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Big Rigs Pose Big Parking Concerns

<TAB>The Baltimore County Council may consider legislation next year to make it easier for the county to keep commercial vehicles out of residential neighborhoods.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The council requested the Office of Planning to come up with proposed changes that would make it easier to enforce those ordinances, partly by making the current provisions uniform.

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Ciena DropsShares of telecommunications equipment maker Ciena Corp. dropped to $71 yesterday as investors fretted about possible financial problems at a large European customer and the possibility of lower sales to Sprint Corp. The stock is up more than 154 ...

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Construction Insurance Scam Leads to Fraud Conviction

<TAB>A Howard County man was convicted of forgery and insurance fraud after he created a phony company to issue performance and payment bonds for construction projects in College Park and Washington, D.C.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Paul Eugene McMahon, of Glenelg, faces up to five years in prison, with all but one year suspended, under the terms of a plea agreement reached Tuesday in Howard County Circuit Court, according to the <b><a href="http://www.oag.state.md.us" target="_blank">Maryland Attorney General

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Grapevine: Jefferson’s Favorite, The ‘King of Wines’

This wine brings you four values: it's a good wine; at a reasonable cost; from a great vintage; and it was a favorite of Thomas Jefferson's during his retirement years.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Vino Nobile di Montepulciano comes from vineyards surrounding the ancient hilltop town of Montepulciano located about 40 miles south of Sienna in southern Tuscany.

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GKV Trims 13 From Staff

<TAB>Gray, Kirk/Vansant has laid off 13 employees after deciding not to defend its $35-$40 million Choice Hotels account.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The account represents nearly a third of the advertising agency

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