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By Aegis staff report | May 31, 2011
The Harford County Department of the Treasury announced it has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, or GOFA, for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010. According to GFOA, the certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
Baltimore's harbor earned a failing grade for water quality in the latest assessment of its ecological health, despite fewer reported sewage overflows last year. Though the harbor's overall grade for 2013, to be released Wednesday, is down from a C-minus the year before, the city's signature water body didn't actually get more polluted last year, according to organizers of the Healthy Harbor campaign. Instead, the harbor campaigners said they've just decided to stop grading on a curve and deliver a more straightforward assessment - that it's far from safe to swim or splash around in the trash- and sewage-fouled upper reaches of the Patapsco River.
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February 16, 1995
For a second year in a row, the BWI Business Partnership has won a "Mercury" for the design and content of its 1994 annual report, "Spirit of Success Soars."The award was given by MerComm Inc., an independent organization based in New York that sponsors competitions for public relations firms.Last year, the BWI partnership, a nonprofit association of employers in Baltimore-Washington International Airport's business district, captured an award for its monthly newsletter, Growth in Motion.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
Naval Academy officials say an increase in reports of sexual assault shows they are making progress against the crime. Fifteen sexual assaults were reported at the academy during the 2012-2013 academic year, the Pentagon said Friday, up from 13 the year before. The data came in the Pentagon's Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies. Reports of sexual assault fell at the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy, for an overall drop across the academies from 80 in 2011-2012 to 70 in 2012-2013.
BUSINESS
By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,Tribune Media Services | April 9, 1993
With troubling financial returns from the recession still rolling in, more U.S. companies are chickening out in their 1992 annual reports.The number of firms not running a financial highlights page, generally considered a report's first-read and most important feature because it spotlights performance, has increased from 10 percent in 1991 to 14 percent in 1992."
BUSINESS
By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2001
eChapman.com Inc., the Internet financial services company started by Baltimore broker Nathan A. Chapman Jr., told federal securities regulators yesterday that its annual report would be filed late because of "unexpected turnover in its accounting department." eChapman, which filed the notification with the Securities and Exchange Commission after the stock market closed, said the company was "unable to complete its financial statements in a timely fashion." "Unfortunately," the company said in a statement, "eChapman.
NEWS
By Michael A. Fletcher and Michael A. Fletcher,Evening Sun Staff | May 29, 1991
The 1990 annual report published by the Schmoke administration has the look of a campaign brochure. It's slick, brimming with praise for city government and filled with pictures of happy Baltimoreans doing things like eating crabs and watching the Tour De Trump.Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, who is running for re-election this year, said yesterday the report captures the essence of a well-run administration, and is not campaign fluff.The city is printing 50,000 copies and mailing them to city employees and community leaders.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 1, 2000
WASHINGTON -- It doesn't amount to a constitutional ruling, but Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist has declared that the 20th century will not be over for another year. Still, he may not be so sure. In the chief justice's annual report, released today, he begins by referring to the past century, then adds: "which, I hasten to point out, has another year to run." The Constitution, of course, says nothing about that. And Rehnquist cited no other legal authority. Rather, he found his source in the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey."
BUSINESS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | January 15, 2002
Baltimore has made progress on some of the worst problems facing companies in the central financial district, according to an annual assessment by a local business group, the Downtown Partnership. The local business group's annual report doesn't dwell on the loss of jobs and revenue due to the economic slump. But, officials acknowledge, the core business district still faces parking shortages, a lack of retail stores, unused and unfit buildings, uncollected trash and a perception of high crime.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2011
Investigations into charges of fraud, waste and unethical behavior saved Baltimore nearly $1.6 million over the last year, the city's inspector general said in a report issued Monday. That's nearly three times the $538,615 annual budget of the six-employee office, which was created in 2005 to root out corruption in government and help city agencies cut costs, Inspector General David McClintock said in the annual report. It is also a record in savings since the office was established, McClintock said, and more than eight times the figure of $187,000 the office reported saving taxpayers in 2009-2010.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2013
An audit of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture released Thursday uncovered slipshod accounting practices, among them failing to fully inventory its collection and neglecting to file annual reports, in violation of state law. The state's Office of Legislative Audits examined the period between Feb. 24, 2010, and March 11, 2013, for the Maryland African American Museum Corp., which runs the Lewis. In a written response that accompanied the audit, museum officials indicated that they would implement all the report's recommendations and go a step further.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2013
Visit Baltimore announced increased sales Wednesday on the heels of news that Otakon, the largest convention held in the Inner Harbor in recent years, would relocate to D.C. in 2017. Visit Baltimore booked 477,764 room nights during fiscal year 2013 for future years, the third-highest total ever, the city's convention and visitors bureau said. It signed contracts for 35 "citywide" conventions, which have at least 1,200 attendees, during fiscal year 2013 according to the group's annual report and business plan.
NEWS
Erica L. Green and Erica L. Green | January 23, 2013
Maryland's teacher preparation programs remain lackluster as the state continues to fall short in standards that would attract candidates with strong academic backgrounds, and ensuring that teachers are properly qualified to teach in their subject areas, according to a report published Wednesday by the National Council on Teacher Quality. The Council, a leading policy group that advocates policies for strengthening the teaching profession, issued the state's teacher preparation policies a grade of D+- --the same grade it received last year-- which mirrors the national average for all states in 2012.
BUSINESS
Eileen Ambrose | December 3, 2012
Many consumers are aware that the big three credit reporting agencies - TransUnion, Experian and Equifax - maintain credit files on us and that we are entitled to a free copy of our report annually. But what's less known is that there are many other national specialty consumer reporting companies that collect data on us, and they, too, must provide a free report annually to us. These companies track such things as our employment, medical payments, tenant history and insurance claims.
NEWS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2012
Travelers gripe about having to remove shoes while going through airport security or undergoing full-body pat-downs. But imagine being the Transportation Security Administration screener who has to deal with thousands of grumpy passengers daily or must rummage through strangers' dirty underwear to look for items that could blow up a plane. It is not surprising that TSA employees rank among the federal workers who are least content with their jobs. Some of the most satisfied employees year-in, year-out work at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, according to the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit that encourages careers in government.
NEWS
Liz Bowie | June 8, 2012
Education Week released its annual report on graduation rates Friday and Montgomery, Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties rank high on a list of the 50 largest districts in the nation for 2009. Montgomery has a graduation rate of 87 percent, the best in the nation for large systems. Baltimore County came in fourth and Anne Arundel was ranked sixth. Baltimore City came in  47th with a graduation rate of 50 percent.  Howard County's school system is not large enough to be in the top 50. Education Week calculates the graduation rate differently from the state, and so the numbers are not always consistent with what school system's report each year to Maryland school officials.
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By Larry Carson | larry.carson@baltsun.com | March 28, 2010
Development in Howard County is experiencing a mild rebound after hitting a historic low last year, suggesting the worst of the recession might be over, according to an annual government report that tracks building activity in the county. Only 1,163 new residences were completed in the year ending Sept. 30, 2009, the lowest number since 1982, according to the recently completed Development Monitoring Report. But the number of issued building permits increased, and continued to climb in the final quarter of 2009, after the reporting period ended, planners said.
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By M. William Salganik and Diana K. Sugg and M. William Salganik and Diana K. Sugg,SUN STAFF | September 23, 1998
Tens of thousands of Marylanders set to enroll in health plans over the next few weeks have a useful measure: health regulators' second annual report card comparing the 13 major HMOs operating in the state.Consumers can check the report card, issued yesterday, to see how well the plans did on scheduling appointments, giving checkups for new moms, even how much doctors listen to patients.For the second year, smaller, local health plans tended to get higher marks than national insurers with larger, but loose, doctor networks.
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Tim Wheeler | April 25, 2012
Baltimore's air is healthier to breathe than it used to be, but the region still has some of the nation's worst smog and soot pollution, according to the American Lung Association. In its annual report on the state of the nation's air, the advocacy group says the greater Baltimore-Washington region had nearly 41 fewer days of high ozone levels during 2010, the most recent year for which verified federal air-quality data are available. But the region still had the 13th most bad smog days out of 277 metropolitan areas across the country.
NEWS
By Scott Dance | April 16, 2012
Violence is on the rise at a handful of Maryland's juvenile detention facilities. Staff members at the Victor Cullen Center used handcuffs to restrain youths nearly 200 times in 2011, up from 36 times in 2010. At Cheltenham Youth Facility, riots and other "group disturbances" took place 65 times in 2011, up from a dozen times in 2010. All of this information was readily available in a routine report on a state website, and helped lead to The Baltimore Sun's look this weekend at issues in the state Department of Juvenile Services . The document was filed under Gov. Martin O'Malley's StateStat program.
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