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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 20, 2003
Maryland's worst winter storm on record broke Howard County's bank on snow-removal funding, forcing a request to the County Council to use $750,000 from a contingency fund to help fill the gap. Raymond S. Wacks, the county budget director, said the contingency money would get the government through March, when cuts in other departmental budgets would have to be made to fill the gap. Wacks said the county was about $600,000 in the red on snow removal Friday,...
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
As it turns out, the  Ravens  didn't make out as well as what was originally thought in the deal that sent inactive middle linebacker Rolando McClain to the  Dallas Cowboys . It was widely reported after the deal that the Ravens would send McClain, who was on the reserved/retired list, plus a 2015 seventh-round pick to the Cowboys for a 2015 sixth-round pick. However, that's the best-case scenario. The Cowboys announced the terms of the deal today and that 2015 draft pick exchange will only take place if McClain plays 50 percent of the defensive snaps for Dallas during the 2014 season.
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NEWS
December 3, 1993
"What really teaches man is not experience but observation. It is observation that enables him to make use of the vastly greater experience of other men, of men taken in the mass. He learns by noting what happens to them. Confined to what happens to himself, he labors eternally under an insufficiency of data."-- H. L. Mencken* * *ARRRGHHHHH! She did it again!Regular readers of this space may recall we recently took a local TV anchorwoman to task for not knowing the meaning of the word "contingency."
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By Amanda Yeager, ayeager@tribune.com | October 18, 2013
Wayne Sharpe worked as a contingent at the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company for 33 years and seven months. He's been a volunteer paramedic for even longer. But now, he's on the hunt for a new job. Though he still volunteers at the Lisbon station, Sharpe, 56, says a new Howard County policy for contingent firefighters and EMTs is the reason he decided to leave behind his paid contingent gig of about $30,000 a year. Contingents are part-time paid firefighters and EMTs without benefits who help staff stations when there aren't enough volunteers or career personnel available.
NEWS
November 19, 1993
YOU knew the House of Representatives' vote on the North American Free Trade Agreement was big doings because the local TV stations dispatched reporters to cover it.One of the correspondents -- an anchor actually -- did a live report the night of the vote while the brightly lit Capitol dome gleamed in the gloaming behind her.Breathlessly, as is the way with an anchor on his or her bi-annual assignment, she described a "contingency" of NAFTA detractors huddling...
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By LARRY CARSON and LARRY CARSON,SUN REPORTER | May 26, 2006
Election-year tension seemed absent in the Howard County Council's unanimous approval of next year's $1.2 billion budget -- even though two members of the council are rivals for the job of county executive being vacated by James N. Robey. "This is my 14th and last budget. It was the easiest, with the least infighting," said western county Republican Charles C. Feaga, who because of term limits cannot seek re-election after having won three terms in office and having served a partial appointed term.
BUSINESS
By ELLEN JAMES MARTIN | February 16, 1992
Are you drawn by the lure of low mortgage rates? Do you sense that it's time to trade your home for something bigger, newer, or more charming? Then take the advice of experts and sell your home before you buy."Selling first allows you to step forward with the mental assurance that you won't have two homes when you really want to own only one," says Dorcas Helfant, president of the National Association of Realtors.For emotional reasons, most homeowners strenuously resist the notion of selling before they buy."
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,Sun Reporter | November 10, 2006
Maryland's second-highest court yesterday upheld the suspension of one of Annapolis' top lobbyists, Bruce C. Bereano, who was penalized by the state Ethics Commission for entering into a contract that paid him contingent upon his success in securing government work for a client. The ruling would force Bereano to give up lobbying the legislature and executive branch of the state government for 10 months and pay a fine of $5,000. Bereano could not be reached for comment last night, but in a letter he sent to clients, he said he will appeal the decision.
SPORTS
By Lem Satterfield | February 26, 1993
Directors for this weekend's regional wrestling tournaments have come up with contingency plans for all-day competition tomorrow if tonight's opening rounds are postponed by snow:* Class 2A-1A Region III at Hammond -- weigh-ins, 8 to 9 a.m.; opening rounds and quarterfinals, 9:30 a.m.; consolation quarterfinals, noon; championship semifinals, 2 p.m.; consolation semifinal round, 4 p.m.; consolation finals, 6 p.m.; championship finals, 7 p.m.* Class 4A-3A...
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg | kevin.vanvalkenburg@baltsun.com | March 1, 2010
Of course, the Ravens need a wide receiver. And, sure, they would love to get younger and more athletic at the tight end position in this draft. But with the way the NFL game is changing so much the past few years, and with no way to magically heal anterior cruciate ligaments, there is one position the Ravens absolutely have to target at some point in this draft, and they're not even bothering to hide it. Cornerback. While it's still true that you need to run the ball to be successful in the NFL - especially in the postseason - 10 different quarterbacks threw for at least 4,000 yards last season, including Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, who faced each other in the Super Bowl.
NEWS
September 22, 2013
County Executive Ken Ulman this month announced changes to the Protective Service Contingent program that employs firefighter and EMS personnel on an hourly basis to help staff stations when additional personnel are needed. Under the changes, contingent personnel must now complete the same hiring steps that any entry-level Howard County career firefighter/EMS employee completes, including an entrance examination, an agility test, criminal background check and physical examination as recommended by National Fire Protection Association standards.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2013
NEW YORK - Along the far side of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field on Monday afternoon, there was a scene that hasn't occurred at the All-Star Game in years: A full-fledged Orioles row. One wall, five tables and five Orioles players - all answering rapid-fire questions that ranged from deep to dumb in the annual media briefing a day before the midsummer classic. What does Chris Tillman think about the Biogenesis scandal? Why does Chris Davis believe 61 is more impressive than 73?
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2013
The Anne Arundel County Council vote this week to trim $5 million from the school's capital budget has led school officials to allege that the cut was retaliation for a squabble last year. On Wednesday, after the school board reviewed more than three dozen projects in jeopardy because of the cuts, Superintendent Kevin Maxwell said the board now has "the most contentious relationship we've had with the council. " "How we're going to work together going forward is as much a question as where we are now," Maxwell said.
NEWS
By David Horsey | October 9, 2012
I watched the first presidential debate with a group of wine-sipping West Coast Obama fans who were stunned by the way Mitt Romney dominated the stage. Over the 90 minutes of the debate, Mr. Romney submerged the right-wing image he had adopted in the Republican primary race and came off as a reasonable, moderate technocrat who differs with President Obama only about the means to get to the ends they both seek. For his part, Mr. Obama was pleasant and professorial, as if he were merely engaged in a ponderous academic discussion, rather than a political grudge match with enormous consequences.
SPORTS
Peter Schmuck | December 26, 2011
If Ravens fans want to make a trip to Indianapolis at the end of this season, they might want to stop in Cincinnati on the way. The road to the Super Bowl goes through the Queen City this weekend, and it wouldn't hurt if an extra-large purple-and-black entourage went along to make sure the Ravens feel more at home at Paul Brown Stadium. Tickets shouldn't be hard to find. I think they're giving them away in cereal boxes these days. The Bengals have had so much trouble filling their house that six of their seven home games this season had to be blacked out on local TV. The game Saturday against the Arizona Cardinals drew just an announced 41,373 to a stadium that holds 65,535.
SPORTS
Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2011
Officials for the IZOD IndyCar Series and the Baltimore Grand Prix are praying for sunny, dry weather Sunday, but they are prepared to change the format or schedule should heavy rains hit the city. While Grand Prix CEO and president Jay Davidson said earlier this week that the race would go on in "anything short of another hurricane," it might take less than that for the highly anticipated race to either be shortened or postponed until Monday. According to the latest forecasts, there is chance of showers and possibly thunderstorms after noon.
NEWS
By Linda Lowe Morris and Linda Lowe Morris,Staff Writer | September 13, 1992
NEW WINDSOR -- Ten days ago, as her plane circled Miami, Lydia Walker breathed a sigh of relief. "My first impression was seeing some trees down and some roof tiles off and I thought, 'That doesn't look too bad,' " she recalls.But the next morning she drove alone southward toward Homestead, where in the early hours of Aug. 24 the eye of Hurricane Andrew passed and the winds surrounding that eerie circle of calm topped 160 mph.And there she saw a different picture, one that left her stunned, even after many years as head of the Cooperative Disaster Child-care Program at the New Windsor Service Center and the many other disasters throughout the world to which her job has sent her."
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Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2011
Officials for the IZOD IndyCar Series and the Baltimore Grand Prix are praying for sunny, dry weather Sunday, but they are prepared to change the format or schedule should heavy rains hit the city. While Grand Prix CEO and president Jay Davidson said earlier this week that the race would go on in "anything short of another hurricane," it might take less than that for the highly anticipated race to either be shortened or postponed until Monday. According to the latest forecasts, there is chance of showers and possibly thunderstorms after noon.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2011
Constellation Energy Group said Monday that it had terminated a deal to sell its Quail Run natural gas plant in West Texas to a municipal utility in that state. The deal was contingent on the High Plains Diversified Energy Corp. obtaining financing through the sale of municipal bonds. The deal had been worth $185.3 million. With the sale termination, Constellation will retain ownership of the plant. Separately, Maryland energy regulators have scheduled a hearing on June 28 to determine a schedule to review Constellation's deal to sell itself to Chicago-based Exelon Corp.
SPORTS
July 18, 2010
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Somewhere, U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin had to be doing at least occasional look-ins on the progress at St. Andrews. What he saw couldn't have made for an appetizing lunch. After leader Louis Oosthuizen came the names of Paul Casey, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and young Alejandro Canizares. A reappearance by Henrik Stenson, another by Rory McIlroy. All Europeans. No Woods. No Mickelson. No Stricker. At one point, there was just one American among the first 12 names on the Open leaderboard.
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