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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Sun Staff Writer | March 7, 1995
After a day of waiting for his number to be called, juror 222 raised the same weary complaint muttered by countless others summoned to perform their civic duty."
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
The University of Baltimore on Wednesday named former mayor Kurt L. Schmoke its next president, marking the return of a pivotal figure in the city's political history and someone boosters hope will strengthen the institution and its neighborhood. Schmoke, who has held several roles at Howard University, including law school dean, said he hoped to "build on the momentum" of Robert L. Bogomolny, who announced last fall he would retire as president at the end of the academic year. Schmoke will take over the job in July.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | January 12, 1996
He's donning hats. He's out in the snow with television crews. All Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke still needs to succeed is a little help from a guy who knows the job.At least, that's what William Donald Schaefer thinks.The former governor of Maryland and erstwhile mayor of Baltimore hasn't filled out a job application yet. But Mr. Schaefer has tempered his criticism of Mr. Schmoke to the point of proposing that he serve as an adviser on economic development for the mayor."I think he's doing better," Mr. Schaefer said.
FEATURES
By JOE BURRIS and JOE BURRIS,SUN REPORTER | December 27, 2005
After six years spent largely outside the public spotlight, former Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke was suddenly back - in one of the more remarkable images that followers of local politics have seen in recent years. There, in a photograph on the front page of The Sun on Oct. 21, was Schmoke and his longtime nemesis and predecessor as mayor, William Donald Schaefer, flanking the man who finally got them on the same side of a political issue: Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, who was announcing his candidacy for governor with their support.
BUSINESS
By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,SUN STAFF | February 4, 1997
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke stood inside the gaping mouth of a gigantic striped bass at the Columbus Center's exhibit hall yesterday, then borrowed a line from his political ally in Washington, Bill Clinton."
FEATURES
By JOE BURRIS and JOE BURRIS,SUN REPORTER | December 27, 2005
After six years spent largely outside the public spotlight, former Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke was suddenly back - in one of the more remarkable images that followers of local politics have seen in recent years. There, in a photograph on the front page of The Sun on Oct. 21, was Schmoke and his longtime nemesis and predecessor as mayor, William Donald Schaefer, flanking the man who finally got them on the same side of a political issue: Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, who was announcing his candidacy for governor with their support.
SPORTS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Evening Sun Staff | December 6, 1990
When Mayor Kurt Schmoke tossed a suggestion into the air recently, a couple of city staff members reacted quicker than Michael Jordan and Karl Malone going for a rebound.Thus was born the first Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke Holiday Basketball Tournament, set to tap off Dec. 27 at Lake Clifton/Eastern High School."The mayor asked for cooperative ventures to reduce duplication of services and that's how it all came about," said Lloyd Mitchner, director of Urban Services Agency, who organized it with Marlyn J. Perritt, director of the Bureau of Recreation.
NEWS
By From staff reports | December 3, 1998
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke is to officiate at today's 3 p.m. opening of two key elements of the newly renovated Cherry Hill shopping center -- a branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and a Neighborhood Service Center office.In an unusual commercial development by a nonprofit organization, Catholic Charities has raised $5.5 million to renovate the old shopping center, renamed Cherry Hill Town Center.The town center's Super Pride market and several of its 15 retailers are open for business. The official dedication for the complex is set for Saturday.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and Eric Siegel and JoAnna Daemmrich and Eric Siegel,Sun Staff Writers | May 18, 1995
After weeks of persistent criticism about her personal and campaign finances, Baltimore mayoral candidate Mary Pat Clarke moved quietly this week to put the issue to rest.Mrs. Clarke, the City Council president challenging Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's bid for a third term, filed her required campaign finance statement Tuesday, a day before the deadline.She also amended her financial disclosure report with the city on Monday to provide additional details about her family's purchase of a Charles Village apartment building.
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By Melody Simmons and Howard Libit and Melody Simmons and Howard Libit,Sun Staff Writers | July 29, 1994
Children, do you know where your parents are?That is the question police will be asking tonight at 11 when Baltimore's tough new curfew law begins its second night.Technically, the curfew went into effect last night after the bill was signed, but police had no enforcement mechanism in place. Tonight, officers will be out looking for 12- and 13-year-old violators and will gradually enforce the law more aggressively, city officials said today. Children and their parents also will learn about the curfew from city school officials after classes begin in the fall, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke said.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | December 6, 1999
With Kurt L. Schmoke's mayoral tenure winding down to its final days, the congregation of New Shiloh Baptist Church in West Baltimore was determined yesterday to give him a proper send-off.Introducing him as the "first citizen of our city" at a morning service, the Rev. Harold A. Carter urged his parishioners to rise to their feet and clap like thunder for Schmoke, who sat smiling behind him in the pulpit area."Come on, come on, make the mayor know that we love him here, and put your hands together with some energy," Carter bellowed to his congregation, more than 1,000 strong.
NEWS
By From staff reports | December 3, 1998
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke is to officiate at today's 3 p.m. opening of two key elements of the newly renovated Cherry Hill shopping center -- a branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and a Neighborhood Service Center office.In an unusual commercial development by a nonprofit organization, Catholic Charities has raised $5.5 million to renovate the old shopping center, renamed Cherry Hill Town Center.The town center's Super Pride market and several of its 15 retailers are open for business. The official dedication for the complex is set for Saturday.
BUSINESS
By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,SUN STAFF | February 4, 1997
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke stood inside the gaping mouth of a gigantic striped bass at the Columbus Center's exhibit hall yesterday, then borrowed a line from his political ally in Washington, Bill Clinton."
NEWS
By JEAN THOMPSON and JEAN THOMPSON,SUN STAFF | August 2, 1996
Schools Superintendent Walter G. Amprey bounded into his office at city school headquarters yesterday with his head held high.He is acutely aware that Baltimore is watching, his administrators are watching, teachers are watching -- waiting for the end that city and state officials have signaled.Amprey's job would be eliminated in the restructuring of school government proposed last week by Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and Gov. Parris N. Glendening to settle a long-running legal dispute over state aid and city school management.
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By Robert Guy Matthews | March 17, 1996
IN THE 100 days since Lawrence A. Bell III became become Baltimore's City Council President, he has angered some members of the council's black caucus, prevented some senior council members from heading committees and steamrolled a victory for pick for the vice-president's post.But of all Mr. Bell's ups and downs, perhaps none is as poignant as his failed attempt to derail the reconfirmation of the city housing commissioner, Daniel P. Henson III. In a meeting punctuated by near fisticuffs among council members, Mr. Bell succeeded in blocking the nomination, only to get routed in a counterattack by the mayor's supporters who scrambled to overturn the vote.
NEWS
By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | January 12, 1996
He's donning hats. He's out in the snow with television crews. All Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke still needs to succeed is a little help from a guy who knows the job.At least, that's what William Donald Schaefer thinks.The former governor of Maryland and erstwhile mayor of Baltimore hasn't filled out a job application yet. But Mr. Schaefer has tempered his criticism of Mr. Schmoke to the point of proposing that he serve as an adviser on economic development for the mayor."I think he's doing better," Mr. Schaefer said.
NEWS
By R. B. Jones | July 12, 1995
I DON'T know if Mayor Kurt Schmoke and his campaign manager Larry Gibson are fans of Cole Porter, but he wrote some lines that are very appropriate for their rather panic stricken and desperate campaign strategy: "It's the wrong time and the wrong place . . . it's the wrong song with the wrong style . . . it's the wrong game with the wrong chips."For a politician as "color neutral," and as unresponsive to the African-American community's hopes and dreams, much less its practical needs, as Mayor Schmoke, the use of a race-based campaign theme is hypocritical and more than a little insulting.
NEWS
By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | August 20, 1993
Three Baltimore police officers have notified Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke that they will file a $15 million civil action against the city, claiming they are being unduly punished for leading a botched drug raid on the home of a mayoral relative.The raid, conducted July 17, 1991, turned into trouble for the officers when no drugs were found in the house and they were charged with lying to obtain search warrants.Although those charges were later thrown out by a judge, the three officers were charged with departmental violations for the raid and have been awaiting a police trial board.
NEWS
September 9, 1995
GOP CandidateThe Sun's recent publication of data from other entities' surveys of candidates in the upcoming city primaries is likely to spawn unnecessary confusion.There were significant -- though I'm sure inadvertent -- omissions by both the League of Women Voters of Baltimore City and the Baltimore City Homeowners' Coalition for Fair Property Taxes in their distribution of questionnaires to city-wide candidates. Apparently, though Republicans are on the primary ballot as unopposed candidates for City Council president and comptroller, they were not provided timely opportunity to participate in these surveys.
NEWS
By Jim Haner and Jim Haner,Sun Staff Writer | September 8, 1995
An article yesterday on the city mayoral campaign gave incorrect dates for fund-raising trips by Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke to Atlanta and New York. The correct dates were Aug. 22 and July 20, respectively. In addition, the article stated that Thomas C. Barry, who organized the New Yorker fund-raiser, is a vice president for T. Rowe Price. In fact, Mr. Barry once worked for Price but no longer does.The Sun regrets the errors.Wealthy out-of-state contributors have helped Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke spend twice as much money as challenger Mary Pat Clarke in next week's hotly contested Democratic mayoral primary, campaign finance records show.
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