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April 2, 2000
Name: Michael Swartz Job description: President for about 2 1/2 years, Columbia Youth Baseball Association. Started in CYBA as a coach about eight years ago. Organization, growing again after sagging a couple of years ago, has about 1,100 players, starting with tee-ball, going through travel teams, including roughly 200 girls playing softball. Budget is about $100,000 annually. CYBA draws mainly from Columbia and communities immediately surrounding it. Age: 38 Residence: Moved three years ago to Ellicott City after living in Columbia's Owen Brown village for about eight years.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2012
It's funny. As soon as we learned that the Orioles would be playing the Yankees in the ALDS and that they'd be going to the Bronx, I knew I wanted to give Jeff Maier a call. It really had nothing to do with an “anniversary” of the day Maier, then 12, helped a fly ball turn into a game-tying home run in Game 1 of the 1996 ALCS. What people don't realize is that this week is the only other time in the history of the franchises that the Orioles have played the Yankees in the postseason.
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BUSINESS
February 18, 1996
When money can't talk: If a company can't afford to give its workers raises, there are other ways to motivate them, says George S. May International Co., a management consultant. Positive feedback given in person and flexibility in meeting employee needs, such as a different schedule for a new parent, are two ways, Mr. May said. So are stock options for a long-time staffer. Mr. May also suggests a boss ask employees' opinions on ways to improve the company.Dress down: More companies are accepting the idea of casual dress, finds the Society for Human Resource Management.
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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,jill.rosen@baltsun.com | August 30, 2009
Tracy Hall and her husband, Josh, used to love a decadent dinner out - cocktails and appetizers, wine with dinner and dessert. But for their five-year anniversary in June, what would have typically been a culinary blowout, the Canton couple ended up at a neighborhood tavern, trying to keep their bill under $70. With only one salary to support the family of three and layoffs happening everywhere, the Halls are holding tight to their wallets....
NEWS
January 10, 1993
25 Years Ago (week of Dec. 31, 1967-Jan. 6, 1968):* The Maryland Fire Underwriters Rating Bureau stated in a letter to the County Commissioners that there was an "urgent" need for a fire stations in Columbia and in the vicinity of Routes 29 and 108. A report filed in June 1966 had requested seven new stations in the county, marking three as being of "utmost importance," but nothing had been done in the 18 months since the earlier report.* Positive feedback was received this week from the Department of the Interior on the subject of having Ellicott City's B&O Railroad Station declared a national landmark.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2012
It's funny. As soon as we learned that the Orioles would be playing the Yankees in the ALDS and that they'd be going to the Bronx, I knew I wanted to give Jeff Maier a call. It really had nothing to do with an “anniversary” of the day Maier, then 12, helped a fly ball turn into a game-tying home run in Game 1 of the 1996 ALCS. What people don't realize is that this week is the only other time in the history of the franchises that the Orioles have played the Yankees in the postseason.
SPORTS
By S. Andrew Rom and S. Andrew Rom,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 29, 2000
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - As scores of teen-agers walked the pool deck in search of Olympians at the University of Michigan's Canham Natatorium this weekend, there was one teen in the pool trying to become one. At the inaugural Key Bank Swim Classic, Baltimore's Michael Phelps, 14, swam against what Michigan men's swim coach Jon Urbanchek called "80 percent of this year's U.S. Olympic team." Watching Phelps at the starting blocks gave the only clue as to his youth, as he wore his headphones until seconds before each race.
FEATURES
By Niki Scott and Niki Scott,Universal Press Syndicate | July 7, 1991
A Chicago executive wrote this week to confess, "Although I seem to be able to spot a too-high stress level in one of my employees, when my boss called me in this week and said he was worried about my stress level, I was flabbergasted!"I seem to know the questions to ask other people about the stress-causers in their lives, but I'm clearly missing some of the clues in my own life. What should I be asking myself?"Here are some of the basic questions all of us need to ask ourselves regularly in order to monitor our own stress levels:* Do I have the training, experience, education and skills I need to do my job well?
FEATURES
By Niki Scott and Niki Scott,Universal Press Syndicate | May 31, 1992
Niki Scott is taking a break this week. This column originally appeared July 4, 1991. She will be back next week.A Chicago executive wrote to confess, "Although I seem to be able to spot a too-high stress level in one of my employees, when my boss called me in this week and said he was worried about my stress level, I was flabbergasted!"I seem to know the questions to ask other people about the stress-causers in their lives, but I'm clearly missing some of the clues in my own life. What should I be asking myself?
NEWS
By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer | May 22, 1994
The County Council district dominated by West Columbia got one definite Democratic candidate this week, while a member of the county Planning Board added her name to the list of Republicans considering a run for the same office.Democrat Mary Lorsung, a Longfellow resident and administrative assistant to Councilman Paul R. Farragut, a 4th District Democrat, said yesterday that she had decided to take her boss' advice and endorsement and run with them.Republican Joan Lancos, 40, acting Planning Board chairwoman and Sebring resident, said that she had rejected the idea of running for the seat in 1990 and again this November, but that Mr. Farragut's announcement last week that he would not seek re-election prompted her to reconsider.
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By HANAH CHO and HANAH CHO,SUN REPORTER | January 25, 2006
Michael O'Brien has been in the advertising business long enough to know how competitive it is. But this was too much. A colleague tried to steal a pitch for a $2 million project by bad-mouthing him and a partner to their boss. O'Brien kept his ideas to himself, rather than talk them through with co-workers, for fear they'd take credit for his work. The bosses shared information only with certain workers. Colleagues, convinced that favoritism was part of the workplace culture, thought they had to one-up each other to succeed, O'Brien said.
FEATURES
By Lisa Pollak and Lisa Pollak,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2002
Nothing was going to stop Ginny Schardt from teaching. Not chemotherapy, not radiation treatments, not the report that said there were "too many tumors to count" in her brain. She taught without hair. She taught in her warm-up clothes. She would have taught in the hospital last fall, if she'd had to, if the doctor hadn't agreed to unhook the IV just long enough to let her go to Towson University, teach her Psychology of Sports class and come back. The treatment didn't work, and the tumors didn't stop growing, but the adjunct professor of kinesiology kept coming to class.
SPORTS
By S. Andrew Rom and S. Andrew Rom,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 29, 2000
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - As scores of teen-agers walked the pool deck in search of Olympians at the University of Michigan's Canham Natatorium this weekend, there was one teen in the pool trying to become one. At the inaugural Key Bank Swim Classic, Baltimore's Michael Phelps, 14, swam against what Michigan men's swim coach Jon Urbanchek called "80 percent of this year's U.S. Olympic team." Watching Phelps at the starting blocks gave the only clue as to his youth, as he wore his headphones until seconds before each race.
NEWS
April 2, 2000
Name: Michael Swartz Job description: President for about 2 1/2 years, Columbia Youth Baseball Association. Started in CYBA as a coach about eight years ago. Organization, growing again after sagging a couple of years ago, has about 1,100 players, starting with tee-ball, going through travel teams, including roughly 200 girls playing softball. Budget is about $100,000 annually. CYBA draws mainly from Columbia and communities immediately surrounding it. Age: 38 Residence: Moved three years ago to Ellicott City after living in Columbia's Owen Brown village for about eight years.
SPORTS
By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1998
Ravens owner Art Modell will meet today in New York with the special committee appointed by NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue to evaluate the candidates attempting to buy the new Cleveland Browns franchise.Modell, though, contradicted a report by a league spokesman that Tagliabue had invited Modell to the meeting to comment on his former business partner, billionaire banker Al Lerner. Lerner heads one of the four groups attempting to buy the team.Modell said he'll give his views on all four candidates.
BUSINESS
February 18, 1996
When money can't talk: If a company can't afford to give its workers raises, there are other ways to motivate them, says George S. May International Co., a management consultant. Positive feedback given in person and flexibility in meeting employee needs, such as a different schedule for a new parent, are two ways, Mr. May said. So are stock options for a long-time staffer. Mr. May also suggests a boss ask employees' opinions on ways to improve the company.Dress down: More companies are accepting the idea of casual dress, finds the Society for Human Resource Management.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Amy Miller and Greg Tasker and Amy Miller,Staff writers | February 26, 1992
Chances are, you've received this month's cable television bill and are aware that your basic monthly fee will increase by 8 percent in March.There's a couple of things you should know about that bill.Your basic cable rate will actually go up $1.65 a month, not the $1 implied in an explanation letter from Prestige Cable TV Inc. Your basic monthly service is rising from $20.50 to $22.15 a month.A 3percent franchise fee, which you have paid since cable came to the county in 1984, will be listed separately.
NEWS
By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer | May 22, 1994
The County Council district dominated by West Columbia got one definite Democratic candidate this week, while a member of the county Planning Board added her name to the list of Republicans considering a run for the same office.Democrat Mary Lorsung, a Longfellow resident and administrative assistant to Councilman Paul R. Farragut, a 4th District Democrat, said yesterday that she had decided to take her boss' advice and endorsement and run with them.Republican Joan Lancos, 40, acting Planning Board chairwoman and Sebring resident, said that she had rejected the idea of running for the seat in 1990 and again this November, but that Mr. Farragut's announcement last week that he would not seek re-election prompted her to reconsider.
NEWS
January 10, 1993
25 Years Ago (week of Dec. 31, 1967-Jan. 6, 1968):* The Maryland Fire Underwriters Rating Bureau stated in a letter to the County Commissioners that there was an "urgent" need for a fire stations in Columbia and in the vicinity of Routes 29 and 108. A report filed in June 1966 had requested seven new stations in the county, marking three as being of "utmost importance," but nothing had been done in the 18 months since the earlier report.* Positive feedback was received this week from the Department of the Interior on the subject of having Ellicott City's B&O Railroad Station declared a national landmark.
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