By David Steele | August 10, 2005
IT IS MORE of Rafael Palmeiro's bad luck that Jamal Lewis picked yesterday to face the public, again. Well, "luck" isn't the right word. After all, Palmeiro will have you believe that bad luck got him into the mess he's in, that of all the nutritional supplements in all the packages in all the GNCs in all the world, Winstrol got inadvertently slipped into his. No, Palmeiro's problem was bad timing. As the stench surrounding his failed steroid test spreads, the disgraced Orioles slugger didn't need to have the disgraced Ravens running back step before the cameras and explain himself.
By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | March 29, 1995
SAN DIEGO -- She is the one they call "Susie Bowchick." She is the one, all 5 feet 3 inches of her, who is hoisted up the 110-foot mast in a harness to make a repair. She is the one who, before she reached her teens, had sailed around the world.This is Susie Leech Nairn, 28, a Severna Park High grad who is a member of the first women's team in the 144-year history of the America's Cup. The women, joined two weeks ago by only one man, as helmsman, are competing against two U.S. male teams for the right to defend the America's Cup against a foreign challenger in May.Nairn, an Annapolis resident since she was 4 -- except for two years to sail around the world with her parents and four years at the University of Virginia -- is living a dream.
By Tom Jicha and Tom Jicha,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 17, 2004
The coming week marks what used to be among the most exciting in television. Each day, one or two networks will parade their fall schedules for buyers, in this case, Madison Avenue. The frantic few days are dubbed "the upfronts," because it's when TV networks get advertisers to commit billions of dollars up front to sponsor programs that won't appear until fall. The networks wine and dine sponsors, and bring their biggest stars to New York to schmooze. Every new comedy is the next Friends, every new drama the next CSI or Law & Order.
April 16, 2013
Voters in this week's election between Julia McCready and Alex Hekimian to represent Oakland Mills on the CA Board need to know a very important fact: a clear majority of the current OM Village Board members support Julia McCready, as do three former Board chairs. The reason is a matter of trust. Julia McCready is honest, upfront, and respectful. She works toward consensus and cooperative problem-solving. She is a creative, hardworking person who supports her community with her positive outreach and hands-on work.
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
Maryland regulators said Wednesday that utility customers who don't want a smart meter will need to pay both upfront and monthly to forgo the technology, though the fees are lower than utilities sought. The fees will appear on bills after July 1 for customers who ask to keep their analog or older digital meters. All will be charged an initial fee of $75, the state Public Service Commission said, with monthly fees varying by utility. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers would pay the lowest monthly fee, $11. The company had asked for a $15 monthly charge and a $100 upfront fee. "In this Order, we allocate to these opt-out customers the appropriate costs associated with their choice," wrote the majority of the five commissioners.
By Michael Gisriel | May 22, 1994
Q: I recently heard something about a new law that would allow homebuyers to pay their real estate taxes semiannually. Where and when does this law take effect, and how will this law help homebuyers?D. Huntermark, BaltimoreA: The General Assembly passed a law in 1993 that let all Maryland counties and Baltimore allow homebuyers to pay real estate taxes six months in advance, instead of the current 12 or 14 months in advance -- the practice in Maryland since 1967.This requires homebuyers to come up with less cash at settlement -- six to eight months' worth instead of l2 to 14 months' worth.
By Tony Grossi and Tony Grossi,Contributing Writer | April 10, 1993
For the Washington Bullets, it was about as good as it gets on the road -- for one half. They played hard as long as they could and even had the Cleveland Cavaliers admiring their work.But all a 59-58 Washington halftime lead did was wake up the Cavs. Especially their big men. Asserting their dominance in the frontcourt, the Cavs won going away, 114-95, before 19,383 at the Richfield Coliseum."It's an understatement to say we wore down," said forward Harvey Grant, who led the Bullets with 16 points.
By DAVID STEELE | November 21, 2005
So this is the Ravens' new "profile": Control the clock. Have the quarterback manage the game. Play defense. Force turnovers. Make plays on special teams (particularly 44-yard field goals in overtime). And if at all possible, get the other team to use its third-string quarterback. The Ravens have put just about all those pieces together twice this season - including that last piece - and have won both times. Talk about taking what a team gives you. The Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday gave them Tommy Maddox, instead of Ben Roethlisberger or Charlie Batch, or, for that matter, Antwaan Randle-El or Hines Ward, two ex-quarterbacks who couldn't have done any worse behind center than their overmatched teammate.
By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | September 30, 1999
More than 10 years ago, when Ira D. Greene looked for an assisted-living home for his grandmother, he found that no place would accept the Northwest Baltimore woman without at least $150,000 just to get in the door.Even if his immigrant grandmother from Kiev had that kind of money, he said, "she would have had a coronary" signing the check.Out of Greene's frustration grew his decision to develop a rental assisted-living facility for the elderly -- without an upfront fee.Yesterday, Greene, a nursing-home owner in Rodgers Forge, along with executives of Genesis ElderCare of Pennsylvania, broke ground on Atrium Village, a $28.5 million, 230,000-square-foot project in Owings Mills for 278 residences.
By Ellen James Martin and Ellen James Martin,Staff Writer | June 24, 1993
WASHINGTON -- A monthly mortgage insurance product unveiled yesterday by GE Capital Mortgage Insurance Corp. -- and expected soon to become standard in the industry -- could reduce home closing costs substantially for borrowers nationwide.Under the program, a borrower would pay a one-month mortgage insurance premium, rather than the traditional 12-month premium, when closing on a home sale. The borrower would thus reduce the private mortgage insurance premium paid in advance.Private mortgage insurance protects a lender in the event that a homeowner defaults on a conventional mortgage -- one not backed by a federal insurance program.
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