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As their numbers grow, centenarians get more company

Each Thursday, Dr. Walter Ehrlich can be found along busy 41st Street in Roland Park, surrounded by signs protesting excessive war and expressing concerns about climate change. The 100-year-old regularly talks with family on Skype, sends emails, and recently learned to use the Uber transportation...

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    Some thoughts on this year's group of Orioles nonroster invitations

    It’s not often that a nonroster invitee cracks an Opening Day 25-man roster, but the nonroster players who receive big league camp invitations are nonetheless critical to a team’s success. Occasionally, there are some surprises. Three springs ago, first baseman/outfielder Conor Jackson nearly forced...

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    • Robotic, pre-fab homebuilding manufacturer brings plant, jobs to Baltimore

      Robotic, pre-fab homebuilding manufacturer brings plant, jobs to Baltimore

      Blueprint Robotics is a new Baltimore company with small, temporary offices, just 13 employees and big ambitions to use technology to revolutionize the homebuilding industry. So far, so start-up. But the firm, led by former executives at the Rouse Co. and Crate & Barrel, plans to employ more than...

    • Bill would ease parking standards for Towson Circle property

      Bill would ease parking standards for Towson Circle property

      The Baltimore County Council on Feb. 9 was expected to consider a bill by Councilman David Marks aimed at easing parking limitations at what is currently Towson Circle. Marks' bill would revise the front, rear and side yard setback requirements, the floor area ratio requirements and the building...

    • New partnership will bring high-speed Internet to underserved western Howard County

      New partnership will bring high-speed Internet to underserved western Howard County

      When Nicole and Renard Parson moved from the bustling streets of New York City to the rolling hills of western Howard County five years ago, they were in for a surprise. Their home in Mount Airy did not have high-speed Internet. With only 30 gigabytes to use per month — the best offer they could...

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    • Super Bowl commercial brings back the Sobotka family from 'The Wire'

      Super Bowl commercial brings back the Sobotka family from 'The Wire'

      Toyota on Sunday played host to a Sobotka family reunion, as the actors who portrayed the family from Season 2 of "The Wire" appeared together in two Super Bowl commercials for the Prius. Chris Bauer (Frank Sobotka), Pablo Schreiber (Nick Sobotka) and James Ransone (Ziggy Sobotka) played bank robbers...

    • 'The Bachelor' recap: A stormy two-on-one date in the Bahamas

      'The Bachelor' recap: A stormy two-on-one date in the Bahamas

      At the beginning of the episode, we are made privy to the private conversation Ben requested of Olivia, this season’s “mean girl,” at the end of last week. Despite Olivia sharing that she likes “reading and thinking” and wants to “talk smart things,” Ben decides to maintain his decision to give...

    • Emporiyum food festival will return to Baltimore this spring

      Emporiyum food festival will return to Baltimore this spring

      The Emporiyum food market and festival will return to Baltimore for a third time this spring.  The event, which showcases dozens of chefs and food purveyors from across the country, will be held April 16-17 in a to-be-announced location. Organizers are securing the lease on the space and will disclose...

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    • Don't dismiss paid sick leave

      Don't dismiss paid sick leave

      At a recent gathering of the Greater Baltimore Committee, Republican state Sen. J.B. Jennings urged business leaders to help him fight legislation pending in Annapolis that would require businesses with 10 employees or more to offer paid sick leave. At least one GBC member stood up to reinforce...

    • Black History Month: still necessary after all these years

      Black History Month: still necessary after all these years

      President Barack Obama, like each of his predecessors since Gerald Ford, has recognized February as Black History Month, or more formally, National African American History Month. I actually dislike this designation. But I absolutely recognize its necessity in a nation that seems to take special...

    • Young women just don't get it

      Young women just don't get it

      Hillary is trailing Bernie in the youth vote. Is this surprising? Shouldn't be. When I was 23, I voted for the liberal Eugene McGovern, but Richard Nixon beat him by the largest landslide in history. Of course, if Sen. Bernie Sanders gets the Democratic nomination, the 2016 Republican will make...

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    • O'Malley campaign secures public cash before dropping out

      O'Malley campaign secures public cash before dropping out

      When Martin O'Malley decided in November to rely on public financing for his struggling presidential campaign, he was tossing a Hail Mary with a federal program that watchdog groups say is in need of a major overhaul. The former Maryland governor was also ensuring he could pay off his debts when...

    • Washington suburbs dominated record Powerball drawing sales

      Washington suburbs dominated record Powerball drawing sales

      A beer and wine store in Montgomery County sold the most tickets of any of Maryland's 4,481 lottery retailers during the Powerball roll that ended with a record jackpot, according to state records. Retailers in the Washington suburbs dominated state sales as players sought a share of a jackpot...

    • Senator's second bite at veto apple called legal

      Senator's second bite at veto apple called legal

      When the House of Delegates voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill to speed restoration of felons' voting rights last month, Del. Craig Zucker of Montgomery County cast one of the 85 votes needed. When the same bill comes up in the state Senate this week, Zucker — sworn in as a senator...

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