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From Jack the Ripper to John the Sniper

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirmed the six first-degree murder convictions of “Beltway sniper” John Allen Muhammad today. In the 152-page opinion, retired Judge Charles E. Moylan Jr. (specially assigned) likens the October 2002 shootings to the 1888 killings ...

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Law blog round-up, 11/5

Good morning, readers! Here at The Daily Record, we’re facing another day of toxic fumes as work on our roof continues, but I’m braving the noxiousness to bring you your essential reads for the day: *The Post’s Marc Fisher had ...

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Suit-ably attired

You probably know that cool colors such as light blues and whites are calming. But did you also know that they can portray the person wearing them as cold and impersonal? Marva Goldsmith, an image consultant, knew this but the ...

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The real estate market’s beacon of hope

Like the newspaper industry, the residential real estate market is increasingly turning to the Web for comfort. And it seems to be working. The NYT reports that Curbed.com, a real estate blog network that operates sites in New York, San ...

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Pipkin takes his tax message to the Web

Does Maryland have a taxing problem or a spending problem? All sorts of people have been on Lawyer’s Mall in Annapolis over the past few days – alternatively protesting and advocating various components of the bills now before the special ...

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Solicitation or free speech?

In case you missed it—and you may wish you had—another Constitutional argument has entered the fray involving Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho). I thought the senator’s lawyers had already offered every argument possible in their attempts to overturn his guilty plea ...

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A Landmark addition to downtown

With seven screens, a full-service bar and leather recliners, the new Landmark Theatres Harbor East is about to turn Baltimore’s movie-watching scene on its ear. Whether suburban cineplex fans or denizens of art house fare at The Charles, the new ...

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Taxes on steam baths: will you stand for it?

The services which are proposed additions to the sales tax are on file in the Governor’s bills in the House and Senate, and some Marylanders disagree with the selections. They are:-Real property management service-Tanning, massage, physical fitness, sauna, or steam ...

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The Westboro verdict

Everyone’s talking about it. Jezebel says it’s restored faith in personal injury lawyers, “because one of their ilk managed to convince a judge and jury to (potentially) bankrupt the Westboro Baptist Church.” The Jawa Report has embedded CNN video of ...

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Sponsoring sobriety: only Montgomery County

Apparently public drunkenness is a problem in MoCo — but don’t worry, only in Long Branch, Takoma Park and Langley Park. That’s why the county took up the issue with an “inebriation prevention initiative,” which called for the establishment of ...

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