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  • Howard County schools use filmmaking as classroom tool

    Howard County schools use filmmaking as classroom tool
    When a group of Betsy Adelman's students at Ellicott Mills Middle School learned that a low-pressure air zone created by wind turbines could kill endangered bats by causing their lungs to burst, they set about making a 41/2 -minute documentary instead...
  • Meet the Recruit: Terps defensive line commitment Roman Braglio

    Meet the Recruit: Terps defensive line commitment Roman Braglio
    This is part of a series of 2012 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 1. All answers are provided by the featured player. Name: Roman Braglio Birthdate: June 28, 1993 Birthplace: Woodstock, Md. Hometown: Woodstock, Md....
  • Local actor, stunt man hits the big time

    Local actor, stunt man hits the big time
    On a recent afternoon, Rick Kain stood on a homemade wooden platform 30 feet above a leafy hill in the woods behind his Woodbine home, grinning as he strapped himself into rappelling gear. Then he turned his back to the platform's edge, skipped off...
  • Catonsville native has escaped death twice while filming sharks

    Catonsville native has escaped death twice while filming sharks
    Nick Caloyianis has cheated death by shark at least twice in his career as an award-winning underwater videographer. Somewhere in his basement are the jaws of a bull shark that almost tore off his foot in 1993. And sitting in his neatly manicured...
  • Last week, debt; this week sharks … what else is new?

    Last week, debt; this week sharks … what else is new?
    The beginning of August is a strange time in America. Children become sick of the activities that their helicopter parents have forced them into, the attention span for Major League Baseball drops off — especially in Baltimore — before playoff...
  • Owner of former Washington Freedom faces players union grievance

    Owner of former Washington Freedom faces players union grievance
    The women’s pro soccer team in South Florida employs several of the U.S. stars from this summer’s World Cup, including Abby Wambach and Hope Solo, but the figure who has drawn much of the attention this season has been its owner, Dan Borislow....
  • O'Malley planning India trade mission

    Gov. Martin O'Malley is planning to lead a trade mission to India, he said Tuesday, in what would be his second international trip this year. O'Malley said the purpose of the trip is jobs and that he hopes to go "before the year's end." "We're working...
  • Baltimore's James Blue helps BET get more socially relevant

    Baltimore's James Blue helps BET get more socially relevant
    BET has a mixed history when it comes to news, documentaries and public affairs — and much of it is for the worse. With a former programming emphasis on music videos and a record of little or no serious commitment to news, questions have...
  • Squarely on the front porch

    Squarely on the front porch
    Seven decades later, retired Baltimore Circuit Judge Thomas Ward still remembers the details of his Baltimore Sun paper route, calling the Windsor Hills terrain "horrible." For $2.40 a week, 4 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday, he walked. His...
  • Golden quirks

    When the whole world is writing about someone like Michael Phelps, you tend to get a lot of overlap. If you've been following the Olympics, by now, you probably know the basics. Phelps grew up just outside of Baltimore and battled ADHD as a kid. He was...
  • Uprooting a mystery

    Uprooting  a mystery
    At first, he thought it must be a hoax. The man in the picture didn't have hands at the ends of his arms; he had what looked like tree branches - two masses of tangled, overgrown bark. In more than 20 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Anthony Gaspari,...
  • Silver Spring has new connections to TV, film worlds

    SILVER SPRING -- Who knew that you could jump in your car, drive 35 minutes and find yourself smack-dab in an East Coast version of Hollywood? OK, that may be a slight overstatement. But things sure have gotten splashy and flashy down the road in...