January 25, 2010
Maryland license plates would lay claim to the state as "Home of Our National Anthem," if one state lawmaker has his way. State Sen. Larry Haines, a Republican who represents Carroll and Baltimore counties, introduced a bill that would put the slogan on all plates starting Oct. 1. Maryland last displayed a slogan on its standard-issue license plate in the mid-1980s, celebrating the 350th anniversary of the state's founding as a colony. Maryland native Francis Scott Key penned "The Star-Spangled Banner" almost 200 years ago after the British attacked Baltimore's Fort McHenry.
October 22, 1990
The Sun strongly recommends a vote for Democrat J. Jeffrey Griffith in District 5. The religious fanaticism and inexperience of his opponent, Larry Haines, would harm Carroll's interests. Mr. Griffith, in contrast, has done an outstanding job as a two-term commissioner, advocating planned growth, regional cooperation and responsible tax policies to underwrite new services.District 5 has two contested delegate seats. We recommend Democratic incumbent Richard Dixon and Ellen Willis. Mr. Dixon is a strong advocate of conservative fiscal policies.
November 3, 1992
If their party's candidate wins Maryland, these Marylanders will be in the Electoral College.DEMOCRATS (Selected by the Democratic State Central Committee)William B. Abrecht, Walkersville.Jesse J. Bowen, Huntington.Wayne Clark, Suitland.Marie Dyson, Great Mills.Leonard Kligman, Bethesda.Brenda Lipitz, Baltimore.Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.Nancy Voss, Denton.Agnes Welch, Baltimore.John T. Willis, Baltimore.REPUBLICANS (Selected by the Republican State Central Committee)Horace Alston, Baltimore.
October 9, 1994
Tuesday is deadline for voter registrationThe deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election is 9 p.m. Tuesday.Applications are available at the Carroll County Board of Supervisors of Elections office, 125 N. Court St., Westminster, and county libraries.Information: 857-2080.Larry Haines to take part in growth forumState Sen. Larry E. Haines, a Carroll County Republican, will be part of a panel discussion on growth tomorrow at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce "Forum on the Issues" at the Sheraton Resort and Conference Center in Ocean City.
January 28, 1994
Capital gains tax reduction proposedANNAPOLIS -- The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee will hear testimony at 1 p.m. today on a bill sponsored by Sen. Larry E. Haines, R-Carroll-District 5, on lowering the state's capital gains tax.Mr. Haines, a Westminster Realtor, is sponsoring Senate Bill 204, which would reduce the amount of capital gains taxed under Maryland law.Currently, 100 percent of the profit from an investment is taxed. Only 50 percent would be taxed under the senator's proposal.
August 28, 1991
The Operation Desert Storm Support Group, with several veterans and officials, surprised Westminster Mayor Benjamin Brown with a standingovation Aug. 17 in thanks for his support of the troops from Carroll.Nearly 100 people, including state Sen. Larry E. Haines, R-Carroll, Baltimore, were present for the celebration at the General Evans National Guard Armory, which Brown thought was the final meeting of the support group.Organizers thanked Brown for his efforts to help families cope while their relatives fought in the Persian Gulf.
March 20, 1991
Elected officials and political hopefuls would not have to submit substance abuse disclosure statements to the State Ethics Commission.The Senate Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee voted, 9-2,against the bill co-sponsored by Sens. Larry E. Haines, R-Carroll, Baltimore, and Howard R. Denis, R-Montgomery, that would have requiredpoliticians and candidates to file the statements periodically.The sponsors proposed the legislation as a way to demonstrate that elected officials are not "above the law."
September 28, 2001
A "God Bless America" concert of prayer rally that was canceled this week because of bad weather will be held 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Westminster High School auditorium. The event, a show of support for the victims of the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, will feature representatives from 25 Westminster-area churches, a keynote address by Republican state Sen. Larry E. Haines and will include the "Pledge of Allegiance," hymns, patriotic anthems, Scripture and reflection. Information: 410-876-9192.
July 7, 1994
Uniontown resident Rachelle Feldman-Hurwitz, a Democratic candidate for the District 5 Senate seat, yesterday challenged her primary opponent to a debate.Silver Run resident Cynthia Huggins Cummings was at an educational conference in New Orleans and could not be reached for comment.Ms. Feldman-Hurwitz gave Ms. Cummings until Monday to respond to the challenge.In the GOP, District 5 Sen. Larry E. Haines, a Westminster real estate agent, is running for a second term.
November 18, 1990
Carroll County, long a Republican stronghold, is more so after the Nov. 6 election. The party picked up the county sheriff's office and held onto two of the three seats on the Board of Commissioners. Carroll Republicans now occupy virtually every patronage and policy-making office in one of metropolitan Baltimore's most desirable subdivisions.Residents will likely witness a greater shift toward conservatism. Though Republicans Julia Gouge and Donald Dell can outvote Democrat Elmer Lippy, they should not slow down projects demanded by their constituents.