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The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2012
When: 10 a.m-6 p.m. Friday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 21, and until 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. Where: Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium. Tickets: $9 for adults, $7 for seniors 62 and up, and $3 for children ages 6 to 12. Kids 5 and under are free. Find $2-off coupons at Pizza Hut and M&T bank locations or at marylandhomeandgarden.com/fall. What's new: Purple Backyard Paradise: a 40-by-60-foot football-themed, landscaped backyard with a patio shaped like the NFL's Vince Lombardi trophy, complete with fire pit, outdoor kitchen and big-screen TV. Returning favorites: Tim Nyberg and Jim Berg return as the Duct Tape Guys, a comedy duo and authors of seven books about the sticky stuff.
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By Larry Hogan | October 9, 2014
As I've traversed the state of Maryland, I've learned that effective campaigning means clearly and honestly explaining to voters how your decisions in office would be better than those of your opponent. For Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, however, campaigning involves dodging accountability, remaining invisible on the campaign trail and hiding behind wildly off-base and false attack ads. Lieutenant Governor Brown is unable to defend his eight-year record of failure. He continues to try to distract voters by lying about my stances on long-settled issues, including abortion rights and gun laws.
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February 10, 1991
The home on the cover of the Sun Magazine Maryland Home section Feb. 10 was misidentified. The home is in Bethesda, and the architects are Travis and Jeanne Price.
FEATURES
By Audrey A. Cockrum, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Miss Maryland didn't take home the top prize at last night's Miss America competition, but she did win an award for having a fit body. Sporting a pink bikini, Jade Kenny was named Thursday night's preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in the 2015 Miss America Competition. Originally from the Eastern Shore, Kenny, 23, represented Allegany County in the Miss Maryland pageant before moving on to compete in the 88th Miss America pageant in Atlantic City this month. Kenny began competing in pageants at the age of 13 in hopes of earning scholarship money for college.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2012
Home values have continued to fall across Maryland, but for the first time since 2008, the average decline in tax assessments was in the single digits, state officials said. "It's showing an improved market, that's really the bottom line here," said Robert E. Young, director of the state's Department of Assessments and Taxation, which will send out tax assessment notices Friday to 678,763 property owners. After several years of disheartening double-digit declines, this year's lesser slump in home values - down an average of 6.9 percent from three years ago - is being taken by homeowners, government officers and real estate professionals as a sign that better times are likely ahead.
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By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2013
If Santa Claus had ever contemplated expanding his toy-making empire from the North Pole to a more strategic hub closer to the nation's capital, he might have found the mill town of Savage to his liking in 1948. That was the promotional gimmick that a Baltimore businessman was betting on when he decided to remake Savage into "Santa's Maryland home" by converting the 150-year-old cotton mill to the manufacture of ornaments, and transforming the town into a working Christmas village.
ENTERTAINMENT
By LORI SEARS | October 20, 2005
What are the latest trends in home decor and design? Head to the Maryland Home and Furnishings Show in Germantown this weekend to find out. Hundreds of exhibitors will crowd the Discovery Sports Center at the Maryland Soccerplex to show and sell new flooring, lighting, window treatments, painting, roofing, siding, gutter systems, plumbing, kitchen and bath products and designs. There will also be home furnishings, fine art and accessories for sale. And on Saturday, Home and Garden Television's design expert, Libby Langdon, pictured, (host of Small Space, Big Style)
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | January 28, 2004
THE AMAZING ascent of home prices in Greater Baltimore began around 1999 and was already stoking salon chitchat in Guilford and sofa sales at IKEA a year later. "Sellers seek, get big bucks," was the headline in The Sun in August 2000. But the bucks weren't that big. Although the median sales price of a metro-Baltimore home was $153,000 in 2000 - up 15 percent from the year before - the party hadn't progressed beyond hors d'oeuvres and aperitifs. In June 2002 this column predicted "home-price inflation in the next five years like we haven't seen since the 1980s, with multiyear, double-digit percentage pops."
NEWS
By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | November 22, 2007
Maryland's housing market spiraled further downward this past summer, registering the fourth-biggest drop among all the states as home sales fell nearly 30 percent from a year earlier. Despite the tumbling sales, the median sale price of existing homes in the Baltimore area managed to rise 1.7 percent in the July-September quarter compared with the same period last year, according to a National Association of Realtors report released yesterday. But Maryland's home-sales dive of 28.6 percent was more than double the 13.7 percent drop for the nation.
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By HEATHER A. DINICH and HEATHER A. DINICH,SUN REPORTER | March 24, 2006
WASHINGTON -- It wasn't by accident that George Mason coach Jim Larranaga lured his entire starting lineup from the state of Maryland. When interviewed for the job nine years ago, Larranaga said he was asked about his recruiting philosophy. At the time, he said he wanted to try and build a "family," and would do that by targeting local players so their families could also be a part of the program and attend the games. "We made Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and the state of Maryland the bull's-eye," Larranaga said yesterday at Verizon Center, where his team practiced before a small home crowd for today's NCAA Washington Regional matchup against Wichita State.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Two Maryland home building trade associations said Thursday they have joined forces to form a larger organization, with official approval expected next month. The Maryland Building Industry Association, formed by the combination of the Home Builders Association of Maryland and the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association, will represent about 85 percent of homebuilders in Maryland, including much of the Baltimore metro region. Membership will top 1,200, according to a press release.
NEWS
By Doug Donovan, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Maryland's Board of Public Works, a panel that includes the governor and other top state officials, did little to scrutinize millions in contracts it awarded in recent years to the financially strapped operator of a group home where a 10-year-old boy died this month, records show. And state agency officials who recommended LifeLine for various contracts from 2011 through September did not mention the company's fiscal and quality problems to the board - even as they touted a new process to reward only top-quality contractors.
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Doug Donovan, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
When Maryland's government hires a company to provide around-the-clock nursing care to severely disabled foster children - arguably the state's most vulnerable residents - it requires the contractor to have its business affairs in order. But LifeLine, which attracted media attention after the recent death of a 10-year-old resident, had many signs that it was struggling financially to staff its Laurel apartments with an appropriate number of nurses. One recent indication was a sign posted on some of LifeLine's units in the Laurel-area community of Russett Green on May 12. "Payroll Alert," read the sign.
NEWS
By Doug Donovan, The Baltimore Sun and The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
On the night that 10-year-old Damaud Martin died at a troubled group home in Anne Arundel County, there were not enough staffers to handle the care specified for its severely disabled residents, according to the nurse on duty at the time. Mary Zelio, who was watching over Damaud and two other residents, said Friday that each of their care plans called for the home's operator, LifeLine Inc., to provide one-on-one nursing. But she was the only LifeLine nurse on duty in the apartment, one of four the state contractor has used for its group home for disabled foster children.
NEWS
By Doug Donovan, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
A 10-year-old disabled foster child died last week while under the care of a group home in Anne Arundel County that Maryland health regulators were in the process of closing down, state Health Secretary Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein confirmed Thursday. Regulators, he said, are conducting investigations into the July 2 death at the Laurel-area home operated by LifeLine Inc., a state contractor that had provided round-the-clock care for such children - and that was recently warned it would lose its license for having inadequate staff to meet the "health and safety needs of each child" and other issues.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
Two well-known U.S. Congressmen threw their support behind candidates for attorney general from their home counties Monday, with Dutch Ruppersberger endorsing State Del. Jon S. Cardin and John K. Delaney backing State Sen. Brian Frosh.  Ruppersberger, a Baltimore County Democrat, is the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. "Cyber crimes are among the next-generation of issues with which our new Attorney General will have to contend," Ruppersberger said in a statement.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
Venture capitalists invested $318 million in young Maryland companies from April through June, an increase of 115 percent from the first quarter, according to a report released Friday by PricewaterhouseCoopers. About half of that financing, or $150 million, went to Precision for Medicine Inc., a Chevy Chase company that provides services for medical drug discovery, the report said. That was the highest amount any business in the country raised in the quarter and was matched only by a New York e-commerce website.
NEWS
By MATTHEW DOLAN and MATTHEW DOLAN,SUN REPORTER | May 23, 2006
Personal information about tens of millions of veterans might have fallen into criminal hands when someone stole the electronic data stored at the Maryland home of a federal government employee, officials announced yesterday. The burglary earlier this month could mark one of the largest thefts of data that can be used to steal someone's identity, electronic privacy experts said. The missing information contained names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth for up to 26.5 million veterans and some spouses.
SPORTS
By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
Maryland's home football game against Michigan State on Nov. 15 will be a prime-time kickoff on the Big Ten Network. The network announced a six-game prime-time schedule Tuesday morning. It included an 8 p.m. start time for the Terps' game against the Spartans, last year's conference champions. It'll be the Maryland's first scheduled televised prime-time game since the Terps faced Notre Dame at FedEx Field on Nov. 12, 2011, and their first at Byrd Stadium since a game against Clemson on Oct. 15, 2011.
NEWS
By Ellen Nibali, For The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
When a plant is listed as invasive, how far does it spread? How far apart should I plant bamboo for a privacy screen? How far? "Invasive" doesn't mean garden-variety nuisance — it means a foreign invader spreading aggressively until it has destroyed environment, economy, even human health. Sometimes, it is unstoppable. April is Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month, a time to consider what we lose when invasive species get in the United States. For example, Emerald ash borer has killed tens of millions of ash trees and is now in Maryland.
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