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July 25, 2006
On July 21, 2006, GEORGE ALLENWILLIAMSFriends may call at the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Wednesday after 1:00 P.M. where funeral service will take place on Thursday at 1:30 P.M.
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November 19, 2013
Some of the candidates for governor are taking offense at Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's use of a "tracker" to videotape what one of his rivals, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, says on the campaign trail. Where have they been? This tactic, while a bit irritating and obnoxious, is standard procedure in high-profile campaigns and has been for years. Both Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. employed trackers during the last two gubernatorial campaigns, and nobody said a peep about it. Granted, the Brown campaign's sanctimonious defense of the practice is particularly rich.
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By Vito Stellinoand John Eisenberg and Vito Stellinoand John Eisenberg,Sun Staff Correspondents | January 23, 1991
TAMPA, Fla. -- Marv Levy learned a lot from George Allen -- maybe too much.The coach of the Buffalo Bills was an assistant to Allen when he coached the Washington Redskins against the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VII.Allen spent the week railing about the distractions of Super Bowl week. Allen might have gotten his team so uptight that it contributed to the 14-7 loss to Dolphins. The Redskins were favored by three points, even though the Dolphins were 16-0 going in.Levy topped Allen and every coach in the history of the Super Bowl yesterday -- he was a no-show at a scheduled session with the media.
NEWS
February 17, 2008
Peacefully on Wednesday, February 13, 2008, beloved husband of Shirley M. Allen. Survived by one son, George Allen, Jr.; two daughters, Wanda Moore and Sandra Fennell; two sisters, Agnes Carrington and Elvira Gosnell. Family will receive friends on Friday, February 22 for a Wake Service at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 823 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville, MD, from 6 to 9 P.M. Services will be held on Saturday, February 23 at Mt. Olivet 12 noon. Private interment at Garrison Veterans Cemetery, Monday at 10:45 A.M. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.
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By VITO STELLINO | January 6, 1991
After George Allen died of cardiac arrest on New Year's Eve, his lawyer said he'd begin a campaign to get Allen into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Tony Capozzola said: "The simple fact is, his record is better than anybody in the Hall of Fame with over 100 victories. So the question is: Why isn't he in there?"As long as he asked, here's the answer: He never won a championship. He got to one Super Bowl and lost it, and had his team so uptight before the game (the 14-7 loss to the Miami Dolphins after the 1972 season)
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By Jonathan Tilove and Jonathan Tilove,Special to The Sun | November 19, 2006
OK, so George Allen won't be returning to the U.S. Senate in January, and chances are he'll never occupy the White House. But, at the end of what had to be one of the worst weeks of his life, the Jewish newspaper the Forward named Allen the 51st member of its annual Forward 50 list of the most influential American Jews. It was the Forward that earlier this year revealed the Virginia Republican's Jewish roots, and Allen's flustered response may have contributed to his narrow defeat and the Democratic takeover of the Senate.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,sun reporter | September 21, 2006
When the Forward, a Jewish newspaper in New York, looked into a rumor last month that Virginia Sen. George Allen - whose political base sits securely in the Christian right - was descended from prominent Italian Jews, editor J.J. Goldberg said it was in many ways meant to satisfy "a curiosity." This week, it turned into a campaign issue. As he debated his Democratic opponent James H. Webb Jr. this week, Allen was asked whether his mother's father was Jewish. Allen lashed out. Not only was the question "not relevant," he complained that the questioner was "making aspersions about people because of their religious beliefs."
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 1, 2000
RICHMOND, Va. - Marylanders aching for political theater in this election need only look across the Potomac to Virginia. The U.S. Senate race is a dead heat that pits the state's political titans - Democratic Sen. Chuck Robb and former Republican Gov. George Allen - in a faceoff that could decide control of that chamber and, not so incidentally, the survival of the Democratic Party in the Old Dominion. Robb, 61, also a former governor, Marine veteran of Vietnam, pioneering New Democrat and son-in-law of President Lyndon B. Johnson, had his hands full as the last remaining Democrat to hold statewide office in an increasingly Republican state.
NEWS
November 3, 1993
VirginiaRepublican George Allen (above) defeated former Attorney General Mary Sue Terry to become Virginia's first Republican governor in 12 years.New JerseyRepublican Christie Whitman ousted Democratic Gov. Jim Florio, who had angered many voters by raising taxes.New York CityRepublican challenger Rudolph Giuliani, a former prosecutor, defeated incumbent Mayor David Dinkins, a Democrat, in one of the closest mayoral races in the city's history.BostonThomas Menino became the first person elected mayor in more than 60 years without Irish heritageDetroitFormer state Supreme Court Justice Dennis Archer was elected mayor, ending a bitter campaign to succeed 20-year incumbent Coleman Young.
NEWS
February 17, 2008
Peacefully on Wednesday, February 13, 2008, beloved husband of Shirley M. Allen. Survived by one son, George Allen, Jr.; two daughters, Wanda Moore and Sandra Fennell; two sisters, Agnes Carrington and Elvira Gosnell. Family will receive friends on Friday, February 22 for a Wake Service at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 823 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville, MD, from 6 to 9 P.M. Services will be held on Saturday, February 23 at Mt. Olivet 12 noon. Private interment at Garrison Veterans Cemetery, Monday at 10:45 A.M. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.
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By Jonathan Tilove and Jonathan Tilove,Special to The Sun | November 19, 2006
OK, so George Allen won't be returning to the U.S. Senate in January, and chances are he'll never occupy the White House. But, at the end of what had to be one of the worst weeks of his life, the Jewish newspaper the Forward named Allen the 51st member of its annual Forward 50 list of the most influential American Jews. It was the Forward that earlier this year revealed the Virginia Republican's Jewish roots, and Allen's flustered response may have contributed to his narrow defeat and the Democratic takeover of the Senate.
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By Paul West and Paul West,Sun reporter | November 3, 2006
LEESBURG, Va. -- Sen. George Allen came to Virginia's hunt country in pursuit of votes the other day and wound up getting hounded about his latest campaign embarrassments instead. Visibly relieved when an aide cut short his news conference at a tree farm, the senator made a beeline for his car, a pack of reporters hot on his heels. They wanted to know about the caught-on-tape manhandling of a heckler by Allen supporters and a conservative columnist's dismissive comments about the "accident-prone" senator, but Allen hopped in the vehicle and slammed the door.
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By Jill Zuckman and Jill Zuckman,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | September 29, 2006
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- For George Allen, the smiling senator from Virginia and son of the famed football coach, this election season was primed to be little more than a warm-up lap for his run for the Republican presidential nomination. Many conservatives had anointed him as an heir to the legacy of Ronald Reagan for his sunny demeanor and conservative sensibility. That Allen had also been the governor of a Southern state only added to his allure. Suddenly, though, Allen finds himself in a free-fall after revelations that paint him as a racist.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,sun reporter | September 21, 2006
When the Forward, a Jewish newspaper in New York, looked into a rumor last month that Virginia Sen. George Allen - whose political base sits securely in the Christian right - was descended from prominent Italian Jews, editor J.J. Goldberg said it was in many ways meant to satisfy "a curiosity." This week, it turned into a campaign issue. As he debated his Democratic opponent James H. Webb Jr. this week, Allen was asked whether his mother's father was Jewish. Allen lashed out. Not only was the question "not relevant," he complained that the questioner was "making aspersions about people because of their religious beliefs."
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By Paul West and Paul West,Sun reporter | September 4, 2006
ARLINGTON, Va. -- With Republican control of Congress in jeopardy, a 6-foot-3-inch, tobacco- dipping Virginian in cowboy boots could be all that's standing in the way of a Democratic takeover on Capitol Hill. Republican Sen. George Allen, an affable conservative whose favorite word is "heck," is a proud defender of one of the seats Democrats would most like to win this fall. To keep it, Allen is doing everything he can to repel a tide that seems to be running the Democrats' way. Across the nation, "the election is about change versus the status quo," said Stu Rothenberg, who tracks congressional contests for his independent newsletter.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 24, 2006
WASHINGTON -- President Bush followed through yesterday on plans to help raise campaign funds for a Republican senator who has been embroiled in a debate over his use of what many considered a slur against a man of Indian descent. White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said Bush had no qualms about attending a fundraiser for Sen. George Allen, a Virginia Republican. On Aug. 11, Allen used the word macaca in referring to S.R. Sidarth, who was videotaping Allen at a campaign event. Sidarth was working for Allen's Democratic opponent, James H. Webb Jr. Looking at Sidarth, Allen said, "This fellow over here with the yellow shirt, Macaca or whatever his name is, he's with my opponent, he's following us around everywhere.
SPORTS
January 5, 1991
* ALLEN: George Allen was remembered as a winning football coach and a lot more at a memorial service yesterday at Rolling Hills Estates in California where more than 1,000 former players, longtime friends and family paid tribute to him."One of the favorite expressions of Coach Allen was, 'When I run into a rock or a boulder, no matter how large or how small, I'll find a way to move it,' " said Roman Gabriel, who played for Allen as a quarterback with the Los Angeles Rams."We listen to a lot of people, but we learn from a few. George Allen was one of those few."
SPORTS
January 3, 1991
An autopsy has revealed that George Allen died of cardiac arrest, his attorney, Carl A. Capozzola, said yesterday. The autopsy was performed by a private Los Angeles pathologist the Allen family declined to identify.Allen, 72, the longtime football coach who returned to the sidelines in 1990 with Long Beach State, died Monday after collapsing at his Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., home.Shortly before his death, Allen had complained to friends about a cold he said he got because he didn't wear a jacket Saturday while watching the Iowa football team practice for Tuesday's Rose Bowl game.
NEWS
July 25, 2006
On July 21, 2006, GEORGE ALLENWILLIAMSFriends may call at the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Wednesday after 1:00 P.M. where funeral service will take place on Thursday at 1:30 P.M.
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By PAUL WEST and PAUL WEST,SUN REPORTER | April 13, 2006
ARLINGTON, Va. -- If screenwriter Jim Webb were crafting the story of Senate candidate Jim Webb, it would go like this: An anti-war Democrat with a war-hero record and a quirky personal history knocks off one of the Republican Party's fastest-rising stars and helps his party win back the Senate in the 2006 election. "I guarantee you, if I'm elected to the United States Senate, we will raise some hell," Webb told a gathering of Democratic activists in the Northern Virginia suburbs the other night.
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