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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, 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 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. “It 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 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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November 3, 2011
The following was addressed to Harford County Council President Billy Boniface. A copy was provided for publication. The League of Women Voters of Harford County believes that an open, responsive, democratic government depends upon citizens being informed and active participants at all levels of government. Therefore, the League of Women Voters of Harford County is concerned that citizen's rights will be lost if Sections 267-58 C (4) and267-59C(7) of the Harford County Code are revised as proposed in Bill 11-48 "Gas Station Reforms.
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August 22, 2011
I commend County Executive Ken Ulman for appointing an advisory committee to address the lack of diversity on the seven-member, nonpartisan Board of Education. The policy of the League of Women Voters of Howard County supports "an elected Howard County Board of Education with at-large election of its members. " Obviously, diverse representation depends upon diverse candidates voluntarily running for this important office. There are a number of organizations in the county - both political and nonpartisan - that could step up to this issue by encouraging qualified candidates to run, then working to get them elected by supporting them financially, helping with their campaigns and getting out the vote.
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August 20, 1999
The president of the Howard County chapter of the League of Women Voters has asked Mary C. Lorsung, chairwoman of the Howard County Zoning Board, to reschedule all daytime hearings on Stewart G. Greenebaum's plan to develop his 507-acre farm in Fulton into a mixed-use community. Carole M. Conors and members of the Fulton community have complained to zoning board members that daytime hearings prevent many residents from attending. Many of the residents are opposed to Greenebaum's plans.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | January 27, 2010
Betty W. Herron, a retired federal government worker and homemaker, died of complications from emphysema Jan. 16 at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson. She was 84. Betty Williams was born and raised in Washington, where she graduated from Roosevelt High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1947 from George Washington University. Mrs. Herron went to work in 1947 for the National Educational Association in Washington as an assistant librarian and was an archivist at the National Archives from 1948 to 1950.
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September 11, 2012
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is right about one thing. Voting is the "most sacred right possessed by an American citizen. " ("Facts and opinions from the campaign," Sept. 9.) However, the voter ID laws that he and his Republican colleagues support are the most recent example of a sad history of denying people that right. IDs issued by state universities aren't accepted under the Wisconsin law. The League of Women Voters ended its voter registration efforts in Florida to avoid criminal prosecution under the burdensome provisions of a new statute.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2011
Daisy Alverda "Bert" Booth, who was elected to the House of Delegates from Baltimore County and was known for her strong advocacy of civil rights, died July 2 of a stroke at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The former Chestnut Ridge resident was 85. The daughter of a Catonsville pharmacist and a homemaker, Daisy Alverda Stagmer was born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville. Mrs. Booth, who family members said never used her first name, preferred to be known as Alverda "Bert" Booth.
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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. “It 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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October 5, 2012
Voter's Guide Two versions of the Voters' Guide for the 2012 general election, prepared by the League of Women Voters, are available on the Internet. The guide is a nonpartisan tool voters can use to evaluate the candidates and issues on this year's ballot, which includes seven statewide questions and 15 county charter amendment proposals. The interactive electronic version can be accessed through vote411.org . The site also provides information about districts, polling places, early voting and absentee ballots.
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September 11, 2012
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is right about one thing. Voting is the "most sacred right possessed by an American citizen. " ("Facts and opinions from the campaign," Sept. 9.) However, the voter ID laws that he and his Republican colleagues support are the most recent example of a sad history of denying people that right. IDs issued by state universities aren't accepted under the Wisconsin law. The League of Women Voters ended its voter registration efforts in Florida to avoid criminal prosecution under the burdensome provisions of a new statute.
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August 3, 2011
Tomorrow afternoon, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will attend her first candidate forum in advance of Baltimore's September's primary election. However, the event is by no means the first debate of the election. Other candidates have been attending forums for months, and many of them, like the Empowerment Temple event last night, featured an empty podium and shaking heads at the mayor's absence. In Ms. Rawlings-Blake's defense, she had a perfectly good reason to miss the Empowerment Temple forum - she was participating in National Night Out anti-crime events and had informed the event's organizers that she would not be able to attend several days in advance.
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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 Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2012
Voter turnout for the presidential primary Tuesday was Maryland's lowest in at least 32 years. About 21 percent of registered voters cast a ballot Tuesday, according to early tallies from the Maryland Board of Elections. That figure does not include absentee and provisional ballots, which may push up the final total, but officials said turnout won't reach 25 percent. That is the previous record low — set in 1996 — in the 32 years for which statewide records are available. "Voters know when there's a real election and when there's not a real election," said John Willis, a political science professor at the University of Baltimore and former Maryland secretary of state.
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