100 Years Ago - Close shave - Ad for Laurel store: "Machinery Repairs of all Kinds. Whole and Odd Pieces of Harness, A large Variety. Feds of All Kinds. Special: I have 4 2-horse wagons, 3 inch rim carried over from last year, these I will sell at special bargains to make room for a car load of new buggies unloading now. Something most attractive and very cheap." M .J. Tighe, Laurel, Md.
The Orioles are on pace to total 146 errors this season, which would tie them for the third highest total in club history (1959). Only the 1955 (167) and 1954 teams (147) committed more. Those were the Orioles first two seasons in Baltimore after moving from St. Louis.
More Marylanders will be celebrating July Fourth away from home this year, according to AAA, which predicts the highest increase in travel in over a decade. The organization estimates that 846,000 Maryland residents will travel at least 50 miles to their destinations, with driving accounting for 86 percent of that number.
The Bay Bridge is the largest potential bottleneck for the Memorial Day weekend, with more than 1.8 million motorists expected to swarm Maryland toll facilities from Friday to Monday as part of the unofficial start of summer.
The General Assembly's speedy embrace of Gov. Martin O'Malley's income tax increases this week cleaned up a political mess in Annapolis, but the rate hikes could come back to haunt the Democrat if he seeks national office when his time in the governor's mansion is up.
Whether they bike more, buy a more fuel efficient vehicle, convert their gas engine to electric, or simply ride more public transit, Marylanders are looking for ways to cope with pump prices. Since 2008, according to the Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, Marylanders have hit the roads with 52,000 more hybrid cars. They've also added 289 electric vehicles.
Wada, a former standout in the Japanese Pacific League who signed a two-year, $8.14-million deal this offseason, lasted just 2 2/3 innings Thursday in his start against the Gwinnett (Ga.) Braves, allowing six runs — all earned — on six hits with four walks and one strikeout.
Orioles left fielder and leadoff hitter Nolan Reimold, who entered Wednesday's game against the White Sox with home runs in each of his last four games, said he's made a small adjustment at the plate that is helping him see the ball better.
According to AAA Mid-Atlantic the average price of gasoline hovers around $4 a gallon and it's hurting more people than just commuters. Three Arbutus florists weigh how to deal with the added expense without affecting business.
With gas prices hovering at about $4 a gallon, Catonsville florists have had to be creative to keep the costs low. Hilton Flower Shop and Blue Iris Flowers are dealing with gas prices that are 18 cents higher than at this point last year, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.