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Feb 12, 2016

Md. committee kills cameras-in-courtroom bill

A bill to allow the media to film and broadcast criminal sentencing proceedings, which was criticized by judges, attorneys and victims’ rights advocates, received an unfavorable committee report Thursday. Proposed by Del. Frank Conaway Jr., D-Baltimore City, House Bill 81 would have permitted media outlets to file a written request at least 24 hours prior to […]

Jul 27, 2015

Md. fishermen say camera requirement invades their privacy

OCEAN CITY — When the longline on the Sea Born is engaged, which is most of the time when it’s out in the Atlantic, two video cameras record everything on the deck and side of the boat. The cameras look familiar, black half-orbs like the ones commonly seen taking security footage. But they’re not at […]

Oct 31, 2013

Public figures, private lives

Is it hypocritical for the attorney general--as a professional--to stand against underage drinking while--as a parent--allowing his son to celebrate in an environment of underage drinking?

Mar 5, 2013

New Anne Arundel County exec dismantling camera network

ANNAPOLIS — Incoming Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman says she has shut down a computer system used to monitor security cameras and fired an official who oversaw the system and reported to ousted former County Executive Jon Leopold. Neuman says the cameras should remain on, but should be monitored by county police. The new […]

Sep 10, 2012

Kodak job cuts continue as it aims to exit Ch. 11

NEW YORK — Kodak is reshuffling some executives and continuing to cut jobs as the pioneering photography company tries to emerge from bankruptcy protection. Eastman Kodak Co. said it cut approximately 2,700 employees worldwide since the beginning of the year, and plans to eliminate roughly 1,000 more by 2012’s end. Annual savings from these cuts […]

Aug 3, 2012

Eastman Kodak loss widens in 2Q

NEW YORK — Eastman Kodak Co. said Friday its second-quarter loss widened as revenue fell while it reorganized under bankruptcy protection. The Rochester, N.Y.-based company filed for bankruptcy protection in January. It hopes to emerge from bankruptcy protection a leaner and more profitable company in 2013. Its loss for the April to June quarter totaled […]

Jul 26, 2012

Judge bars cameras in at Huguely’s sentencing

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Cameras will be barred from the courtroom when a former University of Virginia lacrosse player is sentenced on second-degree murder and grand larceny charges. Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Edward Hogshire on Wednesday rejected requests by local media outlets to allow a video camera, and a photographer and still camera during George Huguely’s […]

Mar 16, 2012

Supreme Court says no TV cameras at health care arguments

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court rejected requests from news organizations Friday for live, televised coverage of this month’s historic arguments on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul but agreed to release audio recordings of the proceedings on the same day. The court will post audio files and transcripts on its website within two hours of […]

Mar 7, 2012

Montgomery County votes to put cameras on school buses

ROCKVILLE — Officials in Montgomery County have voted to begin installing cameras on school buses to catch and fine drivers who illegally pass the buses while students are getting on or off. The Montgomery Council voted Tuesday to start installing the cameras, which are expected to cost between $5,000 and $8,000 each. Drivers caught by […]

Feb 15, 2012

Dozens more speed cameras go up in P.G. County

UPPER MARLBORO — Prince George’s County officials have activated speed cameras at two dozen new locations near schools. The new cameras are part of a program that began in September. They are operating between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and are activated when they detect a driver traveling 12 or more miles […]

Jan 19, 2012

Former trailblazer Kodak files for Chapter 11

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Is Kodak’s moment past? The glory days when Eastman Kodak Co. ruled the world of film photography lasted for over a century. Then came a stunning reversal of fortune: cutthroat competition from Japanese firms in the 1980s and a seismic shift to the digital technology it pioneered but couldn’t capitalize on. Now […]

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