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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2013
Charlie "Fruit Man" McLean has been "a-rabbing" in Baltimore for more than 40 years, and he still can't think of a better way to spend his time. As a boy, he rode with the men who sold fresh produce in the streets from their brightly colored horse-drawn wagons. He made the job his life's work. Even now, he says, he can get fresh food to people who might otherwise never see it. McLean, 53, is one of only about 10 people still "a-rabbing," as Baltimoreans have long called his line of work.
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By Kim Clark | October 6, 1991
When he was 11 years old, Arnold Hornstein tried to break in to a neighborhood car dealership. The new 1961 Chevrolet Biscaynes and Bel Airs were hidden under tarps on the lot, ready for the ritual autumn unveiling. And Arnold was crazy for an early peek.On a morning 31 years later, Mr. Hornstein sips coffee while he surveys another Chevrolet lot, lined with 1992 Cavaliers and Corvettes.There are no tarps. No secrets.And no customers."This used to be a big event," says Mr. Hornstein, a salesman at Fox Chevrolet in Woodlawn for 13 years.
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August 15, 2003
Pasadena woman robbed at home early yesterday A Pasadena woman was robbed in her home yesterday morning by two men who entered through an unlocked door, Anne Arundel County police said. The men took an undisclosed amount of cash from the home in the 1500 block of Fairview Beach Road but did not harm the woman, according to police. Police set up a roadblock on Fort Smallwood Road and were screening vehicles shortly after the incident occurred at 7:30 a.m. The suspects were described as a black man and a white man, both about 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, and wearing white T-shirts.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | July 31, 1995
SAN JOSE, Calif -- Imagine taking your car to a dealership for a $45 part and leaving with a bill for $7,000 after being persuaded by what must have been the best salesmen on earth.Now imagine that the bill is for a used car riddled with dents and with squeaky brakes, and loaded with extras you didn't realize you'd bought.That's what happened to 67-year-old Leona Lara on June 20 when she took her 1978 Ford Fairmont to Fremont Ford for a smog pump. She wound up trading in her Fairmont for $100 and buying a 1991 Ford Escort.
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December 4, 1994
The curious career of Jerry Rubin, ex-campus activist, ex-yippie, ex-yoga guru and ex-Wall Street entrepreneur who died last week at age 56, in many ways paralleled that of the Baby Boomer generation whose attitudes he epitomized. Mr. Rubin was famous for warning his disciples never to trust anyone over 30. But once he turned 30 himself, he amended that admonition to age 50.He was an inveterate rule-breaker, iconoclast and political impresario.In the 1960s, when the country was deeply torn over civil rights and the Vietnam war, Mr. Rubin rode the crest of protest by being both theatrical and outrageous as one of the defendants in the notorious Chicago Seven trial.
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By David Conn and David Conn,Source: Maryland State Retirement and Pension SystemsStaff Writer | November 26, 1993
In yesterday's editions, a graphic accompanying an article about state pensions gave the wrong percent for the formula used to compute the annual basic retirement allowance under the old retirement system. The correct number is 1.8 percent.The Sun regrets the error.Thousands of state employees and teachers are being exhorted by investment advisers and salesmen to switch retirement plans in order to collect lump-sum incentive payments that in many cases total hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff Writer | October 6, 1992
Speech therapist Mary Wagner has one piece of advice for the hundreds of foreign-born residents getting established in area neighborhoods and companies."
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,SUN STAFF | November 14, 1995
What does Apple Ford car salesman Lester D. Parker Sr. have in common with the shiny 1957 red-and-white Ford Thunderbird he's standing next to?Both are classics.Before officially retiring last week, Mr. Parker sold cars for 48 years and was one of the first black car salesmen in the history of the Apple Ford franchise, which now is in Columbia but has roots in several dealerships in Baltimore.Though initially prevented from selling cars because of his race, he went on to become one of the dealership's most successful salesmen, selling an estimated 5,000 cars.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2000
New positions Engelau is general manager of Southern Maryland Oil Southern Maryland Oil named Roger Engelau vice president and general manager of the La Plata-based subsidiary of the Wills Group Inc. Formerly with the Clorox Corp., he is a resident of Calvert County and is a U.S. Military Academy graduate. Engelau joined the company in 1992 as general sales manager. Computer I/0 names Sallam VP, chief technology officer Computer I/O Corp., based in Laurel, appointed Hussein Sallam as chief technology officer and vice president of engineering.
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By Michael Sragow | December 26, 2008
Role Models ** 1/2 ( 2 1/2 STARS) It's no great shakes, but this tale of two energy-drink salesmen (played by Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott) who become mentors in the Sturdy Wings program for maladjusted kids allows its talented cast (including Jane Lynch, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Bobb'e J. Thompson) plenty of pungent moments before it dissolves into a sea of goo. Rudd, in particular, gets a chance to display the self-deprecating charm he previously exploited to the hilt in the straight-to-video I Could Never Be Your Woman, co-starring Michelle Pfeiffer.
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