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  • George F. Thompson, bartender

    George F. Thompson, bartender
    George Frank Thompson, who made and served lunch to Pope John Paul II on his visit to Baltimore and who had earlier mixed drinks for five presidents as a Capitol Hill barman, died Dec. 14 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 98 and lived in the...
  • Gansler announces new campaign manager, hires more staff

    Gansler announces new campaign manager, hires more staff
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced Friday his long-time adviser Antigone Davis will take over his campaign for governor as he adds staff to his political team. Davis, an attorney who ran Gansler's two previous campaigns for...
  • New city jail? Not so fast

    New city jail? Not so fast
    Fresh off a tour of the corruption-plagued Baltimore City Detention Center, some lawmakers appear eager to hand the state corrections department a half-billion-dollar get out of jail free card, so to speak. Shocked by the antiquated structure, which dates...
  • No. 2 seed Stephens exits early at Citi Open

    Sloane Stephens, the No. 2 seed in the Citi Open and the 15th-ranked player in the world, dropped her first-round match to No. 88 Olga Puchkova, 7-5, 6-3, at William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center. The 20-year-old lumbered stiffly around the baseline with...
  • Washington 'green paint' vandal upsets regional tourists

    Washington 'green paint' vandal upsets regional tourists
    On his first trip to Washington, Austin Jarvis most wanted to visit the Lincoln Memorial, so the 11-year-old from Georgia was displeased when he and his family had to settle for an obstructed view. Five preservationists stood on three tiers of...
  • Michael Jackson was surprise guest on family vacation of former Laurel High teachers

    Michael Jackson was surprise guest on family vacation of former Laurel High teachers
    Alan Goldstein taught chemistry and his wife, Lynn Goldstein, taught biology at Laurel High School in the 1970s. Alan Goldstein had a few memorable incidents at Laurel High, and a great story about a surreal vacation his family experienced with...
  • July missed 100-degree mark for first time since 2009

    July missed 100-degree mark for first time since 2009
    The thermometer of record never reached triple digits in Baltimore in July, the first time that has occurred since July 2009. The month topped out at 97 degrees at BWI Marshall Airport on July 18, and hit the 90s nine times. That is below the norm of...
  • Coaches, teammates, mentors reflect on Jonathan Ogden's Hall of Fame career

    Coaches, teammates, mentors reflect on Jonathan Ogden's Hall of Fame career
    When Ozzie Newsome reflects on the remarkable exploits of Jonathan Ogden, the Ravens general manager thinks first of silence. You have to be awfully good at your job to avoid the barbed scrutiny of NFL fans and analysts. You have to be an awfully decent...
  • Banning PAC and corporate campaign contributions a bad idea

    Banning PAC and corporate campaign contributions a bad idea
    Adam Sachs, a Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates in District 12 wants to implement a system of public financing for state campaigns, and ban corporate and political action committee contributions to state candidates. These are two bad ideas...
  • Media ignores sequester's impact

    Joe Davidson's article ("'Most vulnerable' workers are struggling," July 28) reprinted from The Washington Post carried good information and it is correct — the impacts of sequester aren't "commanding the attention they once did." For example, I...
  • Hey Rick Perry: Don't mess with Maryland

    Hey Rick Perry: Don't mess with Maryland
    Oh, Rick Perry. How we've missed you. The hair. The boots. Seems like there was a third thing, but we forget. The Texas governor's flameout in the 2012 Republican nominating process came well before Maryland's GOP primary — I mean, how early do we...
  • Johns Hopkins University get its own ice cream flavor, Blue Jay Batter

    Johns Hopkins University get its own ice cream flavor, Blue Jay Batter
    Johns Hopkins University now has its own official ice cream flavor, Blue Jay Batter. The blueberry cheesecake-flavored ice cream, which was developed for the university in collaboration with Dominion Ice Cream, is debuting at 2 p.m. today at a special...