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  • Are the Ravens ready for the Patriots' no-huddle offense?

    Are the Ravens ready for the Patriots' no-huddle offense?
    Having grown up in Annapolis, Bill Belichick remembers watching quarterback Johnny Unitas, one of the NFL's pioneers of the pass, drive the Baltimore Colts up and down the field with their version of the two-minute drill. At the time, no one did it...
  • Help for firms vying for a piece of the federal budget

    Help for firms vying for a piece of the federal budget
    Catonsville-based Alpha Omega Technologies performs work for one federal agency, and it wants more contracts — a daunting goal for a small company in a time of tight budgets. But the head of the 25-person software firm thinks he has a leg up after...
  • In nationwide innovation battle, Baltimore area lags on patents

    In nationwide innovation battle, Baltimore area lags on patents
    Dr. Luis Diaz is an oncologist at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, a researcher with patented findings and the co-founder of a small, fast-expanding company. "We've grown from no employees to one employee to four employees and now we have 12,"...
  • Part three: Culture shock

    Part three: Culture shock
    Tribune Tower was in crisis, and the illustrations of penguins installed in the building's ornate lobby were meant as a constant reminder. With Tribune Co. revenues sliding and managers struggling to adjust to an Internet revolution, executives in early...
  • Laurel Pop Festival was warm-up act for Woodstock in July 1969

    Laurel Pop Festival was warm-up act for Woodstock in July 1969
    The second half of the 1960s ushered in the era of music festivals — culminating with the granddaddy of them all, Woodstock, in August 1969. Other festivals that enjoyed huge attendance that year included pop festivals in Atlanta and Texas, 140,...
  • Saying farewell to Steven Muller, one of Baltimore's best

    Saying farewell to Steven Muller, one of Baltimore's best
    Steven Muller, the president of Johns Hopkins University from 1972-1990, died on Jan. 19.  He was one of the giants of his era.  I knew him well.  I write to share three remarkable stories which reveal the character of this great man. 1. Steve was...
  • Obamacare's tax on innovation

    Obamacare's tax on innovation
    Government leaders are asking us to out-innovate, out-export and out-work our competitors in order for the United States to turn this economy around. But what if our own government was instituting policies that proved to be some of the biggest obstacles...
  • Federal innovation a matter of perspective

    The federal government has an innovation problem — or does it? The answer depends on whom you ask. Federal employees surveyed over the past three years have had a declining view of government innovation. But that doesn't mean Uncle Sam doesn't...
  • Prizing success in aerospace innovation

    Prizing success in aerospace innovation
    The future economic growth and competitiveness of the United States depends on our capacity to innovate. Many ideas have emerged from government, industry and academia regarding how best to inspire and support innovation. But nothing spurs creativity...
  • The red herring of human gene patents

    The red herring of human gene patents
    The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. — Louis D. Brandeis Just a few words and little thought separate yet another stronghold of the American economy from ruin....
  • Gus Novotny will be remembered for innovative ideas

    John Novotny, known locally and throughout the golfing community simply as Gus, loved teaching golf to thousands of people both young and old. As the proprietor of the Rocky Gorge Golf Fairway off Route 29, which he opened in 1964, Gus not only taught...
  • College still matters

    College still matters
    Young people and their parents are rightly nervous these days about the economy. Many wonder whether their investment in a college education will pay off. Such worries are overblown. College graduates continue to do far better, even in this difficult...