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July 3, 2005
On Friday, July 1, 2005, JOHN GARY HORA, of Pasadena; cherished husband of Patricia Hora; loving father of Stacey Dellavecchia and Kenneth and Jeffrey Hora; dear brother of Betty Mc Glynn, Nina Maguire and the late Bernard "Bun" Hora; beloved grandfather of two and uncle of many nieces and nephews; caring father-in-law of Jim Dellavecchia and Becky and Julia Hora. The family will receive visitors at the family owned Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Avenue S.W. (at Crain Hwy), Glen Burnie, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. on Tuesday.
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July 3, 2005
On Friday, July 1, 2005, JOHN GARY HORA, of Pasadena; cherished husband of Patricia Hora; loving father of Stacey Dellavecchia and Kenneth and Jeffrey Hora; dear brother of Betty Mc Glynn, Nina Maguire and the late Bernard "Bun" Hora; beloved grandfather of two and uncle of many nieces and nephews; caring father-in-law of Jim Dellavecchia and Becky and Julia Hora. The family will receive visitors at the family owned Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Avenue S.W. (at Crain Hwy), Glen Burnie, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. on Tuesday.
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NEWS
June 23, 1994
Del. John Gary, R-Millersville, had best be careful. He's endangering his reputation by persisting in anti-crime rhetoric that can only be described as fear-mongering demagogy.Fear of crime is real and not to be ignored, especially by a candidate for Anne Arundel County executive. But Mr. Gary's statements on crime seem designed less to provide solutions than to push hot buttons and exploit suburban fears -- the purpose being, of course, to capture voters' attention."Property owners warning!"
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | September 17, 2002
In the race for Anne Arundel county executive, Republican Phillip D. Bissett is confident he can beat Democratic incumbent Janet S. Owens at her own game of dark-horse politics come the Nov. 5 general election. Bissett, a former state legislator, is betting he can unseat the better-known and well-funded Owens just as she toppled County Executive John G. Gary, a Republican who also boasted a rich campaign treasury, four years ago. "When Janet Owens won four years ago, it was not a mandate on her ability, it was a mandate to replace John Gary," said Bissett, who was appointed to the House of Delegates in 1991 and served until 1998.
NEWS
May 24, 1995
Poor John Gary. The Anne Arundel County executive turns in a budget that holds growth in spending below the rate of inflation, and what does he get? He gets accused of being O. James Lighthizer, the symbol of Anne Arundel's boom '80s, on the cheap. All anybody wants to talk about is some relatively inexpensive raises and positions he wants for his top aides. He won't be getting them. This week, a County Council ruled by his fellow Republicans rejected his requests.It's not that Mr. Gary asked for anything so horrible.
NEWS
November 14, 1994
When someone has been in public life as many years as John G. Gary, it's probably natural that over time that person will leave a wealth of different impressions.Some people think of John Gary as the crusader against pornography who wanted to require parents to give written consent before their children could learn about AIDS prevention in school.Others may remember him as chairman of a group called "Watch," which tried to ban a ninth-grade civics textbook because it began with a passage about a group of survivors in a life raft who resorted to cannibalism.
NEWS
May 2, 1995
What Anne Arundel County voters asked for in November, they're getting in May. County Executive John G. Gary's first budget is true to the campaign promises he made last fall. He pledged to increase funds for public safety, and so is asking the County Council for more police, firefighters and jail guards. He is seeking $700,000 to start work on a promised career center for juvenile delinquents. He plans to help rejuvenate the Glen Burnie Town Center. And, he's proposing a lean schools budget that increases money for textbooks and teachers but cuts administrative positions on Riva Road.
NEWS
November 27, 1997
UNLESS A cataclysmic change occurs in Anne Arundel's political landscape in the next year, County Executive John G. Gary should have little trouble winning a second term. He is a popular administrator. He is also on his way to amassing the largest campaign war chest ever by an Anne Arundel County executive, a trend in evidence in other metropolitan counties as well.As of the last reporting period, which ended Nov. 3, Mr. Gary's campaign organization had raised $459,200. Next year, his fund-raising efforts will surely break the 1990 record of $475,577 set by his predecessor, Robert R. Neall.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | December 7, 1998
Promising a new era of openness and integrity in Anne Arundel County government, County Executive Janet S. Owens took the oath of office yesterday during a ceremony that drew a standing ovation from about 700 people in the audience."
NEWS
October 25, 1998
Column was vicious attack on John GaryBrian Sullam begins by condemning John Gary's TV advertising in his Oct. 18 column, then follows by writing one of the most vicious attacks on a candidate I have ever read in The Sun.Mr Sullam's choice of adjectives turns his column into a political sledgehammer. This is how he slams Mr. Gary's TV message: It '' is "crudely crafted, "deplorable," "unnecessarily hysterical" and a deliberately crafted deception."The purpose of this adjectival avalanche is, of course, to bury Mr. Gary.
NEWS
By Brian Sullam | September 27, 1998
WHO IS the real John G. Gary? The hot-headed loudmouth who picks fights with school superintendents and Circuit Court judges, or the practical government executive who supports some of the most innovative welfare reform programs in the state, if not the nation?In the next five weeks, Mr. Gary will have to redefine himself for Anne Arundel County voters if he wants a second term.Without referring to polling data, I'd be willing to bet that Mr. Gary's negatives are rising.After battling for five months over the education budget, many county residents identify Mr. Gary as a combative bully who eschews negotiation, rather than as an able manager who has maintained county services even as tax revenues have been frozen in place.
NEWS
September 25, 1998
JOHN G. GARY would be a much more popular politician if he stuck to policy-making and refrained from picking fights. His propensity to pop off at political enemies, real and imagined, has saddled him with a reputation as a bully and overshadowed his deft management of Anne Arundel County.Mr. Gary came into office four years ago with a reputation as a conservative ideologue. He was known for his blunt, inflammatory rhetoric on hot-button issues.In the executive's office, he turned out be pragmatic rather than a doctrinaire decision-maker.
NEWS
By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | September 23, 1998
A portrait of Anne Arundel County Executive John G. Gary drawn by his political enemies is that he's a clumsy, conservative bully, rough on the environment, suspicious of educators, indifferent to blacks.But as he enters a fight for re-election Nov. 3, a more accurate picture of him may be that of a heavyweight boxer: powerful, light on his feet and respected by many with reason to dislike him, say local politicians and activists.His critics say he's just pandering in an election year, but Gary, a Republican, has recently won grudging praise for his keen political instincts from people far removed from his normal base of conservative business leaders.
NEWS
September 21, 1998
JOHN G. GARY gave new meaning to The Sun's Reading by 9 program. After reading election results by 9 p.m. last Tuesday, the Anne Arundel County executive realized he'd better improve his relations with the school system -- and fast.How else to explain the mercurial county executive's move last week to patch up his relations with school Superintendent Carol S. Parham and the Board of Education. While Mr. Gary ran unopposed in the Republican Party primary Tuesday, the Democratic primary saw two-term county councilwoman Diane R. Evans defeated by Janet S. Owens, a lesser-known former county official who was heavily supported by teachers.
NEWS
September 3, 1998
FOUR YEARS AGO, the Democratic Party took a beating in Anne Arundel County. Republicans gained their first majority on the county council since the county charter was adopted in 1964. John G. Gary, a state delegate and owner of a drapery business, maintained the GOP grip on Anne Arundel's executive seat. Four of the five men who have held that post have been Republicans.Based on Mr. Gary's popularity for much of his first term, as late as last winter it appeared the Democrats would not field a candidate for the office.
NEWS
July 29, 1998
JOHN G. GARY'S request for an audit of the past three years of school spending in Anne Arundel County is another escalation in the county executive's peculiar war of attrition with his local Board of Education.The board, rather than waste energy fighting his request, should call his bluff and agree to an audit immediately.It's no secret that the school board transfers money between budget categories. A $13 million transfer last May was presented to the council in open session and approved.
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