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By Ian Johnson and Ian Johnson,Special to The Sun | October 21, 1990
BERLIN -- Two years after being spiffily renovated, Berlin's famous Zoologischer Garten train station has recaptured its old air: Unwashed and drunken men loll around the waiting halls, beggars wait outside for a coin and burned-out heroin addicts shuffle around aimlessly.They are often hustled off by patrolling policemen but always return, an unwelcome reminder that in the days of German unity and unbroken economic growth there are ever more people living in poverty.The fact that the number of social welfare recipients increases almost every month to new highs has been forgotten in the wave of euphoria and worry about German unity.
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December 3, 2013
Some of the biggest political contributors in recent elections don't appear on any list of the usual suspects; they are neither corporations, unions nor extremely wealthy individuals. Instead, they are new nonprofit organizations that have been granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service because of the ostensible "social welfare" activities they engage in. In truth, however, these groups have morphed into some of the nation's most powerful backstage political actors, shelling out millions of dollars to support candidates for office without ever having to disclose where their money is coming from or who is trying to influence the outcome on an election.
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NEWS
November 27, 2005
JOAN CATHERINE COLDER of Baltimore died Sept. 8 at age 72. Born in 1932 in Pittsburgh, the former Joan Kane was the daughter of the late Patrick Martin Kane Sr. and the late Mildred Kane (nee Russell). No services were held. In lieu of tokens to survivors, contributions may be made to the Fund For Social Welfare (working to better the lives of abused, neglected & foster children, the aged, and others) 6401 York Rd., Balto. MD 21212.
NEWS
By Vann R. Ellison | July 9, 2013
Can government solve the problem of poverty in America? It is a question worth asking because partisan politics is eroding the federal government's lead role in developing the social welfare policies that have defined much of the country's domestic agenda since the 20th century. Witness the collapse of the Farm Bill in the U.S. House of Representatives last month due to partisan acrimony over its largest spending component, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps.
NEWS
February 21, 1991
Etta Mae Hutcheson, 98, a blackjack-packing child of the frontier who was one of Arizona's first women state legislators, died Tuesday in Tucson, Ariz. Mrs. Hutcheson, a Tucson Democrat, served nine terms in the state House from 1954 through 1972. She picketed for women's suffrage in Tucson in 1917 but said she didn't subscribe to the women's rights movement. "Why should I step down to the level of a man?" she was quoted as saying.Louis Kelso, 77, an investment banker who pioneered the stock buyouts that allow employees ownership of the companies where they work, died Sunday of a heart attack in San Francisco.
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By Victoria A. Brownworth and By Victoria A. Brownworth,Special to the Sun | February 11, 2001
"The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care," by Nina Bernstein. Pantheon Books. 482 pages. $27.50. In his first speech as President-designate, George W. Bush reinforced his compassionate conservative message by reiterating the notion that under his administration private charity would supervene government programs in caring for the needy. The idea that social welfare is the responsibility of the private sector -- religious groups in particular -- is not new. Such charity is as old as organized religion.
NEWS
By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,Sun reporter | March 26, 2007
William D. Bechill, the nation's first commissioner on aging and a former chairman of Maryland's Commission on Aging, died Friday at Bethesda's Suburban Hospital of complications after a fall on the ice in February. He was 78. Mr. Bechill, who was born in Grosse Point, Mich., earned an undergraduate degree from Wisconsin's Beloit College in 1949 and followed it up with a master's in social work in 1951 from the University of Michigan. After college, Mr. Bechill became a county social welfare director in northern Michigan.
NEWS
December 3, 2013
Some of the biggest political contributors in recent elections don't appear on any list of the usual suspects; they are neither corporations, unions nor extremely wealthy individuals. Instead, they are new nonprofit organizations that have been granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service because of the ostensible "social welfare" activities they engage in. In truth, however, these groups have morphed into some of the nation's most powerful backstage political actors, shelling out millions of dollars to support candidates for office without ever having to disclose where their money is coming from or who is trying to influence the outcome on an election.
NEWS
May 21, 2013
Congress passes laws and usually the appropriate agency can write regulations implementing the law. However, the regulations cannot contradict the law. Nevertheless, with respect to the tax law provision 501(c)(4), that is exactly what happened. Under this provision, the government provides a tax exemption to nonprofit organizations who operate exclusively for social welfare ("White House aide: Obama didn't know of IRS policy," May 20). The implementing regulation and the advice from the IRS is self-contradictory.
NEWS
January 11, 1996
ONE OF THE WORST ideas to come out of Washington these days is the notion that voters in November rather than elected officials in January should decide whether to balance the budget, Republican-style, or safeguard Medicare and other social welfare programs, Democratic-style.Perhaps such chatter is merely for negotiating purposes in advance of a budget agreement. But it is taken seriously enough to spook financial markets, perplex the nation's governors and force a reexamination of what this government is all about.
NEWS
May 21, 2013
Congress passes laws and usually the appropriate agency can write regulations implementing the law. However, the regulations cannot contradict the law. Nevertheless, with respect to the tax law provision 501(c)(4), that is exactly what happened. Under this provision, the government provides a tax exemption to nonprofit organizations who operate exclusively for social welfare ("White House aide: Obama didn't know of IRS policy," May 20). The implementing regulation and the advice from the IRS is self-contradictory.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock | April 7, 2010
M aryland is poised to become the first state in the country to recognize a kind of company that would be authorized to devote significant profits to society, the environment and other causes that have nothing to do with its shareholders' wallets. I don't know whether the idea of "benefit corporations" will take off. The record of old-fashioned, greedy corporations in raising everyone's living standards has been pretty impressive over the past three centuries. But look no further than the past two years of recession to see the deep flaws of traditional capitalism.
NEWS
By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,Sun reporter | March 26, 2007
William D. Bechill, the nation's first commissioner on aging and a former chairman of Maryland's Commission on Aging, died Friday at Bethesda's Suburban Hospital of complications after a fall on the ice in February. He was 78. Mr. Bechill, who was born in Grosse Point, Mich., earned an undergraduate degree from Wisconsin's Beloit College in 1949 and followed it up with a master's in social work in 1951 from the University of Michigan. After college, Mr. Bechill became a county social welfare director in northern Michigan.
NEWS
November 27, 2005
JOAN CATHERINE COLDER of Baltimore died Sept. 8 at age 72. Born in 1932 in Pittsburgh, the former Joan Kane was the daughter of the late Patrick Martin Kane Sr. and the late Mildred Kane (nee Russell). No services were held. In lieu of tokens to survivors, contributions may be made to the Fund For Social Welfare (working to better the lives of abused, neglected & foster children, the aged, and others) 6401 York Rd., Balto. MD 21212.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Victoria A. Brownworth and By Victoria A. Brownworth,Special to the Sun | February 11, 2001
"The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care," by Nina Bernstein. Pantheon Books. 482 pages. $27.50. In his first speech as President-designate, George W. Bush reinforced his compassionate conservative message by reiterating the notion that under his administration private charity would supervene government programs in caring for the needy. The idea that social welfare is the responsibility of the private sector -- religious groups in particular -- is not new. Such charity is as old as organized religion.
NEWS
By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | December 10, 1999
A new report by advocates for welfare recipients says city social workers have fallen down on the job of helping many of their clients get ready for the work force -- at a time when state officials are considering reducing the number of Baltimore caseworkers nearly 25 percent.The report, by the Family Investment Program Legal Clinic, which provides free legal help to thousands of welfare recipients, urges legislators to lift the limit of five years' cash assistance for welfare clients who might not have gotten the help they need in Baltimore since welfare reform began four years ago.The report says some Baltimore workers, who handle an average 175 files each at any one time, don't know how to help recipients with criminal records get charges expunged so they'll be more employable.
NEWS
By Tim Giago | September 25, 1996
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The most terrible thing that happened to the indigenous peoples of America was when the federal government stepped in and declared the Indian tribes to be its wards.Former Secretary of the Interior James Watt had many enemies in Indian country, and he was roundly and loudly criticized few years back for calling the reservation system in America an example of ''failed socialism.'' Strangely enough, many tribal leaders agree with him.The aboriginal economies of what is now America were based largely on the free-enterprise system.
BUSINESS
By David Conn | May 3, 1991
An article in Friday's Business section about the demise of the Over 60 Employment Counseling Service of Maryland incorrectly named the original director of the agency. He was Arthur Wyatt.On better days, the Over 60 Employment Counseling Service of Maryland bustled with activity. Senior citizens, retired and bored, or in want of a little extra money to supplement their Social Security payments, lined the office, two floors above the Van Dyke & Bacon shoe store on Liberty Street downtown.
NEWS
By Tim Giago | September 25, 1996
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The most terrible thing that happened to the indigenous peoples of America was when the federal government stepped in and declared the Indian tribes to be its wards.Former Secretary of the Interior James Watt had many enemies in Indian country, and he was roundly and loudly criticized few years back for calling the reservation system in America an example of ''failed socialism.'' Strangely enough, many tribal leaders agree with him.The aboriginal economies of what is now America were based largely on the free-enterprise system.
NEWS
January 11, 1996
ONE OF THE WORST ideas to come out of Washington these days is the notion that voters in November rather than elected officials in January should decide whether to balance the budget, Republican-style, or safeguard Medicare and other social welfare programs, Democratic-style.Perhaps such chatter is merely for negotiating purposes in advance of a budget agreement. But it is taken seriously enough to spook financial markets, perplex the nation's governors and force a reexamination of what this government is all about.
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