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By New York Times News Service | June 7, 1995
NEW YORK -- Shares of Lotus Development inched higher yesterday as the company's chairman, Jim Manzi, huddled with Wall Street advisers to consider alternatives to IBM's surprise bid to take the company over for $60 a share.IBM, meanwhile, formally began its hostile tender offer and moved to replace Lotus' board of directors with three new directors of its own choosing.Wall Street traders, sensing a takeover at a price above the initial offer, pushed Lotus shares further above IBM's bid. The stock gained 37.5 cents, closing at $61.81.
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By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
The Baltimore-area's tattoo artistry is about to get a big showcase. Owner/artist Halo, 30, of the Black Lotus Tattoo Gallery in Severn, is set to compete on Season 4 of Spike's reality competition show "Ink Master. " He's one of 17 tattoo artists hoping to win $100,000. According to a press release, "Ink Master" challenges "focus on different tattooing techniques, such as shading, line and proportion, and styles including photorealism, Tribal, American traditional, and pin-up.  Not only will contestants face a tough panel made up of Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction)
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By New York Times News Service | January 4, 1994
In a significant endorsement of Lotus Development's business-office software, Coopers & Lybrand, the accounting and consulting firm, has decided to adopt Lotus' products for use on all of the company's personal computers.Coopers & Lybrand, which has already purchased 28,000 copies of Lotus Notes and Lotus' suite of spreadsheet, word processing and other desktop applications, intends to put Lotus software on every personal computer used by Coopers' 70,000 employees in offices in 120 countries.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | July 4, 2013
As antique cars rolled along Rogers Avenue in the 14th annual Mount Washington Spirit of Independence Day parade, one stuck out more than any other. It looked like a fancy soap box derby car, and its owner, Dan Meisner said it was "manufactured right here in Mount Washington. " The car, with Meisner's 3-year-old daughter, Ethna, riding in the passenger seat, was a homemade Lotus 7. The real thing sells for around $50,000, Meisner said, but he bought blueprints for a 1959 Lotus 7 for about $2,000 in 2001 and spent several years building it with a body made of aluminum and a frame made of steel tubing.
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By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,Sun Staff Writer | June 6, 1995
In its most aggressive attempt yet to recover from a colossal business blunder a decade and a half ago, IBM launched a $3.3 billion hostile takeover bid yesterday for Lotus Development Corp., the third-largest maker of software for personal computers.There is no guarantee that the deal will go through. Cambridge, Mass.-based Lotus, where creativity and T-shirts flourish, recently rejected friendly approaches from starched, regimented IBM, the companies disclosed yesterday.Some industry experts believe that Lotus will seek a "white knight" buyer, such as Oracle Corp.
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By New York Times News Service | June 7, 1995
NEW YORK -- IBM formally began its hostile tender offer for Lotus Development Corp. yesterday and moved to replace Lotus' board of directors with three new directors of its own choosing.Meanwhile, shares of Lotus Development inched higher as the company's chairman, Jim Manzi, huddled with Wall Street advisers to consider alternatives to IBM's surprise bid to take the company over for $60 a share.Wall Street traders, sensing a takeover at a price above the initial offer, pushed Lotus shares further above IBM's bid. The stock gained 37.5 cents yesterday, closing at $61.81.
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By Boston Globe | June 6, 1995
Six years ago, a combination of International Business Machines Corp. and Lotus Development Corp., would have been universally viewed as a clash of corporate cultures: the humorless, buttoned-down dweebs from Armonk, N.Y., vs. the bit-twiddling hippies of Cambridge, Mass.Today, the gap between Lotus' casually-dressed software developers and IBM's white-shirt-and-tie hardware marketers may be a lot less than meets the eye. In fact, people familiar with both companies say the men and women working at IBM and Lotus have more similarities than differences.
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By Newsday | June 12, 1995
As everyone speculates whether IBM will change Lotus Development Corp.'s culture, driving off key creative people, Lotus founder Mitch Kapor cautioned against falling into stereotypes."
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By New York Times News Service | June 13, 1995
In the end, IBM landed Lotus Development Corp. by offering a little more money and a surprising measure of independence to the Lotus management team. Is the cost too high on both counts?International Business Machines Corp.'s promise of freedom to the Lotus management is regarded as a deft early move by IBM's chairman, Louis V. Gerstner Jr., to reassure the Lotus staff, keeping the company's intellectual assets intact.Both companies also took pains yesterday to assure nervous Lotus employees that their jobs would be safe after the merger.
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By SAM SESSA | October 6, 2005
Hometown -- Baltimore Current members --Peter Maturi, vocals and guitar; Jamie Garonzik, vocals and guitar; Nathan Trowbridge, vocals and bass; Chris Csar, drums Founded in --1998 Style --Metal Influenced by --Isis, Mastodon, Today is the Day Notable --Lately, the band's had a rash of bad luck on the road. An eight-week string of shows supporting the new album, The Sirens of Silence, broke down after four weeks. A bummed Maturi said they plan to wait out the winter and try again in the spring, but he's still looking forward to tomorrow's hometown gig. Quotable --"You plan all year to go out for two months long, you get psyched, and all this ... happens."
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By MIKE HIMOWITZ | September 27, 2007
When you write a letter, term paper or newspaper column, you'll probably use Microsoft Word. Buffing up a balance sheet? You'll probably use Microsoft Excel. Nodding off during a mind-numbing presentation? You're a victim of Microsoft PowerPoint. These are the building blocks of Microsoft Office, the company's flagship productivity suite and 800-pound gorilla of the business and academic world. Whether you're a Windows or Mac user, you've probably paid the Microsoft Office toll - more than once.
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By NICK BROWN AND SAM SESSA | October 27, 2005
Bayou benefit The lowdown -- Tomorrow, catch Benefit for the Bayou, a concert to support Southern musicians whose lives were altered by Hurricane Katrina. Headlining is pedal-steel guitarist Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Also performing is Little Freddie King, who was lost in New Orleans for almost two weeks. Proceeds go to the New Orleans Music Fund. If you go -- Benefit for the Bayou takes place tomorrow at 8 p.m. (doors at 7) at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. Tickets are $28 at 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.
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By SAM SESSA | October 6, 2005
Hometown -- Baltimore Current members --Peter Maturi, vocals and guitar; Jamie Garonzik, vocals and guitar; Nathan Trowbridge, vocals and bass; Chris Csar, drums Founded in --1998 Style --Metal Influenced by --Isis, Mastodon, Today is the Day Notable --Lately, the band's had a rash of bad luck on the road. An eight-week string of shows supporting the new album, The Sirens of Silence, broke down after four weeks. A bummed Maturi said they plan to wait out the winter and try again in the spring, but he's still looking forward to tomorrow's hometown gig. Quotable --"You plan all year to go out for two months long, you get psyched, and all this ... happens."
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | September 6, 2004
WHEN YOU ATTEND a game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, you know that you're going to get equal measures of football, military tradition ... and Eastern philosophy? "It was like we didn't have any karma in the first half," said coach Paul Johnson, after the Midshipmen overcame a string of early mistakes to defeat Duke on Saturday night and score their first victory over an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent since 1996. Did he say karma? Maybe for this Saturday's game against Northeastern, Johnson should scrap the pre-game pep talk and just encourage his players to reach a higher level of consciousness before they take the field, which - now that I think about it - might be preferable to his motivational strategy last week, when he publicly called on his team to "play like their hair is on fire."
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By Mark Ribbing and Mark Ribbing,SUN STAFF | May 2, 1998
KnowledgeLink Interactive Inc. of Linthicum is acquiring two of IBM Corp.'s information services. The deal, which will be announced Monday, figures to give year-old KnowledgeLink new prominence in a hot but uncertain field of the information-technology industry.KnowledgeLink is obtaining the assets and licenses of IBM's InfoMarket and Lotus Newsstand.InfoMarket is a research service that scans big commercial databases that are not generally available on the Internet. Newsstand is an online service that offers subscriptions to electronic publications.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | April 26, 1998
When Roberta and Gary Windham started their search for a home with a six-car garage, they never dreamed one existed.Once they had outgrown their residence in a Columbia subdivision, they looked at old farms, hoping to find one with a restorable barn. They also considered homes on lots spacious enough to build a garage addition."I never figured we would find a house with a six-car garage, but I hoped that we would at least find one with room to add on," Mrs. Windham said. "Our car collection was a big consideration in our search.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 14, 1995
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- IBM moved swiftly yesterday to control any damage caused by the resignation of Jim Manzi as chief of Lotus Development Corp., naming two vice presidents to lead the recently acquired software company.Wednesday's resignation of Mr. Manzi, 99 days after Lotus became an IBM subsidiary, had been expected to lead to an exodus of top Lotus executives.There was one resignation yesterday, by Robert K. Weiler, a senior vice president of the desktop business group.But more important for IBM, the company said Ray Ozzie, the developer and creative genius behind Lotus Notes, the critical product in the IBM acquisition of Lotus, announced that he would stay on to oversee the next release of Notes, called Version 4.0, which is due out by the end of the year.
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By Ronald Rosenberg and Ronald Rosenberg,Boston Globe | December 9, 1991
BOSTON -- Robert Weiler, Lotus Development Corp.'s marketing guru, and John Landry, who joins the company this week as its new chief technology officer, do not want to be photographed together."
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1998
Baltimore is set to go gaga over waterlilies this week when the Walters Art Gallery puts on display 22 of Claude Monet's paintings of his garden in Giverny.But what did lily lovers do before Monet came to town?A check of local museums and galleries turned up few resident images of the delicate blossoms, which are close cousins to tulips, hyacinths, onions and asparagus.Both the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Gallery have images of lotuses, which are related to lilies. But lotuses grow with their blossoms sticking up in the air while lilies' blossoms lie flat on the water.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 17, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Sending a cloud of legal uncertainty over the computer software industry, the Supreme Court yesterday took away copyright protection for a vital part of the Lotus 1-2-3 program for creating spreadsheets.The case had offered the court a chance to rule broadly on copyrighting the part of a computer program that explains how to use it. But a 4-4 split produced only a narrow ruling on the Lotus spreadsheet itself.The court upheld a ruling by a federal appeals court in March that nullified a copyright for the menu and sub-menu commands that guide a computer user to generate spreadsheets created by Lotus Development Corp.
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