Archive: February 17, 2008 - February 23, 2008

Real Estate

*Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, the Washington area's multiple-listing service for real estate, made a rule change that allows sellers to withdraw their home from the market for 90 days, then put it back on as a new listing. Previously, the wait was 180 days. See story *Blooms Crossing in Manassas...

By Terri Rupar | February 23, 2008; 12:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Early Briefing: The Last Dairy Farm

*Dogwood Farm is Loudoun County's last dairy farm, run by a family who has owned it for generations. In the 1950s, the county had more than 400 dairy farms, but as more people moved into the areas, they left. See story *Dominion Virginia Power said it plans to begin construction...

By Terri Rupar | February 23, 2008; 5:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Protest and Arrest

We posted earlier about a man on a nine-day protest at Discovery Communications in Silver Spring. The organizer was apparently arrested yesterday evening after literally throwing a lot of money around, WJLA reported here. Here's the video from WJLA:...

By Terri Rupar | February 22, 2008; 3:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Step Forward For D.C.'s Technology Startups

In November, three local technology and media executives joined to form LaunchBoxDigital's LaunchBox08, an incubation program for start-ups. The goal was to offer people starting technology and new media companies what they needed to get off the ground -- money -- and then the advice they needed to succeed. The...

By Zachary Goldfarb | February 22, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Early Briefing: Liquor Licensing at the National Harbor

*A political struggle over a liquor license for the Gaylord resort at National Harbor could end if the Maryland legislature passes a bill that would impose the state's highest annual liquor licensing fee on a retail establishment there: $20,000. See story *Radio One of Lanham recorded a $404 million write-down...

By Terri Rupar | February 22, 2008; 5:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

"Awakening" Reaction

Anita Huslin's post Wednesday on the moving of the sculpture "The Awakening" from Hains Point to the National Harbor development in Prince George's County drew plenty of comments. (You can also check out her full story of the move, with lots of photos and a video here.) Most expressed disappointment,...

By Terri Rupar | February 21, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (2)

Morning Briefing: Kosher In Potomac

Rabbi Joseph Pinto, center, discusses whether or not a condiment is kosher with Martin Chavez, left, and Richard Tassiello. (Katherine Frey/Post) *Pomegranate Bistro in Potomac opened as the region's newest fully certified kosher restaurant, with an in-house inspector recruited, trained and assigned by the Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington.The...

By Terri Rupar | February 21, 2008; 5:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Moving Day For "The Awakening"

By Anita Huslin After resting in place for nearly 30 years -- if that can be said of a figure that eternally struggles to climb from the earth -- the cast aluminum sculpture known as "The Awakening" left its home Wednesday from the southernmost tip of Washington's Hains Point. Workers...

By Dan Beyers | February 20, 2008; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Early Briefing: Md's Climate Control Rules

*A bill in Maryland that would set up one of the nation's most ambitious sets of controls on carbon dixiode emissions got consideration from the state legislature and endorsement from Gov. Martin O'Malley. But executives worry that the rules would make electricity prices even higher and make the state less...

By Terri Rupar | February 20, 2008; 5:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Protest at Discovery

It's a nine-day protest, organized by a man who gives his name as just "Lee," against Silver Spring-based Discovery Communications. His issue, as explained on his Web site, is that he believes that the shows that Discovery airs don't help the environment. The protest was scheduled to go from 9...

By Terri Rupar | February 19, 2008; 3:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Readers Respond To AOL Exodus

Kendra Marr and I wrote a story that appeared in Monday's paper exploring what AOL's exodus means for the region. It elicited some heated comments. Here's an overview of some of the themes that readers brought up: * Does Washington have a university (or several) that can be a source...

By Zachary Goldfarb | February 19, 2008; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Early Briefing: Should Md. Allow Wine Deliveries?

Here's some of the local business stories in today's paper: *Maryland lawmakers are considering whether to lift a ban on wine shipments in the state and allow people to buy their bottles online or over the phone. The bill was introduced by two Montgomery legislators who had been flooded with...

By Dan Beyers | February 19, 2008; 7:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

Early Briefing: A New Way To Make A Deal

On Mondays we turn the Business section over to news about local executives and companies: Tony Tavares is CEO of Sports Properties Acquisition, an investment vehicle searching for an acquisition. * What kind of deal brings Jack Kemp, Mario Cuomo, legendary baseball slugger Henry Aaron, former Washington Nationals president Tony...

By Dan Beyers | February 18, 2008; 7:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: VSE, SLM, Vanda Pharmaceuticals, ICF International

A look at some local movers on the stock market. Lets take the biggest losers first. Two local banks, Carrollton Bancorp of Baltimore and Severn Bancorp of Annapolis, took the biggest one-week slides, falling 19 and 11 percent, respectively. Both posted a slide in earnings, and both cited the tough...

By Terri Rupar | February 18, 2008; 5:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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