| May 30, 2011
| 8:04 PM
Orlando-based Darden Restaurants has cut its corporate taxes in some states by renting restaurants from itself, using a strategy that has led to challenges and millions of dollars in back taxes for some other big companies.
The owner of chains...
| Feb 3, 2011
Over months of Friday mornings, the teenagers dug holes for kale and eggplant. They staked and tied vines heavy with tomatoes and pulled out the plants when the season was done.
Working alongside them on a narrow strip of schoolyard outside Olympic...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 10:50 AM
McDonald’s Corp. can keep selling Happy Meals with toys to California children after a San Francisco judge threw out a proposed class-action lawsuit seeking to ban the practice in the state.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest said it...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 1:29 PM
On the evening of Dec. 9, the Patterson Mill Middle High School PTSA sponsored our fifth annual PTSA bingo. This event is our PTSA's primary fundraiser, paying for activities and programs for both Middle School and High School students and...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 9:21 PM
Diners at national chain restaurants are most satisfied with Olive Garden and Pizza Hut, according to a newly-released portion of the American Consumer Satisfaction Index, and they're much happier with pizza than burgers.
The ACSI is an annual survey...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 11:36 AM
It is time for the Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce's annual Charter Night. In honor of incoming President Brian Deleonardo, whom I understand is a huge fan of Baltimore sports, this year's theme for the event is "Get in the Game."...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:28 PM
Maryland's liquor laws may be byzantine and inscrutable in general, but only those who live in Baltimore County (or Baltimore City, which operates similarly) have likely witnessed full regulatory madness. The county's system for licensing the sale of...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 3:42 PM
Orlando-based Darden Restaurants has found its next big thing inLongHorn Steakhouse.
After a couple of years of slow growth during the economic downturn and adjustment to a new corporate owner, the Western-themed chain is taking off, with annual sales...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 3:45 PM
Weekly linking makes no sense! It has to be done daily. There is so much good stuff out there.
So, look for daily linkage beginning on Monday.
In no particular order, except for the Duff item:
Duff Goldman was the surprise entertainment at Baltimore...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 2:23 PM
A Fort Smith, Arkansas man who pleaded guilty to two armed bank robberies in Springfield and Joplin hanged himself in the Greene County Jail. Under the terms of a plea agreement in June, Robert Bruce Knepper, 45, would have been sentenced to 30 years in...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 12:38 PM
Orlando-based Darden Restaurants said Tuesday that Hurricane Irene will hurt its first-quarter earnings slightly.
The owner of Olive Garden, Red Lobster and other chains said the storm, which forced some restaurants across the Eastern U.S. to close, will...