April 13, 2004
During each 90-day General Assembly session, some enhance their stature and some do not. These are some of this session's winners and losers. A caveat: A winner in Annapolis can be a loser come election time, and vice versa. WINNERS Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.: He didn't need slots. Big wins on transportation and the Bay - plus a baby boy - cap productive session. Speaker Michael E. Busch: Speaker beats slots and shows he can lead his caucus in taking a tough tax vote. Warning: Cas Taylor was a winner once too. Del. Norman H. Conway: Appropriations chief wins 141-0 approval of his first budget.
September 16, 1999
EVERY political campaign brings joy or heartache to marginal players -- people who are committed in varying degrees to a candidate's ideas, hopes and dreams.Some give up summers or even years of summers in search of some public good. Others want a taste of inside political power, "access" to decision-makers, a job -- or an edge in some future campaign.On election night, the real workers, those who have labored for years, sense the outcome at least hours ahead of time. Even the casual visitor can feel the quickening pulse of victory or the languid one of defeat.
November 9, 2006
WASHINGTON -- With thousands of individual contests in 50 states, there were too many winners and losers to count in the midterm vote. Here, in no particular order, are a few notable ones, including some whose names did not appear on any ballot: Winners: Democratic Women - She'll never gain the fame that Newt Gingrich got for leading the Republican revolution of 1994, but Rep. Nancy Pelosi has something better: a place in the history books as the first...
November 30, 2003
Robert O. Hirsch PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The carbohydrate-laden breakfast spread of croissants, cinnamon rolls, muffins, pineapple coffee cake, bagels - and not a slice of bacon in sight - was a fitting start to the day for a hundred or so bakers who gathered at a college campus here to vindicate their products in the face of a recent and potent threat: low-carb diets. As millions of dieters turn to bunless hamburgers, pasta-free lasagna and other low-carb fare to trim their bellies, the economic ripples are widespread.
March 6, 2006
The fashion choices were mostly safe rather than sorry. Still, there were winners and losers. Page 3C
October 5, 2012
Here we go again. We are declaring a winner in a political debate when, in fact, there are no winners - just candidates expressing their point of view ("Battle is joined over jobs, taxes," Oct. 3). Do we have to proclaim winners and losers in everything we do? Jim Charvat, Abingdon