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By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Sun Staff Writer | September 8, 1995
Forced out of Baltimore by the building of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Maryland Office Interiors, an office furniture retailer based in Woodlawn, said it is returning, lured in part by the city's Empowerment Zone program."
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By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
A law professor who is teaching Maryland's public defenders to better serve their poor clients amid "crushing" caseloads is among the winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants. As founder of the Atlanta-based organization Gideon's Promise, Jonathan Rapping works to train public defenders and help reform what he considers civil rights abuses in the criminal justice system. He arrived in Baltimore in May for a year-long stint at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, his first attempt at changing a statewide system.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2013
It's a piece of history that many in Maryland want to forget: an underfunded, overcrowded, state-run mental hospital where African-American patients lived in squalid conditions, were given few helpful treatments and were made the subjects of experiments — possibly against their will. Crownsville Hospital Center was eventually integrated and became a modern mental health facility. But for decades — from its founding in 1911 to the 1960s — the now-shuttered hospital offered substandard care to poor, sick, black Marylanders, according to historians, advocates and state officials.
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By Jeff Barker and Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is on the board and Gov. Martin O'Malley offered his preliminary backing, but Maryland's role in a bid to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to the Washington region remained largely undefined. The nonprofit Washington 2024 unveiled a website and announced its board Thursday, but Plank was its only Baltimore-area member, and Maryland's participation is only nominally suggested in the newly released promotional material. Maryland appears to be a secondary partner in this effort, but likely would host multiple events if the bid is successful and be asked to make a significant financial contribution.
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December 27, 1990
George Shehan, president of the Home Builders Association of Maryland, and Rosalie S. Abrams, director of the Maryland Office on Aging, are teaming up to present "Senior Housepitality" -- a project designed to provide home repair services to low-income senior citizens in the Baltimore metropolitan area.The official kickoff for Senior Housepitality got under way at the 71st annual banquet of HBAM on Nov. 30 at Stouffer Harborplace Hotel. At that time, HBAM members were asked to volunteer their time, talent, materials and expertise to make needed improvements on homes owned by senior citizens.
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By James Bock and James Bock,Staff Writer | September 2, 1992
Residents of other states and the District of Columbia poured into Maryland during the 1980s, swelling the state's population by more than 101,000 through migration alone, the Maryland Office of Planning has reported.The big gainers -- especially during the boom years of the late 1980s -- were the state's wealthiest counties, Montgomery and Howard.The big losers, continuing a 1970s trend, were Baltimore City and Prince George's County. Between them, they lost more than 117,000 residents to migration.
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April 2, 2001
Jim Bell named head coach of men's soccer at HCC Jim Bell has been appointed head men's soccer coach at Howard Community College. He will replace coach Armando Guiterrez. Bell, who served as assistant coach at Prince George's Community College for seven years, works for the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission in College Park. He is a program specialist. Stephen C. Smith Jr. promoted at contractors Stephen C. Smith Jr. of the Central Maryland Office of Encompass Services Corp.
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September 12, 1990
Gov. William Donald Schaefer recently announced the Maryland Main Street Designation Program to recognize small towns committed to revitalization.Each year, the program, through a competitive process, will designate roads in several communities as "Maryland Main Streets" to applaud the towns' hard work in maintaining their commercial and historical heritage.The program, administered by the Community Assistance Agency of the Department of Housing and Community Development, will involve a number of state agencies.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
A 21-year-old worker was killed in a fall from a Pasadena water tower Wednesday, and police identified him Friday. Chad Louis Weller of Stevensville fell 180 feet from the tower in the 3700 block of Mountain Road at around 2:30 p.m., according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Weller, an employee of a private contracting company, was working on communications equipment on the top of the tower when he fell, according to a release from the fire department.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2012
The state outlined Friday how it proposes to spend the $113.5 million that Exelon Corp. agreed to put in a "customer investment fund" as part of its merger with Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s parent. The biggest piece — $44 million — would go to weatherization services and furnace replacement for low-income residents with high energy bills. Other proposed uses include building off-the-grid public schools and helping small businesses improve their energy efficiency. The Maryland Public Service Commission approved Exelon's acquisition of Baltimore-based Constellation Energy Group this year on the condition that it create the investment fund with half of the merger's estimated "synergy" savings.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is asking for its fourth rate increase in as many years, one that would raise distribution charges to residents getting both gas and electric service by nearly $15 a month on average. The utility filed the $185 million request Wednesday with Maryland regulators, who have reduced past requests significantly. BGE said it's in the middle of a multiyear effort to upgrade infrastructure in order to improve service, and it needs to cover its costs. The company wants permission to raise distribution rates - the charge for moving energy to customers - by $6.57 a month on the average residential electric bill and $8.53 a month on the average residential gas bill.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
When baseball commissioner Bud Selig said recently that Baltimore was a "very, very viable candidate" to host the 2016 All-Star Game at Camden Yards, those who have sought for the Midsummer Classic's return to the city for years received a boost to their hopes. The Orioles organization isn't commenting publicly on Selig's words, however, because it doesn't want to be viewed as campaigning for the annual event, which has been held in Baltimore twice. The American League won, 9-3, in 1993 at Camden Yards in the second season of the stadium's existence.
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By Carrie Wells | May 30, 2014
Amid a series of changes to federal laws regarding how universities handle sexual assaults and sexual misconduct, the University System of Maryland is in the process of updating its two-decade-old policies on the matter. The Board of Regents of the university system, which includes 11 of the state's public four-year universities, is set to discuss the proposed revisions at a committee meeting Tuesday. The proposal is still under discussion with various stakeholders, including college presidents and their legal counsel, and a final draft will be presented to the full board in late June.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
Uber Technologies still has a lot to say about the Maryland Public Service Commission's plan to regulate it and other popular rideshare companies as taxi operators — and the regulating agency will hear the company out. Uber, which has said it will leave the state if the changes introduced last month go into effect, notified the commission Tuesday that it plans to appeal the proposal. On Wednesday, the day the changes would have taken effect, the commission granted the company's request to write a 60-page appeal before a decision is made.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 22, 2014
A Bel Air man pleaded guilty Wednesday to child pornography possession, the Harford County State's Attorney's Office said. Walter Aycock, 61, entered a guilty plea to two counts of possession of child pornography in Harford County Circuit Court and was sentenced to serve 10 years, with all but one year suspended, Harford County State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly said in a news release. After he is released, Aycock will serve five years of supervised probation. He was ordered to be monitored by the Department of Parole and Probation, undergo psychiatric treatment, not have contact with children and not have Internet access.
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April 17, 2014
This is one in a series of submitted candidate profiles for the Columbia Association Elections.  The Columbia Association will hold elections on Saturday, April 26. During the elections, Columbia residents who pay the Columbia Association assessed fee can vote in their respective village for their village's representative to the 10-member Columbia Council, which becomes the 10-member Board of Directors. Each village hosts its own election. This year, there are only three contested races for the 10-member board.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
Uber Technologies still has a lot to say about the Maryland Public Service Commission's plan to regulate it and other popular rideshare companies as taxi operators — and the regulating agency will hear the company out. Uber, which has said it will leave the state if the changes introduced last month go into effect, notified the commission Tuesday that it plans to appeal the proposal. On Wednesday, the day the changes would have taken effect, the commission granted the company's request to write a 60-page appeal before a decision is made.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
A 21-year-old worker was killed in a fall from a Pasadena water tower Wednesday, and police identified him Friday. Chad Louis Weller of Stevensville fell 180 feet from the tower in the 3700 block of Mountain Road at around 2:30 p.m., according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Weller, an employee of a private contracting company, was working on communications equipment on the top of the tower when he fell, according to a release from the fire department.
NEWS
March 10, 2014
The tragic deaths of two children and their father in Curtis Bay last weekend are yet another stark reminder that fire can happen anywhere at any time ( "Children, adult killed in Curtis Bay house fire identified ," March 5). Since the beginning of the year, 12 Maryland residents have lost their lives in home fires. The loss of life will continue unless we spread the message of home fire safety. The National Fire Protection Association reports that nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes in which no smoke alarm was present or in which one was present but was inoperative.
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