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Ocean City Fire Chief Gives 'Public Servant' A New Meaning

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Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Larmore was appointed in 2008 by the mayor and city council to oversee a newly merged department of career and volunteer firefighters.
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Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Larmore was appointed in 2008 by the mayor and city council to oversee a newly merged department of career and volunteer firefighters.

Americans are still closely watching every dollar they make and monitoring every dollar they spend. Yet, one Ocean City public servant is a walking example of how to make the most of $1.

Chris Larmore is the chief of both the volunteer and career fire departments in Ocean City, and although he could get as much as six figures for the 70-plus hours a week he puts in, he chooses to do the job for the paltry sum of just $1 a year.

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'Kids Love To Be Scared': Louis Sachar On Balancing Fun And Fear

The award-winning author of Holes has just published a new novel for young readers, called Fuzzy Mud. It mixes middle-school social puzzles with a more sinister mystery: a rogue biotech threat.
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Confronting A Shortage Of Eggs, Bakers Get Creative With Replacements

Eggs are becoming more expensive and scarce recently because so many chickens have died from avian flu. So bakers, in particular, are looking for cheaper ingredients that can work just as well.
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Jon Stewart's Private White House Meetings

Comedian Jon Stewart was called to the White House on at least two occasions for private meetings with President Obama, according to Politico. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with reporter Darren Samuelsohn.
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An App Tells Painful Stories Of Slaves At Monticello's Mulberry Row

A new app uses geolocation to bring to life a lesser-known section of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate — Mulberry Row, which was the bustling enclave of skilled slaves who worked at Monticello.

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