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  • After space shuttle program, NASA's future still bright

    After space shuttle program, NASA's future still bright
    With the final flight of the stalwart space shuttle Atlantis just a few days away, America is beginning an exciting new chapter in human space exploration. This chapter centers on full utilization of the International Space Station, development of...
  • Healthy Howard wins award for its health coaching

    Healthy Howard Inc., which helps county residents obtain health care services, has won an award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its health coaching program — one of the nonprofit's most controversial aspects. Every...
  • Vale family gets pre-Halloween treat at 'Munster Mansion'

    Christopher and Sharon Vale recently returned from Texas where they visited with their son, Kevin, and his family. According to Chris, they attended the Texas State Fair, in Dalllas, during their visit and enjoy touring the home of Sandra and Charles...
  • Three Harford students honored by Sacco Foundation

    Three Harford County high school seniors were presented scholarships from the William J. Sacco Critical Thinking Foundation on March 11. Receiving the ninth annual Dr. William J. Sacco Awards for Excellence in Mathematics were Bel Air High School's...
  • UMBC seeks fresh ways to teach familiar introductory courses

    UMBC seeks fresh ways to teach familiar introductory courses
    Bill LaCourse felt inadequate. Some of his Chemistry 101 students sat in the back of the lecture hall and spaced out. Others simply left class as they pleased. "Maybe you're just not a good teacher," his department head said when LaCourse sought advice....
  • County launches Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship

    The county has pulled together its various economic development resources to create the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, County Executive Ken Ulman announced Wednesday, Nov. 14. "Howard County has earned the reputation of being an important,...
  • Baltimore inventor gave hope to those with hip problems

    While the name John Gilbert Collison Sr. has been largely forgotten today, his invention of the artificial steel hip ball more than 60 years ago has given him orthopedic immortality. His invention, manufactured in Baltimore in his Falls Road facility,...
  • School board picks qualities it wants in new superintendent

    A strong communicator. A people person. Someone who can inspire trust and self-confidence. Someone strongly committed to a "student-first" philosophy. Howard County needs all of those things in its next superintendent, the Board of Education determined...
  • American science losing ground

    American science losing ground
    You win some, you lose some. That appears to be the current state of affairs with federal funding for research. Congress recently passed legislation providing a modest increase in funding to the National Institutes of Health, which funds research at the...
  • William Magruder Waters, engineer

    William Magruder Waters, engineer
    William Magruder Waters, a retired Johns Hopkins and Navy electrical engineer and inventor who built his own car and held patents related to radar imaging, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 17 at Renaissance Gardens at Oak Crest Village. He was 86....
  • The Interview: Barry Bogage

    The Interview: Barry Bogage
    The Maryland/Israel Development Center sees itself as a matchmaker — not of a romantic kind but an economic one. For the past 19 years, the nonprofit group in Baltimore has been connecting Maryland companies with Israeli partners to promote trade...
  • National group salutes Harford government

    Harford County recently announced it received two Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties for initiatives undertaken in the past year. One program honored was the "Innovation in Harford County" online idea forum, which was fully...