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  • Seniors on the Go: What could go wrong? Let me count the ways

    Seniors on the Go: What could go wrong? Let me count the ways
    Consider these headlines: Rampant crime in destination areas. Lax safety standards. Sloppy management. Faulty equipment. Untrained operators. Deliberate targeting of visitors for scams. Or these reports: Cruise line passengers murdered in Antigua. Visitor drowns when caught in hot tub's underwater suction. Resort visitor killed when palm tree fell on his lounge chair. Six tourists disappear from a boat in the Caribbean. Four-day gun battle in Kingston leaves dozens dead. Elephant rampages in Phuket Province kill several visitors. Visitor impaled on a fencepost after bus crash in New Zealand. An airline tossed a frequent flyer out of its program and voided his miles. Tourist dies in rented car due to faulty safety belt. Air bags failed to deploy. Foreign tourists shot in Miami while driving rental car. That's just a sampling of the many mishaps Judge Thomas Dickerson, author of "Travel Law," recounts in recent travel law articles. But you get the drift: Lots of bad stuff can happen when you're traveling.
  • The Sun's endorsements [Editorial]

    The Sun's endorsements [Editorial]
    The following is a summary of The Sun's endorsements in a variety of contested races for state and local office in the Baltimore area. For more information on the candidates in these and other races, please see The Sun's 2014 primary election Voter Guide....

    Consumer travel issues: Midyear status report

    Consumer travel issues: Midyear status report
    What's the current status of the major consumer issues in travel? Here's a quick overview: Transparent Airfares Act. Although you may not have noticed much recent movement on this noxious proposal, my friends in Washington expect it to come up for a vote...

    Smart meters are a scam [Letter]

    Smart meters are a scam [Letter]
    More and more smart people are opting out of so-called smart meters. They know the opt out fees, dreamed up out of thin air by BGE and PEPCO, are a punitive device to try and force us into submission. Smart people know that the time-of-use rates we will...

    Edward Snowden reveals his reasoning, another GoT batch ends, and 3D printing goes mainstream

    Edward Snowden reveals his reasoning, another GoT batch ends, and 3D printing goes mainstream
    American citizens from both ends of the political spectrum are rallying behind a former Marylander who has come forward as the NSA whistleblower. Also, if you're bored by that whole "active citizenship" thing, you can watch Game of Thrones and then...