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February 17, 1991
In an attempt to halt the amount of bounced checks received by the town, the Town Council last week enacted a bad-check ordinance.Thenew ordinance, effective immediately, means that any person who has two checks returned to the town for insufficient funds will not be able to use a personal check to pay for town services for a period of five years.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
The Orioles head to Kansas City down two games in the American League Championship Series as play shifts to Kauffman Stadium for the next three matchups with the Royals. They're facing unprecedented odds. Since the LCS round went to a best-of-seven format in 1985, no team has lost the first two games of the series and came back to win. It's a tough mountain to climb in the flat Midwest, especially against a Royals team that has seen everything go its way and has won all six of its postseason games this year.
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FEATURES
March 13, 1992
Now that the House bank - whose advertising slogan could have been, "No fees ... no matter what!" - is closed, congressmen will have to take their business to the same banks that the rest of us use.And if they continue their check-bouncing ways, they'll soon become acquainted with the area banks' NSF (non-sufficient funds) fees, which are said to average $25 for each bad check. Here's what they'd pay in penalties:*The 8,331 bad checks written by House members in the year ending June 30, 1990: $208,275*The as-yet unnamed congressman who wrote 996 rubber checks in the 39-month period under review: $24,900*The 100 congressmen who bounced at least 45 checks each in three years: $1,125 eachThose fees, of course, don't include any that are levied by merchants, many of whom charge whenever they have to return a check.
SPORTS
By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 1, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  In two straight games, Maryland running back Brandon Ross has taken a short screen pass, maneuvered through traffic and outrun the defense for a long touchdown down the left sideline. Ross fumbled three times during the Terps' first two games and has shared playing time in recent weeks. But the 5-foot-10, 205-pound junior has made some big plays when called upon. Ross, who ran for 776 yards last year, had five catches for 50 yards against West Virginia on Sept.
NEWS
October 8, 1991
For those voters who have been perplexed by the complexities of deficit spending and the slick rhetoric of budget balancing, the members of the House have offered a stunningly simple, albeit unintentional, explanation.Last week the public learned that members of the esteemed lawmaking body had left more than $300,000 in unpaid tabs at the chamber's cafeteria and had written -- and bounced -- more than 8,300 checks at the House bank.With federal legislators unable to keep their own finances in order -- writing bad checks and neglecting to pay the bills -- it's no wonder there is no fiscal discipline in Washington and that the nation is swamped in red ink.
BUSINESS
By Raymond L. Sanchez and Raymond L. Sanchez,Evening Sun Staff | October 23, 1990
The owner of bankrupt Duralite Truck Body & Container Co. has pleaded guilty to charges of writing bad checks and has been ordered to pay more than $11,000 in restitution to workers left holding bounced paychecks and unpaid medical bills.The plea agreement gives John F. Smith 18 months of unsupervised probation. Smith will have no criminal record if he successfully completes the terms of his probation.Smith, 52, of the 900 block of Rolandvue Ave., Towson, entered his plea before Baltimore Circuit Judge Kenneth Lavon Johnson yesterday, as nearly 40 former employees of the southeast Baltimore plant packed the courtroom and protested the sentence as a wrist slap.
NEWS
June 21, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- When he found a 22-year-old woman guilty of three counts of bad checks, Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. told her she used "a pen like someone uses a pistol."Victoria Cunningham, was found guilty of writing three bad checks at county grocery stores last year after she agreed to plead not guilty but accept the state's version of the facts.One of the checks was for $224 at George's Super Thrift in Eldersburg, another was for $296 at the Westminster Co-Op grocery store, and the third was for $132 at Millers Food Market.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,Washington Bureau | March 17, 1992
WASHINGTON -- Maryland Democratic Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, who has repeatedly denied that he wrote any bad checks at the House bank, yesterday revealed that he wrote four overdrafts during his 11 years in Congress.The congressman, who has been critical of his colleagues for abusing the now-closed bank, said he learned about his own overdrafts -- written in 1991 and 1986 -- on Friday, following a call from the House ethics committee. No notices were ever sent from the House bank about the overdrafts, he said.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | March 24, 1997
Baltimore police have arrested a man and charged him with buying more than $100,000 worth of high-tech electronic equipment with bogus checks and then reselling the merchandise to unsuspecting customers.Detective Kyle D. Zavorotny of the check and fraud unit said the man allegedly used the name of a legitimate Baltimore County business to get checks drawn on a Missouri bank -- and used them to buy computers, copy machines and laser printers.Police said their investigation has uncovered 30 to 40 companies in the Baltimore and Washington area that sold the man equipment, starting in June, but never got their money because the checks allegedly bounced.
NEWS
By Peter Osterlund and Peter Osterlund,Washington Bureau of The Sun | October 4, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives, attempting to conclude an embarrassing chapter in its history, ordered the closure of the House bank yesterday in the wake of revelations that it had covered thousands of bad checks written by lawmakers."
NEWS
Yvonne Wenger and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they have trust in federal employees , a spike in public confidence that some are attributing to last year's partial government shutdown. In a recent Battleground Poll by George Washington University, 22 percent of registered voters surveyed said they had "a lot" of confidence in federal workers , and 51 percent said they had "some. " The public's confidence in the federal workforce waned in 2012 and 2013 after scandals involving the Internal Revenue Service and the General Services Administration but rebounded after the shutdown last October.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Three weeks into this season, Steve Pearce walked out of the Orioles manager Buck Showalter's office in Toronto, sat down and just stared into his locker. It was an all-too-familiar feeling for Pearce, who had just been told he was being designated for assignment. The Orioles had an early season roster crunch and needed to add bullpen reinforcements. Pearce, who had just seven at-bats at the time, was the odd man out. Pearce's hope was that he'd clear waivers, be outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk - where he could receive regular playing time - and eventually rejoin the major league club.
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Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
John Harbaugh walked toward the back of the bench to exhort the fans, wagged four fingers in the air to signal the start of the final quarter and welcomed big defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to the sideline with a flying chest bump that left the Ravens' head coach falling backward.   Despite one of the most trying weeks in franchise history, Harbaugh told general manager Ozzie Newsome on Wednesday that he sensed his team was ready to play well and was he ever prophetic. The Ravens broke the trend of close games against their biggest rival by dominating the Pittsburgh Steelers, 26-6, in front of an announced 71,181 at M&T Bank Stadium and a prime-time television audience.
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Sports Digest | September 1, 2014
Maryland soccer Before a home-opener crowd of nearly 5,000 at Ludwig Field, No. 2 Maryland beat No. 17 Coastal Carolina on Monday, 3-2. After being shut out for the first time in nearly three years against No. 14 Louisville on Friday, the Terps scored just eight minutes into the match, courtesy of co-captain and senior midfielder Dan Metzger . Metzger connected with a corner kick by junior midfielder Mael Corboz to give Maryland the early...
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
CLEVELAND -- Ever since the Orioles reached the postseason two years ago, they've made a point of not panicking when momentum appears to be slipping away. They just try and wait it out. So after running into a buzzsaw of quality pitching for the better part of three games against the Cleveland Indians, the Orioles' offense finally emerged Sunday afternoon in the later innings of a 4-1 victory at Progressive Field. The Orioles had scored just one run in 25 previous innings - and none in the last 17 - during the weekend series before they broke through for two runs in the sixth that ultimately saved them from bring swept for just the second time this year.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
The Orioles' plan all along was to let Kevin Gausman loose in the second half of this season. It took some rigid discipline - limiting his innings and pitch counts earlier this year - in order to preserve him for the stretch run. It also included some unpopular roster moves as the right-hander shuttled back and forth to the minor leagues. When the Orioles needed an extra relief pitcher, Gausman usually was the player sent to manager Buck Showalter's office to be told he was being optioned.
NEWS
By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | July 11, 1999
Late last year, Beth Reynolds wrote the Columbia Association a $74 check to buy swimsuits for her children.The check bounced.She wrote another. It included a $28 bad-check fee.It cleared.Yet four months later, Reynolds was led away in handcuffs from her home on a cul-de-sac in Columbia's affluent River Hill Village. Her crime: writing the bad $74 check."I was too scared to ask them questions," Reynolds said. "I was humiliated. They handcuffed me, walked me to the car. I wasn't crying. I was just in shock.
NEWS
By Richard Bader | October 28, 1991
LESS THAN a year after launching an investigation into the misuse of federal dollars by one of the nation's premier institutions of higher education, Stanford University, members of the House of Representatives find themselves stung by embarrassing revelations that they, too, have incurred some questionable indirect costs in going about their business.The September General Accounting Office audit revealing that House members bounced 8,331 checks last year at the House bank without having to pay a cent in penalty fees or interest has sent members scurrying to find out to what extent they were involved.
NEWS
June 13, 2014
If most of us consider it an accomplishment to walk and chew gum at the same time, the Peking Acrobats are way beyond the human norm when it comes to physical dexterity. They'll demonstrate their extreme feats when appearing at a Columbia Festival of the Arts event on Saturday, June 21 at 8 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake. These jugglers, tumblers, cyclists, gymnasts and contortionists do things so difficult that you wonder how in the world they're able to do some of them.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
UMBC dived into the 2014 campaign without four potential starters, but all four are on pace to rejoin the team for next season. The Retrievers went 8-7 overall and 3-2 in the America East despite losing senior midfielder Conor Finch (Boys' Latin) and freshman defenseman Pat Dignan to torn anterior cruciate ligaments, junior goalkeeper Wes DiRito to foot surgery and senior long-stick midfielder Nathan Klein to a broken neck. Coach Don Zimmerman said all four players are progressing well in their rehabilitation.
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