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  • 2011: A re-wind

    2011: A re-wind
    Fast cars zipped around downtown Baltimore streets and, it turns out, the race promoters' financial messes. A robocall that urged voters to relax and stay home led jurors to a vote of their own: guilty of election fraud. We bade farewell to an iconic...
  • The decline of the idea of "public good"

    The decline of the idea of "public good"
    Meryl Streep's eerie reincarnation of Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady" brings to mind Ms. Thatcher's most famous quip, "There is no such thing as 'society.'" None of the dwindling herd of Republican candidates has quoted her yet, but they might as...
  • County Council scrutinizes contract for additional speed and red-light cameras

    The County Council spent nearly an hour on Tuesday, Jan. 10, questioning officials of the county executive's administration over a new contract that seeks to expand the county's speed camera program. "We all had a lot of questions," said 5th District...
  • Frank A. Mucha, businessman

    Frank A. Mucha, businessman
    Frank A. Mucha, an accountant who served as the first chief of the city Department of Finance's Bureau of Accounting Operations, died Jan. 6 from complications of pancreatic cancer at his Ellicott City home. He was 84. Mr. Mucha was born and raised in...
  • O'Malley floats sales tax increase

    O'Malley floats sales tax increase
    Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday floated the idea of adding one cent to the sales tax to address Maryland's budget problems, saying the money would give the state "flexibility" to pay for programs and to borrow more for road projects. "If I had my...
  • O'Malley writes to Sparrows Point lender

    Gov. Martin O'Malley has asked a key lender to R.G. Steel to reconsider its decision to freeze some company funds, saying the move has contributed to the firm's decision to lay off workers at its Sparrows Point mill. In a letter dated Wednesday, O'Malley...
  • Slow economic growth projected in Balto. Co.

    Baltimore County will continue to see slow economic growth in 2012, an economist told the county's Spending Affordability Committee on Wednesday at its first meeting of the year. "We know that the economic recovery continues to be quite fragile," Anirban...
  • Council president urges mayor to end Grand Prix

    Council president urges mayor to end Grand Prix
    City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young is urging Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to abandon the troubled Baltimore Grand Prix and focus on "core issues that impact the quality of life for all Baltimoreans." In an op-ed article submitted to The...
  • December: Guilty plea in 2010 Bel Air murder; teacher bonus bungled

    December: Guilty plea in 2010 Bel Air murder; teacher bonus bungled
    A 21-year-old Parkville man received a 25-year sentence for the July 18, 2010 shooting death of Derrick Maxey Jr. in the parking lot of the American Legion Post on Bond Street in Bel Air. Rakim Raid Muhammad pleaded guilty to second degree murder and use...
  • If you resolve to pay off credit cards this year, do it right

    If you resolve to pay off credit cards this year, do it right
    Many consumers will resolve to pay off their credit cards for the new year, and their intentions are in the right place. But according to a recent study, how they go about it is likely to be wrong. Mathematically, consumers are best off eliminating the...
  • Getting serious about ethics

    Getting serious about ethics
    When the Maryland Senate came into session this morning, Sen. Ulysses Currie was seated in the front row — but a crucial 10 feet to the right of his former perch, the desk he was for years afforded as chairman of the Budget and Taxation Committee....
  • Uncertain year ahead for U.S. stocks

    Uncertain year ahead for U.S. stocks
    Investors had plenty to keep them jittery in 2011. There were the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, economic woes in Europe, and, here at home, politically tinged fiscal showdowns in Washington over deep government spending cuts. Still, the stock market...