July 25, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The spectacle of "the White House in disarray" has become such a hardy perennial it has become ritualized. All the elements of the ritual are on display in President Bush's summer of discontent.The president, of course, is obliged to act as if nothing untoward is going on, as Bush has been trying so manfully to do while the polling data defining his problems mount. President Jimmy Carter didn't follow that course in 1979, choosing instead to convene what became known as the "malaise summit" at Camp David, which was one of the reasons he was on his way out a year later.
June 19, 1997
HOMELESSNESS IS NOT just an urban problem. Suburban families can be evicted because they are unable to meet the rent. Women fleeing abusive partners also can end up on suburban streets lacking money or much hope for righting their lives. For 10 years, Sarah's House has provided a temporary home, food and counseling to thousands of Anne Arundel residents who find themselves in such dire straits.When the shelter opened in 1987 in three barracks that the Army had turned over to the county at Fort George G. Meade, Sarah's House could accommodate 34 people.
February 12, 2007
COLLEGE PARK-- --Gary Williams probably won't look any less hunched over this morning than he has all season, even though his team just finished handling Duke about as well as Duke could ever be handled. No, he can't straighten all the way up yet, because everybody will still be on his back. On his Maryland players' backs, too, but mainly on his, because, you know, this disaster that has befallen the program the past three seasons is all his fault, and it's a miracle he still has his job. Hey, maybe beating Duke yesterday saved his job. Because, think about it, what has he ever done for that school?
September 25, 1992
Johnny Oates is considered a leading candidate for American League Manager of the Year, but he stated emphatically yesterday that the award should go to Oakland's Tony La Russa."
November 12, 1992
Maybe this is where Baltimore City and its suburbs finally come together -- on the issue of where the state government should insert its surgical scalpel in the body politic. Gov. William Donald Schaefer and legislative leaders want to cut $147 million in local aid next week by eliminating the state's contribution to Social Security payments for school, community college and library employees.The cut would take the greatest toll on Montgomery and Prince George's counties, which have higher Social Security payments due to higher teacher costs.
November 19, 1992
Once upon a time, long, long ago in a country far, far away, Prince Charming married his beautiful Princess and they lived happily ever after.But life being what it is -- which is to say, just one damn thing after another -- this halcyon period in the history of royal marriages was relatively brief. What followed was not pretty.Unhappy kings and princes began trying a number of techniques to get rid of the queens and princesses who no longer pleased their fancies.There was, you may recall, the beheading technique, the get-thee-to-a-nunnery scheme, the banishment to an out-of-the-way castle gambit and the always popular let's-establish-a-new-religion-that-allows- us-to-have-many-wives ploy.