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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2010
Despite vehement opposition from operators of downtown hotels and parking garages, Baltimore City Council members stood firm Thursday in their support of a contentious package of new taxes, saying the money was needed to stem a torrent of red ink. "We're facing a $121 million deficit," said Councilwoman Helen L. Holton, head of the council's finance committee. "What do we do?" Holton and other committee members gently chided a group of business leaders who came to a public hearing to complain, reminding them repeatedly of the city's dismal financial state and all but declaring that, if taxes are not raised, disaster will follow.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2012
When President Barack Obama comes to Baltimore for a large fundraiser Tuesday at an Inner Harbor hotel, he'll first stop at the home of an Owings Mills developer who has kept a remarkably low profile despite having poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into Democratic campaigns over the past decade. Josh E. Fidler and his wife, Genine, will host Obama for a lunch that will cost guests up to $50,000. That's more than VIPs paid to dine with the president at George Clooney's home in Los Angeles last month.
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May 9, 2008
Broker pleads guilty to theft of $2 million A former securities broker pleaded guilty yesterday in the theft of more than $2 million in investment funds, the state attorney general's office said. Kevin Thomas Forrester, 32, former operator of Forrester Financial Group in Phoenix, pleaded guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court to felony theft and fraudulent securities practices charges, according to the attorney general's office. The state's investigation showed that Forrester, acting as a securities broker-dealer agent, took more than $2.2 million from 21 investors between January 2003 and March 2007, saying that he would place the money in a high-interest investment fund.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Fifteen people have applied to fill the vacant 11th District seat on Baltimore City's Council, according to the office of City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young.  They are:  Melanie A. Ambridge, a former board member of the South Baltimore Neighborhood Association Darroll Cribb,  CEO of The Humanitarian, Inc. Eric T. Costello, president of the Federal Hill Neighborhood Association  Julie K. Dunham Howie, a development...
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February 18, 2004
Madge C. Cheek, a retired Army librarian who was a founder of the Baltimore County Association of Senior Citizens Organizations and an advocate for the aged, died of complications from diabetes Sunday at Long View Nursing Home in Manchester. She was 93 and a longtime resident of Kingsville. She was born Madge Cooper in Volney, Va., and raised in Bel Air, where she graduated from high school in 1927. That year, she married Lee A. Cheek. Her husband, a refrigeration mechanic at Edgewood Arsenal, died in 1995.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2013
Dr. Vernon F. Ottenritter, a retired Baltimore dentist and World War II veteran, died Monday at his Timonium home from complications of a fall. He was 87. Vernon Francis Ottenritter was born in Baltimore and raised on Springfield Avenue in the city's Pen Lucy neighborhood. After graduating from City College in 1943, he enlisted in the Air Force. The flight officer was discharged in 1945. His decorations included the American Theater Ribbon, Victory Ribbon, World War II and the Good Conduct Medal.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman | January 7, 2014
A developer plans to transform the vacant Raffel Building warehouse south of Federal Hill   into 60 upscale apartments, hoping to pull the popularity of the neighborhood south. Poverni Ventures LLC and Management Restoration Services LLC, Poverni's general contractor and partner in the project, aim to start construction on the 70,000-square-foot building in May, said principal Eugene Poverni.  Their 111 Heath Lofts LLC purchased the 111 W. Heath Street property, which had been targeted previously for conversion to condominiums, in December for $1.05 million.
NEWS
June 12, 1991
Carroll County Sun bowling columnist Don Vitek has been chosen by the Maryland Bowling Writers Association as Writer of the Year, an award sponsored by the Maryland State Women's Bowling Association.Vitek also won first- and second-place honors in both the senior and column categories. The column award was sponsored by the Frederick Women's 600 Club and the Senior awards category was sponsored by Greater Baltimore Bowling Association.All awards were announced at the Maryland Bowling Writers Association's annual meeting June 9.
BUSINESS
December 13, 1991
Rep. Helen Delich Bentley, R-2nd, was named "Port Leader of the Year" by the Baltimore Junior Association of Commerce for her efforts to improve the Port of Baltimore.Bentley received the award in ceremonies in Baltimore yesterday. She previously had won the award in 1974 when she was chairwoman of the Federal Maritime Commission.Noting the progress the port has seen this year, including the addition of several new shipping lines, the congresswoman said she believed 1992 would offer opportunities to strengthen the port's position in the Middle Atlantic and strengthen a sagging economy.
FEATURES
December 20, 1992
Sapna Patel, a student at the American University in Washington, has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship for $24,000. She has also been chosen to participate in the School of Public Affairs' Leadership Program.*The University of Baltimore Alumni Association honored Bailey A. Thomas, McCormick Company president and chief executive officer; Adrian Teel, Maryland Port Administration executive director, and Ali Asghar Alemi, the U.S. EPA and Maryland Overseas Visitors Coordinator, as its Alumni of the Year.
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