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School districts sue investment bank (access required)

<TAB>Attorneys for 50 school districts and municipalities that lost $69.5 million through risky investments have sued an investment bank that handled the securities.<@SM><@SM><TAB>In a class-action lawsuit filed Jan. 19 in Blair County, Pa., the school districts allege that national investment bank Lehman Bros. Inc. helped John Gardner Black by knowingly or recklessly selling risky mortgage-backed securities in the mid-1990s even though they were illegal.

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Cameras in SC Senate cause fears that ‘Big Brother’ was watching (44797) (access required)

<br /><br />Security cameras the Democrat-controlled South Carolina Senate ordered installed more than two years ago were so powerful they could peer onto lawmakers’ desks and even into the windows of the Republican House speaker’s office.<br /><br />The controls were in the office of Senate clerk Frank Caggiano, often referred to as the state’s 47th senator because of the power he amassed during the years Democrats ran the Senate.

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Fear and loathing in Baltimore (access required)

<TAB>This pains me to say this, but the Baltimore Ravens could very well be on their way to winning Super Bowl XXXV this Sunday.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Why does this pain me to say this?<@SM><@SM><TAB>Well, I am, dare I say it in this city, a life-long Washington Redskins fan (although I know I

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Flying south for the winter, Ravens fans seek travel deals for game (access required)

<TAB>F. Chip Wanek took a big gamble on the Baltimore Ravens going to the Super Bowl and it paid off.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The week before the Ravens won the AFC Championship against the Oakland Raiders, Wanek, the president of Towson Travel, began running print and radio ads offering travel packages to Super Bowl XXXV.

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Ravens’ legal ‘D’ falls short as court moves logo-design lawsuit forward (access required)

[IMGCAP(1)]<br /><br />Amateur artist Frederick E. Bouchat’s five-year quest for recognition from the Ravens as the creator of the team’s first shield logo just edged a step closer to reality.<br /><br />Last week, a federal appeals court denied the Ravens’ motion to delay the damages phase of Bouchat’s successful copyright infringement suit against the team.

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REAL ESTATE: Technology is redefining the role of the real estate broker (access required)

<TAB>As with many other industries, technology has had a major impact on the real estate industry and the way we conduct our business. <@SM><@SM><TAB>With the majority of consumers owning or having access to high-speed computers linked to the Internet, real estate related information is abundantly and immediately available to our clients and prospects.

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