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By Clive Menell | May 10, 1995
Johannesburg -- TODAY, ON the first anniversary of President Nelson Mandela's inauguration, it is generally accepted here that a near miracle has occurred in the past five years.An important component of this miracle has been the remarkable change in attitude of South African businessmen toward Mr. Mandela.When he was released from prison in February 1990, many businessmen saw him as the epitome of evil. Today, he is virtually above criticism.How could such a radical transformation have occurred over such a short period of time?
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
Like Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Gov. Martin O'Malley has surrounded himself with top Democrats in his skybox at Ravens stadium over the past year. But the governor also has displayed a penchant for entertaining television stars - mixing business interests, politicians and celebrities while eating at taxpayer expense. For instance, “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey was among those at the Sept. 23 game against New England Patriots. Other guests included a top aide to Democrat Ken Ulman, the lieutenant governor candidate; a Sodexo Corp.
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By Kathy Lally and Kathy Lally,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | August 1, 1991
MOSCOW -- Casting himself as just an old businessman, President Bush departed from two days of high-level political talks to tell aspiring Soviet wheeler-dealers how to set their country right.Think American, the president said during a new phenomenon here -- the breakfast meeting. Take risks, he said. Remember that can-do attitude.The wheeler-dealers ate it up."This is just what we need," said Alexander Vladislavlev, a Soviet people's deputy and executive vice president of the League of the Scientific and Industrial Association of the U.S.S.
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January 8, 2013
The Rude Mechanicals perform their own version of Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice," Friday, Jan. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. at the Greenbelt Arts Center, 124 Centerway, in Greenbelt. The Laurel-based Mechanicals' production takes place in Baltimore in 1960. Two rival businessmen enter into a bond that will ignite all the tensions, slights and prejudices of the city to explode into its smoky sky. Weekend performances continue Jan. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 general admission; $14 students/seniors/military.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | May 16, 2001
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia - Every war has a hotel. In Saigon, it was the Continental-Palace, a graceful colonial building famed for the "Continental Shelf," a veranda bar that was the meeting place for journalists and the military. In Beirut, it was the Commodore, which featured a parrot that could imitate incoming artillery rounds and telex machines that never broke down. In Baghdad it was the Al-Rashid with a mosaic of former President George Bush that you had to step on to get into the lobby.
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January 8, 2013
The Rude Mechanicals perform their own version of Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice," Friday, Jan. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. at the Greenbelt Arts Center, 124 Centerway, in Greenbelt. The Laurel-based Mechanicals' production takes place in Baltimore in 1960. Two rival businessmen enter into a bond that will ignite all the tensions, slights and prejudices of the city to explode into its smoky sky. Weekend performances continue Jan. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 general admission; $14 students/seniors/military.
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By C. Fraser Smith | May 2, 2004
AN AGING jock, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. says he's tired of playing backstop for business when the boys of winter (aka state legislators) convene in Annapolis. For those less steeped in the argot of the locker room, let us define our terms. The human backstop in baseball is the catcher. He puts on pads and a big glove and squats behind the batter to catch balls thrown at high speed. His mask and chest protector are sometimes referred to as "the tools of ignorance" because they don't always protect all that well.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | July 14, 2002
The stock market is plummeting and Democratic candidates are letting the voters know that the rich and greedy businessmen - the friends of the Republicans - are to blame. That might sound like today's headline, but it was also the story 70 years ago. The candidate was Franklin D. Roosevelt. The man playing the part of Enron's Kenneth Lay or the Arthur Andersen accountants or the WorldCom executives was Samuel Insull. He had made his millions in electric utilities in Chicago only to take thousands of stockholders down with him when the Depression collapsed his financial house of cards.
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June 24, 2001
ARGENTINA'S FORMER president, Carlos Menem, is under house arrest on suspicion of involvement in an arms-trading scandal. Paraguay's president, Luis Gonzalez Macchi, who was recently discovered to be driving a stolen BMW car, faces calls for his impeachment over fraud allegations, as does Brazil's Senate president, Jader Barbalho. In Peru, more than 60 people -- among them politicians, judges, generals and businessmen -- have been detained, caught in the web of corruption spun by the regime of Alberto K. Fujimori, who was ousted as president last year.
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November 4, 1990
Two county businessmen have received national honors from Junior Achievement for their volunteer work helping students learn about the business world.Melvin Mills of Mills' Communications Inc. in Westminster and Douglas Velnoskey, a stockbroker with Legg Mason, received bronze leadership awards.The Carroll Board of Commissioners recognized the two men at a ceremony Thursday at the county office building.Each year, 150 bronze leadership awards are given, said Tony Eckard, owner of Eckard's Wallpaper & Paint Store in Westminster and a member of the county JA board of directors.
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By AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 21, 2011
Andrew P. Klein, president of Harford County based Klein's ShopRite of Maryland, and Marshall J. Klein, vice-president of operations of Klein's ShopRite, were recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama at a White House ceremony on Wednesday, July 20. The two Harford County businessmen joined Mrs. Obama in celebrating nationwide commitments from major food retailers to open grocery stores that provide healthy, affordable food to millions of people...
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By Jay Hancock | January 23, 2010
A recent column addressed to mayor-to-be Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called attention to the extremely challenging conditions of doing business in Baltimore, particularly at Crossroads Industrial Park in Southwest Baltimore. Trash, illegal dumping of construction waste, burglaries, expensive air-conditioning units repeatedly destroyed for their copper, no snowplow service and abandoned boats showing up on the street are all business as usual at Crossroads. Baltimore Development Corp.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | June 17, 2009
Two Baltimore businessmen were indicted Tuesday, accused of conspiring to rig bids at Maryland tax lien auctions in the latest set of charges to develop from a sweeping multiyear federal investigation. A third defendant pleaded guilty in the case last year. According to the one-count indictment, filed in Baltimore's U.S. District Court, Harvey M. Nusbaum and his business partner, Jack W. Stollof, both in their 70s, colluded with others from April 2002 through early August 2007 to ensure that their small group of investors won the vast majority of properties by agreeing not to compete at certain tax lien auctions.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,sun reporter | March 13, 2007
Gap Suk Suh would have turned 60 years old yesterday. But instead of a celebration, relatives and friends of the electrician gathered on a Baltimore street with a plea to help catch his killer and offered thousands of dollars in reward money. Suh, who was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States 30 years ago, was fatally stabbed Nov. 6 in an apparent road-rage incident. The electrician was driving his van in the 500 block of W. Mulberry St. when it collided with a sport utility vehicle, causing minor damage, police said.
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By C. Fraser Smith | May 2, 2004
AN AGING jock, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. says he's tired of playing backstop for business when the boys of winter (aka state legislators) convene in Annapolis. For those less steeped in the argot of the locker room, let us define our terms. The human backstop in baseball is the catcher. He puts on pads and a big glove and squats behind the batter to catch balls thrown at high speed. His mask and chest protector are sometimes referred to as "the tools of ignorance" because they don't always protect all that well.
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By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2004
Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed two Baltimore businessmen - including a school board appointee of Mayor Martin O'Malley - for documents detailing their dealings with City Council President Sheila Dixon and three former city officials, according to sources familiar with the investigation. Minority developers Ronald H. Lipscomb and Brian D. Morris have provided U.S. Attorney Thomas M. DiBiagio with records reflecting any income, loans or grants they received from the city and any gifts they gave Dixon and the other city officials, sources said.
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December 26, 1990
BALTIMORE - Two owners of a Woodbine corporation have pleaded guilty to income tax evasion for tax year 1984, according to the U.S. attorney.Drs. Ambrose Hochrein Jr., 51, of Olney, Montgomery County, and Alagu Thiruvengadam, 56, of Ellicott City, Howard County, entered pleas before U.S. District Judge Norman Ramsey.The two men are owners of Daedalean Inc. of Woodbine, which is engaged in defense contract work for the federal government.U.S. Attorney Breckinridge Willcox said last Wednesday that Hochrein and Thiruvengadam fraudulently failed to report income on their 1984 income tax return by employing various schemes that used their corporation and partnerships.
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By AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 21, 2011
Andrew P. Klein, president of Harford County based Klein's ShopRite of Maryland, and Marshall J. Klein, vice-president of operations of Klein's ShopRite, were recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama at a White House ceremony on Wednesday, July 20. The two Harford County businessmen joined Mrs. Obama in celebrating nationwide commitments from major food retailers to open grocery stores that provide healthy, affordable food to millions of people...
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By Reginald Fields and Reginald Fields,SUN STAFF | May 4, 2003
The president of the Baltimore Urban League is polishing his pitch for cash and recruiting new members, unmistakable signs of change for a venerable organization that nearly collapsed three years ago. J. Howard Henderson says that until recently, the league couldn't in good faith ask for money. Unpaid bills had grown into a $2.2 million debt, which, when revealed to the public, had disgraced the organization and scared away donors. The organization's money problems, attributed to mismanagement, were exposed in early 2000 when it couldn't make its payroll.
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | March 5, 2003
Two Taiwanese businessmen who tried to purchase sensitive U.S. military equipment for Iran were exposed through an undercover sting operation in Maryland, federal authorities said yesterday. The two are charged with conspiracy to violate U.S. export laws by attempting to buy early warning radar, Cobra attack helicopters, night-vision goggles and satellite photos for Tehran in violation of the U.S. embargo against Iran. Authorities said none of the equipment was successfully shipped out of the United States.
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