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  • Obama's 'Battleship' argument has holes in its hull

    In the third and final debate, Barack Obama scored huge points with the media, college kids and die-hard liberals -- in other words, his base -- when he mocked Mitt Romney's concern about our historically small Navy. "But I think Governor Romney maybe...
  • Clothing designer Lian Murray dies at 54

    Clothing designer Lian Murray dies at 54
    Lian Murray, an influential surf clothing designer whose career encompassed such high-end brands as Hurley, Quiksilver and Billabong, died Sunday at the age of 54. The Newport Beach resident died at Hoag Hospital several days after suffering an asthma...
  • Tom Wheeler Calls for a 'Nimble' FCC

    Whether it is media ownership, incentive auctions or any other wonkish issue before the FCC, the pace of decision making can be like watching paint dry. Even after work is done, it may not be over: If a federal appeals court strikes down its existing...
  • Ruth Benerito dies at 97; chemist helped develop wrinkle-resistant cotton

    Her name graces no labels, but millions wear Ruth Benerito creations daily. A government chemist, Benerito led a team that helped create wrinkle-resistant cotton — an innovation that spared homemakers hours of ironing and breathed new life into an...
  • A guide unlocks history's charm at Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers

    A guide unlocks history's charm at Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers
    I always had been a guy who goes it alone, a lone wolf, a solitary wanderer on scenic Florida paths. That all changed, at least temporarily, when I paid $5 above the general $20 admission for the guided tour of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort...
  • Md. manufacturing job losses outstrip most of U.S.

    Md. manufacturing job losses outstrip most of U.S.
    The General Motors factory in Baltimore, the Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills and the steel mill at Sparrows Point all made things for decades. And all closed in the past 10 years. It's a familiar tale for much of the country. But Maryland's manufacturing...
  • Perspective: Hull House 2.0

    Perspective: Hull House 2.0
    We can only guess at what Daniel Burnham might have proposed for the social improvement of Chicago, the part of his plan he intended to write and never did. However, we do have a social plan from that era that was at least as influential, possibly more so...
  • Review: 'The Invention of Wings' by Sue Monk Kidd

    Review: 'The Invention of Wings' by Sue Monk Kidd
    A century and a half after slavery was abolished in the United States, this shameful chapter in our nation's history continues to fascinate in our popular culture. Last year, we were mesmerized by two brutally realistic portrayals of what it meant to be a...
  • When recruiters lie to you

    DEAR JOYCE: Last year a recruiter contacted me about a position that seemed perfect, and I excitedly got as far as two interviews. Then, splat -- nothing! When I finally got through to the recruiter, she said that the hiring manager really liked me but...
  • New director named for Arundel tech incubator

    Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has appointed a Brooklyn Park woman to a job she used to hold herself: director of the county's tech incubator. Neuman announced the hiring Thursday of Laura Willoughby to run the Chesapeake Innovation Center in...
  • FDA can ensure adequate drug supply [Letter]

    Del. Dan Morhaim's recent commentary regarding the drug shortage ("Medication crisis," Jan. 5) was interesting and I'm glad this issue is getting more discussion in the lay press. It's been a thorny problem for the institutional pharmacy profession for...