definition of a dram

No, we’re not talking about the acronym for Dynamic RAM, but rather one that applies to liquor and the Dogfish Head Alehouse lawsuit. There seems to be some confusion as to how much a dram, as a measurement, actually is.

WTOP Radio adds to the story.


laura martinez, where R U???

Laura Martinez of Germantown, MD, age 15


Montgomery County police are searching for a 15-year-old Germantown girl who was reported missing this week. Laura Martinez was last seen by her family at their home in the 20000 block of Cabana Drive on Monday, Feb. 28, about 11:30 p.m.

Laura is described as a Hispanic female, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 105 pounds, with brown eyes, and brown shoulder-length hair. She wears a black North Face jacket.  Anyone with information is asked to call 240-773-5400 (MC Police Family Crimes Division) or 301-279-8000 (MC Police non-emergency). Or just stop any cop.

are the pit bulls resting comfortably?

These are NOT the dogs that were shot. They are just models.


(1/6/11) Montgomery and Baltimore County Police officers shot two dogs tonight in Germantown. It happened around 7:15 along Steeple Road. WUSA9 reports.

disappointing upcounty hospital decision

Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD

Holy Cross probably wins out over Shady Grove to build hospital in Upper Montgomery County. Or at least that will be the recommendation to the full committee. Here’s the Gazette’s version. And the Washington Post story.

Adventist HealthCare wrote about this disappointing decision in facebook:

We are very disappointed in a recommendation against our new hospital and medical campus in Clarksburg. The Reviewer recommended a proposal by Holy Cross Hospital. Despite the recommendation that our proposal for a hospital in Clarksburg be denied, we are undeterred. Stay tuned as we continue to press for approval of the Clarksburg project.

Let us look at this press release and subsequent recommendation to the full committee as a floating of a political air balloon. See what reaction there is. Otherwise, why not have the committee just talk in private?

So there is always a chance for this to go the other way, where Adventist HealthCare wins out.

oh, did i tell you wegmans is coming?

my favorite wegmans pic

maybe alec baldwin and his mom will pay us a visit sometime in Germantown, MD.

merry christmas!

good-bye mike knapp

Mike Knapp of Germantown moves on from Montgomery County Council.

late term abortions are coming! the sky is falling!!

This ought to be controversial.

Another good piece.

As far as I know, no abortions will be forced upon anyone, late term or not. So you can all go home now and stop disrupting a small business.

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