June 9, 2006
Ben Schuster, a Holocaust survivor who developed a supermarket chain after moving to Baltimore, died of pulmonary fibrosis Saturday at Sinai Hospital. The Pikesville resident was 85. Born in Holoby, Poland, he graduated from a yeshiva - a Jewish school - and attended two years of college until he was forced to flee because of Nazi persecution. He joined the Polish army and faked an appendicitis attack to avoid fighting. Family members said he spent the rest of the war fleeing the Nazis.
January 14, 2012
Is anyone in Anne Arundel County -- or anywhere -- missing a goat? A female in very poor condition that's being called Tuscany was found wandering near Linthicum on Thursday and county officials are trying to find out who she belongs to and how she got there. Animal Control responded to a call on Friday after an 11-year-old found Tuscany on River Road in northern Linthicum. The goat had a chain weighing more than 23 pounds hanging from her neck. Though the chain wasn't tight, it was so heavy that it had become embedded in the goat's neck.
March 1, 2010
A drunken driver crashes into another vehicle. The drunk is injured. The other driver is hurt - maybe even killed. So the drunk gets rushed to the hospital. A police investigator, trained in the handling of evidence in such cases, goes there, too, hoping to collect the blood samples that could convict the perpetrator of driving under the influence or even more serious charges. But once in the emergency room, the investigator is told it is hospital policy not to allow its medical personnel to help collect such evidence because they could be hauled into court and diverted from patient care.
August 29, 2012
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc.'s stock surged Wednesday after the retailer announced a nearly 13 percent increase in second-quarter profit and plans to expand the chain to 800 locations. Shares in the Hampstead-based men's apparel chain ended the day up $5.81, at $47.44, in Nasdaq trading. Jos. A. Bank expects to grow to 700 full-line stores and about 100 factory stores in the United States, the company said. The chain, which now runs 572 stores, had previously announced plans to grow to 675 stores.
August 15, 2012
In a radio appearance on ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning on Wednesday, former Orioles pitching coach had some interesting comments about his tenure with the club when asked about the current turmoil surrounding the Boston Red Sox. Mazzone compared his time with the Atlanta Braves, where he helped the team to 14 consecutive division titles and five World Series appearances (including one championship), to his two years with the Orioles. "It all starts at the top. It's called the chain of command.
September 10, 2012
Baltimore-based Smyth Jewelers has been hired to manage the Bailey Banks & Biddle Group jewelry chain, which has nine locations in seven states, the retailers announced Monday. Smyth, which runs three Smyth stores and two Pandora stores in Maryland, will handle the operations, purchasing, administration and field support for the Bailey stores. Texas-based Bailey runs stores in Arkansas, California, Florida, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Smyth CEO Mark Motes and the firm's chief operating officer, John Jackson, will oversee the Carrollton, Texas, chain's operations.