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Midshipman misses big money on Jeopardy

Though he led after the first round of the two-round Jeopardy college tournament, U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 4th Class Gary Tse, of Ellicot City, missed out on winning the $100,000 grand prize falling to a student from M.I.T. After the first final round, Tse led eventual winner Lilly Chin, a...

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  • Prompted by lawsuit, Howard County votes to lift electronic weapons ban

    Prompted by lawsuit, Howard County votes to lift electronic weapons ban

    Howard County lawmakers lifted a ban on electronic weapons Tuesday in response to a federal lawsuit that challenges the county’s longstanding restrictions on the use and sale of Tasers and stun guns. After a nearly hour-long closed-door session to discuss the lawsuit, the council voted 4-1 to lift...

  • In annual county address, Kittleman says Howard County 'redefined' resilience

    In annual county address, Kittleman says Howard County 'redefined' resilience

    In his third State of the County address before the business community, Republican Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman touted the county's resiliency and his leadership, which was tested by last year's deadly flood in Ellicott City. Striking a tone similar to his previous addresses, which stressed...

  • Former spy channels harsh Vietnam memories through writing

    Former spy channels harsh Vietnam memories through writing

    Like a fast-moving storm front, dark clouds of emotion dart across Tom Glenn's eyes as he speaks calmly of the horrors of war. Gruesome images from Vietnam — where Glenn took part in multiple covert intelligence missions for the National Security Agency between 1962 and 1975 — often well up in...

  • New rules would ease pressure on western Howard farms

    New rules would ease pressure on western Howard farms

    As transplanted suburbanites increasingly began moving into homes next to long-established farmers in western Howard County, a clash of cultures accelerated there in the past decade. New residential neighbors brought setback requirements between farms and houses, forcing some farmers to limit future...

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  • In a show of unity, interfaith leaders help restore Torah at Laurel synagogue

    In a show of unity, interfaith leaders help restore Torah at Laurel synagogue

    The Rev. Bill Au's hand rests on top of Jeffrey Shulevitz's as they glide across the pages of a 125-year-old Torah scroll at Oseh Shalom in Laurel, filling in the faded Hebrew script of a passage shared across Abrahamic faiths. "It's like coloring," Shulevitz says as they restore the sacred text...

  • History Matters: Eisenhower's years at Camp Meade, Laurel

    History Matters: Eisenhower's years at Camp Meade, Laurel

    Long-time residents like to point out with pride that Dwight "Ike" and Mamie Eisenhower lived for a short time in a boardinghouse in Laurel during his posting to Camp Meade. But a new book sheds some light on their time in Laurel — a time that proved crucial to Dwight Eisenhower's career, but also...

  • Schools' parents are the students in English language classes

    Schools' parents are the students in English language classes

    At Scotchtown Hills Elementary, students shuffled into classrooms on a Monday evening with their workbooks in hand for this week's English lesson. These were not grade-school students, but Spanish-speaking parents enrolled in a literacy course to improve their English language skills. What started...

  • Venus Theatre thrives as home for women empowerment

    Venus Theatre thrives as home for women empowerment

    Playwrights from as far away as Australia and Greece submit plays to Laurel's Venus Theatre. Critics laud the theater's edgy and provocative vision. Audience members drive in from other states. "We're not really a community theater," allowed founder Deborah Randall. Yet seating at this acclaimed...

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  • Two Ellicott City natives make 'Jeopardy' debut in College Championship

    Two Ellicott City natives make 'Jeopardy' debut in College Championship

    The knowledge of two Ellicott City natives will be tested on "Jeopardy" this week during the College Championship, as they compete for $100,000 and a spot in the Tournament of Champions. Centennial High School graduates Clarissa Santori, 20, and Gary Tse, 18, filmed their "Jeopardy" episodes for...

  • At Jessup-based manufacturer, ex-offenders are getting 'a second chance'

    At Jessup-based manufacturer, ex-offenders are getting 'a second chance'

    When Lugnest "Lucky" Roberts appeared before Howard County Circuit Court in August 2014, the 46-year-old said he was fortunate to be arrested on charges of possessing marijuana and a handgun. After struggling to find a job for seven months, his arrest in October 2013 "saved" him from falling into...

  • Dryer at Columbia apartment complex burns

    Dryer at Columbia apartment complex burns

    A dryer fire was reported at an apartment complex in Columbia early Tuesday, Howard County fire officials said. Fire crews responded to the 5300 block of Harpers Farm Road before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, where the apartment building had been evacuated after a fire in a dryer unit, according to the Howard...

  • Three high school steel drum bands join for annual concert

    Three high school steel drum bands join for annual concert

    Wilde Lake High School's Steel Drum Panorama will have the audience closing their eyes and traveling to the islands on Feb. 14. The Steel Drum Panorama features the school's steel drum band along with bands from Centennial and Howard high schools for an evening that will be a "wonderful island...

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