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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 21, 2001
HOWARD HIGH School's DECA group is just 2 years old, but already it has captured the state championship and shown it can be a national presence. DECA (not an acronym) is a national student organization that focuses on business management, entrepreneurship and marketing. Students compete in state and national events that highlight their business acumen. Howard High has the largest DECA chapter in the state, with 133 members. At the Maryland State Leadership Development Conference, held March 8-10 in Hagerstown, Howard High students captured 48 recognition awards for ranking among the top six in their categories, 38 individual trophies and a first-place win for overall performance.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2012
EASTON – Shortly before sunrise, Edwin F. Hale Sr. scatters decoys on the water, preparing for a day of waterfowl hunting on his Talbot County farm. The day dawns cloudy, a good sign because ducks and geese fly low under clouds, Hale says, as he and two hunting buddies settle into a duck blind camouflaged with pine branches along Hunting Creek. At first all is quiet, with no waterfowl to be seen. But Hale, as always, is hopeful. "Then a switch will be turned on and they come in," says Hale, 65, wearing jeans, a camouflage jacket and boots, and carrying duck and geese call horns.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | May 25, 1996
Jim Fish, the head librarian for San Jose, Calif., is coming to Towson in September as director of Baltimore County's 15-branch library system.Fish, touted for his business acumen, won a final three-way competition for the $100,000-a-year job. His selection by the library board to replace retiring Charles W. Robinson, who has headed the libraries for 33 years, was announced yesterday at the Towson branch.Board President Patricia Fisher said Fish's master's degree in business administration made him stand out in this era of budget cuts and downsizing.
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By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,SUN STAFF | July 15, 2005
Robert L. Johnson may be best known as the media mogul who created a billion-dollar fortune with the country's first and largest African-American-oriented cable network. But he has long dabbled in a variety of business ventures, before and after selling Black Entertainment Television to Viacom for $3 billion five years ago. Johnson's latest foray into hotel development in Baltimore and Washington comes 25 years after he created BET in the basement of his Washington home. Today, the network reaches more than 70 million households.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | December 18, 2002
NEW YORK - Robert Johnson, the billionaire founder of Black Entertainment Television, has been chosen to own Charlotte's new NBA franchise, according to published reports. The Charlotte Observer reported that Johnson, 56, will be introduced at a news conference today at the NBA Store in midtown Manhattan. The Associated Press and Bloomberg News were among other news organizations that reported that the league's expansion committee chose Johnson over a group that included Hall of Famer Larry Bird, sources told The Observer.
BUSINESS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | February 6, 2001
Slightly more than two months after resigning as the state's top economic development official, Richard C. Mike Lewin was named yesterday as an executive of a new division at Legg Mason Wood Walker Inc. that will focus on private investments. Lewin, who served two years as secretary of the state's Business and Economic Development Department, joins the Baltimore brokerage as vice chairman of the Private Funds Group, which will raise capital to invest in private equities and debt, plus alternative investment projects.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2012
EASTON – Shortly before sunrise, Edwin F. Hale Sr. scatters decoys on the water, preparing for a day of waterfowl hunting on his Talbot County farm. The day dawns cloudy, a good sign because ducks and geese fly low under clouds, Hale says, as he and two hunting buddies settle into a duck blind camouflaged with pine branches along Hunting Creek. At first all is quiet, with no waterfowl to be seen. But Hale, as always, is hopeful. "Then a switch will be turned on and they come in," says Hale, 65, wearing jeans, a camouflage jacket and boots, and carrying duck and geese call horns.
NEWS
June 26, 2002
The student: Michelle Levin, 18 School: Atholton High Special achievement: Michelle was one of four nominees for the Rising Business Star award, sponsored by the Howard County Economic Development Authority's Equal Business Opportunity Committee. Chosen by her accounting teacher to manage a school store, Michelle kept accounting records, contributed to store policy and operating procedures and worked at the store as a volunteer. She was also a member of her school's field hockey and lacrosse teams and the National Honor Society.
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By Heather Tepe and Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 31, 2001
FIFTH-GRADERS at Clemens Crossing Elementary School learned about supply and demand, goods vs. services, and accounting practices in preparation for their Economics Fair held this month. Gifted and Talented Program resource teacher Nancy Kapp designed the curriculum, which encouraged the class to develop goods or services they would sell to other children in the school. "The students were so creative," Kapp said. "I was very impressed." The children were allowed to use any materials they had in developing their businesses, and they were limited to spending $5 on new materials.
BUSINESS
By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | June 30, 1999
George B. Delaplaine, president and chief executive of Great Southern Printing & Manufacturing Co. of Frederick, was named master entrepreneur last night in Maryland's 1999 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards competition.Delaplaine, whose company publishes the Frederick News-Post, and seven other local entrepreneurs will represent the state's business community in a national competition in Palm Springs, Calif., in November.The award winners were revealed last night at a banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
SPORTS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | December 18, 2002
NEW YORK - Robert Johnson, the billionaire founder of Black Entertainment Television, has been chosen to own Charlotte's new NBA franchise, according to published reports. The Charlotte Observer reported that Johnson, 56, will be introduced at a news conference today at the NBA Store in midtown Manhattan. The Associated Press and Bloomberg News were among other news organizations that reported that the league's expansion committee chose Johnson over a group that included Hall of Famer Larry Bird, sources told The Observer.
NEWS
June 26, 2002
The student: Michelle Levin, 18 School: Atholton High Special achievement: Michelle was one of four nominees for the Rising Business Star award, sponsored by the Howard County Economic Development Authority's Equal Business Opportunity Committee. Chosen by her accounting teacher to manage a school store, Michelle kept accounting records, contributed to store policy and operating procedures and worked at the store as a volunteer. She was also a member of her school's field hockey and lacrosse teams and the National Honor Society.
NEWS
By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 21, 2001
HOWARD HIGH School's DECA group is just 2 years old, but already it has captured the state championship and shown it can be a national presence. DECA (not an acronym) is a national student organization that focuses on business management, entrepreneurship and marketing. Students compete in state and national events that highlight their business acumen. Howard High has the largest DECA chapter in the state, with 133 members. At the Maryland State Leadership Development Conference, held March 8-10 in Hagerstown, Howard High students captured 48 recognition awards for ranking among the top six in their categories, 38 individual trophies and a first-place win for overall performance.
BUSINESS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | February 6, 2001
Slightly more than two months after resigning as the state's top economic development official, Richard C. Mike Lewin was named yesterday as an executive of a new division at Legg Mason Wood Walker Inc. that will focus on private investments. Lewin, who served two years as secretary of the state's Business and Economic Development Department, joins the Baltimore brokerage as vice chairman of the Private Funds Group, which will raise capital to invest in private equities and debt, plus alternative investment projects.
NEWS
By Heather Tepe and Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 31, 2001
FIFTH-GRADERS at Clemens Crossing Elementary School learned about supply and demand, goods vs. services, and accounting practices in preparation for their Economics Fair held this month. Gifted and Talented Program resource teacher Nancy Kapp designed the curriculum, which encouraged the class to develop goods or services they would sell to other children in the school. "The students were so creative," Kapp said. "I was very impressed." The children were allowed to use any materials they had in developing their businesses, and they were limited to spending $5 on new materials.
BUSINESS
By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | June 30, 1999
George B. Delaplaine, president and chief executive of Great Southern Printing & Manufacturing Co. of Frederick, was named master entrepreneur last night in Maryland's 1999 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards competition.Delaplaine, whose company publishes the Frederick News-Post, and seven other local entrepreneurs will represent the state's business community in a national competition in Palm Springs, Calif., in November.The award winners were revealed last night at a banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
SPORTS
By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | November 24, 1995
During the 1995-96 academic year, The Sun is tracking the progress of six athletes who are seniors at area high schools. In addition to their accomplishments on the field, we will write about their work in the classroom as they strive to meet the NCAA's tougher academic standards.Duane Fisher, a wide receiver and defensive back at C. Milton Wright, has negotiated the recruiting process as efficiently as the businessman he hopes to become."I was never hassled by recruiters like a lot of people say they've been or said that I would be," said Fisher, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound senior who last month orally committed to the University of Virginia and plans to sign in February during the NCAA's early period for football players.
NEWS
By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,SUN STAFF | July 15, 2005
Robert L. Johnson may be best known as the media mogul who created a billion-dollar fortune with the country's first and largest African-American-oriented cable network. But he has long dabbled in a variety of business ventures, before and after selling Black Entertainment Television to Viacom for $3 billion five years ago. Johnson's latest foray into hotel development in Baltimore and Washington comes 25 years after he created BET in the basement of his Washington home. Today, the network reaches more than 70 million households.
NEWS
By A'LELIA BUNDLES | February 8, 1998
WHEN aspiring entrepreneurs asked Madam C.J. Walker how she turned a $1.50 investment into a cosmetics empire worth millions, she attributed her success to tenacity, perseverance, faith in herself and in God, quality products and "honest business dealings.""There is no royal flower-strewn path to success," she said. "And if there is, I have not found it, for if I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard."Born Sarah Breedlove in Delta, La., in 1867, this daughter of former slaves was a laundress until 1905, when she formulated hair and scalp preparations for black women.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | May 25, 1996
Jim Fish, the head librarian for San Jose, Calif., is coming to Towson in September as director of Baltimore County's 15-branch library system.Fish, touted for his business acumen, won a final three-way competition for the $100,000-a-year job. His selection by the library board to replace retiring Charles W. Robinson, who has headed the libraries for 33 years, was announced yesterday at the Towson branch.Board President Patricia Fisher said Fish's master's degree in business administration made him stand out in this era of budget cuts and downsizing.
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