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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2012
As a handful of undecided Maryland delegates wrestle over their position on same-sex marriage, they've received calls from national leaders trying to move them one way or another on the bill. Prominent figures dialing Maryland area codes include New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman and Cardinal-elect Edwin F. O'Brien — who called from Rome — according to delegates who've received messages from them and sources familiar with the calls.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,Sun reporter | December 6, 2006
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. waded yesterday into a difficult debate among Republican legislators on how to maintain relevance in Annapolis, saying he hopes they will stand in opposition to Democrats rather than trying to work with the majority party. Ehrlich, Maryland's first Republican governor in a generation, has kept a low profile since he and other members of his party suffered severe election losses a month ago. But yesterday, he told members of the Republican caucus in the House of Delegates that they are now the leaders of the state party and must work to keep the Maryland GOP alive until new statewide leaders can emerge.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | April 14, 1999
Maryland homebuyers will gain some warning of environmental hazards like the methane gas that forced evacuation of several new homes in Elkridge last year and sparked a $75 million lawsuit, say advocates of a bill enacted by the General Assembly April 7. The legislation survived opposition from builders, who helped kill several other consumer-oriented measures this year -- such as builder registration -- and who say the new law will require useless...
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1999
Baltimore County's roads stand to receive $351 million in state- and federally funded improvements during the next six years -- but local officials are asking for more.With a $200 million pot of transportation money up for grabs, Baltimore County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger renewed his push yesterday for the state to contribute $50 million toward the construction of a long-planned extension of Route 43 in White Marsh."This project opens up almost 700 acres for new commercial development," Ruppersberger told state transportation secretary John D. Porcari and his top aides, in town for their annual meeting on local road and transit projects.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2012
A former math teacher. A firefighter. A lawyer. A small-business woman. A full-time doctoral student. A congressional aide. When the legislative session started in January, the six delegates from different cliques in Maryland's clubby General Assembly had this in common: None would have called himself or herself a supporter of Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Yet all cast votes Friday in favor of the measure, providing the margin needed to pass the bill, 72-67, in the House of Delegates, which had rejected a similar measure 11 months ago. Some never let on that they were wavering.
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October 26, 1994
To cut into conservative strength in Maryland's Eighth Legislative District, Democratic redistricters acted two years ago drop some of the Eighth's more Republican precincts in favor of city neighborhoods and other areas that would be inclined to vote for Democrats. The lone Democratic incumbent from the district, Sen. Thomas L. Bromwell, will nonetheless have a hard time winning re-election. For one thing, the district remains largely conservative. For another, his GOP opponent, Del. John J. Bishop Jr., is a moderate who can appeal to voters from both parties.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | February 11, 2002
The Baltimore County Council's commission on redistricting has announced its plan for getting what critics said was lacking the last time lines were redrawn: public input. The six members, meeting for the first time Friday, said they are reluctant to schedule meetings with other groups that have drafted reform proposals or with people who complained that the council acted in secret when it drew new lines last summer. Such meetings, they said, could keep the commission from meeting its May 1 deadline.
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March 1, 1994
In 1929, Arab rioters killed some 60 Jews in Hebron. The event is etched in Israeli consciousness. Its remembrance forms part of Israeli nationalism. After partition in 1948, Hebron was controlled by Jordan, the ethnic cleansing complete. To roll it back, ardent Zionists founded Kiryat Arba and other settlements near Hebron and the reputed Cave of Abraham, after Israel occupied the West Bank in 1967.The slaughter of Arab Muslim worshipers at the Cave of Abraham by the American-Israeli Baruch Goldstein last Friday was a comparable atrocity.
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June 7, 2014
After reading the article, "Council members facing difficult tests," (June 5), I have to disagree with Wade Kach. As a resident of Cockeysville, I can tell you that Councilman Todd Huff has been extremely successful with numerous community issues from halting a huge development in our residential neighborhood on Pot Spring Road to addressing numerous school safety concerns in our public schools. He has visited our school on numerous occasions to witness our concerns, then acted to improve the quality of the school community quickly.
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By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Jerusalem Bureau of The Sun | September 9, 1995
JERUSALEM -- A radical Jewish group claimed that its members shot and killed a Palestinian yesterday, suggesting re-emergence of the violent underground movement that has long worried Israeli authorities.Five men dressed as Israeli soldiers broke into several Palestinian homes near Hebron, rousted the residents, tied up an elderly man and shot to death his son about 1 a.m., according to police reports.The army said none of its soldiers was in the area.Later yesterday, a group called Eyal, which means "ram" in Hebrew and is an acronym for "Fighting Jewish Organization," claimed responsibility for the killing.
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