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By Eileen Ambrose | May 17, 2011
The Federal Trade Commission said a federal judge has stopped a Florida-based telemarketing enterprise that allegedly conned older Americans into buying precious metals on credit without disclosing the high risks and high costs to them. The operation, American Precious Metals LLC, collected more than $37 million from gold investors. According to the FTC: “Using high-pressure sales tactics, telemarketers led consumers to believe that they were offering low-risk investments that would double or triple in value in a short time.
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By Eileen Ambrose | May 17, 2011
The Federal Trade Commission said a federal judge has stopped a Florida-based telemarketing enterprise that allegedly conned older Americans into buying precious metals on credit without disclosing the high risks and high costs to them. The operation, American Precious Metals LLC, collected more than $37 million from gold investors. According to the FTC: “Using high-pressure sales tactics, telemarketers led consumers to believe that they were offering low-risk investments that would double or triple in value in a short time.
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NEWS
April 26, 1993
High schoolers sought for pre-college programCapitol College in Laurel is seeking 10 high school students to participate in a "Pre-college Engineering Program" which is fully funded by a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration from June 30 through Aug. 8.Students chosen for the program will study math, English, electronics and computer science while living on campus during the week. The NASA grant covers all expenses and includes a $40 weekly stipend.Participants will be selected on the basis of grades, SAT scores and personal interviews.
NEWS
April 26, 1993
High schoolers sought for pre-college programCapitol College in Laurel is seeking 10 high school students to participate in a "Pre-college Engineering Program" which is fully funded by a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration from June 30 through Aug. 8.Students chosen for the program will study math, English, electronics and computer science while living on campus during the week. The NASA grant covers all expenses and includes a $40 weekly stipend.Participants will be selected on the basis of grades, SAT scores and personal interviews.
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By Jacques Kelly | January 27, 1992
Baltimoreans often lapse into verbal shorthand to describe familiar places and things. But to the uninitiated, this shorthand can be puzzling and confusing. Here are a few I've deciphered:"The Point" -- Sparrows Point, of course. Workers at the mighty Bethlehem Steel Corp. plant say they are on the "Hot Side" or the "Cold Side," the "Ship Side" or the "Steel Side.""The Gold Dust" -- The Lever Brothers plant on Holabird Avenue. Gold Dust was a popular soap powder 60 years ago."The Western" or "The Works" -- The Western Electric Co.'s plant at Point Breeze, Broening Highway.
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By Lisa Anderson and Lisa Anderson,Chicago Tribune | March 18, 1992
Perhaps as a maverick reaction to the leaden economy and the New Age asceticism that quickly has attained the sort of chic once reserved for Chanel suits, fashion's recent romance with shiny stuff has become a fever for spring -- gold fever.On both sides of the Atlantic, Midas-minded designers have mined a mountain of golden accessories and glimmery fabrics. There are enough gilt buttons to outfit the British navy and enough golden chains -- wrapping necks, wrists and waists -- to sink it.In Milan, Gianni Versace piled on the gold, from golden coins trimming pockets and shoes to belts of gilt starfish slung low around silk jeans.
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By Ronald Rosenberg and Ronald Rosenberg,Boston Globe | December 9, 1991
BOSTON -- Robert Weiler, Lotus Development Corp.'s marketing guru, and John Landry, who joins the company this week as its new chief technology officer, do not want to be photographed together."
NEWS
January 26, 1994
POLICE LOG* Annapolis Junction: 6200 block of Sandrise Court: Someone tried to steal a 1987 Pontiac Firebird Friday or Saturday.* North Laurel: 9200 block of Gold Dust Court: The front door of a home was pried between last Wednesday and Friday, but police said there wasno entry.
NEWS
January 3, 1994
POLICE LOG* North Laurel: 9700 block of Covered Wagon Drive: Clothing and various other household items were taken from a home Wednesday, but police said there were no signs of forced entry.9200 block of Gold Dust Court: Someone kicked open a home's front door and ransacked the place Wednesday or Thursday, but police said nothing was taken.
NEWS
December 1, 1992
Glenwood: 14700 block of Dorsey Mill Road: Someone knocked over a mailbox and its post Nov. 21 or Nov. 22.* 9200 block of Gold Dust Court: Someone entered a 1991 Honda Civic and destroyed the --board in an unsuccessful attempt to steal the car stereo Nov. 19 or Nov. 20.* Glenelg:: 4200 block of Buckskin Wood Drive: A mailbox and its post were knocked over Nov. 21 or Nov. 22.* 4200 block of Buckskin Lake Drive: Someone damaged a front light to a house Nov....
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By Lisa Anderson and Lisa Anderson,Chicago Tribune | March 18, 1992
Perhaps as a maverick reaction to the leaden economy and the New Age asceticism that quickly has attained the sort of chic once reserved for Chanel suits, fashion's recent romance with shiny stuff has become a fever for spring -- gold fever.On both sides of the Atlantic, Midas-minded designers have mined a mountain of golden accessories and glimmery fabrics. There are enough gilt buttons to outfit the British navy and enough golden chains -- wrapping necks, wrists and waists -- to sink it.In Milan, Gianni Versace piled on the gold, from golden coins trimming pockets and shoes to belts of gilt starfish slung low around silk jeans.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly | January 27, 1992
Baltimoreans often lapse into verbal shorthand to describe familiar places and things. But to the uninitiated, this shorthand can be puzzling and confusing. Here are a few I've deciphered:"The Point" -- Sparrows Point, of course. Workers at the mighty Bethlehem Steel Corp. plant say they are on the "Hot Side" or the "Cold Side," the "Ship Side" or the "Steel Side.""The Gold Dust" -- The Lever Brothers plant on Holabird Avenue. Gold Dust was a popular soap powder 60 years ago."The Western" or "The Works" -- The Western Electric Co.'s plant at Point Breeze, Broening Highway.
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By Ronald Rosenberg and Ronald Rosenberg,Boston Globe | December 9, 1991
BOSTON -- Robert Weiler, Lotus Development Corp.'s marketing guru, and John Landry, who joins the company this week as its new chief technology officer, do not want to be photographed together."
NEWS
November 30, 1993
POLICE LOG* Scaggsville: Route 29/Route 216: A gray 1990 Chevrolet Suburban with Maryland tags 066809M was stolen from the Park and Ride lot Nov. 22. A silver 1991 GMC Sierra Truck with Maryland tags 157539 also was stolen.North Laurel: Unit block of Frances Street: Two men were seen taking a television set Saturday from a trailer that has been vacant for six weeks. Police said a door lock was manipulated.9200 block of Gold Dust Court: A VCR, stereo and compact discs were taken from a home Wednesday, but police said there were no signs of forced entry.
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