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  • Reflections on being home at last

     
    I'm in a better mood this morning after my own breakfast of toast made from bread from the farmers market (which I had frozen) and a pot of Irish breakfast tea with a lot of milk and a little bit......
  • AccuWeather.com's forecast: Colder and snowier

     
    The folks at AccuWeather.com have issued their preliminary winter forecast for Baltimore, and they'll calling for 'one of the coldest winters in several years across much of the East.'At first glance that sounds pretty foreboding. But I spoke Wednesday...
  • Sparrows Point buyer plans rapid boost in steel output

    Sparrows Point buyer plans rapid boost in steel output
    Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal said yesterday that its acquisition of the Sparrows Point complex could close as early as mid-May and that it plans to rapidly ramp up production at the Baltimore County steel plant. Severstal plans to bring plant...
  • Mild flu could hit harder in the fall

    Mild flu could hit harder in the fall
    The number of swine flu cases in Mexico is stabilizing. In the U.S., though more people are being diagnosed with the virus, cases have been mostly mild, claiming two lives. And health officials have backed off on closing schools where students are sick....
  • First comes the slots mess, then comes the slots money — we hope

    Usually, it's the back end of the beast that is the less lovely end. Not so, though, with slots. Everyone loves the ultimate output of the gambling devices - the hundreds of millions of dollars that will flow into state coffers and that officials promise...
  • Mayor's supporters underwhelmed by case

    Sheila Dixon looks far from finished. The Baltimore mayor dug in yesterday after being indicted on a dozen counts related to gifts she allegedly received, and the city's political establishment, so far, is standing firmly behind her. Many said they don't...
  • Obamas get the balls rolling with style

    After the daylong inaugural celebration on the Mall, last night was the time for thousands to party at the balls. Festivities began across Washington at 8 p.m. as people checked their overcoats, hats and gloves to reveal, in many cases, tuxedos and...
  • Franklin, Perlman, Ma add musical flourishes to Obama inauguration

    In addition to the traditional marches and flourishes from a military band, the inaugural ceremony included two remarkable musical interludes. The first was provided by Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, whose dynamic, gospel-inflected delivery of "My...
  • High stakes

    High stakes
    Gambling opponents are hoping that an alliance with black churches produces an upset defeat of the slots referendum when an expected record number of African-Americans turn up at Maryland polling booths next month. Slots foes hope that black voters...
  • OBAMA ELECTED PRESIDENT

    OBAMA ELECTED PRESIDENT
    Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat who built a campaign and a movement around the promise of change, won a resounding victory over Republican John McCain Tuesday night, becoming the first black president in U.S. history. Choosing a steady 47-year-old...
  • Obama cruises to victory in Maryland

    Democrat Barack Obama rolled to victory in Maryland yesterday by getting an overwhelming percentage of the African-American vote and running about even among whites, winning handily in the Baltimore area and suburban Washington, according to exit polling....
  • Late drive by McCain fails to turn Pa. around

    Despite a last-minute frenzy for Pennsylvania's electoral plenty, John McCain failed to switch this traditionally blue state, which awarded its 21 votes to Barack Obama and helped him win the presidency. Polls closed at 8 p.m. and, moments later, based...