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The Wall Street JournalDepartment stores and shopping malls long have enjoyed a holiday advantage: Santa Claus. The same parents who bought toys at Wal-Mart would take the kids to Macy's to sit on Santa's lap and have their picture taken. This year, though, they won't have to...
Special To The SunThough its official name is Atlantic Avenue, it's simply known to the millions who visit Ocean City each year as the Boardwalk. It's the place where you can drench your salty Thrasher's french fries in vinegar. The place where you can drop $10 in...
Tags: Bars and Clubs, Labor Day, Arts, Pizzas, Dining and Drinking
SunSpot StaffWhat is storm surge? Storm surge is a bulge of water pushed toward shore by high winds. It can cause water levels to rise 10 feet or more above average, flooding low-lying areas. When combined with high tides, it can cause even more damage. How long can...
Sun StaffThe Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department headquarters isn't just a fire hall anymore. These days, it's a bus stop, a diner, a supply warehouse, a dispatch site for cleanup crews, a welcome center and a community hall for an eastern Baltimore County...
Sun StaffAs momentum builds for casino-style gambling in Maryland, a trade group representing restaurant owners has dropped its long-held opposition and now supports bringing slot machines into the state. Marcia Harris, the president of the Maryland Restaurant...
SunSpot StaffMany local and national retailers may be basking from strong sales over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, but some analysts said today that they are not sure whether it will last through Christmas. "It's hard to call," said Barbara Johnson, managing...
Tags: J. Crew, Holidays, Thanksgiving, Inventories
Sun StaffGwen Freed kept scanning the parking lot of the Bowie grocery store. She would eye those who drove by, and those who slowed, even if it was just for speed bumps. There wasn't much to look at, though. The shopping center, minutes from the middle school...
The Wall Street JournalWhen two Wal-Mart Supercenters and a rival regional grocery opened near a Kroger Co. supermarket in Houston last year, the Kroger's sales dropped 10 percent. Store manager Ben Bustos moved quickly to slash some prices and cut labor costs, for example, by...
Sun StaffFORT ASHBY, W.Va. - Lynndie England loved a good storm. Growing up in West Virginia, in a quiet crossroads of a town called Fort Ashby, she would seek them out. During tornado warnings, her mother recalls, she would have to drag her daughter back...
Special to SunSpotYou are finally going off to college, and whether you are counting the days or reaching for the tissues, there are certain things to remember to ensure a successful year. Planning and preparation will be key. Follow the below suggestions for a smooth...
Tags: Electrical Appliance, Homes, Popcorn, Death, Salt
Sun StaffRosanne and Joseph Walters just want a place to live. Yesterday afternoon, as they walked out of the Back River Community Center carrying a stack of papers they received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other state and local agencies,...
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