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  • Joanne Sinchuk, founder, manager and former owner of Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore

    Joanne Sinchuk, founder, manager and former owner of Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
      Q: You have been in business since 1996 (though the store was sold in 2009 to Booksmart Industries). What do you have that other booksellers don't? What we have is what most small businesses have over the chains: Personalized customer service,...
  • China's new satellite is said to spot pot fields, smuggler routes

    China has poured billions of dollars into building a nationwide surveillance network – by one 2013 estimate, the country had 30 million surveillance cameras in parks, on highways and even in taxis. Now, there’s one more very powerful eye...
  • In Ferguson, protest or vote?

    In Ferguson, protest or vote?
    Not all the residents of Ferguson, Mo., are black; not all of them are out protesting; and some think the protesters are neglecting a better avenue for change. "There are so many people here that don't vote, but they think they have the rights to...
  • Gardening expert Mike McGrath's career has grown organically

    A pretty girl got Mike McGrath hooked on gardening more than 30 years ago. McGrath, who now reaches 23 states and Canada with his nationally syndicated public radio show "You Bet Your Garden," met the 22-year-old at a party and wanted to impress her. So...
  • Sister Kathleen Ryan, Dominican Literacy Center director

    Sister Kathleen Ryan, Dominican Literacy Center director
    "There are two kinds of people — battery chargers and battery drainers," said Amy Manion of Sugar Grove. "Sister Kathleen (Ryan) is a battery charger. She inspires the students and tutors." Ryan, 68, is director of the Dominican Literacy Center...
  • 'We' have a lot of annoyances, about waiters and more

     'We' have a lot of annoyances, about waiters and more
    So let's get back to our language rant. I recently wrote a column lamenting the proliferation of the "waiter's we," which is what I call the mysterious tendency of many waiters to address their patrons in the first person plural. How are we tonight?...
  • Mo'ne Davis: Is she great only by defeating boys?

    In five days, Mo'ne Davis has gone from a statistical footnote in Little League history to the title character in the most captivating U.S. sports story of the summer -- maybe the entire year. The 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series...
  • Pentagon: Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'

    Pentagon: Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'
    The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday. "They are an imminent threat to every interest we...
  • Doug Donovan

    Doug Donovan
    Doug Donovan is a member of the investigative team at The Baltimore Sun, where his work has led to state and federal public corruption investigations into City Hall. The Newark, Del.-native began his career as editor-in-chief of the University of Delaware...
  • Reading Ferguson: books on race, police, protest and U.S. history

    Reading Ferguson: books on race, police, protest and U.S. history
    Nearly a half century before Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson crossed paths on a street in Ferguson, Mo., a 21-year-old man named Marquette Frye was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol, just outside of Watts. Both incidents unfolded on...
  • Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Halloween Horror Nights 2014 mazes

    Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Halloween Horror Nights 2014 mazes
    Year in and year out, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is the best haunted theme park event in Southern California and quite possibly the country. For that reason, I hold Universal Studios to a higher standard when the movie...