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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | October 6, 1996
Yes or no?The gun lies on the desk. Your hands are free. The intruder has left the room. You have only a few seconds, perhaps a minute.Do you pick it up?Yes or no?The office secretary is nearly out of her mind with fright. A colleague is lying motionless on the floor, wrists cuffed behind him, ankles bound by rope. Is he dead?What you know is all that you will know, and it is not nearly enough. Whatever you glean about this man's intentions must come from the objects he has pulled from his knapsack.
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NEWS
By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2001
Maryland officials are coming out with a high-tech, hard-to-duplicate driver's license aimed at thwarting underage drinkers and others with criminal intent. And it comes in colors. Although the state's driver's license was in the news recently because one of the president's daughters got caught with a fake Maryland ID at a Connecticut bar, Motor Vehicle Administration officials say they have been planning a makeover for the past couple of years, bowing to the computer-age technology that has turned document forgery into a cottage industry.
NEWS
By Janet Gilbert | November 25, 2007
Every few weeks, I break the coffee carafe. Not intentionally, though I have to admit it might be a lot more entertaining that way. I could stage every-third-Wednesday carafe-bashings in my kitchen. You could come and watch. And maybe help clean up. A few of the early breaks were understandable, or at least there appeared to be a logical explanation for the glass cracking. First, there was the time I was nearing the end of a lengthy, dismal housecleaning day. Exasperated with the whole kitchen mess, I loaded the carafe into the dishwasher, right next to the cast iron cook-top burner grates, which are not particularly dishwasher safe, either.
NEWS
April 4, 2002
Counterfeit $100 and $20 bills have circulated in the Mount Airy area recently, according to a warning issued by Maryland State Police at Westminster. At least two phony $100 bills have been used, the most recent yesterday, said police, who are working with the Secret Service. Other suspected counterfeit bills reportedly have been rejected by businesses, including the bogus $20. Police have a counterfeit $100 bill, which they said appears to have been printed on a color-copying machine.
EXPLORE
January 19, 2012
At its December meeting, the Laurel Board of Trade directors elected the following members as officers and directors for 2012: The officers elected are chairman, Matthew Coates, Photography By Madison; president, Michelle Arsenault, Stitching Pretty; vice president, Bernie Robinson, PNC Bank; and treasurer, Jan Able, retired from PNC Bank. The following members were elected directors: Laurie Blitz, Laurie's Something Special Coffee; Lee Brangan, Patuxent Financial Group; Don Henyon, retired from Citizens National Bank and a life member; Marilyn Johnson, the Marilyn Johnson Sewing and Creative Fabric Studio; Sean LeVere, Latin Image Studio; Bob Mignon, Minuteman Press; Kriss Phipps, Reality Inc.; Deborah Randall, Venus Theatre; Marvin Rogers, Laurel Mill Playhouse; Joe Tredway, Tredway's/PG Office Supply; and Kelly White, Revere Bank.
NEWS
By Sara Neufeld | January 13, 2008
The Rev. Marion Joseph Hobbs, who ministered to residents of a public housing complex in Northeast Baltimore, died of kidney failure and congestive heart failure Jan. 5. He was 75 and a resident of Eastpoint Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Dundalk. A Baltimore native known as Joe, Mr. Hobbs served in the Maryland National Guard and the Army reserves. He worked for many years assembling and repairing furniture for the office supply chain Lucas Brothers Inc. He also worked part time for Dawn's Office Supply Co. He had two daughters and a son during his first marriage, which ended in divorce.
BUSINESS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | September 5, 1996
Staples Inc., the chain of office-supply superstores, said yesterday that it will acquire its chief rival, Office Depot, for $3.49 billion in stock.The deal, if approved by shareholders and regulators, would create the largest office-supply superstore chain in North America, with more than 1,100 outlets in the United States and Canada.Revenues should top $10 billion once new stores are added this year. The two chains had combined revenues of more than $8 billion last year."This makes them the Toys R Us of the office-supply industry," said Mark Millman, head of Millman Search Group Inc., a national retail consultant firm based in Lutherville.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | January 5, 2005
In the latest political fallout for Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. of Hunt Valley, the office supply superstore Staples Inc. will pull its advertising during certain Sinclair programs in response to what it described as customer complaints about "one-sided" news coverage. The retailer said that beginning Monday, it would stop advertising during local programming on the 62 stations that Sinclair owns or operates across the country. The local Sinclair ads account for a small part of Staples' media spending, a spokesman for the No. 1 office supply chain said.
BUSINESS
by Liz F. Kay | November 1, 2011
Even though Consuming Interests blogger Liz Kay may have said goodbye to The Baltimore Sun , she's back as guest judge of the Cheap Halloween Costume Contest. Here's what she had to say about this year's entries. Our main winner will get the Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy, and our honorable mention will get a copy of Fast Five (the latest in the Fast and Furious franchise). Winners, stand by -- we'll be contacting you today on how to collect your prizes. We got some super impressive entries in Consuming Interests' first-ever Cheap Halloween Costume contest.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | March 6, 2002
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Staples Inc. had fourth-quarter net income of $93.8 million and raised this year's profit estimate as the second-largest U.S. office supply retailer continued to reduce costs and remodel stores. The company reported earnings of 20 cents a share in its fiscal fourth quarter that ended Feb. 2. That compares with a loss of $111.7 million, or 23 cents, a year ago. Profit will be 76 cents to 80 cents this year, almost double last year's results, Staples predicted. The company said it would have earned $136 million, or 29 cents a share, excluding certain costs to close 31 stores.
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