| Apr 20, 2011
| 12:39 PM
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, this is your Captain (and State Delegate) Herb McMillan.
We've leveled off at our cruising altitude, but you need to keep your seat belts fastened. We're in for a rough ride. Here's why.
Our route of flight isn't what I...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 12:41 PM
The city school department's offer of early retirement buyouts to its most experienced teachers has attracted about 330 applicants — enough, school officials say, to go ahead with a plan intended to save the system millions of dollars over the...
| Apr 24, 2011
Edwin F. Hale Sr. has always run headfirst into challenges. Walking away is not his style.
But after years of trying to turn around the company he founded, that's what the First Mariner Bancorp chairman and chief executive agreed to do last week —...
| Apr 23, 2011
| 8:11 AM
When Joseph M. Coale III, who worked for William Donald Schaefer when he was mayor in the 1970s, first proposed exploring his ancestry two years ago, Coale was greeted with the famous blue-eyed Schaefer stare and a sense of profound indifference.
| Aug 9, 2011
| 12:12 PM
Friday, Aug. 11: Mirror Image
Music of theAndrews Sisters
Sponsors: Duesenberg's Cafe & Grille, Del. Adrienne Jones, state Sen. Delores Kelley, Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, 1st District Councilman Tom Quirk, Retirement & Investment Group, Westview...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 2:14 PM
Samuel A. Rittenhouse, an electrical engineer who had been general manager of engineering for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., died Aug. 8 of renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The longtime Blakehurst retirement community resident was 93....
| Sep 18, 2011
A couple of years ago, Joe and Marlene Everett were 50-something empty nesters with a daughter out on her own and a son away at college.
Now, thanks to the weak economy, the Everetts are once again all living under the same roof in Woodbine.
| Sep 17, 2011
| 5:00 AM
For some time, I have been reading about the problems created by the vast number of baby boomers reaching retirement age. This week, I became part of the problem. After almost 34 years writing for The Baltimore Sun, I am saying so long. I applied for a...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 4:40 PM
Federal employee unions lashed out at President Barack Obama's proposal Monday to make civilian federal workers contribute more of their pay to their retirement plans as part of a proposal to trim budget deficits.
Arguing that employees are already...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Aug 10, 2011
| 10:19 AM
Few institutions touch more Americans than the U.S. Postal Service, whose role is spelled out in the Constitution and which delivers to 150 million homes and businesses six days a week. Letter carriers get to know our communities, occasionally saving...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 3:28 PM
The Baltimore County Council has introduced a bill that would offer some 1,100 county employees early retirement, with the goal of finding about 200 employees willing to take it.
The measure, introduced at the council's Monday, Sept. 19, meeting,...