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June 2, 1991
County Executive Robert R. Neall officially appointed Paul C. Haigley Jr. county fire administrator Friday.Haigley, 49, was named acting fire administrator in February. He will earn $82,000 a year."Paul is highly respected by his colleagues in the department andby other fire protection professionals in our region," Neall said.Haigley, who was attending budget hearings at the Arundel Center inAnnapolis Friday, said he was somewhat surprised to hear of the appointment."The county executive and I had a conversation a couple of days ago, and he said it would probably be done after the budget process," Haigley said.
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | February 21, 2005
Maryland lawmakers are considering granting themselves potent tools to probe the Ehrlich administration's personnel practices - far stronger than those available to several fired state workers trying to accomplish the same goal through individual lawsuits. Armed with subpoenas and the klieg lights of public scrutiny, lawmakers - if they take up the issue - could unearth documents, witnesses and trends to determine whether aides to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. are improperly removing low-level agency workers, some state officials say. A handful of employees seeking the same information have sued the administration since the governor took office in 2003 but have faced obstacles, ex-workers and their lawyers say. Assistant Attorney General Robert A. Zarnoch, who advises the General Assembly, acknowledged that an inquiry would produce more complete and faster results than would lawsuits.
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July 19, 1994
The Anne Arundel County Council is getting a second chance to put an important charter amendment involving the fire department on the November ballot. Let's see it muster the courage to do the right thing this time.The volunteer firefighters, who oppose the amendment, are a strong political lobby. So it's not hard to see why four of the seven council members -- David G. Boschert, Virginia P. Clagett, Maureen Lamb and Ed Middlebrooks -- refused to buck them when the measure came up several weeks ago, especially when three of the four are running for higher office.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | March 1, 2001
The administrative coordinator for Metro Crime Stoppers - a regional program that pays rewards for crime tips - has been fired as city police investigate financial irregularities, police and other officials said yesterday. Officials said the investigation is administrative and is aimed at determining whether money is missing and whether a criminal inquiry is possible. Robin Stevenson, who has done volunteer work for the Baltimore Police Department and was hired by the nonprofit Crime Stoppers program last year to process tips, did not respond to interview requests yesterday.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | August 2, 1994
The County Council voted last night against a proposed charter amendment that would have spelled out the fire administrator's authority over volunteer firefighters.The resolution proposed by the Neall administration to get the charter amendment on the November ballot was defeated on a tie vote, 3-3, despite an 11th-hour concession by supporters that substantially weakened it through amendments.Representatives of the county's volunteer firefighters asked the council to reject the resolution, as the council did to a similar measure last month.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | March 24, 1995
Long-simmering differences over who controls the county's fiercely independent volunteer fire companies appear to be resolved.County Executive John G. Gary yesterday said he has agreed to restore the position of volunteer company fire chief in return for the volunteer companies signing contracts spelling out the fire administrator's authority over their operations.All volunteer officers will be equal in rank to their paid counterparts and must meet the same qualifications.Mr. Gary and representatives from the paid and volunteer fire service resolved issues considered last year by an advisory panel appointed by then-County Executive Robert R. Neall.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff writer | March 15, 1993
In a move that fire officials defend and volunteer firefighters call "demoralizing," volunteer chiefs will be demoted to the position of captain beginning tomorrow."
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1995
County officials are offering local volunteer fire companies $1.6 million to help pay for repairs, maintenance and equipment, provided the volunteers relinquish some of their authority to the county fire administrator and Fire Advisory Board.The agreement, contained in contracts signed by 22 of the county's 23 volunteer fire companies, could end decades of bitter squabbling between paid and volunteer firefighters, Stephen Halford, county fire administrator, told the County Council yesterday.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | April 15, 1994
County Executive Robert R. Neall said the recommendations he received yesterday on changing the county's fire services should help ease tensions between paid and volunteer firefighters.The 10-member Fire Department Study Committee recommended reinstating the position of volunteer fire chief and giving the county fire administrator more control over volunteer units.Paul C. Haigley Jr., the county's former fire administrator, eliminated the position of volunteer fire chief last year.Mr. Neall said he was "not averse to reinstating the rank of volunteer chief" if the task force's recommendations establishing the authority of the fire administrator over the volunteer companies are fully implemented.
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By Gregory P. Kane and Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer | June 16, 1995
Stephen D. Halford, in his younger days, wanted to be a police officer, but he wasn't tall enough. Today, in rank at least, he towers over the rest of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.Mr. Halford is the county's fire administrator. On May 31, County Executive John G. Gary named him to the job, putting him in charge of the department's $46 million budget, 29 fire companies, 500 career fire fighters and 800 volunteer firefighters. The appointment came after Mr. Halford had spent 18 months as acting fire administrator.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | April 30, 1999
A former Johns Hopkins University administrator, fired amid contracting irregularities, has been charged by prosecutors with income tax evasion for fraudulently understating the income on his 1995 federal return by $113,470.Robert J. Schuerholz, 63, who was ousted two years ago from his job as Hopkins' executive director of real estate and facilities after allegations of kickbacks and other financial improprieties, is scheduled to be arraigned May 13 before U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | December 3, 1997
County Fire Administrator Steven Halford boasted of his record of moving women and minorities into management positions when he promoted 35 firefighters yesterday.But a look into the number of minorities and women in the county EMS/Fire/Rescue shows that the department still has a way to go.Yesterday's promotion ceremony raised one woman to the rank of captain -- the fourth in department history -- and one African-American and one woman to the rank of lieutenant. Two other women and two minorities were promoted within the firefighting ranks.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1995
County officials are offering local volunteer fire companies $1.6 million to help pay for repairs, maintenance and equipment, provided the volunteers relinquish some of their authority to the county fire administrator and Fire Advisory Board.The agreement, contained in contracts signed by 22 of the county's 23 volunteer fire companies, could end decades of bitter squabbling between paid and volunteer firefighters, Stephen Halford, county fire administrator, told the County Council yesterday.
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By Gregory P. Kane and Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer | June 16, 1995
Stephen D. Halford, in his younger days, wanted to be a police officer, but he wasn't tall enough. Today, in rank at least, he towers over the rest of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.Mr. Halford is the county's fire administrator. On May 31, County Executive John G. Gary named him to the job, putting him in charge of the department's $46 million budget, 29 fire companies, 500 career fire fighters and 800 volunteer firefighters. The appointment came after Mr. Halford had spent 18 months as acting fire administrator.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | March 24, 1995
Long-simmering differences over who controls the county's fiercely independent volunteer fire companies appear to be resolved.County Executive John G. Gary yesterday said he has agreed to restore the position of volunteer company fire chief in return for the volunteer companies signing contracts spelling out the fire administrator's authority over their operations.All volunteer officers will be equal in rank to their paid counterparts and must meet the same qualifications.Mr. Gary and representatives from the paid and volunteer fire service resolved issues considered last year by an advisory panel appointed by then-County Executive Robert R. Neall.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | August 2, 1994
The County Council voted last night against a proposed charter amendment that would have spelled out the fire administrator's authority over volunteer firefighters.The resolution proposed by the Neall administration to get the charter amendment on the November ballot was defeated on a tie vote, 3-3, despite an 11th-hour concession by supporters that substantially weakened it through amendments.Representatives of the county's volunteer firefighters asked the council to reject the resolution, as the council did to a similar measure last month.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | September 13, 1992
County Executive Robert R. Neall has extended an olive branch to volunteer firefighters, saying he hopes they can work together to settle differences and face difficult budget cuts ahead."
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July 19, 1994
The Anne Arundel County Council is getting a second chance to put an important charter amendment involving the fire department on the November ballot. Let's see it muster the courage to do the right thing this time.The volunteer firefighters, who oppose the amendment, are a strong political lobby. So it's not hard to see why four of the seven council members -- David G. Boschert, Virginia P. Clagett, Maureen Lamb and Ed Middlebrooks -- refused to buck them when the measure came up several weeks ago, especially when three of the four are running for higher office.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | July 14, 1994
Rebuffed once, County Executive Robert R. Neall will try again to get the County Council to approve a charter amendment for the November ballot to give the fire administrator more control over volunteer firefighters.The new version of the amendment, which will be introduced at Monday night's council meeting, gives the fire administrator the command and control, both during and after emergencies, over the personnel, equipment and resources of the volunteer fire companies.But it prohibits the chief from controlling, coordinating or participating in the corporate affairs of the volunteer fire companies.
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