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By Erica L. Green and Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2012
On the eve of the release of a comprehensive Baltimore school system audit, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that the lapses in financial management outlined in a draft report were "unacceptable" and called on school officials to take measures to restore confidence in the system. "My expectation is for the CEO, Dr. [Andrés] Alonso, and the school board to take corrective action immediately," Rawlings-Blake said after the city's Board of Estimates meeting. The preliminary findings of the state legislative audit, due to be released today, were obtained last week by The Baltimore Sun and described problems in managing overtime, contracts and other financial matters.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2013
Baltimore's spending panel on Wednesday approved a payment of $424,000 to a financial consultant to monitor the city's money-saving efforts. The action by the Board of Estimates would bring the total payments to Public Financial Management Inc., a Philadelphia-based firm, to more than $1 million. The consultant was hired to help design the city's 10-year financial plan that includes a new trash collection fee, a smaller city workforce and cuts to employee benefits as a way to deal with a projected $750 million, 10-year budget shortfall.
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By Peter H. Lewis and Peter H. Lewis,New York Times News Service | January 23, 1991
Many New Year's resolutions that sounded so reasonable three weeks ago now seem like a lot of work. This year, we resolved that we would finally take control of our finances, get organized, get a head start on taxes and make a budget.Right.But this year we have a secret weapon, in the form of a new version of Andrew Tobias' Managing Your Money. Version 7.0 of Managing Your Money, one of the most popular financial-management programs for the IBM PC and compatible computers, has been streamlined and supercharged and made easier to use.The latest version is a major overhaul of the 6-year-old program, and all the changes are for the better.
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By Erica L. Green and Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2012
On the eve of the release of a comprehensive Baltimore school system audit, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that the lapses in financial management outlined in a draft report were "unacceptable" and called on school officials to take measures to restore confidence in the system. "My expectation is for the CEO, Dr. [Andrés] Alonso, and the school board to take corrective action immediately," Rawlings-Blake said after the city's Board of Estimates meeting. The preliminary findings of the state legislative audit, due to be released today, were obtained last week by The Baltimore Sun and described problems in managing overtime, contracts and other financial matters.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | May 20, 2009
Mary F. Zorzi, a co-founder of a North Baltimore financial management services firm, died of lung cancer Saturday at her home in the Melrose Apartments. The former longtime Cedarcroft resident was 79. Mary Elizabeth Fannon, a daughter of a sanitary engineer and homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised on Cloverhill Road in the Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood. After graduating from Notre Dame Preparatory School in 1947, she attended what is now Towson University. She left college and entered the Bard Avon School, a Baltimore business and secretarial school, from which she graduated in 1949.
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June 13, 2000
AT FIRST GLANCE, it looks like an odd fit. The Baltimore City schools, which remain a cesspool of financial and business mismanagement, turn to a life-long educator to fill the chief executive role. If Carmen Valera-Russo is going to be successful here, she'll need a lot of help -- and a lot of luck. There's no doubt about Ms. Valera-Russo's education dossier. She worked wonders in New York's high schools (another area of weakness in Baltimore schools) andin Broward County, Fla., where Ms. Valera-Russo is an associate superintendent.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | January 29, 2002
Baltimore County received a B+ in a national report card on government efficiency, the third-highest grade given in a study of the nation's 40 largest counties. The information, to be released today by the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and Governing magazine, graded counties in five areas: financial management, capital management, human resources, managing for results and information technology. Baltimore County exceeded the national average in all five areas, falling behind only Fairfax County, Va., and Maricopa County, Ariz.
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April 6, 1992
Paul X. McLain, vice president of financial controls at UNC Inc., has recently been given the additional responsibilities of general manager, discontinued operations.McLain's new position will put him in charge of managing non-aviation related businesses owned by the Annapolis-based aviation company that no longer fit the firm's objectives.McLain's career spans more than two decades in financial management. He joined UNC in 1982 as vice president, financial controls.Before joining UNC, he spent 15 years with the international accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick.
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June 12, 2005
The Columbia Association board of directors is seeking seven residents whose businesses are operated in Columbia to serve one-year terms on the association's business advisory committee. The group informs and advises the board on the needs of the local business community and programs to enhance the quality of life for people working in Columbia. Letters of interest, with a resume, should be sent by Friday to Valerie Barnard, Columbia Association, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia 21044, faxed to 410-997-8193, or sent by e-mail to Valerie.
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February 19, 2006
Candidate for 4-H position to speak The Carroll County Extension Office will hold a presentation by a candidate for the open 4-H educator position at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 700 Agriculture Center, Westminster. Time will be given for questions from the audience. This part of the interview process is open to the general public, and anyone with an interest in Carroll County 4-H is encouraged to attend. The committee will adjourn with the candidate for a closed session interview around 7:30 p.m. Anyone planning to attend is requested to contact the Extension Office at 410-386-2760 for planning.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2012
John G. "Gil" Steinkraus, a retired financial manager and golfer, died Feb. 7 of cancer at Tate Chesapeake Hospice House in Linthicum. The longtime Arnold resident was 90. The son of factory workers, John Gilbert Steinkraus was born and raised in Brooklyn Park. He was a 1940 graduate of Glen Burnie High School. During World War II, he served in the infantry for two years. After the war, he earned a bachelor's degree on the GI Bill of Right in 1951 from the University of Maryland.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2011
Online budgeting sites aim to take the tedium out of money management, and the latest entry even tries to make a game of it with cash prizes. Budgeting is such a turnoff that some financial professionals won't even use the term with clients. But some online budgeting sites aim to take the tedium out of money management. And the latest entry even tries to make a game of it — with cash prizes. Payoff.com, which helps users manage their way out of debt, officially launched at the end of June.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | January 31, 2010
William H. Shearin Sr., a World War II veteran who had been financial manager and comptroller at Edgewood Arsenal for many years and was a founder of the Arc of Baltimore, died Jan. 22 of pneumonia at St. Joseph Medical Center. The longtime Towson resident was 89. Mr. Shearin, the son of a coal mine superintendent and a homemaker, was born in Uniontown, Pa. He was raised in Point Marion, Pa., where his father headed the Davidson Connellsville Coal & Coke Co. mine. Beginning in high school, Mr. Shearin worked as a grocery store janitor and laborer in the coal mines, where he was paid 62¿ cents a ton for the coal he loaded into mine cars.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | May 20, 2009
Mary F. Zorzi, a co-founder of a North Baltimore financial management services firm, died of lung cancer Saturday at her home in the Melrose Apartments. The former longtime Cedarcroft resident was 79. Mary Elizabeth Fannon, a daughter of a sanitary engineer and homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised on Cloverhill Road in the Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood. After graduating from Notre Dame Preparatory School in 1947, she attended what is now Towson University. She left college and entered the Bard Avon School, a Baltimore business and secretarial school, from which she graduated in 1949.
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By Jacques Kelly | May 31, 2008
Berniece Anderson McMullan, a veteran of World War II and financial manager, died of an aneurism Sunday at Union Memorial Hospital. The Roland Park resident was 93. Born Berniece Irene Anderson in Northwood, N.D., and raised in nearby Larimore, she graduated in 1936 with a degree in commerce from the University of North Dakota. She did accounting and bookkeeping for a grocer before joining the WAVES, or Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service. After training at Smith College in Northampton, Mass.
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By Hearst Newspapers | July 1, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Although it has assets and liabilities greater than Wal-Mart, IBM and Exxon combined, the Defense Department is fighting a push by Congress to create a new post of chief management officer for the Pentagon. Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England contends that "the department already has a lot of structure." If anything, he told a House panel last week, "we have too much structure, and we have a lot of rules and regulations that we go by." England, who is responsible for day-to-day financial management of the Defense Department, insisted that he already has sufficient authority and personnel, and that he doesn't require congressional intervention.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 24, 2003
As Baltimore mourned and celebrated last fall the memory of the quarterback known as "Johnny U" whose grit helped define the region's sense of itself, the family and close associates of John C. Unitas Sr. became mired in a bitter struggle over his legacy that has bubbled into public view. Yesterday, John C. Unitas Jr., eldest of the famed athlete's eight children - five by his first marriage and three by his second - defended himself against accusations in lawsuits that he defrauded his late father's sports memorabilia company.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | January 29, 2002
Anne Arundel County administration received a barely average "C" grade for how it delivers public services to residents in a national survey being released today. The county was the lowest performer among the four Maryland counties reviewed, with Baltimore, Montgomery and Prince George's counties receiving grades in the "B" range. The ranking of the county's government business practices and management structure was detailed in a report produced by Syracuse University and a government industry magazine.
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February 19, 2006
Candidate for 4-H position to speak The Carroll County Extension Office will hold a presentation by a candidate for the open 4-H educator position at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 700 Agriculture Center, Westminster. Time will be given for questions from the audience. This part of the interview process is open to the general public, and anyone with an interest in Carroll County 4-H is encouraged to attend. The committee will adjourn with the candidate for a closed session interview around 7:30 p.m. Anyone planning to attend is requested to contact the Extension Office at 410-386-2760 for planning.
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