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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | January 5, 2003
Gov.-elect Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. will donate thousands of pages of records, correspondence and photographs from his eight years in Congress to Towson University tomorrow. The collection includes Ehrlich's correspondence with congressional colleagues and advocacy groups; news releases; bills he authored or co-authored; photographs, including several shots of the four-term congressman with President Bush in the White House; an archive of "notable articles" written about Ehrlich during his political career; and the weekly columns Ehrlich wrote for newspapers in his district about the goings-on in Washington, spokesman Henry P. Fawell said yesterday.
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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,laura.vozzella@baltsun.com | May 13, 2009
News of the World, the British tabloid that made a splash with the Michael Phelps bong photo, has a new story about the Olympian, and thank goodness this time there's no photographic evidence. In fact, the paper offers no evidence at all, save for the word of a Baltimore stripper. Scores dancer Theresa White told the paper that she knows Phelps in the biblical sense, and that back in November they had a three-hour romp with a third, unidentified person. Forget the purported sexcapades.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,Sun reporter | October 13, 2006
Democrat Martin O'Malley portrayed Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. yesterday as a pro-sprawl governor who has slashed the budget and staff of Maryland's park system while failing to preserve much open space. During a news conference at North Point State Park in Baltimore County, O'Malley said that as governor his goal would be to protect 150,000 acres of land from development, more than twice the acreage preserved by Ehrlich over his four years in office. "There has been a sad playbook that has been followed in our National Park Service for the last six years - reducing park rangers, jacking up fees and not taking care of our national parks," O'Malley said.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | July 18, 2007
Maybe Maryland Dems should put MD4BUSH back to work. The state party seems to have lost the art of political cyber-sleuthing. Last week, the party sent out a long news release that opened with this claim: "Evidence is mounting that former Governor Bob Ehrlich and his new North Carolina law firm's Maryland-based staff are the driving forces behind a totally anonymous and controversial smear website." Later in the release, the party referred to "the confirmed connection" between Team Ehrlich at Womble Carlyle and the site, www.omalleywatch.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | July 18, 2007
Maybe Maryland Dems should put MD4BUSH back to work. The state party seems to have lost the art of political cyber-sleuthing. Last week, the party sent out a long news release that opened with this claim: "Evidence is mounting that former Governor Bob Ehrlich and his new North Carolina law firm's Maryland-based staff are the driving forces behind a totally anonymous and controversial smear website." Later in the release, the party referred to "the confirmed connection" between Team Ehrlich at Womble Carlyle and the site, www.omalleywatch.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2004
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. absorbed his first legislative loss of this year's General Assembly session as a House committee rejected his proposal to set up a voluntary funding program for restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. The House Environmental Matters Committee's rejection of the bill came as the panel approved another item on Ehrlich's legislative agenda - a measure streamlining the state's "brownfields" program for reclaiming contaminated industrial sites....
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | February 5, 2003
As he battles for legislation allowing slot machines at racetracks, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has made it clear that he opposes any effort to expand casino gambling to the Inner Harbor. He has come a long way since 1992. Eleven years ago today, Ehrlich -- then a Baltimore County delegate -- co-sponsored a House bill with Del. John S. Arnick that would have permitted casino gambling at the Power Plant in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The 1992 legislation, which failed, would have allowed a variety of games -- including card games, wheels of fortune and Ehrlich's favorite, craps.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 24, 2003
Annapolis Mayor Ellen O. Moyer has asked state officials to consider working with the city to form a 1,200-acre park near Crownsville Hospital Center. Annapolis owns about 600 acres near the state-run hospital, which has been recommended for closure. Moyer suggested the state and city combine their land into large open-space park. "The times seem right to explore collaboration for park and recreation use," Moyer wrote in a Nov. 13 letter to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. The General Assembly will begin discussing the fate of the 90- year-old psychiatric hospital next month.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | March 9, 2005
Saying state employees' lives are being ruined by partisan politics, House Speaker Michael E. Busch said yesterday that he will join the state Senate in appointing legislators to investigate Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s personnel practices -- but only after the General Assembly session ends next month. Busch said he and other legislators have fielded dozens of calls from career civil servants who were fired by the Ehrlich administration. He said a bipartisan investigation is necessary to determine the truth of accusations that Ehrlich aides have been dispatched to state agencies to root out workers disloyal to the administration.
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By Jennifer Skalka and Jennifer Skalka,Sun reporter | May 17, 2007
Gov. Martin O'Malley criticized his Republican predecessor yesterday, saying he abused the Maryland fleet system by giving his staff access to too many state cars and permitting several employees to take vehicles home. Faced with a projected budget shortfall of as much as $1.5 billion starting next year, O'Malley said his office will "lead by example" in cutting costs, promising to cut his office's fleet in half. He also said he would halt take-home privileges for his staff. The governor ordered all state agencies to conduct similar fleet audits.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,Sun reporter | June 15, 2007
Gov. Martin O'Malley is under fire from Republicans who say he is doing exactly what Democrats spent a year investigating his predecessor for: firing mid-level state employees for political reasons. An administrative law judge ruled this week that Gregory J. Maddalone - himself a key figure in the personnel probe of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s administration - was fired illegally. Republicans say his case and others prove that the new administration was just as systematic in its efforts to rid the state ranks of GOP appointees as Ehrlich was accused of being toward Democrats.
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By Jennifer Skalka and Jennifer Skalka,Sun reporter | May 17, 2007
Gov. Martin O'Malley criticized his Republican predecessor yesterday, saying he abused the Maryland fleet system by giving his staff access to too many state cars and permitting several employees to take vehicles home. Faced with a projected budget shortfall of as much as $1.5 billion starting next year, O'Malley said his office will "lead by example" in cutting costs, promising to cut his office's fleet in half. He also said he would halt take-home privileges for his staff. The governor ordered all state agencies to conduct similar fleet audits.
NEWS
By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,Sun reporter | October 13, 2006
Democrat Martin O'Malley portrayed Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. yesterday as a pro-sprawl governor who has slashed the budget and staff of Maryland's park system while failing to preserve much open space. During a news conference at North Point State Park in Baltimore County, O'Malley said that as governor his goal would be to protect 150,000 acres of land from development, more than twice the acreage preserved by Ehrlich over his four years in office. "There has been a sad playbook that has been followed in our National Park Service for the last six years - reducing park rangers, jacking up fees and not taking care of our national parks," O'Malley said.
NEWS
By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | March 9, 2005
Saying state employees' lives are being ruined by partisan politics, House Speaker Michael E. Busch said yesterday that he will join the state Senate in appointing legislators to investigate Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s personnel practices -- but only after the General Assembly session ends next month. Busch said he and other legislators have fielded dozens of calls from career civil servants who were fired by the Ehrlich administration. He said a bipartisan investigation is necessary to determine the truth of accusations that Ehrlich aides have been dispatched to state agencies to root out workers disloyal to the administration.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2004
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. absorbed his first legislative loss of this year's General Assembly session as a House committee rejected his proposal to set up a voluntary funding program for restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. The House Environmental Matters Committee's rejection of the bill came as the panel approved another item on Ehrlich's legislative agenda - a measure streamlining the state's "brownfields" program for reclaiming contaminated industrial sites....
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 24, 2003
Annapolis Mayor Ellen O. Moyer has asked state officials to consider working with the city to form a 1,200-acre park near Crownsville Hospital Center. Annapolis owns about 600 acres near the state-run hospital, which has been recommended for closure. Moyer suggested the state and city combine their land into large open-space park. "The times seem right to explore collaboration for park and recreation use," Moyer wrote in a Nov. 13 letter to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. The General Assembly will begin discussing the fate of the 90- year-old psychiatric hospital next month.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 21, 2003
A Bush administration official whom Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. wanted to hire as his higher education secretary has declined the job, saying he is concerned about the governor's frayed relationship with the legislature and about pressure he would face to give jobs to political favorites. State higher education officials said in April that Ehrlich was on the verge of naming Leonard L. Haynes III, an appointee in the U.S. Department of Education and a former provost of Grambling State University in Louisiana, to lead Maryland's Higher Education Commission.
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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,laura.vozzella@baltsun.com | May 13, 2009
News of the World, the British tabloid that made a splash with the Michael Phelps bong photo, has a new story about the Olympian, and thank goodness this time there's no photographic evidence. In fact, the paper offers no evidence at all, save for the word of a Baltimore stripper. Scores dancer Theresa White told the paper that she knows Phelps in the biblical sense, and that back in November they had a three-hour romp with a third, unidentified person. Forget the purported sexcapades.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 21, 2003
A Bush administration official whom Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. wanted to hire as his higher education secretary has declined the job, saying he is concerned about the governor's frayed relationship with the legislature and about pressure he would face to give jobs to political favorites. State higher education officials said in April that Ehrlich was on the verge of naming Leonard L. Haynes III, an appointee in the U.S. Department of Education and a former provost of Grambling State University in Louisiana, to lead Maryland's Higher Education Commission.
NEWS
By David Nitkin and Doug Donovan and David Nitkin and Doug Donovan,SUN STAFF | February 11, 2003
GOV. ROBERT L. Ehrlich Jr. is making good on some campaign promises, such as spending more money for drug treatment and pushing for slot machine gambling. Others aren't so easy to keep. Candidate Ehrlich said he would sell the state plane, the state yacht and the state boxes at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and Ravens Stadium to generate much needed money for a budget in distress. The idea was featured in his campaign's budget-balancing blueprint, titled "Restoring Fiscal Discipline to Annapolis."
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