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Michael Rosenwald: May, 2012

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 05/31/2012

A 10-foot-long cigarette is missing from Silver Spring yard

The 150 lb. wooden masterpiece was hauled away in a brazen nighttime theft in Silver Spring.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  09:52 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Frederick man recovering after trying to save dog in fire

Bolt, a Doberman puppy, died in the blaze, and his owner suffered serious burns trying to save him.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  01:50 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 05/29/2012

With fountain pen sales thriving, Maryland is the top nib

With a cluster of a pen stores surviving in a digital world, Marylanders’ love of pens reveals essential truths about the region’s character.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  11:35 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Diamond Jim: A $10,000 fish swimming in the Chesapeake Bay

The Maryland Fishing Challenge, featuring the quest to catch Diamond Jim, is underway.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  10:49 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Demand for government aid in Md. hits record levels

More than 700,000 people are receiving food assistance — a state record.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  11:23 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Banned license plate words in Md.: PIMP, TOILET

ROSENWALD, MD. | But these words are allowed: FATPIMP, THE PUKE. The art of license plate censorship doesn’t always make sense.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  11:07 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 05/18/2012

A G-8 protest: Speeches and fair trade coffee

Three dozen people and one dog gathered at the Frederick County Public Library for a day of speeches about global wealth inequality.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  11:08 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Alongside G-8 protests, a dispute over prom

Feeling “oppressed” by the lighting and music choices at the official prom, students are throwing Prom 2.0 amid G-8 protests around the county.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  10:18 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  G-8, Proms

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Howard County woman wins Sophie Kerr Prize — and $58,000

A Howard County woman has landed the Sophie Kerr Prize, one of the most prestigous literary awards in the country. When she accepted, she was nearly at a loss for words.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  11:42 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 05/15/2012

Grandparent scam hits Maryland

A Walkersville woman lost $3,800 when information about her grandson fell into the wrong hands.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  11:02 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 05/14/2012

How to hire a goat

A farm in Southern Maryland rents goats to help property owners get rid of unwanted vegetation. As a bonus, the goats fertilize the land.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  12:42 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 05/13/2012

On Mother’s Day, the gift of quiet

Granting a wish for an evening without bedlam

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  10:05 AM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mother's Day

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Batman has your weather forecast

The Route 29 Batman has been busy doing media appearances and charity events. Also, the weather.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  10:46 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 05/09/2012

At Preakness, beer, Grammy winners and horses

Organizers of the big race are stepping up the party scene. The race’s mascot: Kegasus.

By Sam Spiegelman  |  09:28 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Maryland prisoners are training rescue dogs

Prisoners rehabilitate rescue dogs, and the dogs rehabilitate the prisoners.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  12:31 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Two-space parkers: Are they criminals?

Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals makes a surprise ruling that will probably frustrate parking space seekers.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  10:31 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Facebook passwords: Has your boss ever asked for yours?

A new Maryland law forbids employers to ask for social network passwords. But do employers actually ask?

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  02:33 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Man in Prince George’s reports stolen marijuana

But police can’t charge the man with posession because, well, he’s not in posession of it anymore. They may check if he’s been dealing, though.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  09:45 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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