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February 16, 2012
Environmental expert Alex Pavlak pointed out some interesting facts regarding Governor O'Malley's offshore wind farm idea ("The energy is clean, but the system for getting it is not," Feb. 10). The governor's goal is to produce one-fifth of our energy needs by green methods by 2022. Mr. Pavlak points out that green energy costs roughly four times as much to produce as our current generators. A little simple math shows the average cost per kilowatt hour would double in today's dollars.
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October 6, 2013
For more than 30 years, the federal government has allowed Maryland to operate by different rules from other states when it comes to the way Medicare pays for hospital services. So long as the state managed to keep the growth in the average cost for each hospital admission of a Medicare patient below the average for the nation, the feds would agree to pay the same, higher rate that private insurers do for hospital services. In general, it has worked out well. When Maryland first received its Medicare waiver in the late 1970s, the average cost per admission was 25 percent higher than the national average.
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BUSINESS
By HARRIET JOHNSON BRACKEY and HARRIET JOHNSON BRACKEY,SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | March 29, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Here's an item you may have left out of your personal budget: The average cost of driving a car is now $7,834 a year. AAA released its annual survey yesterday about the average costs of owning passenger cars that are driven 15,000 miles a year. The average driving cost - a mix of expenses for small, medium and large passenger cars - works out to $150 a week. And that's not just because the price of gasoline is hovering around $2.50 in the nation. The AAA survey factors in gasoline at 9.5 cents a mile based on a $2.40 a gallon average price nationwide at the end of 2005.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Tuesday will mark the nation's 1,000 t h straight day with the average cost of gasoline at or above $3 per gallon, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. The streak is the longest on record, and the drivers' advocacy group said it will continue for another 1,000 days "barring a major economic recession. " "Paying less than $3.00 per gallon for gasoline may be automotive history for most Americans, like using 8-track tapes or going to a drive-in movie," said Ragina C. Averella, a AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman, in a statement.
NEWS
June 12, 2001
The average cost of renting an unfurnished, two-bedroom, two-bath apartment of about 950 square feet, excluding utilities, in Baltimore City is $550 a month, compared with $613 nationwide. Source: ACCRA, Cost of Living Index, first quarter of 2000.
NEWS
By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | May 17, 1992
The average cost of 21 basic food items at county grocery stores in April was just a few cents less than the U.S. city average for the same items.The county average in April was $28.16; the U.S. average was $28.40.Carroll's average was virtually unchanged from the average in March, which was $28.20. The U.S. average for March was $28.45.The average for the South -- which includes Maryland -- in April was up 1 percent from March.The market basket for the South does not include prices for milk, margarine and peanut butter, and so can't be directly compared with the county and U.S. city averages.
NEWS
May 2, 2004
Officers can't afford to live in county As residents of Howard County, and the State of Maryland, it is imperative that the public be informed of certain important facts that are ignored by your elected officials. In particular, you should be aware of how underpaid your Howard County Police officers are. Some interesting research was done and the results illustrate how their current salary deficiencies make it impossible for them to even attempt to live life similar to the "average" county resident.
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1998
The state's hospital rate-setting commission yesterday approved its first "spend-down" agreements negotiated under more stringent rules.Kernan Hospital in Baltimore and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, identified by the commission as "high-cost" hospitals, have to get their cost per patient down to 2 percent below the state average over the next 2 1/2 years.Previously, high-cost hospitals have only been required to get to the state average, not to go below it."In the current environment, when we're under-performing the nation, we need to be more aggressive," said Don S. Hillier, chairman of the Health Services Cost Review Commission, as the panel approved the spend-down agreements.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elizabeth Large | November 23, 1995
Visionary foodCall the food Pacific Rim or fusion cuisine or just plain trendy. How would you categorize Chinese dim sum with charred pineapple and coconut aioli? Or Japanese wok-seared ahi tuna with Thai vegetable cole slaw? Or cinnamon and chocolate grilled beef tenderloin with white bean flautas and mango mint salsa?The Joy America Cafe, which opens tomorrow, sounds just as intriguing as you'd expect the restaurant at the new American Visionary Art Museum to be. You'll be able to enjoy a view of the Inner Harbor from the clean-lined, elegant main dining room; the patio overlooks the museum's wildflower and sculpture gardens and a towering whirligig sculpture.
BUSINESS
Eileen Ambrose | October 24, 2012
The cost of in-state tuition and fees at public four-year colleges and universities has gone up by about $400, according to a new report by the College Board. The increase is less than years past. But also in the past, federal aid more than kept pace with rising tuition, and so the average cost for students actually went down, the group said. Now, federal aid is no longer rapidly increasing. College Board found that the majority of undergrad students paid an average of about $2,900 in tuition and fees for the 2012-2013 school year, after subtracting the typical financial aid package of $5,750.
BUSINESS
Eileen Ambrose | October 24, 2012
The cost of in-state tuition and fees at public four-year colleges and universities has gone up by about $400, according to a new report by the College Board. The increase is less than years past. But also in the past, federal aid more than kept pace with rising tuition, and so the average cost for students actually went down, the group said. Now, federal aid is no longer rapidly increasing. College Board found that the majority of undergrad students paid an average of about $2,900 in tuition and fees for the 2012-2013 school year, after subtracting the typical financial aid package of $5,750.
NEWS
February 16, 2012
Environmental expert Alex Pavlak pointed out some interesting facts regarding Governor O'Malley's offshore wind farm idea ("The energy is clean, but the system for getting it is not," Feb. 10). The governor's goal is to produce one-fifth of our energy needs by green methods by 2022. Mr. Pavlak points out that green energy costs roughly four times as much to produce as our current generators. A little simple math shows the average cost per kilowatt hour would double in today's dollars.
BUSINESS
By HARRIET JOHNSON BRACKEY and HARRIET JOHNSON BRACKEY,SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | March 29, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Here's an item you may have left out of your personal budget: The average cost of driving a car is now $7,834 a year. AAA released its annual survey yesterday about the average costs of owning passenger cars that are driven 15,000 miles a year. The average driving cost - a mix of expenses for small, medium and large passenger cars - works out to $150 a week. And that's not just because the price of gasoline is hovering around $2.50 in the nation. The AAA survey factors in gasoline at 9.5 cents a mile based on a $2.40 a gallon average price nationwide at the end of 2005.
NEWS
May 2, 2004
Officers can't afford to live in county As residents of Howard County, and the State of Maryland, it is imperative that the public be informed of certain important facts that are ignored by your elected officials. In particular, you should be aware of how underpaid your Howard County Police officers are. Some interesting research was done and the results illustrate how their current salary deficiencies make it impossible for them to even attempt to live life similar to the "average" county resident.
BUSINESS
By Daniel Taylor and Daniel Taylor,SUN STAFF | February 22, 2004
The sizzing real estate market boosted average existing-home sale prices by at least 12 percent throughout the Baltimore area last year. Sale prices in Baltimore and its five surrounding counties rose an average of 15.34 percent last year to $211,636, according to figures released last week by Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. Prices in Baltimore rose the most, 19.08 percent to $108,522. "The market keeps climbing," said Henry Strohminger, president-elect of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors.
NEWS
June 12, 2001
The average cost of renting an unfurnished, two-bedroom, two-bath apartment of about 950 square feet, excluding utilities, in Baltimore City is $550 a month, compared with $613 nationwide. Source: ACCRA, Cost of Living Index, first quarter of 2000.
BUSINESS
April 5, 1998
Early birds: Teen-agers, perceived by many adults as spendthrifts rather than savers, understand the need to put their money away for the future, according to a survey conducted for Merrill Lynch. The survey, which questioned 512 teens ages 12 to 17, found that 60 percent save half the money they are given or that they earn, while 28 percent save most of it and 12 percent spend it immediately.Cost of eating: Business travelers' eating expenses vary widely according to where they go. Runzheimer International, a management consulting firm, found the average cost of breakfast, lunch and dinner for a business traveler in New York is the highest, at $78. Washington was in second place at $62.75 and San Francisco was third with $56.65.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Tuesday will mark the nation's 1,000 t h straight day with the average cost of gasoline at or above $3 per gallon, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. The streak is the longest on record, and the drivers' advocacy group said it will continue for another 1,000 days "barring a major economic recession. " "Paying less than $3.00 per gallon for gasoline may be automotive history for most Americans, like using 8-track tapes or going to a drive-in movie," said Ragina C. Averella, a AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman, in a statement.
BUSINESS
By Jerry Morgan and Jerry Morgan,NEWSDAY | December 20, 1998
What does it cost you every year to own a mutual fund?It depends on what kind of fund you own.The latest survey by the Investment Company Institute says the average shareholder ownership cost of a stock mutual fund is 1.49 percent annually of an individual's investment. That average includes not only the expense for running the fund but also sales commissions and marketing fees.And, because it includes sales loads, that 1.49 percent number is misleading if you buy only no-load funds that don't have commissions or 12b-1 fees, or if you buy only load funds.
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1998
The state's hospital rate-setting commission yesterday approved its first "spend-down" agreements negotiated under more stringent rules.Kernan Hospital in Baltimore and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, identified by the commission as "high-cost" hospitals, have to get their cost per patient down to 2 percent below the state average over the next 2 1/2 years.Previously, high-cost hospitals have only been required to get to the state average, not to go below it."In the current environment, when we're under-performing the nation, we need to be more aggressive," said Don S. Hillier, chairman of the Health Services Cost Review Commission, as the panel approved the spend-down agreements.
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