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Florida Man, 79, Charged With Bilking Marylanders in $1.5M Ponzi Scheme

Maryland state prosecutors charged a 79-year-old Florida man yesterday with fleecing more than 400 people in a $1.5 million Ponzi scheme he operated for seven years.In papers filed by Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. in Baltimore City Circuit ...

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Townsend Salutes Talbott County’s Teen Court Talbot County, with the help of Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and other officials, yesterday celebrated the opening of a justice program run by teen-agers for teen-agers. Located in Easton’s Talbott County Circuit Courthouse, ...

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Tugboat Operator Sues Hale Intermodal Claiming Half-Off Offer on Bills

A Baltimore-based barge operation founded by First Mariner Bank’s Edwin F. Hale Sr. has refused to pay invoices worth well over half a million dollars, offering instead 50 cents on the dollar, a Virginia tugboat operator has alleged.In a lawsuit ...

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‘Young Americans’ Comes to Baltimore to Cure ‘Homicide’ Withdrawal

It’s a curious malady, one that doesn’t get much attention, and the concentration of those afflicted is particularly high around Baltimore. It’s called “Homicide” withdrawal.<@SM><@SM><TAB>While the critically acclaimed, Peabody award-winning police series never gained a large national audience, the devotees in its city of origin were fanatical. For true fans, withdrawal symptoms persist, even if time dulls their pain.

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Columbia’s Class A Market Growing

Liberty Property Trust will break ground tomorrow on a six-building office complex in Columbia — its first new development in Maryland in 10 years — and it expects Howard County’s tight office market to quickly absorb the space. <@SM><@SM><TAB>Liberty Place at Columbia Crossing will feature four 31,000 square-foot, single-story office buildings and two 62,000 square-foot, two-story office buildings. The Class A development will sit on 28 acres of sloping land at the intersection of Dobbin Road and Route 175.

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Travel Company Settles Complaint That it Charged for ‘Free’ Vacations

As part of a federal crackdown on travel fraud, a Wisconsin company and its managers have settled charges that they lured customers with “free” trips only to make them pay hundreds of dollars each.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Defendants James Burns and John Bundy will be permanently banned from travel-related telemarketing for misrepresenting the value of the trips or telling consumers that they had won free vacations, according to the Federal Trade Commission complaint. Both men were senior officers at First Impressions, which also operated under the name “Air-Land-Sea.”

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No Attempted Murder Charge for Assailant With HIV

An HIV-positive man authorities say knowingly had unprotected sex with a woman was ordered held without bond on assault charges yesterday by a Prince George’s County judge. Solomon Tarch Hobbs, 37, may have also infected other women in the county, ...

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The Pitch: That Wiggly Jiggly Jello-O, Once Silly, Is Now Serious Stuff

Watch it wiggle. Watch it jiggle. Now go to your room without dessert.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Once hawked as a colorful, shimmering treat for kids, Jell-O is becoming into something slightly more utilitarian.<@SM><@SM>A series of austere, black-and-white magazine ads tout the famous gelatin snack as a weight-loss method, a quick-fix baking good, a fat-free sweet substitute — anything but frivolous and zany.<@SM><@SM>Philip Morris Cos.’ Kraft unit, which makes Jell-O, says the food is still amusing. It’s “fun, delicious and a little surprising,’’ says Kraft’s Margery Schelling, the category business director for Jell-O . “For the first time’’ she adds, people are “thinking about Jell-O in a whole new light.’’<@SM><@SM>The print ads — which run in women- and food-oriented magazines — crow less about Jell-O’s fun, and more about its functionality. After all, Americans have consumed Jell-O since the late 1890s, and the name now encompasses 158 different products, ranging from puddings to cakes to c

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General Accused of Sexually Harassing Army’s High-Ranking Woman to Retire

The two-star general accused of sexually harassing the Army’s highest-ranking woman has asked to retire, officials said Friday. The move apparently closes a case that drew widespread attention and had already cost Maj. Gen. Larry Smith an appointment to be the Army’s deputy inspector general.

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Secret Government Database Keeps Tab on Doctors’ Problems

In a database kept secret from patients, the government has recorded the names of nearly 500 doctors and dentists across the country who have been slapped with at least 10 disciplinary actions and malpractice payments over the last decade.<@SM><@SM><br /><br />One of every seven U.S. doctors and one of every eight dentists has at least one malpractice payment or disciplinary report in the National Practitioners Data Bank, which the Department of Health and Human Services has been compiling since 1990.

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