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By Amanda J. Crawford and Amanda J. Crawford,SUN STAFF | June 5, 2002
With allegations of sexual harassment raised in two city departments, Annapolis Mayor Ellen O. Moyer said yesterday that all city managers will be required to receive "sensitivity training" next week. Moyer made the announcement as employees in the Fire and Public Works departments have lodged complaints. Moyer said she also has asked her staff to review and clarify the process for dismissing employees. "It is an issue that we need to deal with," Moyer said. "And I think I am dealing with it."
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By BILL ORDINE | February 20, 2008
Speaking of ranting ... If I recall correctly, wasn't Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen ordered to take sensitivity training a couple of years ago for using inappropriate language regarding sexual orientation to describe sportswriter Jay Mariotti? Well, whatever they hoped to accomplish in that sensitivity training, Guillen continues to have a flair for colorful language and imagery. For instance, during the opening days of spring training, Guillen said that he felt it would be beneficial to his team if he wasn't so constrained in his approach, to wit (as quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times)
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NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | January 20, 1999
The Maryland General Assembly took one more step away from its fraternity house past yesterday as members began "sensitivity training" to help them avoid charges of sexual harassment. The program marks the first time the Assembly has launched a comprehensive effort to educate members on the pitfalls of improper sexual behavior in the workplace -- especially when it concerns legislative staff. "This is important because you are considered employers," Erroll D. Brown, an instructor at Anne Arundel Community College, told the Senate Judicial Proceedings and House Judiciary committees.
SPORTS
By BILL ORDINE and BILL ORDINE,SUN REPORTER | July 8, 2006
For sports teams, the notion of "training" has meant hitting the weight room, running wind sprints and practicing the X's and O's drawn up by the coaching staff. However, Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen's recent profanity-laced excoriation of a sports columnist, which included a slur for gays, had last year's American League Manager of the Year in line for a type of training that's new to the sports world but could become as routine as taking batting practice. Guillen was ordered to attend sensitivity training, also referred to as diversity training - an exercise intended to encourage an awareness and respect regarding those of a different race, ethnicity, gender, generation, religion or sexual orientation.
SPORTS
By BILL ORDINE and BILL ORDINE,SUN REPORTER | July 8, 2006
For sports teams, the notion of "training" has meant hitting the weight room, running wind sprints and practicing the X's and O's drawn up by the coaching staff. However, Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen's recent profanity-laced excoriation of a sports columnist, which included a slur for gays, had last year's American League Manager of the Year in line for a type of training that's new to the sports world but could become as routine as taking batting practice. Guillen was ordered to attend sensitivity training, also referred to as diversity training - an exercise intended to encourage an awareness and respect regarding those of a different race, ethnicity, gender, generation, religion or sexual orientation.
NEWS
July 30, 1993
Judge Thomas J. Bollinger, some of his colleagues on the Circuit Court of Baltimore County and the Maryland Bar Association's Select Committee on Gender Equality all look a little silly in the latest episode linked to his highly publicized behavior in a rape case last spring.Judge Bollinger was roundly criticized then for his sentencing and his sentencing remarks. He sentenced the convicted man to a much less severe punishment than the state's guidelines' suggested as the minimum. He seemed to equate rape in this case with a minor property crime.
NEWS
February 18, 2002
STTAR gets U.S. funds for workplace sensitivity training The Columbia-based Sexual Trauma Treatment, Advocacy and Recovery (STTAR) Center Inc. has received funding through the federal Violence Against Women Act to provide training on dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace. The training will include the definition of sexual harassment, steps to take when being harassed, the consequences of harassing behavior and the liability of management in cases of sexual harassment. The center, a nonprofit agency providing services to victims of sexual crimes, will also provide sensitivity training to help employees who have sexually harassed co-workers change their behavior.
NEWS
By Kristina M. Schurr and Kristina M. Schurr,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | April 12, 1997
A small group of protesters, demanding more sensitivity training for judges and sanctions for a Baltimore County judge they call sexist, rallied yesterday on the steps of the Maryland Court of Appeals in Annapolis.Members of the Maryland Coalition for Judicial Responsibilities went to the court -- the first step in the adjudication process for complaints against judges -- to announce the filing of a complaint against Circuit Judge Thomas J. Bollinger Sr. He issued a ruling in February wiping out the conviction of a man who beat his estranged wife -- then reinstated the conviction after criticism.
SPORTS
By BILL ORDINE | February 20, 2008
Speaking of ranting ... If I recall correctly, wasn't Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen ordered to take sensitivity training a couple of years ago for using inappropriate language regarding sexual orientation to describe sportswriter Jay Mariotti? Well, whatever they hoped to accomplish in that sensitivity training, Guillen continues to have a flair for colorful language and imagery. For instance, during the opening days of spring training, Guillen said that he felt it would be beneficial to his team if he wasn't so constrained in his approach, to wit (as quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times)
BUSINESS
By Gerald Graham and Gerald Graham,Knight-Ridder News Service | June 22, 1992
By the year 2000, white males will decline to approximately 40 percent of the labor force, according to projections by Monthly Labor Review. Women will increase to 47 percent, blacks and Hispanics will each make up about 10 percent of the labor pool, and Asians will amount to almost 4 percent.Organizations are implementing several strategies to help resolve issues caused by an increasingly diverse work force:* Cultural sensitivity training. Typically, sensitivity training consists of one- to two-day programs where participants receive information on the cultural differences of employees.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | June 26, 2006
If I could get embattled Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen on the phone, I'd want to ask him this: How bad do you have to be going to need John Rocker to come to your defense? It's not a trick question. Rocker, whose outrageous diatribe about gays and minorities in a Sports Illustrated interview seven years ago turned him into the poster boy for political incorrectness, told the Chicago Tribune that sensitivity training is "a farce" and that Guillen should have the right as an American to say whatever he wants.
NEWS
January 27, 2003
REACTION TIME at the Bush White House is clearly speeding up. A gay-basher headed for appointment to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS was gone within hours of the choice becoming public. It took days before Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld apologized for dismissing Vietnam War draftees as of "no value" to the war effort. More than a week went by before the White House started pushing Trent Lott out of the Senate majority leader's job for waxing nostalgic about the segregationist campaign of one-time Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond.
NEWS
By Amanda J. Crawford and Amanda J. Crawford,SUN STAFF | June 5, 2002
With allegations of sexual harassment raised in two city departments, Annapolis Mayor Ellen O. Moyer said yesterday that all city managers will be required to receive "sensitivity training" next week. Moyer made the announcement as employees in the Fire and Public Works departments have lodged complaints. Moyer said she also has asked her staff to review and clarify the process for dismissing employees. "It is an issue that we need to deal with," Moyer said. "And I think I am dealing with it."
NEWS
February 18, 2002
STTAR gets U.S. funds for workplace sensitivity training The Columbia-based Sexual Trauma Treatment, Advocacy and Recovery (STTAR) Center Inc. has received funding through the federal Violence Against Women Act to provide training on dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace. The training will include the definition of sexual harassment, steps to take when being harassed, the consequences of harassing behavior and the liability of management in cases of sexual harassment. The center, a nonprofit agency providing services to victims of sexual crimes, will also provide sensitivity training to help employees who have sexually harassed co-workers change their behavior.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | March 2, 2000
Embattled Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker, whose infamous diatribe against gays, immigrants and minorities made him the off-season poster boy for political incorrectness, got a limited reprieve from arbitrator Shyam Das and is expected to report to the Braves' spring training camp today. Das cut the 28-day suspension imposed by baseball commissioner Bud Selig to two weeks, ended Rocker's spring training ban effective today and reduced his $20,000 fine to $500 in a controversial decision that was condemned by both Major League Baseball and the players union officials who had asked the arbitrator to strike down the penalty entirely.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | January 20, 1999
The Maryland General Assembly took one more step away from its fraternity house past yesterday as members began "sensitivity training" to help them avoid charges of sexual harassment. The program marks the first time the Assembly has launched a comprehensive effort to educate members on the pitfalls of improper sexual behavior in the workplace -- especially when it concerns legislative staff. "This is important because you are considered employers," Erroll D. Brown, an instructor at Anne Arundel Community College, told the Senate Judicial Proceedings and House Judiciary committees.
NEWS
By MARY WERTSCH | August 27, 1992
The Tailhook scandal, in which hundreds of Navy and Marine officers engaged in licentious, offensive, even criminal behavior against women at a convention in Las Vegas, Nev., has spawned four separate investigations and brought down a secretary of the Navy. But when it comes to remedial action to change this offensive behavior in the military, the only thing discussed is sensitivity training on the subject of sexual harassment.For anyone who has served in the military, or who was raised in it, as I was, this is laughable.
BUSINESS
By Gerald Graham and Gerald Graham,Knight-Ridder News Service | June 22, 1992
By 2000, according to projections by Monthly Labor Review, white males will decline to approximately 40 percent of the labor force. Women will increase to 47 percent, blacks and Hispanics will each make up about 10 percent of the labor pool, and Asians will amount to almost 4 percent.Organizations are implementing several strategies to help resolve issues caused by an increasingly diverse work force:* Cultural sensitivity training. Typically, sensitivity training consists of one- to two-day programs where participants receive information on the cultural differences of employees.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | June 15, 1997
It seems a daunting, potentially wrenching task: sending every one of 29,000 employees through a perception-altering "learning experience" to get them to think about how they view race, gender and culture.But that's exactly what Texaco Inc., which last year settled a race discrimination lawsuit after being embarrassed by remarks made about black employees by company executives, is doing. And to conduct the huge program in the next year-and-a-half, the oil giant has hired dozens of independent consultants to travel from coast to coast to lead groups of 20 in role-playing exercises and discussions.
NEWS
By Kristina M. Schurr and Kristina M. Schurr,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | April 12, 1997
A small group of protesters, demanding more sensitivity training for judges and sanctions for a Baltimore County judge they call sexist, rallied yesterday on the steps of the Maryland Court of Appeals in Annapolis.Members of the Maryland Coalition for Judicial Responsibilities went to the court -- the first step in the adjudication process for complaints against judges -- to announce the filing of a complaint against Circuit Judge Thomas J. Bollinger Sr. He issued a ruling in February wiping out the conviction of a man who beat his estranged wife -- then reinstated the conviction after criticism.
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