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<b><u>Cakes, Tarts and Cheesecakes, Oh My!</u></b><@SM><@SM><i>Room for Desert Opens in Ellicott City, Offers Delectables for Everyone

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<b><u>Optelecom Raises Money</u></b><@SM><@SM><i>Cash Goes to Debt, Product Development</i><@SM><@SM><TAB>Raising $4 million to pay down its debt and to fund product development, <b>Optelecom Inc.</b>, a Gaithersburg-based developer of high-bandwidth communications products, this week completed the sale of 450,000 shares of common stock.<@SM><@SM>[IMGCAP(1)]<TAB>

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The Balancing Act

<br /><br />“Keep personal personal and business business.” That’s my mantra and what I believe is absolutely fundamental to the success of a family business.<br /><br />With more than 30 years of management experience under my belt (19 of which include management and day-to-day operations of a growing family business), I firmly believe that there are positives and negatives to such ownership. But, with careful planning, a commitment to open communications, and the commitment to keep business and personal issues separate, it can work and be highly rewarding.

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Self-Storage Industry Capitalizing on America’s Pack Rats’ Glut of Stuff

<TAB>Whether brought about by rampant materialism or a penchant to save things for sentimental reasons, Americans seem to be running out of space at home to keep all their stuff.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Yet rather than buying fewer odds and ends or purging them altogether — both cost-free solutions — many consumers instead are paying to stockpile their belongings someplace else, a trend that has helped propel self-storage into a $10 billion-a-year industry.

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Sykesville Firm Looks to Protect Online Shoppers and Boost E-Tailers’ Revenues

<br /><br />Sykesville is the kind of town that you’d miss if you blinked. You cross the railroad tracks, pass Baldwin Station & Pub, and before you know it, the Carroll County town is gone.<@SM><@SM><br /><br />Yet in this quintessential small town, where signs warn motorists of occasional cow crossings, there is a middle-aged company with a fresh dream of becoming a serious player in the New Economy.

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Justice Dept. Reviewing Firestone Case, But Awaits NHTSA Referral

The U.S. Department of Justice is studying whether any criminal or civil laws apply to the case of defective Bridgestone/Firestone tires, Attorney General Janet Reno said yesterday.<@SM><@SM><TAB>At her weekly news conference, Reno said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., had requested the department review the tire problem that has been blamed for dozens of fatal accidents.

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Back to Basics at AAI Corp.

<TAB>AAI Corp. yesterday agreed to sell its money-losing transportation unit to RailWorks Corp. in order to concentrate on its booming defense electronics business.<@SM><@SM><TAB>During the last decade, the Hunt Valley-based AAI, which has 1,400 employees, has won contracts to refurbish MARC commuter rail cars for the Maryland Mass Transit Administration, and to overhaul rail cars, trolleys and people movers for mass transit systems in other states.

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