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July 26, 2012
If Baltimore Gas and Electric can legally pass on the cost of the recent outage - along with the fines to them associated with their slow response to the people who suffered through the weeklong blackout - how is a fine effective in preventing future delayed reactions from BGE? Perhaps fines deducted from their executives' obscene bonuses would be a better idea. Deborah Greenstein
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The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Maryland men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski has been suspended one game by the Big Ten for actions after the team's loss to Northwestern on Sunday that were in violation of the conference's sportsmanship policy. As part of the penalty, the school has also been fined $10,000. Cirovski will incur the total cost of the fine, according to a team spokeswoman. Cirovski will serve the suspension Wednesday night against Virginia Commonwealth. According to a story in The Diamondback , Maryland's student paper, Cirovski "tried pushing his way toward the officials, his arms flailing and his voice booming" after the 3-2 overtime loss at Northwestern.
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NEWS
April 3, 2014
People younger than 21 who gamble at Maryland casinos would face fines under legislation passed Thursday by the General Assembly. The bill, passed unanimously by the House after failing the previous two years, now goes to Gov. Martin O'Malley. The measure had the strong support of Maryland's casinos, which have had to pay fines for allowing underage gambling when young people have sneaked past security or used a false identification card,. Their only recourse against the underage gamblers has been expulsion from the property, The measure, sponsored by Sen. Katherine Klausmeier, a Baltimore County Democrat, covers minors who gamble or enter the gambling area and would allow fines of $100 for a first offense and $500 for a second.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
A Baltimore County candidate for the House of Delegates acknowledged this week he wrote checks from his campaign account, a violation of campaign finance law that resulted in a $2,500 fine. Jay Jalisi, a Democrat running to represent western Baltimore County, wrote 28 checks from his campaign account from February through April, according to the Office of the State Prosecutor. Jalisi said his treasurer had suffered two strokes and had heart surgery in the months leading up to June's primary election.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency has levied nearly $250,000 in fines against Baltimore City and Anne Arundel and Harford counties for failing to adequately protect their waterways from pollution washing off streets, parking lots and lawns. The EPA's Mid-Atlantic regional office in Philadelphia proposed fining the three local governments more than a year after inspections found they were violating permits requiring them to control storm-water pollution from government facilities, construction sites and businesses.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins | jamie.smith.hopkins@baltsun.com | January 27, 2010
Great Oak Lending Partners, a Timonium broker, is being fined $11,000 for what U.S. officials describe as misleading advertising about Federal Housing Administration mortgages. The Department of Housing and Urban Development, which oversees FHA, said this week that its mortgagee review board found several problems with Great Oak Lending's direct-mail ads. In addition to the fine, the company will have to forward its advertising to the FHA for monthly reviews during a six-month probation, HUD said.
NEWS
January 23, 2010
The city liquor board handed down a five-day liquor license suspension Thursday night to a strip club on The Block after a dancer in the bar was found guilty of fondling the genitalia of a male patron. Mouse Trap II in the 400 block of E. Baltimore St. was also fined $2,250. A liquor board inspector testified at the hearing that he saw a dancer with her hand inside the unzipped pants of a man July 12. The club was also fined for selling alcohol to an underage patron that same night. - Brent Jones
EXPLORE
August 9, 2011
Special cameras are the answer, all school areas need them. I live close to Scotchtown Hills Elementary in Laurel, and the camera helped slow down the speeders there. There is also a four-way stop close by and I've seen trucks speed through without stopping as some auto drivers do. I doubt a smiley face or frown face would mean anything to those who don't care, but a $40 fine would get their attention. Luella Cain Laurel
EXPLORE
November 10, 2011
The 30-day warning period for Howard County's new speed cameras will end next week. As of 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, drivers caught going 12 mph or more over the speed limit will receive citations and be fined $40, according to the Howard County Police Department. The speed cameras are in vans and operate in school zones on weekdays between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. The county has two cameras now, but county law allows for up to eight. The police department's website is updated each Thursday with camera locations for the following week, though it does not give specific dates and times.
NEWS
January 29, 2013
The lawyers of Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold concede that he used poor judgment ("Leopold not guilty on one misconduct count," Jan. 25). The same could be said of embezzlers, identity thieves and other convicted criminals. The use of public employees for personal tasks by an elected official is no less a theft than any other white collar crime and should be treated as such in the courts. At the very least, Mr. Leopold should be fined and required to reimburse the taxpayers for the time of county employees in his protection detail and any other public employees used to conduct political activities - such as distributing his campaign signage and driving him around while he tore down his opponents' signs while on the public clock!
FEATURES
By Marie Marciano Gullard and For the Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
When Stephen Huppaty, owner of OzCorp Fine Builders, moved to Baltimore from Australia in 1997, he was intrigued by an interesting appendage to the miles of brick row houses -- rooftop decks. In the following years, these playpens in the sky would continue popping up in neighborhoods like Fells Point, Federal Hill, Locust Point, Butchers Hill and Canton. To Huppaty, it made perfect sense. In the tight confines of these neighborhoods, owners wishing to put additions on their row homes could either go back (given sufficient room)
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
When the American League Division Series started, I definitely felt like we were getting the second string team from TBS for the Orioles and Detroit Tigers. But after spending three games with them, I will take Brian Anderson, Joe Simpson, Dennis Eckersley, Jaime Maggio and the production team for this series anytime TBS wants them to call another O's game. With the O's winning 2-1 on Sunday and advancing to the American League Championship Series, sure there's a tendency to feel good about everything related to Sunday's game.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Starting Wednesday, you can no longer be arrested in Maryland for possessing a small amount of marijuana. But how the rest of that interaction with police plays out might depend on what jurisdiction you're in. Lawmakers did not legalize marijuana, but made possession of less than 10 grams an offense that results in a $100 ticket for a first infraction. That means that thousands of cases each year will no longer lead to a criminal record. In Montgomery County, you can avoid arrest even for an amount far exceeding 10 grams, if police deem your stash to be for personal use only.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
A Japanese shipping line will pay a nearly $70 million fine after agreeing to plead guilty to fixing prices and rigging bids for services at the port of Baltimore, the Justice Department said Friday. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., or K-Line, is the latest ocean carrier charged in a massive antitrust investigation of companies that federal officials say have conspired to drive up international shipping prices. K-Line, which was charged in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Friday, provides shipping services for roll-on, roll-off cargo — including cars, trucks and construction equipment — to and from the U.S. and elsewhere.
NEWS
By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
The Maryland Board of Elections determined Republican Larry Hogan broke a campaign finance rule, but the panel agreed Thursday to waive the fine associated with the minor infraction. Elections officials cleared Hogan of wrongdoing in two of three charges leveled against him by the Maryland Democratic Party this summer. In the third charge, officials determined Hogan violated campaign-finance rules by not paying his advocacy group, Change Maryland, for a poll the group sold to his campaign.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Ravens rookie inside linebacker C.J. Mosley is learning quickly that the retaliator is the one who typically gets caught in NFL altercations. Blocked after the whistle had blown by Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack, Mosley slugged the Pro Bowl blocker with a left hook that sent Mack flailing to the ground. Mosley was flagged for unnecessary roughness while Mack wasn't penalized. Now, Mosley is bracing for a fine from the league office. The first-round draft pick from Alabama was previously fined $8,268 for a late hit on Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard in his first NFL game.
NEWS
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2010
It's 2 a.m. on a Saturday, and young people in various states of inebriation stream out of a Federal Hill bar. Some are so intoxicated they appear to be walking into a stiff wind, staggering and clutching friends for support. One woman tries to steady herself on the hood of a car, then slowly slides to the ground. A commotion breaks out and several police officers — stationed nearby for the seemingly inevitable late-night fight — hurry to pull two young men apart. A woman wearing a short leopard-print dress and towering high heels rushes over.
FEATURES
By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
With school back in session, parents are breathing a collective sigh of relief. No more wet bathing suits on the bedroom floor or kids begging for snacks at 15-minute intervals. But the school year brings its own set of challenges, many of which arrive in children's homework folders. Every assignment - from daily math homework to science projects with months of lead time - raises an important question: How much should parents help their children with schoolwork? The answer, according to area educators, is that it varies: Every assignment is different, and so is every child.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin displayed his sense of humor Tuesday when asked if Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones needs to watch out for him on the kickoff team Thursday night. "No, I won't be," Tomlin said with a laugh during a conference call with Baltimore reporters. "Tell Jacoby he's safe. " Tomlin was fined $100,000 by the NFL last season for sideline interference when he nearly collided with Jones, jumping out of the way at the last moment to avoid colliding with the Pro Bowl return specialist.
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