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By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Sun Staff Writer | June 6, 1995
American National Bankshares MHC said yesterday that it plans to convert from a mutual savings bank holding company to a stockholder-owned corporation, a move it says will beef up capital and position the Baltimore S&L to capitalize on coming bank industry restructuring."
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun reporter | October 3, 2007
There used to be a solid formula for figuring out which playoff teams had the best chance to get to the World Series. It wasn't foolproof, but it was as good as any. The teams that got hot in September were penciled in for the October Classic. And if there were several playing well down the stretch, go with the clubs with the best pitching and defense. Then 2006 came, and convention was scrapped. The Detroit Tigers, who lost their final five regular-season games and had to settle for the wild card, won the American League crown.
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By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Sun Staff Writer | September 7, 1995
American National Savings Bank FSB said its earnings improved slightly during the three months that ended in July, the fourth quarter of the Baltimore thrift's fiscal year, closing the book on a year in which profits were down 99 percent because of problem real estate loans and higher interest rates.The company said it earned $177,000, or nine cents a share, during the fourth quarter. The profit is a 9.3 percent gain from $162,000, or eight cents a share, during the same period a year ago.It was the rest of the year that was the problem for American National.
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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | May 8, 2005
It all began with an accidental e-mail. In February 2000, Columbia resident Sandy Hanson was surfing an Internet site about adoption when, by mistake, she sent a message to Chris Copeland Bobrick, who lives in Laurel. Although their exchange was unintentional, the two women chatted a little and learned they had something in common: Both had adopted children from Guatemala - boys born just three days apart. More importantly, they were looking for a way to connect with other families who had adopted Guatemalan children.
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By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | November 1, 1995
American National Bancorp Inc., the new holding company for American National Savings Bank, completed its initial public offering and raised about $21 million, the company said yesterday."
BUSINESS
By Sean Somerville and Sean Somerville,SUN STAFF | June 24, 1997
Aiming to strengthen its Baltimore banking business, Crestar Financial Corp. said yesterday that it agreed to buy American National Bancorp Inc., a Baltimore-based thrift, for $72.9 million.The merger would add 10 American National branches in the Baltimore region to Crestar's 35 Maryland branches. "It's a building block for Crestar," said David M. West, an analyst for Richmond-based Davenport & Co.He estimated that the deal would boost Crestar's market share in the Baltimore area from about 5 percent to 6 percent.
BUSINESS
By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1996
American National Bancorp reversed a year-ago loss in earning $673,000 in its fiscal third quarter as the company reduced the amount of money set aside for troubled loans, it said yesterday.The earnings increase was primarily due to an $880,000 decline in the company's provision for loan losses and a $280,000 increase in income from loans in the April 30, 1996, quarter.American National lost $30,000 in its third quarter a year ago.The thrift holding company's stock closed yesterday at $10.25, up 75 cents.
BUSINESS
February 21, 1996
Consumer Reports, the watchdog magazine that tries to keep Americans from spending their money foolishly, has identified three Baltimore banking institutions as offering among the nation's "best checking accounts."The three that made the list in the magazine's March issue? American National Savings Bank, Provident Bank of Maryland and Washington Savings Bank.The magazine commissioned Bank Rate Monitor to survey 900 accounts offered by the 250 largest banks in 25 cities. The survey assumed that a consumer writes 17 checks a month and uses an ATM four times a month, twice at the bank where the account is held and twice at another bank.
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By Kim Clark | December 20, 1991
The American National Can Co. plant at Sparrows Point, which is scheduled to close Dec. 28, will be reopened and operated by a new can company, officials of United States Can said yesterday.Jack McGoldrick, a spokesman for the little-known, Oak Park, Ill.-based can-maker, said his company will attempt to rehire many of the former American National workers early next year.In the midst of a recession and continuing losses of manufacturing jobs, "this is a bit of welcome relief," said Mark L. Wasserman, Maryland's secretary of Economic and Employment Development.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts | August 30, 1991
Just north of the luxury town houses, condominiums and boat slips that hug the rejuvenated "Gold Coast" of Canton, the vacant and boarded up American Can Co. complex on Boston Street stands as an unwanted symbol of the area's industrial past.Developers came and went during the 1980s with plans for high-rise condo towers, multiplex cinemas and maritime-oriented shops and restaurants, but still the derelict can factory hangs on, a large and ugly vestige of Canton's history as Baltimore's Cannery Row.Concerned that the abandoned factory has been a blight on the community for too long, two local non-profit groups have applied for a $500,000 federal grant to help fund the first phase of a new shopping center they would like to see built on the site.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,SUN STAFF | April 3, 2005
Now that baseball has returned to the nation's capital, sports fans around here have a choice: American League or National League? It's sort of like going to your neighborhood bar for a regular draft versus traveling 50 miles south for a glass of light beer. The products are virtually the same, except the National League is a watered-down version of the national pastime. Surely, the so-called purists and traditionalists are foaming at their pretentious mouths after that statement. But it is true.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 4, 2002
WASHINGTON - The photograph of the execution - the one where two doomed men kneel by graves they dug themselves in a desolate field on Guam moments before their captors behead them - was one of the first things visitors used to see when they entered the reception area of Robert A. Underwood's Capitol Hill office. Now the yellowed print lies in the basement of a House building, boxed up with Underwood's other possessions, as Guam's lone nonvoting delegate prepares to vacate his congressional seat.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | February 23, 2002
SALT LAKE CITY - These are great games, by jingo. Foreign editorialists and members of the International Olympic Committee spent the weeks leading up to the Winter Games complaining about the red, white and blue nightmare they'd be forced to live with for two weeks. The Ottawa Citizen said: "Before the first puck has dropped, the first luger launched on an icy track, there are signs that America has learned little from 1996 in Atlanta. ... There is every chance the land of the free and home of the brave etc., plans to turn the 2002 Olympics into a daily dose of jingoism that will make Atlanta seem like a high school pep rally."
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By John Thor-Dahlburg and John Thor-Dahlburg,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 1, 2001
MIAMI - When the 8-year-old son of Jorge Mas Santos heard his father described in a recent radio broadcast, there was one term he didn't understand. So he asked his father. "The word," recalls Mas Santos with a thin smile, "was dictator." With Mas Santos at its eye, a hurricane is raging in Miami's Cuban-American community over the correct strategy and tactics for opposing Cuban strongman Fidel Castro and returning democracy to the island. In the last year, Mas Santos, 38, a Miami Beach-born businessman who chairs the powerful Cuban American National Foundation, has quietly steered the influential political lobbying group on a new, more pragmatic tack and away from the virulent right-wing policies that had become synonymous with Cuban-American politics.
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By Dan Hickling and Dan Hickling,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 15, 2001
BUFFALO, N.Y. - It has been said many times that no lead is ever safe in the NPSL. Not even a 14-point lead. That was proven last night during the league's 14th annual NPSL All-Star Game, when the American Conference - which featured four players from the Blast - spotted the National Conference the first 14 points, then righted itself to take a dramatic 19-18 win before a sparse gathering of 4,647 at the HSBC Arena. John Ball of the Cleveland Crunch hit the game-winner, a three-point goal, with 3:21 left.
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By Rick Rockwell | August 15, 1999
THIS YEAR, Panamanians erected a symbol of national pride. In downtown Panama City near the sea, there stands a giant clock that ticks off the time until the United States officially leaves the Canal Zone.Because the United States will hand over control of the canal at the end of this year, the clock also stands as a countdown to the millennium, a new age for Panama. But, as Panama moves toward this major transition, questions are pursed on the lips of experts from the Canal Zone to Washington about the fate of this country that straddles the isthmus of our hemisphere.
BUSINESS
March 4, 1995
Md. jobless rate up slightlyThe number of working Marylanders fell by more than 30,000 in January, pushing the state's unemployment rate up one-tenth of a percentage point, to a seasonally adjusted 4.9 percent.While the job climate worsened slightly, state officials said other parts of the economy, such as retail sales, showed improvements.Not seasonally adjusted, the state's unemployment rate rose to 5.0 percent in January, up from 4.6 percent in December. In the Baltimore metropolitan area, the jobless rate rose a half-point to 5.6 percent.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1996
Showalter heads new association of home inspectorsSteve Showalter, president of Building Specs Inc. of Annapolis, is president of the newly formed Maryland Association of Home Inspectors.The nonprofit group seeks to promote professionalism and continuing education among its members as well as become involved with legislation that may affect the home inspection industry in Maryland.Other officers include George Parker, president of Inspection Consultants of Gaithersburg, vice president; Robert Gajewski, president of American Property Inspection in Frederick, treasurer; and James McLaughlin, president of Annapolis Home Inspection Services, secretary.
NEWS
By Michael Riley and Michael Riley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 2, 1998
FLORES, Guatemala -- "You can buy a scarlet macaw in a market in Guatemala City for $100," Miriam Monterroso says. "If you can get it to Minnesota, you can sell it for $7,000."That's the basic motivation for commerce in exotic species, says Monterroso, director of the Association for the Rescue and Conservation of Wildlife, a Guatemala nonprofit organization. She says some species are being pushed to the point of disappearance from native habitats in the country's dense jungles and along its coastline.
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