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  • Md. lawmakers hitting the road for the midterms

    Md. lawmakers hitting the road for the midterms
    WASHINGTON — With little competition at home, lawmakers from Maryland are traveling farther down the campaign trail this year to influence the midterm elections.
  • Plan now for a Christmas journey to the faux North Pole or Paris

    New York City's famed Rockettes turned up on the city's streets in mid-August dressed as toy soldiers and rag dolls. There was even a little bit of snow falling. The dancers and performers were out to remind folks that summer isn't too early to buy...

    What travelers should consider when Alzheimer's is in the picture

     What travelers should consider when Alzheimer's is in the picture
    We're not yet past Labor Day, but it's already time to start thinking about traveling for the year-end holidays. If you've done it before, you can envision the hassle of getting there when it may seem as though half the world is going too, never mind...

    More for your money: Some tips on tipping in Europe

    Here's a tip. Don't stress over tipping. Restaurant tips are more modest in Europe than in America. In most places, 10% is a big tip. Please believe me — tipping 15% or 20% in Europe is unnecessary, if not culturally ignorant. Virtually anywhere...

    Make late start a non-starter [Editorial]

    Make late start a non-starter  [Editorial]
    Students go back to school for the first time Tuesday in only one school system in Maryland. That would be Worcester County, home of Ocean City where the lure of sun, sand — and the availability of teen labor — convinced the local school board...