December 14, 1994
White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta says the "message" of the firing of Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders for her remark that masturbation could be discussed in schools is, "Don't say things the president does not agree with." He also said Dr. Elders would have been fired for doing this "six months ago, eight months ago, nine months ago; I guarantee you."Maybe, but in the past nine months she has said, among other impolitic things, that she didn't think selling a small amount of cocaine was a crime, and for such she drew only private rebukes.
May 27, 1992
PHH Corp.Citing improvement in its New Jersey-based mortgage banking operation, PHH Corp. reported improved earnings for its fourth quarter and fiscal year that ended April 30.Although several other sectors of the company's operations were flat during much of the past year, the mortgage-banking subsidiary doubled its portfolio of loans being serviced, the company said.The servicing portfolio, consisting solely of residential mortgages originated by the subsidiary, has reached nearly $8 billion, said Roy Meierhenry, chief financial officer of Hunt Valley-based PHH.Mr.
April 3, 1991
JUST WHO is getting their ears pierced these days?Lots of people of all ages."I've pierced 87-year-old ladies and 65-year-old men and two-month-old babies," says Deborah Konarski, assistant manager of the Piercing Pagoda at Eastpoint Mall. "More men are having their ears pierced than anybody realizes," she says, adding that about 500 people a month have their ears pierced at the mall shop.At Merle Norman Cosmetics in Towsontowne Centre many of the customers are youngsters 5 to 10 years of age, says Sharron Miller, a skin care adviser who has been trained to pierce ears.
July 6, 1994
POLICE LOG* Long Reach: 5700 block of Twelve Months Court: A $420 bike rack was stolen Thursday from the roof of a 1991 Honda Accord.* Scaggsville: 7900 block of Aladdin Drive: More than $1,000 in property -- including a CD player and speakers -- was stolen Thursday from a 1993 Isuzu Amigo.* Oakland Mills: 5400 block of Twin Knolls Road: More than $2,000 in property -- including a cellular phone and camcorders -- was reported stolen from a 1993 Toyota Camry Thursday. Police said the car's door had been pried open.
April 1, 1992
Penta Systems InternationalThis Hunt Valley-based computer company reported a net loss of $37,000 for the quarter that ended Dec. 31. For the year, Penta reported a net loss of $1.7 million.Three months ended 12/31/91.. .. .Revenue .. .. Net ..Share'91 1,082,000 (37,000) (0.01)'90 1,911,000 .. 5,000 .. --% change -43.4 .. .. .-- .. . --Twelve months ended 12/31/91.. .. .Revenue .. .. .. Net ..Share'91 4,967,000 (1,684,000) (0.39)'90 8,429,000 (1,297,000) (0.30)% change -41.1 .. .. .. .-- .. ..--
November 22, 1991
The Cosmetic Center Inc., a Savage-based specialty retailer of cosmetics, fragrances and beauty aids, reported increases in revenues, net income and earnings per share during its fourth quarter, which ended in September.The company opened two new Maryland stores, in Waldorf and Wheaton, and three stores in Illinois during the fiscal year.Three months ended 9/27/91.......Revenue..... .... Net........ Share'91...... 21,302,000...... 347,000... 0.11'90...... 17,720,000...... 272,000... 0.09% change.
December 7, 1993
The county's weekly curbside recycling service will accept leaves and yard waste through December.Leaves and yard waste must be placed in containers with tops open for speedy collection and in open-topped plastic or paper bags weighing less than 40 pounds. Acceptable containers include 30-gallon, brown-paper leaf bags; plastic bags; and rigid-walled, open-topped metal or plastic trash containers. Information: Bureau of Environmental Services, 313-SORT.POLICE LOG* Long Reach: 5700 block of Twelve Months Court: Someone stole a CD player, radar detector and other items from a red Honda AccordThursday or Friday.
February 8, 1992
Profits at the parent company of Carrollton Bank rose last year as it increased its loan portfolio, decreased additions to loan loss reserves and boosted its income from fees, said Bud Kretzschmar, director of marketing for the bank.Total assets at the Baltimore bank holding company, which has seven branches, increased 4 percent, and its deposits grew 4.26 percent. Loans increased nearly 20 percent over the past 12 months, to $112.1 million as of Dec. 31. The company declined to release quarterly figures.
October 23, 2012
The linguist Charles Carpenter Fries strove to show how far classroom English diverged from what is actually standard English, both in speech and writing. In The Story of Ain't (reviewed yesterday) , David Skinner describes how Fries set out to establish this through empirical evidence, a corpus study of three thousand letters written to the U.S. government by ordinary citizens. He developed this analysis in a book, American English Grammar , demonstrating that "the actual difference in underlying grammar between vulgar and standard was, in reality, quite small.