May 12, 2011
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. That’s according to a Bloomberg survey of more than 1,263 traders, investors and analysts this week. Fifty-four percent of respondents had an unfavorable view of Wall Street’s Goldman Sachs. That’s more than twice the percentage who had a negative view of JPMorgan Chase, Bloomberg reported. Some of the others in the running: 49 percent polled viewed Citigroup negatively, while 48 percent had a dim view of Bank of America. Thirty-five percent had a unfavorable opinion of Deutsche Bank.
February 9, 2011
Harford Tech sophomore Isaiah Gills is all about quality and quantity. A three-sport athlete who also plays four musical instruments, Gills has a 3.3 GPA and would like to study engineering when he goes to college. But Gills has plenty of time left at Harford Tech, and he’s putting it to good use. In football, he plays quarterback, wide receiver, cornerback and safety. For the track and field team, he runs the 400-meter relay and 800 relay, and competes in the high jump and triple jump events.
July 24, 2010
"Where are the rockfish?" If I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me that in the last 10 days, I'd have $2. Just joking. The question has come up at fisheries meetings in Annapolis and at the Wish-A-Fish event for special needs kids at Sandy Point State Park. It was raised by two gentlemen from the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association while I was buying my hunting license. Even the state's most sought-after rockfish — that $20,000 rascal, Diamond Jim — has made himself scarce with one month to go in the Maryland Fishing Challenge.
July 20, 2010
Four men, including two Morgan State University band members and the band's former drum major, have been arrested after a woman said they held her down and sexually assaulted her in a Northeast Baltimore apartment complex. Renard James, 30, Dante Green, 24, Dale Lawton, 23, and Howard Smith Cook, 21, were each arrested July 12 and charged with eight counts of sex offense, assault, perverted practice and conspiracy charges. They are being held without bail. According to court records, the alleged assault took place June 30 in the 6500 block of McClean Blvd.
March 5, 2010
The catastrophes hit West Coast indie rockers Rogue Wave one after the other. Former member Evan Farrell died after a house fire, multi-instrumen- talist Pat Spurgeon battled kidney failure and the rigors of dialysis, and frontman Zach Rogue separated two discs in his neck, leaving him bedridden for months. In the face of it all, Rogue Wave responded with "Permalight," its fourth and most upbeat album yet. Even the darker songs - of which there are a few - have a sense of urgency and enthusiasm that makes them sound ever so uplifting.
December 3, 2009
With the economy in the doldrums and partridges in pear trees seemingly in short supply, it's time to rethink this whole "12 Days of Christmas" thing. Maybe, instead of offering 12 things to buy, it would be better to find 12 things to do as the holidays approach - 12 days' worth of seasonal activities guaranteed to wring glad tidings out of even the most curmudgeonly Scrooge. Traditionalists should have an easy time filling their holiday to-do lists, thanks to such mainstays as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Spectacular, train gardens at the B&O Railroad Museum and the annual Mayor's Christmas Parade in Hampden.
September 24, 2009
FRIDAY 'EURYDICE': Sarah Ruhl's play provides a new take on the Orpheus myth at Single Carrot Theatre, 120 W. North Ave. The show opens at 7:30 p.m. It runs Thursdays-Sundays through Oct. 18. Tickets are $10-$15. Go to singlecarrot.com. SPX-PLOSION PRE-PARTY: Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Road, kicks off Bethesda's Small Press Expo with its SPX-Plosion pre-party. Comics authors will be on hand to celebrate the release of their new books. Additionally, the 4th Annual Nerdlinger Comics Awards will be given out. The free event takes place from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. The Small Press Expo takes place Saturday and Sunday.