August 29, 2004
New regulations on overtime pay hit workers hard The U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime regulations have jeopardized overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for many hardworking Americans ("Changes in overtime law protested by hundreds at Washington rally," Aug. 24). The regulations may penalize many white-collar employees who earn more than $23,600 by changing exemptions to the FLSA. In addition, the regulations make it very difficult for all employees who earn more than $100,000 to receive any overtime compensation.
By Pat McGovern and Pat McGovern,KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | December 13, 1995
With its loose skin and easily divided segments, a tangerine makes for a sweet snack with little or no cleanup.What Americans commonly call a tangerine is known to the rest of the world as a mandarin, according to Elizabeth Schneider in "Uncommon Fruits & Vegetables: A Commonsense Guide." Whether you call them mandarins or tangerines, there are several major varieties, including the clementine, Dancy, Honey, Fairchild, Kinnow and satsuma.No matter which variety you choose, select tangerines that are firm and heavy.
By ERICA MARCUS | January 25, 2006
What is the difference between tangerines, tangelos and clementines? The orange-colored, spheroid members of the citrus genus are a tangle of botanical and taxonomic confusion, which I will do my best to sort out. Because citrus trees are so easy to cross, the genus includes scores of hybrids. However, there is some recent genetic evidence to suggest that in the botanical beginning, there were only three species of citrus and that the panoply of today's citrus fruits is all descended from them.
By Jane Murray and Jane Murray,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 7, 2000
Who says dance has reached a dead end? The 2000-2001 Dance Calendar offers enough world class companies, premieres, and new (to us) foreign companies to satisfy dance connoisseurs. And one season highlight begins this weekend: the Kennedy Center in Washington is hosting an unprecedented Balanchine Celebration Sept. 12-24. The event will feature 14 of George Balanchine's masterworks performed by six acclaimed companies: The Bolshoi Ballet, The Miami City Ballet, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, and The San Francisco Ballet.
June 13, 2006
Maryland's busiest trial court is working short these days, and more judicial vacancies are expected in the coming months. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has moved expeditiously - and judiciously - in the past to keep state courts fully staffed, and we encourage him to address the vacancies in Baltimore with the same good speed and diligence. The Baltimore Circuit Court's 32-member bench is down three judges because of retirement, illness and the recent death of Judge Stephanie L. Royster.
By Kate Shatzkin | August 2, 1998
They met by the side of the road, the victim and the felon. The felon brought groceries. Chicken thighs, ground beef, Little Debbies, soda on sale. More than five years after he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from her, the felon gave these things to the victim, along with a roll of cash amounting, by her count, to $28. He asked her to call him in two weeks if she needed more. Then he left.They met on Falls Road, at an animal hospital, because Raymond A. Tubman, a disbarred lawyer who stole his clients' money, could not locate the little apartment where his victim lives.
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,Sun reporter | August 29, 2006
Commercial airplanes rarely take off from the wrong runway and crash as a Comair commuter jet did Sunday in Lexington, Ky. But more frequently, planes swipe or come close to hitting other aircraft or equipment on the nation's increasingly crowded runways, according to aviation experts. Most mistakes are corrected before there is an accident because of the work of pilots, air traffic controllers and their equipment. And the near misses are not always recorded in federal accident databases, experts said.
By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | October 26, 2002
Kansas City Comets goalkeeper Paolo Ceccarelli was sporting an orange jersey last night, but it may just as well have been stop-sign red. Basically, he left the Blast's formidable attack flustered and frustrated. The eight-year veteran turned aside 34 shots, with a number of others going off the posts, wide left, right or over the top. In all, the Blast had 51 shots and only six goals. Not nearly enough against a Comets team that was in dire need of its first win of the season, finding it by a 17-12 count before 5,210 at First Mariner Arena.
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | September 24, 2005
Betty Leslie-Melville, an unconventional conservationist who dedicated much of her life to protecting the once-imperiled Rothschild's giraffe, died yesterday of a type of dementia at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Roland Park resident was 78. Known as the Giraffe Lady, she founded the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife USA after settling in Kenya nearly 40 years ago. She worked to save the endangered Rothschild's giraffe, one of three subspecies of the gangly, treetop-munching animal known for its immense size and snow-white legs.
By Jim Haner and Jim Haner,SUN STAFF | May 28, 1999
George A. Dangerfield Jr., a convicted drug dealer described by city housing officials as one of Baltimore's worst scofflaw landlords, agreed yesterday to pay up to $100,000 in damages to an impoverished couple that he illegally evicted from their home.The settlement ended a lawsuit by former tenants Eric Holmes, 43, and his fiancee, Rosetta Bailey, 38, who were homeless for nearly two years after the incident.The couple charged that Dangerfield ordered a group of thugs to break down their door, drag them from their bed and cast them into the street in their underwear on a hot summer night two years ago as the landlord leaned against his Rolls-Royce, laughing.
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