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July 17, 1991
Delegate Virginia M. Thomas, D-13A, has been appointed to serve on the Joint Expenditure Study Group on Health, Housing, Economic Development and the Environment, and on the Child Care Administration Advisory Council.
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September 11, 2013
"Justice for Ethan" signals a call from the family of Robert Ethan Saylor and all families experiencing Down syndrome (" Reopen the case of Robert Ethan Saylor Sept. 5). Ethan, 26, had Down syndrome. He died when he was being escorted from a movie theater by several off-duty law enforcement officials. Unfortunately, the officers were not trained to interact with an individual with Down syndrome. Families with children who have Down syndrome are calling for additional training of law enforcement officers to learn how to address these types of situations.
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By David E. Sanger and David S. Cloud and David E. Sanger and David S. Cloud,New York Times News Service | November 30, 2006
WASHINGTON -- The bipartisan Iraq Study Group reached a consensus yesterday on a final report that would call for a gradual pullback of the 15 American combat brigades now in Iraq but stopped short of setting a firm timetable for their withdrawal, according to people familiar with the panel's deliberations. The report, unanimously approved by the 10-member panel led by James A. Baker III and Lee H. Hamilton, is to be delivered to President Bush next week. It is a compromise between two distinct paths that the group has debated since March, avoiding a specific timetable, which has been opposed by Bush, but making it clear that the American troop commitment should not be open-ended.
NEWS
June 25, 2013
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is concerned that once his team is trained, a certain number of police officers leave Baltimore City for other Maryland jurisdictions paying higher salaries ("A smaller, smarter force," June 21). Commissioner Batts should establish a study group to compare the police officers' jobs titles, salaries and job descriptions to those of the surrounding counties with the goal of establishing a regional pay scale for each position. Jake Mohorovic, Dundalk
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | November 6, 2003
Building a better U.S. 40 is the goal of a 22-member citizens group that will meet over the next nine months to find ways to improve one of Howard County's most traveled east-west corridors. The group, called the Route 40 Enhancement Study, met for the first time last week and will direct its main focus to land use and appearance along the Ellicott City thoroughfare, said Steve Johns, a planning supervisor with the county's Department of Planning and Zoning and the project coordinator.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1996
For a second time, the task force charged with making recommendations to improve Anne Arundel middle schools has failed to please the school board.Angry board members complained Wednesday night that they did not get what they asked for -- a well-defined plan to raise middle school test scores and strengthen discipline -- and they sent the Middle School Study Group back to redraft the report.Board President Joseph H. Foster was red-faced as he demanded the study group report to the board in a month on its progress.
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By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Julie Hirschfeld Davis,SUN REPORTER | December 7, 2006
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's Iraq policy "is not working" and he is running out of time to salvage it, a bipartisan panel said yesterday in a grim and strongly worded report that called for major reversals of his most firmly held stances but rejected a quick troop withdrawal. The Iraq Study Group called for a major diplomatic push - including one-on-one talks with Iran and Syria, which the president has rejected - to help stabilize Iraq. It also advocated a change in the mission of U.S. forces that could allow some combat troops to pull out by early 2008 and for Bush to pressure the Iraqi government to quickly secure its own country or risk losing U.S. support.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,Sun Staff Writer | September 8, 1995
North Laurel Park residents voiced support this week for a study group's proposal to improve the community's roadways, sidewalks, storm water management facilities and sewers.The group, which includes four residents and one official from the county's planning and zoning department, made its pitch at a sparsely attended meeting of the North Laurel Civic Association Tuesday.County Councilman Dennis R. Schrader, a Republican who represents the area, commissioned a study of North Laurel Park's problems in February as part of his proposal to draft a master plan for the North Laurel-Savage area.
NEWS
June 25, 2013
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is concerned that once his team is trained, a certain number of police officers leave Baltimore City for other Maryland jurisdictions paying higher salaries ("A smaller, smarter force," June 21). Commissioner Batts should establish a study group to compare the police officers' jobs titles, salaries and job descriptions to those of the surrounding counties with the goal of establishing a regional pay scale for each position. Jake Mohorovic, Dundalk
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By James Gerstenzang and James Gerstenzang,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 12, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Launching a highly visible round of consultations as he seeks to reshape the U.S. role in Iraq, President Bush reiterated yesterday that success there was crucial to the long-term protection of the United States and said Iraq's regional neighbors have a responsibility to help the country's fledgling government. Bush met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and State Department officials and then with three retired Army generals and two outside policy experts, opening a week of conferences before announcing a new direction in Iraq in the new year.
NEWS
September 14, 2012
If Baltimore City's revenue from speed cameras is exceeding projections by millions of dollars, there is something wrong with the way they are being used. The purpose of speed cameras and the reason the state allows them is to cut down on speeding, not to raise money. The idea - and the experience in other Maryland jurisdictions that have used them - is that once people get a ticket or two, they learn their lesson and slow down. The notion that Baltimore City drivers are too thick-headed or lead-footed to learn this lesson, as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake suggested at this week's Board of Estimates meeting, simply doesn't wash.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 5, 2012
Harford County Executive David Craig says he wants the county to be considered as a future casino gambling site. Craig sent a letter Monday to the chairman of the governor's recently appointed work group to consider gaming expansion that was created in the wake of last month's Maryland General Assembly special session in an effort to break the logjam over passage of the state budget. The panel will be looking at possible future gaming sites beyond the five approved in 2008, as well as allowing table games in addition to slots.
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By Becky Quinn | December 9, 2011
It's the most wonderful time of the year for our favorite comedies - holiday specials! Yes, they get a little corny. Yes, ugly Christmas sweaters and ties are worn. But isn't that what we love about the holiday season? “Community”:  Greendale needs a new glee club yet again (they need to make it to regionals!), and who better to fa-la-la at the holiday pageant than the study group? However, not everyone is so keen on the idea, so glee club director Mr. Rad ("SNL's" Taran Killam)
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By Becky Quinn | November 7, 2011
While Pawnee and Scranton deal with the impending apocalypse, the study group at Greendale deals with their daddy issues and Whitney and friends try to mend a severed bromance. "Community": Pierce's latest entrepreneurial endeavor is “Pride Wipes” and to promote these wipes, he has a “Gay Bash-” yup you read that right, a “Gay Bash.” This “Gay Bash” is promptly cancelled upon the arrival of his racist, homophobic, animal hating, Colonel Sanders look-a-like father who wears a creepy plastic wig. As it turns out, another member of the study group has daddy (or according to Brita “edible”)
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By Denise Gellene and Denise Gellene,Los Angeles Times | July 23, 2007
Contradicting an old belief, new research released yesterday found that group therapy didn't prolong the lives of women with advanced cases of breast cancer. The report in the journal Cancer found that support groups improved patients' quality of life and had beneficial effects on mood and pain, but it undercut what had been seen as the greatest potential benefit. In 1989, a landmark study found that group therapy doubled the lives of women with metastatic breast cancer, a finding that spurred proliferation of cancer support groups and fueled a debate about the effect of psychology on the course of cancer.
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By Joel Stein | December 31, 2006
LOS ANGELES -- We spent five years acting hysterically, like a nation that was in a fight with Ricky Ricardo. We were insane people, screaming about politics, shoving tiny American flags on the corners of our news shows, convincing ourselves that flipping houses was a real job. There was a moment there when we even considered shunning French fries. But in 2006 it all changed. This was the year of adulthood, of sobriety, of pragmatism: the year of acting reasonably. The kind of year when you calmed down, thought it through, weighed your options and realized that there is no upside in telling the media that, yes, it does kind of stink when the vice president of the United States shoots you in the face.
NEWS
September 11, 2013
"Justice for Ethan" signals a call from the family of Robert Ethan Saylor and all families experiencing Down syndrome (" Reopen the case of Robert Ethan Saylor Sept. 5). Ethan, 26, had Down syndrome. He died when he was being escorted from a movie theater by several off-duty law enforcement officials. Unfortunately, the officers were not trained to interact with an individual with Down syndrome. Families with children who have Down syndrome are calling for additional training of law enforcement officers to learn how to address these types of situations.
NEWS
September 23, 1999
WITH THE Nov. 2 general election a month away, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke is relaying the following advice to his successor: "Baltimore City government cannot continue to conduct `business as usual' if it hopes to avert future budget deficits."That is the conclusion of a study group Mr. Schmoke appointed in July 1998, when he was still thinking about seeking a fourth term. Called the Millennium Group, it urges the next city administration to:Revamp the way the city manages and repairs its nearly 6,000 vehicles.
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By Steve Chapman | December 18, 2006
CHICAGO -- The report of the Iraq Study Group was eagerly awaited by many Americans, but no one was more thrilled to get it than staunch supporters of the Iraq war. Not because they agreed with what it said, but because they didn't. After all these years of haplessly defending a war that has been a dismal failure, they leaped at the chance to go on the attack. Richard Perle, a leading neoconservative advocate of the invasion, sneered at the Baker-Hamilton commission for daring to propose negotiations with Iran and Syria.
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By James Gerstenzang and James Gerstenzang,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 12, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Launching a highly visible round of consultations as he seeks to reshape the U.S. role in Iraq, President Bush reiterated yesterday that success there was crucial to the long-term protection of the United States and said Iraq's regional neighbors have a responsibility to help the country's fledgling government. Bush met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and State Department officials and then with three retired Army generals and two outside policy experts, opening a week of conferences before announcing a new direction in Iraq in the new year.
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