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  • Top 10 Rejected "Operation Odyssey Dawn" Names (satire)

    Top 10 Rejected "Operation Odyssey Dawn" Names (satire)
    It's been revealed that the Obama administration named its war against Libya -- Operation Odyssey Dawn -- after a little-known album by English progressive rock band Yes.  But what hasn't been revealed are the names of other album titles seriously...
  • 'The Amazing Race' recap: Watermelon TO THE FACE

     
    Here's Bucky on last night's Amazing Race premiere! Take it away, Bucky, and thanks again!Welcome to the 17th season of the Emmy award-winning (but not this year, for some inexplicable reason) competitive reality show, “The Amazing Race.” I am...
  • William Donald Schaefer, governor and mayor, dies

    William Donald Schaefer, governor and mayor, dies
    William Donald Schaefer, the dominant political figure of the last half-century of Maryland history, died Monday after a "do-it-now" career that changed the face of Baltimore while bringing a new burst of energy to the city he loved. Mr. Schaefer was 89....
  • Restaurant review: Beer complements food at Red Brick Station

    Restaurant review: Beer complements food at Red Brick Station
    The words "beer food" bring to mind items like pretzels, peanuts and pizza. But at Red Brick Station in White Marsh the term means mussels steamed in ale, fish dipped in a beery batter and meat marinated in stout. Here, the beer is often in the food....
  • Schaefer: Politics as performance art

    Schaefer: Politics as performance art
    I stepped into his City Hall office to ask William Donald Schaefer, the mayor of Baltimore, a question. He was watering his African violets and did not appear to be soothed by that labor of love. In fact, he was upset about the reason for my visit —...
  • Why we're still intrigued by the duchess from Baltimore

    Why we're still intrigued by the duchess from Baltimore
    At a time when much of the English-speaking world is fixated on the royal wedding, it's worth pointing out that if it weren't for the original Baltimore bad girl, Wallis Warfield Simpson, Friday's nuptials might not be taking place. Without her, there...
  • London rioters and Mideast demonstrators have a lot in common

    In the hand-wringing commentary that has characterized the recent rioting in London and other English cities, I have heard only one news pundit suggest a direct parallel between the "uprisings" in Britain and the popular demonstrations in Egypt, Tunisia...
  • Edith S. Willard, owner of Annapolis shop, dies

    Edith S. Willard, former owner of ETC. Shop in downtown Annapolis, died July 30 of leukemia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Hereford resident was 86. Edith Stockton Mays was born in Baltimore and raised on her family's farm in Hereford. She...
  • 'Hillbilly Handfishin' ' becomes reality for four citified Marylanders

    'Hillbilly Handfishin' ' becomes reality for four citified Marylanders
    The ideal summer vacation for Jen Grottenthaler typically involves a beach and "drinks with little umbrellas in them." Certainly more adventurous than her former college roommate, Sherry Insley has loved being around the water since the days she used to...
  • Remembering fluffy in your will can be tricky, experts say

    Remembering fluffy in your will can be tricky, experts say
    British Fashion designer Alexander McQueen did it and so did billionaire hotel operator Leona Helmsley, but legal experts warn that there can bepitfalls to bequeathing money to a pampered pet. Between 12 and 27 percent of pet owners provide provisions...
  • Baltimore sneak preview of PBS film on War of 1812 tailored to local audience

    Baltimore sneak preview of PBS film on War of 1812 tailored to local audience
    Random "Jay Walk"ers interviewed by Jay Leno doubtless have forgotten the War of 1812, if indeed they learned about it at all, but Marylanders know all about it, don't we? Let's see, there's the (original) British Invasion, Fort McHenry, Francis Scott...
  • The media's double standard for rioters

    I have noticed a strange difference in how the media (including the FOX propaganda channel) cover similar events — and no, I'm not talking about the budget nonsense or any other Washington stupidity. I mean the way you refer to the young people...