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  • Mary Ellen Shirley Tinelli, Chestertown pharmacy owner

    Mary Ellen Shirley Tinelli, Chestertown pharmacy owner

    Mary Ellen Shirley Long Tinelli, who co-owned the Chestertown Pharmacy on the Eastern Shore, died of leukemia March 24 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. She was 82. Born Mary Ellen Shirley Long in Baltimore and raised on Detroit Avenue in Dundalk, she was the daughter of Michael Long and Mary...

  • Staff members with Baltimore ties reflect on Team Israel's surprising WBC run

    Staff members with Baltimore ties reflect on Team Israel's surprising WBC run

    The team that represented Israel in the World Baseball Classic defied all odds to win its first four games and capture the imagination of baseball fans around the globe, but that miracle run in South Korea and Japan really wasn't the reason Team Israel physical therapist Yoni Rosenblatt came back...

  • Nancy Mountcastle, Calvert School teacher

    Nancy Mountcastle, Calvert School teacher

    Nancy P. Mountcastle, a retired Calvert School teacher, horsewoman, gardener and tennis player, died in her sleep of heart failure March 14 at Roland Park Place. The former Roland Park resident was 96. Born Nancy Clayton Pierpont in Salem, Va., she was the daughter of George Earle Pierpont, a brickyard...

  • NFL's agenda to speed up games, improve officiating is the right call

    NFL's agenda to speed up games, improve officiating is the right call

    National Football League owners will be in Phoenix, Ariz., for two more days and apparently want to improve officiating and make more efficient use of time on game day. It's uncertain if they can accomplish both, but at least there is an attempt. The poor quality of play has already made games...

  • Towson men unable to finish comeback in 12-11 loss to Denver

    Towson men unable to finish comeback in 12-11 loss to Denver

    Towson rallied for seven fourth-quarter goals Saturday, but the deficit proved too much as No. 7 Denver edged the No. 16 and host Tigers, 12-11, before an announced 2,654.

  • Baltimore's population loss hurts more this time

    Baltimore's population loss hurts more this time

    Being attached to Baltimore is like being attached to a drug addict: You love the best of it and you hate the worst of it. You're on this emotional roller coaster — up and down, up and down — and just when it seems that recovery is steady and strong, relapse happens, and everything flops like daffodils...

  • William McFaul, career FBI agent, dies

    William McFaul, career FBI agent, dies

    William Thomas "Bill" McFaul, a retired FBI special agent who handled prominent cases, died of heart disease Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The longtime Glen Arm resident was 82. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Clarence McFaul, a Hendler's ice cream employee, and Catherine Thompson....

  • Recreation Pier has a pedigree well connected to Baltimore's past

    Recreation Pier has a pedigree well connected to Baltimore's past

    A few years ago I suggested that while others had tried to redevelop and preserve Recreation Pier in Fells Point, Under Armour's Kevin Plank held a "golden charm" for this costly endeavor. (After all, anything built over the water can't be cheap.) As I walked through the venerable pier this week...

  • Denver's Cannizzaro is a rare breed in lacrosse today: the quarterback

    Denver's Cannizzaro is a rare breed in lacrosse today: the quarterback

    Denver attackman Connor Cannizzaro is the semblance of a dying breed in college lacrosse. He can break down a defense. He can dictate the pace of a game. He can get his teammates in the right positions or thread a pass into the tightest holes of a zone defense. And oh, can he shoot. So when the...

  • Cardinal William Henry Keeler dead at 86

    Cardinal William Henry Keeler dead at 86

    Friends and colleagues from across religious and political spectrums remembered Cardinal William Henry Keeler as a spiritual leader of historic stature, a man of great empathy, and a cleric who never stopped reaching out to establish common cause with people of other faiths and backgrounds. Cardinal...

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