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By Gady A. Epstein and Gady A. Epstein,SUN STAFF | November 10, 2001
With budget problems looming, one of the city's two major unions signed a two-year contract yesterday, and the other union is expected to vote tomorrow on whether to accept a similar offer from City Hall. The City Union of Baltimore pact, which offers a signing bonus but no raise this year, was reached as the city faces a budget shortfall of millions of dollars this year, in part because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The city imposed a hiring freeze this week, excluding police, fire, the sheriff, the courts and the state's attorney's office.
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By June Arney and June Arney,sun reporter | April 25, 2008
Residents will cast votes today and tomorrow for Columbia Association board members who will help usher the town through a critical time of partnering with General Growth Properties Inc. on downtown redevelopment, selecting a new president and addressing critical environmental issues. Elections are being held in nine of Columbia's 10 villages. Five villages will elect CA board members -- one of the races is not contested. Also, elections for village board are to be held. In Oakland Mills, where eight-year veteran CA board member Barbara Russell is retiring, each of the two candidates vying for her seat has lived in the community for years and worked on civic causes.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | July 13, 2005
For decades, members of the Columbia Council have been serving a dual role: They also make up the 10-member board of directors of the Columbia Association. Tomorrow, that could change. On the council's agenda for tomorrow night is the issue of whether to end meetings of the council - essentially disbanding it - as part of an effort to streamline the town's governing process in which voting rights and council terms vary throughout villages. But one council member worries that should the group vote tomorrow to end council meetings, it will have a dire effect by altering the members' abilities to express personal opinions and effectively advocate for their villages.
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By Jennifer Skalka and Jennifer Skalka,Sun reporter | March 14, 2007
Supporters of repealing the death penalty gathered corrections officials, prosecutors and police chiefs in Annapolis yesterday to argue that the criminal justice system is broken beyond repair and that capital punishment cannot be fairly or reliably applied. "It is a human system, and because it is fallible and because it is human, it makes mistakes," said Matthew Campbell, a former deputy state's attorney for Montgomery and Howard counties. "Execution makes those mistakes irreversible."
BUSINESS
By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | April 6, 1998
Executives from USF&G Corp. and the Minnesota company poised to purchase it said they are confident the Baltimore insurer's shareholders will vote tomorrow in favor of the $3.5 billion merger.As many as 2,000 employees from both companies could lose their jobs in the transaction, which is expected to be completed by the middle of the year."Everything we hear and know is that the stockholders are supportive of the deal," said John A. MacColl, who was recently named a St. Paul Cos. executive vice president.
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By DAN BERGER | November 1, 1999
Vote tomorrow. Preferably in Baltimore, even if Philadelphia has the contest.A Bush in the bush is a shoo-in. If he can avoid debates, unscripted appearances, confrontations and issues entirely, no one else would stand a chance.The economy confuses itself with Ol' Man River and just goes rollin'. Must be Bill.West Nile virus, stay away from our door.
SPORTS
January 5, 1999
NBA games lost yesterday: 5. Total games missed: 423. Earliest estimated date season can start: Feb. 1. Projected player salary losses (through Feb. 1): More than $500 million. Negotiations: The owners rejected the union's final offer. Players will vote tomorrow in New York on the league's final offer. Today's best canceled game: Phoenix at Indiana. Larry Bird's Eastern Conference finalist plays host to a Suns team that would have been heavily retooled. Pub Date: 1/05/99
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July 27, 2005
THE ISSUE: CABLE COMPETITION The County Council is expected to vote tomorrow Thursday on whether to give Verizon permission to negotiate a cable television franchise with the Howard County government. Would you welcome the competition between Verizon and Comcast? YOUR VIEW: Send e-mail responses by tomorrow Thursday to howard.speakout@baltsun.com. A selection of responses will be published Sunday. Please keep your responses short and include your name, address and telephone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 21, 2000
In Baltimore County Board of Education to vote tomorrow on spending plan TOWSON -- The county Board of Education likely will vote to approve a $744 million spending plan for the 2000-01 school year at a meeting tomorrow. During a recent budget hearing, school board members heard parents and teachers ask for more money to hire special education teachers and school counselors. School librarians requested more money to update high school libraries. School administrators recently added about $1 million to the proposed budget to cover personnel expenses and minority achievement initiatives that will cost $145,500.
NEWS
November 5, 1990
Predictions are that the percentage of Marylanders who turn out to vote tomorrow will be pitifully low. But however low the number is, it still won't reflect the 1.5 million people who are eligible to vote in this state but are not registered. That statistic casts a heavy shadow on the country's proud claims of "government of the people, by the people and for the people."One problem is the difficulty of registering. Forms are available at local elections boards, but how many of those unregistered voters know that?
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By PETER WALLSTEN AND JOHANNA NEUMAN and PETER WALLSTEN AND JOHANNA NEUMAN,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 12, 2006
WASHINGTON -- In an intensely competitive election year, this was supposed to be the issue virtually everyone in Congress could agree on: renewing civil rights-era laws protecting minorities' access to the ballot box. But on the cusp of a scheduled vote tomorrow that White House strategists and other top Republicans once hoped would symbolize a modern-day GOP eager to attract more blacks and Latinos, a group of increasingly vocal Capitol Hill conservatives is...
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By TYRONE RICHARDSON and TYRONE RICHARDSON,SUN REPORTER | April 28, 2006
Town Center residents casting ballots tomorrow for seats on the Columbia Council and village board will be doing more than choosing the most eligible candidates. They will be part of the village's history. For the first time, citizens living in two annexed parcels of Town Center - the Evergreens apartments and Lakeside condominiums - have the right to cast ballots. This month, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. signed legislation allowing residents in annexed portions of Town Center to run for office and vote in the election.
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By GWYNETH K. SHAW | September 28, 2005
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes said last night that he would oppose the confirmation of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. to be chief justice, saying Roberts left too many questions unanswered. "Nomination does not constitute an entitlement to hold the office," said Sarbanes, a Maryland Democrat who plans to retire after next year's elections. "Given the importance of the position of chief justice, in deciding whether to give consent to this nomination it is essential that it be an informed consent."
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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,SUN STAFF | July 31, 2005
With only hours left before the first key vote on Baltimore's proposed publicly financed convention center hotel, a whirlwind weekend of dealing and strategizing appeared late yesterday to have built enough support for the project to advance. And a major labor union is throwing its weight and possibly its money behind the idea of an affordable housing trust fund - a compromise hotel advocates hope will soften City Council opposition by linking the downtown hotel with neighborhood needs.
NEWS
July 27, 2005
THE ISSUE: CABLE COMPETITION The County Council is expected to vote tomorrow Thursday on whether to give Verizon permission to negotiate a cable television franchise with the Howard County government. Would you welcome the competition between Verizon and Comcast? YOUR VIEW: Send e-mail responses by tomorrow Thursday to howard.speakout@baltsun.com. A selection of responses will be published Sunday. Please keep your responses short and include your name, address and telephone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | July 13, 2005
For decades, members of the Columbia Council have been serving a dual role: They also make up the 10-member board of directors of the Columbia Association. Tomorrow, that could change. On the council's agenda for tomorrow night is the issue of whether to end meetings of the council - essentially disbanding it - as part of an effort to streamline the town's governing process in which voting rights and council terms vary throughout villages. But one council member worries that should the group vote tomorrow to end council meetings, it will have a dire effect by altering the members' abilities to express personal opinions and effectively advocate for their villages.
NEWS
By Susan Schoenberger | December 2, 1990
Negotiators for labor and management in the port of Baltimore talked into the night yesterday in an attempt to reach a contract agreement with the last of five longshoremen's locals.A tentative, four-year agreement with four of the five port locals was reached Friday morning, reducing the threat of a strike, but negotiations with Local 953 of the International Longshoremen's Association, representing dock clerks and checkers, continued Friday night and resumed yesterday at 3 p.m."We're negotiating and we're hopeful," Richard P. Hughes Jr., leader of Local 953, said last night during talks at the Linthicum Heights headquarters of the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots.
NEWS
By David Nitkin and Michael Dresser and David Nitkin and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | March 25, 2004
A $670 million tax plan proposed by House Speaker Michael E. Busch cruised through its first crucial test last night, as Democrats in the House of Delegates easily rebuffed Republican efforts to derail the proposal. During emotional testimony on the House floor that demonstrated stark divisions between political parties, Republicans said the sales, income and car-title tax increases offered by Busch to pay for education would dampen Maryland's economy and infuriate many voters. "The sales tax is a regressive tax, and any increase in that tax will hurt the poor the most," said Del. Christopher B. Shank, a Washington County Republican who led an effort to block a vote on raising the tax from 5 percent to 6 percent.
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | February 1, 2004
A few weeks ago, a local developer's plan to turn Suburban Airport in Laurel into a townhouse development called RiverWood sounded unlikely. The 54-acre airport on a sliver of land along Brock Bridge Road borders a flood plain. It would require major rezoning in an area teeming with development. And with small Washington-area airports hurting in the wake of post-Sept. 11 restrictions, county officials had pledged to keep the runway open. But tomorrow, the Polm Cos. plan for 641 townhouses and condominiums is up for a possible vote at the Anne Arundel County Council, buoyed by a need for affordable housing -- and Polm's shrewd marketing.
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