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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2011
The Baltimore Sun is launching a new food-truck finder. Here it is , in its beautiful beta version designed by Baltimore Sun Production Technology Manager Adam Marton. The trucks' locations were provided to the Sun by an association of Baltimore food trucks in the form of a monthly schedule. Obviously, the locations of an individual truck on a specific day may have changed since this schedule was created.  The Twitter box on the Sun's food-truck finder should is a good place to look for hour-by-hour changes.
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By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Madeline Johnson from Kelso, Wash., was looking for a recipe for making apricot-pineapple jam. She said she used to make it years ago, but she has been unable to locate the recipe. She said she is in her mid-80s but still likes to can and freeze. Her husband of 65 years likes to help. Amy Sadera of Parkville sent in a recipe for the jam that comes from the makers of Sure-Jell fruit pectin. It is a straightforward recipe that anyone who has some experience with canning should have no trouble with.
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NEWS
By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer | April 2, 1993
Contract talks between Howard County officials and the police union could be turned over to a fact finder if an agreement is not reached today, a union official said.The talks, which began in November, have intensified in recent weeks because the two sides could not agree on a financial package and working conditions, said Dale L. Hill, president of the Howard County Police Officers Association.Because of the impasse, an independent mediator was brought in Wednesday and was to return for more talks this morning.
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By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
Donna Marsh of Hanover and Susan Zeiger of Baltimore both were looking for the recipe for the burgers that were sold at the Harley's sandwich shops in and around Baltimore in the '60s and '70s. Marsh said the Harley Burgers, ground beef patties simmered in a red sauce and served with lots of onions, were the best. Baltimore Sun columnist Jacques Kelly traced the history of the Harley's shops in an April 1993 column . As Kelly tells it, Harley Brinsfield opened his first stand-alone sub shop at McMechen Street and Linden Avenue, and many others soon followed.
NEWS
By Capt. Bob Spore | November 4, 1990
"Watch your rods," I called. Almost instantly the two side lines went off."Fish on!" cried someone, and by the time fishermen got to the rods and started bringing the fish in, two rods in the stern rod-holders arched as chubby 2-pound bluefish tried to separate me from my lures.I eased my Catherine M into the deeper water off Love Point as the fishermen fought the fish to the fish box. We reset the lines and I headed the boat back toward the fish.One of the party came into the cabin and asked how I knew the fish were going to bite.
NEWS
By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer | April 12, 1993
A fact-finder is to hear evidence this week from county officials and the police union, who have failed to reach agreement on a new police contract.The independent fact-finder, Herbert Fishgold of Washington, D.C., plans to arrive Wednesday to hear arguments and testimony from both sides. He then will issue a nonbinding opinion.The police contract expires June 30. If an agreement isn't reached by then, officers will work without a contract. County law prohibits them from striking.Last week, the county and the union met on their own in unsuccessful attempts to reach an accord.
NEWS
By Gina Davis and Gina Davis,Sun reporter | March 25, 2008
Despite an expected decline in revenue from a sagging real estate market, Baltimore County can afford pay increases for its workers, according to a fact-finder who recommended 3 percent pay raises for employees of two unions in negotiations with the county. "The county's financial situation is not so dire as to require a wage freeze," the fact-finder, Robert T. Simmelkjaer, wrote in his decision, issued Thursday.
SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | November 29, 1992
It seemed like old times.The white and cherry silks of Stuart Janney Jr., which have been carried in Kentucky Derbies and Maryland Hunt Cups, showed up in the winner's circle at Laurel Race Course yesterday after Finder's Choice won the Walter Haight Handicap.It might just have been another Saturday feature, a typical $50,000 weekend stakes, but Stuart Janney III, who inherited the horse after his father died four years ago, said it gave him a special feeling.Finder's Choice along with Private Terms, the Wood Memorial winner that failed as the favorite in the 1988 Kentucky Derby, were in the last crop of 3-year-olds that Janney's father bred and lived to see race.
NEWS
By Gina Davis and Gina Davis,Sun reporter | March 26, 2008
Baltimore County's labor commissioner rejected yesterday most of a fact-finder's recommendations in negotiations between the county and two unions, including one that the county give the workers a 3 percent pay raise. The unions said they will seek nonbinding arbitration to resolve the dispute. In a one-page letter to the attorney representing the unions -- the Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees and the Baltimore County Federation of Public Health Nurses -- Labor Commissioner George E. Gay wrote that the county "will not be following the recommendations" in six of the eight areas that the fact-finder addressed.
FEATURES
October 17, 1990
Recipe Finder did not run last week. The "reefer" on our fron food page was incorrect. The Evening Sun reqrets the error.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Alice McKeehan of Elkhart, Ind., wanted help locating a recipe for making a Twinkie cake. Her friend who used to make it has died, and McKeehan cannot find her copy of the recipe. All she can really remember is that it was an easy, no-bake cake that had Hostess' Twinkies as the base layer. According to the Hostess website, the Continental Baking Co. first made Twinkies in 1930. Although Hostess briefly went out of business in 2012 amid bankruptcy and an employee strike, Twinkies are back on the shelves and have been a part of the American snack food culture for the better part of a century.
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By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
Sheila Hunter of Severna Park was hoping someone would have the recipe for a one-dish baked pasta entree that does not require cooking the pasta first. She said the recipe was printed on the label of a pasta sauce (she doesn't recall which one) back in the 1990s. Hunter hasn't been able to find the pasta sauce in stores for a long time and did not write down the recipe because she always just followed the directions on the jar. She said the dish was easy and made a tasty hot main dish that could feed a family of five.
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By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Mary Beth York from Niles, Mich., was copying some old recipes a friend had collected over the years and stuck in the back of a cookbook from 1942 when she came across one called "Crisco Breath o' Spring" cake. Unfortunately, there was some damage to the recipe and she was unable to read parts of it. Apparently, the recipe was on the label of a can of Crisco, but when York contacted the Crisco company, she was told that they do not save all their old recipes and no longer had the one she was looking for. York was hoping someone still had the recipe and would be willing to share it with her. Diane Jensen from Alamogordo, N.M., sent in the recipe for the cake York was looking for that Jensen said was copied from a photograph of the original Crisco advertisement from 1945.
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By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Every spring and summer, almost like clockwork, I receive multiple recipe requests for the Baltimore peach cake. Linda Terlizzi from Hanover, Pa., was one of several readers looking for the recipe this year. She said from the time she was a young child in the 1950s, her family loved the fresh peach cake made at the New System Bakery on 36th Street in Hampden. The bakery has since closed, and Terlizzi said she has yet to find a peach cake that equals the one from there. Peach cake is one of those uniquely Baltimore things, like coddies, that live long in people's memories.
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By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
Jane Geier from Ellicott City said that she dined several years ago at Mama's on the Half Shell in Canton and enjoyed the old-fashioned Baltimore-style coddies that were served there. She was looking for the recipe so she could make them at home for her family. Baltimore coddies, not to be confused with codfish cakes, are hand-formed, slightly flattened potato cakes flavored with salt cod and other seasonings and then deep-fried. They are traditionally served at room temperature, sandwiched between two saltine crackers with a dollop of yellow mustard.
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By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
Patricia Jones of Catonsville was in search of the recipe for the crab imperial that was served at the Garrison Grill, a restaurant located near Walbrook Junction in West Baltimore during the 1950s. No luck tracking down the owner or anyone else who might have the specific recipe from the Garrison Grill, but several readers saw Jones' request and sent in their favorite recipes for crab imperial. Ester Marsiglia of Pikesville sent in a recipe that comes from the "Seafood Cookery" booklet published by Home Services of Baltimore Gas and Electric in the 1950s, and it is an excellent example of a traditional Maryland recipe.
FEATURES
August 24, 1994
Correction: In last week's Recipe Finder, the first ingredient for the Louisiana Ring Cake topping should have read 3/4 cup of the cake batter.
NEWS
April 20, 1995
In yesterday's Recipe Finder column in A La Carte, an ingredient was missing from the Cheesy Onion Soup recipe. After thickening the soup, one gallon of warm water should be added with the remaining milk.The Sun regrets the error.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Susan Fisher from South Bend, Ind., was looking for a recipe making a cheese ball like the one she would buy some years ago that was made and sold by a sorority in Mishawaka, Ind., as a fundraiser. She would purchase several of them each year and says, "These cheese balls were absolutely wonderful. … Everywhere I took one, people would ask me for my recipe … but of course I couldn't give it to them. " The sorority stopped selling them years ago and she has been searching, with no luck, for the recipe ever since.
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