| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Maria Trent lived in the Columbia neighborhood of Running Brook during the early 1970s while her dad worked on a doctorate at the University of Maryland, College Park, and her mom taught at Waterloo Elementary. She was just 3 years old when her family...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Accused of not hanging up their jackets, two defendants giggled and squirmed in their seats like schoolgirls, which they were.
"How do you plead?" asked Leila Pearsall, 8, of Hamilton.
"Guilty," said the girls, also 8, who had the option of paying 50-...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Contrary to Laura MacCleery's claim ("Energy drinks can kill," March 5), I never asserted that the FDA gave energy drinks a "green light." Rather, I noted in my op-ed ("No one cards at Starbucks," Feb. 26) that the agency conducted an investigation in...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Michelle Minton's commentary on Maryland's reasonable bill to stop stores from selling energy drinks to minors is misleading on a key point ("No one cards at Starbucks," Feb. 26).
She's simply wrong to claim that the Food and Drug Administration has...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Proposed legislation restricting the sale of energy drinks in Maryland is necessary because the energy drink industry targets their marketing at teenagers and does not warn consumers of the dangers of energy drinks ("No one cards at Starbucks," Feb. 27)....
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:21 AM
In Maryland, as in other states, consumers need to show ID when buying alcohol or tobacco products. Energy drinks could be added to that list of "adult" products if bills before the General Assembly are passed. House bill 1273 and Senate bill 986 were...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 12:00 PM
I'd like to address some of Michelle Minton's comments directed at the bills aimed to ban energy drinks to minors ("No one cards at Starbucks," Feb. 27).
First of all, to say that these bills are "knee jerk legislation based on anecdotal evidence and...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:20 PM
The Rawlings-Blake administration is proposing new regulations for the city's rapidly growing food truck industry — setting up zones for the mobile chefs to sell their designer grilled-cheese sandwiches, spicy tacos and decadent cupcakes.
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Remember the time Kevin Spacey and Bill Clinton rolled into the Starbucks near University of Baltimore in Mount Vernon?
Spacey told David Letterman last week that he was following the former president's motorcade when Clinton got a hankering for a...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:46 AM
When Tyler Fyre and Thrill Kill Jill (real names: Tyler and Jill Fleet) aren't tending to their children in their Harpers Ferry, WVa., home, they're engaging in their other passion: sword swallowing.
"It's a great conversation to have with the guy...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Date: Dec. 6 and 7
Her story: Zaineb Makhzoumi, 33, grew up in Lutherville. She is a dermatologist, Mohs surgeon and assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her parents, Hassan and Rayya Makhzoumi, emigrated from Beirut...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
How odd is it that the two contenders in the Super Bowl -- the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos -- hail from the two states in the union that have legalized sale and use of marijuana? Are there two activities more different than the amped-up...