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  • Back Story: Bay Bridge was 45 years in the making

    Back Story: Bay Bridge was 45 years in the making
    My colleague, Candy Thomson, recently reported that a study will soon evaluate the structural condition and projected life left in the Bay Bridge, while also considering the possible addition of a third span to accommodate traffic demands that will soar...
  • Nathaniel Paradis earns Eagle Scout award

    On Feb. 25, 17-year-old Nathaniel Joseph Paradis earned the highest rank to be attained in the Boy Scouts of America. He became the 29th Eagle Scout of Boy Scout Troop 899 in Fallston. Nathaniel's Eagle Scout service project entailed leading interview...
  • Today's classical music comes to Columbia

    Today's classical music comes to Columbia
    You can expect the music to sound fresh during the Leipzig String Quartet's concert on Saturday, March 2, at 8 p.m., in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. Like the sponsoring Candlelight Concert Society, this chamber music quartet often likes to...
  • Back-to-back book festivals coming this fall

    Back-to-back book festivals coming this fall
    Book lovers in the Baltimore-Washington area should circle September on their calendars, to save dates for a pair of big festivals. The Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held Sept. 21 and 22 on the mall in Washington. The event always...
  • The History Channel earns huge ratings with 'The Bible'

    The History Channel earns huge ratings with 'The Bible'
    The networks might be struggling on Sunday nights but not basic cable's the History Channel. The miniseries beat everything in sight Sunday night with record ratings for "The Bible." I think this quote from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark...
  • The heavy price of speaking out

    I found The Sun's news brief about the creator of the anti-Islamic film "Innocence of Muslims" very interesting in light of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent comment that "we do not stop individual citizens from expressing their views, no...
  • Catonsville student among 10 named to superintendent's Student Advisory Board

    Adam Antoszewski, a senior at Catonsville High School, was one of 10 students in Baltimore County public schools named by Superintendent S. Dallas Dance to his Student Advisory Board for the 2012–2013 school year. Antoszewski was the first...
  • Kingsolver, Hosseini, Atwood headline National Book Festival

    Kingsolver, Hosseini, Atwood headline National Book Festival
    The Library of Congress released today the list of speakers for the fall National Book Festival, and, as usual, the event is studded with prominent writers and poets. Among the headliners: Margaret Atwood, Baltimore's own Taylor Branch, Don DeLillo,...
  • Reenactors drudge up Laurel's rugged Civil War past

    Reenactors drudge up Laurel's rugged Civil War past
    Nowadays, the "bink" of metal softball bats from the softball diamond is about the loudest noise heard near American Legion Post 60 in Laurel. But it wasn't always that way. Around 150 years ago, it was commonplace for residents to hear the "boom"...
  • With 'Appalachian Spring' Baltimore School for the Arts breaks new ground

    With 'Appalachian Spring' Baltimore School for the Arts breaks new ground
    If there is a single work that captures the essence of America in sound and movement, it's "Appalachian Spring," the ballet with music by Aaron Copland and choreography by Martha Graham that premiered in 1944 at the Library of Congress. Although the...
  • Everyone's life is a story, so write it down for posterity [Senior Circles]

    The inspiration for this column came from a local newspaper article I read about a "girl" with whom I went to high school for two years at St. Cecilia's Academy in Washington, D.C.   This woman, whom I haven't seen since then, has always kept a low...
  • U.S. Senate Democrats to meet in Annapolis

    U.S. Senate Democrats will hold their annual retreat beginning Tuesday in Annapolis, giving lawmakers a chance to strategize about gun control, immigration and the latest fiscal crisis. The meeting, which will end with a closed-door address Wednesday by...