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  • Federal agencies set job applicant limits

    Federal agencies set job applicant limits
    Paul Mincarelli has been trying for three years to get into international work for the federal government. He says he knows the odds are stacked against him. Now the competition is likely to get more intense. Some agencies have begun to limit the...
  • George W. Collins, pioneering broadcaster

    George W. Collins, pioneering broadcaster
    George W. Collins, a pioneering WMAR-TV broadcaster who earlier had been editor-in-chief of the Afro-American newspaper and covered the civil rights movement and political corruption in Maryland, died Thursday of renal failure at Union Memorial Hospital....
  • Greetings from Havre de Grace, and around the world

    Greetings from Havre de Grace, and around the world
    The main drag outside this former general store in the homey waterfront community of Havre de Grace — a short hop off U.S. 40 north of Baltimore — is drenched in Americana. Antiques shops and local art galleries dominate the street,...
  • Charles C. "Chas" Stieff II, silver company executive

    Charles C. "Chas" Stieff II, silver company executive
    Charles C. "Chas" Stieff II, former executive vice president of the Kirk-Stieff Co. who had been active in civic affairs, died May 17 of heart failure at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 92. Charles Clinton Stieff II was born in Baltimore,...
  • Maryland's Taylor Cummings named Tewaaraton Award winner

    Maryland's Taylor Cummings named Tewaaraton Award winner
    Maryland’s Taylor Cummings was named a Tewaaraton Award winner Thursday night at the 14th annual ceremony honoring the top male and top female player in the college game at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian...
  • Albany's Miles and Lyle Thompson win the 2014 Tewaaraton Award

     Albany's Miles and Lyle Thompson win the 2014 Tewaaraton Award
    In an unprecedented move, Albany’s Miles and Lyle Thompson won the 2014 Tewaaraton Award, becoming the first players to share the honor. The brothers also became the first Native Americans to take home an award given to the top collegiate player...
  • County-owned Belmont welcomes first visitors

    County-owned Belmont welcomes first visitors
    A throng of students from Elkridge Landing Middle School swarmed across the historic Belmont property in Elkridge last week. They examined lichen on century-old tombstones, built makeshift erosion filters and dressed up in 19th-century costumes to...
  • National Aquarium considers whether to keep dolphins on exhibit

    National Aquarium considers whether to keep dolphins on exhibit
    The National Aquarium announced Wednesday that it is considering no longer having dolphins on exhibit, putting the popular Inner Harbor attraction at the forefront of a debate over whether keeping the animals in captivity is cruel. The aquarium is...
  • Commemorative stamp unveiled Thursday honoring American flag

    Commemorative stamp unveiled Thursday honoring American flag
    A year of events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner kicked off Thursday with the unveiling of a commemorative stamp. The newest installment of the popular "forever" stamps — so named because they continue to be valid...
  • Seniors celebrate spring season at Spring Has Sprung dance [Senior Scene]

    Senior Activity Locations: North Laurel 50+ Center: 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road; 410-313-0380. Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center: 7120 Contee Road; 301-206-3350 City of Laurel Division of Senior Services: 422 Montgomery St.; 301-776-6168...
  • Harford's Romancing the Chrome car show draws more than 2,000

    Harford's Romancing the Chrome car show draws more than 2,000
    In Harford County Saturday, you could spend your day hunting Easter eggs, flying kites, buying the first locally grown produce of the spring or, if your interests lean toward custom, super stock and classic vehicles, you could visit the third annual...
  • William Voss Elder III, White House curator

    William Voss Elder III, White House curator
    William Voss Elder III, a retired Baltimore Museum of Art curator who helped first lady Jacqueline Kennedy during the 1960s bring antique furnishing to the White House, died of heart failure Thursday at Northwest Hospital. The Upperco resident was 82....