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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2012
Centrist Democrats in the House of Delegates have decided to form a group to promote their point of view within the party and weigh in on key issues, a leading member of the group said Thursday. Del. Mary Dulany-James, a Harford County Democrat, said the groups would probably be called the Blue Dog delegation or caucus -- named after a similarly oriented group of moderate Democrats in Congress. James said the group could have apotential membership of about 20 members of the Democratic caucus, which has tended to be dominated by more liberal members from Baltimore city and Prinnce George's and Montgomery counties.
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By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Baltimore was among dozens of disappointed cities when Google announced it had picked Kansas City, Mo., for a high-speed fiber-optic data network in 2011, but officials vowed to continue fighting for fiber nonetheless. Nearly four years later, some are disappointed by the lack of progress— and want to show that some of the fervor that wooed Google remains, waiting for new, affordable options for fast Internet service. A community group based in North Baltimore has attracted more than 900 people and nearly $17,000 in donations to a crowdsourced campaign, the Baltimore Broadband Coalition.
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By Michael Dresser | March 12, 2014
Democracy for America, a national political action committee founded by former Democratic presidential contender Howard Dean, has endorsed Del. Heather R. Mizeur in her long-shot bid for the Democratic nomination for governor. The liberal group's nod gives Mizeur, a Montgomery County lawmaker, a boost in her race against Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler. Charles Chamberlain, executive director of the organization, said Mizeur would be more than Maryland's first openly gay and first woman governor.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
An advisory group that advocates for MARC riders in Maryland has called on state officials and local transit operators to plan for special rail service between Baltimore and Washington in the event the Orioles make it to the World Series. The MARC Riders Advisory Council wrote a letter Thursday to Gov. Martin O'Malley — and sent copies to the Maryland Transit Administration, railroad CSX Transportation and several Maryland legislators — calling the lack of such planning unacceptable.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2012
The organizers of the first Baltimore Grand Prix — which ran up millions in debts to vendors and taxpayers — have begun paying their back taxes, an attorney for the closed business said Thursday. Steven D. Silverman, who represents Baltimore Racing Development, said company managers have entered into an agreement with the Maryland comptroller's office that will result in all of the nearly $600,000 in back taxes being paid. The company owes $567,594 to Baltimore in admissions and amusement taxes, and $23,838 in sales and use taxes to Maryland, according to state officials.
NEWS
August 26, 1991
UNC Inc., an Annapolis-based aviations company, recently changed thename of its TSS Group, one of the company's principal operations, toUNC Accessory Overhaul Group.The UNC Accessory Overhaul Group comprises ARDCO Division of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; ATS Division (Aircraft Turbine Service) of Bayshore, N.Y.; SEMSA Division of Hamden, Conn.; and Texas CAMCO Division of Grand Prairie, Texas.A leading supplier of accessory overhaul, repair and rotable services, the UNC Accessory Overhaul Group serves airlines, package carriers, commuters and executive fleet customers worldwide.
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January 10, 2007
Tots and their accompanying par ents get a chance to meet new friends during weekly play groups held at Oakland Manor in Columbia. The Town Center Community Asso ciation sponsors the 10-week sessions.
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By David Nitkin and Ivan Penn and David Nitkin and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | April 26, 2002
BETHESDA -- Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend received an endorsement in her bid for governor from a leading abortion-rights group during a cocktail reception yesterday in Montgomery County. Nancy C. Lineman, executive director of the Maryland affiliate of the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League(NARAL), said she expects abortion rights and other women's issues to play a critical role in this year's race for governor. Townsend "has been a consistent supporter of ours," Lineman said.
SPORTS
By Vito Stellino | September 26, 1991
Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr no longer is part of the Baltimore NFL expansion group that formerly carried his name, a spokeswoman for the group said yesterday.Phyllis Brotman, a Baltimore advertising executive who is a member of the group, said Starr's name won't be listed on the owners' application the group -- now called Maryland NFL Expansion Group Ltd. -- will file with the NFL next week.Brotman said the group, still meeting with a potential big investor from Maryland, won't include Starr because it wanted to become more of a local group.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | July 10, 2002
Crime prevention proposals - including beefing up a police presence - will be discussed tonight by the Lower Pennsylvania Avenue Initiative, a group working to revitalize the troubled Westminster neighborhood. Carter L. Clews, a member of the organization's advisory committee, has been passionate in his belief that having more police officers in sight and in residence on Pennsylvania Avenue would drive off illicit activity. His is one of several recommendations the group will consider.
BUSINESS
By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
A Baltimore-based organization dedicated to improving children's health by bettering their homes received a $1 million grant Wednesday to launch projects across the country to benefit low-income children suffering from asthma. The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative will work with the Calvert Foundation on this effort that got the $1 million boost from the Social Innovation Fund, run by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The grant pays to launch a project that will eventually include work on homes in five regions of the country that have not yet been chosen, but which have a high incidence of children hospitalized for treatment of asthma.
NEWS
By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Maryland State Department of Education statistics indicate Howard County schools have the highest percentage of students diagnosed with autism of any system in the state - a fact many local advocates say is a testament to the area's resources and support system. For parents with students diagnosed with autism, Howard is seen as a place where they can access in-school and out-of-school information and assistance. According to 2013 state education department data, Howard County had 764 students with an autism diagnosis - 16 percent of all students.
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John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Sen. Ben Cardin has joined a coalition of civil rights groups in pressing the Obama administration to finish a years-old review of its guidance on racial profiling, an effort supporters say should be a priority following this summer's upheaval in Ferguson, Mo. Justice Department officials are set to expand a 2003 ban on racial profiling for federal agencies, but advocates say the effort has taken too long and they want Attorney General Eric Holder...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sarah Richards and For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
It's shortly after 1 p.m. on a Saturday in Druid Hill Park. Several dozen young people, many decked out in trim-fitting athletic gear, gather under a pavilion. A plastic storage bin is stocked with cans of Miller Lite and Bud Light. Two grills are smoking burgers and hot dogs. Justin Timberlake's song "Mirrors" mixes with picnic table chatter as a Frisbee zings back and forth during a game of Polish horseshoes. These people have all volunteered to have a good time. Since last February, Volunteering Untapped has held a volunteering event every month with a nonprofit, immediately followed by drinks and networking.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2014
A recent raid at a Catonsville apartment complex has raised concerns that federal immigration agents are using Maryland motor vehicle data to locate illegal immigrants, potentially undermining a state initiative to ensure that drivers are ready for the road regardless of their citizenship status. Residents of the Melvin Park Apartments said Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents pulled over several vehicles within a few blocks of the complex last month and asked for the registered owners by name.
SPORTS
By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Dick Hall can put his mind at rest. The Orioles are division champions. "I've been counting down, like everyone else," said Hall, 83, a reliever on Baltimore's World Series champs of 1966 and 1970. Back then, he would compute pitchers' earned run averages in his head in the bullpen. "But this was a lot easier," said Hall, a retired accountant. "And more fun. " When the Orioles clinched the American League East title Tuesday night, the victory struck a chord with alumni who've gone this route before.
NEWS
By DOUG DONOVAN and DOUG DONOVAN,SUN REPORTER | March 28, 2006
A group of local leaders led by a controversial campaign strategist launched a new organization yesterday aimed at supporting political candidates, assisting urban entrepreneurs and spurring debate on public education. In its state incorporation filings, Metro Political Organization Inc. describes itself as a "political pressure group" that will "support candidates for elected offices." But the city-based group, led by political consultant Julius C. Henson and Baltimore Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway Sr., issued a news release yesterday expressing goals "to promote public service and enlighten public policy to encourage positive change in the areas of politics, economics, education and multicultural opportunities."
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By Lisa Kawata and Lisa Kawata,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 4, 2005
MARILYN JOHNSON has spent two years trying to get her business off the ground. She runs a sewing school and costuming company, MTM Design Studio, in Laurel. And somewhere in the middle of working 12-hour days, raising teenage sons and pursuing a degree in fashion design, Johnson thought it would be a good idea to start a support group for businesswomen. In October, For Women Only was born. The group was supposed to start in September, but the pipes burst in Johnson's studio, forcing the postponement.
NEWS
By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
The Democratic Governors Association has put $750,000 into an advertising campaign questioning Republican nominee Larry Hogan's commitment to education. The national group works to elect Democrats, but the ad released this past week never mentions the party's nominee in Maryland, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown. Instead, the advertisement focuses on Hogan's position that the state cannot afford an expanded prekindergarten program, which is the signature issue of Brown's campaign. "Around here, we need a governor who understands that education makes Maryland work for middle-class families, but instead of investing in our kids, Larry Hogan says that we should give corporations $300 million more a year in tax breaks," the ad says.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
Gerald Wiseberg makes for an unlikely drug kingpin, but federal authorities say the 81-year-old Korean War veteran helped run an operation that doled out vast amounts of powerful prescription painkillers. Wiseberg and his business partners opened a clinic in Baltimore County in early 2011, soon after the Drug Enforcement Administration raided a similar operation he ran in Florida. Wiseberg's office here attracted droves of former customers from other states, according to a federal indictment that was unsealed Friday charging them with a drug conspiracy.
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