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By Scott Calvert | October 14, 2013
Baltimore housing officials have ended a short-lived program to label property inspectors as being in the “shark tank” or “crab barrel” based partly on how many citations they issue to property owners. Eric Booker, the assistant commissioner for code enforcement, announced the new ranking system to inspectors in an Aug. 29 email obtained by The Baltimore Sun. “It will highlight the top inspectors, the 'LEADERS', by category as well as the bottom dwellers, the 'LAGGARDS',” Booker wrote.
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By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2013
On the reality TV program "Shark Tank," investors bicker, maneuver and generally steal the thunder from aspiring entrepreneurs who come before them to pitch ideas. Unlike the Tin Man who clanks and clatters as he nervously asks the Wizard of Oz for a heart, brazen contestants work at stirring the aptly named sharks into a feeding frenzy of investment offers in order to clinch the most lucrative deal. At Howard Community College, the Center for Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence was founded a decade ago - six years before "Shark Tank" debuted in 2009.
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by Carson Porter | May 16, 2011
Request a free pack of Flix here . I think it's pretty much a plastic toothpick with a minty flavor to it. This sounds like a business idea that never should have made it out of the Shark Tank to me. 
NEWS
By Scott Calvert | October 14, 2013
Baltimore housing officials have ended a short-lived program to label property inspectors as being in the “shark tank” or “crab barrel” based partly on how many citations they issue to property owners. Eric Booker, the assistant commissioner for code enforcement, announced the new ranking system to inspectors in an Aug. 29 email obtained by The Baltimore Sun. “It will highlight the top inspectors, the 'LEADERS', by category as well as the bottom dwellers, the 'LAGGARDS',” Booker wrote.
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By Howard Henry Chen and Howard Henry Chen,Sun Staff Writer | October 27, 1994
If all goes according to schedule, the sharks should be home in time for Christmas.Plans to reopen the Open Ocean ring tanks at the National Aquarium in Baltimore have been pushed up, with the shark tank and a full complement of sharks expected to be ready for visitors by the December holidays, and a new coral reef and fish exhibit to be opened by next spring, aquarium officials said yesterday.The tanks, which sit squarely in the middle of the aquarium building and hold 560,000 gallons of water, have been undergoing a $14 million renovation since last October because saltwater had corroded the tanks' concrete and steel structural base.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2013
The first time Christine Saba climbed off her surfboard at the Canton Club fitness center her legs felt like jelly - as if she'd spent the day at the ocean. But Saba was on no vacation. She had just spent the past hour simulating - or trying to, at least - the moves of the bikini- clad who ride the waves of the Hawaiian shores and other popular surfing areas. "You get off and it's hard to get your balance," said 23-year-old Saba, who had just taken a Surfset Fitness class. "You feel very wobbly.
BUSINESS
Eileen Ambrose | December 13, 2011
The Institute for Policy Studies has published its list of the 10 greediest Americans for 2011. "Unfortunately, it was very easy to choose 10," says Sam Pizzigati, editor of the think tank's “Too Much” weekly newsletter. "That's the problem with our economy at the current time. " Pizzigati says he could have made things easy by just choosing the top 10 players in the hedge fund industry. But, he adds, "We try to give a little flavor of the variety of the greed.
NEWS
By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2013
On the reality TV program "Shark Tank," investors bicker, maneuver and generally steal the thunder from aspiring entrepreneurs who come before them to pitch ideas. Unlike the Tin Man who clanks and clatters as he nervously asks the Wizard of Oz for a heart, brazen contestants work at stirring the aptly named sharks into a feeding frenzy of investment offers in order to clinch the most lucrative deal. At Howard Community College, the Center for Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence was founded a decade ago - six years before "Shark Tank" debuted in 2009.
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By Edward Gunts | December 10, 1991
The National Aquarium in Baltimore has postponed plans to shut down and repair two of its centerpiece exhibits next year so it can have more time to line up the $10 million it needs to complete the work.David Pittenger, senior director for programs, said that the aquarium's board decided to push back the starting date for the ambitious repair program -- a 12- to 20-month project -- from September 1992 to September 1993.At the same time, he said, the aquarium plans to add more exhibits on the lower level of the Pier 4 Marine Mammal Pavilion -- where much of the space is now used as a food court -- and in the alcoves under the 1,300-seat amphitheater there.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1995
"Look, there's Jay Leno!""Wow, it really is Jay Leno!" "Oh my god, it's Jay Leno! Who's Jay Leno?"The excited, somewhat confused little girl was just about the only one at the National Aquarium yesterday morning who didn't know why everyone was milling around the jut-jawed guy with the gray-streaked hair, blue jeans and rose-colored shirt.Mr. Leno, probably anxious for new material now that the O. J. Simpson trial is over, spent four hours at the aquarium yesterday, shooting a bunch of sight gags that should air on NBC's "Tonight Show" sometime next week.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2013
The first time Christine Saba climbed off her surfboard at the Canton Club fitness center her legs felt like jelly - as if she'd spent the day at the ocean. But Saba was on no vacation. She had just spent the past hour simulating - or trying to, at least - the moves of the bikini- clad who ride the waves of the Hawaiian shores and other popular surfing areas. "You get off and it's hard to get your balance," said 23-year-old Saba, who had just taken a Surfset Fitness class. "You feel very wobbly.
BUSINESS
Eileen Ambrose | December 13, 2011
The Institute for Policy Studies has published its list of the 10 greediest Americans for 2011. "Unfortunately, it was very easy to choose 10," says Sam Pizzigati, editor of the think tank's “Too Much” weekly newsletter. "That's the problem with our economy at the current time. " Pizzigati says he could have made things easy by just choosing the top 10 players in the hedge fund industry. But, he adds, "We try to give a little flavor of the variety of the greed.
NEWS
by Carson Porter | May 16, 2011
Request a free pack of Flix here . I think it's pretty much a plastic toothpick with a minty flavor to it. This sounds like a business idea that never should have made it out of the Shark Tank to me. 
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1995
"Look, there's Jay Leno!""Wow, it really is Jay Leno!" "Oh my god, it's Jay Leno! Who's Jay Leno?"The excited, somewhat confused little girl was just about the only one at the National Aquarium yesterday morning who didn't know why everyone was milling around the jut-jawed guy with the gray-streaked hair, blue jeans and rose-colored shirt.Mr. Leno, probably anxious for new material now that the O. J. Simpson trial is over, spent four hours at the aquarium yesterday, shooting a bunch of sight gags that should air on NBC's "Tonight Show" sometime next week.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Staff Writer | January 23, 1995
Visitors to the National Aquarium in Baltimore are accustomed to seeing fish in the tanks, but this weekend they saw people there.The people on display were "artisan-construction workers" putting the finishing touches on the Atlantic Coral Reef exhibit, preparing for its reopening April 7 after an 18-month renovation.Over the past several days, the exhibit designers and fabricators have been painting the staghorn corals, star corals, brain corals and other textured formations on the simulated reef so the exhibit could be filled with water for the first time since its closing for repairs in 1993.
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By Howard Henry Chen and Howard Henry Chen,Sun Staff Writer | October 27, 1994
If all goes according to schedule, the sharks should be home in time for Christmas.Plans to reopen the Open Ocean ring tanks at the National Aquarium in Baltimore have been pushed up, with the shark tank and a full complement of sharks expected to be ready for visitors by the December holidays, and a new coral reef and fish exhibit to be opened by next spring, aquarium officials said yesterday.The tanks, which sit squarely in the middle of the aquarium building and hold 560,000 gallons of water, have been undergoing a $14 million renovation since last October because saltwater had corroded the tanks' concrete and steel structural base.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Staff Writer | January 23, 1995
Visitors to the National Aquarium in Baltimore are accustomed to seeing fish in the tanks, but this weekend they saw people there.The people on display were "artisan-construction workers" putting the finishing touches on the Atlantic Coral Reef exhibit, preparing for its reopening April 7 after an 18-month renovation.Over the past several days, the exhibit designers and fabricators have been painting the staghorn corals, star corals, brain corals and other textured formations on the simulated reef so the exhibit could be filled with water for the first time since its closing for repairs in 1993.
NEWS
By John E. Woodruff and John E. Woodruff,Tokyo Bureau | August 7, 1993
TOKYO -- A land accustomed to consensus politics has entered an unfamiliar age of high-stakes gambles and head-to-head confrontation.After determined opposition at every step from the ousted Liberal Democratic Party, Morihiro Hosokawa was finally elected prime minister yesterday, but not installed. His seven-party coalition held together better than predicted during the unexpected onslaught.But if the new government's extended birth struggle proves anything, it is that all sides already are much more focused on the next election -- which could come within a year -- than they are on governing the country through its worst recession since World War II.The Liberal Democrats spent their first two days in opposition, after 38 straight years in power, repeatedly testing their muscle and coming up short, never gaining more than their own 224 votes.
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By John E. Woodruff and John E. Woodruff,Tokyo Bureau | August 7, 1993
TOKYO -- A land accustomed to consensus politics has entered an unfamiliar age of high-stakes gambles and head-to-head confrontation.After determined opposition at every step from the ousted Liberal Democratic Party, Morihiro Hosokawa was finally elected prime minister yesterday, but not installed. His seven-party coalition held together better than predicted during the unexpected onslaught.But if the new government's extended birth struggle proves anything, it is that all sides already are much more focused on the next election -- which could come within a year -- than they are on governing the country through its worst recession since World War II.The Liberal Democrats spent their first two days in opposition, after 38 straight years in power, repeatedly testing their muscle and coming up short, never gaining more than their own 224 votes.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts | December 10, 1991
The National Aquarium in Baltimore has postponed plans to shut down and repair two of its centerpiece exhibits next year so it can have more time to line up the $10 million it needs to complete the work.David Pittenger, senior director for programs, said that the aquarium's board decided to push back the starting date for the ambitious repair program -- a 12- to 20-month project -- from September 1992 to September 1993.At the same time, he said, the aquarium plans to add more exhibits on the lower level of the Pier 4 Marine Mammal Pavilion -- where much of the space is now used as a food court -- and in the alcoves under the 1,300-seat amphitheater there.
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