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  • Bart Starr was a true hero on and off the field

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    By Published May 26, 2019 at 9:09 PM - No Comments We all know this: when kids are growing up they have heroes. Boys often have sports heroes usually, maybe music heroes and sometimes TV or movie characters. Not the actors, not usually, but the characters. When kids flocked to stores […]

    Bart Starr was a true hero on and off the field
  • Trump Plaza’s casino failure in Atlantic City should be a lesson for Baltimore

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    By Published May 26, 2019 at 11:29 AM - 2 Comments ATLANTIC CITY – Stand here on the boardwalk, between Mississippi Avenue and Columbus Place, and behold the shadow that haunts this whole seaside resort. It’s a big building, utterly empty. It used to be a gambling casino, but the self-described […]

    Trump Plaza’s casino failure in Atlantic City should be a lesson for Baltimore
  • Dispatches from Delfest: Part 1

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    By Published May 26, 2019 at 8:54 AM - No Comments CUMBERLAND, MD — Welcome to Dispatches from Delfest, a continuing series chronicling Western Maryland’s four-day celebration of all things bluegrass, presented in photos and my sometimes enlightening, and oft-rambling prose. As May rolls to its conclusion and the summer season […]

    Dispatches from Delfest: Part 1
  • John Waters’ ‘Mr. Know-IT-All’  Book premiers at Atomic Books

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    By Published May 26, 2019 at 8:28 AM - No Comments On Saturday night the line in front of the Atomic Books’ store, on Falls Road, in Hampden (Hon), curved around the block. I had a strong feeling of deja vu. Both inside and outside the book store, co-owner, Benn Ray, […]

    John Waters’ ‘Mr. Know-IT-All’  Book premiers at Atomic Books
  • Greta Van Fleet brings double-header to Maryland

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    By Published May 25, 2019 at 7:41 AM - One Comment Greta Van Fleet swung through the area this week with a one-two punch of power that left fans with no doubt there is a future for hard rock music. Beginning with a slot in DC 101’s Kerfuffle festival at Columbia’s […]

    Greta Van Fleet brings double-header to Maryland
  • Avenatti indicted on fraud, identity theft and extortion charges; accused of stealing from Stormy Daniels

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    By Published May 23, 2019 at 8:29 AM - No Comments Michael Avenatti and his then-client Stormy Daniels talk to reporters in April 2018. The two made frequent media appearances, together and separate, before parting ways in February. (The Circus/YouTube via Creative Commons) WASHINGTON — Attorney and vocal Trump-critic Michael Avenatti was […]

    Avenatti indicted on fraud, identity theft and extortion charges; accused of stealing from Stormy Daniels
  • Hundreds of Marylanders every year are jailed for failing to pay debts

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    By Published May 22, 2019 at 4:40 PM - No Comments Some of Maryland’s debt collection laws haven’t been updated since the Reagan administration. Lawmakers and consumer advocates are trying to update the law to protect low-income Marylanders from collection tactics like body attachments. Photo by Brooks DuBose By Brooks DuBose […]

    Hundreds of Marylanders every year are jailed for failing to pay debts
  • Overregulation of vaping hurts adult smokers, small business

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    By Published May 22, 2019 at 4:34 PM - No Comments Vaping by sometastic.com with Flickr Creative Commons License By Ashish Parikh When Gov. Larry Hogan and the Maryland legislature took a firm stance against selling Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, or “ENDS,” to minors, I applauded their efforts to keep these […]

    Overregulation of vaping hurts adult smokers, small business



News

Trump Plaza’s casino failure in Atlantic City should be a lesson for Baltimore

ATLANTIC CITY – Stand here on the boardwalk, between Mississippi Avenue and Columbus....

Dispatches from Delfest: Part 1

CUMBERLAND, MD — Welcome to Dispatches from Delfest, a continuing series chronicling Western....

Greta Van Fleet brings double-header to Maryland

Greta Van Fleet swung through the area this week with a one-two punch....

Hundreds of Marylanders every year are jailed for failing to pay debts

Some of Maryland’s debt collection laws haven’t been updated since the Reagan administration.....

Overregulation of vaping hurts adult smokers, small business

Vaping by sometastic.com with Flickr Creative Commons License By Ashish Parikh When Gov. Larry Hogan....

Former GOP congressman: ‘I don’t expect other congressional Republicans to follow Amash’

WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Rick Lazio predicts that Rep. Justin Amash is unlikely to be....

Six Flags America Firebird Ride. (courtesy)

Six Flags America Firebird coaster one smooth, thrilling ride

UPPER MARLBORO, Md -- One of the bigger regrets I’ve had as a....

Slayer unleashes Hell on Columbia

COLUMBIA, Md — Slayer opened up the Gates of Hell in downtown Columbia....

Keep Preakness in Baltimore? Don’t bet on it

(Preakness screenshot from YouTube and Preakness Stakes twitter account.) BALTIMORE – They should have....

2019 Preakness: War of Will Wins the Second Leg of the Triple Crown

The 144th Preakness Stakes, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown and the....

Blogs

Guide to Minimum and Maximum Bets in Roulette

Are you a fan of roulette? If so, it is likely that you....

Bart Starr was a true hero on and off the field

We all know this: when kids are growing up they have heroes. Boys....

Quitting Smoking? Here are 5 Tips to Help You Power Through the First Week

Deciding to quit smoking is a huge step. Now that you’ve decided to....

John Waters’ ‘Mr. Know-IT-All’  Book premiers at Atomic Books

On Saturday night the line in front of the Atomic Books’ store, on....

Best Vegan Protein Powder Buying Guide – Plant-Based Organic Protein Review

There are many protein powders out there on the market, but it’s been....

Future Trends in Online Gaming

Online casinos and sportsbooks have transformed the gaming landscape forever. Brick-and-mortar venues still....

5 Important Considerations When Buying Trade Show Banner Stands

You are planning to exhibit at a trade show, but not sure what....

Dylan Jacob’s big game plan includes ‘transformation’ of the drinkware industry

A lot of entrepreneurs believe that the success of their venture relates to....

Methods to Count Blackjack Cards

The motion presentation of card counting in Blackjack game will continue as depicted....

Top 4 Trade Show Tips for Small Business Owners

If you are a small business owner, perhaps you’re already using some form....


Poetry and Literature

Black Women and Political Activism in America

The "She the People Presidential Forum" felt like a seminal moment for women....

Edgar Allan Poe: Master of the Universe

The past year two new books have appeared that both place Edgar Allan....

 Fingers

Raspy cough, white bathrobe, fingers reaching for your ivory coffee mug, red lipstick on the rim, fingers, slender and strong like vice....

Mill Memorabilia

Feature photo: Members of United Steelworkers Local 2609 at Bethlehem Steel’s Sparrows Point....

A Meditation on the Planet Earth

I am not the wind Though each breath takes some particle on a flight I....

Actor Steve McQueen in a screenshot from the movie Bullitt.

Steve McQueen: ‘Preacher’ tells story of pivotal point in life of redeemed movie star

A pensive Steve McQueen in a screenshot from the movie Bullitt. Steve McQueen: The....

Buddy Bantum

I began working at Bethlehem Steel’s Sparrows Point Plant in 1973. I had....

Bernie

Photo used under a Creative Commons license from flickr user Jasperdo  In the 1970s,....

Taking the plunge in Porto

PORTUGAL — Some of us don't travel the world looking for bridges to....

It Never Happened: FBI Negligence and Duplicity Revealed from the Inside Out

The Baltimore Post-Examiner is pleased to present an excerpt from former FBI Special....

Lyrics

Rooster Boogie is a new song by Skeeter Lawson. (credit Andrew J.Kurbiko Wikimedia Commons)

Rooster Boogie

Rooster Boogie Skeeter Lawson Writer : George Hagegeorge the little red rooster crows early everyday my little red....

Flowers of Evil is the new single from Pete International Airport

Flowers of Evil

Flowers Of Evil Written by Robert Levon Been / Peter G Holmström (From the album....

Spider Baby Kid Congo Powers title card

Spider Baby

Spider Baby Screams and moans and bats and bones Teenage monsters in haunted homes The....

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans by Morricone Youth

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (Samba)

(Copyright 2017, music and lyrics by Devon Goldberg, sung by Sami Stevens and John Castro) SUNRISE:....

Sunday in new York Central Park credit Kim Brixen Wikimedia Commons

Sunday In New York

Sunday In New York Carroll Coates/Peter Nero Arrangement: Alex Smith/Steve Kortyka (C) 2017 UMG Recordings, Inc. Trumpeter,....

Hard Times

HARD TIMES - Randy Jones Ayhan Sahin / Bernadette O’Reilly Copyright 2016 Young Pals Music Lyrics Hard....

Lisa Mychols of Mychols' Fabulous Playground in a screenshot from her new song He's Got Me Dreamimg

He’s Got Me Dreaming

HE'S GOT ME DREAMING - Lisa Mychols Mychols/Refling 2017 BMI/ASCAP Lyrics Are you ready for the....

‘Let’s Make It Happen’ (Baltimore #Song4Unity)

The talented musicians behind "Let's Make It Happen". (Bonnie Schupp)   “Let’s Make It Happen”....

See You Again

LYRICS: "See You Again" Band: The Hour Zero Written By Elsie Mychols/Tom Richards Recorded and Produced by....

A Magical Christmas

A Magical Christmas Words and music by Laurie Biagini, copyright 2015 Vancouver BC Christmas time....

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