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  • Guest Column: Germs are mightier than the pen

    In 1945, Milton Reynolds received a patent for the first commercially available ballpoint pen. It first went on sale at Gimbles in New York City Oct. 29, 1945, and thousands of pens were sold in a week. At that time, I was a youngster earning my...
  • Man charged with felony identity theft

    Man charged with felony identity theft
    A Deerfield man was indicted for identity theft and forgery arising from the unauthorized use of credit cards, all felonies, by the Lake County Grand Jury March 25, according to information provided by the Lake County State's Attorney's office. Kurtis...
  • Lawmakers pan critics as video tax-credit plan advances

    Lawmakers pan critics as video tax-credit plan advances
    TALLAHASSEE — An effort to revamp the state's approach to attracting film and television production is moving forward in the House and Senate, after Republican lawmakers openly panned the plan's most vocal critic. The measure (SB 1046), which in...
  • Senate panel votes for two-year fracking delay

    Senate panel votes for two-year fracking delay
    A Senate panel voted Wednesday to impose a two-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in Western Maryland, a pause to allow lawmakers to review any limits the Hogan administration might put on the controversial drilling practice. The...
  • Does your credit card charge foreign transaction fees? Some don't

    Does your credit card charge foreign transaction fees? Some don't
    Thirty-seven percent of credit cards issued by major U.S. companies do not charge consumers foreign transaction fees when they buy items in another country or use an overseas bank, according to a survey released Wednesday. That means no surprises when...
  • I am an addict and I am always recovering

    I am an addict and I am always recovering
    I didn't use drugs until I was 18. Before then, I was an overachiever in school, played sports and had an active social life. When I was a senior in high school, I got a part-time job at a pharmacy and continued to work there throughout college. In...
  • School aid win-win

    With Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed reductions to Maryland's K-12 public schools largely reversed by the General Assembly, it's appropriate for lawmakers to boost opportunities for low-income students in private schools as well. Providing students real...
  • Illinois man to plead guilty in credit card fraud scheme

    Illinois man to plead guilty in credit card fraud scheme
    An Illinois man with ties to Highland is admitting he bought dozens of stolen credit card numbers that he used at stores throughout Northwest Indiana and Illinois, even after he had already been arrested. Cedric Shaw, 35, of South Holland, Ill., will...
  • A state earned income tax credit could help people move from welfare to work

    A state earned income tax credit could help people move from welfare to work
    The earned income tax credit has enjoyed four decades of bipartisan support because it helps working people at the bottom of the economic ladder climb up a few rungs. In their zeal to bring the federal budget into balance without raising taxes on people...
  • Degree Of Deception: When A Doctorate Is Just A Credit Card Away

    Degree Of Deception: When A Doctorate Is Just A Credit Card Away
    When I finally made the decision to pursue my Ph.D., I faced an immediate dilemma: Should I fork over the extra $75 to graduate summa cum laude with a nearly perfect GPA? That, anyway, is the going rate for top grades at California South University,...
  • Woman receives probation for taking car

    Woman receives probation for taking car
    A Westminster woman received probation before judgment Monday for her role in stealing another woman's car and purse last year. Tempest Amber-Lee Brown, 20, who police say has no fixed address, pleaded not guilty but agreed not to challenge the state'...