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January 21, 1995
An article in yesterday's Today section incorrectly reported which organization is leading a lobbying campaign to support the National Endowment for the Arts. That organization is the Maryland Citizens for the Arts.* The Sun regrets the error.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Authorities say a Montgomery County man defrauded several senior citizens of thousands of dollars using online dating sites. Krist Koranteng, 32, of Burtonsville and Laurel was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. From 2012 to February, authorities said Koranteng and others convinced the elderly victims that they were romantically interested in them online and through phone and text messages, and persuaded them to send money to them.
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FEATURES
April 29, 1991
GOVERNOR William Donald Schaefer and the Maryland General Assembly will be honored by Maryland Citizens for the Arts Inc., the statewide advocacy group, in a special program, "Arts Salute", on Monday, May 20, at Center Stage.The "Arts Salute" reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a visual arts exhibit. Tribute performances from arts organizations across the state will be held from 7 to 8 p.m.The reason for the celebration is the 10 percent increase in Maryland State Arts Council funding instigated by Gov. Schaefer and the General Assembly.
NEWS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Fifth in a series of profiles of candidates for governor. When he campaigns in residential areas, Democrat Douglas F. Gansler practically sprints from door to door. He's trying to meet as many voters as he can. But it can appear he is chasing somebody. Which, metaphorically, he is. With the June 24 primary for governor approaching, Gansler, 51, trails Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown in the polls and is playing a role that suits the state attorney general's personality - the scrappy challenger.
NEWS
March 18, 2013
We at the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative are thrilled that the O'Malley Administration continues to make our state the lead dog in the pack implementing the Affordable Care Act. As with the previous two years, we are once again the envy of states across the nation with this year's bill, the Maryland Health Progress Act of 2013 (SB 274/HB 228). This bill will help complete a three year process to ensure that hundreds of thousands of Marylanders that formally had little to no access to quality, affordable health care now have options that have never existed before.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sandra Crockett | August 1, 1996
Although not connected with the AFRAM festival, the Maryland Humanities Council (which is a member of the Coalition for Maryland History and Culture) is presenting "The African-American Experience in Maryland" on Saturday. It takes place at Baltimore City Community College, 2901 Liberty Heights Ave., from 9: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free public forums will focus on family roots, oral history, family photographs, documents and artifacts.This is the fifth of six scheduled presentations that are being held around the state.
NEWS
By Mary Jean Babic and Mary Jean Babic,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 11, 1997
On some mornings when Mary Toth leaves her Columbia home to drive to her new job as executive director of the Maryland Citizens for the Arts, she finds herself heading for her old office at the Howard County Arts Council.That's understandable. Toth was executive director of the county's Arts Council for 12 years.Her new office -- in the historic George Ellicott House just east of downtown Ellicott City -- is only a mile or so from the Howard County Arts Council on High Ridge Road. And she's been going there for only two months.
NEWS
By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,SUN STAFF | June 1, 2001
A group that wants to overturn Maryland's new gay rights law turned in its first batch of petitions yesterday as it seeks to take the issue to voters in November 2002. Take Back Maryland delivered referendum petitions, containing the signatures of at least 15,376 registered voters, by the midnight deadline to the Maryland secretary of state's office. The group faces a June 30 deadline to gather the rest of the total 46,128 signatures it needs to get the item on the ballot. The number required is 3 percent of the total votes cast for governor in the last election.
FEATURES
By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,Evening Sun Staff | October 8, 1990
SINCE ARTS advocates initiated a nationwide campaign to help save the National Endowment for the Arts last May, approximately 2,200 Marylanders have paid for telegrams to register their support.A coalition of national arts organizations led by The American Arts Alliance set up a national phone line to alert Congress to support for the NEA's reauthorization. Each phone call to The Emergency Campaign to Save the Arts -- (1-900-226-ARTS) -- cost $4.50 and generated three telegrams which were sent to the caller's congressional representatives.
NEWS
December 18, 1991
Gov. William Donald Schaefer's 15-minute tell-it-like-it-is message to Maryland last night can be summed up in a sentence: Do it now and do it together. He proposed a six-point plan to attack the specter of a billion-dollar shortfall in tax revenues which the state confronts over the next two years. These include:* Put people to work through an accelerated public works program.* "Reform" welfare -- a euphemism for cutting support that goes to the neediest.* Cut health-care costs by keeping people from getting sick rather than treating them after the get sick.
NEWS
May 28, 2014
We at the Maryland Health Care For All Coalition, representing hundreds of faith, community, labor, business and health care groups from across Maryland, hope that when Attorney General Doug Gansler and the Republican candidates for governor criticize the "40 new taxes" enacted under the O'Malley administration they are not including in their criticism the life saving tobacco and alcohol tax increases approved in 2007, 2011 and 2012. The one-dollar per pack cigarette tax increase enacted in 2007, which Attorney General Gansler supported, has helped to reduce cigarette smoking by 32 percent in Maryland, almost double the national average, and by 40 percent among teens.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2013
Jeth Mill has been named executive director of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Mill, pictured above, most recently served five years as executive director of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra in Ontario. His resume also lists top administrative posts at the Des Moines Symphony, Lincoln (Neb.) Symphony Orchestra, New Hampshire Symphony, and Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. In a statement released by the Annapolis Symphony, Mill said he was "extremely happy to be returning to the United States and especially to Annapolis.
NEWS
March 18, 2013
We at the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative are thrilled that the O'Malley Administration continues to make our state the lead dog in the pack implementing the Affordable Care Act. As with the previous two years, we are once again the envy of states across the nation with this year's bill, the Maryland Health Progress Act of 2013 (SB 274/HB 228). This bill will help complete a three year process to ensure that hundreds of thousands of Marylanders that formally had little to no access to quality, affordable health care now have options that have never existed before.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2013
When bad luck struck, John Mann was all but certain that he'd have to abandon his dreams. In 2005, Mann was a 28-year-old film school graduate who was just starting to make inroads in the difficult East Coast television industry. He hoped to one day move to Los Angeles and direct movies. And then, his wife fell ill while she was pregnant with their son. "Even though things had been starting to go our way, we were getting paid almost nothing," says Mann, 35, of Crownsville. "It really became a situation where we needed really good health insurance and we needed it right now. A choice had to be made, so I joined the Army.
NEWS
December 12, 2011
Howard County's passage of a law last week banning discrimination against transgender people marks another significant step toward full equality for all Marylanders and it sends a strong message that the county will protect its residents' rights regardless of their sexual or gender orientation. We hope advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community can build on that success to extend such protections to all Maryland residents under legislation expected to be taken up when the General Assembly reconvenes in January.
FEATURES
By TIM SMITH | February 2, 2010
The "jobs, jobs, jobs" mantra in Washington also will be heard next week in Annapolis, but with a slightly different emphasis. On Feb. 9, the 12th annual Maryland Arts Day, organized by Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA) and MCA Foundation, will bring together about 500 people for a daylong session of energizing, strategizing and advocacy training. One message sure to be emphasized is the need, even in the midst of a state budget crunch and a national recession, to keep money flowing to the arts.
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | February 5, 2002
Maryland citizens and leaders of several civic and advocacy groups expressed concern last night over the proposed conversion of nonprofit CareFirst Inc., the state's largest health insurer, to for-profit status and eventual sale to a larger, out-of-state company. Critics said they worry about escalating premiums, the possibility of dwindling health coverage, the fate of seniors in rural areas and the presumed loss of control of in-state health care decisions to an out-of-state, for-profit company.
FEATURES
By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,Sun Staff Writer | December 18, 1994
Jane Alexander, chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will appear at the Maryland Arts Day rally for the arts Jan. 26 at St. John's College in Annapolis.The bi-annual arts advocacy day, sponsored by Maryland Citizens for the Arts, promotes increasing public education and recognition for the arts. Maryland Citizens for the Arts is a statewide arts advocacy organization, which has helped increase annual state arts funding from $400,000 in 1977 to its present $7.8 million.This year's program includes a luncheon with state legislators and arts workshops with panel discussions on the role of arts in technology, social services and education.
NEWS
By Roy T. Meyers | September 8, 2009
This summer, Gov. Martin O'Malley asked the public for suggestions about how to make budget cuts during this time of austerity. Citizens responded with thousands of suggestions, for which they deserve praise. But many of these suggestions also showed little understanding of how citizens can benefit from robust and efficient government services. Maryland needs to better inform its citizens about the many benefits its government provides. Even after the economy improves, Maryland will still face large budget deficits.
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