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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2010
— Vacation began in a washing machine and stayed there for three days. At least that's how it felt when a nor'easter pulled up at our little island seven miles off the Massachusetts coastline and parallel parked over the neighborhood. When it wasn't dropping reservoirs of water on our heads and roofs, it was driving stinging droplets into any opening in our raingear. Instead of being on the water nearly every waking hour, as planned, fishing buddy Bev Aaron and I tied and retied everything in our tackle boxes.
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September 30, 2014
The signing of a long-delayed bilateral security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan today means the U.S. won't again find itself in the same situation it faced two years ago in Iraq, where the failure to reach a similar accord precipitated the withdrawal of all American forces and a rapid deterioration of the security situation. The Afghans can now be assured of continued American military assistance in their struggle against a resurgent Taliban - at least for the next two years, when the agreement must be renewed.
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The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2012
Sinclair Broadcast Group announced Thursday that it has reached a retransmission agreement in principle with the Dish Network and that it has extended the existing pact by two weeks to allow the negotiation of a final contract. The agreement had been set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Retransmission contracts set the fees that cable and satellite TV providers pay broadcast stations to include their signals in channel lineups. The agreement allows Dish, which has about 14 million customers nationwide, to carry 70 television stations that Sinclair provides service to or owns.
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Tim Wheeler | September 9, 2014
Legislators from Maryland and Pennsylvania sparred at a hearing in Annapolis Monday over whether their states are doing too much or too little to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution. In a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing called to review the new bay restoration agreement, Maryland state Sen. Steve Hershey complained about the "astronomical cost" of cleaning up the ailing estuary, calling it an "unfunded mandate" from the federal government. Maryland's share has been estimated at nearly $15 billion through 2025, he noted.
NEWS
January 31, 1992
Throughout its history, Finland has been a borderland in battles between the East and West. For 600 years it was part of Sweden. An 1809 Russian victory turned it into an autonomous czarist grand duchy. Independence came a century later -- only to be followed by two devastating wars against the Soviet Union. Yet Finland persisted in defending its values and sovereignty.A milestone on this historical journey was reached last week, when Russia and Finland signed a package of three treaties governing their future state and economic relations.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1990
Baltimore-based Nova Pharmaceutical Corp. said yesterday that it has signed an agreement with Finland-based Orion Corp. Farmos for exclusive marketing rights in Scandinavian countries to the gliadel implant, a treatment for primary brain cancer that Nova is developing.In a news release, Nova said Orion will conduct supplemental clinical trials of the product and will seek marketing approval in Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. After approval by government regulators, Nova will manufacture the product for sale by Orion.
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By THE BOSTON GLOBE | May 30, 1997
With fierce criticism from public health officials ringing in their ears, negotiators for a comprehensive tobacco settlement reconvened in New York yesterday to iron out details on several thorny provisions, including the regulation of nicotine and the future liability of tobacco companies.Despite opposition to the deal, aired in a meeting of physicians and anti-smoking activists in Chicago Wednesday, the negotiators are determined to grind out a "term sheet" within the next 10 days that spells out details of the pact.
NEWS
August 8, 1991
The recent signing of a four-part pact on Chesapeake Bay protection was an important step forward. The fact that differences remain between the approaches of Pennsylvania's and Virginia's governors on one one side and Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer and the Environmental Protection Agency's William Reilly on the other is less significant than the fact of an agreement.To be sure, neither Robert Casey nor Douglas Wilder has to deal with the outrage of Eastern Shore farmers and developers fighting any and all attempts to restrict land development moves.
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | March 16, 1993
BONN, Germany -- Germany's political leaders reached a "solidarity pact" over the weekend, seeking to resolve questions of how to divide the huge financial burden of rebuilding eastern Germany. But the agreement's most immediate effect may be to open the way for the Bundesbank to lower interest rates to try to bolster the flagging economy.Many analysts expect two important rates to be lowered Thursday at a meeting of the policy council of the Bundesbank, Germany's powerful central bank.The Bundesbank had been pressing Chancellor Helmut Kohl's government for months to come up with a comprehensive plan to pay for rebuilding the formerly Communist eastern part of the country.
BUSINESS
By Journal of Commerce | September 9, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration released what it called a final text of the North American free-trade pact yesterday, but the document failed to end bickering in the presidential campaign about the agreement.Senate Finance Committee Chairman Lloyd Bentsen, D-Texas, accused President Bush of irresponsibly politicizing the pact in the campaign, thus threatening Democratic support for it in Congress.Senator Bentsen charged at a hearing that the text still has important holes in it and that it was unfair for Mr. Bush to demand that Democratic opponent Bill Clinton say whether he will oppose it. Mr. Bentsen cited newspaper reports that said hard bargaining continued after the agreement was announced on Aug. 12."
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Government officials involved in the multistate Chesapeake Bay cleanup pledged Monday to broaden and accelerate the long-running effort, including a vow to address the impacts of climate change on the ailing estuary. Governors of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware signed a new bay restoration agreement in Annapolis, which for the first time formally encompasses "upstream" states with smaller slices of the 64,000-square-mile watershed, including New York and West Virginia.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
George Arlotto officially become Anne Arundel County's next superintendent Wednesday, signing a four-year contract with an annual salary of $245,000. Arlotto, a former principal in Montgomery County, follows Kevin Maxwell, who left the school system last year to take a similar position in Prince George's County. Maxwell had worked with Arlotto when they were both in Montgomery County, and Maxwell lured him to Anne Arundel in 2006. Maxwell's salary as superintendent had been $257,000.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
Members of the Baltimore County police union have overwhelmingly approved a new two-year contract. Employees ratified the agreement by a vote of 1,057-45, according to the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 4. The deal guarantees no layoffs or furloughs through June 2016. Under the agreement, officers hired after July 1 will contribute 10 percent of their base pay toward their pensions, an amount higher than that of current employees. It also provides 3 percent bonus in November and a 3 percent cost-of-living increase in July 2015.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Baltimore teachers voted Thursday to ratify a three-year contract that will give them annual raises of 1 percent and opportunities for promotion, but leaves uncertainty about evaluations and a career ladder that was introduced three years ago. Union officials said that more than 1,000 votes were cast, with the majority in favor of the contract. They said specific vote counts would only be released to members of the union. Marietta English, president of the Baltimore Teachers Union, said the pact "demonstrates Baltimore teachers' willingness to create incentives for boosting teacher and student performance.
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Tim Wheeler | January 30, 2014
Environmentalists are slamming a new draft Chesapeake Bay restoration agreement for failing to address toxic pollution or even mention climate change as a complicating factor in the three-decade effort to revive the ailing estuary. The Chesapeake Bay Program , a "partnership" of the Environmental Protection Agency and the six states that drain into the bay - including Maryland - released Wednesday a draft agreement "to guide the next chapter of restoration across the watershed.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | November 26, 2013
Seeking to create an analogy with the deal the United States negotiated with Iran to supposedly limit further production of its centrifuges, Secretary of State John Kerry chose to recall disarmament agreements between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. A better analogy would be the 1938 Munich Pact, which gave Hitler part of Czechoslovakia in the vain hope that war could be avoided. It is worth noting that several of the nations that were signatories in Munich - namely Germany, France and Britain - are also part of the current deal with Iran.
NEWS
By Martin C. Evans | November 30, 1991
Baltimore firefighters and fire officers voted overwhelmingly last night to accept an agreement with the city that will save the jobs of 252 firefighters.By a margin of 967 to 400, the union agreed in essence to give up a 6 percent pay increase it won through binding arbitration earlier this year and which was to have gone into effect last July 1.In exchange, the city agreed to funnel more than $3 million it had set aside to cover the pay increase into the fire department budget, thereby avoiding the job cutbacks.
BUSINESS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Evening Sun Staf | November 16, 1990
Contract bargainers representing about 2,500 dockworkers and their employers at the Port of Baltimore plan to meet throughout the weekend to try to reach agreement on a new pact in time for a ratification vote Tuesday.John Bowers, president of the New York-based International Longshoremen's Association, ordered the vote on the agreement reached late last month governing ILA members from Maine to Texas.The vote comes 10 days before the expiration of the current contract, raising the possibility of eliminating strike threats earlier that usual.
NEWS
Erica L. Green and Erica L. Green | October 16, 2013
The pact that will facilitate the $1 billion, decade-long effort to upgrade Baltimore city school facilities was finalized today, with a unanimous vote of the Maryland Board of Public Works to approve a Memorandum of Understanding that will serve as a blueprint for revitalizing the city's dilapidated school infrastructure. The memorandum, which outlines the roles and responsibilities of state and local agencies over the course of the system's 10-year facilities plan, was a condition of the law that allows the district to orchestrate and fund 30 to 35 renovations and new structures.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
Federal regulators have reached a tentative deal with Carnival Corp. on a plan to reduce air pollution from nearly a third of its cruise ships, but the accord comes too late to reverse at least a temporary loss of lucrative cruise business for Baltimore. Under the agreement, to be announced today, the Miami-based company pledged to install pollution control equipment on 32 of its ships over the next three years and use it while they cruise in waters near the U.S. coast. During that time, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard will exempt those vessels from a pending requirement that they burn less-polluting fuel.
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