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Obama calls for power lines – but will homeowners agree?

In his speech before Congress last night, President Barack Obama promised that as part of the country’s economic recovery, an investment would be made in renewable energy. Along with all of those solar panels and wind turbines, he said, we ...

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At Griffin trial, the mood is somber

I’ve been immersed in the Jacksonville residents’ billion-dollar lawsuit against ExxonMobil Corp. most of the past two weeks, so I haven’t been able to spend much time observing another high-profile case happening down the hall in Baltimore County Circuit Court. ...

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Video: Fifteen minutes with NASCAR’s Matt Kenseth

After the Michael Phelps bong photo debacle that lead to Kellogg’s cereal dropping its sponsorship of the eight-time gold medalist, you may be wondering if there are any wholesome athletes left in the world of sports. Well, we may have ...

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Community urges Dixon to move on Recreation Pier

In response to an article published Feb. 20 in The Daily Record, a group of Fells Point community activists have sent a letter (PDF) to Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, urging her to move quickly with the city’s plan to redevelop ...

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Percentage of females named partner falls

The Project for Attorney Retention has a new report (PDF) out showing that of the new partners named by 100 big law firms in 2009, only 28 percent are women. That’s down from 31 percent last year. Of the firms ...

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Baltimore City court administrator’s trial postponed

Tony Dix, Baltimore City Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway Sr.’s right-hand man who was arrested last August for allegedly forging painkiller prescriptions, was scheduled to stand trial this morning in Towson. But the disposition of the four criminal counts ...

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A mouse named Moses

Baltimore City Circuit Court workers have complained for years about their working conditions: dark particulate dust or soot accreting around air vents and falling onto their desks, mold that has led to respiratory problems, inadequate security protocols and, among other ...

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During Exxon trial, Synder provides comic relief

Back in January, the day before the Baltimore Ravens beat the Tennessee Titans in a playoff game, jurors in the Jacksonville residents’ billion-dollar lawsuit against ExxonMobil Corp. wore Ravens’ paraphernalia. Many of the plaintiffs’ lawyers from Snyder, Weltchek & Snyder ...

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This week in Maryland Lawyer

ON THE COVER: The rise in popularity of social media Web sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn have law firms thinking about their potential for networking — and possible pitfalls. Three finalists remain in the search for University of Maryland ...

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