| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:30 AM
•••• Sony launched the PlayStation Vita on Wednesday in North America and Europe, and analysts are predicting it could actually be a hit for the beleaguered company despite slowing sales in Japan. [Los Angeles Times]...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 9:04 AM
"Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning"
Developer: Big Huge Games/38 Studios
Platform: Xbox 360/PS3/PC
“Kingoms of Amalur: Reckoning” is not “Skyrim,” and that is completely OK. It seems unfair to review such an ambitious game...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 7:13 AM
When she was growing up, Ellen Potter was an avid reader, and nothing thrilled her more than settling down with her well-worn copy of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic 1911 children's novel, "The Secret Garden."
The book's heroine, 10-year-old Mary...
| Feb 4, 2012
The mission: identify an area where food spoilage or contamination could potentially occur and develop an innovative solution to the problem. Design and program a robot to safely convey foods from their point of origin to their point of consumption....
| Feb 3, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Second-graders at Worthington Elementary School in Ellicott City are taking on science, technology, engineering and math brick by brick.
Lego bricks, that is.
Last month, Worthington formed a partnership with Howard High School in a new Lego Robotics...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 3:59 AM
With only 10 minutes notice, the 45 teachers of Woodholme Elementary School eagerly escorted their 781 students to a mystery assembly. Principal Maralee Clark had carefully crafted what she would say to them and quickly began building the suspense.
| Dec 27, 2011
| 10:02 AM
More generous donations in the past week from Harford County area residents, businesses and organizations helped The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund exceed its 2011 fundraising goal.
As of Monday evening, the Empty Stocking Fund has raised $84,048 in donations...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 2:09 PM
Lots of new TV, local shows for the first week of 2012.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
The Devil Inside
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
The Bachelor (season premiere; 8 p.m.; ABC)
Pretty Little Liars (returns from hiatus; 8...
| Aug 26, 2008
I won't be reading this column today; it was hard enough just to write it. This is the father-notes-little-boy-growing-up column that I fought off a dozen times. Nick's high school graduation was in June. I attended, of course, and found myself too...
| Jun 28, 2010
| 7:59 PM
At Glenelg High, a robot named "The Dean" is this summer's big star.
The robot is designed, built and programmed by students of the school's robotics club, founded in 2001 under the direction of longtime teacher and softball/girls soccer coach Dean...
| Dec 3, 2002
Bargain-hungry consumers went on a spending spree over the post-Thanksgiving weekend, sparking hope of a better-than-expected holiday season for retailers.
But stores will need to keep promoting heavily to meet - if not beat - last year's holiday sales,...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:44 PM
The following items were gathered from police reports:
•A Mercedes-Benz parked outside Rookies, 1545 W. Main St., was found with a "substantial" amount of damage, according to police. The car was vandalized between 2 p.m. Jan. 30...