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By Dan Berger | January 27, 1999
The good news is that our stadium has a name. The bad news is that we must learn to pronounce it in a manner that does not give offense.Only in Israel does the political realignment take place during the election campaign.Cheer up. Don Schaefer is back on the Board of Public Works.Pub Date: 1/27/99
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May 6, 2011
Most will remember the late William Donald Schaefer as Baltimore's mayor, Maryland's governor, and even the state's comptroller. But, I remember him most as Lt. Col. W.D. Schaefer, my executive officer in the 457th General Hospital and 2290th USA Hospital, reserve units out of Turners Armory. Colonel Schaefer and I managed to transfer out of the 457th (into the new 100th Station Hospital) in 1961 just before the Berlin Wall crisis froze everyone in on active duty and called up about a quarter-million reservists and National Guard troops (including the 457th)
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NEWS
By Dan Berger | June 20, 2001
Don Schaefer wants to run for governor again, and he is old enough to be a senator. George found Europe hard going, just full of Democrats. If the Navy can't find another Caribbean isle for practice invasions, it could try the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Cal knows there is life after baseball. Baltimore has to decide if there is life after Cal. Some things must be said twice. Others are anyway.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2011
At a memorial service that celebrated both his landscape-altering legacy and his big-hearted if crusty-shelled persona, the William Donald Schaefer nation gathered one last time on Wednesday — friends and one-time foes alike, Maryland politicos past and present, Baltimoreans who shared his undying love for the city. "Don Schaefer was a person who changed politics," former Rep. Kweisi Mfume said at a funeral for the former mayor, governor and comptroller that drew both tears and laughter at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church in downtown Baltimore.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | June 12, 1998
Rehrmann has Sid Kramer, Larry Gibson and the casinos. Glendening has Don Schaefer and the Kennedys. Bet on Sauerbrey.Charlton Heston endorses guns! Guns raise potency, help catch a man, protect the elderly and raise SATs. Buy guns!Starr will subpoena Jay Leno next, to find out where his writers get that stuff.Hopkins wants to roof over Memorial Stadium. That's why it's the Dome Corporation.Pub Date: 6/12/98
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | January 21, 1993
You can take the boy out of Hope, Arkansas, but you can't take Hope out of the boy. Many foreign dignitaries were on hand. Saddam couldn't make it. Zoe Baird is the sort of legal statesperson that Ron Reagan would have been proud to have in his cabinet. Dontay Carter did more to shake up government around here than Don Schaefer in his prime.
NEWS
By BARRY RASCOVAR | July 12, 1992
Thank goodness for William Donald Schaefer! What would this newspaper do without him?Let's face it. Politicians can be downright dull fellows. Government itself is pretty boring most of the time. Trying to fill a newspaper with stories on dull pols and boring government is agonizingly difficult, especially in the slow summer months when all most people think about is the upcoming vacation.But not with Don Schaefer around.Here's a guy who knows how to get his name in the newspaper. He understands that journalists need a governor who creates good copy.
NEWS
April 20, 2011
While a senior at Goucher College and employed as one of the first Baltimore Urban Corps interns 41 years ago, I was assigned to work part-time with City Council President William Donald Schaefer. My job was to meet with selected people who had written to Mr. Schaefer, figure out what their concerns were, and report back to him. At the same time, he wanted me to produce a white paper on creating an ombudsman who could fairly adjudicate citizen complaints. It was a fascinating job, especially because Don Schaefer actually spent time with me to discuss what I was finding in my travels through the city.
NEWS
By JOSEPH R. L. STERNE | March 10, 1992
Before memories of Maryland's presidential primary are overtaken by a whirlwind of other state elections, let the record show that William Donald Schaefer endorsed a candidate early on for the first time in his long career as city councilman, City Council president, mayor and governor.Why he deviated from past practice this year provides some insight into the mind of this troubled and down-hearted politician.Public life until a year or so ago was one long triumph for Don Schaefer. He was enormously popular, so popular in fact that his fellow Marylanders not only forgave but savored his spectacular personal style.
NEWS
By Walter S. Orlinsky | May 15, 1991
FOR many years Don Schaefer and I shared the center stage in a city growing to meet its potential. As president of the City Council for almost all of the time that Schaefer was mayor, I got to know him fairly well. We were often at odds on important issues, and I carry to this day a bruise or two from our struggles.Life with Schaefer was never dull. In a world of no-risk, dull bean-counters, Schaefer is a real live passionate human being. Like all of us, he is not perfect or always right.
NEWS
April 20, 2011
While a senior at Goucher College and employed as one of the first Baltimore Urban Corps interns 41 years ago, I was assigned to work part-time with City Council President William Donald Schaefer. My job was to meet with selected people who had written to Mr. Schaefer, figure out what their concerns were, and report back to him. At the same time, he wanted me to produce a white paper on creating an ombudsman who could fairly adjudicate citizen complaints. It was a fascinating job, especially because Don Schaefer actually spent time with me to discuss what I was finding in my travels through the city.
NEWS
April 18, 2011
Baltimore's favorite son, greatest cheerleader and most irascible politician is gone. By any measure, William Donald Schaefer, who died Monday at age 89, was an extraordinary man. Sixteen years on the Baltimore City Council, 15 as the city's mayor, eight as Maryland governor and another eight as comptroller — few have had as much impact in shaping the city and state. He could be demanding, testy, mercurial, insufferable really. His mantra was "do it now," and he didn't mean next week or even the next day. As much as he appreciated publicity, he didn't always care for the reporters and editors who covered him — and wasn't shy about saying so. The salute he offered many of them required only one finger.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | August 26, 2007
Many people apparently believe the Orioles' historic 30-3 loss to the Texas Rangers on Wednesday had something to do with baseball -- quality of the relief pitching, in particular. But those of us who've lived in the Queen City of the Patapsco Drainage Basin for a year or two know better. While something like this could have happened in Chicago or Philly, I say it was destined to happen in Baltimore -- and only Baltimore -- because Baltimore is simply one of the most delightfully bizarre places in God's universe.
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | September 24, 2006
The "great man" approach to history, which credits events to powerful leaders rather than to accident, inertia or teamwork, has many flaws. But the great man version of Baltimore's economic revival is closer to the truth than many such yarns. William Donald Schaefer presided over the critical acceleration of the downtown renaissance and a selective recovery of neighborhoods when he was Baltimore's mayor from 1971 to 1986. He will probably soon leave public service after losing the recent Democratic primary for re-election as state comptroller.
NEWS
By JENNIFER SKALKA and JENNIFER SKALKA,SUN REPORTER | February 18, 2006
Seeking to put an end to an episode that made national news, Comptroller William Donald Schaefer acknowledged yesterday that he had embarrassed a young state employee whom he ogled during a crowded Board of Public Works meeting this week. Schaefer did not concede, however, that he had done anything improper in a barely legible, handwritten note he scrawled on official stationery and had delivered to Elizabeth Krum, 24, an executive assistant to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. "Embarrass you intentionally - never," Schaefer wrote in the note, which had to be deciphered for reporters by his communications director.
TOPIC
By G. Jefferson Price III and G. Jefferson Price III,PERSPECTIVE EDITOR | May 11, 2003
William Donald Schaefer, comptroller of Maryland, former governor and former mayor of Baltimore, has gone on another of his tirades against a citizen who dared to criticize him. The criticism? Ron Collins of Baltimore, after hearing Schaefer say he hates former Gov. Parris Glendening, called the comptroller's office to leave a message for Schaefer that he should retire. That would have been the end of it, but unlike most sensible people, Schaefer spent three days trying to get through to Collins and finally left a message on his voice mail saying, "Hey, Ron, Don Schaefer.
NEWS
By BARRY RASCOVAR | May 2, 1993
When William Donald Schaefer starts praising The Sun -- his favorite punching bag -- you know strange things are about to happen.Had we been smart journalists, we'd have recognized something was afoot. It took place early in the General Assembly session that concluded last month. His comments, however lighthearted, signaled a sea change in attitude by the governor, one that would carry him to one of his best sessions since he came to the State House in 1986. It also could signal a determination by the governor to repeat this strong showing next year in his final session.
NEWS
May 6, 2011
Most will remember the late William Donald Schaefer as Baltimore's mayor, Maryland's governor, and even the state's comptroller. But, I remember him most as Lt. Col. W.D. Schaefer, my executive officer in the 457th General Hospital and 2290th USA Hospital, reserve units out of Turners Armory. Colonel Schaefer and I managed to transfer out of the 457th (into the new 100th Station Hospital) in 1961 just before the Berlin Wall crisis froze everyone in on active duty and called up about a quarter-million reservists and National Guard troops (including the 457th)
NEWS
By Dan Berger | June 20, 2001
Don Schaefer wants to run for governor again, and he is old enough to be a senator. George found Europe hard going, just full of Democrats. If the Navy can't find another Caribbean isle for practice invasions, it could try the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Cal knows there is life after baseball. Baltimore has to decide if there is life after Cal. Some things must be said twice. Others are anyway.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | January 27, 1999
The good news is that our stadium has a name. The bad news is that we must learn to pronounce it in a manner that does not give offense.Only in Israel does the political realignment take place during the election campaign.Cheer up. Don Schaefer is back on the Board of Public Works.Pub Date: 1/27/99
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