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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 27, 2004
Baltimore's League of Women Voters has set a schedule of forums for candidates for November's city election. Forums will be held for 13 of the 14 City Council districts, as well as for the mayor and council president races. No forum is planned for the comptroller's race or the council's 9th District, as the Democratic nominees are unopposed. The schedule includes: Today, 13th District, Herring Run Library, 3801 Erdman Ave., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tomorrow, 1st District, Patterson Park Library, 158 N. Linwood Ave., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 3rd District, St. John's of Hamilton Church, 5315 Harford Road, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 5th District, Reisterstown Library, 6310 Reisterstown Road, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 5, 4th District, Govans Library, 5714 Bellona Ave., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 7, 6th District, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4403 Pimlico Road, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 12, 7th District, Urban Medical Institute, 2600 Liberty Heights Ave., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 13, 8th District, St. Bartholomew's Church, 4711 Edmondson Ave., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 19, 10th District, Brooklyn Library, 300 E. Patapsco Ave., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 20, 11th District, Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 21, 12th District, Sojourner Douglass College, 200 Central Ave., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 26, 2nd District, St. Anthony of Padua Church, 4414 Frankford Ave., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 27, 14th District, Waverly Library, 400 E. 33rd St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m....
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
Millie Tyssowski, a retired Medicare executive and Social Security Administration budgeting official, died of congestive heart failure May 16 at Sinai Hospital. The Dickeyville resident was 93. After retiring, she served as president of both the Maryland and Baltimore City League of Women Voters, and campaigned successfully for single representation of 14 City Council districts. "Whether it was at work serving seniors and families at the Social Security Administration or her years advocating for more women in public service, Millie demonstrated a deep commitment to social justice," said Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.
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By Kara Eide and Kara Eide,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2003
A group of Anne Arundel County women is forming a League of Women Voters chapter, a year after the last one disbanded because of a lack of leadership. The impetus for the new group comes from eight residents of the new BayWoods of Annapolis retirement community. Many of them moved there from other states where they were active in the league at the local level. "It's a case of a few folks saying, `Gee, why don't we?' and so we did," said Anne Nelson, a former Cornell University faculty member who is vice president of the new Anne Arundel league.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
Josephine C. "Jo" Miller, a civic activist who was a member of the League of Women Voters for 50 years and a Baltimore City Zoning Board watchdog for the Citizens Planning and Housing Association, died March 22 of esophageal cancer at her Roland Park Place home. She was 84. The daughter of J. William Carlson, an electrical engineer, and Isabelle Young Carlson, a homemaker, the former Josephine Lois Carlson was born and raised in Kearny, N.J. After graduating in 1947 from Kearny High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in biology in 1951 from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa. She moved to Baltimore after college when she took a job as a research assistant at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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October 30, 1994
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that works to promote political reponsibility through the informed and active participation of citizens in their governemnt. The League does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.The candidates' answers appear as submitted in reponse to a nonpartisan questionnaire. If answers exceeded the specified word limitation, the additional words were cut where practical, or at the end of the candidate's statement. All candidates were asked the same questions as other candidates running for the same office.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | October 6, 2000
Election years are not the only times the League of Women Voters exists. That is part of the message the Howard County chapter would like to spread. From community information sessions to candidate forums, the league has worked to provide nonpartisan information to residents. "Most people envision all of these little old ladies sitting around and preparing for elections," said Carole M. Conors, president of the League of Women Voters of Howard County. "But the league does a lot both for and in the community."
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | October 20, 1993
If Carroll County builds a trash-burning incinerator, county residents will live with the decision for 20 years, an incinerator opponent warned last night."
NEWS
September 10, 1995
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization (( which works to promote political responsibility through the informed and active participation of citizens in their government. The League does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.The candidates' answers appear as submitted in response to a non-partisan questionnaire. If answers exceeded the specified word limitation, the additional words were cut where practical from the end of the candidates' statement.Registered independent voters can vote in the Republican primary.
NEWS
October 9, 2013
Annapolis voters can question mayoral candidates Josh Cohen and Mike Pantelides at a forum Wednesday. The League of Women Voters of Anne Arundel County will sponsor a mayoral forum at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road. Cohen and Pantelides are expected to discuss their issues and field questions from the audience. Cohen, a Democrat, is seeking a second term as mayor of Annapolis. Pantelides, running for office for the first time, defeated two other candidates to win the Republican nomination.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2013
Rebecca Rigger, a League of Women Voters activist who monitored the Baltimore County Planning Board, died of a heart attack March 25 at her Monkton home. She was 85. Born Rebecca Rogers in Big Island, Va., she was raised at an apple orchard in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She earned a bachelor's degree from what is now James Madison University, where she was editor of the college newspaper. As a young woman, she moved to eastern Baltimore County and taught at Middle River Junior High School.
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March 12, 2013
Members of the Harford County League of Women Voters participated in last week's Women's Suffrage March in Overlea. One hundred years ago this month, suffragettes marched from New York City to Washington, D.C., to petition the government for equal voting rights for women. They stopped in Overlea before continuing their journey. Turnout for the commemorative march was excellent. Pictured are Peg Hill and Elaine Borum representing the Harford County League of Women Voters.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | November 6, 2012
Several dozen people turned out Tuesday evening in Towson to share the final stop on the 2012 general election. "Election 2012: Returns After Dark," was held at the Towson Library, and featured a Johns Hopkins professor providing instant insight into day's election results. "It's just fun to follow,” said Owings Mills resident Dan Wentland. β€œIt has an impact on us for the next four years.” Wentland, a Towson University alumnus, said he found the event on the county library system website and was enjoying the discourse between the attendees, all of whom he believes have a vested interest in the election.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
Lois O. Stoner, a past president of the League of Women Voters of Maryland who spent two decades as a liaison between the Montgomery County school board and the state legislature, died July 13 of complications from cancer at her home in Rockville. She was 82. As the school board's legislative aide from 1980 until her retirement in 2000, Ms. Stoner was responsible for keeping board members informed of what was happening in the legislature. She tracked legislation that would affect county schools.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2010
Patricia Sonquist Lane, a volunteer environmentalist who tested water quality in Baltimore's parks and stream valleys, died of cancer May 1 at the Charlestown retirement community. The former Mount Washington resident was 79. Born Patricia Sonquist in Dayton, Iowa, she met her future husband, Dr. M. Daniel Lane, at a freshman mixer at Iowa State University. She later earned an art history degree at New York University and a master's degree at the Johns Hopkins University. After moving to Baltimore in 1969 with her husband, now chairman emeritus of the John Hopkins department of biological chemistry, she began addressing environmental issues.
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By Jacques Kelly | August 6, 2009
Juliana Schamp, who had evaluated mental health treatment facilities for the state, died in her sleep Monday at the Edenwald retirement community. The former Ten Hills resident was 86. Born Juliana Reese in Massillon, Ohio, she earned a bachelor's degree from Miami University of Ohio, where she met her future husband, Homer W. Schamp Jr., a physicist. She earned a master's degree from Ohio State University. They married in 1948 and lived in the Netherlands from 1952 until 1954, when her husband became director of the Institute of Molecular Physics at the University of Maryland, College Park.
NEWS
November 3, 2008
Man guilty of involuntary manslaughter in stabbing A 20-year-old Baltimore man has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for his involvement in an altercation that led to the fatal stabbing of a Marine reservist, prosecutors said in a news release yesterday. Maurice Crosby of the 5200 block of Ready Ave. could face up to 10 years in prison for his part in the death of Michael L. Simms in June 2007, the Baltimore state's attorney's office said. The jury acquitted Crosby of first-degree murder in Simms' death, the news release said.
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