| Mar 12, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Commentator Harry Alford's claim that focusing on fracking legislation in Maryland constitutes a waste of time and effort suggests a shocking ignorance of what is happening in other states ("Anti-fracking legislation is premature," March 7). Maryland's...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 1:20 PM
The Legg Mason Capital Management Value Trust fund is doing something not seen in years: It's beating the stock market.
Under new manager Sam Peters, the fund is up 27.8 percent in the past 12 months, compared with 20.6 percent for the S&P 500 index....
| Mar 13, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Uh, oh, dear readers!
Unlike Julius Caesar, beware of the Ides of March, today, March 15.
March is Read Across America Month. Check out a book from our local public library, 120 N. Union Ave., 410-939-6700.
Happy St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, March...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Once again, Virginia has beaten Maryland to the punch regarding taxes on business and consumers. Virginia eliminated its gas tax completely and replaced it with a 3.5 percent sales tax on the wholesale price of gasoline. Gov. Martin O'Malley's new tax...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 12:04 PM
The page from an encyclopedia shows an ocean ring around a circle that is partitioned by a T-shape into three continents — Asia, Africa and Europe. The continents are populated by Noah's sons, from whom mankind descended after the flood, according...
| Apr 6, 2013
Author George Saunders is having the kind of year that could lead the former roofer and slaughterhouse worker to imagine that someone is spritzing the air around him with a giant bottle of perfume.
"The way things have been going recently, it's as if...
| May 20, 2013
| 9:01 PM
On Memorial Day weekends, Kim Yates and Albert Kullman measure success by speed.
Yates steers her bright yellow tow truck toward trouble, with the goal of getting disabled vehicles out of the roadway or back in business before traffic has time to clog....
| May 12, 2013
| 9:30 AM
In a recent letter to the editor ("Fracking is not the answer for U.S. economy," May 7), David Wagenheim relies on outdated and previously debunked talking points in an attempt to convince readers that hydraulic fracturing harms groundwater,...
| May 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Companies supplying components for the nuclear power industry are located throughout the United States, including a number in Maryland. These manufacturing firms have developed businesses providing components and equipment required for the maintenance and...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:27 AM
In last week's issue of the Laurel Leader it was reported that State Sen. Jim Rosapepe would support Gov. Martin O'Malley's comprehensive transportation proposal, which includes a substantial increase in the gas tax. Big surprise there, folks. Jim...
| May 5, 2013
| 6:30 AM
When I read Stanley J. Glinka's recent letter defending the presidency of George W. Bush I wanted to laugh, but it was 6 a.m. and I did not want to wake up my still sleeping wife ("Stop blaming Bush," May 1).
Now I know how people like Michele...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:17 PM
A House of Delegates committee approved a plan Monday to raise taxes on gasoline by 3.8 cents July 1 as part of broader revenue package to pay for transportation projects.
The rise in the gas tax, which would be followed by more increases over the next...