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PermitsNow Assumes Role As Middleman

<TAB>PermitsNow, the Bethesda firm aiming to automate the process of gaining municipal construction and trades permits by linking governments with contractors via the Internet, said it has enrolled more than 30 new local clients to its service.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The company yesterday said it also has added 17 new government jurisdictions in the region to its service, including Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

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State Officials Working OT to Spray

<TAB>Maryland Department of Agriculture workers are racking up hundreds of hours of overtime in a budget-straining race to protect Maryland communities from potential West Nile-carrying mosquitoes.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The spraying campaign

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High Court Hears Privacy Challenge To Random Drug-Search Roadblocks

<TAB>Lawyers for motorists delayed by a police roadblock set up to look for illegal drugs called the practice heavy-handed and risky yesterday, and asked the Supreme Court to ban it.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The justices took a new look at privacy rights versus the interests of law enforcement with the case of random drug-search roadblocks. The police checkpoints detain far more innocent motorists than criminals.<@SM><@SM>The case is Indianapolis vs. Edmond, 99-1030.

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Eureka Broadband Moving to Area

Eureka Broadband Corp., a New York-based high-speed, high-volume data-transmission provider, is setting up two offices in suburban Baltimore to take advantage of local commercial real estate firms’ dire need for such services in their buildings. The Baltimore move is part ...

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Mortgage Market Moves

<TAB>Ultraprise, an online trading exchange for the secondary mortgage market, will formally announce today a corporate consolidation and headquarters move to Frederick from Dulles, Va.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Since August, Ultraprise has been moving most of its Dulles employees to Frederick, where there are now about 80 people. Only a sales office remains in Virginia. The company also closed an office in Shepherdstown, W. Va.

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Wal-Mart Shuts E-Commerce Site, Says Better Customer Service Needed

<TAB>After relaunching its Internet shopping site in January, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has closed its virtual doors again to correct what local industry watchers say is a long string of problems, including poor online search capabilities.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The mammoth retailer <b><a href="http://www.walmart.com" target="_blank">shut down the site</a></b> until late October or early November while it integrates a new technology program as part of a long-term effort to improve customer service on the Web, said Wal-Mart spokesman Les Copland.

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