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  • Artists, you can help conservancy put on art show [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

    Calling all artists! The Howard County Conservancy seeks submissions for its fourth annual Art of Stewardship juried art show, which will run from Wednesday, March 12, until Saturday, April 9. During the opening reception on Thursday, March 13, a round...
  • Obama picks three gay athletes to represent U.S. at Sochi Olympics

    Obama picks three gay athletes to represent U.S. at Sochi Olympics
    UPDATE: Olympic figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano came out in a statement Thursday, making him the third openly gay athlete on the White House's Sochi delegation. In August, President Barack Obama told Jay Leno he had "no patience" for Russia's...
  • We traffic in human misery

    One of the fundamental elements of journalism is action, and the aspect of action that most appeals is conflict. That's what we journalists are looking for.  You can hear endless head-shaking blather about the tide of ugly events from people who lament,...
  • Colleges prepare people for life [Commentary]

    Colleges prepare people for life [Commentary]
    A recent New York Times illustration read, "COLLEGE IS FOR SUCKERS." The words were emblazoned across the sweatshirts of four students, and the accompanying article made essentially that point. It echoed an increasingly common refrain that college is...
  • Pay now, save later [Editorial]

    Pay now, save later  [Editorial]
    BGE customers may not be thrilled with the news of the last two weeks. On Dec. 13, the Public Service Commission approved not only gas and electric distribution rate increases for the utility but it also took the unprecedented step of allowing the company...
  • Maryland shortchanging students [Letter]

    Maryland shortchanging students [Letter]
    How disappointing to see the visual summary of state spending from 2008 to present in teacher-to-pupil ratio in The New York Times. Maryland was the worst state for not putting funds back into education after the recession. We need to reinvigorate...
  • Looking Out: Uganda bill threatens life in prison for 'aggravated homosexuality'

    Looking Out: Uganda bill threatens life in prison for 'aggravated homosexuality'
    While you were making your Yuletide gay in the last seven days, Nigeria and Uganda passed legislation to strengthen already-on-the-books laws criminalizing homosexuality. Ugandan lawmakers last Friday passed legislation that would imprison for life...
  • Martha A. Cowley, administrative assistant

    Martha A. Cowley, administrative assistant
    Martha A. Cowley, a retired administrative assistant and former longtime Whiteford resident, died Friday of cancer at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. She was 86. The daughter of farmers, Martha Ann Strickhouser was born and raised in York, Pa., where...
  • Think twice about becoming a star

    Some years ago, a Sun grandee being honored at a little retirement ceremony reflected on his long tenure at the paper. This worthy had at one time possessed the dignity of a correspondent in our Washington bureau, and I paraphrase what he said about the...
  • Hopkins professor says NSA blog post shutdown was 'big misunderstanding'

    Hopkins professor says NSA blog post shutdown was 'big misunderstanding'
    After roughly a week of reflection, the Johns Hopkins cryptography professor who was ordered to remove from university servers a blog post about the National Security Agency's covert surveillance efforts has concluded that it was a "big misunderstanding."...
  • Professionalizing college sports would be disaster for the Terps

    Professionalizing college sports would be disaster for the Terps
    If University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson happened to pick up Time magazine's Sept. 16th issue, he must have choked on his coffee. The cover story, "It's Time to Pay College Athletes," represented a huge leap forward for the movement to...
  • While we talk, Syrians die

    While we talk, Syrians die
    It took chemical weapons to make the deaths of Syrian civilians matter to the rest of the world. Prior to the sarin gas attack near Damascus in August, more than 100,000 had died in the civil war, including many innocent civilians. After the chemical...