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  • Man accused of stealing documents wants to sell own valuables

    Man accused of stealing documents wants to sell own valuables
    The FBI raided Barry H. Landau's Manhattan apartment twice, hauling out thousands of documents that authorities say link him to a theft scheme involving historical artifacts pilfered from libraries and museums in Baltimore, elsewhere in the United...
  • September 21: Fall travel guide

    Fall getaways Check out these great getaways for the fall, including a mouthwatering weekend at the NYC Food Film Festival and a "Dirty Dancing" themed stay at Mountain Lake Hotel. Harpoon Octoberfest If you can't afford the trip to Munich to toss...
  • Rose Court dreams come true for 7 young women

    Rose Court dreams come true for 7 young women
    With all the fanfare and trappings of a royal announcement, Tournament of Roses officials on Monday named the seven young women who will comprise the 2012 Rose Court. Against the backdrop of excited screams from family and friends and music from the...
  • City Lights: Benjamin Franklin: statesman and the bringer of 'Tau-fu'?

    City Lights: Benjamin Franklin: statesman and the bringer of 'Tau-fu'?
    A few years ago, I visited the home of the blues and came away with a theory: If God wants to punish vegans, He sends them to Memphis. I came to that belief after nearly an hour trying to find an animal-free entrée on the posted menus on Beale Street,...
  • Elizabeth S. Trump

    Elizabeth S. Trump
    Elizabeth S. Trump, former longtime director of nurses at Maryland Shock Trauma Center who played a pivotal role in its establishment with Dr. R Adams Cowley more than 50 years ago, died Wednesday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at her home in the...
  • Going with your gut

     Going with your gut
    When struggling to make decisions, whether it's choosing an ice cream flavor or a spouse, a common piece of advice urges: Go with your gut. But is the gut really all that wise? Where is it even getting its intel? A gut feeling, also known as instinct or...
  • History Matters

    100 Years Ago Laurel exchange Miss Maude Brashears of Laurel is visiting her brother, Mr. Joseph Brashears of Washington. Mr. and Mts. J. M. Lowman of Odenton have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence White of Laurel. 75 Years Ago "Alive, alive...
  • Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison

    Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison
    Disgraced collector Barry H. Landau was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for stealing thousands of historic documents worth as much as $2.5 million from archives along the East Coast, including one in Baltimore, where the scheme...
  • Harlan: Slow down and focus on the details

    In Poor Richard's Almanack, Benjamin Franklin popularized the idiom we love to quote but have a difficult time applying to our daily lives: Haste makes waste. As children, we frequently heard this admonition from parents and teachers. Take your time,...
  • Obama never took Business 101

    According to President Barack Obama, entrepreneurs and small business owners cannot take credit for their inventions or business success because their accomplishments were only made possible by the government's investments in infrastructure. Is this a...
  • Obama and the 7 habits of highly ineffective government

    Obama and the 7 habits of highly ineffective government
    Stephen Covey, the management guru who died this week, would have had a hard time selling his books in Benjamin Franklin's America, or Abe Lincoln's. His best seller "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" would have been considered a self-evident truth,...