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On the Record

The Daily Record's law news blog

Word play

As one who reads and writes news stories for a living, I am continually amazed and revolted at the bastardization of the English language by PR people who write news releases for a living. My pet peeves are the overuse ...

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No heir, apparently…

The white Maltese dog that Leona Helmsley loved so much ($12 million much) might become a stray. The Associated Press reports today that Helmsley’s brother and the appointed caretaker, Alvin Rosenthal, 80 (who inherited $15 million of his own) is ...

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Not exactly meals-on-wheels

KFC, Yum! Brand’s cash-hungry chicken chain, has announced an “aroma-focused” product placement program to market their new $2.99 deal. The Wal-mart-esque price covers KFC chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy and a biscuit, all for less than Metro fare. KFC piloted ...

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Down to The Wire

The Wire has reached the end of the reel… Yep, after five years of portraying Baltimore as a den of sleaze and corruption with ambitious young politicians making hay out of troubled schools, rampant murder and drug trafficking, production has ...

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Ode to acronyms

There’s no question that we like it short and sweet in this country. Who needs to watch Entertainment Television when we can watch E! ? Why send the President of the United States to the North American Aerospace Defense Command ...

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Bye-bye (for now), blogosphere

Everyone deserves a few days off, right? At least, that’s our defense, and we’re sticking to it. We’ll meet you back here on Tuesday, bright n’early. A happy (and safe) Labor Day to all! -JACKIE SAUTER, Multimedia Editor

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Trading soul for java

The new Starbucks has opened on 300 N. Charles Street — and as much as I hate to say it, I actually kind of liked it. Yes, it’s true, the caffeinated beast of business that I always labeled as a ...

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Wi-Fi for none?

Looks like residents of San Francisco and Chicago won’t be getting citywide wireless Internet anytime soon. The San Francisco Chronicle reported this morning that EarthLink backed out of its proposed contract, just one day after Chicago’s plan fell apart. Earthlink ...

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Left Behind?

Remember Ellen Sauerbrey? Former minority leader of the Maryland House of Delegates, two-time unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor, former U.S. Representative to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and now Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, ...

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