April 25, 1999
Some numbers to ponder while waiting for the Orioles to pull out of this "slump":They have lost 24 of their last 30 games and 35 of their last 49 dating to last season.They're five games under .500 since sweeping the Braves 277 games ago in June 1997.Yes, that's a period that has included two front office regimes, numerous personnel moves and several blueprints, but still, the pattern is impossible to miss.You can keep calling their 4-13 start a slump or a phase or whatever, but the reality is the Orioles aren't a winning ballclub and haven't been for some time.
October 28, 1997
T. Rowe Price, the giant Baltimore-based mutual fund manager, yesterday showed off to elected county and state leaders the completed first phase of its new financial center in Owings Mills.About 950 are expected to be employed in the two four-story office buildings, each with about 100,000 square feet of space, that make up the first phase.The workers, who are primarily moving out of the Baltimore headquarters, are expected to move into the new offices by the end of the month, said company spokesman Edward F. Giltenan.
October 24, 1994
A ceremonial planting of a tree yesterday marked the end of the first phase of a $900,000 beautification project of Albemarle Street between the Baltimore City Life Museums' 1840 House and the Flag House Courts public housing project.The tree was one of 18 planted in the yards of low-rise units in East Baltimore.Last summer, 18 neighborhood teen-agers helped erect cast-iron fences in front of more than 30 units.Next year, the street will be repaved and new street lights installed."It really was a ceremony to acknowledge the contribution of the kids," said Nancy Brennan, executive director of City Life Museums.
June 4, 1998
For many families, the 288-acre Kinder Farm Park the county acquired in 1979 is the place where children play Green Hornets -- that is, Greater Severna Park Athletic Association sports.For mothers of young children, it's the sandy playground with swings, slides and a log-cabin playhouse.For gardeners without space at home to cultivate, it's holy ground.On Friday, ground was broken for a $12 million, three-phase project to expand facilities and services in the park by 2002.Presiding at the ceremony were County Executive John G. Gary, Tom Angelis, county director of recreation and parks; and Brian Woodward, the department's chief of environmental programs and facilities.
April 30, 2006
BGE is working out details on how its customers can sign up to phase in the 72 percent electric rate increase approved by the Public Service Commission of Maryland, a spokesman for the utility company said yesterday. The new rate is to take effect July 1, but customers have the option of phasing it in over the next two years, starting with a 19.4 percent rate increase. Robert L. Gould, a spokesman for BGE's parent company, Constellation Energy Group, said the utility company plans a direct-mail and media campaign to advise customers of their options.
June 4, 1996
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has finished the first phase of its acquisition of St. Louis' River City Broadcasting, a deal that will make it the seventh-largest broadcasting company in the nation.Baltimore-based Sinclair completed its acquisition of the "nonlicense assets" of River City on Friday. The assets include office space and television and radio equipment, said Pat Talamantes of River City, who has been named head of investor relations for Sinclair."In terms of the acquisition, this is by far the biggest piece of it," Talamantes said.