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Sun SentinelAs Hurricane Irene approached last week, several groups released tips on how to file claims effectively. The Consumer Federation of America, a consortium of more than 300 consumer interest groups and United Policyholders, a non-profit in San Francisco,...
Our family returned this week from the Bahamas. It was a trip that was a long time in coming. When we first saved up for it, then booked it, my daughter ended up in the hospital. We had to cancel, much to the disappointment of my other children. So...
Tags: Travel, Trips and Vacations, Bahamas
Watchdog with Paul MuschickBob Durn of Allentown seemed to have a good argument when he sought the Watchdog's help in a dispute with his travel insurance. He'd missed a cruise that left New York as the city was shutting down for Hurricane Irene......
The Hog BlogDom Brown's return to the lineup will have to wait for the road. The IronPigs left fielder was in Ryne Sandberg's original lineup for Sunday's home-stand finale against Syracuse but Brown was a late scratch. "He just needs another day or so," Sandberg...
Record-high water temperatures and a March sewage leak are contributing to a large algae bloom in the Baltimore harbor, bringing what is known as a "mahogany tide" of reddish-brown algae to the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River. The bloom is somewhat...
Like most couples, Artie and Janet Persing have their disagreements. For instance, Artie would like to store in the bathroom rain water the couple collect from their downspouts to flush the toilet. But Janet just shakes her head and laughs: "We're not...
Tags: Schnecksville, Facebook, Allentown
I'm the first child and only son of an energetic Navy engineer and builder. So by the time I reached 9, I had lots of hands-on experience as a helper in the construction trades — driving nails, carrying bricks and even mixing mortar for a man who...
Tags: Home Improvement
The aftermath of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee are still being felt in our area. That's why volunteers with the Lebanon County Disaster Recovery Group are coming together to help clean up and rebuild homes damaged during floods. Leaders with the...
The County Council last week sent a letter to Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Joe Hairston asking him to change a policy that closes school athletic fields from use during school emergency closures — even if the emergencies don't...
Tags: Joe A. Hairston, Perry Hall
Sun SentinelThe 2012 hurricane season should be considerably slower than normal with 10 named storms, including four hurricanes, two major, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray of Colorado State University said on Wednesday. The average season sees 12 named storms,...
Baltimore's Inner Harbor is about to dramatically enlarge one of its newest attractions — one meant to draw crabs and fish as well as tourists. For weeks now, teams of young and adult volunteers have been assembling what promoters say will be...
Tags: Fells Point, Mussels, Wildlife, T. Rowe Price, Natural Resources
Luis Lopez and Theresa Vazquez felt their home renovation was in good hands because the work was being done through a federal government program, which they assumed would require everything to be in order. Yet when a problem arose, Uncle Sam wouldn't...
Aug 29, 2011 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Sep 2, 2011 |Story| Glendale News Press
May 16, 2012 | Allentown Morning Call
May 6, 2012 | Allentown Morning Call
Apr 30, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Mar 24, 2012 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Mar 24, 2012 |Story| Hampton Roads Daily Press
Mar 25, 2012 |Story| WPMT-LTV
Mar 27, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Apr 4, 2012 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Apr 8, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Apr 14, 2012 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
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