| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:31 PM
It seems like Ellicott City has come in for an inordinate amount of disasters from floods, fires and railroad wrecks since its founding in 1772.
The latest incident occurred this week when a CSX train bound for Baltimore derailed, spilling coal from...
| 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,...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 3, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Award-winning Carroll County photojournalist, fine art photographer and author Phil Grout will appear for the opening of his latest exhibition Friday, May 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Off Track Art in Westminster.
The exhibit, "Child of the Universe," is a...
| May 7, 2012
| 3:00 AM
"They do that because they were born that way."
If you say that about homosexuals, you are tolerant and realistic. If you say it about blacks, you are racist (unless you're black yourself). If you say it about women, you may or may not be sexist,...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 12:20 PM
In the Spring of 2000, I was winding down my senior year at the University of Montana. And though I couldn't put the feeling into words, each day, I wandered around my hometown of Missoula feeling directionless. I had no plans after graduation. I had been...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Indulge me for a moment while I repeat something I have been trying to get journalists to hear for twenty years.
One reason that newspaper journalism has been faltering is the stubborn adherence of journalists to a language no one else uses. The readers...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Children's book author Jerdine Nolen remembers the first time she saw her name in print. As a second-grader, she wrote a Thanksgiving poem that was published in the school newspaper, and she kept her eyes glued to the pink publication while walking home....