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  • 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...
  • Owe taxes but your bank account is empty?

    Owe taxes but your bank account is empty?
    So the tax deadline is here and you don't have the money to pay the bill. It's time to act, not panic. You might have more options than you know — courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service. The agency has been easing up on financially strapped...
  • Restaurant review: You can feel the love at Nora's Kabob

    Restaurant review: You can feel the love at Nora's Kabob
    There's a lot of love at Nora's Kabob. Brothers Sevi and Raymond Sinanian, who opened the Ellicott City restaurant last month, are quick to profess their affection for the flavors of their youth, including the almighty pomegranate, and for their mother,...
  • Mt. Washington Tavern expects to re-open by mid-fall; cause of fire is 'not fully ascertainable'

    Mt. Washington Tavern expects to re-open by mid-fall; cause of fire is 'not fully ascertainable'
    Mt. Washington Tavern, which was gutted by a two-alarm fire late last year, expects to re-open mid-fall, co-owner Rob Frisch said this week. Meanwhile, the Baltimore City Fire Department has listed the cause of the fire as "not fully ascertainable."...
  • Wine Find: 2010 Wrongo Dongo Monastrell

    Wine Find: 2010 Wrongo Dongo Monastrell
    From: Jumilla, Spain Price: $12 Serve with: Grilled meats, pasta You can't go wrong with this full-bodied wine from Bodegas Juan Gill if you're looking for a hearty, flavorful red wine at a good price. It's a rustic Spanish wine with notes of...
  • Shoes? Furs? Gift cards? Sheila Dixon ready to be roasted

    Shoes? Furs? Gift cards? Sheila Dixon ready to be roasted
    The purloined gift cards. The fur coats. The bicycling tours of the city with staffers.  And, of course, the famous shoe incident. Former mayor Sheila Dixon's tenure in City Hall is ripe with material for comedians.  On Thursday, seven comics and local...
  • 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...
  • Anne Arundel Co. budget plan includes tax increase

    Anne Arundel Co. budget plan includes tax increase
    Anne Arundel County residents would see their property taxes increase under the $1.2 billion budget proposed Monday by County Executive John R. Leopold, but that would be partially offset by a drop in trash pickup frequency and fees. County workers,...
  • Drivers find delays on JFX, other routes as repairs begin

    Drivers find delays on JFX, other routes as repairs begin
    Motorists making their way downtown Monday through either a narrowed Jones Falls Expressway or crowded city streets may have felt a pang of envy as they watched walkers and cyclists easily outpacing them. Reports varied on Monday's morning commute &#...
  • Baltimore Grand Prix group in turmoil

    Baltimore Grand Prix group in turmoil
    IndyCar executives met with Baltimore officials Monday to discuss the future of the company planning the city's Grand Prix — and whether the leader of the group should depart. Downforce Racing LLC, which took over the troubled event earlier this...