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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2011
The body of an unidentified man was found early Sunday on the median strip near a Giant Food store in Owings Mills, and police believe he may have died of natural causes, Baltimore County police said. The man's body was found in the 9900 block of Reisterstown Road, around 8 a.m. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine a cause of death, authorities said. As part of its preliminary investigation, police do not suspect foul play. Gus.sentementes@baltsun.com Twitter.com/gussent
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By Danae King and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Eight years ago, Dian Corneliussen-James had surgeons cut out half of her right lung, a risky procedure she believes saved her life. Though she thinks the surgery saved her from death from metastatic breast cancer , which had spread to her lung, she said she is "terrified to go off" the drug, Faslodex, that doctors say could be keeping her alive. Her survival has prompted doctors and others to call her and patients with metastatic breast cancer like her "outliers" because they don't know why some patients with the incurable disease live a long time.
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NEWS
December 13, 1993
The Carroll County commissioners exhibited inane and simple-minded reasoning in rejecting the state's recent offer to landscape the median strip on Route 140. We're talking about something fairly basic: Whether to spruce up an ugly highway. You'd have thought the state had asked Carroll to take a toxic waste dump the way the commissioners responded, however.The cost of the planting apparently loomed large in these commissioners' minds. And yet even if the county's annual cost was $24,000 (according to one estimate)
NEWS
By Robert B. Reich | September 12, 2014
Detroit is the largest city ever to seek bankruptcy protection, so its bankruptcy is seen as a potential model for other American cities now teetering on the edge. But Detroit is really a model for how wealthier and whiter Americans escape the costs of public goods they'd otherwise share with poorer and darker Americans. Judge Steven W. Rhodes of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan is now weighing Detroit's plan to shed $7 billion of its debts and restore some $1.5 billion of city services by requiring various groups of creditors to make sacrifices.
BUSINESS
February 21, 1999
The median sales price of an existing home in the Baltimore area in the fourth quarter of 1998 fell below the national average and failed to keep pace with the national inflation rate, according to statistics released by the National Association of Realtors.Existing homes in the Baltimore area had a median price in the fourth quarter of $119,400 compared with $131,000 nationwide. The median is the midpoint, with half the homes selling for more and half for less.Existing-home median prices in the area rose from $117,300 in the fourth quarter of 1997 -- an increase of 1.8 percent.
NEWS
By Larry Carson | March 25, 2008
A speeding car weaving between lanes on southbound U.S. 29 crossed the median south of Columbia and collided with a northbound car yesterday, sending both drivers to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Howard County police said an officer in an unmarked police car saw a 1993 Toyota Paseo speeding and weaving between lanes on U.S. 29 at 2:40 p.m. The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped up, police said. As the Paseo's driver approached Rivers Edge Road, south of Route 32, the vehicle suddenly changed lanes, skidding across the grassy median and into the northbound lanes, where it was struck by a 2000 Toyota Camry driven by Joshua Jacobs, 39, of the 6100 block of Rusk Ave. in Baltimore.
NEWS
By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,Sun Reporter | May 25, 2007
A driver whose car crossed a median and struck a police cruiser in front of police headquarters has been released from Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The driver of the crossing car, LeeAnna Lynn Siegmund, 23, of Augusta Avenue in Baltimore was traveling north on Courthouse Drive shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday, police said. Her Pontiac Sunfire jumped the concrete median at Rogers Avenue, police said, and headed north in the southbound lanes of Rogers Avenue. Police said that the Sunfire hit Pfc. Ronald Mabe III's cruiser.
BUSINESS
November 23, 1997
The South continues to be the hot spot for home appreciation as the National Association of Realtors reported that the median price for homes sales was up in the third quarter over the same period last year.Nationally, the median existing-home price for the third quarter was $126,500, a 5 percent higher than in the third quarter of 1996. Of the 131 areas surveyed, 122 metropolitan areas had an increase and nine areas had double-digit increases.Among the leaders was New Orleans and the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., area, which rose 11.3 percent over the third quarter in 1996.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1999
The median price of an existing single-family home in the Baltimore metropolitan market rose to $128,800 in the third quarter of 1999, a 4.5 percent increase over the third quarter of 1998.Last year the median price in Baltimore, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors, was $123,300.The median is the midpoint, signifying that half the homes sold for less and half of the homes sold for more.The NAR reported that the national median price rose to $136,000 during the third quarter, up 4.1 percent.
BUSINESS
By Trif Alatzas | September 21, 2003
The median monthly home mortgage payment in Maryland is $1,296, based on new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Maryland ranked eighth in terms of median monthly mortgage payments in the 2000 Census. The Maryland figure was up 10.5 percent from a median payment of $1,173 in 1990. Almost 8 out of 10 of Maryland's 1.2 million homeowners had a mortgage, according to the figures. Washington, D.C., was ninth in the nation, with monthly mortgages of $1,291, up 6.8 percent from $1,209 in 1990.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
The Maryland State Highway Administration plans to lower the speed limit and add median fencing and a new traffic light on U.S. 1 near the University of Maryland, College Park, after a startling number of pedestrian deaths on the road. Officials decided to expedite the safety measures - ideas that came from a months-long study of the area - to have them in place by the upcoming fall semester. Three pedestrians have been killed crossing U.S. 1 in the past six months. Beginning Aug. 1, U.S. 1's speed limit will be dropped to 25 mph from 30 mph between Guilford and Berwyn roads, the highway administration said.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman and The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
The number of homes on the market in the Baltimore region rose to the highest level in more than two years in May, while there was little change in the number of sales or the median price compared to last year, according to a monthly report published Tuesday. The RealEstate Business Intelligence report found continued "flat buyer activity" for the month, with 2,767 homes sold at a median sales price of $250,000, metrics unchanged compared to last year. The numbers point to a possible plateau in the market, after months of slow, but steady recovery.
BUSINESS
Jamie Smith Hopkins | May 14, 2014
A typical Baltimore-area resident is in the best position to save money compared with people living in other big metro areas, but many aren't taking advantage of that opportunity, according to an analysis by Interest.com . The site, owned by Bankrate Inc., said the typical household in the Baltimore metro area could save about $24,000 a year based on median expenses and after-tax income. That was No. 1 among 18 large regions the company analyzed. No. 2: Washington, with a "savings opportunity" of nearly $20,000.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
The Baltimore region had its best year for home sales since the start of the recession, as the local housing market continued its slow recovery in 2013. About 27,750 units closed in 2013, up roughly 14 percent from 2012, according to data provided by RealEstate Business Intelligence, a subsidiary of the online listing service MRIS. In 2007, about 31,300 units sold, down from nearly 38,000 in 2006. The median sale price also increased last year in Baltimore and its five surrounding counties, up an average of 4.3 percent over 2012, according to RBI. John Kantorski, a real estate agent for Cummings and Co. Realtors, said 2013 had been his best year to date.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2013
Sales of homes in metro Baltimore jumped nearly 17 percent in August from a year earlier, with demand pushing up the month's sales prices to the highest levels since 2008, according to a report released Tuesday. The median price for a home sold last month was $252,000, 5 percent higher than in August 2012, reported RealEstate Business Intelligence and the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University. The report is based on housing data from the Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc., the region's listing service.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2013
After a flat April, the median home sales price in metro Baltimore increased in May from a year earlier, according to data released Monday by the region's multiple-listing service. The median price for a home sold last month in greater Baltimore was $250,000, up 5.3 percent from May 2012, said RealEstate Business Intelligence LLC, the data arm of Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. "It's finding its footing," said Daraius Irani, executive director of the Regional Economic Studies Institute at Towson University.
BUSINESS
By Matthew Kauffman, the Hartford Courant | February 29, 2004
At the most expensive colleges and universities, a four-year degree can be a $150,000 investment in the future. Is it worth it? On a purely material level, a new Web site can help answer that. At www.educationpays.org, you'll find median salaries for 106 occupations - from accountant to veterinarian - broken down by educational level. Always wanted to be a firefighter? The median salary for that job is about $42,000 for those with a high school diploma. But getting a college degree boosts median pay by 12 grand a year.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2013
Four presidents at public research universities made a collective $9.2 million in fiscal year 2012, with the top earner of the group making much of his money because he was fired, according to a report released Sunday by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Graham B. Spanier, who was terminated from Pennsylvania State University in late 2011 for his handling of a child-molestation scandal, was paid $2.9 million - $1.2 million of it in severance. This was the first fiscal year that four presidents topped the million mark in compensation.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2013
A nine-year veteran Bladensburg police officer was killed Saturday after veering his marked vehicle off an Anne Arundel County highway and colliding with a car traveling in the opposite direction, police said. Officer Brian Johnson, 38, who was off duty when the collision occurred about 9 a.m., is believed to have experienced a medical emergency just prior to the collision, Anne Arundel County Police said, though no specifics were immediately available. Police believe Johnson was traveling eastbound on Route 100 near Catherine Avenue in Pasadena when he suddenly crossed the center median.
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