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Chicago Net Incubator Sets IPO, But Funds Reflect Weakened Demand

Having overcome several missteps and postponements of its public trading debut, the much-touted startup Internet incubator divine interVentures now faces the question of whether it can survive in an increasingly tech-leery market.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The chilled investment environment already has contributed to its IPO being postponed seven times.

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Fight Rages Over Landfill Near Civil Rights Trail, Site of ‘Bloody Sunday’

The historic Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights trail, U.S. Highway 80, runs through rural Lowndes County, meandering past tracts of Alabama’s dusty farmland, boarded-up gas stations and sacred civil rights-era ground.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Now plans are under way for a solid-waste landfill near the highway where civil rights marchers demanded black suffrage and where Detroit housewife Viola Liuzzo was slain by Ku Klux Klansmen after the 1965 march.

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Black Bears Grow Bolder in W. Md.

Brazen black bears are an increasing problem in far western Maryland, state biologists say.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Bears have entered homes in Allegany and Garrett counties this year, and some residents say that even firing guns near the animals does not scare them off.

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New Female Bishop: ‘The Stained Glass Ceiling Has Been Pierced’

Preacher. Journalist. Author. Now add to Vashti McKenzie’s resume a position never before filled by a woman in the long history of the nation’s oldest black church: Bishop.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The fiery church leader whose family has been active in African Methodist Episcopal Church affairs in Baltimore for more than a century has become the first female bishop in the denomination’s 213-year history.

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Get the Jump On First Tee Jitters

It happens every time we play. The first shot off the first tee. There are groups behind you waiting to tee off. Golfers on the practice green have looked up from their putts to watch you.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The starter is eyeing you. It feels as if the eyes of the world are upon you. The butterflies get so bad you wonder how you can possibly hit a solid drive when you can barely place your ball on the tee.

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Honored for Centennial Of Courthouse Service

Clerks and staff of the past and present were honored recently for the roles they have played in the life of the Clarence Mitchell Jr. Courthouse over the past century. In tribute to their service, a Centennial Cornerstone and a ...

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O'Malley Joins Workers’ Rally

Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley has joined the fight for unionization of technical and service employees at University of Maryland Medical Center, participating in a rally yesterday at the hospital’s main entrance.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Wearing purple union shirts and waving placards reading “Fair Election NOW,” members of the crowd listened as O’Malley defended what he called their “fundamental right of fairness” to represent themselves.

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Correction

In the Daily Record’s story on July 5 about the legal dispute over deregulation between MAPSA and BGE, Darcel G. Kimble, director of media relations for Constellation Energy Group, should have been quoted as saying more licensed energy marketers, and ...

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A Golfer’s Dream

Imagine being able to say you hit par at the three-hole “Amen Corner” at Augusta National. Tiger Woods can’t even do that.<@SM><@SM> Or how you completed one of the most feared shots in championship golf as your ball eased onto the green at the 17th hole at Sawgrass.

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