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December 4, 2013
Hundreds of Harford County residents kicked off the holidays at Barnes & Noble, attending the 4th Annual Cultural Literacy Fair. It was sponsored by the Harford County Human Relations Commission in partnership with Harford County Public Schools and Barnes & Noble. The fair featured interactive cultural displays highlighting various regions of the world where people have relocated, including Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Attendees also enjoyed STEM exercises like making ice cream, fingerprints, student performances and appearances by school mascots.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2014
Esther R. Levin, who spent her life fighting for women's rights, died Jan. 26 of Alzheimer's disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 88. The daughter of Frank J. Rubenstein, an insurance consultant, and Mary Rubenstein, a homemaker, Esther Gertrude Rubenstein was born in Baltimore. "She was raised in the Saville Apartments on Druid Park Lake Drive that overlooked the Druid Hill Park Reservoir," said her husband of 64 years, Sidney Levin, a retired corporate manager. After graduating from Western High School in 1942, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1945 from the University of Wisconsin.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2013
When someone complains to the Anne Arundel County Human Relations Commission about housing or employment discrimination, commissioners are powerless to do much about it. That's the impression the commissioners themselves have, and they say it affects how people perceive their ability to help. "Our complaints are probably low because people know that we don't have any enforcement powers," said Yevola Peters, a special assistant to the county executive who serves as the county government's human relations officer.
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December 4, 2013
Hundreds of Harford County residents kicked off the holidays at Barnes & Noble, attending the 4th Annual Cultural Literacy Fair. It was sponsored by the Harford County Human Relations Commission in partnership with Harford County Public Schools and Barnes & Noble. The fair featured interactive cultural displays highlighting various regions of the world where people have relocated, including Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Attendees also enjoyed STEM exercises like making ice cream, fingerprints, student performances and appearances by school mascots.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | September 27, 2009
Iris E. Manning, a neighborhood activist and former member of the Baltimore County Human Relations Commission, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 20 at her Turners Station home. She was 86. Iris Elizabeth Dodd, the daughter of a Norfolk & Western Railway worker and a homemaker, was born and raised in Roanoke, Va. After graduating from Lucy Addison High School in Roanoke in 1939, she moved to Baltimore and went to work as an assembly line worker at the old Glenn Martin Co. plant in Middle River, where she worked until the 1960s.
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December 8, 1997
The Anne Arundel County Human Relations Commission is accepting nominations for the Dallas G. Pace Sr. Human Relations Award.The award is presented annually at the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast on Jan. 14 at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold. Deadline for nominations is Friday.The award recognizes the achievements and contributions of a person who has significantly enhanced human relations goals and objectives in Anne Arundel County.To obtain information or nomination forms, write the Anne Arundel County Human Relations Commission, P.O. Box 2700, Annapolis 21404, or call 410-222-1821.
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December 15, 1991
The Anne Arundel County Human Relations Commission is accepting nominations for the Dallas G. Pace Sr. Human Relations Award. The award will be presented at the Martin Luther King Memorial Breakfast on Jan.20 at the Ramada Inn in Annapolis. The nominations deadline is Dec. 31.The award recognizes the achievements and contributions made by a person who has significantly enhanced the realization of human relations goals and objectives for the betterment of people in Anne Arundel County. It isnamed after the late Dallas G. Pace Sr., a former chairman of the Human Relations Commission.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | January 14, 1997
Three people will be honored for their efforts to improve human relations in the county at the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast at 8 a.m. Monday at Anne Arundel Community College.De Lorma Goodwyn of Annapolis will receive the Anne Arundel Coalition of Tenants Inc. award, which is given to an individual who keeps King's dream alive.Goodwyn, a member of the breakfast's organizing committee, is a member of the Annapolis Human Relations Commission and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner committee.
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By James Bock and James Bock,Staff Writer | May 21, 1993
A Maryland-based arm of the Saudi health ministry that buys supplies for that country's royal hospital may not claim sovereign immunity in fighting a sex discrimination complaint, an administrative law judge has ruled.Royspec Purchasing Services, an agency of the Saudi government based near Baltimore-Washington International Airport, argued in a March hearing that it was immune from the complaint brought by the Maryland Human Relations Commission.A former Royspec purchasing agent, Marian Heymann of Pasadena, charged in 1987 that sex bias by her employer forced her to quit a $40,000-a-year job after six years with the agency.
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April 15, 1992
The city of Annapolis this week became the first jurisdiction in the state to adopt its own sexual harassment law. Under the law passed by the City Council, sexual harassment now is a crime punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail. Without a local law, employees subjected to possible sexual harassment must file complaints with the Maryland Human Relations Commission.The Evening Sun would like to know what you think. Are sexual harassment laws needed in cities and counties in Maryland?
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2013
When someone complains to the Anne Arundel County Human Relations Commission about housing or employment discrimination, commissioners are powerless to do much about it. That's the impression the commissioners themselves have, and they say it affects how people perceive their ability to help. "Our complaints are probably low because people know that we don't have any enforcement powers," said Yevola Peters, a special assistant to the county executive who serves as the county government's human relations officer.
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By Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2012
Risselle "Rikki" Fleisher, a former general counsel to the Maryland Commission on Human Relations who was a legal advocate in civil rights cases, died Tuesday of breast cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. The Bethany Beach, Del., resident was 77. "She wanted to right any wrong," said former Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. "She was a caring person who grew up at a time when things were happening that never should have. She worked to change that. " Born Risselle Rosenthal in Baltimore and raised on Mohawk Avenue, she was a 1953 graduate of Forest Park High School, where she was a three-letter athlete, her yearbook's features editor and homeroom class president.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2011
Ulysses Aiken, a native Annapolitan, found himself homeless after losing his job as a professional boxing trainer. He ended up at the Light House Homeless Prevention and Support Center — Anne Arundel County's only shelter open to adults and children year round. There for four months earlier this year, Aiken, 54, called his stay "a nightmare" and said he was kicked out of the shelter without cause. Aiken says he is one of eight former residents who have filed complaints with the county Human Relations Commission in recent weeks, alleging that a senior staff member bullied and harassed residents.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 7, 2011
Solomon S. "Sol" Goldberg, a retired lawyer who had been deputy chief judge advocate of the Army's Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, died Jan. 31 of undetermined causes at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. He was 89. Mr. Goldberg, the son of a grocer and a homemaker, was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a graduate of city public schools. He had completed his pre-law training and his first year of law school at St. John's University in New York City when he was drafted into the Army in 1942.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 16, 2010
Thomas Dickerson Dawes, a retired civil engineer and former chairman of the Baltimore County Human Relations Commission who touched off a controversy in 1970 when he investigated several incidents of racial unrest in southeastern Baltimore County, died Nov. 5 of pancreatic cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. Mr. Dawes died three days shy of his 85th birthday. Mr. Dawes was born in Baltimore and raised on a Falls Road farm that was purchased by his great-grandfather in 1859 and has remained in his family since that time.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | September 27, 2009
Iris E. Manning, a neighborhood activist and former member of the Baltimore County Human Relations Commission, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 20 at her Turners Station home. She was 86. Iris Elizabeth Dodd, the daughter of a Norfolk & Western Railway worker and a homemaker, was born and raised in Roanoke, Va. After graduating from Lucy Addison High School in Roanoke in 1939, she moved to Baltimore and went to work as an assembly line worker at the old Glenn Martin Co. plant in Middle River, where she worked until the 1960s.
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By Michael K. Burns | August 22, 1991
The state Human Relations Commission has charged the Rising Sun volunteer fire department with sex discrimination in suspending a female ambulance aide who complained of sexual assault by a co-worker.The commission said yesterday that it has been unable to informally resolve the issue with the Cecil County fire company, which suspended Paula J. Haavistola in March 1990 after she complained of the alleged incident and threatened to file criminal charges.The volunteer firefighter accused by Ms. Haavistola was acquitted of fourth-degree sexual assault in March by the Cecil County Circuit Court, reversing a District Court judge's finding.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | February 22, 2000
A plan to control West Street panhandlers who have been known to chase people down for donations has caught the attention of the Annapolis Human Relations Commission. The commission, an advisory board to the city council, has scheduled a public hearing on the proposed ordinance at 7 p.m. today in the offices of the Maryland Higher Education Commission at 16 Francis St. Introduced by Alderman Louise Hammond, the proposed ordinance would prohibit the "coercion and intimidation of people while they are walking or driving within a public right of way."
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