August 25, 1991
If Baltimore is to remain financially healthy, it will take a strong and aggressive city comptroller to watch over municipal monetary affairs. Hyman A. Pressman, who is retiring after 28 years, was vigilant in his early years before he slowed down and lapsed into an ineffective routine. On Sept. 12, Democrats have a chance to rejuvenate that important office by nominating Joseph T. "Jody" Landers III to the No. 3 job in city government.In considering the three candidates, The Sun came to the conclusion that while Mary W. Conaway, the register of wills, might learn to do the job properly, she lacks the basic qualifications for the comptroller's office and still has no grasp of what the job entails.
June 12, 2009
ROSALIND CARROLL LANDERS (nee O'Leary), age 84 of Aberdeen, peacefully on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at Harford Memorial Hospital. Born in Baltimore to the late Dennis D. and Adelaide O'Leary (nee Egner). Predeceased by loving husband William H. Landers in 1987 and dear friend William H. Duncan in 2008. Beloved mother of Denise Maranto of Baltimore, Carol Chatham of Rising Sun, Philip Peciulis of Aberdeen and the late Vincent Peciulis. Caring grandmother of granddaughters Megan and Katie Peciulis of New Orleans, LA, Amy V. Maranto of Baltimore, Charlotte Grabowski of Rising Sun and great-grandchildren Rebecca Grabowski and Vincent Thomas.
September 6, 1991
After 28 years of electing Hyman Pressman as comptroller, Baltimore city voters now find themselves having to take a fresh look at an office many of them have taken for granted. Until age and declining health slowed him down, Pressman's antics gave the post of comptroller a colorful flavor. His retirement, however, is a good opportunity to re-examine the office and its important role in city government. And in an otherwise rather lackluster election year, the controller's race is one of the few contests that is actually generating some excitement.
August 22, 1991
In the race to be Baltimore's next comptroller, City Council members Jacqueline F. McLean and Joseph T. "Jody" Landers III have each raised more than $60,000. But Mrs. McLean, a successful businesswoman, has more cash on hand to help win the Democratic primary nomination.Of the $64,747 he raised, Mr. Landers has spent all but $3,132. Mrs. McLean, who collected $61,277, has $25,259 left in her campaign treasury, according to campaign finance reports made public yesterday and Tuesday. The Democratic primary is Sept.
August 1, 1991
THERE'S A high-paying job available in Baltimore and it's one of those rare occasions these days when it's an advantage to be a 40-year-old white male even though the boss is an equal opportunity employer.The job is comptroller of the city and the pay is $53,000 a year, including an attractive package of go-withs. The contest to succeed the durable Hyman A. Pressman as comptroller is one that political rubberneckers are watching closely.It's a tight little competition among three elected officials who are trying to move up a notch from their current jobs.
November 28, 1995
Former Baltimore City Councilman Joseph T. "Jody" Landers will become one of two new appointees to head council President-elect Lawrence A. Bell's Cabinet starting next month.Mr. Landers was named the director of fiscal affairs, a $48,000 position that casts him as watchdog over the Board of Estimates. William B. Henry III, 27, an aide to departing President Mary Pat Clarke, will become chief of staff.Mr. Landers, elected from the 3rd District in 1983 and 1987, had earned a reputation as one who keenly scrutinized city budgets, colleagues said.