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March 14, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON'S offer of an economic development package for the District of Columbia that is three times the size of Baltimore's $100 million empowerment zone allocation would have a better chance of getting through Congress if Washington's mayor were not named Marion Barry.An indication of what key figures on Capitol Hill think of Mr. Barry came on the day of Mr. Clinton's announcement when a House subcommittee invited five mayors far from the Potomac to testify about the city's ills.
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September 17, 1998
THE REALITY of a District of Columbia government without Mayor Marion Barry didn't sink in until Anthony A. Williams' decisive victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary. In a field of seven, Mr. Williams outdistanced his closest competitor by 15 percentage points.In selecting the antithesis of Mayor Barry to carry the party standard, Washington Democrats have let the world know that they, too, finally believe enough is enough. They want a mayor who can effectively complete the city's recovery from 16 years of decline under Barry administrations.
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By DAN BERGER | February 3, 1995
Washington is broke. But who isn't?The Good Mayor Barry is the only politician with the vision and force of character to save D.C. from the ruinous lunacies of the Bad Mayor Barry.They found the fat in the D.C. budget: school.If this country had any sense at all it would be addicted to the mass terrorism trial in New York, not the domestic violence trial in L.A.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 16, 1998
WASHINGTON -- After nearly two decades of the flamboyant and controversial Mayor Marion S. Barry Jr., District of Columbia Democrats have voted to replace him with a technocrat who never fully joined the Barry establishment and campaigned almost as the mayor's alter ego.Anthony Williams, the city's former chief financial officer, trounced his opponents in the Democratic primary yesterday -- the key election in this one-party city. President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore called him with their congratulations last night, shortly before Williams addressed a crowd of exuberant supporters.
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By Dan Berger | May 26, 1998
It just won't seem like the nation's capital without having Mayor Barry to blame.The O's could always quit baseball and take up kick boxing, which they really can do.Bill keeps talking and acting as though he were president of the United States, and nothing infuriates his critics more.Giant is getting Ahold of every cheese so long as it's Gouda or Edam.Pub Date: 5/26/98
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By Dan Berger | August 13, 1997
Think twice about shooting. You may be on videotape.They found 79 special-interest boondoggles in the budget bill. Bill vetoed a token three. That leaves 76 home free.Now that he is liberated from all responsibilities save tourism, Mayor Barry can finally concentrate on making D.C. a better place to visit.Rex Barney, one of the game's immortals, just moved up a league.Pub Date: 8/13/97
NEWS
November 1, 1990
Proper justice was not meted out in the trial, conviction and sentencing of Washington Mayor Marion Barry, now running for an at-large seat on the D.C. City Council.We said in August that the jury had before it enough evidence to convict Mr. Barry on more than a single misdemeanor count of "simple possession" of cocaine. That was injustice No. 1. Injustice No. 2 was the sentence Mr. Barry received last week. He should not have been given six months in prison. That is unduly harsh for this crime.
FEATURES
By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun | November 30, 1990
WashingtonShe did all the right things -- sat through her husband's three-month-long trial, stated publicly that she and their son would stand by him through his troubled days, prayed with him, danced with him, held hands with him, defended him.But those who know Effi Barry, wife of departing D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, who was sentenced in October to six months in prison for cocaine possession, say it was clear she did those things out of a sense of duty,...
NEWS
September 17, 1998
THE REALITY of a District of Columbia government without Mayor Marion Barry didn't sink in until Anthony A. Williams' decisive victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary. In a field of seven, Mr. Williams outdistanced his closest competitor by 15 percentage points.In selecting the antithesis of Mayor Barry to carry the party standard, Washington Democrats have let the world know that they, too, finally believe enough is enough. They want a mayor who can effectively complete the city's recovery from 16 years of decline under Barry administrations.
NEWS
November 13, 1990
No GiveawayEditor: I trust that reader Kirk Nevin's concern that Washington is giving away $400 million to Israel for housing newly arrived Russian immigrants (letter, Oct. 22) is misplaced rather than malicious. The truth is that the funds are a guarantee of a commercial loan by Israel from American banks. If Israel doesn't default on its loan -- and it never has -- there's no American expense. It's definitely in U.S. interest to help Israel, Washington's most reliable Mideast ally, absorb the thousands of highly-skilled immigrants from the Soviet Union now arriving monthly.
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By Dan Berger | May 26, 1998
It just won't seem like the nation's capital without having Mayor Barry to blame.The O's could always quit baseball and take up kick boxing, which they really can do.Bill keeps talking and acting as though he were president of the United States, and nothing infuriates his critics more.Giant is getting Ahold of every cheese so long as it's Gouda or Edam.Pub Date: 5/26/98
NEWS
By Dan Berger | August 13, 1997
Think twice about shooting. You may be on videotape.They found 79 special-interest boondoggles in the budget bill. Bill vetoed a token three. That leaves 76 home free.Now that he is liberated from all responsibilities save tourism, Mayor Barry can finally concentrate on making D.C. a better place to visit.Rex Barney, one of the game's immortals, just moved up a league.Pub Date: 8/13/97
NEWS
March 14, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON'S offer of an economic development package for the District of Columbia that is three times the size of Baltimore's $100 million empowerment zone allocation would have a better chance of getting through Congress if Washington's mayor were not named Marion Barry.An indication of what key figures on Capitol Hill think of Mr. Barry came on the day of Mr. Clinton's announcement when a House subcommittee invited five mayors far from the Potomac to testify about the city's ills.
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By Thomas W. Waldron | June 16, 1995
WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital is reeling, but Mayor Marion S. Barry Jr. keeps smiling.Wherever he goes, the mayor hugs children and reminds adults that Washington, despite its troubles, is still a great place."
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By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | February 16, 1995
WASHINGTON -- For a long time now, this capital city has been accustomed to being a national punching bag. "The Crime Capital of America," its critics outside the Beltway take perverse pleasure in calling Washington, D.C. Unhappily, the statistics lend support to the label.The rap against the city isn't merely the crime rate. All the excesses of the federal establishment it houses bring derision, especially now in the anti-politics, anti-government climate that has triggered the Gingrich "revolution."
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | February 3, 1995
Washington is broke. But who isn't?The Good Mayor Barry is the only politician with the vision and force of character to save D.C. from the ruinous lunacies of the Bad Mayor Barry.They found the fat in the D.C. budget: school.If this country had any sense at all it would be addicted to the mass terrorism trial in New York, not the domestic violence trial in L.A.
NEWS
By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun | November 8, 1990
WASHINGTON -- When District of Columbia mayoral candidate Sharon Pratt Dixon first started wooing supporters back in 1988, she'd invite them to lunch and ask for their advice on what she could do to wage a successful campaign.Mark Plotkin had a simple answer:"Start saying hello to people.""She's not a very gregarious person," Mr. Plotkin, news director of WAMU-FM, who served with Ms. Dixon for five years on the executive committee of the D.C. Democratic Party, says today.And indeed, her smile may have beamed from ward to ward Tuesday night as she sailed into the mayoral post with a sweeping 86 percent of the vote and a promise to "clean house," but friends and family say such ebullience is rare for the home-grown lawyer and former utility company executive.
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By Arch Parsons and Arch Parsons,Washington Bureau of The Sun | October 31, 1990
WASHINGTON -- "It's tough," an aide to Maurice T. Turner Jr., the Republican candidate for mayor of Washington, said yesterday. "I knew it was going to be tough when it began, and it's been tough, and it is tough."The aide was talking after a gesture of support for Mr. Turner by Barbara Bush, the president's wife, appeared to have backfired.But the aide was also talking generally about the prospects for success of Mr. Turner's campaign against Democratic candidate TC Sharon Pratt Dixon on Election Day next Tuesday.
FEATURES
By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun | November 30, 1990
WashingtonShe did all the right things -- sat through her husband's three-month-long trial, stated publicly that she and their son would stand by him through his troubled days, prayed with him, danced with him, held hands with him, defended him.But those who know Effi Barry, wife of departing D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, who was sentenced in October to six months in prison for cocaine possession, say it was clear she did those things out of a sense of duty,...
NEWS
By Arch Parsons and Arch Parsons,Washington Bureau of The Sun | November 19, 1990
WASHINGTON -- Less than two weeks after Sharon Pratt Dixon's election as mayor of the nation's capital -- and almost two months before she actually takes office -- her political instincts for governing already are being scrutinized.In the politically delicate transition period between the departure of Mayor Marion S. Barry Jr. and her formal installation as his successor, the 46-year-old mayor-elect has gained cheerleaders and created skeptics. But political analysts generally believe it is too soon for either.
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