TheraPearl wants its brand to become the Q-tips of the hot/cold pack category. The Columbia-based company, which makes therapeutic pearl-filled packs that can be chilled in the freezer or heated in the microwave, started with an idea and three employees nearly six years ago and has grown to $10 million in sales at some of the nation's biggest chain stores.
Little more than a year after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, an unknown enemy was again menacing the capital region. Sidewalks emptied; residents holed up in their homes. Those with unavoidable commitments ducked their heads as they scurried from house to car, from car to destination, and back again.
Little more than a year after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, an unknown enemy was again menacing the capital region. Sidewalks emptied; residents holed up in their homes. Those with unavoidable commitments ducked their heads as they scurried from house to car, from car to destination, and back again
The Maryland Senate voted unanimously Friday to censure Sen. Ulysses Currie for numerous violations of ethics laws stemming from his failure to tell anyone that he was being paid by a grocery chain when he sought help for the company from state agencies.
A leading government watchdog organization called on the Maryland Senate to censure Sen. Ulysses B. Currie, the once-powerful budget committee chief who was acquitted of political corruption charges this week.
Jurors deliberating in the federal bribery trial of state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie and two former grocery chain executives sent a note to the judge Monday, indicating that at least some of them believe a conspiracy may have occurred, though not for as long as prosecutors alleged in the indictment.
Jurors had yet to reach a verdict Friday, after their first full day of deliberation, in the bribery trial against Maryland Sen. Ulysses S. Currie and two retired executives from Shoppers Food Warehouse, who are accused of paying the Prince George's County politician $246,000 over five years for legislative favors.
Politicians in other states might be reluctant to stand up for an official accused of corruption, but in Maryland, leading elected officials have testified as character witnesses for state Sen. Ulysses Currie, who is charged with bribery.
Defense attorneys for state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie continued a theme Tuesday, calling an influential member of Congress to the stand who testified that their client as honest, but hopelessly disorganized.
State Sen. Ulysses Currie's public corruption trial now hinges on whether jurors believe that he was too dumb to engage in a bribery and extortion scheme. Whatever the case, it doesn't speak well for the General Assembly.
Attorneys for state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie, who's on trial for extortion and related charges, began his defense Monday by calling a witness who portrayed the Prince George's County legislator as endlessly pleasant, but not very bright.
Maryland Sen. Ulysses S. Currie warned former Transportation Secretary Robert L. Flanagan that he "would need friends in the Senate" during a rare private meeting in 2006, then urged the embattled agency head to issue a $2-million grant for a pet project, Flanagan said in federal court Monday.
A federal prosecutor detailed extensive contact between state Sen. Ulysses Currie and various state agencies on behalf of Shoppers Food Warehouse, seeking to draw a picture of a senator willing to pull strings on behalf of a company that was paying him.
Jury selection in the federal bribery and extortion trial of Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie and two Shoppers Food Warehouse executives opened Monday with the judge reading aloud a long list of potential witnesses that could double as a Who's Who directory in state politics.