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Back to School

It’s time to get the kids ready to go back to school. It’s time to argue about what clothes they will wear, whether they need a laptop and the hundreds of other minor little details that drive us parents with ...

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Lottery wins big

OK, someone needs to explain this to me. After complaining to fellow Daily Recordian and all-knowing blogger Andy Rosen, I am still in a state of confusion — nothing new if you ask those who reside in our newsroom. The ...

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Flash from the past

It’s a new day in Maryland politics… well, maybe not. A little under six months into the reign of Governor Martin O’Malley somebody must have forgotten to pass the good news on to the folks over at the State of ...

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Have you ever heard of Inspector O?

Well neither have I, but I came across a mention of him/her yesterday when I was doing some Web surfing. According to the Baltimore city Web site, Inspector O is quite possibly the nation’s first advice column on environmental health ...

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Trustworthy? Nevermore.

You’ve likely heard that a 92-year-old fan and Edgar Allan Poe preservationist has claimed responsibility for the legendary “Poe Toaster,” a cloaked figure said to visit the dead writer’s grave each Jan. 19 bearing gifts. “We did it, myself and ...

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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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