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Maryland football player’s death raises broad questions for university

Maryland football player’s death raises broad questions for university

University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh has long been wary of the power of college athletics to shape how the state’s flagship university is perceived. “As president, I sit over a number of dormant volcanoes,” he said last year at a meeting of the University Senate, the campus newspaper...

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  • The military is not a toy

    The military is not a toy

    President Donald J. Trump today officially cancelled his planned fall military parade in Washington, D.C., complaining about how much the District wanted to charge the federal government for the cost of hosting. Members of Congress had urged Mr. Trump to spend the money (as much as $92 million...

  • A 'Chopped' life

    A 'Chopped' life

    I’m watching “Chopped,” my favorite TV show. Contestants are all given identical ingredients, secretly held in a basket, out of which they have to make a dish that’s tasty and attractive. The chefs open up their baskets at the same time and face a clutch of bizarre ingredients. You might find,...

  • Baltimore prosecutors must also hold police accountable

    Baltimore prosecutors must also hold police accountable

    Like many, when I saw the video of a Baltimore police officer repeatedly punching a young man, unprovoked and causing significant injuries, I was horrified. Horrified, but not surprised. We have repeatedly seen and heard BPD officers behaving badly in the news over the past couple of years. At...

  • There is no wall against infectious diseases

    There is no wall against infectious diseases

    It is easy to get lost in the tides of panic, but biological threats continue to evolve even as public focus careens from one crisis to another. Thankfully, we have institutions working to protect us regardless of the news cycle. The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPRA)...

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  • Sinclair Broadcast may have little wiggle room to grow after Tribune breakup

    Sinclair Broadcast may have little wiggle room to grow after Tribune breakup

    After the collapse of its long-planned acquisition of Tribune Media, Sinclair Broadcast Group is expected to have its hands full defending itself against both a $1 billion lawsuit filed by its former merger partner and allegations it misrepresented itself before federal regulators. In the short...

  • Maryland's unemployment rate stays constant in July at 4.3 percent

    Maryland's unemployment rate stays constant in July at 4.3 percent

    The unemployment rate in July in Maryland was 4.3 percent, unchanged from recent months and up from 4.1 percent a year ago, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s relatively the same as the national rate, which dipped .1 percentage point from...

  • Stanley Black & Decker relaunches Craftsman tool brand in stores besides Sears

    Stanley Black & Decker relaunches Craftsman tool brand in stores besides Sears

    Soon after Stanley Black & Decker bought the well-known Craftsman brand from Sears Holdings last year, it embarked on what it says is a ground-up remake of the tool line, hoping to revitalize a name that had languished alongside the struggling department store. Stanley Black & Decker has spent...

  • New retail planned in heart of downtown Baltimore at Pratt and Light streets

    New retail planned in heart of downtown Baltimore at Pratt and Light streets

    Work will begin next year on a glassy pavilion to house shops and restaurants on a prominent block in downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor. The unit block of East Pratt Street between Light and Charles streets features an underused strip of land in front of the Transamerica building, the city’s...

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  • Immigrant and refugee food festival planned for October

    Immigrant and refugee food festival planned for October

    “#BreakingBarriersByBreakingBread” is the motto of an immigrant and refugee food festival planned for noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 14 in Canton Waterfront Park. “[Culture] brings people together whether it’s food, music, clothing, festivals — it’s meeting new people during this very divisive time,” said...

  • Bar Louie to open in White Marsh at end of month

    Bar Louie to open in White Marsh at end of month

    Bar Louie, the chain bar and restaurant that focuses on cocktails, will open at the former Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery in White Marsh on Aug. 31. The bar will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. that day, said Kayla Dillon, a Bar Louie marketing manager. Going forward, Bar Louie will be open at 8133-C...

  • Aretha Franklin in Maryland: The 'Queen of Soul's' concerts through the years

    Aretha Franklin in Maryland: The 'Queen of Soul's' concerts through the years

    Naturally, as one of the greatest singers of all time, Aretha Franklin — the “Queen of Soul” who died at 76 on Thursday — was no stranger to Maryland, stopping here for various performances during her illustrious career. In 1971, less than a year after releasing her album “Spirit in the Dark,”...

  • Tiny Wine Shop, Garden Party kiosk add a touch of Europe to Hampden's Rotunda

    Tiny Wine Shop, Garden Party kiosk add a touch of Europe to Hampden's Rotunda

    As Hampden’s Rotunda was redeveloped, the mixed-use property was bursting with amenities. The only thing missing, some said, was a liquor store. That changed on Wednesday, when the appropriately named Tiny Wine Shop opened in a standalone kiosk near the Xfinity store at the Rotunda. At 165 square...

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