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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff writer | September 19, 1990
An unlikely coalition of developers and growth-control advocates yesterday tried to apply brakes to County Executive M. Elizabeth Bobo's proposed growth control bill.Saying the measure is missing essential components, the presidents of two key organizations asked that a public hearing scheduled last night on the bill be delayed until they have a chance to review it more closely.James Truby, president of the county Economic Forum, said his group had received no response from Bobo's staff, despite several requests to postpone discussion of the growth-control legislation.
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January 30, 2006
Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who rarely offers glimpses into his private life, says he has stopped writing - for the time being, at least. "The year 2005 was the first in my life when I did not write a single line," the 78-year-old author was quoted as saying in yesterday's edition of Barcelona's La Vanguardia. Garcia Marquez is best known for One Hundred Years of Solitude, which earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, and Love in the Time of Cholera. Garcia Marquez said there might be another book in him - if inspiration strikes - but he's not optimistic.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 20, 1995
OSAKA, Japan -- In one of its most substantial efforts to open its markets, China said yesterday that it would cut tariffs next year on more than 4,000 items by an average of at least 30 percent.China's promise captured the spotlight on a day in which leaders of 18 Pacific Rim nations endorsed a blueprint to achieve free trade in their vast region by the year 2020, using what they called a new and unique voluntary approach."I believe the APEC meetings in Osaka were of historic significance in that they moved APEC from vision to action," said Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, referring to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
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By Sebastian Rotella and Sebastian Rotella,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 31, 2005
DAVOS, Switzerland - If talk produces action, the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum that concluded here yesterday could herald progress on issues such as fighting misery in the developing world and achieving Middle East peace. Prominent political and business leaders used the five-day event to unveil pledges of aid to poor nations with a focus on concrete solutions, such as speeding the flow to Africa of generic drugs to combat AIDS and mosquito nets to prevent malaria. In addition, upbeat Israeli-Palestinian conversations raised hopes that this year could bring new areas of international consensus.
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February 12, 2002
Russian president warns U.S. against any attack on Iraq MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir V. Putin warned against U.S. military action against Iraq, saying that the situation in the Persian Gulf nation was different from that in Afghanistan and that only the United Nations Security Council could sanction an attack. In an interview yesterday in The Wall Street Journal, Putin called his nation's partnership with the United States the key to stability in the world. The two powers have reached a "new level of trust," he was quoted as saying.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,Sun Staff Writer | January 5, 1995
Howard County's economy is getting stronger -- particularly in the area of commercial office rental -- but still lags behind the national recovery, according to the county's most recent local economic report."
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By Michael J. Clark and Michael J. Clark,Howard County Bureau of The Sun | November 13, 1990
Charles I. Ecker, the Howard County executive-elect, has tapped three people to lead his transition team who are from the business-dominated Economic Forum, which continuously sparred with County Executive Elizabeth Bobo over her land-use initiatives.Beverly Wilhide, a florist and past president of the Forum, Michael W. Davis, a Columbia lawyer who is president-elect, and Alan M. Rifkin, a lawyer who is the group's general counsel and lobbyist, have agreed to help Mr. Ecker assume control of the county government.
FEATURES
January 30, 2006
Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who rarely offers glimpses into his private life, says he has stopped writing - for the time being, at least. "The year 2005 was the first in my life when I did not write a single line," the 78-year-old author was quoted as saying in yesterday's edition of Barcelona's La Vanguardia. Garcia Marquez is best known for One Hundred Years of Solitude, which earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, and Love in the Time of Cholera. Garcia Marquez said there might be another book in him - if inspiration strikes - but he's not optimistic.
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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | February 15, 1998
Twelve years from now, the portrait of Howard County will be virtually unrecognizable from one painted today.The rapid pace of development will have come to a halt as undeveloped real estate disappears. The population will be older. More families will be homeless. More than 100 ethnic groups speaking more than 55 languages will live side by side.This is the picture that emerges from meetings and presentations on the county through 2010 presented by the Economic Forum of Howard County."If there's one thing that has come out of these meetings, it's that there will be major changes in our population, employment and housing markets and education by 2010," says Economic Forum President Guy Caiazzo.
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October 19, 1995
Whiteside is elected to chair hospital boardJohn S. Whiteside, president and chief executive officer of Com- mercial & Farmers Bank in Ellicott City, has been elected to a two-year as chairman of the board of trustees of Howard County General Hospital.Mr. Whiteside was selected by the 16-member board of trustees.He succeeds David M. Abramson, chairman since 1993. Kim D. Abramson of Dana Enterprises in Columbia has been named volunteer of the year by the American Diabetes Association.The award recognizes her role as chairwoman of the Howard County Tour de Cure benefit cycling event.
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February 12, 2002
Russian president warns U.S. against any attack on Iraq MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir V. Putin warned against U.S. military action against Iraq, saying that the situation in the Persian Gulf nation was different from that in Afghanistan and that only the United Nations Security Council could sanction an attack. In an interview yesterday in The Wall Street Journal, Putin called his nation's partnership with the United States the key to stability in the world. The two powers have reached a "new level of trust," he was quoted as saying.
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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | February 15, 1998
Twelve years from now, the portrait of Howard County will be virtually unrecognizable from one painted today.The rapid pace of development will have come to a halt as undeveloped real estate disappears. The population will be older. More families will be homeless. More than 100 ethnic groups speaking more than 55 languages will live side by side.This is the picture that emerges from meetings and presentations on the county through 2010 presented by the Economic Forum of Howard County."If there's one thing that has come out of these meetings, it's that there will be major changes in our population, employment and housing markets and education by 2010," says Economic Forum President Guy Caiazzo.
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By Craig Timberg and Craig Timberg,SUN STAFF | June 19, 1997
Howard County's economy continues to hum along with strong growth in employment, home sales and tax receipts, but nervousness remains from the long recession of the early 1990s, according to the June issue of "Economic Indicators."The quarterly report is a mix of data, analysis and hunches from the Howard County Economic Forum -- a private group -- and county budget, development and finance officials.The June issue, released this week, is the most optimistic since the first issue of "Economic Indicators" in 1994.
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By A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 13, 1996
After years of stagnation, home values in Howard County soon may creep up again, thanks to strong job growth, particularly among high-paying jobs, economic analysts say.Though county officials remain cautious, the latest edition of the county's quarterly Economic Indicators report is upbeat about the local economy.Some independent economists go further, predicting that more good news is coming, even for long-suffering homeowners, who have seen the assessed values of homes stall for several years.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 20, 1995
OSAKA, Japan -- In one of its most substantial efforts to open its markets, China said yesterday that it would cut tariffs next year on more than 4,000 items by an average of at least 30 percent.China's promise captured the spotlight on a day in which leaders of 18 Pacific Rim nations endorsed a blueprint to achieve free trade in their vast region by the year 2020, using what they called a new and unique voluntary approach."I believe the APEC meetings in Osaka were of historic significance in that they moved APEC from vision to action," said Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, referring to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
NEWS
October 19, 1995
Whiteside is elected to chair hospital boardJohn S. Whiteside, president and chief executive officer of Com- mercial & Farmers Bank in Ellicott City, has been elected to a two-year as chairman of the board of trustees of Howard County General Hospital.Mr. Whiteside was selected by the 16-member board of trustees.He succeeds David M. Abramson, chairman since 1993. Kim D. Abramson of Dana Enterprises in Columbia has been named volunteer of the year by the American Diabetes Association.The award recognizes her role as chairwoman of the Howard County Tour de Cure benefit cycling event.
NEWS
By A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 13, 1996
After years of stagnation, home values in Howard County soon may creep up again, thanks to strong job growth, particularly among high-paying jobs, economic analysts say.Though county officials remain cautious, the latest edition of the county's quarterly Economic Indicators report is upbeat about the local economy.Some independent economists go further, predicting that more good news is coming, even for long-suffering homeowners, who have seen the assessed values of homes stall for several years.
NEWS
By Craig Timberg and Craig Timberg,SUN STAFF | June 19, 1997
Howard County's economy continues to hum along with strong growth in employment, home sales and tax receipts, but nervousness remains from the long recession of the early 1990s, according to the June issue of "Economic Indicators."The quarterly report is a mix of data, analysis and hunches from the Howard County Economic Forum -- a private group -- and county budget, development and finance officials.The June issue, released this week, is the most optimistic since the first issue of "Economic Indicators" in 1994.
NEWS
By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,Sun Staff Writer | January 5, 1995
Howard County's economy is getting stronger -- particularly in the area of commercial office rental -- but still lags behind the national recovery, according to the county's most recent local economic report."
NEWS
By Michael J. Clark and Michael J. Clark,Howard County Bureau of The Sun | November 13, 1990
Charles I. Ecker, the Howard County executive-elect, has tapped three people to lead his transition team who are from the business-dominated Economic Forum, which continuously sparred with County Executive Elizabeth Bobo over her land-use initiatives.Beverly Wilhide, a florist and past president of the Forum, Michael W. Davis, a Columbia lawyer who is president-elect, and Alan M. Rifkin, a lawyer who is the group's general counsel and lobbyist, have agreed to help Mr. Ecker assume control of the county government.
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