September 23, 2005
Lori, Baltimore: Do you think gas prices will spike and then rise after Rita passes through? Dr. McIntyre: Gas prices have recently jumped based on where the futures market (a market where traders buy and sell oil contracts at a specified price in the future, hence the term) thinks oil prices will be over the next few months. The ultimate answer to your question depends on how much (if at all) Rita further disrupts oil production and refining in the Gulf of Mexico. The good news is that foreign suppliers such as Canada and the OPEC group have ramped up production since [Hurricane]
October 25, 2004
Retired Coach, Cape Coral, Fla.: Is this Hereford team one of the best ever? Pat O'Malley: Certainly in Hereford history, this is one of the Bulls' best teams, but it's a shame they don't get more competition in Baltimore County to really show how good they are. The 2A State playoffs should determine how good they are in terms of being in a class with the top teams ever from the Baltimore area. Lem Satterfield: It depends. Are you asking if they are one of the best ever in Baltimore, or are you asking if they are the best Hereford has ever had?
May 11, 2001
In a dark, dank high school auditorium Wednesday night, where three out of four hard wooden seats stood upright and empty, those who showed up marked red paper ballots and decided -- perhaps -- who will be the next member of the Anne Arundel County school board. Delegates nominated school board President Paul G. Rudolph for a second five-year term over Crofton educator L. Koh Herlong in a 67-60 vote. A total of 127 people made their choices known for the person who might help steer a 75,000-student school district.
March 17, 2000
Members of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants are answering readers' tax questions through April 15. My income for 1999 is less than $25,000 and I have a capital gains loss. Can I file a short form? You can not. As noted in the instructions for Form 1040A, a taxpayer is allowed to file that form only if his or her income comes from a limited list of sources. Because income or losses from capital transcations are not included on the list, you will not be able to use Form 1040A (or 1040EZ)