July 23, 2010
There needs to be an option for us to say "No" to BGE. There is absolutely no sense to the notion that a person would sit around watching their electric meter tick off its use. We have solar heat, solar hot water; our electric usage -- in units of kilowatt hours -- has been pretty much the same for 30 years. We turn on the AC once a year for about 3 hours, because we were advised to do that to make sure the system was working. It is. Otherwise, if it gets hot we run a fan or two. The heat pump system serves as backup heat in the winter, and that usage has also been stable over 30 years.
November 4, 2008
Starring Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Arkin. Directed by Peter Segal. Warner Home Video $28.95 (blu-ray $35.95) ** dvds Great casting can't get past some really bad story decisions in this big-screen adaptation of the seminal 1960s TV series, a send-up of the James Bond franchise that announced creator Mel Brooks as a force to be reckoned with in American comedy. (He'd gotten his start in the 1950s, with Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, but really took off with this series' 1965 premiere.
September 2, 2010
I read with great interest the problems that Southeast Baltimore residents are experiencing with power outages. ("As residents raise concerns, BGE promises to fix outages," Aug. 28). My neighbors and I faced a similar problem on Bernoudy Rd., White Hall, Baltimore County, and we were disappointed when the Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. couldn't solve it. Many times, everybody around us on York, Big Falls and Wiseburg roads were "on" and we were out of electricity. Our road consists of 103 homes and our on-going complaints became BGE's "Bernoudy Rd. Corridor" problem.
May 21, 1995
Last year, the Johns Hopkins University awarded doctoral degrees to 311 students, and Robert Stephen Dobkin wasn't one of them. He didn't graduate from Hopkins; he sued Hopkins. And Dobkin vs. Hopkins has become the story of his life.At its simplest, a benign academic disagreement between one smart student and one smart university escalated into dueling multimillion-dollar lawsuits when Hopkins sued back. At its most sensational, the swamp of accusations from both sides mentions fraud, slander, cheating, sexual harassment, mental illness, cover-ups and even the Unabomber -- the person mailing murderous letter bombs.
December 23, 2006
The Rev. Ernest Smart is back, regularly preaching in North Baltimore and leading his flock of about 200 members at a nondenominational group, the St. Andrew's Christian Community in Roland Park. "I felt hungry to have a church family," said the 69-year-old clergyman of his decision to remain preaching. Smart, who was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, moved to Baltimore in 1981. He retired as a Presbyterian pastor in 2002, after years at Second Presbyterian Church in Guilford; he stepped down from there in 1999 because of a heated denominational controversy.
March 26, 1995
Smart 'n Noble continued her dominance of Laurel Park's winter filly and mare division when she defeated Buffels by a head yesterday in the $100,000 Snow Goose Handicap.It's been a lucrative meet for the 4-year-old filly, who returned to action from a knee injury in December and has since won five of seven starts. She has collected nearly $250,000 in a four-month span and posted two graded stakes wins -- the Grade II Barbara Fritchie Handicap at seven furlongs and yesterday's Grade III Snow Goose Handicap at 1 1/8 miles.