| Jun 5, 2011
Like residents in many cities, longtime Las Vegans long for what's long gone — the days when a young Wayne Newton crooned "Danke Schoen" and dealers knew players by their first names.
"It was better in the old days when the mob was still here,"...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 2:10 PM
Baseball fantasy camp? Rock 'n' roll camp? Ballroom dance camp?
Oh, man up. If you're an adventurous guy looking for a summer camp, you need to check out the Arizona Cowboy College.
Cubicle jockeys can learn cowboy skills at one of the weeklong sessions...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 12:23 PM
Don't like lounging? There are plenty of vacation destinations that invite you to pay for the privilege of working. Here are three opportunities to expend some elbow grease and come away with a sense of accomplishment. And muscle fatigue.
| Jul 23, 2011
Charles T. Manatt, who founded one of the biggest and most influential law firms in Los Angeles and then became a political power as chairman of the state and national Democratic parties, died Friday night. He was 75.
Manatt died at Kindred Hospital in...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 9:28 AM
Whether it was on my "rural tour" of states throughout the country or at workshops with the Department of Justice to discuss competition in agriculture, time and again, livestock and poultry producers have emphasized the need for a fair and competitive...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 3:15 PM
In a move that increases Maryland's commitment to renewable energy, the state Board of Public Works approved a deal Wednesday under which a Virginia company will be given a 30-year lease on land at an Eastern Shore prison to build a plant that will...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 5:45 AM
I'm back from nine days in Florida (more on that later) -- just in time for the final week of the General Assembly, with most environmental legislation still hanging in the balance.
In a dispute pitting environmentalists against the poultry industry (and...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 6:55 AM
State senators are scheduled to take a final vote today on whether to ban the use of arsenic in poultry feed, with proponents arguing it's needed to protect Marylanders and the Chesapeake Bay while Eastern Shore lawmakers contend it's unwarranted meddling...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Researchers report that they have found evidence of banned antibiotics in poultry byproducts, suggesting that growers are evading a 2005 prohibition on their use in treating chickens and turkeys.
Scientists at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:25 PM
A proposed state ban on arsenic in chicken feed won final Senate approval today, with supporters saying the amended measure protects both farmers and consumers while Eastern Shore lawmakers warn it could drive off the state's poultry industry.
| Apr 7, 2012
| 12:48 PM
Maryland's General Assembly adopted today a ban on arsenic additives in chicken feed, which if signed into law would make the state the first in the nation to take such a step to keep the toxic chemical out of food and the environment.
By a vote of 101-...