| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:10 AM
A former Anne Arundel County government employee who claimed that then-County Executive John R. Leopold harassed her has settled a court case against the county for $110,000 plus attorneys' fees.
Karla Hamner accepted the county government's offer of...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:26 PM
It's getting a bit crowded in the Ducketts Lane Elementary School media center.
In addition to about two dozen fifth-graders from the school assembled before a projection screen, media specialist Matthew Winner has invited about two dozen cyberspace...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:45 PM
The shutdown of the federal government means that our national parks -- including Yosemite -- are being closed today. Ironically, the closing of the awe-inspiring California park comes as it celebrates its 123rd anniversary, which is noted in today's...
| Oct 3, 2013
Tony Hausner searched on Google Tuesday for the Maryland Health Connection, the state's new online insurance marketplace, and was pleased that he was able to access the site that had crashed earlier in the day.
But Hausner of Silver Spring...
| Oct 6, 2013
Kenny Irwin Jr. has seen the future, and it is fast and fierce — intergalactic travelers catching flights from an Afghan spaceport, extraterrestrials so weary of human warfare they swoop down and blast away our weapons.
The 39-year-old artist says...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Harry H. Boublitz, a retired Enoch Pratt librarian and bibliophile who filled his Medfield Heights home with books, died Saturday of Parkinson's disease at Manor Care Ruxton. He was 83.
The son of a plumber and a homemaker, Harry Hamilton Boublitz was...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:19 AM
The Hubble Space Telescope has taken its first glimpse of Comet ISON in months, and shows the icy ball of dust is still intact on its way to the sun.
The Space Telescope Science Institute released Thursday an image made from long exposures through red...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 10:23 AM
For many local governments, the promise is seductive. A cottage industry of consultants and network builders — who stand to profit handsomely — sell the idea to misty-eyed government officials that building a municipal broadband network will...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:15 PM
The igloo-like snow globe in the middle of the Annapolis mall caught the eye of James Soni.
The three-year-old darted inside, pulling his mother and father along.
The family, told they could dress up and appear in a short, slow-motion video, was...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 3:25 AM
The Chesapeake Bay. That was the winning answer for Mount View Middle School sixth grader Julia Andrews, who took first place during a Geography Bee on Dec. 4.
Julia's winning response included specifics about the Chesapeake Bay. Julia now qualifies...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:47 AM
My wife thinks I'm incredibly rude because I never introduce her to anyone I'm talking to. She comes up, listens in, waits on the introduce-me square — and I know what she's waiting for, what they're both waiting for — but there's nothing I...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 8:29 AM
The Christmas season is (er, should be) all about giving to your fellow man. Amber Gaines, 28, helps others give back every day of the year.
The Dundalk native, who now lives in Bel Air, is the volunteer manager at the Ronald McDonald House of...