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By RAY FRAGER | January 27, 2009
WBAL Radio's sports talk host, Steve Davis, was laid off yesterday, vice president and station manager Jeff Beauchamp said. "We've done some realigning because of the economy," Beauchamp said. "... This was an economic move" unrelated to Davis' performance. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.com/mediumwell)
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Hundreds of mourners bid farewell Thursday to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranking Army officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War. General Greene, a former leader at Aberdeen Proving Ground who was shot to death last week in Afghanistan, was laid to rest during a somber ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, retired Col. Sue Myers, and their son, Lt. Matthew J. Greene, saluted his flag-draped coffin as a howitzer fired a 13-gun salute. The burial followed a private memorial service attended by 800 mourners, many in uniform, at Joint Base Myers-Henderson Hall.
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BUSINESS
By Kim Clark and Kim Clark,Staff Writer | December 23, 1992
Seven white security officers who were laid off by Westinghouse Electric Corp. last month are charging the defense electronics giant with racial discrimination.The officers said yesterday that they believe Westinghouse dismissed mostly white, mostly male officers as a part of October's layoff of 1,400 Maryland workers to avoid discrimination suits by minority workers and women.The six men and one woman have filed racial discrimination charges with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Maryland Human Rights Commission.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
For as long as anyone can remember, wild orchids have rewarded sharp-eyed hikers in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains with pink, yellow and white blooms peeping from the forest floor. But these "secret beauties," as one researcher dubbed them, are vanishing at an alarming rate, likely devoured by a horde of deer feeding on every leaf and shoot they can reach, according to a new study. "Deer are like lawnmowers when they get going in a forest," said J. Mel Poole, the superintendent of Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,hanah.cho@baltsun.com | July 31, 2009
Over the past six to nine months, I've interviewed many out-of-work Maryland residents who have shared their stories of being laid off during this grim economy as well as how they are coping with unemployment. Economic conditions and unemployment have only gotten worse as jobs become harder to find. The monthly hiring rate is at its lowest level since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the data in December 2000. Some of these people have appeared in the pages of The Baltimore Sun, while others did not. I will occasionally follow up with them to find out where they are now: Are they still looking for a job?
BUSINESS
By John H. Gormley Jr | September 28, 1991
Maryland Port Administration officials have begun notifying 46 employees that they will be laid off at the end of October as part of a downsizing of the agency announced Sept. 5.The MPA posted a $2.8 million deficit in its last fiscal year and has projected a deficit of $5.5 million for the current fiscal year, which ends in June. By reducing the port agency's work force by 15 percent and through other cost reductions, MPA Executive Director Adrian G. Teel hopes to cut this year's projected deficit and to balance the budget the next year.
NEWS
By KATE SHATZKIN and KATE SHATZKIN,kate.shatzkin@baltsun.com | February 23, 2009
A reader asked for help in telling her kids she'd been laid off. I asked Brad Sachs to respond. He's a psychologist in Columbia who has written books on parenting, including The Good Enough Child, The Good Enough Teen and When No One Understands. Here are his tips: * Be straightforward. "Children need to be able to trust their parents, and trust is rooted in knowing that they will be dealt with honestly." Sachs suggests you say something like: "I have some not-so-great news to share with you, but I think you're old enough that I can be truthful.
FEATURES
By Niki Scott | November 17, 1991
If you're a working woman with a family and have been laid off from your job, you're probably facing all the trauma that all people face when they lose their jobs -- and more.Like them, you're dealing with shock, disbelief, anxiety, anger, depression and embarrassment.But unlike a man's family, yours may not be at all upset by your loss."When I lost my job, I spent an entire day driving aimlessly around the city agonizing over how I was going to break this terrible news to my husband," wrote a Raleigh, N.C., reader.
BUSINESS
By Patrick and Linda Lynch and Patrick and Linda Lynch,Knight-Ridder News Service | April 14, 1991
BOULDER, Colo. -- "I thought I was going to be sick," Kathy said, remembering how lightheaded and nauseous she had felt, her knees shaking so badly she thought they would buckle as she listened in shocked disbelief when her boss laid her off."The only thing I remember after that is putting on a happy face, going home and crying for the next two days. By the third day I'd had enough of that. I woke up mad as hell and swore I was never going to let that happen to me again."What else did she learn?
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | May 9, 1996
Northrop Grumman Corp., which earlier this year acquired the Linthicum-based defense arm of Westinghouse Electric Corp., said yesterday that it was a "misunderstanding involving a few individuals" that it had a policy against hiring laid-off Westinghouse workers.Jack Martin, a Northrop Grumman spokesman, said the company has corrected the misunderstanding, and he stressed that there is no policy that bars laid-off Westinghouse workers from applying for job openings.Northrop Grumman's action came a day after engineers William Garry and Ali Ahmed, who were laid off in January, complained to The Sun that they were being told by human resources officials that they couldn't apply for externally advertised positions because of an unwritten corporate policy against the hiring of laid-off Westinghouse workers.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
George King seemed to always be hungry, occasionally pestering the staff at his group foster home for chicken or brownies. If someone was being picked on, he would stand up for them, his loved ones recalled. Though he had made some missteps in life, he had recently joined a church, enrolled in community college and seemed to be getting on the right path. As King was remembered at his funeral Saturday, the circumstances of his death - after being shocked with a Taser during a struggle with Baltimore police and security staff at Good Samaritan Hospital - were barely mentioned.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
A young girl approached the casket of Michael Mayfield on Thursday and began to scream. The music in the church had fallen silent, and the hundreds who had turned out to mourn the 17-year-old Mayfield turned their eyes to the child with braids and white floral barrettes. A police officer, moved by the scene, uttered, "Jesus. " A man carried the little girl to the exit with tears streaming down his own face. Mayfield, a college-bound senior at Edmondson-Westside High School who was shot to death in West Baltimore last week, was the eighth teen gunned down this year in Baltimore - and one of three within an eight-day period.
NEWS
April 21, 2014
After 50 years living in Ocean City and being a community "icon," I have strong positive feelings about the reality and the family town perception of Ocean City , Maryland ( " Ocean City ranked as one of the least safe places to live in Maryland," April 16). Ocean City is a solid, laid-back little town that respects values and personal dignity. In today's world, that is a real outstanding feature that can't be found many places. Summer in Ocean City evokes a pleasurable feeling in hundreds of thousands of people.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
For the country singer Jason Aldean, success can be measured many ways: more than 8.5 million albums sold, 12 No. 1 hits on country radio and being named the 2013 Male Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music are a few examples that could work. Then there's the fact Aldean sold out Boston's Fenway Park last year faster than Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones and Justin Timberlake. But the easy-going 36-year-old from Macon, Ga., has a simpler view. Aldean says his Night Train Tour, which stops at Baltimore Arena on Saturday, is different from previous tours because he now has the resources to execute the concert experience he first envisioned.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
The Baltimore County school system is eliminating the jobs of more than 100 technology teachers in elementary schools next fall, saying it is time to move away from teaching technology in a computer laboratory. The change means students in some schools will no longer take a once-a-week computer class, using a computer lab to learn skills and do research. Under the new technology plan, the district intends to provide pupils and their teachers in 10 elementary schools with tablets or laptops next year.
BUSINESS
By Marianne Amoss, Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
The first indication that KEYW Corp. takes a different approach to business is its name, an adaptation of the airport code for Key West. Then there are the patio furniture in meeting rooms, the parrot mascot and the Jimmy Buffett tune that plays when callers are put on hold. But it's not to be construed as goofing off. “We're not walking around in sandals and shorts,” CEO Len Moodispaw said. “If you were to look at Silicon Valley, which traditionally has been blue jeans and laid-back, we're more like that because of the high-tech workforce we have.” An engineering services firm, KEYW works with software, hardware and systems engineers to develop capabilities and technologies related to cybersecurity, counterterrorism and geospatial intelligence.
NEWS
June 14, 1994
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April 2, 2009
glennmcnatt: writing about the new unemployment stats. anyone have a friend or relative who's lost a job or fears losing one? mrscarpediem: Dad called me wanting the "scoop" on situ w/ spouse not working, etc & is now upset I didn't open up on call. At work. At my desk. mrscarpedium: Very sad - passing little bridge today there was a new tent set up underneath. $2-5M homes all around it. Wiznutz: it's NEVER too early to fire someone. chrisrk: Sick of this recession, lost job at Nissan in Jan just got another for half of the salary i was on and everything is still going up in price.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
Owings Mills-based Medifast Inc. has laid off 24 employees, less than 3 percent of its 860-person workforce, over the past few weeks as the weight loss system company reviewed staffing levels, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Medifast makes and sells portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs. "As Medifast continues to grow and evolve, the company periodically evaluates overall efficiency," said Renee Beck, the spokeswoman, in an email. "Over the last few weeks, the company reviewed expertise and staffing levels across the organization to best achieve strategic initiatives…Medifast continues to focus on profitable growth moving forward.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2013
Jason Schneider always kissed his wife before he left for work each morning. On Wednesday, before the Baltimore County tactical officer walked out the door at 4 a.m., he kissed her one last time. "I woke up and I told him I loved him. And that was the last memory of Jason alive," his wife, Ericka, wrote in a statement read aloud by a friend during Officer Schneider's funeral Saturday at St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church in Manchester. Officer Schneider, 36, a married father of two, died Wednesday, less than two hours after he said that last goodbye.
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