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June 14, 1992 | Jefferson Morley, Jefferson Morley is former associate editor of the New Republic and former Washington editor of the Nation
Her voice quiet, her gaze direct, Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly of Washington radiates seriousness, determination and purpose. She speaks concisely, without notes, wasting neither words nor time. She doesn't circle around questions. She doesn't repeat herself. She uses the word "conviction" a lot. She has it--and as the mayor of a city with a bloated bureaucracy and an appalling homicide rate, she needs it.
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June 12, 1994 | from Associated Press
Sharon Pratt Kelly, the first black woman elected mayor of a major city, announced her bid for reelection Saturday, saying she needs more time to fulfill her mandate of bringing the District of Columbia's myriad social and fiscal problems under control. "I am not a career politician, but I am asking you today for four more years," Kelly told an audience of 1,200 supporters, political allies and government workers.
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NEWS
June 12, 1994 | from Associated Press
Sharon Pratt Kelly, the first black woman elected mayor of a major city, announced her bid for reelection Saturday, saying she needs more time to fulfill her mandate of bringing the District of Columbia's myriad social and fiscal problems under control. "I am not a career politician, but I am asking you today for four more years," Kelly told an audience of 1,200 supporters, political allies and government workers.
OPINION
June 14, 1992 | Jefferson Morley, Jefferson Morley is former associate editor of the New Republic and former Washington editor of the Nation
Her voice quiet, her gaze direct, Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly of Washington radiates seriousness, determination and purpose. She speaks concisely, without notes, wasting neither words nor time. She doesn't circle around questions. She doesn't repeat herself. She uses the word "conviction" a lot. She has it--and as the mayor of a city with a bloated bureaucracy and an appalling homicide rate, she needs it.
NEWS
January 10, 1994 | The Washington Post
Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry and Cora Masters, his constant companion since he was released from a six-month jail term on drug charges in 1992, were married Saturday. Guests at the Union Temple Baptist Church service included current Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly, poet Maya Angelou and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
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January 17, 1993 | Associated Press
Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly handed out 150 pairs of long johns Friday to a District of Columbia school for its band's inaugural strut down Pennsylvania Avenue. The underwear was donated to Lemon G. Hine Junior High School by the J.E. Morgan Co. A 1991 fire destroyed uniforms, sheet music and other items. Students raised money to rebuild the program but couldn't afford long johns for the parade.
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April 23, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Supporters of Marion Barry, the ex-Washington mayor imprisoned for cocaine possession, planned to drive to Loretto, Pa., today to greet Barry as he is released after serving six months in a federal facility. The capital's two main political figures, Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly and City Council Chairman John Wilson, said that Barry should not try to return to public life.
NEWS
August 28, 1993
C-SPAN, cable television's public affairs network, will have live, uninterrupted coverage of the Lincoln Memorial speeches after today's March on Washington from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. PDT. Speakers include Coretta Scott King, widow of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Washington Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly, and NAACP Executive Director Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. Cable News Network plans live reports at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
NEWS
May 12, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
City officials increased police presence and welcomed nighttime citizen patrols in hopes of preventing a second night of violence in a neighborhood two miles from the White House. Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly said liquor sales in the predominantly Latino Mt. Pleasant area will be curtailed and more Spanish-speaking officers will be on patrol. Police, firefighters and ambulance workers were pelted with rocks and bottles after a man was arrested for starting a fight at a restaurant.
NEWS
August 21, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Casino gambling in the nation's capital? It could help pay for a half-billion-dollar convention center and spur economic development, an aide to Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly said. But it's far from a sure thing. "It's one of five possibilities" for financing the proposed convention center, said Kelly spokesman Vada Manager. "This is a debate over high-paying jobs." George W.
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