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Jul 10, 2000

General Accused of Sexually Harassing Army’s High-Ranking Woman to Retire

The two-star general accused of sexually harassing the Army’s highest-ranking woman has asked to retire, officials said Friday. The move apparently closes a case that drew widespread attention and had already cost Maj. Gen. Larry Smith an appointment to be the Army’s deputy inspector general.

Jul 10, 2000

Friends and Family Loans Don’t Make IRS Smile

Before lending money to a son or daughter for a used car or town house, some parents better first think about who is keeping an eye on their generosity.<@SM><@SM><TAB>No, not one of the other the children, but an even more ominous group — the Internal Revenue Service.

Jul 10, 2000

Vietnam’s Stock Market to Open July 20 — With Two Members

Vietnam will launch its long-awaited stock market in Ho Chi Minh City on July 20 but so far only two companies are listed, State Securities Commission Chairman Nguyen Duc Quang said Friday.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The government has been planning a stock exchange for several years, but had postponed the launch because of a lack of companies willing to list and concerns the market will expo[...]

Jul 10, 2000

Secret Government Database Keeps Tab on Doctors’ Problems

In a database kept secret from patients, the government has recorded the names of nearly 500 doctors and dentists across the country who have been slapped with at least 10 disciplinary actions and malpractice payments over the last decade.<@SM><@SM><br /><br />One of every seven U.S. doctors and one of every eight dentists has at least one malpractice payment or disciplinar[...]

Jul 10, 2000

On The Money: Identity Theft Is Increasing Problem, So Guard Your Personal Information

California attorney Mari J. Frank vividly remembers the telephone call she received four years ago that turned her life upside down.<@SM><@SM><br /><br />“Some bank I had never heard of wanted to know when I was going to repay the $11,000 I owed,’’ she said. Frank thought at first there had been some simple mixup in names or account numbers. But the bank o[...]

Jul 10, 2000


Bank BuyF&M National Corp. said it agreed to buy Atlantic Financial Corp. for $70.6 million, or $16.85 a share, to extend its reach into the Tidewater, Va., market. Winchester, Va.-based F&M owns nine banks with 125 branches in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. Atlantic Financial, of Gloucester, Va., owns Peninsula Trust Bank and United Community […]

Jul 7, 2000

Hopkins Pledges $4.5M to Address Heath Needs in East Baltimore

Members of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution family are uniting to better serve the East Baltimore community.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Hopkins is pledging $4.5 million over five years to the formation of an Urban Health Institute to identify and better address the health needs of its surrounding neighborhoods, the organization said yesterday.

Jul 7, 2000

Transfer of BGE Generating Assets to Unregulated Subsidiaries Challenged

Two out-of-state energy companies yesterday sought a judicial review of the Maryland Public Service Commission

Jul 7, 2000


Family Tech CenterBaltimore County officials and the county’s chapter of the NAACP will announce plans this morning for the first “family technology center” in the nation to be sponsored by the civil rights group. The center, which will include a bank of computers and offer training to young people and adults on using the Internet […]

Jul 7, 2000

Visual Networks Plummets

The value of network software firm Visual Networks tumbled more than 50 percent yesterday, as investors punished the company for its late-Wednesday-night warning of disappointing earnings for the second quarter and beyond.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Blaming integration problems associated with a large acquisition earlier this year, the Rockville-based Visual Networks said it would see only a [...]

Jul 7, 2000

Garrett County Refuses to Sign on the Stream Restoration Dotted Line

From the tire-strewn Anacacostia to the dirty Patapsco, some of the state

Jul 7, 2000

CoStar Rises to Web

Real estate data giant CoStar Group Inc. has put its reservoir of listings in an online marketplace for buying and selling commercial property, and while some brokers see Internet-based real estate as a crucial supplement to the business, others are skeptical.

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