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By LAURA VOZZELLA | September 22, 2006
When Doug Duncan announced that he was clinically depressed and dropping out of the governor's race, some talk radio wags weren't buying it, saying that Duncan must have been pushed out by Democratic Party bigwigs to clear the way for Martin O'Malley. But Official Maryland was all, "Get well soon, Doug." Until now. Gov. Robert Ehrlich's campaign just went on the record with the Duncan-took-a-dive theory. How do you raise an issue this touchy, since it implies that Duncan was faking it? "Team Ehrlich" found a delicate way to tackle it: in a fund-raising letter that offers anyone who donates $500 or more an autographed Bob Ehrlich football.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun and By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2012
Former Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan is preparing a run for his old job in 2014, potentially setting up a high-stakes political battle in Maryland's largest county. Duncan, who led Montgomery County from 1994 until he ran for governor in 2006, has discussed his plans with several Democratic supporters, but has made no official announcement. Duncan, who is 57, did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Citing clinical depression, Duncan dropped out of the 2006 Democratic primary against then-Mayor Martin O'Malley.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | April 30, 2006
Kendel Ehrlich, Democrat-turned-Republican, wore a black, broad-brimmed number. Frances Glendening, Republican-turned-Democrat, went hatless. And Nancy Grasmick, the Democratic pal of Maryland's GOP governor, showed off her legendary ability to straddle the fence: She plopped a jockey's helmet on her head just as she stepped up to the podium at Pimlico, then whipped it off before it could smush her poofy blond 'do. "I do have a hat," she told the crowd....
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September 12, 2008
Highest Md. court to hear suit on slots referendum The Maryland Court of Appeals will hear arguments Monday in a lawsuit protesting the ballot language for November's slot-machine referendum, the high court said yesterday. On Wednesday, a panel of Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judges ruled that the proposed ballot language was "misleading" but said it could be fixed by adding a single word to clarify that anticipated gambling revenues would "primarily" support state education programs.
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By DAN RODRICKS | October 23, 2005
Doug Duncan leads off with endorsements of William Donald Schaefer, the Maryland State Crank given to verbalizing any foolish or ignorant thought that pops into his head, and Kurt Schmoke, the nice man who sat on his hands through three terms as mayor of Baltimore while the city suffered record population decline and criminal violence. Great stuff, Doug. Whom do you bring out next: the popular and successful owner of the Orioles? How about the former police commissioners who despise Martin O'Malley?
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | February 12, 2006
For nearly a quarter-century, he's been there for people facing the highest-stakes puzzles of their lives. Why shouldn't Pat Sajak help us crack workaday riddles, too? You know, those nagging questions that come up all the time but somehow elude answers. Like, why do some people give their kids such goofy names? Why are moviegoers so noisy and rude? Or why - and I'm just throwing this one out there - would anyone want a ceramic Dalmatian? Sajak plumbs mini-mysteries of daily life in two-minute commentaries, called "I've Been Thinking ... " on WNAV in Annapolis and WTTR in Westminster.
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By Howard Libit and Michael Dresser and Howard Libit and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | April 18, 2002
SILVER SPRING - Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's campaign for governor won the backing of Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan yesterday, a significant boost to her quest to keep the Democratic primary clear of opposition. Duncan made his endorsement after rebuffing a last-minute entreaty for a delay from Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley. O'Malley, who is considering a run for governor, had hoped to keep open the chance to secure Duncan's support. "Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is clearly the best person for Montgomery County to have in the governor's office," Duncan said, standing amid the state-supported redevelopment of Silver Spring.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | November 2, 2005
Andy Barth, the veteran WMAR-TV reporter, has the inside scoop on a potential candidate in Maryland's 3rd Congressional District race.That's because the person thinking about joining the already crowded field is none other than Barth. "I'm thinking hard about it and talking to people, and we'll have more to say later," Barth, 59, told me yesterday. A registered Democrat, Barth lives in Columbia. Five years ago, he unsuccessfully sought the job of Columbia Association president. Barth said he hadn't told his bosses at Channel 2 on about his political aspirations, at least as of yesterday morning, when we spoke.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF | December 12, 2000
HOUSE SPEAKER Casper R. Taylor Jr. will make the trek from his home in Cumberland to Woodlawn tonight to squeeze in one of the last major fund-raisers of the year. Tickets to the Democrat's party at Martin's West go for $250 and $1,000, and Taylor hopes to raise "at least a couple hundred thousand" dollars. Given the power he has over legislation in Annapolis, expect almost every lobbyist and special interest in the state to make a showing at Taylor's event. As for the money raised? "I'm going to use it to maximize my ability to participate in the process in the 2002 election," Taylor said.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | July 29, 2005
WHEN DOUG Duncan was first elected mayor of Rockville, he telephoned William Donald Schaefer and asked for an audience with the great man. Schaefer nearly fainted. He was closing out his eight years as governor of Maryland and invited Duncan to Annapolis. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship, or a great political sucker punch. "I was new on the job, and Schaefer had been the greatest mayor in America," Duncan was saying this week. "He always had an urgency to get things done.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | September 22, 2006
When Doug Duncan announced that he was clinically depressed and dropping out of the governor's race, some talk radio wags weren't buying it, saying that Duncan must have been pushed out by Democratic Party bigwigs to clear the way for Martin O'Malley. But Official Maryland was all, "Get well soon, Doug." Until now. Gov. Robert Ehrlich's campaign just went on the record with the Duncan-took-a-dive theory. How do you raise an issue this touchy, since it implies that Duncan was faking it? "Team Ehrlich" found a delicate way to tackle it: in a fund-raising letter that offers anyone who donates $500 or more an autographed Bob Ehrlich football.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | April 30, 2006
Kendel Ehrlich, Democrat-turned-Republican, wore a black, broad-brimmed number. Frances Glendening, Republican-turned-Democrat, went hatless. And Nancy Grasmick, the Democratic pal of Maryland's GOP governor, showed off her legendary ability to straddle the fence: She plopped a jockey's helmet on her head just as she stepped up to the podium at Pimlico, then whipped it off before it could smush her poofy blond 'do. "I do have a hat," she told the crowd....
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April 20, 2006
Advocacy group endorses Duncan A statewide advocacy group for working families announced yesterday that it has endorsed Douglas M. Duncan for governor. The leadership of Progressive Maryland, which represents 20,000 members, voted Tuesday night and said the three-term Montgomery County executive impressed them with his policies on public education and affordable housing. Duncan and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley are seeking the Democratic nomination for governor in the Sept. 12 primary.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | February 12, 2006
For nearly a quarter-century, he's been there for people facing the highest-stakes puzzles of their lives. Why shouldn't Pat Sajak help us crack workaday riddles, too? You know, those nagging questions that come up all the time but somehow elude answers. Like, why do some people give their kids such goofy names? Why are moviegoers so noisy and rude? Or why - and I'm just throwing this one out there - would anyone want a ceramic Dalmatian? Sajak plumbs mini-mysteries of daily life in two-minute commentaries, called "I've Been Thinking ... " on WNAV in Annapolis and WTTR in Westminster.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | November 2, 2005
Andy Barth, the veteran WMAR-TV reporter, has the inside scoop on a potential candidate in Maryland's 3rd Congressional District race.That's because the person thinking about joining the already crowded field is none other than Barth. "I'm thinking hard about it and talking to people, and we'll have more to say later," Barth, 59, told me yesterday. A registered Democrat, Barth lives in Columbia. Five years ago, he unsuccessfully sought the job of Columbia Association president. Barth said he hadn't told his bosses at Channel 2 on about his political aspirations, at least as of yesterday morning, when we spoke.
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By DAN RODRICKS | October 23, 2005
Doug Duncan leads off with endorsements of William Donald Schaefer, the Maryland State Crank given to verbalizing any foolish or ignorant thought that pops into his head, and Kurt Schmoke, the nice man who sat on his hands through three terms as mayor of Baltimore while the city suffered record population decline and criminal violence. Great stuff, Doug. Whom do you bring out next: the popular and successful owner of the Orioles? How about the former police commissioners who despise Martin O'Malley?
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | October 19, 2005
Johns Hopkins is the nation's first research university, one that brags about advancing not just students' knowledge, but "human knowledge," since 1876. But undergrads don't feel that good about the place. So says a Hopkins committee that thinks it has hit upon the cure for Homewood's inexplicably low self esteem: A campus slip-n-slide. "We would set up tarps and hoses out on the campus and tell everybody to come with a bathing suit," says John Bader, who has assembled a committee to resurrect old campus traditions and cook up new ones.
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April 20, 2006
Advocacy group endorses Duncan A statewide advocacy group for working families announced yesterday that it has endorsed Douglas M. Duncan for governor. The leadership of Progressive Maryland, which represents 20,000 members, voted Tuesday night and said the three-term Montgomery County executive impressed them with his policies on public education and affordable housing. Duncan and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley are seeking the Democratic nomination for governor in the Sept. 12 primary.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | October 19, 2005
Johns Hopkins is the nation's first research university, one that brags about advancing not just students' knowledge, but "human knowledge," since 1876. But undergrads don't feel that good about the place. So says a Hopkins committee that thinks it has hit upon the cure for Homewood's inexplicably low self esteem: A campus slip-n-slide. "We would set up tarps and hoses out on the campus and tell everybody to come with a bathing suit," says John Bader, who has assembled a committee to resurrect old campus traditions and cook up new ones.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | July 29, 2005
WHEN DOUG Duncan was first elected mayor of Rockville, he telephoned William Donald Schaefer and asked for an audience with the great man. Schaefer nearly fainted. He was closing out his eight years as governor of Maryland and invited Duncan to Annapolis. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship, or a great political sucker punch. "I was new on the job, and Schaefer had been the greatest mayor in America," Duncan was saying this week. "He always had an urgency to get things done.
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