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  • A survivor's tale from the '33 hurricane

     
    Our story in Friday's Sun marking the 75th anniversary of the Great Hurricane of 1933 stirred up some memories for at least one survivor of that storm.I got a call this afternoon from Michelle Dase, who told me her father, William......
  • Gustav could threaten Louisiana

     
    Gustav, knocked back to tropical storm strength by its overnight encounter with the mountains of southwestern Haiti, is expected to regain its hurricane status in the next 48 hours and is beginning to look like a threat to Louisiana.Hurricane warnings.......
  • Top 10 Places to Celebrate Mardi Gras

     
    The idea behind this Top 10 is to list the 10 best places for New Orleans cuisine in honor of the carnival season, which culminates today in Mardi Gras. The problem is that we don't have that many restaurants to......
  • The worst mistakes diners make

     
    When I checked my work e-mail this morning Hungry Hungry Hippo had e-mailed me this request:A few weeks ago you ran “the ten worst service mistakes.” There were a lot of valid points made but in all honesty, most people......
  • "Optimism bias" could kill you

     
    The National Weather Service is turning to social science research to figure out why people don't take their severe weather warnings seriously enough, fast enough.A recent review on the forecast performance and public response during a severe tornado...
  • Celebrate your anniversary, open a restaurant

     
    To celebrate Hull Street Blues’ 25th anniversary, owner Dan Macatee said he decided to open another restaurant down the street. The new venture, Whetstone Grill, should open at 1121 Hull St. in early April. The plan is to open at......
  • Free wine and beer at Woodberry Kitchen

     
    Here's a deal for you. Today and Thursday Woodberry Kitchen is celebrating its second anniversary by offering free wine and beer selections to those who arrive on foot, by bike or by light rail. I'm not sure how they can......
  • 'American Idol' recap: Last auditions before Hollywood week

     
    Tonight is the last set of auditions before Hollywood Week on American Idol. Whew! I'm ready for that, aren't you? This hasn't been the most interesting set of auditions I've ever seen. That might be because they've "saved the best......
  • Re-Volting development: Philly bests Frederick in Beard awards

     
    Well, those meanies at The James Beard Foundation Awards have cheated Maryland out of its chance for glory.At an awards ceremony in New York tonight, they picked Jeff Michaud of Philadelphia's Osteria as Best Chef -- Mid-Atlantic over Bryan Voltaggio........
  • U.S. off pace on refugee goal

    The United States remains on track to accept 12,000 Iraqi refugees by the end of September, despite having fallen sharply behind the pace needed to meet that resettlement pledge, administration officials said yesterday. The Bush administration fell...
  • Balto. Co. couple to be sentenced in son's death

    There was little reason to suspect that something terrible - the withering abuse and neglect of a child - was happening behind the walls of the Griffin family's rented brick townhouse in Rodgers Forge. John Griffin, a graduate of private schools in...
  • In Baltimore, expulsions are forever

    In Baltimore, expulsions are forever
    Everard Grant knows his 16-year-old stepson made a huge mistake when he lit a poster on fire at his Baltimore high school. But he doesn't think he deserves to be shut out of the city's public schools forever. The boy, Tyrone Jamison, is one of 34...