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By Lawrence J. Magid and Lawrence J. Magid,1991 Los Angeles Times Syndicate Times Mirror Square Los Angeles, Calif. 90053 | March 25, 1991
Public-opinion surveys have become an American obsession. And they're not just for TV networks and politicians. Businesses, nonprofit organizations and even schools use surveys to take the pulse of their constituencies, evaluate products and services and plan for the future.Now there's a tool for people who want to create their own surveys. Survey Pro, a $195 program from Santa Clara-based Apian Software, (800) 237-4565, is an easy-to-use program that allows you to design, print and analyze a questionnaire.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2014
Questionnaires filled out by Republicans Laura Neuman and Steve Schuh when they were vying for Anne Arundel County executive a year ago have been released by a member of the County Council. Councilman Jamie Benoit, a Democrat, released the questionnaires, which cover a host of topics, from personal backgrounds to positions on county finances, business development and thoughts on working with the school system. Neuman and Schuh were among more than a dozen people who applied to become county executive last February after John R. Leopold resigned in the wake of his convictions of misconduct in office.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff writer | October 13, 1991
An ambulance may be a far cry from a fast-food restaurant, but county fire and rescue officials want citizens to expect the same results from both -- namely, that service be fast, friendly and considerate.Starting this week, most people who ride in a county ambulance will be given a questionnaire similar to those in food and motel franchises that ask customers their impressions of the business.The questionnaire asks: "Were you served in a timely manner?""How do you rate our overall service?"
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2013
No idea what sort of job might suit you? A Middle River software company that fuses applications and psychology has a personality test for that - one built around images rather than questions. Compass Lite, which went public last week and launched more officially on Monday, is tech firm Woofound's twist on the personality assessments taken by hordes of students, job candidates and online surfers. Woofound's app has participants rate 84 photos - of everything from artwork to a camping tent - as either "me" or "not me. " Then it spits out a personality type, such as "planner/inventor," along with career recommendations and information about those job possibilities.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Staff Writer | September 28, 1993
Potential jurors for the trial of Northeast High School teacher Laurie S. Cook will answer a questionnaire a week before her November trial, in a move designed to speed jury selection.Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Eugene M. Lerner yesterday granted a defense motion seeking the questionnaire.The defense wanted to query 100 potential jurors on issues of pretrial publicity and sexual child abuse to identify those who feel they cannot put aside what they have heard about the case or their feelings about the charges.
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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,SUN STAFF | February 17, 2003
Give the gift of life, the public service ads say. It sounds so simple. But donating blood these days means negotiating a questionnaire that rivals the income tax return in its complexity, uses terms such as "babesiosis" and "human pituitary derived hormone," and pries into the donor's intimate sexual secrets. Since donor questionnaires were introduced 50 years ago, they have grown longer and more tangled as medical experts work to keep dangerous germs out of the nation's blood supply.
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April 12, 2006
Conducting exit interviews will enable your company to collect candid information that will help reduce turnover. An exit interview questionnaire gives structure to the process. If it is not possible to meet with employees before they leave, the questionnaire can be mailed, with a return-addressed, stamped envelope, and a letter explaining that the goal is to identify trends related to turnover. Be sure to design the questionnaire so that it is easy to use the data.
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May 9, 1993
Candidates' answers in this guide appear as submitted in response to a nonpartisan questionnaire. All candidates in a town were asked the same questions.Our thanks to candidates who submitted answers to the questionnaire. This information may be taken into the polling place, but it may not be reproduced or marked and distributed by organizations, candidates or campaign workers.The voters' guide for the Manchester election will appear next week.
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August 10, 2006
A campaign notebook item in Tuesday's editions of The Sun reported that campaign officials working for Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele were not interested in returning a questionnaire to the paper's editorial board. It was Steele, not his campaign officials, who stated that he would not return the questionnaire but would post the results on the campaign Web site. The sentiment was contained in an e-mail from Steele to campaign supporters. A column in the Maryland section on July 25 stated that the American Dime Museum in Baltimore had closed because of financial difficulties.
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April 6, 2000
The U.S. Census Bureau has established "Questionnaire Assistance Centers" and "Be Counted" locations around Carroll County. The purpose of the QAC is to assist residents who have questions about the census, who need language assistance, who need other help in completing the census form, or who did not receive a census form. The BC location provides an unaddressed form to be used by those who did not receive a questionnaire, who believe they were not included on a census questionnaire or who have no usual address on Census Day. Questionnaire Assistance Center sites, through April 14, are: Grace United Church of Christ, 49 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2012
About 320 Anne Arundel County residents were scheduled to complete jury questionnaires Friday in preparation for the upcoming criminal trial of County Executive John R. Leopold. Leopold, in the midst of his second term, is fighting charges that he used his taxpayer-funded police security detail to arrange sexual liaisons and to defeat political opponents. His trial on four counts of misconduct in office and fraudulent misappropriation is scheduled to begin in mid-January. Advance questionnaires for potential jurors are typically used in high-profile, death penalty or complicated cases in which a large number of people will be called for jury duty.
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April 1, 2012
This is a comment on problems with a city bureaucracy other than faulty water bills. On Feb. 14-16, I served as a juror on a city murder trial. About two weeks later I received a summons for duty on April 19th. I promptly filled in the new "efficient" form claiming the "served within a year" dispensation and mailed it at the post office. On March 24, I received a postcard claiming that I hadn't completed my questionnaire and threatening a fine $1,000 and/or imprisonment. This card placed me in a Catch-22 situation.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2012
Children often witness domestic violence, but social workers have had no standardized way to examine how they are affected by it. Now, Baltimore County's social services department has partnered with experts from the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Minnesota to develop a screening tool that would, for the first time, quantify the impact of domestic violence on children. "There is no specific protocol, and particularly for the really young kids, on how you assess the level of domestic violence," said Kathleen King, a supervisor with Child Protective Services.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2011
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is summoning Cabinet members for intense, one-on-one meetings with an eye toward a possible shake-up of city leadership, sources close to her say. To prepare for the meetings, the mayor directed each agency head to compose detailed answers to a seven-point questionnaire. While sources said the Cabinet members are not being required to reapply for their jobs, the interviews indicate she is scrutinizing her top aides critically. "She's saying everyone's job is on the line.
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August 30, 2010
The Sun asked the candidates for Baltimore state's attorney to complete a questionnaire as part of our endorsement process. The questions were derived from suggestions made by readers. After reading the responses, please let us know which candidate you support and why, either on the editorial board's blog, Second Opinion , or by sending an e-mail to talkback@baltimoresun.com . A selection of readers' comments will appear alongside our endorsement. Democrat Patricia Jessamy's responses to The Sun's questionnaire: 1. Summarize your education and professional experience.
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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com | March 16, 2010
Census workers on Monday mailed out questionnaires to most of the state's roughly 5.7 million residents as part of the government-mandated once-a-decade population count used to allocate federal funds and congressional seats. Two weeks ago, census-takers began hand-delivering the 10-question forms in some of the state's more rural areas in St. Mary's and Calvert counties. The state's mail-in participation rate in 2000 was 73 percent, one point higher than the national average. State and census officials say they want to improve on that percentage by focusing on Baltimore, which struggled to get its residents to return the forms.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 19, 2005
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court nomination of Harriet E. Miers appeared to gain some ground with Republicans and lose some with Democrats yesterday after she turned over to senators a 57-page background questionnaire and 12 boxes of supporting documents. Republicans who had expressed reservations about her nomination focused their attention on one of those pages: a 10-question survey dating to 1989 from Texans United for Life in which she said, as a candidate for the Dallas City Council, that she favored outlawing abortion except to save the life of a mother.
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By John M. Moran and John M. Moran,The Hartford Courant | April 25, 2004
Never mind books that promise to help you get government money. Now you can get a comprehensive online analysis of your eligibility for federal aid. The site is called www.govbenefits.gov. As the name suggests, it's all about finding government benefits you might be eligible to receive. You can search by specific government program (disaster relief, for example) or by personal circumstance (low income, military veteran, farmer, etc.) Or you can search through the entire catalog of state and federal programs.
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By Diana Nguyen and Capital News Service | March 1, 2010
Census takers will begin hand-delivering questionnaires to rural parts of Maryland today, two weeks before mailing surveys to residents in more urban areas. It takes more time to visit households in rural areas, which are usually farther apart, said Joe Quartullo, area manager at the Philadelphia Regional Census Center that oversees the census in Maryland. Also, some rural households have irregular addresses that can make mailing questionnaires difficult. Visiting about 12 million rural households nationwide, census enumerators plan to target rural Maryland pockets, such as some areas in Calvert and St. Mary's counties and parts of Western Maryland.
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