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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | March 22, 1991
The Annapolis Police Department's Black Officers Association has called on Alderman Theresa DeGraff to apologize for saying that none of the department's black officers was qualified to become deputy chief."
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April 19, 2005
On April 17, 2005, DIANA De GRAFF, beloved wife of the late James H. De Graff Sr.; dear mother of James H. De Graff Jr., Louis and Paul De Graff; loving grandmother of Robert Rizer and devoted sister of Mary Schneider Funeral From the Gregory J. Gonce Funeral Home, P.A., 169 Riviera Dr., Pasadena, on Wednesday at 11 A.M. Interment in Glen Haven Memorial Park. Family requests friends call on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M.
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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | March 29, 1991
The Annapolis Police-Minority Community Relations Board has called for Alderman Theresa DeGraff to resign as chairwoman of the City Council's public safety committee.The 15-member board, appointed last summer by Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins to ease tensions between police andthe black community, voted Wednesday night to ask DeGraff to step down. The board cited remarks she made about the search for a new deputy chief that police officers and community leaders have construed as racist."Her statement has caused polarization in this community," the board said in a letter addressed to Hopkins.
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By BRIAN SULLAM | September 14, 1997
POLITICS IS perhaps the world's most difficult business.Most politicians want to please above all else. They have a profound psychological need to be liked. Although they hunger for approval and praise, as do most of us, they seem to need it more than the rest of us.Yet everything they say or do is likely to anger or alienate someone, somewhere.Observing the candidates during the primary campaigns for mayor of Annapolis has been fascinating. The serious contenders for the Democratic and Republican nominations offer study of contrasts in how to gather support for their campaigns.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff writer | March 27, 1992
They're shivering in a hammock, swinging back and forth on a cold March night to pose for an engagement photo, and giggling at each other.She's the bubbly politician, a two-term member of the Annapolis City Council who has been known to make tough decisions. He's the more reserved businessman, a golfer who considers himself shy and likes to sing along with commercials.Alderwoman Theresa DeGraff met Don Groseclose for a business lunch in October 1988 and thought he was quite --ing. Now, after 3 1/2 years of dating, they're engaged.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | June 18, 1992
He stepped up to the microphone with a slight swagger, stared moodily at the cameras and gave his best swivel of the hips.With women clapping, if not swooning, the mayor of Annapolis began to croon "Love Me Tender." He was feeling a little sentimental, and a little bolder after his first song provoked calls for an encore.OK, Elvis Presley he was not. But even if the crowd wasn't screaming, Al Hopkins won more than a polite round of applause."Isn't he adorable?" said Alderman Terrie DeGraff, the host of the event to raise money for her re-election campaign.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 11, 1997
Alderman M. Theresa DeGraff filed amended financial disclosure forms with the Annapolis city clerk's office Friday after it was discovered last week that the mayoral hopeful had violated city election laws when she failed to file these forms in July.Records show that a report was submitted for the DeGraffCampaign Committee on June 30, 1995. But Aug. 1 of that year, a new Friends of Terrie DeGraff campaign committee took over.DeGraff should have filed a final closing report for her old committee by July 1, 1996.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | May 9, 1997
Mayoral hopeful M. Theresa DeGraff admitted yesterday not filing an overdue financial statement with the Board of Supervisors of Elections -- a requirement of elected officials in Annapolis.The city board has found that DeGraff, a Ward 7 Republican, violated city election laws when she failed to file a campaign finance report due last July. DeGraff can't be an official candidate for mayor until she corrects the problem, board chairman Richard E. Israel said."Obviously, it's a mistake. It's my responsibility, and we'll fix it," DeGraff said, adding that an amended report will be filed no later than Monday.
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April 20, 1997
Alderman M. Theresa DeGraff officially announced her candidacy for mayor of Annapolis yesterday morning at Georgetown East Elementary School in the midst of Greenscape events held to clean up and beautify communities in the city.The Ward 7 Republican, who has served on the city council since 1985, is the first candidate to break clear of a crowded field of undeclared mayoral hopefuls and make a formal announcement."Essential to any city's stature is the leadership, wisdom and integrity of its government," DeGraff said.
NEWS
April 20, 1997
Alderman M. Theresa DeGraff officially announced her candidacy for mayor of Annapolis yesterday morning at Georgetown East Elementary School in the midst of Greenscape events held to clean up and beautify communities in the city.The Ward 7 Republican, who has served on the city council since 1985, is the first candidate to break clear of a crowded field of undeclared mayoral hopefuls and make a formal announcement."Essential to any city's stature is the leadership, wisdom and integrity of its government," DeGraff said.
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September 12, 1997
THE LAST TIME Annapolis had a Republican mayor was a dozen years ago, when Richard Hillman lost a bid for a second term. This fall presents the party's best chance since then to regain the city's top office. GOP voters in Tuesday's primary must choose among three -- M. Theresa DeGraff and Dean L. Johnson, both on the City Council, and Louise M. R. Beauregard.Ms. Beauregard, 73, a long-time fixture on the local scene, is a devoted activist, but not a viable candidate for mayor. The choice boils down to Ms. DeGraff or Mr. Johnson.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | September 12, 1997
She is seen as strong-willed, opinionated and tough. He is considered nicer, more open-minded, sensible.For Aldermen M. Theresa DeGraff and Dean L. Johnson, two city council colleagues slugging it out in an often contentious Republican mayoral primary in Annapolis, the campaign has been more about personalities than issues.DeGraff, the city's Ward 7 alderman for 12 years, is labeled a "flip-flopper, hardheaded and hot-tempered" by Johnson supporters.And Johnson, who has represented Ward 2 for eight years, is called "wishy-washy, weak and a Democrat in sheep's clothing" by DeGraff supporters.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | August 21, 1997
In a public forum last night that could foreshadow a contentious primary next month in Annapolis, the two leading Republican mayoral candidates clashed on major issues.Alderman Dean L. Johnson of Ward 2 drew applause when he emphatically opposed building a conference center and creating a revenue authority with the "power to do anything it wished."Alderman M. Theresa DeGraff of Ward 7, while not supporting the proposals, said it was a "sovereign right" of the city to build such projects and to establish a revenue authority to finance them.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 11, 1997
Alderman M. Theresa DeGraff filed amended financial disclosure forms with the Annapolis city clerk's office Friday after it was discovered last week that the mayoral hopeful had violated city election laws when she failed to file these forms in July.Records show that a report was submitted for the DeGraffCampaign Committee on June 30, 1995. But Aug. 1 of that year, a new Friends of Terrie DeGraff campaign committee took over.DeGraff should have filed a final closing report for her old committee by July 1, 1996.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | May 9, 1997
Mayoral hopeful M. Theresa DeGraff admitted yesterday not filing an overdue financial statement with the Board of Supervisors of Elections -- a requirement of elected officials in Annapolis.The city board has found that DeGraff, a Ward 7 Republican, violated city election laws when she failed to file a campaign finance report due last July. DeGraff can't be an official candidate for mayor until she corrects the problem, board chairman Richard E. Israel said."Obviously, it's a mistake. It's my responsibility, and we'll fix it," DeGraff said, adding that an amended report will be filed no later than Monday.
NEWS
April 20, 1997
Alderman M. Theresa DeGraff officially announced her candidacy for mayor of Annapolis yesterday morning at Georgetown East Elementary School in the midst of Greenscape events held to clean up and beautify communities in the city.The Ward 7 Republican, who has served on the city council since 1985, is the first candidate to break clear of a crowded field of undeclared mayoral hopefuls and make a formal announcement."Essential to any city's stature is the leadership, wisdom and integrity of its government," DeGraff said.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | October 10, 1993
Former Mayor Dennis M. Callahan's weekly cable television talk show was pulled off the air last week, a casualty of the Ward 7 City Council race, apparently never to return.The manager of the TCI cable franchise in Annapolis said the program, "Maryland on the Half Shell," did not air in its regularly scheduled slots on Wednesday evening and Friday afternoon because that week's episode contained a political advertisement.Manager Bill Forest said he was unaware of the show's content until after it was taped and had aired Monday.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | October 22, 1993
For eight years, Alderman M. Theresa DeGraff has made sure potholes were filled, streets swept and red tape slashed for her neighbors in Annapolis' 7th Ward, a mostly residential district on the southeast side of Back Creek.All a resident has to do is ask, say supporters of the Republican incumbent.But what her supporters claim is her greatest strength, her Democratic opponent in the Nov. 2 election is casting as her primary weakness."She's the answering machine candidate," said Richard L. Staisloff, a financial analyst for the Maryland Higher Education Commission and former legislative aide at the Maryland General Assembly.
NEWS
April 20, 1997
Alderman M. Theresa DeGraff officially announced her candidacy for mayor of Annapolis yesterday morning at Georgetown East Elementary School in the midst of Greenscape events held to clean up and beautify communities in the city.The Ward 7 Republican, who has served on the city council since 1985, is the first candidate to break clear of a crowded field of undeclared mayoral hopefuls and make a formal announcement."Essential to any city's stature is the leadership, wisdom and integrity of its government," DeGraff said.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | April 15, 1997
Annapolis needs a $132,000 park to get skateboarders off the streets, a nine-member panel told the city council last night.The skating advisory committee, formed last year after city youths and their parents protested a measure that would have prohibited skating in nonresidential areas, recommended building a 16,500-square-foot skate park near Bates Middle School."
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