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Sun Television CriticThe Wire returns to HBO tonight for its second season with a new locale and a groundbreaking exploration of life in working-class America. The critically acclaimed series is still set in Baltimore, but rather than the drug world of inner-city high-rise...
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Special to SunSpotWhen John Thornton came to Baltimore from Oxford, N.C., in 1956 to visit an uncle, he didn't expect to stay. But 47 years later, the retired steelmaker is like many who put down roots here. Shortly after arriving, Thornton found work at a restaurant...
Special to baltimoresun.comAlong with its varied geography, Maryland features a wide range of job types -- from agriculture and "factory farm" jobs on the Eastern Shore to federal government work around Washington and canoe outfitters in the west's mountains. But the state was...
Sun StaffGeneral Motors Corp., a symbol of American industrial might a half-century ago when it became the first U.S. company to make $1 billion in a year, announced plans yesterday to cut 25,000 jobs after losing more than $1 billion in the first quarter of...
SunSpot StaffMichael E. Busch is the Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates. The Anne Arundel County Democrat was elected to the post in January. First elected to public office in 1986, Busch is a Baltimore City native who has served on the Judiciary Committee...
Special to The SunIt's all about the people in Dundalk. Located in the southeast corner of Baltimore County, the community remains an anomaly in a day when some people hesitate to become involved with their community. Not so in Dundalk. Just ask Thomas Toporovich, who...
Sun StaffPart 2 of 3 It was born as a blue-collar answer to Baltimore's wealthy Roland Park, a place where steelworkers could afford a tidy home with a back yard for gardening. Nearly 90 years later, Dundalk - the Baltimore County community forged and forsaken...
Sun StaffSILVER SPRING - Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's campaign for governor won the backing of Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan yesterday, a significant boost to her quest to keep the Democratic primary clear of opposition. Duncan made his...
SunSpot StaffBased in Baltimore and Washington, Ferris, Baker Watts is one of the largest local brokerage firms. Its CEO, Louis J. Akers Jr., recently discussed the effects of the terrorist attacks, the fallout from an $18 million loss and the future for regional...
Sun StaffBob Miller once dreamed of designing great things, but his engineering career went neither quite that way nor quite that far. So it's with self-conscious country-boy shucks, and a little melancholy, that he downplays his role in the construction of the...
Raul Mendoza knew that scrapping ships was dangerous, knew about the smoke and the fumes and the accidents. He'd worked in Baltimore, where asbestos clouded the air, and North Carolina, where oil spilled into a river, and California, where workers were...
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