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OPINION
April 22, 2011
There can be little question that former Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer was the last of a dying breed. We might even go so far as to say that the Democrat was the only member of this particular breed, so his passing this week sadly and certainly marks the end of an era. By the time the mid-’90s rolled around, politics had largely passed Schaefer by. The man who served as governor from 1987 to 1995 never understood political correctness....
NEWS
November 15, 2000
A governor's starring role Lights. Camera. Aannnnd, action. The scene is Federal Hill in Baltimore and William Donald Schaefer is wearing one of those 1920s style striped bathing suits with long pants, carrying a rubber duck in one arm and two stone tablets in the other. Schaefer proceeds to lead his people from the captivity of beaten-down waterfront slums to the promised land of $45 baseball tickets and trendy retail shopping. OK, Barry Levinson, that should get you started, you can take it from here.
NEWS
by TIFFANY ARNOLD | November 15, 2005
HAGERSTOWN tiffanya@herald-mail.com Maryland Comptroller William Donald Schaefer stopped in Hagerstown on Monday to raise money for his re-election campaign. The Friends of William Donald Schaefer, a statewide bi-partisan group of supporters, hosted a reception at the Four Points Sheraton. Hagerstown was one of several stops throughout Western Maryland, Schaefer said. Schaefer faces Del. Peter V.R. Franchot, D-Takoma Park, in the 2006 primary. Franchot announced his candidacy Nov. 12. Former Gov. Marvin Mandel, who has endorsed Schaefer, was a guest speaker at the Hagerstown reception.
NEWS
By LAURA ERNDE | September 30, 1998
A Hagerstown radio talk show host apologized on the air Tuesday for hanging up on former Gov. William Donald Schaefer three times the day before. The two-term Maryland governor can now laugh about being mistaken for a prank caller. "I want to apologize to you profusely and I already apologized to William Donald Schaefer. He was a very gracious gentleman about it," host Trav Ruppert told listeners at the start of his daily call-in show, "Party Line," on WJEJ-AM. --cont.
SPORTS
April 24, 2011
Maryland lives for its sports heroes. The legends of Ripken, Murray and Palmer continue to grow. So do stories about Unitas, Moore and Donovan. On the college level, Boomer and Bias, White and Elmore will always be part of Terrapins lore. Nowadays, Roberts and Lewis, Wieters and Rice, along with Markakis and Flacco are often subjects for hot discussions. One other name wouldn’t be included on the list above, but it was oh-so-influential to shaping Maryland’s sports history.
NEWS
July 9, 1998
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NEWS
October 22, 1998
William Donald Schaefer, Maryland's reigning elder statesman since the passing of Louis L. Goldstein, came to Hagerstown last week to talk about his campaign to replace his old friend as the state's comptroller. It wasn't because his campaign is in trouble, but because some wise advisors have apparently told him he needs to work on his image. His opponent, Larry Epstein, a Baltimore County accountant, is almost a non-factor in the race. Epstein, a Republican who was affiliated with a Republicans-for-Glendening group in 1994, compounded that error with statements saying he didn't really mean to get involved in the group.
NEWS
December 27, 2001
Schaefer visit has potential for modern fun I'm in a good mood because I just learned that Washington County is about to receive a bountiful gift. No, Santa Claus isn't coming to town, but William Donald Schaefer is. To me, that's just as good, if not better. Ah, for one more glimmer of the glory of the Schaefer Years. The striped swimming suit, the poison letter to the Hancock naysayer he tracked down, the Eastern Shore outhouse comment, the semi-automatic pointed at the reporter.
NEWS
by BOB MAGINNIS | September 3, 2006
William Donald Schaefer is running for another term as Maryland's comptroller, but in a Monday interview, he said it's not really his ideal job. "I'd give 'em all up if they'd let me be mayor again," he said, adding that "I couldn't wait to get up in the morning to do that job. You could really help people. " Schaefer, now 84, has a 50-year record of public service that includes service as a Baltimore City Councilman, as that city's mayor, as Maryland's governor and two terms as Maryland's comptroller.
NEWS
By BRENDAN KIRBY | July 7, 1998
For about two days, Boonsboro accountant Timothy R. Mayberry had the Maryland comptroller's race all to himself. But that changed in a hurry on Monday, as 18 candidates - including former governor William Donald Schaefer - scrambled to beat the 9 p.m. filing deadline. The flood of new candidates was precipitated by the death Friday of popular incumbent Louis L. Goldstein, 85, of a heart attack. --cont from news -- Schaefer's entrance into the race came just hours after Gov. Parris N. Glendening appointed former congressman Michael D. Barnes as interim comptroller.
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SPORTS
April 24, 2011
Maryland lives for its sports heroes. The legends of Ripken, Murray and Palmer continue to grow. So do stories about Unitas, Moore and Donovan. On the college level, Boomer and Bias, White and Elmore will always be part of Terrapins lore. Nowadays, Roberts and Lewis, Wieters and Rice, along with Markakis and Flacco are often subjects for hot discussions. One other name wouldn’t be included on the list above, but it was oh-so-influential to shaping Maryland’s sports history.
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OPINION
April 22, 2011
There can be little question that former Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer was the last of a dying breed. We might even go so far as to say that the Democrat was the only member of this particular breed, so his passing this week sadly and certainly marks the end of an era. By the time the mid-’90s rolled around, politics had largely passed Schaefer by. The man who served as governor from 1987 to 1995 never understood political correctness....
NEWS
by BOB MAGINNIS | September 3, 2006
William Donald Schaefer is running for another term as Maryland's comptroller, but in a Monday interview, he said it's not really his ideal job. "I'd give 'em all up if they'd let me be mayor again," he said, adding that "I couldn't wait to get up in the morning to do that job. You could really help people. " Schaefer, now 84, has a 50-year record of public service that includes service as a Baltimore City Councilman, as that city's mayor, as Maryland's governor and two terms as Maryland's comptroller.
NEWS
by BOB MAGINNIS | August 27, 2006
Though he's running against William Donald Schaefer, Del. Peter Franchot said he has a great deal of respect for the 84-year-old comptroller. If there was one thing he could tell Schaefer, the Montgomery County Democrat said it would be "Thank you for your service, but it's time for a change. " Franchot, 58, has billed himself as "the only Democrat in the race," explaining that as a member of the three-member Board of Public Works, Schaefer has sided with Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich too often.
NEWS
by TIFFANY ARNOLD | November 15, 2005
HAGERSTOWN tiffanya@herald-mail.com Maryland Comptroller William Donald Schaefer stopped in Hagerstown on Monday to raise money for his re-election campaign. The Friends of William Donald Schaefer, a statewide bi-partisan group of supporters, hosted a reception at the Four Points Sheraton. Hagerstown was one of several stops throughout Western Maryland, Schaefer said. Schaefer faces Del. Peter V.R. Franchot, D-Takoma Park, in the 2006 primary. Franchot announced his candidacy Nov. 12. Former Gov. Marvin Mandel, who has endorsed Schaefer, was a guest speaker at the Hagerstown reception.
NEWS
December 27, 2001
Schaefer visit has potential for modern fun I'm in a good mood because I just learned that Washington County is about to receive a bountiful gift. No, Santa Claus isn't coming to town, but William Donald Schaefer is. To me, that's just as good, if not better. Ah, for one more glimmer of the glory of the Schaefer Years. The striped swimming suit, the poison letter to the Hancock naysayer he tracked down, the Eastern Shore outhouse comment, the semi-automatic pointed at the reporter.
NEWS
November 15, 2000
A governor's starring role Lights. Camera. Aannnnd, action. The scene is Federal Hill in Baltimore and William Donald Schaefer is wearing one of those 1920s style striped bathing suits with long pants, carrying a rubber duck in one arm and two stone tablets in the other. Schaefer proceeds to lead his people from the captivity of beaten-down waterfront slums to the promised land of $45 baseball tickets and trendy retail shopping. OK, Barry Levinson, that should get you started, you can take it from here.
NEWS
October 22, 1998
William Donald Schaefer, Maryland's reigning elder statesman since the passing of Louis L. Goldstein, came to Hagerstown last week to talk about his campaign to replace his old friend as the state's comptroller. It wasn't because his campaign is in trouble, but because some wise advisors have apparently told him he needs to work on his image. His opponent, Larry Epstein, a Baltimore County accountant, is almost a non-factor in the race. Epstein, a Republican who was affiliated with a Republicans-for-Glendening group in 1994, compounded that error with statements saying he didn't really mean to get involved in the group.
NEWS
By LAURA ERNDE | September 30, 1998
A Hagerstown radio talk show host apologized on the air Tuesday for hanging up on former Gov. William Donald Schaefer three times the day before. The two-term Maryland governor can now laugh about being mistaken for a prank caller. "I want to apologize to you profusely and I already apologized to William Donald Schaefer. He was a very gracious gentleman about it," host Trav Ruppert told listeners at the start of his daily call-in show, "Party Line," on WJEJ-AM. --cont.
NEWS
July 9, 1998
Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line. Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call weekdays at 301-791-6236. Readers are welcome to leave their recorded message on any topic they choose, but some calls are screened out. Here are some of the calls we have received lately: "I'm replying to a Mail Call in Monday night's paper about the North High Band and summer band.
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