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Apr 4, 2012

Ham prices high heading into Easter holiday

OMAHA, Neb. — Ham will be the centerpiece of many Easter dinners this weekend, but the cost of that traditional main dish may make it harder for families to live high on the hog. Ham prices have been higher than usual for the past two years because the cost of pig feed has gone up, […]

Mar 21, 2012

Dollars and endorsements shifting toward Romney

WASHINGTON — Fresh off a decisive victory in Illinois, Mitt Romney won critical establishment support Wednesday from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and got new help from former Sen. Bob Dole as he looks to unite the Republican Party behind his candidacy. Romney said he’s “almost there” after pursuing the GOP nomination for six years, […]

Nov 23, 2011

Occupy Baltimore protestors hope for Thanksgiving feast

Now occupying McKeldin Square for 50 days, members of the Occupy Baltimore protest are anticipating a plentiful feast for the Thanksgiving holiday. They said that they are accepting all donations, and hope to feed everybody in the camp.

Nov 23, 2011

Photo of the Day – Season of Giving

Check out a slideshow of our past Photos of the Day from The Daily Record’s staff photographers. We also have a SmugMug page, where you can purchase photos taken by The Daily Record staff

Oct 20, 2011

Betsy Nelson: Capping deductions would hurt donations

There is definite irony to the recurring proposals to decrease incentives for charitable giving. Today, nonprofit organizations need private support more than ever as they operate under increasing demands for services resulting from a stagnant economy and government budget cuts. The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers recently issued a public statement urging policymakers to support [&hellip[...]

May 18, 2011

Design of state’s 9/11 monument revealed

When he first saw the three beams of twisted steel from the World Trade Center in New York, Steve Ziger said he was overcome with emotion. “They pulled the tarp off, and it was lying there with an arc,” said Ziger, a local architect, of the 5,000-pound beams “It was very moving. It was a […]

Mar 16, 2011

Md. Civil War museum collects Japan donations

FREDERICK — The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick says it’s collecting donations for Japanese earthquake victims in honor of American Red Cross founder Clara Barton. The museum said Tuesday that donors can contribute through its Facebook page or in the museum lobby. Spokeswoman April Dietrich says the campaign mirrors the efforts of […]

Jan 10, 2011

Salvation Army donations are down nearly $33K

Donations to the Salvation Army this holiday season through the charity’s “red kettle” program were down nearly $33,000 from last year, and mail-in donations dropped around $110,000, officials said Monday. Maj. Rick Mikles, general secretary of the Maryland and West Virginia Salvation Army, said the drop in kettle-drive revenue can be attributed almost entirely to […]

Dec 26, 2010

Challenge: Unclutter your life with 33 items from your closet

MIAMI — Courtney Carver was trying to find ways to simplify her life when she decided to pare down her wardrobe to 33 items to be worn over three months. Once she launched the concept on her blog and Facebook page in October, she realized she wasn’t the only one who wanted to dress with […]

Nov 25, 2010

In this season of helping others — let us hear from you

The holiday season is an especially appropriate time to recognize outstanding work on behalf of those in need. That’s what The Daily Record does each year, and as always, we need your help. We’re looking for Maryland businesses and law firms that have contributed significant amounts of money, time or other forms of support to […]

Nov 18, 2010

Campaign finance group debates loopholes

Loopholes in Maryland’s campaign finance system allow candidates to circumvent restrictions on the amount of money they can receive, said members of a bipartisan panel tasked with recommending systemic changes. The 12-member task force, created by Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, made no firm recommendations Thursday on whether or how these loopholes should be changed, […]

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