State agencies set for 6 St. PaulThe state of Maryland...


November 02, 1993

State agencies set for 6 St. Paul

The state of Maryland yesterday named 13 agencies that will move into the new state office building at 6 St. Paul Centre, saving the state $2.2 million in annual rent payments but moving the agencies out of mostly older Class B buildings that could have a hard time finding new tenants.

The biggest agencies to move: the Department of Juvenile Services, the Public Defender headquarters, the Baltimore City office of the state Department of Assessments and Taxation, the Maryland Commission on Human Relations and the Department

of Human Resources' legal division.

Court urged to throw out cable law

Ameritech Corp. said yesterday that it asked U.S. district courts in Illinois and Michigan to declare a federal cable law unconstitutional and allow the regional Bell operating company to offer cable television services.

Ameritech said it wants to be able to provide traditional cable services, as well as video on demand and entertainment, educational, shopping and home security services.

In August, Philadelphia-based Bell Atlantic Corp. won a federal court ruling that allows it to offer cable services in its home market.

Gas terminal may be revived

The Cove Point liquefied natural gas terminal in Calvert County, which has been idle since 1980, may be back in operation in late 1995 under a joint operation proposed by Potomac Electric Power Co. of Washington and terminal owner Columbia Gas System Inc. of Wilmington, Del.

Under the proposed operation, Columbia is contributing the terminal and pipeline assets to the joint venture, and Pepco will ,, provide $25 million for renovation to the facility.

Prudential appoints Hill to post

The Prudential Insurance Co. said yesterday that it has named Barbara B. Hill, vice president of mid-Atlantic operations, to the company's top post for health care policy.

Ms. Hill, who joined Prudential when the Newark, N.J., insurer bought the Johns Hopkins health maintenance organization in 1991, will become national vice president of health care policy.

Airline imposes contract terms

American Airlines imposed new contract terms on its 20,748 flight attendants yesterday after failing to reach an agreement .. during a year of negotiations.

In response, the union representing flight attendants said it would urge travelers to boycott the airline and affirmed a threat to strike on or before Thanksgiving week -- the beginning of the peak holiday travel season.

The new terms reduce staffing on many flights, eliminating 940 jobs. Attendants' pay increases immediately, but now they must share in medical costs and contribute to retiree health benefits.


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