December 3, 2006
If you'll be holiday shopping online this year -- and there are many good reasons to -- make sure you enter online stores through the right door. And the right door is not the retailer's front Web page. Instead, try using a side door to discounts, otherwise known as a rebate shopping portal. A shopping portal, or entrance, is a separate free Web site that has an arrangement with retailers. Retailers pay a commission to portal operators in return for sending Internet consumer traffic to the retailer's site -- a kind of referral fee. When the consumer makes a purchase, the retailer pays the portal a commission.
April 3, 2005
Emerging NASCAR star Carl Edwards risks life and limb every time he gets into his No. 99 Ford. Not to mention every time he gets out of it after a victory. Edwards, 25, who won a Busch Series race March 19 and a Nextel Cup race the next day, celebrates his first-place finishes by doing back flips off his driver's side door - after removing his helmet. At the Busch race, he stuck his landing. "Even the Russian judge would give him a 10 on that one," a radio announcer joked. The next day, he came down with more of a Weebles wobble - enough to remind you that a misstep could break one of Edwards' legs - or his back or his neck or his skull.
July 18, 1997
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Howard County.Wilde Lake: Bryant Woods Pool, 10400 Green Mountain Circle: Someone attempted to enter a sauna by kicking in a door Tuesday or Wednesday. There was no entry.Clarksville: 5400 block of Trotter Road: Two men entered a house by forcing open a side door yesterday morning. A wallet and $60 in cash were taken from a bedroom.Pub Date: 7/18/97
June 13, 1997
A Riviera Beach man accused of killing his father and shooting at a police officer told a district judge yesterday he didn't do it.Via closed-circuit television, 44-year-old Steven Francis Fortmann appeared before Judge James W. Dryden for a bail review hearing with his arm in a sling and bandages on the right side of his face.He twice denied shooting and killing his father, Francis Joseph Fortmann, 72, while the older man sat in the living room watching television Monday."Judge, I didn't do nothing," he said.
November 28, 1996
Police logElkridge: 6300 block of Green Field Road: Someone broke into a house Monday by breaking a window in the rear door, then reaching in to unlock the deadbolt. No property was taken.Elkridge: 6200 block of U.S. 1: A High's convenience store was broken into through a rear cinder block wall yesterday. The telephone wires were cut, and a safe was pried open and emptied. The intruders escaped through a side door.Pub Date: 11/28/96
July 30, 1996
Police logOwen Brown: 6500 block of Overheart Lane: Someone entered an unlocked apartment Saturday or Sunday and took a television.Owen Brown: 9100 block of Guilford Road: Someone pried open the side door of Fast Track Training Thursday or Friday and stole cash from the office.