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December 19, 1997
Middleton Evans will sign copies of his picture books, including "Baltimore" and "Maryland's Great Outdoors," from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Eddie's of Roland Park North Charles Street Market, 6213 N. Charles St. In yesterday's Live section, an incorrect address was given.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 12/19/97
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
WBAL-TV is bringing in a new anchorman next month, and that will mean change in one of the most stable weekday news lineups in the country. Jason Newton, a Baltimore native and 36-year-old anchorman at WISN-TV in Milwaukee, will join WBAL next week and take on anchoring duties alongside Mindy Basara at 5 a.m., 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. weekdays starting Dec. 16. His arrival will result in Stan Stovall leaving mornings, where he has co-anchored the...
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NEWS
March 30, 2010
In light of recent articles I read in your paper regarding the ongoing soap opera of corrupt politician Sheila Dixon and the recent budget cuts proposed by new Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake, I am reminded why I moved to York, Pa. To think that a fired mayor who is a convicted felon can get an outrageous pension and, to top that off, a cushy job from one of her former crooked cronies, shows that Baltimore and Maryland will continue to rank in the...
NEWS
By Jacqueline M. Carrera and Erik M. Dihle | May 28, 2013
The recent passage and signing of landmark forest legislation will help protect the health and well-being of all Marylanders for generations to come. Maryland has made a commitment to "no net loss" of our state's forests - both urban and rural - starting right now. With this safeguard in place, we can be confident that Maryland's air will be cleaner, our native wildlife habitats will be richer, and the Chesapeake Bay will be healthier and more productive than they possibly could have been if we had failed to act. For those of us working every day to make Baltimore an even better city in which to live, work, learn and play, much credit goes to our policymakers for recognizing that the state's forests do not end at the city limits.
BUSINESS
By David Conn | October 8, 1990
There were mixed economic signals from Baltimore and Maryland last week: good news in the city, bad in the state.The University of Baltimore's index of leading economic indicators showed a continued decline for Maryland, with a 0.30 percent drop from May to June. But the Baltimore metropolitan ** area's index rose 0.23 percent over the same period.Economists use leading indicators to predict economic activity six to eight months in the future. The Maryland index has declined in each of the last five months and six of the last seven.
BUSINESS
By David Conn | November 5, 1990
Economic indicators for Baltimore and Maryland turned upward in July, the second of three months showing an improvement. It's an indication that the region may be headed for better economic times.But economists are reluctant to make forecasts until the numbers -- called the index of leading economic indicators -- rise for three consecutive months. Preliminary economic figures for August -- the first to come in after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait -- already show some deterioration.Still, said Dr. Michael Conte, director of the University of Baltimore's Center for Business and Economic Studies, the July upturns are a healthy sign.
BUSINESS
By David Conn | December 10, 1990
Both the leading economic indicators for Baltimore and Maryland -- and the region's labor markets -- provided strong signals in September that the area is heading toward a recession.The Index of Leading Economic Indicators, which predicts future economic activity, dropped sharply in both Baltimore and Maryland in September. The Maryland index fell 2.06 percent, and the Baltimore index suffered its second monthly decline with a drop of 1.65 percent.While the U.S. index had been flat or on the decline through the summer, the local indexes showed strength in most months from May to August.
NEWS
August 21, 1999
WHEN two Maryland colleges refused to admit Lillie Carroll Jackson's two oldest daughters because of their race, she packed them off to schools in New York and Pennsylvania.For her it was just another in a series of slights and insults she had to endure as an African-American living under Jim Crow segregation rules. But she didn't take her plight sitting down: Instead, the former school teacher organized black Baltimoreans to protest everything from Eastern Shore lynchings to the discriminatory practices of local retailers.
FEATURES
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 9, 1997
For 30 years, Emanuel Chambers served financiers, attorneys, businessmen and physicians as a "gentleman's gentleman" at the Baltimore and Maryland clubs. But it was his philanthropy that preserved his place in the city's history.Chambers, a bachelor who invested wisely and lived frugally on his salary and tips, had become one of Baltimore's wealthiest blacks at the time of his death in 1945, with a portfolio of stocks, bonds and property valued at more than $154,000.He had established the Emanuel Chambers Foundation two years earlier, and his will stipulated that his money be used to "advance and promote the physical, mental, moral and social condition of the inhabitants of Baltimore regardless of race, color, or creed."
NEWS
June 28, 1997
WITH format change mourned as a loss2 I can only wonder whether Jesus would rejoice.Stanley L. RodbellColumbiaConrail acquisition will be good for city, stateTransportation has consistently been one of Maryland's greatest economic development strengths, playing a pivotal role our state's ability to attract and retain businesses and to nurture business growth.Site location and economic development experts widely acknowledge the overall high quality of Maryland's transportation infrastructure -- highway system, port, airport and public transportation -- and the state's commitment to maintaining it.These are all public resources over which Marylanders, through their state government, maintain a substantial degree of strategic control.
SPORTS
September 6, 2011
What an event Baltimore put on this past weekend! I'm living in Wisconsin now, and let me tell you Baltimore shined in more ways then one with the Grand Prix. I was in a local watering hole watching the race and was amazed at the comments the people were making about Baltimore, all positive. It made me proud to say I am from Baltimore, and everyone in the bar knew that. The views from the TV standpoint were awesome. I'm hoping next year I will be there and try to make this an annual event to attend.
NEWS
March 1, 2011
I was born and raised in Baltimore, and while I know you prefer to hear from locals, I thought you might be interested in hearing from someone who no longer lives there, but had been considering returning. After returning home from a six-year tour in the Navy, I went to the University of Maryland, graduated with a degree in nuclear engineering and, unable to find a job in Maryland, took a position in North Carolina. I have lived in many states, both East and West, during my naval and civilian life and therefore I have a broad basis from which to compare various attributes of an area.
NEWS
By Tracy Velázquez | January 19, 2011
Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget is coming out this week, and while there are many items various constituencies would like to see included, here's one that Maryland should do without: $181 million for a new women's jail in Baltimore. This recommendation is absolutely not based on a belief that the current pretrial facilities for women at the Baltimore jail are adequate; having toured the facility, I can say with certainty that I wouldn't want to spend a night there, let alone the months many women spend awaiting their day in court.
NEWS
September 1, 2010
I can't help but wonder why Navy Week in Baltimore was treated to a remarkable round of indifference by both city officials and this newspaper. USS Whidbey Island (LSD-41) pulled into the Inner Harbor virtually unnoticed by municipal officialdom, a remarkable reaction to a warship more than 600 feet from stem to stern. On Monday evening, Aug. 30, there was a major reception on board the host of which was Admiral John C. Harvey Jr. who, as Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, is one of the highest ranking officers in the Armed Forces.
NEWS
March 30, 2010
In light of recent articles I read in your paper regarding the ongoing soap opera of corrupt politician Sheila Dixon and the recent budget cuts proposed by new Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake, I am reminded why I moved to York, Pa. To think that a fired mayor who is a convicted felon can get an outrageous pension and, to top that off, a cushy job from one of her former crooked cronies, shows that Baltimore and Maryland will continue to rank in the...
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly | February 21, 2010
Sylvia Badger, a former Baltimore Sun columnist who followed the party and people circuit for two decades, died of cancer Monday at the Avow Hospice in Naples, Fla. She was 72 and had homes in Centreville and Florida. "She knew everybody," said Baltimore advertising executive Bob Leffler. "She also knew how to handle information and was never mean-spirited." Born Sylvia Hayes in Spartanburg, S.C., she attended local schools. She married a Baltimorean, A. Gordon Boone Jr., an attorney who became a Baltimore County judge, but was then serving in the Air Force at Fort Fisher.
NEWS
June 28, 1993
If Baltimoreans want more movies filmed in their city, they ought to consider joining the Producers Club. This is a new non-profit group whose aim is to actively market Baltimore and Maryland as a site for Hollywood productions. It aims to step in when government efforts to lure movie-makers here isn't enough.A recent premier of "Sleepless in Seattle" at the Senator Theatre marked the start of Producers Club events. Anyone who joins (annual fee: $500) gets to attend gala movie openings, dine with top cinema producers and stars, visit local on-site film productions and receive invitations to Hollywood events.
NEWS
March 30, 1992
The Baltimore-based American Center for International Leadership has announced plans to gather 500 young, emerging leaders from Eastern and Western Europe here this winter. This major conference underscores the growing importance of European connections for Maryland.The bulk of business at the Port of Baltimore is European trade. Overseas passenger and cargo operations are an increasing facet of Baltimore-Washington International Airport's activity. Every year, the number of foreign companies locating operations in Maryland grows.
NEWS
January 8, 2010
G ood afternoon. I want to thank you all for coming today so I can provide to you and to the citizens of Baltimore an update regarding transition activities currently under way. Before I begin I would like to thank all of the many city officials, staff, citizens, community leaders and elected officials, not just in Baltimore and Maryland, but throughout the country who have expressed to me their sincere desire to support the city of Baltimore and...
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,ed.gunts@baltsun.com | October 30, 2009
He flew through the air like a modern-day Mary Poppins or a balloon in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Over Harborplace, over the Baltimore Visitor Center, a 7-foot-2-inch bronze statue of William Donald Schaefer was lifted by crane and touched down on the west shore of the Inner Harbor Thursday in preparation for its official unveiling on Monday, Schaefer's 88th birthday. Sculptor Rodney Carroll fashioned a harness that he used to carefully position the 1,100-pound statue onto a marble slab bearing dates noting Schaefer's years of service as City Council member, mayor of Baltimore, governor of Maryland and state comptroller - 52 years in all. The statue and surrounding garden, on city-owned property between the Light Street Pavilion of Harborplace and the visitors center, are a gift to the city from construction magnate Willard Hackerman.
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