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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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For the birds

Remembering that Mayor Sheila Dixon has dubbed the first half of August the “311 Community Challenge,” I decided to call the Baltimore city services hotline Monday evening when I strolled past a deceased pigeon lying upside-down (re-enactment) on the sidewalk ...

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Out of place

Alyce Driver seemed slightly out of place at the press conference in a packed third-floor hallway at the University of Maryland Dental School Wednesday afternoon. A bank of cameras faced Driver as she listened quietly, her eyes shaded by dark ...

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Kids not eating their veggies?

Perhaps you should turn to the McDonald’s marketing campaign for advice. In a study, researchers found preschoolers deemed food branded with the corporate empire’s signature golden arches tastier than its unmarked counterparts. The results came just a few weeks after ...

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The greatest player of all time?

Barry Bonds is the all-time home run champion. It pains me to write that — trust me — but it’s true. Whatever you think of him, or how he got to the record, you can’t dispute the accomplishment. But there ...

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