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By Mike Giuliano | January 12, 2012
A tuxedo seems like the one sartorial item that Hahn-Bin might not wear when this 24-year-old violinist appears for the Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. This hotshot performer often favors a sleeveless black kimono, generously applied facial makeup and a towering black Mohawk hairdo. In what promises to be a fashion show of sorts, he is expected to make around 10 costume changes during Saturday's concert. It's enough to make Lady Gaga go gaga.
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By Natalie Sherman | April 8, 2014
State lawmakers approved a bill Monday that bars the state from using eminent domain to seize mortgages or deeds of trust for a two-year period. The move, sponsored by State Senator Joan Carter Conway, pre-emptively blocks municipalities from enacting a program pioneered in Richmond, Calif. designed to spur refinancing of underwater mortgages, in which a home is worth less than the original loan.  Baltimore City Councilman Bill Henry, who is campaigning for Conway's seat, had asked the city last year to look at the idea, which would establish a municipal authority to offer to buy underwater loans from lenders and, if refused, seize them for refinancing using the home's current value.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2014
We spend a lot of time during the offseason talking about market value. What's the market on free-agent closers? When will the starting pitcher market set itself? And then there's the market on this year's Orioles FanFest autograph vouchers, which went on sale Satrurday morning on the club's website. Some sessions sold out in a matter of minutes, and the entire schedule sold out in 64 minutes, according to the team. I received several emails Saturday from some frustrated fans who said they were unable to purchase vouchers even though they tried right at 10 a.m. Their frustration piqued when they saw the vouchers immediately being posted on Craigslist and eBay for profit.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2014
We spend a lot of time during the offseason talking about market value. What's the market on free-agent closers? When will the starting pitcher market set itself? And then there's the market on this year's Orioles FanFest autograph vouchers, which went on sale Satrurday morning on the club's website. Some sessions sold out in a matter of minutes, and the entire schedule sold out in 64 minutes, according to the team. I received several emails Saturday from some frustrated fans who said they were unable to purchase vouchers even though they tried right at 10 a.m. Their frustration piqued when they saw the vouchers immediately being posted on Craigslist and eBay for profit.
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By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 10, 2003
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Every day, with the blessing of U.S. officials, Iraqi government printing presses produce 4 million portraits of Saddam Hussein. Hussein is rendered in purple ink against a filigreed pink and blue background, in a pose reminiscent of George Washington. One difference is that he is depicted wearing a business suit and striped tie. The portraits, printed by the mint, are on Iraq's 250-dinar notes, probably the most widely circulated paper currency in Iraq. The reasons the United States has been forced to approve mass-produced portraits of this country's fugitive leader while offering a $25 million reward for his capture suggest how complicated the reconstruction of the country now seems.
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By Kimberly A. C. Wilson and Kimberly A. C. Wilson,SUN STAFF | April 3, 2001
What is a good seat worth on Opening Day at Camden Yards? There were as many answers at yesterday's season opener between the Orioles and the Boston Red Sox as there were fans -- 46,547 in all, some thrifty, some rash. To a trio of ninth-grade fans from Park Heights enjoying the chilly first day of spring break, good seats are worth about $15 and a several-hour wait. To a pair of legal aides, fine seats with an up-close view of Cal Ripken are worth exactly $30 apiece. To an online bidder, two great seats are worth $157 -- $2 more than the unlucky bidder she beat out. Alex M. Macenski and Patti M. Jette, both 27 and from Arlington, Va., were willing to part with $100 for a pair of $11 tickets high in left field for a chance to watch the Orioles topple the Red Sox, 2-1. "It's the best of the worst," Macenski quipped.
BUSINESS
December 15, 2007
Citigroup Inc. Shares fell 31 cents, or 0.99 percent, to $30.70 as the financial giant agreed to place troubled "structured" investments with a face value of more than $60 billion on its balance sheet.
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By DAN BERGER | June 4, 1991
When the King of Jordan talks like a stooge of Saddam, you are not supposed to take him at face value. Ditto when he talks like a statesman.Too bad the shrubbery thieves of North Baltimore County won't tackle the poison ivy.
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June 16, 1991
Editor's note: In the May 26 issue of The Harford County Sun, we asked readers their views on the disclosure that James D. Fielder Jr., the new county economic development director, is named in court records as having more than $200,000 in liens filed against him and severalother loan guarantors. Below are responses received last week.DON'TACCEPT FACE VALUEFrom: Darlene TesterHavre de GraceI think that James D. Fielder, Eileen Rehrmann and the County Council share in the error.The fact that major liens were filed against a political appointee to be director of economic development seems to be a pertinent issue that should have been disclosed by both Rehrmann and Fielder to the County Council.
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By Ken Murray | November 23, 1995
Maryland forward Keith Booth was found in violation of an NCAA bylaw for the purchase of a ticket to a Chicago Bulls playoff game last spring, but will miss no games, the university announced last night.A release issued by Maryland's legal department said Booth will be required to donate $50, the face value of the ticket, to the charity of his choice. The release said he did not lose his eligibility because he was unaware -- and had no way of knowing -- that the ticket had been purchased by a family friend through a sports agent, a violation of bylaw 12.3.
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By Justin Fenton, Yvonne Wenger and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, making her most extensive comments on the wave of violence that has shaken the city, said Wednesday that she was "sad about the state of our community" and pleaded with residents to help detectives solve cases. Rawlings-Blake struck an uncharacteristically frank tone at a City Hall news conference, while police said they were making progress on arrests and pledged to communicate better with the public. Five people were shot Tuesday night, one fatally, and two more shootings were reported Wednesday — one in the morning, when a gunshot victim walked into Union Memorial hospital, and one in the evening, when a man was shot in the arm in the Poppleton neighborhood.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2013
A City Council committee approved a bill Thursday that would allow companies such as Ticketmaster to continue to charge unlimited fees in selling tickets to events in Baltimore. The council's finance committee voted 3-1 in favor of the bill, which would exempt Ticketmaster and other ticket sellers from Baltimore's long-standing anti-scalping law. If approved by the full council next month, the bill would allow the ticket-selling companies to continue to charge unlimited user, service and "convenience" fees.
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By Mike Giuliano | January 12, 2012
A tuxedo seems like the one sartorial item that Hahn-Bin might not wear when this 24-year-old violinist appears for the Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. This hotshot performer often favors a sleeveless black kimono, generously applied facial makeup and a towering black Mohawk hairdo. In what promises to be a fashion show of sorts, he is expected to make around 10 costume changes during Saturday's concert. It's enough to make Lady Gaga go gaga.
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By Jeff Barker | jeff.barker@baltsun.com | March 2, 2010
The ad possessed a hopeful tone with a hint of desperation. "I am a Terp fanatic, but as a law student I am in the unfortunate position of not being able to afford tickets to Wednesday night's game against Duke," said the posting on Craigslist, the online classifieds site. "In exchange for tickets, I am willing to sign a contract that will guarantee a TBD number of billable hours of attorney services fully redeemable upon my passing of the Maryland bar. Please contact me as soon as possible."
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By Peter Schmuck | May 3, 2009
News item: The new book about to hit the shelves by Sports Illustrated reporter Selena Roberts portrays Alex Rodriguez as a guy who took steroids in high school and tipped pitches to opposing hitters in the hope they would reciprocate and help him pad his stats. My take: After all those steroids, you would think the guy wouldn't need any more padding. News item: Former Oriole Kevin Millar, sporting the goatee he was not allowed to grow in Baltimore, drove in three runs in the Toronto Blue Jays' 8-4 victory over the Orioles on Friday night at Rogers Centre.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,stephen.kiehl@baltsun.com | December 30, 2008
For Ravens fans looking to migrate south for the playoffs, getting tickets to the game wasn't a problem yesterday. But getting to Miami - that's another matter. Thanks to lukewarm Miami fans who don't always fill Dolphin Stadium, some of the Ravens faithful were able to buy tickets at face value on the Ticketmaster Web site yesterday morning. But with the Orange Bowl game in Miami this week, the college football championship game next week and seasonal travelers heading to Florida to thaw out, decent airfare is hard to come by. Many flights out of South Florida on Sunday and Monday, when Ravens fans would be returning home, are full.
BUSINESS
By Julius Westheimer | January 14, 2000
WOULD YOU like a guaranteed investment that gives you a fixed return by a specific date? If so, consider zero-coupon bonds. "Zero-coupon bonds are great for covering future financial needs and obligations," says Family Money. "They're ideal for paying college tuition, buying a new car or making a final balloon payment on a mortgage. Zeros are not like other bonds. You buy a `zero' at a discount from its face value and the interest is reinvested into your bond so you receive full face value at maturity."
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By New York Times News Service | October 1, 1994
TOKYO -- In a sign that Japan's 4-year-old banking crisis keeps growing worse, Mitsubishi Bank announced yesterday that it was taking a loss of more than $1 billion because of bad debts at two affiliated finance companies that are undergoing their second bailout in a year.Mitsubishi Bank, the sixth-largest bank in the world as well as in Japan, said it was taking a $1.08 billion direct loss on bad real estate loans that the affiliates were selling for less than half their face value.In effect, the bank purchased the loans from the two companies at face value, then sold them at a loss.
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By Los Angeles Times | August 8, 2008
Citigroup Inc. agreed yesterday to pay a $100 million fine and buy back more than $7 billion in troubled fixed-income securities from individuals who have been stranded in the investments for most of this year. The settlement, with New York state Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and other regulators, figures to put pressure on other banks to cut similar deals over so-called auction-rate securities, which tumbled in value amid the credit crisis in February. The deal will help an estimated 40,000 individual investors and others whose holdings have declined by about $500 million.
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,Sun Art Critic | March 24, 2008
It's rare for a work of conceptual art to touch the emotions as strongly as it engages the intellect. Yet Laura Burns' homage to the "disappeared women" of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, where an epidemic of rape and murder has claimed the lives of hundreds of female factory workers over the past 15 years, is surely one of the most compelling shows to appear in Baltimore this year. Beautifully installed at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson by exhibitions director Jed Dodds and the artist, Laura Burns: Homenaje is a model of simplicity.
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