Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Diane O. Leasure
MSA SC 3520-12369

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Newspaper/Journal Articles -

"15 candidates apply to be Circuit Court judge."  The Baltimore Sun, 22 March 1995.

"Lawyers polled for choice for District Court judge."  The Baltimore Sun, 31 March 1995.

"Six nominated for new seat on Circuit Court."  The Baltimore Sun, 13 April 1995.

"Lack of black finalists for judgeship questioned."  The Baltimore Sun, 15 May 1995.

"Eight apply to fill seat on court."  The Baltimore Sun, 29 June 1995.

"Letters to the Editor."  The Baltimore Sun, 16 July 1995.

"Panel broadens pool of judicial nominees; Five women, five men are on combined list for 2 Circuit Court vacancies."  The Baltimore Sun, 11 October 1995.

"Correction."  The Baltimore Sun, 15 October 1995.

"Glendening reappoints Two, Names five New Circuit Judges."  The Daily Record, 25 October 1995.

"Governor appoints 4 to circuit judgeships; Howard gets first women, first black on bench."  The Baltimore Sun, 25 October 1995.

"Governor appoints 2 women as judges; One is first black named to local Circuit bench."  The Baltimore Sun, 25 October 1995.

"Lawyer Leasure sworn in as Circuit Court judge; She is first woman to join bench at that level in county."  The Baltimore Sun, 14 November 1995.

"Gray explores run for executive; $250-a-person, private fund-raiser held for councilman."  The Baltimore Sun, 17 November 1995.

"Letters."  The Baltimore Sun, 19 November 1995.

"Circuit Court gains its first black judge; Attorney must stand for election March 5 for a 15-year term."  The Baltimore Sun, 21 November 1995.

"2 new judges likely to face challengers; Circuit appointees must run for election in March 5 primary; Candidates being sought;
        Critics say governor politicized process in judicial selection."  The Baltimore Sun, 23 November 1995.

"Sit and Run?  Howard County: Newly seated Circuit Court judges shouldn't face immediate election."  The Baltimore Sun, 28 November 1995.

"Judge, attorney file for Circuit Court in Howard County."  The Baltimore Sun, 29 November 1995.

"2 to challenge new judges in March primary; Candidates question the experience of governor's appointees; `Not a training ground;
        'Incumbents are first woman, black on circuit bench."  The Baltimore Sun, 29 November 1995.

"Letters."  The Baltimore Sun, 3 December 1995.

"Judgeship campaign should be a nasty one (Comment)."  The Baltimore Sun, 3 December 1995.

"Howard jurist embraces new job; First black judge happy and welcome in Circuit Court."  The Baltimore Sun, 11 December 1995.

"Bowie man pleads guilty to battery."  The Baltimore Sun, 12 December 1995.

"Fund-raiser set for challengers to new judges; 350 people are expected tonight at Columbia event."  The Baltimore Sun, 13 December 1995.

"Judges promise apolitical campaign; Two new appointees already face challenge in March 5 primary."  The Baltimore Sun, 18 December 1995.

"Attorney enters race for judge; Cohen says husband of candidate sought to dissuade him."  The Baltimore Sun, 21 December 1995.

"Letters."  The Baltimore Sun, 24 December 1995.

"Jessup man joins race for school board; Engineer becomes fifth candidate for single position; Primary set for March 5; Five will compete
        for two judges slots in Circuit Court."  The Baltimore Sun, 27 December 1995.

"1995: A year marked by its share of battles; Some issues resolved, others refuse to die; garbage still hot issue."  The Baltimore Sun, 31 December 1995.

"Smith questions two sitting judges' criminal caseload; Hill Staton, Leasure rebut challenger's implications."  The Baltimore Sun, 28 February 1996.

"Bar chief delays action on ads -- again; Decision deferred until group's board meets on Friday."  The Baltimore Sun, 28 February 1996.

"Gelfman, Smith are well financed; Challengers raise more funds than do incumbent judges."  The Baltimore Sun, 29 February 1996.

"Sitting judges lash back at 2 challengers; Mailing to women voters says foes are out of touch."  The Baltimore Sun, 29 February 1996.

"Politics' role in naming of judges debated; Barbs continue to fly as primary vote nears."  The Baltimore Sun, 1 March 1996.

"LETTERS."  The Baltimore Sun, 3 March 1996.

"Contentious judicial race nearing end; Primary election for two judgeships is Tuesday; Rumors, name-calling; 5 candidates argue
        over experience and temperament."  The Baltimore Sun, 3 March 1996.

"Maryland Primary endorsements."  The Baltimore Sun, 3 March 1996.

"Bar halts request to ban TV ads; But lawyers rebut candidates' statements."  The Baltimore Sun, 4 March 1996.

"A final controversy winds up judges race; Calls by `Democrats for Gelfman-Smith' are criticized."  The Baltimore Sun, 5 March 1996.

"Howard judicial race gives sign of campaign style for fall election; New appointees win Democratic primary."  The Baltimore Sun, 6 March 1996.

"Circuit judge battle II set for Nov.; Governor's nominees win Democratic race, two challengers GOP; An expensive campaign;
        Voters eliminate one candidate from the general election."  The Baltimore Sun, 6 March 1996.

"Cohen, `odd man out' of judges' race, has `no regrets;' Lawyer's populist style failed to impress voters."  The Baltimore Sun, 7 March 1996.

"Judicial race may explode again in fall; 4 of 5 contenders survive the heated primary election; `Race soured the voters;'
        2 highest vote-getters in November will win Circuit bench terms."  The Baltimore Sun, 7 March 1996.

"Learning from the judicial debacle; Howard County: Question on the morning after: `We have to go through this again?'"
        The Baltimore Sun, 11 March 1996.

"Aftermath of election worries lawyers; Some fear tensions from judicial race."  The Baltimore Sun, 11 March 1996.

"Voters chose judges along party lines; Primary results suggest partisan loyalty was at work; November may be different;
        Name recognition cited for putting Gelfman in lead."  The Baltimore Sun, 13 March 1996.

"Can cash tip scales of justice?  Lawyers commonly make contributions to judges' races."  The Baltimore Sun, 24 March 1996.

"Two judicial challengers drop adviser; Chief strategist for Gelfman, Smith to sit out election; Aide led primary tactics;
        Departure may signal less-negative tone, observers say."  The Baltimore Sun, 21 April 1996.

"Schrader charges GOP was used; Council member endorses Democratic judicial candidates."  The Baltimore Sun, 23 April 1996.

"Sadler to retire from bench; Governor's choice of successor could revive diversity issue."  The Baltimore Sun, 23 May 1996.

"Man sentenced to 18 months in jail for assaulting Marine."  The Baltimore Sun, 17 July 1996.

"District Court vacancy draws 16; County lawyers vie for spot on bench opened by retirement."  The Baltimore Sun, 8 August 1996.

"Another judgment for Howard bench; Race, gender again will be factors for Glendening in court appointment."  The Baltimore Sun, 13 August 1996.

"Teen gets 18 months jail for butting man."  The Baltimore Sun, 15 August 1996.

"Jury commissioner proves unsung courthouse hero; He makes doing time bearable for jurors."  The Baltimore Sun, 16 August 1996.

Untitled.  The Baltimore Sun, 1 September 1996.

"Club votes to withhold school board endorsement; Candidate decides against seeking Democrats' support."  The Baltimore Sun, 12 September 1996.

"Arraignment is Oct. 8 in insurance fraud case."  The Baltimore Sun, 12 September 1996.

"Sign-waving by two challengers in judicial race may have caused traffic accident in Howard."  The Baltimore Sun, 12 September 1996.

"2 candidates said to cause auto accident; Fender-bender came near judicial hopefuls campaigning at corner; Pair left scene abruptly;
        Driver rear-ending car is friend of rival judge and reported incident."  The Baltimore Sun, 12 September 1996.

"Hill Staton, Leasure get group's endorsement; African-American Republican Club backs 2 circuit judges."  The Baltimore Sun, 17 September 1996.

"Judge reduces term of leader of car theft ring."  The Baltimore Sun, 19 September 1996.

"7 lawyers proposed for seat on bench; Nominating panel list for District Court slot now goes to governor."  The Baltimore Sun, 20 September 1996

"Judicial contest snarls party ties; Nonpartisan tradition yields to infighting."  The Baltimore Sun, 22 September 1996.

"Black coalition opposes list of finalists for judge; Group says choices don't reflect applicants' diversity."  The Baltimore Sun, 22 September 1996.

"Politicians eye rise of independents; More than 16,000 in county unaffiliated; 112% jump since '86; `Nasty politics' are turnoff;
        Major parties court nonpartisan group for swing votes."  The Baltimore Sun, 23 September 1996.

"Circuit Court candidates spar over electing judges; Two appointees, challengers debate at Elkridge meeting."  The Baltimore Sun, 27 September 1996.

"Circuit Court candidates turn to cable commercials; Local ads emphasize experience, crime stance."  The Baltimore Sun, 29 September 1996.

"Black before the bench and white sitting on it (Comment)."  The Baltimore Sun, 29 September 1996.

Judges' ads question foes' experience; Gelfman, who led in primary, is main target;`That's a personal attack;' Move signals shift to the offensive
        by Leasure, Hill Staton."  The Baltimore Sun, 1 October 1996.

"Judges explain silence on crime; Hill Staton, Leasure say fairness precludes discussing the issue."  The Baltimore Sun, 4 October 1996.

"LETTERS."  The Baltimore Sun, 6 October 1996.

"Judge attacked for role at event; Before appointment by governor, Leasure aided his fund-raiser."  The Baltimore Sun, 8 October 1996.

"High-stakes money game; Howard judicial race: Glendening's lust for campaign cash undercuts his appointee."  The Baltimore Sun, 9 October 1996.

"Judicial campaign a study in strategy; 2 operate from bench; 2 take grass-roots tack."  The Baltimore Sun, 10 October 1996.

"TV ad uses governor in attack on Leasure; Judicial challengers renew charges of unfair advantage."  The Baltimore Sun, 14 October 1996.

"Sitting judges renew TV attack; Target is tough claims on crime; challengers raise ethics questions."  The Baltimore Sun, 15 October 1996.

"Man convicted in beating of girlfriend ordered to jail."  The Baltimore Sun, 16 October 1996.

"Attorney talks tough in race for Circuit judge; Smith freer to talk than sitting judges during campaign."  The Baltimore Sun, 16 October 1996.

"Former police chiefs endorse Gelfman, Smith; Challengers' experience in criminal law noted in judges' race."  The Baltimore Sun, 17 October 1996.

"Judges address crime issue; Foes of Leasure, Hill Staton have stressed getting tough."  The Baltimore Sun, 18 October 1996.

"Letters."  The Baltimore Sun, 20 October 1996.

"When white guys lose, the game isn't fair (Comment)."  The Baltimore Sun, 20 October 1996.

"For voters, crime is top consideration; Residents have scant knowledge of judicial candidates; Gelfman's name recognized;
        Sitting judges make pointed statements about criminals."  The Baltimore Sun, 20 October 1996.

"Judges on the campaign trail; Judicial challenges:  Contested elections don't foster impartial justice."  The Baltimore Sun, 20 October 1996.

"Adviser creates stir in campaign; sitting judges hire Arscott, a Republican."  The Baltimore Sun, 21 October 1996.

"Challengers in judicial race air rebuttal TV ad; Cable spot reinforces tough on-crime-theme, includes endorsements."  The Baltimore Sun, 22 October 1996.

"The crime game; Howard County:  Judicial challengers irresponsibly play to fears with tough talk."  The Baltimore Sun, 22 October 1996.

"Two statewide organizations endorse sitting judges Hill Staton and Leasure."  The Baltimore Sun, 23 October 1996.

"Crime rate steadily dropping; But statewide rate has increased since 1984; 'One of the safest places,' Judges can have little direct effect,
        some experts say."  The Baltimore Sun, 24 October 1996.

"For Judges Hill Staton and Leasure; Howard County:  After successful trials, Circuit Court judges have earned full terms." The Baltimore Sun, 24 October 1996.

"Candidates deny blame for ugly race; Sitting judges accuse challengers, who criticize news media; New spat breaks out;
        Gelfman, Smith say foes improperly used political ties." The Baltimore Sun, 25 October 1996.

"Letters:  Hill Staton, Leasure, Gelfman or Smith?  More views."  The Baltimore Sun, 27 October 1996.

"Judges call challengers' flier racist; Opponents say accusation is 'preposterous;' 'This brings a new low,' bitter contest continues for judicial seats;
        CAMPAIGN 1996."  The Baltimore Sun, 27 October 1996.

"Judges say foes' attacks cause 'disrespect' for bench; Gelfman calls their ad 'slap' at District Court; CAMPAIGN 1996."  The Baltimore Sun, 27 October 1996.

"Flanagan relishes role in campaign; Delegate backs challengers in judicial contest; Political battle joined;
        Republican links sitting judges to Glendening."  The Baltimore Sun, 28 October 1996.

"Sitting judges' commercial attacks Gelfman as lenient; Challengers dismiss cable TV ad as misleading; CAMPAIGN 1996."
        The Baltimore Sun, 29 October 1996.

"Incumbent judges lead fund raising; $360,000 collected in Circuit Court race may be state record; Latest report just released;
        Money needs create 'awkward position,' court official says, CAMPAIGN 1996."  The Baltimore Sun, 29 October 1996.

"Campaigns target front-runners; Judges' race enters last week before election; CAMPAIGN 1996."  The Baltimore Sun, 30 October 1996.

"Two dozen lawyers support sitting judges; Spring primary saw attorneys bitterly divided; CAMPAIGN 1996."  The Baltimore Sun, 31 October 1996.

"African-American Coalition's PAC announces endorsements; CAMPAIGN 1996."  The Baltimore Sun, 31 October 1996.

"Exhibit A against elected judgeships; Circuit Court:  From flood of donations to nasty ads, Howard race has been a disgrace."
        The Baltimore Sun, 31 October 1996.

"Judges' campaigns plan last-minute blitz; Both sides will mail; hand out much literature; CAMPAIGN 1996."  The Baltimore Sun, 1 November 1996.

"Dick Gelfman's campaign role raises questions."  The Baltimore Sun, 1 November 1996.

"D. Gelfman's role in ads questioned; Souse of candidate for circuit judge works for WJZ-TV; Station's equipment rented;
        Campaign report did no mention ad-making activities; CAMPAIGN 1996."  The Baltimore Sun, 1 November 1996.

"Accusations still clouding judicial race; Two campaigns trade allegations, call photo, TV image misleading; CAMPAIGN 1996," The Baltimore Sun, 3 November 1996.

"This race leaves mud all over Justice's robes (Comment)."  The Baltimore Sun, 3 November 1996.

"Letters."  The Baltimore Sun, 3 November 1996.

"Circuit Court race rages toward end; Divisive campaign has ramifications beyond bench; Political cross-currents; Diversity, crime, appointment process among issues raised; CAMPAIGN 1996."  The Baltimore Sun, 3 November 1996.

"Election endorsements."  The Baltimore Sun, 5 November 1996.

"Voters to get last word in judges race; Contentious contest focuses on crime, governor's popularity; Heavy turnout expected; School board seat, charter amendments to be decided today."  The Baltimore Sun, 5 November 1996.

"Leasure, Gelfman lead; Fewer than 2,000 votes separate top 3 candidates; Attorney Smith loses; Hill Staton refuses to concede defeat in
        circuit judges' race."  The Baltimore Sun, 6 November 1996.

"Three judges take day off at end of venomous race; Hill Staton's apparent loss leads to bittersweet mood."  The Baltimore Sun, 7 November 1996.

"Race questions linger in Howard election; Voters apparently reject county's first black judge."  The Baltimore Sun, 7 November 1996.

"A redefining moment?  Judge Hill Staton's defeat shatters the image of racial harmony."  The Baltimore Sun, 7 November 1996.

"Race debate follows election; First black judge in county, Hill Staton, apparently defeated; Some blame 'racism;'
        Observers believe absentee ballots won't alter outcome."  The Baltimore Sun, 7 November 1996.

"Absentee vote fails to rally Hill Staton; With more than half counted; her chances fade in judges' race; Gelfman closes on Leasure;
        First black judge in county trails by 1,812 with 1,900 left." The Baltimore Sun, 8 November 1996.

"Absentee ballots fail to add up to secure seat on bench for Hill Staton; 1st African-American judge in county hoped for last-minute surge."
        The Baltimore Sun, 10 November 1996.

"Hill Staton refuses to be bitter about loss (Comment)."  The Baltimore Sun, 10 November 1996.

"Judges' race leaves legacy of rivalry; Republicans split; blacks renew fight for judicial seat; GOP unity breakfast set;"
        Campaign squabbles may have set stage for 1998 contests."  The Baltimore Sun, 10 November 1996.

"Trial nears in rape of girl in Columbia; Man accused in attack on teen near library as her sister, 7, watched; Case alarmed residents;
        victim's jewelry allegedly found in suspect's pocket."  The Baltimore Sun, 11 November 1996.

"Rape trial is to be moved; Publicity forces shift to another jurisdiction; circuit court judge rules."  The Baltimore Sun, 13 November 1996.

"Leasure makes the wrong call; Howard County:  Judge acted hastily in moving teen rape trial to another jurisdiction."  The Baltimore Sun, 14 November 1996.

"Complaints continue after judges' race; U.S. agencies asked to investigate."  The Baltimore Sun, 17 November 1996.

"Why didn't Ecker use his pulpit in judges race?"  The Baltimore Sun,  17 November 1996.

"Letters."  The Baltimore Sun, 17 November 1996.

"Rape trial to be moved to Carroll Co."  The Baltimore Sun, 21 November 1996.

"Judges race most costly on record; $462,748 was spent, finance reports show; old high was $289,160; 'Rich people only;'
        Hard-fought campaign for two Circuit Court positions lasted a year, CAMPAIGN 1996."  The Baltimore Sun, 28 November 1996.

"Letters."  The Baltimore Sun, 1 December 1996.

"Bitter taste lingers after judges' race; Gelfman takes oath; Hill Staton ponders next career move; Brief, private ceremony;
        Judge won post after failure to win appointment; SERIES -- GELFMAN.  First of two parts."  The Baltimore Sun, 1 December 1996.

"District Court now missing 2 of 4 judges; Latest vacancy comes from Gelfman election to Circuit Court bench; 'There will be a slowdown';
        Glendening may wait for new nominee list before filling openings.  SERIES--LENORE R. GELFMAN.  Second of two parts."
        The Baltimore Sun, 2 December 1996.

"Senators want judicial vacancies filled quickly; Two seats open on District Court; case backlog feared."  The Baltimore Sun, 3 December 1996.

"Post-election summit will consider the future of black candidates; Circuit Court contest led to effort to ponder race and politics."
        The Baltimore Sun, 12 December 1996.

"WJZ-TV bars its equipment in election ads; Policy was changed after pressure from coalition of blacks; Dispute arose in judges' race;
        Reporter used gear from station on spots for candidate-wife."  The Baltimore Sun,  15 December 1996.

"Columbia man appointed to District Court; Glendening names attorney Axel to one of two vacancies; Long considered favorite;
        Coalition to press for next opening to be filled by black."  The Baltimore Sun, 5 January 1997.

"Hill Staton chosen as Curran deputy; Ex-Circuit judge to be first black woman in post."  The Baltimore Sun, 22 January 1997.

"Attorney general picks former judge as 1 of his deputies."  The Baltimore Sun,  22 January 1997.

"Jury selected for rape trial in Carroll Co.; Defendant is accused of assaulting girl, 15, by Columbia library; Sisters awaited ride home;
        Testimony in case is expected to take remainder of week."  The Baltimore Sun, 28 January 1997.

"Girl tells of sexual attack; Teen-ager testifies in rape trial against ex-hospital custodian; 'I started screaming,'; Defendant is accused of
        abducting sisters at library last March."  The Baltimore Sun, 29 January 1997.

"Closure for Donna Hill Staton; Howard's first black judge:  Job with attorney general lets her continue in public sector."  The Baltimore Sun, 29 January 1997.

"Four link accused rapist to jewelry; Witnesses say Chase offered to sell rings days after attack."  The Baltimore Sun, 30 January 1997.

"Rape trial jury ordered sequestered; Judge offers no explanation for sudden move; 'We are not going home?'; Testimony resumes,
        centering on DNA patterns."  The Baltimore Sun,  31 January 1997.

"Man accused in Howard rape says he was buying cocaine; Defendant testifies that rings were trade for drug."  The Baltimore Sun, 1 February 1997.

"Rape and robbery of a county's sense of security (Comment)."  The Baltimore Sun, 2 February 1997.

"Jury convicts man in rape of teen-ager; Chase found guilty on 15 counts involving assault, robbery of girl; Life term a possibility;
        Howard circuit judge to decide defendant's sentence in April."  The Baltimore Sun, 2 February 1997.

"Axel is sworn in as newest member of District Court; African-American group lobbies for appointment of black to still-open seat."
        The Baltimore Sun, 5 February 1997.

"Fraying of suburbia's security blanket; Howard County:  Conviction of rapist brings justice, but does not calm crime fears."
        The Baltimore Sun, 6 February 1997.

"Letters," The Baltimore Sun, 16 February 1997.

"Shrader examines executive prospects; Councilman builds campaign; consultant to study possibilities."  The Baltimore Sun, 20 March 1997.

"Sentence of life plus 40 years upheld in 1994 murder; Harney case called 'particularly egregious.'"  The Baltimore Sun, 28 March 1997.

"Man ordered to jail despite victim's pleas; He's given 12 years for sexual assault, beating of a girlfriend; She asks judge for leniency;
        Strict sentence praised by advocates for battered women."  The Baltimore Sun, 7 April 1997.

"Man, 19, gets 15-year term for part in robbery, shooting of deliveryman; Teen wounded worker near Columbia restaurant."  The Baltimore Sun, 9 April 1997.

"Defense paints accuser as a liar; victim of alleged rape testifies in trial of former officer."  The Baltimore Sun, 9 April 1997.

"Ex-officer convicted in 1995 rape; Feeney free on bond; sentencing in June."  The Baltimore Sun, 13 April 1997.

"Howard Co. rapist sentenced to life in prison plus 25 years."  The Baltimore Sun, 18 April 1997.

"The crime that shook a county; Howard County:  Judge Leasure's tough sentence for rapist reflected community's outrage."  The Baltimore Sun, 21 April 1997.

"Clark named to District Court bench; She will become 1st African-American to serve in post; 'Important step forward;'
        Her appointment viewed as a victory for black advocates."  The Baltimore Sun, 23 May 1997.

"Prosecutors drop assault case against car thief; Man was charged 1 month after leaving prison."  The Baltimore Sun, 5 June 1997.

"Clark sworn as judge in District Court; She becomes first African-American on district bench; 'Never too late to dream;'
        Emotional ceremony a step in healing racial divisions."  The Baltimore Sun, 12 June 1997.

"LETTERS."  The Baltimore Sun, 22 June 1997.

"Ex-officer sentenced in rape, battery; Feeney to serve 10 years despite plea for leniency."  The Baltimore Sun, 22 June 1997.

"Vandal ordered to write essay on value of diverse society; Teen-ager pleaded guilty to hate crime."  The Baltimore Sun, 15 July 1997.

"Former property title agent pleads guilty to theft of nearly $1 million from clients, banks; Howard prosecutors seek 9-year term for 'outrageous' greed."
        The Baltimore Sun, 15 July 1997.

"Writing a wrong; Hate crimes:  Judge's 'essay' sentence might teach a lesson in humanity."  The Baltimore Sun, 24 July 1997.

"Statements will be allowed in murder trial; Defense attorney argues Harding mentally impaired."  The Baltimore Sun, 29 August 1997.

"Lawyers want man moved to hospital; Suspect accused of ordering hit is called mentally ill."  The Baltimore Sun, 9 September 1997.

"Md. rehires van service for disabled for 3 years."  The Baltimore Sun, 11 September 1997.

"Judge denies Cordero's bid for transfer; Man accused in plot to kill his wife won't leave county."  The Baltimore Sun, 14 September 1997.

"A case of chronic trouble with law; Howard Co. man, 21, has record illustrating justice system woes."  The Baltimore Sun, 22 September 1997.

"Peca theft trial postponed; is rescheduled for Nov. 5."  The Baltimore Sun, 23 September 1997.

"Ex-businessman gets 18 months in prison, must repay $940,267; Goldberg victims fear money, justice gone."  The Baltimore Sun, 26 September 1997.

"Howard Co. man sentenced, told to repay $940,267."  The Baltimore Sun, 26 September 1997.

"Case dismissed against nurse in parents' suit; 'Wrongful birth' litigation stands for two defendants."  The Baltimore Sun, 21 October 1997.

"Doctor cleared in birth defect; No malpractice found in Howard Co. case of Down syndrome; Mother would have aborted; Parents
        alleged they weren't told of high risk, sought $2 million."  The Baltimore Sun, 23 October 1997.

"Woman avoids jail in scheme; She helped her boss juggle escrow account."  The Baltimore Sun, 31 October 1997.

"Quarry opponents must give up fight if they can't pay for tape transcripts."  The Baltimore Sun, 14 November 1997.

"21-year-old gets 20 years in theft string; Former Columbia man had led Low Riders, an auto ring 'It's all a big game to him';
        He had previously persuaded authorities to release him early."  The Baltimore Sun, 9 December 1997.

"Second man sentenced in vandalism of schools; Judge orders restitution, community service in defacing of 4 buildings."  The Baltimore Sun, 6 January 1998.

"Vehicle shouldn't have been seized, appellate court rules; Forfeiture of $20,000 car in drug crime improper."  The Baltimore Sun, 12 January 1998.

"Officer's appeal of rape conviction denied."  The Baltimore Sun, 27 March 1998.

"3-year term imposed in crash; Man violated parole after drunken driving caused fatality."  The Baltimore Sun, 22 April 1998.

"Unity pledge was a bad idea; Howard County; Republicans offended party members in seeking unprecedented vow."  The Baltimore Sun, 23 April 1998.

"Ex-trooper sentenced to 25 years; He was convicted of second-degree murder in death of stepson."  The Baltimore Sun, 25 April 1998.

"Judge rejects appeal based on tempering; Murder conviction upheld after allegation that tape was altered."  The Baltimore Sun, 25 June 1998.

"Man could get 1 year in death of teen on I-95; Guilty of drinking, driver acquitted of manslaughter."  The Baltimore Sun, 14 July 1998.

"Either Feaga or Robey will do for some voters (Comment)."  The Baltimore Sun, 2 August 1998.

"$1 million was stolen; restitution totals $250; Embezzler's request for reduced sentence is denied by judge."  The Baltimore Sun, 7 August 1998.

"Man, 22, gets 23 years for robbing man; Wielding a knife, he entered residence, injured resident, took bank card."  The Baltimore Sun, 18 August 1998.

"Governor makes Sfekas judge of District Court; Glendening fills 3 city slots, positions in five counties."  The Baltimore Sun, 25 November 1998.

"Groups await project ruling; Association prepares its appeal to block 1,200-home Rouse plan."  The Baltimore Sun, 17 December 1998.

"Judge postpones hearing on project in North Laurel."  The Baltimore Sun, 6 January 1999.

"Trial starts in shooting case; Wrong man arrested in Harper's Choice, defense attorney says; disabled veteran wounded."  The Baltimore Sun, 3 March 1999.

"Columbia man's killer asks judges to reduce sentence; Inmate hoping for 'mercy' wants 10 of 35 years dropped from prison term."  The Baltimore Sun, 26 March 1999.

"Group fighting Rouse's N. Laurel plan must pay for full transcript of hearing."  The Baltimore Sun, 6 April 1999.

"Local middle school pupils get a female point of view on law, legal profession; Women's bar program sends speakers into class."
        The Baltimore Sun, 2 May 1999.

"Mentoring program to focus on black men; individuals, churches will be asked to fund the initiative."  The Baltimore Sun, 5 May 1999.

"Circuit judge orders psychiatric exam of husband accused in fatal shooting; Suspect's attorney asks for test of competence to stand trial for murder."
        The Baltimore Sun, 1 July 1999.

"Howard judge dismisses charges of violating probation in fatal-crash case."  The Baltimore Sun, 25 July 1999.

"Deadly oversight prompts probe; Sheriff acknowledges 'mix-up' in Spicknall restraining order."  The Baltimore Sun, 12 September 1999.

"Father charged in 2 killings is denied bail a second time; Search of Choptank for gun is to resume tomorrow."  The Baltimore Sun, 14 September 1999.

"Court hears Rouse Co., opponents in N. Laurel mixed-use zoning case; A ruling is not expected for several weeks."  The Baltimore Sun, 17 September 1999.

"Fired housing manager alleges reverse discrimination; Black supervisor used complaints as excuse, woman's attorney claims."
        The Baltimore Sun, 22 September 1999.

"Howard Judge gets Tripp wiretap case."  The Baltimore Sun, 5 October 1999.

"Trial of man charged in fatal shooting is delayed."  The Baltimore Sun, 5 October 1999.

"Judge in Tripp trial says she likes a challenge."  The Baltimore Sun, 10 October 1999.

"Regional Digest."  The Baltimore Sun, 13 October 1999.

"Judges rule justice slow, throw out conviction; Md.'s top court says judge shortage no excuse in drunken driving case."  The Baltimore Sun, 16 October 1999.

"Corrections."  The Baltimore Sun, 19 October, 1999.

"LETTERS."  The Baltimore Sun, 14 November, 1999.

"Tripp asks friends for help with bills; Donations:  As a hearing nears on Maryland wiretapping charges, her defense fund seeks donations to help
        pay $750,000 in legal fees."  The Baltimore Sun, 16 November 1999.

"Tripp case witnesses likely to address awareness of law; prosecutors trying to prove she knew taping was illegal."  The Baltimore Sun, 19 November 1999.

"Tripp granted pretrial hearing; Lawyers dispute date federal immunity became effective."  The Baltimore Sun, 20 November 1999.

"Prosecutors subpoena 5 Starr staff members; State seeks their testimony to help determine when Tripp received immunity."  The Baltimore Sun, 1 December 1999.

"5 friends of Tripp slated to testify; Prosecution seeks evidence to use in wiretapping case."  The Baltimore Sun, 7 December 1999.

"Hearing tests Md. bid to try Tripp; U.S. prosecutors say immunity should void wiretap charges."  The Baltimore Sun, 14 December 1999.

"Tripp loses court ruling; Judge allows state to pursue its case on Lewinsky taping; Ex-intern likely to testify; Starr immunity deal was too
        late to avoid prosecution in Md."  The Baltimore Sun, 15 December 1999.

"Court staff braces for Lewinsky show; Switch:  The ex-intern testifies today in Ellicott City against her ex-friend whose secret taping
        of her led to scandal-fed fame."  The Baltimore Sun, 16 December 1999.

"Tripp Friends say testimony based her; State seeks to prove Starr probe not used in wiretapping case; Events 'kind of a blur."
        The Baltimore Sun, 16 December 1999.

"Press, curious line up for glimpse of Lewinsky; Tripp fails to appear at Ellicott City hearing."  The Baltimore Sun, 17 December 1999.

"Judge to rule next month on evidence for Tripp trial; Lawyers plan to offer briefs in wiretapping case as pretrial hearing ends."
        The Baltimore Sun, 18 December 1999.

"Judge postpones Tripp's trial."  The Baltimore Sun, 24 December 1999.

"Tripp's lawyer's complain of 'tainted' evidence."  The Baltimore Sun, 21 March 2000.

"Man pleads guilty to DWI in fatal crash."  The Baltimore Sun, 23 March 2000.

"Judge backs zoning shift."  The Baltimore Sun, 29 March 2000.

"Tripp judge and media age."  The Baltimore Sun, 29 March 2000.

"Judge sets May 5 ruling on evidence in Tripp case:  Defense team seeks dismissal of charges."  The Baltimore Sun, 30 March 2000.

"Howard County Notes."  The Baltimore Sun, 2 April 2000.

"Tripp Judge Standy By Her Ruling."  The Washington Post, 22 May 2000.


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