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By Kim Clark | January 19, 1991
Double-punched by nuclear repair costs and a weakening real estate market, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.'s profits fell by more than $14 million, or one-third of last year's level, in the last three months of 1990, the company reported yesterday.For the year, BG&E reported its earnings fell to $213 million, down $63 million, or 23 percent, from 1989's level.Warm weather and lower prices cut natural gas sales, leaving the total revenues for the quarter down slightly, the company said. For the year, revenues grew $155 million, or 7.7 percent, to more than $2.1 billion.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Holly W. Bennett Jr., a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. construction coordinator who had a second career playing Santa Claus, died Monday at his grandson's Halethorpe home of complications from dementia. He was 84. The son of Holly W. Bennett Sr., a steamship and fire boat captain, and Edith C. Bennett, a homemaker, Holly Wells Bennett Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville. A 1949 graduate of Catonsville High School, he was a member of the Marine Corps Reserve and was called to active duty in 1950.
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March 30, 2006
Lewis Addison Beck, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. lawyer who loved the sea and ships, died of heart failure March 23 at the Rodgers Forge home of a goddaughter. The former Roland Park resident was 96. Born in Baltimore, Mr. Beck lived in the same Victorian-era home on Oakdale Road from 1912 until 2002, when he moved to Roland Park Place. Since last year, he had lived with Elizabeth B.G. Renwick, a goddaughter. Mr. Beck went to sea at age 13 when he signed on a ship for a voyage from Baltimore to Cuba.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. had a $3.8 billion economic impact on the Baltimore region last year, according to a study conducted for the utility. The report, prepared by the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore Foundation, said BGE supported nearly 8,700 jobs last year. That includes 3,035 people directly employed by the company, jobs at contractors and the ripple effect of both groups spending their paychecks. The Economic Alliance said BGE's economic impact was on par with the effect of some entire industries, such as computer systems and design services.
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By Laurie Willis and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | July 26, 2003
Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., accustomed to raking in checks each month as customers pay utility bills, may soon be handing out checks instead. And the payments probably can't come soon enough for the recipients - 25 homeowners in Northeast Baltimore whose electrical appliances were damaged or destroyed July 17 as workers installed a utility pole in the 5000 block of Crosswood Ave. "As we were working to replace the pole that needed to be replaced, another...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | March 27, 2008
Roy E. Braly, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. engineer and decorated World War II bomber pilot, died Sunday of complications from an infection at the Augsburg Lutheran Home and Village in Arbutus. He was 88. Mr. Braly, the son of an airport owner, was born and raised in Spring Lake, N.J. He was a graduate of Asbury Park High School in New Jersey. His interest in flying began when he was a youngster. "One time, he flew with Amelia Earhart from his father's airport to see the arrival of the Hindenburg at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station," said his wife of 12 years, the former Jeanne Macon.
BUSINESS
By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2009
Salary: $24/hour Age: 44 Years on the job: 2 1/2 How she got started: : Kim Allen grew up traveling with her mother, who served in the Air Force. She said the experience of living in places like Japan, Germany and throughout the United States has helped with her career in customer service. Allen has worked as a call center representative for the past several years. She was laid off from her most recent job at the call center of a local fitness center and applied to various companies, ultimately accepting BGE's offer.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2013
Mayo A. Shattuck III, who coordinated the sale of two Baltimore institutions to out-of-state concerns and ran the region's power company for a volatile decade, has retired from the parent of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. Chicago-based Exelon Corp. didn't announce his retirement so much as mention in passing — in a hefty securities filing Thursday — that Feb. 28 was his last day as an employee. But Shattuck, 58, isn't cutting ties with the company. Previously executive chairman, he is now non-executive chairman of Exelon's board.
NEWS
July 16, 2000
1 Old Columbia Pike will be closed occasionally because of daily drilling by Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. Detour signs will be in place.
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November 11, 2004
The Baltimore Gas and Electric Association announces with deep regret the death of fellow employee William E. Garrigan, Commercial Plumbing, and extends deepest sympathy to his family.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
John J. Ray, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. administrator of quality assurance who was a founding member of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church in Northeast Baltimore, died July 12 of acute myeloid leukemia at his Parkville home. He was 82. "Jack was a great guy, father and husband. He was a person you admired because he was a great family man, and you could see that in his interaction with his family," said City Councilman Carl Stokes, a longtime friend. "He was also a good church guy, and I always admired how he lived his life and how close he was to his family.
NEWS
July 9, 2014
As a senior citizen with very limited income, I'm appalled at the fact that more than likely we will receive a rate increase in our Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. bill ( "BGE asks for fourth rate increase in four years," July 2). The utility has received multiple rate increases over the past few years without a blink from the Maryland Public Service Commission. This commission seems to lean toward the BGE increases and never toward the consumer. I note this as someone who over the years has had to, as the saying goes, "rob Peter to pay Paul," with each allowed increase.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Baltimore firefighters battled two separate two-alarm fires in vacant properties Monday evening and early Tuesday morning, though no one was injured in either incident. One fire broke out in the 5700 block of Eastern Ave., on the edge of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus, around 5:30 p.m. Monday. The fire damaged a multi-story vacant building, fire department officials said. Another fire was reported shortly after midnight Tuesday in the 6800 block of Everall Ave. in the Overlea neighborhood.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
Low income Baltimoreans can get help with their energy bills at a three-day energy assistance event to be hosted by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The event, called Energy Assistance Week, will be held Tuesday through Thursday at the Morgan State University Student Center. The event will run daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. will be on-hand to provide services and support. Only the first 600 qualified applicants will be accepted each day. Residents will be able to avoid service interruption by receiving financial assistance to lower their energy bill.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Charles A. Powell, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. electrical engineer, died of a stroke Saturday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Cockeysville resident was 89. Born in Beaverdam, Va., he moved to Baltimore in 1937 and was a 1941 graduate of Polytechnic Institute, where he ran track. After his graduation, he joined the Navy, became an electrical technician's mate on destroyers and served in the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean. He was also in a Navy choir. After the war, he earned an electrical engineering degree at the Johns Hopkins University, where he also received a master's degree, also in electrical engineering.
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By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Every spring and summer, almost like clockwork, I receive multiple recipe requests for the Baltimore peach cake. Linda Terlizzi from Hanover, Pa., was one of several readers looking for the recipe this year. She said from the time she was a young child in the 1950s, her family loved the fresh peach cake made at the New System Bakery on 36th Street in Hampden. The bakery has since closed, and Terlizzi said she has yet to find a peach cake that equals the one from there. Peach cake is one of those uniquely Baltimore things, like coddies, that live long in people's memories.
NEWS
November 11, 2004
The Baltimore Gas and Electric Association announces with deep regret the death of retired employee BERNARD J. BLAIR, Retail Operations Department, and extends deepest sympathy to his family.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Richard A. Pitts Sr., a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. instructor and Air Force veteran, died Thursday of complications from Parkinson's disease at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 70. The son of David Augustus Pitts, a supervisor in the city Department of Public Works Bridge Division, and Portia Bertina Pitts, a homemaker, Richard Armstead Pitts was born in Baltimore and raised in the Somerset housing complex. After graduating in 1962 from Dunbar High School, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving as a cook at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware until his discharge in 1967.
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May 22, 2014
Jonathan Libber has hit the nail squarely upon its head ( "BGE's 'protection money,'" May 19)! I am one of those who chose to opt out of this "gift" from the Maryland Public Service Commission. Allegedly, these "smart meters" will be a boon to the consumer as they will allow us to more judicially use our energy resources. That alone caused me to pause, I don't quite understand how that will work; how will that meter "inform" me any better than the one that I have now as to my use of energy?
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