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  • Strict curfew restrictions go into effect in city

    Strict curfew restrictions go into effect in city
    Baltimore's new curfew fell like an unseen curtain across the city Friday night, and on many blocks, children continued to play outside for the first few minutes, oblivious to the controversial law. But at Poe Homes in West Baltimore, two mothers...
  • O'Malley sweeps through Ocean City convention

    O'Malley sweeps through Ocean City convention
    Gov. Martin O'Malley worked the room at one of Maryland's biggest political events of the year Thursday, grinning for photos, slapping the backs of fellow politicians and causing bottlenecks wherever he stopped. Most years, the governor sticks around...
  • A hero off the field as well as on [Letter]

    A hero off the field as well as on [Letter]
    Thanks for E. R. Shipp's excellent commentary on Arnold Jolivet ("Arnold Jolivet: a Md. warrior," Aug. 3). I met Arnold when I stepped onto the football field at Morgan State for the first time. He was several years ahead of me so we never played...
  • Maryland seeking to improve public access to waterways

     Maryland seeking to improve public access to waterways
    Liz Sweeney of Timonium used to race her kayak while she lived in New York City. At the time, Sweeney would practice in the Hudson River, though public access to waterways was hard to find. Now, she is able to get up early and take her kayak to Loch...
  • Maryland gives up $31 million to end exit fee spat with ACC

    Maryland gives up $31 million to end exit fee spat with ACC
    The University of Maryland and its partner of 61 years, the Atlantic Coast Conference, finally agreed on the terms of their messy divorce: a mediated settlement, announced Friday, under which the school will pay $31 million of a $52 million exit fee the...
  • Greene laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

    Greene laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
    Hundreds of mourners bid farewell Thursday to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranking Army officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War. General Greene, a former leader at Aberdeen Proving Ground who was shot to death last week in Afghanistan,...
  • At meetings in Baltimore, Rob Manfred picked as baseball commissioner

    At meetings in Baltimore, Rob Manfred picked as baseball commissioner
    The final vote did not come easy, but Major League Baseball chief operating officer Robert D. Manfred finally achieved the necessary super-majority early Thursday night to become the the 10th commissioner of baseball. Manfred, who helped steer the sport...
  • Jockeying begins for Cole's City Council seat

    Jockeying begins for Cole's City Council seat
    With City Councilman William H. Cole IV leaving to run Baltimore's economic development corporation, candidates began lining up Friday to take over his seat representing the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill and Bolton Hill. Bill Romani, president of the...
  • Referendum process should be in hands of people, not courts [Editorial]

    Referendum process should be in hands of people, not courts [Editorial]
    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the referendum process in Maryland is broken. It most certainly doesn't require a room full of lawyers to determine that, either. Yet, that is what's happening as Maryland's Court of Special...
  • Finally, Nixon admits guilt [Commentary]

    Finally, Nixon admits guilt [Commentary]
    On the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation as president, his admission of guilt has finally been made public in a 1983 videotaped interview with him by an old White House aide. Speaking of the "smoking gun" White House tape in which he...
  • Un-Christian attitudes toward migrant kids [Letter]

    Un-Christian attitudes toward migrant kids [Letter]
    Del. A. Wade Kach, who is running for Baltimore County Council, is opposed to the plan to house 50 kids from Central America in Timonium. Where is his Christian compassion? Where is the Christian compassion of the officials and residents of Baltimore...
  • Havre de Grace council moves to end small business loan program

    Havre de Grace council moves to end small business loan program
    Havre de Grace has taken the first step toward abolishing RAD loans that have helped numerous small business owners develop, expand, relocate or otherwise keep their businesses afloat since 1990. At the request of the state government, the city...