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It's A Gimme: Mike’s Got Those Nasty Driver Woes

For this week’s column, I wanted to take the opportunity to answer one of the e-mailed questions I’ve received from our readers during the past couple weeks.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Mike from Towson writes:<@SM><@SM><TAB><b>I just started playing golf three years ago. I hit my irons pretty well and feel fairly comfortable with my three and five woods. However, I have a lot of trouble hitting my driver consistently. Most of the time I can barely get it off the ground and when I do get a hold of one, I have no clue what direction the ball is headed! Any suggestions&ne;</b>

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Klein Candy Co. Is Smoking Mad Over Cigarette Pricing Regulation

<@SM><@SM>An out-of-state cigarette wholesaler, delivering 60,000 cartons a week to Maryland retailers, is challenging a state regulation that rewrites the rules for selling cigarettes to retailers at steep discounts.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Klein Candy Co. L.P. of Pennsylvania, which 13 months ago was sending only 3,000 cartons of cigarettes a week across the state line, has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to obtain a permanent injunction against the state comptroller

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World’s Fastest Growing Airport Readies for $3.4 Billion Makeover

The world’s fastest-growing major airport will be getting a $3.4 billion makeover.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority yesterday approved the massive construction package for Washington Dulles International Airport.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Plans call for a fourth runway, a new concourse with 44 gates, thousands of new parking spaces, and replacement of Dulles’ unique mobile lounges with a subway and moving sidewalks connecting the terminal to the concourses.

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Suit Accuses Charles Commissioner of Derailing Permit

<@SM><@SM><@SM>The owners of a Waldorf paving firm have filed a federal lawsuit against a Charles County commissioner, accusing him of denying them a permit because of payments he received from a neighboring business.<@SM><@SM>In the fall of 1997, Classic Auto Body Repair Inc. began paying Commissioner Marland Deen a weekly salary of $160.02 to refer customers into the shop.

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<b><u>Sylvan Invests $7M in ClubMom</u></b><@SM><@SM><i>Deal Gives Sister Co. Exclusive Rights To Provide Education Resources</i><@SM><@SM><TAB><b>Sylvan Ventures</b> gave something of a mother

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Cigarette Makers Post a Win in Wrongful Death Suit by Smoker’s Family

Despite the anti-tobacco forces’ crowning success in the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement between the industry and the states, individual smokers have fared poorly on their own against the industry, tobacco lawyers have noted.<@SM><@SM><TAB>U.S. District Judge Fredric N. Smalkin dismissed one such lawsuit last week filed by the family of Edward D. White, against R. J. Reynolds and Brown & Williamson.

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