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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | March 2, 1996
Faced with an abundance of vacant space resulting primarily from the 1992 opening of a $165 million printing plant, the Baltimore Sun Co. is exploring either leasing space in or selling its six-story building at 501 N. Calvert St."In view of what we're doing to improve efficiency, we're looking at every option for our building, whether that means leasing space to someone else, moving or staying here and renovating space," said Jean Halle, a vice president and chief financial officer.The newspaper company, publisher of The Sun, is in the early stages of a possible lease transaction with the state of Maryland.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2013
College football has long been an afterthought in Maryland. At best, it's been a pleasant Saturday interlude between the buildup during the week and the battles that usually take place the next day for the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins. At worst, it's been an occasional blip on the national consciousness. Things won't change dramatically because two of the state's Division I football teams - Maryland and Towson - are both unbeaten and nationally ranked in their respective subdivisions.
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NEWS
February 6, 1998
An article in yesterday's editions of The Sun about renaming Washington National Airport for Ronald Reagan incorrectly identified the agency that operates Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The airport, owned by the state of Maryland, is operated by the Maryland Aviation Administration, which is part of the state Department of Transportation.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 2/06/98
BUSINESS
July 9, 2013
The Maryland Comptroller's Office holds unclaimed property records on hundreds of thousands of accounts, which are worth hundreds of millions of dollars in total.   Many people don't realize that they have money owed to them from unclaimed property. This property can come from safe deposit boxes, bank accounts, stocks, bonds, uncashed checks and wages, insurance policies, trust funds and utility deposits, among other things. The rightful owners may be unaware that they are the heirs to property from deceased relatives, or financial oversights may have resulted in unclaimed assets.  Any items that go unclaimed for three years fall under the jurisdiction of the Comptroller's Office.
NEWS
September 17, 2008
Rachael Berlinrut Rachael will not have a funeral as she elected have her body donated to the state of Maryland. In memory of Rachael and her love of gardens, donations may be made in her name to the Conservatory at Druid Hill Park, the Cylburn Arboretum, or to the U.S. National Arboretum Washington D.C.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | November 19, 2000
ELKTON - One morning in September, Pennsylvania State Trooper Tammy Tuck pulled into Cecil County in a Chevrolet pickup truck and set up surveillance outside a discount liquor store near the state line. Tuck and her partner were looking for Pennsylvanians trying to illegally avoid their state's 18 percent liquor tax by buying cheaper Maryland booze and hauling it home. But six hours later, the troopers returned to Harrisburg without making a single arrest. A key reason for the failure: Their cover had been blown days earlier - by the State of Maryland.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 5, 1997
Does Uncle Sam owe you money?The Internal Revenue Service and the state of Maryland are looking for a number of Carroll County residents who are owed tax refunds. Checks ranging from $1 to more than $30,000 have been returned to the IRS and the state marked undeliverable.Tax officials say taxpayers may have moved or changed their last names and not notified them, or addresses may have been illegible. The IRS and state attempt to find the taxpayers and deliver the checks but in some cases are unsuccessful.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | October 2, 1992
Never again! Except in Cambodia, and Kurdistan, an Somalia, and Bosnia.Ross Perot is the running gag of this show.So many industries have left Baltimore or downsized here that nobody knows what makes the region run. We are all selling each other jeans and hamburgers.The state of Maryland still uses Blue Cross/Shield, so it must be OK.Marijuana is a cash crop in depressed Western Maryland, but state experts prefer an economy out there based on golf and white water rafting.
BUSINESS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | June 17, 1992
The state of Maryland is trying to entice the former Yugoslavian republic of Slovenia to do business here by offering it loan guarantees to buy Maryland products or use state services.Although the U.S. government has yet to extend diplomatic relations to Slovenia, Gov. William Donald Schaefer and members of his Cabinet have decided to extend their own recognition. The state has agreed to guarantee up to $1 million for each transaction between that country and Maryland, officials said.Such transactions include buying goods from Maryland companies, employing state brokers for purchases or shipping through the port of Baltimore or Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 17, 1999
Maryland and Howard County police were investigating yesterday how a Columbia man accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife and wounding her daughter obtained a banned gun that was not registered in the state.Police said Tuse S. Liu, 49, used a Jennings .380 semiautomatic handgun -- considered a Saturday night special in Maryland -- in the shootings Thursday outside the Howard County Circuit Courthouse. So Shan Chan, 52, was killed and Wing Sau Wu, 26, of Baltimore was critically wounded.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2013
A decade ago, Maryland's three largest banks were based in Baltimore. Allfirst, the biggest with nearly $17 billion in assets, fell victim to a foreign-exchange trading scandal that resulted in the bank being sold to a New York institution. Out-of-state competitors bought out the other two several years later. Throughout that time, Sandy Spring Bank in Olney operated and grew in their shadow. Today, it's the largest bank headquartered in Maryland, with assets at nearly $4 billion as of the end of last year.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2012
The Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America has won approval from state officials to buy 19 acres in Harford County to expand the Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation through an unusual method known as a land patent. After conducting a public hearing this spring, the state's Commissioner of Land Patents Edward Papenfuse ruled that the land had never been deeded to a private owner and that the scouts had the right to purchase it. His decision marks the first time since 2002 that a private entity has received approval to secure a land patent from the state, after proving that no one else owns the land it wants.
NEWS
By Ronald Fraser | May 31, 2012
Not all occupation licensing laws on the books in Annapolis actually protect Maryland consumers from harm. It's pretty clear that many of these laws misuse state sanctions to protect existing businesses from unwanted competition. Now a new study by the Washington-based Institute for Justice can help Maryland lawmakers decide which of these laws serve the public and should stay - and which should go. The report, "License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing," examines licensing practices for 102 lower-wage occupations in all 50 states.
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By Marta H. Mossburg | December 20, 2010
Feeling pinched this Christmas season? Are your credit cards tapped from buying gifts? Are you underwater on your mortgage and wondering how you will be able to retire before 90? The answer is simple: Use government accounting! It will have you feeling rich in no time. Let's start with bills. If you do not have enough in your checking account to cover monthly expenses, take money from your children's savings accounts, their college savings fund and your retirement account — and run up your credit card bills, if you have any credit left on them.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,david.zurawik@baltsun.com | September 15, 2009
Caught up in the harsh economy that is taking a stiff toll on public broadcasting across the country, Maryland Public Television laid off 18 employees Monday - about 10 percent of its work force. Two senior managers, including a senior vice president for content, are among those laid off. Calls to MPT were not returned Monday afternoon. "The staff reductions at MPT, while extremely painful, will result in no loss of programming and no on-air talent will be affected," Robert J. Shuman, president of MPT, said in a statement.
NEWS
August 2, 2009
Karen Michele Putnam, daughter of Timothy R. and Mary Ruth Putnam of Sykesville, Maryland and Eric Michael Lubitz, son of Shelly K. Burns of Finksburg, Maryland and the late Larry H. Lubitz were married at The Best Western Westminster Catering and Conference Center in Westminster, Maryland on September 20, 2008. The groom is also the stepson of Michael P. Burns of Finksburg, Maryland and the grandson of Martha Kirson of Pikesville, Maryland. The blended ceremony was jointly performed by Rev. Dr. Judy Powell and Cantor Alvin Donald.
FEATURES
April 14, 1991
Towson resident Margaret Vetters celebrated her 100th birthday April 12.*Anne Fullenkamp has been invited to become a university scholar at North Carolina State University's College of Engineering.*David Heath, director of computer services for Friends School of Baltimore, was honored by the Computer Learning Foundation for his entry in the foundation's Teacher Lesson Plan contest.*Charlotte Wing Brown, assistant principal at Patterson High School, was selected Maryland's Assistant Principal of the Year.
NEWS
December 29, 2005
LOUIS BECKER PIEPER, 87, a former health officer for the state of Maryland, died from complications after open heart surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital, September 26, 2005. Mr. Pieper was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served as a lieutenant aboard P.C. 1217 in the North Atlantic. His P.C. survived the 52 hour ordeal of the great hurricane of 1944. He was a health officer in the environmental pollution division for Baltimore city before he transferred to the state of Maryland Health Department.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen | July 14, 2009
Pamela B. Mitchell, a retired businesswoman and recovering alcoholic, died from lung cancer July 3 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The longtime Towson resident was 65. Pamela Bobbett was born in Baltimore and raised in Northwood. She was a 1961 graduate of Eastern High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Western Maryland College in 1965. She later earned a master's degree in business from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1993. From 1965 to 1980, Mrs. Mitchell was employed as a vocational counselor and later was a training staff development officer for the state of Maryland.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | July 7, 2009
Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. on Monday ruled out running for state comptroller next year, but gave no indication what he would do after his term expires 18 months from now. Smith, a Democrat, cannot seek re-election, and had been widely expected to oppose the incumbent comptroller, Peter Franchot, in the Democratic primary. He acknowledged to The Baltimore Sun in May that he was looking closely at statewide offices for a possible run. He has been traveling the state and building a campaign chest; finance reports show he raised more than $1 million during the four-year election cycle that began in January 2007.
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