November 2, 2003
A reader from Baltimore said that two rowhouses next to his home were foreclosed on a few months ago and he can't find out who is maintaining the properties, which have collected debris, grass and other materials outside the home. He wants information on the best way to track down the owners to discuss maintenance. Dear reader: The record owner of foreclosed property is responsible for complying with building code requirements until the court ratifies the foreclosure sale. These obligations include compliance with local laws requiring the property to be kept free of weeds, trash and debris.
By ROGER SIMON | June 5, 1995
Simon says:Let me get this straight: Philip Morris is recalling 8 billion cigarettes because they may cause throat irritation, dizziness, and coughing. But Philip Morris won't recall any cigarettes just because they cause cancer, emphysema and heart disease?*Is there any place where you can still get a hat blocked? (And if you had a hat, why would you want it blocked?)*Just two more years until Baltimore's bicentennial? I'm getting chills already.*When Siskel and Ebert disagree, always go with Ebert.
January 26, 2004
Language barrier An ad on the Baltimore Board of Elections' Web site reads: "Earn up to $150 being an Election Judge!" What does it take to become one? Not much. You have to be a registered voter in Maryland, and you can't be a candidate or a candidate's manager or treasurer. It's the third qualification that may give applicants pause: "You must be able to withstand at least a 14 hour day of work, read, write, speak, and understand the English language." -Doug Donovan Scouting out a role model Members of Boy Scout Troop 462 got more than they bargained for when they came to lead the Pledge of Allegiance before the Baltimore County Council meeting Tuesday.
By Steve McKerrow | March 22, 1991
Monday night's meeting of the Baltimore City Council was pretty lively, with a racially charged name-calling debate over proposed redistricting that included council member Sheila Dixon waving a shoe at white colleagues and asserting, "You've been running things for the last 20 years. Now the shoe is on the other foot. See how you like it."However, home viewers of the session on cable television missed much of the good stuff, for Council President Mary Pat Clarke ordered the TV sound off when things began heating up."
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | January 15, 2003
WASHINGTON - Even though Republicans won control of the Senate in November's elections, Democrats are refusing to surrender power, leaving the Senate paralyzed. Sen. Rick Santorum, a Pennsylvania Republican, accused the Democrats yesterday of staging an "attempted coup right here on the floor of the United States Senate." The deadlock demonstrates that the Democrats, even though a minority, are willing to employ a political scorched-earth strategy, threatening two years of gridlock in Congress before the 2004 elections.
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer | July 30, 1995
A 17-year-old Philadelphia youth was released on his own recognizance Tuesday after being arrested on several charges, including nine counts of assault and battery, after Harford County sheriff's deputies said he forced his way into a party while the teen-age host's parents were away.The suspect also was charged with a handgun violation and breaking and entering in the incident that occurred at 4:45 a.m. July 22 in the 1600 block of Prindle Drive in Bel Air. He is tTC accused of threatening several occupants of the house, including the 16-year-old daughter of the homeowner.
By From The Evening Sun's legislative bureau | April 8, 1991
The Assembly's antics: mallet as gavel, 'bald caucus'Amid all the serious stuff, the General Assembly has its moments of merriment.At one point last week, while House Speaker R. Clayton Mitchell Jr., D-Eastern Shore, was trying to gavel the delegates to order with a croquet mallet -- his regular gavel was cracked -- Del. Timothy F. Maloney, D-Prince George's, walked across the chamber floor, his hand in his coat pocket squeezing one of those electronic "executive...
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....
By PHIL JACKMAN | January 30, 1995
The TV Repairman:It was shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday, a full two hours before the 49ers were to do what comes naturally for them in late January (plunder), when Steve Young said, "I don't think much needs to be said at this point."Rest assured that didn't stop ABC, purveyor of the Super Bowl telecast, seen live in 174 countries around the world, plus two others yet to be named.Seriously, how many of the folks crowded around a set on the border between North Korea and Manchuria picked up on what was going on during that Doritos-Disney halftime mayhem?
By Kathy Curtis and Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 14, 1997
THE COLUMBIA Lions Club is not even officially a club yet, but its 21 members already are serving the community.In March, they conducted vision and hearing screenings for about 200 people at a health fair at the Columbia Inn.They also staffed comfort stations for the March of Dimes walk at Centennial Park last month.Last week, they elected the club's first slate of officers, who will be installed May 28, Charter Night. The president is Beatty Shipley, who is a critical-care nurse at Howard County General Hospital.
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