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Pamper Me, Hon

[IMGCAP(1)]If you had to choose between having a lifetime live-in chef or a personal masseur, which would it be? Not exactly one of the great ontological questions, more the kind of thing you would discuss over a late-night kaffeeklatsch with a good girlfriend. But consider it, nonetheless.

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The Bookcase

<b><u>Fiction Best Sellers</u></b><b>The Red Tent</b> (p) Anita Diamant <b>White Oleander</b> (p) Janet Fitch <b>Bee Season</b> (h) Myla Goldberg <b>While I Was Gone</b> (p) Sue Miller <b>Hannibal</b> (p) Thomas Harris <b>The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing</b> (p) Melissa Bank <b>The Hours</b> (p) Michael Cunningham <b>Bluest Eye</b> (p) Toni Morrison <b>The Poisonwood Bible</b> (p) Barbara Kingsolver <b>Memoirs of a Geisha</b> (p) Arthur Golden <b><u>Nonfiction Best Sellers</u></b><b>See Jane Win</b> (h) Sylvia Rimm <b>Don’t Make Me Stop This Car</b> (h) Al Roker <b>Who Moved My Cheese?</b> (h) Spenser Johnson <b>In A Sunburned Country</b> (h) Bill Bryson <b>The Corner</b> (p) David Simon and Edward Burns <b>The Perfect Storm</b> (p) Sebastian Junger <b>Ten Things I Wish I’d Known</b> (h) Maria Shr

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Desitnations: The Oaks, A Dream By Any Standard

Christiansburg is in the beautiful highlands between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains. More than 200 years old, the town was originally an outpost on the Wilderness Trail, on the edge of the American frontier.<@SM><@SM><TAB>As civilization pushed westward, the town became a lumber and agricultural center. At one time, there were more than 12 fashionable Victorian hotels where guests could stay while “taking the baths” in local hot springs.

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NEWS SUMMARY

Record for FTIFTI Consulting Inc. of Annapolis, a national provider of strategic and litigation-related consulting services, has reported record financial results for the second quarter ended June 30. Actual revenues increased 62.4 percent to $34.6 million, vs. $21.3 million in ...

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PSC Ruling on ‘Name’s the Same’ for Affiliates Draws Utilities’ Protest

Energy deregulation in Maryland hit another snag this week, as utilities protested a ruling by the Maryland Public Service Commission that directly affects how their affiliates may compete for business.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The PSC issued a ruling July 1 requiring unregulated energy affiliates to pay a royalty to their related utility companies for using their names and logos. The ruling applies only to affiliates or subsidiaries that are connected to utilities already doing business in Maryland.

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