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  • BGE head: Thank you for your patience

    As BGE continues Hurricane Irene restoration efforts, we want to thank our customers for their patience and understanding. This storm, which is similar to 2003's Hurricane Isabel, caused nearly the same amount of power outages resulting from massive trees...
  • Save boaters from themselves: Require life jackets

    Save boaters from themselves: Require life jackets
    Sadly, while we Americans rail against big government's intrusion into our personal lives, our unwillingness to stop certain reckless behaviors often invites governmental involvement. Simply put, sometimes we need to have laws passed to protect us from...
  • Here are eight fun factoids on the Ravens' 2011 draft class

    Here are eight fun factoids on the Ravens' 2011 draft class
    The Ravens ran a bunch of sprints in front of media members on Tuesday, but we were given only a few press passes for the workouts at Towson University, so I got left in The Baltimore Sun newsroom with the rest of the “B” team (that’s...
  • Flooding rivers there mean higher prices here

    Flooding rivers there mean higher prices here
    Whether or not one agrees with the logic of dynamiting levees and opening spillways to sacrifice small towns in order to save downstream cities, the flooding of the Mississippi River area is a noteworthy economic phenomenon. The U.S. Army Corps of...
  • Our lack of choice at the pump props up the Saudis

    At a time when Americans are engaged in a heated debate about cutting domestic social services and entitlement programs, we are forced to fund more and more social programs — for other nations. How so? In February, after seeing fellow Sunni...
  • Tax cuts for the rich have made us poorer

    Tax cuts for the rich have made us poorer
    With a slow economic recovery looming over families in Maryland and all across America, the debate over the continuation of the Bush tax cuts has boiled to the surface. As essential programs struggle to survive on decreased revenue in a time of increasing...
  • The Interview: Robert G. Wilmers

    The Interview: Robert G. Wilmers
    Robert G. Wilmers, M&T Bank Corp.'s chairman and chief executive officer, has been leading the Buffalo, N.Y., bank's shopping spree in Maryland. After gaining a foothold in the state with the purchase of Allfirst Financial Inc. in 2003 (the same year...
  • Finding Celtic tradition at the Crossroads

    When Celtic Crossroads performs at the Columbia Festival of the Arts on June 24, the seven-member band of Irish musicians will sound off with a more modern take on the traditional music of their homeland. Call it non-traditional Irish music. When Celtic...
  • Bartlett, colleagues, sue Obama over Libya

    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers Wednesday in filing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama over U.S. involvement in Libya, alleging that the White House overstepped its constitutional authority when it launched the...
  • John A. Moag Sr., CSX executive, dies

    John A. Moag Sr., CSX executive, dies
    John Andrew Moag Sr., a retired CSX executive who volunteered at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church and the Franciscan Sisters, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Blakehurst retirement community...
  • New York legislators approve same-sex marriage

    With the forceful backing of a newly elected Democratic governor, the New York state legislature gave final approval late Friday to a bill permitting same-sex marriage, enabling gay couples to head for the altar as early as mid-summer. After a...
  • Md. ratepayer advocate protests Constellation-Exelon merger

    Maryland's ratepayer advocate is objecting to Exelon Corp.'s proposed buyout of Constellation Energy Group, telling federal regulators that the combined company would have too much control of electricity prices on the grid that serves much of the Mid-...