| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Regarding commentator Jules Witcover's column on President Barack Obama's leadership, Mr. Obama's competence is in politics and campaigning; he is not a leader, a manager or even an administrator ("His cool gone, Obama needs to show competence," Nov. 18)....
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:53 PM
There's one topic about which everyone at City Hall can agree: The phones are terrible.
Many lack basic features, such as call waiting and caller ID. Some don't tell you when you've received a voice mail. And the city's system is millions of dollars...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Susa Kessler, a retired World Bank analyst who had fled Nazi Germany as a child, died of breast cancer complications Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Canton resident was 88.
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, she was the daughter of Dr. Caesar Hirsch,...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Frequently, we hear the lament that government should be run more like a business. As a fellow who has worked on both sides of the street, I can certify that there are vast differences in objectives and what we might call the rules of the road.
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:19 AM
With the recent announcements that Wilson College in Pennsylvania and Pine Manor College in Massachusetts will join the lengthening list of formerly women-only institutions that are now co-educational — including Hood College and Goucher College...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Paul Capriolo and the crew at Social Growth Technologies are looking forward to graduation, having spent years getting ready for the world outside this one-story beige building in Columbia. The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship is not a school, but...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Aberdeen Proving Ground continues to make computing history, as it formally unveiled a new supercomputer system Monday, one of only five such Army facilities in the country to have the sophisticated equipment.
The supercomputers, named "Hercules" and...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:00 PM
James C. Constable, a retired businessman and World War II veteran, died March 7 of heart failure at his Essex, Conn., home. He was 96.
James Cheston Constable, the son of the founder of the Baltimore law firm Wright, Constable & Skeen and a homemaker,...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Wings stood off to one side. The propeller lay in a carton. But the main part of Carl Kesselring's pet project was clearly recognizable as an airplane in progress.
"I don't have fear of getting in an airplane," he said, standing in a hangar in...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Baltimore's spending panel agreed Wednesday to hire a consultant in an attempt to save money on the city's outdated phone system — even as agencies say they've identified nearly 1,200 unused phone lines that cost the city $670,000 annually....
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:45 PM
In June 2009, my husband Sam and I slammed down the hatchback of our Honda CRV, the interior bulging with containers of Legos and books, school supplies and board games, and a box of shoes, a tin of Old Bay in the glove compartment. On the roof was a...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 11:00 AM
The Masters golf tournament, held annually at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, is on a collision course with reality.
Here's the dilemma: The tradition-rich club is, and always has been, a men-only venue. One of their three main sponsors, IBM,...