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The optimistic incorporators and builders of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nation's first common carrier railroad, which was founded in Baltimore in 1827 and began building westward the next year, envisioned it would take 10 years and $10 million...
The conveyance of knowledge from one wise man to a gathering of eager young people has been the model for education since Ancient Greece, and it has survived largely unchanged in the face of every kind of technology — from the printing press to...
After eight days, 15 rides and who knows how much peculiarity, John Waters has wrapped his cross-country, "Zen-like," hitchhiking journey and plans to recount his adventures in a book he'd like to call "Carsick." The New York Times just spoke to Waters,...
Controversial 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in circulation, and in high demand, in Carroll County librariesUnlike in Harford County — where the book, "Fifty Shades of Grey," by E. L. James, has been labeled as "pornographic" and won't appear on shelves — residents of Carroll County can go to a local library and reserve a copy of the controversial...
A number of news reports have suggested the possibility of the presidential election ending in a draw — both candidates garnering 269 electors. You need 270 to win. A long shot? Maybe. It happened in 1800, when Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr each...
Off Track Art, an artists' cooperative and gallery in downtown Westminster, this week opens an exhibit of works by local pen and ink artist Stanley Gilmore Jr., with a debut reception on Friday, Nov. 2. Gilmore specializes in pen and ink drawings of...
Jack Wethington, now 7, was 18 months old when he had his first serious allergic reaction. At a play group, he sipped from another child's cup, which contained milk. "Within minutes, his throat was closing, he was turning red, he was gasping," recalled...
They were walking to class on that bright blue September morning when the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon were hit and when a plane destined for Washington crashed into a Pennsylvania field. The midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy had come...
Zach Teal is just 17, but his love for books led him to write one of his own and to volunteer more than 250 hours at the Finksburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library. "Two hundred and fifty hours is quite unusual for our teen volunteers," said...
Kacie Bawiec has been scribbling stories in notebooks since she was in the third grade. And just two weeks ago, the 15-year-old teenager published her first novel, "Silver Dagger." The fantasy manuscript, which Kacie wrote when she was in the eighth...
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Snapping her own picture for the author's portrait on the young adult fantasy novel "Cursed with Power," Lindsey Sablowski didn't notice the way half of her youthful face was brightly illuminated while the other half was deep in shadow. But Sigmund Freud...
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