| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Description: How much does a Facebook "friendship" really mean? One researcher explored it by creating a fake account on the social networking website with only a limited amount of personal information that could make it appear the person is a college...
| Oct 12, 2012
Sunday, Oct. 14
'Oakland Music Cafe' Joseph Isaacs and Billy J. Carter perform at 3:30 p.m. in the ballroom of Historic Oakland Manor, 5430 Vantage Point Road in Columbia. Admission and refreshments are free, donations are appreciated. The music series...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 1:27 PM
Robert M. Coulbourn III, a retired industrial designer who had been active in the affairs of several Baltimore-area Episcopal churches, died May 23 of pneumonia at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. He was 87.
The son of a salesman and a...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 1:53 PM
I recently came across a local newspaper headline from May 18, 1945, noting, "German Prisoners For Farm Work."
The idea that Carroll County was the home of German prisoners of war during World War II was nothing new to me. I had heard many oral...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Dr. Elizabeth A. "Betty" Edmonds, a longtime city public school principal who was fearless in her efforts to straighten out troubled schools and later joined the faculty of Coppin State University, died May 21 of pneumonia at Sinai Hospital.
| Oct 11, 2012
| 2:08 PM
Twice a week, dozens of girls can be seen scampering along the track at Harper's Choice Middle School, a workout that will ultimately lead to a 5K run. Before their often-challenging cardio exercise, they take part in brief sessions centered on building...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Amy Lynne Shelton has a closet full of toys at the Johns Hopkins University cognitive psychology lab: Wooden human figures with movable joints, Lego and model train buildings, toy cameras and wooden triangular blocks — some with eyes, some without....
| Jun 9, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Daniel Ewald says he's ready when and if zombies ever take over.
His Hampden home is fitted with solar panels to provide power in case he needs to be locked away. His partner is a former Eagle Scout with survival skills galore. And the two have honed...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:49 AM
It was an intimidating experience indeed. Downtown on Pratt Street, late at night, surrounded by looming shadows. The sound of approaching footsteps spawned immediate unease. We prayed that our expected ride would appear soon. It was 1964. The Inner...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 9:21 AM
Gene Leasure says stepping into the lodge room of the Towson Odd Fellows Lodge No. 79 on York Road is like stepping into a time machine.
Once inside, you're in the mid-1800s — from the architecture of the room to its appointments, from the...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 5:43 AM
There is less blowing in glass blowing than you'd think, says artisan Foster Holcombe, who converted a milking barn into a studio that glows with colorful creations — and tremendous heat.
"You blow a little to create a cavity," he says, standing...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 7:30 AM
For many years I've considered myself to be among a minority in America. Not a racial or ethnic minority — I am a run-of-the-mill, middle-aged white guy — but a political minority. I am fiscally-conservative and socially-liberal, which results...