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CALENDAR – November 17, 2000

The Daily Record publishes Calendar, a daily listing of special events and ongoing programs in Baltimore and the surrounding communities. For inclusion, send items to The Daily Record Calendar, 11 E. Saratoga St., Baltimore, Md. 21202. Friday, November 17Fund-raiser“Gently Used ...

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New Ballot Battle … Over Cockfighting

An effort to ban cockfighting in Oklahoma suffered a blow this week when an Oklahoma Supreme Court referee found the petition did not have sufficient valid voter signatures to send it to a statewide vote. <@SM><@SM><TAB>Referee Gregory Albert's decision came down in favor of the Oklahoma Gamefowl Breeders Association and against the Oklahoma Coalition Against Cockfighting, which circulated the initiative petition seeking to place the issue on the ballot.

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Cripps: Government, Economy Stable

Declining growth in technology, telecommunications and consumer retail stocks continues to put pressure on the equity market, and the problem is compounded by uncertainty over the presidential election, according to Richard E. Cripps, a chief market strategist at Legg Mason Inc.

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Microsoft Sues Two Retailers in Md.

<TAB>Two Maryland computer retailers are in the legal crosshairs of one of the most powerful entities ever to enter an American courtroom: Microsoft Corp.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The software giant filed lawsuits in U.S. District Court in Baltimore against Charles County Computers Inc., of Waldorf, and Intellect Computers Inc., of Rockville, alleging they sold bootleg Microsoft products.

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eHotHouse Buys Rand

Becoming one of several firms coalescing around a new parent, local Web designer Rand Interactive will be acquired by eHotHouse, a New York-based multidisciplinary electronic services firm.<@SM><@SM><TAB> As part of the cash-and-stock deal reportedly valued, but not confirmed by the principals, at more than $2 million, the former Rand will head eHotHouse

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Financially Strapped Prime Retail Crafts Deal for $150M in Cash

<TAB>Prime Retail Inc. yesterday said it would sell four of its outlet centers for $240 million as part of a deal that would give the financially troubled retail center owner some $150 million in cash. <@SM><@SM><TAB>The deal ends discussions with Lehman Brothers for a $110 million loan that Baltimore-based Prime Retail announced earlier this year.

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State of Downtown Baltimore Report Excerpts

<TAB><B>PRESS RELEASE:<@SM><@SM><TAB><I>DOWNTOWN OFFICE, PARKING SHORTAGES LIMIT GROWTH IN 2000</B><@SM><@SM><TAB><TAB>Unresolved concerns restrict Downtown's ability to benefit from a strong economy</I><@SM><@SM><TAB>Downtown Baltimore experienced economic growth in 2000, but continuing infrastructure concerns have compromised its ability to reap the full benefits of a surging national economy.

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CALENDAR – November 16, 2000

The Daily Record publishes Calendar, a daily listing of special events and ongoing programs in Baltimore and the surrounding communities. For inclusion, send items to The Daily Record Calendar, 11 E. Saratoga St., Baltimore, Md. 21202. Thursday, November 16SeminarBusinessMonkey and ...

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The Grapevine: Domaine de Pierredon Is Outstanding Value

Finding a first-rate wine that sells for less than $10.00 a bottle is no longer an easy task, but they do exist.<@SM><@SM><TAB>One of the best areas to search and still find interesting wine values is in red wines labeled Cotes de Rhone.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Although the expression properly describes the entire Rhone Valley, the great majority of Cotes de Rhone wines come the flatter southern Rhone in the general area of Orange and Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The Rhone Valley consists of a series of vinicultural regions where vintners have been making wine for hundreds of years and, as you might suspect, the art of fine wine making has been acquired by many of these vintners.

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