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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | July 20, 1994
Since leaving the University of New Mexico two years ago, where he was a sociology major and an outside linebacker, Jesse Becton:* Worked as a doorman keeping peace at a nightclub in Albuquerque, N.M.* Served as a district manager of circulation for the Albuquerque Journal.* Applied for jobs with the fire and police departments in Albuquerque.* Sought a tryout with the Las Vegas Posse, a Canadian Football League expansion team.It wasn't until Becton came to Baltimore this summer that he revived his dormant football career with the expansion CFLs.
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By Jacques Kelly and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
Philip Filner, a retired molecular biologist and community activist who helped preserve a wooded and wetland tract in Owings Mills, died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 6 at his Lutherville home. He was 75. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Samuel Filner, an artist and illustrator, and Lily Cohen Filner, a homemaker. He was raised in Queens, N.Y., and was a 1956 graduate of Stuyvesant High School. As a young man, he delivered meats for a kosher butcher and worked as a city parks recreation worker and a darkroom assistant for a photographer.
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By Ken Murray | August 20, 1994
Linebacker Jesse Becton, who spent most of the season on the Baltimore CFLs' practice roster, has agreed to a one-year contract with an option year to join the Las Vegas Posse. Becton said he will be activated for Thursday's game against the Edmonton Eskimos.Becton started two games at outside linebacker for the CFLs this season, but as a member of the practice roster is free to move to another team. He said he called Posse secondary coach Jeff Reinebold, his coach at the University of New Mexico, to explore the possibility recently.
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By Andrew Leckey | December 28, 2008
What gives with my Becton, Dickinson and Co. shares? I thought that its products were always needed. B.R., via the Internet The world's largest manufacturer and distributor of surgical products makes items that are health-care staples. Its surgical products include needles, syringes and disposal units. It also makes diagnostic instruments and systems used to study cells. The firm derives economies of scale from its global manufacturing plants. Net income for its fiscal fourth quarter, ended Sept.
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March 20, 1997
Becton Dickinson & Co. announced yesterday that it will buy Difco Laboratories Inc., which will become part of Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems, with headquarters in Sparks.According to company spokesmen, the transaction is unlikely to have any immediate impact on employment in Maryland. The company has about 1,700 employees in Sparks and in a facility in Hunt Valley.Becton Dickinson, with corporate headquarters in Franklin Lakes, N.J., makes medical supplies and equipment, with revenue for the year ending in September of $2.8 billion.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | September 6, 1999
Robert E. James Jr., a retired Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems director and an avid seashell collector, died of leukemia Thursday at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Hampstead resident was 63.Mr. James opened a consulting business in the medical diagnostics industry two years ago after retiring as director of international regulations and quality development at the Cockeysville company.Born in New York City, he graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and earned a master's degree in microbiology from the University of Virginia in 1960.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | July 20, 1994
Since leaving the University of New Mexico two years ago, where he was a sociology major and an outside linebacker, Jesse Becton:* Worked as a doorman keeping peace at a nightclub in Albuquerque, N.M.* Served as a district manager of circulation for the Albuquerque Journal.* Applied for jobs with the fire and police departments in Albuquerque.* Sought a tryout with the Las Vegas Posse, a Canadian Football League expansion team.It wasn't until Becton came to Baltimore this summer that he revived his dormant football career with the expansion CFLs.
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By Sean Somerville and Sean Somerville,SUN STAFF | November 14, 1996
Becton Dickinson & Co. Inc., a medical supply company that employs about 1,700 people in two facilities in Sparks and Hunt Valley, will cut an unknown number of Baltimore County jobs.Vince Forlenza, the president of Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems (BDMS), told employees in a Nov. 1 memo that the company faces "continuing consolidation and spending reductions in the health care industry.""Consequently, spending will be reduced and, unfortunately, a number of jobs will be eliminated," Forlenza wrote.
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By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | November 23, 1999
The former president of Becton Dickinson Diagnostics in Sparks was appointed chief executive officer yesterday of parent company Becton Dickinson & Co. in Franklin Lakes, N.J.Edward J. Ludwig headed the Sparks operation, which employs about 2,000, from 1989 to 1994. He was appointed president of the entire company in May and will retain that title. He was also appointed to the board of directors yesterday.He succeeds Clateo Castellini, who said he will retire Dec. 31 but remain chairman of the board.
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By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | September 4, 1998
Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems, which employs about 1,700 in Baltimore County, will be merged with two other divisions of its corporate parent, New Jersey-based Becton Dickinson and Co., it was announced yesterday.The result will be a bioscience and diagnostic business with about $1 billion in annual sales and 3,500 employees. About half of those are in Baltimore County, and they should not be affected by the combination, said Deborah J. Neff, who will head the new organization."This is an effort to drive our growth faster," Neff said.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | June 13, 2007
William Sinkabine Miller, a retired medical research scientist who helped run the 1969 Apollo 11 lunar mission's post-flight quarantine lab, died of cancer Sunday at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Timonium resident was 80. Born in Berryville, Va., he earned a bachelor's degree in microbiology at the University of Maryland, College Park and a doctorate from George Washington University. He studied at the Harvard Business School and served in the Air Force in Japan. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Dr. Miller worked in military biological testing at Fort Detrick in Frederick.
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December 24, 2001
Insider transactions of 1,000 shares or more for public companies based in Maryland or with operations here. Becton Dickinson & Co. Willard J. Overlock, director, purchased 1,000 shares of common at $32 each on Nov. 26 and now directly holds 2,000. Legg Mason Inc. Robert F. Price, officer, sold 4,172 shares of common at $43.30 each on Nov. 6 and now directly holds 15,000. Lockheed Martin Corp. Dain M. Hancock, officer, exercised an option for 30,575 shares of common between $18.50 and $45.56 each from Nov. 5 to Nov. 20 and sold 30,575 shares between $45.73 and $48.61 each from Nov. 5 to Nov. 20 and now directly and indirectly holds 54,217.
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February 14, 2001
In the Region Manugistics teams with Microsoft, KPMG on software Manugistics Group Inc., a Rockville maker of software that links suppliers and manufacturers, said yesterday that it will team with Microsoft Corp. and KPMG Consulting Inc. to sell inventory software and services. Manugistics will convert all its software to run on Microsoft Windows operating systems, Chief Technology Officer Robert Phillips said. KPMG will provide consulting services and technical support to customers.
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By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | November 23, 1999
The former president of Becton Dickinson Diagnostics in Sparks was appointed chief executive officer yesterday of parent company Becton Dickinson & Co. in Franklin Lakes, N.J.Edward J. Ludwig headed the Sparks operation, which employs about 2,000, from 1989 to 1994. He was appointed president of the entire company in May and will retain that title. He was also appointed to the board of directors yesterday.He succeeds Clateo Castellini, who said he will retire Dec. 31 but remain chairman of the board.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | September 6, 1999
Robert E. James Jr., a retired Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems director and an avid seashell collector, died of leukemia Thursday at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Hampstead resident was 63.Mr. James opened a consulting business in the medical diagnostics industry two years ago after retiring as director of international regulations and quality development at the Cockeysville company.Born in New York City, he graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and earned a master's degree in microbiology from the University of Virginia in 1960.
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By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | September 4, 1998
Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems, which employs about 1,700 in Baltimore County, will be merged with two other divisions of its corporate parent, New Jersey-based Becton Dickinson and Co., it was announced yesterday.The result will be a bioscience and diagnostic business with about $1 billion in annual sales and 3,500 employees. About half of those are in Baltimore County, and they should not be affected by the combination, said Deborah J. Neff, who will head the new organization."This is an effort to drive our growth faster," Neff said.
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By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1997
Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems will close five plants in Wisconsin and Michigan that employ 450 people over the next two years, but add 150 to 200 jobs in the Baltimore area.Donald R. Daut, director of North American Operations for Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems, which has headquarters in Sparks, said yesterday the moves were part of "an ongoing review of overall efficiencies."He said it was not yet determined how many of the positions here would be filled by transfers from the Midwest and how many would represent new hires.
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By Sean Somerville and Sean Somerville,SUN STAFF | November 18, 1996
Becton Dickinson & Co. Inc., a New Jersey-based medical supply company, tomorrow will cut 88 jobs from its Baltimore County work force of 1,700.In a memo on Friday, Vince Forlenza, the president of Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems (BDMS), told workers in two facilities in Hunt Valley and Sparks that most of the positions being eliminated are "managerial, supervisory and administrative jobs." He said individuals would be notified tomorrow."I realize this is a difficult time for all of us," Forlenza wrote.
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