| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:06 AM
It's a dicey business to reveal the secrets of the brotherhood to the laity; look at what happened to Edward Snowden. But I step forward today to tell you that the people you would imagine to be most knowledgeable about English grammar and usage,...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:20 AM
Inquiry from a reader: "When did youth become the plural of youth? Is one accosted by a pack of youths, or a pack of youth?"
Youth has the status of a count noun (one youth, two youths)* and a mass noun (we have fretted about American youth, one...
| Jan 24, 2014
Sunday, Jan. 26
Child care fair Howard County's Department of Citizen Services Preschool/Child Care Information Fair, "Children On Board," will be held from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. at Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane in Clarksville. Admission is free,...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Common Core, a controversial newly adopted set of education standards nationwide, has become a major concern of educators, school administrators and parents in Harford County and across Maryland.
One state delegate from Harford hopes to stop the program...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As a retired AP English teacher, I appreciated Liz Bowie's extensive discussion of the current misuses and abuses of the College Board's AP program ("Some parents, educators rethinking the role of AP," Jan. 18).
I participated in national AP conferences...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Rushing Stream Court, in the rural, upscale Morning Brook development off of Morse Road, was quiet and snow-covered Thursday afternoon.
The tranquil, newly-built development seemed an unlikely site for a murder, and the man charged in the killing seemed...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Baltimore novelist Laura Lippman's husband, David Simon, once suggested that she write a novel based on the real-life disappearance of local gambling kingpin Julius "The Lord" Salsbury.
Naturally, she ignored him.
"David saw the story with a reporter'...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Last weekend found two of the area's orchestral ensembles in fine form.
Concert Artists of Baltimore offered an imaginative mix of standard and far-from-standard fare Saturday night at the Gordon Center.
The familiar work was Mendelssohn's "Scottish...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:36 AM
In the original 1990's British version of "House of Cards," Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson) is a conservative ideological extremist who rises through the political ranks by defeating one starry-eyed opponent after another. He is a cold-blooded...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:25 PM
| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
On a recent Thursday afternoon, A. Dwight Pettit went back to where it all started.
He walked through the halls and into the auditorium at Aberdeen High School, where almost 55 years ago he was denied admission to the school because of a "lack of...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Harford County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Barbara Canavan, 64, was appointed by the Harford County Board of Education to a permanent, four-year position as superintendent during a board meeting Monday night.
The newly-appointed school's CEO...