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Committee Offers Big Voice to Small Business Owners

<TAB>Small business owners in Baltimore will get the chance to have their voices heard a little bit more, thanks to a recently formed advocacy group.<@SM><@SM><TAB>[IMGCAP(1)]The Small Business Ad Hoc Committee for Baltimore City was launched several months ago in an effort to examine and monitor conditions of small business. The group looks at proposed legislation and then makes its recommendations to the city council, according to City Council President Sheila Dixon.

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Port Says ‘Buon Giorno’ to Italian Line

<br /><br />The Maryland Port Administration has signed its first agreement with Lloyd Triestino, an Italian shipping line, in a move intended to boost Baltimore’s port container traffic while strengthening ties with a new U.S. carrier.<br /><br />The carrier is the second in two years to sign with the port as a new, containerized cargo customer. And the agreement is a boost, coming at a time when the port’s container traffic is rising, after years of steady decline.

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IT Alliance With Va. Company Brightens InforMedix

Rockville-based InforMedix Inc. and TEOCO Corp., of Virginia, said they have formed an alliance to share intellectual property and software applications, expanding their product development possibilities.<@SM><@SM><TAB>InforMedix, a patient monitoring company, developed a device called Med-eMonitor that allows physicians or family members to remotely monitor patients

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Who's Owed Money

The Internal Revenue Service is trying to locate Marylanders who are due tax refunds from their 1999 and prior year federal income tax returns.According to the IRS office for Maryland, 1,329 federal refund checks, totalling $905,915 were returned by the ...

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Supreme Court to Clarify Liability for Excessive Force

The Supreme Court yesterday entered the debate over police brutality, agreeing to clarify when officers can be held legally responsible for using excessive force while making an arrest.<br /><br />The Clinton administration says a lower court ruling means police officers “in many cases, may use no force at all” in arresting someone. The justices agreed to hear the government’s bid to throw out an animal-rights activist’s lawsuit against an officer who arrested him during a 1994 speech by Vice President Al Gore.

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CALENDAR – November 14, 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. Tuesday, November 14Workshop“Marketing Your ...

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Groups Pushing Veggies in North Dakota

A group that helped bring a potato processing plant to the state now is working with irrigators and others to bring onions, carrots and cabbage to North Dakota fields.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Central Dakota Growers, a farmer cooperative formed in 1991 primarily to spearhead the Aviko french fry plant project, is working with the North Dakota Irrigation Caucus, the High Value Irrigated Crops Task Force and economic development groups in several cities.

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Young Execs Run City

<TAB>Shavonne Owens, the president of Social Bank, met individually with all the business owners in Exchange City and then approved 100 percent of their loan applications.<@SM><@SM><TAB>

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