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Bel Air suffers nightmare inning, falls in CRWS opener

Trying to match the winning efforts of its neighbor Hickory, Maryland State Champ Bel Air saw its first action of the 2016 Cal Ripken World Series on a rainy Saturday in Aberdeen. For a while it appeared Bel Air was also going to be in the win column, but a nightmarish fifth inning sent the local...

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    • Mikulski asks women to 'suit up' for Clinton

      Mikulski asks women to 'suit up' for Clinton

      Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski told voters Thursday that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had spent much of her career focused on women's issues, and urged women voters to return the favor this fall and "suit up" on her behalf. Flanked by other Democratic female senators, Mikulski — the...

    • Fact checker: On final night, speakers' claims on guns, health care are shaky

      Fact checker: On final night, speakers' claims on guns, health care are shaky

      Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech was the highlight of the Democratic National Convention, but it was relatively sparse in terms of facts and figures that could be checked. Here's a roundup of some of the most noteworthy claims that were made. "More than 90 percent of the gains have gone to the...

    • Maryland medical marijuana decisions to be revealed Aug. 15

      Maryland medical marijuana decisions to be revealed Aug. 15

      The preliminary winners of lucrative licenses to grow and process medical marijuana in Maryland will be announced Aug. 15, more than a week after a state commission selects the highest-ranked applications. Maryland's medical cannabis commission is scheduled to publicly review and recommend the highest-ranked...

    • Clinton at disadvantage on TV

      David Zurawik: Clinton at disadvantage on TV

      TV is not Hillary Clinton's friend. And contrary to the conventional wisdom on what it takes to win the White House, her best media course between now and November is to avoid it as much as possible if she wants to be the first female president of the United States.

    • Nominee Clinton seeks to unify Dems as she pivots to general election

      Nominee Clinton seeks to unify Dems as she pivots to general election

      Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday night and sought to ease a restive electorate by casting herself as a steady hand for the economy and a leader already experienced on the world stage. Drawing a contrast with the narrative of...

    • Bill, the adoring spouse, in role reversal as Hillary Clinton makes history

      Bill, the adoring spouse, in role reversal as Hillary Clinton makes history

      This time, Bill Clinton was the adoring spouse, smiling and clapping when the cameras cut away from the candidate in the spotlight.It was him in the VIP seating, watching as his wife took center stage to claim the presidential nomination at the Democratic convention Thursday night.It was one small...

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    • School police camp for girls gaining momentum and support

      School police camp for girls gaining momentum and support

      A camp run by school police officers for at-risk girls is gaining momentum and support as it marks its third year in operation. The Girls Expecting More Success (GEMS) camp will hold its third annual closing exercise Friday, where 25 Baltimore city students and graduates will be honored for their...

    • Baltimore schools get $106 million contract OK, and a grilling

      Baltimore schools get $106 million contract OK, and a grilling

      The Board of Public Works approved $106.6 million worth of contracts Wednesday under a $1 billion plan to rebuild or replace aging Baltimore schools — but not before grilling system officials about their management of state money. The five contracts comprise the second round of work authorized by...

    • Andrew Smarick elected president of Maryland State Board of Education

      Andrew Smarick elected president of Maryland State Board of Education

      Andrew Smarick, a longtime education policy expert who has worked on the national and state level, was elected president of the Maryland State Board of Education Tuesday. Smarick, who was appointed as a member of the school board a year ago by Gov. Larry Hogan, works as a partner at Bellwether...

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    • Vivien L. F. Burnett, social worker, educator, dies

      Vivien L. F. Burnett, social worker, educator, dies

      Vivien L. F. Burnett, a retired social worker and reading specialist, died July 21 of breast cancer at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown. The Owings Mills resident was 92. The daughter of Louis N. Francis and Belulah Vivian Naylor Francis Plummer, a Baltimore public schools educator, Vivien Louise...

    • Charlotte D. deB. Greene, Baltimore artist and centenarian, dies

      Charlotte D. deB. Greene, Baltimore artist and centenarian, dies

      Charlotte D. deB. "Lottie" Greene, a Baltimore artist who worked in a variety of media and participated in one-woman and juried shows, died of complications from dementia July 23 at North Oaks retirement community in Owings Mills. She was 104. "She was always the lively one, and from my earliest...

    • Margaret P. Armstrong, longtime city educator, dies

      Margaret P. Armstrong, longtime city educator, dies

      Margaret P. Armstrong, a former administrative specialist in the Baltimore public schools' music division who played a pivotal role in the founding of the Baltimore School for the Arts, died July 19 in her sleep at Brookdale Assisted Living in Towson. She was 100. The daughter of Henry Oliver DeMan,...

    • William R. Curtis, longtime volunteer aboard Liberty ship S.S. John W. Brown, dies

      William R. Curtis, longtime volunteer aboard Liberty ship S.S. John W. Brown, dies

      William R. Curtis, who had been an officer aboard ships of the old United States Coast and Geodetic Survey and later volunteered aboard the Liberty ship SS John W. Brown, died of melanoma July 15 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Sykesville resident was 85. The son of Ford E. Curtis, a professor of...

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    • Baltimore area hot streak extends to nine days at BWI

      Baltimore area hot streak extends to nine days at BWI

      Friday was the ninth consecutive day Baltimore hit 90 degrees or hotter, extending what has been the region's longest heat wave since 2012. Though forecasters expected temperatures to top out in the 80s Friday, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reached 90 degrees by 3...

    • Storms likely to continue in Baltimore this weekend

      Storms likely to continue in Baltimore this weekend

      Forecasters are predicting a stormy weekend in Baltimore. Rain is likely to fall on the city every day through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, and thunderstorms are also possible. The National Weather Service expects temperatures to range from the mid-70s to the mid-80s. Heavy...

    • Flights resume after storms delay travel at BWI

      Flights resume after storms delay travel at BWI

      As thunderstorms battered Maryland Thursday, nearly 100 flights were delayed at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the airline tracker FlightAware reported. Downpours and heavy winds began Thursday afternoon throughout the region. A tornado was sighted near Easton and...

    • Flash flooding, damaging winds possible as storms cross region

      Flash flooding, damaging winds possible as storms cross region

      Storms could bring damaging wind gusts, flash flooding and possibly tornadoes Thursday night into Friday morning. Storms, some of them severe, began moving through the region about 3 p.m. Lightning struck a tree that was touching a house in the 200 block of Marlyn Avenue in Essex, sending a jolt...

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