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Something Funny Going On: Small Town Shocked by Alleged Scam

<TAB>Something funny was going on in the small town of Mattoon, Ill.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Bankers started getting millions of dollars in deposits from local folks who held modest jobs. A retired electrician began driving a Lincoln, vacationing overseas and leaving $5 tips for $2 coffees. A contractor bought fancy offices and a fleet of 41 new trucks practically overnight.

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Maryland Education Roundtable Now Expanding Its Message to High Schools

<TAB>After claiming success in raising standards in Maryland elementary schools, the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education is now tackling the high school level.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The organization, founded in 1992 as a business watchdog group that pushes school systems to meet work force needs, is scheduled to announce its initiatives a news conference today. Through partnerships with about 120 companies statewide, the group advocates higher standards and more business preparatory classes in schools.

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Business Album

Photos by Heather Marcus For photographic coverage of your business social event in “The Business Album,” contact Eric Stocklin at stocklin@mddailyrecord.com or call (410)752-3849, ext.148. [IMGCAP(1)]More than 130 fund-raising executives gathered in Columbia Tuesday to participate in an all-day program ...

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Bump and Run For Easy Up and Down

All too often, amateur golfers waste strokes around the green and needlessly turn pars into bogeys and bogeys into doubles by having a poor mental outlook and choosing the wrong type of chip shot.<@SM><@SM><TAB>If your approach shot is off the mark and you

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Seagram CEO Testifies in MP3 Case

<br /><br />Seagram chief executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. testified yesterday that he believes MP3.com purposely violated the copyrights of record companies to build an online catalogue of 80,000 CDs.<br /><br />Bronfman’s testimony in a civil trial in federal court in Manhattan was brief because Judge Jed Rakoff decided that the executive’s opinions were not relevant to deciding whether MP3.com intentionally infringed on copyrights.

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Place To Be

[IMGCAP(2)]AROUND TOWNBurns Family Dollhouse ExhibitionThrough Sunday. The miniature world of the Burns Family Dollhouse, created in the 1870s by an unknown Baltimore cabinetmaker, at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St.For information, (410) 685-3750 or visit www.mdhs.org. First ThursdaySept. ...

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