| Mar 12, 2009
Denise Alcantar had applied for jobs at the city without success—until she filled out an application to become a city truck driver at a meeting of the Hispanic Democratic Organization.
Not long after that HDO meeting at a motorcyclists' club, the...
| May 18, 2010
Forgetting to read the fine print. Not packing a change of clothes. Confusing a.m. and p.m.
In a previous column, I asked you to tell me about your worst travel mistakes. Did you ever!
And if I could generalize about the types of screw-ups most common...
| Feb 1, 2010
The best rate Darren Popik could find on a weekend car rental at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport recently was $114. So he decided to look elsewhere.
Popik, a Los Angeles-based blogger, widened his search to other car rental locations in the...
| Jun 5, 2010
My own travel style has evolved over the years. In the past I generally bought one big, fat, wonderful rail pass for my entire trip. These days I cobble together a few cheap flights within Europe, some rail trips, and a modest car rental (which I find...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 4:27 PM
Apartment complexes in the Baltimore region are raising rents as a muted economic recovery and a foreclosure crisis have discouraged homeownership — and added to the ranks of renters.
Rental costs rose more than 6 percent to about $1,120 in the...
| May 10, 2011
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The mother of an emaciated girl found living in a makeshift cage climbed into the drop ceiling of the Riverside Walter Reed Hospital emergency room on April 29 and left behind her purse.
Her purse wasn't recovered until May 4, according to search warrant...
| May 20, 2011
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A new couthouse is still five years away, so judges, lawyers and staff working in Broward County's Courthouse continue to worry about a myriad of potential health hazards. Senior Editorial Writer Douglas C. Lyons sat down recently with Judge Carlos...
| May 4, 2009
The city that calls itself the " Venice of America'' and relies on marinas and boating to stay afloat will reach its 100th birthday without a museum dedicated to all things maritime.
A lengthy effort to open the city's first and only maritime museum...
| Apr 26, 2009
A sapphire blue tent, peacock feather head wear and bright flashes of hot pink flowers -- the wedding of 31-year-old fashion designer Wells Butler to Oliver Nathan this July will be a showstopper. "We didn't want to do anything too cookie cutter," said...
| Jan 24, 2010
For TheSpyAnts Theatre Company, persistence pays. Eight years ago, the small, stage-less ensemble fell in love with a crazy new play called "bobrauschenbergamerica" -- Charles L. Mee's freewheeling romp through American culture. It requested permission to...
| Jun 19, 2009
Renata Kirejczyk, owner of Kuboo's, a children's clothing boutique, doesn't plan to hire movers or a truck during the transition to its new location — a larger, more prominent space on Farmington Avenue.
Kirejczyk, a slender 31-year-old, plans to...