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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2012
William Arthur Urie, a former FBI special agent who later was secretary of the state Department of Licensing and Regulation, died of cancer Monday at his Silver Spring home. He was 92. The son of a store owner and a beautician, he was born and raised in Rock Hall. After graduating from Rock Hall High School in 1935, he earned a bachelor's degree from Washington College in 1939. He attended law school at George Washington University. He served as a military policeman and later an Army provost marshal from 1941 to 1945, when he was discharged with the rank of captain.
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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
Human Genome Sciences Inc., which was acquired for $3.6 billion by London-based GlaxoSmithKline Plc in August, intends to lay off 97 employees in mid-December, and an additional but unspecified number of cuts are planned for next year, the company warned Maryland labor regulators this week. The Rockville-based biopharmaceuticals company, which employed as many as 1,000 people up until the acquisition, is in the process of integrating with GSK, a spokesman said. Previously, the company disclosed in September it would cut 114 positions by the end of this month.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 3, 1998
John P. O'Connor, Maryland's labor commissioner, was named yesterday as the state's acting secretary of labor, licensing and regulation to replace Eugene A. Conti Jr., whose resignation is effective today.Conti, 51, announced last month he was quitting his $100,500-a-year post to accept an unspecified senior-level position with the U.S. Department of Transportation, becoming the second Cabinet-level member of Gov. Parris N. Glendening's administration to leave this spring.O'Connor, 50, a former union official from Huntingtown in Calvert County, was one of Glendening's first appointments after taking office in January 1995.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2012
William Arthur Urie, a former FBI special agent who later was secretary of the state Department of Licensing and Regulation, died of cancer Monday at his Silver Spring home. He was 92. The son of a store owner and a beautician, he was born and raised in Rock Hall. After graduating from Rock Hall High School in 1935, he earned a bachelor's degree from Washington College in 1939. He attended law school at George Washington University. He served as a military policeman and later an Army provost marshal from 1941 to 1945, when he was discharged with the rank of captain.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,SUN STAFF | June 6, 1998
Gov. Parris N. Glendening's secretary of labor, licensing and regulation, Eugene A. Conti Jr., resigned yesterday, becoming the second Cabinet-level member of the administration to quit in less than six weeks.Conti, 51, who has been Maryland's labor secretary for nearly three years, told Glendening in his letter of resignation that he was leaving the $100,500-a-year post to take an unspecified position with the Clinton White House.Neither Glendening's office nor Conti's office would say where he will serve in Clinton's administration.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 28, 2000
Emelda P. Johnson will take over next month as head of Maryland's Department of Human Resources, Gov. Parris N. Glendening announced yesterday. Johnson, who is deputy secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, replaces Lynda G. Fox as secretary of the state's human resources agency. Fox is retiring, having served in state and county government positions for 14 years. She was appointed DHR secretary in 1998. Glendening said that Fox was "instrumental in reducing Maryland's welfare rolls by over 50 percent and giving parents the help they need to improve the quality of life for their children."
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts | December 21, 1990
As if it hasn't had enough troubles already, the Brokerage at the Inner Harbor office and retail complex is losing some of its key office tenants.Four programs from the state's Department of Licensing and Regulation, including the Office of the Bank Commissioner and the Savings and Loan Division, will move from the eighth floor of the Brokerage to the department headquarters at 501 St. Paul Place within 90 days, according to William A. Fogle Jr., secretary of...
BUSINESS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | August 26, 2000
A worker who leaves his job voluntarily for another one is not entitled to unemployment compensation from his former employer if the new job doesn't work out, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled yesterday. The 4-3 ruling could have wide implications for workers across the state as they seek better jobs and pay. The decision reversed rulings by Montgomery County Circuit Court and the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, which administers the compensation law. The case involves Gary C. Miller, a manager for one year at Total Audio-Visual Systems Inc., who joined a competitor that offered an $8,000-a-year pay raise and a higher percentage of profits.
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By Laura Smitherman | March 14, 2009
Maryland's Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez has been tapped to run the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, President Barack Obama announced yesterday. Perez's move, which had been widely rumored for weeks, means he will rejoin an agency where he worked as a federal prosecutor in the 1990s. As head of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Perez helped to craft the state's response to the foreclosure crisis. His political career in Maryland also included a stint as the first Latino elected to the Montgomery County Council and a campaign for state attorney general that he abandoned after being disqualified for lacking the required legal experience in the state.
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By The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2010
Most state offices, with the exception of state parks, will be closed Friday and nonessential services curtailed because of a scheduled furlough day. Offices including the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation will be closed. Services related to public safety, such as state police and corrections facilities, as well as the Maryland judiciary, will be in operation, and the unemployment claims phone lines will be staffed during the furlough day. Gov. Martin O'Malley signed an executive order in July ordering the furlough days as a way of reducing costs to shore up a budget shortfall.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2012
An aspiring professional wrestler died last week after he struck his head while practicing maneuvers at a Severn wrestling school, Anne Arundel County police said Wednesday. Quentin Latrell Washington, 25, of District Heights in Prince George's County died Friday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries he sustained last Thursday evening at Gillberg's Pro Wrestling Academy. An investigation by homicide detectives uncovered no indication of foul play or suspicious circumstances surrounding Washington's death, police said.
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By The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2010
Most state offices, with the exception of state parks, will be closed Friday and nonessential services curtailed because of a scheduled furlough day. Offices including the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation will be closed. Services related to public safety, such as state police and corrections facilities, as well as the Maryland judiciary, will be in operation, and the unemployment claims phone lines will be staffed during the furlough day. Gov. Martin O'Malley signed an executive order in July ordering the furlough days as a way of reducing costs to shore up a budget shortfall.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2010
The U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday that Maryland will get $126.8 million in federal money because it expanded the number of people eligible for unemployment benefits. The move was expected: State legislators changed the program guidelines in the past session with an eye toward qualifying for the "modernization" incentive money. U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis praised the state Thursday, saying that offering unemployment checks to more out-of-work people "is the right thing to do."
BUSINESS
December 11, 2009
The state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation took action Thursday against three groups of companies and individuals it said defrauded Maryland homeowners. The agency said it suspended the licenses of Rockville-based ATT Mortgage Co. and Shawpin Jong, also known as Steve Chung, and accused the firm of getting at least 11 mortgages for borrowers by submitting false employment information about them. The state also suspended the license of Nicholas Elko, who worked with Baltimore-based Equitable Trust Mortgage Corp.
NEWS
By Laura Smitherman | March 14, 2009
Maryland's Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez has been tapped to run the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, President Barack Obama announced yesterday. Perez's move, which had been widely rumored for weeks, means he will rejoin an agency where he worked as a federal prosecutor in the 1990s. As head of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Perez helped to craft the state's response to the foreclosure crisis. His political career in Maryland also included a stint as the first Latino elected to the Montgomery County Council and a campaign for state attorney general that he abandoned after being disqualified for lacking the required legal experience in the state.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,gus.sentementes@baltsun.com | January 9, 2009
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings and housing advocates warned Maryland homeowners yesterday to avoid shady businesses that charge high upfront fees to avoid foreclosure. Since the mortgage and housing crisis began widening last year, Maryland officials have tried to stem the tide of people losing their homes to foreclosure. Since September, officials said, they've seen a troubling trend of struggling homeowners turning to for-profit companies that offer so-called "loss mitigation consulting" or "foreclosure prevention."
BUSINESS
By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | May 2, 2002
Deutsche Bank AG, the big German banking company with operations in Baltimore, has notified the state that it is eliminating 100 jobs downtown and in Baltimore County, the state said yesterday. Deutsche Bank plans to cut 56 jobs in the city, according to a report issued by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Of the 100 positions, 44 back-office jobs were cut in March at its Timonium operations unit, where trading information is processed. Deutsche Bank officials in Baltimore and New York did not know the specifics of the job cuts and declined to comment.
NEWS
By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | October 14, 2008
John R. Bashaar Sr., a hearing examiner for the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation who had worked for nearly three decades as a lawyer in Baltimore County, died Oct. 5 of cardiac arrhythmia at his Towson home. He was 65. Mr. Bashaar was born at Fort Benning, Ga., and was raised in Zelienople, Pa. He was a 1961 graduate of Freedom High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Columbia University in 1965 and a master's in business in 1967, also from Columbia.
NEWS
By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,gus.sentementes@baltsun.com | December 1, 2008
The paper unemployment check will soon be a thing of the past for Maryland residents who file for the insurance benefit starting today. In its place comes plastic. The state's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation will issue prepaid debit cards to people seeking unemployment insurance benefits and forgo the use of paper checks for new applicants. Department officials said the switch to plastic will save taxpayers about $400,000 annually in postage, paper, staff time and other processing costs.
NEWS
By JACQUES KELLY | November 14, 2008
A memorial service for Nancy Erwin, a former Maryland Department of Labor official who had worked in consumer affairs in the Jimmy Carter administration, will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 22 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St., where she was a member. The Tuscany-Canterbury resident died Nov. 2 of complications from cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 62. Born Nancy Smick in Cleveland, she earned an English literature degree at Purdue University and a master's degree in consumer economics at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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