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December 21, 1999
DID Daniel E. Klosterman Jr. renege on his promise to surrender the chairmanship of the Anne Arundel County Council because he wanted to help his business clients? Did he think the chairman's gavel would help him exert influence over county departments and boards that distribute contracts?Such suspicion arises after recent reports in the Annapolis Capital and The Sun revealed a disturbing pattern: Mr. Klosterman represented a private business client before county government in spite of the conflict posed by his elected position.
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By The Hartford Courant | July 13, 2003
It's been called "the worst period in rock history," yet music made between 1978 and 1983 just won't die. For proof, look at the summer concert schedule -- it seems like it's all from that era: Kiss, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, Steely Dan, the Eagles, Heart and, of course, the mullet-rock of Journey, Styx and REO Speedwagon. (Their "Arrowfest" arrives at Washington's MCI Center July 23.) Why won't these bands go away? What keeps audiences coming back to hear songs they've already heard millions of times?
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | July 16, 2000
Daniel E. Klosterman Jr. made a promise two years ago en route to winning a seat on the Anne Arundel County Council: If voters elected him, he would give them "integrity, common sense, commitment." He also pledged not to act "above the law," as he said his Republican opponent, Robert G. Pepersack Jr., had done. Pepersack had a rocky term as county sheriff from 1990 to 1994, overspending his budget and allegedly ordering illegal criminal checks of prospective tenants in rental properties he owned.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | November 1, 2002
C. Edward Middlebrooks - a former state senator and Anne Arundel County councilman - filed a $1 million defamation suit yesterday against Councilman Daniel E. Klosterman Jr., charging that his opponent in Tuesday's election sullied his reputation with a false campaign flier. In Middlebrook's suit, which he said he filed in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, the Republican from Severn states that a political flier by the Klosterman campaign misrepresented his public service record and character.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | July 12, 2000
Settling a long-running ethics investigation, the chairman of the Anne Arundel County Council has admitted he violated county ethics law by lobbying for an accounting client at two county agencies and before County Executive Janet S. Owens and other top officials. Under a consent order released yesterday by the Anne Arundel County Ethics Commission, Daniel E. Klosterman Jr. pledged not to advocate for TGMI Contractors Inc. of Cockeysville or any other clients with county business. He was reprimanded but not fined or otherwise punished.
NEWS
By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | December 17, 1999
The chairman of the Anne Arundel County Council interceded three times with county officials on behalf of one of his accounting clients, a major construction firm doing millions of dollars in business with the county.On one occasion, the county ethics commission warned the chairman, Daniel E. Klosterman Jr., that his actions could constitute a "serious appearance of impropriety," and admonished him to excuse himself from any future public discussions relating to the company and its contracts.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | July 16, 2000
Daniel E. Klosterman Jr. made a promise two years ago en route to winning a seat on the Anne Arundel County Council: If voters elected him, he would give them "integrity, common sense, commitment." He also pledged not to act "above the law," as he said his Republican opponent, Robert G. Pepersack Jr., had done. Pepersack had a rocky term as county sheriff from 1990 to 1994, overspending his budget and allegedly ordering illegal criminal checks of prospective tenants in rental properties he owned.
NEWS
By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | December 7, 1999
In an unusual split, the Anne Arundel County Council voted 4-to-2 last night to return Councilman Daniel E. Klosterman Jr. to the council chairmanship for a second term.Klosterman beat Councilwoman Pamela G. Beidle, who sought the seat in a monthlong fight.Beidle drew support from Councilman Bill D. Burlison, who chastised Klosterman last night for not abiding by last year's agreement to give up the council's most prominent seat. Klosterman had agreed that the chairmanship would rotate among council members, with Beidle assuming the post this year.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | July 13, 2000
In the wake of the Anne Arundel County Council chairman's admission that he violated county ethics law several times last year, some of his colleagues say future investigations should not be allowed to drag on so long. One idea being discussed is to set a time limit on inquiries by the county Ethics Commission, whose scrutiny of Daniel E. Klosterman Jr. dates to February 1999. "If there is a time limit, maybe they would put forth more of an effort to make a decision in a timely manner," said Councilwoman Shirley Murphy, a Pasadena Democrat and staunch Klosterman ally.
NEWS
November 18, 1999
QUICK: Name the Arundel County Council chairman. If you're sweating like George W. Bush during a pop quiz on foreign leaders, calm down. The answer is more important to politicians than to county residents.John and Jane Public may know issues important to them but probably don't care a lick that the chairman is Daniel E. Klosterman Jr.But the title is a big deal for council members because the chairman runs meetings, works with the county executive and deals with department heads.The clamor for the job is even more evident this year because County Council meetings soon will appear on cable television.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | October 22, 2002
In the last meeting of their four-year term, Anne Arundel County Council members voted last night to alter a tax credit program for homeowners. In other action, the council defeated a resolution introduced by Vice Chairman Daniel E. Klosterman Jr., a Democrat from Millersville, to establish a pre-emptive school safety program to better protect students and teachers from dangerous attacks. Klosterman, who is running for re-election, introduced his plan last weekend. Some council members criticized his timing, which parallels news reports of sniper attacks whose victims included a school-age child.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | October 18, 2002
Anne Arundel County Council Vice Chairman Daniel E. Klosterman Jr., a Democrat from Millersville, says he is prepared for the below-the-belt punches that he warns his GOP opponent, former state Sen. C. Edward Middlebrooks, will throw his way. Klosterman's campaign Web site makes reference to the battle between himself and the dethroned state legislator, using a boxing-match photo and punchy language. "He will run a negative campaign," said Klosterman, 57, a certified public accountant and former council chairman.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | October 9, 2002
Anne Arundel County Council members said yesterday they will not appoint someone to serve out the term of council member John J. Klocko III, who was killed in a two-car accident in Utah on Saturday, but will leave his seat vacant as a tribute to his memory. "I just don't see a rational reason to do it," Council Chairman Bill D. Burlison said yesterday. "We are mourning his loss. ... And so by leaving the seat vacant this may be one more way to honor the memory of Mr. Klocko." Council members said they have two meetings -- and a few remaining bills to discuss -- before the Nov. 5 election when voters will elect a new council member for the District 7 seat.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2002
Anne Arundel County Councilman Daniel E. Klosterman Jr., a certified public accountant from Millersville who represents the 2nd District, entered the race for re-election with $38,000 in the bank and name recognition as past council chairman - a good start by any campaign manager's standard. By contrast, fellow Democrat and challenger in the Sept. 10 primary Paul T. Falkler is financing his own campaign and knocking on a lot of doors. So far, the Severn resident has spent about $3,000.
NEWS
June 13, 2002
Panel upholds move to bar 2 on council from charter vote The Anne Arundel County Ethics Commission has upheld its decision to bar two council members from voting on a proposed county charter amendment that would allow binding arbitration during labor contract negotiations. Council members Cathleen M. Vitale and Daniel E. Klosterman Jr., who are related to county firefighters, were the focus of the decision, released yesterday. Vitale had requested the opinion in anticipation of a council vote on a resolution to place the issue on the November ballot.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | May 23, 2002
Two members of the Anne Arundel County Council have been urged by the county ethics commission to abstain from voting on the most hotly debated of the proposed changes to the county charter. Council members Cathleen M. Vitale and Daniel E. Klosterman Jr. should sit out a vote on whether a charter amendment to allow binding arbitration to settle labor contract disputes should go to referendum, according to the ethics commission. Vitale is married to county firefighter Mark A. Muckelbauer, and Klosterman has a nephew who is a firefighter.
NEWS
By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | February 12, 1999
The recent proposals of Anne Arundel County's newly elected government to slow development are giving the county a reputation for being hostile to business, the County Council chairman warned yesterday.Council Chairman Daniel E. Klosterman Jr., a Democrat from Glen Burnie, said he's worried about the appearance of an anti-development "witch hunt" in recent attempts to halt construction of an auto racing stadium, close a recycling business in Pasadena, frustrate construction near Annapolis and impose a moratorium on the rezoning of land.
NEWS
April 20, 2000
WHEN will Dan Klosterman learn? Five months ago, the Anne Arundel County Council chairman promised to be more careful about exercising his public power to benefit people close to him. He made this promise after it was discovered that he had lobbied county officials on behalf of an accounting client that does business with the county and had then led council budget discussions concerning his client. The Millersville Democrat used his position to benefit his client despite the county ethics commission's warning against this activity.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | November 28, 2001
In a bind to find someone, anyone, to take on the largely ceremonial position of Anne Arundel County Council chairman, a majority of council members is backing Odenton Democrat Bill D. Burlison to be their next leader. That Burlison would become the next council chairman - largely because of a stark lack of interest among his colleagues - has been talked about for weeks. But four council members, including Burlison, put their intentions in writing Monday by agreeing to sponsor a resolution that would do just that.
FEATURES
By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | November 20, 2001
"Music in the Great Hall" might not be the most accurate description for the long-running concert series at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church. After all, the hall in question is actually an intimate, friendly space. Considering that great music is regularly played there, as it was Sunday by the Fessenden Ensemble, maybe the series should be called "Great Music in the Hall." Based in Washington, the Fessenden Ensemble has the flexibility to do everything from concerts for chamber orchestra to programs for small groups.
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