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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,SUN STAFF | October 22, 2003
In the mid-1970s, beginning work on the first volume of his monumental biography of Lyndon Johnson, Robert A. Caro moved for three years with his wife and indefatigable researcher, Ina, from New York to the Texas Hill Country where Johnson had grown up. "I realized that was a world I didn't understand, and I was never going to get to understand it unless I lived there," says Caro, a New Yorker. "It was a land of great isolation, loneliness and poverty when Johnson was growing up there."
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2014
It's possible that Matthew Olshan didn't fully become a writer until the day that his future boss ordered him to dig a ditch. On that day in the late 1980s, the boss, a carpenter, eyed the short kid with the soft hands. He saw a young man with no experience in the building trades, a new degree from Harvard University and a bewildering mix of aspirations that combined literature and woodworking. The older man understandably was skeptical. "Show up tomorrow and we'll see how you do," he told Olshan.
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NEWS
October 15, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake writes that a vote for Question 7 is a vote for Baltimore schools and that it will allow a world-class casino to be built on Russell Street ("Question 7 keeps the money in Md. " Oct. 11). Last I checked, Baltimore already owns that right and is really only getting table games out of this closed door deal with the big three, Gov. Martin O'Malley, House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. She conveniently left that out. So how did Ms. Rawlings-Blake get to be part of the inside and become such a staunch gambling supporter?
NEWS
By Erin Cox and Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
A powerful voice joined the growing chorus to raise the state's minimum wage Thursday as Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said it was time for Maryland to act. "Blue-collar people are finding it increasingly hard to make ends meet," Miller said. "I think it's time to increase the minimum wage. It's just a matter of figuring out how to do it without laying people off. " He said tying a wage increase to a cut in the corporate income tax could be a way to win votes in Annapolis.
NEWS
July 27, 2007
This week's dueling energy hearings - Gov. Martin O'Malley had a one-day summit, the Maryland Public Service Commission winds up a two-day conference today - have perhaps spawned new confusion over local energy needs. From the issuance of subpoenas examining Constellation Energy Group's relationship with Baltimore Gas and Electric to concerns over future power shortages, heads may be spinning like utility meters in July. This much is clear: The one-two punch of BGE rate increases is not the end of upheaval for local consumers of electricity.
NEWS
June 10, 1991
The Anne Arundel Trade Council will sponsor its next Power BreakfastNetwork from 7:30 to 9 a.m. June 12 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis.The monthly meeting will begin with breakfast and feature informal networking. Participants will then hear model presentations from designated companies and make their own three-minute table presentations covering personal introductions, products and other company statistics.The June 12 breakfast will feature Dan Powell of Take One Video; Jane Savel, The Bread Place Bakery; Christopher McGowan and Elaine Lipczenko, Providence Center/Baldwin Industries.
NEWS
By John E. Woodruff and John E. Woodruff,Tokyo Bureau of The Sun | May 15, 1991
TOKYO -- Former Foreign Minister Shintaro Abe died early today, opening the way to a wide-open power struggle at the top of the governing Liberal Democratic Party for the right to succeed Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu.Mr. Abe, 67, had been the leading candidate to succeed Mr. Kaifu until last year, when his health began to fail after a bile duct operation.The struggle that will follow his death will determine whether a man of the middle-aged generation will succeed to the prime ministry some time this year, or one of the party's old-guard bosses who have long waited for the honor will manage to fight back from the disgraces of the deep scandals that abruptly lifted Mr. Kaifu into the post in 1989.
NEWS
By RICHARD E. COHEN | July 4, 1993
Now that the House and Senate have separately passed their versions of President Clinton's economic package -- with various factions making impacts on the legislation -- key power-brokers in each chamber will lead the effort to resolve the differences.The spotlight will fall on two members: House Ways and Means committee chairman Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill., and Senate Finance Committee chairman Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y. In the hands of the old-style Chicago pol and the former Harvard professor rests the fate of the measure and its countless details.
NEWS
October 10, 2009
The Sun's Laura Vozzella reported this week that Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith is selling his house in Reisterstown and moving to an apartment in Cockeysville, with the thought of possibly running for state Senate in the 7th District (now represented by Sen. Andy Harris, who is probably going to run for Congress). Really? When Dutch Ruppersberger finished his two terms as Baltimore County executive, there was a strain of thought that saw Congress as a step down - much less the General Assembly.
NEWS
By PETER H. STONE | July 30, 1995
Since early in the year, an elite group of K Street lobbyists with strong Republican pedigrees has been huddling every few weeks with Rep. John A. Boehner, Republican of Ohio, to discuss the House Republican leadership's performance and its strategies for implementing its "Contract with America."Many of those in the group were formerly lobbyists for the White House or top aides to Republican congressional leaders. In the Bush administration, for instance, Washington lobbyists Nicholas E. Calio and Gary J. Andres ran the White House's liaison operations with the House, doing much of their work out of the offices of then-Minority Whip Newt Gingrich, Republican of Georgia.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2013
Sports business lunch is a collection of business stories from Baltimore and the rest of the country. From The Sun: Lacrosse's growth has been astounding. Deadspin best illustrated this with a map showing the spread of the college game over the last decade . (The site used data from The Growth Blog, another fascinating resource for tracking the way lacrosse has moved across the country.) US Lacrosse, tucked in a building next to Homewood Field - you've likely seen the statue of Native Americans out front playing the game - has driven and managed that growth.
NEWS
October 15, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake writes that a vote for Question 7 is a vote for Baltimore schools and that it will allow a world-class casino to be built on Russell Street ("Question 7 keeps the money in Md. " Oct. 11). Last I checked, Baltimore already owns that right and is really only getting table games out of this closed door deal with the big three, Gov. Martin O'Malley, House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. She conveniently left that out. So how did Ms. Rawlings-Blake get to be part of the inside and become such a staunch gambling supporter?
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | June 28, 2011
William Lloyd "Little Willie" Adams, who went from being a numbers runner on the streets of Baltimore to the city's first prominent African-American venture capitalist, bankrolling numerous black-owned businesses such as Parks Sausage and Super Pride supermarkets, died Monday from pneumonia at Roland Park Place. He was 97 and had been in declining health in recent years. "Little Willie was an institution in Baltimore. And as far as the black community was concerned, he brought black entrepreneurs into the formerly all-white business community," former Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro III said Tuesday.
NEWS
October 10, 2009
The Sun's Laura Vozzella reported this week that Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith is selling his house in Reisterstown and moving to an apartment in Cockeysville, with the thought of possibly running for state Senate in the 7th District (now represented by Sen. Andy Harris, who is probably going to run for Congress). Really? When Dutch Ruppersberger finished his two terms as Baltimore County executive, there was a strain of thought that saw Congress as a step down - much less the General Assembly.
NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,julie.bykowicz@baltsun.com | July 8, 2009
Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. might not be on the ballot in 2010, but he is set to leave office with one of the largest war chests of any departing Maryland elected official - meaning his next role could be as kingmaker. Smith, 67, amassed more than $1 million in the months he was exploring a statewide run for comptroller. Although the term-limited Democrat abruptly announced this week that he's not interested in becoming Maryland's tax collector, he won't have to give the donations back.
NEWS
July 27, 2007
This week's dueling energy hearings - Gov. Martin O'Malley had a one-day summit, the Maryland Public Service Commission winds up a two-day conference today - have perhaps spawned new confusion over local energy needs. From the issuance of subpoenas examining Constellation Energy Group's relationship with Baltimore Gas and Electric to concerns over future power shortages, heads may be spinning like utility meters in July. This much is clear: The one-two punch of BGE rate increases is not the end of upheaval for local consumers of electricity.
SPORTS
By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Sun Staff Writer | May 19, 1994
A suite attendant in white shirt and green bow tie rolls the dessert cart toward the dark wooden door and in moments serves English lemon cake, cheesecake, Grand Marnier in dainty chocolate cups. Nearby, a line forms at the espresso stand as the shoeshine man awaits more customers, more wingtips and tassled loafers.Life is as it should be this evening on the club level of Camden Yards. But wait -- isn't there a ballgame going on around here somewhere?Perhaps. Check the alcoves between the cherry-finish suite doors: Through the glass you can see a swath of green and a few men in athletic garb against a backdrop of packed grandstands.
NEWS
By Robert Timberg and Robert Timberg,Staff Writer | October 14, 1993
ROCKVILLE -- State Sen. Mary H. Boergers became the first candidate to officially launch a campaign for governor yesterday, portraying herself as the champion of voters fed up with power politics in Annapolis."
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