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December 18, 2004
On December 15, 2004, ROBERT JAMES GAVEL, SR., beloved husband of Dorothy J. (nee Walter) Gavel; devoted father of Belinda M. Brittain and her husband Fern and Robert J. Gavel, Jr.; loving grandfather of Joseph D. and Leanna M. Brittain; dear brother of John C. Gavel, Jr. and his wife Amelia and Dolores A. Noell. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue, on Monday, at 12 P.M. Entombment Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2010
Nancy Pelosi's days as speaker of the House were dwindling in number, but her to-do list was growing: The tax deal President Barack Obama negotiated with Republicans but she was charged with passing? Check. Threats of rebellion within her own Democratic ranks? Quelled. Immigration? Gays in the military? Plenty of time — never mind that clock ticking toward Christmas break and the Jan. 5 start date for the new House that she no longer will lead. But on one afternoon last week, despite the urgent negotiations and the late-night votes, Pelosi seemed as serene as her surroundings: a pale yellow sitting room that is part of the prime Capitol real estate she commands, for now, with power views of the Washington Monument and a collection of photographs that speak to a long and highly personal view of politics, measured not just by election cycles but generational ones.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | March 4, 1995
We want the O. J. trial! That's what listeners to Baltimore station WOLB-AM (1010) and its originating station in Washington, WOL-AM (1450), said in a recent poll.As a result, you can now tune in to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage of the murder trial of the former football star.Talk-show host Cathy Hughes, whose program airs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily, asked her listeners for their opinion early last month. The stations, which target a predominantly black audience, simulcast the same programming from studios in Washington.
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By Noam N. Levey and Noam N. Levey,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 21, 2007
WASHINGTON -- The Senate opened for 22 seconds yesterday, the first of two planned sessions each this week and next to keep President Bush from making so-called "recess appointments." The "faux" sessions are part of a rare gambit by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. Presidents use recess appointments when a nomination is in trouble in the Senate. "It's unfortunate that we have to do this, but we couldn't run the risk of the administration ramming through some of their highly controversial appointments while we were in recess," said Jim Manley, the Democratic leader's press secretary.
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By THE ANNPOLIS BUREAU STAFF | February 24, 1992
The House of Delegates can be an unruly bunch.It's not uncommon for many of the 141 delegates to be talking privately to one another while a colleague has the floor.Speaker R. Clayton Mitchell Jr. often has to whack his gavel hard to quiet the group down. So hard, in fact, that he has been known to break a gavel or two.Last week the clerks who sit in front of him decided to take precautions against gavel shrapnel. Three donned neon-colored headgear -- possibly inspired by the week's hottest item, a mandatory helmet law for motorcyclists?
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | March 31, 1998
The state's second highest judge has never used one. A county judge is afraid of what he would do with one. And many judges say they simply don't need one.The gavel, that quintessential symbol of law and order, has become exactly that: a symbol.You might not know that from watching the throng of television legal dramas that show judges thumping their thick wooden gavels all the way to the commercial break. The real life picture is very different."A gavel doesn't really control things," says Joseph F. Murphy Jr., chief judge of Maryland's Court of Special Appeals, who has never used a gavel in his 14 years on the bench.
NEWS
September 1, 2004
TONIGHT'S SPEAKERS * Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney * Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga., Keynote Address * Vice President Dick Cheney PRIME TIME COVERAGE CBS, NBC, ABC: 10 p.m. - 11 p.m. Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, PBS: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. C-SPAN: Gavel-to-gavel coverage
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January 7, 2007
?This is an historic moment ? for the Congress, and for the women of this country.? Rep. Nancy Pelosi Speaking as Democrats cheered her selection as the first woman speaker of the House, Pelosi said on accepting the gavel, "In this House, we may belong to different parties, but we serve one country."
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By ABIGAIL TUCKER and ABIGAIL TUCKER,SUN REPORTER | November 17, 2005
So it ends, this season of many-legged landmarks and crabby puns. Never again will the city's so-called "Crabulance" be dispatched to doctor the massive fiberglass crustaceans that have suffered greatly since they went on display around town in May. Hooligans snapped twigs off the Crab Apple. They roughed up, and autographed, the Orioles crabs standing guard at Camden Yards. They stole one from an Eddie's in Roland Park and then, inexplicably, put it back. But that's all past now. This weekend, the shellfish will be auctioned off, their fates sealed by the drop of a gavel (actually, a crab mallet)
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By Eric Siegel | September 8, 1991
National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting System are joining forces to provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Senate confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas that begin this week, but Maryland listeners and viewers won't be able to take full advantage of their efforts.Baltimore NPR affiliate WJHU-FM (88.1) isn't planning to air live coverage of the hearings, while Maryland Public Television will broadcast the afternoon sessions.The opening of the Thomas hearings Tuesday will also be carried live on cable TV's C-SPAN.
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September 23, 2007
As reported Sept. 19, 1984, in The Sun: It won't catch on like "Saturday Night Live," and it certainly won't make any waves for Dandy Don and company on "Monday Night Football." But County Council members are hoping their Monday night live meeting telecasts will bring county government closer to their constituents. Starting Oct. 1, the council's legislative -- or voting -- meetings will be televised live, gavel-to-gavel, on Howard Cabvle Television Associates cable Channel 15, the county government channel.
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January 7, 2007
?This is an historic moment ? for the Congress, and for the women of this country.? Rep. Nancy Pelosi Speaking as Democrats cheered her selection as the first woman speaker of the House, Pelosi said on accepting the gavel, "In this House, we may belong to different parties, but we serve one country."
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By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Julie Hirschfeld Davis,SUN REPORTER | October 27, 2006
In Baltimore's Little Italy, where Nancy Pelosi began the political education that propelled her to the peak of power in Washington, there was one person more feared and better-organized than her legendary father, Thomas J. D'Alesandro Jr. That was her mother, Annunciata, a statuesque woman also known as Nancy, who juggled six children with serving as precinct captain, strategist and all-around enforcer in her husband's storied Democratic machine....
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By STEPHANIE DESMON and STEPHANIE DESMON,SUN REPORTER | February 19, 2006
HUGHESVILLE -- In the early years, the opening of Maryland's annual tobacco auction was a time of celebration. There were parties and dances. Little ones stayed home from school to catch the first day of the market. The best part of all? The cash. For growers, who had labored all year long doing the arduous work of harvesting, stripping and baling the loose-leaf tobacco that would become cigarettes, the start of the months-long auction meant it would finally be payday. Next month, however, the Maryland tobacco auction could open for the last time, ending a tradition that dates back to the 1930s.
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By ABIGAIL TUCKER and ABIGAIL TUCKER,SUN REPORTER | November 17, 2005
So it ends, this season of many-legged landmarks and crabby puns. Never again will the city's so-called "Crabulance" be dispatched to doctor the massive fiberglass crustaceans that have suffered greatly since they went on display around town in May. Hooligans snapped twigs off the Crab Apple. They roughed up, and autographed, the Orioles crabs standing guard at Camden Yards. They stole one from an Eddie's in Roland Park and then, inexplicably, put it back. But that's all past now. This weekend, the shellfish will be auctioned off, their fates sealed by the drop of a gavel (actually, a crab mallet)
NEWS
July 7, 2005
On July 2, 2005 STEVE J. MALECKI; beloved husband of 60 years of Maryanna H. Malecki (nee Jeskulski); devoted and loving father of Paula Warenciz and her husband Gene Gavel, Sharon Perron and her husband Jack Perron; cherished grandfather of Jason Burck and the late Bethany Zamenski; dear brother of Frances Friend and James Malecki. 1st Sgt. Tech 4, Steve Malecki, served proudly during WWII with the 13th Regiment, 1st Armored Division in the Mediterranean Region. Mr. Malecki saw action on the African and European Continents and he fought bravely during the Great Battle at Anzio Beach, Italy.
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September 23, 2007
As reported Sept. 19, 1984, in The Sun: It won't catch on like "Saturday Night Live," and it certainly won't make any waves for Dandy Don and company on "Monday Night Football." But County Council members are hoping their Monday night live meeting telecasts will bring county government closer to their constituents. Starting Oct. 1, the council's legislative -- or voting -- meetings will be televised live, gavel-to-gavel, on Howard Cabvle Television Associates cable Channel 15, the county government channel.
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By David Zurawik | October 11, 1991
The Thomas hearings will be televised in their entirety starting at 10 a.m. today on CNN and C-SPAN II. The Public Broadcasting System, including Channels 22 and 67 here, will also air gavel-to-gavel coverage.ABC, CBS and NBC will likewise provide coverage beginning at 10 a.m., and all three local affiliates -- WMAR (Channel 2), WBAL (Channel 11) and WJZ (Channel 13) -- said yesterday that they plan to carry the hearings at least through this morning. All left open the possibility, however, of switching to regular programming throughout the day. Coverage during the weekend has not yet been determined.
NEWS
December 18, 2004
On December 15, 2004, ROBERT JAMES GAVEL, SR., beloved husband of Dorothy J. (nee Walter) Gavel; devoted father of Belinda M. Brittain and her husband Fern and Robert J. Gavel, Jr.; loving grandfather of Joseph D. and Leanna M. Brittain; dear brother of John C. Gavel, Jr. and his wife Amelia and Dolores A. Noell. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue, on Monday, at 12 P.M. Entombment Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.
NEWS
September 1, 2004
TONIGHT'S SPEAKERS * Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney * Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga., Keynote Address * Vice President Dick Cheney PRIME TIME COVERAGE CBS, NBC, ABC: 10 p.m. - 11 p.m. Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, PBS: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. C-SPAN: Gavel-to-gavel coverage
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