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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF Bloomberg News contributed to this article | April 18, 1997
Sylvan Learning Systems Inc. said yesterday that it will pursue its plan to acquire National Education Corp. of California, despite a higher bid from a competitor."
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BUSINESS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | May 14, 1997
Sylvan Learning System Inc.'s plan to merge with National Education Corp. collapsed yesterday when NEC announced it had accepted an $800 million offer from another suitor.But the news that NEC, a vocational training outfit in Irvine, Calif., would merge with Harcourt General Inc., an international publisher and specialty retailer, wasn't all bad for Baltimore's Sylvan.For one, Sylvan, which launched its bid to merge with NEC in March in a deal worth more than $600 million, will be paid a $30 million breakup fee. The directors of NEC and Sylvan had agreed in March to merge.
SPORTS
By Matt Bracken, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2013
Mount St. Mary's certainly looked the part of a rebuilding program as it limped to a 2-6 start in Northeast Conference play this year. Coming off an 8-21 season a year ago, the slow start in NEC play this winter seemed predictable to just about everyone other than first-year coach Jamion Christian, who issued his team a challenge after a 76-68 loss at Robert Morris on Jan. 26. "We set a goal … to be the best [NEC] team the last 10 regular-season games," Christian said Monday.
NEWS
By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,SUN STAFF | January 6, 1996
A federal grand jury has indicted the former director of a private Baltimore vocational school, who is accused of falsifying more than 500 school records to make the school eligible for federal aid in excess of $1 million.Arthur Nelson III, 54, of Harrisburg, Pa., was fired from the Temple School in 1993. He is charged with six counts of wire fraud.Also charged were four other employees of the school, which provided vocational training in electrical repair, medicine, business, accounting and secretarial skills, until it was closed in 1994 in the wake of the irregularities.
SPORTS
By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | May 9, 2002
UMBC announced it will discontinue its men's and women's varsity golf programs effective July 1, the school's Director of Athletics, Dr. Charles Brown, announced yesterday. The resources spent on golf will be reallocated within the school's athletic program, geared toward enhancing the more visible sports. "After a nine-month university-wide study, it was determined that UMBC make every effort to become more visible on a regional and national level in several key sports," said Brown. The men's golf program was established in 1972-73, but discontinued after the 1979-80 season before returning in 1990-91.
NEWS
December 2, 1996
Koji Kobayashi, 89, an industrial visionary who built NEC Corp. of Japan into a leader in the world electronics industry, died Saturday in a hospital in Tokyo.He served as president of NEC from 1964 until 1976 and then as chairman until 1988, overseeing the company's expansion from its initial business of telephone equipment into computers and computer chips.Today, NEC is the largest supplier of personal computers in Japan and is the second largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world, behind Intel Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and Baltimore Sun reporter | October 9, 2012
Here's the latest from TBS on when and where the Baltimore Orioles playoff game will be shown Wednesday. Forget any misinformation about the O's being on MLB channel Wednesday. The Orioles are on TBS in prime time, though the exact time could change from the scheduled 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., depending on whether or not a series ends today. Here's the release from TBS: TBS' coverage of the 2012 MLB Postseason will continue tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 9 with an exclusive doubleheader - San Francisco vs. Cincinnati (Game 3)
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 25, 2001
Monmouth got 17 points from Rahsaan Johnson, including his 1,000th in a Hawks uniform, in a 76-63 Northeast Conference win over Mount St. Mary's last night in West Long Branch, N.J. It was the 1,300th game of Jim Phelan's career as the Mount's coach, and concluded his 47th regular season at the Mount, both all-time college basketball records. The Hawks (18-9, 15-5 NEC) took control of the game early as the Mountaineers (7-21, 7-13 NEC) suffered one of this season's frequent scoring droughts.
SPORTS
By BILL FREE | March 4, 2006
What -- Northeast Conference women's tournament Where -- At sites of higher seeds When -- Quarterfinals today; semifi nals Tuesday; championship game next Saturday 2005 champion -- St. Francis (Pa.) 2006 favorite -- Sacred Heart. The Pioneers (23-4 overall, 16-2 NEC) gained the No. 1 seed for the first time, giving them a chance to play every game on their home court (Pitt Center). Sacred Heart is unbeaten at home (12-0 overall, 9-0 in the league). The Pioneers have won seven straight and are outscoring oppo nents by an average of 14.8 points a game.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 21, 2000
Mount St. Mary's got 16 points from Deanna Butters to pull away in the second half for a 67-55 win over Sacred Heart in a Northeast Conference women's basketball game last night at Knott Arena. The Mountaineers have won six straight to stay undefeated in the NEC, while Sacred Heart dropped to 3-3 in the league. The Mount (11-4, 6-0 NEC) led for most of the first half, but the Pioneers (5-9, 3-3 NEC) stayed in the game, as Heather Coonradt scored all 13 of her points before the break. Mount St. Mary's pushed a 33-27 lead at the half up to 10, but a 9-2 run by Sacred Heart brought it back down to three points, 41-38.
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