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Trading soul for java

The new Starbucks has opened on 300 N. Charles Street — and as much as I hate to say it, I actually kind of liked it. Yes, it’s true, the caffeinated beast of business that I always labeled as a ...

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Still looking for WMDs? Found ‘em!

You know how when you’re desperately looking for something and it ends up being right under your nose? Well, those pesky weapons of mass destruction that were the rallying cry for entering Iraq may have been easier to find than ...

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Wi-Fi for none?

Looks like residents of San Francisco and Chicago won’t be getting citywide wireless Internet anytime soon. The San Francisco Chronicle reported this morning that EarthLink backed out of its proposed contract, just one day after Chicago’s plan fell apart. Earthlink ...

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Left Behind?

Remember Ellen Sauerbrey? Former minority leader of the Maryland House of Delegates, two-time unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor, former U.S. Representative to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and now Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, ...

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Attack of the giant nuns

It sounds like the premise for a bad horror flick, but it’s all too real: there are 28 giant nuns on the streets of Baltimore’s central business district. Seriously. Don’t panic, though. They’re just 8-foot-tall cardboard cutouts (whew!) of the ...

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That didn’t take long

The little squirt who unlocked the iPhone has announced he’ll be trading the reworked gadget to a Kentucky-based cell phone repair company in exchange for a “sweet” Nissan 350Z. George Hotz, who I first blogged about last week, will also ...

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A new gizmo for dessert

Legal Sea Foods is serving up some new technology to go with raw oysters, 2-pound lobsters and wood-grilled wild salmon. Last weekend I took my family to meet my mother for dinner at the Legal Sea Foods in King of ...

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Sick kid? Try Johns Hopkins.

In its ongoing effort to rank just about everything, U.S. News & World Report has released its list of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. Hold your breath (but not for too long), folks. Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins placed third, just behind Children’s ...

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