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By Neal R. Peirce | December 25, 1990
A 41-YEAR-OLD black lawyer and six-term legislator has won the Democratic nomination for speaker of the North Carolina House, just a month after Sen. Jesse Helms exploited the race issue to defeat ex-Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt.With the majority of Democrats for him, Daniel T. Blue Jr., is virtually assured election when the legislature meets next month. He will become the first black speaker of a Southern state since Reconstruction. He joins a very small club of black speakers. The other member: California's powerful Willie Brown.
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By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,Annapolis Bureau | March 20, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- As the Gershwin song goes, they all laughed -- at Christopher Columbus, Hershey and his chocolate bar, and the dogged female legislators who wanted to make "potty parity" the law of the land.But with the unanimous approval yesterday of Senate Bill No. 437, known officially as "Public Restrooms -- Number of Sanitary Fixtures," the women might have the last laugh."It was a joke. Everybody laughed and thought it was funny," Sen. Barbara A. Hoffman said of the legislation's history in the General Assembly.
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By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Annapolis Bureau | February 15, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- Women have been standing in line for this bill for a long time.The House Economic Matters Committee yesterday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would make "potty parity" in theaters, stadiums, nightclubs, meeting halls, restaurants, museums, churches and other public facilities the law of the land -- or at least the law of Maryland.The bill, sponsored by Del. Sheila E.Hixson, D-Montgomery, would require builders of new public "places of assembly" that hold 100 people or more to provide as many toilets for women as there are toilets and urinals combined for men.The proposed law would only apply to new construction for which a construction permit is issued after May 1, 1993.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
There's been a lot of talk in Division I women's college lacrosse about parity, and it certainly has shown within some conferences and with a few new teams in the NCAA tournament this spring, but that parity still isn't making it to the top. This year's final four bracket is - so far - a rerun of 2010 (when Maryland won its last national title). Not only are the same four teams in the national semifinals Friday night at Villanova, but they are matched up the same way: Maryland vs. Syracuse and Northwestern vs. North Carolina.
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By Sam Smith and Sam Smith,Chicago Tribune | April 25, 1991
Before they start planning the parade route in Portland, there are a few questions to be answered.Like: Are the Rockets for real? What's Nellie up to? Is there any Magic left? Is it time for the Jazz to rock and roll? Can the Admiral take command? Don't you have to change a Piston after so many miles? And is this a Bull market?"Parity is here," Phoenix Suns president Jerry Colangelo said.And it's come to the NBA playoffs."Never have so many teams had a chance to win the title," said Detroit's Chuck Daly, whose team is shooting for its third straight.
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By PHIL JACKMAN | March 21, 1995
Reading Time: Two Minutes.With more than half the 16 second-round games in the NCAA tournament over the weekend being determined by six or fewer points (including two overtime contests), it would seem the proper time to inquire if parity has taken over college hoops?"You got it, babee, and I'll tell you why," answers Dick Vitale of ESPN. "Look at the NBA draft the last two years. Five of the top six players taken were underclassmen. Believe me, if Chris Webber, Juwan Howard and Jalen Rose were still at Michigan and Glenn Robinson was still playing for Purdue, everyone would be chasing them just like they did when UNLV went into the tournament undefeated a few years back."
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By Los Angeles Times | March 13, 1995
Georgia Tech stays. . . . Santa Clara plays? George Washington out. . . . Manhattan in? Kansas a No. 1 seed. . . . North Carolina not?Go figure the Division I men's selection committee, which sprinkled all sorts of surprises through the NCAA tournament brackets yesterday. Or better yet, don't, which is exactly what Santa Clara coach Dick Davey did after watching in stunned amazement as the Broncos squeezed into the field of 64."I don't want [the committee] to look for reasons why they picked us, because I don't want them to go back and rethink them," said Davey, whose team was among the last to earn one of those precious 35 at-large bids.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | December 29, 1995
Back in the undisturbed air of October -- when North Carolina looked ripe, Virginia looked small and Wake Forest looked thin in the backcourt -- Maryland was the writers' choice to win the Atlantic Coast Conference.Then the Terps lost a tough opener to then-No. 1 Kentucky, threw away a 13-point second-half lead against No. 5 UMass and shot 25 percent in an ugly loss to UCLA.They dropped, posthaste, out of the AP Top 25 poll, and almost out of sight. The Terps are learning to play a new game without Joe Smith -- a recurring theme in the ACC this season.
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By Ellen Goodman | September 12, 1997
BOSTON -- Back in the early 1980s, when Karen Nussbaum was the head of 9 to 5, the organization of clerical workers conducted a national survey on working women and stress. It identified the worst ''coping mechanism'' that women used, the one sure to lead to the highest stress and the worst results.No, it wasn't alcohol, it wasn't drugs. It was, she says, ''apologizing when you weren't wrong.''Yet that was the posture of many working women in the years after they began flooding the workplace: apologetic.
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November 30, 2010
Jets-Falcons Dan Pompei Chicago Tribune This isn't one of those years when there are clear favorites to make it to the Super Bowl. Instead there is a pack of strong teams in each conference. In the AFC, it's the Patriots, Jets, Steelers, Chiefs and Ravens, and you have to throw in the Chargers too because of the way they have been playing lately. In the NFC, it's the Falcons, Saints, Bears, Eagles, Giants and Packers. The closest thing the league has to a runaway train is the Falcons, so they should be the NFC favorite at this point.
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