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  • So yeah, the 2011 Orioles haven't hit rock bottom yet

    So yeah, the 2011 Orioles haven't hit rock bottom yet
    Ten days ago, I asked on the blog if the 2011 Orioles season could get any worse. Nine losses, 75 runs allowed and one demotion of Zach Britton later, the answer is a resounding yes -- a Marv Albert-type yes. This weekend’s four-game sweep at the...
  • Legislative panel puts off decision on union pay hikes

    A bipartisan panel of state lawmakers will put off a decision tomorrow on a request by Gov. Pat Quinn to block scheduled 2 percent pay increases for 30,000 unionized state workers, the co-chair of the committee says. The workers' union filed a federal...
  • Academia: liberal bastion or corporate dream?

    Academia: liberal bastion or corporate dream?
    Is higher education a bastion of liberalism? Does it undermine its own principles of diversity by discriminating against certain political minorities? Numerous conservatives contend that the answers to both questions are obvious. At least since Allan...
  • Talk about the devil dancing: Nancy Grace gets ABC's 'Stars' for being bad

    Talk about the devil dancing: Nancy Grace gets ABC's 'Stars' for being bad
    I am too tired to go crazy about this. And there really are so many hugely more important things going on the world practically every day. But ... I cannot let the addition of HLN host Nancy Grace to the lineup of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" pass...
  • Catonsville residents fired up to show support for firefighters in 1911

    An article in the July 15, 1911 edition of The Argus lauded an event in honor of the local volunteer firefighters. A lawn fete is being held on the Misses Carters' lot on Ingleside avenue, under the auspices of the Catonsville Volunteer Hose Company. The...
  • Judge stops state from dropping Catholic Charities from foster care

    SPRINGFIELD --- A judge in Springfield today ordered that Catholic Charities can keep serving foster children despite the state’s decision to eliminate their contract. The order is temporary and a hearing will take place in August on the issue....
  • City, OCTA award contract for 55 Freeway expansion study

    COSTA MESA — The city and Orange County Transportation Authority have tapped an engineering firm to expand earlier studies on extending the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway. Lowell, Mass.-based TRC Companies, Inc. was awarded a $1.1-million contract this...
  • A push for more proof in debt-collection lawsuits

    A push for more proof in debt-collection lawsuits
    Marquis Jones doesn't believe she owes money on a credit-card account that a debt-buying company sued to collect from her. More importantly, though, the firm never proved she did. But because the Severn woman wasn't given notice of the lawsuit —...
  • Sun Belt to introduce three new coaches during Media Days

    When the Sun Belt holds its football media days Monday and Tuesday, three coaches will be making their first appearance. Two others will be making their second, as the nine-team conference has seen five coaching changes in the last two seasons....
  • Unused sick days add up to big payouts

    A few years into John Butts' superintendent job in DuPage's Lake Park High School District 108, a lucrative perk showed up in his contract: 300 sick days. In an amendment to his contract, the school board signed off on 150 sick days in 2006-07 —...
  • Board can't un-do pupil-free days

    Board can't un-do pupil-free days
    Some 10 district parents carried protest signs designed to make their feelings known, about 50 total parents attended the La CaƱada school board meeting Tuesday in an unsuccessful bid to convince the board to rescind its decision to increase the number of...