| Jun 25, 2011
| 6:55 PM
Lara Hall's husband, Jay Hood, recently bought her diamonds for her birthday — baseball diamonds, printed on the pages of a vintage scorebook from the 1960s.
The book, an unused Houston Colt .45s scorekeeping manual, cost Hood about $5 on eBay. For...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Apparently, Denver Nuggets forward and former Towson Catholic star Carmelo Anthony is selling his 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle for The Carmelo Anthony Foundation. (I wonder if this has something to do with him being tied up in all those trade rumors.)
| May 4, 2012
| 8:01 AM
•••• Wouldn’t it be fun to buy a monthly fee for your Xbox and Kinect like you do with your cell phone? It looks like that’s going to be an option for folks who want to pay $99 for hardware then shell out...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:25 PM
On a day expected to be the busiest in FedEx's 40-year history, Diane Maleski got to work extra early — at 4:30 a.m. That was long before the first trucks arrived from the airport bearing parcels that would be piled onto conveyor belts, sorted by...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 7:03 PM
Several people were arrested at malls across Maryland as police broke up crowds of hundreds lined up to buy Nike Air Jordan Concords, part of a nationwide frenzy over the new sneakers that prompted a number of disturbances.
Mobs broke down store doors in...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 4:30 AM
He won gold in the 2000 Games as a 19-year-old, and before the next Olympics came around, he had walked away from the world of competitive swimming. Where he went nor why he now has come back is not entirely clear, although it appears to have involved...
| Jan 18, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Don't be surprised if you can't find Wikipedia today.
The online encyclopedia's English language website is down until midnight. The 24-hour blackout is to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress.
| Feb 9, 2012
| 4:08 AM
Architects live and breathe design, blissfully losing themselves in details most people would never notice — the bevel of a trim, the way light falls across a room, squared legs or curved.
So what happens, we wondered, when two such aesthetes...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 1:06 PM
The process has involved library research and community outreach, making connections with people online and on the streets of Laurel.
It's also involved scrolling through websites like eBay for items that evoke hometown nostalgia, that stir long-...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 6:25 PM
Baltimore's Millennial Media Inc., one of the dominant companies in the rapidly growing field of mobile advertising, plans to raise $75 million in a public stock offering — money it will use to expand its operations overseas and go head-to-head...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 12:23 PM
Engaging, intelligent and well-versed in a variety of subjects, the proprietors of the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, subject of a reality show on the History Channel, have done more to improve the public perception of the pawn business than...
| May 28, 2012
"See that?" I asked, pointing at a TV ad for major appliances. "If we ever have to get a new washer and dryer, that's the color I want!"
They were deep blue, and I heard a choir of angels singing.
"Don't jinx our machines," cautioned Doug, knocking on...