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  • The cost of our disproportionate fear of terrorism

    The cost of our disproportionate fear of terrorism
    Many of us fear improbable and uncommon dangers more than everyday ones. This suggests we've got our anxieties backward. Think of flying versus driving. White-knuckle fliers, haunted by images of fiery plane crashes despite air travel's safety record,...
  • Hrabowski revisits Birmingham church bombing memories

    Hrabowski revisits Birmingham church bombing memories
    Fifty years ago, Freeman A. Hrabowski III was in a Sunday church service in Birmingham, Ala. when someone handed his pastor a note containing horrifying news — a sister church, 16th Street Baptist, had just been bombed. The pastor stopped the...
  • CBS puts Lara Logan and producer on leave for Benghazi, but what does that mean?

    CBS puts Lara Logan and producer on leave for Benghazi, but what does that mean?
    CBS News put correspondent Lara Logan and producer Max McClellan on leave Tuesday in the wake of an internal investigation that was critical of their flawed report on the attack on an American compound in Benghazi, Libya. The Sept. 11, 2012 attack...
  • Columbia Mall shooting: Dubious claims from the anti-gun lobby

    Columbia Mall shooting: Dubious claims from the anti-gun lobby
    Vinny DeMarco, a progressive lobbyist for sin taxes and gun control issued this disingenuous and misleading statement on the tragic shooting at the Mall in Columbia this past weekend.  Marylanders To Prevent Gun Violence joins all Marylanders and...
  • Back Story: Comet Kohoutek was another flameout

    Back Story: Comet Kohoutek was another flameout
    Comets ISON and Kohoutek will forever share two things. Both were hailed as "Comets of the Century," and both failed to live up to the hype attending their impending arrival in our solar system. Unlike Comet Hale-Bopp, which put on a grand show in...
  • Hey, look: D.C. has something nice to say about Baltimore

    Hey, look: D.C. has something nice to say about Baltimore
    Maybe we CAN all just get along. In its Going-Out Guide, The Washington Post discovers "A side of Baltimore you’ve never seen," by which, they mean cool places to eat, drink, see art and catch some live music. This comes after our D.C. friends...
  • Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to UMBC professor

    Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to UMBC professor
    Sex that compares to supernovas, solar systems, quarks and atomic nuclei? Oh my. Such is the (possibly over-)heated prose of UMBC professor Manil Suri, whose literary description of the sexual act in his novel "The City of Devi" was so overwhelming in...
  • Reports: Terps football assistant Greg Gattuso hired as Albany's head coach

    Reports: Terps football assistant Greg Gattuso hired as Albany's head coach
    Maryland defensive line coach Greg Gattuso will be hired as the next head coach at Albany, according to multiple media reports. Gattuso, 51, was the head coach at Duquesne for 12 years before going to Pittsburgh as an assistant for six seasons and...
  • Nation's illegal drone war must end [Letter]

    Nation's illegal drone war must end [Letter]
    I could not help note that while reading "NSA tracks location of phones, documents show" (Dec. 5), there was a nearby ad for a cell phone and other electronic devices. Readers should also know that the National Security Agency provides "intelligence" in...
  • Dr. Ghislaine D. Godenne, psychiatrist

    Dr. Ghislaine D. Godenne, psychiatrist
    Dr. Ghislaine D. "Ghilly" Godenne, a psychiatrist and a Belgian baroness who was the founder of the Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital and later was director of Johns Hopkins University Counseling and Psychiatric Services, died...
  • Gansler mistakenly announces endorsements

    Gansler mistakenly announces endorsements
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's campaign on Tuesday morning mistakenly announced support from two state lawmakers who had not endorsed him. Gansler's campaign spokesman Bob Wheelock said Del. Jeff Waldstreicher and Sen. Roger Manno,...
  • 3 killed in bus, MARC train accidents

    3 killed in bus, MARC train accidents
    A woman was struck and killed by a Charm City Circulator bus Tuesday, hours after a MARC train crash at a Baltimore crossing claimed the lives of two people in an SUV. Police said it was too early to say whether the snowy, icy conditions played a role...