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January 11, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. vetoed a bill to hold down big verdicts in medical malpractice cases, saying it did not go far enough to control the skyrocketing cost of insurance for doctors and included a tax that would be passed on to consumers. "It's tort reform light and a tax on working families," Ehrlich said in Annapolis. "It's a very small step proceeding in the right direction." Democratic legislators said they would try to override the veto.
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February 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
A federal judge ruled Monday that Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. can freeze out two Baltimore Sun reporters by barring all state employees from talking to the journalists. U.S. District Judge William Quarles dismissed the newspaper's lawsuit, saying the paper wrongly asserted a greater right of access to government officials than private citizens have. "The right to publish news is expansive. However, the right does not carry with it the unrestrained right to gather information," the judge ruled.
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December 4, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Baltimore Sun Co. sued Gov. Robert Ehrlich on Friday, saying he violated the newspaper's 1st Amendment rights by ordering state press officers and executive department staff to stop speaking with two of its writers. The lawsuit escalates a feud that has grown increasingly bitter in recent weeks. Ehrlich has said his staff issued the Nov. 18 order after what he considered unfair reporting by statehouse bureau chief David Nitkin and columnist Michael Olesker.
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February 10, 2005 | From Associated Press
Mayor Martin O'Malley on Wednesday denounced rumors of infidelity spread on the Internet by a longtime aide to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., saying he was the target of an "orchestrated campaign," as his wife described the effect that the stories were having on their young children. "These are despicable lies. These are falsehoods," said O'Malley, a Democrat who is pondering a run for governor in 2006 and is considered a rising star in his party.
NATIONAL
February 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
A federal judge ruled Monday that Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. can freeze out two Baltimore Sun reporters by barring all state employees from talking to the journalists. U.S. District Judge William Quarles dismissed the newspaper's lawsuit, saying the paper wrongly asserted a greater right of access to government officials than private citizens have. "The right to publish news is expansive. However, the right does not carry with it the unrestrained right to gather information," the judge ruled.
NATIONAL
February 10, 2005 | From Associated Press
Mayor Martin O'Malley on Wednesday denounced rumors of infidelity spread on the Internet by a longtime aide to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., saying he was the target of an "orchestrated campaign," as his wife described the effect that the stories were having on their young children. "These are despicable lies. These are falsehoods," said O'Malley, a Democrat who is pondering a run for governor in 2006 and is considered a rising star in his party.
NEWS
June 26, 1990 | LEE DEMBART
If you toss a heavy boulder out of a floating rowboat, does the water level in the pond rise or fall? Here is a simple physics demonstration that provides the answer: Float a four-inch length of 2-by-4 in a tray not much larger than the block. Next, put enough pennies on the block to make its top surface just even with the water line. It will probably take about 50 pennies to do this. Mark the water line in the container.
NATIONAL
November 16, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The Maryland Hispanic Republican Caucus lost its affiliation with the state's Republican Party after the caucus chairman angered party officials by publicly criticizing Gov. Robert Ehrlich for not appointing Latinos to high-level jobs. Delegates to the GOP's fall convention voted overwhelmingly to recognize a rival organization, Hispanic Republicans of Maryland, as the state party's official affiliate, ending the relationship with the caucus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1996
Q: How small would a planet have to be before you could throw a baseball into orbit? A: A satellite in a low-Earth orbit travels about 7.9 kilometers (5 miles) per second. Professional pitchers can throw a ball about 100 miles per hour or 44 meters per second, a mere 0.56% of orbital speed on Earth. According to physicist Robert Ehrlich in "The Cosmological Milkshake," that speed would be sufficient to reach orbit on a planet whose radius is 0.56% that of Earth's, or 36 kilometers (22.3 miles).
NATIONAL
July 3, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
When Bernadette Gietka looked at a lottery ticket she had just bought and noticed it began with the numbers 1, 2 and 3, she thought she "might as well throw this one in the can." Luckily, she didn't. The ticket was the only winner in the $183-million jackpot drawing for the Mega Millions game June 20. Gietka, 54, a part-time letter carrier, appeared at a news conference with Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich, lottery officials and family.
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January 11, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. vetoed a bill to hold down big verdicts in medical malpractice cases, saying it did not go far enough to control the skyrocketing cost of insurance for doctors and included a tax that would be passed on to consumers. "It's tort reform light and a tax on working families," Ehrlich said in Annapolis. "It's a very small step proceeding in the right direction." Democratic legislators said they would try to override the veto.
NATIONAL
December 4, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Baltimore Sun Co. sued Gov. Robert Ehrlich on Friday, saying he violated the newspaper's 1st Amendment rights by ordering state press officers and executive department staff to stop speaking with two of its writers. The lawsuit escalates a feud that has grown increasingly bitter in recent weeks. Ehrlich has said his staff issued the Nov. 18 order after what he considered unfair reporting by statehouse bureau chief David Nitkin and columnist Michael Olesker.
NEWS
June 26, 1990 | LEE DEMBART
If you toss a heavy boulder out of a floating rowboat, does the water level in the pond rise or fall? Here is a simple physics demonstration that provides the answer: Float a four-inch length of 2-by-4 in a tray not much larger than the block. Next, put enough pennies on the block to make its top surface just even with the water line. It will probably take about 50 pennies to do this. Mark the water line in the container.
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February 18, 2006 | From Times Wire Services
Maryland Comptroller William Donald Schaefer abruptly reversed course and issued a handwritten apology to a 24-year-old aide to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. whom Schaefer appeared to ogle in a public meeting in Annapolis this week. Just hours earlier, the 84-year-old comptroller continued to insist to reporters that there was no reason to apologize for an incident that took place in a Board of Public Works meeting.
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May 17, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Maryland has agreed to stop shooting mute swans, a nonnative bird that state officials contend is destroying the Chesapeake Bay habitat. A spokesman for Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said the state will honor a request from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to suspend the shootings, which began April 25. The federal agency had issued a permit allowing the state to kill up to 1,500 of the roughly 3,600 swans in the bay but reconsidered after the New York-based Fund for Animals sued Tuesday.
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