have deadlocked the process for months.Israeli Foreign Minister David Levy and Nabil Sha'ath, the Palestinian minister of planning and international cooperation, jointly announced a resumption of talks between committees discussing several secondary issues in the peace process. But Sha'ath emphasized that the critical issues that led to a deadlock -- the future of Jerusalem, construction of Israeli settlements and final status talks -- "still await solution."
NEWS
September 4, 2005
WHILE IT'S clear Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. would like to appoint his friend and former colleague, Del. Kevin Kelly, to a vacancy on Allegany County's District Court bench, the local judicial nominating commission has judged him unfit for the job. Nominating commissions aren't required to reveal their votes or reasoning. But the purpose of the 13-member nominating commission - nine of whom are appointed by the governor - is to determine which candidates are qualified. They've spoken. It's time to move on. Admittedly, the situation is rife with political intrigue.
NEWS
June 13, 1993
Gridlock was the leitmotif of the 1992 presidential campaign Everybody was against it. Ross Perot vowed he would "send a guy (into Congress) with a chain saw to break the gridlock." George Bush railed against the "gridlock Democratic Congress." Bill Clinton said, "We've got to do something to break the gridlock in Washington," and then went on to describe himself as "the only person with a proven record of passing sweeping reform through the legislature."All too true, but he was talking about the Arkansas legislature, where Republicans hide under the porch.
NEWS
May 18, 1994
The impasse on Manchester's town council over the selection of a fifth member is becoming a bad joke that must end. With less than six weeks in which to pass a new budget, the escalating war between the council's two factions may ultimately do irreparable damage to the town.Ever since councilman Robert C. Kolodziejski announced a month ago that he would resign, the council has been deadlocked on picking his successor and just about all other business.After three different votes, the council is no closer to selecting a fifth member.
NEWS
August 23, 1992
Even before the collapse of communism was official, the United States and the former Soviet Union had reached agreement on destroying thousands of nuclear weapons in the superpowers' arsenals. Now that the Russians are beginning to deliver on their end of the bargain, however, a new question has arisen: what to do with tons of bomb-grade uranium and #F plutonium products extracted from former Soviet nuclear warheads?No one wants to see these materials fall into the wrong hands. The U.S. could buy and dilute weapons-grade uranium from the former Soviet Union to run in its own nuclear power plants.
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By Samuel F. Wells Jr | June 7, 2005
WITH THE strong rejection of the European Union constitutional treaty by two founding member states last week, the effort to strengthen the integration of the 25-member union appears deadlocked. Many commentators claim that further integration is impossible, expansion to new states foreclosed and the security of the euro currency system threatened. While it may prove impossible for this constitutional treaty to be saved, the heads of government have some important issues to consider when they gather for a summit as the European Council on June 16 in Brussels.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | December 15, 1993
The 10th try was a charm.At its regular meeting last night, the Manchester Town Council, in its 10th attempt, chose Christopher D'Amario to fill the council vacancy created when John A. Riley resigned Oct. 12.Nine previous ballots, cast in four prior council meetings, produced 2-2 ties.Last night, Councilman Robert Kolodziejski nominated Mr. D'Amario, who was first runner-up in the May 18 council election with 80 votes. The lowest successful candidate, incumbent Councilwoman Charlotte B. Collett, received 87 votes.
NEWS
March 9, 1992
One month before the end of the General Assembly session, and only three weeks before the constitutional deadline for passage of a budget, House and Senate leaders are so far apart that a budget agreement may not be possible. This poses grave threats for the state's citizens.House Speaker R. Clayton Mitchell is determined to slash deeply into government spending -- so deeply that it could devastate many local-aid programs and force a sharp curtailment of state programs for the poor and needy.
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