| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:37 PM
When developing countries need to deepen a canal for irrigation or navigation, they frequently call on Ellicott Dredges, a 129-year-old Baltimore-based maker of dredging equipment.
To sell their massive, multimillion-dollar machines abroad, Ellicott...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Most people have never heard of it. Fewer still understand how it operates. But it is the focal point of a (mostly) intramural Republican fight playing out in the halls of Congress. Its ultimate resolution will have dramatic impact on a number of high...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Seventy years ago this morning, Bill Swanner crawled through hell.
It was still dark when the 19-year-old infantryman joined the more than 150,000 Allied soldiers making the secretive passage out of England for Normandy. Dawn was breaking when he...
| May 1, 2014
| 3:15 AM
Perseverance can indeed pay off. Just ask Garthen Leslie. For years, the 60-year-old Columbia resident has been trying to sell his invention ideas: a skateboard with an odometer and a speedometer, a sensory-equipped life vest for toddlers, and more. He...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:30 AM
There are many failed policies, yet the federal, state and local governments are always reluctant to pull the plug on their failures ("Pot fears expose fears about societal health," Feb. 27). Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric,...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:15 PM
The city's design panel gave a qualified go-ahead to a new $80 million mixed use project in Locust Point Thursday, marking another step in the evolution of the once dominantly industrial neighborhood.
The roughly 10-story 900 E. Fort Avenue...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:21 AM
The initial results of an economic study of eight of Columbia's village centers identified adding more restaurants as the best future use for the centers, some of which have seen a decline in recent years.
"Most of the village centers, from my point...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:20 PM
William A. Edelstein, a pioneer in the field of MRI who was also a professor in the radiology department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Feb. 10 of lung cancer at his home in Original Northwood. He was 69.
The son of Arthur...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Nearly 70 years ago, Harper Griswold, 88, was one of the 160,000 Allied troops taking part in the fight to liberate France from German occupation during World War II.
For his efforts, Griswold was named "Chevalier" of the Legion of Honor by the French...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 10:32 AM
James L. Akers Jr., a retired financial analyst and businessman who collected and restored vintage arcade machines, died Wednesday of kidney cancer at his Ellicott City home. He was 73.
The son of a dentist and a homemaker, James Lee Akers Jr. was...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:17 PM
The NFL's $765 million settlement with former players who claimed damages from head trauma was "great" for the league and the plaintiffs, said commissioner Roger Goodell during an appearance Wednesday at Under Armour's Baltimore headquarters.
| Jun 1, 2013
| 7:52 PM
For nearly a quarter-century, doctors have ordered annual PSA tests for men of a certain age to screen for prostate cancer, despite a lack of evidence that its benefits outweigh the risks — especially when tiny, slow-growing tumors were detected....