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Picking the Right Medigap Coverage Can Be Confusing, So Shop Around

<TAB>Is Medigap insurance in your future? If you are among those whose HMO has dropped Medicare coverage, you may be forced to return to traditional Medicare.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Or perhaps you chose traditional Medicare in the first place. Either way, consider purchasing a Medigap policy, says Michael Snowdon, an insurance expert at the College for Financial Planning.

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CALENDAR

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 Wednesday, September 6WorkshopThe Maryland ...

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Citizen Wrongly Deported to Jamaica Challenges Law, Sues INS for $8M

When Sharon McKnight arrived home this summer after a year of visiting relatives in Jamaica, she anticipated warm embraces from her mother and sister.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Instead, immigration agents at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York accused her of using a faked passport, shackled her hand and foot, detained her overnight and deported her to Jamaica the next day.

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$1.5M Scam Admitted

<TAB>A 79-year-old Florida man has pleaded guilty in Baltimore City Circuit Court to fleecing more than 400 people in a $1.5 million Ponzi scheme he operated for more than seven years.<@SM><@SM><TAB>E. Robins Rich, of Temple Terrace, Fla., was charged in July with investment adviser fraud, securities fraud and felony theft. He also was charged with being an unlicensed investment adviser in Maryland.

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CEO Compensation Chart (2297)

EXECUTIVE — YEAR — SALARY — BONUS — OTHER COMP.Ace Comm George T. Jiminez — 1999 — 30,115 — NA — 12,496Chair, CEO — 1998 — 155,654 — NA — NA Allegeny Energy Inc.Alan J. Noia — 1999 — 575,000 ...

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IBM’s Deep Blue Has Celebrity Status

Deep Blue, the computer that beat the best chess player humanity had to offer, now is beating some human celebrities at what they do best — being famous.<@SM><@SM><TAB>In a recent study of how famous some celebrities are, Deep Blue ranked on par with actress Carmen Electra of Baywatch and slightly above CNN host Larry King. About half of the 1,200 adults in the study recognized Deep Blue’s name — despite the computer’s total lack of personality.

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NEWS SUMMARY — SECOND UPDATE 2:10 P.M.

Ad World Gets a Buzz From BaltimoreRBuzz, Inc., a global application service provider (GASP), announced today from its newly established Baltimore office a new advertising delivery network for advertising agencies and digital media network owners. Incorporated in 1999, RBuzz will ...

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