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Crafting the WORD

U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski of Maryland issued a news release recently applauding President Bush for signing into law S. 761, the “America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act.” The bipartisan bill, which Mikulski, ...

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Do what with a hot dog?

While it’s common knowledge that potatoes, chicken, even Twinkies and Oreos can be served up deep fried, one Maryland restaurateur is hoping customers will warm to the idea of hot dogs fried in oil. The centerpiece of the menu at ...

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Have I got a deal for you!

For the first time since 1981, I bought a new car that wasn’t a Chrysler. And, for the first time since 1981, I bought a new car from someone who wasn’t named Uncle Len. My mother-in-law’s family has had Chrysler ...

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Calvert County OKs nuclear

In a world gone “green,” Calvert County officials have given the thumbs-up to an old yet controversial standby: nuclear energy. A recent AP article says that the county’s elected officials sent a letter to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission giving ...

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Care for a few (million) burritos?

Aug. 15 could be a lucky day for you Mexican food lovers out there! Today, after 12 long years — and many a gastric-challenging evening spent wondering when you got so old that eating an extra-spicy chicken taco could keep ...

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The Scooter and Baltimore

Holy Cow! That’s the only reaction you could have to the news that Phil Rizzuto, as legendary for his malaprops in the New York Yankees broadcast booth as he was for a career that included an MVP award in 1950, ...

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Diamond in the rough

As I watched a babbling brook flow down the side of Saratoga Street last week, I had to fight the delusional urge to grab my rod and reel and “get my fish on.” Fishing, as others call it, is not ...

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Sign of The Times?

The New York Post, ever vigilant to the goings-on at its cross-town rival, the New York Times, reports that the Times is giving up on its two-year-old TimesSelect service, in which it charged a fee to online readers for access ...

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Where have all the trees gone?

Well, not exactly all of the trees, but at least the 10 or so that used to line St. Paul Street between Saratoga and Franklin in downtown Baltimore. I have enjoyed their shading during the summer as I walked past ...

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