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March 22, 2010
I usually agree wholeheartedly with Eileen Ambrose, but this time she has gone too far in advocating for the hijacking of the student loan program by the federal government ("Student loan industry's 'takeover' by federal government is overdue," March 21). And attaching this proposal, with its wide-ranging effects on our banking and student loan system, to the proposal to remake the health care system by the feds is tantamount to slipping a "mickey finn" to the citizenry, who will wake up with thousands, no, likely tens of thousands of new government jobs with their wonderfully high-cost pension and health schemes, of which private employees can only dream.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
If historic tax bills are wrong in the future, at least city property owners will know who to blame. The City Council voted unanimously Monday to give Baltimore's government authority to do the appraisals that determine the size of historic tax credits - essentially stripping state officials of the duty in response to errors that left some property owners with wildly inaccurate bills. The plan, which is expected to get final approval next week, ends months of finger-pointing between state and city officials over who is to blame for the problems.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
Despite widespread community concern, there was no takeover of Ocean City on Saturday or Sunday. The College Takeover Beach Week event that was promoted through social media did not cause much of a disturbance in the shore town, according to Ocean City officials, who reported a relatively tranquil but busy weekend of sports, activities and more. "There was a very young crowd on the Boardwalk, which is not unique to this time of year," said Jessic Waters, spokeswoman for the Town of Ocean City.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Owings Mills-based Medifast has adopted a stockholder rights plan in an attempt to prevent a hostile takeover of the weight loss plan company. Medifast said Thursday its board of directors adopted the one-year plan, a so-called "poison pill," "in response to the recent rapid accumulations of significant portions of Medifast's outstanding common stock" and "to guard against any attempt to gain control of Medifast without paying all stockholders a...
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers saw its earnings slide in the fourth quarter as the menswear retailer attempted to fight off a takeover by Men's Wearhouse. The Hampstead-based retailer ultimately succumbed, agreeing to a $1.8 billion merger with its larger rival in March. For the quarter ended Feb. 1, Bank reported that it earned $27.4 million, down from $28.4 million in the comparable quarter a year earlier. Earnings per share slipped to 98 cents from $1.01. Bank said legal and advisory costs related to the takeover battle reduced its earnings per share by 7 cents.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2013
Hacker group Anonymous claimed to have taken over the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission in protest of attempts by federal officials to prosecute open-data campaigner Aaron Swartz. Swartz killed himself earlier this month. And in a YouTube video Anonymous said he did so because he was faced with "an impossible choice" after federal prosecutors charged him in connection with copying academic journal articles from an online repository. The video was reportedly posted on the website of the sentencing commission, but as of Saturday morning the site appeared to be offline.
NEWS
By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,Sun Staff Writer | February 4, 1994
Frederick Douglass High alumni, teachers, parents and students last night denounced a possible state takeover of the West Baltimore school as a thinly veiled attempt to place it in private hands.Calling itself "SOS Douglass," a newly formed group representing the school made its case against the new state measure at last night's school board meeting."We see this as a way of the state to privatize our schools and sell them to the highest bidder," Douglass teacher Clarice Herbert said, speaking for the group.
NEWS
March 23, 1991
There's been talk lately about a state takeover of Baltimore City schools. But the objective has not been so much to effect a takeover as it has been to send a message.The main talkers have been Robert Keller, president of the Greater Baltimore Committee, and a group of city delegates who introduced a state takeover measure in the General Assembly.Mr. Keller told the State Board of Education last month that if education in Baltimore doesn't improve, the business community may have to start pushing for "dramatic alternatives."
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | October 20, 1994
In a deal that will cost state and city taxpayers $3 million, Baltimore is taking over the white-peaked Pier Six Concert Pavilion from the financially troubled nonprofit group that has been running it.The takeover does not immediately threaten shows at the Inner Harbor summer venue, which has staged concerts ranging from children's singer Raffi to rhythm and blues act Maze to country star Kathy Mattea. The city will stage concerts through its cultural or tourism offices, or hire an independent contractor to do the job, officials said.
BUSINESS
By John E. Woodruff and John E. Woodruff,Sun Staff Writer Bloomberg Business News also contributed to this article | August 8, 1995
Cosmetic Center Inc., the Savage-based makeup and hair-care superstore chain, received and instantly rejected yesterday a surprise offer of $54.6 million from Miami-based Perfumania Inc.The offer touched off a day-long flurry of executive meetings at Cosmetic Center's headquarters and caught the analysts who cover the 71-store chain totally off guard."
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
Despite widespread community concern, there was no takeover of Ocean City on Saturday or Sunday. The College Takeover Beach Week event that was promoted through social media did not cause much of a disturbance in the shore town, according to Ocean City officials, who reported a relatively tranquil but busy weekend of sports, activities and more. "There was a very young crowd on the Boardwalk, which is not unique to this time of year," said Jessic Waters, spokeswoman for the Town of Ocean City.
NEWS
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
In my post on Laura Hale Brockway's inane word-nerd quiz at PR Daily ( “So that's how they see us,” June 5), I made a throwaway remark that I could produce a better word-nerdiness quiz myself, and one reader allowed that that might be interesting. So I descended to the crypt where I preserve my trove of sentences to see how I might challenge your ability to spot errors of grammar or usage and other infelicities. Try your hand at these specimens I have brought to light.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
As Ocean City braces for Senior Week, the annual migration of graduating high school students to the beaches, thousands more young partyers are expected to join them. A loosely organized College Takeover Beach Week also starts this weekend, an event that surprised Virginia Beach last year when an influx of up to 40,000 visitors was accompanied by a rise in cases of violence and disorderly behavior. Ocean City officials say they won't be caught off-guard and have prepared for both Senior Week and the "takeover" with increased patrols and new boardwalk surveillance cameras that will be monitored in real time.
SPORTS
By Aaron Oster and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
Three months ago, I gave rave reviews to NXT: Arrival , the first NXT special that had been aired. On Thursday night, NXT showed Arrival was no fluke as Takeover was a must-watch show. Just like Arrival, Takeover was built around three big matches: Tyler Breeze vs. Sami Zayn in a No. 1 contender match, Charlotte vs. Natalya for the NXT Women's title, and Adrian Neville vs. Tyson Kidd for the NXT Title. And all three matches lived up to their billing. It's interesting to see how NXT built this show, as opposed to a traditional WWE pay-per-view.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
What organizers are billing as "College Takeover Beach Week" in Ocean City is causing some concern in the community, but town officials said they are prepped, positive and planning for a safe summer. College beach week is an "unsanctioned event," said Jessica Waters, communications manager for Ocean City . She pointed out that it is one of several similar gatherings – including Senior Week — that have not gone through the town's official process for approving private or public events.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley and Delaware Gov. Jack Markell sent a joint letter to Pfizer Thursday expressing concerns about its proposed $106 billion acquisition of pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, which employs thousands in both states. The governors said they earlier asked for but did not receive assurances from Pfizer that it intends to preserve those jobs, though they said the company made such promises to British leaders about jobs there. "Our concern is exacerbated by Pfizer's history of closing U.S. research facilities, including sites in Michigan and Illinois, after closing on previous corporate transactions," they wrote.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby | February 12, 1991
Fairchild Corp. in Chantilly, Va., announced yesterday it has received an unsolicited takeover offer from Mountleigh Group PLC to purchase all of the company's Class A and B common share for $10.25 a share in cash and $4 a share in preferred stock either issued or guaranteed by the London-based company.Fairchild, a leading supplier of aerospace and industrial products, said terms of the preferred stock acquisition were not provided.The proposal is subject to a mutually acceptable merger agreement, and the proposed terms might be improved slightly, Fairchild said.
NEWS
March 6, 2003
Barbara Demidenko, who escaped the Communist takeover of Ukraine and later settled in Baltimore, died yesterday at her Lansdowne home of complications from a fall. She was 92. Born and raised Barbara Ackerman in Ukraine, she left school at an early age to help her parents, who were farmers. In 1941, she married John Demidenko. After Communists took control of Ukraine, the young couple fled their homeland in a horse-drawn wagon with their two sons hidden beneath a load of straw. They made their way to Hamburg, Germany, where they lived in a refugee camp until landing at Ellis Island in New York City in 1950.
NEWS
April 23, 2014
David Zurawik 's column ( "'Fox and Friends' mistreats Elijah Cummings on IRS emails story ," April 18) is interesting and is quite obviously written by an Obama administration supporter. Fair enough. It didn't take me very long to take umbrage at what the author had written - as a matter of fact, it was paragraph number one! To be fair here, I cannot recall the context of the Fox News show during which these "transgressions" were to have taken place, so in fairness to Mr. Zurawik and the Fox crew, I will not comment on that.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2014
After an investigation that revealed missing money and questionable financial practices, officials of a national longshoremen's union are considering seizing control of a Baltimore chapter — a move that could complicate contract negotiations at the port. According to an internal committee report of the International Longshoremen's Association obtained by The Baltimore Sun, a "trusteeship hearing" in Baltimore found that money was missing from accounts of ILA Local 333. It also found that union debit cards were used for nonunion expenses.
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