| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Media ratings firm Nielsen Holdings plans to lay off 333 workers in Columbia — more than one-third of the workforce at what had been Arbitron Inc.'s headquarters — as the two former rivals combine their businesses.
New York-based Nielsen,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Table scraps aren't destined for the garbage disposal any more.
At least not in Howard County, where executive Ken Ulman spent Friday morning delivering giant green bins to homeowners around Clarksville who signed on to recycle their kitchen waste so...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Comets ISON and Kohoutek will forever share two things. Both were hailed as "Comets of the Century," and both failed to live up to the hype attending their impending arrival in our solar system.
Unlike Comet Hale-Bopp, which put on a grand show in...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:00 AM
I commute an hour each way to this job, and I honestly don't mind.
My car is the cocoon where I can be alone with my thoughts or where I can listen to an audio book. I am partial to English mysteries because they are always stopping at a cozy pub for...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Something unusual happened when the controversy over the nation's health care law erupted again on the floor of the House of Representatives this month: A Maryland Democrat voted with Republicans.
Rep. John Delaney, the state's newest member of Congress,...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:22 AM
I will leave it to The Sun's political reporters to write about who "won" or "lost" this cooked-up and dumbed-down TV cartoon of a debate between Gov. Martin O'Malley and his Texas counterpart Rick Perry Wednesday on CNN's "Crossfire."
I am only here to...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 7:06 AM
There's a drawer in my house that's full of things my wife and I just can't bring ourselves to part with. It's not so much that they're valuable or useful. They're actually neither.
And it's not like they're suddenly going to be in demand in the...
| Aug 10, 2013
During the depth of the 2008 financial crisis when Bill Miller's funds were in free fall, a colleague advised him to get a dog.
"I needed to change my luck," said the Legg Mason money manager, famous for beating the market 15 years in a row. "I reasoned...
| Aug 28, 2013
While letter writer Marie Mullen may be warranted in the conclusion that The Sun favors the Democratic Party and a liberal view in its editorials and columnists, certainly the paper is not unique in this respect ("More balance in The Sun, please!" Aug....
| Aug 17, 2013
| 6:42 PM
I had a brief encounter today with one of those braying jackasses who say that linguists are laissez-faire types who think that anything goes and no usage is ever wrong. You've encountered the type.
As evidence to the contrary I cite post at...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In February 2010, Zuly Gonzalez and Beau Adkins founded Light Point Security in the basement of their Elkridge home.
In November 2012, they moved the company into University of Maryland, Baltimore County's Cyber Incubator at the 71-acre bwtech@UMBC...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Who really knows whether New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi had a legitimate gripe when he called out Orioles coach Bobby Dickerson for allegedly stealing signs on Monday night, but thanks to Buck Showalter's mad dash onto the field at the end of the...