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On the Record

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St. John’s College strives to attract minority students (access required)

WaPo has an interesting front-page profile today of Annapolis’s St. John’s College and its struggle to attract and enroll minority students. Its goal is shared by many academic institutions, including the University System of Maryland. Only 35 of St. John’s ...

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More on Gonzales as “Lawyer of the Year” (access required)

Apparently, not everyone got that the ABA Journal’s “Lawyer of the Year” is kind of like Time’s “Person of the Year.” In other words: no, people, this is not an award honoring the erstwhile AG for being such a mensch. ...

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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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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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Battling the legal blues (access required)

The legal field is notorious for being filled with Type-A personalities. But the same traits that drive many to succeed in the profession may also lead to something many lawyers choose to remain silent about: depression. An article in The ...

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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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