| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:43 AM
It is mid-morning on a recent Friday in West Baltimore, and there is a long line snaking down the street and around the corner. Why? Vendors are dispensing free heroin samples.
In other areas of the city, buyers are risking arrest and drug contamination...
| Aug 16, 2013
An exhibition featuring artwork by 25 juried artists during the recent plein-air painting event in Ellicott City will be on view through Friday, Aug. 23, in Gallery I at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road. For hours...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 10:58 AM
The article "When science is for hire" (Aug 23) raises important issues about consumer protections from hazardous chemicals and the need for better controls on industry-sponsored research.
Consumers are the losers when researchers, industry,...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Maryland officials pulled back a proposed regulation Monday aimed at reducing farm runoff polluting the Chesapeake Bay after chicken growers warned it could cripple the state's lucrative poultry industry if imposed now.
The state Department of...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 11:58 AM
We've all heard of arthritis in the knees and even the hips. But many people may not know the thumb is prone to the joint disease as well. Neil Zimmerman, hand surgeon at the Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, said the most...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:12 AM
I have to admit, I'm a little nervous as the rep from Janssen Pharmaceuticals steers me toward the Mindstorm "psychosis simulation" machine.
She says I should experience both available videos to get a better sense of what a severe schizophrenic...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:34 PM
The father a 19-year-old fatally shot on Saturday by a Harford County Sheriff's Office deputy said Monday that based on what police and others have described about his son's actions in the hour or so before the shooting, "there's no doubt" he had taken...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:46 PM
The Harford County Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into Saturday night's fatal shooting of a break-in suspect who police and the victim's family and friends believe may have been under the influence of a synthetic drug similar to those...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:47 PM
The Baltimore Police Department will get more than $500,000 in federal grants to reduce a significant backlog in processing DNA evidence, according to Maryland's two U.S. senators.
The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice through the DNA...
| Sep 3, 2013
Industrialist Jean Paul Getty once compared manure to money in that both have to be "spread around." But in Maryland, we know that too much spreading of manure is costly, and the trick is to find more cost-effective ways of dealing with it.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Robert L. Bogomolny, who announced his retirement this week as president of the University of Baltimore, has not always had the smoothest tenure, having stoked tensions at times both in the city and the academic community. But history will judge him...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Nelson Bernard Clifford has been tried in three separate rape cases in recent years. Each time, he was linked through DNA to the scene and his accuser said she had been bound, blindfolded and attacked.
And each time, the 35-year-old was acquitted...