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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | September 26, 1997
Someone stole eight laptop computers -- worth $8,000 each -- from a Linthicum hotel conference room Wednesday while a group holding a meeting there took a break, county police said.Robert Warner of Alcon Laboratories told police that national representatives of the Texas-based firm left the meeting at the Doubletree Guest Suites in the 1300 block of Concourse Drive shortly before 1 p.m. so hotel employees could rearrange the room.When they returned a few minutes later, the IBM Thinkpad computers were missing, police said.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2014
The Baltimore County school board voted Tuesday night to approve one of its largest contracts in recent years, an ambitious $205 million plan to supply laptop computers to the system's 150,000 students and teachers over the next seven years. The school system will lease HP EliteBook Revolves, the centerpiece of Superintendent Dallas Dance's initiative to put a laptop in the hands of every student in the next several years. Dance said the school system will pay for the computers in part with savings from centralizing the purchase and operation of printers, copiers and other technology, and by evaluating whether central office employees who leave the school system should be replaced.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Sun Staff Writer | February 16, 1994
A Howard County school board combing through Superintendent Michael E. Hickey's proposed operating budget for the next school year found at least one program to trim: bike safety.Physical education supervisors had asked for $3,900 to buy 30 new bicycles to rotate among elementary schools to teach bike safety, but board members appeared to have already made up their minds. They don't vote on the budget until next Tuesday."That's all very nice if we had everything else we needed, but we don't," member Deborah Kendig said.
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December 3, 2013
The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Wilkens Police Station at 410-887-0872. Twin Circle Way North, unit block, 6:40 a.m. Dec. 1. Two men wearing ski masks, one with a handgun and the other with a large knife, robbed two women of a bag, cash and clothing. Knecht Avenue, 1400 block, 4:10 p.m. Dec. 1. Two men attempted to steal copper wire from Hammer Underground Utilities.
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | June 23, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Caught in the awkward position of fostering one high-technology industry at the expense of another, the Commerce Department has revoked import duties on advanced screens that are used in laptop computers and other equipment.In its decision, announced late Monday, the department brushed aside the protests of a handful of fledgling U.S. companies, which argued that import duties were crucial to developing a domestic advanced-screen industry.Flat-panel displays that are capable of producing vivid colors and detailed images are central components in notebook computers and are expected to be used heavily in high-definition television systems.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | April 4, 1997
Look out, spiral notebooks, your days at Oldfields School are numbered.The old, reliable friend of students everywhere is being replaced at the Glencoe girls' school by laptop computers that flip open almost as easily -- but which students also can use to produce science projects, hand in homework and communicate with their parents.These days, black laptop bags are nearly as common as backpacks and lacrosse sticks at Oldfields, a boarding and day school and one of 10 private schools in the country participating in a pilot technology project co-sponsored by Microsoft and Toshiba.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | January 8, 1999
Goodbye to the reams of paper and the dusty binders stacked under the desks in the nation's oldest working State House.Welcome to the Cyber-Senate.The Maryland Senate is now wired. When they return Wednesday for the 194th legislative session, 22 of the 47 senators will go about the ancient business of lawmaking with the help of a quintessential modern convenience: laptop computers."I'm pretty computer illiterate," acknowledged Sen. Leo E. Green, 66, a Prince George's Democrat, as he started up his laptop during a training session this week in the Senate chamber.
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February 18, 2004
The crime report is a sampling of crimes in Howard County compiled from police. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-313-3700. East Columbia Majors Lane: 6000 block, Long Reach. Someone entered an apartment early Feb. 10 through a rear sliding door while the resident was sleeping and stole clothes. Watchlight Court: 8900 block, Long Reach. Someone entered a home by forcing a rear sliding door late Feb. 10 and stole cash, digital video discs and a video game system. Stanford Blvd: 5500 block, Columbia Corporate Park.
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By San Francisco Chronicle | February 15, 1991
The Commerce Department said yesterday that some Japanese companies have been dumping flat-panel display screens -- used mainly on laptop computers -- in the U.S. market.After a six-month preliminary investigation, the department concluded that a handful of Japanese companies were engaging in unfair competition by selling some of their products below the cost of production. The department ordered the companies to pay anti-dumping duties on their imports.The immediate effect will be minimal, since the duties imposed yesterday range from 1.46 percent of the selling prices -- levied against Toshiba -- to 4.6 percent levied against Sharp.
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By Tyeesha Dixon and Tyeesha Dixon,tyeesha.dixon@baltsun.com | November 2, 2008
Paul Brian Steedman stole 32 laptop computers from his employer, a Marriottsville-based nonprofit health care company owned by nuns, prosecutors say. The Westminster man then sold the computers on eBay, prosecutors say, listing photos of box labels with serial numbers that matched those of the stolen computers - along with a picture of himself as the seller and a user name that included his birth year. Steedman, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Howard County Circuit Court to a felony theft scheme and could now face 15 years in prison, according to prosecutors.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
Southwest Airlines has joined the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program, giving trusted fliers access to a quicker and less invasive path through security at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. The airline, which is BWI's largest carrier, has opened a PreCheck security lane at Concourse A, airport officials said Thursday. The program allows registered passengers of participating airlines — Southwest makes eight — to move through security without taking off their shoes, belts or jackets, removing laptop computers from cases or removing bags of small liquids from carry-on luggage.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2013
City officials and a local non-profit are offering residents a chance to turn in guns and exchange them for laptop computers Saturday. The swaps are set to take place at the Downtown Cultural Arts Center on N. Howard Street between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. this afternoon. The event is another take on the kind of gun buyback events that have become increasingly popular since the shootings last year at Sandy Hook elementary school. A previous event in Baltimore offered grocery giftcards for firearms and Howard County residents were given cash.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2013
Lynetta McCoy has told the teenagers the ugly truth, but not the younger kids. Instead, the smallest of the 50 or so children who regularly eat meals and receive tutoring at the Boys & Girls Club at Admiral Oaks in Annapolis believe that the club's recently stolen Xbox Kinect video game system stopped working. McCoy, the club's director, brought her own Xbox from home for the kids to use on Wednesday. She's still unsure how she'll explain everything else that disappeared during the burglary of more than $15,000 worth of club computers, electronics and cash earlier this week.
NEWS
November 12, 2012
Baltimore County Police say a FedEx delivery person was robbed in Towson along LaSalle Road. The incident occurred Oct. 31 in the 8600 block of LaSalle Road, between 7 p.m. and 7:38 p.m. According to the report, the FedEx driver making a pickup was confronted by two men wearing masks. The men put what the FedEx driver believed to be firearm to her head, asked for keys to truck. They stole an engagement ring and cash. In addition to this incident, the following is compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts.
EXPLORE
September 25, 2012
Baltimore County Poice report that laptop computers were stolen in two seperate incidents last week in Towson. The first occurred 11 p.m., Sept. 19 and 6:25 a.m., Sept. 20 in the 400 block of Hopkins Boulevard. According to the police report, someone entered through an open window while resident slept, stole a aptop and left out front door. The second incident was between Sept. 21 and Sept. 22, times unknown. This theft occurred in the 8400 block of Charles Valley Court, and happened when a car was broken into.
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February 29, 2012
Punctuation isn't something I spend much time thinking about, even though I make a living, in part, by writing and checking over what other people write. It's not to say I don't understand punctuation. As grammar people go, I'd say I'm punctuation proficient. Since the devices that replaced typewriters, once referred to as word processors, but now known as desktop and laptop computers came into being, a particular bit of punctuation has crossed the threshold from being an afterthought of the writing process to an irritating little sliver of ink that's apt to hook the wrong way or translate into some errant version of a letter of the alphabet.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | July 26, 1996
Thieves broke into a Hanover office building overnight Wednesday and stole thousands of dollars worth of electronic and computer equipment, county police said.The thieves entered the building in the 7200 block of Parkway Corporate Drive between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday by prying open the back door of the ground-level Red Cross office, police said. They vandalized a conference room and took a $500 combination television-videocassette recorder from a supervisor's office, police said.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF | October 23, 1996
Democratic Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski toured the Baltimore County Police Training Academy yesterday to see how $7 million in federal grant money is being put to work."
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2011
The 89-year-old mother of Alan Gross, the Maryland man who is serving 15 years in a Cuban prison after taking cellphones, laptop computers and satellite equipment into the communist nation, released a video statement Thursday appealing to President Raúl Castro for his release. "I'm going to be 90 in April, and that means maybe I have time, maybe I don't," Evelyn Gross says. "But I have lung cancer in both lungs, and it stands to reason I'm not going to be here for any length of time, so I want to see my son; I want to see him to come home so he can be with us. " Alan Gross, who grew up in the Baltimore area and lived in Potomac, was trying to help Cuba's small Jewish community set up an intranet and gain better access to the Internet as a subcontractor to the U.S. Agency for International Development.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2011
- Judy Gross stood outside Cuba's diplomatic mission to the United States, microphone in hand, and described her family's Thanksgiving. "There was once again an empty seat for Alan," she told sign-wielding supporters Monday in front of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington. "That huge void, the pain, and the anguish are worse this year, as no one thought that we would be celebrating another holiday without Alan. " "Free Alan Gross now!" supporter Les Ulanow shouted. The demonstration reflected a new approach in the long campaign to win the release of the Maryland man, who was sentenced in March to 15 years in a Cuban prison for crimes against the state.
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