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For the birds

Remembering that Mayor Sheila Dixon has dubbed the first half of August the “311 Community Challenge,” I decided to call the Baltimore city services hotline Monday evening when I strolled past a deceased pigeon lying upside-down (re-enactment) on the sidewalk ...

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Out of place

Alyce Driver seemed slightly out of place at the press conference in a packed third-floor hallway at the University of Maryland Dental School Wednesday afternoon. A bank of cameras faced Driver as she listened quietly, her eyes shaded by dark ...

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Kids not eating their veggies?

Perhaps you should turn to the McDonald’s marketing campaign for advice. In a study, researchers found preschoolers deemed food branded with the corporate empire’s signature golden arches tastier than its unmarked counterparts. The results came just a few weeks after ...

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The greatest player of all time?

Barry Bonds is the all-time home run champion. It pains me to write that — trust me — but it’s true. Whatever you think of him, or how he got to the record, you can’t dispute the accomplishment. But there ...

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Can you blog about blogging?

I consider myself a pretty technology-savvy guy, but I haven’t really gotten into blogging. I’ve heard so many experts say, “Blogging is the wave of the future,” and “What did we do before there were blogs?” Well, let me tell ...

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A green-er fleet

When folks talk about efficient government, they might not be referring to lower taxes. Are Maryland taxpayers willing to pay more to make the state as “green” as it can be? At the next meeting of the state Board of ...

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Odors unleashed

When Maryland’s ban on smoking in bars and restaurants takes effect next year, patrons and bar-owners could be in for an unpleasant (smelling) surprise. British media outlets are reporting that a recent smoking ban there had the unintended consequence of ...

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Welch trial postponed

The ink is barely dry on last week’s Court of Appeals opinion regarding missing DNA evidence, but it’s already been put to use by a Baltimore police officer accused of having sex with a 16-year-old detainee. This morning, lawyers for ...

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A chance encounter with Richard Branson

Chelsea and I found that we have a lot more in common than not when it comes to the music we heard and sights we saw. The day was just as hot as predicted, but when the breeze was blowing ...

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A mom who rocks

It’s Virgin Festival Eve and it’s the hottest night of the year… 90 degrees at 9PM… I’m 50 years old, I’ve been going to rock concerts since Alice Cooper was considered scary and cutting edge and tomorrow I am going ...

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