Top 5: ‘It looks a little older… but then again, so do we’

Baltimore's famed Hollywood Diner will be staying in business after all — despite rumors it might be closing — and a state delegate from Garrett County is going to receive more than $400,000 from Maryland to preserve his farm. 1. Hollywood Diner gets a reprieve - by Jon Sham When Alan and Bonnie Kingman read about plans to close the Hollywood Diner, they arranged to take a long lunch Wednesday and trek down from Lutherville to pay what they thought would be a last visit. The couple, both being interested in the 1950s era, got married on Halloween in 1992 and held their wedding reception at the diner, best known for being the hangout of characters in Barry Levinson’s 1982 movie “Diner.” 2. EEOC loses race, gender bias lawsuit - by Ben Mook A Laurel-based maintenance supply company emerged victorious last week after a lengthy court battle with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Central Wholesalers Inc. had been fighting charges of racial and sexual discrimination since the EEOC first filed its lawsuit on June 29, 2006. The federal agency filed the complaint in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt after investigating allegations from a former Central Wholesalers sales representative. La Tonya Medley, a black woman, claimed to have endured racial and gender-based epithets daily while working at Central Wholesalers.