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March 22, 2006
On March 17, 2006, JOHN ALBERT, 88 years of age, at Stella Maris Home; dear husband of Patricia M. Donaho (nee Maguire) and the late Judith O'Brien Donaho; beloved father of Rondi Ann Coates and the late John William Donaho; grandfather of John Steven, Lisa and Scott Donaho. Also survived by a number of great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday at 5 P.M. at the ELINE FUNERAL HOME, 11824 Reisterstown Road (Franklin Blvd). Friends may call from 2 to 5 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 1107 Kennilworth Drive, Suite 202, Baltimore, MD 21204 or to the Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, MD 21093.
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NEWS
March 22, 2006
On March 17, 2006, JOHN ALBERT, 88 years of age, at Stella Maris Home; dear husband of Patricia M. Donaho (nee Maguire) and the late Judith O'Brien Donaho; beloved father of Rondi Ann Coates and the late John William Donaho; grandfather of John Steven, Lisa and Scott Donaho. Also survived by a number of great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday at 5 P.M. at the ELINE FUNERAL HOME, 11824 Reisterstown Road (Franklin Blvd). Friends may call from 2 to 5 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 1107 Kennilworth Drive, Suite 202, Baltimore, MD 21204 or to the Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, MD 21093.
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NEWS
December 20, 1992
Gov. William Donald Schaefer was off-base in his public dressing down of Insurance Commissioner John A. Donaho for allegedly grandstanding and misleading him about the financial well-being of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland. Mr. Donaho has been upfront and honest regarding his problems in obtaining data about Blue Cross' health. Only now is he in a position to force the insurer to heed his advice.Under no circumstances should Mr. Donaho resign. Much remains to be done to guide Blue Cross back to financial sufficiency and integrity.
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By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | March 22, 2006
John A. Donaho, Maryland's former insurance commissioner who became such a critic of the industry he regulated that he lost his job, died of kidney failure and complications from diabetes Friday at Stella Maris Hospice. The Timonium resident was 88. In his nearly 70 years of work, Mr. Donaho had been an assistant to the federal budget director under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and later became a problem solver for two governors and mayors, Theodore R. McKeldin and William Donald Schaefer.
BUSINESS
By David Conn and David Conn,Annapolis Bureau | February 21, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- Maryland's chief insurance regulator argued yesterday that his agency ought to be independent of the Department of Licensing and Regulation, and prominent members of the insurance industry promised to help pay the way.Legislation requested by Gov. William Donald Schaefer would remove the state Insurance Division from the licensing department and create an independent Maryland Insurance Administration with an anti-fraud bureau.The legislation also would impose on Maryland-based insurers an annual surtax that would fill the gap between what the agency collects in fees and penalties and what the governor and General Assembly agree is appropriate funding.
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By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | March 22, 2006
John A. Donaho, Maryland's former insurance commissioner who became such a critic of the industry he regulated that he lost his job, died of kidney failure and complications from diabetes Friday at Stella Maris Hospice. The Timonium resident was 88. In his nearly 70 years of work, Mr. Donaho had been an assistant to the federal budget director under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and later became a problem solver for two governors and mayors, Theodore R. McKeldin and William Donald Schaefer.
NEWS
By Patricia Meisol and Marina Sarris and Patricia Meisol and Marina Sarris,Staff Writers | April 8, 1993
The state insurance commissioner admitted yesterday that he accepted a free limousine ride to Washington and back from a company his department regulates, an action that would appear to conflict with his own policy on gratuities.The admission by Commissioner John A. Donaho comes only days after he generated controversy by threatening to drive Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland into insolvency if the General Assembly did not give him the power he believes he needs to regulate the insurer.
BUSINESS
By Patricia Meisol and Patricia Meisol,Staff Writer | January 9, 1993
State insurance commissioner John A. Donaho will make a bid for more power to regulate Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland in the next session of the General Assembly, which opens Wednesday -- but without the help of Gov. William Donald Schaefer.A departmental bill to be introduced in the House next week would give the insurance commissioner access to the insurer's books at any time as well as power to remove directors and to stop the Blues from opening new businesses.Moreover, Mr. Donaho will try for the second year to obtain passage of an additional set of reforms that would vastly improve his ability to regulate the rest of the insurance industry in Maryland.
NEWS
By Patricia Meisol and Patricia Meisol,Staff Writer | December 17, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- Gov. William Donald Schaefer, saying he was satisfied the state's largest health insurer can pay its bills, publicly rebuked state Insurance Commissioner John A. Donaho yesterday for raising alarms about the financial condition of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland.The governor said that whenever he asked Mr. Donaho whether it was necessary to take over the company or declare it bankrupt, "the answer always has been no.""Saying Blue Cross' financial condition is of great concern was all great for the press," the governor said, referring to Mr. Donaho's testimony before a U.S. Senate subcommittee in July.
BUSINESS
By David Conn and David Conn,Annapolis Bureau | February 21, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- Maryland's chief insurance regulator argued yesterday that his agency ought to be independent of the Department of Licensing and Regulation, and prominent members of the insurance industry promised to help pay the way.Legislation requested by Gov. William Donald Schaefer would remove the state Insurance Division from the licensing department and create an independent Maryland Insurance Administration with an anti-fraud bureau.The legislation also would impose on Maryland-based insurers an annual surtax that would fill the gap between what theagency collects in fees and penalties and what the governor and General Assembly agree is appropriate funding.
SPORTS
January 5, 2006
Buffalo Bills president Tom Donahoe is out, coach Mike Mularkey's job is safe, and guess who might be coming back? Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy, this time as general manager. Bills owner Ralph Wilson yesterday wasted little time delivering on a vow to restructure his front office. The decisions came days after the Bills finished 5-11 and missed the playoffs for a sixth straight season. Offensive coordinator Tom Clements was also fired, his agent, Gary O'Hagan, told the Associated Press.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2002
The Rev. James H. Donahoe, a Jesuit priest and retired Loyola College professor who taught for 55 years, died Friday of coronary artery disease at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. He was 81 and lived in Roland Park. Known by the nickname "Coach" -- he was an assistant basketball coach during his lengthy career -- he was at Loyola College from 1971 until 1996 and then taught Latin at Maryvale Preparatory School in Brooklandville. He was planning to teach this fall until ill health forced his retirement.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1998
SAN DIEGO -- Heard at the Super Bowl:Now that Tom Donahoe has agreed to a 10-year contract to remain the Pittsburgh Steelers' director of football operations, the question is whether coach Bill Cowher will stay when his current contract expires in two years.The story making the rounds is that Cowher fancies himself as another Bill Parcells or Jimmy Johnson, who can run a team as well as coach it. In Parcells' terms, he wants to buy the groceries as well as cook the meal.Cowher's not going to do that in Pittsburgh now that Donahoe has spurned the Seattle Seahawks to stay in Pittsburgh.
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By Mark Platte and Mark Platte,Los Angeles Times | August 9, 1994
IRVINE, Calif. -- With cornerback Darryl Henley having rejoined the Los Angeles Rams, federal authorities and attorneys for other defendants in Henley's cocaine-trafficking case are miffed that he is resuming his career while others accused of lesser roles in the crimes remain in prison."
NEWS
September 8, 1993
Maryland officials knew the situation in the state's Insurance Division was precarious; they just didn't realize how shaky. Now they do. A national regulatory group has roundly criticized the state, saying it does a woeful job of ensuring the safety and soundness of Maryland insurers.Yet even before the sweeping criticisms of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, a housecleaning had begun: There's a new commissioner; the agency has gained its independence; its budget has been sharply boosted and a staff overhaul is under way. By the time NAIC makes its next examination, officials hope to gain the group's stamp of approval.
NEWS
May 4, 1993
Kudos for DonahoHurray for John Donaho. He has saved Maryland Blue Cross and Blue Shield from its own mismanagement. And saved all Marylanders from the costly necessity of bailing out the tottering health insurer (remember Old Court Savings and Loan?).The insurance commissioner serves at the governor's pleasure, or in this case displeasure. So William Donald Schaefer exercised Donaho's two-year-old resignation letter, solicited of all appointees to remind them of who's the boss. Donaho deserved better.
NEWS
By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Staff Writer | April 3, 1993
The state insurance commissioner threatened yesterday to drive Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland into insolvency if the General Assembly fails to pass legislation he believes is needed to assure the fiscal health of the state's largest insurer.Commissioner John A. Donaho, who is pushing legislation that would give him broad authority to oversee the Blues' operations, upset because Blue Cross has persuaded a Senate committee to amend a bill already passed by the House.Mr. Donaho believes those amendments significantly weaken the bill.
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By Patricia Meisol and Marina Sarris and Patricia Meisol and Marina Sarris,Staff Writers Staff Writer Suzanne Wooton contributed to this article | April 9, 1993
Gov. William Donald Schaefer yesterday fired Insurance Commissioner John A. Donaho, who has been engaged for months in a public battle to gain more control over Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland.The commissioner learned of his ouster in a phone call 15 minutes before a press conference at which he planned to say he would not resign in the face of mounting criticism from the governor and legislators.Sources close to Mr. Schaefer said the firing was prompted by Mr. Donaho's latest threat against Blue Cross -- to declare the insurer insolvent unless the General Assembly enacted a bill giving Mr. Donaho more power to regulate the Blues.
NEWS
April 26, 1993
Dealing with devious attorneysHi, crime-fighters! Remember those true-false test questions we had to answer in school way back when? Sure you do! Stop and think about it. We had a 50-50 chance of answering those questions correctly just by the way they were asked. But would you have passed those same tests by answering true-false questions with an essay? I hope not!Well, now that we're all grown up, we can make our own rules, right? If we want to give a state trooper our library card when he or she asks for our driver's license, that's OK, right?
NEWS
By Frank A. DeFilippo | April 15, 1993
THE DISTANT rumble you heard was not the dome poppin off the State House but a sigh of relief that the 1993 General Assembly session is mercifully over and the memory of it is already a fading flicker.After two years of budget-busting deficits and bipartisan snarling, this was supposed to be the year of the session that could. Instead, it almost turned out to be the session that didn't. It was, in a word, a quirky get-together at best.Oh, there were some record-book successes the scorekeepers will point to -- big deals such as health care reform, the $150 million Convention Center expansion, the clean-car bill and the important lesson of learning to live within our limits at the same time the Assembly reallocated the state's financial resources.
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