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  • Consumer advocates fear that more traditional banks will be offering payday loans

    Consumer advocates fear that more traditional banks will be offering payday loans
    If you are offered a short-term advance on your paycheck at a triple-digit interest rate, you might think you're being pitched a payday loan — a product that's basically banned in Maryland and other states with rate caps. But what if that deal came...
  • After decades, beer gardens are back in vogue

    After decades, beer gardens are back in vogue
    A year ago, Hope Tarr found herself marveling at a new beer garden inBrooklyn. Tarr, who co-created an iPhone app that tracks beer gardens in New York City, had grown up in Baltimore listening about these outdoor promised lands where German suds flowed...
  • Ben Cardin gets hip to Facebook

    Ben Cardin gets hip to Facebook
    Ben Cardin held off about as long as possible for a modern politician, but he finally caved to intense pressure. He launched a Facebook page. "Back in 1966, when I first ran for the Maryland House of Delegates, there was no Facebook, no Twitter, no...
  • Daniel 'The Wig Man' Vovak dies

    Daniel 'The Wig Man' Vovak dies
    Daniel "The Wig Man" Vovak, who ran for president, the U.S. Senate and other offices wearing a Colonial-style periwig, died of cancer Saturday at Casey House hospice in Montgomery County, according to David Vovak, a brother. The Rockville resident was 39....
  • Liquor board chairman Fogleman moonlights as tennis reporter

    Liquor board chairman Fogleman moonlights as tennis reporter
    City liquor board Chairman Steve Fogleman has a new sideline, as a tennis reporter. Fogleman, who avidly tweets about liquor board business under the handle BaltoBeerBaron, started a new Twitter feed this month under the name Tennis Maryland. Fogleman...
  • Happy 174th Birthday, Baltimore Sun

    Happy 174th Birthday, Baltimore Sun
    The Baltimore Sun turns 174 years old today, and I sure hope that means cake and ice cream in the newsroom. It's worth noting the milestone, with or without birthday party treats, since so much has changed since the paper first rolled off the presses...
  • Mayor SRBono

    Mayor SRBono
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, in Bono glasses, officially declared Wednesday "U2 Day" at the morning Board of Estimates meeting. She won't be the only pol at the concert. But Maryland's most senior U2 fan will be a no-show, as Erik Maza reports on...
  • Maryland Science Center campers marched to the gift shop

    Maryland Science Center campers marched to the gift shop
    A neighbor and friend of mine sent her first grader to camp at the Maryland Science Center, or as she refers to it now, the Maryland Shopping Center. Seems the campers are making regular visits to the gift shop. Here's what the friend, Janine Holc, a...
  • Two Schaefer Foundation trustees seek to oust third

    Two Schaefer Foundation trustees seek to oust third
    William Donald Schaefer wanted three people — a friend, an aide and a lawyer — to lead the charitable foundation created in his name. Two of the three apparently have other plans. Years before his death in April, Schaefer designated Gene...
  • No Weiner worries for Leopold

    No Weiner worries for Leopold
    Here's one Maryland politician who will never get swept up in a Weinergate-style scandal, despite his being named in a sexual harassment lawsuit and his participation in a very strange incident in a mall parking lot. Anne Arundel County Exec John R....
  • Poop-scooping Schaefer aide gets award from governor

    Poop-scooping Schaefer aide gets award from governor
    Now government flaks can aspire to more than making their bosses look smart in the media.  The Maryland State Public Information Officers' Poopy Award was created last week and bestowed, with Gov. Martin O'Malley's signature, on its first recipient:...
  • Thanks for being you, Baltimore!

    Thanks for being you, Baltimore!
    The City Council president showed me his underwear. The state prosecutor let me try on Sheila Dixon’s ill-gotten mink. A state delegate swore at me for asking why she’d lied about her age. A priest denounced me from the pulpit. And David Simon...