| Oct 12, 2011
| 3:00 AM
It's impossible to know whether Occupy Wall Street will coalesce into a political movement, but there's little question Wall Street is still up to its old tricks.
Right now the Street is dedicating all its lobbying power to water down regulations...
| May 22, 2012
How to file an insurance claim
Try to call your insurance agent immediately.
Begin making temporary repairs to prevent further damage.
Save all receipts. Do not attempt to make permanent repairs until an insurance adjuster has inspected the home.
| Jun 9, 2011
| 1:40 PM
This week I have the thought to take on the writing of a column about people’s using of the things called nominalizations. Translation: I think I’ll write about nominalizations.
I got the idea when I came across a sentence like the...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 5:35 PM
Three years ago, Baltimore County technology director Robert Stradling's salary barely cracked the top 10 highest-paid county employees.
Now, thanks to a $40,000 pay raise over the last few years, he's the third-highest-paid employee, falling below...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 3:23 PM
CITY HALL — Glendale will receive $200,000 to help recover about half the cost of repairing a hillside that was severely damaged during the 2005 winter storms.
The settlement approved by the City Council this week resolves a cross complaint...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 4:43 PM
CITY HALL — Officials are evaluating options for several damaged hillside properties currently owned by the city after attempts to auction two of them off last week were unsuccessful.
The city acquired five hillside properties as a result of a...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 5:41 PM
"Franklin Delano Roosevelt"
By Alan Brinkley
Oxford University Press, $12.95, 129 pages
FDR At a time of crisis in the American economy, one critic of federal programs charges the administration with stumbling "into philosophies which lead to the...
| Dec 8, 2010
Well that's the last straw! I've had it with the recession.
My 401(k) took a bath, the equity in my home tanked, friends and family members lost jobs, and now the ultimate hardship — my friend and chef de cuisine of fine doughnuts Jacque (Jack...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 3:26 PM
VISTA, Calif. -- A gunman armed with a revolver, gas can and matches planned and carried out a "terrorist attack'' at a Carlsbad elementary school in October 2010, firing into groups of children out for noon recess and wounding two second-grade girls, a...
| Mar 12, 2012
After a rough Tuesday, domestic equities nevertheless mostly managed to struggle back to even. Hurt by the year's first triple-digit one-day downdraft, the Dow was left...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 8:35 AM
VISTA, Calif. -- Jurors trying to determine whether a man was legally insane when he wounded two second-graders during a 2010 shooting rampage at a Carlsbad elementary school will deliberate for a second day Thursday.
Brendan O'Rourke, 42, was...