| Jan 14, 2014
It wasn't cheap, but it was almost Christmas, so Carl Boecherer was willing to pay a premium to get home-baked goods to his colleague in Pennsylvania.
"My wife has been making cookies for like 25 years," Boecherer said. "There's a list, and I wanted...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:02 AM
A day after Christmas, UPS and FedEx are still playing Santa and scrambling to deliver packages that missed their Dec. 24 delivery deadlines.
The shipping giants blamed their tardiness on heavy holiday shipping volume and bad weather in some parts of...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 10:56 AM
All that tens of thousands of people really wanted for Christmas was to have their electricity back after fierce ice storms brought down power lines in a wide swath from Michigan through parts of upstate New York to frigid New England and Canada.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:14 PM
If there's one thing we have already learned this holiday season, it's that we want our gratification instantly or not at all.
Ordering stuff off of the Internet is now a contest to see who can deliver it to us the quickest and cheapest. Ground shipping?...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:47 AM
The Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay leaders is losing the organization more money -- this time from Maryland.
This week, Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin, one of the largest private employers in the state, announced it will no longer provide...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:45 PM
While it's better to give than to receive at the holidays, we all like to get presents. And having so many of our gifts shipped to our doors opens the doors for con artists to get us.
They send emails appearing to come from the post office or delivery...
| Oct 3, 2013
Aberdeen: The funeral service for Roland “Rollie” L. Jungwirth, 63, of Aberdeen will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory in Aberdeen. The Rev. Marcia Sylvester will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunset...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The president might have been able to get a joint resolution through Congress backing his policy in Syria if only (1) he had been able to hold on to the support of the president, and (2) had a policy.
As has been observed before, it can be...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Are we to lament that no Baltimore area politician is running for governor this year ("Running mate choices point to waning Baltimore clout," Oct. 15)? According to The Sun, Bishop Douglas Miles says that it's possible the candidates "are taking our votes...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:08 AM
UPS expects to move more than 34 million shipments on its peak shipping day this year -- up about 21% from the same period last year.
To handle the increased workload, United Parcel Service announced it will hire 55,000 seasonal workers this holiday...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Eddye Vanderkwaak's life story is really two tales.
There's the girl who grew up in a dysfunctional home in Iowa until she was 14, living primarily with her father. It was a week-to-week existence, with her father borrowing from friends and family...