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  • 100 things to do in Ocean City

    100 things to do in Ocean City
    Whether it's volleyball on the beach, strolling the Boardwalk, or angling on a pier with the sun setting on the water, Ocean City offers the kind of easy, beach vacay that everyone from families to college co-eds can enjoy. To make the most of those oh-...
  • No bail for teenager in Harris killing

    The 16-year-old boy sat quietly in the Central Booking courtroom yesterday, surrounded by young adults and middle-aged men, his standard-issue gray sweat shirt and khaki pants covered in writing, the kind of doodles someone his age might scrawl on a...
  • 'Saving us more than saving them'

    Thirty-five years have come and gone since Dan Schuster, just out of high school in Reisterstown, discovered something about the concrete business — he could do it better himself. In the early 1970s, Mr. Schuster was an upstart contractor with a...
  • CEG to act quickly on EDF deal

    Constellation Energy Group and its nuclear joint venture partner, Electricite de France, announced Monday that they will move quickly to close their $4.5 billion nuclear joint venture, though the deal leaves some unanswered questions. Among them: when...
  • Reforms proposed, then put on the shelf

    More than three years ago, Maryland was handed a blueprint to improve the care of nearly 3,000 children in privately run group homes. The plan recommended new performance standards, tougher sanctions for violators and a public Web site that everyone...
  • Kenilworth kudos

    Theories are many for why the Shops at Kenilworth, an enclosed shopping center just inside the Baltimore Beltway in Towson, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month while many malls 10 times its size have struggled. "You know your customers. Just...
  • Police hit streets with their answer to 'Snitch' DVD

    First came Stop Snitching, the DVD celebrating drug dealing, diamond-encrusted wristwatches, violence and witness intimidation in Baltimore. Yesterday, city police unveiled their sequel. As movie releases go, it was decidedly un-Hollywood. Officers in...
  • Federal grants to UM used to staff anti-crime office

    University of Maryland officials said yesterday that they were directed by a state anti-crime office to use federal grants to hire about 30 workers for whom the university had no supervisory authority - an arrangement one called unusual. The employees,...
  • Probe displays ties between Annapolis and College Park

    This time of year, the University of Maryland, College Park is supposed to be receiving tuition checks. This summer, it's also been receiving subpoenas. To many, one of the more bewildering aspects of the continuing federal grand jury investigation...
  • Regulation of staff at homes is lacking

    Group homes for children can employ almost anyone -- even convicted criminals. Children of Life employed two key figures in one of the nation's largest drug paraphernalia rings. The women cooked and cared for youths at group homes in Harford County...
  • Residents decry plans for juvenile center

    Hoping to keep troubled adolescents out of detention facilities, state officials have drawn up plans for a new juvenile center with tutoring and activities in the Old Goucher community of Charles Village. As an alternative to being locked up, juveniles...
  • 'Hairspray' soundtack review

    "Hairspray" Original Cast Sony Classical "I used to hate musical comedy," writes bizarro filmmaker John Waters in the liner notes to the cast album of the musical based on his "Hairspray," which opened on Broadway Aug. 15. However, he claims that...