| Aug 14, 2011
| 7:30 PM
The writer and poet Bob Swank, best known for his masterful writing on electronic media under the name Owl Meat Gravy died in his Little Italy home late last week.
I don't know precise details concerning the death. I might not publish them even if I...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 8:32 PM
The Baltimore Sun will begin charging frequent users of its website a subscription fee Oct. 10, joining several news organizations that have recently established price tags for online information.
The Sun will allow users 15 free page views a month on...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 12:15 PM
I just about spit out my coffee Sunday morning when I read that you are going to start charging for access to the online version of The Sun. The Sun website is the worst website I have ever tried to use.
Have you ever looked at the Washington Post or the...
| May 3, 2011
| 3:28 PM
The Baltimore Sun had total average circulation of 195,561 copies daily and 343,552 on Sunday in the six months that ended March 31, according to an Audit Bureau of Circulations report released Tuesday.
The report was the first from ABC to reflect a...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 6:17 PM
He was a 15-year-old high school honors student in Ellicott City when federal prosecutors say he went online to solicit money for a woman who called herself "Jihad Jane" and "Fatima LaRose."
Authorities say that in Web postings two years ago, the youth...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 2:26 PM
Herbert L. "Herb" Thompson, former Associated Press Annapolis bureau chief who later served as press secretary to Spiro T. Agnew during his years as governor and later vice president, died May 30 of pneumonia at a retirement community in State College,...
| Sep 11, 2011
The doors of Baltimore's new Union Station, now Pennsylvania Station, swung open a century ago this week to welcome enthusiastic crowds of Baltimoreans, travelers and gawkers alike.
Its completion was considered a great civic triumph after years of...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Gannett Co. is cutting 2 percent of its workforce, or 700 employees, at its U.S. Community Publishing division as the company struggles to turn the corner on a deep downturn in advertising revenue.
"As we reach the mid-point of the year, the economic...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 9:08 AM
"The other curious thing about the Hiss case is the psychology of believing that Hiss was a spy, which requires abandoning much of what we know about rational thought."
— Newspaper columnist Molly Ivins in 1996
I knew that my Alger Hiss column...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 7:10 PM
Connie L. Knox, a veteran Baltimore Sun copy editor and Sun Magazine writer who had been active in the Newspaper Guild for decades, died Sunday of an apparent heart attack at her Sparks home.
She was 68.
Connie L. Mugrage was born and raised in Akron,...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 12:03 PM
UPDATE (11:55 a.m.): The hearing was abruptly interrupted, and the camera went to a blank wall as a result of a disturbance in the hearing room at about 11:55 a.m. as the last questioner was addressing a question to Rupert Murdoch. A replay of video...
| May 12, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The weather map was first published in an American newspaper on May 12, 1876, at the International Exposition at Philadelphia, according to the U.S. Weather Bureau. The New York Herald was working with the Weather Bureau, which telegraphed data to make...