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  • Energy drinks a threat to kids [Letter]

    Energy drinks a threat to kids [Letter]
    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). There is growing consensus in the medical community that energy drinks can be deadly to anyone with an underlying heart condition and that children should not consume energy drinks. Many energy drink companies such as Monster and Rockstar target their marketing at teenagers under age 18. Many of these children have underlying heart conditions that have not yet been diagnosed because of their youth. There are also a growing number of teenagers who are on stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall for conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and asthma. For these individuals to then consume energy drinks is a recipe for disaster.
  • From the land of Rick Perry, the proud paddlers

    You've got to love Texas. Texas, the state that likes to remind the rest of the nation that it is bigger than England and France combined and was an independent republic before it deigned to be a state. Texas, the state that gave us both the money to...

    Go Daddy founder gives advice to University of Baltimore students

    Go Daddy founder gives advice to University of Baltimore students
    Don't get into business to make money. The temptation to quit will be strongest just before you succeed. And take big risks — even if that means angering a ruler-wielding, 6-foot-tall nun. Those were among the lessons billionaire Bob Parsons, the...

    Some pet owners fight poor treatment by vets

    Some pet owners fight poor treatment by vets
    When William Gunn sought medical care for his pit bull-Labrador retriever mix Smokey on a Sunday morning, one of her front paws was bleeding uncontrollably. The family's regular veterinarian was closed that day, and he didn't know where else to go, so...

    Breitbart a provocateur to the end

    Breitbart a provocateur to the end
    Andrew Breitbart's heart was too big to fail, but it did anyway. If you don't know who Mr. Breitbart was, you haven't been paying attention. A conservative activist, entrepreneur, author, muckraker, media pioneer and performance artist of sorts, in his...