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August 06, 2007




Pretty E-ZPasses

Only in America could a guy make a living off a business selling decorative covers for toll transponders, also known as E-ZPasses.



Rashod D. Ollison on the Virgin Festival -- Today

Mike Dresser on teenage drivers -- Maryland


Howard fair -- Enjoy carnival rides, watch livestock shows, visit a petting zoo and more at the annual Howard County Fair in West Friendship. The fair runs 8 a.m.-11 p.m. through Saturday at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship. Admission is $4 for ages 10 and older and $2 for ages 62 and older. 410-442-1022 or

Dave Mason concert -- Rock guitarist Dave Mason, formerly of Traffic, performs at 8 p.m. at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. Tickets are $45. Call 410-268-4545 or go to

See `Detour' -- Edgar G. Ulmer's Detour stars Tom Neal as a New York piano player fallen on hard times because, on his way to meet a former girlfriend who's since moved to California, he tried to assume another man's identity. The film screens at 7 p.m. as part of the film noir revival series at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. $8. 410-727-FILM or

`Doll boy' exhibit -- Kevin Brown, the curator of the Station North Arts Gallery, is putting his collection of male dolls on display. The exhibit, titled Doll Boy, runs through Sept. 28 at the Station North Arts Gallery, 1816 N. Charles St. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. 410-625-6440.

Watch `The Pick Up Artist' -- A self-styled smooth operator named Mystery tries to help eight lovelorn guys figure out how to talk to women. (9 p.m., VH1.)


Roadside barbecue

Dave Welch's day job is selling huge slabs of barbecued meat at his popular roadside stand in Jessup. Thirteen weekends a year, though, he heads out to smoke the competition on the barbecue contest trail.

Wednesday in Taste

Jazz with a gospel twist

Jonathan Butler, performing at this weekend's PAETEC Jazz Festival, adds tinges of gospel to his jazzy pop-soul sound.

Thursday in Live!


Gardener of the week

Twenty years ago, Nan Thompson fell in love with Asian art, and that passion extends to her garden at her Nottingham

`Bourne' box office

We keep an eye on the box office numbers of well-reviewed thriller The Bourne

CEO talks to new teachers

Baltimore's new schools CEO, Andres Alonso, is set to welcome new teachers as they begin a two-week training

On the Ravens' plate

Football players have hearty appetites that Ravens officials try to satisfy with healthier fare than you'd expect at an NFL training camp.

Maliki refuses resignations

Prime Minister Nouri Maliki refused to accept the resignations of six Cabinet members yesterday, keeping the door open for a possible return of Sunni ministers whose departure last week caused a crisis in his unity


Jay Hancock -- Hancock is required reading to jump-start the business week.

NFL Blog -- Sheil Kapadia keeps you posted in our newest blog.


1. War doctor -- Follow a military doctor from her training at Shock Trauma to her deployment to Balad Air Base in Iraq. Shock Trauma has been training Air Force medical professionals since the beginning of the war, about 30 people each month.

2. Borrower beware -- Eileen Ambrose presents a cautionary tale to warn people to steer clear of costly payday loans.

3. Zappa on Zappa -- Dweezil Zappa, son of Baltimore icon Frank, goes on tour to keep his legendary father's music alive. He is leading a worldwide concert tour in tribute to the musician and thinker who made the term Freak Out! a generation's call to arms.

4. Foul ball -- We show you the best seats in the house at Camden Yards for catching foul balls. After tracking foul balls for nine consecutive games, The Sun found that three sections -16, 52 and 252 - got the most.

5. Survey says -- Readers share their vacation favorites in our annual travel survey. Older travelers head for Europe, while younger ones seek out major U.S. cities. Families with kids go to the beach.

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