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May 17, 2012

BWI sets 1Q passenger record, sees good year

Almost 5 million passengers flew through Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in the first quarter this year, an all-time record. Passenger traffic increased 2.6 percent — to 4,932,490 — compared with the same period in 2011. Total cargo shipments also rose 3.2 percent from 2011, to 57.7 million pounds. Jonathan Dean, an airport spokesman, said […]

Feb 12, 2012

Baltimore Police: Public can record officers

City police released a department policy Friday that tells officers that members of the public have the right to record them carrying out their duties, just days before a hearing on a lawsuit over the issue. The general order was made public three days before a judge was set to hear arguments on a motion […]

Dec 19, 2011

Justice Dept. reports record false claims recoveries

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is reporting it has recovered nearly $9 billion in fraud against the government since the beginning of the Obama administration, a record three-year total. The $3 billion recovered this year included an unprecedented $2.8 billion raised after whistle blowers filed lawsuits for false claims for government money or property such […]

Sep 23, 2011

Maryland drummer seeks new record to break

MIDDLETOWN — In the basement of Clifford Marshall Van Buren’s Middletown home, which serves as his private recording studio, are three drum sets, a keyboard and analog and digital synthesizers to mix music, some weight benches and a pool table. But billiard balls and pool cues have been replaced by nearly every copy of the […]

Sep 19, 2011

Apple stock hits $413.23, its highest level ever

LOS ANGELES — Apple Inc. stock reached its highest level ever Monday, hitting $413.23 in intraday trading even as the broader market declined. That price was 3.2 percent higher than Friday’s close and brought the company’s market capitalization to $383 billion, albeit briefly. The stock slipped to close at $411.63 and was trading after hours […]

Aug 22, 2011

Maryland Mortgage Program rate at record low

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development said Monday the interest rate for the state’s flagship mortgage financing program, the Maryland Mortgage Program, has dropped to 3.5 percent, the lowest level in its history. The program is primarily targeted to first-time homebuyers and purchasers of foreclosed and short-sale homes. The drop follows the national […]

Aug 3, 2011

BWI sets June passenger record

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport continued its record pace, setting an all-time high for June with 2.13 million passengers. The 10.9 million passengers who used the airport in the first six months of 2011 were the most ever. The record start to the summer also capped off the busiest 12-month period in the airport’s history, […]

Jul 13, 2011

BWI sets passenger traffic record in May

LINTHICUM — Passenger traffic at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has set another record. Gov. Martin O’Malley said Wednesday that 2,078,548 passengers traveled through BWI in May. That is an increase of 6.8 percent over May 2010 and is an all-time May record. The airport has set monthly passenger records in 12 of the past […]

Jun 23, 2011

Airbus trounces Boeing with another record order

LE BOURGET, France — Airbus is trouncing Boeing in the race to be the world’s biggest planemaker, claiming over $72 billion dollars worth of orders and commitments at the Paris Air Show, where the popularity of its new fuel-efficient jets twice broke records for the largest order ever. Airbus’ success cast a long shadow over […]

Jun 16, 2011

PSC begins hearing on Pepco’s reliability record

Already hammered by lawmakers and customers over the last year for how it handled power outages during a string of storms last year, Pepco is now the focus of a four-day hearing before the Maryland Public Service Commission. The commission opened the evidentiary hearing Thursday to look at Pepco’s reliability following an outpouring of criticism […]

May 11, 2011

BWI continues to serve record levels of passengers

BWI airport continued its post-recession climb in March, setting a pair of passenger traffic highs, the airport reported Wednesday. “The record levels of passenger traffic that we saw last year has continued in the early part of 2011,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, executive director of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. “We expect a busy summer.” […]

Feb 14, 2011

Trial lessons: It’s hip to be square

I’m a “play-it-safe” guy. Mom (a non-lawyer) always said that the law is very black and white. What she didn’t know, and what I learned at law school, is that the legal battlefield is over the vast no-man’s land of gray, solidly between the black and white. In order to avoid the gray, it is […]

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