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At 87, this Baltimore inventor has 250 patents to his name — and he’s still at it

Before becoming a lauded inventor of one of the most pivotal technological devices of our time, James “Jim” E. West said, his journey started simply — with curiosity. Gadgets with screws or nuts — including his grandfather’s pocket watch — were often endangered because West wanted to learn their inner workings, and with pliers or screwdriver in hand, he would take them apart.

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Gov. Larry Hogan and first lady adopt two dogs from BARCS

From BARCS rescues to Maryland’s “FURst” Dogs, two canines have found a home with Gov. Larry Hogan and first lady Yumi Hogan.

Hogan, who is running for reelection, tweeted Wednesday about the recent adoption of a mother shih tzu named Anna, short for “Annapolis,” and a puppy named Chessie, short for “Chesapeake.”

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Pirate ships launch at the Inner Harbor

Ahoy, mates!

A fleet of 12 solar-powered pirate ships, happily sans gangplanks, are to begin plying the Inner Harbor today.

The boats, set to be launched at an 11 a.m. ceremony, can be boarded at the Living Classrooms Foundation dock, off Pratt Street between the World Trade Center and the National Aquarium.

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New Travel Channel series 'The Zimmern List' features Baltimore eateries Tuesday night

Travel Channel host and food explorer Andrew Zimmern has been sharing his recommendations of places where he loves to eat in 18 episodes of his new series “The Zimmern List,” and Baltimore is on the docket.

Zimmern kicks off Tuesday’s episode, starting at Lexington Market for a turkey dinner at Krause’s and crabcakes and a soft-shell crab sandwich at Faidley’s.

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Eagle gives baby snake a break: Maryland police officer returns reptile found in home to the wild
Ne-Yo, Chanel Iman among celebrities spotted at Preakness 2018

The absence of Under Armour’s typical celebrity-filled tent didn't stop the stars from showing up to the 143rd Preakness Stakes on Saturday.

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