May 1, 2010
Barbie Hall had tried yogurt boosted with probiotics, those so-called friendly microorganisms that commercials promised would regulate her digestive system within weeks. They did no such thing. After excessive Googling, she searched for a probiotic supplement, but she had little preference about which one — she bought the cheapest jar in the vitamin aisle of her local CVS. Two months later, Hall is convinced the once-a-day pill has cured her chronic stomach pain and irregularity.
April 17, 2012
In your editorial regarding the proposed tax increase for high-earners ("The Buffett Rule backlash," April 12)," you state that Warren Buffett's secretarial staff "were shown to pay a higher percentage of their income to the tax man than their billionaire boss. " However, to the best of my knowledge, neither Mr. Buffett's personal secretary nor anyone else from his company have publicly presented their personal tax returns to validate that information. To see this unverified claim in a column is understandable.
June 8, 2010
As the research analyst for a national disability rights group that opposes legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide, I am all too familiar with the Final Exit Network (FEN). I think it's important that readers – and the editors – know that Jerry Dincin misled readers on several points in his essay published on June 7 ("Death with dignity"). Mr. Dincin claims that authorities are "persecuting" FEN members in Georgia and Arizona. That is a gross distortion. The authorities in Georgia and Arizona initiated investigations after complaints by concerned relatives that the apparent suicides of their loved ones were aided and encouraged by FEN members.
May 21, 2011
Vengeful Wildcat caught pacesetter Chipshot and took the lead in mid-stretch to win the $100,000 Chick Lang Stakes. Under Jockey Carlos Marquez Jr., Vengeful Wildcat prevailed by a neck in the spring for 3-year-olds. A winner of three races in five starts, Vengeful Wildcat is trained by Ben Perkins Jr., and paid $6.40. "He's a pretty honest little sucker," Perkins said. "Carlos fits him well. He knows the horse completely. He broke well and ran well. He's a very tractable horse.
January 20, 2010
The number of workers fighting to recover back wages has grown amid the recession, including more claims from laid-off corporate executives who say they are owed large sums of severance or performance-based incentives, according to state regulators. On Tuesday, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation announced that a Dallas-based information technology company agreed to pay a former Rockville executive $91,000 in severance - one of the largest claims for back wages ever secured by the state agency.
October 18, 2011
A recent article repeated a charge that the current Board of Education claims that our schools are perfect and need no changes. That's completely false, and no board member has ever said such a thing. I attended all of the hearings of the recent commisssion studying the method of electing school board members, and again, no board member, past or present, ever said our schools are perfect. Now is the time to look at ways to improve our schools, for all the children, not throw unwarranted charges about.