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  • Advocates seek to help trade school students burned by debts

    Advocates seek to help trade school students burned by debts
    Janice Peete-Bey didn't stay long at the Baltimore trade school where she enrolled 25 years ago, leaving after the class seemed useless. But the student loan debt from her noneducation haunts her to this day. Her wages have been garnished, her tax...
  • Lewis B. Whiting Jr., cattle company owner

    Lewis B. Whiting Jr., cattle company owner
    Lewis B. Whiting Jr., a retired businessman and charter boat captain, died Jan. 8 of lung cancer at West Virginia University Medical Center in Morgantown. The former Towson resident was 73. The son of Dr. Lewis B. Whiting Sr., an orthopedic surgeon, and...
  • Tropical Storm Andrea forecast to bring Md. heavy rain Friday

    Tropical Storm Andrea forecast to bring Md. heavy rain Friday
    Just a few days into the hurricane season, Tropical Storm Andrea is forecast to deluge Maryland and much of the Atlantic coast Friday, prompting flash flood warnings across the Baltimore region. The storm was not expected to pack anything close to the...
  • False alarm on Southwest flight from Florida to BWI

    The unidentified substance found Wednesday on a Baltimore-bound Southwest flight was determined to not be a threat, a spokeswoman for the airline said. Hazmat and rescue crews from Palm Beach County investigated a "suspicious chemical powder" found on...
  • Ivins stood to gain financially from anthrax scare

    Bruce E. Ivins, the government biodefense scientist linked to the deadly anthrax mailings of 2001, stood to gain financially from the huge federal spending in the fear-filled aftermath of those killings, the Los Angeles Times has learned. Ivins is listed...
  • Anthrax probe widens as second case discovered

    Federal officials widened their probe yesterday into the death of a Florida man from anthrax, acknowledging that they are considering bioterrorism after anthrax spores were found on the victim's computer keyboard and in a colleague. Attorney General John...
  • New plan to move forward with Morikami Park hotel, other attractions

    New plan to move forward with Morikami Park hotel, other attractions
    Adding a long-sought hotel, expanding garden trails and building an "artisan's village" are among the changes potentially in store for Palm Beach County's Morikami Park. The County Commission last year authorized pursuing a hotel development deal for the...
  • Palm Beach County man pays price for pointing laser at plane

    Michael Fischer was fooling around with a laser pointer in a friend's backyard late one night when he heard the roar of a plane overhead. Not thinking anything of it, he turned the $5 device upward. He aimed at the light coming from the aircraft and held...
  • The charm behind the winning burger

    The charm behind the winning burger
    What's the secret to winning Fort Lauderdale's annual Burger Battle? Ask Evan David and Mike Saperstein, owners of Charm City Burger Company in Deerfield Beach, who took home the Burger Battle trophy this year. It's all about the beef: 70 percent...
  • Q&A: Interview with Emmanuel G. Morel, who's challenging Congressman Ted Deutch

    Q&A: Interview with Emmanuel G. Morel, who's challenging Congressman Ted Deutch
    Emmanuel Morel is attempting to topple U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch. Though he’s low on money, and Deutch enjoys strong support from many Democrats, Morel said he can defeat the incumbent in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary.   The district includes...
  • Polo mogul Goodman loses challenge over blood sample in DUI manslaughter case

    Polo mogul Goodman loses challenge over blood sample in DUI manslaughter case
    Wellington polo executive John Goodman has lost his challenge against blood evidence in his DUI manslaughter retrial in October. A state judge in Tallahassee on Wednesday rejected Goodman's claim his blood test results were flawed because of significant...
  • Why new moms kill kids: Case puts postpartum issues in spotlight

    MIAMI When a Miramar, Fla., woman allegedly hurled her 3-month-old baby boy into a lake earlier this month, many people, including seasoned professionals, were left speechless. Jennifer Silliman, however, felt compassion for the new mom, Inakesha Armour....