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Party plans on Saturday night? You’re not alone. (access required)

Tomorrow night should be hopping. At least, according to Evite.com, which reports that 100,000 e-mailed invitations have been sent through the site for 100,000 parties on Dec. 15. Me? I’ll be home, avoiding the impending wintry mix. JACKIE SAUTER, Multimedia ...

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Scrooge McDuck tops Forbes’ fictional 15 Rich list (access required)

Soaring gold prices have lifted Duckburg’s Scrooge McDuck to the top of the Forbes’ “fictional 15” this year. Even Forbes notes that the duck’s hoard of coins and bullion – estimated at almost $30B – is “more than you can ...

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Office holiday parties: can’t-miss? (access required)

Our Maryland Business Friday feature story today highlights The Leffler Agency‘s 400-person holiday soiree – one of Baltimore’s annual traditions. I was struck by a quote from one attendee: “I literally changed my vacation plans because I’ve missed the party ...

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$200K tab for Annapolis peace conference (access required)

State and local agencies had to pony up $200,000 for security for the recent one-day peace conference in Annapolis. Here’s a partial breakdown: -$57,000 for Maryland State Police -$28,000 for Annapolis police officers and firefighters -$54,000 for Anne Arundel County ...

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Is there a “Buddy” waiting for you? (access required)

Here’s a warm and fuzzy story for the holiday season. A news release from Petfinder.com, of Silver Spring, which describes itself as “the largest online database of adoptable pets,” and whose parent is media giant Discovery Communications LLC, lists the ...

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Stem cell research: A complex debate (access required)

Does the average Marylander really understand the debate over stem cell research? It’s a question that comes up often at meetings of the appointed commission that runs Maryland’s $23 million stem cell research fund. Let’s face it: Stem cells are ...

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Left holding the (brown) bag (access required)

It’s not often you get to have lunch with a U.S. Senator. Yet that’s exactly what I did yesterday. Actually, I should rephrase that: I got to watch a U.S. Senator have lunch yesterday. You see, at the end of ...

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Edgewater company delves into puppy matchmaking (access required)

Have you been searching for a pair of big, brown eyes that will make your heart melt? Unable to find perfect puppy love? Next Day Pets, LLC, is hoping you’ll try PuppyMatch, their new online service, to connect with “top ...

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GAO: Base closings to cost more, save less (access required)

Surprised? A report (PDF) from the Government Accountability Office yesterday says that the Pentagon is planning to run over about $10 billion on base closings and realignments. Oh, and there’ll be about $200 million less in savings. “The Defense Department ...

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Paula Deen gets heat over Smithfield Foods endorsement (access required)

First, a confession: I know this isn’t a typical blog post for On the Record, but anything Paula Deen-related always catches my eye. And, as you’ll soon discover, this squabble involves a Virginia-based company, so I feel justified. Here’s the ...

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