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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2012
Industrial employment in Maryland and Washington, D.C., fell 2.3 percent in a year-over-year period ending in May, with layoffs at defense contractor AAI Corp. and the closure of the Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills contributing to job losses, Manufacturers' News Inc. reported Monday. The region lost 4,419 jobs during the 12 months, according to an annual industrial directory published by Manufacturers' News. Baltimore remained the area's biggest city for manufacturing employment, with 31,354 workers and a 3.1 percent loss of jobs.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
A helicopter will be hovering above power lines throughout Central Maryland in coming weeks, but don't worry. It's not the NSA. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., which provides power to Maryland's most populated regions, will be contracting the utility helicopter to allow for inspections of its electric transmission equipment through next month, the company said Thursday. The helicopter will be used in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard and Prince George's counties, and may be spotted "hovering near power lines and rights of way or following a flight path along electric transmission rights of way," the company said.
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BUSINESS
By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau | May 6, 1992
WASHINGTON -- Business confidence in the Baltimore-Washington area is strengthening, but there is caution about the creation of new jobs, according to a survey of 700 local executives.Overall, 45.3 percent of regional businesses reported better operating conditions over the past six months. With confidence for each of the next four quarters increasing, an optimistic trend is clear.The survey was taken by the Washington/Baltimore Regional Association, a partnership of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and Maryland Economic Growth Associates.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area until 2 p.m. on Monday. At 4:40 a.m., NWS said periods of moderate to heavy rain will fall across an area extending from Orange County, Va. (about 85 miles southwest of Washington) to Harford County. Rainfall will taper off from west to east during the afternoon, and the area should expect up to two inches of rain, with higher amounts possible, NWS said. The rainfall could cause streams and creeks to overflow and cause minor flooding in urban and poor-drainage areas, NWS said.
NEWS
By Kelly Gilbert and Robert Hilson Jr. and Kelly Gilbert and Robert Hilson Jr.,Evening Sun Staff | October 24, 1991
U.S. Marshals Service officials said today they have captured 1,495 fugitives in the 10 weeks of Operation Sunrise, a major manhunt that focused on state and federal criminals in Baltimore-Washington and four other East Coast metropolitan areas.Scott A. Sewell, U.S. marshal for Maryland, said 258 of the fugitives -- 74 wanted on federal charges and 184 on state charges -- were captured by authorities in the Baltimore-Washington area.Of those 258 arrests, the offenders had 1,295 combined prior arrests for felony violations, including 47 for homicide and 41 for rape, Sewell said.
SPORTS
By James H. Jackson | October 30, 1990
There will be only one American Soccer League team in the Baltimore-Washington area next season -- the Maryland Bays.Yesterday, the Bays, American Professional Soccer League champions, and the Washington Stars merged, and the Washington Diplomats folded. The new franchise, which will continue to play its home games at Cedar Lane Park in Columbia, still will be known as the Maryland Bays.The team will be governed by a three-man board of directors, John Koskinen and Gordon Bradley, owners of the Stars, and John Liparini, owner of the Bays.
NEWS
By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,Sun Staff Writer | February 4, 1995
In the war on drug trafficking and abuse in the Baltimore-Washington region, as many as 300 federal, state and local law enforcement officers are planning a coordinated attack.The effort, to begin in March, will unite federal prosecutors and various police task forces in four regional headquarters in Howard County, Prince George's County, Washington, and Northern Virginia.It will combine enforcement with programs similar to Baltimore's drug court to steer nonviolent drug abusers into treatment.
BUSINESS
By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | April 28, 2000
In an attempt to take advantage of a "terribly vibrant market" and to stem competition, Home Depot Inc. said yesterday that it will nearly double its stores in the Baltimore-Washington area in the next three years, including opening eight stores before September. The nation's largest home improvement retailer, based in Atlanta, has 31 stores in the area. A new store will open in Hagerstown next month, in Ellicott City in June and in Columbia near the end of the summer. The rest of the eight stores will be in Prince George's County, in Virginia and in York, Pa. The stores will range in size from 105,000 square feet to 115,000 square feet.
NEWS
By Kelly Gilbert RTC and Kelly Gilbert RTC,Evening Sun Staff | October 24, 1991
U.S. Marshals Service officials said today they have captured 1,495 fugitives in the 10 weeks of Operation Sunrise, a manhunt that focused on state and federal criminals in five cities, including Baltimore.Scott A. Sewell, U.S. marshal for Maryland, said 258 of the fugitives -- 74 wanted on federal charges and 184 on state charges -- were captured by authorities in the Baltimore-Washington area.K. Michael Moore, marshals service director, said in New York today that the five task forces seized $1.8 million in cash and property, plus guns, drugs and other contraband valued at $538,150.
NEWS
By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,Staff Writer | December 1, 1992
Judging by retail sales figures on condoms, area residents may be getting the word about safe sex.A recent study by a New York-based marketing organization showed that the Baltimore-Washington area has the highest level of condom purchases in the country."
NEWS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2012
Industrial employment in Maryland and Washington, D.C., fell 2.3 percent in a year-over-year period ending in May, with layoffs at defense contractor AAI Corp. and the closure of the Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills contributing to job losses, Manufacturers' News Inc. reported Monday. The region lost 4,419 jobs during the 12 months, according to an annual industrial directory published by Manufacturers' News. Baltimore remained the area's biggest city for manufacturing employment, with 31,354 workers and a 3.1 percent loss of jobs.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2011
You know those banners towed by airplanes over beaches and stadiums? Old hat. Prepare yourself for airborne advertising 2.0. A Columbia startup is using a helicopter to hover over traffic and events in the Baltimore-Washington area and display a huge digital billboard that scrolls messages. At a time when advertising is ubiquitous, Bootcamp Lights' owners hope that glowing words and images in the sky will get the attention of jaded consumers — not to mention companies looking to promote themselves.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2011
After 50 years as host of "It's Academic," the longest-running quiz show on television, Mac McGarry, the longest-tenured host, says that "it's really time" to step down. "I'm 85 years old and gone way beyond Social Security," the Potomac resident said Thursday. "A lot of things are getting to me like this sinus trouble. Right now my eyes are watering, and I thought, 'My gosh, would I be able to read the cards?' Generally speaking, I'm in good health, but these minor things make you realize you might be losing a step here or there.
TOPIC
By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | January 18, 2004
The Greater Baltimore region approves of the way President Bush is doing his job, favors legalizing slot machines in Maryland and would vote for Mayor Martin O'Malley for governor in a 2006 Democratic primary. Greater Washington? It gives a thumbs-down on Bush, is equally split on slots and would back Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan over O'Malley to lead the state. As Baltimore-area lawmakers increasingly look to bolster their influence in Annapolis by aligning with their Washington-area counterparts, distinctions in voter opinion could play an important role.
NEWS
By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | November 19, 2003
As eastern Baltimore County looks toward revitalization, federal officials are considering a proposal to build a privately run prison next to a historic black community and in the path of an ambitious waterfront project. Correctional Services Corp. of Sarasota, Fla., has proposed the 1,750-bed prison just south of the Turners Station neighborhood in Dundalk, a U.S. Department of Justice spokesman confirmed yesterday. News of the proposal has shaken the proud Dundalk area, once the heart of Maryland's steel and shipbuilding industries.
NEWS
By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | February 4, 2003
Rudolph E. Linder, founder and president of R.E. Linder Steel Erection Co. Inc., whose name became familiar through the signs and equipment at major construction sites in the Baltimore-Washington area, died of cancer Saturday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 82. Mr. Linder's company, which he started in 1954, was a fixture in downtown Baltimore building in the 1970s and 1980s. Among his projects were restoration of the City Hall dome, the Fort McHenry tunnel and the 250 West Pratt, Union Trust and Merritt towers.
BUSINESS
By John B. O'Donnell and John B. O'Donnell,Washington Bureau Staff Writer David Conn contributed to this article | May 19, 1993
WASHINGTON -- With consumer confidence about hom buying on the rise, a government-sponsored corporation that provides much of the money for mortgage lenders will launch a program in the Baltimore-Washington area Monday to attract low- and moderate-income renters to homeownership.Designed for first-time home buyers who earn less than the median household income -- $44,000 in the Baltimore area and $59,200 in the Washington area -- the program will use a six-week advertising campaign to urge potential first-time home buyers to call a national 800 telephone number (1-800-688-HOME or 1-800-782-2729 for Spanish-speaking callers)
FEATURES
By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | May 15, 2001
Rosa Ponselle, the famed diva who guided the Baltimore Opera Company for several decades, died 20 years ago this month. The Rosa Ponselle Foundation began commemorating that anniversary last weekend with a concert in Washington and a High Mass at the soprano's old parish church in Pikesville; the remembrances continue this week in Baltimore: Stefania Dovhan, who won the gold medal at the 2000 Rosa Ponselle Competition, will give a free recital at 2:30...
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | September 19, 2000
If the decision on where to hold the 2012 Summer Olympic Games were a popularity contest, the Tampa-Orlando, Fla., area would win hands down, according to a recent nationwide survey commissioned by Baltimore-based Eisner Communications. That area was the favorite among 20 percent of 1,000 adult Americans who were surveyed between Sept. 8 and Sept. 10. Among the seven other regions bidding for the Games, Baltimore-Washington tied with New York with 8 percent of the vote, above Houston, which received 6 percent.
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