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Unexpected victims of the sub-prime mortgage mess

As owners lose their homes to foreclosure, their pets, too, are losing shelter, the Chicago Tribune reports. The newspaper found several animal shelters that have seen an increase in pets given up for adoption after the owners are forced to ...

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Week in Photos, 01/21-01/25

Good evening to On the Record visitors! I hope I haven’t kept you waiting with the later-than-usual Week in Photos. This week seems to be dominated by news from the legislative session … but there’s plenty of other stories as ...

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First Tax Court judges, now this…

Is there a severe shortage of people who can officiate marriages in Maryland? Enough to warrant adding retired clerks of the circuit court for Maryland counties? BEN MOOK, Assistant Business Editor

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Attorneys: File under yuck

Do you agree with Ron Miller that the behavior alleged in this lawsuit, while disgusting, should not be the basis of a med mal complaint? CARYN TAMBER, Legal Affairs Writer 

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Taking stock (of our stock page)

One of the biggest changes in newspaper business sections over the last 10 or so years has been how daily stock market information is presented. Heck, the fact that we call it “daily” information says it all. The stock market ...

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Maryland’s primary votes will matter after all

The AP reports that the race for the presidential nomination is so close in both parties that it is mathematically impossible for any candidate to lock up the nomination by Super Tuesday, Feb. 5. Good news for those of us ...

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Victims of violent crime brief lawmakers

Sometimes there’s nothing like hearing it straight from someone who’s been there. It felt like that today during a briefing on victims of violent crime when Cheryl Kravitz, executive director of the National Capital Area Region’s National Conference for Community ...

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Goin’ to the Tax Court and we’re gonna get married…

As if the U.S. Tax Court didn’t have enough power already, some Maryland lawmakers want to add its judges to the list of those who can perform marriage ceremonies here. A hearing on the House Bill 130, co-sponsored by Delegates ...

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Baltimore students to get cash for test score improvements

We had a lot of interest in recent news of a cash reward offered to HoCo high schoolers who “snitched” on the perpetrators of a food fight. If you felt that a cash bribe for information was iffy, this might ...

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