April 13, 2013
MANCHESTER, England -- There is a story about Margaret Thatcher that is probably apocryphal but speaks volumes about the strength of Britain's first female prime minister, who died Monday at age 87. Following her election in 1979, the story goes that Mrs. Thatcher took her all-male cabinet out to dinner. The waiter asked what she would like. "I'll have the beef," she said. The waiter asked, "What about the vegetables?" "They'll have the same," Mrs. Thatcher replied. "Thatcher Saved Britain," read a headline in the Daily Telegraph.
February 11, 2013
A mild, rainy day is in the forecast for the Baltimore area on Monday, as a low-pressure system that spawned blizzard conditions in the upper Midwest moves eastward, according to the National Weather Service. Rain is likely in the morning hours, tapering off by midday. Overnight lows are expected in the upper 30s to around 40, with afternoon highs around 50 degrees. North of the Mason-Dixon Line, there was a chance of freezing rain in the morning, but southerly winds were expected to keep temperatures warm enough for Maryland to avoid any ice. Breezes of 10-15 mph are expected during the day, increasing to 15-20 mph after the rain moves off the coast.
November 12, 2012
This week on "The Amazing Race," Moscow will kill all of your dreams. You will find sadness and despair. You won't get engaged, you won't get invited to go clubbing, you won't be able to wear a bow tie in a swimming pool, it's just dreary. Cold and gray, like Seattle, but it's Moscow, people. The capital of hopelessness. Don't forget your passport. Before we dive into all that, though, remember last week when the Twins picked up Rock On's money and kept it? Phil Keoghan was getting all sorts of flak on Twitter for not mentioning it during their Pit Stop interview.
October 9, 2012
Cold and rainy weather greeted attendees, but did not dampen the mood, at Laurel's 17th annual Riverfest on Sunday, Oct. 7. The Laurel Board of Trade, Laurel Museum and the Laurel Arts District Committee organized this year's Riverfest, helped out by the new Board of Trade administrative coordinator, Roxana Bangura. "I'm really pleased with the turnout," Bangura said. " I thought there would be less people because of the inclement weather. " The festival highlighted Laurel's Riverfront Park, which runs alongside the Patuxent River, and offered a variety of arts and food vendors and entertainment stretching from Ninth Street toward Avondale Street.
July 12, 2012
Now what would vacation be without a few trinkets to remember the trip? There is a multitude of gimmicky t-shirts, cups and other pieces of beach memorabilia, but very few of the gimmicky trinkets allow for a personal touch. If you want that, grabbing telescope photos or "scopes" with your friends and family is the way to go. I know what you might be thinking. "Those things? The ones with the annoying people that run up to you on the beach and try to sell you pictures?" Yes, you might be right to a point, but stay with me. You are on vacation.
June 12, 2012
Rainy days at the beach are a bummer - if you let them be. There are still some fun, indoor, things to do with the family when dark clouds hover over the shore. Here are a couple good places to go, perfect for days like today. Indoor mini-golf. An Ocean City staple, moved indoors. Old Pro Golf has two indoor locations in town. The uptown location at 136th St. has an indoor course with a safari theme. The location on 68th St. is underwater themed and packed with sea creatures.