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CALENDAR – September 30, 2000

ONGOINGExhibitThe Baltimore Museum of Art presents “Power, Politics & Style: Art for the Presidents” to tell the story of how American presidents have used everything from furnishings and fashions to portraits and china to carry their message to the nation ...

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Daily Record Rolls Out Revamped Web Site

The Daily Record has rolled out a completely revamped Web site, designed to increase the amount and improve the timeliness of information available to its readers.<p><@SM><@SM><TAB>The new-look site has been online for more than a month at www.mddailyrecord.com, the same address as an old site that has been retired. The new site, which has its own full-time, three-person content and technical staff, has been getting tweaked and adjusted prior to the launch of a marketing campaign aimed at increasing the site

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ON RISK MANAGEMENT: Heading Off Client Unhappiness

<TAB>Much of risk management for lawyers can be boiled down to two fundamental principles: First, keep clients happy; second, if it is not in writing, it does not exist! <@SM><@SM><TAB>The one common element in all legal malpractice claims is a dissatisfied client. Often, this client is not dissatisfied with the legal services but with the way he or she was treated. And, much of this dissatisfaction could have been headed off if the attorney had taken the time to confirm their discussions and in writing.

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Columbia Stock Hits 52-Week High

<TAB>Shares of Columbia Bancorp hit a 52-week high Friday, as some analysts said more money is being poured back into bank stocks throughout the country.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Gary B. Townsend, an analyst at Friedman, Billings Ramsey in Arlington, Va., said investors took advantage of Columbia

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Movers

<b><u>FINANCE</u></b> <@SM><@SM><TAB><i>Thomas J. Ahearn</i> has joined the <b>Harbor Bank of Maryland</b> as vice president and commercial real estate loan officer. Ahearn will continue to enlarge the bank

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Con Artists Beware: You’re Being Watched at Your Neighborhood Bank

<TAB>Bank tellers are taking a sharper look at who is accompanying some of their customers into their branches today because of a new state law.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The law, which took effect yesterday, allows employees to notify authorities of suspicious activity by people accompanying handicapped or senior citizens into bank branches. Some con artists have drained accounts of individuals whom they appeared to be helping, according to state regulators. <@SM><@SM>[IMGCAP(1)]<TAB>Prior to the new law, many financial institutions were reluctant to report such incidents because doing so might violate state laws protecting the confidentiality of bank records, according to the state attorney general’s office

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