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  • For some, Black Friday shopping began on Thanksgiving

    For some, Black Friday shopping began on Thanksgiving
    Anna Szuba of Pasadena shopped on Thanksgiving last year -- two hours in line to get in the store and three hours in line to get out. No thanks, she said. This year she started around midnight Friday and worked through her gift list among much smaller...
  • Robert V. Rood, champion powerlifter

    Robert V. Rood, champion powerlifter
    Robert V. Rood, a retired longshoreman and world champion powerlifter, died Tuesday of heart failure at his Pasadena home. He was 73. Robert Vincent Rood was born in Berwick, Pa., and moved with his family to a home on East Hill Street in South Baltimore...
  • MICA stages definitive exhibit on screen painting

    MICA stages definitive exhibit on screen painting
    One hundred years ago, Bohemian-born William Oktavec, a butcher by trade and a would-be artist, arrived in Baltimore from New York with his wife and young son. He set up a grocery shop at the corner of North Collington and Ashland avenues in the area...
  • Pennsylvania man wins Perryville triathlon

    Congratulation to triathlete Brian Lovett of Allentown, Pa., who was the overall winner of the Diamond in the Rough competition in Perryville this past weekend. Congratulation to Hunter Ritter, formerly of Perryville, who now attends John Carroll in Bel...
  • Shop wisely for electricity, gas

    Shop wisely for electricity, gas
    Letter writer Joel Bright did consumers a service by highlighting the value of shopping for electricity and natural gas service from the many competitive energy providers active in Maryland ("Consumers should shop around for the best gas and electricity...
  • Collins celebrate 50th anniversary

    William and Mary Jo Collins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7 and renewed their vows at St. Margaret Parish in Bel Air. They were married Sept. 7, 1963 at St. Stanislaus Church in Superior, Wisc. After renewing their vows, they...
  • Penn National clears a hurdle needed to bid for Prince George's casino

    Penn National clears a hurdle needed to bid for Prince George's casino
    Penn National Gaming Inc. took another step Thursday toward being able to bid for a casino license in Prince George's County after Maryland gaming officials approved a corporate restructuring for the owner of Hollywood Casino Perryville. The state...
  • Oyster Bay Grille to open in Towson Circle building

    Oyster Bay Grille is set to open late this month in the Towson Circle development. It will take over the back restaurant space that has sat vacant since Vin closed in 2008. The team behind Oyster Bay Grille includes brothers Nick and John Daskalakis...
  • Deal for new power plant ruled unconstitutional

    Deal for new power plant ruled unconstitutional
    A federal judge has ruled unconstitutional an arrangement approved by state regulators to allow construction of a new power plant in Southern Maryland, an effort to increase locally produced electricity before tight supply causes reliability problems. By...
  • Dorothy Higdon, of Mays Chapel, secretary and scout volunteer

    Dorothy Higdon, of Mays Chapel, secretary and scout volunteer
    Dorothy Beksinski Higdon, a homemaker and former secretary once active in scouting, died of heart disease Friday at her Mays Chapel home. She was 89. Born Dorothy Beksinski in Baltimore and raised in Fells Point, she was the daughter of Walter and...
  • Traffic: Volumes easing, SHA reminds of new ramp at White Marsh

    Traffic: Volumes easing, SHA reminds of new ramp at White Marsh
    As of 9:15 a.m., traffic was easing throughout the region, though volumes were still heavy on the west side of the beltway. The State Highway Administration is reminding motorists that there's a new traffic pattern in effect at White Marsh Boulevard...
  • Cell phone possiblye tapped in Aberdeen [Harford police blotter]

    Aberdeen Thomas L. Burgess, 25, and Brittany J. Baka, 23, of the first block of Grant Street, were charged Saturday with theft between $1,000 to $10,000, four counts of theft less than $1,000, vandalism, having burglary tools with intent of breaking...