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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.
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NEWS
By JULIANNE MALVEAUX | March 6, 1994
When Louis Farrakhan speaks, America listens.Whether he is asserting the need for black economic development or accusing Jewish people of a media conspiracy against him, he has the power to pull worshipful cameras into his orbit, the power to take his words from the periphery of African-American thought to center stage.And he has the power to move black people. According to a Time/CNN poll, nearly three-quarters of all African-Americans are familiar with Mr. Farrakhan, and more than 60 percent of those view him in a positive light.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
FEATURES
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.
BUSINESS
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.
EXPLORE
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | April 11, 2001
Sykesville's efforts to renovate aging hospital buildings at the Warfield Complex into a business and academic center received a $300,000 boost from the Carroll County commissioners yesterday. The commissioners unanimously approved a $300,000 grant and made Carroll a partner with the town and state in the restoration of the Warfield Complex. The state recently budgeted $100,000 for the effort, bringing Maryland's contribution to nearly $400,000. "The county has given us the spark to start the fire," said Sykesville Mayor Jonathan S. Herman.
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