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  • Legalized pot is about freedom of choice [Letter]

    Legalized pot is about freedom of choice [Letter]
    Regrading Mike Gimbel's recent letter ("Say no to legalized pot," Jan. 12), the issue is not whether cannabis is completely safe for everybody but rather freedom of choice for adults. One in 13 children suffer from food allergies, yet we have not...
  • Howard County Briefs

    HCC orientation Howard Community College will hold two orientation sessions for first-time students and their parents at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall, 10901 Little...
  • Fireworks shock and intimidate [Commentary]

    Fireworks shock and intimidate [Commentary]
    I write to ask the governor and General Assembly to help with a growing problem in Baltimore County and elsewhere in Maryland, namely the year-round practice of detonating loud firecrackers and launching incendiary fireworks among homes in residential...
  • Technical problems mar insurance purchase

    Technical problems mar insurance purchase
    For a chunk of two recent days, I tried to buy insurance on the Maryland health exchange. My editors asked me to do this because Gov. Martin O'Malley recently told a national television audience that the "website is now functional for most citizens."...
  • Constant patent pool royalties: Fine for consumers, great for technology [Letter]

    In his recent commentary on patent pools, David Balto takes issue with Blu-ray Disc patent pool One-Blue ("Patent Pool abuse deserves scrutiny," Jan. 7). Mr. Balto suggests that One-Blue should have lowered its royalty rates as the retail prices of Blu-...
  • McCormick profits down nearly 13% in fourth quarter

    McCormick profits down nearly 13% in fourth quarter
    Net income fell nearly 13 percent at McCormick & Co. Inc. during the fourth quarter, sending its shares sliding more than 6 percent Wednesday. The Sparks-based spice maker said it experienced sluggish consumer sales and took a loss from a voluntary...
  • Under Armour stock surges as strong sales drive profit

    Under Armour stock surges as strong sales drive profit
    Under Armour finished 2013 with "eye-popping" quarterly results that beat sales and profit expectations and sent its stock price surging Thursday nearly $20 a share to over $100. Shares in the Baltimore-based apparel and footwear brand rose $19.54 each...
  • Pop-up shop offering suits, other items for women, transgender men

    Pop-up shop offering suits, other items for women, transgender men
    Women and trans men in Baltimore looking for suits tailored to their body types might want to pop in to the Embassy Suites Baltimore in the Inner Harbor, Suite 2203, between now and Sunday. It is there that a California start-up company named Saint...
  • More ways to protect abused [Letter]

    The recent editorial on strengthening domestic violence restraining orders documents the effectiveness of such orders ("End the abuse," Feb. 2). Here are some ways that also could prevent/end abuse. •Strengthen the laws in states that consider...
  • Bill seeks truth in crabmeat, seafood labeling

    Bill seeks truth in crabmeat, seafood labeling
    Did you ever wonder if a restaurant's crabcake was made with Maryland crab or some foreign import? Or if that was really red snapper you bought, or an impostor?  A bill introduced Wednesday in Annapolis would make it illegal for restaurants or markets...
  • 'One ring' cell phone scam hits consumers in Baltimore

    'One ring' cell phone scam hits consumers in Baltimore
    The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a "one ring" telephone scam affecting cellphone users in Baltimore and elsewhere. Victims of the scam receive a call from unknown number, usually from countries in the Caribbean. The call ends...
  • Five questions for Carnival cruise executive Terry Thornton

    Five questions for Carnival cruise executive Terry Thornton
    When Carnival Cruise Lines decided to leave Baltimore last summer, saying the port had become too expensive because of environmental regulations, it was with substantial regret. The world's largest cruise line regularly filled its Carnival Pride cruise...