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  • Getting a ducky start to the new year

    The illuminated duck will drop over Havre de Grace, Saturday, Dec. 31, with fireworks on the Havre de Grace Middle School grounds on Lewis Lane. Thank you Susquehanna Hose Company volunteers for continuing this tradition in Havre de Grace. Happy New Year...
  • Uncertain year ahead for U.S. stocks

    Uncertain year ahead for U.S. stocks
    Investors had plenty to keep them jittery in 2011. There were the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, economic woes in Europe, and, here at home, politically tinged fiscal showdowns in Washington over deep government spending cuts. Still, the stock market...
  • Charles O. Smith, health care analyst

    Charles O. Smith, health care analyst
    Charles Orestus Smith, a retired CareFirst Medicare contractor who was an avid fan of the opera and symphony, died Jan. 3 of a heart attack at his home in the Northway Apartments in Guilford. He was 74. Born in Baltimore and raised in Guilford, Mr. Smith...
  • No more Fukushimas

    No more Fukushimas
    The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan one year ago today precipitated the most serious nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. A worst-case scenario contemplated the voluntary evacuation of Tokyo, as the Japanese Atomic Energy Commission feared a...
  • Michael Phelps reportedly forgot his Speedo on Tuesday night

    Michael Phelps reportedly forgot his Speedo on Tuesday night
    Pardon the interruption, but if you need a quick break from the non-stop NFL speculation, allow me to pass along an odd story about Michael Phelps, who is having a rough week at the world swimming championships. The 14-time Olympic gold medalist...
  • Taking a whirlwind tour through foreign texts

    July kicks off with an Independence Day celebration, so it is easy to associate the whole month with all things American. Why not break the mold this summer? Choose one of these works of foreign fiction to finish off your July with an international flair....
  • The oddities of Otakon

    The oddities of Otakon
    A man in black wields an enormous hollow cross packed with phony handguns while checking out Barnes & Noble's graphic-novel racks. A futuristic Marie Antoinette, in a regal gown with bared cleavage and midriff, balances a huge rectangular headpiece with...
  • Changing of the guard?

    This is getting repetitive, in a Michael Phelps sort of way. Ryan Lochte won his third and fourth gold medals at the world swimming championships Friday night, obliterating the field in the final of the 200-meter backstroke before unleashing a jaw-...
  • Civil Air Patrol Air Cadet Exchange

    On July 27, two Civil Air Patrol cadets from Japan and four from Canada took part in a Black Hawk ride over Harford County, thanks to the International Air Cadet Exchange program and the Army National Guard. Cadets and staff were treated to a flight in a...
  • Meissner returns to home ice

    Kimmie Meissner has a message for her friends in Bel Air who haven't seen her since late January. She's on her way home, and in a big way. The former world and U.S. champion will be performing tomorrow in Smucker's Stars on Ice at 1st Mariner Arena....
  • New Japanese steakhouse featured in Table Talk

     
    Today's Table Talk column features the new Maruha Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar in Columbia. I thought Japanese steakhouses had run their course in this area, but apparently not. You know about the second item in the column if you......
  • Green tea Coke hits Japanese stores Monday

     
    A new kind of Coca-Cola lands on store shelves in Japan this Monday, June 8: Coca-Cola Plus, green tea flavor. It contains green tea extracts and no calories. The target audience is 'health conscious' women in their 20s and 30s.......