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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2013
After months of intense, closed-door bargaining, negotiators for the Rawlings-Blake administration and Baltimore's fire unions have reached an agreement that would give firefighters a 16.5 percent pay raise in exchange for working more hours, according to documents reviewed by The Baltimore Sun. The agreement, which rank-and-file union members will vote on Tuesday, represents a concession from City Hall after firefighters overwhelmingly rejected an...
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman | February 15, 2009
On the House: Save 50 percent on off-Broadway shows What's the deal?: Get half-price tickets on more than 30 off-Broadway shows at a variety of New York theaters. Performances include long-running shows such as Altar Boyz and Blue Man Group along with limited engagements such as Uncle Vanya, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal; Distracted, starring Cynthia Nixon of Sex and the City fame; and The Third Story, starring Kathleen Turner. What's the savings?: Prices vary. For example, weekday tickets for Uncle Vanya are usually priced at $70. With the "On the House" deal, tickets are $35 each.
NEWS
April 12, 2006
Right till the very end of the General Assembly session, after a daylong drama of harried consultations, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Constellation Energy Group executives believed they had clinched a deal to stave off 72 percent electricity-bill increases for Baltimore Gas and Electric customers. Instead, the deal was dashed minutes before adjournment - in the state Senate, where hardly anything happens absent the hand of Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller.
NEWS
January 14, 2003
DESPITE BUSH administration efforts to downplay the latest face-off between North Korea and the United States, it's without question a serious crisis. Among the worst-case scenarios: A few missteps could turn the Korean peninsula into a horrific bloodbath in just a few weeks - with death toll estimates ranging from 500,000 to several million. That doesn't even include Japanese deaths if the North started lobbing missiles at U.S. military installations there. From there, it wouldn't take much - say, a missile attack on Alaska - for the conflict to go nuclear, if the North hadn't already dirtied the battlefield with its biological, chemical and nuclear weapons.
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