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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun reporter | March 14, 2008
Focusing less on the design of a proposed ski-lift-style gondola over the Inner Harbor than other issues, the city architectural panel questioned the private funding of such a transportation project and worried that the attraction could steal pedestrians away from a redesigned Pratt Street corridor. But the developers pitching the $40 million privately operated "SkyLine Baltimore" system to the Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel yesterday remained optimistic about their plan to connect the Convention Center to Fells Point via a seven-minute aerial ride.
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By Ned Martel and Ned Martel,States News Service | October 13, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Within the next two weeks, leaders of federal employee unions will sit down with departmental executives to work out a collaborative labor-management approach such as that used in private industry.With an executive order earlier this month, President Clinton created the National Partnership Council, a panel of labor and civil service decision-makers. The two historically warring camps are reaching out to each other in the wake of the National Performance Review, a sweeping bureaucratic overhaul to make government work better.
NEWS
March 1, 1993
Panel to study proposals for public golf courseA 10-member panel will begin reviewing proposals this week from private businessmen to build and operate a public golf course on Fort Smallwood Road.The committee was appointed by County Councilman Carl G. "Dutch" Holland, a Pasadena Republican, to foster public participation in the design and construction of a county-owned facility.The county acquired the 130 acres, formerly a horse farm, at the Water Oak Point Road intersection in the late-1980s.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar and Larry Perl, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2012
Baltimore's Urban Design and Architecture Review panel approved Thursday the master plan for a nearly 3 million-square-foot development at Harbor Point, between Harbor East and Fells Point, where Exelon's new headquarters is expected to be built. The removal of a proposed building and an accompanying playing field for U.S. Lacrosse was the most prominent change to the plan since it was first presented to the panel in early July. The national governing body for men's, women's and youth lacrosse decided to move to Baltimore County instead of to the city's waterfront, according to Harbor Point's developer.
NEWS
By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 23, 1997
WASHINGTON -- The idea of forcing House Speaker Newt Gingrich to personally pay for his ethical misdeeds -- an unusual punishment that could cost him $300,000 -- came not from a Democrat but from a fellow Republican.In an interview yesterday, Rep. Steven H. Schiff of New Mexico said he suggested such a penalty during a meeting of the four-member ethics subcommittee that investigated the Gingrich case."I hate to say it," Schiff said. "I believe I came up with the idea of something of a monetary nature."
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | September 29, 2000
Plans to save the long-vacant USF&G Corp. building by converting it into a hotel for Hampton Inn & Suites won initial support yesterday from the city's Design Advisory Panel. The group also looked favorably on the latest revisions to the 225-room luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel planned for Federal Hill, with a few more suggestions on design. The Hampton Inn project calls for adding three stories on top of the former USF&G building, to create a total of 175 suites in the historic building, which has been empty for at least 15 years.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | October 30, 1996
BETHESDA -- North American Vaccine's new whooping cough vaccine received a mixed reception from a governmental advisory panel yesterday. Experts said they think it's safe and effective, yet don't know how effective."
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | January 9, 2004
The $130 million Four Seasons hotel and residence project, billed as an "urban resort," at Harbor East received preliminary approval from the city's design panel yesterday, opening the way for construction to start. Plans are to break ground by the end of summer and to open as early as 2006. Members of Baltimore's Design Advisory Panel praised the work done by Hill Glazier Architects of Palo Alto, Calif., in simplifying the design of the project, which is to feature 200 hotel rooms, 26 to 28 condominiums, spa facilities and retail space.
NEWS
By Gregory Spears and Gregory Spears,Knight-Ridder News Service | November 15, 1991
GAITHERSBURG -- A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously yesterday to recommend keeping silicone gel breast implants on the market despite concluding that the devices have not been proved safe.The panelists said additional information on the popular implants used in elective cosmetic breast surgery should be gathered as rapidly as possible to answer lingering questions about their safety.Witnesses testified that the implants could cause severe allergic reactions in a few women and that tests linking the devices to other illnesses, including lung cancer, were inconclusive.
NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | September 11, 2003
On the Saturday after Independence Day, about half of the 180 Anne Arundel County firefighters and paramedics scheduled to work took the day off. The Fire Department approved all 88 leave requests and used overtime to pay for enough workers to reach its minimum staffing of 128 uniformed employees. At yesterday's meeting of a panel assembled to study the Fire Department's rising overtime expenses, which topped $7.2 million last fiscal year, Chief Roger C. Simonds used July 5 as an example of how various kinds of leave -- including vacations scheduled a year in advance and last-minute sick days -- factor into the department's use of overtime.
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