Recent stories by Patrick Maynard

Across the border, but closer than nationals

4:52 PM EDT, April 24, 2014

Across the border, but closer than nationals

PHILADELPHIA -- When Stephanie Ryall steps onto the track tonight at the 120th Penn Relays, she'll be one of only three Canadian individuals at the event. None of the three have run there before.

Discover which health articles have the most interest so far in 2013

8:20 AM EDT, July 7, 2013

Discover which health articles have the most interest so far in 2013

Informational articles on Blood clots and hernias were two of the most-sought baltimoresun.com health posts in the first half of 2013.

Scenes from a Restore the 4th rally against surveillance

7:00 AM EDT, July 5, 2013

Scenes from a Restore the 4th rally against surveillance

WASHINGTON — The crowd’s signs range from the earnest — “Privacy IS security” to the humorous — “Sorry about all the porn, it was research.” The crowd is equally diverse, with everyone from members of the peacenik group Code Pink to a man waving a “don’t tread on me” Marines flag. All are gathered for one purpose: To request that the United States government stop spying on them.

Maryland Proton Treatment Center getting some competition

11:00 AM EDT, May 31, 2013

Maryland Proton Treatment Center getting some competition

The competition for medical dollars within the Baltimore-Washington area got a national radio audience this morning, when NPR aired a story about plans for two proton beam therapy facilities in the District of Columbia.

Glaxo anti-cancer cocktail gets regulatory approval

May 30, 2013

Glaxo anti-cancer cocktail gets regulatory approval

After her melanoma, Cheryl Stratos is mostly back to a normal life, running a business and driving her teenage son to weekend events, but there are reminders that it could all come back: The sores all over her body, the high fevers, the hair loss -- even the possibility of a suddenly shortened life. For Stratos, of Virginia, and others who have benefitted from a class of revolutionary anti-cancer drugs known as BRAF mutation inhibitors, another tool in the fight against relapse has just been sharpened: Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline received FDA approval Wednesday for a new cocktail that includes a BRAF-targeting component.

Local gamers share their curiosity about Xbox changes

2:45 PM EDT, May 21, 2013

XBOX ONE RELEASE

Local gamers share their curiosity about Xbox changes

Check back on this slug frequently for updated details about the Xbox release.

STI havens within galloping distance of Preakness

11:05 AM EDT, May 4, 2013

PREAKNESS 2013

STI havens within galloping distance of Preakness

If indecent exposure laws aren't enough to give adventurous Pimlico infield visitors pause, here's another disincentive: The famous race course lies inside of one of Baltimore's statistical hot spots for gonorrhea.

Ahead of London, hopeful marathoners and a watchful government

4:24 PM EDT, April 20, 2013

Ahead of London, hopeful marathoners and a watchful government

BALTIMORE -- A tuba and banjo duo dressed in saddle shoes, khakis and button-down shirts plays polkas and foxtrots by a set of escalators at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport on Friday morning. A nearby shoeshine man takes a break from his work to watch them and smile. It's a lighthearted moment that contrasts strongly with the scene a few feet away.

Clarksville Paralympian Tatyana McFadden wins Boston Marathon marred by explosions

6:36 PM EDT, April 15, 2013

Clarksville Paralympian Tatyana McFadden wins Boston Marathon marred by explosions

Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden won the women's wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon on Monday, hours before the race was marred by deadly explosions near the finish line.

Baltimore-area residents near Boston Marathon blasts

9:26 PM EDT, April 15, 2013

Baltimore-area residents near Boston Marathon blasts

Ryan McGrath and other Baltimore-area runners were relaxing after the Boston Marathon, refueling with some burritos, when they heard the blasts.

Blasts lead to deaths, injury after Boston Marathon

6:57 AM EDT, April 16, 2013

Blasts lead to deaths, injury after Boston Marathon

BOSTON -- At least three people are dead and 100 injured after two bomb blasts shook the site of the Boston Marathon finish line Monday afternoon, with a third, possibly related incident an hour and a half later, reported at Boston's John F. Kennedy Library.

Desisa, Jeptoo win Boston Marathon

12:56 PM EDT, April 15, 2013

LIVE UPDATES FROM THE BOSTON MARATHON

Desisa, Jeptoo win Boston Marathon

Explosion update: Details of evacuation after Boston Marathon blast

Boston capsule: Mosi Smith

9:49 PM EDT, April 14, 2013

Boston capsule: Mosi Smith

Mosi Smith is an accomplished ultra-distance runner who plans to shepherd a group of Midshipmen through Monday's marathon. The Baltimore Sun talked with Smith, who has had a seven-year career as an officer with the Marines, about his race plans, his choice to run the Bull Run 50 Mile race on the weekend leading into the marathon, and his fundraising work. Here are some excerpts from that Sunday phone interview:

Goodbye, Dublin

8:40 AM EDT, April 15, 2013

BOSTON MARATHON

Goodbye, Dublin

BOSTON -- When Kieran O'Leary took the trip to last year's Boston Marathon, the County Dublin resident met up with several other Irish visitors before the race.

Born to run? Maybe, but this gene switch had little to do with it

8:50 AM EDT, April 15, 2013

Born to run? Maybe, but this gene switch had little to do with it

BOSTON -- As athletes get ready for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon today, many will have mantras. One of my favorites, from septuagenarian marathoner Malcolm Brookes is "I can, I will, I am," but another popular one is "you were born for this." A group of British scientists wanted to check that out, testing whether a genetic switch associated with obesity had any effect on a person's likelihood of becoming a high-level distance athlete.

Maryland's Congressional delegation, John Brennan and executive-branch drones

1:00 PM EST, February 7, 2013

Maryland's Congressional delegation, John Brennan and executive-branch drones

As Senate Intelligence Committee members file into room 216 of the Hart office building in Washington for a CIA confirmation hearing this afternoon, they will be under a spotlight much brighter than they anticipated last week.

On Valentine's Day, a celebration of a pioneer

9:58 AM EST, February 14, 2013

On Valentine's Day, a celebration of a pioneer

If, like the Liz Lemon, you look for any possible distraction from Valentine's Day, perhaps a celebration of Anna Howard Shaw Day is in order. The fictional character's equally fictional holiday celebrates a very real preacher and doctor, born 166 years ago today in Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh [Pictures & quiz]

January 26, 2013

Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh [Pictures & quiz]

On Sunday, Feb. 3, coaches Jim and John Harbaugh will lead their teams out onto the field for Super Bowl XLVII at the Superdome in New Orleans. It's the first time in professional sports history that two brothers will face each other as head coaches in a championship game. Jim is the fiery leader of the NFC's San Francisco 49ers, and John is the calming presence on the sideline for the AFC's Baltimore Ravens. But you likely already knew what teams the two brothers coach for. What else do you know? Take the quiz to see how well you know your Harbaughs.

Golden Globe recaps, lots of football and the death of an information activist

9:36 AM EST, January 14, 2013

TRENDING ONLINE

Golden Globe recaps, lots of football and the death of an information activist

Justin Timberlake has released a small slice of his next album, "The 20/20 Experience," causing the New York Times to spin in circles spouting wardrobe puns.

Maryland public salaries favor University of Maryland coaches, medical admins

10:30 AM EST, January 6, 2013

Maryland public salaries favor University of Maryland coaches, medical admins

While the latest update of the Baltimore Sun public salary database continues a long-running trend of university head coaches out-earning their academic counterparts, those who oversee academic medical programs aren't exactly suffering.

A football win, a basketball firing, K-pop and Schwarzkopf

9:58 AM EST, December 28, 2012

WHAT'S TRENDING

A football win, a basketball firing, K-pop and Schwarzkopf

Why is “Trouble Maker,” a K-pop song that's been around for a year, suddenly getting worldwide Twitter love? I blame end-of-year lists and an upcoming awards ceremony.

Promises of more slush, horse racing and a rap battle

10:17 AM EST, December 27, 2012

WHAT'S TRENDING

Promises of more slush, horse racing and a rap battle

Right now, Twitter and Google users around Baltimore are looking toward both a potentially slushy weekend and the new year beyond, according to those sites' metrics.

Slush and celebrities as we groggily recover

10:21 AM EST, December 26, 2012

WHAT'S TRENDING

Slush and celebrities as we groggily recover

Happy Boxing Day! If you haven't tipped your coachman, be sure to pull a few shillings from behind your ascot, then send him off to spend the day with his brood.

NIH gives $9.3 million to a Pittsburgh-based computing team

8:13 AM EST, December 1, 2012

NIH gives $9.3 million to a Pittsburgh-based computing team

Three Pennsylvania institutions and a California organization have received National Institutes of Health funding approval for a computational modeling initiative.

Upgrades to The Sun's city homicide map go live today

12:24 PM EDT, October 16, 2012

Upgrades to The Sun's city homicide map go live today

Today we’re rolling out some improvements to our map of city homicides.

2012 HSA test pass rates

4:18 PM EDT, October 30, 2012

2012 HSA test pass rates

Earthquake recovery paid for through nonprofit agency

4:56 PM EDT, July 25, 2012

Earthquake recovery paid for through nonprofit agency

Our database design group is constantly bugging local governments for data sets to play with, even if we're not completely sure what we'll do with them.

Basilica reconstruction work starts Aug. 1

7:50 PM EDT, July 25, 2012

Basilica reconstruction work starts Aug. 1

A multi-month session of earthquake-related repairs to Baltimore's Basilca of the Assumption will start next week, after being delayed from its original start date, a representative for the Archdiocese of Baltimore wrote in an email on Wednesday.

Casino gambling spending by state

4:28 PM EDT, May 18, 2012

Casino gambling spending by state

Ulman Cancer Fund hopes for savings

5:10 PM EST, January 17, 2012

Ulman Cancer Fund hopes for savings

The cancer charity of Howard County executive Ken Ulman's brother will team with a Virginia company to run its Half Full Triathlon, a fundraising event in Ellicott City.

Exercists: Radcliffe will return at Great Manchester

Exercists: Radcliffe will return at Great Manchester

Paula Radcliffe has plans to run a giant British 10K in May. The event will be the world marathon record holder's first competitive race since giving birth to her second child, Raphael.

Exercists: Walking in the Philadelphia Concourse

Exercists: Walking in the Philadelphia Concourse

A couple weekends ago, my wife and I packed up our dog and headed to Philadelphia. I ran a race, but we also spent some time checking out the tunnel system under the city, known as the Philadelphia Concourse. I was reminded of that yesterday evening on my way home, as I wished for a tunnel that would take me under certain still-icy stretches of Baltimore's street grid.

1:00 PM EST, January 30, 2011

Columbia Athletic Club feeds the grid with electricity-generating exercise bikes

The Columbia Athletic Club hosted a public showing Saturday of 28 new, electricity generating stationary bicycles.

July 31, 2011

Junior Olympics update

The USATF Junior Olympics (edit: not to be confused with the AAU version), which have been taking place this week in Wichita, wrap up today.

1:23 PM EST, December 18, 2012

Exercists: More connections, please

Today's story by Frank Roylance about Beacon Park plans contained an interesting nugget:

4:16 PM EDT, June 10, 2011

NCAA track update

Forecast for Saturday's marathon in Washington: A bit chilly

According to marylandweather.com, we can expect temperatures just above freezing for the Suntrust National Marathon on Saturday: As of this morning, the predicted high is 45°, with a potential low for the day of 35°.

Bernard Lagat hopes to set national indoor record

Bernard Lagat with Alan Webb -- Click image for post's permalinkLess than a month after his Wanamaker Mile winning streak came to an end at Madison Square Garden last week, Bernard Lagat will attempt to break the United States indoor two-mile record at another talent-heavy New York race, this one scheduled for Feb 12 at the Armory.

Exercists: A couple bike links

Jerry's post on cyclo-cross yesterday reminded me to look at the bike-related feed on my aggregator this morning, and I wasn't disappointed with what I found: GGW has a really cool entry showing the most popular paths for rental bikes in Washington. Closer to home, the Baltimore bike counts I blogged about a couple weeks back have been posted for a few days, and I've been slothful in not linking them sooner. (The chastising session can now commence.)

11:44 AM EST, January 24, 2011

Exercists: B&A trail repairs will stretch through most of the year

The Baltimore and Annapolis Trail in Pasadena is likely to remain detoured for at least another 11 months.

11:56 AM EDT, April 11, 2010

Bridge now open after morning accident

A crash on the eastbound William Preston Lane Memorial Bridge blocked traffic this morning, WBAL radio reports,.

August 15, 2010

Day Trip: Philadelphia Folk Festival

Where Old Pool Farm near Schwenksville, Pa., 35 miles northwest of Philadelphia

9:14 AM EDT, March 27, 2010

1 person hospitalized after Baltimore County shooting

One victim was taken to the hospital after a shooting in Baltimore County, according to a police spokesman.

1:44 PM EST, February 27, 2010

Fatal crash halts morning traffic near Arundel Mills

One man died early Saturday morning in an Anne Arundel County accident that closed Route 100 for more than three hours. A second man has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, according to Division Chief Michael Cox.

2:59 PM EST, March 6, 2010

Woman killed, 1 injured in Carroll County crash

One woman died Saturday morning when two vehicles collided on Route 140 near Westminster.

February 8, 2010

Zoo train back on track

A two-way radio bounces off Karl Kranz's corduroys and a red bandanna threatens to come out of his back pocket as he pulls back the covering from his train. He's showing off the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's new toy, a bright-red replica of the 1863 C.P. Huntington.

  • Email E-mail
  • add to Twitter Twitter
  • add to Facebook Facebook
  • Home Delivery Home Delivery

PHOTO GALLERIES

TOP VIDEO

CONNECT WITH US


2013 YEAR IN REVIEW
Look for this special section in your
Baltimore Sun newspaper on Dec. 29, 2013.
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Google Plus
  • RSS Feeds
  • Mobile Alerts and Apps

Contact Us | Newsroom directory | Social Sun