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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2011
It all still lives in Larry Gibson — the warm lights of Cole Field House, the coaching assistant who told him to remember "1, 2, 3, swish" before free throws, his shots that beat No. 1 Notre Dame and sent Maryland fans streaming onto the court on Super Bowl Sunday 1979. It is through pulsating, basketball-filled nights — through memories of sweat and rebounds and cheerleaders and fight songs — that Gibson, now 55, returns to his aging teammates in fleeting moments. "Notre Dame," he'll say in a low, flat voice as he tightly grips a wood-framed team photo of the 1978-79 Terrapins in his large right hand — a man trying to hang on to his past.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2012
Forty-three years of letters, photographs, campaign buttons, itineraries and the occasional miniature flag are crammed into 2,000 fat binders lining three walls - floor to ceiling - of a storage room in the University of Maryland School of Law. They amount to a meticulous chronicle of Larry S. Gibson's professional life from 1965, when he was still a law student, to 2008, when he was active in a presidential election in Ghana. And that doesn't include 160 binders worth of material that's still in boxes, plus 200 more at Gibson's home and his law school office.
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By DAN BERGER | April 29, 1998
Israel may be 50, but it shows no signs of slowing down.The key to the stock market is that good news is bad, inspiring the Fed to raise interest rates; while bad news is good, because . . . so pray for bad news.It is true that Larry Gibson can deliver a big chunk of the Baltimore City vote, but only where it wants to go.Cheer up. Young Jimmy Hoffa is back in the race.Pub Date: 4/29/98
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By Larry S. Gibson | June 15, 2012
I am not a friend of Julius Henson. Most often, Mr. Henson and I have been political enemies. I have not seen him or spoken with him for several years. But I wish to express my view that what is happening to him is unjust and a threat to democracy. I received one of his robocalls on election night in 2010, and I found it offensive and reprehensible. The calls were misleading, and were clearly intended to suggest that people need not go out and vote. Nevertheless, it dangerous to our society, and particularly to minority communities, to begin criminalizing political statements, even those that are false and misleading.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | June 14, 1998
WILLIAM Donald Schaefer's endorsement of Parris Glendening is more proof that, in politics, nobody has any memory. Schaefer forgets all the Glendening snubs, and Glendening forgets all the Schaefer gaffes, and everybody gets his picture in the newspaper pretending to be buddies.There are valid reasons to vote for Parris Glendening next fall, but nobody knows if Schaefer's brand-new benediction is one of them. He backs Glendening because he loathes Larry Gibson. Gibson made Kurt L. Schmoke mayor of Baltimore, and he made Wayne Curry the Prince George's County executive, and now he wishes to make Eileen Rehrmann the next governor.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2011
When University of Maryland law professor Larry Gibson was asked to become involved with the Liberian presidential campaign of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, he initially declined. But she ultimately won him over, and his efforts helped her become Africa's first elected female head of state in 2005. Gibson was therefore elated when he heard that Sirleaf had become one of three recipients for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, along with fellow Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman.
NEWS
By Barry Rascovar | August 23, 1998
LARRY Gibson's image of political invincibility as a campaign strategist just took a battering. Only a fortuitous retreat saved him from a humiliating defeat for his gubernatorial candidate.This was Mr. Gibson's chance to shine in a state election, to take a little-known county official and make her the giant-killer. Instead, it looks like Mr. Gibson's grasp of political dynamics doesn't extend to a statewide race.He knows and understands the politics of Baltimore for city races. But what works in an urban environment with a majority-black population won't necessarily work in the heavily white suburbs -- where Maryland elections are decided these days.
NEWS
By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,SUN STAFF | November 9, 1997
Larry S. Gibson, in shirtsleeves and suspenders, sits down at his dining room table after a full day of campaigning and sifts through a heap of mail-back questionnaires about his candidate for governor, Harford County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann.Hunched over a bowl of homemade gumbo and a beer, he scours each card for what Maryland Democrats are saying about Rehrmann and her primary challenge next year to Gov. Parris N. Glendening, the candidate Gibson helped elect in 1994.These are the early returns from Gibson's first push as Rehrmann's campaign manager -- pricey orange, white and blue campaign literature mailed last month to 285,000 Democratic voters to increase her name recognition.
NEWS
By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,SUN STAFF | August 18, 1998
WHEN HARFORD County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann flamed out of the governor's race last week, her two highest-profile supporters, Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and Prince George's County Executive Wayne K. Curry, suffered a huge political blow.Schmoke and Curry will survive. Gov. Parris N. Glendening needs them in November and they will need him in the future.But what about Larry S. Gibson, Rehrmann's campaign manager, the Baltimore political strategist who orchestrated it all?The Rehrmann exit was seen universally as a setback for Gibson.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2012
Forty-three years of letters, photographs, campaign buttons, itineraries and the occasional miniature flag are crammed into 2,000 fat binders lining three walls - floor to ceiling - of a storage room in the University of Maryland School of Law. They amount to a meticulous chronicle of Larry S. Gibson's professional life from 1965, when he was still a law student, to 2008, when he was active in a presidential election in Ghana. And that doesn't include 160 binders worth of material that's still in boxes, plus 200 more at Gibson's home and his law school office.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2011
When University of Maryland law professor Larry Gibson was asked to become involved with the Liberian presidential campaign of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, he initially declined. But she ultimately won him over, and his efforts helped her become Africa's first elected female head of state in 2005. Gibson was therefore elated when he heard that Sirleaf had become one of three recipients for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, along with fellow Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2011
It all still lives in Larry Gibson — the warm lights of Cole Field House, the coaching assistant who told him to remember "1, 2, 3, swish" before free throws, his shots that beat No. 1 Notre Dame and sent Maryland fans streaming onto the court on Super Bowl Sunday 1979. It is through pulsating, basketball-filled nights — through memories of sweat and rebounds and cheerleaders and fight songs — that Gibson, now 55, returns to his aging teammates in fleeting moments. "Notre Dame," he'll say in a low, flat voice as he tightly grips a wood-framed team photo of the 1978-79 Terrapins in his large right hand — a man trying to hang on to his past.
NEWS
By Ivan Penn and Gerard Shields and Ivan Penn and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | July 6, 1999
POLITICAL consultant Julius Henson, who is known for his tough, abrasive style, is claiming that he's a target of a political assault.Henson, who is facing charges of failing to properly maintain one of his rental properties, said he has become a target of political strategist Larry S. Gibson in the fight for work from mayoral hopeful Lawrence A. Bell III's campaign.Bell hired Henson as a general consultant for his campaign in February. Henson said Gibson, who ran Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's campaigns, also has been a consultant for Bell, which the candidate has regularly denied.
NEWS
By Barry Rascovar | August 23, 1998
LARRY Gibson's image of political invincibility as a campaign strategist just took a battering. Only a fortuitous retreat saved him from a humiliating defeat for his gubernatorial candidate.This was Mr. Gibson's chance to shine in a state election, to take a little-known county official and make her the giant-killer. Instead, it looks like Mr. Gibson's grasp of political dynamics doesn't extend to a statewide race.He knows and understands the politics of Baltimore for city races. But what works in an urban environment with a majority-black population won't necessarily work in the heavily white suburbs -- where Maryland elections are decided these days.
NEWS
By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,SUN STAFF | August 18, 1998
WHEN HARFORD County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann flamed out of the governor's race last week, her two highest-profile supporters, Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and Prince George's County Executive Wayne K. Curry, suffered a huge political blow.Schmoke and Curry will survive. Gov. Parris N. Glendening needs them in November and they will need him in the future.But what about Larry S. Gibson, Rehrmann's campaign manager, the Baltimore political strategist who orchestrated it all?The Rehrmann exit was seen universally as a setback for Gibson.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | June 14, 1998
WILLIAM Donald Schaefer's endorsement of Parris Glendening is more proof that, in politics, nobody has any memory. Schaefer forgets all the Glendening snubs, and Glendening forgets all the Schaefer gaffes, and everybody gets his picture in the newspaper pretending to be buddies.There are valid reasons to vote for Parris Glendening next fall, but nobody knows if Schaefer's brand-new benediction is one of them. He backs Glendening because he loathes Larry Gibson. Gibson made Kurt L. Schmoke mayor of Baltimore, and he made Wayne Curry the Prince George's County executive, and now he wishes to make Eileen Rehrmann the next governor.
NEWS
By Larry S. Gibson | June 15, 2012
I am not a friend of Julius Henson. Most often, Mr. Henson and I have been political enemies. I have not seen him or spoken with him for several years. But I wish to express my view that what is happening to him is unjust and a threat to democracy. I received one of his robocalls on election night in 2010, and I found it offensive and reprehensible. The calls were misleading, and were clearly intended to suggest that people need not go out and vote. Nevertheless, it dangerous to our society, and particularly to minority communities, to begin criminalizing political statements, even those that are false and misleading.
NEWS
By Ivan Penn and Gerard Shields and Ivan Penn and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | July 6, 1999
POLITICAL consultant Julius Henson, who is known for his tough, abrasive style, is claiming that he's a target of a political assault.Henson, who is facing charges of failing to properly maintain one of his rental properties, said he has become a target of political strategist Larry S. Gibson in the fight for work from mayoral hopeful Lawrence A. Bell III's campaign.Bell hired Henson as a general consultant for his campaign in February. Henson said Gibson, who ran Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's campaigns, also has been a consultant for Bell, which the candidate has regularly denied.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | April 29, 1998
Israel may be 50, but it shows no signs of slowing down.The key to the stock market is that good news is bad, inspiring the Fed to raise interest rates; while bad news is good, because . . . so pray for bad news.It is true that Larry Gibson can deliver a big chunk of the Baltimore City vote, but only where it wants to go.Cheer up. Young Jimmy Hoffa is back in the race.Pub Date: 4/29/98
NEWS
By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,SUN STAFF | November 9, 1997
Larry S. Gibson, in shirtsleeves and suspenders, sits down at his dining room table after a full day of campaigning and sifts through a heap of mail-back questionnaires about his candidate for governor, Harford County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann.Hunched over a bowl of homemade gumbo and a beer, he scours each card for what Maryland Democrats are saying about Rehrmann and her primary challenge next year to Gov. Parris N. Glendening, the candidate Gibson helped elect in 1994.These are the early returns from Gibson's first push as Rehrmann's campaign manager -- pricey orange, white and blue campaign literature mailed last month to 285,000 Democratic voters to increase her name recognition.
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