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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | May 1, 1996
A group of 12 Hispanic business people and community activists has begun meeting in hopes of creating a nonprofit corporation that could help provide technical assistance and low-interest loans to Latino entrepreneurs in Baltimore.Participants say they hope the corporation will replace the Hispanic Business Association, a group of Hispanic business people that has been criticized as ineffective and divided since its founding a year ago.Five of the 12 participants in the discussions were members of that association.
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NEWS
August 8, 1992
Does Baltimore need another group of businessmen to examine the city's business climate? Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke apparently believes the current organizations are not doing the job. He appointed a 40-member group -- called the Development Incentives Task Force -- to examine what programs are needed to retain and attract business and improve the city's general business conditions. This group may be just what is needed at this time.These are unhappy times for city companies. It may be a result of the nation's weak economy, but a sense of malaise permeates the city.
NEWS
April 25, 1993
There's no other way to describe it: The Butta commission was massacred by the 1993 General Assembly. Out of 42 bills submitted to streamline and economize government, virtually lTC everything of substance was rejected. So much for the concern of senators and delegates for making state government more efficient and less costly to taxpayers.Lawmakers were in no mood to rock the boat. Public employee unions effectively opposed the bills. So did other affected interest groups. Since there was no countervailing public clamor for government overhaul, the Butta bills never had a chance.
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,Contributing Writer | December 3, 1993
When a story lumps Thomas Jefferson, Renaissance madrigals, a world-renowned master illusionist, African drumming, Irish folk songs, ice dancing and Russian choral music together in the same paragraph, it can only mean one thing: First Night is back.For the fourth straight New Year's Eve, downtown Annapolis, from the West Street corridor to St. John's College to the City Dock, will play host to a diverse, family-oriented, nonalcoholic celebration of the arts to usher in the new year.As in the past, a single $8 button ($12 if purchased after Dec. 15)
NEWS
By Georgie Anne Geyer | November 25, 1991
THIS NEW group with "unthinkable" propositions for our society had the nerve to meet in the formal, gold-encrusted meeting room of the Russell Senate Office building in Washington -- inside the traditional symbol of "America." What gall! Everybody knows what is important in America today, right? Forgive me, I meant "rights"! Oh, I don't mean the old right to vote or right to a free trial. We are sophisticated people now. We talk about the right of children to sue their parents, the right to the recognition of sodomy, the right to demand a jury trial while equally demanding the right not to serve on a jury oneself.
NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,SUN STAFF | May 18, 2003
Carroll County's volunteer emergency workers approved yesterday a proposal designed to strengthen their political power by uniting three groups representing firefighters, fire chiefs and paramedics. The move to combine the organization representing the county's 14 fire chiefs and one for paramedics with the Carroll County Volunteer Firemen's Association was approved by a 51-13 vote at the association's 80th annual convention in Union Bridge. After a brief discussion in which John Korman, a Hampstead delegate and former association president, argued unsuccessfully that the vote ran against bylaws, outgoing association President C. Douglas Bostian called for a vote by secret ballot.
NEWS
By Dolly Merritt and Dolly Merritt,Contributing Writer | February 17, 1993
Sylvia Kaplan resisted when her daughter first encouraged her in 1989 to attend a meeting of the Insighters, a support group for the visually impaired."
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | February 22, 2000
France's Havas Advertising SA announced the purchase of Bethesda-based Snyder Communications Inc. yesterday in a stock deal worth $2.07 billion, making Havas the world's fourth-largest advertising group. Snyder Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel Snyder, who led a group of investors that bought the Washington Redskins last year, will leave the company after the transition is completed. "It's a very exciting event for us," Snyder said. "We feel this is a tremendous opportunity.
NEWS
By PEG ADAMARCZYK | September 2, 1994
The first frazzled week of school is history and, I must admit, this year's opening has been remarkably smooth.No missed buses so far. My eldest has assumed the chauffeuring duties for her freshman sibling. Coordinating time in the bathroom at 6:45 a.m. has not presented a problem. Yet.Most of the classroom supplies have been bought, but there is that running tab of extras -- lab fees, workbooks, notebooks and calculators -- required to get them through the first semester.I grumbled to an old friend with children in college about the costs, but she scoffed at my whining over a piddling $30 tab and offered to swap it for hers, which seems to be rising as fast as the national debt.
NEWS
By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,Staff Writer | September 24, 1993
A partial solution to the problem of sheltering the homeless may be floating off the gloomy docks of Fairfield in South Baltimore.The Sanctuary, an old Navy hospital ship rusting away at the end of Childs Street, has been taken over by a new board of directors that envisions it as a shelter where addicts and alcoholics would have access to detoxification and job training.The old board of Life International, a nonprofit group that bought the 49-year-old ship from Congress for $15 in 1990 with plans for Third World medical missions, resigned on Tuesday.
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