| Feb 2, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Even as Baltimore principals have been given an unprecedented amount of responsibility over the past four years under schools CEO Andrés Alonso, their average salary has remained among the lowest in the state.
The average salary for city principals...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 2:53 PM
Lloyd Campbell "Mitch" Mitchner, who had been director of Baltimore's Urban Services Agency during the mayoral administration of Kurt L. Schmoke and later headed AFRAM, the African-American cultural festival, died July 16 of lung cancer at Northwest...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:10 PM
As the funding controversy swirled around Susan G. Komen for the Cure this week, much of the criticism was directed not at the group's chief executive but at a Maryland native who serves as a senior policy adviser.
Karen Handel, who faced a hard-luck...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Who knew that Baltimore had such happy feet?
Three icons of tap dance who were famous nationwide — known colloquially as Baby Laurence, Buster Brown and Hawk — were born in Charm City and first perfected the "shim sham" and "cramp roll" and...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:10 PM
The resignation of Maryland native Karen Handel from theSusan G. Komen for the Curefoundation on Tuesday could be a first step toward the organization's recovery from a week of negative headlines, comments and tweets.
But crisis communications experts...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 2:29 PM
Bernard "Bernie" Harper, a retired decorated Baltimore Police Department major who had commanded the Northwestern District, died Saturday of cancer at his Northeast Baltimore home.
He was 73.
"I always considered Bernie as one of my outstanding...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, signore e signori, welcome to the showdown in Italy this week between two American giants of hula hooping.
In one corner, Andreas "Spilly, the hula hoop man" Spiliadis, 5-foot-7 and 150 pounds, a weekly fixture at the farmers'...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 7:56 AM
After convincing his mostly preschool audience to chant, "Dance, Kinderman, dance" a few times, John Taylor pretended to timidly oblige.
But he cleverly surprised his young spectators when he flamboyantly cocked his right hip and unleashed a sample of...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Rosa C. James, a retired mortician who enjoyed world travel, died of cancer March 5 at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 80 but told friends she was "always 37."
Born Rosa Mae Cade in Lumberton, N.C., she came to Baltimore as a child. She was a...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 1:44 PM
Howard County students spent part of their weekend celebrating Black History Month with a bit of friendly competition.
Students from 15 elementary and middle schools took to the stage on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Veterans Elementary School in Ellicott City to...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 10:03 AM
In 1926, Carter G. Woodson, through his organization, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (later renamed the Association for the Study of African American Life and History), founded and promoted Negro History Week. He selected February...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 11:39 AM
2A Central Regional (Feb. 6 at 5th Regiment Armory)
Girls team scores: 1. Glenelg, 94 points; 2. Oakland Mills, 86; 3. Long Reach, 73; 4. Carver Vo-Tech, 48; 5. Loch Raven, 42; 6. Marriotts Ridge, 32; 7. Owings Mills, 28; 8. Randallstown,...