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  • John Franzone Jr., businessman

    John Franzone Jr., businessman
    John Franzone Jr., founder of a Hunt Valley plastics manufacturing company who combined his love of the outdoors with flying, died July 19 of heart failure at his Timonium home. He was 93. The son of parents from Italy and Scotland, John Franzone Jr. was...
  • The Curtis Bay incinerator will endanger Marylanders [Commentary]

    The Curtis Bay incinerator will endanger Marylanders [Commentary]
    The students at Benjamin Franklin High School have it right. They have organized against Energy Answers' waste-to-energy incinerator planned for a location within one mile of three schools in Curtis Bay. Not only should it not be built so close to their...
  • Beauty products made with natural ingredients

    Beauty products made with natural ingredients
    It's never been easier to feel like a natural woman. The 1960s mantra about getting ourselves back to the garden now applies to an increasing number of beauty products, with some small companies literally going to the garden and farm to bring customers...
  • Winging it: A man retires, an Odd Bird is hatched

    Winging it: A man retires, an Odd Bird is hatched
    Ken Beerbohm always wanted to be an artist. With a visit to the large basement studio in his Long Reach home, filled with dozens of intricate and undoubtedly unique clay and wire sculptures, it would be easy for any art lover to believe he’s...
  • Safety first for man who represented the U.S. in Japan during its nuclear disaster

    Safety first for man who represented the U.S. in Japan during its nuclear disaster
    The flight attendant spied the Nuclear Regulatory Commission logo on Chuck Casto's T-shirt and escorted him to first class.    Three days after the Pacific Ocean had risen and shattered the northern Japanese coast March 11, 2011, Casto's plane headed...
  • 'Mad Men' recalls 1960s best and worst

    As you news media consumers know, an earth-shaking event took place last week; big enough to blow the presidential campaign, the pope's travels, the Supreme Court and health care, and even Kate Middleton's latest frock off the magazine covers. Yes, it...
  • Toxic chemical rules are on Brown's agenda

     
    As Congress struggles to reform the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, California in the next few months is expected to issue comprehensive rules curbing chemicals in consumer products such as toys, cosmetics and plastics. On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Frank...
  • Biodegradable plastics: Plant symbol chosen as icon

     
    The bioplastics industry may have a new symbol to slap on its products and packaging – an abstract plant to denote plastics made without petroleum. More than 1,500 designers submitted entries into a contest seeking an icon to represent plastics........
  • L.A. adds milk, juice, soup cartons to curbside recycling program

     
    Los Angeles is expanding its efforts to be the recycling-est city in the country. Starting Tuesday, residents can throw milk, juice, soup and wine cartons into their blue bins. The inclusion of cartons in L.A.'s curbside recycling program could divert.......
  • Construction spending and manufacturing growing -- slightly

     
    Commerce Department and Institute for Supply Management numbers show that construction spending and manufacturing are up....
  • El Bulli chef wants a piece of the pizza pie

    El Bulli chef wants a piece of the pizza pie
    Ferran Adrià, the internationally acclaimed chef whose El Bulli in Spain is revered as the world's premier outpost of gastronomic inventiveness, has ventured to Italy to learn a more humble art, pizza making. And perhaps not surprisingly, some Italians...