November 23, 1993
As millions of Americans prepare to feast on football and fowl, Legg Mason Inc. yesterday served up its 15th annual Thanksgiving List, a selection of a dozen stocks that historically has left investors' portfolios fatter than Legg's mutual funds.Many investment firms offer selected stock portfolios for their clients at various times of the year. Legg Mason's has attracted a following beyond the company's regional base, probably because of its consistent performance: The list has bettered the Standard & Poor's 500 index 12 out of the 15 years since its introduction, with a 28.7 percent average annual return, compared with the S&P's average 16.9 percent annual return, assuming reinvestment of dividends in both cases.
June 1, 1991
The race to select the location and developers for a proposed $97 million building to house the federal Health Care Financing Administration entered the backstretch yesterday as Baltimore officials picked a team of local favorites to represent the city's interests in the bidding process.Baltimore's Center City-Inner Harbor Management Inc. said yesterday that it pared down an original field of 21 contestants to one finalist: a joint venture between the Rouse Co. of Columbia, Baltimore's Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. and developer Daniel P. Henson III, also of Baltimore.
June 10, 2009
In three consecutive days, Matt Hobgood won a national baseball award, attended his high school's spring sports banquet and was selected fifth overall by the Orioles in Tuesday's amateur draft. "If you'd sit me down and asked how to plan out the week, I don't think you could plan it out any better than that," said Hobgood, a hard-throwing right-hander from Southern California who became just the second high school pitcher in two decades to be selected by the Orioles with their first pick.
May 10, 2004
Darra and David Williams were running out of hope for having a baby without cystic fibrosis when they heard about technology capable of helping them select healthy embryos - as well as their child's gender. At an Irvine, Calif., clinic, now-familiar technology was used to fertilize her eggs with his sperm. But in a Brave New World twist, doctors at Coastal Fertility Medical Center then pulled a cell from each resulting embryo to test it for defects such as the cystic fibrosis that runs in David's family, as well as for its sex. Four were healthy - three boys and a girl.
May 29, 2003
This year's Easter egg hunt is over, but not for the DVD fanatic. Here are a few Easter eggs hidden on your favorite DVDs. Remember, these have not been laboratory-tested - they are reports from the field by die-hard fans, and a few favorites from Netflix film critic James Rocchi. The Ring: To play an extended version of the videotape, highlight Play on the menu, hit the Up button on your remote, then Select. Memento: Special Limited Edition: To watch this movie-in-reverse in chronological order, select Special Features from the main menu of the second disc.
July 13, 1991
Polka dot plantBotanical name: Hypoestes phyllostachyaPronunciation: hy-po-ES-tessFamily: Acanthaceae (Ancanthus)Origin: MadagascarClass: Annual/houseplantDisplay period: Year-roundHeight: 10 inchesEnvironment: SunShow me a plant with pink foliage and it's almost a certainty I'l want it for my own. I was so smitten, in fact, with Pink Splash Select -- a superior variety of polka dot plant developed by Pan American Seed -- that I couldn't resist buying a...