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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2013
Super Bowl commercials are nearly as anticipated as the game, and local companies grabbing some of that attention Sunday included Royal Farms and Union Memorial Hospital. Advertisers know the Super Bowl is one of the best-watched programs of the year — and they're willing to pay for the opportunity, as much as $4 million this year for a 30-second spot. For area advertisers, it's arguably an even better opportunity when the local team is playing. "It's a chance to reach well over a million of their clients or customers," says Jay Newman, president of WJZ. "There's no event that will air on television that will come close to the numbers the Super Bowl will reach.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
On the Chesapeake Bay, the summertime months are made for cruising. From the crisp mornings of late spring through the hazy evenings of August, a boat on the bay is the place to be. And how better to cruise than in a boat built by one of the bay's own builders? A handful of companies, on the Eastern and Western shores, design and build custom boats that are worthy of any body of water. But, thanks to their creators' deep knowledge of the area, these yachts are especially at home in the bay. Campbell's Custom Yachts 26106A Bachelor Harbor Drive, Oxford 800-361-4786 campbellsboatyards.com For Tom and Susan Campbell, owners of Campbell's Custom Yachts and three marinas in Oxford, what they do every day all comes down to one thing: the finished project.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
On the Chesapeake Bay, the summertime months are made for cruising. From the crisp mornings of late spring through the hazy evenings of August, a boat on the bay is the place to be. And how better to cruise than in a boat built by one of the bay's own builders? A handful of companies, on the Eastern and Western shores, design and build custom boats that are worthy of any body of water. But, thanks to their creators' deep knowledge of the area, these yachts are especially at home in the bay. Campbell's Custom Yachts 26106A Bachelor Harbor Drive, Oxford 800-361-4786 campbellsboatyards.com For Tom and Susan Campbell, owners of Campbell's Custom Yachts and three marinas in Oxford, what they do every day all comes down to one thing: the finished project.
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The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police are searching for a man they say has posed as a worker for a local water company in order to burglarize homes. Police responded Friday morning to the 200 block of Hammonds Ferry Road in Linthicum where a woman said that she was approached by man who said he worked for a local water company and was investigating a water leak. He followed her into her home, and a few minutes after he left, the victim noticed some of her personal property was missing, police said in a release.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | January 13, 1992
"Local but good" is a slogan Binnie Ritchie-Holum, artistic director of Splitting Image Theatre Company, has been tempted to put on a bumper sticker. And now, as proof of its faith in that philosophy, the Theatre Project has announced residencies of three local alternative theater companies during its 1992-1993 season. The arrangement will be the most extensive local producing effort in the Theatre Project's 21-year history.In addition to Splitting Image, New Century Theater and Impossible Industrial Action will each present two-week runs of two productions.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2011
Elkridge-based GP Strategies Corp. says it has agreed to acquire almost all of RWD Technologies LLC of Baltimore for approximately $28 million, combining two consulting firms that have a shared history. Both RWD and General Physics Corp. — holding company GP Strategies' sole subsidiary — consult for a wide range of industries, from energy to aerospace. And both were founded by the same entrepreneur. The companies intend to close the deal within 60 days. "It's combining two world-class training companies under one umbrella, and I think we're going to have a powerful product to deliver to the marketplace," Scott N. Greenberg, chief executive of GP Strategies, said Friday.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,SUN NATIONAL STAFF Timothy J. Mullaney, Sun staff writer contributed to this article | November 13, 1996
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court refused yesterday to clear the way for the government to hold down prices that local telephone companies may charge competitors for linking up with their systems.As a result, local phone companies, including the Baby Bells, and their future competition will have to negotiate individual pricing deals under supervision of the 50 state public utility commissions.The Federal Communications Commission, rebuffed in its plea for a nationwide pricing structure, contends that individually bargained deals will slow the arrival of new competition in local phone markets.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 13, 1998
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed yesterday to put on a fast track for final action the growing dispute over how to restructure the nation's telephone business to spur competition to provide local service.The justices issued a brief order saying they will take up later this month the controversy revolving around the $100 billion local market. A decision could come by early summer.The court has before it six separate appeals -- from long-distance companies, the Federal Communications Commission and local companies.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 31, 1995
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission pleased virtually nobody yesterday as it ordered local phone companies to cut by $1 billion a year the rates they charge long-distance companies to complete their interstate calls.The FCC said it expected the savings to be passed directly to consumers. But consumer advocates said the cut was far too small.The FCC said its revised regulatory scheme for so-called "access charges" corrects a 1990 formula that wound up shortchanging long-distance companies.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2012
With only six games to play and division opponents the Boston Red Sox in town this weekend, the Orioles sit one game behind the first-place New York Yankees and atop the American League Wild Card. So for the first time in many years, the O's are relevant in late September and, appropriately, the city has taken notice. Above is a photo of the main Power Plant Live sign, with the "O" lit-up orange in honor of the home team. The entertainment complex joins the Legg Mason building in getting into the pennant-chasing spirit.
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July 30, 2014
I help run a consulting services company founded and run by American citizens and headquartered in Northern Virginia. Imagine my shock when I read in The Sun ("High-tech workers with high price tags," July 27) that over half of valuable H1B visas are going to a foreign company run out of India! Why are we giving foreign companies such an advantage over local companies? What is even more galling is that my company competes against Tata Services all the time, and now I know why: Because Tata has learned how to flood the system with applications such that small companies like ours get only a fraction of the high-tech employees that we need, limiting our ability to grow which means fewer jobs for both tech and non-tech Americans at our headquarters location.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Michael Spinosa overflows with enthusiasm about the team that helped his Columbia company figure out new strategies for growth — at no charge. That might not sound like economic development, if your conception of it is multimillion-dollar incentives to tempt big employers to move in. The assistance Spinosa got is a different approach with the same goal: more jobs. Connecting established local companies to expert help — pioneered as "economic gardening" in Littleton, Colo.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
Richard Bankerd, a hairstylist who owned a salon and competed in major industry competitions, died of lymphoma May 2 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. A resident of the Mayfield section of Northeast Baltimore, he was 71. "He had trophies that are taller than I am," said Jacqueline Cody, a Towson resident and former Towson Town Center beauty shop owner. "He was excellent, a top stylist. His customers were devoted to him. He just knew what to do. " Born in Baltimore, he was raised on Aiken Street and later lived in Hamilton.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
Members of the City Council are considering amending Baltimore's controversial new taxi tax, switching collection from the current per-passenger structure to a per-trip basis. "Some of us think it might be more efficient and effective to do per trip," Councilman Carl Stokes, chair of the taxation committee, said Thursday. The proposed change comes after months of complaints from taxi drivers and cab, limousine and other livery companies that the current per-passenger collection structure is far too burdensome.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2014
The new year is bursting with intriguing theater productions spanning a wide range of genres. Five local shows are opening on the same date, Friday, Jan. 10, with another debuting on Jan. 17. The crowded field will make for some tough choices, but it certainly gets 2014 off to a fast theatrical start. Here's a look at the offerings: Children and 'Shrek' Children's Theatre of Annapolis showcases a lively version of the stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning animated film "Shrek.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2013
Super Bowl commercials are nearly as anticipated as the game, and local companies grabbing some of that attention Sunday included Royal Farms and Union Memorial Hospital. Advertisers know the Super Bowl is one of the best-watched programs of the year — and they're willing to pay for the opportunity, as much as $4 million this year for a 30-second spot. For area advertisers, it's arguably an even better opportunity when the local team is playing. "It's a chance to reach well over a million of their clients or customers," says Jay Newman, president of WJZ. "There's no event that will air on television that will come close to the numbers the Super Bowl will reach.
BUSINESS
By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 26, 1999
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court, clearing the way for a major restructuring of the telephone industry and maybe a price break for consumers, approved a sweeping opportunity yesterday for the nation's long-distance companies to compete for local phone business.By a 5-3 vote, the court approved broad new power for the Federal Communications Commission to oversee local competition, including authority to select a pricing method for the charges new competitors will pay to use local companies' existing facilities and services.
NEWS
June 12, 2000
WITHOUT even responding to the nickel-and-dime advertising come-ons of telephone companies, consumers soon should see lower long-distance bills. We say should because phone companies invariably seem to find ways to jack up our bills even as they publicize lower rates. That's what happened this month when AT&T Corp. tried to raise its per-minute rates right after it joined the Federal Communications Commission in announcing a multibillion-dollar cut in basic long-distance charges. The FCC then jawboned AT&T into withdrawing the planned per-minute hikes.
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Staff Reports | January 1, 2013
A two-alarm fire on New Year's Eve caused an estimated $500,000 in damage to a commercial building in the Keymar area of Carroll County, according to the State Fire Marshal's office. The incident occurred at about 5:50 p.m. at 1060 Francis Scott Key Highway (Route 194), Keymar. According to the fire marshal's account, the building is a concrete and steel structure with a wood-framed roof, and is the home of two local companies - Keymar Tire Outlet and J. P. Donmoyer Trucking Company.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman | December 6, 2012
Race On rescued the second Grand Prix of Baltimore because it hired Andretti Sports Marketing, a world-class firm carrying a legendary name that specializes in race operations. Andretti brought instant credibility and organization to the event, but it did little to resuscitate ties with a local business community left skeptical by all the problems in the first year. Next year, the firm will take a lesser role in the Labor Day weekend event, focusing mostly on race-day operations.
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