"Joel Stein, a San Francisco columnist, got San Francisco novelist Armistead Maupin (Tales of the City) and Baltimore mystery writer Laura Lippman (the Tess Monaghan series) to agree to write something complimentary about the winning city if their city lost. Maupin decided that since the Ravens are named after a poem, he would deliver his ode to Baltimore in verse."
A couple of Howard County organizations are providing tax preparations for county residents. making CHANGE is hosting Howard County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site throughout the 2013 tax season. From their website:
"Like other VITA sites across the country, the Howard County site will offer free tax assistance preparation to most taxpayers who earned less than $49,000 in 2012. In addition to free tax return preparation, the site will offer free electronic filing, savings bonds and the option to receive refunds via direct deposit onto a debit card. Individuals taking advantage of the e-file program receive their refunds in half the time compared to returns filed on paper — even faster, when tax refunds are deposited directly into a bank account.
9900 Washington Boulevard (Rt 1)
Laurel, MD 20723
January 19 to April 13, 2013
Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 8 pm
Saturdays from 10am to 3 pm