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September 28, 1999
APPARENTLY, it's not enough for Gov. Parris N. Glendening to make sure the 17-mile Intercounty Connector doesn't get built on his watch.The governor is also trying to dispose of $25 million worth of land set aside for the road -- just to make sure no future chief executive is able reconsider his decision.That's a ridiculous way to conduct the public's business, and the state's other top officials are correct to question the governor's need for such reckless haste.Comptroller William Donald Schaefer and Treasurer Richard N. Dixon -- both members of the Board of Public Works, which must approve any land sale -- already announced they will oppose any sale of the ICC land that comes before the board.
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SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck | June 5, 2010
The dirty deed is finally done. The Orioles have a new manager and fans have had their human sacrifice, which would be just fine if that represented any fundamental change in the nature of the ballclub. The dismissal of Dave Trembley, like most managerial changes, was more cosmetic than strategic. That doesn't mean it wasn't necessary or appropriate, but for it to be more than public relations window-dressing it has to be part of a wider in-season makeover and not just an attempt to appease the public or shake up the clubhouse.
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SPORTS
By Joe Strauss | August 6, 2000
Fire sale - UP - Maybe it hurt so badly because it was so overdue. The Moose - UP - A disgusted Mike Mussina sticks it to the warehouse brain trust Monday, then sticks the Twins with a one-hitter Tuesday. Warehouse truth - DOWN - The Orioles were supposedly willing to deal within their division, would insist on major-league players in any trade and were not going to conduct a fire sale. They backed out of a three-way deal involving the Yankees, acquired one major-league regular among 14 players and torched the clubhouse.
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | March 21, 2008
New York -- James "Jamie" Dimon tramped through the rain and strode into the headquarters of Bear Stearns Cos. Wednesday evening, the embattled investment bank he hopes to buy for a mere $2 a share. More than 400 Bear executives - seething, fearful and to their dismay, far poorer than they were a week ago - were waiting for him. Only days after his controversial deal for the beleaguered investment bank stunned Wall Street, Dimon, the chairman and chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co., made an appearance at Bear Stearns, hoping to win over executives who have vowed to fight his offer.
SPORTS
December 11, 2005
Should the Orioles grant Miguel Tejada's request for a trade? QUESTION OF THE DAY Selected responses to today's question will be printed tomorrow on The Kickoff page. Please e-mail your answer (about 25 words) to sports@baltsun.com by 3 p.m. today. Include your name, address and a daytime telephone number for verification purposes. "The California Raisins will be performing at the Super Bowl halftime. Oops, sorry. Make that the Rolling Stones." Alex Kaseberg Comedy writer "Cuban dictator Fidel Castro says his country will compete in next spring's inaugural World Baseball Classic.
NEWS
By C. FRASER SMITH | November 21, 1999
THE ODD gawker still shows up to see what remains of an All-American Main Street in Ellicott City. Charred wood -- and dreams -- flavor the autumn air 10 days after a catastrophic fire.Businesses are consumed and lives shattered by fire and flood, but, as always, moments of tribulation stir the soul of a community.A poster on the front of a burned building announces that Spring House Designs, one of the ruined stores, will have a "FIRE SALE" at a nearby Lutheran Church.The antique store closest to the disaster has a sign inviting passersby to contribute to the fire victims via the Red Cross.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun reporter | September 7, 2006
In late June, the Philadelphia Phillies visited Baltimore for what looked like the farewell tour of manager Charlie Manuel. The Phillies had lost 13 of 16 and were fresh off a disastrous Boston trip in which starter Brett Myers had been arrested for allegedly hitting his wife in the face one morning, then inexplicably pitched the next day. Three days later, Myers was granted a leave of absence, and it was Manuel, the affable baseball lifer with the...
NEWS
By Sally Voris and Sally Voris,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 22, 1999
A CHURCH social hall opened its doors yesterday to begin a fire sale for Spring House Designs -- one of the five businesses damaged in the Ellicott City fire Nov. 9.The Rev. Glenn Ludwig, pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, offered the space to Bill and Carole Sachs, the shop's owners."
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | February 9, 2003
THE CROWN Central Petroleum diesel and heating-oil plant in Pasadena, Texas, would cost maybe $1 billion to build today. But the refinery is carried on Crown's books at only about $270 million. And oil-patch brokers say they'd be lucky to get $100 million for it on the open market. What's the Crown Central facility really worth? It's not just a case study for an MBA class. The answer is relevant to a year-old shareholder lawsuit against Crown as well as the future of one of America's great industrial fortunes.
NEWS
By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff | March 6, 1991
George Falter, owner of Able Industries Inc., says the high cost of business insurance kept him from insuring his 11-year-old upholstery firm.Yesterday, a four-alarm fire destroyed the warehouse that houses the firm, causing an estimated $200,000 in damages, fire officials said."
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun reporter | September 7, 2006
In late June, the Philadelphia Phillies visited Baltimore for what looked like the farewell tour of manager Charlie Manuel. The Phillies had lost 13 of 16 and were fresh off a disastrous Boston trip in which starter Brett Myers had been arrested for allegedly hitting his wife in the face one morning, then inexplicably pitched the next day. Three days later, Myers was granted a leave of absence, and it was Manuel, the affable baseball lifer with the...
SPORTS
December 11, 2005
Should the Orioles grant Miguel Tejada's request for a trade? QUESTION OF THE DAY Selected responses to today's question will be printed tomorrow on The Kickoff page. Please e-mail your answer (about 25 words) to sports@baltsun.com by 3 p.m. today. Include your name, address and a daytime telephone number for verification purposes. "The California Raisins will be performing at the Super Bowl halftime. Oops, sorry. Make that the Rolling Stones." Alex Kaseberg Comedy writer "Cuban dictator Fidel Castro says his country will compete in next spring's inaugural World Baseball Classic.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | December 4, 2003
NEW YORK - Strong Financial Corp., whose founder quit Tuesday as chairman and chief executive officer amid a regulatory investigation of alleged improper mutual fund trading, has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to sell the company, people familiar with the situation said. Richard S. Strong, who founded the firm in 1974, said Tuesday that he would divest himself of voting control of Strong Financial. He owns at least 85 percent of the company, which is based in Menomonee Falls, Wis. Investment banker Kenneth J. Wessels was named to replace Strong as chairman and chief executive officer.
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | February 9, 2003
THE CROWN Central Petroleum diesel and heating-oil plant in Pasadena, Texas, would cost maybe $1 billion to build today. But the refinery is carried on Crown's books at only about $270 million. And oil-patch brokers say they'd be lucky to get $100 million for it on the open market. What's the Crown Central facility really worth? It's not just a case study for an MBA class. The answer is relevant to a year-old shareholder lawsuit against Crown as well as the future of one of America's great industrial fortunes.
SPORTS
By Joe Strauss | August 6, 2000
Fire sale - UP - Maybe it hurt so badly because it was so overdue. The Moose - UP - A disgusted Mike Mussina sticks it to the warehouse brain trust Monday, then sticks the Twins with a one-hitter Tuesday. Warehouse truth - DOWN - The Orioles were supposedly willing to deal within their division, would insist on major-league players in any trade and were not going to conduct a fire sale. They backed out of a three-way deal involving the Yankees, acquired one major-league regular among 14 players and torched the clubhouse.
SPORTS
By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2000
Walking through the remains of the Orioles' shaken and smoldering clubhouse, vice president of baseball operations Syd Thrift declared last Saturday afternoon there had been no "fire sale," that trades involving All-Star shortstop Mike Bordick, Gold Glove catcher Charles Johnson and closer Mike Timlin did not represent one-sided salary dumping or collection of other organizations' rejects. Then came Monday's 4 p.m. waiver deadline. And there went left fielder B. J. Surhoff and first baseman Will Clark.
FEATURES
By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,Fashion Editor | January 13, 1994
The nightmare for Christmas happened to Beverly Matthai on Dec. 25, 1993. Femme, her Charles Street boutique, was damaged in the fire that swept Brown's Arcade. That same night, she and a friend were shaken up in a multiple car accident in the ice storm that swept the holiday homebound.Ms. Matthai is a survivor. She has been on Charles Street for 5 1/2 years successfully selling high fashion at a time when so many downtown boutiques have closed or fled to the suburbs. It's the third time she has started from scratch: first as a fledgling businesswoman when she bought the store in 1988, three months later when a burst steam pipe destroyed everything in her shop, and now.The Femme fire sale on Jan. 5 had them lined up before the doors opened.
SPORTS
By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2000
Walking through the remains of the Orioles' shaken and smoldering clubhouse, vice president of baseball operations Syd Thrift declared last Saturday afternoon there had been no "fire sale," that trades involving All-Star shortstop Mike Bordick, Gold Glove catcher Charles Johnson and closer Mike Timlin did not represent one-sided salary dumping or collection of other organizations' rejects. Then came Monday's 4 p.m. waiver deadline. And there went left fielder B. J. Surhoff and first baseman Will Clark.
NEWS
By Sally Voris and Sally Voris,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 22, 1999
A CHURCH social hall opened its doors yesterday to begin a fire sale for Spring House Designs -- one of the five businesses damaged in the Ellicott City fire Nov. 9.The Rev. Glenn Ludwig, pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, offered the space to Bill and Carole Sachs, the shop's owners."
NEWS
By C. FRASER SMITH | November 21, 1999
THE ODD gawker still shows up to see what remains of an All-American Main Street in Ellicott City. Charred wood -- and dreams -- flavor the autumn air 10 days after a catastrophic fire.Businesses are consumed and lives shattered by fire and flood, but, as always, moments of tribulation stir the soul of a community.A poster on the front of a burned building announces that Spring House Designs, one of the ruined stores, will have a "FIRE SALE" at a nearby Lutheran Church.The antique store closest to the disaster has a sign inviting passersby to contribute to the fire victims via the Red Cross.
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