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The Daily Record's law news blog

There’s nothing like the state fair

There is something about going to the state fair that takes us to a better place…a place where we can stroll the midway eating cotton candy while barkers shout at us trying to get our hard-earned dollars; a place where ...

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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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Severed Head Gets Attorney’s Goat

Some people consider “The Godfather” to be a life-guide. However, none take it as literally as the Corleone-wanna-be who sent a message to prominent Milwaukee-area defense attorney Robin Shellow via a goat head yesterday. According to WISN.com, this goat head ...

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Heir of the Dog?

Two of Leona Helmsley’s grandchildren will inherit $5M each now that the Queen of Mean has passed into the other realm, but the true winner in her death is Trouble, a white Maltese toy dog. The dog was bequeathed $12M ...

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Local courses miss top 50 in golf course rankings

Maryland golf courses just aren’t up to par, according to GOLF magazine’s new ranking of the top 100 courses in the U.S. The highest-ranked golf course in the area was the Blue Course at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, which ...

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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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Wilkins for AG?

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has suggested to the White House that William W. Wilkins be appointed as attorney general to replace Alberto Gonzales, South Carolina’s State newspaper reports. The conservative Wilkins, 65, is the former chief judge 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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