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William Donald Schaefer

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  • Lary Lewman, actor

    Lary Lewman, actor
    Lary Lewman, an actor who delighted baby boomers as television's Pete the Pirate and later became the recorded voice of national Democratic presidential campaign advertisements, died of complications for Parkinson's disease Thursday at his Clarksville...
  • Gansler's gaffe

    Gansler's gaffe
    We have the first gaffe of the 2014 governor's race, and it's a doozy. The Washington Post reported Tuesday on a speech Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler gave to a roomful of volunteers for his nascent gubernatorial campaign in which he suggested that...
  • Herman Katkow, clothing store owner

    Herman Katkow, clothing store owner
    Herman Katkow, a retired clothing store owner who became the voice of Baltimore's small retail entrepreneur in City Hall, Annapolis and Congress, died of kidney failure Thursday at Vantage House in Columbia. The Mount Washington resident was 95. As...
  • Franchot revives Goldstein coin tradition

    Franchot revives Goldstein coin tradition
    For many years, Marylanders who ran in to Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein on the campaign trail were likely to come away with a souvenir of the encounter -- a gold-colored coin with the inscription "God Bless Y'all Real Good." The coins and the phrase...
  • Baltimore's sprawling enterprise zone

    Baltimore's sprawling enterprise zone
    Much of the landmark Inner Harbor developments are in the neighborhood of three decades old (Harborplace turned 30 officially in 2010), which lands them somewhere short of historic. Unfortunately, the project's genesis is fading even as many of the...
  • GOP in 2014?

    GOP in 2014?
    So, do Republicans have any chance of winning the governor's mansion back next year? Let's look at the circumstances in place when the last two GOP governors (Spiro Agnew and Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.) won, and when Ellen Sauerbrey came within 6,000 votes...
  • Starting school after Labor Day has serious benefits

    As I read The Sun's editorial, "One week and counting" (Aug. 19), I was disappointed with how disconnected it seemed with the conversations I've had with countless families and small business owners about a post-Labor Day start to the public school...
  • One week and counting

    One week and counting
    Between Egypt and disgraced politicians, August has proven itself a more robust month for news than usual this year, yet there's always room in the summer doldrums for the wacky and off-beat. And for generations, few individuals have proven themselves...
  • Catonsville resident becomes sixth candidate in race for District 12 delegate

    Catonsville resident becomes sixth candidate in race for District 12 delegate
    As the weather begins to cool down, the race to fill the three open seats in the Maryland House of Delegates in District 12 is heating up. Renee McGuirk-Spence joined the field Monday, Sept. 9, as the sixth candidate to file in Annapolis. The 60-year-...
  • Enterprise zone tax breaks flow to Baltimore waterfront, other prosperous neighborhoods

    Enterprise zone tax breaks flow to Baltimore waterfront, other prosperous neighborhoods
    In 1982, Mayor William Donald Schaefer persuaded state lawmakers to try a different approach to urban revitalization. To lure companies to poorer parts of Baltimore and elsewhere in Maryland, the government would dangle a 10-year property tax discount and...
  • Baltimore's next challenge: Vacant properties

    Baltimore's next challenge: Vacant properties
    Baltimore is on the cusp of making once unimaginable progress in modernizing its obsolete public school facilities with more than $1 billion in investment over the next 10 years. Broad coalitions of supporters, feasible financing plans and the adoption of...
  • Running mate choices point to waning Baltimore clout

    Running mate choices point to waning Baltimore clout
    The leading candidates for governor have announced their running mates, making choices that underscore a harsh reality for Baltimore: It is no longer the center of the Maryland political universe. Democrat Douglas F. Gansler's selection Monday of Prince...