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  • Usually forbidden, skateboarders inundate Ocean City

    Usually forbidden, skateboarders inundate Ocean City
    For most of the year, Alex Gray can't skateboard anywhere in Ocean City. Not on sidewalks, alleys or on the streets. Definitely not on the famous boardwalk. A town ordinance forbids it from April to October. You get caught, as the 17-year-old Ocean...
  • Why go electric? Nissan Leaf makes its case

    Why go electric? Nissan Leaf makes its case
    The Nissan Leaf isn't for everybody. I could say the same of any car I review, yet for some reason it seems necessary to remind consumers of this fact when detailing electric cars like the Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. Reactions to the nascent EV (electric...
  • High risk pools for people with preexisting conditions off to slow start

    High risk pools for people with preexisting conditions off to slow start
    This summer, new health insurance programs aimed at people with preexisting medical conditions began accepting applications around the country. The plans target one of the key promises of the health-care overhaul: Everyone, even people with checkered...
  • Six Flags amusement parks prepare for thematic makeovers

    Six Flags amusement parks prepare for thematic makeovers
    Wham! Bam! Ka-Pow! A bruising brawl involving comic-book superheroes, Saturday morning cartoon characters and extreme sports icons will change the ride and roller coaster landscape of Six Flags' 11 U.S. amusement parks in 2011. An intellectual...
  • Helen Krogh dies at 78; started Widowed Persons Assn. of California

    Helen Krogh dies at 78; started Widowed Persons Assn. of California
    Overwhelmed by the grief of widowhood in the early 1980s, Helen Krogh placed an advertisement in a newspaper seeking others in the same situation in Sacramento who might want to gather to talk. Six days later, she was exhausted from answering the phone...
  • Pat's vs. Geno's: Cheese steak war still simmers in Philadelphia

    Pat's vs. Geno's: Cheese steak war still simmers in Philadelphia
    Reporting from Philadelphia -- The movies' Rocky Balboa may be Philadelphia's most celebrated fighter, but this  city's greatest rivalry is between two South Philly cheese-steak joints that may rival the Liberty Bell for iconic status: Pat's and Geno's....
  • The Review: Hungry Cat Santa Monica Canyon

    The Review: Hungry Cat Santa Monica Canyon
    Beneath an old diving helmet straight out of Jules Verne, a couple seated at a corner of the raw bar feed each other oysters, clams, bites of lobster. They eat slowly, luxuriously, between sips of wine. He whispers in her ear. She laughs and pops a shrimp...
  • Modular home is classy assembly in Butchers Hill

    Modular home is classy assembly in Butchers Hill
    From the sidewalk in front of the Butchers Hill home of Jay Rubin and Frank Mondimore, a reminder unique to Maryland sport gives passers-by pause. Stubby and banged-up duckpins, alongside shiny bowling trophies, line the sills inside of two street-level...
  • Couple restores historic log home in Aberdeen

    Couple restores historic log home in Aberdeen
    In 1988, with only three months to relocate from Fort Monmouth, N.J., to Aberdeen, Stephen Hoffman and his wife, Sharon, set out to find a house in Maryland. The couple started their search with a historic house in Harford County that had been recorded...
  • Dream home: Ocean City's Harbor Island has mayor in residence

    Dream home: Ocean City's Harbor Island has mayor in residence
    Where the salt air blends with the smell of tropical flowers, and the bay beyond the deck blooms with the masts and rigging of fishing and leisure boats, you will find the leader of Maryland's summertime playground. "You know, Harbor Island is the home...
  • Dream home: Historic gift

    Dream home: Historic gift
    Almost 300 years ago, Rachael Howard and her betrothed, Charles Ridgely, were given a large tract of land in Southwest Baltimore as a wedding gift from her father. Decades later in 1798, Michael Warner, a politician from a wealthy local family, built a...