March 21, 2007
Your company is late filing financial disclosures, under investigation for stock-option irregularities, about to be ejected from Nasdaq and getting its pants sued off by shareholders. Want to get away? Now you can, thanks to the willingness of "private equity" funds to gather even dysfunctional public corporations into their unfathomable bosoms. SafeNet Inc., a Belcamp Web-security outfit that faces accounting, options and lawsuit problems, is going private. PHH Corp., which owns a Hunt Valley fleet-management operation and hasn't filed financial statements for 2006, looks like it'll be sold to General Electric and Blackstone Group.
August 18, 2012
Board of County Commissioners President Doug Howard last week asked the Board of Education to add the Winchester Building - the headquarters building for the entire school system - to its list of buildings that will be reviewed for possible sale. Howard made the request to the school board's Facilities Study Group, which is working to determine if money can be saved by reducing the number of facilities the school system operates. Howard said he was concerned that the group would recommend closing one or more county schools without considering moving the central office staff to other sites available around the county.
April 7, 1993
WELCOME to spring, to all that's green, and, of course, to the robins.Yvonne Hatton, my naturalist friend, tells me that robins can actually hear worms underground, and that's why they walk around with their little ears pitched at such an odd angle."
December 7, 2002
After erroneous reports on local TV and radio stations, some Baltimore County teachers reported to work yesterday even though classes were canceled for snow, school officials said. Administrators sent word to local media Thursday afternoon that classes would be canceled and that office staff would be allowed to report to work two hours late. But some early broadcasts reported that teachers could arrive two hours late, said Doug Neilson, Baltimore County schools chief communications officer.
June 8, 1993
The Literacy Council of Carroll County celebrated a successful year at its annual meeting and dinner recently at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster. Volunteers, tutors, students and their guests attended.The council reported that during fiscal year 1993, at least 115 students have been tutored in one-to-one settings.The council tutors adults and older youths in phonics, reading, writing, spelling and math.This year, volunteers have worked more than 4,050 hours to help county adults learn to read and write, or to improve those skills.
January 25, 2013
I totally disagree with Richard L. Ottenheimer's comments that Republicans are trying to blow up the economy ("Chickenomics: A winning GOP strategy?" Jan. 22). It's not a Republican or Democratic thing, it's an American thing, or just smart economics. At what point do we catch up with Greece? We are $17 trillion in debt and heading toward $20 trillion at this rate. How could any one even think of raising the debt ceiling, which would be insane. What part of "going broke" don't they understand?