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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | December 3, 1992
Howard Cable Television will increase rates for basic service by 5 percent Jan. 1 and for the first time will charge customers for its programming guide.The company will raise its basic service charge, which includes 40 channels, by $1.15 monthly, from $22.25 to $23.40. The guide will cost 99 cents a month for customers who choose to subscribe. Customers who get the premium movie channel, Home Box Office, will pay 3 percent more beginning next month, from $12.95 to $13.35.The company serves about 43,000 subscribers in the Ellicott City, Columbia, Laurel, Savage and Elkridge areas.
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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2011
Baltimore County Council members gave unanimous approval to County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's $1.6 billion budget Thursday, having agreed to only minor spending cuts last week. The council voted last week to cut the budget by about $258,200 — a fraction of the $1.5 million recommended by the county auditor. Kamenetz trimmed dozens of jobs and pulled $61 million from reserves — nearly six times the amount used last year — to balance the budget, leaving property and income tax rates unchanged.
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By Leslie Cauley and Leslie Cauley,Staff Writer | May 23, 1992
Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. filed a proposal with state regulators yesterday to overhaul a wide range of charges, increasing many while reducing the cost of basic phone service for residential customers.C&P, which has 1.8 million customers in Maryland, proposed lowering its basic residential rate by up to 69 cents a month. The proposal also calls for cutting the cost of in-state toll calls as much as 21 percent.But the cost of many services would increase, in some cases substantially.
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By Gregory Karp and Gregory Karp,The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa | September 30, 2007
In many American households personal and business spending are intertwined. So smart spending on your small business can mean more dollars falling to your household's bottom line. Whether it's full-time home-based businesses, part-time eBay businesses, Internet storefronts or occasional freelancing, millions of Americans have business-related spending. Of the nation's 25 million firms nearly 20 million have no employees besides the owner, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. One key to small-business success is to be a penny-pincher, said Gene Marks, author of several books, including the Streetwise Small Business Book of Lists: Hundreds of Lists to Help You Reduce Costs, Increase Revenues and Boost Your Profits.
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By Dow Jones News Service | May 14, 1992
NEW YORK -- American Telephone & Telegraph Co. said yesterday that it is introducing a new program to help its customers secure their communications systems and control telephone fraud.The company said its Netprotect basic service monitors calling to countries experiencing the highest amounts of long-distance fraud, along with domestic 800 service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and alerts customers to suspected fraud. It will be offered to all business customers of AT&T's long-distance and domestic 800 services at no additional charge.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff writer | February 13, 1991
Monthly cable television rates for Carroll residents will rise $1.55 for basic service beginning March 1, the county's cable supplier said this week.Prestige Cable TV customers have been notified that basic service fees will increase from $18.95 to $20.50 per month."
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 14, 1999
The Georgia-based cable television company that serves Carroll County and seven of its municipalities announced Friday that it will soon offer new services to subscribers.Prestige Cable TV's expanded basic service will include eight new channels by early March. The subscription rate for the service will increase by 50 cents to $21.95 a month, company officials said.The addition of these channels is part of a rebuilding project that has been in the works for several months. The revamped system uses fiber-optic cables and is designed to be flexible to meet future telecommunications needs, said Mark Krider, Prestige Cable TV manager.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff Writer | July 1, 1993
North Arundel Cable TV is on the lookout for cable pirates and expects to sign the first of a series of complaints with the state's attorney's office by September.Auditors have been canvassing the company's North County service area since June 1, disconnecting service to nonpaying subscribers and fixing broken equipment, said Paul Janson, marketing and programming manager.Illegal subscribers could face up to one year in jail and fines of up to $2,500 under a state law that took effect in October.
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April 13, 1993
For proof that competition keeps businesses lean, imaginative and responsive to customers, consider the running skirmish between a pair of cable TV companies in Anne Arundel County.North Arundel Cable Television and Jones Intercable vie for some 40,000 households in the northern half of the county. If you weren't aware that this is one of the few areas where cable providers square off, you might have guessed from the two companies' relatively low fees.Subscribers of North Arundel pay a monthly bill of $22.15 for 46 channels on expanded basic service (48 cents per channel)
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By From staff reports | January 28, 2001
In Baltimore City TCI to increase rates for expanded cable TV service Baltimore's cable carrier is raising its rates for expanded cable service, the company said yesterday. Starting Feb. 15, customers of Tele-Communications Inc. will pay $1.84 more each month for expanded basic service, increasing the cost from $20.89 to $22.73. Basic service will decrease in price by 34 cents, from $9.04 to $8.70, according to TCI customer service representatives. TCI officials could not be reached yesterday to explain the increase.
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By SOLOMON MOORE and SOLOMON MOORE,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 30, 2006
RAWAH, Iraq -- Few Americans are greeted as warmly by Iraqi soldiers serving in the western desert of Anbar province as Maj. John Bilas, a Marine from Camp Pendleton. He pays them. Tall and sturdily built, Bilas recently climbed aboard a Black Hawk helicopter in Baghdad and headed for Al Asad, a military base in Anbar, the heartland of Iraq's Sunni Arab-led insurgency. He carried more than $2 million in cash. Over the next several days, riding in Humvee convoys, he would make the dangerous journey across Anbar to outposts and bases to deliver the payroll for the soldiers of Iraq's 7th Army Division.
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By SCOTT CALVERT and SCOTT CALVERT,SUN FOREIGN REPORTER | February 8, 2006
DIEPSLOOT, South Africa --At dusk, Joshua Masekoameng burrows into his history books as an escape from the shantytown that is his home, but it is hard to ignore the setting. The high school senior does his schoolwork by candlelight. The 10-by-20-foot shack that he shares with his mother, two sisters and a nephew lacks electricity and running water. There are four corrugated metal walls, a metal roof, a concrete floor, a faded shag carpet, a single bed and an old stereo on a battered shelf - but that is all. "I love history very much," Masekoameng said, reading a textbook last updated in 1988.
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By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | December 5, 2001
Comcast Corp. announced a price increase yesterday for many cable services provided to its Baltimore City customers, including a 30 percent increase for its digital service, effective Feb. 1. The company's heavily advertised digital service will go from $10 to $12.95, an increase of $2.95. The charge for expanded basic service will rise $2.30, or 10 percent, from $22.73 to $25.03 while full standard service will increase by $2, or 6 percent, from $31.43 to $33.43. Each of the premium movie channels will cost an additional 50 cents.
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By From staff reports | January 28, 2001
In Baltimore City TCI to increase rates for expanded cable TV service Baltimore's cable carrier is raising its rates for expanded cable service, the company said yesterday. Starting Feb. 15, customers of Tele-Communications Inc. will pay $1.84 more each month for expanded basic service, increasing the cost from $20.89 to $22.73. Basic service will decrease in price by 34 cents, from $9.04 to $8.70, according to TCI customer service representatives. TCI officials could not be reached yesterday to explain the increase.
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August 15, 2000
WHEN A GROUP of citizens started a petition drive to loosen the strangling grip the tax cap has on county revenue, their effort seemed an uphill fight. The county desperately needs money to repair schools, pay public safety officers and fix roads, but would 10,000 citizens look past their tax bills to see that their quality of life was at risk? The answer, fortunately, is a resounding yes. At least 12,000 residents signed up. If 10,000 of those signatures are verified, voters will decide in November whether to amend the tax revenue cap. The cap works against every schoolchild, every motorist and everyone who wants top-notch police officers and firefighters.
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May 23, 2000
In the Region TCI decides to lower basic cable rate, raise expanded rate TCI Communications said yesterday that it will decrease its rate for basic cable television service for its 115,000 Baltimore city customers. The subscription rate for basic service will drop $2.48 per month to $9.04 on June 1, said TCI spokeswoman Kirsti Durr. Meanwhile, TCI said its rate for expanded cable service will rise June 1 by $1.75 to $20.89. Customers who subscribe to expanded service must also subscribe to basic service, meaning that expanded customers would still see an overall rate decrease of 73 cents per month, Durr said.
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December 7, 1991
The two cable television systems with monopolies on service in Baltimore and Baltimore County have announced rate increases effective in January and February.Subscribers to Baltimore County's Comcast Cablevision will see their rates increase on Jan. 1 by as much as 10 percent, according to a letter sent to cable subscribers this week with their monthly bills.According to the letter, signed by Comcast area vice president Stephen A. Burch, the rate for Preferred Basic Service, which offers about 40 channels, will rise from $20.90 to $22.99 a month.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 14, 1999
The Georgia-based cable television company that serves Carroll County and seven of its municipalities announced Friday that it will soon offer new services to subscribers.Prestige Cable TV's expanded basic service will include eight new channels by early March. The subscription rate for the service will increase by 50 cents to $21.95 a month, company officials said.The addition of these channels is part of a rebuilding project that has been in the works for several months. The revamped system uses fiber-optic cables and is designed to be flexible to meet future telecommunications needs, said Mark Krider, Prestige Cable TV manager.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF Sun staff writers Michael Dresser and Ivan Penn contributed to this article | January 10, 1997
House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr.'s ambitious tax ideas -- an income tax cut balanced by a sales tax expansion -- drew a tepid response from legislators in Annapolis yesterday.Taylor startled lawmakers Wednesday when he said he wanted to cut the state's 5 percent sales tax rate. Yesterday, he reaffirmed his support for a rate cut but also made it clear that even with one, total sales taxes paid by Marylanders would increase because he also would apply the levy to some services now not taxed.
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