December 18, 1999
Columbia-based Magellan Health Services Inc. said yesterday that it has agreed to buy its largest competitor, Atlanta-based Vivra Inc., for $10.25 million in cash, making it the largest independent manager of specialty care in the nation.Magellan will pay $5 million in cash at closing, which is expected early next year, and $5.25 million six months after closing, the company said. The deal also could include an additional $10 million if Vivra meets earnings targets. The payment would be made in the first quarter of fiscal 2002.
November 17, 1998
HARBIN, China -- During the era of Mao Tse-tung, the Communist Party earned widespread praise for practically shutting down China's flourishing prostitution industry. But with today's freer economy, the sex trade's back, and some Chinese officials would rather tax it than fight it.Since last year, at least 14 cities have begun taxing China's "san pei girls," young women who earn large sums for accompanying men in nightclubs and karaoke bars. For a higher fee, many of the women will sleep with their customers.
April 16, 2008
To commemorate National Victims' Rights Week (April 13-19), a public memorial ceremony in remembrance of Howard County crime victims will be held at 7 p.m. today at the county government's office complex in Ellicott City. The ceremony will be held in the Banneker Room at the George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, followed by a candlelight vigil at the Omar J. Jones Jr. Plaza adjoining the Carroll Building and the George Howard buildings. Light refreshments will be served. During National Victims' Rights Week, criminal justice agencies and organizations dedicated to assisting victims of crime join together to promote greater public awareness of the rights and needs of crime victims.
April 9, 2008
To commemorate National Victims' Rights Week (April 13-19), a public memorial ceremony in remembrance of Howard County crime victims will be held at 7 p.m. on April 16 at the county government's office complex in Ellicott City. The ceremony will be held in the Banneker Room at the George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, followed by a candlelight vigil at the Omar J. Jones, Jr. Plaza adjoining the Carroll Building and the George Howard buildings. Light refreshments will be served.
August 13, 1995
A roundup of new products and servicesKeen screensLawrence Harbin, owner of Galerie 500, a Capitol Hill art gallery, has created a computer screen saver that displays paintings by African-American artists. Art in the Dark is available in Windows, DOS and Macintosh versions at COMPUSA for $29.95. For more information, call (800) 666-4476. Local computer programmer Nancy L. Hunter has created a fashion statement for the on-line age. She has designed 30 different T-shirts featuring net lingo and smileys, which are used to express emotion on the Internet and other on-line services.
December 15, 2006
On December 13, 2006, EDWARD G. VOELKER, of Glyndon, beloved husband of the late Ruth E. Voelker.M-BM- Father of Mary C. Simmons, Edward C. Voelker, Susan C. Harbin and Nancy E. Voelker. Also survived by five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.M-BM- Friend of the late Dorothy Virgilio. Friends may call at the ELINE FUNERAL HOME, 11824 Reisterstown Road (at Franklin Boulevard) Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M.M-BM- Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, Glyndon on Saturday at 10:00 A.M. Prayer Vigil on Friday 4 P.M., at the funeral home.
December 27, 1991
William H. Ruth died of cancer Wednesday at a nursing home in Edenton, N.C. He was 74.A memorial mass for Mr. Ruth will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St.He was born in West Baltimore and joined the Navy at age 17. He retired from the Navy as a first class boatswain mate after 30 years, then worked for the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in Baltimore for five years.He was a charter life member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, North Carolina Chapter, and a past master of the Warren Lodge, Masonic Order, No. 51, in Baltimore.
February 9, 2000
Magellan Health Services Inc., which became one of Maryland's largest companies last year when it moved to Columbia, yesterday reported first-quarter earnings of $6.3 million. That was equivalent to 19 cents a share and in line with analysts' estimates. That compares with net income of $4.2 million, or 13 cents a share, in the corresponding quarter a year ago, though those figures included a number of one-time charges involving integrating two large acquisitions and income from discontinued operations.
March 5, 2006
On March 3, 2006, JOHN THOMAS, SR., of Eldersburg, beloved husband of 54 years of Esther Helen Antlitz; devoted father of John T. Antlitz, III, Douglas Burke, and Darlene Ketner; dear father-in-law of Pam Antlitz and Karen Burke and Tommy Ketner. He is also survived by grandchildren Chelsea Burke, Scott and Kim Gamber and Nicholas and Daniel Antlitz and great-grandchild Cherish Harbin. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel (6416 Sykesville Rd.)