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  • Help wanted: Looking for a few good social media pros

    Help wanted: Looking for a few good social media pros
    The woman had just bought a new car at the Mile One dealership, but she was sad to see her old one go. So she let a dealership staffer take a picture of her with both — and Mile One connected her with the buyer of her old car online. "They became...
  • Fiber optics a boon, from classroom to operating room

    Fiber optics a boon, from classroom to operating room
    Leasing office space in this economy can be a challenge, especially in older buildings, but Taylor Fields is working on getting an edge: a super-fast fiber-optic broadband connection. "One of the first things [prospective tenants] ask is what kind of...
  • How do you break out of phone menu prison?

    My column today about getting around automated phone systems set up by companies prompted Don to write: “My wife, a hearing person, can become quite frustrated and confused when trying to contact some customer representatives via a phone menu....
  • Treasury moves away from paper to electronic savings bonds

    Treasury moves away from paper to electronic savings bonds
    The move by the federal government to end the sale of paper savings bonds at banks and credit unions next year is bad news for savers in more ways than one. The amount of savings bonds consumers can buy each year will be significantly reduced. And even...
  • New rules could all but suspend starches from public schools

    New rules could all but suspend starches from public schools
    When spuds were all greasers, they deserved to get kicked out of school. Deep-fat french fries and oily tater tots got the heave-ho from most cafeterias, as schools in Maryland and across the country tried to improve child nutrition. Potatoes that...
  • 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...
  • Maryland father finds his son after 35 years

    Maryland father finds his son after 35 years
    For 35 years, Ron Ryba dreamed of a reunion with the infant son he and his high-school sweetheart had given up for adoption. Two days before Father's Day, that dream came true over burgers and beer at a Wilmington, Del., restaurant. The Timonium...
  • Large and powerful Irene heads for Outer Banks, Maryland resorts

    Large and powerful Irene heads for Outer Banks, Maryland resorts
    Hurricane Irene, already a 120-mph powerhouse with tropical storm winds 230 miles from its center, was turning toward North Carolina's Outer Banks late Wednesday en route to a very wet and potentially dangerous weekend encounter with Maryland's Eastern...
  • Ocean City ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irene

    Ocean City ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irene
    As Hurricane Irene moves closer to Maryland, Annapolis MayorJoshua J. Cohen declared a State of Emergency within the city limits, effective 10 a.m. Friday, urging residents in low-lying areas to evacuate by Saturday afternoon. Worcester County also...
  • Silopanna Music Festival canceled because of Hurricane Irene

    Silopanna Music Festival canceled because of Hurricane Irene
    The inaugural Silopanna Music Festival, which was scheduled to take place in Crownsville Saturday, has been cancelled because of Hurricane Irene, promoters Rams Head Group said in a statement this morning. Organizers and performers were concerned about...
  • Hurricane planning? Remember the pets

    Hurricane planning? Remember the pets
    As Hurricane Irene approaches, it's important to keep pets in mind while planning for the storm -- or any other potential disasters. Maryland Emergency Management Agency is urging people to plan ahead for this weekend's potentially extreme weather event...
  • Where celebrities stay in Baltimore

    Where celebrities stay in Baltimore
    In June, when Sade was preparing to kick off her first tour in more than a decade, the husky-voiced crooner tweeted about her love of Baltimore and entertained reporters while relaxing in her 2,100-square-foot suite at the Hotel Monaco. When in town,...