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March 10, 1996
Manchester woman joins Md. Farm Bureau staffManchester resident Laura Kaminski has joined the Maryland Farm Bureau staff as a field representative for the Western Maryland District.She will work the nine Western Maryland counties.She is a 1993 graduate of Villa Julie College, with a bachelor of science degree in paralegal studies.Ms. Kaminski previously was an administrative assistant with a realty company and human resources assistant with the Maryland Port Administration.She is a partner in K&K Business Services, a temporary employment firm providing office duties and cleaning services.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
Thomas M. Gibbons, former president and CEO of Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Cos. who also served on boards of business and educational institutions, died Sunday of complications from a stroke at The Terraces of Bonita Springs Retirement Community in Bonita Springs, Fla. The former Roland Park resident was 88. "Tom was one of the best executives I ever met or worked for in my life," said John Henry "Hank" Butta, a former president and CEO...
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SPORTS
August 14, 1992
More than 500 state tennis players will participate in theUnited States Tennis Association's Maryland District Championships, today through Sunday at the University of Maryland in College Park. The amateur players represent clubs, parks and recreational departments. Their teams have finished at the top of their local leagues and are competing for a chance to represent Maryland at the USTA League Tennis Mid-Atlantic Sectional Tournament. Finals in the different divisions will be Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.BTC
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
A judge from Prince George's County has been named the next chief judge of the state's District Court. Judge John P. Morrissey, 49, who has served as an associate judge since 2005, will succeed District Court Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn when Clyburn retires next month. Morrissey, who was born in Washington, D.C. and has lived in P.G. County for more than 40 years, will oversee the court's 34 locations and nearly 2,000 employees, including 116 state judges. The court is typically the first point of contact for members of the public who interact with the state courts system.
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September 26, 1991
The stage has been set in the State House for a prolonged standoff between House and Senate leaders over re-drawing Maryland's congressional boundary lines. The two chambers yesterday put forward conflicting proposals, neither of which stands much chance of final passage. Finding a way out of this gridlock will take considerable flexibility on both sides.Of the two bills approved yesterday, the House proposal is preferable. It is seriously flawed, though, in that it, too, mutilates Baltimore County, sending slivers of the county's populace to districts controlled by the Eastern Shore, Western Maryland and Anne Arundel County.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | September 21, 1993
An audit of the District Court recordkeeping process could find no evidence of wrongdoing in the loss last month of drunken driving charges against a veteran prosecutor, but it did recommend beefed up security measures and tighter supervision of traffic charges.Robert F. Sweeney, chief judge of the Maryland District Court, said yesterday that procedural flaws may have led to the loss of the charges filed against deputy state's attorney Gerald K. Anders after he was involved in an automobile accident July 27."
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By Mike Nortrup and Mike Nortrup,Contributing sports writer | April 22, 1992
And then there was one.Westminster will not field a team in the American Legion's Western Maryland District this season, leaving Mount Airy Post 191 as the only Carroll team remaining in the baseball league for players ages 16 to 18.Randy Biden, who coached the squad from 1987 until last year, said there were insufficient players to form the team this season.Legion officials said the lack of players also was responsible for the breakup of Taneytown's Legion team two years ago and the failure of Sykesville's post to start its own team around the same time.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff writer | September 22, 1991
What Representative Beverly B. Byron called the flavor of Western Maryland won't be spoiled, should a redistricting proposal hammered outlast week become reality."
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Administrative Office of Maryland CourtsStaff Writer | February 19, 1993
It seems like good news: The number of drunken driving cases brought into Maryland's district court system has plunged. But some caution that drivers may not be as sober as the figures suggest.The number of cases filed during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1992, dropped 7.3 percent, according to the recently released Annual Report of the Maryland Judiciary.An advocacy group, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in Maryland, questions whether police are becoming lax in their enforcement of DWI laws.
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By Nicholas Fouriezos and The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
More than 200 members of the Maryland District of the Amateur Athletics Union will be honored at a special ceremony Sunday, with athletes, coaches and volunteers being acknowledged in eight different sports. From football and basketball to jump rope and golf, Maryland AAU boys and girls athletes compete throughout the state and nation. Lorenzo Simpson, a point guard with Chick Webb Recreation Center's AAU State Championship team, has also racked up five national boxing titles. The 13-year-old overcame the loss of his father at 4 years old, and his requisite anger and grief, to earn good grades and channel his energy into the ring.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley took his defense of Maryland's struggling health exchange onto national television Sunday after CNN host Candy Crowley described its rollout as "disastrous by most accounts. " O'Malley's defense came as Rep. John Delaney of the Western Maryland 6th District renewed his call for the state to abandon its exchange for the federal system, and O'Malley's remarks prompted criticism from some skeptical lawmakers. The governor said the state did not drop the ball on the project, despite knowing about problems well before the problematic launch.
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By Nicholas Fouriezos and The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
More than 200 members of the Maryland District of the Amateur Athletics Union will be honored at a special ceremony Sunday, with athletes, coaches and volunteers being acknowledged in eight different sports. From football and basketball to jump rope and golf, Maryland AAU boys and girls athletes compete throughout the state and nation. Lorenzo Simpson, a point guard with Chick Webb Recreation Center's AAU State Championship team, has also racked up five national boxing titles. The 13-year-old overcame the loss of his father at 4 years old, and his requisite anger and grief, to earn good grades and channel his energy into the ring.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2013
A company that insures bail bonds is suing Maryland's District Court for being too lenient on its own industry. What gives? Lexington National Insurance Corp. says the playing field on which it's competing with rival companies is not level. The Cockeysville company alleges in a lawsuit filed last month that the state courts have thrown away as much as $3 million by defying state law and not making competitors pay up when defendants jump bail or miss their court dates. Lexington National says in its lawsuit that the practice puts them "at a distinct competitive disadvantage" with noncompliant insurance companies because it regularly pays forfeited bail bond bills, as required by a 2011 law. Representatives for the District Court and Chief Clerk Roberta L. Warnken, who is listed as a co-defendant, declined to comment on the lawsuit.
NEWS
July 16, 2013
While the usual suspects of Maryland politics, the candidates, the fundraisers, the loyalists, the lobbyists and groupies are dining on crabs and beer Wednesday at the annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield, a couple dozen volunteers will converge on Annapolis seeking something that seems always out of season in this state, whether it's summer, winter, spring or fall — congressional districts that aren't drawn like paint splatter....
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By Phil Andrews | October 2, 2012
Whenever proponents of Maryland's new congressional districts make their pitch, there is something missing: the map itself. The gerrymandered map of Maryland's congressional districts produced by Gov. Martin O'Malley and a majority of the General Assembly is so outrageous that proponents of the new map are embarrassed to show it in public. That's because when most people see the map and its bizarrely shaped districts, they cannot believe that anyone in their right mind would have voted for it. Maryland's new Third Congressional District, represented by Congressman John Sarbanes, a Baltimore County Democrat, is so disjointed it looks like blood spatter from a crime scene (www.planning.maryland.gov/PDF/Redistricting/2010maps/Cong/Dist_3.pdf)
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By Erica L. Green | September 4, 2012
A dozen Maryland school districts have stated their intent to vie for up to $40 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education, which has launched a new phase of its Race to the Top competition, started in 2010 to infuse $4 billion into radical educational reforms. The Baltimore-area public school systems that plan to apply for the grant are Baltimore city, Baltimore County and Howard County, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Nearly 900 school systems from across the country will compete for district-based grants that the federal department says will focus on providing resources for innovative and individualized instruction and fostering teacher-student relations in the classroom.
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By Maria Archangelo and Maria Archangelo,Staff writer | November 28, 1990
WESTMINSTER - For the third time in two years, Carroll County is searching for a judge.Gov. William Donald Schaefer named Carroll District Judge Francis M.Arnold to the Circuit Court on Saturday, creating a vacancy on the district bench.Arnold, 61, will fill the seat opened by the September retirement of Judge Donald J. Gilmore.A similar search was conducted last year, when the General Assembly created a third seat on the Carroll Circuit Court. That seat was filled by former state Sen. Raymond E. Beck.
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By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,Sun Staff Writer | April 4, 1995
Two Baltimore judges have emerged as the top candidates for a pair of vacancies on the U.S. District Court for Maryland.President Clinton has sent the names of U.S. Magistrate Judge Catherine C. Blake and Baltimore Circuit Judge Andre M. Davis to the FBI for background checks, according to sources on Capitol Hill. The next step would be formal nominations by the White House, although that is not expected before earlysummer, sources said.The two were recommended from a field of more than 40 candidates who applied to U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes.
NEWS
March 29, 2012
The drive to throw out Maryland's new congressional district maps by petitioning them to referendum is, in all likelihood, something of a futile gesture. Even if the opponents can muster the necessary signatures - battling in the process referendum fatigue from parallel efforts on same-sex marriage - the new, convoluted maps will still be in effect this November. And if the critics of the maps prevail at the ballot box, all they will succeed in doing is getting the same people who brought us the current mess to draw the maps all over again.
NEWS
October 8, 2011
The chairwoman of the commission Gov. Martin O'Malley appointed to draft new congressional district maps for the state said that the members had attempted to respect natural and jurisdictional boundaries and communities of interest in drawing the lines. That is true, insofar as the group isn't proposing that the districts cross the Potomac into Virginia at any point. Otherwise, it's hard to find much in the Rorschach test-worthy map they produced that conforms to any standard of compactness or continuity.
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