| Oct 15, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The U.S. unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in about four years. Real estate foreclosure filings fell last month to the lowest number since the summer of 2007. Meanwhile, the stock market has enjoyed a pretty nice 2012, with the Dow Jones...
| May 16, 2012
| 3:01 PM
Alvin Turner "Al" Church, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. surveyor, died Monday of complications from skin cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The longtime Cockeysville resident was 64.
The son of Glenn L. Martin Co. workers, Mr. Church...
| 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...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Maryland's state treasurer, Nancy Kopp, has duties that include supervising more than $36 billion in investments for the pension fund covering state employees and teachers. It's her business to protect and grow that portfolio for years to come, and that...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Just a week ago, Elizabeth Conway Nass sat down with her father, Eric, to plan out a semester abroad in Norway.
She wanted his advice on how she would spend the second half of her junior year overseas while staying on track to earn a bachelor's degree in...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 11:24 AM
During the week of June 4 to 8, Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna and Richmond American Homes built two new homes in Aberdeen from the ground up as part of Habitat for Humanity's Home Builders Blitz 2012. This nationwide project built, renovated and...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 9:57 PM
It's the time we know you've been waiting for all week: The presentation of the "Wile E. Coyote Anvil of Reason Award," given to that person in the news who most needs a dose of brutal cartoonish enlightenment.
This week, there were many good options,...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 4:22 AM
From the Sun's print editions:Baltimore Sun librarian Paul McCardell provides this guest post: "Artificial snow from cloud seeding falls for the first time in nature" was the headline that ran Nov. 13, 1946. Vincent J Schaefer, a self-taught chemist and.....
| Sep 28, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Hello, all you faithful Reality Check readers. It’s Chris in KS back from a two-week vacation courtesy of SKK and the Baltimore Sun. Unfortunately, they didn’t send me on a sun-filled trip on this vacation, and instead I got to......
| Sep 7, 2011
| 11:45 AM
America is in crisis.
The new normal is not good enough. The unemployed can't find jobs, the old can't retire and those in between live in constant fear of being tapped on the shoulder and thrust into the abyss.
Property values are lower than a snake'...
| Feb 27, 2011
When NovaSom Inc. was looking to produce its sleep apnea diagnostic kits, the Glen Burnie-based company didn't look to factories in Asia or Mexico. Instead, it found a manufacturer right off the Beltway in Woodlawn.
NovaSom chose Zentech Manufacturing...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:07 PM
It was one of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit's most famous inventions, in 1714. But after nearly 300 years on the market, the still-common mercury thermometer now appears headed for extinction.
While many Maryland residents probably still have them in their...