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House’s Universal Design Provides Easy Access to Anyone

Imagine a house with rooms that can change level and dimensions.<@SM><@SM><TAB>It exists on a hilltop in Bordeaux, France. Designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas for a man with a spinal cord injury and his family, and exhibited in plan and photographs at the Museum of Modern Art last year, the house is the ultimate in modern chic.

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Week In Review

<b><u><font="+2">Legg Mason Surges on Rumors</font></u></b><@SM><@SM><TAB>Not all rumors are bad. Just ask <b>Legg Mason Inc.</b><@SM><@SM><TAB>The Baltimore-based financial services company surged on Wall Street this week as investors speculated that the company would be the next to sell out.

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Farmer Favors Genetically Altered Seeds; Why Doesn’t the Market&ne;

<TAB>From his kitchen window, Ben Edmondson sees an expanse of flat acreage his family has cultivated since the late 1800s. He also sees how an international controversy about biotechnology has affected the way he runs his farm.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Edmondson is a strong advocate of crops that have been genetically modified to resist drought, herbicides and common pests. If he had his way, the entire farm would be planted with such crops.

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L.A. Garment District Tenants Sue Landlords Over ‘Key Money’ Pay

A pair of tenants in the heavily immigrant garment district of Los Angeles have sued their landlords over “key money” fees charged to secure a prime location.<@SM><@SM><TAB>In the gritty district just south of downtown, tenants have not challenged the decades-long practice until now. The fees, which are named for the custom of paying landlords for handing over the keys, can run up to tens of thousands of dollars.

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Lump Crabmeat Jefferson’s Style

Here is a meal that is delicious, easy to make and with a 100 percent Thomas Jefferson provenance:<@SM><@SM><TAB>We know that Thomas Jefferson enjoyed crabmeat. Thomas Lee Shippen, Jefferson’s young friend from Paris, came upon Jefferson and James Madison at Rock Hall where they were waiting for the ferry to cross the Chesapeake Bay to Annapolis.

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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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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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