| Aug 4, 2012
| 10:35 AM
Key senators on the committee that handles casino-related matters rejected the notion of taking up the issue of Internet gambling during next week's special session, saying there isn't enough time to weigh the implications of a step that could, in effect,...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 2:00 PM
House Speaker Michael E. Busch presided over a marathon meeting this afternoon of key leaders in his chamber on a gambling expansion bill.
He briefly spoke with reporters when the group finished around 4:30 p.m. and said they'd made "some headway...
| May 16, 2012
| 6:57 AM
Online education is a hot trend at the moment. But within that trend, there's an increasingly hotter sub-trend: online music education.
Baltimore's Connections Academy, one of the bigger players in online K-12 education in the country, today announced...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 1:00 PM
House Speaker Michael E. Busch said Tuesday that Internet gambling, which he had put on the agenda for the special General Assembly session on gambling expansion that begins Thursday, will not be part of the bill lawmakers consider.
"We're not going to...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Everybody has a family member who, to put it politely, doesn't quite have both oars in the water and does the most inappropriate things while not knowing any better — like demanding a family photo at a funeral or calling a special session of the...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 7:31 AM
On my desk at The Sun and on my shelves at Loyola and home are copies of Webster's New World College Dictionary. As old as I am, the dictionary is in common use in newsrooms and is the reference dictionary for the Associated Press Stylebook.
| Apr 15, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Among the knives, real and toy pistols, and other dangerous weapons seized at BWI Marshall Airport, this one stood out: A curving 7-inch arc of jagged teeth with a brass knuckle-style grip.
A blogger for the Transportation Security Administration...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Brenna Doherty's dream of becoming a world-class figure skater has had its share of bumpy landings. They began when Doherty was a freshman at Oakland Mills High in Columbia. After making the finals at junior nationals at ages 13 and 14, Doherty thought...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Following a string of recent cases in which coaches used their positions to sexually abuse children, the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation says it is trying to help sports organizations better screen people who work with young athletes.
The foundation has...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Proponents of pedaling Maryland's streets and trails say they've covered a lot of ground in their efforts to increase bicycling opportunities, but there's also much more to do.
"I'd give the city a B-plus and the state a B," said Carol Silldorff,...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 2:20 AM
For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385.
The Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213.
•AARP Driver Safety Course. March 22, 9 a.m....
| Dec 23, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Maryland homeowners could lose out on hundreds of dollars in tax bill savings if they miss a deadline that's a week away.
Many may not realize they must sign up for the Homestead Tax Credit, which saved the average Baltimore homeowner more than $1,000...