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By Mary Maushard | May 12, 1992
Sendak highlights Week of the Working ParentJust ahead is the 1992 Maryland Week of the Working Parent, and though it isn't a week for parents to just lay back, as they really want to do, it is a week of attention and appreciation. And a week to plan for, while there's still time. The Week of the Working Parent is May 25-30; here are a couple of highlights:Children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak will discuss his work in art, theater and children's literature during "Maurice Sendak on Stage" May 27 at the Peabody Institute.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2013
Costco and the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce are among more than 70 businesses and groups that support raising the minimum wage in Maryland, according Raise Maryland, a group advocating for a higher wage. "We pay a starting hourly wage of $11.50 in all states where we do business, and we are still able to keep our overhead costs low," Craig Jelinek, Costco's president and CEO, said in a statement. "Instead of minimizing wages, we know it's a lot more profitable in the long term to minimize employee turnover and maximize employee productivity, commitment and loyalty.
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NEWS
July 30, 1997
The index to the Maryland section in yesterday's editions incorrectly reported information about the Bob Ehrlich for Maryland Committee.None of the money from the state political committee will be spent directly on Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s next elective effort. Also, the congressman has said he will dispense it to pro-business candidates in Maryland, regardless of party affiliation.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 7/30/97
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2010
Anthony John R. Russell-Wood, a distinguished Johns Hopkins University professor of history whose field of expertise was pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America, died Aug. 13 of melanoma at his Lutherville home. He was 70. Dr. Russell-Wood, who had been a member of the Hopkins faculty since 1971, was a prolific author and one of the world's foremost historians of Brazil and the Portuguese seaborne empire. He had not retired. Dr. Russell-Wood, the son of educators, was born in Corbridge-On-Tyne, Wales, and was raised in Lancashire.
NEWS
April 3, 1992
Free assistance to people qualifying for the federal earned income credit will be offered the next two Saturdays by the University of Baltimore Professional Accounting Society, in conjunction with the United Way and Maryland Committee for Children.Those who are eligible for the federal reimbursement have one or more children and earned income not exceeding $21,250.The help in obtaining the earned income credit will be provided from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11, in the university's Charles Hall, Room 137, at the intersection of Charles Street and Mount Royal Avenue.
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By Brian Sullam | November 6, 1991
A political committee organized three years ago to defeat the 1988 referendum to restrict the types of guns sold in Maryland has filed suit against Baltimore State's Attorney Stuart O. Simms, alleging that he used his office to intimidate their campaign workers and interfere with their efforts to defeat the measure.The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, alleges that Mr. Simms and Deputy State's Attorney Patricia Jessamy directed 12 police officers to serve a subpoena on the Baltimore campaign headquarters of the Maryland Committee Against the Gun Ban on the night before the election with the intention of interrupting the committee's electioneering efforts.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 5, 1996
The Goldseker Foundation awarded $2.1 million in 1995 to 55 nonprofit Baltimore-area institutions, including 20 past recipients who received $10,000 each in honor of the foundation's 20th anniversary this year.Foundation President Timothy D. Armbruster said the 20 were chosen for "special recognition" from among 269 past recipients.The 20 included Action for the Homeless, Advocates for Children and Youth, Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust, Citizens Planning and Housing Agency, Comprehensive Housing Assistance Corp.
NEWS
June 26, 2004
On June 21, 2004 after a long illness MARGUERITE "MAGGI" BAUM beloved wife of the late Le Roy P. Baum, Sr.; survived by her five children Charles A. Baum, Fredericksburg, VA, Conrad "Fred" Baum, Houston Texas, Jo Anne Walz, Sparks, MD, Marge Martin and Roy Baum, Jr., Baltimore, MD; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. "Maggi" volunteered at Deaton Medical Center, Maryland Committee for the Day Care Children, the Mayor's "Baltimore Best" Program and active in Senior Olympics and Elderhosel.
NEWS
April 30, 1998
Gov. Parris N. Glendening and three state groups will launch a program today to increase seat belt use across the state.The two-month program, called the Maryland Chiefs' Challenge because one of the three sponsoring groups is the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, was to be announced at a 9 a.m. ceremony on the State House steps facing Lawyers Mall.While the program runs, Maryland State Police and other law enforcement agencies will step up enforcement of the state's mandatory seat belt law. Program co-sponsors include the Maryland Committee for Safety Belt Use and the State Highway Administration.
FEATURES
April 10, 1992
In a survey with few surprises, the Maryland Committee for Children found that the state's child care workers receive low pay and few benefits, making it difficult for day care center operators to attract and keep competent staffs and ensure quality care for young children.Here are a few highlights:* A day care teacher in Maryland makes an average of $13,229 a year, or $6.36 an hour, according to the study conducted in 1990 and '91.By comparison, a first-year teacher in Maryland -- with a college degree but no experience -- earns between $21,000 and $27,000, depending on where she teaches, says Ron Peiffer, spokesman for the Maryland State Department of Education.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | November 24, 2007
Sandra "Sandy" Skolnik ardently believed the young children of working parents needed to learn something new and worthwhile every day. In the past three decades, she became a determined and articulate advocate for quality child care and education for the very young. The longtime executive director of the Maryland Committee for Children died of lung cancer Wednesday at Keswick Multi-Care Center. She was 69 and lived in Mount Washington. "She was a visionary and a pioneer," said state schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | September 20, 2006
Molly B. Jacobs, who had been active in cultural, educational and charitable organizations for more than four decades, died of heart failure Monday at the Brightwood nursing home in Lutherville. The longtime Stevenson resident was 77. She was born Molly Carter Bruce in Baltimore, the daughter of Albert Cabell Bruce, an industrialist, and Helen Eccleston Whitridge Bruce. She was a great-granddaughter of Oden Bowie, who was Maryland's governor from 1869 to 1872 and a founder of the Preakness Stakes.
NEWS
December 4, 2005
1965: reapportionment tussle On Dec. 2, 1965, a citizens' committee contended that the Maryland legislature's reapportionment bill, which would retain one senator for each county, "cannot pass constitutional muster" under Supreme Court rulings. "It contains numerous and substantial departures from the controlling requirement that representation ... must be apportioned on a substantially equal population basis," the Maryland Committee for Fair Representation said. The committee urged the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to declare invalid the reapportionment bill and uphold a rival plan that would create a 43-member Senate based more closely on population and combining smaller counties into senatorial districts.
NEWS
June 26, 2004
On June 21, 2004 after a long illness MARGUERITE "MAGGI" BAUM beloved wife of the late Le Roy P. Baum, Sr.; survived by her five children Charles A. Baum, Fredericksburg, VA, Conrad "Fred" Baum, Houston Texas, Jo Anne Walz, Sparks, MD, Marge Martin and Roy Baum, Jr., Baltimore, MD; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. "Maggi" volunteered at Deaton Medical Center, Maryland Committee for the Day Care Children, the Mayor's "Baltimore Best" Program and active in Senior Olympics and Elderhosel.
NEWS
May 29, 2003
David M. Funk Twelfth Floor 35 South Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201-3111 May 20, 2003 Re: Ehrlich Reception - Maryland Insurance CEOs On Wednesday, June 11, 2003, the Chief Executive Officers of Maryland Insurance Companies are sponsoring a reception for Governor Ehrlich. The reception will be held at the offices of Monumental Life Insurance Company in Baltimore from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The new insurance commissioner will attend as an honored guest. As the chief executive officer of an insurance company domiciled in Maryland, you may wish to consider sponsoring the event.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | October 11, 2001
Therese Weil Lansburgh, a social worker who was a pioneer in children's day care, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 81 and a resident of University Parkway. Mrs. Lansburgh was president of the Maryland Committee for Children for two decades through the mid-1980s, and a day care advocate during the 1960s. The traditional extended family, with grandparents at home, was a thing of the past, she pointed out, and young children needed a "warm and acceptable" place to stay while their parents worked.
FEATURES
April 10, 1992
In a survey with few surprises, the Maryland Committee for Children found that the state's childcare workers receive low pay and few benefits, making it difficult for day care center operators to attract and keep competent staffs and ensure quality care for young children.Here are a few highlights:* A day care teacher in Maryland makes an average of $13,229 a year, or $6.36 an hour, according to the study conducted in 1990 and '91.By comparison, a first-year teacher in Maryland -- with a college degree but no experience -- earns between $21,000 and $27,000, depending on where she teaches, says Ron Peiffer, spokesman RTC for the Maryland State Department of Education.
BUSINESS
By Ellen James Martin | May 6, 1991
Last year the Rouse Company inaugurated a program allowing working parents employed by the firm to use their own sick leave when a child was home ill. No longer do Rouse employees have to pretend they're sick to stay home with an ailing child.Although a relatively small step -- far less elaborate than creating an on-site day-care center -- the move was applauded by employees with small children, recalls William Boden, head of Human Resources at Columbia-based Rouse."People were happy they didn't have to fib about the situation.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | July 31, 2001
Elizabeth K. Hartline, a tireless champion of wilderness preservation and founder of the Maryland Wildlands Committee, died Sunday of heart failure at Beverly (Mass.) Hospital. She was 91. A 50-year resident of the Long Green Valley, Beth Hartline had lived with a son in Hamilton, Mass., since late last year. In 1971, she founded the Maryland Wildlands Committee, and spent the next 30 years getting Maryland governors and legislators to focus on the necessity and value of setting aside wildlands.
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | May 14, 1998
State and local officials will join law enforcement agencies today at the state police barracks in Westminster to renew a 10-year commitment to get motorists to buckle up.State and local authorities have declared May and June as Maryland Chief's Challenge months, exhorting motorists to comply with seat belt laws because statistics show that correct use of the belts reduces the risk of fatal or serious injuries."
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