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  • Edward J. Rasmussen

    Edward J. Rasmussen
    Edward J. Rasmussen, a retired insurance broker who also translated Japanese, died June 20 of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 95. The son of J. David Rasmussen, a New York City insurance broker, and Ellamae Rasmussen, a homemaker,...
  • Here's how it's done-4

    A century ago, Europe went smash. In a combination of imperial vainglory (senile vainglory in the case of the doddering Habsburg regime), interlocking treaties, and inflexible military timetables, the nations willingly went to war, a war that turned out...
  • Hedwin set for auction as second bidder emerges

    Hedwin set for auction as second bidder emerges
    Hedwin Corp. will be auctioned off Friday as two bidders vie for the Baltimore maker of plastic containers. The company — which sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month — received a qualified bid from New Jersey-based Inteplast...
  • Planting the seeds of doubt about what tree to plant in the front yard

    I wish I had been able to join the students from the GreenMount School in Remington and Independence School in Hampden on Arbor Day as they planted 40 small trees along Stony Run. Besides being fun, initiatives like this one by the Baltimore City Forestry...
  • Japanese firm named winning bidder for Baltimore manufacturer

    Japanese firm named winning bidder for Baltimore manufacturer
    A Japanese firm that has a long history with Baltimore-based Hedwin Corp. was named the winning bidder for the manufacturer in a bankruptcy auction Friday, a development that Hedwin officials said would save the company's 300 jobs. Fujimori Kogyo Co....
  • Pabu closing at Four Seasons, will re-open under new management with new concept

    Pabu closing at Four Seasons, will re-open under new management with new concept
    The Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore will overhaul two of its restaurants this summer. The hotel will replace Pabu, its Japanese restaurant, and Lamill, its coffee shop, with new restaurants run by the Alex Smith and George Aligeorgas, principals in the...
  • Fine-dining Japanese restaurant to replace Pabu at Four Seasons

    Fine-dining Japanese restaurant to replace Pabu at Four Seasons
    Pabu is shutting down this weekend, but a new Japanese restaurant will be taking its place, according to operators. The small-plate format will be gone, replaced by a more traditional fine-dining concept. "Our number one priority is taking care of our...
  • A change of plans for Lamill space at Four Seasons Hotel

    A change of plans for Lamill space at Four Seasons Hotel
    Lamill, the coffee shop at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, which was to close on Saturday and reopen on Monday with a new name, will instead stay closed for months. The space will reopen later this summer as a full-service bar and restaurant,...
  • Baltimore manufacturer awaits bankruptcy auction

    Baltimore manufacturer awaits bankruptcy auction
    When a Belgian firm tried to sell a Baltimore manufacturer to a company that planned to take jobs elsewhere, the local employees saved their livelihoods by buying their employer. Ten years later, another foreign company has stepped up to buy the company...
  • Restricting guns can reduce violence [Letter]

    Restricting guns can reduce violence [Letter]
    Letter writer John Wyninger dismisses the effectiveness of limiting gun access with the observation "if only" all violence could be easily erased by gun control ("Mall violence surprising but gun control no remedy," Jan. 28). But it can. Well, not all...
  • Thirteen Harford businesses fail alcohol compliance test; Bill Bateman's shuts down in Bel Air

    Thirteen Harford businesses fail alcohol compliance test; Bill Bateman's shuts down in Bel Air
    More than a dozen Harford County businesses were willing to serve alcohol to an underage customer, with all but three of those who failed not even bothering to ask for proof of age, during a compliance test last month, the county's liquor control board...
  • Mt. Royal's effortless ride

    Mt. Royal's effortless ride
    The flier may have read “record release show,” but Mt. Royal's concert last Saturday in Charles Village felt more like a celebratory gathering of close friends and family. Minutes before taking the stage, Katrina Ford, the rock quintet's...