| May 5, 2011
| 9:01 PM
Gary Williams -- the animated coach who helped resurrect Maryland men's basketball and led the team to its first national championship in 2002 -- stunned players and the university community by abruptly retiring Thursday after 22 seasons at his alma...
| May 25, 2011
| 6:02 PM
Matt Stover retiring? At the tender age of 43? What's he going to do, sit home all day and wait for the mailman to show up, like lots of other retirees we know?
Me, I still picture Stover working out on a dusty high school field, a couple of kids...
| Aug 27, 2010
| 10:00 AM
From the Z on TV blog:
For 25 years, my snootier acquaintances have been finding ways to try and insult me with the question: "Why would you choose to spend your life studying and writing about television?"
One answer: It's a growth industry, my friend....
| Sep 7, 2011
| 7:28 AM
Every journalist has an editor they curse — and then thank — for pushing them to write a story they don't want to tackle.
On Sept. 11, 2001, my then editor at the Laurel Leader, Joe Murchison, forced my hand to write a first-person account of...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 4:10 PM
After living in the same home for 43 years, John and Pat Kasuda found that downsizing was a cinch.
"The downsizing was actually getting rid of all the things we no longer needed and realizing that all of it was just stuff," said Pat Kasuda.
| Jul 4, 2011
| 6:41 PM
Jeff King spent the day car shopping, but only after starting out with his ritual stop at Dunkin' Donuts.
Gary Jones got ready for what he hoped to be the first of many golf outings and performed chores from the proverbial "honey-do" list.
| Sep 21, 2011
| 11:17 AM
When established in 1935, Social Security made its first payments to Americans age 65. These first recipients never contributed and were paid from contributions made by younger Americans. Those Americans and successive generations believed their...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 2:01 PM
The job of leading Baltimore County government is not unlike running a major corporation. The sprawling county employs 25,000 and has an annual budget of $2.5 billion that would rank it in among the 800 biggest companies in the U.S., as well as a...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 6:28 PM
Two weeks ago, William Donald Schaefer's closest aides gathered as they had so many times in the past: to get something done for him, on his chosen timetable of now.
"We became this working committee," said Mark Wasserman, Schaefer's one-time chief of...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 12:19 PM
"Shattuck sees 44 percent increase in package."
This was the headline in The Sun on Saturday, April 16. The accompanying article pointed out that Constellation Energy Group CEO Mayo A. Shattuck received $15.7 million in compensation for 2010, even as his...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 7:45 AM
Personally, I prefer roller coaster rides at amusement parks, rather than in my retirement accounts, and we're curious how the stock market tumbles have impacted you.
Are you feeling less confident, and putting off major purchases like a car or a...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 3:30 PM
Dolores B. Canoles, a longtime Canton neighborhood activist who joined the battle in the late 1960s that successfully defeated a proposed extension of Interstate 83 through East Baltimore and who later was a member of the city Liquor Board, died Aug. 3 of...