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  • 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...
  • Howard school board approves Patuxent Valley renovation plans

    Howard school board approves Patuxent Valley renovation plans
    Since Patuxent Valley Middle School opened its doors in 1989, the building has undergone no major renovations. That's about to change. The Howard County Board of Education approved a schematic design report last month for a significant renovation to the...
  • Growing flower prices wilt Arbutus area florists' profits

    Growing flower prices wilt Arbutus area florists' profits
    Valentine's Day is the busiest day of the year for Jackie Jones, owner of Corner Florist in Lansdowne. "It's our busiest single day holiday," Jones said, as she sat at a table surrounded by freshly cut roses and carnations as two floral designers...
  • Deer don't have to ruin your evergreen trees

    Deer don't have to ruin your evergreen trees
    Deer have stripped all the leaves off my evergreen and my Nellie Stevens holly. Will they grow back, or should I cut them down? Some evergreen species tolerate deer "pruning" well and put out new growth in spring, although lower branches won't bounce...
  • Consumers can save on energy-efficient products this weekend

    Consumers can save on energy-efficient products this weekend
    Consumers in the market for new appliances can cash in on some savings this President's Day weekend if they opt for energy-efficient models. This Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the comptroller's office of Maryland is waving sales taxes for consumers who...
  • Online retailer bambeco wants to make the world a greener place, one room at a time

    Online retailer bambeco wants to make the world a greener place, one room at a time
    Susan Aplin worked behind the scenes for two decades helping run some of the biggest retail stores around — Williams-Sonoma, Sports Authority, Staples, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Pottery Barn. But it wasn't until she and friend Carolyn...
  • Consumers remain stuck in the health exchange

    Consumers remain stuck in the health exchange
    Three days after the Maryland health exchange launched its online marketplace for the uninsured and underinsured, Lynn Baklor enthusiastically logged on. Three months later, she gave up in frustration. "You win," she wrote in mid-January to Lt. Gov....
  • Happy animals, local meat

    Happy animals, local meat
    Even in frigid weather, Ginger Myers' pigs are happy. "As cold as it gets, the pigs are out there, snorting and playing like kids bundled up and running around," says the owner of Evermore Farm, a family-owned livestock and produce farm in Westminster....
  • Questioning safety of U.S. meat [Letter]

    Questioning safety of U.S. meat [Letter]
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is still expanding the list of retailers carrying meat unfit for human consumption to Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and 970 locations in California alone. About 8.7 million pounds were...