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By Dennis O'Brien | May 8, 2005
Ann Cotten Occupation: Director, Schaefer Center for Public Policy. The center is an applied research unit, based at the University of Baltimore, designed to give professors and instructors an opportunity to use their expertise to solve real-world problems. In the news: A co-author, along with University of Baltimore professors Zoltan Acs and Kenneth Stanton, of the University of Baltimore's annual obesity report card. The report card is a state-by-state review of legislative initiatives focused on reducing weight problems.
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Yvonne Wenger and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they have trust in federal employees , a spike in public confidence that some are attributing to last year's partial government shutdown. In a recent Battleground Poll by George Washington University, 22 percent of registered voters surveyed said they had "a lot" of confidence in federal workers , and 51 percent said they had "some. " The public's confidence in the federal workforce waned in 2012 and 2013 after scandals involving the Internal Revenue Service and the General Services Administration but rebounded after the shutdown last October.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | August 5, 2013
Dwayne R. Adams, Nancy A. Brown and Rebecca S. Robinson have been to five-year terms on the Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees. Adams is a financial business manager with the Baltimore City public school system involved with management and planning and has a bachelor of science in finance from Seton Hall University. He is working on a Masters of Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University (fall 2014) and is Basileu of the Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2014
A draft memo circulating at the Social Security Administration that suggests the agency could rely on the Internet to deliver most of its services is meeting with strong resistance from a labor union concerned that the idea would lead to closed field offices across the country. The document, drafted by an independent nonprofit as part of the agency's effort to develop a long-term strategic plan, envisions Social Security using websites "as [a] primary service channel" by 2025, which the writers conclude would ultimately result in a smaller workforce.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1999
Annapolis Mayor Dean L. Johnson has appointed his spokesman as temporary city administrator after the man he selected for the job rejected it as paying too little.After an exhaustive four-month search during which he sifted through 124 resumes, Johnson said, he offered the job to an out-of-state candidate a few weeks ago.The maximum salary of $74,000, as dictated by the City Code, was not enough for the candidate.City spokesman Thomas W. Roskelly moved into City Hall yesterday to help with administrative duties while Johnson begins searching anew.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 19, 2003
WASHINGTON - The FBI has made strong progress in reinventing itself since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but doubts remain over its long-term ability to balance terrorism investigations with its traditional crime-fighting duties, two major reports concluded yesterday. Among the chief concerns, the reports said, are the FBI's overhaul of its outdated technology systems, its ability to share terror intelligence with other agencies and its commitment to fully investigate nonterrorism crimes such as drugs and white-collar crime.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday appointed Anne E. Hoskins, an executive with a New Jersey-based energy company, to the powerful board that regulates utility rates in Maryland. Hoskins, a Baltimore resident, would fill the vacancy left on the Public Service Commission when Kevin Hughes was named chairman of the agency. If confirmed by the Senate, her term would continue until June 2016. In a statement. O'Malley said Hoskins would help protect the interests of Maryland families.
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By Justin Fenton and Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has selected former Oakland, Calif., Police Chief Anthony Batts as Baltimore's next police commissioner, bringing in a leader who has been hailed as an innovator but who struggled to push his agenda at his last job. Batts, 52, spent nearly 30 years with the Long Beach, Calif., Police Department - including seven as chief - before taking over the Oakland force in 2009. He resigned in October 2011 after butting heads with the mayor and City Council. He did not return a phone message seeking comment.
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By Michael J. Clark and Michael J. Clark,Howard County Bureau of The Sun | March 26, 1991
The Howard County executive's controversial appointment of homebuilder John C. Mardall as county administrator ended abruptly yesterday when Mr. Mardall announced that he would not take the job because of a potential conflict of interest.Mr. Mardall, president of BBI Homes Inc., said he was withdrawing because agreements he signed with the county as developer of two subdivisions are pending, which could be seen as a conflict.No top-level appointment in recent memory has generated as much criticism as Mr. Mardall's.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2012
Dr. Rose C. Kurz, a retired psychiatric nurse and educator who had been a consultant to the Pan American Health Organization, died Aug. 3 of complications after surgery at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. The Forest Hill resident was 85. Rose C. Kurz, whose father was chairman of the biology department at Florida State University, and whose mother was a homemaker, was born and raised in Tallahasse, Fla., where she graduated from...
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday appointed Anne E. Hoskins, an executive with a New Jersey-based energy company, to the powerful board that regulates utility rates in Maryland. Hoskins, a Baltimore resident, would fill the vacancy left on the Public Service Commission when Kevin Hughes was named chairman of the agency. If confirmed by the Senate, her term would continue until June 2016. In a statement. O'Malley said Hoskins would help protect the interests of Maryland families.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | August 5, 2013
Dwayne R. Adams, Nancy A. Brown and Rebecca S. Robinson have been to five-year terms on the Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees. Adams is a financial business manager with the Baltimore City public school system involved with management and planning and has a bachelor of science in finance from Seton Hall University. He is working on a Masters of Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University (fall 2014) and is Basileu of the Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
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By Justin Fenton and Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has selected former Oakland, Calif., Police Chief Anthony Batts as Baltimore's next police commissioner, bringing in a leader who has been hailed as an innovator but who struggled to push his agenda at his last job. Batts, 52, spent nearly 30 years with the Long Beach, Calif., Police Department - including seven as chief - before taking over the Oakland force in 2009. He resigned in October 2011 after butting heads with the mayor and City Council. He did not return a phone message seeking comment.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2012
Dr. Rose C. Kurz, a retired psychiatric nurse and educator who had been a consultant to the Pan American Health Organization, died Aug. 3 of complications after surgery at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. The Forest Hill resident was 85. Rose C. Kurz, whose father was chairman of the biology department at Florida State University, and whose mother was a homemaker, was born and raised in Tallahasse, Fla., where she graduated from...
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | May 29, 2009
Paul D. Imre, a retired Baltimore County public health official and decorated World War II veteran, died of a heart attack Saturday at his Columbia home. He was 83. Born in New York City, he enlisted in the Army immediately after his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. He became an infantry paratrooper in World War II. He parachuted into Carentan, France, two days after the Allied invasion began and fought his way through the country until he reached Belgium. During heavy fighting in the Battle of Bulge in January 1945, he was wounded in the back by shrapnel near Mande St. Etienne.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,gus.sentementes@baltsun.com | April 13, 2009
Marcia C. Pines, a retired administrator in public health programs at the Johns Hopkins University who pioneered guidelines for human volunteers in clinical research and who advocated greater awareness of mental illness, died Sunday morning at Sinai Hospital of complications from lymphoma. She was 83. Mrs. Pines started her professional career as a research assistant at Johns Hopkins in 1966, in the epidemiology department in what was then known as the School of Hygiene and Public Health.
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Yvonne Wenger and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they have trust in federal employees , a spike in public confidence that some are attributing to last year's partial government shutdown. In a recent Battleground Poll by George Washington University, 22 percent of registered voters surveyed said they had "a lot" of confidence in federal workers , and 51 percent said they had "some. " The public's confidence in the federal workforce waned in 2012 and 2013 after scandals involving the Internal Revenue Service and the General Services Administration but rebounded after the shutdown last October.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2014
A draft memo circulating at the Social Security Administration that suggests the agency could rely on the Internet to deliver most of its services is meeting with strong resistance from a labor union concerned that the idea would lead to closed field offices across the country. The document, drafted by an independent nonprofit as part of the agency's effort to develop a long-term strategic plan, envisions Social Security using websites "as [a] primary service channel" by 2025, which the writers conclude would ultimately result in a smaller workforce.
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December 3, 2006
Harford County Public Library has named Claudia Sumler as public services administrator. She previously was director of the Camden County Library in New Jersey and had worked for several Maryland library systems. Sumler is active in state and national library associations. The public services administrator supports the library's mission to provide access, service and information to residents. The library also named Susan Marquis as manager of the Havre de Grace branch. Marquis, a children's and youth services librarian, has previous branch management experience with Prince George's County Memorial Library System.
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By Dennis O'Brien | May 8, 2005
Ann Cotten Occupation: Director, Schaefer Center for Public Policy. The center is an applied research unit, based at the University of Baltimore, designed to give professors and instructors an opportunity to use their expertise to solve real-world problems. In the news: A co-author, along with University of Baltimore professors Zoltan Acs and Kenneth Stanton, of the University of Baltimore's annual obesity report card. The report card is a state-by-state review of legislative initiatives focused on reducing weight problems.
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